A Look at Air France’s New Long-haul Airbus A330 Cabins

The retrofitted cabins feature fully-flat seats, a self-service bar, and more.

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Come 2020, all 15 of Air France’s A330 aircraft will be retrofitted with new products such as fully-flat seats and a self-service bar for a more comfortable long-haul travel experience.

The first flight equipped with these new cabins took off on February 3 on a service connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Accra (Ghana). From now until the end of winter season, travelers will be able to enjoy these cabins on flights to destinations including Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Delhi, Niamey, and more.

Here’s what travelers can expect:

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Business class

  • Completely redesigned, the new business-class seat converts into a lie-flat bed that’s two meters long and 57 centimeters wide.
  • Need some privacy? These new seats also feature a sliding panel separating the seats.
  • Expect aesthetically pleasing leather seats with ambient lighting
  • The new, extra-wide HD touch-screen comes with a new handset that’s supposedly more user-friendly, as well as more than 1,400 hours of entertainment.
  • Look out for a self-service bar designed with a champagne- and blue-color scheme.

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Premium economy

  • Expect more comfort with wider seats that feature a 130-degree recline and 102-centimeter seat pitch, as well as lumbar support, adapted to different body shapes.
  • Softer seat cushions and wider leather armrests.
  • Each passenger can avail themselves of a red feather pillow, a deep blue blanket, a personal power outlet, and two USB ports.

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  • The new economy seats come with more space between the armrests, ergonomic foam in the seat, a 118-degree recline, as well as 79-centimeter legroom.
  • Tuck into meals on a larger tray table and enjoy entertainment on a wide 11.6-inch 16:9 HD touch screen.
  • Plus, keep your electronics fully charged with a personal power outlet and a USB plug.

More information here.

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