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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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1/10

"seats so miserably uncomfortable"

(United States)

I was stunned to find the seats so miserably uncomfortable for an intercontinental flight. The seats were extremely narrow short and very hard with very little leg room. It became impossible for me to get comfortable in any way to be able to relieve pressure on my legs or sleep on my flight. There was absolutely zero room for anyone to get out of his/her seat to go to the restroom without having the entire row get up as well to let them out. I will never fly with Air France again because of this level of discomfort.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"plenty of room good comfort"

(United Kingdom)

Premium economy Paris-Osaka for 11 hours. I sat at the front of the premium economy cabin. Pros- more legroom than the standard premium economy seats. Cons the tray tables are in the arms and not as large as the normal seats which makes working on a laptop a little less convenient. Overall I would certainly choose this seat again. I had a day flight both ways so did not try to sleep. Seat was comfortable for the duration and I did not find it too hard. As I was working most of the flight I didn't use the recline much but it seemed OK. The laptop power is standard 240V and either a standard French type or US plug will fit. It is limited in power and my laptop which is fairly low power would only work if the battery was taken out. That said the supply never faltered. Video was good with a reasonable large screen (although nobody could describe it as pin sharp) and a good choice of current films and TV shows. The earphones are OK but I used my own which plugged into a single 3.5mm socket so there was no need for an adapter. Service was OK not bad but not exceptional and the food was standard economy fare OK but nothing to get excited about. Overall a very pleasant flight and I don't think that I would have had much of a better flight in business class (but I wasn't trying to sleep). Overall plenty of room good comfort and easy boarding disembarking. Highly recommended.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200ER
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
5/10

"hard shell seat gives feeling of extra space"

(United Kingdom)

Flew the new AF Premium economy product. Pros: hard shell seat gives feeling of extra space and good AV (with noise reducing headphones and slot for own 'phones). Socket for laptop also handy tho' not used by me. Seat reclines (actually it "declines" in its shell) enough to aid sleep. Ticket class enables you to access AF lounge at CDG for a fee. The seat is very thin and very uncomfortable over a long flight. I bought a cushion in SCL for the return route but still had "numb bum". This detracts heavily from an otherwise good product. Please AF put some more padding in the seat cushion!
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"should think about passenger comfort"

(France)

Entertainment is excellent. But the seat configuration on B777-300 at 3x4x3 makes it hard to survive after a 11 hours flight. AF should definitely think about passenger comfort. I will never board those 777 again and I will prefer to choose another airline than AF on my next long haul flights to HKG and ICN.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"seat wouldn't recline very far"

(Hong Kong)

12 hours from Hong Kong to Paris was awful - my seat wouldn't recline very far as I was in front of the toilet - the seat width was the worst ever as was the pitch (especially when reclining). 3x4x3 isn't the normal seating configuration on a 777 which explains why it was so cramped even for someone as short as I am.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"very cramped seats"

(United States)

This BOS-CDG flight was the worst transatlantic flight I've ever taken. Very cramped seats I'm small (5'2") not obese and could barely fit into it. When person next to me pressed on arm rest it pinced my thigh enough to make me jump once or twice. Seat so cramped that I could hardly move around to relieve pressure on legs. Will never take this particular flight again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
2/10

"squeezing into the seat was incredibly difficult"

(United Kingdom)

I was quite surprised at just how bad the seating was aboard our Air France 747. I consider myself to be of average build and height and fairly fit yet squeezing into the seat was incredibly difficult. There was approximately one inch of space between my knees and the seat in front far less than the majority of short-haul flights I make. Extricating myself from the seat to get to the bathroom involved disturbing the two people sat next to me who were forced to get out of their seat and pile into the galley area because I wanted to leave. After the problems I faced when I first attempt to get out of my seat I gave in and remained stationary for the remainder of the flight. I dread to think how unpleasant the flight would have been if I was over 6 feet or weighed more than average. I have since recommended that all of my friends and colleagues avoid Air France at all costs.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"like sitting on a plastic chair"

(United Kingdom)

CDG-Tokyo. It was the worst flight in my life. The seat was hard enough to feel like sitting on a plastic chair. My back was very painful after a 12hr flight. I chose the flight because it was the first time to fly with them and was the only flight departing Tokyo in late evening. I never fly their B777-300ER 3x4x3 layout aircraft again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300ER
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"way too narrow seating"

(Germany)

Perfect flight but way too narrow seating in eco/tempo. No chance to get a sleep under these conditions. Not recommended.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-300
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"much better seating"

(Germany)

CDG-JFK. Much better seating compared to Air France 777 models. I recommend choosing the 330 if possible.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA330-200
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes