Air France La Premiere – 5

How My Dad Flew To South Africa Without Knowing It

I'll continue the "formal" trip report shortly, but wanted to first write about what we managed to pull off over the weekend thanks to the help of some very dedicated and creative Air France employees. On Sunday morning my dad, Ford, and I, landed in…

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Air France La Premiere – 2

Review: Air France La Premiere 777-300ER

I last reviewed Air France La Premiere on a flight a couple of years ago from Paris to Houston. I say that up front because that review was much more detailed than I'll make this one in terms of the hard product, while this review will mostly be focused…

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Air France First Class Lounge Jfk – 7

Review: Air France La Premiere Lounge & Spa New York JFK

We had a nearly five hour layover at JFK, as we arrived before 12PM from Toronto, and were connecting to Paris on Air France in first class at 4:25PM (in the next installment I'll share the tickets that I booked). Remember that at this point my dad still…

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Klm 787 Business Class – 16

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For September 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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Air France 787 Business Class – 3

Amazing Deal: Earn 20K Amex Points For Air France-KLM Booking

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Virgin Atlantic A330

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

It looks like there's a new transatlantic joint venture on the horizon, and this is going to be an interesting one... A joint venture is the highest level of cooperation you can have between two airlines. When airlines form a joint venture they coordinate…

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Air France A220

Air France Ordering A220, Retiring A380

Air France has just announced some significant changes to their fleet, which follow a meeting today of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors. These decisions reflect the group's focus on simplification. The company explains that they hope to make the…

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Airbus A220 100

Air France Expected To Order Airbus A220

Air France has been working on modernizing their fleet, as they've ordered 787-9s and A350-900s. However, up until now they haven't announced planes for updating their short haul fleet, which will eventually need to be refreshed as well. Air France's…

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Air France 777 Business Class

Buy Flying Blue Miles With A Mystery Bonus

The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just launched their latest bonus on purchased miles, valid through August 11, 2019. This is a mystery bonus, so different accounts will be targeted for different offers -- you'll want to log into your Flying…

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Air France Lounge Boston – 4

Air France Planning Vancouver To Tahiti Route

There are a lot of people from Metropolitan France who like to vacation in Tahiti, though it's a long way between the two places, and almost all ways involve transiting the US: -- Air Tahiti Nui and Air France both fly from Paris to Los Angeles to Tahiti…

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Klm 787

KLM Encourages People To Fly Less, Take Train Instead

Yesterday I wrote about how France plans on introducing a new aviation eco-tax, and how Air France is heavily opposed to it. As I explained yesterday: This is definitely the direction much of the world is headed, so I’d say we should expect a lot…

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Air France First Class 777 – 27

France’s Controversial New Aviation Eco-Tax

Environmentalism is becoming a much bigger issue globally, and that's a good thing. However, the question of how governments should tax in order to encourage certain behavior is a much more controversial topic. The latest such case involves what France's…

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Af Engine

Air France A380 Engine Part Recovered In Greenland

In September 2017 I wrote about how an Air France A380 (with the registration code F-HPJE) bound from Paris to Los Angeles diverted to Goose Bay, Canada, after losing an engine part somewhere over Greenland. The pictures of the engine were pretty incredible.…

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Joon Plane

Air France Discontinues Low Cost Airline Today

The day has finally come. Today Air France's low cost carrier experiment comes to an end, as the airline dumps the Joon brand. Joon was a low cost carrier launched by Air France in December 2017. It operated both short and long haul flights. The thing…

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Air France Brand Film

Air France’s Incredible New Brand Video

I'm a sucker for some good airline marketing, and in particular I love a well done airline brand video. Not only does it often involve some drool-worthy airplane shots, but it really gives you a sense of how the airline is trying to position themselves…

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Klm Business Class 787 – 1

Review: KLM Business Class 787 Amsterdam To New York

We boarded through the second set of doors and turned left into the business class cabin. KLM's business class cabin takes up the entire space between the first and second set of doors on the 787-9, and consists of a total of 30 seats. KLM has reverse…

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Klm Lounge Amsterdam – 13

Review: KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Airport

We had a lengthy layover in Amsterdam, as we were arriving from Abu Dhabi at around 6:30AM, and were departing to New York at 1:25PM. I was happy to have some time to get caught up on work between flights, and also to check out KLM's new Crown Lounge…

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Klm Business Class A330 – 20

Review: KLM Business Class A330 Abu Dhabi To Amsterdam

We arrived at Abu Dhabi Airport shortly before midnight, plenty early for our 2AM flight to Amsterdam. KLM departs from Terminal 1 in Abu Dhabi. The check-in process was quick, and within a moment we were issued boarding passes all the way to New York.…

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