Review of Air France Hop flight Düsseldorf Paris in Business

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1607
Class Business
Seat 02A
Aircraft Embraer E-170
Flight time 01:15
Take-off 05 Sep 21, 12:05
Arrival at 05 Sep 21, 13:20
AF   #38 out of 66 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 782 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 212
Published on 17th November 2021

Routing


After a nice but short stay in Düsseldorf, it is already time to go back to the Airport. A monorail links the terminals:


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I decided to have a real boarding pass and used a kiosk to do so:


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Security was done in no time:


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This way to Gates B:


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Austrian A320:


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Here I am, gates B:


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The friends I was travelling with are going back to CDG via AMS with KLM Cityhopper :


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hugo junkers lounge


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After a warm welcome I discovered the lounge that was pretty quiet:


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I took a window seat to watch the operations:


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My friends Embraer being loaded:


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Have a safe flight guys!


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I had a look at the buffet, but not feeling that hungry:


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Breakfast is on offer, there are no hot options.


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Drinks:


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I had a coffee:


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Cereals bar:


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Hugo Junkers:


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The flying pencil, aka as 757-300, Condor:


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IB A320:


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Pegasus A320neo:


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TK 332:


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FIDS:


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the flight


Shortly before boarding time, I went to my gate:


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Here is our Embraer E170:


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Boarding starts by zone as usual:


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The door:


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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 :


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AF nor KL neutralizes the adjacent seat. Not business friendly…


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The pitch is good though:


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Safety card:


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More useless Covid paper, those papers are sometimes handed out but never collected:


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Some carry-ons had to go to the hold since the plane was fully booked:


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737-800 TUI:


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We pushed back af few minutes late.  European Air Charter (ex- Bulgarian Air Charter)


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White tail 738 and stored A320 Eurowings:


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FlyEgypt 738 and White Airways A320:


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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.


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More Eurowings:


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And a last one, but this one flies:


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BH Air:


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Line up:


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V1 and rotate:


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Heading to our cruise level:


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The service starts with a cold towel:


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And this is the business "meal":


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Just to compare, this is what Agean offers on a domestic flight between Santorini and Athens, 40' flight:


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Back to Air France's offer:


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The purser begins to be a bit more friendlier but for me it is too late, unfortunately.
In flight:


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Almost arrived:


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CDG:


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Almost there:


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Landed:


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Since we had to give way to taking off aircrafts, we waited close to this BA A319:


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And went to the 2G:


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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:


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Pax bus back to the 2F, here a babybus:


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The last part will follow shortly :)

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Verdict

Air France Hop

5.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew5.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering0.5

Independent Hugo Junkers Lounge

8.0/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services8.0

Düsseldorf - DUS

9.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Paris - CDG

9.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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!

Information on the route Düsseldorf (DUS) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 14 reviews of 6 airlines on the route Düsseldorf (DUS) → Paris (CDG).


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The average flight time is 1 hours and 10 minutes.

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4 Comments

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  • Comment 586757 by
    saintpiev GOLD 1288 Comments

    Hello my dear friend
    Thank you for this report
    We have had a good time in Dusseldorf.
    See you soon !

  • Comment 586796 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5607 Comments

    And here I was making fun of KLM's cinnabun on a 25 min flight...AF's little box of trail mix is even worse. Wow...when you don't block adjacent seats in BUSINESS, there should at least be decent catering. Very sad.

    Totally unprofessional of the FA to bark orders before knowing the facts. I've had that happen a few times over carryons and it's never pleasant. Just by the fact that you are among the first to board should tell the FA that you're either in Business class or an Elite...and in your case BOTH. At least they tried to apologise, but first impressions matter...unfortunate!

    The flying pencil, aka as 757-300, Condor:

    That's a sexy bird though

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 586829 by
      Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 14375 Comments

      Hi Kévin, thanks for the comment !

      Exactly, barking orders to the first passengers boarding a plane is indeed, not a good idea.

      The trail mix you can get a much better one flying with Delta in coach :)

      And the flying pencil is really a sexy thing :)

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