Deal Alert: US Cities to Paris From $386 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 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.
Fares to Paris are on sale, but you might have to do some digging to find the best prices. Right now, if you take advantage of the AARP discount for British Airways, you can get from the US to Paris on full service carriers for just $386 round-trip. We are seeing flight from San Francisco (SFO) and Newark (EWR) to Paris for below $400. And if you’re a United flyer you can fly nonstop from San Francisco to Paris for $429 round-trip.
The cheapest flights are available in April and May and some other scattered times throughout the year, but it might take some clicking around to see which dates are eligible for the discounted fares. To search for these fares, go directly to the BA AARP page. Although, it may be easier if you search on Google Flights first for Oneworld carriers’ flights and then plug in the cheapest dates into the BA AARP page. For United, just use Google Flights to search and book directly with the airline.
Airlines: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, United
Routes: SFO, EWR to CDG
Cost: $386+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 2017 – May 2018
Booking Link: BA’s AARP page or Google Flights
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)
There are tons of options, but here are just a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) nonstop for $386 round-trip with AerLingus in April:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $388 round-trip with American and Aer Lingus in May:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) nonstop for $429 round-trip with United in May:
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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Featured Image courtesy of Vincent Fargeix Photographie via Paris Tourisme’s Facebook Page.
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