Round-trip flights to Milan starting at $445

Visit the iconic Duomo di Milano or see some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous artworks this year — round-trip flights to Milan from multiple U.S. cities are as low as $445. An array of carriers are offering discounted flights to Milan from many major U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco. …

Round-trip flights to Milan starting at $445

Visit the iconic Duomo di Milano or see some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous artworks this year — round-trip flights to Milan from multiple U.S. cities are as low as $445.

An array of carriers are offering discounted flights to Milan from many major U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

The travel dates for these deals to Milan are from February through March and from October through December.

Certain routes are also available during Thanksgiving, but Christmas is completely excluded from these deals.

Flights to Milan are typically expensive, and these cheap fares are expected to only last a couple of days. Plan your trip to Milan and snag flights as quickly as possible.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP and United Airlines.
Routes: From Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Newark, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
How to book: Use Google Flights to find your best dates and then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from February through March and from October through December, excluding Christmas. Some routes have availability during Thanksgiving.
Book by: Within the next three days.

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Sample flights

Many major U.S. airports have discounted flights to Milan, with airports in Boston and Washington offering the cheapest available flights.

Here are some flights that stood out to us:

  • Delta: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), starting at $445 (includes a layover in New York).
  • Delta: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to MXP, starting at $445 (includes a layover in New York).
  • American and Delta: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to MXP, starting at $445 (includes a layover in New York).
  • Delta and TAP: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to MXP, starting at $445 (the Delta flight includes a layover in New York, while the TAP one has a layover in Lisbon, Portugal).
  • United: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to MXP, starting at $459.
  • Scandinavian: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to MXP, starting at $486 (includes a layover in Copenhagen).
  • Delta: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to MXP, starting at $574 (includes a layover in New York).

We recommend searching for your ideal dates with Google Flights and then booking your flights on the airline’s website since airlines are more reliable in the event of a cancellation, delay or booking change.

If you were planning to spend your Thanksgiving abroad and fly out of Seattle, Google Flights shows a 7:20 a.m. Delta Air Lines flight as the cheapest available option. The flight also includes a layover at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

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As for returning flights, Delta has two options: One departs at 10 a.m. and the other at 11:30 a.m. The returning flights also have the same layover in JFK.

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The cheap fares in these deals only extend to basic economy, which can feel restrictive, especially for longer international flights.

Delta’s basic economy does not allow for ticket changes or seat selection. Passengers can bring one free carry-on, and checked baggage costs $150 round trip.

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You can also book your flights to Milan through KLM, since Delta and KLM are both members of the SkyTeam alliance.

Despite the restrictions with a basic economy fare, you still save on airfare with these flights. Typically, flights to Milan from Seattle cost anywhere from $750 to $1,950, according to Google Flights.

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Bottom line

If you want to visit Italy without shelling out a ton of money, these deals are a more affordable option. Fares to Italy can cost around an average of $950, and these flights are marked down by almost 50%.

Even though basic economy is restrictive and not the most comfortable option for longer international flights, it’s still worth booking, considering how much you can save on airfare.

You can save that money on airfare and put it toward a nicer hotel or perhaps a shopping spree in the city known as the world’s fashion capital.