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 €1,152 with departure from Paris and Milan.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to our flight search, where you can choose between being redirected to the cheapest online travel agency or to La Compagnie’s website (where tickets cost around €50 more).
All connections are nonstop flights between Paris-Orly or Milan-Malpensa and Newark. La Compagnie operates brand-new Airbus A321 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 says that the fare will expire on November 23, 2023 and requires a minimum stay from Saturday to Sunday. Availabilities are scattered throughout 2024, with flights at the lowest fare being available as late as May 2024.
You can find dates and prices on Google Flights (instructions) and by using our availability calendar above. We recommend paying €40 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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