New York from £820 business class return – ends 4 November
La Compagnie is an all-business class airline that operates from Paris Orly and Nice to New York. They regularly have good offers on like the current one for a return to New York for €950 (£890) from Paris. This is the cheapest I have seen it for a long time. The departure dates are from 16 December until 30 December, perfect for a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping, hitting the sales or New Year’s Eve in New York.
La Compagnie used to be a bit underwhelming but earlier this year they launched their new Airbus A321neo. The new aircraft has considerably improved the passenger experience with La Compagnie compared with the rather dated previous seats. I will be reviewing the airline in a couple of weeks time – there is something quite unique about flying a small aircraft that is all business class. BA also do a similar service from London City which you can read about here.
Although you do have to get to Orly – one thing to bear in mind is that you will have to swap airports in Paris, as there are no direct flight to Orly from the UK anymore. Still, its a good excuse to have a quick Paris stopover on the way! You also have to bear in mind that La Compagnie are very small, so if something goes wrong things can take some time to resolve as they don’t have lots of aircraft lying around to substitute. But with brand new aircraft, technical issues should not be a problem.
The new A321neo cabin is equipped with 76 new flatbed business class seats which are the BE Aerospace Diamond (which feature on AA and Qatar) in a 2-2 configuration. The seats recline to fully flat and a comfy mattress topper will be provided. The IFE is a next-generation Rave system by Zodiac Inflight Innovations displayed on a new 15’7 touch screen. Noise-cancelling headsets are also offered. On top of that, there is Unlimited High-Speed Wi-Fi supplied by Viasat. You also get a Caudalie travel care kit, along with restaurant-grade meals from renowned chefs.
- Book by: Monday 4 November
- From Paris – Permitted 16 Dec 19 through 30 Dec 19 for each trip.
- To Paris- Permitted 23 Dec 19 through 05 Jan 20 for each trip.
- Minimum stay: a Saturday night
- Refundable: No
- Changeable: No
You can book direct with La Compagnie here.
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Marriott 15% credit and bonus points
Marriott have a great offer when you stay at participating hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific. The offer only applies to specific room categories. Book by 31 March 2020 and stay 2+ nights before 31 July 2020 to get these rewards:
- DAILY HOTEL CREDIT – Approximately 15% of your room rate, to be used on accommodations upgrades, dining & spa
- AND – 5,000 bonus points per stay
Some hotels are offering other benefits which you can choose instead of the 15% credit such as
- In-room champagne breakfast for 2
- 60 min signature spa treatment for 2
You must be a member of Marriott Bonvoy and you need to use the code A1764.
You can find the offer page here.