Time to Eat Crow – L’Avion Takes Flight

It wasn’t even a month ago that I expressed a complete lack of confidence that L’Avion, the new French all-business class airline, would get off the ground by the end of the year as they expected.

Well, sure enough the airline started taking bookings in December and today, January 3, they had their inaugural flight. I definitely didn’t see that one coming.

I’m impressed how quickly they got off the ground, but I’m also skeptical about their chances for success. They didn’t start taking reservations until a few days ago, so they haven’t been able to build their business much so far. That means that if you need to fly between Newark and Paris/Orly, you could get a smoking deal right now as they scratch and claw for customers. The first 1000 people to book get a $999 roundtrip fare. Remember, this is all business class.

I’m not sure how long they’ll last, but it’s a good deal worth looking at for trips in the near future.

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