Review of Air France Hop flight Stuttgart Paris in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight AF1409
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 03 Aug 22, 18:25
Arrival at 03 Aug 22, 19:45
AF   #38 out of 74 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 893 reviews
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By GOLD 124
Published on 13th November 2022

After a European report on LH, time to show you the product on the competitor Air France.
I am heading to Bordeaux and I have the choice to start in Stuttgart (much more convenient) and use Air France, KLM, Lufthansa or Vueling (not every day). I think also that Swiss is back to Bordeaux.
This ticket was bought using 10k Skymiles (Delta) for STR-CDG-BOD, 20k with the return leg.  


We are beginning of August and the Sbahn central part is closed for 6 weeks school holidays repairs. Trains now start at the main station and use the line going to Singen and Zurich to get back to the Sbahn track heading to the airport. That takes 10 more minutes and makes the Ubahn faster for the same journey. Though the trains are mostly empty. 


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The Ubahn stop is 3min walk along the Mövenpick hotel to the terminal.


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Terminal which is not too croudy. We are a Wednesday 6 days after start of school summer break.


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The T2 is good almost empty as well. All terminals 1-4 are linked air side so you can pass security where you want / where there is the shortest queue.


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This month magazine reports the most popular destinations out of the airport. This used to be Berlin and Hamburg but the Bahn has taken over the traffic. easyJet closed their route STR-BER. 


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Nice views from the T3 today.


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My aircraft is also approaching.


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This is when I am warned that my connection will be delayed. We are in the middle of a difficult summer in Europe and the last flights are usually delayed to wait for connecting passengers. 


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I haven't said a word on a lounge here at the airport. Well they are all closed because the fire protection system is under renewal. That will last until next summer. Air France and KLM are the only 2 airlines that give a voucher of 15€ for Business and Status (ElitePlus) members. LH group and BA don't. Don't know for TK though.

Boarding started on time. 


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Bus boarding. I like it in summer to see the operations on the apron.


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My seat on board this Embraer 190. Space is correct.


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My neighbor is also a Platinum member. I have the impression that everyone who flew a bit in 2022 became Plat with Flying Blue… 


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Push back in front of these Eurowings A32x. They are clearly market leader here with Condor, TUIFly or the turkish airlines far behind.


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The STR tower


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Take off to the East. The mountains in the back are the Alb. A nice plateau at 600-800m to do cross country skiing in winter.


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U-turn and STR from the South East. 1 unique runway but a length close to 4km which makes it one of the airport to use with widebodies when FRA is closed. 


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The service is made of a drink service (beer and wine available) with a small tasty sandwich. Choice between cheese or vegan.


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Air base of St Dizier


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Lac du Der south of St Dizier


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La MArne


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And the infamous terminal G of CDG - reserved to HOP and Luxair.


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2E hall K


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We park at the 2G which has also a few A220 operated by Air France for HOP. That is strange !!!


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A bus takes us in 10min to the terminal 2F. That remains fast.


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Verdict

Air France Hop

7.9/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering10.0

Stuttgart - STR

8.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Paris - CDG

8.4/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

A short hop on board HOP! Basically the same as my report between STR-MUC. Here on time as well and good confort. The service is however much better with a sandwich and a drink service. Also there is a voucher offered because of the closed lounge. Overall impressed by Air France on this route.
STR and CDG both good. Hard to compared them as one is more than 6 times bigger than the offer.

Information on the route Stuttgart (STR) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 25 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Stuttgart (STR) → Paris (CDG).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 23 minutes.

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2 Comments

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  • Comment 615673 by
    NGO85 SILVER 1777 Comments

    Hi AB, thank you for sharing this series on AF!

    STR-CDG is shorter than CDG-BOD, yet the “international” segment gets the sandwich as part of service irregardless of Hop vs Mainline? AF does have elevated service and better amenities (charging), but MUC transfers are likely much more reliable than CDG. Thanks again!

  • Comment 615690 by
    LeMatheuxVoyageur 206 Comments

    Hello and thank you for sharing your flight experience ! AF is offering a quite good service between Stuttgart and Paris with a Voucher, a large panel of drinks, a snack on board despite the fact that quantity is rather small but I think it's good enough for a so short-haul. You had luck at STR because most of german airports were overcrowded. This situation implied a really bad passenger experience. I'm quite surprised by the fact that A220 are also operated by AF Hop ! The terminal 2G has a better visual architecture inside than outside ! See you soon !

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