Last week I wrote about a final Air France A380 “farewell” flight planned for this Friday. We now have more details about the flight.
Details: Final Air France A380 Flight
Via AirlineGeeks, we now have more details about the final flight:e
- The flight will take place on Friday; a two-hour “flight to nowhere” from Paris (CDG) to Paris that will sightsee over Metropolitan France, departing at 3:30PM CET
- F-HPJH, an eight-year-old A380 will be used for the journey
- This aircraft debuted on a Paris to New York flight in 2012
- The last time this aircraft was used was from Miami to Paris on March 22, 2020
- Every Air France A380 pilot will be onboard (200 pilots)
- Other passengers will include:
- Air France executives
- Ground personnel and mechanics specifically associated with A380
- “specially-selected” guests
- Employees chosen by lottery
Sounds like a fun flight. I did not even bother to see if I could get on, despite my long list of writings on the Air France A380 (just a sampling below). It does pain to say that Air France will retire its A380 with me never having stepped onboard. I still look forward to vicariously reading about this final flight through others. Hopefully there will be plenty of pictures and video I can share on Saturday.
Read More on the Air France A380:
- Why The Air France A380 Retirement Pains Me…
- Even A Fancy Onboard Shower Or Bar Would Not Have Saved Air France A380
- My Strong Desire To Fly The Air France A380…
- Air France A380 Decision Is Sad, But Smart
- Six Reasons Air France Is Retiring A380
Air France will replace its A380 with Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft. I’ll soon be publishing a detailed A350 business class report and concede the A350 is better than the A380 from a passenger perspective in just about every way. Just not as beautiful…
Any of you manage to get a seat on the final Air France A380 flight?