La Compagnie, an all-business-class airline based in France, is selling round-trip flights from Newark to Paris for just $1,300. And because it’s called the Family Trip Offer, the airline has cut the fare for kids ages 2 to 11 to $1,000.
This is a terrific deal for anyone who hates flying in sardine-can economy seats. Typical economy nonstops from the New York area in mid-July start at $1,063; the cheapest business-class seats on other lines start at around $4,600, and the La Compagnie business-class fare is actually $87 less than premium economy on Air France.
Granted, La Compagnie’s version of business class is not fully competitive with what you get on most of the giant airlines these days: The seats are “angle flat,” not “flat bed,” so you sleep on a flat surface that’s tilted a bit. Also, the meal service is a lot less elaborate. But La Compagnie’s business class is far better than anyone else’s premium economy, to say nothing of regular economy. For the price, this sale fare is a hard value proposition to resist.
The airline has indicated a sale end date of August 27, 2017; for travel between July 10 and September 3, but seats are limited. If you’re headed to France this summer, take a good look at La Compagnie; you aren’t likely to find a comparable deal anywhere.