Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Biz-Class Airline for Newark/Paris


On July 21, a new "boutique airline" called La Compagnie began offering business-class-only service between New York/Newark and Paris on a redesigned Boeing 757-200. They're currently flying four to five weekly flights, with scheduled departures out of Paris Charles de Gaulle at 5:50 pm, arriving in Newark at 8:30 pm, and out of Newark at 9:45 pm, arriving in Paris at 11:15 am. 

Flights are priced at $1,378 USD round-trip for travel through September 15, 2014. Book before August 30 and fly before September 15 and you can get two round-trip tickets for $2014 USD.

The interior offers 74 “lie-flat” seats in a 2 x 2 configuration throughout a single-aisle cabin. The plane holds 74 passengers, two pilots and three flight attendants. 

La Compagnie was created in October 2013 by L’Avion founder Frantz Yvelin with assistance from former Swissair and Jet Airways COO Peter Luethi. The launch follows a fundraising campaign that drew nearly €30 million from French and European investors – one of the largest amounts raised in France during the calendar year. La Compagnie expects to take delivery of its second Boeing 757-200  in December 2014.

In-flight menus are created by Christophe Langree, the chef of the Hôtel Matignon in Paris, which serves as the official residence of the Prime Minister of France. Other features are amenity kits including Caudalie cosmetic products, free WiFi and a personal Samsung tablet--uploaded with an assortment of books, magazines, music and movies--for every seat.

To get to Provence, you can take the high-speed TGV train from Charles de Gaulle. It's roughly three hours to Avignon, 3.5 hours to Aix and little bit longer to Marseille. You can see train schedules here.

For more info on La Compagnie or to reserve:  call (800)-218-8187 (from the US) or 08 92 23 02 40 (from France) or go to: lacompagnie.com

5 comments:

  1. Okay, now I'm TOTALLY dreaming of running off to Paris for Labor Day weekend. Best. Post. Ever!

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  2. Great price on the two round trip tickets. What is their web site or reservation site? Thanks Julie for always giving your readers good data.

    karen

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  3. thanks
    julie for always giving us good data.....great price on the two tickets.

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  4. Wow.....what a great price.....Thanks Julie...

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  5. Jules,

    Ok let me know we are going to go and give it a try!

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