Review of Air France flight Paris Lyon in Business

Airline Air France
Flight af7640
Class Business
Seat 1K
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 08 Aug 17, 07:50
Arrival at 08 Aug 17, 08:55
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PapaSierraGolf91
Published on 11th August 2017
Bonjour à tous,
maths sup étant fini, je peux enfin recommencer à reporter
Cet été, je voyage en Israël et en république tchèque chez de la famille, puis en Angleterre pour améliorer mon Anglais, en Europe avec un amis et avec ma famille en Italie
Voici le routing de ces vacances

Samedi 25 Juin 2017 :
Paris(CDG)-Tel Aviv(TLV) en Airbus A320 Air France (classe économique)
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Mercredi 28 Juin 2017 :
Tel Aviv(TLV)-Paris(CDG) en Airbus A320 Air France (classe économique)
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Dimanche 2 Juillet 2017 :
Paris(ORY)-Londres (LHR) en Airbus A319 British Airways (classe économique)
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Samedi 15 Juillet 2017 :
Londres(LHR)-Paris(ORY) en Airbus A319 British Airways (classe économique)
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Dimanche 16 Juillet 2017 :
Paris(CDG)-Prague(PRG) en Airbus A321Air France (classe économique)
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Mardi 18 Juillet 2017 :
Vienne (VIE)-Bucarest(OTP) en Embraer 195 Airbus A320 Austrian (classe économique)
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Jeudi 20 Juillet 2017 :
Bucarest(OTP)-Iasi(IAS) en ATR 42 Tarom (classe économique)

Mardi 25 Juillet 2017 :
Bucarest(OTP)-Cluj (CLJ) en Airbus A318 Tarom (classe économique)
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Jeudi 27 Juillet 2017 :
Iasi(IAS)-Bucarest(OTP) en ATR 42 Tarom (classe économique)

Jeudi 27 Juillet 217 :
Cluj(Clj)-Bucarest(OTP) en Airbus A318 Tarom (classe économique)
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Vendredi 28 Juillet 2017 :
Bucarest(OTP)-Paris(BVA) en Airbus A320 Wizz Air (classe économique)
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Dimanche 30 Juillet 2017 :
Paris(ORY)-Catane(CTA) en Boeing B737-800 Transavia (classe économique)
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Dimanche 6 Août 2017 :
Catane(CTA)-Paris(ORY) en Boeing B737-800 Transavia (classe économique)
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Mardi 8 Août 2017 :
Paris(CDG)-Lyon(LYS) en Boeing B787-900 Air France (classe affaire)
ICI
Mardi 8 Août 2017 :
Lyon(LYS)-Prague(PRG) en Bombardier CRJ 1000 Hop for Air France (classe économique)
Vendredi 11 Août 2017:
Prague(PRG)-Paris(CDG) en Airbus A321 Air France (classe économique)
I couldn't take one of the inaugural flight of AF on their dreamliner, I wanted to take it once on their short hauls flights.
These flights are cheap and can allow interesting options for transfer
two possibilities :
CDG-LHR : why not for my travel to London
BA departs from ORY (very near of my home) ; less expensive thaan AF ; better timetables ; upgrade in businness expensive (+89 euros)
CDG-LYS : why not for my travel to Prague
perfect timing for a transfer with Hop! to PRG ; TO's flight without interest from ORY; upgrade in business (+10 euros)

Since the check-in is opened on AF website, I bought a "siege plus" for 10 euros in business
I arrive at CDG 2h before the flight
the famous FIDS of 2F :

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the FIDS with more precision :



I didn't know this option from AF, but I find it is very interesting :
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After the security checks, the fast I've got this year:
I started to spot ; only AF at the exception of a only AZ :



I can see the terminal 2D :
AS the 2F, the spotting is homogene, only Easyjet:

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I started to search the door F21, I didn't find it in the first
But, i found it.
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AF app gives good and interesting information about the flight's boarding ; very useful:

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Boarding with Pax-bus :
So, spotting :
A320 family AF
A330 AF
A340 AF
B777-200/300 AF
A330 DL
B777-200 DL
A330 MEA
AVRO RJ-85 Cityjet
Embraer HOP



Here is my first dreamliner :
the F-HRBA
I'm very happy it is this one because it is the one that made the inaugural flights :



The door :
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I turn left to the cabin Business :

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My seat, the 1K :

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A well thought seat, with a very good place for my bag :

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Before the take-off, I tried the others cabins :
economy :
The seat is very confortable
The pitch is bad
But the recline is excellent

The IFE reacts very well and electrical outplug is very good :




premium :

Yhe pitch is excellent and the seat is verygood
The screen is good and very big :



Photo of the bar :

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I come back in business and tried the seat :
This cabin is very good despite the pitch (I prefered the one in premium) :

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the seat in full-flat position :

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I started the IFE
The sreen is big but the resolution isn't good (at the exception of the safety-video and the geovision)
I didn't like the film and series purposed by the IFE I would get annoyed on a 8h hours flight)




However, the IFE is very efficient and can be adjust

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Our neighbours, an old livery A330 AF

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The IFE allows a lot of things (like calling an flight attendant during watching a video

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a very good point for the safety video which is adapted for the dreamliner (exit panel is similar to the ones the dreamliner got) :

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The plane is very well represented on thegeovision :


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We take off, view on the 2A-C and the camembert (terminal 1):
with a lot of airplanes and airlines (I woon't quote all of them, but we can see the A380 of A6) :


We were a lot in turbulences area :
The AF's catering on this flight is vey bad :

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I took a lot of pictures of the geovision during the flight :



During the fllight, I tried the seat in full flat position/
Noot a vey comfortable for a 1m85 person, it is too short for a 1m90 person.

We approch under very big turbulences near to Lyon

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View on the 36R :

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We landed smoothly and then we stopped on a taxiway for 25min

The crew was very nice and I spoke during all the flight with a flight attendant

I tried the last options of the plane I didn't tried already :



Last view on the business class

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Et, dernières vues sur l'appareil :

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I leave very fastly the plane because my boarding for PRG is starting only 35min after.



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Verdict

Air France

10.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment10.0
Meal/catering10.0

Paris - CDG

9.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Lyon - LYS

8.1/10
Efficiency3.0
Access10.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

To exceptionnal flights, exceptionnal marks
But, this dreamliner isn't adapted for a long-haul flight.

CDG has improved a lot and it is the best airport I visited this year
LYS seems to be a very confortable airport

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