AF has switched my YYZ-CDG flight from 772 to A343

Reply

Old Oct 16, 17, 2:52 pm
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris, France
Programs: El Al Matmid, Air France Flying Blue Silver
Posts: 1,722
AF has switched my YYZ-CDG flight from 772 to A343

I was happy to fly on a refurbished 772, and now, AF has just switched my YYZ-CDG flight to an A343
I only fly in Y, but still, it is disappointing: the interior is antiquated, and I don't like this a/c type

LY777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 17, 3:20 pm
  #2
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Programs: DL-Platinum AA- Platinum UA-Silver
Posts: 217
Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
I was happy to fly on a refurbished 772, and now, AF has just switched my YYZ-CDG flight to an A343
I only fly in Y, but still, it is disappointing: the interior is antiquated, and I don't like this a/c type


Silver lining if you are in Y, 2-4-2 is more spacious that 3-4-3

If I was in J on this I would Be extremely disappointed
Keith2004 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 17, 4:13 pm
  #3
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 10,337
Originally Posted by Keith2004 View Post
Silver lining if you are in Y, 2-4-2 is more spacious that 3-4-3

If I was in J on this I would Be extremely disappointed
indeed, in J, you can just cry. But in Y, OK the IFE is prehistorical on the A343 but it’s much more comfortable than the sardine can of the B777 with 10-abreast seating. The IFE problem can be circumvented by bringing your own device (tablet) or a book.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 17, 10:25 pm
  #4
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris, France
Programs: El Al Matmid, Air France Flying Blue Silver
Posts: 1,722
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
The IFE problem can be circumvented by bringing your own device (tablet) or a book.
Except that there is not even USB port on the A343 ...
LY777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 17, 11:32 pm
  #5
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: Flying Blue Platinum; Marriott Gold; SPG Gold; Hilton Gold
Posts: 294
When I read the thread title I was almost sure it's by an affected J passenger - didn't know that even Y flyers complain on that.
Sjondorn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 12:14 am
  #6
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris, France
Programs: El Al Matmid, Air France Flying Blue Silver
Posts: 1,722
Originally Posted by Sjondorn View Post
When I read the thread title I was almost sure it's by an affected J passenger - didn't know that even Y flyers complain on that.
I am an AvGeek
LY777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 2:28 am
  #7
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Heraklion, Greece
Posts: 5,421
Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
Except that there is not even USB port on the A343 ...
Sheer curiosity: what help is the USB port for? Are the AF TATLs now internet connected?
KLouis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 2:32 am
  #8
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: ̡̡ ̴̡ı̴̴̡ ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|
Programs: ❶❷ ใจ ♪♪♪ 7 ™
Posts: 614
Originally Posted by KLouis View Post
Sheer curiosity: what help is the USB port for? Are the AF TATLs now internet connected?
The USB port is handy if you would like to charge a mobile device
Andy49 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 2:59 am
  #9
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: UK/FR
Programs: FlyingBlue Platinum, Hertz PC, AVIS PC, Accor Gold, IHG Gold
Posts: 589
Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
Except that there is not even USB port on the A343 ...
I recommend the Anker PowerCore 20100 mAh, I never travel without since you can't rely on the USB port presence (or capabilities). I saved a few "neighbours" with it as well.
Mirk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 3:22 am
  #10
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris, France
Programs: El Al Matmid, Air France Flying Blue Silver
Posts: 1,722
AF Will offer it to me as a compensation


Seriously, do you think the a/c type can change once again?
2 years ago, I flew CA on PEK-SHA, and the a/c type changed many times before the flight: 77W, then A333, then 772, then again 77W, and finally, I got the mighty 748
But I know AF is a different matter, and that the A343 was a regular at YYZ for a long time
LY777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 3:47 am
  #11
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: SEA, BRU, ADB
Programs: TK Elite, BA Silver
Posts: 500
For me that's an upgrade!
You went from a 10 abreast 777 to a 2-4-2 A340.

Plus the seats on the A340 are much more comfortable in my opinion. The seat's cushion is a lot thicker offering extra comfort whereas the slim-ish seats on the 777 are too hard.

I would take that over a usb port any day
trooper and Goldorak like this.
Mict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 12:30 pm
  #12
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 10,337
Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
AF Will offer it to me as a compensation


Seriously, do you think the a/c type can change once again?
2 years ago, I flew CA on PEK-SHA, and the a/c type changed many times before the flight: 77W, then A333, then 772, then again 77W, and finally, I got the mighty 748
But I know AF is a different matter, and that the A343 was a regular at YYZ for a long time
when is your flight ?
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 12:45 pm
  #13
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: France
Programs: FB Plat for Life, UAMP, BAEC, Le Cclub Accorhotels Plat, Marriott, Hilton
Posts: 1,853
Originally Posted by Mict View Post
For me that's an upgrade! You went from a 10 abreast 777 to a 2-4-2 A340. (...)
This is exactly what I thought when I saw the OP was flying Y.

Come on!

If you are flying alone, you can take on of the 2 seats on the sides (and have only one neighbour bothering you). If you are 2, this is even better!

I take a 343 over a 772 in Y any time!

Where the IFE is concerned, it is such a short flight that the basic on board IFE is enough once one has had food and a couple of drinks. The music selection is OK.
carnarvon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 2:08 pm
  #14
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris, France
Programs: El Al Matmid, Air France Flying Blue Silver
Posts: 1,722
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
when is your flight ?

nov 12th
LY777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 17, 3:48 pm
  #15
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 10,337
Originally Posted by LY777 View Post
nov 12th
so, unlikely to change by then
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 9:25 pm.

Home - News - Forum - Hotel Reviews - Glossary - Contact Us - Airport Code Lookup - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy - Advertise on FlyerTalk - Archive - Top

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by Flyertalk.com. Copyright 2017 FlyerTalk.com. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.