Review of Air Caraibes flight Paris Pointe-à-Pitre in Economy

Airline Air Caraibes
Flight TX542
Class Economy
Seat 32D
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 08:30
Take-off 29 Aug 17, 14:40
Arrival at 29 Aug 17, 17:10
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By BRONZE 1812
Published on 14th November 2018
Hello !

This is my last flight to come back to Guadeloupe.


  • PTP-ORY - TX543 - 6 Juillet - A359 (Not reported)
  • MRS-FRA - LH1087 - 18 Juillet - A320.S. (Not reported)
  • FRA-HND- LH716 - 18 Juillet - B747-8i (Not reported)
  • NGO-FRA- LH737- 20 Août - A343 (English version)(French Version)
  • FRA - LYS - LH1078 - 20 Août - A320.S. (English Version)(French Version)
  • ORY-PTP - TX542 - 29 Août - A359 (French version) (English version : here you are).
My trip started at 7AM at Grenoble Train Station.

Go to Paris.
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After 3hours of High speed train, we arrive at Paris at 10:16am.

Let's go to Orly South. We arrive at 10:40, 25minutes after our arrival on Paris. It's very correct for the french capital. At the airport, it's the rush. A lot of long-haul flights were leaving (A350, 747, 777, A330..).

I finally drop my baggage 1h15 after entering the queue ! Then,we go to the police, and it's still a mess. Only 5/10 posts were open. It's not enough, it's time to Aéroport de Paris to act !
More staff can be welcome!

At 2:15PM, we are airside. It took us more than 3h30 (baggage drop + police)! unbelievable

Orly's corridors

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"Gamers stand"

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Go to A20 gates, located at the end of the terminal (newly build). It's very modern and clean, look great.

B747-400 Corsair push-back to PTP Guadeloupe too.
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Our plane. TX A359 ! I love it, maybe one of my favorite planes of the world !
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Boarding started at 14:40, one hour of delay.
Boarding was very fast, 20minutes after, all passengers were inside the bird! Great. Heartwarming welcome as usual.

Go to my seat. No window, but it's a flight totally above the sea.

Very correct Pitch
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Geovision map (Geofusion by Thales) is very good. fluid and refined:
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It's 3pm when we start the push-back. Finally, we took-off at 3:15pm, only 35minutes late, that's fine.


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The first meal is correct : fish sauce "colombo":
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flatware is in metal and signed.

The second meal is a snack : Swiss cheese sandwich with cookies…

Toilet still clean at the end of the flight:
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Moody fragrance available

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Little lights around the mirror; it's more luxurious.
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The crew will pass every 30 minutes to serve drinks.

A few (hundred) miles away Guadeloupe:
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We landed at 5:10pm (local time); we caught our 35minutes late.

Last views on this beautiful bird:
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Despite of many planes (one 777 AF from ORY, the 744 Corsair from ORY too and the 320 AF from Miami and PAP) our luggages has been livred early.

Thanks you for reading !
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Air Caraibes

Cabin crew10.0

Paris - ORY


Pointe-à-Pitre - PTP



-Orly : More staff would be welcome

-Air Caraïbes : Nice company thanks to both A350. The catering is decent, IFE is very nice (big and reactive). The crew is always smiling and nice.

PTP : Beautiful airport. Nothing to Report.

Information on the route Paris (ORY) Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 107 avis concernant 5 compagnies sur la ligne Paris (ORY) → Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est LEVEL avec 7.7/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 8 heures et 43 minutes.

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  • Comment 475757 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6182 Comments
    Hi Loouri, thanks for sharing this report on the Air Caraibes A350 and the series. It's a beautiful plane and the cabin does look fresh and modern, but did you not find the 3-4-3 seating configuration to be tight? Considering that 3-3-3 on an A350 is already tighter than 3-3-3 on a 777, so 3-4-3 on an A350 sounds painful to me. It seems from your report that it wasn't much of an issue, though.

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