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La Compagnie is a French startup airline that flies all-business-class flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Newark. It launched last summer with 4-5 weekly flights with its first aircraft, and took delivery of a second back in December and now plan to launch service between Newark and London Luton Airport starting April 24, 2015.
They are currently offering a promo sale from Newark to London Luton roundtrip in Business Class for $1,009. As you can see from the price breakdown, the fare itself is $421 and the taxes/surcharges amount to $588. They’ve had similar sales in the past, which we’ve covered.
La Compagnie flies 757-200’s with 74 seats in 19 rows with four across in a 2 x 2 configuration. Seats have 62 inches of pitch and are 26 inches wide. They also have a reading lamp, personal compartments and a power outlet. The airline touts the seats as reclining 180 degrees, but reports and photos suggest that these seats are in fact angled and of a rather outdated model. Still, it’s better than being crammed in coach for the trip.
Travelers are given anti-allergenic pillows, duvets and a Caudalie travel amenity kit. Entertainment comes in the form of handheld Samsung Galaxy Pro tablets, and WiFi is available for free on the flight. Menus are created by chef Christophe Langree.
At Newark, the airline has an “Art & Lounge” space in Terminal B near the check-in counters with snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, red and white wine, and premium beer.
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I’m actually going to be flying La Compagnie next week to Paris and am looking forward to it. If you’ve flown La Compagnie, feel free to comment below with your experiences with them.
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