Review of Air France flight Paris Barcelona in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF1048
Class Economy
Seat 7F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 00:00
Take-off 23 Feb 22, 17:45
Arrival at 24 Feb 22, 00:00
AF   #28 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 5971 reviews
Michelg
By GOLD 571
Published on 12th July 2022

At the end of February, a professional trip to Barcelona becomes clearer. The choice to reach the Catalan capital is either Vueling, which can be purchased from IB to benefit from the advantages of the status, or Air France, which currently operates three daily flights from CDG.
Being at 176XP at Flying Blue, the AR flight in Eco will bring me 16XP which is enough to reach the golden level for a year.
I book my flight on AF in Eco which costs me €158.


Routing

  • Paris CDG - Barcelone BCN - AF1048 - Airbus A320 - Economy You are here
  • Barcelona BCN - Paris CDG - AF 1549 - Embrarer E190 - Economy Coming soon

Going to cdg


Once again, I go to the airport at the wheel of my car, the parking reserved in advance being cheaper than the trip by UBER or taxi.


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No comment.


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Since then, work has been completed at this location.


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Arrival from the east, very easy when you park at Terminal 2F


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My car is going to take a break for a few days at Roissy.


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at the airpot


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My flight is announced on time.


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I was able to check in online. At that time, "Ready to Fly" was still a condition for obtaining your BP without going to the counters.


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But I have to drop off my suitcase, there are still very few people at CDG at the end of February.


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Drop off your own luggage. The Silver status allowed me to save the price of the luggage, a cabin bag being too small for a business trip.


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No Sky Priority it will be a passage through the common security but there is little waiting.


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And here I am airside.


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Hall 2F is still just as beautiful even if it is not very practical when boarding.


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AF in Skyteam livery.


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No lounge this time.


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Here is an alternative.


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One other Skyteam livery.


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ITA vith Alitalia coulours.


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Not thisone today.


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It's quiet at the door.


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I will wait here.


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The cover of the day (french side)


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You can download newspapers and magazines.


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Boarding in progress.


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Now we can go.


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The row 3 line opens shortly after, boarding is well managed by the staff at the gate, so it's more fluid.


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Not this one…


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WTF!


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the flight report


Our bird of the day is a venerable 21-year-old A320 but equipped with Wifi and a Best & Beyond cabin.


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Fuselage shot.


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The Sylvester test.


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Cleaning.


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Whats going on outside?


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The pitch is correct and the seat more comfortable than the Germanic NEK which offers more place for the legs.


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Cargo loading.


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Boarding completed.


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We are pushing back a little late.


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For trouble-free taxi.


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And take off in 26R



Climb to the west.


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View of Terminal 1 still closed.


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Before passing the clouds.


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Golden hour.


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Sunset


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Snacking time.


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Cheers.


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Night falls as we near Barcelona.


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The approach is always impressive along the city.


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Barcelona port.


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Before landing on runway 25R.



We will arrive 5 minutes ahead of schedule.


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This way to the exit, the health control still in force in February is quickly passed by scanning the QR code provided by the website of the Spanish Ministry of Health.


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Don't forget the suitcase.


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Head to the hotel by taxi for less than €30, but it's easy to reach the center by metro or bus for much less.


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le vol selon flightradar24


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Avec le zoom sur le départ et l'approche.


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Thank you for accompanying me and see you soon for the return flight but before that, some views of Barcelona.


bonus touristique - balade architecturale a barcelone


I took up residence at the Renaissance Barcelona not far from the very chic Passeig de Gràcia.


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And there are many beautiful buildings around.


Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo on Passeig de Gràcia


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La Casa Milà, a fine example of Art Nouveau according to Gaudi.


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A great find, casa Comalat and a stolen moment inside.


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The Palace of Baron de Quadras.


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La Casa de les Punxes.


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La casa Thomas.


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Vintage boutique.


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Oh I thought I saw a Puffy cat!


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Yes, yes, yes, I did see a Sylvester.


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The Equestrian Club,


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A privileged place for a working lunch.


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End of the evening at the Boqueria market.


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Specialized shop on the Rambla.


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Plaça del Pi.


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And it's time to go to bed.


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Verdict

Air France

7.5/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Paris - CDG

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Barcelona - BCN

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Very good value for money. The flight was at an ideal time for my trip. I was able to book quite early with peace of mind with the possibility of canceling the flight in case of postponement of the planned event. Checked baggage included with Silver status.
Comfortable cabin and seat for a short flight, a service provided with the flight in mind by an attentive crew.

CDG Very few people still which makes things more pleasant especially when you do not have a ticket or status allowing access N ° 1
When will there be fast, clean and direct access to Roissy like the Heathrow Express?
You have to label and send your luggage on your own like a big one in front of a machine, but agents are present in case of a problem.

BCN We walk a lot to get out, the health check was well organized and fast, a bit of a wait to get my suitcase back.
The city center is quickly reached by taxi but the metro or the bus offer a more economical and very practical solution as well.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Barcelona (BCN)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 59 avis concernant 6 compagnies sur la ligne Paris (CDG) → Barcelona (BCN).


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

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 41 minutes.

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  • Comment 607737 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6858 Comments
    Terminal 2F has stood the test of time. It's such a beautiful terminal and still looks so fresh and modern after 30 years or so. I agree it would be nice if CDG had an alternative to the RER for faster and more direct access to the city like London and many other cities. I was hoping something would get built in time for the Olympics in Paris, but I guess that's not gonna happen. Pretty decent snack for a 1.5h flight by today's standards considering so many European carriers have gone to BOB.

    Thanks for sharing!

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