It’s been a summer full of deals in Europe. We’ve found another great option to visit Paris on Air France or KLM using up to 50,000 Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles each way. 48,500 points are also available one-way through Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

We are looking for saver-level availability to Paris from Houston, Miami, New York, Chicago and other US gateways until June 2025. Best availability seems to be in January.

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Award pricing for Air France business-class flights — which include priority boarding, lounge access, lie-flat seats, meals and amenity kits, among other perks — can cost more than 200,000 Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles. If you take advantage of this deal right away, you can snag a seat for 50,000 Flying Blue miles or 48,500 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points per person for a one-way, nonstop flight.

If you’re having trouble finding dates that work, use this solution to navigate the Flying Blue Calendar search tool.

Deal Basics

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Airlines: Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic

ways: From Miami, New York City, Houston, Chicago and other US cities to Paris

How to book: Browse Air France-KLM Flying Blue or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club for available dates and prices

Dates of travel: Availability varies by route, but dates are generally July 2024 to March 2025

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Sample flights

Nonstop business-class flight from New York Paris can sometimes require 260,000 miles (or more). However, thanks to this deal, the award costs as little as 50,000 Flying Blue miles.

John F. of New York. A flight this January between Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) costs just 50,000 Flying Blue miles plus $291 in taxes and fees each way.

You can also fly from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to CDG for just 50,000 Flying Blue miles and $587.

You can also get the best deals to Paris by using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. For example, for just 48,500 points and $280.40 in taxes and fees, you can take this nonstop flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to CDG in early January.

Virgin Atlantic deals to Paris. Virgin Atlantic

You can also fly on KLM using this deal through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

Virgin Atlantic

If you need to top up your Flying Blue miles, you can transfer points and miles from several other programs:

Maximize your purchases

Don’t forget to use credit cards that earn bonus points on airfare purchases to cover your taxes and fees, such as:

Bottom line

There is now wide-open business-class availability from various US cities to Paris. If you have flexible travel dates and want to use points or miles for your booking, now is a great time to look for discounted rates.

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