Get excited: Air France has revealed its completely overhauled business class and it’s stunning.
The new product will be installed on 12 of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft that will take to the skies starting in September 2022.
Not only that, but passengers in all cabins will be feasting on a revamped catering experience from the end of 2022.
Let’s check it out.
Air France’s New Business Class
No stone has been left unturned by Air France, whose new business class seat will feature 3 of the most important aspects of any business class: lie-flat seats, direct aisle access, and increased privacy.
The new-found privacy is thanks to the installation of a sliding door to create “a totally private space.” This is a trend many carriers are following, and one that certainly sets these new business class cabins apart from older versions that typically don’t score very highly when it comes to privacy.
IFE innovations include a 17.3-inch screen with a 4K high-definition, anti-glare screen for a cinema-like experience in the sky. With the passenger experience at the forefront of the redesign, guests will be able to use Bluetooth to connect their personal headphones to the IFE.
From the mockups, the refreshed cabins in a 1-2-1 configuration appear bright and fresh, while the navy blue of the seats pops against the crisp white exterior in an effortlessly elegant fashion that only the French would be capable of.
The first route to feature the new cabins will be from Paris (CDG) to New York (JFK) on Air France’s Boeing 777-300 named “Fontainebleau.” In fact, if your future travel plans include flying to Paris (CDG) or beyond with Air France, then there’s a high chance you’ll get to try out the carrier’s new business class for yourself as the Boeing 777-300 operates on 10 of Air France’s 14 nonstop routes to the U.S.
U.S. airports with Boeing 777-300s are Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).
As always with scheduling, this could change at any given time.
Hot Tip: It’s no secret that flying Air France business class is pricey. However, there’s a chance that one of the credit cards you have in your wallet may earn points that can be converted into Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles, meaning you’ll save a ton of money.
No cabin upgrade would be complete without a side serving of reimagined onboard catering.
Air France has charged 3 Michelin-starred French chefs with control of business class menus. Accompanying the food will be a selection of wine and Champagnes sourced by Paolo Bosso, a world-famous sommelier.
Business class passengers will also be given the opportunity to preorder their inflight meals — a move that will both reduce food waste and ensure passengers don’t miss out on their top preference.
And from the end of the year, Air France plans to use only 100% French meat, dairy, and eggs in meals served in all cabins.
Oh là là, Air France’s new business class is one to add to the travel wish-list, that’s for sure.
The French flag carrier’s refreshed cabins and catering will be coming to a Boeing 777-300 near you from this September 2022.
We can’t wait to try it out!
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