Updated December 17, 2003 -- A sweet, sweet deal that was all set to expire in November continues to live on with repeated extensions -- think of this as a gift that just keeps on giving. Now you've got until January 15, 2004, to book this special fares to Paris and London.
One of our favorite discounters, 1-800-Fly-Europe is offering that these escapes with very low fares to London and Paris for flights between Jan. 1 and March 31. You must buy these tickets by Nov. 6, but no advance purchase is required. They do sell out, of course. Fares (roundtrip, before the usual $100 in taxes) include:
- New York or Boston to London $169; to Paris $229
- Washington, D.C. to London $179; to Paris $249
- LA or San Francisco to London $299; to Paris $349
To buy, go to www.1800flyeurope.com or call 800/FLY-EURO, otherwise known as 800/359-3876.
Most of these routes, like all the East Coast departures, are indeed the lowest fares we could find. For the others, do a little fare compare before purchasing. Lufthansa, for example, was offering a roundtrip fare from San Francisco to Paris starting from $322 on Travelocity.
Of course, the other lower fares we found may be sold out on dates when 1-800-Fly-Europe's fares are still available.
It's always good to shop around using major travel-agency sites before committing to a fare. But 1-800-Fly-Europe's fares to London and Paris are excellent.