While planning any trip is a trying task, planning a transcontinental trip is even more so. However, have no fear, ParisByM is here to help. There are several sites designed to help you find the best rates on a wide array of airlines when booking flights to Paris. We have compiled the main aspects of the most common airlines flying from Africa to Paris.
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There are several sites that boast their ability to aide you in finding the best rate for your flight to Paris. Some of these sites include: Kayak, SkyScanner, Expedia, and Orbitz. When booking a flight to Paris the best option to obtain the best price is to shop around. When flying from Africa there are an array of airlines who either fly direct or have stopovers on their way to Paris.
When flying from Africa, round trip flights tend to start around 500€. Price fluctuates depending of the season and time of year you are booking your trip. For instance in the month of July and August, tickets are going to be more expensive, because there is a high demand due to vacation travelers.
First ClassFirst Class seating in SWISS airlines. (credit: wikipedia.com)
In flying first class, there is access to a certain level of luxury. This level of luxury comes with, generally, a steep price tag. Prices for first class generally start at 1000€ and go up from there. There are certain advantages when flying first class, such as in flight luxuries, the ability to check more luggage, and access to first class lounges. Companies who offer first class include, but are not limited to, Emirates, Kenya Airways, and Turkish Airlines.
As the name suggests the economy class is the more economic, budget friendly, option for flying. Prices, for a round trip ticket, in the economic class tend to begin at 500€. While flying economy is not as luxurious as flying first class, there is a level of quality and in flight serves generally offered on transcontinental flights. For longer flights this usually includes beverage service, a meal, and inflight media. Companies who offer economy class seating include, but are not limited to, Emirates, Royal Air Maroc, and Turkish Airlines.
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With transcontinental flights, there is commonly a single checked bag allowed. The most common checked baggage regulation is a bag that weighs no more than 23 kg and measures no more than 158 cm when you total the length, width, and height of the bag. Carry on luggage is also included in most flights. The common regulation for your carry on is a bag that is no larger than 56 cm when you total the length, width, and height.
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The sooner you book your flight the better rate you are going to get. Studies suggest that when you book your tickets six to eight weeks before you want to leave for your trip, you will find the best price. Make sure that you look up the specific regulations for check-in, luggage restrictions, and security measures for the airline you are planning of utilizing. While we are able to give generalizations of common regulations, each airline is a little different and you will want to be prepared before your departure.
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