Deal Alert: US Cities to Paris From $430 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.
Ahhh, Paris. As one of the most romantic cities in the world, it’s a popular destination for travelers of all types. Right now, you can find some great fares to the City of Light on multiple full service carriers, from US departure cities in the east, south and west starting as low as $430 round-trip.
You’ll find the majority of these travel dates between February and May, but depending on where you originate from, there may be some options available in the fall months as well. You don’t need any tricks to get these deals — just search for the dates you want with Google Flights, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
While most of these itineraries book as regular economy fares, a few of them are in Basic Economy, so make sure you know exactly what you’re buying. Keep in mind that Delta will begin charging baggage fees on Basic Economy fares to Europe for travel starting on or after April 10, 2018.
Airlines: American, Delta, United, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Routes: BOS/JFK/MIA/DEN/SFO to CDG
Cost: $430+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February through May, September through November
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or with the airline itself
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris, France (CDG) nonstop for $430 round-trip on United via Orbitz:
Denver (DEN) to Paris (CDG) for $440 round-trip on Delta in Basic Economy via Orbitz:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) nonstop for $458 round-trip on Delta via Orbitz:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $498 round-trip on Virgin Atlantic/British Airways via Orbitz:
Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) nonstop for $510 round-trip on AA via Orbitz:
Maximize Your Purchase
Be sure 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, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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