Review: Air France La Premiere B777-300/ER Paris to Tokyo

Air France La Premiere Flight Review

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After an amazing visit of the Salon La Premiere, i was taken to the plane by my Air France concierge lady. The B777-300/ER is parked remotely today means walking on the stairs to board.

My concierge lady make sure the crew are ready for me. She paged them through her walkie-talkie, a service detail haven't seen before! Everything (formality, baggage, transfer) has been taken care of, just what a VIP would need!

Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
 
Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
 

A photo with my lovely private Air France concierge who took care of me so well.

Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
Air France La Premiere Priority Boarding
   

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Paris to Tokyo Narita

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Welcome onboard La Premiere!

Air France La Premiere Cabin
Air France La Premiere Cabin
 

My La Premiere Suite seat 1L

There are only 4 seats in the front end. Privacy and exclusivity is definitely maintained.

Most of Air France B777-300/ER has this new cabin (also new Business Class).

My flight is full in all cabin. We have 298 pax in total. In fact all three flights to Tokyo was full that day!

Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin

Elegant Extra: Table lamp!

Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 

Vincent, the La Premiere steward came to introduce himself and asked me whether I'd like to have Caviar as boarding canapes!  "Oui!!!"

Air France La Premiere First Class Catering
Air France La Premiere First Class Catering
 

I was offered Taittinger Champagne 2005 to go with Caviar.

Air France La Premiere First Class Champagne
Air France La Premiere First Class Champagne
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Catering
Air France La Premiere First Class Catering
 

Having a fabulous moment settling down in La Premiere.

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Givenchy Comfort kit (unisex) and sleepware.

Air France La Premiere First Class Amenity Kit
Air France La Premiere First Class Amenity Kit
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Amenity Kit
Air France La Premiere First Class Amenity Kit
 

A huge drawer for storage.

Air France La Premiere First Class
Air France La Premiere First Class
 

Ready to go!

Air France La Premiere First Class
Air France La Premiere First Class
 

We took off on Rwy 09L tracking North East direction.

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There are forward and downward camera to choose from the IFE.

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Climbing out of massive CDG complex.

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Vincent, offer me the onboard food and beverage menu.

Air France La Premiere First Class Service
Air France La Premiere First Class Service
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Service
Air France La Premiere First Class Service
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 

I was really expecting this, knowing how great French gastronomy is! Air France just can't fail in this area!

I was so happy to see the menu and would love to try EVERYTHING!

It is not often I like everything on the menu!

You may wonder why there are only French/western option on a flight to Tokyo? La Premiere passenger can pre-order Japanese - Oriental cuisine. But with such great French menu, no one ordered!

Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
Air France La Premiere First Class Menu
 

Designer tableware with the timeless Air France winged Seahorse logo

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining

My starter: Foie Gras

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

Paired well with a glass of white wine.

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

Since I was rather full after a full 3 courses lunch in the Salon La Premiere, I decided to take a nap after the rich starter and have a full dinner later.

Our flying time was 11 hours.

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Vincent brought this huge quilt and mattress ready to lay down my bed.

Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 

La Premiere bedding are provided by Sofitel.

The quilt are wonderfully soft and fluffy. The bedding quality is top class!

Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 

With curtain half drawn

Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 

Most elegant and stylish bedding.

Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 

A GoPro selfie with curtain fully drawn for full privacy.

Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
 
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding
Air France La Premiere First Class bedding

The bed was extremely comfortable and warm. The curtain goes all the way up to the ceiling for full privacy.

You're in your own "bubble" space, you're not confined in cubicles with doors and walls.

It feels really relaxed and cozy!

After about 3 hours afternoon nap, I woke up and went to the Business Class galley for some snack offered in their basket. Full of French goodies!

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Love my own space enclosured by the curtain, I opted for some IFE with the provided BOSE headset.

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Soon, dinner began while in bed!

Cream of Asparagus soup

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

Caviar with Salmon Tartare

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

It taste so amazing!

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

My main course arrived!

