La Premiere...Seat to Bed and back to Seat

Old Jan 16, 19, 2:14 pm
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La Premiere...Seat to Bed and back to Seat

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I am not very familiar with how the Air France La Premiere seat works on the 777-300ER. To go to bed mode, I understand that flight attendants place a mattress down on the seat once its flat, but what about if you want to go back to seat mode during the flight, do you have to have a flight attendant take away the mattress? Then, if you go back to bed mode, you have to have the flight attendant put the mattress back down?

ON long flights, I like to switch between bed mode and seat mode quite a bit but like the fact that I dont need a flight attendant every time I want to switch back and forth, as on my Delta flights in business class. Does anyone know how this works with the La Premiere seat?

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Old Jan 16, 19, 3:22 pm
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Hi, I'll answer this based on my experiences.

The seat itself isn't like some other airlines (ie. VS or SQ) where the bed is a different setting than the seat. So for the seat to go flat it just reclines all the way down and they put down the mattress (I actually then usually move the seat slightly up as I don't like to have a slight incline while sleeping). The mattress itself folds up so its something you could potentially fold and keep on your foot rest if it's bothering you while you're in recliner mode.

In terms of switching-- you have a few options:

-Keep it on the seat and just recline up. This is what I do most of the time as I do sometimes go back to sleep mode.
-Take it off yourself and keep it folded on the footrest or on the ground in front of the foot rest (there's a ton of space) or in your OH (keeping in mind the middle seats don't have their own overhead and have to use A and K bins, which is complicated due to the curtains).
-Ask a FA, however this probably isn't needed until you're done with the mattress
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:58 pm
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Thanks for the very informative reply Philly...

Sounds like I'll go with keeping the mattress on the seat and just recline up. It must be a very thin mattress if your able to do that.

There are some great first class fares from Europe to Singapore in La Premiere and until I read your reply, I was very hesitant to book it.

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Old Jan 17, 19, 9:58 am
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There's always a chance that there will be spare seat options in the cabin too, so quite possible to use one as a seat and one as a bed. Have done this several times.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 12:15 pm
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until I read your reply, I was very hesitant to book it.
Because of the mattress?!? Yikes!

It's not that thick of a mattress (maybe 1 inch?), and as was said, you can put the seat up with it still on.
The crew will also be more than happy to assist you removing and replacing it, if you prefer.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:18 pm
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There are some great first class fares from Europe to Singapore in La Premiere and until I read your reply, I was very hesitant to book it.

Thanks again
Unless you find a drastically better price on SQ of LX, I would not let this be a deterrent! AF is one of the best all around First Class offerings (especially when you add in the transfer/lounger service and the car transfer (depending on your city of origin)). SQ has zero ground service (but generally amazing in flight service) and I find LX is mostly balanced (especially with their new immigration shuttle service). But of my flights I generally find AF to be my consistant favourite in terms of value for money. Honestly you won't be disappointed!
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:06 pm
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You're flying in P. You can have the flight attendant switch it on and off at your will.
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Old Apr 20, 19, 1:34 pm
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There's always a chance that there will be spare seat options in the cabin too, so quite possible to use one as a seat and one as a bed. Have done this several times.
I've read that a bunch of times that adjoining seats go out empty. Do non-revs get empty La Premiere seats? Being that the mattress is only 1 inch thick and can be folded and stored near the foot rest, that makes me feel more at ease. BTW the fare ex AMS, La-Premiere going and business on the return, comes to $4,600.00. I'm leaving from NYC so I just need a positioning flight on DL from JFK to AMS.

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Old Apr 20, 19, 1:46 pm
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I've read that adjoining seats go out empty. Do non-revs get empty La Premiere seats?
Non-revs do not get empty LP seats. Unsold seats will go empty. We've been on a number of flights CDG-JFK and CDG-LAX where my wife and I were the only pax. We were seated in the middle (1EF) but as noted above, our FA made 1A and 1L into our beds, so we could back and forth. IMO, the Air France La Premiere experience is the best in the world, especially on the 77W. You will love it.
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Old Apr 20, 19, 11:19 pm
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BTW the fare ex AMS, La-Premiere going and business on the return, comes to $4,600.00. I'm leaving from NYC so I just need a positioning flight on DL from JFK to AMS.
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