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 also have further fare sales, as they have now. La Compagnie has just announced a summer fare sale, which they’re calling “The Family Trip.” This is similar to the sale they offered in March, which has since expired.
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 July 10 and August 27, 2017. There’s no deadline for when you have to book, so in theory you should be able to book this fairly last minute, pending availability (though they could always withdraw the offer).
Furthermore, they’re offering $1,000 roundtrip business class tickets for children aged 2-11.
This sale is bookable directly on La Compagnie’s website, and eligible promo fares for adults should show as pricing at $648 one-way, which means you’ll get roundtrip fares of just under $1,300.
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.
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?