Review of Air France flight Paris New York in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF006
Class Economy
Seat 24B
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 08:25
Take-off 12 Jun 19, 15:00
Arrival at 12 Jun 19, 17:25
AF   #47 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 4591 reviews
Tango_Bravo380
By SILVER 936
Published on 25th December 2020

Hi everyone,

I usually write on the French version of this website. Today I'm trying to write my first Flight-Report on the English version! ;-)

June, 12th 2019… Today, we will be taking-off from Paris CDG to New York, on board the now retired Air France Airbus A380.


Routing

  • CDG - JFK / Economy / Air France / Airbus A380-800 You are here
  • JFK - ORY / Economy / Air France / Boeing 777-200 Coming soon

At the airport !


I go to the airport by car. About 1h30 drive from my home.


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I arrive at terminal 2E at noon for a take-off at 3 p.m.


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Initially, my flight who's scheduled at 2 P.M. Due to the late arrival of our plane, the departure is delayed at 3 P.M.


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Let's print our boarding pass and luggage tag ! 


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We are ready to fly !


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See you at JFK


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Now, we go to the border control.


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The automated border control is open, only 10 minutes to do this stage.


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We take the train to the gates M
The Boeing 777-300er F-GZNA is came back from Singapore this morning.


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Security check, only ten minutes, great ! ;-)


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Let's go through the duty free


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My jumbo is waiting me at gate M48


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An Airbus A330 with the old AF livrery. Daily Air France flight to Chicago.


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F-HPJD, AF054 to Washington IAD.


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So cuteeeeeee ! <3


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My Flight is delayed again and again… Now our expected time of departure is about 3.15 P.M.


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I decided to sit on this seat with a power outlet to recharge my phone battery


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The flight-report


Now it's time for board on my second A380 flight. 500 passagers, the flight is full !


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My bird today is the first A380 delivered to Air France in 2009. F-HPJA


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Into the jetbridge


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Two BIG engines


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Very friendly welcome from the crew. I discover this outdated cabin, I'm sitting at 24B today


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On the seat, we can found : A pillow, a blanket, an headphone and an eye-mask


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The screen is small but works great. A camera is placed on the tail.
The captain introduces himself and announces a flight time of 7 hours and 10 minutes to go to the big apple !


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During the push-back, the safety instructions are presented on the screen


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AF006 SUPER………….Cleared for take-off, runway 08L


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25 minutes after take-off, the aperitif is served


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Then the meal is served after we have passed above Ireland


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Turnip and carrot duo salad
Chicken in a jus, chopped vegetables
Camembert
Lemon cake

It wasn't really good.

Tasteless vegetables and chicken… Only the cake was good. 


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The safety card, now in my collection ! ;-)


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Somewhere over the Atlantic ocean. A bar is present at the galley. A lot of drinks, but nothing to eat ! :-(


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The economy cabin is full


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One hour before landing, a second meal service is coming with a cake, a yogurt, a little eggplant sandwich and an orange juice glass.
!!! Bon appétit !!!


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Passing over Boston, MA


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5 minutes before we land.


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Welcome at JFK INTL Airport


Kiss landing, welcome in New York after 7 hours and 7 minutes of flying! My first time at the United States !


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We are now at the gate, we can disembark


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A last view on our A380, I had no idea at the time that it would be my only flight on the Air France A380… To sad ! :-(


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The border check will take us only 5 minutes, immediately after, we can already collect our luggage on the baggage claim. 


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I take the Airtrain to go to Jamaïca and get the LIRR to Penn Station !


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Hope you enjoyed this Flight-Report ! I wish you happy holidays of the end of the year.

See you soon ! ;-)

Ben 

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Verdict

Air France

6.5/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering3.0

Paris - CDG

7.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.0

New York - JFK

6.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness6.0

Conclusion

Air France :
- Beautiful plane but an obsolete cabin
- Lovely crew
- Catering ... No choice and not good!

CDG :
- Nothing to say.

JFK :
- Nothing to say again ! ;-)

Information on the route Paris (CDG) New York (JFK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 117 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → New York (JFK).


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

The average flight time is 8 hours and 19 minutes.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 569039 by
    okapi GOLD 3960 Comments

    Hey Ben, thanks for publishing this great report. Such a shame this plane had to go. The cabin was old but very comfortable and the tail camera was a great feature.
    A shame the food experience was not that great. You should have ordered one of the special meals available on order.
    Your only flight with the AF A380 but there are still some of these big birds flying around. Let's hope this crisis does not kill the beast forever! Overall, a nice flight with a fast arrival at JFK, you were lucky!

    • Comment 569073 by
      Tango_Bravo380 SILVER AUTHOR 346 Comments

      My dear Guillaume, thank you very much for your comment!

      I completely agree with you, this bird is going to be missed in the French sky. :-(
      I hope I will have the opportunity to fly an A380 again!

      I am rarely disappointed by Air France's catering offer, but it really bad on this flight...

      The arrival in New York was very fast, it seems rare

      see you soon ;-)

  • Comment 569047 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD 12771 Comments

    Welcome to the dark side of Flight-Report Benjamin :)

  • Comment 569183 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5424 Comments

    Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this report in English! My very first Flight-Report 10 years ago was on an AF A380 from IAD...Ah, the memories over the years. So sad to see her go, but I'm glad I got to fly on her dozens of times in every cabin (except P).

    Beautiful plane but an obsolete cabin

    That's the perfect description. Such wasted potential, but then again AF never seemed to make the A380 work in the network so it was a PaxEx afterthought almost from the beginning with such a underwhelming and old school business class. I will say that the Upper desk Y cabin was probably the most comfortable Y cabin there was...especially in the window seats with only 2 seats on the sides, super wide seats (especially compared to torturous 777s) and the storage bins on the sides!

    Hope to see more reports from you in the future 😊

    Thanks again for sharing this nostalgic report and Happy Holidays!

    • Comment 569309 by
      Tango_Bravo380 SILVER AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Hi Kevin and thank you so much for your comment! ;-)

      I was quite disappointed with the cabin, I did not find it very comfortable even though the size of the plane gives an impression of large size.

      Be sure you can read some new flight reports quickly! ;-)

      See you soon !

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