Review of Air France flight Biarritz Paris in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF7481
Class Economy
Seat 10B
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 29 Jul 17, 07:15
Arrival at 29 Jul 17, 08:45
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By 337
Published on 29th July 2017
Hello and welcome to my short report of an Air France flight from Biarritz to Paris (ORY). After two nice and rather warm weeks in Biarritz with a lot of bathing in the (fairly warm) Atlantic, I now had to return to Vienna. This is the third segment in a series of 4 flights from Vienna to Biarritz and back.

Itinerary:

16.7.2017 / VIE-CDG / Air France / A320-200 / Economy ~ Click here

16.7.2017 / ORY-BIQ / Air France / A319-100 / Economy ~ Click here

29.7.2017 / BIQ-ORY / Air France / A319-100 / Economy ~ You are here

29.7.2017 / CDG-VIE / Air France / A321-200 / Economy ~ Click here



Biarritz Airport



I arrived at Biarritz Airport by car at 5:45. The Airport is accessible either by bus or by car. Short-term parking is fairly cheap, the first 20 minutes are free of charge.
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When I entered the terminal, everything was still closed.
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At 6 o'clock, two check-in counters as well as one shop opened, so I checked in my baggage.
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My flight on the FIDS.
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After passing security, where i was chosen for a short random check, I went directly to gate 5. Even though the terminal is rather small there were a lot of seeting spaces available.


The Flight:

Aircraft: A319-100
Age: about 17 years
Registration: F-GRHI
Airline: Air France
Flight Number: AF7481
Seat: 10B
Load: about 70%



At 6:45, boarding started on time. I was among the first to board the aircraft.
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Entering.
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My seat, 10B. This seat is a middle seat in an emergency exit row, which I had pre-booked during the online check-in process for 10€.
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Of course, large legroom (I am 1.65m/5.4feet).
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Wing-view.
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At 7:00, boarding was completed, and, following the push-back, a manual safety demonstration was performed by the crew.

Bye-bye Biarritz.
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Overhead panel.
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After taking off at 7:19, the seatbelt-sign was turned of at 7:35 and the crew started with the meal service.
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Available to drink was a limited offer of beverages, consisting of a choice of either coffee, tea, orange juice or water. I chose black tea. Parallel to drinks a mini cake with muesli and apricot was served.
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After the meal I visited the rear lavatory.

At 7:58, descend was started and we landed smoothly at 8:24, 11 minutes before schedule.
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We arrived at our parking position in Orly Ouest at 8:32 and I disembarked the aircraft.
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Paris Orly Airport



My baggage arrived at band 4. After claiming it I proceeded to the "le bus direct" line 3, which brought me to Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2F, were my connecting flight to Vienna departed.
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This series is continued in my next report. Than you for reading!
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Verdict

Air France

7.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering7.5

Biarritz - BIQ

7.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.0

Paris - ORY

7.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Biarritz Airport: Because of the early flight, only one shop was open and the Wi-Fi did not work. However, there was a lot of seating space and the general experience was good.
Air France:
Cabin: Clean and comfortable.
Cabin Crew: Friendly.
Entertainment: No TV, but a magazine.
Meal/Catering: Not a lot but good.
Paris (ORY): Short walkways and good connection.

Information on the route Biarritz (BIQ) Paris (ORY)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 21 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Biarritz (BIQ) → Paris (ORY).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 23 minutes.

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4 Comments

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  • Comment 405788 by
    PapaSierraGolf91 SILVER 163 Comments

    I think they're direct flights from CDG to BIA.
    Le Bus Direct by Paris Aeroport is expensive, oblige AF passengers to take their luggage at CDG and to ckeck them in again at ORY, not so good for AF.

    • Comment 405836 by
      Airbus AUTHOR 12 Comments

      Yes, PapaSierraGolf91, you are right. There are direct flights from CDG to ORY. Actually, for the trip to Biarritz I had booked a direct flight. However, due to the strike of Hop! pilots, my flight was cancelled two days prior to departure and I was rebooked on another flight departing from Orly. Therefore, the time between my connection was also very long. Thank you for reading.

  • Comment 405795 by
    Scott05 565 Comments

    Hello! That's quite funny, I work at BIQ airport and I believe I was the one boarding your flight yesterday.
    Indeed the terminal is a very quiet at this part of the day, a sharp contrast with peak time hours in the afternoon.

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