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During a longer week-end I decided to fly to Tunisia. I’ve been to Djerba several times, but never in Tunis. Following some piece of advice from a friend I decided to fly there. I knew that Tunisair was flying A330 between Paris and Tunis. But the time schedule was not great. I was planned to fly on both flights an A320 shark lets.
But at the last minute, during the online check-in I saw on the website that the plane changed to an A330. What a surprise ! I learned later that because that the airlines cancelled the first flight, and moved it to the one I was supposed to fly. Now let’s discover this new plane !
Tunisia check-in counters were under ground. There was a whole section for our flight. Maybe due of the plane scheduled which was a wide body plane. Then I went to the boarding area. It was fully refurbished. It was completely different of what I use to see 10 years ago ! What a great job !
Then our plane arrived. Our plane’s name is Sidi Bou Said. Which is a city in north of Tunis. During my stay in Tunis, I will visit this city. Boarding was called, and I was one of the first passengers to board, and the priorities between business class, families and economy were respected. Let’s board that plane.
During boarding I had the opportunity to take a nice fuselage shot. What a nice plane. This is the first wide body plane that Tunisair has. In the past they use to fly A300. I was welcome but 2 stewardess, and went to my seat.
The seat was comfortable with a nice seat pitch. What a pleasure also to get an IFE on short flight like the one of today. In the past when I flew to Djerba, I was flying with B737-500 and 600. Next to us, a B777-200ER Euroatlantic was boarding for it journey to New York. It was operated for Norwegian, following the B787 engines problems. Boarding completed, it’s time to go.
During the taxi, the safety demonstration was shown on the IFE, and after we had a little film about the construction of the A330 Tunisair. Once it took off on the video, it was our turn to take off. Good timing !
Take off was smooth. Then few minutes later, the crew came to use to give us the immigration forms. I full up once I received it so I will be done. During that time the plane was reaching it’s cruise altitude.
Then the crew came back to gave us some headphones. Then I started to discover the IFE, and the programs which were inside. I was nice, with some nice movies. I watched during the flight « Kingsman – Le cercle d’or ».
Before the dinner, I went to the toilet. Also here a little look on the cabin. It was bright new, and in good condition. The plane was fully full, due of the last minute plane change. The seat configuration was 2-4-2 which gave us more comfort. Then toilet were clean at that time and also brand new (like the plane).
Once I came back to my seat, service started, the sun was getting lower. At that time we were over south of France. At that time, my seat neighbor had some problem with it’s seat tray, so I help her. And we start to talk together.
The meal was nice, I enjoy it. My seat neighbor gave me her meal, because I was staying in the hotel, and because once she will be back home she will have a better diner. It was a very kind attention from her ! And during the flight we continue to chat together.
Later on, I discover what was in the seat pocket. I could find, the Inflight Shop Mag, then LaGazette, which is the onboard magazine, and entertainment guide. Also we were able to find the usual sickness bag and the safety card. On the IFE we were able to see the different plane of the fleet with their cabin layout.
Seatbelt sign is on. We started our decent, and we are close to land. As you can observe there are no more the illuminated sign « no smoking ». Instead there is the one of the electronic devices. Here is the route we flew to Tunis.
Outside it was dark. But we some lights of Tunis, and cities around Tunis. Landing was fine, followed a short taxi.
Here we are, welcome to Tunis. The temperature was better than in Paris, and we arrived on time. Time to take my last belongings, and I leave the plane. Before to leave, I took a picture of the business class which was looking good.
At the exit I was welcomed to visit the flight deck and I thanks all the crew for this nice flight. And I went to take my suit case. And before to leave the airport, my seat neighbor told me that she will ride me to my hotel, it was very kind of her !
To conclude I was really happy of this plane change. It was my dream to fly the A330 Tunisair. And I made it. The cabin is comfortable, and brand new. The meal was nice as well, it’s always enjoyable to get a meal on a 2 hours flight. Then the crew was very king during this flight. A great pleasure, thank you Tunisair for this nice flight !