Review of Air France flight Lyon Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF1498
Class Economy
Seat 18F
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:04
Take-off 15 Jul 20, 08:16
Arrival at 15 Jul 20, 09:20
AF   #32 out of 67 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 4723 reviews
ChrisB
By GOLD 122
Published on 29th October 2021

MY FIRST OUT OF MANY TRIPS TO BORDEAUX


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. I really enjoyed making the plane a regular place like some people have a regular coffee place, for me it was a place of excitment and where I regularly see some of the same cabin crew I kept running into.

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 LYS - BOD You are here
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Flying blue Miles earned with this flight: 849
Status earned: 2 XP
Air France doubling the XP status in 2020: 2 additional XPs


The good old usual boarding pass on Air France


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Here is the map of our A319 of the domestic route subfleet with the infamous "ironing board" seats.


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AT LYON - SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT


I arrived at the airport with a taxi. Air France has been operating from T2 since the terminal opened, and in these covid lockdown times, this was also the only airport terminal operating.


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And here is our plane parked on the left.


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onboard the a319


Boarding happened respecting the priorities and it was super easy… As it was july 2020 and the lockdown was just lifted a few weeks before that there were really just a few people on the plane.

A lot of CRJs today on the Hop pier.  


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Aircraft: Airbus A319-111
Registration: F-GRHQ
Engines: 2x CFM34
Age: 13 Years
Layout: Y100
Observation: With the hybrid blue wingtip livery


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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. 


Push back and taxi towards 35L


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I really like the "prawn" on the wingtips of AF new livery.


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And take off!


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Quikcly climbing before turning left


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The cabin with the usual ironing boards.. The only thing interesting I guess is the cup holder..


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Finally above the clouds.


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the service was limited to a glass of water or soda, that i left on the left seat as there was nobody next to me


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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


This is was the first I landed at Bordeaux with colleagues, and the first time we randomly met our taxi superstar - the one that I have lived every episodes of these trips!


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While I was also in Bordeaux, I took advantage of this trip to visit a friend that is trying to pass his PPL, and the aeroclub is actually in the same merignac airport.


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Verdict

Air France

6.9/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering6.0

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

One of these flights I have been on but there is always something different every time.

LYS: Very efficient, as always. Lacks a bit of services at T2

AF: for a pendemic flight, it was a fairly good service. The seats aren't the best, but there were wifi and the air france play app.

BOD: Equilly efficient as LYS, and even thought this was before the tram being present at the airport, I still find it easier to go to Merignac than St Exupery.

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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