Air France Flies Veterans to Paris

2nd Jun 2004

Air France will invite 100 U.S. World
War II veterans and their companions on a special flight June 3 from
Washington, D.C. to France to be honored at and participate in D-Day
commemorations in Paris and Normandy. The flight, which will leave Dulles Airport on June 3, will be staffed by
an Air France crew specially-selected to cater to the veterans and their
travel companions. In addition to specially prepared meals, the veterans
will enjoy customized on-board entertainment including videos about D-Day
and the Normandy landing. Air France will present each veteran with a
custom-designed hat and personalized certificate created for the flight.

“Air France is so proud to bring these World War II heroes back to France
to be honored for the 60th anniversary of D-Day,” said Marie-Joseph Male,
Vice President, General Manager, U.S.A., Air France. “It is our sincere
hope that their experience in France, beginning with this customized
flight, will have a positive impact on their memories of this historic

While in France, the veterans will receive the French Legion of Honor by
the French Minister of Defense and will be presented with the insignia of
the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic M. Jacques
Chirac at a ceremony at Normandy. Prior to the flight on June 3, a
reception will be held for the veterans at the French Embassy in
Washington, D.C.

Special Fare Extended

Air France is extending its special fare, in commemoration of the 60th
anniversary of D-Day, to allow any veteran to return to France through
October 30, 2004. The special fare is for U.S. veterans born before
January 1, 1930, and members of their immediate family who accompany them,
between the airline’s U.S. gateways and Paris, including:


  Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Miami,
  New York City (JFK and Newark),
  Philadelphia and Washington D.C.  -    $504.00

  Chicago and Houston         -        $604.00

  Los Angeles and San Francisco     -    $704.00

Tickets at the special rates must be purchased at least three days after
reservation is made, but no later than June 30, 2004 for travel through
October 30, 2004. There are no blackout dates. Itineraries must include a
Saturday night stay with a maximum stay of 30 days. Travel must originate
in the U.S. and is valid only on Air France-operated flights. Stopovers
are not permitted. Tickets are non-refundable. Changes are permitted at a
fee of $200. The fare is subject to limited availability and may be
changed or withdrawn without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

For the purpose of this offer, immediate family includes a spouse, child,
son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchild or great-grandchild. Veterans who
wish to take advantage of this special offer can call the dedicated Air
France D-Day promotion desk at (800) 423-7422.


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