It doesn’t even come close to the just-announced Etihad A380 First Class Residence, but Air France has just unveiled its new La Premier First Class Suite.
It has curtains. Curtains. It’s not even a suite with doors.
I suppose I didn’t take this rendition seriously enough.
I like the lighting, though, something that British Airways already does quite well up front.
The colors are nice. They’re going with Sofitel bedding. And they’ll have caviar.
While it does seem very ‘Air France’ it also doesn’t seem very revolutionary, or for that matter better than what other airlines that continue to invest in their first class experience offer. They’re nowhere near the standard of better Asian or Middle Eastern carriers — though no paying passenger will likely ‘route around’ Air France in favor of Lufthansa or British Airways with this product. So perhaps that’s all they were going for.
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