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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
As we get closer to the classic deal day Black Friday, we’re seeing a slew of great travel deals. All business-class airline La Compagnie is kicking off the festivities a week early with a “Blue Friday” sale. Now through November 21, you can book flights on La Compagnie’s only route between NYC and Paris for just $998 round-trip.
Note that La Compagnie only runs 1-2 flights per day between New York and Paris (CDG). If there are any maintenance issues, the airline might not have a back-up plan. So, make sure that you don’t have any critically important plans around your scheduled arrival in Paris or back in New York.
Airline: La Compagnie
Route: Newark (EWR) — Paris (CDG)
Cost: $998 round-trip in business class
Dates: November 25 — March 25. Late-December to early-January seems to either be blacked out or sold out.
Booking Link: Expedia or La Compagnie
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $998 round-trip for Valentine’s Day:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $998 round-trip in March:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: One Mile At A Time
Featured image of Paris courtesy of La Compagnie.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|