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Published on July 4th, 2014 | by Alyssa Daniells

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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

Alyssa Daniells incorporates her two enduring passions, writing and travel, in her role as copywriter for Flight Centre.



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