One of the world's most exclusive products is offered by Air France. It is exclusive in terms of the size of the cabins and how few ways there are to get into them. Air France has added new first class award restrictions, so I wanted to go over them in this post.
One of the world's best first class experiences is offered by Air France. The ground experience is the best in the world and the inflight product is the second best.
Air France only offers first class on select Boeing aircraft, which fly to high yield markets. Each plane is configured with just one row of four first class seats.
Each of Air France's first class seats has a curtain that goes all the way from the ceiling to the floor, giving you total privacy.
The inflight experience, from the consistently great service, to the topnotch food, to the amenities, is amazing.
Air France offers an unparalleled first class ground experience that is second to none. You can get a complimentary spa treatment, and you can eat in the lounge. There are a lot of restrictions associated with buying the first class ground experience.
Air France is going to introduce a new first class product in the winter season. The product's details are limited at the moment.
Air France La Premiere is the product that is most difficult to get with miles.
Only if you have Flying Blue Platinum status can you redeem miles for Air France first class.
Award costs are steep even if you are eligible for redemption. What amount should you pay? You can use the Flying Blue website to find out how much miles are required. Some examples are given.
These are steep redemption rates. If you want to break up your journey with a stop in Paris, Flying Blue now allows it.
There are other things to consider when booking Air France La premiere.
I used to consider Flying Blue elite status in order to get access to Air France first class awards, but not anymore. The status isn't hard to earn so that's not what's stopping me Gold members can no longer redeem for first class, and on top of that you're limited to one first class award seat per flight.
It is one of the best first class experiences in the world. It is one of the most difficult experiences to get with miles.
If you have Platinum status in the Flying Blue program you can redeem miles for Air France first class. If you want to travel with someone else, Flying Blue only offers one award seat in first class.
To redeem for Air France first class, you have to be a member of Flying Blue. Air France sometimes sells first class upgrades at check-in, which is the best way to book Air France first class.
Did anyone redeem miles for Air France first class?