BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7703 times:
Just heard from my travel agent that Air France have changed my flight times and aircraft type from a 777 to an A340 for my YUL-CDG trip in December. I'm gutted, as I got to try the A340 on the outward flight, and really wanted a 777 for the return. Aw well, c'est la vie!
Matthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7060 times:
Have you contacted Air France? If they are still going to operate a 777 between those two points, they may allow you to change to a different time so that you can fly on the plane you want. The same thing has happened to me (though not on AF). I explained why I wanted to fly a specific aircraft and the airline changed my ticket at no charge. If AF is changing all the flights to an A340, then you're out of luck.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks ago) and read 6835 times:
AF has a few routes made always with a same type of plane.For example, the routes like CDG-TNR (Antananarivo, Madagascar) or CDG-BOG are from A340's, routes in Central-Africa or in certain North America airports are from A-330's, destinations such as Singapore and EZE/SCL are with B-777's.Many other destinations are done with a mix of dif. aircrafts, like YUL.Since you have 3 daily services YUL-CDG, you can find, a 772, a 744 or un 343.The first one leave YUL 17:35 (772).The last one leave YUL 22:50 (343), and the middle one in 744 (leave YUL 20:05)
But don't worry, anyway I know you will enjoy your journey in that A340-300.
C'est un magnifique avion Unless, the A343's are quieter.In addition to next time you can choose another plane according to the time.
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks ago) and read 6803 times:
this happend to me on KLM last March going to AMS they switched my familys flight from the 777 flight to the 744 service and we told them that the reason we booked with KLM is becuase we enjou NWA and that we wanted to fly on their new 777 so they switched us back.
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6492 times:
Thanks for all your messages of support at this difficult time!
Hee hee, I was tempted to see if I could change it, but there's a group of 8 of us flying together so I'm gonna leave it. It would have been nice to go on a 777, but the A340 on the outbound journey was very pleasant so it could be worse. And I agree with TriStar500 about their service - I was very impressed and I shall see how it compares with Air Canada in October.
Warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5557 times:
AF is an airline which if people have never flown before will be pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the long flight from JFK-CDG-JNB and back with them.
I will have to say they are better than Delta on some of the above sector.
NW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5205 times:
Man that sucks! I hope you can call AF and get it all worked out! Good luck!
Solanbo, as usual your spurting out your usual nonsense. I know it might be hard for you to believe but some people prefer the 777 to the 340 . He had flown on the 340 now he wants to fly on the 777. Can't imagine why he wouldn't wanna fly on the 340 again
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6226 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5059 times:
I've flown both a few times and I can honestly say I prefer the A340. There was no noticeable difference in flights, but the A340s seemed more comfortable. Maybe it was the airlines: the A340s were Air France and the 777s Malaysian and Singapore. I'm travelling to Chile in November and was originally told it would be a 767, I was delighted to discover that it's now an A340. Four engines instead of two for long haul make me feel easier, particularly long flights over water, worth remembering BFS
Mike777okc From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4628 times:
i've flown on the 777 (BA), 767 (TW, DL), 747-100 (PA, TW), and DC-10 (LH) over the atlantic...I'd like to try the 747-400 (not likely to happen) or the 330 or 340...Heck, I'd just like to go again wouldn't you?
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4555 times:
Whatever equipment they use, you are guaranteed a good flight with AF.
They are now up to six flights a day out of MAN to CDG, and are advertising heavily for their connecting services out of CDG for business class longhaul. So their customers are coming back for more. They are getting their prices right too.
I'd agree that AF don't always get the credit they deserve in these forums. I would also say that it is good to see AF and LH taking away the business from MAN that British Airways treats with some disdain. Both are doing great business out of MAN, and Skyteam are becoming a substantial presence in Manchester at T2.
NceBoy From France, joined Sep 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4071 times:
I personally prefer the A340 considering that I found a 2x4x2 configuration much more comfortable than the 3x3x3, especially when you're stuck with the window seat. I flew B777 on AF to PEK and return, seating was correct and service was really good.
Anyway, my next AF flight is also on CDG-YUL, but there was no A340 choice, only a 747 and a 777. I picked up the last one, I believe it offer IFE, but not the 747... Maybe I can also hope for a last minute change