Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,112
A few notes on flying Air France as a SkyTeam (Alitalia) Elite Plus cardholder on a French domestic flight from Paris CDG:
All in all, I got what I expected (except for a priority bag tag), but having to dig out the physical frequent flyer card multiple times between check-in and boarding to prove I was entitled to various benefits wasn't ideal. It would be much better if Air France check-in staff could manually activate a 'SKY PRIORITY' flag on the boarding pass in the event that their computer system doesn't recognise frequent flyer status from a partner airline, which would make the process much smoother.
Not having lounge access prior to domestic flights also isn't great compared to Oneworld and Star Alliance policies (outside of the US), but with a choice between Air France and Easyjet on this particular route, I was still happy to enjoy a few time-saving benefits along the way. :)
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Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
Hrmmm.... Alitalia and AF are affiliated by Star Alliance?! Now, quickly - I don't mind having to show my membership card at check-in or boarding etc... Though it should really be on the ticket!
They're both members of SkyTeam, not Star Alliance. ;)
Member since 10 Aug 2015
Total posts 29
There surely was also the option of the TGV? Unless you are making an international flight connection the high speed railway is the way to move around France, especially for work. That journey to CDG urgh how I loathed it and definitely do not miss it.
Correct, was connecting from a (non-SkyTeam) international flight. I've done the TGV before: a great way to get between the centre of cities!
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