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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.

Ooh là là, the capital of France is beckoning with these irresistibly low fares from United Airlines and their partners. There is a wide range of availability between November 2019 and April of 2020 for $260+ round-trip. These are basic economy fares and won’t include a checked bag.

If you’re wondering how to spend your time in Paris or some rookie mistakes to avoid while you’re there, check out these posts:

You can also check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Paris.

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: United and partners (such as Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss)
Routes: EWR to CDG
Cost: $260+ round-trip in economy
Dates: Late November 2019 through April 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier℠ CardChase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare) American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here is an example of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $260 round-trip on United:

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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 CardCiti 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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