Review of Air France Hop flight Lyon Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1662
Class Economy
Seat 9A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 10 Aug 20, 16:15
Arrival at 10 Aug 20, 17:20
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ChrisB
By GOLD 126
Published on 2nd December 2021

from rhone to gironde


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.    


Routing


Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 627
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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The plane has the standard 100 seats in a 2-2 config (I counted them yes!) 


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AT LYON - SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT


Arriving by taxi at the airport. I realised I never took in picture the famous round about.


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


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I have often took this picture, I really this angle of this sausage in front of the tower!


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A kind of busy Hop pier for an in between lockdowns time!


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And for once some ATR back in there, since Hop gave up the type, there is just Air Corsica operating the type here.


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onboard the e190


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


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The priorities were respected for boarding.


I apologise I missed some pictures at take off, but fear not I have a wonderful picture of the service!! As it was in the middle in the pandemics, the complimentary service was limited to a soft drink.. 


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During the cruise, the guys near me wanted to join as they were not seating next to each other. Now here I am on the F side.


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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.  



AT BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT


Here I arrived in front of the famous vineyard of Bordeaux airport BOD. 


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My little touristic bonus


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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

7.2/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Lyon - LYS

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

Bordeaux - BOD

7.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

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 32 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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