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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Air France A330 Business Class 3

New Flying Blue Promo Awards For July 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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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 747

Transfer Citi Points To Flying Blue With 25% Bonus

Through July 20, 2019, the US Citi ThankYou program is offering a 25% bonus when you convert points into Air France KLM Flying Blue miles. Points ordinarily convert at a 1:1 ratio, though during this promotion you can convert 1,000 Citi points into 1,250…

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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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Flying V

Is This What Planes Will Look Like In The Future?

Aircraft technology sure has come a long way over the years. Planes are able to fly longer distances more fuel efficiently than ever before, and that's awesome. But fundamentally we haven't actually seen any radical design changes to commercial planes,…

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Klm Royal Dutch – 5

KLM Opens (Paid) Restaurant In Amsterdam Lounge

KLM has recently opened a restaurant in their new flagship lounge in Amsterdam, though if you want to eat there you'll be expected to pay. Interesting... Globally business class lounges are nicely improving. A la carte dining in business class lounges…

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Klm 787

Flying Blue Promo: Transatlantic Flights From 12,500 Miles

Every month Air France-KLM Flying Blue publishes Promo Awards, offering discounted redemptions in select markets. These are typically released at the beginning of each month, and I write about them when they go live. Lately Flying Blue has occasionally…

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Optima Seat 1

Air France Schedules First North American A350 Route

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Air France had 21 Airbus A350-900s on order, the first of which will be delivered later this year. In addition to this being a new aircraft type for the airline, perhaps the most interesting part of this development…

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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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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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