All business class French airline La Compagnie flies from Newark to Paris-Orly airport and now is launching Newark to Nice, France seasonally.
The new Nice service runs between May 9 and October 29 four times weekly:
- Newark – Nice, 11:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.+1
- Nice – Newark, 6:15 pm. – 10:00 p.m.
And pricing is an amazing $1199.23 roundtrip. Tickets are non-refundable at this price, and there’s a $500 change fee.
La Compagnie’s business class seating is ‘angled’ flat, so certainly not the latest generation product. However it compares well against the only other non-stop flight between New York and Nice, which is Delta from JFK. Delta generally charges over $1000 roundtrip for basic economy and pulling up business class on Delta for the same dates I picked as a La Compagnie example shows a price over $11,000.
I’d gladly take La Compagnie’s inferior business class at the price, and for that matter Delta’s CEO describes business class on their Boeing 767s as ‘the most dated’ they have.
(HT: One Mile at a Time)