Review of Air France Hop flight Lyon Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1662
Class Economy
Seat 10F
Aircraft Embraer E-170
Flight time 01:07
Take-off 17 Aug 20, 16:15
Arrival at 17 Aug 20, 17:22
AF   #43 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 757 reviews
ChrisB
By GOLD 115
Published on 1st October 2021

another week in the country of wine from the country of wine!


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!

I know this is just a small domestic flight, and it is hard to make it interesting but I'll try my best! 


Routing

  • Air France Hop LYS - BOD You are here
  • Air France Hop BOD - LYS Not available

Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 452
Status earned: 2 XP
Air France doubling the XP status in 2020: 2 additional XPs


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I chose my seat 30 hours before departure, as all HOP flights, you can't choose your seats before this point.

Air France chose to fit its E190 fleet with the maximun at a 32in pitch : 100 seats. 


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AT LYON - SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT


I arrived with a taxi as usual, and went through security really fast:
- during covid times there was barely anyone at the airport at 6pm during a weekday
- I was travelling light as usual, with just my cabin suitcase.  


I passed security very quickly and arrived at the Air France Hop hub, at the top end of Terminal 2.


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where there were almost exclusively jsut canadian(now japanese) hop planes…


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and more!


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onboard the e190


Aircraft: Embraer E190STD
Registration: F-HBLJ
Engines: 2x CFM34
Age: 12 Years
Layout: Y100 


Here at pushback… You can see the skewer of CRJs… 


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We started taxiing shortly after and took off on time. 


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The glorious green safety card


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Once passed 10,000 feet the crew started very mechanically to serve drinks… The crew onboard was very robotic - not rude - just not very human..


I remember well this crew onboard Alitalia that was telling me always always always drink water with coffee onboard a plane… I guess she was right and still follow her advice till this day.


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As often described and reported, the seat are quite comfy and the pitch seems better than the one found onboard the A32X fleet…


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Now onto the magazine review… Very strangely, and even if it is an online magasine since the first lock down, it was still the same issue since the previous march…



And the descent to Bordeaux…


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AT BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT


I arrived at the B terminal and my super star of taxi was already there awaiting for me!


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Verdict

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 26 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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