We are going from Paris to Rome on July 9 and I have been looking for airfare that is a good price. 2 months ago I was able to find it for about $150.00 non-stop in the morning for each. Now it seems to be around $500-$800 for the same thing. Any ideas or suggestions? I have tried travelocity, expedia, orbitz, kayak, and several airlines themsleves. No luck. Should I wait longer to see if it goes back down?
Doesn't look like easyjet goes to rome?
We used EasyJet from Paris Orly to Rome Ciampino last July. Very convenient and affordable. It was a bit of a pain getting from Ciampino into Rome. I highly recommend avoiding the taxis from the airport and using a Terravision bus. Good luck.
I was able to find Easyjet airfare from Paris Orly to Rome Ciampino for about $107.00 each and this included the extra luggage fees. So that is a good price.
Also, thanks for the tip about the Terravision buses. It is only $11.00 and seems real reasonable and I was looking for transfers from the airport and since our hotel is in the center... it works out great.
Do you know of something like the Terravision buses in Italy, but for ones to use in Paris?
Paris Beauvais to Rome Ciampino 9 July, leaves at 2120, arrives 2315, 64 euros, a little less than $100--actually $91 apiece at exchange of $1= 70 euro cents.
The Hotel de la Bourdonnais is close by the Ecole Militaire metro station. Take the RER B from CDG to Gare du Nord. Transfer to metro line 4 and take it to Strasbourg--Saint-Denis. Transfer to metro line 8 and take it to Ecole Militaire. A single ticket from CDG to central Paris costs €8.50 and includes unlimited transfers until you exit the system.
Steve in Lake Forest,
At which Paris airport will you arrive?
We are Leaving from LAX to Paris Charles De Gaulle on July 3rd. Staying there the 4th-9th. Then we are going to Rome and staying from the 9th-17th.
Were staying at the Hotel De La Bourdonnais in Paris and the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, which I believe both are recommended by Rick Steve's.
It was the airfare from Paris to Rome that I was having issues with and the transfers I had no clue on.
Other than those two things, I have most things taken care of.
I am booking my Easyjet airfare from Paris (Orly) to Rome (Ciampino) and added luggage. It states it has to be 20kg or 40kg total for 2 people. How big is that? We have a rolling suitcase that is 31h x21w x10d. Is that OK?
For checked luggage the primary issue is weight, not size. The bag you described is very big so the question is what will it weigh when it is full? (Based on its size, I'm guessing that the answer is, "a lot!") If it weighs more than 20 kg (44 lb), you will pay €12 for each kg beyond 20. That's in addition to the fee you already will have paid just to check it. The maximum weight allowed for each piece of checked luggage is 32 kg (70.4 lb).
Even if easyJet didn't charge for each kg over 20, I strongly encourage you to travel with smaller bags, preferably carry-on size. You will have to carry your bags up and down stairs and on and off trains yourself. Pack light! If you cannot manage to do that, then at least use two smaller bags to hold what you would have packed in the big one.
Steve, I agree with Tim, find a carryon size bag. As luck would have it RS Travel Store is having a sale on carryon bags.
Good idea to use 2 smaller pieces as opposed to 1 large.
Do you think it would be better to pack really light on clothes and then use the hotel laundry service to clean those clothes (they offer it). That way you can pack really light.
I--and many others--pack the same for a one-week trip or a one-month trip: one carry-on bag and one day pack. (Some people even get by without a day pack.) To see how it can be done, click on the Travel Tips link on the top of the page and read the articles under the Packing heading on the upper left-hand side of the page.
Yes, taking advantage of the laundry service provided by your hotel would work well. You also can visit the nearest laundromat. You can wash clothes in the sink in your room and use a stretchable braided rubber clothesline for drying them. You can buy a clothesline from the RS travel store on this site.
Wouldn't there be an issue with toiletries like toothpaste,shaving cream, and my
wife's makeup? Thought you weren't aloud to take that on a plane.
Ok. Good thoughts to help me. I am curious about toiletries. What about shaving razors?
The liquid rules are the same as the states; you can take containers up to 100ml (3 and a bit fluid oz in old money) in your carry-on. If you check a bag then you can take whatever will fit.
Unlike flying in the US where you are allowed one carry-on bag plus a personal item like a purse, laptop bag, or day pack, easyJet's policy is one carry-on item of any size--period. If you take a day pack on the plane, you will need to check even a carry-on-size bag.
Again, same as the US. You can take disposable/cartridge razors (i.e. the ones with the encased blades) but not cut-throat or straight razors as carry on. You can take all types in your checked bag.
Thanks everyone for all the help and info. Since I have never been on an international flight... I will have a 1 hour stopover in Montreal and was wondering If I check luggage... do I have to go get it take to the new plane or is that done automatically?
Is a 1 hour layover enough time to get from plane to plane or should I look for something that is a bit longer between flights?
As long as you are flying on the same ticket, you'll have no problems with one hour at Montreal. If you are late and miss your connection, it's up to your airline to get you on the next available flight overseas.