Review of Air France Hop flight Bordeaux Lyon in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1515
Class Economy
Seat 15A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:10
Take-off 26 Aug 20, 18:25
Arrival at 26 Aug 20, 19:35
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By GOLD 130
Published on 13th November 2021

from gironde to rhone

As part of my job, I have been travelling to Bordeaux a lot of times in 2020 and 2021, up to a weekly basis at some point. This was the first time in my life I experienced a "regular" flying experience, where even some crew member might recognise and greet me!

Even thought I was taking risks as it was in the middle of the pandemic, I was super happy to fly.  


Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 646
Status earned: 2 XP
Air France doubling the XP status in 2020: 2 additional XPs

I am not going to present Air France app, but still here is a screenshot of the boarding pass; it took Air France a few years to actually have a stable and robust app, and now it is quite user friendly

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For some reasons you couldn't choose your seat on any of the Hop fleet, and even though your Flying blue status would typically entitles you to do so.
The plane has the standard 100 seats in a 2-2 config. 

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I like this view on the vineyards

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 passing through security at Bordeaux terminal B is quite easy and fast. Just the time for me to send a few email thanks to the airports wifi.

There are just a few working dedicated areas and it is always a bit of struggle to find a spot.

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onboard the e190

Not sure if this actual bird is based in LYS, I have been onboard 4 times…

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Aircraft: Embraer E190STD
Registration: F-HBLG
Engines: 2x CFM34
Age: 12 Years
Layout: Y100
Observation: With the Hop livery

The crew was really professional and gave us a warm welcome, followed by the usual announce by the captain thanking us for flying wtih Air France; which is always a nice thought.
It really feels like the days where Karens were the standard for cabin crews are over - thank you covid!   

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Nice tower!

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Good bye LFPO!

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The Cruise.. Really bright over the Volcanoes

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Just like on the way out, the catering was limited to a free drink (my parents here look how they are lovely!)

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Since the first lock down, Air France stopped printing its magazine, and so it is digitally that you can discover it; it is available on the Air France play app.

and the landing…

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spoilers were armed… always a good thing right?!

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A quick bonus, Air France has a "what kind of traveller are you" that lists out the flights in the last 10 years that you went on.. It is funny to see all the aircraft types and the amount of times you have been on, the flight distances, time in the air and the cities you visited!
Sometimes it doesn't update straight away neither does it with cities, that trent to disappear..   

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Air France Hop

Cabin crew8.5

Bordeaux - BOD


Lyon - LYS



AF: a nice flight overall. Crew was really professional and caring. Even though the E190 are correct, I prefer the "sausages" CRJs....

LYS: airport very efficient and fluid as usual.

BOD: airport efficient too but needs to be refurbished.

Information on the route Bordeaux (BOD) Lyon (LYS)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 44 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Bordeaux (BOD) → Lyon (LYS).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Air France avec 7.5/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 10 minutes.

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