Constructive Criticism of La Premiere

Old Nov 13, 2017, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by Klems
Most likely. Last time I purchased the upgrade at the ticket counter just before my flight, and I was even escorted to the La Premiere check in area and got the whole ground service experience.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SkyteamEP
Yep, I had them twice, it's an amazing dish.
Some ringing endorsements. Will be there over the holidays and give it a try. So much to eat, so little time.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:20 pm
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 12:58 pm
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Great TR! Can I ask which Champagne they were serving on your flight? I'm off to SIN next month and have lost track of their rotations (It was Cristal last December, if I remember correctly).
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Klems
Thanks for the great report! My next La Première flight is in exactly one month frorm now and I can't wait .
Originally Posted by brunos
Wonderful trip report Goldorak.
Thank you

Originally Posted by brunos
One quick question: did you get the buggy from the lounge to the plane in HKG?
It was proposed, but I declined because, for once, the AF gate was very close to the lounge so it would have been completely ridiculous to use the buggy. But, arriving in HKG, the buggy was very welcome as we were parked quite far from immigration

Originally Posted by Klems
That would explain why I am regularly turned down when I try to purchase the ground services option when flying business class. That's usually the answer that La Première line is giving me. I wonder if it's because they indeed have high loads in P, or if there are more people aware of the ground services purchase option and it just fills up that way.
I think both.

Originally Posted by rosensfole
I've never seen the lounge full. First thing in the morning is understandably empty but I've been in there around lunch and dinner times and the most I've seen in there was around 12 people.
I have now seen consistently something like 25-30 pax at peak times (morning / lunch) with most of the restaurant tables occupied + people eating at their lounge seating place.

Originally Posted by rosensfole
On my last outward in P 2 of the 4 pax in P didn't even go in the lounge - I suspect they were last minute opups....
Or direct transfers from one plane to another, if short connections/delayed incoming flight.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Yahtzee
Some ringing endorsements. Will be there over the holidays and give it a try. So much to eat, so little time.
That’s why one always need to plan a long stay at the lounge to enjoy the wonderful VIP treatment

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Originally Posted by XUPhilly
Great TR! Can I ask which Champagne they were serving on your flight? I'm off to SIN next month and have lost track of their rotations (It was Cristal last December, if I remember correctly).
thank you also
Taittinger comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
Taittinger comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006
Hi Goldorak!

Yum, I love the Comtes de Champagnes. To me it is one of the most elegant prestige Champagne around. CdC, Salon, and Cristal are my three personal favourites!

Any chance you also kept the food menu? You don't mention the onboard food much and the only photo is the caviar (no complaint here! ). I guess you were still food from the lounge food but since you mentioned that you found the onboard food has further improved (it was good since the new P but in my view, not as outstanding as the rest of the product) I'd love to know what was on offer! Thanks!
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 3:40 pm
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The bubbles on my trips to and from SIN last month were also Taittinger comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006.

My menu...



The turbot was amazing, the sweet omelet was yuck. Sorry - no drinks menu.

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Old Nov 13, 2017, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
Any chance you also kept the food menu? You don't mention the onboard food much and the only photo is the caviar (no complaint here! ). I guess you were still food from the lounge food but since you mentioned that you found the onboard food has further improved (it was good since the new P but in my view, not as outstanding as the rest of the product) I'd love to know what was on offer! Thanks!
You just need to ask I said it was a « short TR » but I can move to a longer version . Thank you for your interest
I will post this tomorrow.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
You just need to ask I said it was a « short TR » but I can move to a longer version . Thank you for your interest
I will post this tomorrow.
I too look forward to your report. I never tire of seeing La Première experiences. I would do one myself but I'm a useless photographer.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:13 am
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Orbitmic, Rosenfole and all, here you are for the on-board dinner.



As Orbitmic rightly guessed, I was not really hungry on-my outbound, after the great food at the P lounge, so I took the fish soup and the halibut/artichokes/spinach (which was truly excellent), and some sorbet. I already posted the drink list in another post before.













For the breakfast, instead of the 2 items proposed on the menu, I took the very good Lenôtre apple tart of the dinner menu + other French bakeries.



On the return flight, I took the salmon. It was good, but nothing to write home about.













Breakfast : apricot crepes

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Old Nov 14, 2017, 1:20 am
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Thanks Goldorak.

Bit of a mixed bag on the return journey as usual I see. Outbound food is often better in my experience but I'm usually too full from the lounge to fully appreciate it. I've got to learn to pace myself
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 3:22 am
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Agreed that ex-CDG is always better, but it does look much better than my last experience so I think that they have upped their game in both menu and presentation ^

And my dear Goldorak, even after a full-ish lounge experience, you still managed a four course meal onboard! Respect to you! ^ ^
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 8:12 am
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What's with the disposable aluminum ramekins?? Not very P like.
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From the recent trip report it looks as if there is a new amenity kit. A black leather foldover type kit.

Can you confirm?
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