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AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:02 pm

Hi all,

Due to the recent change of flying blue (redemption), I no longer see why I should keep flying AF nor keeping the miles....
I've decided to fly to BEY in order to see my mate (another flyer addict). I took the ticket a month ago... And I wasted my miles (30000) for such a damn trip....


Practical informations :

Route : CDG-BEY
Flight number : AF 566
Schedule : 08h50 – Push back : 09h07
Aircraft : B 773ER
Booking Class : O
Seat : 3A


Load factor :
l'Espace Première : 00% but soon filled by the crew for their lunch...... no comment.....
l'Espace Affaires : 40%
Tempo : 70%


Pre-boarding :

I checked in online and for once it worked out. When I reached the airport I went straight to the lounge... Nothing fancy nor stunning a “regular lounge” for AF.

By the way bording was a mess.

View from my seat

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3141360263_03e4aae920_b.jpg

The wing

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3142191472_b7539061a7_b.jpg

Rating : 05/10

Comfort and equipments.

A) Seat : I’ve already experienced this seat several times, and it is not really comfortable even if I slept 2 hours.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/3141367931_29e5cd3515_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3142192406_3269cb8c85_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/3141360733_34247bcc49_b.jpg

Rating : 05,5/10

B) IFE : The IFE was again out of order during all the flight ! I didn't even bother to ask for a reset..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/3142192002_7282dd2be8_b.jpg

Rating : 0/10

II- Service :

A) Crew service : I'm speechless... I was welcomed by the chief purser and when she noticed that I was flying on an award ticket she told me : well it's not surprising me that your flying with your miles...
What's the point flying on award... I'm not a freeloader... In order to have miles you have to buy tickets... Hate this kind of damn person.

The service on AF flights is extremely inconsistent, and goes from very arrogant and rude ... to regular... or reach the top (once in A to LAX the chief purser and the FA were on par with SQ)... but 1 out of more than 100 flights....

Rating : 01,5/10

B) Meal : With regard to business class standards, the food was very poor, but the worse than that the catering was terrible...

My juice when I sat

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/3142190082_24f14e9d39_b.jpg

The menu... Brunch

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3141364057_322905cba0_b.jpg

To begin : duck fois gras served with chicken and date brochette, cheese and gingerbread.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/3141364721_6ce1c98f99_b.jpg

The main course or should I call that "some puke"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/3141365961_aaf42bfb8e_b.jpg

Rating : 3/10

Conclusion : I’ve kept sending them my observations related to catering and IFE for years now, and nothing has changed. The loyal pax is absolutely not considered with AF.

What the hell are they waiting for to change their behavior ?
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:18 pm

Interesting read, thanks.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
Due to the recent change of flying blue (redemption), I no longer see why I should keep flying AF nor keeping the miles....

- What have they done?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The IFE was again out of order during all the flight

- Is this a usual problem?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The main course or should I call that "some puke"

- Looks terrible, what on earth is it supposed to be?

Regards

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:29 pm

Hi,

It used to be 100.000 miles in first to US, AF raised to 150.000 miles and in October 2009 it will be 300.000 miles !!!!!!!!!!!!

The IFE is rarely working.... I had a issue that forced me to fly back to France earlier on a F paid ticket... and once again "out of order".....

The main course was supposed to be scrambled eggs...

See ya
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:48 pm

Interesting report Milesaddict

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
I’ve already experienced this seat several times, and it is not really comfortable even if I slept 2 hours.

Then how comes that AF don't want to move the seat back a little bit. I have heard from other people that the feet get stuck in the seat in front when it's fully flay (non bulkhead seats, that is).

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
A) Crew service : I'm speechless... I was welcomed by the chief purser and when she noticed that I was flying on an award ticket she told me : well it's not surprising me that your flying with your miles...
What's the point flying on award... I'm not a freeloader... In order to have miles you have to buy tickets... Hate this kind of damn person.

Now that was really arrogant of her. She should have figured out that in order to get an award ticket, you must be a frequent flyer. I must agree with you on that some of the crews on AF are some times acting really stupid and arrogant.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The service on AF flights is extremely inconsistent, and goes from very arrogant and rude ... to regular... or reach the top (once in A to LAX the chief purser and the FA were on par with SQ)... but 1 out of more than 100 flights....

