Christmas comes early for me this year: I’m finally flying Air France first class!
But the week is over. In fact, the year is over. I’m taking a break…a real break. It has certainly been a long year.
After my fairly unpleasant flight in British Airways economy class last weekend, I wanted to splurge a bit for my final trip of 2018.
For a couple years now Air France first class has been at the top of my wishlist of products to try. But there is a small problem. Unlike Lufthansa, Korean, and other top-tier first class products, there is no easy way to fly in Air France first class. You’re either going to pay a lot of money or a lot of miles. It’s like SWISS first class.
Typically, I would have waited until the last minute and booked SWISS business to Zurich or Lufthansa first class to Basel via Frankfurt when the space opened. But I’m cutting it close this year in terms of timing and did not want to even risk missing Christmas with my family.
Thus, it became a bit easier to drop 200,000 miles on a one-way Air France ticket to Basel via Paris. The comparatively high business class price for the same flight helped (and was also laughable).
So now it is time to fly, and my expectations are dangerously high.
Let’s see how it goes!