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Air France La Premiere
I thought I’d share my experience flying La Premiere on Air France.
I agree that the ground services are top notch. A few minutes before arriving at LAX, I called a number and told Air France that I’d be arriving at LAX. An Air France La Premier representative met me at the curb, took my luggage, took me to the ticket counter, whisked me through the “secret” security line at LAX, into the Qantas first lounge, then returned to pick me up and escort me onto the airplane for boarding.
On arrival at CDG in Paris, an Air France representative met me and drove me to the La Premiere lounge where I could wait for my next flight, a business class flight on Air France from Paris to Dublin. Again, an Air France representative picked me up in La Premiere lounge and drove me to the Paris to Dublin airplane. The other passengers who were at the gate were on a bus and held back while I boarded first. Just lovely.
Similar stellar service on my return from CDG to LAX.
La Premiere lounge is also stylish and elegant and quiet, with good food. I had a complimentary facial (pretty superficial, nothing like a thorough facial at a regular salon), but it was still nice.
Super service from the Air France ground staff.
As for the flights, I was on the 380 which has nine first class seats without curtains. The 777 has fewer seats with curtains. Naturally, the 777 costs quite a bit more than the 380. Still, the seat and service were great. The food was alright, not as good as I expected. The one negative – the tiny size of the entertainment screen. It’s a pop up and the size of the screens when they first started to appear on airplanes. It’s the smallest I’ve ever seen in first class. And, not that easy to use. The amenity kit was nothing special, not as nice as some I’ve seen pictures of on the internet.
In all, nice experience.