Air France 777 Business

Air France’s New 472 Seat 777-300 Cabins

In 2014 Air France launched their "Best & Beyond" project, which marked the beginning of the airline installing new cabins on their planes, including their new reverse herringbone business class seats, as well as their awesome new first class cabins.…

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New Air France-KLM & Virgin Atlantic Partnership

In November 2019, Delta, Air France-KLM, and Virgin Atlantic, received final approval for their new mega transatlantic joint venture. Previously Delta had two separate transatlantic joint ventures -- one with Virgin Atlantic, and one with Air France-KLM.…

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Air France Orders More A350s To Replace A380s

Air France has just placed a significant aircraft order, which is the next milestone in a simplified fleet for Air France-KLM. Air France has placed an order for an additional 10 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Air France took delivery of their first A350-900…

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Qantas 787 Business Class – 3

New Air France-KLM & Qantas Frequent Flyer Partnership

Air France-KLM and Qantas launched a codeshare agreement as of mid-2018, allowing customers to travel between Australia and Europe via Hong Kong and Singapore. Now the companies have taken cooperation to the next level, which is pretty exciting. Up until…

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Review: Air France-KLM Lounge Toronto Airport

The first segment of my trip was on Air France's brand new A350-900 from Toronto to Paris. While the flight was only departing at 6:45PM, I ended up getting to Toronto Pearson Airport before 12PM, as I wanted to make sure I didn't miss my connection,…

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Dutch Government Increases Stake In Air France-KLM… Again!

This is turning into some real drama, my goodness. Yesterday it was announced that the Dutch government bought a 12.68% stake in Air France-KLM for 680 million EUR. They expressed their desire to increase that stake even further, to match France's 14.3%…

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Pieter Elbers Will Remain CEO Of KLM

The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM has made some significant announcements today. I'd say these developments are good news, though not surprising. Ben Smith was appointed CEO of Air France-KLM late last year, and he has been working on getting…

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The Challenge Of Closer Cooperation Between Air France & KLM

Last year Ben Smith was appointed CEO of Air France-KLM. This was a huge move for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that he's the first non-French CEO of the company. Air France and KLM still have their individual CEOs, and Ben is leading…

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Air France First Class 777 – 27

Anne Rigail Appointed New Air France CEO

It sure is an exciting time for Air France. In August it was announced that Ben Smith would be appointed CEO of Air France-KLM (this is different than being the CEO of Air France or KLM -- he's the CEO of the parent company, which is one of the "big…

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Big Changes Could Be Coming To Air France-KLM With New CEO

Air France-KLM recently appointed a new CEO, Ben Smith. Ben used to be the President & COO at Air Canada, and he's one of the brightest guys in the airline industry. I think this appointment was a brilliant decision by the Air France-KLM board. Their…

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Air France Lounge Boston – 4

Air France Reaches Labor Agreements With 76% Of Workforce

Air France has been facing serious labor issues for a long time. Management and employees simply haven't been able to reach agreements, and this has led to (literally) violent strikes that have cost the airline hundreds of millions of dollars. Earlier…

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Air France-KLM Launches US Credit Card

Over the past couple of years we've seen more non-US airlines launch credit cards in the US, and it looks like we're now seeing yet another one. The new Air France-KLM World Elite Mastercard, issued by Bank of America, has just been launched in the US.…

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Turkish Lounge Washington Dulles – 1

Air France-KLM Lounge Washington Dulles Closing Temporarily

Here's something to be aware of if you're passing through Washington Dulles in the coming months, and are a Priority Pass member or flying a SkyTeam airline. Air France-KLM operates their own lounge in Concourse A at Washington Dulles Airport, intended…

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Air France First Class 777 – 27

Air France-KLM’s Brilliant & Surprising New CEO Pick

While the major European carriers have generally been doing pretty well the past few years, Air France has been the exception. I can't think of an airline that has had more labor problems than Air France, to the point that these strikes have cost the…

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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt – 39

How The ‘Big 3’ Airlines Are Forming In Europe

You will often see reference to the 'US3' or the 'ME3' when reading about global aviation. The US3 refers to the biggest three airlines in the US --¬†American, Delta and United which as a result of mergers and consolidation now have by far the most market…

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