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Published on July 4th, 2014 | by Alyssa Daniells


Fly by the Seat of Air France!

Air France has solved the issue of unsold seats on its summer flights, with a cool innovation in airline ergonomics.

Many of its Boeing 777 business class cabins now have the unique ability to convert to economy seating during slower premium travel periods, like summer months, where budget, not business travel, is at its peak. This especially applies to long haul flights, for example Europe, a popular tourist destination this time of year.

So how does it work? 40 flat-bed business class seats can be removed and replaced by 60 economy class seats. This means an additional 36 seats to accommodate the busy summer tourist season, eliminating unfilled premium seats and ensuring airfares don’t rise to compensate for the subsequent financial loss.

These new seats are intelligent both in design and concept and certainly a pioneering achievement that could become a travel trend.

Wish to be an Air France trend-setter, or looking to book economy flights to Europe at the best price possible? Contact a Flight Centre airfare expert at 1 877 967 5302.

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Alyssa Daniells

Equipped with good grammar, a laptop and sense of humour, Alyssa curiously explores the world, whether it involves traversing oceans to anything historic, artistic or beautiful, or crossing the street for a dark roasted coffee refuel. Curating and creating compelling content (and the occasional alliteration!) is something she loves. Her phone storage is almost at capacity due to countless photos of Toronto, her toddler and other people's pets.

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