The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.
The average flight time is 11 hours and 41 minutes.More information
I arrived in CDG from Edinburgh to connect to AF442 to Rio. I had a few hours to enjoy the lounge in Terminal 2K.
Boarding began on schedule through the SkyPriority lane for a planned departure of 1310.
Here's our Boeing 777-300ER, F-GZNI - 11 years old at time of report.
View from seat 19L in the Economy cabin.
I thought Air France had updated all the economy seats and PTV's on their 77Ws, obviously not.
Who needs updated PTV's with a view like this though!
We pushed back around 50 minutes behind schedule and made our way to the active runway, 08L.
Those huge GE90's came to life and powered us into the dull skies above Paris!
My favourite channel on the older IFE is working atleast!
Service began with a hygiene pack being distributed - face mask, alcohol gel and wet wipe. This was then followed by the meal service - chicken or pasta.
The cabin crew actively encouraged passengers to have a glass of champagne.
The meal was really tasty; I was tempted to ask for seconds.
Another round of drinks followed the meal service.
I then decided to stretch my legs and wander to the rear galley until the seatbelt light came back on due to some light turbulence - nothing too bad.
I asked the crew if the aircraft had wifi installed, unfortunately not! I was told "this one is too old" - I'm sure there are older AF 77Ws with wifi though.
Another glass of wine passing the Azores as we settled in for another 8hrs and 25 minutes to Rio.
Economy was almost full, however the middle seat next to me remained free which is always a bonus.
I spend the time watching some music videos and a few movies. The selection on AF was pretty decent. Sadly, the older entertainment system had audio issues when using headphones which became quite annoying.
Sun beginning to set. Can't get enough of this view!
Around 1.5 hours prior to landing, cabin crew distributed a bag of snacks and some more drinks. The bag contained a hot cheese pastry, bread roll, yogurt, apple juice and a small cake. I forget what was in the red tub.
Descending towards Rio.
After a smooth landing and flying time of 10hrs and 48 minutes, we were on the ground in Rio and parked next to a Lufthansa A350.
Great flight with Air France. Despite the departure delay, we arrived near to schedule in Rio.
Crew were friendly and helpful during the flight.
Hopefully AF will upgrade their remaining 777 cabins soon which will make for an improved experience too.