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  1. Dunno why people are saying the new AF product isn’t very private. Each suite has full-length solid curtains on the outside, as well as mechanized dividers that come up above head height. Looks pretty darn private to me.

  2. I think Gary meant “Not for the faint of heart,” meaning it is not for the timid or risk-averse. “Feint” has a different meaning. (Sorry for the grammar lesson……)

  3. I think the AF First cabin looks extremely elegant. Coupled with what is already one of the best catering in the skies, I’m sure it’s awesome. I don’t think it lacks privacy (what with the curtains and all), I just think the curtains seem strange, because they’re a completely new concept on aircraft (ironically, considering how low-tech they are). I imagine that they would grow on me, though. I would definitely give it a try. Plus, AF First ground service (especially at CDG) is top-notch.

  4. @A.S. I think that Asiana’s catering is better, personally. I also prefer Singapore at least for the pre-order main meal options, though some of their other stuff is lacking. I’d rate ANA catering over Air France’s as well. Not to mention service in the air, which I guess is just very French which doesn’t appeal to me. (They don’t believe in “water”)

  5. Left unmentioned is the very worst feature of the new AF FC. It can only be booked with miles by those in the very top Elite level of AFs own FF program. So most of us will never be able to fly in it. 🙁

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