Fare deals are valid at time of publishing. Deals are only valid over specific dates and may require a minimum stay. I will nearly always suggest to head over to Google Flights to find the deal and click through to book.
There is currently a fare sale between San Francisco and Paris on full service Star Alliance airlines. You can often find fares on low-cost carrier Norwegian to Paris out of Oakland for a comparable price, so this is an excellent sale.
Origin/destination: San Francisco, California to Paris, France
Dates: Late November 2018 through May 2019, holidays excluded
Price: Starting at $375. Many options available for just under $400
Airlines: Star Alliance, including United, SWISS, and Lufthansa
Stay requirement: 6-7 days
Miles earned: ~1,250 redeemable miles and ~12,000 PQMs
How to book
Head to Google Flights and key in dates. Check out a sample itinerary in March here. Play around with the dates to find what works best for you. This deal is available over a good number of dates, and you can book a trip of anywhere from a week to over a month. You can also sometimes find these same deals through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, allowing you to redeem your Chase points for tickets using your Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred card (SEE: 5 Reasons Why the Chase Sapphire Preferred is the Best Starter Travel Credit Card).
I headed to Paris and Luxembourg with our older two kids back in June of this year and we had an amazing time (SEE: 3 Days in Paris: Day 3 – Savoring the City). This is an excellent opportunity to book a trip if you’ve been thinking of visiting France yourself!