Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/05/07 for Seat 3G
This was the worst Business class long haul flight I have ever been on. I didn't even know that the long haul business class flights came with a 2x3x2 formation with reclining chairs instead of beds. The chairs do not lay flat so you slide down them when trying to sleep - not great for people with back problems. There is hardly any space between the chairs so you have strangers climbing over you every time they want to get up. It felt like Premium Economy seats for Business Class prices. I complained afterwards and have been completely ignored by Air France.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/03/05 for Seat 41L
Seat seems narrower than the other. Good room for legs.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/09/15 for Seat 28H
Typical economy seat for a 10 abreast 77W to Dakar. This means it is cramped and uncomfortable. Pitch is barely sufficient for my 186cm height. Additionally, this layout is the old one for Air France. My IFE screen froze on the flight, which wasn't much of an issue as the selection wasn't brilliant and I had my iPad loaded up. The IFE system and other cabin systems are from the early 2000's. Apparently Air France is still working on upgrading cabins across their fleet.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/05/21 for Seat 19J
Seats 19A 19B 19H and 19J have misaligned video screen due to 2 seats in row 18. when you watch the screen, it's not directly in front of you.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/11 for Seat 26a
Never, never choose this seat. I actually paid extra for this at the airport and was assigned to this one - the seat is incredibly narrow (vice-like), no window, freezing cold because of the emergency door, and no space for your arms as the window-side wall curves inwards.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/02/15 for Seat 25 C
The seat has normal recline. I did not find the proximity to the lavatory bothersome.24 January Paris CDG - Rio de Janeiro GIG
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/29 for Seat 49A
The seat arms of row 49 can't be removed as on the other rows... So even though there was nobody on the two adjacent seats, I could not lie on the seats... very frustrating.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/07/28 for Seat 30j
This seat should not be used. It is adjacent to the bank of toilets and thenextra leg room was used by people queueing for the toilet. Was flight i have ever experienced. Narro seat in 3-4-3 config. NEVER use this seat
Submitted by Harold S on 2017/06/25 for Seat 24L
For seven hours flight was pretty good.
Submitted by Thibaut C on 2017/04/18 for Seat 41C
I paid a premium to have access to this seat with extra leg room.This seat is not so good, it's in the middle of kitchen + toilet so you always have people walking on your feet.The TV screen works not so good & I broke my headset jack because the arm of the TV is pushing on the jack & now it's broken.I will try to take another seat another time!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/03/28 for Seat 52F
No room for under seat storage. This seat has a seat support in the middle of the foot space. This plane did have a foot rest - for those who are shorter.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/27 for Seat 35C
In general, all the economy seats are terrible. Size and spacing is more like a charter flight. Only good thing is overhead locker space is better than normal.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/19 for Seat 51A
We found the pair of seats at the back of the plane (such as 51A/B and 51K/L)to be very comfortable, and worth the extra $32/seat charge. Overall the flight was very good, with decent seat legroom, good video entertainment, plenty of good food, and free drinks.
Submitted by Alessio M on 2016/11/14 for Seat 29L
Standard seat, power port 110V Ac shared with the other 2 seat. Usb port for each screen.Good IFE system. Camera on the front gear
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/05 for Seat 15K
The seats were fine, roomy, and there was plenty of overhead space. The only problem was the foot room. This was made most uncomfortable by two factors: the pedal-like footrests that were in the way, and the metal strut supporting the seat in front of mine. The bar divides your space in two leaving neither adequate room for your shoes or to stretch your legs and rest your feet. Very odd design element. Not much of a recline on the seat, but the lower leg rest was comfortable. Very noisy cabin, could barely hear announcements unless you were wearing the bulky headsets.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/01 for Seat 1G
Inseat-entertainment in row 1 is smaller than in other rows due to the storage in armrest. Entertainment system cannot be used during take-off and landing. No dedicated storage for seat 1G in overhead bin. I cannot recommend this seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/18
My husband and I were on this plane from ATL-CDG. I agree the 2-3-2 configuration isn't a good one and the cabin was quite noisy. No wonder AF is upgrading all of these planes. I won't fly this model again unless it's been updated.
