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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    no idea why canceled
    I would opt for 23rd to CAI
    AMM flight on 23rd has nothing but buddy pass riders
    travelnet has had some major issues last few days
    Hi,

    We can't fly on the 23rd, husband has to work that night. Lots of questions.

    Is there anyway to look at the # of standby's on the Air France flights without listing?

    Is the ranking that Air France gives you, your place on the list? If they rank us 3 and we have 3 passengers, would we be 3,4,5?

    If we purchased a ZED on Air France, should we purchase 2 seperate segments JFK - CDG and then CDG to CAI, or one JFK - CAI?

    If the JFK - CDG arrives at 12:30 and the CDG - CAI leaves at 13:35 does that give us enough time? Do we have to recheck in when we get to CDG?

    If we purchase the ZED, and can't get on a flight do they let us relist for another flight? Can we relist and change the city pairs like the ticket reads CDG - CAI, we don't make the flight can we try and go CDG - AMM on the same ticket?

    Does Air France only let you fly economy even if they have First Class seats available?

    I can't find detail on the dress code for Air France, it says business casual, but I can't find any details.

    We are taking 1 carry on each and then a small backpack each (No Purse and one of the backpacks has our laptop and camera. Do you think that would be okay?

    If we have to overnight in CDG, do you know if there is a crew hotel?

    Thanks for all your help.
    Tina


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    I cna answer most of those tomorrow AM. no crew hotel--but great deals using Accorhotels (does anyone use that?) off to bed--I'm whipped after NOT getting to LIMA for 3 days due to storm delays
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrown801 View Post
    Hi,

    We can't fly on the 23rd, husband has to work that night. Lots of questions.

    Is there anyway to look at the # of standby's on the Air France flights without listing?
    All I know of is paid membership ASU or Iddeals and that's not as accurate as AF--why not list then remove?

    Is the ranking that Air France gives you, your place on the list? If they rank us 3 and we have 3 passengers, would we be 3,4,5?
    I believe so.

    If we purchased a ZED on Air France, should we purchase 2 seperate segments JFK - CDG and then CDG to CAI, or one JFK - CAI?
    Is there AF after the DL flights? Otherwise, I'd go to ATL for next day and fly DL metal.

    If the JFK - CDG arrives at 12:30 and the CDG - CAI leaves at 13:35 does that give us enough time? Do we have to recheck in when we get to CDG?
    I exchanged a zed at the AF counter after deplaning (when I flew CSA CGD/PRG on misconnect) I only had carry-on.

    If we purchase the ZED, and can't get on a flight do they let us relist for another flight? Can we relist and change the city pairs like the ticket reads CDG - CAI, we don't make the flight can we try and go CDG - AMM on the same ticket?
    I don't think so--AAZed should know

    Does Air France only let you fly economy even if they have First Class seats available?
    Never upgraded---last time they said "not possible" when they looked at our zeds

    I can't find detail on the dress code for Air France, it says business casual, but I can't find any details.
    I wear Eddie Bauer travex pants and light sweater or linen shirt (almost all the time--my travel uniform!! haha) Similar for husband.
    Nice casual footwear. (i wore Sketchers walking sandals--Teva look--he wears black leather washable walkers)

    We are taking 1 carry on each and then a small backpack each (No Purse and one of the backpacks has our laptop and camera. Do you think that would be okay?
    Almost the same for us--I can put my handbag inside the zipoff pack on the front of my Sierra roller. As long as they're legal size.

    If we have to overnight in CDG, do you know if there is a crew hotel?
    Novotel Roissy is close; free shuttle and Accor discount--shuttle also serves Ibis and about 10 other hotels in that loop. Ck CDG website for more info on that area.
    Crew hotel is near Eiffel and costs about E10 each way pp on 2 trains and a walk to hotel. HArdly ever have rooms avail so no discount. Taxi was $50US

    Thanks for all your help.
    Tina
    I'm here for any more q's. I would always advise DL metal when possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    I cna answer most of those tomorrow AM. no crew hotel--but great deals using Accorhotels (does anyone use that?) off to bed--I'm whipped after NOT getting to LIMA for 3 days due to storm delays
    Say what? Trouble getting out to Lima? Sorry to hear that. I figured you were down there paragliding about now. My brother happens to be down there on BUSINESS. I told him where to go and what to check out.

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    Hi mrs767er,
    Sorry it took me so long but I wanted to let you know how things went.
    We looked at all of the loads on the 23rd and they all looked oversold to CAI and AMN. We went to bedthat nigt without a clue what we were going to try but figured we would go SLC - JFK and then figure out something. Before we left SLC, my hisband had me check JFK - FRA and wouldn;t you know it, it looked great. We flew SLC - JFK. Stopped in JFK to purchase ZED fares for Air France and Luthansa. Ran to te gate and boarded a Delta flight JFK - FRA - got business class for all 3 of us.

    Landed in FRA went to the ticket counters and used a ZED to fly Lathansa to CAI. Got on the first flight and landed in Cairo.

    We had a spectacular time in CAI and we are glad that we went when we did given the turmoil that happened later in the year. We saw Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria. Took a cruise, and yes we took an overnight train! This trip had us on car, van, cruise ship, plane, train, sand camel.

    Going home on July 3, we were prepared for the weight restrictions. Bought a ZED for Air France. The Delta flight left with 30 seats because of weight restrictions, other standbys had been waiting for days to get out. Because you had prepared us, the minute we missed the flight,weran to the Air France flight and were just able to check in. We got on the flight to CDG - coach.

    From CDG we flew
    CDG - PHL = Business Class
    PHL - DFW - Business Class
    DTW - SLC - Coach

    Flights were booked solid and people had been waiting for days but we got out of Paris with this routing. It was a long day but we got home on July 4 in tiime for fireworks. Thanks for helping us and teaching me to have multiple plans.

    We had our "trip of a lifetime".

    Dare I try SLC - OOG mid July!

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    Even with the recent turmoil in Egypt this country is high on my list of countries to visit. Were the LH or AF flights tricky to make? I know LH uses/used widebody equipemnt into CAI but I am assuming these usually go full of connecting pax from North America and Europe. Now that only EgyptAir flies nonstop between North America and Egypt I'm sure it's even harder to make one of the flights from Euopre.

    Regards,

    Chepos

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    we took AF to CDG and then connected with DL via ATL there (due to weather in JFK)
    It was a great Plan B.
    It's a great destination--avoid ALL Uk connectins as many Brits vacay long term in Sharm Al Sheik and and frequent Luxor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chepos View Post
    Even with the recent turmoil in Egypt this country is high on my list of countries to visit. Were the LH or AF flights tricky to make? I know LH uses/used widebody equipemnt into CAI but I am assuming these usually go full of connecting pax from North America and Europe. Now that only EgyptAir flies nonstop between North America and Egypt I'm sure it's even harder to make one of the flights from Euopre.

    Regards,

    Chepos
    I flew IB through MAD.
    The MAD-CAI was an Airbus 320 and was wide open.
    I returned on a KL 777, which was also wide open.
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