Time's Ticking To Bid On The Air France A380 Auction
Time to check the balance in your PayPal account, because there’s only a few days left until bidding ends for the inaugural flight of the A380 on Air France. Prices for the economy seats start at just $380—clever—every day and slowly begin to creep up. However, as of this morning, we were able to see a couple seats that were still $380-ish and several more between $400 and $500. Fares like that are decent deal for a transatlantic crossing on an old plane, but flying across the Atlantic on a jumbo-jumbo makes it almost a steal. Too bad the bids will likely keep on rolling on.
Bidders can choose between the Paris to New York launch on November 20 and the New York to Paris journey on November 21. All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to humanitarian organizations supported by the Air France Foundation. We’re not totally sure if that means you can use your trip as a tax deduction, but we’d definitely check with an authority a little more reliable than TurboTax.
The airline has also been offering set price auctions that appear on certain days, so keep an eye out for a good deal and get ready to enter your credit card information. Things run through October 21, and lucky winners will fly on the A380 one-way and on another Air France flight back to where they started. The airline even has some deals lined up with hotel partners in each city, but it’s probably best to find your own deal. Despite Air France’s less than stellar feedback rating on eBay, we’re thinking about giving this a shot.
· A380 Inaugural Flight [Official Site]
· Air France A380 Auction [eBay]
· Will You Bid For A Seat On Air France's Shiny New A380 From JFK? [Jaunted]
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