Edwin Jackson, on behalf of the father – Basketball – Euro

Edwin Jackson to “Always wanted to follow in the footsteps” from his father, Skeeter. A basketball player, like him, a hard-fought hard-winger born in Louisiana in the late 1950s and naturalized French in 1984 after his marriage to Caroline, the mother of his three children. The father’s blue career was short, less than two years (1987-1989), but it still allowed him to compete in a European Championship (1989) and to accumulate 41 selections, a total that will exceed his son against Finland on Thursday in Helsinki.

It’s in Pau, “In a basketball city”, that the new rear of the Southern Tigers of Guangdong (27 years old, 1.90m) was born in September 1989, three months after the end of this Euro in the former Yugoslavia – France had finished sixth – and the return of Skeeter at home. “To do better than his father, who was a recognized international, is something special, recognizes Jackson, called for the first time with the A in 2009 and sixth man “luxury” since the start of this campaign. In addition, this is my first match in a Euro. He will be there, we will both remember. “

“Want to do everything like him”

Jackson didn’t forget these “Halftime shots” in Besançon, at six or seven, when “Everyone was watching”. He still remembers these “Meal with great coaches”, “Great players who came to eat at home”, these training sessions in N2 and these parts “Great” at the bottom of the garden with his father, remained in “Super fit” even after the end of his career. “When, wherever you go, you are told that your father is an example, for his human qualities, his politeness, that you are told that he is a beautiful person, it makes you want to do everything like him, he says. It was clearly him who made me want to play. ”

Jackson did not inherit the size of his father (2.04m), the best French rebounder in the first division in 1993, but he learned from him “Some vicious stuff” (he smiles) and encouraged him to develop his mid-range shooting, one of his weapons today. Basically, the best scorer of the last Spanish Championship has “Always lived as a professional basketball player, with the constraints that this can have, by moving a lot, not knowing where we will live the following year.”

It must be said that the paternal has quite a lot wandered between his first steps on the continent in Saint-Denis, in 1979, and the end of his career in Lyon in 1998. In France, he has known seven clubs, including three (Orthez, Lyon and Besançon) after the birth of Edwin. “Basketball is my lifestyle, launches the rear of 27 years. I traveled with my father, who moved when he had to change teams. I’ve always been in it, and to have had the chance to taste a little bit of his career was great. ”


Tonight on TV: we watch “Philadelphia” and “Let go … it’s a waltz” – Actus Ciné

You do not know what to watch tonight ? The AlloCiné editorial staff indicates the films and series to watch on TV. On the program: a tribute to Mireille Darc, Tom Hanks fights against discrimination and a comedy by Georges Lautner with Bébel.

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Let go … it’s a waltz by Georges Lautner with Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne (Paris Première, 8:50 p.m.), followed by the show Little confidences between friends dedicated to Mireille Darc:In the genre “In the style of …”, we have here a masterpiece. It has the flavor of Audiard (delicious dialogues guaranteed), the actors of Audiard (starting with Bernard Blier and the late Mireille Darc), a faithful director of Audiard (Georges Lautner) … and yet the screenplay is signed Bertrand Blier, who as a great professional that he is, slips into the slippers of his glorious elder to deliver a delightful parody of a detective film. If you like “Les Tontons flingueurs”, this is for you! “Vincent Garnier

Philadelphia by Jonathan Demme with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington (HD1, 9pm): “Playing a lawyer suffering from the AIDS virus who fights against his employer for discrimination, Tom Hanks (who lost 12 kilos for the role) delivers an anthological performance which greatly contributes to bring out the emotion at the center of this cult film. It’s hard not to be carried away by the fight that this worthy character leads against the system, despite his physical degradation. ” Laurent Schenck

Le Guignolo by Georges Lautner with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Galabru (Ciné + Famiz, 8:45 p.m.): “A nice gaudriole to the glory of Bébel which will allow you to rediscover him in top form: in red polka-dot boxer shorts, indulging in his favorite little antics in Venice or hanging from a helicopter… And this for our greatest pleasure! ” Guillaume Martin

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And if not, out of all the movies showing tonight, which is your favorite?

