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Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

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Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

Just had a message from Air France (as a Flying Blue member) that they are now taking bookings for their new route direct from Paris CDG to CApe Town. Three times a week, as far as I can see first flight is Tuesday 8 November 2011. Plenty of flights from UK regional airports to CDG. Although I usually fly out to Johannesburg I find that being able to fly from my local airport (Bristol - 10 minutes up the road) is far better and cheaper than driving up to London Heathrow and paying to park there.

So anyone planning to head to Cape Town from next November it may be worth a look.

Incidentally, as we are now getting on in years and the long flight takes its toll on our joints, we have found that Air France Affaires (Business Class to you and I) is less than half the price of BA/Virgin/SAA if you fly midweek. We find even we can enjoy the flight on their A380 Airbus in Business.

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11. Re: Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

i'm hoping this goes beyond the "peak season", doesn't appear to be anything available beyond march 2012. I live in Paris so a direct service to CPT would be great.

This time I took emirates via Dubai, with a sleep at the expensive airport hotel between segments.

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12. Re: Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

You are right, just had a look at their website and there seems to be no direct flights to Capetown after the end of March but no problem to J'burg. Would be interesting to know if this is seasonal or a discontinued service.

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13. Re: Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

My guess, is most likely seasonal. Most European tourist go after Christmas. Anyway, my next trip not likely before 2013. Anything can happen.

These days, try to avoid night flights, but would take a direct night flight over a connection.

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14. Re: Air France direct Paris to Cape Town

Night flights in the A380 are not a problem. Comfortable enough to sleep.

Try Comfort zone if worried.

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