Air France is well known for having a “lie-flat” angled seat leaves customers battling gravity when the seat is reclined. But that will change.
Air France will upgrade their Business Class to the same seats as Cathay Pacific, Cirrus Zodiac, according to this article is La Tribune (hint: Google translator). The seats are well regarded as one of the best Business Class seats in the world.
Air France went will customize their version of the Cirrus Zodiac seats. Cathay Pacific and US Airways offer versions of this seat. More recently American Airlines announced they’ll upgrade their Business Class to a version of the seat as well. It’s yet to see how Air France customizes their seat, but they’ve announced the seat will be 100% lie-flat.
According to this Australian Business Traveler article, both the Boeing 777s and the Airbus A380s will receive the new seats.
This will be a huge improvement for Air France. The current seats on their 777 left me fighting gravity when in the “lie-flat” angled position. I found the sliding effect to be less so on their A380. Even so, these seats will be a boon to Air France’s Business Class product and a gem of a redemption with SkyTeam partner miles or American Express Membership Rewards points.
Does Air France have the best Business Class seat? Not yet, but they made a decision that may change that answer. It will be great to see how their final seats look after customizing it to their needs.
Maybe this is why Delta’s started blocking Air France awards.
- Air France Business Class on 777 from Los Angeles to Tahiti
- Air France Business Class on A380 from Paris to Washington DC