Air France La Premiere – 1
Report: Air France Will Install First Class On A350s

It looks like one of the world's best first class products will soon be available on more planes! Air France first class (known as "La Premiere") is one of the most exclusive first class products in the world. Historically first class has been available…

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Air France-KLM Credit Card Offering 50K Bonus Miles Plus $150 Statement Credit

In the fall of 2018, the Air France-KLM World Elite Mastercard¬†was introduced in the US market. The card is issued by Bank of America, and reflects a general trend of seeing non-US airlines start to issue credit cards in the US. A few weeks ago I wrote…

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Air France 787
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Offering Double Miles & Status Credits

We've seen airline loyalty programs start to offer incentives for travel. Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just published a solid promotion for members, offering bonus miles and also making it easier to qualify for status. Flying Blue offering double miles…

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Air France La Premiere – 1
Air France-KLM Flying Blue Extends Elite Status

In the past several days we've seen most airlines in North America extend elite status by a year. Hopefully that trend is now catching on in Europe, with the announcement that has just been made by the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program. Flying Blue…

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Air France A330
Air France A330 Shot At In Congo

Well this is downright puzzling... Air France is operating a lot of repatriation flights at the moment, and yesterday the airline operated a flight from Paris to Pointe-Noire, in the Republic of the Congo. The flight was operated by an Airbus A330-200…

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Air France First Class 777 – 27
Air France Grounding A380s, KLM Retiring 747s

The global aviation situation is obviously dire, and we're seeing just about all airlines institute emergency plans. Air France-KLM is the latest airline group to announce major cuts. Air France-KLM has announced some sweeping measures to respond to…

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Klm 777
KLM Executives Issue Formal Apology To Koreans

A couple of days ago I wrote about a situation that was going viral in South Korea, based on what happened on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Seoul. Essentially a KLM crew had decided that a lavatory was for the exclusive use of the crew, but they only…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Now Live: New Air France-KLM & Virgin Atlantic Partnership

In early February 2020, Delta, Air France-KLM, and Virgin Atlantic, finally launched their new transatlantic mega joint venture.¬†Previously Delta had two separate transatlantic joint ventures -- one with Virgin Atlantic, and one with Air France-KLM.…

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KLM Crew Accused Of Coronavirus Racism

I've received a countless number of messages regarding this situation, as the story seems to have gone viral in South Korea, though it hasn't gotten much coverage elsewhere. Given the number of readers who have asked me to cover it, let me share the…

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New Jv
Air France-KLM, Delta, And Virgin Atlantic Launch New Joint Venture

The wait is finally over, and this joint venture, which has been in the works for years, is now live. Back in 2017 it was first announced that Air France-KLM, Delta, and Virgin Atlantic, intended to launch a mega joint venture. At the time this was also…

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Malaysia Airlines Business Suite Lounge – 39
Air France-KLM Wants To Buy Malaysia Airlines Stake

It looks like we could soon see major changes at Malaysia Airlines, with (at least) two very different visions for the future of the airline... Malaysia Airlines has been in financial trouble for quite a while. If we're being honest, their challenges…

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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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Air France A350
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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WOW: Branson Backtracks On Virgin Atlantic Sale To Air France-KLM

This sure is interesting. For the past couple of years it has looked like Air France-KLM would buy a stake in Virgin Atlantic, but that's apparently no longer happening. In 2012 Delta bought a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, leading to the two airlines…

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Virgin Atlantic A330
Approved: Delta, Air France-KLM, And Virgin Atlantic Joint Venture

In August the US Department of Transportation tentatively approved this joint venture, and that has now been finalized, meaning that we should see this launch shortly, including reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. Before we get into the exact details,…

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Air France Klm Lounge Toronto – 14
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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Klm 747
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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Klm 787
Dutch Government Buys Stake In Air France-KLM To “Protect Dutch Interests”

Oh my, this is escalating quickly. It has just been announced that the Dutch government has bought a 12.68% stake in Air France-KLM for 680 million EUR, and they hope to increase that even further. For comparison, France has a 14.3% stake in the company.…

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Klm 787
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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Klm 777
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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Turkish Business Class 777 – 92
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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