BRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 20 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
Just wondering how Air France's first calss compares on the 343 to the 772. I believe that the 772 has a new first class which is a full flat bed. Is this correct? Also, is the 343 a similar product, or is it much older? I heard that AF is removing its F class on the 343. Can anyone confirm this, because I am booked in first on the 343 in July?
Also, what is the F class on AF like on the 320?
If anyone has any pics of first class in the 343 or 320 i would appreciate it.
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ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5535 posts, RR: 40 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
Quoting BRAVO7E7 (reply 0): I believe that the 772 has a new first class which is a full flat bed.
Can you fly any first class without full flat bed, while the most new business classes already have it (for example Swiss on A 343 or Lufthansa). I think a class without full flat bed you can't call anymore "first class". I wouldn't pay for it.
Mindscape From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
If you have booked on AF A343, then you will get the old F class seats. Indeed, only B777 (200 and 300) will get new seats (First, Biz and also Economy). AF B744 and A343/A332 will only get 2 class configuration with new interiors. Presently, only AF B773 have new F class seats. B772 still have the old F class seats as well but they will be replaced later this year.
707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
I took an AF A320 flight from BCN-CDG in "Business" class. The A320 had a std. 3+3 across arrangement but in business the center seats are converted to tables/consoles by folding a portion of the seatback downward, with the same economy seat width. And with decent food and drinks for a short flight.
So it isn't really a first class setup at all but it does have a few extra inches of pitch and the center seat is always empty and used as a table. Essentially there is no first class equivalent on this A320 but it may be worth a few extra bucks.
IN the US market the same scenario would've been a 2+2 across with wide seats and 36" pitch. . . for domestic hops
Now of course AFs widebody seating is entirely different. The 772 that I was on, CDG-JFK had 7 across in business and 6 across in first. The first class seat appeared to be lie flat (or close enough to it). I was in business and the seats were about 160 degrees ??? and I slept all the way from the Irish Coast to Long Island. . .
707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2288 times:
As of November 2004 the 772 first class was 2+2+2 and biz 2+3+2 I didn't bother to see what economy was. The first class had conventional looking seats not the semiprivate suites. Remember that six across on a 772 is a lot of room and first class was 2 rows as I remember it.
The FA said that they were going to upgrade both the F and biz classes on the 772 and busses. . . . But he seemed to think that this would be a long term project.
Maybe I was on the old dog of the fleet, it was different from what is shown on seatguru. . .
Why the interest BRAVO7E7? Are you planning a trip on AF? Where to?