There’s a great travel deal going on to Paris right now. You can fly from Boston or Washington, DC to Paris for $495.
What makes this a good deal isn’t the price. There were some better deals in the fall, but this is for summer travel, which is the most expensive time to go to Europe.
Valid for travel on the outbound from late August – September for Sunday through Tuesday departures and Tuesday through Thursday returns with a 7 day minimum stay requirement.
I subscribe to the Flight Deals tweets and check them pretty often. I may have booked deals during work meetings. (If my boss is reading this, disregard the last sentence).
I can jump on fares when there’s still lots of availability and I don’t miss out on the deals I want to take advantage of.
I’ve shared my process of “subscribing” to great fares.
This process involves signing up for twitter. Even if you won’t be an active user of twitter, it’s a good idea to have an account to take advantage of deals on contests in general.
I recommend following them even if you aren’t in those areas because they are gateway cities. There’s a lot of good international deals–worth the effort flying out to the gateway.