Deal Alert: Flights to Nice or Paris From $317 Round-Trip

Mar 26, 2019

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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.

The battle for lower fares continues to benefit travelers headed overseas. This time, sub-$400 fares from New York and Miami to France are widely available on a number of airlines. It’s rare to find flight deals to Nice (NCE), so this is a good time to check out a French city full of culture and history that isn’t Paris. Cheap flights to Nice are only available from New York and prices for Chicago (ORD) to Paris hover around $450.

Most of the lowest fares seem to originate from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), which could be a fun excuse to test out BLADE’s newest Continuous service, which can cut down your commute from Manhattan’s new Hudson Yards neighborhood to the airport to just five minutes and provide awesome views along the way.

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.

Airline: American, Finnair, Delta, United, Lufthansa, SWISS
Routes: JFK/EWR/MIA/ORD to CDG/ORY/NCE
Cost: $317+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April – May, September – December
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $316 round-trip on American via Finnair.com:

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $322 round-trip on Air France:

Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $372 round-trip nonstop on Air France:

New York (JFK) to Nice (NCE) for $380 round-trip on SWISS via United.com:

Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) for $452 round-trip nonstop on American via Finnair.com:

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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® Card (3x 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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