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ITA leaves moves from terminal 2F to 2B at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport

ITA Airways is moving terminals in Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. An expected decision, even if its destination terminal comes as a surprise. It came in the form of a terse press release on the airline's website: From the 13th of December 2023...

Air France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Boston Logan, Boeing 787-9: Excellent service but stressful flight

It is now the last step of this one-way trip that takes us to the United States... What an adventure! As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding We left the lounge well after the theoretical boarding time: we waited for...

Air France Business Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Hall M: Certainly the best architecture of the platform

It's the big day! After months of preparation, the time has come to fly to Boston for this big international move. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Check-In and ground experience We left the Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel 4h30...

ITA customers can now credit their flights on Flying Blue

Customers flying with ITA and having purchased their ticket from the Italian airline will now be able to credit their flights to Flying Blue. It remains to be seen for how long. ITA and Skyteam: the end of the...

Rescuing an airline pays off!

Much has been written about state aid to airlines during the COVID period, but governments ended up with substantial profits. 4 billion in guaranteed loans for Air France (plus 3 billion in shareholder loans from the government), 9 billion for...

Air France leaves Orly: explanations, consequences and questions

Air France has announced that it is leaving the Orly hub to concentrate its operations at Roissy. A decision that deserves some explanation and raises a few questions. It had been talked about for weeks, leaked on specialized forums,...

Why is Air France-KLM spinning off its Flying Blue loyalty program?

Air France-KLM is working with the Apollo Global Management fund to inject 1.5 billion euros into a new subsidiary to manage the Flying Blue program. This is a common occurrence in other countries, but it needs to be explained...

Bordeaux-Paris in Economy on Air France: an excellent crew makes all the difference!

This flight between Bordeaux and Paris in Economy on Air France reconciled me for a moment with the airline's short-haul service, which is totally negleted by the airline. It just goes to show that all it takes is a...

Ben Smith: how has his five-year tenure at Air France-KLM fared?

Five years after his appointment as head of Air France-KLM, Ben Smith's assessment is extremely positive, especially given the events he has had to deal with. But that shouldn't blind us to the fact that there is still room...