If you can get yourself to Paris, there’s some great deals to be had, which brings summer travel prices in business class to almost the same crazy levels they reach in economy. And yes, you can travel well after the summer is over too. From East Coast to West Coast, Star Alliance and Oneworld are battling it out with low deals, which means it might be a good time to book.
And yes, if you’re new to this whole flight deal thing, it can totally be worth using points or a cheap flight to get to Paris, since it may save you thousands versus booking from your home airport. Just compare prices to figure that out…
Star Alliance Airlines Swiss, Lufthansa and United, as well as Oneworld airlines American, BA, Iberia and Finnair are offering compelling deals from Paris and Nice, France. Starting from £1100 round trip, you can fly to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami, some of which are even direct flights.
Some great flying experiences are possible here, including United Polaris, the Swiss 777 and British Airways A380, which you can upgrade to first class using Avios, if you find availability.
These deals are pretty interesting, because they’re targeted to one specific day of the week. If you can make a Thursday Paris or Nice departure work for you, these deals are available from now through the end of schedule in 2020.
Departures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are also cheap, but the absolute lowest prices are for Thursday departures with a weekend stay. You can come back on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
These deals can be booked from Google Flights or direct with the airlines, but the lowest prices tend to be found on Skyscanner. If you are booking with British Airways, don’t forget that you can put down just a £300 deposit and pay over time, if you’re traveling more than five weeks from now. Here are the best deals, so just click the links, play with dates and then book however you choose.
- £1100 ($1400) Paris to New York Round Trip
- £1300 ($1600) Paris to Miami Round Trip
- £1305 ($1630) Paris to Los Angeles Round Trip
- £1276 ($1580) Nice To San Francisco Round Trip
Here’s a great guide to having the best time in New York, one for San Francisco and one for Los Angeles too. From great food to how to get from the airport, it’s all in there, so put them to use! Oh, and if you’re into BA Tier Points, here’s an example with over 600 tier points, enough for Silver!