The French budget carrier XL Airways also has deals to Paris from San Francisco and Los Angeles for around $600.
A small-scale French carrier with an oversized name is offering direct round-trip flights from New York-JFK to Paris for as low as $448, and from Los Angeles and San Francisco for $600. Paris is a special place in the fall, when the air becomes a little cooler and an outdoor, early morning pain au chocolat, that much more enticing—so this deal on XL Airways for September is not to be missed. Direct flights from New York to Paris usually hover closer to the $1,000 mark, while flights from the West Coast are generally a few hundred dollars more, and these seats are not going to last.
How to Fly for Free has the full list of dates that take advantage of the deal and most seem to fall throughout September, with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday hitting the deals most frequently. The prices are slightly higher through the airline’s website, so find the dates that work through Google Flights and then run those through Momondo: here’s a sample search provided by How to Fly For Free.)
Like other budget airlines, XL Airways generally charges for every extra, from headphones to food to baggage fees, but this deal includes one carry-on and a free checked bag. We would still recommend paying the $50 for a seat with extra legroom, because with a base fare this cheap, it’s worth shelling over a little more so that you don’t waste a day recovering from an exhausting transatlantic hop.
You probably don’t need convincing to go to Paris, but in case you do, imagine a hotel that drifts down the Seine, or a crisp, foliage-filled stroll through the historic Tuileries Gardens. After a few days exploring Paris, use the city as a launching point for a weekend in Gascony, or a day trip to Fontainebleau.