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AF Routes The Americas

Sun Sep 19, 1999 11:53 pm

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.

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
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tanguy
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Mon Sep 20, 1999 12:11 am

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!
Michael
 
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To AF Cabin Crew

Mon Sep 20, 1999 1:00 am

Hello !

I'm very interested in Air France, so please contact me to :

alain.mengus@wanadoo.fr please.

Alain Mengus
 
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Hey AF Cabin Crew!

Mon Sep 20, 1999 2:50 am

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.

Fly US Airways
 
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Mon Sep 20, 1999 5:10 am

Bonjour et bienvenue! Glad to see some new "faces".

LH423
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Mon Sep 20, 1999 5:23 am

I,too, have missed seeing your posts regarding your travels, AF CC! Still saving my money for that Tahiti flight!
 
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To AF Cabin Crew

Mon Sep 20, 1999 6:07 am

Hey AF Cabin Crew,

Beinvenue à airliners.net! Je travaille pour Canadien.

Does Air France hire non French citizens to work as Cabin Crew? I'm looking for a job before Canadian went belly up...

Merci en avance
 
lima
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Mon Sep 20, 1999 7:56 am

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.

Best regards

Sebastian,
Buenos Aires

 
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Increasing Frequencies To MVD

Tue Sep 21, 1999 4:28 am

Lima,

I think AF should increase frequencies to MVD, because many people chose to fly via Sao Paulo for example because of the poor frequencies (I think only 1 weekly flight).

If you're interested Lima (or anyone else) :
alain.mengus@wanadoo.fr

Alain Mengus
 
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Thu Sep 23, 1999 2:26 pm

Hi guys,
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.
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Mailing List About AF

Fri Sep 24, 1999 3:29 am

A mailing list about Air France has been created.

To join in :
airfrance-subscribe@egroups.com

Alain
 
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Fri Sep 24, 1999 3:37 am

Welcome to the forum! I had a question for you. How many years of experience do you have to have before you fly long-haul? and how the process work for F/C/Y classes??
 
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RE: AF Routes To Asia

Fri Sep 24, 1999 4:39 am

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
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
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Air France Crew Career

Fri Sep 24, 1999 6:19 am

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.
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Fri Sep 24, 1999 7:13 am

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?

Thanks

Go Astros!
 
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Aircraft To IAH

Fri Sep 24, 1999 4:09 pm

So far nothing was said about increasing our scheduled flights to Houston and I believe the 777 is still the aircraft to be flown there
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RE: Aircraft To IAH

Sat Sep 25, 1999 2:48 am

Hi,

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.

Alain Mengus
 
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RE: AF Cabin Working Positions

Sat Sep 25, 1999 4:19 pm

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
 
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Cubanaair

Sat Sep 25, 1999 4:33 pm

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.

Keep well,

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
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AF Recruits European

Sat Sep 25, 1999 4:40 pm

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 !

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
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To AF Cabin Crew

Sat Sep 25, 1999 10:20 pm

Salut !

Je suppose que tu parles français ? non ?

Moi je suis Belge et passioné d'aviation civile. Si tu le veux on peut causer sur e-mail.
Voici le mien : deuson@yahoo.com

J'aimerai bien que tu m'expliques qques expériences de vol ça ne doit pas manquer...

Olivier .
 
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RE: AF Cabin Crew

Sat Sep 25, 1999 11:47 pm

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).

Thanks.
 
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Flight Diversions

Sun Sep 26, 1999 2:51 am

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.

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew.
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RE: Flight Diversions

Sun Sep 26, 1999 4:22 am

BA also diverts flight to MVD when it's not possible to land EZE.

Alain
 
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RE: AF Routes The Americas

Sun Sep 26, 1999 10:12 am

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.
 
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RE: AF Recruits European

Thu Sep 30, 1999 1:11 pm

Merci AF Cabin Crew pour les nouvelles.

Malheureusement, je n'ai que le passeport canadien...

Does AF have language qualified crew on SVO/KBP routes? If you do, that's the only hope I have... Je vais essayer d'envoyer mon CV de toute façon

Happy flying to you too

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