Awesome: $1,200 Roundtrip Tickets In La Compagnie’s New Business Class

La Compagnie is the all business class transatlantic airline that started flying in mid-2014. They operate flights between Newark and Paris using Boeing 757 aircraft.

I reviewed La Compagnie back when they first launched operations a few years ago. They also briefly flew between New York and London, though ended up canceling that route.

While La Compagnie doesn’t have the best business class product, I have to give them credit for offering exceptionally good value. They consistently have more attractive business class fares than what’s offered by any other airline in the market.

In addition to their “normal” good pricing, they sometimes offer further fare sales, and they currently have one of those.

La Compagnie has just launched a “Blue Friday” sale, through which they’re offering $1,200 roundtrip business class tickets from Newark to Paris. 

The fare is valid for bookings through November 20, 2018, and for travel through next year, which is exciting.

The reason this is exciting is because starting in April, La Compagnie is supposed to take delivery of an A321neo featuring fully flat beds in business class, which will represent a huge product upgrade for the airline. So you could book a flight for next spring or summer, when La Compagnie should have this new plane.

Now, of course there’s always a chance that there’s a delay to the delivery of these planes, and for that matter an exact schedule hasn’t yet been published for the A321s. However, if you’re scheduled to travel from New York to Paris, $1,200 roundtrip in business class is tough to beat, and getting the new business class would just be the icing on the cake.

Bottom line

In general we don’t see as many transatlantic business class fare sales as we used to. I feel like for a while we pretty consistently saw $1,500 roundtrip business class fares on some of the “major” carriers, while nowadays it’s pretty rare for travel originating in the US.

So this is a great opportunity for anyone looking to fly between New York and Paris, especially if you’re looking to travel next spring, when La Compagnie’s new planes should be in service.

Anyone plan on jumping on these $1,200 roundtrip business class fares between New York and Paris?

Comments

  1. It usually takes at least a month, and often a few months, between when an airline takes delivery of a new plane and starts flying it (Delta took delivery of its first A220 recently and won’t fly it commercially until January for example). So I wouldn’t count on the new planes being in service until sometime in the July-August timeframe, realistically, with further delays possible on top of that.

  2. Huh, I just did a test booking for next fall (we already have all our tickets for our trip, but was just playing around) and for the dates we are traveling the La Compagnie tickets ended up being $1185 each (I booked for 2). This is at the promo level ticket with no refunds allowed and a steep $500 change fee. Sounds like a great deal if your travel plans are set in stone.

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