AF change from 350 to 777 ATL - CDG route

Old Nov 16, 2023, 10:27 am
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AF change from 350 to 777 ATL - CDG route

Any insight into why AF is changing from a350 to 777-200 out of Atlanta in the first week of December?

also anyway to get Skyteam privileges earned on delta applied to an AF award ticket?
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by Atllarry
Any insight into why AF is changing from a350 to 777-200 out of Atlanta in the first week of December?

also anyway to get Skyteam privileges earned on delta applied to an AF award ticket?
It appears one flight will be a 787-9, and one will be a 777. Some time in Feb the 777 will be replaced with a 350.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by ATLCDG
It appears one flight will be a 787-9, and one will be a 777. Some time in Feb the 777 will be replaced with a 350.
currently it is the a350 and theyre changing it to 777-200 on 12/4 or 12/5.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 12:38 pm
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Operational and/or planning issues probably. You're never guaranteed a specific appareil when buying a plane ticket, as it might change up to the last minutes.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 12:41 pm
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Operational and/or planning issues probably. You're never guaranteed a specific appareil when buying a plane ticket, as it might change up to the last minutes.
theyve been running the a350 for months. They change it to a 777-200 after December 4 and going forward. So they downgraded the equipment on the rout going forward. Its not an operational issue change.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Atllarry
Any insight into why AF is changing from a350 to 777-200 out of Atlanta in the first week of December?
This is a non-event. All airlines, AF included, change aircraft regularly if they need to. There could be tons of reasons, including maintenance of planes.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak
This is a non-event. All airlines, AF included, change aircraft regularly if they need to. There could be tons of reasons, including maintenance of planes.
DIdn't say it was an event, I was just looking for insight into why they were downgrading the route.
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Originally Posted by Atllarry
DIdn't say it was an event, I was just looking for insight into why they were downgrading the route.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Atllarry
DIdn't say it was an event, I was just looking for insight into why they were downgrading the route.
not sure it can be considered as a true downgrade, sincerely.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 4:19 pm
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Having flown both, I wouldn't consider this a downgrade.
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 4:26 pm
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Having flown both, I wouldn't consider this a downgrade.
the A359 is far more modern with better cabin altitude and humidity then the 777-2 has. Also dont they have the new business seat versus the best on 777-2
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 4:29 pm
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If it was the newest A350 with the latest business then yes, thats a downgrade. If it was the Joon A350 then, I agree with others, I wouldnt consider this equipment swap to be a downgrade.
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I'm taking this flight on Feb 18 in coach. Currently a 777-200. The dreaded 10-across. 19J with the extra legroom will hopefully make it bearable.

First ever Air France metal after many Delta TATLs. What should I expect?
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Old Nov 16, 2023, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Atllarry
the A359 is far more modern with better cabin altitude and humidity then the 777-2 has. Also dont they have the new business seat versus the best on 777-2
The vast majority of A359s have the Joon/Polaris seat (21 vs. 4).
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I'm taking this flight on Feb 18 in coach. Currently a 777-200. The dreaded 10-across. 19J with the extra legroom will hopefully make it bearable.

First ever Air France metal after many Delta TATLs. What should I expect?
I survived LAX-PPT in 19C. Expect your feet to be run over by trolley carts.

Thankfully the next 2 l/h flights will be in 787s up front.
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