Air France Takes You Out to Dinner? Not Exactly — But the Airfares Look Pretty Good
F ly as a passenger in the economy class cabin aboard an airplane operated by Air France on a flight from the United States to France between Thursday, September 1, 2016 and Monday, October 31, 2016, and you can book your favorite table at one of greater than 2,500 restaurants in France for a dinner paid for by Air France if you book your ticket by the end of the day on Thursday, June 30, 2016 — and the cost of the meal is directly deducted from your bill.
Air France Takes You Out to Dinner? Not Exactly — But…
If this offer sounds too good to be true, that is because it basically is too good to be true — especially if you are a solo traveler, which means that you are out of luck. This is because you must have a minimum of two people in your party; and the least expensive meal is the one you get for free. Drinks are not included. Your booking request must be only through Restopolitan, which has partnered with Air France for this promotion. This offer is not cumulative.
…The Airfares are Actually Better Than The “Free” Meal
The good part is that ticket prices are rather low: a total cost of $637.68 for a return flight between Atlanta and Paris on a founding airline member of the SkyTeam Alliance is unbelievable; but there are restrictions to this airfare — such as a minimum stay of seven days; a change fee of $300.00 plus an adjustment in the airfare, if any; and the money you paid for the ticket cannot be refunded 24 hours after first booking your flight reservation.
When Jon Nickel-D’Andrea first wrote about this offer in this article posted at No Mas Coach!, I thought to myself, “What an interesting promotion.” Restaurant meals really do not cost that much when compared to the cost of a transatlantic airline ticket — and everyone wants a free meal, right?!?
Alas, the conditions and restrictions mean that you are required to have a minimum of two people in your party; and you first have to pay for a meal to receive the free meal. For friends, colleagues on a business trip and families traveling together, this indeed can be a potentially good offer; but for solo travelers — well — no mas repas…
…but those airfares sure look appetizing — to the point of Ric Garrido of Loyalty Traveler intriguing…
Source: Air France.