The legacy carriers are having a small fare war on flights to Paris today. American, Delta, and United all have some excellent prices on flights to Paris (CDG) from several cities across the U.S. Fares are as low as $246 roundtrip.
Update September 13, 2019: Most fares on American Airlines have gone up, but similar fares are now available on Air Canada/United/Swiss. And there are also some super deals to Rome.
- Travel Period: Late October through early April; Some routes are only $20-$30 more for travel through May.
- Travel Days of the Week: Depart the U.S. Sundays through Wednesdays; Return to the U.S. Tuesdays through Fridays; Some routes have may have slight variations and a few are available for daily travel.
- Minimum Stay: 7-nights
- Blackout Dates: Holiday travel in late December and early January.
This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment. Try many different sites if you are finding prices jumping as inventory is going quickly and may still be available on another booking engine.
Basic Economy fares only include a carry-on bag plus one personal item. The first checked piece of luggage will cost $60 each-way. On some routes, it's cheaper or the same price to upgrade to a Main Cabin Economy fare. Main Cabin Economy fares include one free checked bag.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for Basic Economy. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat. Main Cabin Economy fares include advanced seat assignments.
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Upgrading to Main Cabin Economy will cost an additional $120 - $160 roundtrip on most routes. Certain travel dates and/or routes may be more or less to upgrade. This type of fare will include one free checked bag, seat selection, and the ticket will be eligible for upgrades/changes in the itinerary (fee applies).
Note: American Airlines allows ticket changes (fee applies) on both Basic Economy and Main Cabin Economy fares.
As an example, I found a nonstop flight departing Los Angeles LAX on Wednesday, November 13, returning from Paris CDG on Thursday, November 21, for $246 roundtrip.