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$$$ for Fares – Decisions

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So I think I have the dates down and now I have checked the round trip fares.

  • Voyageur (economy) = $1,125 per person
  • Premium Voyageur (A kind of upgraded economy) = $1,585 per person
  • Business = $4,485 per person

This does not include taxes and fees, but gives me a good idea of the cost of just getting there and back.  For me, I cannot ever see paying Business Class fare for a 8-10 hour seat.  But, if you are going to go or come back on a transatlantic crossing or use miles for an upgrade or for the ticket itself, it may be fun to do it once.  I have never flown anything other than economy.

The ticket price difference for economy and upgraded economy is $460 per person – or $920 total for 2.  That is nearly another ticket.  For that $920 we would get, according to AirFrance:

For a highly competitive fare, customers travelling in the Premium Voyageur cabin benefit from a private cabin with 40% more space, and a new seat that is 48 cm wide with a 123° seat back recline, equipped with a fixed shell which guarantees passengers’ privacy. Air France is the first European airline to provide a seat that reclines inside a fixed shell in an intermediary class.

On the comfort side, customers benefit from the same services as in Business Class, such as the travel kit, a feather pillow and a pure new wool blanket. The inflight meal service is, however, the same as in the Economy cabin.

At the airport, service resembles that of Business class, with priority check-in counters, a free baggage allowance of two bags each weighing up to 23 kg, boarding at the passenger’s convenience and priority baggage delivery.

Amenities include travel kit, a bottle of water, noise-reducing headphones, a feather pillow and a pure new wool blanket.

Is it worth it?


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