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
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By GOLD 213
Published on 29th October 2021


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! 


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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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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.


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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Cabin crew7.5

Lyon - LYS


Bordeaux - BOD



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)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 47 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Lyon (LYS) → Bordeaux (BOD).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Air France avec 7.5/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 6 minutes.

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