Review of Air France flight Paris Bucharest in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF1888
Class Economy
Seat 24F
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 03:00
Take-off 11 Aug 18, 10:05
Arrival at 11 Aug 18, 14:05
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PapaSierraGolf91
Published on 14th August 2018
For this summer, I am going to Israël
However, due to my contests, I looked to late to the differents possibilites to have a direct flight from Paris (min 550 euros)
I wanted to try the new El Al dreamliner but the go and return was at 675 euros
Instead, with a stop at BUH with AF and LY, I found my go and turn for less than 400 euros

The road will be:
Sunday, August 12th : Paris (CDG)-Bucarest(OTP) with Air France (AF 1888) in Airbus A319
Sunday, August 12th : Bucarest(OTP)-Tel Aviv(TLV) with El Al (LY 572) in Boeing B737-900
Tuesday, August 21st : Tel Aviv(TLV)-Bucarest(OTP) with El Al (LY 573) in Boeing B737-800
Tuesday, August 21st : Bucarest(OTP)- Paris(CDG) with Air France (RO 9381) in Airbus A319



This journey starts with a disappointment
After contacting Tarom (by mail), then Air France and KLM (by messenger), I learnt thant I couldn't book a Kosher meal on board whereas it is possible for Stockholm.

By watching on the OLCI the day before my flight, I discover that my plane will be full
Happyli, there is still one window seat available.

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Departure at 6a.m for CDG with the RER B :

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The well known fids from CDG :

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My flight is on time :

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Self luggage boarding at CDG for Air France :

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Then, I go to the passport control

Extremely long when we are travelling with an ID or an non european passport :

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So fast when we use Parafe :)

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A small ride with the LISA to join the hall L :

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Beginning of the spotting with an A320 family AF, an A330 AF and a Kenya Airways B787 :

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Despite the affluence today, the luggage control will be very fluent
Let's go for a 2h spotting :

My first double of A350 (Air Mauritius and Vietnam Airlines) :



Delta in B767-300 :

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All the joon collection :



The AF version of the picture of the A318 that meets his mum A380 ( 4 seen at CDG before my departure) :

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An air Belgium (such a surprise at CDG) :

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Then, an impressive landing of an A380 Emirates before boarding :



Our plane :
F-GRXM (11,5 years old)

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Manual boarding for once :

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Our neighbour :

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The doar :

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Here is my seat (a little bit dirty) :

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Pitch (limit for 3h) :

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No USB port for today :

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A little delay
We cross some huge planes before taking-off (A380 et B787-900 AF) :

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Take-off :



The meal was givven individually to each passenger (very good point)
The main course isn't kosher

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I explain my issue to the steward who will give me willing a vegeterian menu
But i keep the normal desert :

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The main course :

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The sarter was excellent (again a very good point)
The main course had no taste
The desert was cold and not so tasty (if you don't like too much chocolate)
The bread was cold

But at least, a real better service from AF to OTP

I really want to underline the quality of the service (despite an non nice CC)

I sleep and wake up for the approach
We let OTP on the right before coming back

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Parallel landing with the take-off of an A321 Wizz Air :



We leave the pist and meet the locals (B737 Ryanair, ATR Tarom…)



We park next to An A321 Wizz Air and An airbus A319 CSA in skyteam livery :

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last pictures of our plane :

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And some more locals :

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The passport control will be very fluent and the luggage will be there when we arrived

Thanks for having reading my report
See you soon for the second flight

Papa Sierra Golf 91
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Verdict

Air France

7.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment8.5
Meal/catering5.5

Paris - CDG

9.4/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Bucharest - OTP

8.9/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

A very good light with Air France
I wish I had my KSML menu (penalty for the Restauration mark)
CDG is still very good
The works at OTP have created a very nice Airport

Informations on the route Paris (CDG) Bucharest (OTP)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Bucharest (OTP).


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The airline with the best average grade is Tarom with 7.6/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 56 minutes.

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