I have not been to CDG for a few years. The last time made me so mad I never wanted to go back (it had to do with my mom and handicapped service that went very wrong). But to be fair there have been a ton of changes going on there.
Air France has new and glitzy advertising on their web site you can see HERE. I would love to get some feedback from readers who have been there recently. I have been told you can now walk from “pod to pod” and not have to be re-screened again. That would be nice (just being connected would be a big plus).
Now more Skyteam news. We know our Delta is getting ever closer (now 40% done) to replacing all its intercontinental long haul birds with “full flat” seats. According to the KLM web site, they are going to follow suit and upgrade to “full flat” seats starting with the 747’s!
KLM’s World Business Class will soon benefit from a redesign by renowned Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius. This update will help to revitalize and transform the KLM World Business Class cabin to fit the new KLM brand values, while emphasizing a sense of pride in the airline’s Dutch heritage.
With a focus on maximizing passenger comfort, the redesign will create an entirely new Business Class look and feel. You can look forward to updated cabin interiors with a range of improvements including:
KLM will begin revitalizing the first aircraft in June 2013.
The Boeing 747-400s will be converted first; a total of 22 aircraft. Further details of the design and the new seat will be revealed later this year.
It will be fun to see what kind of seat KLM chooses to use and if they use the same kind in the 747’s and the 777’s etc. Delta chose different seats due to cabin shape and cost and configuration. KLM may do the same. All this is just GREAT news for me as AMS is like a second home for me on the way to Sweden each year. I love this news – how about you? – René