NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Air France invites everyone to join in the spirited 40th anniversary weekend of The San Francisco Marathon July 21-23, 2017. As the official airline partner, Air France will host an interactive photo booth, cheer runners crossing the finish line and give away a trip to the Paris Marathon 2018.
"We are thrilled to again be the official airline partner of The San Francisco Marathon," said Stéphane Ormand, Vice President and General Manager, USA – Air France KLM. "Air France has a proud legacy of supporting major races around the world because of the unifying spirit of running, and of supporting the running passions of our frequent fliers through our Flying Blue Running Club."
Visit Air France at the Race Expo, located near the bib and shirt pick up at booth 440, on July 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or July 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign up for a chance to win a trip to the Paris Marathon 2018, which will include round-trip airfare in Economy on Air France from San Francisco to Paris. The Air France booth will also feature an interactive photo booth and have the Air France Business class seat on display. A cocoon in the sky, the new Business class seat has been designed to ensure optimal comfort and privacy with a fully flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger, and a multipurpose area that functions as a desk or table.
On race day, Air France will be stationed at the finisher chute with cheerleaders applauding runners as they cross the tape. Air France will also have a presence at the Finish Line Festival at Justin Herman – Embarcadero Plaza from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where a brand ambassador will be offering refreshing wet hand towels to runners. Participants and spectators will have another opportunity at the festival to sign up for the trip sweepstakes and speak with Air France about its Flying Blue Running club.
Finally, for those that have signed up for the sold-out VIP Party at MarketBar open 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 23, Air France will be presenting an "Accent by Air France" signature cocktail.
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Air France in San Francisco
Air France offers several daily flights from San Francisco to Paris, with direct flights from San Francisco International Airport to Charles de Gaulle lasting approximately 10 hours and 35 minutes. Air France offers its new and improved long-haul cabins on the San Francisco-Paris route as part of a $500 million investment in new services. The La Premiere suite is completely private ensuring the customer a sound sleep. The wide seat transforms into a bed measuring over two m. / 6.5 ft. in length and 77 cm. / 30 in. in width complete with a large pillow and a fluffy duvet by Sofitel MyBed. With numerous storage areas and a bedside reading lamp, the passenger can make themselves at home while enjoying luxurious amenities include a meal designed by one of Air France's Michelin-starred chefs. The Business class seat, designed to feel like a cocoon in the sky, offers a fully flat seat bed for more privacy, new wider 16 inch HD screens, and noise-reducing headphones. The Premium Economy and Economy classes have also been redesigned for optimum comfort and offer new seat cushions, more legroom, and wider tables.
About Flying Blue Running
Created in 2011, Air France's Flying Blue Running club set out to take its passengers' passion for running to the next level. Tips and tricks from trainers, in-depth information about the best running routes around the world and opportunities to connect and share experiences with others are all part of the Flying Blue Running club experience. Flying Blue members can join the free Flying Blue Running club to access a variety of benefits, including:
- Finding the best running opportunities at their destination
- Exclusive Flying Blue Running event packages
- Tips & tricks from the pros
- Training advice
- Access to an extensive network of runners worldwide
- The ability to use Flying Blue miles to register for selected running events
- Discounts on flights to specific international running events
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