Hello everybody first of all I hope I'll have the goodwill of the jury as this is my first report; since I discovered this website I've admired lots of FR but so far felt too lazy to write one myself; I must say I am slightly disabled and I must give my whole attention to each stage before and during my flights, particularly when there are lots of other passengers around. Moreover I started flying at a time when most of the excellent reporters who report here were not born yet; so I am not as young as they are and therefore not as skilfull to use this website.Indeed my first flights were on Comet IV, VC10,Caravelle, B707, Bac 1-11, Trident 1/2/3, not to speak of the Viscount and Britannia; so as you can guess I am not that young! Last but not least, I do care for comfort, but not for alcohol or fine food as I believe they can't serve really fine cuisine at 36 000 feet; so thanks for reading my FR keeping in mind that my main expectations are: security and safety reliability of the airline and their schedule seat comfort customer relations
so let us start now with a very SMALL FR on a very SMALL flight, part of a GREAT Itinerary, which I have just carried out with my wife:
CDG/NRT on AF, december 14th 2015, business class: no report because it was so bad there is nothing to tell about; except we could redeem some miles and get two free tickets NRT/NOU on Aircalin, december 15th, business class: no report, but very nice flight, comfortable seat, nice meals, nice crew and good service; free tickets included in the above mentioned AF booking; Nouméa Magenta/Ile des Pins on Air Calédonie december 19th: no report but onward journey of the return reported here; Ile des Pins/Nouméa Magenta on Air Calédonie december 20th, coach class, this report NOU/AKL on Aircalin december 21st, business class: report under construction Christchurch/Wellington, Air New Zealand january 12th, 2016, coach class, no report Wellington/AKL january 17th, Air New Zealand, coach class, no report AKL/Melbourne january 21st, Air New Zealand, business class, report under construction Melbourne/SYD january 26th, Qantas, coach class, no report SYD/Canton january 31st, China Southern, business class, free ticket FBlue , report under construction CAN/CDG february 1st China Southern, business class, free ticket FBlue, no report.
No you have not reached the bonus yet; just the bougainvillea shrub on the parking in front of the terminal
Yes there is a terminal…
seen from the inside; wide open on either side, I wonder what happens when there is a hurricane
but now, there are more people on the shops side…
than on the check in side
but they come soon; our check in was quick and easy; on the onward flight as well as on this return flight we had one cabin bag each as we stayed just 24 hours; but maximum weight allowed in cabin is 3 kg per piece, and ours were around 5,4 kg; anyway on both flights staff told us it was ok and we could keep our bags on board with us. We did appreciate that.
they check boarding pass before you enter the boarding area but not when you get out onto the tarmac
boarding pass is very basic
the check in hall is wide open, but the boarding room is an enclosed space, with a good view airside
so let us make pictures
nothing special about boarding
no seat selection
cabin colours are light grey
very clear once in flight
pitch is ok for my size
some reading; say hello to our japanese fellow passengers.
do you want more reading?
sorry weather is too bad to take more pictures
and we quickly land at Noumea Magenta
terminal is as busy as it was the day before.
Thanks for reading, so now some holiday pictures as a reward!
Trou Feuillet, at the far end of a narrow valley, a green and wet area right in the middle of very dry land
Church in Vao small and main village on Ile des Pins
A traditional house in the village, where we got a very nice welcome
Kuto Beach, Ile des Pins
Seaside, in Grand Sud on main island
The Beach close to Hotel Meridien
Centre culturel Jean-Marie Tjibaou just off Noumea
Centre culturel Jean-Marie Tjibaou
Ile Des Pins Airport - ILP
Nouméa - GEA
A short but nice flight; crew and ground staff were pleasant; we did appreciate to be allowed to take our overweight bags as cabin bags; a basic flight perfect for a first and basic report.
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