Submitted by John H on 2016/07/05 for Seat 3E
Flying in business class in a 3 class configuration. I seriously don't care for the 2-3-2 configuration. The seats don't lie flat, there is no really convenient stowage; the amenities kit is a joke (a bag; slippers and socks.) The lack of lie flat bothers me the most. I also do not look forward to letting the person next to me in and out as I try and sleep. Very disappointing. Even Delta's business class cabins are better than this.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/30 for Seat 14E
Curtain separating Premium Economy from Business brushes on passenger´s leg. The screen of the On-Demand TV, when stowed, acts as a heater for this seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/24 for Seat 26J and 26K
Because the tray tables are tucked into the armrests, the seats seem to be narrower than the other standard seats. There is extra legroom but narrow.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/04 for Seat 15b
Added to my original comment...the cabin servive in premium economy is definitley coach. Mo pre departure drink, no ammenities kit and no attention from FA's. Bottom line better seat, hardly "premuim" economy.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/04 for Seat 15b
Was offered an upgrade to a center business seat. For $400, I Turned it down and was happy with my aisle seat in premium economy. The business seat was larger with more legroom but the premium economy has more space than coach, good legroom and an elevated footrest. The seat was not plush but not as rock hard as some have indicated. If food mattered i might have considered the upgrade. I plan to eat in Paris so...
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/06 for Seat 31H
I take a measuring tape with me on flights, and found 31H was 33" (tip of armrest to tip of armrest) of pitch and 17" wide (in between armrests). Inboard and outboard seats appeared to be aligned, therefore I'd say they were all 33" (not 32" as AF claims), until the back of the cabin where the fuselage squeezes. Then things fall apart for the outboard seats (inboard seemed OK). Am taking this flight tonight again and will measure 38H for you.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/28 for Seat 2K
Flying MIA - CDG for a night flight of about 8 hours. I choose Biz instead of Prem Eco in order to have some sleep. I got some sleep. Seat is good, confortable and with enough spare room for personal belongings. Very good meal (dinner when leaving, breakfast one hour before arriving) and drinks. Attentive service. AF needs however to upgrade those 2-3-2 configuration that is outdated compared to other companies. Not enough bathrooms for the biz cabin. Good VOD screen and video choice, but old system. Price is high, but worth if you do not want to suffer from backpain during two full days after arrival. If you have some flexible departure dates, please check, price variations are really high from one day to the next (in my case Prem eco CDG - MIA and Biz MIA - CDG: 4400 when leaving on Saturday, 2400 when leaving on the next Monday). For this latter price, it was definitively worth.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/28 for Seat 15B
Flying CDG - MIA in this class, abour 9 hours, day flight. This seat is much better than Economy (more legroom, more width) but I would not recommend it to have the possibility to sleep. For relaxing and working yes. Cushion is so hard for such a flight that I put the blanket on it. Meal service 90% similar to Eco. Priority check-in and boarding, what is nice. VOD screen is larger, choice of movies extended, but some doubts if using either the touchscreen (slow) or the remote control (outdated). Question 1: Is it worth 50% price increase (compared to Eco) ? Yes. Is it worth 100% increase? No. At the time of booking for our original dates, price was 2600 return, while 900 in Eco. We delayed our departure dates to find something cheaper. Question 2: When is AF finally considering replacing those *** chushions ? I would not consider those seats for a 12 hours + flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/09 for Seat 14a
Row 14 is the best as you have this exta legroom and if you put you bag as a footrest, you cn sleep extremeley well. You also get the first meal choice. Premium economy is really nice as it feels cosy and feels exclusive. The bottle of water, the kit and the upgraded meal service really make this experience apart from economy
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/11 for Seat 3G
Not the best not the worst business class seat. Travelling in a party of 3, the 3 abreast in the middle config worked out. The seat was comfortable enough even though not lay flat. AF is gradually phasing these out to catch up with the Delta and others. Used FF miles for the seats so once that happens the miles required will probably increase accordingly
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/02/26
Seat 50 to 52 A & L only have extra side space due to the cabin curve.On 50 to 52 A & L, there is lot of free space btw the seat and the window panel.