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The movie to watch tonight: Philadelphia

HD1 / 21 HOURS – The first Hollywood film to tackle the problem of AIDS head-on, Philadelphia met with great public and critical success on both sides of the Atlantic when it hit theaters.

The heartbreaking story of this promising lawyer who was fired because he is HIV positive and who will fight to assert his rights is partly based on authentic facts. The film is inspired (for at least 54 scenes, according to the legal conciliation which put an end to the legal battle opposing the family to the producers of the film) from the life of Geoffrey Bowers, and from the case of another lawyer, Clarence B. Cain, of Philadelphia, HIV positive also unfairly dismissed.

From these two shattered lives, director Jonathan Demme – also the screenwriter of the film – created a mirror hero of an era, embodied by a Tom Hanks fully invested in his role. The actor lost almost 12 kg during the shooting to enhance the credibility of his character and signs a masterful performance rewarded with the Oscar for best actor.

Philadelphia is Jonathan Demme’s second biggest success in France, after Thesilenceofthelambs (1990). The film had more than 2.7 million admissions in France. Twelfth biggest box office carton of the year 1993 in the United States, Philadelphia has garnered more than $ 77 million and won numerous awards, including the Oscar for Best Song for the Unforgettable Streets of Philadelphia, by Bruce Springsteen.


Actor Samuel L. Jackson: “It’s cool to know who I am” – panorama

By Patrick Heidmann

Samuel L. Jackson is not only one of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood, but by far the coolest. In his new film “The Killer’s Bodyguard” he is again the old man.

In Patrick Hughes high-speed action comedy “The Killer’s Bodyguard”, Samuel L. Jackson plays a killer who needs to be protected by Ryan Reynolds.

Photo: AP

Los Angeles – Samuel L. Jackson is not only one of Hollywood’s hardest-working actors, but by far the coolest for many. Not to mention success, after all his films have grossed almost five billion dollars so far. “The Killer’s Bodyguard” is the third film of the 68-year-old this year.

Mr. Jackson, in “The Killer’s Bodyguard” you play one of the most dangerous contract killers in the world. He is not really unappealing.

Well, we’re talking about an action comedy, not a serious drama. In addition, I always find it important that you as a viewer have something for such figures. Especially when I play particularly contemptible characters – such as back then in “Jackie Brown” – I try to find something sympathetic to them. So that you have no doubt that you have a really dangerous asshole in front of you. But can still imagine that hanging out with him could be really cool and fun.

It’s definitely funny. In which scene did you laugh the most?

When you shoot with Ryan Reynolds, it happens more often. But the most absurd thing was probably to sit on a bus with a group of singing nuns. The scene with Lionel Richie’s “Hello” was a lot of fun. I wanted the song especially for the film – and personally called Lionel. Of course, I didn’t tell him that we were using the song for a big bar brawl.

Do you have the ambition to do as many stunts yourself as possible?

If it doesn’t have to be, not really. I have had my personal stuntman for many years. Kiante Elam is younger than me, but looks a bit like me. And he comes from a real stunt family. His father was one of the first black stuntmen ever, and his brothers are now in the business. In addition to Kiante, this time I had a guy named Remy to help with all of the parkour stuff. Because nobody can really ask me to do a somersault.

In “The Killer’s Bodyguard” Ryan Reynolds is your protector. Do you really have a permanent bodyguard?

Only if required. Most of the time I can do without it. I could use a bodyguard the most when I am in Germany. Nowhere are autograph hunters more aggressive.

Today you are considered the ‘King of Cool’. How does it live as personified coolness?

At least I don’t want to complain. Over time I got used to this label. And there are really worse images. In my own life, however, I have never felt particularly cool. Unless it’s cool to know who I am, what I can do, and don’t say a word. But this image is more of a case where the public equates you with the roles you play. As I said, that doesn’t bother me too much, so I don’t have to fight the hell out of it.

When did it start that you were considered cool?

I owe that primarily to Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” or my role in it. Before that I was just one of many actors. But this Jules Winnfield was a damn cool motherfucker. His body language, his appearance, his sentences – that gave the audience a certain image. And then there were a few more films in which I played casual or unshakable guys. So that has solidified.

Do you feel this type of man is fixed in your role repertoire?

