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AF To South America - What To Expect?  
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Forget my earlier topic about AZ to South America, it will be AF!

So, what can we expect from AF, CDG-EZE on 772 and GIG-CDG on 332.
Service, catering, IFE, overall experience,...

What's the real difference between Voyageur and Premium Voyageur. Chances are big we will be in premium.

Thanks for all possible info.


Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
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User currently offlinerafabullara From Brazil, joined Dec 2010, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

I don't know why, but AF really has a loooooong affair history with Rio.

The "cariocas" usually point AF as Rio flagship carrier.

I guess you'll get the usual on AF, try searching for a TR at the other forum.


User currently offlineworkwings From United States of America, joined May 2010, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6163 times:

My experience of premium voyager (which I have only done nyc-cdg and vv) is that it is excellent value. The seats are larger and there is more space overall (sideways, legroom). There is a decent footrest. The tray table is really large iirc which means you can successfully multi-task.

So while it is not business by a long shot, it is far more comfortable than economy. Just in terms of not being cramped in, it is very worth it. If you can get the seats aisle and window you have a nice set up.

I'm pretty sure there are trip reports.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6129 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6157 times:
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I´ve only done C and F on AF on CDG-IAH and CDG-MEX.

In my opinion is that they are somewhat inconsistent. Within a certain range obviously. Varying between an excellent LH-like crew or a good, average crew. The food is obviously excellent. Try ordering the more obviously French cuisine entrees and you can´t go wrong. The wine and champagne options are obviously fantastic. IFE is average.

You may have to be assertive with the crew, but once they notice you are like that they´ll pay much more attention to you. Lastly, it´s not a requisite, but learning some basic French words (if you don´t already know some) will get you a long way in your entire AF experience.

Hope this helps.



MGGS
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Quoting rafabullara (Reply 1):
try searching for a TR at the other forum.

Did that but had not much time to read the stories in full... yet. Thanks.

Quoting workwings (Reply 2):
you can successfully multi-task.

Multitask as in working op laptop and following the inflight map...
Or as is watching a movie and enjoying a glass of wine (or 2)...?

Weel, being night flights both ways, main task will be sleeping (or trying to)

Quoting AR385 (Reply 3):
learning some basic French words (if you don´t already know some)

Well, being a Belgian, so having 3 official languages, one of them being French, I do speak it quite good actually. As it should be for a good Belgian (but that's just my opinion).
So hope that they ignore my 'septante' and 'nonante' in stead of 'soixante-dix' and 'quantre-vingt-dix'.


Thanks for your replies.



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6129 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6101 times:
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Quoting 330lover (Reply 4):
Well, being a Belgian, so having 3 official languages, one of them being French, I do speak it quite good actually. As it should be for a good Belgian (but that's just my opinion).

I know not so few Flemish Belgians who can´t speak a word of French. So, you just can´t assume....



MGGS
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6053 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 5):

I know not so few Flemish Belgians who can´t speak a word of French. So, you just can´t assume....

True, unfortunately. But that's another story.
Cheers



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

Which camera's does AF have on their 772 and 332? Nose and belly? Or none?
Not that important, just curious...



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5708 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 7):

Nose and belly on A332 & B77W. None on the B772ER.


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5648 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 8):
Nose and belly on A332 & B77W. None on the B772ER.

Thanks!
departure is on 772, but camera not imporant at all as departure is at 2320, so dark as hell.
Return on 332, so I'll probably try to follow landing in daylight.

Cheers!



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2665 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

Quoting 330lover (Thread starter):
GIG-CDG on 332.

Try to get a 744 instead of an A332: the new 744 cabin in Y is great according to what I heard.
I wouldn't fly an AF A332 out of GIG   



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 10):
Try to get a 744 instead of an A332: the new 744 cabin in Y is great according to what I heard.
I wouldn't fly an AF A332 out of GIG

OTOH, the 332 with its 2-4-2 config is more attractive, as we are 2. But in the end, this is not the main reason. We're in Y+, which is AFAIK not on 744.

Thanks for the advise anyhow, I'll keep is in mind for future bookings.



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 10):

Why not flying an AF A332 out of GIG ???

Quoting 330lover (Reply 11):

Correct. No Y+ on board the AF B744, but true indeed, the new cabin in Y & J + the new Panasonic IFE are really great


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5560 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 12):
Quoting LY777 (Reply 10):

Why not flying an AF A332 out of GIG ???

Think he is still referring to AF447. No reason to me not to fly it, though.
Is there any difference in Y+ between aircraft types at AF? Think all are the same, right?



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2665 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5557 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 12):
Why not flying an AF A332 out of GIG ???

Bad memories of AF447 indeed  



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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5510 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 13):
Is there any difference in Y+ between aircraft types at AF? Think all are the same, right?

Yes, they're all the same whatever the aircraft.


User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5232 times:

Another question came up, about catering.

Is there one standard meal, or will we have a choice between 2?
What are the meals like in Premium Voyageur?

Thanks a lot!



Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 16):
Another question came up, about catering.

Is there one standard meal, or will we have a choice between 2?
What are the meals like in Premium Voyageur?

you have the chose between 2 main courses. The meal in PV is a slightly enhanced version of the Y meal (enhanced apetizer and dessert). From CDG, you can also order one of their enhanced meals (cost between 18 and 30 €). They're quite nice. You have to do this on-line max the day before departure and before checking-in.


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