Air France Destination of the Month: The British Isles (and the benefits of flying this airline)

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This month, Air France’s highlighted destination is the British Isles, where the airline focuses on traveling to three fantastic capital cities – England’s London, Scotland’s Edinburgh, and Ireland’s Dublin. We wanted to let you know about some of the benefits of choosing Air France to fly from the US to such destinations, as well as tell you a little more about the highlighted cities.

We have ample experience of flying this airline ourselves. We reviewed Air France between Paris and San Franciso in business classSan Franciso to Paris in economy class and Paris to Bangkok in economy, as well as Los Angeles to Paris in economy twice – you can read those reviews here and here. Plus most recently, we reviewed Paris to Dubai in the new business class cabin.

The benefits of flying Air France…

There are many advantages of flying Air France, whether on a long-haul or short-haul flight, as many items are automatically included in the cost of your ticket. With low-cost airlines, it can become more and more frustrating and even more expensive when you need to add on a meal, baggage, movies and more (it was even suggested once that Ryanair would start charging passengers to use the loo!) With Air France, here’s what is already included, for flights departing from the US:

  • Baggage – The number of complimentary bags allowed and their size depends on your travel cabin, but you can usually take one or two hand baggage items, a personal accessory and a checked bag, too.

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  • Food – Even economy class passengers can enjoy fine cuisine in the air when you fly Air France, such as a cocktail and a choice of hot food, as well as onboard snacks.

  • Drinks – Hot and cold beverages are available with your meal, already included in the cost of your ticket. This includes alcohol! And even champagne!!

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  • In-flight entertainment – While some airlines charge more for entertainment, there are movies, TV shows, cartoons, music and games all included on your Air France IFE, at no extra cost. You’ll see plenty of new releases, too.

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Tell me more about the Air France Destination of the Month…

The British Isles includes a lot more than you might think. There’s Ireland and Great Britain, as you might expect, with the latter including the nations of England, Wales, and Scotland, but there are also thousands of small islands, too! Whether you’re visiting the British Isles for pleasure or business, it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget, as there are so many different cultures, languages, and foods. England itself is a cultural powerhouse, and where better to start than London, which prides itself on its heritage.

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London

Standing on the River Thames, London is diverse, dynamic and exciting and has some of the best sights and attractions in the world – like Big Ben, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the National History Museum and Buckingham Palace. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. There’s so much history to explore, from Roman to medieval times, but it’s also a modern city that’s a cultural melting pot. More than 300 languages are spoken in London by more than eight and a half million inhabitants, so you’ll never be alone in this capital city and you’ll never run out of things to do or places to see.

Check out the flights from New York to London with Air France here.

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Edinburgh

If you fancy both Scottish history and modern culture, then Edinburgh is the city for you. This compact, hilly capital is charming, safe and chock-full of amazing places for sightseeing, such as Edinburgh Castle, Palace Of Holyroodhouse, Holyrood Park and the National Museum of Scotland. The Old Town and New Town are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the Scottish monarchy, and it’s become the UK’s second most popular tourist destination, attracting more than a million overseas visitors every year.

You can find flights from Los Angeles to Edinburgh with Air France here.

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Dublin

Though it’s the largest city in Ireland, the prime tourist destination of Dublin is fairly small, yet the people and its sights make it more than worth visiting. From Trinity College to the General Post Office, Chester Beatty Library to the Docklands area and Dublin Castle, there are sights here for everyone, but the Howth Cliff Walk takes some beating, as it’s stunningly beautiful. Located between the Wicklow Mountains and the River Liffey, Dublin has a population of over a million and annually attracts millions more as tourists. As well as a rich music, art, cultural, and literary history, this city will impress you with its warm hospitality.

You can discover flights between Miami and Dublin here.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Air France flight to a British Isles destination here now, or choose another stunning destination around the world from the homepage.