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melissa19 Apr 30th, 2008 10:23 AM

Great fare to Paris for Mother's Day!
oh my.... just got the Air France email re: spring special.

i could leave next week from PHL - CDG for only $384! am i reading that wrong? having a very hard time resisting that...

MomDDTravel Apr 30th, 2008 10:29 AM

Melissa - LOL we just got the same email... it is tempting no?? If I was on the east coast and did not have trips planned I think I would jump on it!!

melissa19 Apr 30th, 2008 01:38 PM

i know, i'm tortured. hoping husband will come home and say "sure, go ahead, i can handle things here." not likely...

JulieVikmanis Apr 30th, 2008 03:29 PM

Do it ladies. Do it. You deserve it.
I'm told that France has a different Mother's day. You might even get a twofer. A good deal is a good deal, but only if you use it.

Shanti Apr 30th, 2008 04:27 PM

Um, looking at the e-mail I just got from Air France - that's the one-way price + taxes etc. Which is still a good deal.

MomDDTravel Apr 30th, 2008 07:03 PM

Oh I cannot go... but am going twice to Europe in 08 so I am so not complaining :-)

melissa19 May 1st, 2008 07:33 AM

our plan was to forgo europe this year to save and go in 2009. and this month is busy. still, we all yearn for paris...

it's nice to know that those deals occasionally do exist. if one come's up in june, i'm going!

melissa19 May 1st, 2008 07:38 AM

p.s. do you think they're having this sale because people are not flocking to europe this year? or are they trying to get rid of the back seats of the plane?

i got as far as i could through the booking process (for $384!) but never saw a seat chart.

MomDDTravel May 1st, 2008 08:06 AM

Melissa several months ago AF had amazing deals from lax to LHR - I think there are "deals" out there still if you are super flexible.

Shanti May 1st, 2008 08:44 AM

There are occasional deals even when they aren't advertising specials. I was able to get an even better fare than this current special for a June trip.

I just happened to check the Air France web site a couple of weeks ago and for some reason - I will never understand air fares - and I was able to get a great fare as long as I left & returned on certain dates.

hypatia May 1st, 2008 08:44 AM

It's one way it is not a deal!!! 770 is very average.....I can get last minute tickets for under 1000 easy...They did have a business class from New York for 2371 which is cheaper than it has been.

Christina May 1st, 2008 09:44 AM

I don't think it is one-way -- that is the RT price from PHL and is a very good deal, as it's more like $650 on other airlines. You can get that as the complete RT price from PHL, including taxes.

Coincidentally, it appears to be the same one-way price from some west coast cities, like Seattle. For example, if you booked that RT PHL-CDG 5/8, return 5/15, the total RT price is $384.

hypatia May 1st, 2008 11:36 AM

I didnt get the email but the fare is posted like this on AF site........
Europe Spring Sale
On sale through May 7

Philadelphia - Barcelona $263* O/W
New York - Nice $270* O/W
Boston - Frankfurt $334* O/W
Philadephia - Rome $360* O/W
Seattle - Istanbul $396* O/W
depart through May 1

hypatia May 1st, 2008 11:51 AM

The only good deal is the's a great deal for under 400 the rest are 750.....not so much

Christina May 2nd, 2008 06:22 AM

Those fares in the email and on the front page of the website do not list PHL, though, and if you price that route out, it is $384 RT. lists it as $384 RT, also, and I thought maybe that was a mistake, but it is on the AF website, also.

It is really cheap, but PHL is a lot closer than Seattle which is $384 one-way, so that does sort of make sense. It's kind of funny AF isn't advertising up-front any fares just to Paris, but they are pushing the other cities.

hypatia May 2nd, 2008 06:36 AM

the only thing available for under 400 is to fly is leaving Thursday and stayiing for three weeks ... ...great....I cant pull that off.....

melissa19 May 2nd, 2008 09:25 AM

still can't get over this fare...

Delta is a codeshare partner for this flight, though it's flown by AF. I checked the Delta site just to see the seat chart (mostly middle seats left), and noticed the fare of $2500! very big difference for the same flights.

Girlspytravel May 2nd, 2008 12:09 PM

Melissa-this air fare IS CA-RRAZY! Thanks for the tip! I just bought a ticket from PHL to Nice for next week-and the connections are beautiful out of CDG to Nice even get into to CDG at 8:30am, and then leave from CDG (as opposed to Orly) for Nice at 12:20 or so, get into Nice at 2:10pm! I could even leave earlier if I wanted to chance it, but I figured this gives me more than enough time.

But the ticket cost? $271.00??? CA-RAAZY! And on my favorite airline no less! US271.00 RT (w/o taxes) to Nice, WE CANNOT TOP THAT!

Bye, I'm off next week-I've been thinking about Nice for a while anyway. I can't let this pass, we may never see airfares like this again-certainly not with the price of jet A fuel these days! Plus hotel rooms right now are so inexpensive in Nice, you CAN'T NOT GO!

MomDDTravel May 2nd, 2008 01:58 PM

wow - that is awesome! wahhhoooo

mv_rd May 2nd, 2008 02:24 PM

Wow Girlspytravel-
That's an amazing deal! Have a wonderful time :)

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