There’s a great deal right now on flights to Paris via American Airlines. Most of the other flight deals to Europe I’ve mentioned lately have been on low-cost carriers where you really need to watch your baggage allotment.
A very good sale to Paris from New York or Chicago. Chicago is $423 while New York is $432
I subscribe to the Flight Deals tweets and check them pretty often.
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.