Air France has an excellent first class product, at least the ground service in Paris is amazing and the onboard food generally good. Their new Boeing 777 first class seats are somewhat controversial, they don’t have doors but they do have curtains that extend all the way to the ceiling.
In any case it’s almost impossible to get into Air France first class other than by paying the regular freight. Redemptions in first class are restricted to Air France KLM Flying Blue elite members, and even then they have to pay extra miles (there are no saver awards for First).
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Right now there’s a better first class fare on Air France than the business class fare, and not much more even than coach.
Here’s a sample for $1514.
This itinerary has an overnight in Paris and is cheaper, and it gives you an opportunity to spend real time in the Paris La Premiere lounge.
- This should be a fully flexible, refundable fare. There are no date or minimum stay restrictions.
- Any changes will cause a reprice to the current fare, so assume no changes after booking.
- Widely available through end of schedule
Here it is from LAX for $1515.
The base fare here is $107 each way, most of the cost is fuel surcharges.
As I say when amazing airfares pop up, we don’t know for certain how the airline will feel about such a deep discount airfare sale, whether they might get seller’s remorse, I’d wait a few days after buying tickets before making additional non-refundable travel plans around the fare.
In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but there’s not much history with enforcement of that particular DOT statement so I’d still not test it.
(HT: The Flight Deal)