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Use this booking loophole to get discounted business class flights to Paris

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If you’re itching to visit Europe but want to make sure you’re comfortable on the long flight, check out these cheap business-class fares to Paris. You can book an American Airlines flight through JetBlue to secure seats for much less money than you would spend booking directly.

Deal basics

Airlines: JetBlue.

Routes: New York City to Paris.

How to book: Search and book these American Airlines fares directly through the JetBlue website.

Travel dates: July 2023 through May 2024, with availability around the holidays.

Book by: As soon as possible.

Sample flights

These discounted fares apply to nonstop flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). As of now, summer flights cost about $1,960, as do those in spring 2024.

Flights around Thanksgiving and Christmas cost a bit less at $1,650, while January 2024 fares are as low as $1,310. (We cannot guarantee the below round-trip flights will be available when you book.)

Say you want to spend Thanksgiving exploring the City of Light. Take an overnight flight from New York on Nov. 22 and land in Paris at 6:35 a.m. on Nov. 23.


After enjoying a week in the city, depart at 11:25 a.m. on Nov. 30 and arrive at 2:10 p.m. in New York.


These rates are for lie-flat business-class seats. The fare also includes access to Flagship® Lounge and Admirals Club®, priority check-in, priority boarding and two free checked bags. There are no change fees if you need to alter the flight. You’ll receive all of this for just $1,653 — about $1,300 less than you would by booking through American.


As you can see, this same flight would cost $2,954 if you booked it through the American website.


Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as:

Bottom line

These lie-flat business class seats on flights from New York City to Paris are much cheaper than usual. Travel dates are flexible and extend into spring 2024, so you can still plan in advance. Booking through JetBlue rather than American will save you extra cash — just note it might take some trial and error to find a solid deal.

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