The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.
The average flight time is 1 hours and 12 minutes.More information
I'm adding one more report to the English part of the community. In those times of COVID domestic flights are the norm and non french citizens don't have so many occasions to travel in France. Hopefully this will provide you a feeling of evasion :)
This segment belongs to a longer trip started in Stuttgart, Germany and heading to Bordeaux, France. My original ticket was booked one day later but after 3-4 flight changes we had only the option to cancel and get refund (flights booked over Skymiles for 10,000 miles each way of 2 segments), to accept the change or to fly two days later. This was for sure the best options. In former times I had always 4-8 options per day to travel STR/BOD on either AF or KL…
Surprisingly the terminal 2F at CDG airport was full of people. Vacation time was at its highest point.
I went directly to the lounge and was accepted with my two children. My ticket was reporting my SM silver membership and it took some time to record my FB Platinum member instead. Looks like children under the age of 12 are accepted for free.
They are more images of the lounge post-COVID in the french section of the site.
Service has changed. Buffet remains the same but there are one or two ladies in charge of serving you on demand. You just have to wait for that in queue and nice marks let you know where exactly to stop ;) (copyright SkyteamCHC for the pic)
My second choice. I really love this lemon cake you see on the bottom left of the tray. Highly recommended and so french patisserie !!!
The lounge was not that full, especially on the below floor which has however NO buffet.
No press at all. Maybe this is a more global trend moving to e-press instead. I like it, but IT system needs to follow and I've never been impressed by AFplay so far on non AF/KL e-ticket or when using another Skyteam program as FFP.
Boarding started in a typical french brothel which reminded me of the regretted pre-COVID times.
Cabin is a specific one used on domestic flights and all A318 aircrafts. Seats a no recline and very narrow tray tables. Other than that I don't find them uncomfortable and prefer them even to the LH seat you find on European flights.
Pitch remains okay for adults and has room left for children!
My integrated cup holder was broken. Don't really mind as I never use them.
If you don't know France be aware that they remain number 1 in… bureaucracy. You have now to fill in a form to tell them that you were on that flight at this specific seat. Since they have 300+ active clusters they of course don't track anything but you still have to fill in a form. If they were not doing this you would anyway find a majority of french people complaining that the government doesn't do anything to stop the pandemic. Welcome to the french paradigm :)
Leaving almost on time
Manual safety demonstrations
Ben Smith probably staring at our aircraft
Those easyjets are parked for some of them with engines protected
Same for this A330
Or this B772
Another parked aircraft now for almost 2 decades :(
There is however some trafic but it looks like only the northern runways are open, at least on that day.
Take off to the west. On the other side you would have had beautiful scenes of Paris ;(
Here you see only the Val d'Oise and l'Oise
One of the very nice forest surrounding Paris.
Meanders of the Seine at the north west of Paris
Well this is not the Seine anymore but the Dordogne / Dore.
I haven't captured the service at it was just a drink (water, juice or coffee only…)
Last turn probably not far away from St Emilion. This is my first time I am landing at Bordeaux airport using that route.
We cross now the Garonne with the A630 under heavy traffic load
Bègles and the Gare St Jean - the train station of Boardeaux.
And stunning views of Bordeaux, I'm sure now you don't complain anymore to have missed Paris ;)
Approaching runway 29
BOD low cost terminal which I've heard was still closed at that time
AF terminal. Looks good from here… is not!
You have indeed to take a number of dirty corridors and multiple steps to reach finally baggage bin.
It took around 10min to get bags. Airport was overcrowded, the lavatories as well.
Rating seems not good but doesn't reflect exactly the flight. I wanted a comfy flight, on time and for a good price and I got exactly what I wanted.
Comfort and offer okay but AF could offer a warm option in its home airport. Entertainment very limited. A new lounge is coming, hopefully work will not stop due to current losses in the industry.
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All acceptable but you cannot choose your seat (families are however seated together), there no in flight magazine, WIFI is still an unknown word for the company and AFplay should work on tickets issued by 3rd parties. Also service was limited to the strict minimum. On my way back KL proposed the standard offer. One group, two policies...
CDG 2F was warm, worn and overcrowded. Experience not very premium. Also you cannot seat anywhere as all options are blocked. This is annoying.
BOD is not my taste, this is the least I can say.