AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 937 times:
Hi everyone, I am new in this forum and I have to introduce my self first, I am 25, a cabin attendant for the past 6 years which 3 have been with Air France, I am willing to bring any inside information and answer to questions regarding Air France news and services.
I read that you guys were wondering about our routes to South America, well, the B777-200 IGW will be introduce on our EZE route this winter timetable and will also serve the SCL shuttle. We are planning to fly to EZE daily from next summer season. Also, Air France is looking at opening a non-stop flight to SCL from summer 2000 or winter 2000, we haven't decided yet.
Also for the North America network, we were told that Air France was to start flying to DFW next summer and for summer 2001 we would fly to DTW and PHL.
Other routes looked at are Accra in Ghana for Africa and nonstop services to SGN, HAN and JKT.
Tanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 723 times:
G'day AF Cabin Crew,
I'm a 10 year "veteran" from QF cabin crew and have enjoyed this forum for only a few weeks now, accessing it whenever I get home from the latest trip.
Welcome and I hope you find it as interesting as I and so many others do. My professional interest takes me to any topics related to air safety and then anything about Australian carriers.
QF flies to EZE now though I haven't yet visited the port. Hope to some day in the not too distant future. Au revoir for now!
Fly US Airways From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 708 times:
Hi AF Cabin Crew. I've been reading your posts on the Trip.Com Hot Talk board. We haven't heard from you since your trip to South Africa, and we all miss you! Post to Hot Talk and say hi! Welcome to Airliners.Net.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15 Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 687 times:
Thank you very much for your notes on future services to South America. Do you know if services to Montevideo will be increased from the present one?
I flew AF on the EZE-SCL a couple times and was impresed of the impecable onboard service in economy.
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 657 times:
I know AF is going daily to EZE soon but I can't tel you if the 7th flight will be to SCL or MVD.
On the African routes they are talking about a CPT nonstop and when the JNB and CPT nonstop will be profitable we would start to fly to Durban with our own planes, there are talks of putting the 777 to JNB in the long run will see. We also apparently want to go back to SYD and perhaps to MEL but we have a lack of planes and we are focusing on increasing frequencies to our USA network before anything else.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6315 posts, RR: 56 Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 643 times:
I noted yesterday in the schedules that AF will fly 777 to SHA starting end of October replacing and A340-300. Very interesting to hear about all the new destinations. I had a very nice flight from JFK-CDG on Jan 23 this year with an excellent dinner in economy class on a AF B777-200ER. I hope that AF get more terminals at CDG since we and a lot of other longhauls had to park remote and be bussed to the terminal. Welcome!!!The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 641 times:
Well, we used to get assigned to a network where crew was needed without any seniority priority. Now you must go through 2 years in either the European network or the french domestic one.
We are trained for Business and Economy class when we join Air France and you get to know the First Class service while on line and get to be trained on the plane with other crew. While at the briefing we are invited to volonteer for the galley slave positions in economy, business and First Class. Then they position the rest of the crew in the remaining positions onboard.
Lear777 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 290 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 641 times:
Hello, welcome to the forum....
I was wondering if you have heard anything about AF flights to Houston. Are you aware of what plane AF might use to IAH for the next summer, or if a second daily flight is planned?
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 27 Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 625 times:
To my point of view if AF would have allied CO instead of DL, they wouldn't have opened DFW (they plan to do it next summer) and would certainly have flown two daily A340 (the IAH-CDG route mustn't be important enough to carry to two 777 for example).
So I don't think they'll increase frequencies on IAH anytime soon.
Cubanaair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 628 times:
Bienvenu,AF Cabin Crew! I,m cuban born(thus my username) but live in the US and have flown for American for almost 22 years(where does the time go?!!)I have been enjoying this site for about 6 months now and it's become an addiction, let me tell you! I wanted to coment on your description of "galley slave" positions being something you volunteer for, in other words not desirable.We bid each month at AA for equipment type, routing and cabin position and I personally always fly #5 , widebody F/C galley.We call that the "princess" position because you don't have to deal with passengers at all if you don't want to.The position is so "senior" I can't even hold it to Europe with my 22 years!I mostly fly EZE or GIG. By the way as I'm sure you know, AA and AF both stay at the same hotel at EZE,maybe we'll run into each other sometime:-) FernAAndo
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 625 times:
Hi FernAAndo, que tal ?
Muchissima gracias para tu repuesta, fui muy informativa y interessante de saber como otras companias trabajan.
Well, our best seeked position are P3, P5 and P14, P15
and any other position in the front of the aircraft. P3 is the l'Espace 180 galley (First) or your "princess" position, P5 is l'Espace 127 galley (biz) and P14/15 are the last 2 position by doors 5 on the 747's.
I usually get P3 or P5 even tough my seniority is only of 3 years, yet we recruited so many new cabin crew. We have a new system which consist of asking who wants to do what, if 2 people want theesame, either the one is really senior and will take it or the two can decide which leg they want to do.
I do remember we stay in the same hotel in EZE, but my last trip dates back from january this year, I am trying to go to Asia more often for the summer, I am not into the winter down there.
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 621 times:
Hello agent de bord !
Well, we do recruit non french citizens but they have to hold a European passeport or have the right to work in any of the EU countries. We are currently planning to recruit another 1500 cabin crew till december 2000, join us !
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15 Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 617 times:
Appart from normal AF destinations, have you ever had a flight diversion in South America or other continent, like when the aircraft lands for technical reasons or weather on an airport that is not served by AF? Which airports if so? What happens then, do the flight crew have a time limit to be on duty (as I know pilots do).
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 615 times:
I remember one of my friends got diverted to Cordoba because EZE was closed due to the fog. He was on a "shuttle" flight to SCL from EZE, it happened on the return leg. They waited while the fog was lifting. No rest for that delay as they were far from the maximum of 17 hours 30 minutes duty period.
I also remember one of my planes got diverted to Rio GIG rather than land in SAO GRU because of fog as well. I was scheduled to do the shuttle flight GRU-GIG-GRU on a B777-200IGW. We went back to the hotel and waited for the plane to come back. The operating crew from Paris looked exhausted when they finally got to GRU.
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 607 times:
In Argentina diversions to Cordoba, Resistencia, Rosario, Montevideo or Mendoza were very frequent. But EZE has now a Cat III rating now on one of its runways so they can land with very low visibility.
A journalist told me that a few years ago British Airways was sued by a passenger because the B747-400 landed in Cordoba due to heavy fog at EZE. This passenger had a dog in a cage in the hold of the aircraft and she was not allowed to take care of it (considering the aircraft had completed a 13h flight from London). They found out later the dog dead and so the legal actions initiated by this passenger in Cordoba. I don´t know what finally happened in this case.