First Look: Air France Unveils New Business-Class Seats

Frequent flyers will like this: Air France has unveiled its new business-class seat, and we say it looks like a sweet way to get across the pond.

So what makes these seats special? They fold flat (great for overnight flights), they all have full access to the aisle (no more climbing over sleeping neighbors when you want to get up and stretch) and a the seats shape offers privacy from other seats. 

The seats will offer some cool tech touches as well: Business-class customers will get a personal 16-inch HD TV for entertainment or information. Each seat will also have both a traditional plug and a USB port for charging electronic devices, and guests can use noise-canceling headphones.

In total, over 2,000 seats will be installed between June 2014 and Summer 2016 on 44 Boeing 777s, which makes up the majority of Air France’s long-haul fleet.

And cocktail aficionados will be in luck: In December, the airline announced the launch of “Bar Hemingway in the Sky.” Colin Field, who once poured drinks at the Ritz's Bar Hemingway (currently closed for a renovation) will be onboard select flights to create libations for first- and business-class passengers. Keep an eye out for him on trips to Asia (like Hong Kong and Singapore), South America (Sao Paulo), the US (New York), and Europe (Moscow).