First Impressions: Air France A350 Business Class – Live and Let’s Fly


I enjoyed a lovely flight from Paris to Toronto onboard the new Air France A350-900. The food and service was excellent onboard, cementing Air France as one of my favorite airline soft products.

Air France used the same seats in business class on the A350-900 as United used for its Polaris product. Seats are staggered in a 1-2-1 configuration and are quite comfortable. If you assign a “true” window seat (A and L seats in even-numbered rows) you’ll also enjoy a fair degree of privacy.

My flight crew, on the young side for Air France, was very lovely and quite attentive. The meal service was slow…painfully slow if we had been flying the other direction…but worked well for me on this daytime service since I was well-rested.

The starters included a green salad, salmon with labneh, and eggplant…all nice.

I ordered lamb for my main course, served over couscous with green olives and pistachios…it was lovely.

That was followed by cheese, petit fours, ice cream, fruit, and finally espresso (cappuccino was on the menu, but it’s still powdered, even on the new A350).

I tried to sleep, but I couldn’t. Maybe it was the espresso, maybe it was the time of day. But I beautiful views of Iceland and Greenland outside my window, the tail camera, and functioning wi-fi onboard.

A light snack was served before landing that included a vegetable cake, quinoa salad, and plain yogurt. I was still stuffed from lunch, so this was unnecessary (for me).


Air France exceeded my expectations with another great flight in business class. I’ll share more details about the service, meals, seat, and other onboard amenities in my full review.

Have you flown the Air France A350 in business class?