cabinboy
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Stby On AF

Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:42 pm

Hi all. Ive decided to go for AF for my trip to DAM. Im going to get the eurostar accross in the morning (as i can get that nice and cheap too) and then get the local train to CDG so i have a few questions..

1. Should i check-in anywhere special, is there a standby/staff travel desk or should i join a normal queue?? Also what is the minimum check in time required?

2. Are AF any good with upgrading staff??

3. Whats the service like in eco/tempo? Hot meal? IFE?

4. How long does it take from Paris Nord to the airport and is it the one station or are there a few at the airport and if so what station do i get off at??

hmmm i think thats it! thanks for yr help!
 
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RE: Stby On AF

Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:10 pm



Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):
1. Should i check-in anywhere special, is there a standby/staff travel desk or should i join a normal queue?? Also what is the minimum check in time required?

Yes. When you arrive at the airport look for your terminal and ask as it is different in the terminals. Be there at least 60min before departure as you will get your seat outside only and there might be a queue at the counter as well.

Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):
2. Are AF any good with upgrading staff??

I have never been upgraded on 6 flights ( 3 x 744 , 1 x 332 , 2 x 320 ) so I do not know but I assume they take their staff first if they do.

Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):
3. Whats the service like in eco/tempo? Hot meal? IFE?

Service is quite ok. Nothing special but solid and friendly. Never had any problems on AF. For the meal I believe it depends on the lengh of your flight but I assume DAM is some 3+ hours so I would say yes there is hotmeal.  Smile

Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):
4. How long does it take from Paris Nord to the airport and is it the one station or are there a few at the airport and if so what station do i get off at??

I can´t answer that as I have never been there.  Smile

Hope it helps.
 
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RE: Stby On AF

Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:52 am



Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):

I have never had problems on AF, you should be able to access their staff travel site https://gp.airfrance.fr/FR/en/QuitterAction.gpnet with the logon information for your airline to see the loads and list if you want.

You don't need to list, you can just turn up to the normal check-in, upgrades depend on how you dress and availability, dont expect it.

I would not bother with eurostar, found it cheaper and more convenient to fly. The train depending on the time of day can take 60 min, and it is the best part of €10.
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RE: Stby On AF

Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:04 pm



Quoting Cabinboy (Thread starter):
4. How long does it take from Paris Nord to the airport and is it the one station or are there a few at the airport and if so what station do i get off at??

From Gare du Nord, it's 30-45 minutes. There are fast trains and slow trains. Take the fast one. There's a sign on the platform that has a dot next to each station it stops at. They alternate the fast and slow ones. A fast train would only stop at a few stations. Some only stop at Le Bourget.

You get off at CDG Terminal 2, take the escalators up and then figure out which direction you need to walk. There are monitors above the train station to tell you where your flight is. The station is between 2CD/2EF and is immediately underneath the CDG Sheraton hotel.

If your flight is expected at 2A/2B it's a long walk.

Good luck.
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RE: Stby On AF

Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:26 pm

Just one thing I can add to all the information already given above : AF is one of the last airlines where the pilots accept Stand-by staff from other airlines to travel on jumseats, including in the cockpit.
So if the flight you plan to take is full, ask the ground staff at the check-in to ask for a jumpseat to the Crew and mention that you are a F/A.

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