This is a bit of a last minute deal and not for everyone, but thought it was worth the plug...
The business class airline - La Compagnie, that flies from London-Luton to New York (Newark), the other day announced it was suspending the service from the 24th September and has decided to focus on operations from Paris instead...
In-order for the airline to fill their seats on the route for the last 2-3 weeks of operation, they have reduced ticket prices to £349 each way, including all taxes. These are non-flexible and non-refundable tickets.
Usually tickets on the route have sold for around £1200 return, but can now be obtained for under £700.
To give you an idea, I have looked on travel price comparison site Kayak and business class tickets from Heathrow to New York in September are around £1500-1800 return, so quite a big saving.
Also economy tickets seem to be ranging from £450-600 in September, so for a small extra amount, you can upgrade!
The ticket price includes priority access through security and access to the business lounge before the flight at both airports. On the flight itself, you get a large business class seat, which nearly lies flat (175 degrees), chef-inspired food served on china plates, champagne and in-flight entertainment on a 12 inch tablet.
(The new Aspire business class lounge at Luton is definitely worth a visit and
avoids the chaos of all the expansion work taking place.)
The Boeing 757 which operates the flight only holds 74 seats, where usually they seat 200+ passengers.
Here is a link to their service you can expect:https://www.lacompagnie.com/uk/the-company/our-offer
There will be some snobs, expressing how Luton is not a London airport and how the airline is not proper business class.
Some people would argue the seats are not as good as other airlines and the food is not quite so good. Also the airline does not offer the frequency of flights or frequent flier miles of other airlines, but when you are paying half the price of another airlines business class ticket, I think you can forgive some of the differences.
Here is a YouTube Video giving you an idea of what to expect with the airline:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tLBFS_YePs