Act fast: Discounted round-trip flights to Paris, starting at $399 – The Points Guy

Paris is always a good idea, as they say. That’s especially true now, as a large majority of round-trip fares for the City of Light are currently between $400 and $500 depending on the route.

Flights are available for travel for much of the year through November.

Deal basics

Airlines: Icelandair, Aer Lingus, TAP, American, Play, Air Canada, United and others.
Routes: From Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, Miami, Seattle and other cities to Paris.
How to book: Browse Google Flights and book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: Exact availability depends on the route but includes January through November.
Book by: Prices have already increased above what’s advertised, indicating this deal is currently being booked.

Major thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for sending us this deal. Sign up for a Premium membership and get deals up to 90% off, which users can try for free for 14 days and then costs $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

As mentioned, this deal includes round-trip flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) from a variety of U.S. cities. At the time of publication, some of the available flights include those departing from:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $399.
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), starting at $419.
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD), starting at $425.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), starting at $427.
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting at $438.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $442.
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA), starting at $478.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting at $497.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), starting at $498.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $532.

For example, you could book an Air Canada flight departing from LGA in late March for just under $500 round-trip.

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This flight and the other sale flights are for the most restrictive class, likely called basic economy. Most basic economy fare types are nonrefundable and unchangeable, requiring you to pay for seat selection. Depending on the airline, you might be afforded a carry-on item, as is the case with Air Canada.

Related: I flew this French low-cost airline from LA to Paris and wouldn’t do it again

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Based on a search conducted for this story, the cheapest fares for the majority of these routes are flying TAP Air Portugal’s discount economy fare, which is nonrefundable but can be changed for a $286 fee. These fares also include one personal item and one carry-on item, in addition to one meal.

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Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases. Try 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 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

Regardless of your route, this is a fantastic widespread deal with flights to Paris for less than $500 and starting as low as $399.

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