Prologue:This is the first leg of my return to SFO in J. I redeemed 57.500 miles for this ticket which I thought was an excellent value considering that all other options were over 100.000+ miles. The only negative was the early departure at an ungodly hour but this is a small price to pay when you think about it.
I was dropped off at the airport by our Vendredi13 and his brother and after bidding good bye I entered the terminal on my way to the AF counter. When I was checking in at the AF Priority counter there was a huge line that day and I was getting nervous. On top of that the agent couldn't issue me my connecting boarding card from CDG-SFO because of a technical glitch that was later resolved by inputting my mobile number in a field. Is flying AF always this stressful? I made sure that all information was already in place and I was "Ready2Fly"
Needless to say no pics of the counter or airport before dept. so I jumped straight to the flight.
FA's were positioned at the door greeting pax as they entered. There was a 22 min. delay in dept. and the pilot explained that this was due to an air traffic controller strike. Later I found out that the AF ground crew also joined to show "solidarity" at CDG. That's when my checked bag went missing and did not turn out until 2 weeks after I arrived in SFO.
During waiting a crew distributed water and a sealed towel.
The view from my seat.
Service commenced with the typical domestic snacks in J.
The flight was full.
Arriving at CDG.