This is the last leg of a trip I took in November when I went to visit my partner who had hip replacement surgery in Lyon.
After I had arrived in CDG from SLC on Delta Airlines I went to terminal 2F1 to catch my flight to Lyon.
Check in on the net was done before I left Santa Ana and I went straight to security. I was selected for a manual search of my bags, and there my bag was being suspected of containing traces of explosives as the machine was whistling and ringing and flagging and all !!! They call the team leader who asks for my passport, start to question my latest uses of the bag etc… I get a ton of questions and am asked have you been doing some DIY ? gardening ? have you used fertilizers ? it took them a good 20 minutes after which they did a second test and my bag was cleared, no traces of explosives, I was clear ! Apparently it happens and some times the machine detects something when there is absolutely nothing. They should actually do a second check before grinding the passenger into pieces !
Anyway, I go have a walk in the terminal, buy a few magazines for my better half and a some chocolate as well. I take some time to have a snack at EXKI !
Boarding starts, I get in line and board amongst the first as I am an Elite Plus passenger.
We are greeted by the Purser and a female cabin attendant leads us to our seat.
The flight is not full and the 2 seats next to me are vacant.
View over the right hand side engine.
Legroom on board this A320
My empty row ! loving it !!!
Boarding is now over, we are now waiting for departure.
We leave our parking stand a good 10 minutes early probably due to the fact that the flight is not full.
And we have to pay homage to the stunning Concorde…
After take-off the crew will serve us a drink and a snack.
Coke and Sablés breton for me… I know it might be on the light side for most, but I was OK after my snack at EXKI !
The crew will come a few times to collect the trash and offer another drink to who ever wants one.
Overflying continental France.
We are starting our descent to Lyon Saint Exupéry.
Landing shortly !
We had arrived early at Lyon Saint Exupéry and we are parked at the gate furthest to the right of the terminal, near AF's regional partner's planes.
I get out as quickly as possible, no bags, I drop my bags at the NH Lyon Aeroport Hotel to check-in and rush to the Croix Rousse Hospital.
Paris - CDG
Lyon - LYS
Perfect flight as it was ahead of schedule.
Comfort wise, it was excellent as I had 3 seats to myself.
The crew was attentive and smiled all the way to Lyon !
I know that the sweet or salty options are despised by most contributors here but I am OK with it on a 1 hour flight. Under 2 hours I don't need a meal. Yet, AF could improve the experience by offering a basket with different snack with crisps, peanuts, crackers and cookies or chocolates. Give a nicer choice like with the morning flights and the different danish.
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