I think only three of the aircraft (not sure which) have PTVs throughout Economy. However, if you can get a seat in the upper deck, apparently all of the 744 fleet have PTVs up there in the 3-3 Economy configuration.
I flew with AF over and back to BOS on 744s in June ( F-GISC / F-GITA ) and was lucky enough to get the upper deck on the way back.
Anyone know when the jumbo will leave the pax fleet completely?
TYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6927 times:
AF flies to Papeete with their own metal (Airbus A340s) and no longer code-share with Air Tahiti Nui on any of the LAX-PPT flights.
The late afternoon CDG-LAX flights (usually on a B77W except once a week on a A340) connect with an AF A340 at LAX for the continuation onto PPT. AF used to fly the B744 CDG-LAX-PPT without change of plane.
The other daily flights CDG-LAX are with B777s. The B744 no longer flies this route since this is an AF first class route and the B744 no longer have first class.
LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6899 times:
A shame there is no first class on their 744. What I don't understand is that on AF website, I tried for fun to book a First class seat on CDG-MIA-CDG (operated by a 744), and it was possible, they showed the fares for the route!
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6582 times:
Quoting LY777 (Reply 19): Are Y seats on the upper deck more expansive than Y seats in the lower deck?
I've just flown back from Mauritius to CDG and as a flying blue member, got seated in the upper deck. Seat pitch is greater in the upper deck, approx. 34" compared to 31" on the lower deck so much more comfortable. PTV's are throughout the upper deck and standard ceiling mounted screens in the lower deack (which is quite a poor system given this is a national airline). I would have hated being stuck in the lower deck for the 11 hours, the upper deck is far better. Don't get me started on the cabin crew though, or should I say lack or cabin crew. This was my first time with AF, 3 flights with them over 2 weeks and there connections from MAN to CDG were excellent. I wish I could say the same for the long haul, poor in my opinion.
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CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6462 times:
Quoting LY777 (Reply 4): But the 744 is no longer the flagship of the airline (it is the 777)
Excelent and bright quote this one!!! Yes, I agree with LY777, I was last June in CDG on transit to and from FIH to LIS and I don't recall seeing many 744's...I indeed saw many 777's and also A332/343's there! I guess with the arrival of the A380 the 744's will go??? That will end a great relation of 38 years..another chapter on AF! By the way I loved AF service, great meals, great crew...I was very impressed to see the way AF was dealing the passengers on our flights to FIH! When I was taxiing to park at FIH one of the crew told me about beeing carefull to take pictures in RDCongo...she gave me lot's of great clues and when I was leaving the plane I had the chance to thank the pilot, Captain Couchelle ( I don't know if it spell like that...) and he thanked me with a nice smile! Anyway AF is great and I'm sure you'll love it....they even serve champagne on board!!!