Air France From Paris to Dubai
B777 – 300
Seat 33 E
I have always wanted to experience the extreme temperatures of the Middleast during the summer. I know it sounds silly, but I always wonder if you can really fry eggs on the streets. Although, not possible I still wanted to experience Dubai’s extreme summer heat, and as some say, better to experience than to be told. As Air France works hard towards attracting passengers wishing to go to Dubai and compete in the market. They often offer better pricing cheaper than their non-stop competitors. Hence why I chose to fly Air France from Paris to Dubai even though I am an American Airlines elite frequent flyer.
I booked this trip through Orbitz. They offer 1% Orbucks cashback and a great discount for hotels during your stay. At a price of 472 USD, I booked a round trip from London – Dubai connecting in Paris. This flight with Air France from Paris to Dubai actually had an intense layover of 13 hours. But since my ultimate intention was to remain in Paris I didn’t mind.
On this flight with Air France from Paris to Dubai, I was sitting at 33E in economy class. The seat wasn’t an extra legroom or a premium seat. But I will say it is very spacious and comfortable for those who are tall too. I love the cupholders and the hook on the seats which makes it more secure to keep cups in the event of unexpected turbulence or a sudden move. The entertainment system has loads of movies, TV shows, and music. Bes of all the screens were very responsive unlike American Airlines’s individual screens on the same aircraft.
The meal was average, or I should say western. I thought they would have some Middleastern option like Brtish Airways does. But aside from having the possibility to select a halal meal. The food was quite standard but good.
Every seat was equipped with an international power adapter. I love that it had this rather than a USB port in front of the screen only. I also like the location of the power outlet. On this B700 – 300 Air France from Paris to Dubai its located in the back of the seat in front of you. Which is great for better visibility and comfort.
As an elite frequent flyer from American Airlines, I have a tendency to only travel with AA or it’s one world partners to maximize my mile earnings and works towards the following year elite status. But this time around because of the price difference it was a no brainer to choose Air France. I was disappointed that they didn’t know what their business program was no one at CDG knew what the card I held was which was shocking. But overall I don’t complain about the overall experience, their staff was amazing, and the food was great too.