Submitted by Antoine W on 2015/01/23
Seat 6B on a flight from Rio to Paris.AF lounge in Rio is quite lowly, drinks and food selection can be improved. Departure was ontime. Seat pitch is great, seat itself transformed in flat bed. Service was good, a bit slow but was ok. Food quality was adequate, wide choices of drinks were offered. I managed to sleep 6 hours during the 10,5h flight. Breakfast was served 1h 50 min before landing.Number of lavatories was insufficient, some queues were appeared in the morning.Landed 10 min ahead of schedule.Overall it was good experience.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/06 for Seat 14B
Bulkhead seat. Lots of legroom. Fairly comfortable. Back of seat needs lumbar support. Accessible to toilet in Business requires going through the galley which can be busy at times and only one toilet nearby. Good seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/03 for Seat 14L
This seat in premium economy is not a great seat. The seat is to short, so you have bad support for your legs. It feels strange in its schell thats sourround the seat. Hard to find a good relaxing bodyposition. The headphones core is to short, so if you look out the window while you have them on, you will be strangled. Good view over the massive engine.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/07/08 for Seat 18H
bulkhead row provides enough foot space, but end seat has been modified with table and monitor in the armrests, taking space away from seat. if your body is average (US dress size 14) you won't fit in the seat. I'm a 10-12 and it was if my hips were in a vice. fortunately, cabin crew was able to find me another, average-sized seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/06/10 for Seat 50K and 50L
IMO some of the best seats you can get in economy on this plane. Both seats are shifted only about 20cm to the middle of the plane, so 50K has lots of space on the isle side and also 50L has about 10cm free space towards the window. You gain additional storage space for small things you need during the flight from the back of the third seat in front of you.The entertainment system offers an USB port (I think this applies to all economy seats) which supplies enough power to charge an iPhone or similar (but not an iPad) during flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/04/29 for Seat 14B
The AF Premium Economy seats do not recline. THey have gone for the fixed back type that "slumps" instead.I find these really unconformtable for 13+ hours. ALso since the seat bottom cushion moves forwards, part of the point of extra knee room is lost.I can only imagine that the designers of these seats either have never flow for more than a few hours or are about 5' tall.Also the bulkhead seats in row 14 are very awkward to use a laptop at because the armrest-folding table is too narrow (front to back) and too close to the body. All the more so if you slump the seat.Rows 15 and 16 are better for laptop use but have the same comfort issue.
Which seat is good in Air France? ›
The best seats to reserve are 30B/C and 30H/J. These seats have the most legroom, thanks to the exit row.How do I find my seat on Air France? ›
Your seat location is indicated on your boarding passes, provided during online check-in or at the airport. However, if you would like specific seats, you can choose the seats you prefer in advance. In this case, you will pay online, either when booking or later in the My bookings section of the website.How do I check my seat map? ›
- On your issued tickets.
- On your flight schedule.
- Directly from your airline website.
- On different websites.
The width of our seats, from armrest to armrest, varies according to the cabin and destination: In Economy and Premium Economy* cabins: from 40 to 45 cm (16-17 inches), which corresponds to a waist circumference of approximately 135 cm (53 inches) maximum.Which seats are best for international flights? ›
Exactly which seats are positioned over the wings varies depending on the plane. On the large planes used for international flights, it's usually either premium/business-class seats or the first several rows of coach/economy seats that are located in the very center of the plane.What are Air France Premium Economy seats like? ›
Air France Premium Economy includes a larger seat in a more intimate cabin with upgraded amenities and meals, SkyPriority services in the airport, a larger checked and carry-on baggage allowance, the ability to purchase lounge access (subject to availability), and more FlyingBlue XP points toward elite status than ...What has happened to SeatGuru? ›
Nearly 4 years later, SeatGuru was bought by Expedia and spun off with TripAdvisor. Today, SeatGuru is one of the quintessential resources that frequent flyers and points travelers use to optimize their seats.How do I find better seats on a plane? ›
Exit rows, aisle or window seats, and seats close to the front are typically considered the best seats on a plane. On a short business trip, you might want an aisle seat near the front of the plane so you can debark as quickly as possible on arrival.Is seat F on a plane a window seat? ›
Occasionally, aircraft with a seating structure of 2+2 may letter the seats as "ACDF" to keep with the standard of A/F being window and C/D being aisle on short-haul aircraft (which generally have 3+3 seats).How many meals do you get on Air France? ›
The meal you receive on board depends on your travel class, destination, and the time of day. According to these factors, you will receive: breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner. A choice of beverages is also provided on all our flights.
