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[Expired] [Award Alert] Fly From LAX to Paris for 20K Miles on Air France in Early 2024

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A week after New Year’s Day, you’re probably going to be out of Champagne. So why not get your refill in Paris?

If you’ve got the Flying Blue miles, you can currently book a flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for as few as 20,000 miles plus $64 in economy on Air France.

Here’s what you need to know for your post-New Year’s bubbly run.

Fare Details

Normally, Flying Blue round-trip tickets from the U.S. to Europe don’t dip below 50,000 miles plus about $120 to $240 in taxes and fees. So, assuming you book both the original and return tickets at 20,000 miles each, you’re getting a savings of at least 10,000 miles total — and as much as 50% off the usual taxes and fees.

It’s worth noting that, during this period, other nonstop, one-way Air France flights in economy on this route can climb as high as 74,000 miles.

We value Flying Blue miles at 1.2 cents per mile, so paying 20,000 miles means you’re getting your ticket for the equivalent of $240 — or the same as you’d normally pay just for taxes and fees on a round-trip ticket.

Air France Flying Blue LAX to CDG Jan 2024 flight selection screen
Image Credit: Air France

But don’t start packing yet! Here’s what you should know before you book:

  • The fare prices are for one-way, direct flights.
  • To book these flights, you must pay for your fare using Flying Blue miles, but there are additional taxes and fees, which are expressed as cash amounts.
  • At the time of our searches, we found availability on dates from January 9, 2024, to February 28, 2024, but not every day in that period.
  • These prices are specifically for flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport on Air France.
Air France Flying Blue LAX to CDG Jan 2024
Image Credit: Air France

How To Book

If you need to boost your Flying Blue balance, you can transfer rewards from Amex Membership RewardsBilt RewardsBrex RewardsCapital One MilesChase Ultimate RewardsCiti ThankYou Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy.

To book this flight, follow these instructions:

  • Log on to the Air France website using your Flying Blue number or email address.
  • Depending on your security settings and whether you’re in the U.S., you may have to ask Air France to send you a code via text or email.
  • Navigate to Book a flight.
  • Type in LAX as the departure airport and CDG as the destination airport.
  • Press the Book with Miles tab.
  • Select your dates in January or February 2024 and click Search flights. If you don’t see an economy fare offered at 20,000 miles, you can adjust the date until you find one you’re happy with at that fare.
  • Click on the specific flight with the 20,000-mile fare. It should have a green button that says Lowest fare.
  • Add the necessary details and confirm!
Hot Tip:

Still want to fly to Paris, but not necessarily in winter? Check out our guide to flying to Paris on points and miles.

Final Thoughts

This is a reasonably good offer that lets you trade the City of Angels for the City of Light during the winter for less than usual — but Flying Blue can offer even better deals. Flying Blue posts monthly Promo Rewards that can be quite generous, so if you’ve missed out on this deal or if you don’t see a route you like, you can check in at the beginning of the month to see what’s new on offer.

Still, if you’re itching to replenish your supply of sparkling wine and are craving a freshly baked baguette, you may want to check what you’ve got in your Flying Blue account.

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About Michael Y. Park

Michael Y. Park is a journalist living in New York City. He’s traveled through Afghanistan disguised as a Hazara Shi’ite, slept with polar bears on the Canadian tundra, picnicked with the king and queen of Malaysia, tramped around organic farms in Cuba, ridden the world’s longest train through the Sahara, and choked down gasoline clams in North Korea.

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