New York: €1,174 Non-Stop La Compagnie Business Class from Paris and Milan (Last Chance)

New York

Since 2014, French airline La Compagnie has been offering flights from Paris-Orly and Milan Malpensa to Newark near New York with a complete business class configuration onboard their aircraft. You can currently cross the Atlantic twice for €1,174 with departure from Paris and Milan. You can find flights at the lowest price from July 2024 through April 2025. But don’t hesitate for too long, as this deal ends tomorrow (July 21, 2024)!

Info

Most Europeans need an electronic system for travel authorization (ESTA) to enter the USA for up to 90 days. This costs US$21 (~€19) and you should apply for it a couple of days before your trip, at the latest.

There are some cases where you cannot apply for an ESTA, e.g. if you’ve been to Cuba since 2021 or to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, or North Korea since March 2011. In those cases, you’ll need to get a visa from a US embassy or consulate, which can take various weeks.

Our availability calendar highlights cheap dates in green. It will forward you to Skyscanner, where you can choose between being redirected to the cheapest online travel agency or to La Compagnie’s website (where tickets cost around €25 more).

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All connections are nonstop flights between Paris-Orly or Milan-Malpensa and Newark. La Compagnie operates brand-new Airbus A321LR aircraft. This plane should give you a tremendous in-flight experience since it is equipped with the latest lie-flat seats and free unlimited Wi-Fi.

The new version of the French carriers’ business class looks like this:

La Compagnie will allow you to bring two pieces of hand luggage on board, weighing a maximum of 18 kg in total. Also included are two pieces of checked baggage, 32 kg each.

Search & Book

The fare rules say that the fare will expire on July 21, 2024 and requires a minimum stay from Saturday to Sunday. Availabilities can be found from November 2024 until April 2025.

You can find dates and prices on Google Flights (instructions) and by using our availability calendar above. We recommend paying €25 more at the airline, instead of booking through online travel agencies at the cheapest price.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

As La Compagnie doesn’t belong to any alliance, you can only earn miles at its own frequent flyer program, where you’ll get 1 point in each direction.

You need 40 points to get either a one-way ticket in peak season or a return ticket in shoulder season. 5 points will earn you a free, oversized bag, You can find more information about their frequent flyer here.

Hotels

Hotels in Manhattan can often be found for under €155, though you’d pay more for 4-star hotels and higher. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

You can also check out this offer for the famous Knickerbocker Hotel, close to Times Square:

Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for the USA 🇺🇸 Compared

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Information & Tips for New York

It is THE dream destination in the USA. The 5 districts of New York City offer more than any other metropolis in the world. And due to the high number of flights to New York, it is usually the cheapest way to get to the USA.

The Best Time to Travel

The best travel time with moderate temperatures is from April to June and from September to November. Summers can bring heat waves with high humidity. Winters are often snowy and very cold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

New York City is served by three commercial airports: John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport in Queens (probably the most famous), Newark Intl. Airport in Newark, New Jersey (which is not located in NYC, but serves the metropolitan area just like the others) and LaGuardia Airport also in Queens (which is closest to the city).

John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport

Public transport: From Manhattan by subway or LIRR to Jamaica (price varies from $2.75 – $10.00), continue with AirTrain to JFK ($8). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.

Taxi: To Manhattan $62.50 (+ $5.50 toll), 45 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Newark Intl. Airport

Public transport: Almost $20 with a combination of AirTrain Newark and NJ Transit to Penn Station. Almost 45 minutes drive.

Taxi: To Manhattan $50 – $70 (+ $8 toll), journey time 35 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.

LaGuardia Airport

Public transport: LaGuardia is only served by buses, these are slow and don’t have much space to store luggage, but with $2,75 they are very cheap.

Taxi: To Manhattan $20 – $30, journey time 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.

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Cover Picture: Photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash

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  1. Chrs says:

    Hi thanks for your comprehensive information and great deals. Just noticed that the air train JFK ticket price is much higher than indicated, currently at 8.25$. Starting March 2024 it will be even higher at 8.50$.
    Best Regards

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