Review of Air France flight Paris Seoul in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF264
Class Economy
Seat 46A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 10:25
Take-off 31 May 18, 13:52
Arrival at 01 Jun 18, 07:17
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Rob777ER
By SILVER 1874
Published on 22nd July 2018

Flight Review AF264 from Paris to Seoul



Welcome everyone.
Here we go with part 2 which covers my flight from Paris to Seoul.
Enjoy it. :)


Trip Overview



1st Segment: MUC > CDG – AF1423 - CLICK HERE!
2nd Segment: CDG > ICN – YOU ARE HERE!
3rd Segment: ICN > CDG – KE901 - CLICK HERE!
4th Segment: CDG > MUC – AF1122 - CLICK HERE!


Pre Flight @ CDG



I arrived at the M-Gates quite in time and relaxed a little bit, as tiredness kicked back in after I got up so early.
There were many stands where the inflight magazin was available to take.
As there was an intersting story about the Seychelles in it, I took one and read some articles until my flight was ready for boarding.


Flight AF264



As I already mentioned, my flight from CDG to ICN was operated by a Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNU).
She was just over 2 years old.
That Air France paint scheme looks really amazing on the B777. <3
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Boarding took a while but shortly after I took my seat, an Vietnam Airlines A350 parked right next to us, so I had some action to watch.
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My seat was in the last section of the Economy class - 46A.
Window seat once again, but I had to pay 20€ to reserve that seat.
Seat was much much more comfortable than on the A320.
Seat width - as usual in a B777 with 3-4-3 Economy class config.
Seat pitch was okay, but could have been better.
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Amenity kit for the night flight to Seoul.
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When I looked around the cabin, I saw that there were some crew members working in the kitchen area.
Shortly after that some technicans joined the action and tried to repair something.
It didn't get any better as the captain also took a look whats going on.
To sum it up: We were delayed for about 50min with some minor technical issues and some thunderstorms in the area.
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Finally 40min after scheduled departure we were on our way to the runway.
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A flying start and the heavy heavy B777-300ER roared up into the air.
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Some clouds over Paris after departure.
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We departed into the West and made two right turns to head towards East.
The projected flight path was towards North Germany, heading North-East passing North Europe and then Russia before we enter China, followed by another left turn to cross the Yellow Sea towards the Korean peninsula.
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Wing detail during the beginning of the flight.
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As usual, about 30min into the flight snacks and drinks were offered for the first time.
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Another hour later, the crew started with the meal service.
View of the tray - was really packed.
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Salad with meat as appetizer.
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Main dish - Beef with rice and vegetables.
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Pineapple as dessert.
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After the dinner, I watched a few movies and enjoyed the view across North-Europe.
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5 hours into the flight, some ice cream was served.
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During the flight there were some baskets with snacks in the kitchen area free for everyone.
I had such a lovely Korean couple next to me, who always shared their snacks with me. :)

The sun set slowly as we headed towards East.
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And half way into the flight it was finally a little bit darker outside.
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Mongolia was already in sight.
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… and it got brighter outside once again.
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I tried to sleep a little bit, but most of the time I was just napping a little bit while listening to music.
2 hours before landing in ICN, breakfast was served.
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It was some sort of potatoes, eggs, mushrooms and spinach.
But the taste was not mine - it tasted strange.
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Almost in Korea - crossing the Yellow Sea between China and the Korean peninsula.
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Yeah … some land in sight - one of the many islands.
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Weather was awesome in Korea, too.
Clear skies welcomed me!
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Final at ICN.
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I can see your shadow. ;)
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Touchdown @ ICN.
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… and another great lineup of sky blue aircraft - well which Airline could it be^^. ;)
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Behind us, a B747 was on her final approach.
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And another one departed on the parallel runway.
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As Air France and Korean Air are partner of SKY Team they also share the new Terminal 2 in Incheon.
Taxiing took about 10min and we parked right next to the many Korean Air aircrafts.
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Post Flight @ ICN



In January when I flew with LH from MUC directly to ICN, I arrived at Terminal 1.
This time it was Terminal 2 and in some areas you can really see that it is the newer Terminal.

Compared to January the exerpience with immigration and picking up my baggage was totally the same.
Immigration was so fast, lots of personal and not too many people waiting.
But also, the personal at the airport was very friendly.


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Verdict

Air France

7.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment7.5
Meal/catering7.0

Paris - CDG

7.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Seoul - ICN

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

First long haul flight with AF and it was quite okay.
The B777-300ER was very new as she was just a little bit more than 2 years old.
Overall the inflight entertainment is quite okay.
The crew was very friendly and the food was good - except the breakfast.

Nevertheless AF is quite a good option if there are comparable cheap flights via CDG available.

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