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Air France A330-200 Mods

Air France is refurbishing the cabin of its A330-200 fleet. Business Class configuration will remain 2-2-2.

From Air France:
Air France unveils its new long-haul travel cabins exclusively available on board its Airbus A330s. The company offers a new travel experience in its Business (36 seats), Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy (167 seats) cabins. 15 aircraft will be completely redesigned by 2020 thanks to a global investment of 140 million euros.
Link to Press Release: https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/n...rd-airbus-a330
Master long haul new seats thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-...formation.html

F-GZCA Done (has WiFi)
F-GZCB
F-GZCC Currently being fitted with new cabin
F-GZCD
F-GZCE
F-GZCF Done (has WiFi)
F-GZCG
F-GZCH
F-GZCI Done (has WiFi)
F-GZCJ
F-GZCK
F-GZCL
F-GZCM (has WiFi)
F-GZCN
F-GZCO (has WiFi)

Last update: May 19th, 2019

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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:55 pm
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Heading to BLR

I'm heading to BLR next week, I'll try to report back. I was supposed to go a couple of weeks ago with both flights from CDG having WiFi, but now only one leg has WiFi. Very disappointing.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 8:24 pm
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Flying 330-200 in September.

When I purchased my Air France tickets in April, my nonstop flight from Ord to Cdg showed the new business class seat configuration for 330-200. I fly out in September. Is there any good guess as to whether I will be on that newly refurbished plane or get changed back to the old stuff?
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Old Jul 8, 19, 11:56 pm
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I fly out in September. Is there any good guess as to whether I will be on that newly refurbished plane or get changed back to the old stuff?
Nobody can give you the answer. Both are possible in theory.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 12:44 am
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So far, only 3 a/c have been refurbished ??
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Old Jul 10, 19, 8:36 am
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I booked my dad and myself in late September ord-cdg specifically for this cabin because it showed the new J map. Now when I look the only day in September to feature the old map is my flight. Is this by any means set in stone? Sorry for being a nervous nelly, I just donít know why one specific flight over 2 months out is showing the old cabin.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 12:25 pm
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I booked my dad and myself in late September ord-cdg specifically for this cabin because it showed the new J map. Now when I look the only day in September to feature the old map is my flight. Is this by any means set in stone? Sorry for being a nervous nelly, I just donít know why one specific flight over 2 months out is showing the old cabin.
Nothing is never set in stone, one way or another and up to last minute before the flight.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by HPfly View Post
I booked my dad and myself in late September ord-cdg specifically for this cabin because it showed the new J map. Now when I look the only day in September to feature the old map is my flight. Is this by any means set in stone? Sorry for being a nervous nelly, I just donít know why one specific flight over 2 months out is showing the old cabin.
If you check, for instance, F-GZCI, which, indeed, has been retrofitted, you will find that while it is assigned to the ORD route, it is also used on the SEA, DFW, LOS and a bunch of African routes. Not sure what the rationale is. Perhaps to keep everyone happy with a retrofitted A332 every once in a while. It is a bit of a sick Russian roulette, not knowing what you will get. My philosophy -- brace yourself for the worse, and hope for the best .
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Old Jul 11, 19, 7:25 am
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Thanks for keeping us all updated. I will plan for the best in September and be prepared for whatever put me on.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 3:24 pm
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If you check, for instance, F-GZCI, which, indeed, has been retrofitted, you will find that while it is assigned to the ORD route, it is also used on the SEA, DFW, LOS and a bunch of African routes. Not sure what the rationale is. Perhaps to keep everyone happy with a retrofitted A332 every once in a while. It is a bit of a sick Russian roulette, not knowing what you will get. My philosophy -- brace yourself for the worse, and hope for the best .
Yea, I work for AA so I absolutely understand that things can change. The only thing curious to me is that from now until the end of September every flight from ORD-CDG is showing the new J cabin except my flight, I guess it's just bad luck. Working for AA I get to fly lie-flat all the time and rave about it to my dad so he's excited, though I suppose he hasn't flown any J product before so I'm sure the older product will but just fine for him. Thanks again for all the help in this forum!
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Old Jul 11, 19, 9:02 pm
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Yea, I work for AA so I absolutely understand that things can change. The only thing curious to me is that from now until the end of September every flight from ORD-CDG is showing the new J cabin except my flight, I guess it's just bad luck. Working for AA I get to fly lie-flat all the time and rave about it to my dad so he's excited, though I suppose he hasn't flown any J product before so I'm sure the older product will but just fine for him. Thanks again for all the help in this forum!
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:05 pm
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Lol

We havenít updated the wiki for almost 2 months, I guess one or 2 more a/c have been retrofitted
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