Not really, even though I might be asked to do it very often. However, it is really not the case that I only play men who always have everything under control and cannot be disturbed by anything. Think of “The Champ” when I play a homeless man who lives on the street and in “Black Snake Moan” an aging guitarist. These are just not films that most people associate with me.

Hardly anyone has seen many of these films. Why don’t you just pick the raisins?

I’m an actor, so I have to act. A painter also gets up in the morning to paint. From a financial perspective, I could no doubt afford to work less. But the passion for this job still burns in me after all these years – and it remains unsatisfied if I just sit at home and put my feet up.

Even if you work with directors that are far from Quentin Tarantino?

I’ve worked with a lot of bad directors. In such cases you become a silent observer and do your thing. Because of course I have a certain idea of ​​where I want to go with a role without the director’s intervention. You just have to make sure that you don’t let others put you off your path.


Execution: Florida a new toxin – Panorama

In the U.S. state of Florida, a death row inmate has been executed with a new, not yet in executions proven anesthetic hung. The racially motivated double murder, sentenced Mark Asay was executed on Thursday evening with a poison-filled syringe, such as the criminal law enforcement authorities. It is the first execution in Florida for the past 18 months.

The executioner put the anesthetic Etomidate, which was previously used for executions. According to a report by the news Agency AP, a Minute would have started after the injection of the first syringe, the feet of Asay to tremble and his mouth open. Two to three minutes later, he was motionless. After eleven minutes he was pronounced dead.

The lawyer of Asay had tried last week in front of the Supreme Court of Florida nor in vain, to prevent the application of the composition. In a majority decision, the Supreme court had admitted the substance. Judge Barbara Pariente had voted against this decision. In a multi-page opinion stated that the use of the Agent, “represents an interference in the constitutional rights” Asays. And make the 53-year-old “the talk rabbit a literal attempt”.

In the USA, the deadly substances for poison syringes are scarce. Many European pharmaceutical companies are refusing for some time, to supply the US authorities with the usually for the toxic cocktails used by the anesthetic Midazolam. The shelf life of many spent on storage of the batch runs of the Agent in the meantime. Midazolam is in the criticism, because it can’t turn off the pain of the death of the candidate, apparently, completely.

The manufacturer of the new Agent refuses to use in lethal injection

In April 2014, the execution of a convicted murderer had been taken care of in the state of Oklahoma in the world for horror: The agony of Clayton Lockett was taken after a lethal injection with Midazolam 43 minutes. He had a wound in the time before pain.

Florida returned, therefore, in the case Asay to Etomidate as a replacement. The American group Johnson&Johnson belonging to the Belgian pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica criticized the use of the drug. The company’s goal it is “to save lives and to improve them,” said a spokesman for the Washington Post. The Mediterranean is not sold in the USA.

The surgeon and death penalty opponent, Jonathan Groner warned, the intravenous administration of Etomidate would be difficult. In the case of damaged veins, the use of the Agent could be extremely painful. Just death candidates have, however, often damaged veins – because of their age or because they had a past as drug users.

Asay should have been shot in 1987, in Jacksonville, a Black, and a man of Latin American descent, after he had expressed racist about both of them. A year later, he was sentenced to death. He is the first White man, was executed since the re-introduction of the death penalty in Florida in 1976 for the murder of a Black hung.

In the same period, 20 black men were executed because they should have killed the White man.


Orlando Bloom poses with his cousins ​​… French: how is it possible?

You are probably wondering why Orlando Bloom has been coming regularly for two years in France, and more particularly on the Ile de Ré side, where he has his habits? Indeed, the 40-year-old British actor comes every summer to take up his quarters in Ars-en-Ré. And it is not because the interpreter of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings is a lover of the region. There is family. From the French family …

Through his mother Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland) and grandfather Francis John Copeland (who was a physician and surgeon), Orlando Bloom is the cousin of photographer and adventurer Sebastian Copeland, who through his father is a conductor on grandson of … Gisèle Casadesus. The 103-year-old actress, who has lived on the Île de Ré since 1922, is the oldest of this clan in which family ties are sacred. Orlando Bloom, who waited until the age of 13 before knowing the identity of his biological father (Colin Stone), cultivates these French roots overflowing with love.

