There’s no easy way to say this, unfortunately. I’ve been in DC since yesterday and was fortunate enough to attend the Freddie Awards last night. I’m supposed to speak at Frequent Traveler University this weekend, though something came up that I hope you guys will understand.
As you guys may know I’m trying to fly at least one A380 in first class of each airline that operates them, and I’m almost there. The one airline that makes their first class almost “off limits” is Air France, as they only allow their elite members to redeem miles for first class at the “flex” level. So I was really torn when last night a reader pointed me to the below mistake fare.
I’ve faced a lot of tough decisions in my life, though choosing between Air France first class for $69 and attending Frequent Traveler University is definitely one of the toughest.
Which decision did I make? Well, I think I sort of found a compromise. I was able to book the above and separately book a return that gets me back to Washington by noon tomorrow, in time for the afternoon sessions. Unfortunately I’ll miss the morning mileage run session, though I found a highly qualified replacement.
In the meantime I’ll leave you guys with a couple of pictures of the cabin from boarding. By the time this post publishes I’ll be a good bit over the Atlantic enjoying some foie gras… more than $69 worth, I’m sure.
Bon voyage, and at least I’ll be able to share some impressions of Air France first class tomorrow and Sunday.
Update: Sorry if it wasn’t obvious, this was a late April Fools joke. Had a tour of Dulles today including a tour of the Air France A380, and thought this would be funny (and based on the mistake fare, fact that I had to travel today, and that the ticket was $69, figured it was obvious). Clearly my sense of humor doesn’t translate on the internet. 😉