First class cabin amenities onboard an Air France flight provide travelers with personalized service, lots of extras, and amazing food and beverages. First class cabins are constantly being upgraded and reconfigured to offer travelers a premier flying experience. First class cabin amenities go way beyond a larger, wider first class seat. Your first class experience with Air France begins when you arrive at the airport. First class travelers are referred to as “La Premiere” guests and La Premiere guests are not expected to wait in lines. A porter will greet you, take your bags and you to a private check-in lounge. At the private check-in lounge, Air France staff will handle all of your airport procedures and answer any questions you might have.
First class passengers are welcome at the Air France airport lounges where you can enjoy a meal, catch up on your reading, finish work projects, or just relax and enjoy a cocktail. The Air France lounge features clean and luxurious seating areas and spa-like facilities for first class passengers. An attendant will keep track of your flight and notify you of any flight delays or gate changes.
As a first class passenger, you can preboard your flight and settle into your seating area without being rushed by other passengers. If you need a car to take you to your gate, Air France staff will arrange this for you as part of the first class amenities they offer.
Inflight First Class Cabin Amenities
Once onboard your Air France flight, you’ll find that the first class cabins feature ample space to move around and some aircraft are configured with curtains or partitions between suites for added privacy. Each seat is equipped with an individual coat room, storage area, and lamp. There is also a large table and ottoman in each suite.
First Class Seats
The seats in first class cabin transform into a bed that is 6.5 feet in length and 30 inches wide. The seat is topped with a memory foam mattress and the bed is made up with a pillow and a duvet so you can sleep soundly during the flight.
Inflight entertainment in first class includes movies, games, television programs, documentaries, and music. The intuitive 24-inch touchscreen, which can also be operated with a remote control, is available in 12 languages.
First class passengers receive an elegant and functional travel kit containing face and body care products, a comb, an eye mask, earplugs, and a pen that is engraved with a winged seahorse (the symbol of Air France). You will also receive a moisturizing cream, an anti-fatigue eye patch, a hand cream, and a lip balm. The lavatories are stocked with hydrating facial cleansers. First class passengers can also request a cotton bathrobe, slippers, and socks.
Other First Class Cabin Amenities
Passengers can create their own meals in the first class cabin selecting from a gourmet menu. Courses feature Aquitaine Sturia caviar and other specialties prepared by renowned chefs. The menus change about every three months and feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. Air France curated an exceptional wine list which is also updated frequently.
If you prefer to select your meal in advance, Air France offers a preorder menu offering varied styles of cuisine and a la carte meals. Appetizers, cheese courses, and desserts are also available.
Meals are served in the French tradition, at your convenience, on Bernardaud porcelain plates and Christofle glasses. The tableware displays the winged seahorse, the symbol of Air France. Allergy and dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
First class amenities vary based on the type of aircraft and the destination. A complete list of amenities by aircraft can be found on the Air France website.
About Air France
Air France is a subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group. Air France serves 36 destinations in France and 168 destinations worldwide. Air France’s global hub is Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Air France operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing jets and Airbus A320 and A380 aircraft.
Air France has recently made a $750 million investment to upgrade all of its interior space in all of its seat class cabins. They will focus on everything from increased legroom and new designs to fabrics. They have expanded the entertainment options as well as food and drink menus. All of this is designed to increase the comfort and convenience for passengers of the airline.
Air France serves 11 cities in the United States which are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
Air France serves over 1 million bottles of champagne a year on its flights worldwide and earned the highest ranking airline on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last ten years running. They have 574 airplanes in their fleet. They have 94 million passengers in their history of being an airline. They have an on-time departure rate of 79%. Unfortunately, a total of 37,655 flights were delayed for the first 3 months of 2018.
An interesting fact is that the flight attendants on an Air France flight were detained in Buenos Aires for 6 hours after the daughter of the former deputy minister of justice was unhappy that she didn’t receive an upgrade. King Willem, who is the King of the Netherlands, likes to fly planes. KLM, which is the parent company of Air France allows him to occasionally co-pilot their planes.
Main hubs for Air France are Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Senegal, King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico, Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam, Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait, London Luton Airport in London, Bahrain International Airport in Bahrain, Prestwick Airport in Scotland, and Zaragoza Airport in Spain.
Air France is headquartered at Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG) in Paris in the Roissypole complex. The New York Times described the facility as a “huge white box that squats near the runways at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Air France’s present livery is a “Euro-white” scheme with a white plane and the blue Air France title and design. The tail has 3 blue bars running down it and curves at the bottom to reflect the design of their logo.
Check the Air France website for more information on business class cabin amenities and business class seats. Amenities and business class seat options vary based on your aircraft and destination.