We had left it at the PAF at the entrance of the 2F….
I spend it in less than a minute (using my CNI to avoid the 35 seconds of additional verification of the passport chip) with a friendly, polite and smiling agent!
Obviously this last flight will give rise to a shorter postponement (although… you will see further on) than the previous ones because the flight is less interesting (you have my witness flights to know the line)…
It's true that a Paris Brest at night with AF is a dream come true!
Direction the living room….
You all know (or almost) the F1 AF show:)
The feeder does not comply with the Mogoy 324 245 standard of 23 February 2002 (Balik and dream in combat zone).
Yes I know the first photo and the second one are not taken in the same places: bibi is getting closer to the busy buffets as the other paxes flee… struggle for life
The view… with the level of Swiss cleanliness interpreted by Paris who loves you on sale:)
Well that's not all but I'm at 3 flights… a little freshness wouldn't hurt!
To the shower
First you have to start by playing with a Samsung galaxy death trick…
Well, "let's just wait and see":)
Go to the shower!
The door to hell?
Let's take a look around:
something to dry off
enough to avoid landing on the ground
of what to powder the cape, the peninsula, etc..
what to wash (incidentally)
No toilets, a few traces of mould: you'd think you were in a style/budget ibis if the products weren't qualitative!
I arrive at my place when the CC urgently changes the headrest… the red of the J had remained in place… with the pax in the middle…
I have the right to a very friendly and warm welcome to my faith!
The set of 7 errors: o)
The survival plug:)
Announcement of the CDB, and unique in my AF flight history, the CDB will introduce the entire crew to the microphone (CDB, OPL, CC and… all hostesses and stewards by calling them all by their first names). So simple and so human…
Zou, spinning, rolling, taking off…
Autopsy of the object of the offence
Who dared to think that there was no Franco-Battave synergy at AF-KLM?
Spontaneous refill proposal (please, I can't do it anymore!!!!).
3615 Marathon + #jefaismescoursesausalon :)
Discussion with the CC: frighteningly friendly and warm (will change me from the before last week when a CC explained to me in a moralizing tone that the rows located before the emergency exits were reserved for the best Air France customers, which was not my case… and that I would therefore sit at the bottom.).
I would learn that Joon can no longer follow the flight schedule because of the lack of cabin crew and that AF serves as a subcontractor by doing ACMI!!!!! Indeed, Joon cabin crew are paid less than on LCC and work more hours by alternating LC and MC. The turnover is such that Easyjet would be happy to see his flock back again!
If this is true, I love the industrial logic of AF which is beyond suicidal!
Well, come on, I promised you, I'm giving you a secret: how to turn lead into gold… well almost? I would just like to treat you to the AVgeek Philosopher's Stone and reveal its secrets.
I apologize if the explanations that follow may be arid but I will try to popularize as much as possible (a little like when I have an amphitheatre ofsmurfs uh of first year students leaving the bac in front of me).
1°) The contractual framework
As you all know, most carriers require sequential use of flight coupons unless otherwise provided by contract. This means that if you have a ticket with 4 flights on the outward journey and 3 on the return journey, you must take all flights (all 7) in the order indicated and without being able to skip any. Otherwise, the ticket is considered lost or irregular with the consequences and tragedies that this may cause….
2°) Market segmentation This "practice" is by no means legally mandatory, but it is generally followed because it allows sellers to modulate their offers according to their customers (Air France overcharging travellers from Paris to certain destinations and conversely providing them with better fares on others). The only tickets that do not meet these constraints are either the most flexible fares (and therefore the most expensive), or fares subject to derogatory regulations (military or parliamentary tickets, for example at AF) or group framework contracts that are negotiated. It is all the added value ofYield Management to segment markets to fill aircraft… and in this game Air France is rather "good"… This is why many contributors to the site sometimes leave Brussels (or elsewhere) in order to benefit from lower fares or better travel conditions (the J at the price of the Y for example).
