Review of Air France flight Paris Singapore in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF254
Class Economy
Seat 43A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 13:00
Take-off 31 Dec 14, 19:25
Arrival at 01 Jan 15, 15:25
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By 12134
Published on 28th May 2015
SIN - AMS KL Y / B777-300ER: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9208.html
AMS - FCO AZ Y / A320-200: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9587.html
FCO - CDG AZ Y / A321-100: http://flight-report.com/en/report-10370.html
CDG - SIN AF Y / B777-300ER: HERE

Finally homebound! Last flight for this trip. Quick layover in Paris as I transit to the international departures terminal. Really sad that this holiday is over but I had a great time.

Air France
AF254
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - Singapore (SIN)
B777-300ER
F-GSQH
Economy Class
Gate K43


The Paris airport logo. Very artistic in my opinion.
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The walk from the short-haul terminal to the international departures.
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After crossing immigration, you'll arrive straight into a large duty-free shopping area and a large lounge area as well. It's pretty comfortable in general and there are power outlets all over. Do bring your own travel adapters though.
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The international departures terminal. I love the great open concept which makes the whole place very airy and not claustrophobic.
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The gate we will be departing from today. This flight will be heading all the way to Jakarta with a stopover in Singapore, which will be the end of my journey.
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A long queue forms as boarding begins. As per usual, Flying Blue premium members, SkyTeam Elite members, SkyPriority passengers and First(La Première) and Business class passengers are boarded first before the regular folks. I found it strange that the queue didn't form within the queue stands but outside of it.
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After the boarding pass are scanned, we can finally head into the plane.
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A close-up of the Air France 777 in the new livery. The plane is really such a beauty. It's probably my favourite plane in the world.
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Entering through door B. Door A is reserved for First(La Première) and Business class passengers.
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A quick peek at the business class seats.
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And a quick peek at the premium economy seats.
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The half-cabin of the first economy cabin, immediately behind the premium economy cabin.
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The rear economy cabin. 10-abreast in 3-4-3 configuration. This is the new cabin product being offered by Air France. It's a new slim line seat introduced as part of their fleet renewal.
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A look at the new economy class seat. I was glad as the middle seat was not occupied and my mother and I had a very comfortable flight ahead on this red-eye flight.
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A look at the new entertainment system. It's fully touch screen with no remote or handsets in sight. The armrests are bare and all connections are on the screen. A single 3.5mm headphone jack and a illuminated USB port. The IFE system was up and running and I was able to start on my movies as soon as I was on board. The new 9 HD screen was a delight and a great improvement from the previous generation of IFE systems on other planes. I liked that the headset jack was in the front as it made moving in and out of the seat easier. It might bother some people but the screen doesn't move although viewing angles are fantastic throughout and I wouldn't find it a problem.
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A close-up of the IFE menu. Reminds me of Android's material design. Sleek and beautiful.
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Some information about the flight.
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The flight is slowly filling up.
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A look at the safety information card.
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A look at the entertainment options on-board this flight.
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They even had one of my current favourite artist, Perfume! The selection is very updated indeed.
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Started with 'Gone Girl' even before the door was closed.
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Interrupted by the flight safety briefing.
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First time seeing a plane go through de-icing right before a flight. It took roughly 10 minutes to complete.
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A last look at Paris. See if you can spot the Eiffel Tower!
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Inflight magazine.
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Menu card.
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Food options.
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Drink options.
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Welcome snack of mini-pretzels and a cup of champagne.
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The amazing new flight information system. The amount of detail is amazing and so detailed!
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Dinner meal. I chose the chicken option. No pictures of the meal because none of it came out right. The food is pretty good though. The bun was really nice and they even offered a second serving. The chicken was nice and the mashed potatoes was good. The ratatouille was excellent. The chocolate tart was the best part of the meal. Dark chocolate was rich and delicious. The fresh orange was a nice touch.
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Carried on watching movies till I had to visit the loo. At the galley near the tail of the plane, there were carts placed with self-service snacks and drinks. Had my fill of ginger ale and chocolate cookies!
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A view of the toilet aboard the new Air France cabin. Very big and spacious.
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Breakfast is served somewhere over Northern Thailand. Omelette and a tomato reduction. The breakfast is plain and simple although I though the omelette tasted strange.
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On final approach into Changi! It's almost the end of the flight.
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Disembarkation from the massive beast. It will be cleaned up and restocked before heading on to Jakarta.
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Collecting my bags.
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Verdict

Air France

7.9/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering7.0

Paris - CDG

7.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Singapore - SIN

8.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

I love the new seats on-board Air France. It is extremely comfortable despite its slim line structure and the new HD screens were a joy to watch. The crew very very professional and moved about the cabin frequently to make sure the passengers were okay. I believe this new cabin is also being rolled out on KLM 777s and I highly recommend it.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Singapore (SIN)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 86 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Paris (CDG) → Singapore (SIN).


