BaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 48 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
Hola dudes. I am finally getting to see the Paris Air Show. I am also a novice traveler. I live in Waco, Texas, and am looking for an easy route to Paris. Also, I want to try out BA. It seems that they have one of the cheapest fares: DFW-LGW-DFW non-stop B777 for under $500. I'm really having trouble where to go once I get to London (if I go that route). All advice is greatly appreciated.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3732 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
Since BA dropped the LGW-CDG service you could catch a coach to LHR opening up a myriad of options: bmi, BA, AF etc although you could take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria and from there take the Underground to Waterloo station. From here you can catch a train to Paris. The flight from LHR-CDG will cost about $110-$150
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
OzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Your cheapest option is likely to be a DFW-LHR-CDG R/T ticket, as often airlines discount when there is an involontary stop. e.g. BA J class CDG-MIA via LHR is much cheaper than AF CDG-MIA direct, even though BA J class is much better.
Regarding the EuroStar (train from London to Paris):you need to book at least a month in advance online to get a decent fare. Standard second class fares are 220 Euros one way!!!!!!!!!! If you book in advance this can come down to as low as 35 Euros R/T!!!
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
I would not call the opportunity to test one of the finest train systems in the world a wasted opportunity to fly... 190mph nearly all the way, plus you get to "feel" the speed, since the high-speed railtrack runs along the highway between Lille and Paris... You'll be able see the cars in slow-mo...