I am so excited! After months of watching the fares and checking out various routes and airlines I got a great fare today. I kept seeing messages about sales but when I put in my dates (Nov 12 -Dec 13) none of the sale fares came up. I realized finally that most good fares are for trip of 30 days or less - my dates = 31 days. So putting in Nov 12 to Dec 12 dropped the fare by close to $300!
Going to Paris I am flying MCO - ATL - CDG. I'm on the late flight from ATL that leaves at 9 pm, arrives 11:15a. I figure leaving later will be more conducive to sleep and means I don't need to ask my apartment landlord for an earlier check-in. The return is CDG - JFK - MCO. And the leg from CDG - JFK is on the A320! That's one aircraft I want to try.
Total fare : $817!!!!!