Actually i have found the crews on AF to be very nice, aswell as the meals. But this could might have to do with the fact that i alwas fly with them in Y. I have only had one bad experience with the crew so far.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
My juice when I sat

What kind of juice was it?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):

To begin : duck fois gras served with chicken and date brochette, cheese and gingerbread.

That actually looked really tasty, though the fruit plate only seemed to have orange.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The main course or should I call that "some puke"

Oh dear Lord! I have heard many bad comments about the J food in AF, but this was simply the worst. What is it? And what ever it was it looked gross  vomit 

Any way, after reading your report one can only assume that this is pretty much as good as it can get on Air France Big grin
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/130475/

Thanks for sharing
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:24 pm

Switch then to Delta. Less miles I think. In Y AF food and service I find good.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:35 pm

Sorry to 'read' about your bad experience with AF....

What I find to be an issue is the comment made by the purser.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 3):
Now that was really arrogant of her. She should have figured out that in order to get an award ticket, you must be a frequent flyer.

I agree with you...

Personally, I would've said something about the IFE... when I fly, one of the things that help me choose an airline is their IFE.. It sucks not having it work the duration of the flight.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:15 am

Looking forward to you Trip report on the way back BEY-CDG if it's an AF flight operated by MEA. Try taking the 8 AM flight you'll get new MEA J class seat.Just to see the difference with AF.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:53 am

Yes, try Delta if you can, though obviously only if you're coming to the US. Anywhere else out of Paris perhaps changing through Amsterdam with KLM?

I'm a bit ashamed to say I used to work for Air France as it's pretty clear the standard of service has fallen dramatically since the early 80's when there seemed to be more pride in their food and service.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:16 am

You seem very frustrated by AF. What did they do to you?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
By the way bording was a mess.

How so? No priority boarding?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
Crew service : I'm speechless... I was welcomed by the chief purser and when she noticed that I was flying on an award ticket she told me : well it's not surprising me that your flying with your miles...
What's the point flying on award... I'm not a freeloader... In order to have miles you have to buy tickets... Hate this kind of damn person.

Sigh... The fact that you are flying on an award ticket, she should have been down on her knees and kissing your feet. Her behaviour was truly the reverse of what it should have been. You do pay her salary in a way, no?
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:00 am

Nice read

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
checked in online and for once it worked out.

Is it usually out of order??

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
) IFE : The IFE was again out of order during all the flight ! I didn't even bother to ask for a reset..

This seems to be a every day problem for AF


Thank you for sharing

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:38 am



Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
l'Espace Première : 00% but soon filled by the crew for their lunch...... no comment.....

So what ? Where's the problem as long a there is no paying passenger ?

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The IFE was again out of order during all the flight ! I didn't even bother to ask for a reset..

So don't complain ... If you don't ask, nobody will try to fix it for you !  sarcastic 
With a load factor of 40%, as you mentioned, changing your seat wouldn't be a problem ...

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
This seems to be a every day problem for AF

This is an every day problem for all airlines using this f*****g Rockwell and Collins system.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
The main course or should I call that "some puke"

The service on AF566 is a Brunch. This is scrambled eggs with mushrooms. It may seem "strange" on a picture but it is actually tasting good.
And I know many people in this world who would enjoy to have this kind of "puke" to eat.

Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
I was welcomed by the chief purser and when she noticed that I was flying on an award ticket she told me : well it's not surprising me that your flying with your miles...

I don't know what she meant saying this, as it actually doesn't mean anything ... but you took it as a offense.
Why ?

Aren't you a little bit "biased" when you fly AF ?
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:42 am



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
This is an every day problem for all airlines using this f*****g Rockwell and Collins system

Well if that is true, why use it then??
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:38 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 11):
Well if that is true, why use it then??

Most of the Airlines using R&C have chosen another system for their new aircraft, including AF for the A380.

