Specific Tips if you are moving to France
If you´re coming to Paris for an extended stay or possibly forever your concerns about airfare and travel connections are fewer than when planning a vacation. If you spend an extra hundred dollars to get to Paris, there´s no big deal, especially when calculated over time. However, there are a few travel tips that you should consider: If you´re coming for a year or less and are not able to know for sure your travel plans for the return try to buy a ticket with an open return or one that allows you to change the date without a penalty.
When moving overseas you have lots to bring. Even when shipping your possessions ahead you´re likely to have a fair amount of luggage when you travel. Take a scheduled airline instead of a charter or excursion fare; the baggage allowance is far less restrictive. Students usually need to get all their stuff on the plane with them, so this tip may make the difference.
Don´t be afraid of buying a one-way ticket if the price and schedule fits your needs. One way return flights are easy to obtain in Paris for reasonable prices. Reserve your round-trip, but don´t pay for it yet, if you plan to return for a major holiday like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or the summer vacations. It´s harder to find tickets at low fares at these times.
If you buy a round-trip ticket with an open or one-year validity and you plan on returning home for a holiday or break in between, consider buying a cheap round-trip ticket in Paris and saving the return portion of your initial ticket for your final return. This may save you money and stress.