This is why he comes to Ré, like this summer, where he was seen with his 6 year old son, Flynn (born from his relationship now ended with Miranda Kerr). And the members of his French family make no secret of their connection to the Hollywood star seen in Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy or Kingdom of Heaven.

On Instagram, her cousin Mathilde Lockwood – a professional rider and daughter of the famous violinist Didier Lockwood who is currently participating in the classical music festival Un Violon sur le sable, in Royan – posted a photo of a dinner in Paris with the actor, with whom she appears very complicit. On the Île de Ré, the young pianist Thomas Enhco also immortalized the passage of his great cousin by marriage, posing with him and his uncle, Sebastian Copeland. The young man is none other than the son of the lyric singer Caroline Casadesus, herself the daughter of the conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus and the granddaughter of the actress Gisèle Casadesus. Only David Enhco, the half-brother of Mathilde and brother Thomas (and therefore great-grandson of Gisèle Casadesus), who is a trumpeter, composer and music producer, has not published photos with Orlando Bloom.

Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson taken for migrants in Italy

LE SCAN SPORT – On social networks, the former superstar of the NBA public prosecutor’s office and the actor were taken for two migrants abusing the solidarity of Italian citizens.

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The popularity of Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson has obviously not crossed the borders of Italy. Last weekend, the former Los Angeles Lakers stars and the famous actor were associated with migrants abusing the aid system implemented in Italy by spending money in luxury boutiques.

It all started with a Facebook contribution from Luca Bottura. This reporter posted a photo of the duo quietly sitting on a bench in Tuscany after shopping with a comment full of irony supposed to denounce the shortcuts and populist arguments concerning migrants: “Boldrini’s money at Forte dei Marmi them used to shop at Prada with our 35 euros. Share this photo if you’re shocked. ”

The cliché (taken from the Twitter account of Magic Johnson) widely reported on social networks has caused a surge of aggressive comments from Internet users taking the information in the first degree and not having recognized the two celebrities. The message spread like wildfire on Facebook and Twitter, even being relayed by personalities, like the model Nina Moric. Known in Italy, the TV presenter was indignant on her Facebook account: “To see in tourist cities like Forte dei Marmi and Milan migrants who squat benches with our 35 euros, it’s really too much.”

Internet users insisted on re-establishing the truth by explaining that they were simply two celebrities who had gone shopping. The journalist at the root of this buzz then had to explain himself. He said he wanted to do a sociological experiment on the reactions that such a photo would provoke: “40% of people understood the provocation, 30% were really indignant and 20% believed it was of racist misappropriation and that I hadn’t recognized Samuel Jackson and Earvin Magic Johnson. ”


mayonnaise does not take

LIVE REPORT – Despite a strong public at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Phoenix was unable to win the crowd.

It’s in Los Angeles that Phoenix ends its American tour to promote its new album. Ti Amo. The Hollywood Bowl displays sold out. The 20,000 seats have been sold. Not bad for a French group. Los Angeles loves French touch and French flair. Besides, Air will perform at Greek in a few weeks. This last tour date looks like a mini festival with two first parts. Lemon twigs opens the ball in front of dotted stands, it is still early. They are led by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, in the absence of experience, they are fiery about their 20 years. They come from the same country as Billy Joel, on Long Island, but we quickly understand that they would rather have been born on the other side of the Atlantic because they will recite in half an hour the perfect little manual for British rock. Seventies.

From Bowie period Aladdin Sane at T-Rex via Mott and The Hopple everything goes there. One of the brothers thinks he’s Marc Bolan, the other with his jumps and his Gibson SG looks like a young Pete Townsend. It’s not in place but the rock energy is there. They play three four songs in general indifference then the drummer of Phoenix joins them for a funky cover of “I Can Feel The Fire”, a song by Ron Wood which would benefit from being known (even if the riff is pumped to Elliot Murphy ). The Bowl rises and then begins to wiggle. A juicy wah wah guitar solo ends up removing the song. Perfect appetizer. The sun sets behind the hills where the Hollywood Sign can be seen in the blushing sky.

