Getting to Paris
AirportsMost flights from the U.S. touch down at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport, 16 miles northeast of Paris, while a few (mostly connecting flights through European cities) land at Orly airport (ORY), 10 miles south of the city.
AirlinesMajor U.S. carriers such as American, Continental, Delta, and United operate nonstop and connecting service to Paris. International airlines like Air France and British Airways (via its London hub) offer frequent service to the city. British Airways’ subsidiary OpenSkies offers nonstop all-business class flights to Paris from New York and Washington, D.C., sometimes for less than twice the price of coach. Fully flat “Biz Bed” seats are also available in a separate cabin for only a few hundred dollars more.
Flight TimesFactor in approximately 7.5 hours of flight time from New York; 8.5 hours from Chicago; 9.5 hours from Dallas; and 10.5 hours from Los Angeles.
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