United – $634 (Regular Economy) / $544 (Basic Economy): Denver – Paris, France. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good fare to Paris.

Beginning this month, United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air have introduced Basic Economy for travel across the Atlantic. There are slight variations of the Basic Economy fare between these airlines but the one common theme among them is that with Basic Economy you will pay $60 each way for ONE checked luggage and extra for additional bags.

United’s version of Basic Economy for European travel includes:

  • Advance seat assignment
  • One normal size carry-on plus one personal item

In contrast, its partners like Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, and Swiss:

  • Charges for advance seat assignment
  • Includes one carry-on up to 18 lbs

Generally, it is better to take United’s version of Basic Economy for European fares versus their partners. Please note, if the flight has an United flight number but is operated by a partner like Air Canada or Lufthansa, the Basic Economy rules of the (partner) carrier applies. If you fly on all United planes, the United version of Basic Economy applies and is actually reasonable for most travelers even for those with just a carry-on because of the inclusion of advance seat assignment and a normal size carry-on.

The Eiffel Tower. Photo: Steve Cadman via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • October 19th – 28th, 2018
    • This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from mid-September 2018 – early-December 2018. A 7-day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure.

Note: This fare is valid at the time of posting. If this post is more than two days old, the fare is most likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: DEN
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: o:ua+
      • Textbox 2: f bc=K
    • Destination: CDG
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: o:ua+
      • Textbox 2: f bc=K
    • Click on the “Advanced Routing Codes” link to enable advanced routing code input
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Enter departure date
    • Length of stay: 7-14
      • The maximum search range is 7 days, so enter ranges in this format: 0-7, 3-10, 5-12, etc.

The ITA search page should look like the following when all values are inputted.

You cannot buy tickets through ITA. To buy tickets, follow our instructions below in the “How to Buy Airline Tickets” section.

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $494

Sample Routing:

  • DEN – EWR (Newark) – CDG (Paris) – EWR – DEN

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 10,246 miles

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 10,246 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,470 miles

How to Buy Airline Tickets:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
  • Select the $544 fare in the search results after which you’ll be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $90 more (or $634 total roundtrip). The regular fare includes checked luggage.


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