Recently, I went to Paris and back with Air France to attend 20 years annivesary event of Air France at CDG T2 hub and a visit of the Air France A380 hangar. I flew with Air France B777-300/ER new Business Class and below is my review of their new long haul Business Class product.
Paris CDG suffered a bad reputation about being difficult and complex to navigate around. The airport authority have really worked hard on this. I found the process easy. There were clear signs everywhere! I was checked-in at T2F in SkyTeam Priority desk within minutes and made my way to T2E Hall L where the Air France long haul departure lounge and gate is located. On the other note, I love the design of the terminal in CDG T2. It would've shown better if I had a sunny day.
The lounge is clearly showing its age. I was told it is due for an extensive refurbishment later this year. Good thing about the lounge is not overly crowded during busy hub hours for long haul departure. There are a decent selection of food and beverage on offer. Guest of the lounge are entitled to a free 20 minutes Clarins facial spa treatment which is a really nice feature! There were a total of 3 treatment to choose for ladies and 2 treatment for man.
I was warmly welcomed by the experienced Air France crew. The new business class has everything done right. It has all-aisle access, flat bed, good storage and the right amount of privacy. The cabin has an elegant design as everything else with Air France. Flight to Dubai is operated by B777-300/ER. Registration F-GSQJ. There are a total of 60 business class seats in 2 separate cabin.
I was lucky as Air France just rolled out a new comfort kit for Business Class. This new model is available in four colours – blue, grey, orange and turquoise. Inspired by a “Toi & Moi” design, the Business kit features two suede pockets that are closed by a metal zip, with a shiny leather flap that flips over the top. This new elegant and practical kit features Clarins beauty products.