Deal Alert: Fly to Paris on Mainline Carriers From $327 Round-Trip
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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 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). 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.
Flights to Europe are back on sale, and while they aren’t as low as some of the prices we’ve seen recently like $247 round-trip to Spain — they are still worth seeing. You can fly from San Francisco (SFO), Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), San Diego (SAN), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX) and Philadelphia (PHL) with prices starting from $327 round-trip.
Flights are operated by a variety of full-service carriers like American, Delta and United — but fares do book into basic economy, so you’ll have to pay extra for a checked bag and seat selection.
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 through an OTA like Priceline, Orbitz or Expedia.
Airline: Air France, Corsair, Delta, American, United
Routes: SFO/BOS/JFK/MIA/SAN/SEA/LAX/PHL to CDG
Cost: $327+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: February-April, September-December
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $327 round-trip on American:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $365 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $375 round-trip nonstop on Air France via Priceline:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $375 round-trip nonstop on United via Priceline:
Miami (MIA) to Paris-Orly (ORY) for $380 round-trip on Corsair via Orbitz:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Paris (CDG) for $444 round-trip on American/Iberia:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for $478 round-trip nonstop on Air France:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), American Express® Gold Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier, 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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