Air France’s Business-Class Seats Got an Upgrade

Air France revealed dramatic changes to its long-haul business-class seats earlier this year. This latest modification of the French airline's business-class

uses a pod-like, lie-flat seat, as did its prior and present offerings. However, new seats have a retractable door between each

pod and the aisle for privacy, a do not disturb button, and Bluetooth connectivity to the personal entertainment screen. Bulkhead seats have an ottoman

The new seats were initially accessible on a few flights between Paris' Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and New York City's John F.

Kennedy (JFK) airports, but they are now on more routes. They are now accessible on some Paris-LAX and Paris-IAD flights. I flew

from San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) in its old business-class (the new seats aren't yet available) and then from Paris to New York (JFK) in the new seats.

The upgrading started before I boarded the plane. Air France businessclass customers get Sky Priority. This gives them a

speedier path through security before boarding and customs after landing at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Business-class passengers can use Air France's five Charles de Gaulle lounges after security. At 7 a.m., there were only a few dozen people in terminal 2E's

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