3°) The legal framework
Now we are going to enter into constraints that are imposed on carriers: the law! Contract law includes what are known as "public policy" rules that are binding on everyone and cannot be reversed by any contract. It is in this respect that in France, for example, the assassination contract is illegal (there is no need to go to court against Tonio because Dédé la schnouf is still alive and this causes you unacceptable moral prejudice? A distinction is made between these rules of public policy and the so-called suppletive rules, which are intended to apply in the absence of a contrary clause (generally to provide for the case where the contract has not provided for anything).
In other words, to circumvent this contractual rule, a law would have to prohibit such a clause. This is not the case in France!
4°) The "Forum shopping"
The barbaric and frenglish term"Forum shopping", aims to designate the technique of choosing your jurisdiction and therefore the applicable law.
In the European Union, there is the right to freedom to provide services, the right to the free movement of goods, persons and capital… in short you can freely do forum shopping. The technique is not unique to the European Union, but it is within the European Union that it is most effective. Think that you will be able to use the same advantages as Amazon and its Luxembourg tax system, Apple and its love for Ireland, etc.
In other words: any European can buy what he wants in any country of Europe freely and <beep according to Cambronne> from others :)
The only exceptions are public health (no "special" cigarettes are brought back from Amsterdam to France), criminal law (no new collection of rented revolvers is brought back) and excise duties (certain fees must be paid for regulated products in certain cases: tobacco, petrol, etc).
In short, you can choose to buy a bottle of French water in a Belgian supermarket, a subsidiary of a Maltese group, which will deliver it to you by a Spanish service provider by paying a Cypriot bank with your Danish card…. But the advantage of this is that the consumer can also choose where, legally speaking, he contracts. A Paris -> Milan ticket (follow my eye) can be bought in France (and will therefore normally be subject to French law) or in Italy (Si applica la legge italiana !)… or elsewhere (Estonia for example).
The choice of its "jurisdiction" generally does not change the price for the end user and is therefore of no interest in most cases! Except that the neighbour's right is sometimes nicer than yours.
With the Internet, things are easier (airfrance.fr andairfrance.tk are not the same thing)… think of those who buy AF tickets in Turkish pounds right after its fall: you can earn 10-15% of the ticket price!
French law is very protective of the consumer but, sometimes, there are better…
5°) E viva italia !
TheCodice del Consumo (Italian Consumer Code), which results in particular from Decree-Law No 206 of 6 September 2005, introduced a number of consumer protection rules, one of which is that an independent administrative authority may establish that certain practices may be abusive and punish offending companies. French law provided for this long before, but we are (too much!) shy if not timid.
The companies did not comply and since they are working seriously in Italy, the fine was one million euros to calm the situation. Since then, it's been strange, the GTCs have evolved… The no-show rule is therefore inapplicable under Italian jurisdiction unless the consumer is duly informed of how to circumvent it… at the time of sale!
6°) How to place yourself under Italian jurisdiction? Either you're going to Italy? Either you go through an Italian travel agency… even from home! Either you choose a company selling under Italian law! For example: www.airfrance.it
Moreover, the applicable GTCs are as follows
Be careful the site airfrance.it does not sell all the combinations directly… for the rest you have to use a good old phone.
7°) Is it reliable?
Yes… even if I decline any responsibility in this matter (not being absolutely competent under Italian domestic law)!
Except that facing an "australopithecist" behind his counter armed with his certainty and his stamp of head teller-who-decides everything, it's immediately more complicated! Go explain to an Australian agent that a Frenchman travelling on a pre-Brexit British airline with an Italian ticket paid for by a Luxembourg card is not subject to the no-show rule…
In short, if you want to use this possibility, take a ticket with a company whose Italian GTCs comply with local law or take the risk of having to go through a long process behind (check especially if your credit card pays the legal fees in this case)
Paris - CDG
Brest - BES
In the loundge: It is not changed, the offer is rather poor (compared to 2E or 2G) but the showers are a real plus
On the flight: An exceptional crew for a CC AF flight.
In short, the flight does the job, the crew goes beyond...
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