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New York City to Nashville in first class for less than $360

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 8/1/2022 Michaela Barrett
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Nashville is known for country music, honky-tonks and Tennessee whiskey. With a recent boom in tourism, Nashville is a must-visit American city for many. This first-class deal allows travelers to fly in style from New York City to Nashville. For select dates from November 2022 through February 2023, you can fly for as low as $358 round-trip. 

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Deal basics

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Airlines: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Routes: New York City to Nashville.

How to book: Search Google Flights and then book directly through the airline’s website.

Travel dates: November 2022 through February 2023, on select dates.

Book by: One to two days.

Related: How to upgrade to first class without using a ton of cash

Sample flights

Even if you live within a few hours’ drive of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), this is a deal worth taking advantage of. Whether you’re a strictly first-class flyer or have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out for the right price, this deal provides the opportunity to experience first class at nearly half of its usual cost.

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For this article, we’ll take a look at an American flight from JFK to Nashville International Airport (BNA) which departs Dec. 3 and returns Dec. 10. It costs $358 round-trip:

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First, we search Google Flights to make sure we’re booking a day that this deal applies to. There are a fair number of blackout dates.

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Then you can proceed to the airline’s website and book your selected ticket.

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This fare includes two free checked bags, a carry-on bag and a personal item. First-class fares on American also include priority lanes for check-in, security and boarding, as well as premium dining options and wider, more comfortable seats. First-class tickets also entitle you to no change fees and free seat selection.

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Read more: 7 business-class travel tips and tricks from one first-timer to another

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases. The Platinum Card® from American Express earns 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year. Similarly, the Citi Premier® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve earn 3 points per dollar on airfare, and the American Express® Gold Card earns 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card earns 2 points per dollar on travel. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

This is a great deal for New Yorkers looking to experience all that Nashville has to offer. For $358 you can get there and back in luxury, with ample baggage included.

The availability of this deal from November to February is also great because it will be cooler than the summer months, and crowds will be more sparse.

Book within the next day or two to make sure you can get this great first-class rate.

Read more: Kitschy, country and worth the hype: My stay at the Dolly Parton-themed Graduate Nashville

Featured photo by Nina Dietzel/Getty Images.

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.


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