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Sicily and France next year?

Just got confirmation on my BOS followed by Paris and the heart of France. Departure will be from San Francisco but I am torn between trying to put is with one carrier or doing segments. I am looking at SFO to CDG as a round trip then looking at one way to Palermo and one way out of Catania. I did see that Easy Jet seems to be the only carrier that fly direct to Paris. Thought on this approach.

Also does anyone know when March April flight should be in the system for 2023?

Thanks.

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March/April flights should be available now. Most airlines post schedules out 330 days.

I would do separate ticketing only if not doing it on the same day. If the first flight is delayed, on separate bookings, you are on your own if you miss the second flight.

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The only same day flight would be outbound from SFO to Palermo but I plan to leave several days before the tour starts to so I have room for unexpected events.

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We always do carryon and our luggage does meet European airline standards. I do have it down pretty much with tweaks for projected weather for our tours.

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Yesterday, I booked BOS- FCO roundtrip for my October BOSicily tour.

Next, I’ll book FCO to PMO, return flight Catania to FCO on separate carrier.
The airline websites bump me out when I try to do multi city using Sicily.

There are so many flights from FCO to Sicily I’m not concerned.
Would I like to have it all with one carrier, sure.

Try Road to Rio website.

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Diane, that is how we booked our independent trip to Sicily in the Fall: BOS-FCO on a combination of ITA and Delta (they codeshare) and Ryanair from FCO to Palermo outbound and CTA to FCO inbound. Not concerned about the connection at the end of the trip, as we'll be in Rome for 4 nights before flying home. We could have booked the multi-city ITA itinerary from BOS-PMO, but it was far more expensive that (a) booking separate ITA flights (BOS-FCO, FCO-PMO) and (b) just going with another airline for the flight to PMO. In the past, we've used EasyJet and Volotea for local EU flights and both have been perfectly fine.

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I also used DL. I realize now the airfare class I wanted wasn’t available for all segments which caused me to search again.
It wouldn't accept mixed classes which is annoying. DL wasn’t like this before pandemic. I always could
Mix classes before. Oh well.