The New York Times idea sounds like good advice. I am actually fine with a JFK
departure as I may be on the East Coast at the time. Plus my home airport is MSP
and all international fares tend to be shockingly high. I could fly anybody out to the east coast to hook up with AF
As far as the dirty airplanes go, I think this is more of an obsession of A.Netters than a legitimate problem. I used to be a UA
flight attendant, and I always thought AF
had a tight, sophisticated operation, which is why I wanted to give them a shot for this trip.
But any more advice people have would be great.