A Private Plane Cabin on Flights from New York to Paris? Yes, Please.
For the first time since launching last June, Air France’s new first-class La Première Suites are available in the U.S., on flights between JFK and Charles de Gaulle. The star treatment begins the minute one steps foot in the airport, with private check-in and security, access to Air France’s redesigned lounge at JFK (complete with Alain Ducasse menu), and a car service right to the airplane door.
Inside the La Première cabin, you’ll find four private, 32-square-foot suites, complete with a subdued gray color palette, an extra-wide seat, and a facing ottoman in case any travel companions want to stop by for a visit. The seats lie flat into a 6.5-foot-long bed topped with a duvet. Entertainment screens are also plus-sized, measuring 24 inches, and on-demand movies and shows are available in high definition. Other amenities: a bedside reading lamp, personal storage areas for shoes and other carry-on items, and pre-selected meal developed by Michelin-starred French chefs (think Anne-Sophie Pic and Joël Robuchon).
So how much will one of these suites set you back? A recent search for a round-trip ticket in late March cost $11,426. Note, only two of the fleet’s redesigned Boeing 777’s offer the suites, available on flights AF010 and AF011 between JFK and CDG.
Brooke Porter Katz is an Associate Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @brookeporter1.