DFW to CDG for $1300 - reasonable?

Feb 28th, 2007, 01:55 PM
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DFW to CDG for $1300 - reasonable?

Leaving Saturday the 30th of June returning Saturday the 14th of July. Is this normal? Should I wait and see if prices go down??
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Feb 28th, 2007, 02:08 PM
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that is what i paid this year for same date from chicago
i usually pay 900 to 1200 each summer....but fuel prices and route cuts....it doesnt suprise me that we paid more this year and i dont expect it to go down from here.....not for a july date
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Feb 28th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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wow, that's a terrible price. I thought you were advertising a bargain business class fare.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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That's a little cheaper tha anything I could find on sidestep.com, farechase.com, itasoftware.com (although I didn't use the 30-day search), or onetravel.com

Will that fare go down? Unfortunately, nobody can predict that for sure..if they could, everyone would be waiting.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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I think it's typical for this year if it is nonstop or only one stop. Those are the same fares I find for the east coast, and DFW is a lot farther away.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Is that including taxes and fees?
Is it possible to leave on a different day?
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Feb 28th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Weekend travel in coach for a popular route to Europe at the height of summer season. Hm...

$1,300 does seem high, but I am not sure you'll find anything much cheaper.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 04:48 PM
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The "problem" is, of course, the "market" you are in, i.e., DFW to anywhere and the amount of competition on that route.

It isn't as if you were traveling from somewhere like New York or even Dulles where there are a lot more airlines flying to Paris.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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If you go to www.itasoftware.com and choose the "month long" serach feature and then input Jun 30 as the starting date you'll see that fares range from $1423 to $1429 for the entire month of July.
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Mar 1st, 2007, 05:23 AM
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Hi M,

You are going in high season. That's about what you can expect.

If you could change to after Labor Day, you would save about $500 pp.

See www.mobissimo.com and www.kayak.com.

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Mar 1st, 2007, 05:32 AM
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I traveled from PHX-DFW-CDG on American for $1300 during the same time frame last year. You might want to switch your dates by a day or two to see if you can knock off $100 here or there?
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Mar 1st, 2007, 10:30 AM
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As everyone says, you're in high season and flying on a weekend. BUT if there is anyway to move your plans up about a month, Lufthansa just announced fares of, for ex, DFW - FRA for $351 OW (IAH - FRA is only $276). Have to start travel by 5/15 and return by 6/17.
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Mar 1st, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Normal high season price. You might be able to get cheaper by cutting the trip into two distinct pieces -- such as DFW-JFK + JFK-CDG
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Mar 1st, 2007, 11:07 AM
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I'm reading your post, shortly after doing a post of my own titled "Sticker shock" - I think this year airfares are just higher and sales difficult to find. I am finding fares of $1500 and up for the dates / cities I wanted (ATL to MXP then BCN to ATL) "I feel your pain"
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