French carriers Air Caraibes, Air France and Corsair are fighting for customers on flights between Paris and French overseas département Martinique & Guadeloupe. All three carriers match prices on their nonstop services from Orly. Since Air Caraibes and Corsair can be considered budget airlines, we recommend choosing Air France. Their offer includes a 12 kg cabin bag as well as meal and beverage service – as well as a little more seat space. Additionally, Air France has much better chances to survive the current crisis without filing for bankruptcy than its competitors.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s current immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Since Air France is the best and most obvious choice, we recommend booking directly with the airlines. Checked bags increase the cost by €40 per flight leg:
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According to the fare rules, this offer is valid until September 6, 2020 for trips of at least three days. You can find the cheapest tickets within the following travel periods:
- Today until December 11, 2020
- December 30, 2020, until February 5, 2021
- February 23 until April 16
- May 4 until June 24, 2021
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.