Review of Air Transat flight Paris Toronto in Economy

Airline Air Transat
Flight TS489
Class Economy
Seat 23A
Aircraft Airbus A310
Flight time 09:00
Take-off 29 Jun 09, 12:00
Arrival at 29 Jun 09, 15:00
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By 3988
Published on 1st February 2020

Here 10 years ago, I went to Canada, in Toronto in Ontario's region. What an idea to fly there ! At that time I was ignoring, how the A310 will be rare these days. It was my second trip away from the parents. They join me to the airport, a nice souvenir. The plane I will fly was an A310, this was my first time flying it. Also, online checking was not so poplar. So I asked at the check-in desk agent if there was a seat next to the windows… And there was one - the last one - . Then I took my boarding pass and me and my parents went in the queue to the security control before to say good bye. It was a summer day, where many families were traveling so it was a bit crowded.  Anyway, it was time now to fly to Toronto ! Let's fly !

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Boarding started quickly, it was a bit chaotic, but it was fine for me, I success to find a place on the first bus. The journey was a but long, and finally we arrived next to our plane, I was very impressed. That plane is small but fat ! I love it ! I was welcomed by some crew members, and went to my seat. I was happy because I was just after the wings, one of my favorite place. Boarding completed, doors closed, we are ready to go ! It was followed by the safety demonstrations, from our parking place, no push-back needed.

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Then after a short taxi we arrived to the take off runway. At this moment it was starting to rain. Unfortunately I lost the take off video. During the taxi, you can observe some nice old planes like B737-500 BMI Baby, B777-200 Malaysian Airlines, A340-300 Kuwait Airways, and CRJ700 Lufthansa CityLine. Once aligned we are ready to take off. With the A310, the take off pitch is quiet high, which allow her to gain altitude faster than other plane. Wonderful plane !

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The flight was smooth. Before lunch, I went quickly to discover the galley of this plane, and talked a bit to the stewardess. The crew was very kind with all passengers. That's quiet incredible to observe how the galley changed this days ! From the ovens to the coffee disposal, everything is defferent ! In the back you can observe the Log-Board Journal Air Transat that I offered to a friend of mine. Let's go back to my seat and will eat for lunch. Let's enjoy this vintage winglet.

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Sorry at this time I was not taking photographies of my lunch. Instead I have a picture of the old overheat TV showing our route. So vintage these days ! After lunch I stood up again, and I took a picture of the cabin from this A310 ! As you can observe this is the old cabin. While some airlines kept their 2-4-2 layout, Air Transat choose the lucrative one 3-3-3. During the flight we were able to watch 1 film from Canada, another international one, and one cartoon, in between there was some advertisement for Canada.

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Now it's time to arrive in Toronto. We flew over the city, which is huge ! That was my first time seeing an american city. After few turns, we align to the landing runway. I'm really sorry for the bad quality of the next two pictures, this because they come from my filming camera. Decent was soft, no many turbulences, and the weather was wonderful !

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For landing we had a nice kiss landing ! My first one ever ! What a pleasure ! Then we taxi to our gate. Taxi was a bit long, compared to CDG one. The airport was huge, on the american size ! I saw for my first time some A320 Air Canada, B737 WestJet and Q200 Jazz. Then we arrived to our gate. Everyone took their belongings and disembarked.

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Before to leave the plane I went to thanks the crew and went to discover this vintage cockpit. Pilots were really kind, and were very happy to welcome a frenchie. So told me to enjoy Toronto, and Ontario regions and I leave the plane to take back my luggage. A last view on our today's plane with the WestJet's hangars in the background.

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Cabin crew8.0

Paris - CDG


Toronto - YYZ



It was a great flight with a nice crew, I was happy to fly a new plane which is quiet special. Also what a pleasure to rediscover this flight 10 years later !

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Toronto (YYZ)

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The average flight time is 8 hours and 15 minutes.

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  • Comment 541258 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5378 Comments

    Oh wow, it's always cool to see how airline service was in the past. I see Air Transat already had the super tight 3-3-3 config 10 years least not they have PTVs to take away some of the pain, haha! Thanks for sharing :)

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