Deal Alert: Washington D.C. to Paris From $483 RT (Summer 2017)
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American Airlines has great fares for summer travel from Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Paris (CDG) from $483 round-trip. Although we've seen cheaper fares to Europe recently, what makes this deal great is the wide open availability during the summer months, which is peak season for Americans traveling to Europe and when round-trip flights usually cost $1,000 or more. These prices are valid for departures from March through September 2017 — but note that all of the itineraries seem to require a short layover. You can use Google Flights to search for your desired dates and then complete booking on American's site.
Airline: American Airlines
Route: DCA to CDG
Cost: $483+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March - September 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Washington D.C. (DCA) to Paris (CDG) for $483 round-trip in May:
Washington D.C. (DCA) to Paris (CDG) for $483 round-trip in July:
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