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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Paris starting at $400 for spring, fall and winter travel

March 29, 2022
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Since it has felt like winter this week here on the East Coast, I am particularly looking forward to warmer weather because spring, like all seasons, has to get here eventually.

I've gone on record saying Paris is always a good idea, especially in the spring, and today's deal features flights that not only take you to Paris in the spring but also in the fall and winter because really, is there any time of year when Paris is not ideal?

This deal features round-trip flights to Paris from select U.S. cities, including New York, which start as low as $400.

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Deal basics

Airlines: French Bee and TAP Air Portugal.
Routes: Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to Paris.
How to book: Search your route on Google Flights before booking directly through the airline.
Travel dates: French Bee flights are for travel April-May; TAP flights are for travel October-February.
Book by: One to three days.

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Sample flights

As mentioned, you can find flights for this deal flying economy on two carriers, depending on your origin city and timing.

For example, there are round-trip flights from New York City to Paris flying TAP Air Portugal for approximately $400, including the below flight in early December.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Read more: 11 things I learned during my trip to Paris

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The advertised flights in this deal are for the most restrictive fare in TAP's economy class, which means tickets are nonrefundable but can be changed for a hefty $300. Additionally, this fare type does not include checked luggage, so consider paying $65 to upgrade to TAP's basic economy fare if you plan on checking a bag.

(Screenshot from TAP)

If you are coming from the West Coast, think about flying French Bee, whose inaugural route from Los Angeles to Paris launches in May and comes in at just under $500 round-trip.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

As is the case with TAP's economy class, the listed fare is for French Bee's most restrictive fare, basic economy, which affords passengers one carry-on and personal item.

Unlike TAP's discount or basic economy fares, passengers flying French Bee basic economy are able to make changes to their flight for free, plus any additional costs resulting from a new fare price.

Related: The most relaxing hotel in Paris: Le Roch Hotel and Spa, a Design Hotel

(Screenshot from French Bee)

For those flying French Bee specifically, consider paying $50 to upgrade to their Smart fare if you plan on checking a bag.

(Screenshot from French Bee)

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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.

Bottom line

For travelers who live outside of New York and Los Angeles, you can also find deal flights to Paris from the Washington, D.C., area, Boston and Chicago, among other cities, the timing of which depends on the exact route.

Because the Los Angeles-Paris route is new for French Bee, expect those flights to fill up quickly, though you might have a few more days to book the TAP routes.

Read more: Now boarding: A review of French Bee’s inaugural Newark-Paris flight

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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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  • Annual Fee is $250.
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