If you are going to be flying to Paris in the coach section of the airplane, be prepared for a long, uncomfortable flight. Of course, having to pay for a seat in the business section is out of the question for many people, since a business seat can cost up to 10 times more than a coach seat. Do not despair, as there are ways to get discounted business seats that may fall into your budget. Here are a few things to try If you want more room and better amenities on your flight.
Last Minute Upgrades
Buy your coach ticket in advance, as far in advance as possible to get the best deal. However, as soon as it is time to check in online, usually 24 hours before the flight, do so. Check for discount prices on business class seat upgrades and if there is one available in your price range, purchase it. These seats often get sold very fast. If the price is still too high, wait until you are at the airport and they start announcing the flight. Go to the ticket counter and ask if there are any empty business class seats available. If there are, you should see a significant price drop.
Discounted business seats are usually more available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Business people usually fly on the other days of the week. If you are able to change your departure date at the last minute to one of the discount days, you should be able to find something in your price range. Another tip is to be willing to be bumped off your flight. This happens when you book your departure for one of the busier days and the flight oversells. If you are willing to have the airline change your flight, they will often give you an upgraded seat for the inconvenience.
Some airlines allow you to bid on tickets. In most cases, the bidding starts a few days before the flight. You make an offer and keep an eye on the bidding. If you want to increase the amount you will pay you can do so. There are also independent websites that allow you to name your price for a flight in hopes of that price being accepted. In both cases, you may not find out if you have a ticket or not until a day before the flight.
For more information, contact a provider of such flights.