Believe it or not, I’ve never flown Air France in my life. That’s about to change.
No, it won’t be a glamorous longhaul in first class. In fact, it will not even be business class. But it will be a chance to experience Air France twice on intra-Europe flights…and try a new aircraft type I have never flown on before.
As my business trip in Italy winds down, I need to get to Paris for an important meeting then to Amsterdam.
Rather than buy two one-way tickets, I figured I’d try to save some money by just booking an Air France one-way ticket from Venice to Amsterdam with a forced long layover in Paris.
Indeed, this proved to be the most cost effective solution (other than an EasyJet / Transavia combo). Searching for space using the multi-city search on ITA, I assembled a route with a ~17 hour layover in Paris that priced through as one-way fare.
While the Air France website erred out while building this itinerary, I was able to book it via American Express. The dates above are not reflective of my actual travel dates.
I have never flown on an A318 before, so I look forward to flying on that “little fellow”.
While this is not my first Air France booking (sadly, that was a first class fare that was cancelled several days after booking), it seems like this will be my first actual flight on Air France. I say “seems” because my flight date falls upon a planned strike date…let’s see how that plays out.
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