What you could do is, for example, fly BHX
, or vice-versa, thereby not only getting a much better return fare (AF's one-way fare on the route is very expensive), but also getting on an AF
318 and BE
E95 (they code-share). This might be the cheapest (about £160 return if it's a daytrip, or around £85 if staying a Saturday night) and easiest way to fly both aircraft. E.g., 0930 departure from BHX
(318), 1525 or 2045 departure from CDG
If this doesn't appeal, BE
utilise the E95 on numerous routes. Do you have a preference as to which airport (assume the likes of LGW
)? If you tell me any preference and which date you're particularly looking at, I'll go search (it's possible to tell which aircraft is scheduled to fly each BE
route by doing a dummy booking and looking, as you proceed, on the right-hand side).
AF does offer some more reasonable one-way prices on some domestic flights. For example, I just found LYS-BOD one-way from under €60 of which 3 of its flights were aboard the 318.
No idea whether you've already flown them, but you can also fly, for example, the J31 (and J32, although you can't tell which will be operating the flight until you walk out), BNT, BNI
(if you were interested, you could also fly the world's shortest scheduled flight), SWM, L4T, and D28 pretty easily and, often, pretty cheaply within the UK. The DH6 can also be had, albeit more expensively - but it would include a landing/take-off on a beach. The J41 and S20 are also possible, but pretty expensive.
[Edited 2011-04-09 08:02:04]
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