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Travel from Boston to Paris on Air Canada for $210 roundtrip in November. New York to Paris is only $310 roundtrip. I haven’t checked all city pairs or dates, and I can’t because I am rushing out the door.

Contents:

  1. When are the $210 fares?
  2. Mileage Earning
  3. Best Credit Card to Buy the Ticket

$210 Roundtrip from Boston to Paris

Sample Dates: November 15 to November 23 on Air Canada

I couldn’t find these fares on ITA Matrix, so just go straight to aircanada.com. I found these roundtrips for $210 in November. There may very well be $210 fares in other months.

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New York to Paris is $100 more at $310 roundtrip. There may very well be other cheap city pairs. You should check yours and add them to the comments!

Mileage Earning

These book into fare class “K” on Air Canada. Crediting to United earns 25% of mileage flown. Crediting to LifeMiles or Singapore earns 50% of mileage flown. Those are the only three partner accrual rates I checked. Add others in the comments if you check them.

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Best Way to Buy the Ticket

Buy your ticket to Paris with the Citi Prestige® Card, since it comes with a $250 Air Travel Credit every calendar year that will cover the purchase of this ticket. If you haven’t used the credit yet, buy this fare with your Prestige, and you will receive an offsetting credit on your next statement: a completely free roundtrip from Boston to Paris!

Even if you’ve already used your $250 credit for this year, the card offers 3x on all airfare purchases.

See my review of the Citi Prestige Card which explains its many benefits like it annual $250 Air Travel Credit, 50,000 point sign up bonus, access to the American Airlines Admirals Clubs and Priority Pass lounges, 3x points per dollar on air travel and hotels, and a $450 annual fee.

My second choice would be the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, which offers 3x on all travel and gas purchases and also has no foreign transaction fees. The card comes with 50,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.

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