By Meredith Carey. Photos: Courtesy La Compagnie.
French business-class-only airline La Compagnie is known for thinking outside the box. The carrier, which flies exclusively between New York and Paris on lie-flat seats, doesn't do anything the traditional way, which keeps prices for business class around $2,000 round-trip. For travelers this spring, the perks keep coming: The airline has partnered with renowned street artist Kevin Lyons, known for his quirky monster doodles seen everywhere from the streets of Honolulu to Jolly Rancher commercials, and has installed art on 80 of its airplane windows.
The flying portrait gallery of 40 new characters will make their debut as window decals at 30,000 feet on an April 21 flight to New York, carrying the artist himself, who will join passengers for the maiden journey. From there, the flying art gallery will continue to travel between Charles de Gaulle and Newark until May 19.
For now, travelers can get a sneak peek at the cheeky drawings on La Compagnie's Facebook page. Inspired by different types of travelers, the commissioned characters range from L’Hyperactif, who's planned to have all the trendiest Parisian adventures, to Lle Curieux, who's ready, guidebook (or Instagram vision board) in hand, for the latest trip.
The announcement also comes with a promotion, as two lucky winners will get the chance to fly La Compagnie for free. Travelers looking for the freebie (and chance to see Lyon's art up close) can enter the airline's sweepstakes by tagging the person they'd most like to explore Paris with, in the Facebook post above.
This story originally appeared on Conde Nast Traveler.
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