The problem is that changing the IFE system on the current aircraft in service cost a fortune and would require a long immobilization of the aircraft.
R&C had to pay a lot of penalties to several airlines for the failing and unreliable AVOD/VOD IFE system.
It is getting better now with a new software that is progressively installed on all the fleet (except the B744).
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:17 pm



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 12):

OKay, I see. I wish the best for AF and their new IFE system
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:18 pm



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
So what ? Where's the problem as long a there is no paying passenger ?

The problem is when I wanted to use the business loo they were all occupied. I knew the FC cabin would be empty.. so when I stepped in the FC the chief purser told me I have no right to be here... because it's private... Bear in mind I just wanted to use the FC loo.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
So don't complain ... If you don't ask, nobody will try to fix it for you ! sarcastic
With a load factor of 40%, as you mentioned, changing your seat wouldn't be a problem ...

Unfortunately It was not just my IFE but all the IFE were dead.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
The service on AF566 is a Brunch. This is scrambled eggs with mushrooms. It may seem "strange" on a picture but it is actually tasting good.
And I know many people in this world who would enjoy to have this kind of "puke" to eat.

Sorry but we don't have the same taste. Of course homeless will die to have that. But I can go ahead saying that with all the poverty in the world why people are wasting money on FC tickets.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
I don't know what she meant saying this, as it actually doesn't mean anything ... but you took it as a offense.
Why ?

Aren't you a little bit "biased" when you fly AF ?

I'm nearly 23 and she also added the fact that if at my age I'm flying in business or FC and I'm platinum, what's gonna be the next stage, a private jet.... She was not smiling when told me that... she was rude.. Once in CDG the lounge attendent told me the same thing we we were laughing... and she was so nice.. there is so many ways to say things...
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:43 am



Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 14):
I'm nearly 23 and she also added the fact that if at my age I'm flying in business or FC and I'm platinum, what's gonna be the next stage, a private jet.... She was not smiling when told me that... she was rude.. Once in CDG the lounge attendent told me the same thing we we were laughing... and she was so nice.. there is so many ways to say things...

File a complaint against her. Since you're platinum, i'm sure AF will look into your complaint and you're likely to hear back from them.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:32 am



Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):

I can totally understand what you went through. I recently flew in Business Class on AF from FCO-CDG-ATL. I was totally appalled by the substandard service in every respect. I really expected more from AF but I think their reknowned service is a thing of the past. Hopefully, they'll change their ways pretty soon.
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:51 am



Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 14):
I'm nearly 23 and she also added the fact that if at my age I'm flying in business or FC and I'm platinum, what's gonna be the next stage, a private jet.... She was not smiling when told me that... she was rude.. Once in CDG the lounge attendent told me the same thing we we were laughing... and she was so nice.. there is so many ways to say things...

I had a similar experience with their partner, KL.

I was seated on the upper deck and had to be "verified" by the female FA that I was actually seated there... Looked me up and down, and asked for my boarding pass. As if that wasn't enough, she further asked me for a photo id.

I was utterly embarrassed.
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:24 pm



Quoting Milesaddict (Thread starter):
A) Crew service : I'm speechless... I was welcomed by the chief purser and when she noticed that I was flying on an award ticket she told me : well it's not surprising me that your flying with your miles...
What's the point flying on award... I'm not a freeloader... In order to have miles you have to buy tickets... Hate this kind of damn person.

= Absolutely unacceptable. However, I am also convinced that AF crew are probably the worst out there ... especially in medium and long haul.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 3):
Now that was really arrogant of her. She should have figured out that in order to get an award ticket, you must be a frequent flyer. I must agree with you on that some of the crews on AF are some times acting really stupid and arrogant.

= Assuming the AF crew can actually think ...

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):
How so? No priority boarding?

= At CDG?

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
I don't know what she meant saying this, as it actually doesn't mean anything ... but you took it as a offense.
Why ?

= Jaja. The whole thing was super offensive! And given the fact that I have had enough of AF flying, I am not entirely shocked.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
Aren't you a little bit "biased" when you fly AF ?

= Why? Its not like the patron has a prior record of bad mouthing AF. It would have been a biased report if I flew AF ... as I would start of negatively. I was never really like this ... but continuous sub-par experiences have led me to believe that AF is simply the worst major airline in the world. Besides, don't you think you are biased  Wink.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
So what ? Where's the problem as long a there is no paying passenger ?