What is the seat size of Air France Economy Class? ›
|Seat Maps||Pitch & Width||Video|
|Airbus A340-300 (343)||32" - 18"||Yes|
|Airbus A350-900 (359)||31" - 17"||Yes|
|Airbus A350-900 (359)||37" - 18.8"||Yes|
|Airbus A380-800 (380)||32" - 17.5"||Yes|
All in, I would say Delta is a level above their Skyteam partners KLM and Air France when it comes to business class seating comfort. The best Delta seats are better than the best KLM or AF offerings. The lowest offerings from Delta are also better than the lowest offerings from KLM and AF.Do I need to pay for seats on Air France? ›
No matter your destination, a Standard seat in the Economy cabin, a Premium seat in the Premium Economy cabin, and a Business seat in the Business cabin is free: Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members and their travel companions if they appear on the same booking.Is Air France a good airline? ›
Air France always seems to be missing from any publication ranking airlines with on-time performance. The best I found was an article listing that Air France ranked 12 for on-time performance in 2022.How early can you check-in for Air France? ›
You can check in any time from 30 hours* before your flight's departure. Please select how you would like to check in.Is it better to sit aisle or window? ›
The window seats offer the best views and minimal disruptions from your row mates. Ultimately, you'll be the disruptive one when it's your turn to visit the lavatory, but still, the window seat gives you that undisturbed solitude to make it through your flight without interacting.What is the best seat on economy? ›
If you're going to sit in economy, you want to be sure you select a Main Cabin Extra seat. These are the best seats you'll find in the rear section of the plane. What makes these seats special is that they have extra pitch — that is, the distance between the seat back of one seat to the seatback of the seat in front.What is the best window seat on a plane? ›
If that's your goal, there's a place you're likely to sleep better than any other: a window seat. Specifically, pick a window seat on the left side of the aircraft. These seats are usually off-center, making leaning up against the side of the plane more comfortable.What is the difference between Economy and premium economy seats on Air France? ›
Equipped with a large and relaxing seat, the Premium Economy seat gives you more space compared to the Economy cabin as well as multiple storage areas. For your ultimate well-being, your headrest, foot-rest and leg-rest adapts perfectly to the contours of your body.Is it easier to sleep in Premium Economy? ›
You'll arrive feeling more rested
At 19 to 20 inches wide, these seats offer enough space to truly have an impact on sleep. A sleep study conducted by Airbus and The London Sleep Center even found that just one additional inch of seat width helped participants sleep an average of 53% longer during a long-haul flight.
Do Air France economy seats recline? ›
Extra Legroom Seats are located in the Economy cabin, in rows with additional space or at emergency exits. These seats are just as comfortable and recline in the same way as other seats in the cabin.What is the alternative to SeatGuru? ›
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Optimized for your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android, SeatGuru provides you with seat maps and insights from over 45,000 flier reviews, right at your fingertips. Now even at the airport, you can always find the best seat before you fly.Where is the least bumpy seat on a plane? ›
A seat directly over the wings (typically found in rows 10 to 30) is your best option to reduce the sensation of turbulence, says Dr. Quay Snyder, the president of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.What's the safest place to sit on a plane? ›
In the middle, at the back
Nonetheless, a TIME investigation that looked at 35 years of aircraft accident data found the middle rear seats of an aircraft had the lowest fatality rate: 28%, compared with 44% for the middle aisle seats. This logically makes sense too.
All major airlines letter seats from right to left as you are standing in the aisle facing the rear of the plane. Thus seat “A” is always next to the right window.Why there is no seat No 13 on a plane? ›
In many cultures, the number 13 is associated with bad luck, which is why many airlines prefer to avoid igniting the superstitions of their customers and have opted to remove the number from there seating plans. Irrational fear of the number 13 is known as triscaidekaphobia.Why is there no seat 33 on airplanes? ›
"We used to skip 33 on certain maps to make the [final] row standardized, but the end row is no longer standardized," a United Airlines spokesperson told Travel + Leisure. In short, the reasoning behind having a unanimous seating map is a math equation of sorts.
