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.
But it gets even better than that. La Compagnie has just announced a fare sale for travel this summer, which they’re calling the “French Summer Offer.”
You can fly roundtrip business class from New York to Paris on La Compagnie for $1,300 all-in. The tickets are valid for travel between May 9 and August 31, 2017. There’s no deadline for when you have to book, but rather the sale is only valid for 1,000 tickets, so I imagine the sale will be around for at least several days, if not more (however, if you want your pick of dates, you’ll want to book sooner rather than later).
This sale is bookable directly on La Compagnie’s website, and eligible promo fares should show as pricing $649 one-way, which means you’ll get the $1,300 roundtrip pricing.
That’s a great deal, and especially worthwhile for those who aren’t otherwise loyal to any one airline. That’s only marginally more than you’d often pay for economy in the market, so at that price it’s tough to go wrong.
Do keep in mind that late last year La Compagnie was bought by XL Airways, the French low cost carrier. So as strange of a relationship as I consider that to be, at least I have a bit more confidence that the airline won’t disappear overnight.
$1,300 for roundtrip tickets between New York and Paris in summer is a heck of a deal. La Compagnie’s business class isn’t the best in the world — the seats are angled and the food is fine, though not amazing. However, at these prices you won’t find a similar value with any other airline. So if you’re planning a trip over summer from New York to Paris, I’d seriously consider taking advantage of this deal.
This pricing is quite a bit lower than what they usually charge. Late last year we did see a fare sale for $1,000 roundtrip tickets, but that was for off-peak travel. I doubt we’ll see better fares than this for summer travel.
Anyone plan on jumping on these ~$1,300 roundtrip business class fares between New York and Paris?