This has been a whirlwind travel week for me, as I’ve flown Iberia business class, LAN business class, Oman Air 787 business class, and Oman Air A330 business class. These were all new products for me, and I enjoyed the flights immensely.
After flying from Los Angeles to New York to Madrid to Frankfurt to Muscat to Bangkok to Muscat to Frankfurt, I booked Air France’s new business class from Frankfurt to Paris to Toronto.
While I was excited to finally try Air France’s new business class, I was equally excited to return to the Air France First Class Lounge Paris, which I’ve named the best first class lounge in the world.
While I was “only” traveling in business class, Air France actually lets passengers buy access to the lounge for 300EUR. The catch is that you have to be flying longhaul business class on a flight without a first class cabin, and you need to be on a ticket issued by Air France (regardless of whether it’s revenue or an award).
So, was I as impressed by the Air France First Class Lounge Paris this time as last time? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Air France offers the world’s best first class ground experience in Paris. Period.
And while 300EUR is a lot of money to simply improve your ground experience when you’d already have access to a lounge, I actually thought it represented a good value. Between being picked up at my arriving flight, having an incredible spa treatment, having one of the best meals of my life (I’m serious — not just at an airport, but best meals in general), to enjoying some fantastic champagne and wine, to getting driven to my connecting flight, it was an incredible experience.
Below are 10 pictures of the Air France first class ground experience, as a teaser before the full trip report. Now that I’ve finished my Hainan Airlines business class trip report, I’ll begin publishing the report from this trip over the weekend.
In the meantime, I can only recommend paying to access the Air France first class lounge. Yes, it’s a lot of money for a lounge, but if you can afford it and value experiences like this, it will be money well spent. Just make sure you plan a long enough layover so you can enjoy all the lounge has to offer.