Not rich enough to be in first or business or too cheap [well let's say cautious with money] but snobbish enough not to be seen in coach with the other poor people ... Air France is about to please you!
With the arrival of the massive Airbus 380 comes the premium class, a perfect blend of the business and the coach, more space for less money. Other planes such as the Boeing 777, Airbus A340 and A330 will also integrate this new cabin.
The design is very similar to the business class, but the big plus and the reason why I am willing to pay more for the business, is not the overcooked steak or the refreshing oshiboris 3 times during the flight, but because you do not end up with the seat of the person in front of you right in your nose. So the shell concept is perfect.
To make space for this new class Air France will remove 40 economy seats for 21 remium Voyageur seats, not bad!
The first destinations from and to Paris will be Beirut [€1,179], Hong Kong [€1,657], New York [€1,038], Beijing [€1,652], Singapore [€1,456] and Tokyo [€1,658].
For Los Angeles I will have to wait ... YES I am not afraid to say it, I will fly premium class, first because I do not like people too close to me for 11 hours but mostly because after flying business for the past 10 years sometimes after landing I just think of the $$$$ that disappeared in the clouds for the same result than the smelly guy who is waiting for his bag next to me and sometimes gets his bag before me ... which prove that the 'priority' tag is absolutely useless.
For a highly competitive fare, customers travelling in the Premium Voyageur cabin benefit from a private cabin with 40% more space, and a new seat that is 48 cm wide with a 123° seat back recline, equipped with a fixed shell which guarantees passengers' privacy. Air France is the first European airline to provide a seat that reclines inside a fixed shell in an intermediary class.
On the comfort side, customers benefit from the same services as in Business Class, such as the travel kit, a feather pillow and a pure new wool blanket. The inflight meal service is, however, the same as in the Economy cabin.
At the airport, the service is inspired by the Business cabin, with priority check-in desks, a 30-kg baggage allowance, boarding at passengers' convenience and priority baggage delivery.
here is a little demo in French but hey if you want to travel Air France you better start working on your Français.