Deal alert: Flights from Newark to Paris from $258 round-trip on French Bee
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Last Thursday, French Bee — a low-cost French carrier — announced new service between Newark (EWR) and Paris (ORY) starting in June 2020. Today the airline released the pricing, and there is good news: the fares start as low as $258 round-trip, which is great considering June is the start of peak travel season.
French Bee has three class options: Basic, Smart and Premium. Basic includes a free carry-on bag, Smart includes a checked bag and meal, and Premium includes two checked bags, a meal and a snack. To get an inside look, check out JT Genter's review of French Bee economy class. The premium product isn't an actual business class, but more like a premium economy. In economy class, French Bee arranges its Airbus A350s in a very dense configuration with a 3-4-3 seat layout, as opposed to the 3-3-3 that is standard on the aircraft. In premium, the seats are arranged in a far more comfortable 2-3-2, but aren't lie-flat. (Check out Zach Honig's review of French Bee's premium product.)
To search, head to Frenchbee and enter your origin and dates ,and see if you can find a price and time that fits your schedule.
Airlines: French Bee
Routes: EWR to ORY
Cost: $258 round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: June 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 (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here's an example of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (ORY) for $258 round-trip non-stop on Frenchbee:
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