updated 4/19/2010 10:28:17 AM ET 2010-04-19T14:28:17

Book by: April 21

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Travel by: June 30

The deal: When those few extra inches in the emergency row just aren’t cutting it on a transatlantic flight,  it’s time to upgrade and fly in comfort. Air France is drastically reducing rates to Paris on nonstop flights in its Premium Voyageur class seats this spring and summer starting from $690 each way. Average economy fares to Paris range from $900 to $1,400 (or more) round-trip, and with flight times from New York hovering around eight hours (without stopovers), this promotion makes springing for a cabin upgrade completely worthwhile.

In Premium Voyageur, you’ll have 40 percent more legroom than economy class and business-class amenities like a wool blanket, travel kit, better headphones, and a comfy feather pillow (so you can leave that ridiculous neck pillow you ordered off the in-flight magazine at home). Plus, seats are specially designed to include a convenient leg rest, larger tray table, and fixed shell. Read: The courteous person in front of you can’t recline their seat into your lap the moment the plane is airborne.

This offer applies to flights from New York and Washington, D.C. starting from $690 each way, Houston from $767, and Los Angeles from $952. These low rates are available nearly every day through June 30. Book by April 14 for departures from Houston or Los Angeles, and by April 21 for flights leaving from Washington, D.C., or New York City.

The dollars: Additional taxes and fees apply.

The catch: It's approaching prime tourist-season in France, so plan on arriving at the attractions early to beat the crowds.

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