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Air France La Première CDG-JFK

Paris CDG - New York JFK
Air France 008
September 19, 2015
Seats 1EF and 1AK for sleeping

At around T-40, our Personal Assistant came and escorted down to the limo area for the short BMW ride to our gate. 

Where she handed us off and introduced us to our cabin crew for the evening. And our first time in the new La Première. Simply stunning.

Pre-departure beverages including a lovely Bollinger.

And a nut and dried fruit mix in an elegant serving dish.

Excellent IFE system although nowhere near the selections of EK or SQ.

Nice amenity kit.

With high quality, usable creams.

After takeoff, the first thing was to close off the First cabin from the rest of the plane.  

Today's menu featuring Michelin three star chef Anne-Sophie Pic.

And the guy responsible for the fabulous china, table and glassware.

And the wine list.

Although a little strange that the only white was a Viognier.  

Today's caviar amuse-bouche.  

Wow, talk about a table. 

And showtime, La Première style.

We both started with the wonderful Foie gras terrine with lime zest, balsamic cream sauce and melon chutney. Oops, took a bite before I remember the pic.  

Refreshing mixed green salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Delicious tomato and mozzarella starter.

And for the main, wow talk about presentation! Mrs. SFO chose the Beef and Foie Gras ravioli which she loved.

And my main...

The wonderful Orléans chicken with medjool date chutney and truffle.

OMG, how can we say no to French cheese...

And the most amazing dessert selections from Lenôtre in Paris.

What a decision. I went with the Baba au Rhum, one of the best I've ever tasted.

Still sunset as we chase the sun west.

After another movie, to the lav to change.

While our FA Audrey prepared our beds, Mrs. SFO in 1A.

And me in 1K.

OMG, more sweets. The amazing chocolates on both of our pillows.

We both slept for a couple of hours and then returned to our middle suite. Very cool and private with the curtains drawn. One of most brilliant ideas in suite privacy.

About an hour out, more food.

And another dessert. 

We arrived at JFK T1 a few minutes early and bid adieu to a most excellent cabin crew, but especially the wonderful Audrey. But that was not the end of the great La Première service. We were met by an AF JFK rep who escorted all the way to and out of customs, making sure we found our way to the AirTrain.

What can I say? One of the most amazing First Class experiences ever. And that's saying a lot since we've flown almost every airline. La Première is an outstanding product that moves Air France to the top echelons of five star First Class carriers. Move over Lufthansa, Air France has passed you. Indeed, based on this flight, Air France may indeed have the best overall First Class product in the world.