Cheapest city to fly into

Apr 30th, 2014, 03:52 PM
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Cheapest city to fly into

what is the cheapest city to fly into from America going into or near France?
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Apr 30th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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It depends on where you are departing from in the US and when you are going. Also, finding the cheapest city to fly into often means paying for a train to get you to your actual destination plus using up extra days getting to the destination and back to the departure point.

You can sometimes have the same amount of sight seeing time by shortening your trip, but flying directly to the place you want to see. You may save time and money by doing multi-citi, flying into one city and out of another.

Before you lock into what seems like a bargain, it would be good to run your itinerary by people on the forum for advice.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Your question has so many possible answers that it would take enormous research to figure it out and before you could get the answer airfare prices would have changed as the less expensive seats would have sold out.

Exactly what Sassafrass said. It depends on where you originate, when you're traveling, how many stops you're willing to take (routing).

The "near France" destination is also nebulous as it could mean Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 04:45 PM
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Most major airlines have fixed the market such that European fares are pretty standard, and vary little from city to city. The major price variations are mostly found carrier to carrier, such that getting a fare on Aer Lingus, for example, might be a lot cheaper than flying the others. It used to be that oddball carriers like Kuwait Air, that would shuttle people to India with a stop in Amsterdam (the people transitting to India would have to leave the plane, parade in a circle, then get back on the plane, as part of the fare structure rules - - it was amazing to watch), would have super cheap fares from the States to Amsterdam (as did Icelandair - - you would have to get off in Keflavik, then shop at the "duty free", then get back on the plane), but you see oddball situations like this rarely now. The major airlines generally now know where their bread is buttered, and it is buttered on summer and shoulder-season flights to Europe.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 05:49 PM
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As near as I've been able to discern, no airline flies from anywhere in the USA to anywhere in France other than Paris.

Not Marseille or Bourdeaux, at least.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 06:53 PM
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>> . . . or near France?<<

Sometimes it is less expensive to fly into Amsterdam or Frankfurt or London or Dublin - but then you have to pay pay to get to paris or wherever you want to go, so it is seldom cheaper.
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Apr 30th, 2014, 08:25 PM
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Delta flies direct nonstop from JFK to Nice
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Apr 30th, 2014, 08:55 PM
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<< As near as I've been able to discern, no airline flies from anywhere in the USA to anywhere in France other than Paris. >>

The OP did not ask for a non-stop flight, she asked for a city to "fly into." That can mean "flying into" via connecting flights. Lots of times it's cheaper to fly with connecting stops.

And the OP does not care if it's France or some other country nearby.
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May 1st, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Yes, there are flights from the US to Nice.

As for "near" Paris - Brussels is probably the closest, but Frankfurt, Amsterdam and even London are not horrendously far.
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May 1st, 2014, 10:22 AM
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well, Italy and Switzerland are certainly near France, also, since they border it. And Spain. But I don't think flights to those locations (ie, Milan or Basel or Barcelona) are usually the cheapest. Although actually I thikn I was checking recently and flights to Basel were cheaper than some other locations. Zurich may be a bit cheaper than Basel, but Basel is right near the French border.

I think fare differences do depend on where you are flying from, the cheapest city from Boston is often Dublin, isn't it? But from Miami or Los Angeles, it probably wouldn't be. But generally, I think it's London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
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