Air France has recently announced that they will be re-opening a long-forgotten route direct from Paris to Dallas, last flown in 2001!
The route was cancelled back in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks and never picked up over the last decade, but now Air France has decided to relaunch routes to connect with the many French businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
We’re pleased to welcome Air France back to DFW Airport and bring more international flight service to the Dallas Fort Worth region, The new flights from Air France offer customers another convenient way to get to Europe for business connections or tourism.” – DFC Airport CEO Sean Donohue.
Dallas is also an excellent hub to fly onwards on (especially on partners of the Flying Blue loyalty program), with many major airlines flying in and out, allowing quick access to South America, Australia and contiential USA.
The new service will be flying 3x times a week during the spring/autumn(fall) and 5x times a week during the summer. At this time it will not be running during the low season (winter).
Specifically this frequency:
From March 31th to June 30th and from September 4th to October 25th 2019: flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
From July 1st to September 1st: flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
– As reported by Boardingarea.com
Here is the route information:
Outbound: AF150, departs Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 10:10 A.M., arrives in Dallas (DFW) at 1:50 P.M
Inbound: AF159, departs Dallas (DFW) at 3:45 P.M., arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) at 8:15 A.M. +1 day
It will be flown on an Air France A330, with 224 seats on board in a three-class configuration. Specifically, 36 seats in business, 21 seats in premium economy and 167 normal economy seats.
It’s worthwhile mentioning that there is no first class variety on board.
Let’s talk about award availability
Despite being such a new route, award availability through their loyalty program Flying Blue has already been revealed for the first few flights.
Business can sometimes be quite expensive on this route, but some bargains can be found for economy vs premium economy.
As we previously mentioned, Flying Blue now does variable pricing, and the price will easily change day to day.
This will most likely be a very profitable route for Air France, especially so when they recently reported lossess, and got a new CEO, a win like this could not come at a better time. Plus if its a win for customers as well, then thats something I think we can all agree on.
Will you be taking advantage of this new deal?
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