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Flight deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Expedia. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of or Expedia’s friendly cancellation policy if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
We’ve written before about the huge savings that you can obtain by starting your journey from mainland Europe rather than the UK, especially in premium classes. And right now, British Airways and its Oneworld partners have amazing business class fares departing from Paris to a huge range of US cities over various dates — including Christmas — for not much more than £1,000 per person return.
Now we recognise some northern US cities aren’t ideal in the middle of winter. If you’d rather sunshine than snow, there’s plenty of warm destinations on offer like Orlando, Key West and Tampa, as well as mild options like New Orleans, Los Angeles and Houston.
Some of these flights do connect via London, but you will need to commence your journey in Paris to take advantage of these heavily discounted fares. If you don’t take the first leg of your journey to, say, London, the rest of your itinerary will unfortunately be cancelled.
There’s amazing availability virtually every day from 20 December 2019 until 20 March 2020.
The easiest way to book is to head to Google Flights and enter Paris (CDG) as your departure city and then US cities as your destination. Click through the various dates to find the ones that work for you and then click through to book directly with the relevant airline on their website. The below examples are all from the American Airlines website.
Airline: British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines
Routes: CDG to NYC/ORD/MCO/SAN/TPA/DFW/LAX/PHL/IAD/DEN/FLL/IAH/SFO/SJU/AUS/IAH via various connection points
Cost: £1,058+ return in Business Class
Travel Dates: December 2019 to March 2020
Here is an example of what you can book:
Paris (CDG) to New York (JFK) for £1,058 return in March:
Paris (CDG) to New Orleans (MSY) for £1,062 return for Christmas in December:
Paris (CDG) to Orlando (MCO) for £1,073 return in January:
Paris (CDG) to Key West (EYW) for £1,095 return in January:
Paris (CDG) to Los Angeles (LAX) for £1,299 return in January:
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