Review of Air France Hop flight Frankfurt Paris in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1519
Class Economy
Seat 10F
Aircraft Embraer E-170
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 24 Jul 20, 21:40
Arrival at 24 Jul 20, 23:10
AF   #40 out of 75 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 765 reviews
ChrisB
By GOLD 128
Published on 20th September 2021

back from a weeks work at frankfurt


Hello Everyone and welcome to this new series of flight, that happened just before the second lockdown of 2020.
This information has some importance has direct flights with LH were almost none existants and you will see the way back is a bit of a funny one! 



Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 777
Status earned: 5 XP
Air France doubling the XP status in 2020: 5 additional XP


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IT was my first visit of Frankfurt and I must say I was pleasently surprised..
Although I think I gained a few kgs just because of the beer!! 


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The European Central Bank.. Hello Christine!


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As all of the Air France Hop flights; you can't choose your seat at booking, regardless of your Skyteam membership status. I am still not sure why the E190/170 and CRJ700/1000 fleet is the exception…
However you can during check-in, which I did, based on the cabin map provided:


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AT FRANKFURT - FLUGHAFEN FRANKFURT AM MAIN


We arrived by taxi at the airport - always impressive to see how they drive at 200kph!!

The airport is well organised and despite its size it is easy to go at checkin and through security. 

Our boss went to the lounge without inviting us again - thanks boss!
While we wait, we realised that my colleague from Toulouse and I were both Avgeeks and so we spent some time spotting.. This is really a star alliance land, bot not only, there are two planes that don't belong to the club here ;-)


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Unlike the other reviews I read before, there was no paxbus and the plane arrived in front of us, at gate B41, directly connected through jetway…


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Aircraft: Embraer E190STD
Registration: F-HBXJ
Engines: 2x CFM34
Age: 11 Years
Layout: Y76
Observation: With the old Hop livery


Fun fact, it was exactly the same unit as we had on the way out..


onboard the e170


I remember I was impressed to hear the crew speak German French and English, I really didn't expect that from a Hop crew that is mainly working on domestic routes…
 
The whole fleet of AF embraer have been standardised with this comfy seat and generous pitch..


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After the usual safety briefing, we left the B pier to taxi for a very short time and align almost straigh away… Even shorter than at Orly!!


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and take off!


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Goodbye aunt Lufthe!


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Really like this maintenance hall, it has a bit of a Mordor vibe!!


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Above the fuel tanks..


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As it was the summer 2020, Air France still didn't have resume its normal service, just cold or hot drinks were offered during the cruise.


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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.  


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Some adv about the Navette - nowadays almost dead.


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And the Hop network that shrunk to not much sustainable…


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AT PARIS - CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT


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We arrived at 2G terminal, where a paxbus awaited to drive us back to 2F terminal as the 2G was closed during covid in 2020.

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Verdict

Air France Hop

7.2/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Meal/catering6.5

Frankfurt - FRA

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Paris - CDG

7.1/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

AF: a nice flight overall. Crew was really professional and caring. Even though the E170 are correct, I prefer the "sausages" CRJs....

CDG: paxbus takes a while to arrive to 2G terminal...

FRA: Although the B terminal isn't exactly brand new, the airport is really well organised (I know cliche but true!) and it is easy to leave the airport.

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