AF SWING : change flights in advance, AF gives you €€€

Old Aug 4, 2023, 4:40 am
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AF SWING : change flights in advance, AF gives you €€€

I just received this offer by email for a flight in two days.




Basically AF is offering 50€/pax if we choose to take another flight among a few different options tomorrow, in two days or in 3 days.

Not a bad idea, but the 50€ offered is not very attractive I think. I imagine the amount can be different depending on flights/duration/overbooking/etc.

Also it's worth noting that we are actually coming from ZYR, connecting in CDG to TLS, but nowhere on the flight selection page this is reflected or taken into account. That could create a fun issue in ZYR
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 5:08 am
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last time i received this was in 2019 for a flight CDG-NCE, they offered us 80 euros each, which already was not really attractive especially as it decreased our stay in Nice by one night which we did not want. i m surprised they decreased the price now, i ve seen a similar offer on a facebook group for the same flight to TLS, don't know if they propose this on other longer flights.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 5:10 am
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Interesting idea. It will likely allow them to reduce the number of pax that they will need to pay compensation when a flight is very clearly overbooked, for a fraction of the price. But the offer is, for most people, much too low indeed.. though it could work out if one of the offered flights - by chance - fits better in your schedule compared to the original.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 5:40 am
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Of all the airlines, AF is among the last I would have identified as targeting swingers

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Old Aug 4, 2023, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by Xandrios
though it could work out if one of the offered flights - by chance - fits better in your schedule compared to the original.
They offer 4 flights tomorrow, 6 on Sunday, and 11 on Monday, both from CDG or ORLY depending on the schedule. So a good choice of options. But yeah, not enough money.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
Of all the airlines, AF is among the last I would have identified as targeting swingers
Honestly, it's a constant issue with AF. Whoever is in their marketing or communication departments truly suck at English and never ever get the incredibly embarrassing connotations of their cretinous choice of English words they pick because they think it's "cool". Such level of incompetence is truly embarrassing because a one off would be ok but it actually happens all the freaking time. If they get listed on porn sites or whatever with all the reputational damage that ensues, they will deserve it.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 6:10 am
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Honestly, it's a constant issue with AF. Whoever is in their marketing or communication departments truly suck at English and never ever get the incredibly embarrassing connotations of their cretinous choice of English words they pick because they think it's "cool". Such level of incompetence is truly embarrassing because a one off would be ok but it actually happens all the freaking time. If they get listed on porn sites or whatever with all the reputational damage that ensues, they will deserve it.
Get your mind out of the gutter for a minute. 🤣
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by lynxy
I just received this offer by email for a flight in two days.


Basically AF is offering 50€/pax if we choose to take another flight among a few different options tomorrow, in two days or in 3 days.

Not a bad idea, but the 50€ offered is not very attractive I think. I imagine the amount can be different depending on flights/duration/overbooking/etc.

Please tell me the offer can be credited to your credit car, and not only through an AF voucher ?
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 8:24 am
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I received the same offer (50 EUR) for a BER-CDG flight on Easter Monday this year (although I don't recall them using the "Swing" name then). By the time I tried to accept it it was gone, so I assume it's a first come, first serve kind of thing.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 9:11 am
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I have received the same offer, also for a CDG-TLS flight, also on Aug 6th, maybe the same flight.

I may have been interested by the previous CDG-TLS flight, but arriving from NUE on a separate ticket the connection would be right at the MCT 2G-2F. Tried my luck with the Platinum Line to see whether they could exceptionnally ΄link’ the bookings in case of IRROPS but it failed. Will see if the offer is still available on Sunday.

Edit: according to the t&c, it is voucher only but you can immediately request the voucher to be reimbursed in cash.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Porcepic
I have received the same offer, also for a CDG-TLS flight, also on Aug 6th, maybe the same flight. .
I guess everyone wants to be on this last flight of the day
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 10:15 am
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Get your mind out of the gutter for a minute. 🤣
It's a stupid name... I suspect some AF intern looked up "echange" on some stupid automated translation website and voila...
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 11:50 am
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Pretty normal SOP if airline is anticipating oversell. Cheaper to solicit volunteers prior to flight than at the gate
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
It's a stupid name... I suspect some AF intern looked up "echange" on some stupid automated translation website and voila...
French people are not idiots.
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Old Aug 4, 2023, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by FabCW
French people are not idiots.
No. But France is part of those very large number of countries where you have people in marketing/communication that communicate in a foreign language without properly mastering it. Results are often embarassing, sometimes funny. THis is not only Air France, not only France, but everywhere in the non-English-speaking world.

EDIT: some are here https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ted-world.html
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