Airline: American, La Compagnie, United
Dates: Between April and November 2018
Cost: $1,399+ round-trip in business class
Route: DCA/EWR/IAD to ORY/ATH
Pay: Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel) or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).
Round trip Washington, DC to Athens for $2,105 in business class on American:
Round trip Newark to Paris for $1,399 in business class on La Compagnie:
Round trip Washington, DC to Athens for $2,123 in business class on United:
Max the Purchase
Remember to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, like Chase Sapphire Reserve, the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases) or American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).