If you’ve flown in Air France Premium Economy or Business Class this month you may have noticed that the airline has refreshed two of its onboard amenity kits for the second half of the year (I haven’t heard about any changes to the First Class offering). The new amenity kits debuted on flights back on 1 July and they will be offered onboard through 31 December 2018.
I've just bought an Amazon Echo Dot. It was on sale, it wasn't expensive and I wanted to see what it could do. So far I've managed to get it to pair it with my Sonos speakers (but haven't managed to get to to play anything other than Amazon Music) and I've managed to pair it with with my TV (but it refuses to control it) so you could say that my Amazon Alexa experiment is a work in progress - I'm still not sure just how useful it is.
Air France has been slowly ceding it's less popular routes (or the routes with increased low-cost competition) to Joon and now the lower-cost carrier is getting a new destination courtesy of Air France.
Blog posts about good Business Class sales between Europe and Asia usually center around Qatar Airways and, occasionally, Finnair....but this time neither of those airlines is involved. Surprisingly, at least to me, SkyTeam is currently offering a selection of excellent Business Class fares between Warsaw and various cities in Asia.
A round-up of some of the latest news items that didn't really warrant a whole article each but that could be of interest nonetheless. Includes details of a n improvement in the Etihad offering to Switzerland, news of the latest hotel opening in Sydney and details of Air France's new route to Kenya.
The Air France A380s that are currently flying around the world offer one of the oldest style Business Class cabins offered by a major European airline. When I tell you that British Airways Club Wold is more progressive than the Air France A380 offering you should get some idea of what we're dealing with here - the Business Class cabin doesn't even offer true lie-flat seats.
Air France has announced that it will launch a non-stop service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seattle from summer 2018 using its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Air France would appear to start its international boarding process earlier than most airlines I've flown because, when I got to the gate with a little over an hour to go before departure, I was faced with a sea of travelers ahead of me and boarding had already started.
Thanks to the purser on my flight from Madrid I had a very good idea of where I had to go once I arrived at Paris Charles deGaulle but, after I had disembarked off the short-haul flight, I still stopped by the first set of information screens to check what gate my New York bound flight would be departing from.
This was my first flight on Air France in years (I'm not even sure I remember the last time I flew with the airline), it was my first flight in Air France's short-haul Business Class and my first flight in an Air France A320. That's a lot of "firsts". Combine those facts with the fact that I'd just flown in to Madrid on an Iberia A320 and you'll see why I was interested to see what Air France would offer.