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All-business-class carrier La Compagnie will soon be changing service on its Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) route from one to two flights per day. The announcement comes just weeks after the carrier said it was cutting its New York to London route due to economic changes following the UK’s historic Brexit decision.
To celebrate the new schedule, La Compagnie is also offering a special “Twice a Day” promotion for travelers to take advantage of — $1,400 round-trip fares for business-class travel between the New York City area and Paris. In fact, during the booking process, the price actually drops a couple of dollars below the advertised amount to $1,396 for a round-trip flight. In comparison, round-trip business-class tickets on the same route from its competitors are going for around $2,700 on those same dates.
TPG flew in La Compagnie’s all-business-class aircraft on this exact route last year and while it wasn’t the same high-quality business-class product he’s come to expect from competitors, it was still a viable option for the route — especially at that lower price. For a transatlantic flight, it’s definitely an excellent value for business-class flying and gets the job done.
If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the additional flight per day, especially with this promotion, consider booking your ticket with a card that’ll earn you the most return. The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 100,000 points and will earn you 3x points on travel and dining worldwide. This $1,396 purchase would net you an additional 4,188 Ultimate Rewards points — worth about $88 based on TPG’s recent valuations. In addition, the card offers travel insurance protection, which could be useful considering the financial future of the carrier isn’t all that secure.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards