French all business class airline La Compagnie has just launched a potentially lucrative fare sale. While La Compagnie doesn’t have any loyalty program partners, this is ideal for anyone looking to travel nonstop between the New York area and Europe.
These aren’t the lowest fares we’ve ever seen from La Compagnie, though I at least appreciate the long travel window.
La Compagnie’s transatlantic fare sale
La Compagnie is running a “Blue Friday” fare sale, valid for tickets booked between November 18 and November 22, 2022. What’s awesome is that the promotion is valid for travel between December 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023, leaving a very long travel period.
The pricing with this fare sale is as follows, and includes all taxes, fees, and surcharges:
- Fly Newark (EWR) to Milan (MXP) for $2,000 roundtrip per person
- Fly Newark (EWR) to Paris (ORY) for $2,000 roundtrip per person
- Fly Milan (MXP) to Newark (EWR) for €1,200 roundtrip per person
- Fly Paris (ORY) to Newark (EWR) for €1,200 roundtrip per person
As usual, this fare sale reflects that premium transatlantic fares are much cheaper when originating in Europe than when originating in the United States. We’re talking about a 40% difference here, so this fare sale is especially noteworthy for people in Europe (or people in the United States who want to book a nested ticket originating in Europe).
This won’t be for everyone, but I do think this could make sense for some. If you value nonstop travel and/or don’t have miles to redeem, you won’t see business class fares much cheaper than that. For that matter, these fares are basically similar to the fuel surcharges that British Airways would impose on business class award tickets.
Note that these tickets are non-refundable, so you’ll only want to take advantage of this if you’re sure of your travel dates.
The La Compagnie A321neo business class experience
La Compagnie currently operates a fleet of two Airbus A321neo aircraft, each featuring 76 seats in an all business class configuration. I’ve reviewed the La Compagnie experience, and was impressed.
While La Compagnie’s business class seats as such aren’t cutting edge, there is something nice about traveling on a jet with fewer people, and for that matter the cabin also looks really cool.
The value here is simply incredible, especially when you consider that the airline offers complimentary high speed Wi-Fi (and it’s actually high speed, similar to JetBlue). The food, drinks, and service are all quite good as well, though nothing that’ll blow you away. It’s all about the overall value, plus the convenience of traveling nonstop on a smaller jet.
I’d book La Compagnie again in a heartbeat if I had any firm travel plans that coincided with this sale.
All business class airline La Compagnie has a new fare sale. Through November 20, 2022, you can book travel all the way through October 31, 2023, with this fare sale. You’ll pay $2,000 if originating in the United States, or €1,200 if originating in Europe.
Does anyone plan on taking advantage of this La Compagnie fare sale?