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AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 pm
by remymartin11
What are AF's plans to put new J class seats on LAX-PPT sector?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:53 pm
by mercure1
As 772 fleet is refit they will certainly make it down to Tahiti eventually. Last I saw the 777 cabin program runs until 2017.

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:24 am
by SJOtoLIR
Will AF PPT-LAX match with AF LAX-CDG ?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:52 am
by slcdeltarumd11
Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 2):
Will AF PPT-LAX match with AF LAX-CDG ?

It the same plane it stops in LAX between PPT and CDG.

I think Air Tahiti Nui has a lot of fare sales and limits how much air france can charge on PPT-LAX-CDG in business and economy I bet.

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:58 am
by goldorak
PPT is not on the 2015 list of destinations with the BEST cabins, so it means it will be for 2016.
LAX will have the new product (J/W/Y) on AF072/069 from July 6, 2015.

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:08 am
by eielef
That's a really amazing flight. It means crossing two oceans and three continents!
I've checked different routes and LAX is the most efficient stop. I couldn't make it any shorter (using GCMap)

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:47 am
by AF682
Quoting goldorak (Reply 4):
PPT is not on the 2015 list of destinations with the BEST cabins

Goldorak,
Which cities are on this list? ATL by any chance?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:54 am
by tmiw
Quoting eielef (Reply 5):

That's a really amazing flight. It means crossing two oceans and three continents!
I've checked different routes and LAX is the most efficient stop. I couldn't make it any shorter (using GCMap)

It seems like the 777-8 might be able to fly PPT-CDG without stops, at least eastbound. Thoughts?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:58 am
by alfa164
Quoting eielef (Reply 5):
That's a really amazing flight. It means crossing two oceans and three continents!

I am only counting two continents... what am I missing?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:10 am
by eielef
CDG (Europe), LAX (America), PPT (Australia/Oceania)

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:25 am
by slcdeltarumd11
Quoting tmiw (Reply 7):
It seems like the 777-8 might be able to fly PPT-CDG without stops, at least eastbound. Thoughts?

Absolutely no reason to fly such an insanely long flight even if it were possible. This plane is a less than daily, all leisure traffic plane that flies long distances over oceans, and i bet you every single person appreciates the chance to walk around in LAX. Very few places to refuel if you hit heavy winds over the pacific. This is not a major o&d route they need an extra city to ensure consistent loads.

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:13 pm
by SaschaYHZ
If you were doing CDG-PPT...would you have to get of and clear customs and immigration in the US then keep going?

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:35 pm
by sw733
Quoting SaschaYHZ (Reply 11):
If you were doing CDG-PPT...would you have to get of and clear customs and immigration in the US then keep going?

I believe so, yes. Visa restrictions would apply, and visa-waiver travelers would need to complete ESTA.

AF Plans For New J Seats on LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:14 pm
by zoulastar
Quoting AF682 (Reply 6):
Goldorak,
Which cities are on this list? ATL by any chance?

By the end of the summer 15 season, next routes will be served with BEST equipped B777 :

North America : LAX, IAD, YYZ, JFK
South America : GRU
Africa : BGF, DLA, LBV, NSI, SSG
Middle East : BEY, DXB
Asia : PEK, CAN, CGK, PVG, SIN, HND

18 destinations served by 21 BEST equipped B777.

By the end of 2016, 44 B777 will be BEST equipped!

So, a little more to wait to see AF682 as a BEST flight!  

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:50 pm
by AF682
Merci Zoulastar!
As you can tell from my screen name, I am on AF682 often  

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:54 pm
I've booked a PVG - CDG flight with AF in late September - AF111 (that day by a B773) , but it seems (as per seat map) that flight still has the old seat? Does only the other CDG flight has the best product yet/then?

PS loved the BEST product, had it in Dec to Singapore and it was by far the BEST business class experience I've ever had !

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:21 pm
by Web500sjc
Quoting zoulastar (Reply 13):
So, a little more to wait to see AF682 as a BEST flight!

If LAZ is only BEST equipped, then PPT will have to be BEST equipped. I wonder if AF will continue to send a non BEST aircraft to LAX in order to keep PPT non BEST.

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:25 am
by SJOtoLIR
Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 3):
It the same plane it stops in LAX between PPT and CDG.

