Old Apr 23, 2019, 8:34 am
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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
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F-GZCC Done
F-GZCD Done
F-GZCE Done
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F-GZCG Done

F-GZCH Done
F-GZCI Done
F-GZCJ Done
F-GZCK Done
F-GZCL Done
F-GZCM Done

F-GZCN Done
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Old Jul 8, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BCFO
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, 2019, 12:44 am
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So far, only 3 a/c have been refurbished ??
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Old Jul 10, 2019, 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 dont know why one specific flight over 2 months out is showing the old cabin.
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Old Jul 10, 2019, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by HPfly
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 dont 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, 2019, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by HPfly
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 dont 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Macaron54
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, 2019, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by HPfly
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!
You are very welcome, [MENTION=10055463]HPfly[/MENTION]. Flying with AF is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you will get .
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Old Jul 11, 2019, 10:05 pm
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Lol

We havent updated the wiki for almost 2 months, I guess one or 2 more a/c have been retrofitted
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Old Jul 18, 2019, 12:22 pm
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Lol

We havent updated the wiki for almost 2 months, I guess one or 2 more a/c have been retrofitted
Hopefully, although Summer is generally the peak demand for aircraft, and I would assume the retrofits slow. I am watching my September flight daily for any aircraft swaps. Fingers crossed!
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Old Aug 1, 2019, 8:33 pm
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F-GZCK has also been updated. Not sure if it has WiFi or not.
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 2:05 am
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F-GZCK has also been updated. Not sure if it has WiFi or not.
Great
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Old Aug 2, 2019, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Gig103
Now that we're in the summer season (March through October 2019), has anyone actually seen this retrofit on a flight to Seattle?
not yet
Good news for other Seattle passengers!! I had the upgraded equipment CDG-SEA.

If someone has an EF or similar account that can look up the tail-number for the wiki, it was AF338 on August 1 2019.
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