• Double dip on points with Air France/KLM and Accor

    In the long run of loyalty, every point counts – so the opportunity to 'double dip' makes plenty of sense if it helps you snare that airline seat, hotel room or an upgrade on either. With that in mind, many of our European readers will be pleased to take advantage of a unique partnership b...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas unlocks reward flights on Air New Zealand, Air France, KLM

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now use their Qantas Points to book selected flights with Air New Zealand, and will soon be able to book flights with Air France, KLM, and Thailand's Bangkok Airways. It's part of a broader sweep by Qantas to unlock one million additional frequent flyer seats ev...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 9 Comments

  • Here is Air France's new Airbus A350 business class seat

    With its all-new Airbus A350 business class seat, Air France hopes to please every passenger. Want to sit right up against the window and enjoy the view through as many as three large windows? Done. Prefer to be closer to the aisle? Also done. If you're set for the middle seat, how about bein...

    POSTED 1 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • Air France transforms haute cuisine into height cuisine

    Given the French reputation for fine dining, you’d almost expect to be dazzled when stepping onto an Air France flight. But the airline is going above and beyond with its latest menu for La Premiere first class and business class between Singapore and Paris. Julien Royer, co-founder and ch...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2019 11 Comments

  • Air France shines a spotlight on beauty treatments

    In airport lounges and above the clouds, Air France is putting the spotlight on beauty treatments for business and first class flyers. An exclusive partnership with luxury beauty and skincare specialist La Prairie has seen the opening of a chic new spa at Air France’s New York-JFK Terminal...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Air France unveils new Airbus A330 business class

    Air France is rolling out a new business class cabin for its Airbus A330s, and some travellers will be in for quite a treat with one jet already sporting the fresh new look. Up to 30 March 2019, you’ll find the new birds on some flights from Paris to Ghana, Burkina Faso and Houston. From 3...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Air France launches high-speed inflight WiFi

    Air France has flicked the switch on its new high-speed Internet service, joining the 'broadband above the clouds club' as travellers look for faster inflight WiFi. Two of the SkyTeam member's A330 and Boeing 777 jets are already running Gogo’s 2Ku satellite tech, which is capable of deliv...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Air France's new Paris CDG business class lounge is travel très chic

    Air France’s all-new business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E is now open, and with everything from a cocktail bar to a Clarins spa we expect travellers won’t mind too much if their flight is delayed. Indeed, even assuming that everything will ru...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • These new airport lounges are designed to overcome jetlag

    Consider them your best shot at surviving that 17-hour flight A stretching studio. Guided meditation sessions. Shower suites with light therapy. They sound like the features of a New Age spa. But all are elements of Qantas Airways’ new international transit lounge at the Perth Airport. And...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 1 Comment

  • Qantas, Air France back in codeshare liaison for flights to Paris

    Qantas and Air France are back in rapprochement for daily flights to Paris, in what many hope will be a prelude to Qantas launching non-stop Boeing 787 flights from Perth to the French capital. That direct Dreamliner service is considered a likely starter for the second tranche of Boeing 787-9 j...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 28 Comments

  • New Air France business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

    Air France's new business class lounge concept at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport adopts a vibrant upmarket design with a twist: a 'wellness zone' incorporating a Clarins spa, private saunas, sleep suites and even a detox bar. Spread across 2,180m² in Hall L at Terminal 2, the lounge ...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2018 1 Comment

  • Photos: inside Air France's new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    Air France's new Boeing 787-9 takes flight this week, ahead of beginning commercial flights to London, Cairo and Montreal, and Australian Business Traveller can share the first official photos from inside the French flag-carrier's Dreamliner. Up front are 30 business class seats arranged in th...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2017 13 Comments

  • Air France mix'n'match: business class seats swap out for economy

    IN BRIEF | Over half of the new business class seats on Air France's Boeing 777 fleet will be replaced by economy seats during holiday seasons when corporate travel slows but leisure travel picks up. Air France has revealed that 24 of the lie-flat business class benches are designed to be e...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2014 0 Comments

  • Air France launches new La Premiere first class for Boeing 777

    Air France has revealed its new La Premiere first class suite ahead of a September 2014 debut on the airline's Boeing 777-300 fleet. Only four of the suites will be installed on each of Air France's 19 Boeing 777s, but with a footprint of 3 square metres per passenger each suite packs plenty of ...

    POSTED 7 May, 2014 11 Comments

  • Photos, video: Air France's new Boeing 777 business class seats

    Air France has launched its new international Boeing 777 business class seats in Paris overnight, ahead of its first flight in June 2014 between Paris and New York. Of course it was no secret that the French flag-carrier was adapting the same Zodiac Aerospace Cirrus seat used by Cath...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2014 9 Comments

  • New Air France cutlery snaps together like a model plane

    Air France has added a whimsical twist to its new in-flight cutlery and tableware, with the kids' plastic cutlery set snapping together like a model plane kit. The "flying cutlery" set is intended as a bit of a distraction for the young ones, although fortunately they don't actually fly. We...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2013 9 Comments

  • Qantas & Virgin Australia frequent flyers get free SkyTeam status match

    LATEST | Air France/KLM has pulled down the shutters on the Flying Blue status match. Visitors to the status match sign-up page are now being greeted with this message: The possibility to apply for a Gold Card from Flying Blue is closed for now! This very exclusive offer was vali...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2013 42 Comments

  • Air France chooses Cathay-style seat for new business class

    Air France will upgrade its aging business class to adopt Cathay Pacific's award-winning business class seats (based on the Zodiac Sicma Cirrus design) giving passengers a fully flat sleeping experience plus direct aisle access on its flights. The French flag-carrier will customis...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2013 15 Comments

  • Qantas to end Cathay Pacific, Air France codeshare flights

    Qantas will terminate all codeshare flights with Cathay Pacific and Air France next year when its new alliance with Emirates launches in April 2013. The announcements come on the back of yesterday’s decision for Qantas to pull out of its long-standing joint venture with British Airway...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2012 6 Comments

  • Qantas partner Air France upgrades premium economy food

    Qantas partner Air France is offering new "buy-up" meals in premium economy on long flights like Paris-Singapore. It's the latest airline to pick up on the trend of charging extra to get decent food in the "middle class" between back-of-the-bus economy and business class. On Air France, you can...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas partner Air France adds new business seat from Singapore

    Qantas passengers connecting in Singapore for the Red Roo's codeshare flights to Paris have an upgraded business class seat to look forward to on Air France's Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 planes. It's an incremental update of Air France's previous 2010 seat, with small increases to length, width a...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2012 3 Comments

  • Air France, SkyTeam reshuffle Paris hub: new terminal & lounge

    Business travellers connecting through Air France's Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub can look forward to the new Satellite S4 wing, providing the airline's largest lounge, an improved terminal and shorter connections, when the lounge opens on 28 June. But be aware that Air France's and SkyTeam'...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2012 6 Comments

  • Best seats: business class ("Affaires"), Air France Airbus A380

    Air France's A380s will be winging their way to and from Singapore from this April, and they'll be codesharing the route with Qantas, so if you book the red roo all the way to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you'll end up on Air France for the longer Singapore-Paris leg of the trip. You'll find Affaire...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2012 2 Comments

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