Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Paris From $256 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 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. 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.
With the sudden failure of ultra low-cost carrier Primera Air and increasing fuel prices, we were afraid that flights to Paris would get a lot more expensive. Thankfully, our fears have yet to be realized. And today we are seeing some excellent nonstop fares from New York (EWR/JFK), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA) and San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG/ORY) starting at just $256 round-trip.
The cheapest flights are on low-cost carrier LEVEL, which is a pretty basic experience. However, it doesn't cost much more to upgrade your experience to Norwegian, American Airlines or Air France. The options on American are in basic economy — so you’ll have to forgo a free checked bag and upgrade eligibility. However, you can combat the negative aspects of basic economy by using your airline elite status or a carrier’s co-branded credit card.
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 or Expedia.
Airlines: LEVEL, Norwegian, American Airlines, Air France
Routes: EWR/BOS/JFK/MIA/SFO to CDG/ORY
Cost: $256+ round-trip
Travel Dates: November 2018 - May 2019 and September 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, 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:
Newark (EWR) to Paris Orly (ORY) for €228 (US$256) round-trip nonstop on LEVEL:
Boston (BOS) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $310 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $314 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines:
Miami (MIA) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $324 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $340 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $354 round-trip nonstop on Air France:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) for $374 round-trip nonstop on Air France:
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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, 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.
H/T: The Flight Deal