Air France La Première, newly redesigned on their Boeing triple seven aircrafts, offers an incredible journey, which on its own is a memorable experience.
Check-in at the LAX Tom Bradley terminal en route to Paris was graciously welcoming and we were escorted to the front of the security line. Air France La Première travelers use the Qantas First Class Lounge at LAX, the top lounge in the USA, not comparable to the Korean Lounge which is an Air France partner. At boarding, there is a dedicated jet bridge used only by the La Première passengers.
On-board there is a single row with four first class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. The chic touches and French décor are warm and inviting, resembling a beautiful salon. The flatbed seats offer the utmost comfort and functionality. The ottoman has a red velvet-lined drawer with a light blanket, slippers, and amenities. Curtains open across all seats and are magnetically held together for increased privacy. If the travelers in the two-seater center section are not flying together, there’s a wall that can be extended between the two lamps.
In the La Première cabin, you choose your meal from a gourmet menu for an unforgettable French culinary experience. Create your own salad from fourteen phenomenal ingredients, followed by a cheese course. A vast wine and champagne selection are available on board.
The amenity kit is filled with items from the renowned French skin care brand, Carita. On request, the flight attendant preps the bed with a mattress, down pillow and comforter, and high thread count bedding.
Upon arrival in Paris, the La Première travelers are individually greeted and whisked through a side exit to a designated La Première black BMW. You’re swiftly escorted through customs and to the lounge or baggage claim.
At La Réserve Paris, you experience the quintessence of Parisian chic in the Belle Époque. Nestled in a peaceful location, a step away from the Champs-Elysées, it overlooks the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower. The spacious interiors pay tribute to the best of French decorative arts, with dark wood Napoleonic-style furniture, velvet-covered settees, in an atmosphere brimming with history. Each room has its dedicated butler with ultra-personalized services. The on-site two starred Michelin restaurant, Le Gabriel, offers a remarkable gourmet dining experience, revisiting the great classics of French gastronomy.
Air France La Première Boeing 777
Extended wall for increased privacy
La Première travelers are individually greeted and whisked through a side exit
Paris Charles de Gaulle
La Première Check-in Lounge, CDG