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AF 744s To Return To ATL  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Though I'll never be able to empathize...
For those Atlantans who perpetually whine about the almost exclusive presence of magnificent twinjets on that hub's intercontinental routings:

AF has it seems posted the Hunchback of Puget Sound to ATL-CDG in the scheds, marking the return of scheduled transatlantic passenger service by the 747 from Atlanta.

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Up in capacity, but it now means there's no F-service on any nonstop between the city pairs.

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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

This change has long been announced. AF had to put the B744s that have come off the COI network, after being replaced by new B77Ws somewhere. ATL, YYZ and an additional YUL flights with B744 are just some of the cities that will receive these aircraft this summer. All of the aircraft have been reconfigured to the AF mainline configuration already.

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Up in capacity, but it now means there's no F-service on any nonstop between the city pairs.

ATL CDG saw the end of the Air France First Class service already before the deployment of the B744 on the route. During the previous winter season, AF had changed the 3-class B772ER for a 2-class A343 on its own ATL flight. This 2-class setup is apparently designed to bring the product in line with that of DL on the route, although it baffles me why AF can't fill even 4 First seats on such an important interhub link.

User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

I hopefully will be on one of those on my way NUE-CDG-ATL-SLC next July... even more hopefully in the upper deck...  crossfingers 

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