HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4569 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2209 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.