Review of easyJet flight Lyon Nantes in Economy

Airline easyJet
Flight U24355
Class Economy
Seat 16A
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 14 Oct 16, 19:30
Arrival at 14 Oct 16, 20:50
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Alvaro
By 406
Published on 20th October 2016
Hi everyone and welcome to this flight report which will cover my domestic flight between Lyon and Nantes.

About 3 months ago I bought my ride throught easyjet.com website which was easy to navigate on. Return flight was about 80€ with EZY, while 100€ with AF, I chose the first one.

So let´s get into it! I arrived at the airport 2 hours before estimated departure, which was quite early, flying from/to the same country.
Here was the entry of terminal 3, which is in fact the ground floor of Terminal 1.
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I had a short walk towards terminal 3 (sorry for the blurred photos..^^)
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And entered Terminal 3
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LYS T.3 is for sure an Easyjet hub,
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But also for other low cost carriers such as Transavia
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I was surprised by the queue there was at Easyjet reclaim desk…
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…but it was because of a flight cancellation and because of the delay of 2 other U2 flights!!
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Mine was on-time!
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Afterwards, I made my way to T.1 airside,
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and to the security check
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In winter, Lyon is a link to the Alps ski stations:
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I cleared security in about 10 minutes (not as the 5 minutes which were displayed on screens)
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and started my (long) way to the boarding gates, which took about 10 minutes

and allowed me to take a pic of the new Terminal 1 which will enter into service in January, 2017
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and of a TK B738 in the distance
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Then, I arrived to the gates
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and had a quick look around the terminal

As you can see, there is actually nothing: a bar and a dutyfree shop a not enough seats for everybody, what a mess!
Anyways, I went for some plane spotting but, well, there were no windows!
Disappointed, I went to the ONLY bathroom of the terminal 3, which, by the way, was clean…and had windows!!!
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So there I were, taking photos in the lavatory, as every Avgeek would have done ^^
These were my views:
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I managed to spot some aircrafts as this LH A320 Sharklets arriving Munich
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and TK B738 banking away runway 18R heading Istanbul as a U2 A319 was landing on runway 18L at the same time
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At 7pm (15 min late), boarding was called gate D08, I was one of the first to enter the waiting room
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and to exit this last one, followed by other passengers
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Today´s aircraft is a 10 year-old A319-111 "G-EZAP"
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that I boarded through the rear door, after a short walk (always a good point for an Avgeek^^)
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I was warmly welcomed by the crew and headed to today´s seat: 16A
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View from my seat
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and from my window
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I put my luggage in the overhead lockers and took a photo of the pitch
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Cabin was clean but showing his age, legroom and seat are OK for an 1 hour-flight.
We pushed-back just on-time (half past 7) and took-off 10 minutes later.
Today' s estimated flight time was of 55 minutes, as our (super-funny) cabin manager told us.
Flight was unevenful: we arrived 15 minutes before schedule and I exited the main terminal at 20:45.
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I won´t report the return flight so here are some pics:
Easyjet check-in area at NTE
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This day´s FIDS
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Boarding the aircraft at NTE
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and deboarding it at LYS
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Flight went smoothly and arrived on-time. See behind an amazing light distortion photo when I was managing to snap EK B77W
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Thanks for reading me, feel free to comment and have a good one!
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Verdict

easyJet

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Lyon - LYS

5.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access4.0
Services4.0
Cleanliness5.0

Nantes - NTE

7.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

In overall, it was a good flight with Easyjet, good value for money and on-time flight. Good alternative to the train or to Air France flights.
Lyon Terminal 3 is too small for the amount of Easyjet flights and hasn´t got enought seats and services. Also, there is a long walk from the T.1 and it´s a totally non-spotting-friendly terminal without windows. Public transport consists in a train which runs every 20 minutes from downtown Lyon for...15€!!!!
Nantes main terminal is little and clean. It takes just a few minutes to exit the terminal. Access is better than LYS one but doesn' t get a good grade because of the expensive bus that goes from/to the airport from/to downtown Nantes: 8,5€ is way too much for a 15 minutes ride!!

Information on the route Lyon (LYS) Nantes (NTE)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 19 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Lyon (LYS) → Nantes (NTE).


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    AK BRONZE 1047 Comments

    Unusual to have a FR for a French domestic flight in English !

    I think your rates for LYS T3 are very nice. I went there only once but it was quite awful, cramped, and the "pre-bording rooms" are just cattle rooms IMHO. But, it is a low cost terminal, so we get what we paid for....

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