La Compagnie is for those of us who prefer a boutique flying experience. The airline offers all business class seating at smart pricing. As I discovered whilst flying Paris to New York recently they really are the airline to use should you be venturing to the big apple or heading the opposite way for a croissant.
I was welcomed aboard the innovative plane to find a touchsreen tablet sleekly awaiting my perusal. Today, we are flying on a Boeing 757-200 known for its reliability, comfort, and fuel efficiency.
Previously operated by Icelandair, this aircraft is lighter and smaller for pleasant transatlantic journeys and La Compagnie has decided to entrust the maintenance of its fleet to Icelandair Technical, a subsidiary of Icelandair and Europe’s main operator of Boeing 757s.
Utilising your personal tablet you can enjoy a wide selection of movies; classics and new releases, TV shows, music, international digital media, newspapers, magazines and E–books. Tablets can be removed from their port, and used for work, leisure, reading, or to monitor the flight in real time.
My eye’s were drawn to the online wine cellar, quite an impressive list. I opted for a glass of Saint-Emilion, poured generously with white gloves complementing perfectly what I would describe as a ‘restaurant quality’ dining experience.
With 19 rows and 74 seats, I found that La Compagnie offers a truly unique 100% business-class cabin experience.
Integrated in fixed shells, my seat offered me ultimate privacy and comfort. I was able to recline to a 175-degree angle with a built-in massage feature for added comfort during the journey.
All seats are arranged in 2×2 rows, comfortably spaced by a pitch of 62 inches. The seat height is 46 ½ in. with a width of 26 in.
My seat was equipped with a reading lamp, compartments for my personal items and electronics, an electrical outlet, a headphone plug, and a pouch for documents.
Flying with La Compagnie felt like working from a personal work environment 39,000 feet above ground-level. And for leisure, the airline is not just for humans. They recently posted a photo of a cat flying with them via their instagram account (@lacompagnie_boutiqueairline) this didn’t surprise me. La Compagnie has a quirky charm, a sort of nod to the golden age of travel to it. Perhaps that is why I decided to dress up to fly, something I hadn’t done in a while.