Charter flights remain a low-cost method of travel, despite the drop of the dollar. As a result, more companies may offer charters to the United States from abroad, with American travelers benefiting.
An example is a French company, Go Voyages in Paris, which is offering Paris-LAX charter flights from May through October.
To fill their planes, turnaround flights from LAX to Paris are sold to Americans. These flights are sold by a local sales agent, Ambassador International Travel, phone (213) 383-1287, for the French company.
Charter flights sold in the United States for the turnaround trips are governed by U.S. Department of Transportation rules. Thus, money paid to the charters by Americans must be put into separate escrow accounts for each flight.
The same relationship can work the other way, with American operators granting European companies the right to sell charter flights from Europe to the United States. Some charter operators, however, are based in the United States and Europe. In any case, there are a considerable number of charters to look into.