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LX23
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Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 6:20 pm

Hello Everyone!

Checked through the forums but I haven't been able to find anything more recent than "in the future, they will retrofit" discussions from 1-2 years ago...

I've got a trip coming up on June 1st on an AF A380 (CDG-JFK), and was wondering if anyone knows whether any of the A380s have AF's "new" business class? Any info is much appreciated!

Thanks!
 
Alitalia744
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 7:02 pm

No AF A380s have the new "Best" configuration.

Out of the 10:

6 a/c (-HPJA to -HPJF) have NEV3 (in taupe)

4 A/C (-HPJG to -HPJJ) have NEV4 (in blue with a stationary foot stool)
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 7:21 pm

That's too bad. I've been on the 777 in the new business class between JFK and CDG and it's a favorite of mine. Really well done.
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LX23
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 7:22 pm

Thanks a lot AZ744!   Wondering if it might be worth delaying a few hours for the BEST, or even siwtching over to a DL flight  
 
LX23
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 7:23 pm

Thanks a lot AZ744!   Wondering if it might be worth delaying a few hours for a 777 with BEST, or even siwtching over to a DL flight  
 
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 8:53 pm

By late this year AF will announce new configuration for its A380 fleet. It seeks to modify cabins by 2018.

Air France To Reconfigure A380, Study High Density (by mercure1 Feb 17 2016 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Air France A380 And New Business Class

Thu May 19, 2016 10:04 pm

AF will also be looking to install newer business and La Premiere seats on its A380s. Unsure what will be offered in business, but I recall a video with the head project manager for the new La Premiere stating the A380 will have a different product.

Next in line to get the new BEST configuration is the A330, the A340s will leave the fleet, and the new 787/A350 will have an updated product from delivery.

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