Meals on Air France business

Old Jun 19, 19, 12:41 pm
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Meals on Air France business

I will be flying Air France 330-200 in business class. My flight leaves chicago (ORD) for Paris (CDG) at 7:20 p.m.
My question is at this time of night, will they still be planing on serving dinner on the plane? My ticket says 1 meal - breakfast. However, I have been on flights before that said that and they ended up serving dinner anyway right after i had filled my tummy in the airport.

Any information would be appreciated.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by BCFO View Post
I will be flying Air France 330-200 in business class. My flight leaves chicago (ORD) for Paris (CDG) at 7:20 p.m.
My question is at this time of night, will they still be planing on serving dinner on the plane? My ticket says 1 meal - breakfast. However, I have been on flights before that said that and they ended up serving dinner anyway right after i had filled my tummy in the airport.

Any information would be appreciated.

Welcome to FT. You will be served dinner and breakfast.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 2:23 pm
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Old Jun 19, 19, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by BCFO View Post
I will be flying Air France 330-200 in business class. My flight leaves chicago (ORD) for Paris (CDG) at 7:20 p.m.
My question is at this time of night, will they still be planing on serving dinner on the plane? My ticket says 1 meal - breakfast. However, I have been on flights before that said that and they ended up serving dinner anyway right after i had filled my tummy in the airport.

Any information would be appreciated.
Hello, @BCFO. I take this route regularly, and I can assure you that you will get the whole enchilada. The aperitif in the form of a glass of champagne with cashews/cranberries, the appetizer, the entree, the cheese and the dessert, served sequentially, as opposed to everything being dumped on your tray, as would be the case on flights departing after 11pm. The downside is that the meal service can take as long as 2:30'. Keeping in mind that they will turn the light on 1:30' before landing, this leaves very little time to get some sleep. As little as 3 hours+ on some days. With a little bit of luck, you will be flying on F-GZCF, which they AF assigned to the ORD route as of late.

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Old Jun 20, 19, 5:17 am
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Hello, @BCFO. I take this route regularly, and I can assure you that you will get the whole enchilada. The aperitif in the form of a glass of champagne with cashews/cranberries, the appetizer, the entree, the cheese and the dessert, served sequentially, as opposed to everything being dumped on your tray, as would be the case on flights departing after 11pm. The downside is that the meal service can take as long as 2:30'. Keeping in mind that they will turn the light on 1:30' before landing, this leaves very little time to get some sleep. As little as 3 hours+ on some days. With a little bit of luck, you will be flying on F-GZCF, which they AF assigned to the ORD route as of late.
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Thank you for so much good information. This is why I was concerned about eating too much at the airport because I thought there might be a feast waiting on the plane. Yes, I had thought about very little time to sleep . What is special about the Specific plan you mentioned?
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Thank you for so much good information. This is why I was concerned about eating too much at the airport because I thought there might be a feast waiting on the plane. Yes, I had thought about very little time to sleep . What is special about the Specific plan you mentioned?
This is one of the three A330's that have been retrofitted with the Equinox 2D seat by Stelia Aerospace. A lie-flat seat, a tiny bit narrow to my taste, but in general very comfortable.
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This is why I was concerned about eating too much at the airport because I thought there might be a feast waiting on the plane.
My experience is limited (one RT SFO-CDG), but I found the food on AF to be awful. Among the worst business class meals I've ever been served. They also run out of choices very early.
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
My experience is limited (one RT SFO-CDG), but I found the food on AF to be awful. Among the worst business class meals I've ever been served. They also run out of choices very early.
Pretty harsh, definitive assessment, but there is some partial truth in it. While I would completely agree on the Premium Economy (read bare-bone Economy) meals, it is more of a mixed bag in Business, depending on the AF-contracted catering service. For instance, for years, the J-meals on westbound flights from PEK have been abysmal. Conversely, on eastbound flights from ORD (which is the topic here), they have been pretty decent. One thing I have noticed over the past two years is a drop in the quality of the appetizers in the J cabin, both in terms of presentation/plating, and taste. Perhaps just a matter of personal perception...
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I have personally NEVER had a bad meal in business departing CDG. It has been more mixed returning to CDG in my experience, with ICN especially being a repeat disappointment.
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Old Jun 20, 19, 11:43 am
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In my experience, the main courses are usually pretty bad but everything else (starter, cheese, dessert) is good. The second meal on daytime flights is usually an embarrassment, but breakfast should be fine (though I usually skip on TATLs).
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Old Jun 20, 19, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by Macaron54 View Post
This is one of the three A330's that have been retrofitted with the Equinox 2D seat by Stelia Aerospace. A lie-flat seat, a tiny bit narrow to my taste, but in general very comfortable.
I donít know about equinox 2D, but I do know when I chose my seat that this is one of the new cabins with 36 seats in it and the seat does lie flat
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Originally Posted by Macaron54 View Post
This is one of the three A330's that have been retrofitted with the Equinox 2D seat by Stelia Aerospace. A lie-flat seat, a tiny bit narrow to my taste, but in general very comfortable.
Are the bulkhead seats better due to a bigger footwell?
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Are the bulkhead seats better due to a bigger footwell?
Not to my recollection. At first glance, they all look the same.
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Old Jun 20, 19, 4:30 pm
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Tweaking the topic just a little, I have read that ord lounges are not too great. Have any of you tried the Air France lounge at ord? the ones at cdg sound pretty good.
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