I got the point.
AF PPT-LAX-CDG is operated with 772.
It's an independent flight from AF CDG-LAX 7x weekly with 388.

Regards.

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:57 am
by goldorak
Quoting AF682 (Reply 6):

Goldorak,
Which cities are on this list? ATL by any chance?

Unfortunately, no ATL in 2015. Here is the detailed list of BEST deployment for 2014/2015. Changes or delays are syptill possible of course

- 5 B777 end 2014
- 26 B777 end 2015 (so 21 retrofitted in 2015)
- 44 B777 end 2016 (so 18 retrofitted in 2016)
So total of 44 B777 in BEST out of 62 today in AF fleet ==> 18 B777 will stay in NEV4 (in config 42J or COI/14J).
- in 2017 : beginning of retrofit of the Airbus fleet (except A340 which will be in the process of leaving the fleet).

List of 2014/2015 destinations and date of 1st flight (warning : it doesn't necessarily mean that BEST is present every day on a specific route)
(J) means that this flight has no P and so is equipped with J/W/Y BEST
(P) means that this flight has the 4 BEST cabins (P/J/W/Y).
- LAX (AF072/069): 6 July 2015 (J)
- JFK (AF012/017): 1st june 2015 (J)
- JFK (AF010/011): 27 January 2015 (P)
- JFK (AF008/009): 20 june 2014 (J) and 29 March 15 (P)
- IAD (AF026/027): 6 July 2015 (J)
- YVR (AF374/379): 20 june 2015 (J)
- YYZ (AF356/351): 4 may 2015 (J)
- GRU (AF456/459): 12 January 2015 (J)
- PTY (AF474/475): 14 sept 2015 (J)
- PEK (AF382/381): 12 oct 2015 (P)
- PVG (AF112/107): 10 nov 2014 (J)
- CAN (AF102/107): 29 March 2015 (J)
- WUH (AF132/139): 15 June 2015 (J)
- SIN (AF256/257): 9 June 2015 (J)
- SIN/CGK (AF254/259): 29 sept 2014 (P)
- HND (AF272/279): 26 oct 2014 (J)
- HND (AF274/293): 30 dec 2014 (J) and 14 April 2015 (P)
- DLA/SSH (AF958/953): 7 April 2015 (J)
- LBV (AF976/977): 14 sept 2015 (P)
- NSI (AF900/901): 14 May 2015 (J) and 3 aug 2015 (P)
- BGF/NSI (AF775): 1st sept 2015 (J)
- BEY (AF566/565): 14 sept 2015 (P)
- DXB (AF3884/3831): 23 feb 2015 (P)

Quoting Web500sjc (Reply 16):
If LAZ is only BEST equipped, then PPT will have to be BEST equipped. I wonder if AF will continue to send a non BEST aircraft to LAX in order to keep PPT non BEST.

LAX is served by 2 to 3 daily flights. One of those is continuing some days to PPT. So if LAX is served with the new cabins, it doesn't mean that PPT have them. But if PPT have BEST, then LAX has it obviously. But again, no BEST to PPT in 2015.

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:52 am
by zoulastar
Quoting AF682 (Reply 14):
As you can tell from my screen name, I am on AF682 often  

 

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:52 am
by DTWLAX
Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 17):
I got the point.
AF PPT-LAX-CDG is operated with 772.
It's an independent flight from AF CDG-LAX 7x weekly with 388.
Quoting goldorak (Reply 18):
LAX is served by 2 to 3 daily flights. One of those is continuing some days to PPT. So if LAX is served with the new cabins, it doesn't mean that PPT have them. But if PPT have BEST, then LAX has it obviously. But again, no BEST to PPT in 2015.

I am not sure why there is a confusion.
If all flights from CDG into LAX are BEST equipped, then PPT will also be BEST equipped.
But if AF is saying PPT will not be BEST equipped in 2015, then one of the 777s from CDG into LAX will not be BEST equipped because that aircraft will continue to PPT.

RE: AF Plans For New J Seats On LAX-PPT?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:58 am
by Viscount724
Quoting eielef (Reply 9):
CDG (Europe), LAX (America), PPT (Australia/Oceania)

When I went to school, the middle of the Pacific Ocean almost 4,000 miles northeast of Australia (where PPT is located) wasn't considered a continent. The continent was Australia itself.