FLIGHT AF267
CLASS OF SERVICE Business
SEAT NUMBER 2AB
AIRCRAFT Boeing 777-300ER
TAKEOFF 16-08-17 9:20 a.m.
VIEWS 1903
LANDING AT 2:10 p.m.
Bargi62
The 5th October 2016

Photo review of Air France flight from Seoul to Paris in Business

Hello and welcome English readers
French report is here: http://flight-report.com/fr/report/18142/Air-France-AF267-Seoul-ICN-Paris-CDG
Roundtrip for this summer was as follow:
CDG-ICN B777–300 (ER) Business class
ICN-CDG B777-300. (ER) Business class

We booked flights with our Flying Blue account's airmiles:
Total cost was 100.000 miles and 400€/passenger.
After a early wake-up and one hour cab ride from historical center of Seoul to Incheon (total price:65.000 KRW=53€)
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we arrived in front of International Departures at 7:00 am.
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Check-in Business SkyTeam counter:
There were quite a few passengers in the queue and the check-in was very fast.
The agent was professional and friendly.
We received our BP quickly and she gave us invitations and directions to the lounge KAL.
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We go throught passport control and transit security without fast-track access:it'very long.
We were through to airside in under 30 minutes.
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We have a short ride with a monorail train to the concourse before heading to the lounge.
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The entrance of KAL SkyTeam lounge:
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When she saw me the unfriendly agent advised me that photographs are not allowed inside.
Of course I decided to ignore her warning!!!
Decent sized:
It's clean,quiet,light filled,spotter-friendly,not to many people,but there are a lot of chairs quite uncomfortable.
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There is another section close to the toilets and shower area with TV and seating space more comfortable
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There is an area with hot items:
The food offering is very basic
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Another small buffet
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Newspaper
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Toilets and showers are inside the lounge
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Very nice view of the tarmac: ideal for avgeeks like me.
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Shots of our triple seven with SkyTeam livery:
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it's F-GZNT that was delivered to AF in march 2016.
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passports and BP:We are ready for boarding.
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We left the lounge and head to gate 113.
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Our flight is showing on time.
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Waiting to board by the gate.
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As usual,J class passengers,Sky Priority file were invited on first to board throught the deck jet bridge.
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We are the first ones on board
Business class seat 2 A and B for the next 11 hours.
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An overwiev of the main J cabin
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It's the NEV 4 generation cabin equipped with a old IFE and control panel
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Pre-placed on the seat are a pillow and blanket.
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Welcome drink were offered:champagne
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A very friendly crew also came with tray of newspapers and magazines
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The amenity kit with a new design.
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There is a unfriendly crew dressed in traditional Korean costume
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Safetycard for this B777
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Cabin light
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USB charging ports
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The seat pitch:excellent of course
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Oshibori
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Safety instructions
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Pushing back on time.
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We made a long taxi to the main runway.
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Bye-bye ICN
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Today'Menu
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Soon enough,drinks, cashew nuts and appetizer were given
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To start the lunch:shrimps and duck breast
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full champagne meal for me with "Brice" champagne
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Lamb stew with vegetables:excellent
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Cheese course
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Dessert with an expresso and a digestif
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Overflying Siberia
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An afternoon flight is really quite bad for sleeping so I enjoyed the world outside
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Overwiev of Y main cabin
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A snack bar was set up in the galley but I asked for an expresso
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I got hungry in the middle of the flight and so I ordered a "croque-monsieur"and a ice cream
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Overflying Germany
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About 1,3 hours before arrival the second meal service started:
It was an absolute delight to eat
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My spouse took the chicken option
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We begin our descent to CDG.
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Final approach
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We landed on time but taxi time was long.
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There was a little wait for the passport control and down in baggage claim,there was 30mn wait for our bags.
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BONUS for this report
After the Korean war,South Korea and North Korea established a border.
On either side of this border is the DMZ (demilitarized zone).
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If you're in Seoul you can only visit the DMZ with a tour,as it has restricted civillian access and requires a mandatory military escort.
Imjingak tourist area with the freedom bridge and the peace Bell
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Dorasan station is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railroad system.
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Dora observatory where you can see North Korea.
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Haemaru village located in the restricted area where you can by ginseng.
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In parallel with this visit:war memorial of Korea in Seoul :this is the best place to learn about Korea relationships with its near neighbours.
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Thank you for reading my report

Verdict

Air France 

Cabin 8.5
Cabin crew 9.5
Entertainment 7.5
meal/catering 8.5
TOTAL 8.5/10

Korean Air Prestige Class Lounge 

Comfort 5.0
meal/catering 4.5
Services 5.5
Entertainment 5.0
TOTAL 5.0/10

Seoul - ICN 

Efficiency 4.5
Access 5.5
Services 5.0
Cleanliness 7.0
TOTAL 5.5/10

Paris - CDG 

Efficiency 5.0
Access 7.5
Services 6.0
Cleanliness 6.0
TOTAL 6.1/10

Conclusion

A satisfactory flight on AF.
NEV4 seat is comfortable when you are travelling as a couple.
The AF crews were very professional on this flight.
I thought the meal services on this flight were good but not the beast of meals
This was a good experience with AF but not a great experience.

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