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Winter flight deal: Fly business class to Paris for $1,600 round-trip

Dec. 10, 2021
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Do you ever daydream about booking a last-minute trip to Paris? Well, it's good news for you and me both because La Compagnie is running a "Winter Wonderdeal" on business-class flights booked to the City of Light through Dec. 12, for $1,600 round-trip.

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(Photo courtesy of La Compagnie)

Deal basics

Airline: La Compagnie.
Routes: Newark (EWR) to Paris (ORY).
Cost: $1,600 round-trip.
How to book: Directly through the airline online or by calling their call center at 800-218-8187.
Book by: Dec. 12, 2021, for travel through March 31, 2022; certain blackout dates apply.

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Booking

Head to La Compagnie's Winter Wonderdeal sale page to search this deal.

(Screenshot courtesy of La Compagnie)

Next, search the calendar to verify your desired dates of travel are included in the deal, as shown below.

(Screenshot courtesy of La Compagnie)

From there, I selected a nonstop flight departing Newark (EWR) on Jan. 12 and departing from Paris (ORY) on Jan. 17, for just over $1,600 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of La Compagnie)

If you have flexibility with your travel dates, availability is wide-open in February.

(Screenshot courtesy of La Compagnie)

Related: 11 things I learned during my trip to Paris

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La Compagnie's business class

La Compagnie is an all-business-class airline, where travelers can enjoy 76 lie-flat seats in a 2-2 configuration, unlimited Wi-Fi and additional amenities, such as a four-course meal and, of course, a French croissant. Those traveling overnight can enjoy the airline's airport lounge, called Art & Lounge.

(Photo courtesy of La Compagnie)

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

(Photo courtesy of La Compagnie)

"The City of Light shines year-round, but winter in Paris is particularly magical with holiday markets, festive lights, seasonal cuisine and more," says La Compagnie, and I'd have to agree.

For business-class flights that are normally priced on a good day around $2,000, this is a deal, so be sure to book by Dec. 12.

As of Dec. 10, France is currently open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from the United States, although the latter must have a compelling reason for travel, in addition to a mandatory quarantine. All travelers must show results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival in France.

Related: Reopening Europe: Where can you go? What are the rules? A country-by-country guide

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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023