= Doesn't really give a good impression does it ...

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):
So don't complain ... If you don't ask, nobody will try to fix it for you ! sarcastic
With a load factor of 40%, as you mentioned, changing your seat wouldn't be a problem ...

= With AF, complaining doesn't really get you much ... I can tell you from personal experience.

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 16):
I can totally understand what you went through. I recently flew in Business Class on AF from FCO-CDG-ATL. I was totally appalled by the substandard service in every respect. I really expected more from AF but I think their reknowned service is a thing of the past. Hopefully, they'll change their ways pretty soon.

= We can all live in hope. Who thought I'd get excellent service from TK?

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 17):
I was seated on the upper deck and had to be "verified" by the female FA that I was actually seated there... Looked me up and down, and asked for my boarding pass. As if that wasn't enough, she further asked me for a photo id.

I was utterly embarrassed.

= You should have hit back with something bitchy  Wink.

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:26 pm



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 18):

= Assuming the AF crew can actually think ...

Well actually you once stated how dump some AF flight attendants actually are there's even a proof. And besides, the f/a could of course COULD think, but she didn't think logical. She maybe thought that he was flying on miles that his father had earned, by considering how young they thought he was.

Here's the proof, if it's allright with you.

Quoting Abrelosojos (Thread starter):
WTF! I mean. This is the most incredible thing I have EVER heard while traveling in J or F. Ok, how the hell can you run out of your ENTIRE J class catering option? How the hell can the FA NOT KNOW this? How the hell does she actually come all the way, and after looking, suddenly figure out there is nothing to eat? How the hell does this happen on a flight with 10% load?! And the worst is she made NO apologies. Nothing. It was like ... a matter of fact, and thats it. Here I was paying a pretty decent sum of money and being told there is nothing to eat! Oh, and there is NO Hors d' Oeuvres left as well?!! WTF! So Madame continued giving me a blank stare and did nothing. She just stood there confused. So anyways (given my hunger, and controlling my anger), I requested her for the food options from the Y cabin or the crew meal or something. Something clicked in her ditzy head, and she said, "Of course Monseiur!"

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:27 pm



Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 18):

= Assuming the AF crew can actually think ...

Well actually you once stated how dumb some AF flight attendants actually are, and there's even a proof. And besides, the f/a could of course think, but she didn't think logical. She maybe thought that he was flying on miles that his father had earned, by considering how young they thought he was.

Here's the proof, if it's allright with you.

Quoting Abrelosojos (Thread starter):
WTF! I mean. This is the most incredible thing I have EVER heard while traveling in J or F. Ok, how the hell can you run out of your ENTIRE J class catering option? How the hell can the FA NOT KNOW this? How the hell does she actually come all the way, and after looking, suddenly figure out there is nothing to eat? How the hell does this happen on a flight with 10% load?! And the worst is she made NO apologies. Nothing. It was like ... a matter of fact, and thats it. Here I was paying a pretty decent sum of money and being told there is nothing to eat! Oh, and there is NO Hors d' Oeuvres left as well?!! WTF! So Madame continued giving me a blank stare and did nothing. She just stood there confused. So anyways (given my hunger, and controlling my anger), I requested her for the food options from the Y cabin or the crew meal or something. Something clicked in her ditzy head, and she said, "Of course Monseiur!"

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:35 pm



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Here's the proof, if it's allright with you.

Quoting Abrelosojos (Thread starter):
WTF! I mean. This is the most incredible thing I have EVER heard while traveling in J or F. Ok, how the hell can you run out of your ENTIRE J class catering option? How the hell can the FA NOT KNOW this? How the hell does she actually come all the way, and after looking, suddenly figure out there is nothing to eat? How the hell does this happen on a flight with 10% load?! And the worst is she made NO apologies. Nothing. It was like ... a matter of fact, and thats it. Here I was paying a pretty decent sum of money and being told there is nothing to eat! Oh, and there is NO Hors d' Oeuvres left as well?!! WTF! So Madame continued giving me a blank stare and did nothing. She just stood there confused. So anyways (given my hunger, and controlling my anger), I requested her for the food options from the Y cabin or the crew meal or something. Something clicked in her ditzy head, and she said, "Of course Monseiur!"

