Review of Air France Hop flight Paris Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF6266
Class Economy
Seat 26F
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:10
Take-off 15 Feb 20, 16:50
Arrival at 15 Feb 20, 18:00
AF   #56 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 691 reviews
PapaSierraGolf91
By GOLD 295
Published on 31st March 2020

Hi everybody,

needing to go to Bordeaux, I had pleanty of choices 
Having the AF "carte jeune", an offer at 34€ is made by AF.

As it wouldn't be cheaper by TGV, i chose this offer.

However, 2 weeks after the booking, I received a mail announcing that my flight is cancelled and we are rebooked on the flight at 4.50 pm operated by Air France Hop !

Big surprise for me for 2 reasons :
-  I expected to fly on an A320 family aircraft on ORY-BOD
- My flight is announced to be operated by an Embraer whereas at ORY, only CRJ aircraft are operating for AF Hop!

I made my check-in the day before the flight.
The airplane seems to be full. An offer at 49€ for the "Business" class is purposed by AF.
No, thans

I arrive at 3.30 pm for a theorical boarding at 4.20 pm.
Boarding La Navette 


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The security checks will be done in 30 minutes, which vas very long to me.
2 posts only were opened. However, the staff is very nice and seems to suffer as much as us.
Then, we seated in a hall which was full of people.

The FIDS : 


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Our airplane arrives around 4 pm.
It is wearing the new livery.
Stillsurprised to see an embraer connected to the bridge.
This makes me think that the TGV is taking more and more place instead of the airplane on the line Paris-Bordeaux.


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Our boarding will start with a 10 min delay.


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Fuselage shot


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Instant doar


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Nice welcome from the CC who will take my costume.
Thanks to him

Business class
wonderful pitch


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Then, I arrive to my seat
The 26 F :


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Limited pitch for my 1m80.
Happily, my legs can go under the seat


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Our neighbor, an A318 AF


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Far away, Air France and Level


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We pushed back on time
An Embraer E145 is pushed back (replacing the ATR ?)


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A sight on the Hall 1


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CRJ 700 Air France Hop !


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A321 Vueling


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After a short taxi, we are ready for take-off.


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We take off quickly


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The Highway A6 and Anthonypole


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We passed through a very fast but intense turbulence area.
The service will start just after it.
I took a tomato juice and the sugar option.

The service seems to have change and the plastic is abandonned.
The cake is vey tasty


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Evrything packs well


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Outside, we are still in a cloud layer


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I will ask again salty-sugar snacks to a member of the crew.

We discussed a little bit of the new use of Embraer for Hop from ORY.
He explained me it is part of the strategy of Ben Smith launche one month ago.

I really think the quality of the service has improved on " La Navette"


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Just before starting our descent on BOD, the sky became brighter.


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We have a beautiful sunset with the eastuary of the Gironde as a landscape. 


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The Gironde


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In final, with Sabena TechnicsEn final, avec Sabena Technics.
An A330 Avianca 


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And again, the A350 Etihad


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Short taxi and deboarding at the gate.
An A320 AF next to us


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I will leave BOD with the bus "Liane 1" for 1.90€.

Thanks for reading
See you soon
Papa Sierra Golf 91
 

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Verdict

Air France Hop

7.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering8.0

Paris - ORY

6.9/10
Efficiency3.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Bordeaux - BOD

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A correct flight with Air France Hop, with an improvement of the service.
ORY is a fonctionnal airport but the time spent at the security check was too big.
BOD is as always fonctionnal.

Information on the route Paris (ORY) Bordeaux (BOD)

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