The scene begins to be flooded with spots of light when Mac DeMarco tumbles down to bring us down. He has an interesting voice, quite original melodies but the whole gives a sort of cutesy pop that sounds too old for youngsters and super cheesy for those who really knew the 1980s. He talks a lot between songs, licks -cul by thanking Phoenix ten times for inviting him, all this is not serious and downright boring. Intermission.

Phoenix is ​​the trendy group for people who aren’t

The lights come back on. The Bowl has filled up. The audience is quite young. Many girls. Most are middle class very clean on them. Phoenix is ​​the trendy group for people who aren’t. The sound system plays Prince, “Controversy” then “Win” by Bowie. The sound mounts on “Ancora Tu” by Lucio Battisti, an Italian tube Seventies which made the heyday of the Bus Palladium. We are preparing the ground for Italian, after all, the album is called Ti Amo.

Phoenix goes up on stage in the dark and the cries of the audience, a slightly neon red heart cheesy lights up then neon lights flicker like Daft Punk. Cats don’t make dogs. They attack directly with “Ti Amo”, their new single, the public is more attentive to the light show than to the song. It must be said that instead of a video screen, they have a giant mirror tilted at the back of the stage which reflects the lights and the musicians seen from behind or from above. The concept is not new, the Stones did it in 1972, but with today’s technology it really looks good. At the end of the song, Thomas Mars launches a ” what’s up? To capture the attention of the still distracted audience in Los Angeles. The mood is going up a notch, the Bowl audience likes interactions.
To maintain the pressure, they draw a series of tubes: “Lasso”, “Entertairnment”, “Liztomania” … The audience sings. Musically it’s pretty good but I have the distinct impression that they use a lot of pre-recorded tapes. After having well heated the public with the most known titles, they begin titles of the new album, and there, the problems begin.

I (don’t) love you (not) Italian

The atmosphere falls like a blast despite the projections on the mirror that create stunning lighting effects, the audience gradually sits little bit sensitive to the Italian disco pop of the new songs. Mayonnaise does not take. The group ensures but something is missing. They chain several new songs but without much conviction, as if they knew that the new album was going to be a flop and that their attempt to reproduce the cardboard of Wolfwang Amadeus had already failed. Proof is that he plays almost all of this album against only a few titles of the new one.

All the tracks are similar and the intensity of the show depends more on the strobe lights that tire your eyes than on the music. It would be better with less effect and it seems that the group is using the lightshow to hide their deficiencies. The public is not fooled, they start talking and moving to get more alcohol before the bars close. Too bad because the sequence “Love Like A Sunset Part I&II” is the culmination of the concert with finally a little emotion … an emotion that falls quickly with a heavy version of their first title “If I Ever Feel Better”.

All of this lacks improvisation and spontaneity. It is quickly called into question if they want to come back to play the Hollywood Bowl otherwise they will perform at the Palladium next time. The “Ti Amo di Piu”, “Fior di Latte” and company made me want pizza, I left before the end, direction the restaurant mozza at the bottom of the avenue to eat a mushroom daisy.
Good luck in Phoenix, something tells me they’re going to need it.

Laurent Lugosy, in Los Angeles

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Americans have their eyes fixed on the sky

The patience of millions of “sky freaks” after almost a century has been rewarded Monday morning: America’s first total solar eclipse in 99 years has begun.

At 4:05 p.m. GMT, 9:05 a.m. local time, the solar disk began to be hidden by the moon in northwestern Oregon, where the eclipse will be total at 5:20 p.m. GMT. It will then be visible from a small strip of territory 113 kilometers wide, which will sweep the country from west to east and cross 14 states.

Twelve million lucky people, living in this privileged corridor, will have a front row seat to watch the show. They have been joined for several days by millions of tourists who gather in this magical diagonal.

All over the country, telescopes and cameras are out. In front of the Washington Air and Space Museum, glasses are distributed to passers-by. All along the adjacent National Mall, children and adults alike are already in place, eyes on the horizon, waiting to enjoy the phenomenon.

In South Carolina, where the eclipse will complete its crossing, two million visitors are expected, in a state with five million inhabitants.

