Review of Air France flight Paris Warsaw in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF 1246
Class Economy
Seat 18F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 1:35
Take-off 18 Oct 16, 19:25
Arrival at 18 Oct 16, 21:00
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loukas
By 400
Published on 2nd December 2016
Hi,

This report covers the second leg of my trip to Paris onboard Air France. You can find the first leg report here: http://flight-report.com/en/report/19482/Air-France-AF-1347-Warsaw-WAW-Paris-CDG

As I wrote before my stay in Paris was fully a business one so the only thing I could do after long hours spent at SIAL food exhibition was an evening walk to see the most popular places as the Eiifel Tower or Notre Dame cathedral. Even a short visit to the city centre was as always charming.



It was really easy to reach the CDG terminal 2F from the Parc des Expositions and the airport being divided to so many parts didn't feel crowded at all.

The fameous XXL departures board, my flight is somewhere there, right in the middle

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And the long walk to the 2F section with some views on the tarmac

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Terminal 2F. Everything is "self made" here: self check-in, self luggage labelling, self luggage check-in, only the secuity check is not (yet) automatic ;)

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Nice lamp

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Security control was smooth an uneventful just as it should be, nothing to write about. I made some shopping but the bargains for wine and champagne I remember from the past seem to be gone.

I love the electronic board displaying info about the flight (mine is co-shared with JAL and sandwiches are going to be served in economy!)

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Meanwhile it became rainy

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Boarding was a standard walk through a very long jetbridge with once again a very warm welcome from a friendly crew,

The cabin is again retrofitted and looks great like the last time.



View from my seat - rainy evening at CDG

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Taxi is very long, so long it becomes almost completely dark until we become airborne.

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Service starts not earlier than 30 minutes after reaching the cruising altitude. One can choose between a "vegetarian" or "chorizo" sandwich. I chose chorizo one and it was very tasty. Again a full range of drinks is available, my choice is tea and red wine. The crew on this flight is very friendly, smiles, chats with passengers, makes the atmposphere onboard nice and relaxed.

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The flight is smooth and calm, just once the seat belt sign is on but for no longer than 5 minutes. Descend starts 30 minutes before touchdown.

Warsaw lights seconds before landing

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On the tarmac waiting for the jetbridge

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The cockpit and cabin crew once again both say goodbye to all the passengers, it is when I realize that both captain and fist officer are ladies.

The cabin while leaving the aircraft

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Thanks for reading!




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Verdict

Air France

8.3/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment5.0
meal/catering9.0

Paris - CDG

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.0

Warsaw - WAW

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

Another nice short european flight with AF, great crew, retrofitted cabin and a decent catering. No delays, no complaints :) Good job AF!

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3 Comments

  • Comment 377010 by
    Rl 777 641 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    Nice shot of that FIDS at CDG.

    Cool transition to darkness! I always love to see it.

    The look of this cabin is sleek.

    Always nice to have a good crew onboard.

    Have a good one, see you!

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  • Comment 377329 by
    NGO85 1581 Comments

    Hi Loukas, thanks for sharing the return segment with us!

    This flight looks overall much improved on your WAW-CDG leg. The sandwich is a lot better than pathetic cake you were served last time.

    Very rare to see a completely female cockpit, the most I've ever seen is a half female cockpit. Sounds like the crews were again friendly on AF.

    Thanks for the nighttime bonus of Paris.

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  • Comment 377340 by
    loukas AUTHOR 92 Comments

    Thank you! The crew was indeed very friendly and the sandwich was much better than on the inbound flight.

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