Deal Alert: Business Class to Paris From $1,296 for Adults, $998 for Children
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The all-business-class French carrier La Compagnie is currently running a promotion, encouraging you to take the whole family to Paris. The carrier is promoting round-trip fares from Newark (EWR) for adults from $1,300 and for children from $1,000. However, we're seeing the fares come out to a tiny bit less — $1,296 and $998 for adults and children, respectively. La Compagnie considers children to be between two and 11 years old.
There's some decent availability at these discounted fares for some of July and throughout August. However, we're not seeing much past August. So, if you're interested, this will be more of a last-minute trip — but still in the popular summer months.
TPG has flown with La Compagnie and thought the experience was comfortable. Although the seats are angle-flat as opposed to lie-flat, the all-business-class trip is enjoyable — especially at discounted prices such as these.
Airline: La Compagnie
Route: EWR to CDG
Cost: $1,296 round-trip in business class
Dates: July - August 2017
Booking Link: La Compagnie
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $1,296 round-trip in August for one adult:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $2,294 round-trip in August for one adult and one child ($1,296 + $998):
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H/T: The Travelers Club