Deal Alert: Fly Air France Across Africa From $553 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
If visiting the African continent has been on your bucket list, you may want to pay attention. We're seeing widespread deals from across the US to destinations in West and North Africa starting at just $553 round-trip on Air France. It's not often that we see round-trip deals under $650 to Africa outside of larger cities like Nairobi and Johannesburg. In fact, Google Flights' data shows that flights from Chicago (ORD) to Conakry, Guinea (CKY) are nearly $2,000 cheaper than usual.
Note that all fares are in Air France's economy class, which means you'll get one or two checked bags for free. All tickets also include a stop in Paris (CDG). We first spotted the deals to Abidjan at The Flight Deal.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.
Airline: Air France
Routes: JFK/ORD/LAX/IAD/SFO/ATL/MIA/BOS/LAX/IAH to CKY/ABJ/LBV/LFW/RAK/ALG
Cost: $553+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2019 – May 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Conakry (CKY) for $553 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Algiers (ALG) for $577 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Libreville (LBV) for $588 round-trip:
Washington (IAD) to Lomé (LFW) for $588 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Lomé (LFW) for $588 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Lomé (LFW) for $588 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Abidjan (ABJ) for $615 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Marrakech (RAK) for $628 round-trip:
Atlanta (ATL) to Lomé (LFW) for $628 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.