Review of Tarom flight Paris Bucharest in Economy

Airline Tarom
Flight RO382
Class Economy
Seat 26A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 27 Feb 22, 12:00
Arrival at 27 Feb 22, 15:50
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PapaSierraGolf91
Published on 23rd July 2022

Hi everybody,

Taking advantage of a week's vacation before doing my final internship, I look at air tickets for all of Europe 3 weeks before the departure date and realize that many tickets are at excessively low prices. The lifting of restrictions in many countries makes me want to travel and wishing to see my family in Romania and in Israel, as well as to see a school friend in Germany, I manage to organize a routing for the sum of 172€.

The routing will be as follows:    


Routing

  • RO382 - Economique - Paris → Bucarest - Boeing B737-800 You are here
  • W63257 - Economique - Bucarest → Tel Aviv - A321 Neo Coming soon
  • FR1843 - Economique - Tel Aviv → Baden-Baden - Boeing B737-800 Coming soon

This first leg from Pairs to Bucharest will be the most expensive. Indeed, no Low Cost flight is proposed this Sunday and despite many tested flight configurations, it will be impossible for me to find a cheaper flight than this one with Tarom: 132 €.

This will be the opportunity to reschedule Tarom on an international flight and will give me the chance to try the famous Boeing 737-800 from Malaysia Airlines.

Not having received any email from Tarom, I check-in 20 hours before the theoretical departure time and move back from seat 6F to 26A, thinking I would have more room for me; I was wrong!

Not having any luggage, I arrive 2 hours early at CDG via the RER B, which will not serve the 2-TGV station because of works.    


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After a small tour of CDG val sport, I arrive at terminal 2


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I will pass very fast the security controls
 The FIDS : 


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Leaving from the Hall L, I take advantage of huge windows for the spotting
B777 Air France 


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But also, more exotic
B787 Air India 


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And in front of the double south pists
B787-8 Thai 


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B777 Singapore Airlines


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A220 Air France


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Then I go back to our boarding gate where our B737-800 Tarom is awaiting for us to board


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The plane is full and I would be one of the last to board


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Fuselage Shot :


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Doar instant :


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Passage through the real business class :


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Then, I would arrive at my seat on 26 A
Having no more room in the cabin, my suitcase will be stored in the cabin crew compartment allowing me to see the ground at the level of the waterlogged toilets 


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The pitch is ok but not wonderful for such a long flight :


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But above all, the great interest of this cabin: the IFE (which is not used by Tarom, and it's a shame!)


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The ceiling light seems to indicate that the aircraft is still quite young


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We will push back on time 
Our neighboor, an  E190 Hop! 


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And behind an A319 Rossiya that we will not see again at CDG for a while


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We will line up in the middle of the 09L, a first for me
Last view on the barcode terminal 


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And a last, but no less magnificent B787-900 Air Tahiti Nui


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We take off and the cruise starts under a radiant weather:


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The service begins and ends with a choice of still or sparkling water


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I find that really bad from Tarom, especially considering the price of the ticket!

The continuation of the flight will be under a thick cloudy layer


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That we will cross for a long time during the approach:


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Before seeing the ground in the end


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And kiss landing on time


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The taxiway is the same as usual at OTP, with all the aircraft stored, but also the low cost carriers

B737-300 RO 


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A318 Tarom


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B737 Blue Air and A321 Neo Wizz


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B737-500 Blue Air and B737-300 Air Bucharest


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B737-8 Max Blue Air


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Then, the corner of the lawnmowers with ATR 72 Tarom and Air Serbia


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We will be parked next to an A321 Austrian and a B737 Tarom


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The disembarkation will take a long time and I will get my suitcase back next to the big puddle of water in the toilets

Last view on our plane, after a not so memorable flight 


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OTP has reorganized its passport controls and has opened many more kiosks, but without organizing a way to access each of the kiosks. In short, we play elbows and I would spend almost 1 hour before managing to leave OTP.

The counter to change its euros is closed.

But, well after a beautiful galley, I would have my cab for 50 Lei until the center of Bucharest 


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Thanks for reading

See you soon for the next part of the tour

Papa Sierra Golf 91 

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Verdict

Tarom

5.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew5.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering3.0

Paris - CDG

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.5
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Bucharest - OTP

5.9/10
Efficiency3.0
Access9.0
Services3.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

A rather average flight with Tarom, especially considering the price of the ticket.
It's a pity that the IFE is not used, and that the floor around the toilets was flooded. The lack of snacks, considering the schedule is also regrettable.
CDG is very efficient, too bad for RER B
OTP is trying to be more efficient, but the customs clearance is catastrophic and the lack of exchange office is a difficulty to get to the city center.

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