Tourists are now praying for good weather and good sky viewing. “Too bad if we do not see the eclipse, it allowed us to put a pin on the map”, and to travel, philosopher Nick Willder, a Briton aged 59.

In Charleston, where the sky was still clear in the morning, spectators headed to the sound of cicadas towards the seaside, to find a good vantage point. And if the clouds spoil the party, they can always take refuge in the bars of the city, which were already serving alcohol by mid-morning.

In the state of Oregon, a million visitors were expected. The small town of Madras has thus become a privileged destination: darkness will fall there for 2 minutes and 4 seconds.

– Bonnie Tyler and spaceships –

But it is indeed an entire country that has gotten up to speed so as not to miss anything about the first total eclipse to bathe the United States since June 8, 1918.

Even in the neighboring states of the diagonal, where the eclipse will only be partial, the question that plagued the population throughout the weekend was: where to find protective glasses?

It must be said that the security measures have been repeated – by the media, NASA or the public authorities – for days: under no circumstances should you watch the eclipse without special glasses, otherwise your retina will burn.

Another solution is to build an “eclipse box” by drilling a hole in cardboard, to observe the reflection of the Sun on a white background.

For the occasion, the tutorials for making this box have multiplied, both in the scientific press and in children’s publications.

NASA has obviously set up a special device to be up to the event: 11 space vehicles, 50 balloons and 3 planes have been deployed to study the phenomenon, which will be broadcast live and in full on the site of the government agency.

At a time when darkness will fall over them, many Americans should slip away – discreetly – from their workplace to observe this moment of celestial history.

Even the legendary Bonnie Tyler will be there, as the ’80s star will perform a special concert from a cruise ship to perform her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.

In the morning, the singer, whose voice became hoarse with age, was interviewed on CNN. The journalist asked her in particular if we could observe a total eclipse of the heart without glasses, before she sang part of her piece.

– From Christopher Columbus to Donald Trump –

The White House said in the morning that President Donald Trump would observe the phenomenon with his wife Melania from a balcony in the White House.

For those who will have their eyes riveted elsewhere, and will not be able to take advantage of the alignment of the Moon and the Sun, do not panic: the next total solar eclipse will occur in less than seven years, in April 2024.

It is not illogical that the country is passionate about the temporary disappearance of the solar star. Christopher Columbus, who is credited with discovering the American continent, has a special history with eclipses.

In 1504, while in Jamaica, he and his crew were at risk of starvation. To get more food from local people, the explorer, who knew the timing of eclipses, threatened to wipe out the moon on the night of February 29.

This is indeed what happened, since a lunar eclipse took place that night. Impressed by the talents of Christopher Columbus, the Indians then agreed to supply him once the Moon returned.

The anecdote may have inspired the Belgian cartoonist Hergé, the father of the famous hero Tintin, who told a similar story in “Le Temple du Soleil”.

With AFP


Norwegian connects Paris to Orlando

Since July 31, 2017, Norwegian has been operating direct flights to Orlando, the American theme park capital, from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle.

Every Monday, since July 31, Norwegian has been offering a direct flight between Paris and Orlando from € 159 including tax one way. A flight of almost 9 hours to the American capital of amusement parks.

Norwegian is thus continuing to develop its long-haul activity on the French market and currently offers seven destinations to the United States from Paris (New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale-Miami, etc.). In addition, the company also offers close to 30 short and medium-haul destinations from ten French airports.

Flights can be booked round trip or one way at no additional cost, which allows for a multi-destination route.

With or without checked baggage

The new route is operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The devices will be configured in two cabins: Economy and Premium. Norwegian offers an à la carte offer and allows passengers in the Economy cabin to choose, at the time of booking, between a “Low Fare” ticket including cabin luggage, or a “Low Fare +” ticket including seat reservation, luggage checked in (20kg) in addition to cabin baggage and full meals on board.

In the Premium cabin, the price includes seat reservation, priority access, cabin baggage, check-in of two 20kg bags, access to the waiting lounge at airports and meals on board.

Weekly flight schedule Paris-Orlando:

Monday, departure CDG at 5 p.m. – arrival MCO at 8.50 p.m.

Monday, departure MCO at 10.50 p.m. – arrival CDG at 1.30 p.m. (D + 1)