Review of Air France flight Paris Vienna in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF1738
Class Economy
Seat 25F
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 29 Jul 17, 12:25
Arrival at 29 Jul 17, 14:15
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By 634
Published on 29th July 2017
Hello and welcome to my report of an Air France flight from Paris (CDG) to Vienna. This is the last segment of a series of 4 flights from Vienna to Biarritz and back.


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 ~ Click here

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

Charles de Gaulle Airport

After driving on the bus from Orly for about an hour I arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport. After entering I immediately proceeded to the check-in area 5-6. Charles de Gaulle has a self-service check-in were you have to print your boarding pass and baggage label at a machine before continuing to the baggage drop-off, were you have to scan the boarding pass and baggage label, again by yourself. There was a long queue before the counters, which nevertheless moved on rather quickly. The whole process took me about 30 minutes.
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Directly after check-in I went to security, which I passed in a few minutes.
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Going to gate F29.
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As the aircraft for today's flight had not even arrived yet I decided to walk around the terminal.

Spotting some aircraft.

My flight on the FIDS. (Badly visible due to reflection)
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The Flight:

Aircraft: A321-200
Age: about 9 years
Registration: F-GTAS
Airline: Air France
Flight Number: AF1738
Seat: 25F
Load: about 95%

At 12:10, boarding began, 15 minutes behind schedule.
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Boarding first through jetbridge,…
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Then by foot on the tarmac.
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This might be the reason for the delay…
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Our aircraft.
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Walking to my seat.
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Seat 25F. Again in an emergency exit row.
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The downside of this seat is that it has no reachable window and faces a crew seat. However, the legroom is huge.

The seat also featured recline and a USB A port capable of charging a phone or tablet.
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Shortly afterwards, boarding was completed and we were pushed back. A manual safety demonstration followed. Then, a cabin crew member sat down. She was really nice and talked to all the passengers.
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At 12:50, we took off 25 minutes behind schedule. Shortly afterwards the seatbelt-sign was turned off. (View from window behind)
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Seat-pocket content.

At 13:10, meal service began. A selection of beverages and a choice of two sandwiches (ham or cheese) was offered. I took a cup of water and the cheese sandwich. It was very tasty and much more then the cookies on my previous flights.
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After meal service I visited one of the rear lavatorys.

At 13:50 we started our descend to Vienna.
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We landed at 14:15, exactly as scheduled.
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Taxiing to the gate.
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Vienna Airport

Walking towards luggage claim.
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My luggage arrived at gate 01. After claiming it I left the airport by car.

This was the last report in my first series. Do not hesitate to leave a comment. Thank you for reading!
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Air France

Cabin crew8.5

Paris - CDG


Vienna - VIE



Paris (CDG): Clean, but does not have enough seating and I waited rather long for check-in.
Air France:
Cabin: Comfortable, legroom of course great.
Cabin Crew: Friendly and talked to passengers.
Entertainment: No TV but interesting magazine.
Meal/Catering: Good and totally enough for this flight.
Vienna Airport: Short walkway, a lot of stores.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Vienna (VIE)

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