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

Confit de canard (Duck Confit top with mash potato)

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

WOWww.....it taste so tender and full of flavor, I literally cried after tasting it.

Best dish in the air ever!

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

After an extreme satisfying dinner, I skipped cheese and opt for dessert. It was a choice between coffee and lemon tart.

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

Food was top notch! Probably the best airplane food I've ever had. The gastronomy standard on Air France is second to none!

Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
Air France La Premiere First Class Dining
 

I was invited by the captain to see the cockpit during cruise at FL350 over Siberia. We experienced just 2 hours of darkness before the sun rise again while flying East chasing the rising sun.

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Our total route today which fly at 60 degrees North latitude with favorable wind condition (sometimes fly up to 71 degrees North)

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After the gorgeous sunrise, I went back to my seat and watched a movie on the excellent IFE system.

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Shortly, we're only 1.5 hours out from Tokyo, it is breakfast time (although it is midnight in Europe)

It is another grand dining affair. Air France offer full breakfast, not the skimpy continental breakfast.

Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 

Sauteed Asparagus Omelette.

Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 

With selection of FAUCHON Tea

Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 

Beautiful silverware

Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
Air France La Premiere First Class Breakfast
 

After a smooth touch down on the main runway 34L of Narita, we arrived at our destination and time to bid farewell to the excellent La Premiere cabin. I almost didn't want to end the flight.

Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
Air France La Premiere First Class Cabin
 

A memorabilia photo with Vincent, my steward who is extremely attentive looking after me.

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With the cockpit and cabin crew.

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Sunny Narita morning. An Air France agent was waiting for me at the aircraft door to expedite the arrival formality process. I was on the street within 10 minutes in Tokyo!

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Conclusion

This was the most anticipated flight for me this year and you can see from the photos, I was having my Best Inflight Experience in every ways!

The attention and exclusivity was second to none, I was taken great care of in every process from transfer to the lounge, from onboard till arrival. There are a full team of people at my service at every point.

It was "Priority" every way!

I have the best lounge and ground experience!

I have the best airplane meal ever on this flight!

It has an amazing design and full privacy, with your own "bubble" area without the confined wall or cubicles.

I have amazing crew from cockpit to cabin looked after me so well, yet so warm, friendly and professional!

La Premiere is an exceptional experience!

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17 Comments on Review: Air France La Premiere B777-300/ER Paris to Tokyo

  1. great video.
    it made me decide to fly Air France La Premiere from Paris to Hong Kong next year.
    Compared to the other first class options Air France looks miles ahead.

  2. Sam, I LOVED reading this report!!! Thank you! I have yet to fly on AF La Premiere but I am a Flying Blue Platinum at the moment and have flown on AF’s economy and business class several times the past few years. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you and your wife enjoyed the more recent AF La Premiere experience! 🙂 🙂 🙂 As for me, I hope to fly La Premiere someday… maybe 2017 or 2018. Not sure yet as I’m still debating which route to take it on.

  3. It’s a real pleasure to know that there are some western airlines which can offer a product very close to what the MEB3 are offering. Keep it up Air France and thanks Sam Chui for your effort and willingness to share your wonderful experiences.

  4. Hello Sam Chui, I’m Alessandro from Italy. I follow your beautiful flight videos: really amazing!.
    I’ve recently enjoined the following

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaS7lax4nBY

    and I have a question:
    could you please share the name of the amazing relaxing musing in the background?
    Much appreciated
    Alessandro Draghi

  5. Man. Love every bits of this reivew. The french standard of cuisine in air is like. woah, just plain woah. Wish I could have opportunity to try La Preimere in my life time.

    • Thank you for your nice comments. I think La Premiere is about the best First Class especially its cuisine upholds the reputation.

  6. Wish I could get upgraded to first …never happened so far …but it is quite normal as I do not fly with air France . Joke aside they have upgraded their standards for sure , it is a good thing with airlines like Emirates or Qatar or Etihad around . I might try airfrance again

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