I will always remember your TR with the Y meal.... but when a FF or not is flying in J even if the catering is lacking (a shame), I would have requested a meal from first class or the crew meal....
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:12 am



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 17):
I was seated on the upper deck and had to be "verified" by the female FA that I was actually seated there... Looked me up and down, and asked for my boarding pass. As if that wasn't enough, she further asked me for a photo id.

I was utterly embarrassed.

The same, including a request for photo id, happened to me recently on LH790 and I'm in my 40's. I just assumed that there had been some form of seat mixup and didn't take offence.
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:09 pm



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 19):
She maybe thought that he was flying on miles that his father had earned, by considering how young they thought he was.

= Is this reason for rude behavior though?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 19):
Here's the proof, if it's allright with you.

= No worries with me ... always like to smile remembering how horrible that experience was.

Saludos and happy 2009,
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:05 pm

Wow, no passenger should experience rude behavior unless first offering it.You seem to have wasted your hard earned miles, perhaps another airline in future?
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:41 pm



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 24):
Wow, no passenger should experience rude behavior unless first offering it.You seem to have wasted your hard earned miles, perhaps another airline in future?

YES for sure...

EK private suite on the 773ER in planned.... but in october 09...

I'll post the inbound (in First) flight later on.

Now since I'm paying everything with my amex, I'll grab another ticket, but I don't want to rush off.

I do hope another airline (beside TN) will fly to LAX from CDG (direct).
 
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:15 am

Hi Milesaddict,

What a TR! What more can I say. Now after reading your TR and Abrelosojos' one, I've come to a somewhat easy conclusion - not to fly AF, and worse of all - don't fly their premium classes. They obviously don't care! I couldn't imagine this service on an Asian carrier. How shocking.. No IFE, bad food, bad FAs.. All combined with a good plane.. Poor plane! Why does it have to withstand such nonsense?!

For your starters, what's in that bowl to the left? And from here it looks like processed cheese..

Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 25):
I do hope another airline (beside TN) will fly to LAX from CDG (direct).

Someone should push Air NZ to do this route! However I believe that demand to CDG is much less than it is to FRA/MUC and at least you'd have a LH hub there to connect onto.. Maybe you should fly into another city? LHR/train? I've never been to Europe so I wouldn't have a clue how easy/hard/how much of a pain it is to get to your destination after connecting onto another flight or another transport mode.. I do hope your flight on EK is a few hundred percent better than this flight!

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:10 pm



Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 25):
Now since I'm paying everything with my amex, I'll grab another ticket, but I don't want to rush off.

There was a link recently here that EK would no longer accept Amex, have you had any problems?
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:41 pm

Ouch...harsh review..but sounds like it was justified. I have never flown AF and by the looks of this review it won't be on my list any time soon.....
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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:14 pm



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 26):
What a TR! What more can I say. Now after reading your TR and Abrelosojos' one, I've come to a somewhat easy conclusion - not to fly AF, and worse of all - don't fly their premium classes. They obviously don't care! I couldn't imagine this service on an Asian carrier. How shocking.. No IFE, bad food, bad FAs.. All combined with a good plane.. Poor plane! Why does it have to withstand such nonsense?!

For your starters, what's in that bowl to the left? And from here it looks like processed cheese..

Hi, tks..

It was slices of orange. Please for your own good keep away from AF. Stick with NZ...

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 26):
I do hope your flight on EK is a few hundred percent better than this flight!

So far from what I've gathered here, my flight will be perfect. But who knows... If EK hires AF crew for my flights....

Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 27):

There was a link recently here that EK would no longer accept Amex, have you had any problems?

I paid on expedia as I'm travelling from MRS.

Quoting Pumaknight (Reply 28):
Ouch...harsh review..but sounds like it was justified. I have never flown AF and by the looks of this review it won't be on my list any time soon.....

As I said above keep away from AF...

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RE: AF 566 Business Class To BEY

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Quoting Pumaknight (Reply 28):
I have never flown AF and by the looks of this review it won't be on my list any time soon.....

Well, you shouldn't at least fly AF in J, but on EU legs longer than 2.5 hours, i can recomend them strongly.
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