Here’s a special travel opportunity for aviation buffs and those that like France as well. On January 14, 2016, Air France is offering customers a unique experience on a special tribute flight over France, with views of the country’s top landmarks. More than 45 years after the first Boeing 747 flight from Paris to New York on June 3, 1970 – on the aircraft that became widely known as the Jumbo Jet – Air France salutes the last flight of this legendary aircraft on flight AF747.
Flight AF747 will take off on January 14th at 11:30am from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The experience will include a Business class lunch and champagne for all passengers, with special inflight commentary and tour of France’s history and legendary landmarks. Upon arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the passengers will be invited to discover the airline’s aircraft maintenance workshops and share a tribute drink at the foot of the aircraft. One can also follow the event on Twitter with #AF747.
As of December 7, 2015, customers can book their tickets on flight AF747 by calling +33 1 56 93 70 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paris time, Monday through Friday. The fare for the entire cabin is fixed at €220 plus tax.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 250 daily flights. Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,320 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
Air France, www.airfrance.com