Air France A330 Business Class 3

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For May 2019

Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles is booking their Promo Awards. Flying Blue publishes these every month, and they offer 20-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. In 2018 some major changes were…

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Optima Seat 1

Air France’s A350: Business Class Seats, Routes, And More

Air France has a total of 21 Airbus A350-900 aircraft on order, and they'll be taking delivery of their first such plane this year. Initially the first A350s were supposed to go to Air France's low cost carrier, Joon, though that concept is being discontinued…

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Air France 787 Business Class – 12

Impressions Of Air France 787 Business Class

Hello from Paris! I just took the 6hr50min flight from Detroit to Paris on the Air France 787-9 (that flight is quicker than I was expecting!), which I booked using Flying Blue miles. In this post I wanted to share my initial impressions of this flight,…

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Air France 777 Business Class

One Week Left: Buy Flying Blue Miles With A 75% Bonus

A few weeks ago Air France-KLM Flying Blue launched their latest promotion on purchased miles. This promotion is valid through April 10, 2019, meaning you have just one week left to take advantage of this promotion. FlyingBlue is offering up to a 75%…

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Klm 777

KLM Adding Wifi On 777s & A330s (And Improving Pricing)

I'm a big fan of KLM as an airline, though find that they're a bit behind when it comes to the number of wifi equipped planes they have. This is a feature I greatly value, since it allows me to work efficiently while traveling. The good news is that…

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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

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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Air France First Class 777 – 27

Hilarity Ensues As Man Takes Off Pants On Air France Flight

We see all kinds of stories of people doing weird things on planes. In most cases I avoid sharing them, either because the person being talked about can be identified, or because it’s clear the person doing something might have mental issues. But…

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Klm 787

Spectacular KLM Business Class Fares From The US To Bangkok

At the moment KLM has some excellent business class fares for travel from the US to Asia via Europe. The best deal is from Los Angeles to Bangkok, as you can fly via Amsterdam for just ~$2,126 roundtrip. Similarly good fares are available out of Newark,…

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Klm 787

Impressions Of KLM 787 Business Class

After a great week in Sri Lanka, we returned to the US by flying SriLankan’s A321neo business class from Colombo to Abu Dhabi, KLM’s A330 business class from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, and KLM’s 787 business class from Amsterdam to New York (this was a…

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Klm Seat

Impressions Of KLM A330 Business Class

After a great week in Sri Lanka, we returned to the US by flying SriLankan's A321neo business class from Colombo to Abu Dhabi, KLM's A330 business class from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, and KLM's 787 business class from Amsterdam to New York (this was a…

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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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[private Forever] Air France Unveils : La Prairie Spa At Its Jfk Lounge

Air France Debuts New JFK Lounge Spa

Not surprisingly, New York is Air France's largest US market, as is the case for many European airlines flying to the US. Air France operates their own lounge at JFK's Terminal 1, and I'd say it's the nicest lounge in the terminal (which isn't saying…

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Klm A330

Why I Love KLM

I just wrapped up two longhaul flights on KLM (from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam to New York). Before I share my thoughts on those flights specifically, I wanted to provide a more big-picture impression of why KLM is one of my favorite major airlines out there.…

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Air France Hop Business Class – 30

Air France Renaming Regional Airline, ‘HOP!’

Many airlines have regional brands that are closely connected to their larger 'mainline' brand. Qantas has QantasLink, Lufthansa has Lufthansa Regional, KLM has KLM Cityhopper, etc. These regional brands usually operate smaller aircraft than their mainline…

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