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Here's Why La Compagnie Business-Class Airline is Gaining Legions of Fans


And it's not just the $1,800 R/T price tag.

There is a reason that La Compagnie uses the phrase #flythedifference, just ask their growing number of loyal customers who choose this boutique airline. With beginnings in 2014 with flights from New York to Paris, the airline (which combined with XL Airways 2016) has become the first low-fare long-haul airline group. 

For just a fraction of the cost compared to major airlines, travelers can get a business-class experience for a fraction of the price. From just $1,800 round-trip passengers enjoye a private airport lounge before they board an eco-friendly Boeing 757-200 and then get seated in one of 74 business-class seats equipped with, of course, in-flight entertainment, a beautiful premium amenities kit (with Caudalie products), and seasonal menus created by Christophe Langree that includes Piper Heidsieck Champagne.

Kevin Lyons

The price premium is the only element attracting faithful passengers. La Compagnie is disrupting the airline industry by employing a business model similar to the thousands of small hotels popping around the world hoping to convince the average customer to spend a few extra dollars for an experience they’re guaranteed to remember. It’s a gamble in an industry ruled by cost-cutting and bargain-basement fares, but the boutique airline shows no signs of stopping as it doubles down on in-flight activities.   airline isn't just special because of their superior service, it is also known for bringing experiential travel to the skies much like small hotels around the country. Once or twice a month the airline has special events aboard.  Passengers had the chance to meet with directors and authors such as Claude Lelouch, Sébastien Samson, Jean-Michel Ribes, and Philip Kerr as well as meeting with Kevin Lyons x Co who brought an in-flight art gallery to the air. Becuase the airline knows that its clients tend to be sophisticated and in-the-know, they've also partnered with boutique hotels throughout Paris. When you land, a private car (for a small price) will chauffer you to one of their partner hotels. 





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