Review of Air France flight Vancouver Paris in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF379
Class Economy
Seat 45B
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 09:35
Take-off 03 Jan 18, 14:00
Arrival at 04 Jan 18, 08:35
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lajam
By 1851
Published on 8th January 2018
Flight back home after 10 days visiting my family in-law

CDG-YVR 24/12/2017


YVR-CDG 03/01/2018



We arrived a bit early (for me at least) at the airport: 11am for 1:30pm flight. We drove by car (a rental) to the airport. Drop-off the car was quick.

Check-in: easy, nobody
Security: easy, skypriority (we had to ask if there were a priority lane. Nothing is shown, except a fastrack lane without any explanations).

The international part of the airport is very well done and nice. There is even an aquarium. It's not very big but the feeling is very nice. The airport has been improved thanks to the Olympics. Before, it wasn't as nice.



Direction to the new Skyteam lounge. The two ladies at the entrance weren't very welcoming. It was the contrary inside the lounge. We were welcomed by a lady, asking if we wanted a work space and if we wanted a tour of the lounge (a lady welcomed every guest asking if they wanted a tour). I really appreciated this. The personal was present in the lounge which is not big and very attentionate and active. The lougne has the skyteam signature with a lot of wood. I really like the atmosphere of these lounges. Wonton noodle soup and dim sum on demand. There were quite good. Wine on tap. Newspapers and magazines mainly in Korean or Japanese. Poor selections to my taste. But most of the flights are for Asia so it sort of make sense but I was hoping to have a better selection of US and Canadian newspapers and magazines (Globe and Mail, NY Times, Time, ..).



Boarding: easy by zone. Except that nobody told us the boarding will be by zone at the check-in. Was a bit chaotic as usual as people are afraid that the plane is going to leave without him so they start the line-up way in advance.



A view of the premium economy on my way to the rear of the plane. It was the old cabin for the business and premium eco. No AF magazine, cup holder broken. The seats are a bit shifted compared to the front row which means that the tablet is also a bit shifted. Not a super big deal but not very practical. Same seats than for the flight to go to Vancouver. Good space for economy.



Security instructions


Some spotting before take-off



Entertainment center: not impressed by new releases. Quite slow to use, I was surprised.



Food:
Coleslaw: nice but very peppery and spicy
Pasta: a bit cold, very tomatoes taste. Didn't really like it
Apple sauce: was nice
Cheddar: well, it's cheddar not my cup of tea
Wine: well, it's plane wine. So not great, but not too bad



Some views from the plane during the flight:



Breakfast:
well it's breakfast in a plane; I never find it good whatever companies

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Arrival at CDG:

30 min late because of the late arrival of the plane in Vancouver; Pouring rain in Paris as you can see on the pictures


Bonus : Click here to display

Hockey game in Vancouver: Canucks vs LA Kings

View of Vancouver downtown

Meat and Bread restaurant. The best sandwiches in Vancouver
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Views of Surrey and Langley
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Verdict

Air France

6.9/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment6.0
Meal/catering6.0

Vancouver - YVR

8.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness8.5

Paris - CDG

6.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Another good flight. Almost as good in term of comfort than the previous flight to go to Vancouver. But several little details made it a bit less nice: cup holder broken, no AF magazine, seats a bit shifted compared to the front row.

The male flight attendant in charge of our row was very good. Very attentionate and attentive to requests. My wife asked for a cappuccino, there was none in his trolley and it wasn't planned. But he asked one of his colleagues to prepare one. He acknowledged I was a Platinum and we chatted a bit about AF. He was already very nice before that with other people but even nicer with my wife and me after that !!! The female flight attendants were less nice (nothing sexist here but a fact for this flight). It's why I put 9 for the cabin crew grade.

I didn't get luck with the main meal as I don't like mushrooms so I had to take the pasta meal and I know it's never great.

CDG was super fluid as NOT usual. The plane arrived at terminal 2E hall K and the exit of the plane was just at the custom gate, just 3 min walk, very nice. There was almost nodody so it took us 10 min to pass the custom with the Skypriority lane. Lugguage delivery was another story. Expected at 9:14am and started to be delivered at 9:36am. It felt very, very long. It's the reason why I put 5 for CDG services grade.

Thanks to the flight attendant (I forgot his name), it was a very good flight.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 426523 by
    757Fan 445 Comments

    Thank you for sharing. It looks like you had a good flight with AF in Economy. I feel like AF always provides really nice meals from each report I've seen about them!

  • Comment 426566 by
    KL651 TEAM 4078 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Good flight it seems in spite of the slight delay.
    I heard out of YVR KL has the reputation to offer a better service than AF which normally is the opposite.

  • Comment 426846 by
    NGO85 1624 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR. Not the most compelling catering from AF on a long TATL like this, probably no different than what is offered from East Coast. Old IFE and 3-4-3 is not a recipe for comfort on a 10-hour flight.

    Did you at least get some room on the side to stretch your legs with the misaligned seats?

    ST Lounge looks quite good compared to the AC Lounge at YVR.

    • Comment 426871 by
      lajam AUTHOR 57 Comments

      Thank you for our comment.

      I believe the IFE is the news one from AF.

      3-4-3 is not the most comfort configuration for a long-haul but I think most of the airlines have this configuration now. But I'm always surprised that "premium" companies such as AF use this config.

      I don't the AC lounge at YVR. First time in a lounge in YVR. The ST lounge is not very big, not a lot of comfy seat but good food and quiet

      There was room on the side which was very nice. More room than for the other rows. I was a good thing.

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