Advice Needed: NYC to Paris

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  1. bjmcpartland

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    First time international flyer and looking to travel to Paris next fall (2014) from any NYC airport. Are there any deals out there or relatively cheap ways to get from NYC to Paris?
     
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    I don't know if the route still exists, but the traditional cheap carrier for JFK-CDG was PIA (Pakistani International Airlines). IIRC it's a dry carrier.
     
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    Fall 2014 is a long ways off. Keep your eyes open; sales will come and go. Perhaps set up a "flexible date" search or three using ITA Matrix or Kayak, bookmark them, and check them every week or so.
     
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    Won't be super cheap but we flew Open Skies a few years ago in what is called their Biz Seat. Nope - not lie-flat Business Class but it was a great deal and if you have BA Avios points, they can be used. And flying into Orly was a total pleasure. Here's their website:

    http://www.flyopenskies.com/en
     
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  5. LarryInNYC

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    Are you looking to buy a ticket with money, or fly free using frequent flier miles?

    The cheapest way to get there would be to obtain sufficient frequent flier miles in a single airline program to allow you to get a "free" award ticket to Paris. Which airline is your best bet probably depends on whether you are willing to fly in economy or not. Getting the miles in short order is best done by strategically choosing a few credit cards that give mileage bonuses when you get the card and complete some minimum spending in a couple of months. There are a number of combinations of cards for which applying for and receiving two cards will easily let you get a round-trip ticket to Paris in economy and even business class.

    If you want to buy a ticket, someone suggested matrix.itasoftware.com, which is an excellent search engine, and kayak.com which will let you establish a "watch" and receive emails when the price drops on a given route.
     
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    Also try: www.airfarewatchdog.com
     

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