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Deal alert: Flights to Paris from under $500 round-trip

Jan. 14, 2022
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A sunset over the River Seine in Paris, France.
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If you’ve had your head in the clouds, imagining yourself in France with croissant in hand before heading to the Louvre, then you might be in luck with this deal. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and partner airlines are offering flights starting below $500 round-trip to Paris from major U.S. cities.

If you’re going to blow off your New Year’s resolutions of “Dry January” and healthier eating habits, you might as well do it in Paris.

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A popular Parisian outdoor cafe. (Photo by Benét J. Wilson/The Points Guy)

The deal was reported by Thrifty Traveler Premium, which for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually will send notifications of cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals to your email. This deal is available for travel throughout this year except during the summer months.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta and United (and airline partners).
Routes: ATL/DTW/EWR/JFK/IAH/LAX/MIA/ORD/SFO and others to CDG.
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: February-April and October-December 2022.

Related: 11 things I learned during my trip to Paris

Sample flights

Here are some of the departure cities included in this deal to Paris (CDG):

  • Atlanta (ATL) — $572.
  • Boston (BOS) — $572.
  • Chicago (ORD) — $473.
  • Dallas (DFW) — $522.
  • Detroit (DTW) — $572.
  • Houston (IAH) — $572.
  • Los Angeles (LAX) — $563.
  • Miami (MIA) — $522.
  • Minneapolis (MSP) — $572.
  • New York (JFK) — $498.
  • Newark (EWR) — $495.
  • Philadelphia (PHL) — $522.
  • San Francisco (SFO) — $572.
  • Seattle (SEA) — $571.
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) — $571.

The deals below are for basic economy seats, including one carry-on bag. Seat selection and a checked bag will cost extra.

One of the cheapest departure cities to fly from with this deal is Chicago (ORD). The flight we found is on Lufthansa, a United partner, in mid-April and costs $473 round-trip.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

On the East Coast, there are various nonstop options. You can fly from Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $495 round-trip via United. There are flights available from New York (JFK) for $498 round-trip on Delta Air Lines and via Air France, a partner of Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers from Miami (MIA) will have to spend a little over $500 for a round-trip flight to Paris from February to April but it’s cheaper than flying in June, when tickets can cost $300 to $400 more. At the beginning of February, we found one deal for $522 round-trip on American Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

On the West Coast, you can fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris for $563 round-trip at the beginning of March. The departure flight on American includes a stop in Detroit (DFW) and the return flight on Finnair, a partner of American, has one stop in Helsinki.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: 15 things to see and do on your first trip to Paris

Maximize your purchase

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The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: Paris on points is possible — here’s where to stay

Bottom line

Vaccinated travelers who are boosted can fully enjoy Paris and all it offers. Be sure to stay updated on entry rules and travel requirements for France. Don’t miss out on this deal. All the French wine and cheese are within reach!

Featured image by A sunset over the River Seine in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Sonnet/Getty)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
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  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
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