Does Air France give blankets? ›
Sleep easily on long-haul flights with a feather-filled cushion and blanket. Air France offer a mask and a refreshing towel at no extra charge, and earplugs are available upon request from cabin crew.What does Air France give you? ›
Depending on the length and the schedule of your flight, we also offer a snack or breakfast, in addition to a hot meal on long-haul flights. On most of our flights, we offer a self-service buffet with sweet and savory treats, in addition to sandwiches and fresh snacks, on long-haul flights.How many free bags can I take on Air France? ›
A one-bag limit is enforced. Regular Economy: Travelers with economy tickets can check one bag that weighs up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) for free. Premium Economy: Premium Economy ticket holders can check two suitcases for free; each can weigh up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds).How strict is Air France about carry on size? ›
Your cabin baggage must not exceed 55cm x 35cm x 25cm. Your accessory must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. The total combined weight of your cabin baggage and accessory must not exceed 12kg if you are travelling economy or 18kg if you are travelling business class.How strict is Air France on weight? ›
In the Economy or Premium Economy cabins, your hand baggage and personal items can weigh up to 12 kg (26.4 lb) in total. If you are traveling in the Business cabin or in La Première, your hand baggage and personal items can weigh up to 18 kg (40 lb) in total. Your cabin is shown on your ticket.Which airline has the largest economy seat? ›
Emirates. Emirates serves 12 cities in the U.S. with nonstop flights to Dubai (and some unique routes, such as New York to Milan). On Emirates, economy seats on the double-decker Airbus A380 measure in at 18-inches wide, one of the widest economy seats around.Is KLM or Air France nicer? ›
KLM service is clean and efficient, while Air France leans more toward traditional hospitality. Neither is good or bad. The KLM food service is fast and without bells and whistles, while Air France service will offer a menu, Champagne and more elaborate table setting.Does Air France honor Delta status? ›
(3) Delta Diamond and Platinum Medallion Members will receive complimentary Air France Seat Plus preferred seating at no charge. Gold Medallions will receive a discount of 50% and Silver Medallions will receive a discount of 25%. Please visit Air France for more information on their Seat.Is Lufthansa better than Air France? ›
Classes. Air France has a fantastic business section, but you can somehow fail to note the difference between economy and business class when it comes to Lufthansa. On the other hand, the economy section of AF is well-upgraded but not very comfortable, whereas Lufthansa has a great economy class.Do economy seats recline on Air France? ›
Extra Legroom Seats are located in the Economy cabin, in rows with additional space or at emergency exits. These seats are just as comfortable and recline in the same way as other seats in the cabin.
Which seat is best for Airbus? ›
The best seats are definitely the ones titled 'bulkhead' above. These are usually home to emergency exits or galleys, offering much more legroom than a standard seat.Do Air France seat you together? ›
We will do everything we can to make sure you can travel together and sit next to each other. To make this possible, all of your family members must be included in the same booking file. Your seat location is indicated on your boarding passes, provided during online check-in or at the airport.Is Air France or Delta better? ›
All in, I would say Delta is a level above their Skyteam partners KLM and Air France when it comes to business class seating comfort. The best Delta seats are better than the best KLM or AF offerings. The lowest offerings from Delta are also better than the lowest offerings from KLM and AF.Where is the best place to sit in economy class? ›
If you're going to sit in economy, you want to be sure you select a Main Cabin Extra seat. These are the best seats you'll find in the rear section of the plane. What makes these seats special is that they have extra pitch — that is, the distance between the seat back of one seat to the seatback of the seat in front.How big are economy seats on Air France? ›
Depending on the distance, you might be served a hot meal and later, a snack, during the flight. Seats: Air France economy class seats typically have 31 inches of pitch, meaning a point on a seat will have 31 inches between the same point of a seat in front of it or behind it.Which is better aisle or window seat? ›
According to the study's findings, passengers in aisle seats had 64 "contacts" with other passengers during a flight, making it the greatest contact space. The middle seat came in with 58 contacts, and the window seat passengers had just 12. So, go ahead, claim that window seat.Are seats over the wing better? ›
Much like the best seats for travel sickness are the seats above the coach wheels, the best seats to help lessen the effects of air turbulence is over the aircraft wings. The wings are the point of lift vs gravity so sitting above them ensures a smoother lift off, flight, and landing.What is the least popular seat on a plane? ›
OK, so the back row is the single worst place to sit on a plane and you should steer clear of it at all costs. But which other seats should you avoid? All middle seats are unpopular for obvious reasons, and the seats in front of an exit row aren't ideal either.Is Air France a good Airline? ›
Air France always seems to be missing from any publication ranking airlines with on-time performance. The best I found was an article listing that Air France ranked 12 for on-time performance in 2022.Can Economy class use the lounge Air France? ›
The Lounge Option is a service for Customers who do not have complimentary access to Air France lounges: customers traveling in Premium Economy, Economy and/or Flying Blue Silver or Explorer members, subject to availability. Unaccompanied minors are not eligible for the Lounge Option.
Which is better KLM or Air France? ›
KLM service is clean and efficient, while Air France leans more toward traditional hospitality. Neither is good or bad. The KLM food service is fast and without bells and whistles, while Air France service will offer a menu, Champagne and more elaborate table setting.Can I check in Delta for Air France? ›
There are 2 options for online check-in
* You can check in 24 hours before your flight's departure for all Delta Air Lines flights departing from the United States. The same applies for Air France flights departing from Atlanta and Detroit. Go to the "Check-in" section.