The French SkyTeam carrier Air France is fighting for customers on flights between Paris and French overseas departments Martinique & Guadeloupe. The offer includes a 12 kg cabin bag as well as meal and beverage service. Checked bags increase the cost by €40 per flight leg, except for SkyTeam status holders, who always get a free piece of luggage.
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 immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Air France plans to use a Boeing 777 for these flights. It sadly features a rather narrow 3-4-3 seating in economy class.
By the way, we also have some other economy class deals that depart from Paris:
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This deal will expire on January 19, 2021. The fares are available for flights from Monday to Thursday. A minimum stay of at least three days is necessary to score the cheap tickets, as well as a maximum of two months. The flights also have to take place during the following travel periods:
- February 23 – April 16
- May 4 – June 24
- August 10 – December 10
You can use Google Flights to check availabilities and book directly via Air France for the smoothest experience. The easiest option is using our calendar above, that will redirect you to Air France’s booking site.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
The tickets should be issued in booking class X, meaning that you would only get miles at the following frequent flyer programs (based on a roundtrip to Fort-de-France):
- 2,120 on Delta SkyMiles
- 1,700 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 1,700 on Alitalia MileMiglia
You could also get 20XP and roughly 900 miles at Flying Blue.