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La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.6/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 12 heures et 46 minutes.

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21 Comments

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  • Comment 137825 by
    Mathieu 2076 Comments
    Hey :) !
    Thanks for sharing this report on the new brand cabin :)
    I do like this economy cabin which very pretty and looks comfortable.
    The catering seems to be better than usual :)

    Started with 'Gone Girl' even before the door was closed. : Gone girl is a very good movie ! Ben Affleck is amazing :)

    See you,
  • Comment 137829 by
    fernousdu972 1076 Comments
    Thanks for sharing!

    Very appreciable improvement from the previous cabin generation, including those old Rockwell PTVs !
    The food looks good!
    That cabin has a nice and serious impression. Just like a Business Jet. Very nice.

    See you ;)
  • Comment 137830 by
    AFGK1 46 Comments
    Hello! :)

    Thanks for sharing this flight report!

    The configuration looks tight, the food looks really good!

    The cabin has a really business feel, looks really nice!


    Thanks!
  • Comment 137831 by
    NGO85 GOLD 1917 Comments
    Thank you for taking the time to share this series with us!

    Your nighttime shots in CDG make it look very flattering.

    I was glad as the middle seat was not occupied and my mother and I had a very comfortable flight ahead on this red-eye flight.
    - Very fortunate to get that breathing room in this cramped cabin. I like the look of the cabin, the subtle accents on the seat and the pillow cover are both fresh updates to AF. The IFE also looks good.

    my current favourite artist, Perfume!
    - We got a Japanese fan :)

    The dinner tray looks very full even if we can't see under the covers. The orange is a strange addition to the tray, but I think I would have preferred the normal fruit cut that isn't so messy to eat on a plane.

    I though the omelette tasted strange.
    - It also looks strange, but a hot meal is nice pre-arrival.

    Overall, it looks like you had a very good flight with AF and concludes a series where you got to try three different European ST carriers, which is always nice.
  • Comment 137839 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments
    Thanks for sharing this FR.

    Nice shots of the airport and cabin.

    Having an empty seat makes a world of a difference. The Y cabin looks tight with that configuration.

    Your meal looks decent. I think AF is the only airline that provides a fruit on the tray in Y on long haul flights. Did you find ice cream and sandwiches for snacks in the galley as well?


  • Comment 137841 by
    indianocean SILVER 7535 Comments
    Even if I don't like the 3-4-3 abreast configuration, it seems thay you had a comfortable flight.
    And having an empty seat between your mother and you is definitely a good point.
    New PTV is a major improvement.
    Thank you.
  • Comment 137924 by
    Rl 777 806 Comments
    Thank you for sharing this FR! Enjoyed reading it :).

    Cabin seems to be fresh and clean, a nice first impression.

    That PTV is very modern looking and sleek! Love the look of it.

    Catering on this flight seems to be great even though we can't see the cover of the first meal.
  • Comment 137969 by
    KL651 TEAM 4536 Comments
    Thanks for this FR on the new cabin.

    Glad to see they made for a pleasant experience even if it remains in 3-4-3.
  • Comment 138040 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6424 Comments
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful and detailed report on AF's new Y cabin. I am also a fan of the 77W; it really is a beautiful aircraft. I am not a fan of the 3-4-3 configuration on 77Ws, however. With a middle seat free like you got, it is perfectly comfortable, but otherwise it is incredibly tight. One thing AF is good with is the aesthetic of cabins--they always come out with cabins that look visually appealing and this new cabin, from La Premiere, to Business, to Premium Economy, to Economy all look very fresh and modern. The IFE looks awesome and I really love the new airshow! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your next reports!
  • Comment 138085 by
    lagentsecret 12304 Comments
    Thanks for sharing this FR

    Quick layover in Paris as I transit to the international departures terminal
    Not that quick because the former flight was on december, 31 2014 and this one is on may,31 2015 ! ;)

    I was glad as the middle seat was not occupied and my mother and I had a very comfortable flight ahead on this red-eye flight.
    Great to have a free seat

    These new seats with a nice IFE are a real enhancement

    The dinner looks great way better than KL's

    The fresh fruit is a good idea

    Thanks for all these reports and I hope to see you soon for another journey
  • Comment 138174 by
    Chibcha SILVER 528 Comments
    The seats look nice but the cabin seems crowded overall. Catering looked OK. IFE looks like a big improvement.

    Thanks for sharing, Saludos!
  • Comment 144648 by
    giusri 1 Comments
    Good Job, tank you for sharing....... AF254 ..... My Next trip .....

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