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User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 978 times:

what are your opinions of AF?
thanks


Drew
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User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Good food.
Good entertainment.
Good fleet.
Good crews.
Good Hub(Paris, CDG).

Very Good Airline.


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 911 times:

thank you CVG 777!


Drew
User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Anytime.  Smile

User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 899 times:

could I have more details? thanks!


Drew
User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 892 times:

Okay...

I flew Air France ATL-CDG and v.v. over Christmas 2000.
I was on a 777 to CDG and an A343 from CDG, in Tempo by the way. Here is what I mean when I say ................

Good Food....
Both flights the food was excellent, including the snack they served before arriving in ATL on the way back. On the flight to, we left at 955 pm and they served us a beef and noodles dish with a side of some type of fish(I don't know what though.). The dessert was Cream Puffs, I guess, layered with a thick rich chocolate sauce.
The flight back I specifically remember the dessert of our Lunch, which was an Apricot pie or tort. The snack that we were served later on consisted of roastbeef and potato salad. Using the bread they give out, which I thought was a nice touch, I made myself a type of cold roast beef sandwich. It was very good.

Good entertainment........
I especially mean this on the 777 flight to Paris. The PTVs......WOW. I spent the whole 8 hour flight playing the video games, especially Othello, although I had no clue as to what the hell I was supposed to be doing. I also watched 'Gone In 60 Seconds' for a while too.
On the flight back I wasn't as lucky and was stuck on one of their A343s withough PTVs. It was a boring flight, but they did show a good documentary on a national park in Marituis(sp?). Anyways, the clouds and water that I saw for 7 hours made up for it.  Insane

Good fleet.......
I like Air France's mix of Boeing and Airbus products in both their shorthaul and longhaul fleets. It was on this trip that I got to fly on 2 aircraft that I have never been on before; the 777 and A340. Both were very comfortable and well kept aircraft.

Good crews......
The crews on both flights were extremely friendly, plain and simple.

Good hub......
Paris is a very nice airport. It was well kept and fairly easy to get around. Customs and immigration took 30 seconds total, and our baggage arrived relatively quickly. The jetways I found especially interesting, as they were pretty wuch made of glass and I could see what was going on all around. In the check in area I liked the fact that there were seperate check in areas for certain destinations.


Now I think you have a very good idea as to why I think Air France is a very good airline.


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 885 times:

yes i do. thanks again



Drew
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 886 times:

outstanding aircraft in flames crash footage


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Dfleet7

Again...No problem.


User currently offlineYBG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Flying with them every 6 weeks. Very good in all respects except for one thing: very frequent delays ranging from 20 minutes to couple of hours for all sorts of reasons. Strikes of various trade employees at CDG, awaiting for connecting pax or bags from other delayed flights, etc. But overall, I still regard them highly. The most pleasant thing with them is the ambiance on board. European style & class but still very friendly & relax at the same time, thanks to their F/As.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 869 times:

AF is a great airline, you won't be dissapointed. On what route are you flying them?

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 869 times:


One of the best up there in the sky.
Their 777 is a dream.

Rgds,
B737-700


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 843 times:

I am flying IAD-CDG-ATH-ATH-CDG-IAD. Going to CDG I am on a 777 and comming home I am on an A-340. I think that the flights to athens are on A-320s or something close to that.


Drew
User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 830 times:

my opinion is ... DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 809 times:

ok I will explain you why Air France is my favorite airline :
-great seats
-great entertainment
great food (of course, we are french  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)
-friendly crew. There is something special about the crew. They are very friendly, but not like some for example a few american or whatever f/a are friendly.
They are, hum, lets say may be more "natural"


User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 793 times:

Sorry, I have to disagree with those on this forum. Air France is a below-average to mediocre airline, in my opinion. I mean this in the strictest Ivy League sense; that is, they fall at about the 30 to 40th percentile of airlines- above NW, on par with PR, slightly below TK, and far below CO, VS, and CX.

You folks all know about how my personal experiences with NW forces me to loathe them. I loathe AF slightly less than I loathe NW. I have flown four sectors with them, EWR-CDG, CDG-TXL, Prague-CDG, CDG-MIA and found them to be consistently disorganized. Some standby passengers were accomodated and then shuffled off with great hustle and bustle. At CDG on our way to TXL the plane fuelers struck after they hustled us out to the aircraft forcing us to wait on the ground for a couple of hours. Also, they lost my sister's luggage on two of those sectors.

However, they never caused significant delay, only inconvenience. My family and I still got back at them when we landed at MIA without my sister's luggage. They gave us T-shirts with the Air France Logo on them so while purchasing new clothes for my sister in Wal-Mart on our way to Orlando for a quick Disney World jaunt, we got felt tipped markers and marked up their T-shirts to say "AIR FRANCE SUCKS". We wore those T-shirts at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure and got hard looks from all of the French citizens. We didn't care- there were fifteen Germans who had lost their luggage on the same flight and we met some of them and they shook our hands in solidarity.

The bags finally arrived at our home a week after we had enjoyed our four-day vacation in Orlando. We felt vindicated.


User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 789 times:

AF is my favorite airline to over oceans flights!and of cours Finnair  Big grin



 Big thumbs up
AY-MD11


User currently offlineMriihi From Finland, joined Aug 2000, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 779 times:

Can´t complain! I've done roundtrips from HEL to IAD with AF and never had any problems. OK once was the flight from CDG to IAD delayed because of technical reason but as I said, can't complain. Because of the delay I had an extra 2 hours to watch the action in CDG.

Luggageproblems have only occured on KLM/NW flights that my relatives use quite often, never with AF.

M

Ps. Doing another Rountrip from HEL to IAD in two weeks. Hope everything goes as usual.


User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 823 times:

Air France finally got smart by bringing their 747-400's into EWR! The old 747-200's are just that...OLD.
The interiors are old and smelly, and the L'ESPACE seats look like they belong on an old L1011!!!!
But I must say their new 747-400's are much cleaner and the seats much nicer!
Please keep bringing the 400's into EWR and anywhere else!



Open your heart and push the limits
User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 765 times:

Unfortunately, I would have to agree with FlyBoeing. In the air, the service is fine, but on the ground, it's a whole different story. The following link shows what "others" think of AF:

http://www.webflyer.com/forum/Forum21/HTML/002430.html

Thought I'd give you info from both sides - so you can make a balanced, informed decision on them.


User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 753 times:

Great airline! Great for trans-atlantic flights. Their 777s are really nice. They have good food, service, entertainment, etc.

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offline3rdlove From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 748 times:

flew air france yyz-paris-tel aviv return
on time, good food, good service.
flew on 340 and 320. no problems


User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 734 times:

when you give your opinion please be specific about the a/c you've flown own, the good, the bad things, etc. also please cite specific experience.
Thanks.
dfleet7



Drew
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