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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. 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.
Experience a Parisian winter wonderland with these incredible flight deals! Flights from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) are available starting from $310 round-trip. Note that all deals are in American Airlines 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.
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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: American Airlines, Iberia
Routes: JFK/BOS/ATL/MIA/MCO/SFO/ORD/DFW to CDG
Cost: $310+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: October 2018 – December 2018
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, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Kayak, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $310 round-trip on American Airlines via Finnair:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $318 round-trip on American Airlines and Iberia:
Atlanta (ATL) to Paris (CDG) for $346 round-trip on American Airlines via British Airways:
Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $385 round-trip on American Airlines via British Airways:
Orlando (MCO) to Paris (CDG) for $390 round-trip on American Airlines via British Airways:
San Fransisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $390 round-trip on American Airlines:
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, 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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