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10 Reasons to Book a Trip to Europe With Air France

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Editor’s Note: This story is sponsored by Air France.

The key to a successful European vacation? Flying the right airline. Start your trip to Europe off on the right foot by booking your flight with Air France. The in-flight experience, wide range of direct flights, and discounts on accommodation will make your next trip one to remember. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should book a trip to Europe with Air France. 

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Great Direct Flight Options

If you choose to fly to Europe with Air France, you’ll have tons of options for direct flights. These great routes will cut down your trip time and also help you discover hidden gem destinations (without the hassle of connecting flights). Opting for an airline with such a wide network will help you spend less time traveling and more time enjoying Europe.

Notable Air France direct flights from the US to Europe include the flight from Houston to Paris and the flight from Los Angeles to Athens.

Eco-Friendly Airline

Concerned about the carbon footprint of a long-haul flight? Air France is actively involved in developing sustainable aviation fuels that will help reduce emissions from flights.  

Even Air France’s onboard experience is more sustainable than other airlines’. Air France has significantly reduced the weight of their tableware and trays to help cut their CO2 emissions by one-third. 

Discounts on Car Rentals, Hotels, and Activities

In addition to Air France’s low fares, you can save money on your trip by taking advantage of the airline’s special travel offers. Travelers can get up to 15 percent off Hertz car rentals, earn additional miles when booking hotels through Booking.com, and get offers on tours and activities through Viator. 

New Seats in Business Class

Arrive in Europe refreshed when you travel in Air France’s business class. By 2023, business class cabins on all long-haul flights will feature the airline’s new seats. These luxurious seats lie fully flat, converting into a 6’5 bed that will accommodate even the tallest travelers.

The new seats will also feature a sliding door for extra privacy, and offer each passenger private access to their row. 

Explore Further With Train + Air Trips

Looking to get off-the-beaten path on your next European adventure? Air France makes it easy to explore with their unique train and air trips. The combination tickets include a complimentary taxi ride from the train station to the airport (and vice versa).

Air France also guarantees to get you on the next available train or flight in case the initial leg of your trip is delayed and you miss a connection. 

Gourmet In-Flight Cuisine

The indulgent French cuisine experience can begin even before you arrive in Europe if you’re flying with Air France. No matter if you’re traveling in first class or economy, you’ll be served a gourmet meal on long-haul flights

Flyers will also be treated to French wines and champagnes that have been selected by the award-winning sommelier Paolo Basso.

Low Rates

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Air France’s amazing in-flight experience won’t eat up your entire vacation budget. The airline routinely offers great deals to destinations worldwide, including Europe. You can sign up for Air France’s newsletter to automatically receive the latest promotions. 

Great In-Flight Entertainment

No matter how long the flight, you’ll never be bored on Air France. Air France features tons of in-flight entertainment (for free) so you can stream new movies, catch up on old tv series, or relax with music. 

Free In-Flight WiFi Messaging

Stay connected (even at 33,000 feet) with Air France’s complimentary in-flight WiFi messaging service. Flyers can use services like WhatsApp or iMessage to communicate for free when traveling on any plane with WiFi. WiFi is now available on 90 percent of AirFrance’s fleet.

Rewarding Loyalty Program

It pays to be loyal to Air France—sign up for Flying Blue, the airline’s free frequent flyer program, and you can earn miles every time you fly, book a night at a partner hotel, or even when you rent a car. 

Miles are valid for life (as long as there is activity on your account once every two years) and can be redeemed on a variety of services, including tickets, upgrades, and more.

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