Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Seville/Granada or Porto/Guim/Braga/Evora to impress 9 year old?
  2. 2 Single mom w/ 8 mo baby traveling to Paris and London
  3. 3 Traveling to Croatia w/ infant - tips?
  4. 4 2 weeks in Europe - itenerary help
  5. 5 European Travel - Trivia Quiz #151
  6. 6 Malaga - places to stay and eat
  7. 7 2017 Easter in Italy
  8. 8 10 nights in Umbria before Rome- advice please
  9. 9 1 or 2 days in Reykjavík
  10. 10 Need hotel recommendations for Madrid, Toledo & Andalucia
  11. 11 Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas
  12. 12 Itinerary Help - Roadtrip North of Barcelona
  13. 13 Suggested Italy Itinerary
  14. 14 Trip Report Christmas in London; New Year's in Edinburgh
  15. 15 Help with Ireland Itinerary
  16. 16 What is best for gps & data for trip to spain and portugal?
  17. 17 Please help with 12 days in England!
  18. 18 Trip route from Paris to Venice
  19. 19 Help Planning Seot 2017 Trip to Andalusia
  20. 20 Luggage for train travel in Europe
  21. 21 Towersey, London
  22. 22 Croatia transportation question.
  23. 23 Isles of Scilly - Anyone Been?
  24. 24 Westerplatte
  25. 25 3 days in Ortygia Sicily
View next 25 » Back to the top

Air France Downgrade- The Final Answer???

Jump to last reply

Well, after some research based on the very good information from the brilliant Kerouac, I think I may have the answer on why Air France is saying they do not have to give the EU Compensation from Premium Economy to Economy.

I did not know about the Solidarity Tax that airlines in France have to pay. After being alerted to that by Kerouac, I did some research. It looks like economy and premium economy are both taxed at the economy rate. This means that Air France makes a bigger profit on those tickets, pays less tax and is technically off of the hook for EU Compensation for downgrades based on the fare code. While I may not agree that this is the right way to do business for their custmers, it is what it is.

My best advice to anyone flying premium economy on Air France is to do online check-in 24 hours before the flight and hopefully everything will go smoothly. Someone on my original post wrote in that they were downgraded, or reseated in AF terms, on the exact same Paris-Houston a few weeks after us.

In the end, I am thanks for all of your help!! We will be in Paris next February for another trip and I am counting down the days!!!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement