Review of Air France Hop flight Lyon Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1514
Class Economy
Seat 9F
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:10
Take-off 24 Aug 20, 20:05
Arrival at 24 Aug 20, 21:15
AF   #39 out of 66 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 782 reviews
ChrisB
By GOLD 70
Published on 13th November 2021

from place bellecour to place de la bourse


As part of my job, I have been travelling to Bordeaux a lot of times in the past year, up to a weekly basis at some point. This was the first time 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.    


Routing


Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 696
Status earned: 2 XP
Air France doubling the XP status in 2020: 2 additional XPs


I did check in on the app, the days I was checking online and printing are long gone!


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For some reasons you couldn't choose your seat on any of the Hop fleet (now you can), 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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AT LYON - SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT


The sunshine on the High Speed rail station.


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Once airside, I naturally went to this Air France Hop pier… 


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I went naturally there but my plane was parked at Q06 gate, quite unusual.


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We were called to board on time; with the Skypriority respected, premium passengers were called first. And for once I was one of the only one to use the skyprioirty lane..


onboard the e190


The welcome was very friendly I do remember that.


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Aircraft: Embraer E190STD
Registration: F-HBLG
Engines: 2x CFM34
Age: 13 Years
Layout: Y100
Observation: With the Hop livery


Push back next to this busy Hop pier with some Air Corsica ATR - no need to tell you it was bound to.


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soon after the take off the "service" started. As it was in the middle in the pandemics, the complimentary service was limited to a soft drink..


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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.  



The fleet page… Look at the big whale… 
really miss this sight! 


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The network was so extended


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Approach of the Garonne,


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AT BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT


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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.. 


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Verdict

Air France Hop

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Meal/catering7.0

Lyon - LYS

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Bordeaux - BOD

7.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

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 Lyon (LYS) Bordeaux (BOD)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 31 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Lyon (LYS) → Bordeaux (BOD).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 7 minutes.

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