British Airways, in cooperation with American Airlines, is selling discounted tickets for flights from Paris to San Francisco. Round-trips from France to the US Westcoast are available for prices starting at only €298. Good availability begins in early 2020 and lasts until June.
As most of you will know already, cheap tickets to North America are mostly Light fares. Consequently, also this deal only includes one piece of checked luggage and a personal item, that you can bring on board. Add checked bags for €100 per round trip during the booking process.
Your first flight will take you from Paris to British Airways’ hub in London Heathrow. The carrier will then fly you from the UK to San Francisco on board of an Airbus A380 or a Boeing 747. Layovers times in London range from close to two up to almost four hours.
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Tickets for this deal will be sold until September 30th or until the cheap seats have sold out. According to the fare rules, there are seasonal restrictions as well as such that refer to weekdays. In addition to that, the carrier also set blackout dates.
To keep it as simple as possible: Outbound flights are only permitted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. Inbound flight can occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Blackout dates are primarily over Xmas.
Minimum stay requirements are the night from Saturday to Sunday. You could stay up to 3 months, assuming that you’re not traveling on ESTA only, which will expire after 90 days.
No worries: even if the restrictions might sound a little complicated: Google Flights (instructions) will, as always, help you find the available connections. Check your dates, and either have the tool forward you to the carrier’s website. Or use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices that OTAs offer.
Tickets for the short-haul flights within Europe will be issued in booking class S, the ones from London to the USA in O. Both will get you some miles on Oneworld frequent flyer programs. The earning rate for Paris-London is 50%, transatlantic flights get you 25%. Here’s what you can expect on select programs:
- 4,650 on Finnair Plus
- 3,170 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 3,170 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,170 on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,170 on Iberia Plus
- 2,970 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 2,890 on American AAdvantage
- 2,890 on LATAM Pass
- 2,890 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 2,890 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,780 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 2,780 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,780 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 2,780 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 100 on Asia Miles
Information & Tips for San Francisco
The city on the Pacific coast in California captivates with unique buildings like the Golden Gate Bridge but also with the serenity, enlightenment and cultural diversity of the population.
Best Time to Visit
Temperatures in San Francisco are quite warm and moderate all year round. But in winter you have to expect to get more rain. The best months for traveling are April to October.
Top 3 Sights
Golden Gate Bridge: There are only a few buildings that say ‘USA’ as much as the bridge that connects with San Francisco to Sausalito. You can pass the bridge either by car, on foot or by bike. The latter is highly recommended because it is somewhat tricky to get on the bridge by foot. When planning your trip, you should always check the weather forecast, as the bridge is often covered in thick fog. This might be great for taking spectacular pictures of the bridge, but passing it could be rather disappointing due to the limited visibility.
Alcatraz Island: You can reach the legendary prison island, on which Al Capone was imprisoned, by ferry. You can book tickets on the official website. Attention: Other sites that also offer tickets are only re-sellers who charge excessive prices. It is worth to book the tickets in advance because especially during high season the ferry can be full due to the limited number of seats.
Fisherman’s Wharf: An excellent place to start your visit to San Francisco. This old part of town – once the Little Italy of San Francisco – is famous for its shops, restaurants and the beautiful atmosphere by the water. It’s a nice place to walk around and get a taste of the city. It’s also a starting point for tours with spectacular views of the city.
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