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.
Oh là là, the capital of France is beckoning with these irresistibly low fares. We’ve included low-cost carriers in our round-up this time because these prices are too good to pass up. Do keep in mind, however, that larger airlines like United offer better protection for travelers compared to their budget-airline competitors, even in basic economy, and legacy carrier’s fares aren’t much more than Norwegian’s.
As always, budget carriers and basic economy means that checked bags and carry-ons cost extra, so be sure to double-check your airline’s weight limits and bag restrictions before departure.
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: Norwegian, United, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal, Delta, Air France
Routes: EWR/JFK/LAX/ORD/BOS/IAD/MIA/FLL to CDG/ORY
Cost: $287+ round-trip in economy
Dates: select dates in April – May, September 2019 – February 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 Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $384 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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American 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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