Deal Alert: East Coast Cities to Paris From $448 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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.
If you missed out on our Valentine's Day deal alert, here's another chance to go to Paris on the cheap — from just $448 round-trip — with full-service carriers. We're seeing these great prices on Air Canada, American and United for departures from April through June 2018, which is a perfect time to visit Paris before the tourists begin to swarm. To book a flight, simply search for dates that work for you on Google Flights and then complete your booking directly with the airlines. Since these fares aren't on low-cost airlines, you'll get complimentary checked bags, seat selection, food and more.
Airline: United, Air Canada, American
Routes: ORD/DCA/IAD/BWI/JFK/EWR to CDG
Cost: $448+ in economy (full-service carriers)
Dates: April-June 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) in April on United for $448 round-trip:
Washington, DC (DCA) to Paris (CDG) on Air Canada in March for $455 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) on American in April for $483 round-trip:
Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) on American in May for $500 round-trip:
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.