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Travelling with baby on AF new business class

Travelling with baby on AF new business class

  1. shanghairen

    Next month we are flying PVG-CDG LIS with the first leg on the AF777-300 in business, 4 adults and a baby (7m). The bassinet seats are in row 9…right next to the toilets which is not my favourite spot on any plane.

    Would anyone recommend row 9? Are there any advantages to offset the proximity to the loos? Is there a bulkhead/curtain divider? Was told by AF that the bassinet is not huge and the crew would measure and weigh the little un before deciding if she’d fit in the bassinet which seemed odd. Anyone experience of this?

    Flying on Mon or Tue is that route/class often full? Worth taking a punt on finding a free seat for one of the adults so the baby can relax on her own seat if we go for a row away from the loos? If not are the beds wide enough for mummy and baby to cuddle up together on one seat?

    Sorry to be a toiletphobe…just a personal thing.

    Really appreciated your words on LH new First on the A340 and A380…they persuaded us to ditch SQ and go for LH on recent HKG-MUC-LIS-FRA PVG flights. It definitely lived up to the high standards we expected from reading the trip reports. Build standard, size and comfort of the bassinet was fabulous – little un slept all the way there and back. Hope that the AF flight also lives up to the pretty high standards of your reviews.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback on these questions.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi @[URL=’http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/members/shanghairen.2269/’]shanghairen[/URL], and welcome!

    Air France typically fills their business class completely, so I would not plan on an empty seat.

    I don’t know a lot about babies, but I asked Mike and Travis, who have experience with this sort of thing.

    Both said they never used the bassinet for their kids — Travis’ kids were too squirmy at the ages where they would fit, and Mike and his wife felt they looked unsafe. (The bassinets require you to strap your kiddo down, and given that hospitals no longer teach swaddling with arms in, they didn’t feel good about it).

    So if you don’t want to sit in the bassinet rows, it sounds like it might not be an huge sacrifice.

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