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Need opinion to pick suitable rail pass

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Hi,

After reading lot of posts and excellent suggestions, I was able to narrow down places, which I will be visiting during my short stay in Paris and Switzerland. I have two options here. Please help me to understand, which plan make much sense from feasibility and economical point of view.

BY FLIGHT -
10-Oct: Reach Paris at 11:30 AM. Flight to Geneva at 16:00-15:10. Take train towards Lauterbrunnen/Murren.(Flight cost $110 for both of us)
11-Oct: Murren, Mannlichen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald amphitheatre, train from Kl Scheidegg to Grindelwald, train back to Lauterbrunnen via changing at Zweilutchenen or go all the way down to Interlaken.
12-Oct: If weather is good then train to the Jungfraujoch or else Lucerne, train to Spiez via Bern to join the Golden Pass or Vitznau, taking train up to Mt Rigi
13-Oct: Leave hotel, Lake Thun, Spiez, Bank of the Rhine, Marktplatz, Basel. Spend some time till evening and then take flight in evening from Basel to Paris. (Flight cost $110 for both of us)
14-Oct: Full day Paris and nearby attractions. Will commute all by train
15-Oct: Leave hotel in morning and fly out Paris airport.

BY TRAIN -
10-Oct: Reach Paris at 11:30 AM. Take train till Murren (TGV+other trains). It will be night by that time, so just stay in hotel
11-Oct: Murren, Mannlichen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald amphitheatre, train from Kl Scheidegg to Grindelwald, train back to Lauterbrunnen via changing at Zweilutchenen or go all the way down to Interlaken.
12-Oct: If weather is good then train to the Jungfraujoch or else Lucerne, train to Spiez via Bern to join the Golden Pass or Vitznau, taking train up to Mt Rigi
13-Oct: Leave early from hotel. Leave for Montreux/Lausanne. Spend some time till evening and then leave for Paris
14-Oct: Full day Paris and nearby attractions. Will commute all by train
15-Oct: Leave hotel in morning and fly out Paris airport.

I was doing some math, but still confuse if I am calculating it correctly.
If I take flight (Paris to Geneva and Basel to Paris), it will cost both of us $220. This is the part, which TGV will cover. On top of it, I will need to buy other passes to travel within Switzerland and one day in Paris.
If I take (TGV) train option (Paris to Basel and Basel to Paris), it will cost both of us $370 (checked on random dates).
Swiss travel Pass will cost both of us $570 with 5 days pass and I should be able to travel in all TGV (with little extra reservation fees) as well local trains in Switzerland and Paris. Am I understanding it correctly ?
Or another option, I can see is, take flight ($220 for two) and buy Swiss transfer pass ($328 for two). But after paying this $548, still I need to work out for full day Paris commuting.
In my situation, I should go with which way and which pass ?

Regards

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