Trust the French to do things in style. And while they’re at it, they prove that they really are the masters of understated elegance. Air France has, over the years, received mixed reviews for its premium cabins. While it has always stood out in terms of its luxury offerings — food, wine, service, finesse, amenities — they have not always been the best in terms of hard product (seats, entertainment etc). In fact, I once travelled on their Boeing 777 in Business Class and while I was impressed with the service, the seat was terribly uncomfortable and outdated. It as an almost-flat bed. Seriously, in an age of First Class suites, an almost-flat bed is best forgotten.
I am happy to say that some of Air France’s Boeing 777’s now feature their brand new suites in First Class or Air France La Première. While the First Class suites on Air France still do not offer sliding doors for complete privacy like say Singapore Airlines, Emirates or British Airways, the product is still extremely plush and elegant.
The Air France La Première seat design is characterised by clean refined lines and elements of leather, rich fabric and suede. The seat also has an ottoman, which converts into a second seat for a couple’s dining experience. The 79-inch flat bed is dressed with duvets from French luxury hotel chain Sofitel. There is a 24-inch flat screen for entertainment.
Needless to say, La Premère passengers will be eating out of Bernardaud porcelain (from Limoges of course) drinking out of Christofle glassware and sampling menus by Joel Robuchon and Michel Roth.
All I can say is, C’est MAGNIFIQUE!
Bon Voyage, guys!