While the flight deals for Cyber Monday and Travel Deal Tuesday have passed, that doesn’t mean sales of vacation plane tickets have ended. Indeed, the French airline La Compagnie is launching a new offer on its fully business class flights from the New York region to Paris. And Francophiles dreaming of spending the holiday season in Paris are in luck, as the travel dates for the discounted fares start in December.
Between December 9 and 12, travelers can book a package deal: a round-trip flight from Newark Airport in New Jersey to Paris-Orly in a business class seat for $ 1,600. Similar fares on major airlines can go up to $ 7,000; The Company says its fares on the route normally start at around $ 2,000 round trip, so with the sale, the flyers are saving at least $ 400. (If you’re wondering what to do with these savings, we recommend using them for an overnight stay at a plush hotel, like the just-opened Bulgari Hotel Paris.) Fares are good for travel from December 9 to March 31, 2022 As with all fare sales, be sure to read the terms and conditions and check the country’s COVID-19 restrictions before booking. France currently requires a negative test result from all travelers for entry, regardless of their vaccination status.
In true Parisian form, the experience on board the plane will be simple and elegant. The Company operates Airbus A321neo single-aisle aircraft fitted with only 76 business class seats configured as two-by-two. The limited number of seats creates what the airline calls a “boutique” atmosphere. Each seat reclines to a completely flat position and comes with a 15.7-inch entertainment screen and an electrical outlet. Passengers will also receive an amenity kit with products from Paris-based beauty brand Caudalie.
On board, travelers will be served a light dinner of seasonal French cuisine, with dishes such as roasted pumpkin soup with pomegranate seeds, a salad topped with smoked salmon and, of course, a plate of French cheeses. The menu also offers organic wine and champagne pairings by French wine critics Bettane & Desseauve and a breakfast service in the morning before landing.
Although Paris is most popular with travelers in the spring or summer, there is no shortage of winter activities in the City of Lights. Soak up culture at popular places like the Picasso Museum or the Pompidou Center without the crowds. In the afternoon, warm up over a cup of café au lait at the chic Hollybelly café-bar in the 10th arrondissement or a martini at the Ritz’s iconic Hemingway Bar before enjoying a show at the Palais Garnier, the richly decorated opera house from the Napoleon III era where the Paris National Opera gives its performances. Tourists planning a vacation trip can also visit the city’s Christmas markets, like the one in the Tuileries Garden, which features handmade products by the city’s artisans and has a huge ice rink. Grab mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and soak up the hustle and bustle of this festive city.