Just LOOK at how crispy that is… like an impeccable, flaky croissant at the base of the Eiffel Towel. Mwah 😘👌
In all seriousness, this is a beautiful, premium cabin that you’ll start seeing on long-haul flights from Air France’s Boeing 777-300ER fleet. They’re set to equip 12 of these aircraft with this new suite-style seat in the winter of 2023.
And later this year, we’ll also start to see this reconfiguration on 20 Airbus A350-900s.
Let’s look more closely at some of the deets:
Embraces the “3F” concept: fully flat, full access (1-2-1 configuration), full privacy
Boasts 17.3-inch 4K screen, Buetooth connection, and a wireless charger.
Each seat has a sliding door to facilitate maximum privacy (you can also activate a “Do Not Disturb” function so the crew know to leave you be).
Turn your two center seats into a single suite with shared cocktail table with the divider lowered (great for when traveling with your partner).
Unlimited Escargot (snails) will be offered to business-class passengers.
Okay, that last one is not true at all. But a kid can dream, can’t he?
Anyway, It sure won’t take much convincing on how awesome, comfy, and tech-forward this new seat will be. You may be wondering, how can I get on one of these planes immediately?!
As of now, it looks like New York <> Paris will be the first route where you can snag one of these coveted new seats.
The specific schedules are:
The best way to actually book a business class seat on one of these flights is going to be with miles and points.
Flying Blue is the joint loyalty program of Air France and KLM, but there are a handful of other carriers that also use this loyalty program.
For the sake of this brief newsletter segment, we want to highlight the fact that you can transfer points earned on travel credit cards in order to score one of these incredible seats.
You can transfer points/miles at a 1:1 ratio to Flying Blue from five travel credit cards from our Top Travel Cards page. Check out cards one, two, three, four, aaand five.
But before you go transfer all your points, make sure you’re able to find this flight on Air France’s website so you know if it’s available and how many points you’ll need.