Review of Air France Hop flight Barcelona Paris in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1549
Class Economy
Seat 22
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 02:00
Take-off 26 Feb 22, 18:00
Arrival at 26 Feb 22, 20:00
AF   #33 out of 69 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 864 reviews
Michelg
By GOLD 212
Published on 25th 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


It is still by taxi that I choose to reach the airport, which says professional travel often means suitcase and that makes the metro or the bus less "competitive"


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Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El Prat Airport


I arrive at the airport a little less than two hours before the departure of my flight, the evening program remains small.


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I was able to do the OLCI and I have an electronic BP coated with the "ready to fly" sesame but I have to register my luggage.


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So I naturally go to the Ready to Fly counter except that it doesn't work. The agent who officiates at the counter seems sincerely sorry and this is probably not the first time that she has had to deal with annoyance caused by this idiotic situation, which cannot give an answer to the very simple question of knowing what is the usefulness of this counter, which is only used to issue boarding passes that you can easily get on your smartphone or at the terminals right next to you as long as you are ready to fly…


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So for my last flight without status or pass, I'm checking the queue. I just forget than silver Skyteam statut give me alowance to go Sky iority counter


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And it's very long time


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More than half an hour just to drop off my suitcase and have a BP reprinted which will be used mainly to attach the luggage tag…

This is one of the main reasons why I prefer solutions that offer a quick path.


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Right next to a deserted space which will become a collector's item a few weeks later…


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A few people on the security check line.


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New!


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Do not take the wrong flight, the one boarding is for Orly.


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I have enough time to take a break in the lounge.


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la sala vip pau vasals


The lounge is accessible to me by Priority Pass.


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The living room is large and over the terminal, it has been completely renovated since my last visit at the end of 2019.


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A large work area has been created.


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Extended by a relaxation area.


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A comfortable lounge overlooks the outside of the airport.


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As is often the case in Spanish fairs, the food and drink offer is very good.


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Soft drinks are self-service but for wine, alcool and hot dishes, you have to order at the bar where you are served with a smile.


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A thirsty cat


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Cheers 🍸


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Plugs are available everywhere melted in the ground, it is very practical.


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Before leaving my hotel, I had immortalized the front page of the day.


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And downloaded something to read.


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One more!


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A FIDS is present to track the status of the flight.


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We can see the tail of the plane from the lounge, it landed on time and Flightradar24 indicates that the departure is also scheduled on time.


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What mean Embarque?


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It mean that we have no move.


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Air Europa  Dreamliner on the way.


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LH A321.


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My gate.


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I will now be able to board the SPs that have deserted the place, but since I don't have a suitcase to put in the luggage compartments, there is no hurry.


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Now it's okay.


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Anybody.


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LH staying at the door.


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Our plane's nose.


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le flight report


Our bird is a young Brazilian of two years old


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Père Fouettard time.


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I go to my seat, the plane is full, if I had had any luggage, it was going to the hold.


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The pitch is enough for a short flight.


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I chose a seat far enough from the wing so that it wouldn't get in the way.


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Boarding is completed.


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Pushback.


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Air Algérie.


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Small spanish plane..


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We arriving rwy 07R


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Take off.


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Barcelone harbour


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See you Barcelone.


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We pass a cloudy layer to discover the setting sun.


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The clouds are held back by the Pyrenees.


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It's just splendid.


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A show you never get tired of.


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We are a little before Toulouse,


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When the snack is served.


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Night takes over. The descent has started and we are around Chauvigny (Vienne)


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The flight ends with an approach to runway 08R.


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We land on time.


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And let's go to our gate at Terminal 2F.


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Air France sends the carousel number via Messenger.


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If you follow me, you must have noticed that one thing was missing. Late boarding with a neighbor making the Sylvester Test difficult, this will be done upon arrival.


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Baggage delivery is not CDG's most efficient service, so I take my time.


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And go knocking on the cockpit door where the pilots will kindly welcome me.


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Allowing Captain Sylvestre to pass his CRJ190 qualification.


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It's time to leave the plane.


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I was right not to rush.


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On the right..


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With an identity check at the end, a recalcitrant trying to go direct will be quickly caught up.


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Shortly after, I get my suitcase.


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And go to take my car at parking.


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the flight with flightradar24


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With the zoom on the departure and the approach.


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Thank you for following me on this flight and to reward those who are still there, a visit to one of the emblematic places of Barcelona.


bonus


It had been a long time since I had visited the Sagrada Familia my pre-Covid attempts having always been met with crowded visiting slots or impressive queues on site.

At the end of February, tourists are timidly returning and I find a visit slot available within 30 minutes, the time to arrive calmly on site.

The proud unfinished Cathedral is still adorned with scaffolding and cranes.


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The imposing Facade of Glory.



The volumes are impressive.


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Le Earth.


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light effects


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The arch.


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First and foremost, we are in a place of worship.


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The lateral nave.


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And finally, a view of the crypt.


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Verdict

Air France Hop

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

Sala VIP Pau Casals - 1

7.5/10
Comfort7.5
Meal/catering7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services7.5

Barcelona - BCN

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

Paris - CDG

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

Conclusion

AIR FRANCE Good value for money for a choice of times that suited me perfectly, flight planned on a small plane which is always pleasant for a short distance. Friendly, available and professional crew without forgetting the service that will have survived the Covid.

BCN Security passed very quickly due to the low attendance at the airport after a long wait at check-in simply to drop off a suitcase when I had a BP "Ready to Fly" the attendant was sorry.
Wide terminal with beautiful volumes and light, commercial and catering offer to match.
Easy access by various transportation.

SALA PAU CASALS Renovated and extended, it offers beautiful, well-thought-out and comfortable spaces for resting, eating or even working and juniors are not forgotten with a family area.
Offer of quality drinks and food.

CDG A passport control whose usefulness inside the Schengen area, quite fast baggage delivery. Remains one of the main problems of CDG, transportation to the city without a quality offer like Heathrow Express type Between the fake taxis and the "atmosphere" of the RER B subway.

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

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The average flight time is 1 hours and 51 minutes.

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