Review of Air France flight Warsaw Paris in Business

Airline Air France
Flight AF1347
Class Business
Seat 02A
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 02:25
Take-off 04 Aug 19, 16:15
Arrival at 04 Aug 19, 18:40
AF   #47 out of 120 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 4301 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 468
Published on 14th December 2019

Welcome to this new series, I decided this time to translate to English some intra- European flights just to have more variety in the FR English data base. The routing looks like this:



transit waw


Once the bags collected, we went to the AF/KL counters:


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LOT celebrates its 90 years:


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The FIDS:


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The airport is vast and airy but by far, not as nice as GDN :)


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Self service kiosks:


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We opted for a paid upgrade to business for a flat rate of €79.- given that on this flight there is a hot meal service.


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We arrived a bit too early and had to wait 20 minutes for the counters to open:


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In the meantime, let's go for a tour!


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There is a chapel:


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Outside view:


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Two Marriott brand hotels are in front of the terminal, a Courtyard and a Renaissance:


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Almost opened:


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Very efficient but lacking warmth check in. We proceed to the fast track where there is absolutely nobody:


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LOT J counters:


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That one would fit very nicely in my house:


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Nobody:


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Airside:


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I love those airports where you don't need to mandatory go through the duty free:


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The lounge is at the far end:


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Almost arrived:


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fantazja lounge waw


It was a fairly standard welcome when we entered. I like those vegetalized walls:


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Center table:


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Lounge area:


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The harmony of the colors of the lounge is very nice:


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A quick tour of the buffet with the coffee machine:


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Juices with a wonderful blueberries juice:


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Hard drinks:


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Wines and vodka:


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Sweet snacks:


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Cold offer:


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Salad:


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Olives and pickles:


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More cold cuts and wraps:


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Hot dishes with pasta and sausages:


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Two hot quiches and a soup:


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Soft drinks:


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First selection with some sweet sparkling wine:


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Cheers!


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Second helping:


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Shorly before the flight we make our way to the gate:


the flight


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Our A-319:


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Right for us:


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First to board!


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Almost there:


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Aircraft door:


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A nice welcome is given at the door, the cabin is the standard Euro Business:


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The only differences with Y are the neutralized middle seat and the blue pillow:


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Hey you!


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All USB plugs are INOP!


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I like those blue pillows:


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Safety card:


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E175 and a 788:


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788:


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Front view:


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A cold oshibori is handed out:


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Together with a water bottle:


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We pushed back ten minutes early:


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Air Belgium flew for LOT in the summer:


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734 GetJet also for LOT (substitute for the  737 MAX)


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Not a very young bird:


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GetJet, A319 also for LOT still to cover for the MAX :


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319 again followed by an E195 LOT:


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The 734 from the other side:


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Seems someone else likes to spot:


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About to depart:


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Bye Poland!


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Climbing away:


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Quick lavatory visit:


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Forward door and galley view. I assumed the trays in the galley would be crew meals as it couldn't be that AF would serve sandwiches in business class.


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Close up of the door:


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Cruising altitude is reached, time to eat!


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Then we are handed out … this. What I thought were crew meals. Air France, are you kidding me??


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Seems someone else isn't impressed.


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I first thought those were vegetables over cream cheese, but in fact, no It is just plain vegetables, just an optical illusion there was some kind of cream below :( At max this was 5 to 10 gramms …


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That is the whole tray:


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What do we have here … 7 grams of carotts and zuchinis. A bagel with salmon mousse that was first ways to dry and second too spicy and a waffle that was re-heated but 100% industrial and just … disgusting.

To go with an apple compote.

I am really impressed by this tray. After being sollicited via Twitter, Air France dared to tell us that this tray is a full meal tray with a started, main dish and dessert.

The purser was more than sorry to give this and would even say that it is a shame for her to propose this to business class customers. As a small "sorry" she offered us some ice cream that was the catering of economy class.


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Outside view:


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Onboard magazine:


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With the Air France fleet with Joon now gone:


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An active digestive service is offered together with coffee:


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Starting our descent:


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The seat pitch is also not up to par with a business class:


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Almost arrived:


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Landed, slats, spoilers and reverse:


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Missing this bird a lot!


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The 2F is pretty empty at that time:


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The next part will covert Terminal 2G in CDG :)

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Verdict

Air France

3.5/10
Cabin4.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi1.0
Meal/catering0.0

Polish Airports State Company Fantasia Lounge - Start Gold

8.2/10
Comfort9.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services8.0

Warsaw - WAW

9.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.0

Paris - CDG

7.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

This tray has nothing to do in Business class. Not only it was not enough but the quality was more than bad.

Two months ago, AF offered a full hot meal on that flight together with a sweet basket after the meal. This is now gone.

The cabin isn't also a business class cabin since AF decided to have the same pitch in the whole cabin.

At least the cabin crew tried to compensate, but still the flight was a disaster. The cherry on the cake came with the INOP USB.

Both WAW and CDG were nice to transit through.

The lounge is really nice.

As usual a big thank you for reading and following this series.

Information on the route Warsaw (WAW) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 48 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Warsaw (WAW) → Paris (CDG).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

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