January 14 2016, Air France offers its customers a unique experience - to board an exceptional tribute flight around France and its iconic sites!
More than 45 years after the first flight between Paris and New York was made on June 3 1970 on the plane, known as the "Jumbo Jet", the Company organizes an emotional goodbye to this aircraft,recognizable among all.
The flight number AF747 will depart at 11:30 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle for a unique experience: business lunch and champagne for all; conference during the flight over France, its land, its history and its symbolic places etc.
On return to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, customers of flight AF747 are invited to discover aviation maintenance workshops of the Company and to share a drink at the aircraft.
As of 7 December 2015, customers can reserve their place for flight AF747 by telephone at 01 56 93 70 28 between 10h and 17h, Monday to Friday. The ticket price is set at € 220 including VAT for the entire cabin.
/// The 747 Air France: a laboratory of modernity
Boeing 747 has been a laboratory of modernity. Entering service in seventy years revolutionizing air transportation. Aviation became more democratic and entered the era of mass tourism. For Cargo, Boeing 747 has pressurized compartments, ventilated and protected against fire. Four times larger than the previous generation of Boeing, the 707, they will remove 122 tons of cargo!
Among the first companies to operate, Air France made it a flagship of its long-haul fleet: New York, Montreal, the French West Indies, Reunion, Asia ... the majority of the Company's destinations were served by the big -porteur.
The cabin chief station is set up to coordinate the service in this aircraft, which can carry up to 500 passengers.
The cuisine is to honor, cooked up by great French chefs: Paul Bocuse, Gaston Lenôtre and Pierre Troisgros, all in exclusive collaboration with Air France. Finally, the harmony of the cabin is entrusted to Pierre Gautier-Delaye bringing particular attention to foams for seat and armchairs records.
Today, this adventure has a natural extension within 65 Boeing 777 equipped (or being equipped) with new travel long-haul cabins of the Company: "haute couture" suites in La Première cabin, a cocoon in the sky Business cabin seats and new fully revised in Premium Economy and Economy for optimal travel comfort.
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