1. The flights go into London’s Luton airport — not Heathrow, not Gatwick — and Luton is an hour-long bus ride from the city’s core. As Road Warrior Voices points out, Luton is also much reviled among reviewers.
2. The flights have a three-person cabin crew, which is smaller than some other international flights.
3. Speaking of inconvenient airports, these flights do leave from Newark.
But overall, the flights are pretty straightforward and don’t include additional taxes and fees. They apparently actually do cost $1,007.
La Compagnie is trying to make this work by keeping overhead low — they’re based in the Parisian suburbs, for example. The company also explains on it’s website that it “offers a truly unique 100% business-class cabin with 19 rows and 74 seats.” Those seats “recline to a180-degree angle with a built-in massage feature for added comfort during your journey.”
We’ve always flown as cheaply as possible to Europe, but after having fairly negative experiences recently on Air Berlin and Iberia Airlines, this affordable, “100% business class” option sounds promising.
— Jim Dalrymple II