Review of Transavia flight Dublin Paris in Economy

Airline Transavia
Flight TO3861
Class Economy
Seat 3A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 26 Jul 15, 19:55
Arrival at 26 Jul 15, 22:45
TO   #8 out of 21 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 210 reviews
nicobcn
By GOLD 1956
Published on 28th December 2015
Hy everyone, welcome on my return flight from Ireland!

I chose to fly with the French low-cost Airline Transavia, which offers a very good price, 25€! I have also a good experience of this airline on my last trip to Barcelona, so I can't hesitate.

I was at Bray (20km south Dublin), so it wasn't very easy to join the Airport. To begin I took the DART, the Dublin's regional train, at Bray Station. It cost me 3.70€ for a 45 minutes ride, with free wifi. Fortunately the DART wasn't too busy.
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I left the DART at Tara Street's station.
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Let's have a walk now!
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Irish weather…
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O'Connel Street
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The Spire
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And the Air Link's Bus Stop. I waited only five minutes and I was on the bus 747 to Dublin Airport, very wet!
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The bus was comfortable and in just 20 minutes I was at the Airport. It's a good way to join it, not too expensive (6€).
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Transavia's flights depart on Terminal 1, the older one.
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I arrived very soon, so check in wasn't open.
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Flight on time (that's wrong, he will arrive one hour late…)
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I decided to have diner on the food court, located on the first floor.
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FR
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Check-in opened two hours before departure. Web check-in wasn't available on this flight.
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Staff was friendly (no Swissport fortunately!!)
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Security check was busy, but it could be worst.
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Duty Free
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Airport was enjoyable, with lots of shops.
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Flybe
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A300-600F Fedex
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Now let's go to my boarding gate on the Ryanair boarding zone.
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Some publicity…
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15 minutes later, I was on my boarding gate. Dublin Airport is big!
Spotting time :)
B737-800 Ryanair
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A320 Aer Lingus
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Avro RJ85 Cityjet
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Concourse is very enjoyable with a lot of seats.
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A321-200 SAS
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B737-400F Air Contractors
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ATR42-300 Stobart Air
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Ryanair again
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But Aer Lingus is also here!
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My flight is already expected on time…
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Ryanair flight to Beauvais Airport
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Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Luxair
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A320 British Airways
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Ryanair
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Weather is bad
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A300-600F Fedex
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ATR72-200 Stobart Air
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There is no jet bridge so boarding will be done very quickly.

ATR72-600 Aer Lingus Regional
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Ryanair VS Aer Lingus, two big enemies!
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Stobart Air is leaving.
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My Aircraft is landing, it's a Boeing 737-800 (F-GZHO). He is only 0.5 years old!

Boarding will start soon on gate 112.
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B787-8 Ethiopian Airlines from LAX to ADD. He does a stop at Dublin Airport.
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Boarding started at 20h15, 50 minutes late. We had to board quickly because Paris Orly Airport closed at 23h30.
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B737-800 Ryanair
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CFMI CFM56-7B27
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Welcome was good. Cabin crew was very Young.
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Then the captain spoke and explained why the Aircraft was late. Indeed, our Aircraft had to wait one hour passengers at Tel Aviv Airport on the previous flight because safety check was busy… He expect a 1h20 flight and an arrival just before Orly closing time.
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B777-300ER Emirates
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Irish weather again!
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Sky interior
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B737-800 Ryanair
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Avro RJ85 Cityjet
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ATR72-600 Aer Lingus Regional
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Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Flybe
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A319 British Airways
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Emirates
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Aer Lingus land on T2.
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TO3861, cleared to take-off.

Sunset was beautiful.

BOB. Not bad but quite expensive (less than Aer Lingus).
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Space was good, and cabin modern.
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Some pictures before our descent.

We arrived at gate at 23h15, 30 minutes late.
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French Boarder Police was busy and our policeman rude…
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Luggage Delivery
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Then I went to the kiss and fly and went back home.


Thank you for reading and happy New Year!
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Verdict

Transavia

7.9/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu7.5

Dublin - DUB

7.5/10
Efficiency6.5
Access7.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Paris - ORY

4.5/10
Efficiency3.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

Flight was good. Cabin was comfortable and cabin crew friendly. The only problem was our late arrival...

I advise you to fly with Transavia. It's a good deal.

Thank you for reading my report!

Information on the route Dublin (DUB) Paris (ORY)

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The airline with the best average rating is Transavia with 7.1/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 43 minutes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 153774 by
    watchbird 418 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR!
    The pleasure of being a little stressed over the closing time of Orly is a classic for a number of passengers using low-costs inbound Orly late in the day... I had the pleasure of an arrival in CDG T3 at 2am instead of Orly 11pm once. I was coming back from Budapest and it was due to a hard landing by the Transavia crew in Budapest! It was no fun at all but Transavia France did a good job in paying us the legal fee (much higher than the fare...) and the taxi expenses we incurred on that night.
    In consequence I would not be totally against booking with them again... I somehow owe them some cash :-).
    Hopefully it turned out better for your flight.

  • Comment 154160 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR with us!

    Good thing you spotted all those RJ85s, they are going to die soon as WX goes Russian. I have never heard of Stobart Air before, is it a new carrier?

    Ryanair VS Aer Lingus, two big enemies!!”
    - The race to see who can be more LCC?^^

    The seat pitch looks pretty tight, but I guess this is a LCC so that is kind of expected. Getting a new plane with BSI is always a nice treat when flying a LCC.

    Getting a good crew also helps, but for a fairly short flight TO looks like a reasonable LCC.

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