Deal Alert: US Cities to Paris From $487 Round-Trip, Including Valentine’s Day Weekend
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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 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 Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
If you’re looking for something a little more memorable than flowers and chocolates, take your love to Paris as early as the day after Valentine’s Day. All fares listed are for full-service carriers, and deals are available from a number of Midwest cities.
Airline: United, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Delta
Routes: CVG/DTW/SLC/SEA/MEM/MSP and more to CDG
Cost: $487+ round-trip in economy class on full-service carriers; lower rates available on Norwegian and WOW Air
Dates: February and March 2018
Booking Link: Use Google Flights (in an incognito browser) to find the dates you want, then book directly through the airline
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:
Memphis (MEM) to Paris (CDG) in February for $489 round-trip on United:
Seattle (SEA) to Paris (CDG) in February for $494 round-trip on United:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Paris (CDG) in February for $494 round-trip on United:
Detroit (DTW) to Paris (CDG) in March for $535 round-trip on Lufthansa:
Seattle (SEA) to Paris (CDG) in March for $562 round-trip on Delta:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Paris (CDG) in March for $487 round-trip on Air Canada:
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, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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