Air France Amenities?

Apr 4th, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Air France Amenities?

My last international travel was in Business Class. But we are soon to fly economy on Air France 11 hours to Paris on an overnight flight and I'm wondering (We last flew econ to Europe in 2006):
Does Air France still provide blanket, eye mask, and ear plugs in economy?
Do they still have self-service between-meal snacks?
Do they still provide dinner and breakfast on an overnight flight? (The ticket info just says "meal" on one ticket and "breakfast" on the other).

Also someone mentioned on this forum you could "buy your way" into the business lounge at CDG if you had a long layover. I doubt this, but thought I'd ask. Thanks.
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Apr 4th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Can't answer your specific questions but they did lose my 78 year old mother's luggage and she did get an amenities bag with a condom in it, to which my mother remarked "only one"
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Apr 4th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Geordie, I love your mom's attitude! Great line! (PS. Did they ever find her luggage)?
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Apr 4th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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I know you get 2 meals and there are blankets and pillows. Not sure about the rest
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Apr 5th, 2011, 03:09 AM
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Pretty sure that they do not provide either eye masks or ear plugs.

I don't recall seeing a self-serve cart in coach.

Pretty sure that they offer some sort of breakfast prior to arrival, but make no guarantees as to quality.

I do not think that they sell day passes to the lounges.
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Apr 5th, 2011, 05:35 AM
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I just checked my "travel junk drawer"-
Air France coach amentiy kit consists of
cheap eye-mask, ear plugs, moist towelette,
and ear-phones for movie.
The last time I flew Air France was Nov. 09,
I don't remember if you had to ask for blankets
or pillows.
Dinner and breakfast served, no self serve snacks.
Free Wine!!!
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Apr 5th, 2011, 06:21 AM
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FWIWI, Air France says they provide eye masks and ear plugs, so my memory isn't as good as I thought.
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Apr 5th, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Thank you for the info, everyone. I was particularly concerned about dinner and blanket/pillow.
With so many cuts in service these days...
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Apr 6th, 2011, 04:31 PM
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A gentle addition to poochie's good info:

Free FRENCH wine!!

Good stuff.

I just flew AF a year ago and as of March 2010 all of the above was still true.

Geordgie, your mom must be a hoot!! That sounds like something my grandmother would have said.
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Apr 6th, 2011, 06:24 PM
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P_M - Do you recall seeing the self-service snacks that elnap29 mentioned? When I flew on them in Christmas 2005, they also had some snacks and drinks laid out on a shelf between cabins.
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Apr 9th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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I flew Air France two days ago--on an Airbus A380--an afternoon flight from CDG to JFK.

These were included in Voyageur (coach) class:
eye mask, ear plugs, and moist towelette in little plastic case
headphones for entertainment system
beverage service with pretzels
main meal (two entree choices) with menu provided
self-service between-meal beverages (I did not look for snacks)
light meal/beverage an hour before landing

This aircraft had individual entertainment systems at each seat, with a multitude of movies on demand, as well as TV, games, music, and so forth.
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Apr 9th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Thanks for the details, ellenem. I think the Airbus has been upgraded. We'll be on a B747-400.
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