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“Total check in fail”
Review of Air France


Reviewed 19 April 2024

Flying to CDG. Check in total fail. Website said 30 hour check in. Denied. Booking page said only check in at airport. Call to 800 said check in on line 24 hours. Attempt failed because site down. Another call said arrive 3 hours early to check in at airport.

Date of travel: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

As extremely frequent, lifelong international travelers, we can confidently say that today's Air France should be ranked as among the worst airlines in the world. It doesn't matter if you're traveling with a group of business class co-workers with incredibly expensive tickets or vacationing with your family. Air France will do as little as possible to help you when they have a problem with their planes - which they did on our last two trips.

Our last two international trip were with Air France - and they both resulted in 1 to 3 days of delay. NEVER use this airline!

Date of travel: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

Got bumped from return flight
Slept 12 hours in airport no compensation. No one to talk to.
Overcrowded flight no customer service.

Date of travel: July 2023
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Thank Alex F
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

This is the worst experience I have ever had. I wanted to get to Alabama USA for my son's wedding. It's taken me 3 days and even more phone calls to try and get a flight to Paris, and I'm still waiting....

Date of travel: April 2024
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Thank Gail G
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

- The Better Business Bureaus rates this firm as "F" due to unresolved customer complaints and I can easily see why.
- They had our plane on the ground for 8 hours before finally, at boarding time, deciding to do a systems check. As we all stood around waiting to board, we got several announcements about "boarding shortly", none of which were true. For three hours, there was no communication from AirFrance as to what was going on.
- Then we were finally told that we would be getting a different plane at a different terminal and had to schlep ourselves on the tram to the new terminal and find our own way. No help was available from AirFrance employees, who, even when I asked one point blank to his face just ignored me as if he did not see me and that I had not spoken. Incredibly Rude.
- We finally got on the plane after a 4 1/2 hour delay only to find they had not finished prepping the second plane (to get "fresher food"), so we sat on the tarmac for another 30 minutes.
- Our 1:25 PM flight FINALLY left at 6:00PM.
- On this flight, we found that the "fresher food" did not include anywhere near enough portions, so approx 40% of the plane had to settle for whatever they had.
And what they had was wretched!! I just threw mine away after a taste because it was just awful.
- The second "meal"/"snack" was also inedible and looked like rejects from a very cheap restaurant. Tossed that one, too.
- So, no food on this flight.
- The flight announcements in French came first (Ok), and were always considerably longer that the ones in English that followed. And the "English" was SO bad that the announcements (which, who knows, might have contained valuable info) were mainly incomprehensible. Not just me - we were all looking at each other and asking "Did YOU understand that?"
- Considering this plane contained mainly US tourists returning from France, they really should have at least looked for someone for whom English was not such an insurmountable challenge! What if we could not understand important safety info? Does the FAA know or care about this? Or have any jurisdiction?
- The flight attendants displayed a clear bias in looking down their noses at us Americans, and deliberately either misunderstanding what we said, or simply ignoring us entirely. They clearly thought this level of contempt was acceptable, for some reason.

- TL;DR: Do NOT book on AirFrance if you have ANY other option available.

Date of travel: April 2024
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