The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.
The average flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes.More information
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:
Once the bags collected, we went to the AF/KL counters:
LOT celebrates its 90 years:
The airport is vast and airy but by far, not as nice as GDN :)
Self service kiosks:
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.
We arrived a bit too early and had to wait 20 minutes for the counters to open:
In the meantime, let's go for a tour!
There is a chapel:
Two Marriott brand hotels are in front of the terminal, a Courtyard and a Renaissance:
Very efficient but lacking warmth check in. We proceed to the fast track where there is absolutely nobody:
LOT J counters:
That one would fit very nicely in my house:
I love those airports where you don't need to mandatory go through the duty free:
The lounge is at the far end:
It was a fairly standard welcome when we entered. I like those vegetalized walls:
The harmony of the colors of the lounge is very nice:
A quick tour of the buffet with the coffee machine:
Juices with a wonderful blueberries juice:
Wines and vodka:
Olives and pickles:
More cold cuts and wraps:
Hot dishes with pasta and sausages:
Two hot quiches and a soup:
First selection with some sweet sparkling wine:
Shorly before the flight we make our way to the gate:
Right for us:
First to board!
A nice welcome is given at the door, the cabin is the standard Euro Business:
The only differences with Y are the neutralized middle seat and the blue pillow:
All USB plugs are INOP!
I like those blue pillows:
E175 and a 788:
A cold oshibori is handed out:
Together with a water bottle:
We pushed back ten minutes early:
Air Belgium flew for LOT in the summer:
734 GetJet also for LOT (substitute for the 737 MAX)
Not a very young bird:
GetJet, A319 also for LOT still to cover for the MAX :
319 again followed by an E195 LOT:
The 734 from the other side:
Seems someone else likes to spot:
About to depart:
Quick lavatory visit:
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.
Close up of the door:
Cruising altitude is reached, time to eat!
Then we are handed out … this. What I thought were crew meals. Air France, are you kidding me??
Seems someone else isn't impressed.
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 …
That is the whole tray:
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.
With the Air France fleet with Joon now gone:
An active digestive service is offered together with coffee:
Starting our descent:
The seat pitch is also not up to par with a business class:
Landed, slats, spoilers and reverse:
Missing this bird a lot!
The 2F is pretty empty at that time:
The next part will covert Terminal 2G in CDG :)
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.