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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:21 pm   #1
 
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I have captured the elusive J "Low" award...in June

After months of playing with dates so that my girlfriend and I can take a vacation, I finally was able to secure a flight to Paris in J for the 100k redemption rate this June! Even better (to me at least) my outbound is through IAD on the A380 on AF and my return to ATL is on AF as well.

I found the award on similar dates a few days earlier, but the site kept kicking me out saying seats were no longer available when I tried to finalize

So with that said, how is Affaires class on AF?
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:27 pm   #2
 
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congrats a380 should b really kewl! how did u find the seats?
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:34 pm   #3
 
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congrats a380 should b really kewl! how did u find the seats?
Thanks. Just used Delta's website and selected book award ticket. I had about 2 weeks worth of days to play with
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:43 pm   #4
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I wonder how many posts before someone declares shenanigans.

While the award calendar lies and shows only Med or High for the entire month of June, IAD-CDG on AF metal has Low availability in Business on 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/9, 6/10, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 6/29, and 6/30.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:51 pm   #5
 
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After months of playing with dates so that my girlfriend and I can take a vacation, I finally was able to secure a flight to Paris in J for the 100k redemption rate this June! Even better (to me at least) my outbound is through IAD on the A380 on AF and my return to ATL is on AF as well.

I found the award on similar dates a few days earlier, but the site kept kicking me out saying seats were no longer available when I tried to finalize

So with that said, how is Affaires class on AF?
Lots of AF availability this summer, especially on the A380 routes IAD and YUL. I flew it last summer (trip report with pics) and it was decent, though I found the angled lie flats to be uncomfortable for sleep.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:51 pm   #6
 
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What's a J-Lo award?
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Old Feb 28, 11, 6:56 pm   #7
 
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After months of playing with dates so that my girlfriend and I can take a vacation, I finally was able to secure a flight to Paris in J for the 100k redemption rate this June! Even better (to me at least) my outbound is through IAD on the A380 on AF and my return to ATL is on AF as well.

I found the award on similar dates a few days earlier, but the site kept kicking me out saying seats were no longer available when I tried to finalize

So with that said, how is Affaires class on AF?
I have to say, availability is not as good as on AA, but J is not elusive... 10 years and 20 tix in J TPAC or TATL to the place we want to go with the stopovers and open jaws we need. It might be that it shouldn't need perseverance and effort, but jeez, where in the world is effort not a major determining factor

And Affaires is nice. Not as good as Lay-Flat in the 77L or 764 but not bad...
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:10 pm   #8
 
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I wonder how many posts before someone declares shenanigans.

While the award calendar lies and shows only Med or High for the entire month of June, IAD-CDG on AF metal has Low availability in Business on 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/9, 6/10, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 6/29, and 6/30.
I took 3 on 6/23 for 100k. Route from ATL to IAD in Y but I don't care about that. Return direct to ATL on AF on 777. I live the AF Affaires product and service.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:33 pm   #9
 
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Low-level business is elusive on DL metal, but that's not the case for partner carriers. The challenge, as others have eluded, is to actually book the partner flights since delta.com is abysmal at that.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:49 pm   #10
 
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After months of playing with dates so that my girlfriend and I can take a vacation, I finally was able to secure a flight to Paris in J for the 100k redemption rate this June! Even better (to me at least) my outbound is through IAD on the A380 on AF and my return to ATL is on AF as well.

I found the award on similar dates a few days earlier, but the site kept kicking me out saying seats were no longer available when I tried to finalize

So with that said, how is Affaires class on AF?
The Affaires product on the A380 is identical to the rest of the AF fleet, except there is a little museum area for the use of Affaires and Premiere passengers.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:53 pm   #11
 
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The A380 in J is generally the same as other AF J flights but:

1) The planes are brand spanking new. I couldn't help but notice just how clean looking the interior was - no dirt, grime, smudges on the plastic, etc.

2) The video screens are much bigger. I didn't measure them, but it looked like the video screens were possibly 14 inches or so -- basically the same size as a laptop screen. I'm guessing they are bigger because they are newer. I don't know if other aircraft are going through a refit, but in the last week I flew a A380, A380 and two B777s, and the A380 screens were much much bigger. The other aircraft either had smaller seat-back screens or else the kind the pop up from the armrests.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:56 pm   #12
 
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Having captured the elusive "J Low Award" creature, the Pokemon trainer turns himself in for some well deserved sleep ...

Which trainer type are you???

Youngster?
Bug Catcher?
Hiker?
Fisherman?

Or, are you one of the elusive Ace Trainers who aspires to compete in the Pokemon League ?????
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Old Feb 28, 11, 7:57 pm   #13
 
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The Affaires product on the A380 is identical to the rest of the AF fleet, except there is a little museum area for the use of Affaires and Premiere passengers.
a museum? of what?
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Old Feb 28, 11, 8:12 pm   #14
 
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What's a J-Lo award?
A business class ticket (J) for the low mileage rate (100k). A rare, nearly extinct species, akin to the ivory-billed woodpecker.
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Old Feb 28, 11, 8:33 pm   #15
 
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I call bs! Low tier J awards do not exist, period.
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