The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.
The average flight time is 1 hours and 10 minutes.More information
After a nice but short stay in Düsseldorf, it is already time to go back to the Airport. A monorail links the terminals:
I decided to have a real boarding pass and used a kiosk to do so:
Security was done in no time:
This way to Gates B:
Here I am, gates B:
The friends I was travelling with are going back to CDG via AMS with KLM Cityhopper :
After a warm welcome I discovered the lounge that was pretty quiet:
I took a window seat to watch the operations:
My friends Embraer being loaded:
Have a safe flight guys!
I had a look at the buffet, but not feeling that hungry:
Breakfast is on offer, there are no hot options.
I had a coffee:
The flying pencil, aka as 757-300, Condor:
Shortly before boarding time, I went to my gate:
Here is our Embraer E170:
Boarding starts by zone as usual:
The flight didn't start well, all cabin bagages were given green "delivery at aircraft" tags since the ground staff said they didn't have "approved hand luggage" tags anymore and that this would do the job.
Of course, upon boarding, the purser requested each passenger witht the green label to put their carry on in the jetty. I politely said no and explained what happened at the gate. She didn't want to listen and insisted on putting it outside the aircraft.
I said first of all that my carry on was one of the smallest size available, second I was travelling only with that, third and fourth I am Platinum and travelling in business.
She then tries to apologize but it is too late, you never get a second chance to make a first good impression :(
Here's the cabin :
AF nor KL neutralizes the adjacent seat. Not business friendly…
The pitch is good though:
More useless Covid paper, those papers are sometimes handed out but never collected:
Some carry-ons had to go to the hold since the plane was fully booked:
We pushed back af few minutes late. European Air Charter (ex- Bulgarian Air Charter)
White tail 738 and stored A320 Eurowings:
FlyEgypt 738 and White Airways A320:
Again this white tail 738, I didn't get that much information about this aircraft, reg 2-BBRV, it is owned by BBAM in the US. Never heard about it.
And a last one, but this one flies:
V1 and rotate:
Heading to our cruise level:
The service starts with a cold towel:
And this is the business "meal":
Just to compare, this is what Agean offers on a domestic flight between Santorini and Athens, 40' flight:
Back to Air France's offer:
The purser begins to be a bit more friendlier but for me it is too late, unfortunately.
Since we had to give way to taking off aircrafts, we waited close to this BA A319:
And went to the 2G:
Two last shoots of the plane that came with a big "no photo" from the ground staff. At that point I decided that my only spoken language would be German:
Pax bus back to the 2F, here a babybus:
The last part will follow shortly :)
No adjacent seat blocked on Embraers nor with AF nor with KL. The catering is a shame, the purser was unfriendly to begin with but then was a bit friendlier.
DUS was nice and so was the lounge.
Nothing to say about CDG, apart from the staff that loves to shout "No photos" to people boarding/deboarding aircrafts.
As usual, thanks for reading!