Free TGV rail ticket when you fly OpenSkies to Paris

April 06, 2011
Fares from Washington DC:

    OpenSkies, the unique all business airline, and SNCF-French National Railway announce the expansion of their partnership “tgvair,” which conveniently and seamlessly connects roundtrip travelers from New York and Washington, D.C. to 14 major French cities via Paris-Orly Airport.

    The tgvair partnership enables OpenSkies passengers to purchase roundtrip plane and train tickets simultaneously and benefit from an exceptional travel experience – from their city of departure in the U.S. to their final destination in France. Previously connecting OpenSkies passengers to Lyon and Nantes, tgvair now truly opens up France to U.S. travelers by adding 12 new stops.
    To celebrate the launch of the tgvair expansion, customers will receive a free roundtrip train connection service when purchasing any roundtrip flight via by April 30, 2011, for travel from March 31-June 15, 2011.  This offer is valid for any OpenSkies booking in any fare class in both Biz Seat and Biz Bed cabins.
    Upon arriving at Paris-Orly Airport passengers now have access to complimentary shuttle service to and from the Massy Train Station, where they will enjoy first-class, high-speed rail service to and from the following key destinations throughout France: Angers, Bordeaux, Le Mans, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Poitiers, Reims, Rennes, Strasbourg, Tours and Valence.

    “Tgvair reinforces the unique positioning of OpenSkies and further expands our network beyond Paris to incredible destinations throughout all of France,” said Dale Moss, CEO of OpenSkies. “We’re excited about deepening our partnership and encourage our customers to take advantage of this new offer’s flexibility.”

    How it works:

    When reserving travel via OpenSkies, either via phone at 1-866-581-3596 or online at, customers are given an option of selecting Paris or any of the additional 14 French cities as their final destination. The reservation will include both legs of travel in one itinerary, and can be reserved all at once, rather than having to add on the train ticket later in a separate itinerary or transaction.
    Upon arrival at Paris-Orly Airport, a shuttle bus operated by Air Caraibes will transfer passengers to Massy TGV station. At Paris-Orly Airport, the shuttle is located outside the terminal at gate G.  At Massy TGV station, the shuttle is located outside the station close to the Taxi location.
    To get their train ticket(s) at Massy TGV station, passengers simply present their OpenSkies flight tickets or emailed trip confirmation along with their government-issued photo identification at the rail station's dedicated Tgvair counter.