As Europe starts to open up to Americans, there is good news coming out of France for budget travelers. French bee airline has launched a brand-new route from the East Coast. Flights started from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Paris Orly Airport (ORY) on July 15, 2021. And prices for this direct flight start at under $200 each way, making this a deal that Cheapos can get behind!
As we reported in the fall of 2019, French bee was supposed to start flying this route in June of 2020. We all know how 2020 worked out for all travel companies. But with more countries ramping up vaccinations and borders carefully re-opening across Europe (France opened up to US travelers in June), French bee is re-launching their affordable fares this summer.
How to get a cheap flight to Paris on French bee
Right now, you can find one-way fares for $154 to Paris for fall travel. For example, we did a search and found a $154 fare to Paris on October 31st with a return flight on November 7th for $224. The total cost is $378 for the round-trip fare, an excellent deal for a non-stop flight to Paris.
Be aware that with the lowest fare, you get a Basic ticket with no perks. If you want to check a bag, you might want to upgrade for a little more to get a Smart ticket.
French bee offers three types of tickets between Newark and Paris:
Basic: This option offers very few perks. For example, you won’t get checked baggage or food, and seat assignments cost an extra $20. However, you can change your flight for free (plus the fare difference).
Smart: For an extra $70 on the flight we searched, you get a checked bag and one meal with a Smart ticket. You still have to pay for a seat assignment if you want one, though ($20).
Premium: This option is a little out of our budget. But for $438, Premium gives you a more comfortable seat, two checked bags, and one meal.
From Newark, the departure time is 10:55 pm. The flight gets you into Paris Orly at 12:20 pm. This gives you plenty of time to hit the ground running on your first day in The City of Light. On the way back, the flight leaves Paris at 6:45 pm.
If you’re worried about planning travel now, all flights on French bee are 100% refundable or exchangeable. Non-refundable tickets earn you a voucher if you have to change your plans. French bee uses the health passport through the TousAntiCovid application. See their website for more details on COVID-19, vaccination and testing regulations.
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