Review of Air France flight Bucharest Paris in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight af1589
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 03:05
Take-off 12 Oct 16, 17:55
Arrival at 12 Oct 16, 20:00
AF   #36 out of 71 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 4619 reviews
skyteam_iran
Published on 25th November 2016
Hello everyone,

this is my return leg after flying to OTP with TAROM's old 737-300. from Bucarest to Paris CDG. Today we'll fly with AF.

Busy international departure zone in OTP.



At some point the lights went off and on again… and all the screens had to reload.
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FIDS
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AF Check-in desks, rather busy with efficient staff processing luggage quickly
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no checked luggage for me but I asked for a printed Boarding Pass.
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We went off to security where no priority lane was really visible. It didn't matter to me because I was with non-SP colleagues, but some people clearly didn't enjoy having to queue…
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Airside
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Time to spot, but not much to spot…
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I decided to have a look at the lounge with a colleague to see if we could get her a sandwich. You need to take an escalator up the stairs from the main shopping gallery
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The lounge looks pretty new and has nice furniture
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Sadly no real solid food at this time of the day.


So we decided to get back downstairs and had a seat in a café waiting for boarding.
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We came rather late to the gate and the queue was almost entirely gone


I was very happy to see the new AF cabin on this flight.


Spotting on the tamac in rainy Romania - the a310 was retired shortly thereafter


Some in flight impressions. I like the new cabin very much even though legroom was lost and is now equivalent to LCCs


"Dinner" was a warm chicken-and-leek sandiwch, yoghurt and fruits. Edible, okay, warm… not much to complain about, not extraordinary either.
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Landing in CDG taxiing to 2E-L we passed these two A380s
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Impressions of the seat beofre disembarking
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The plane
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By the time we had passed customs luggage had had the time to arrive, saving us some time.
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Verdict

Air France

7.9/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.5

Tarom Business Lounge

6.8/10
Comfort8.5
Meal/catering5.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Services6.5

Bucharest - OTP

4.8/10
Efficiency3.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness6.0

Paris - CDG

7.4/10
Efficiency6.5
Access8.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

A decent mid-range flight with a nice new cabin and improved service by AF.

Information on the route Bucharest (OTP) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Bucharest (OTP) → Paris (CDG).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 11 minutes.

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