Montreal - Paris CDG AF / Y, 747-400: after the very soon
Paris CDG - Basle AF / Y, ATR72: Won't be published
My short trip in Montreal ends very quickly and it is with the taxi that I go back to Trudeau airport. The taxi has a fixed price at CAD 40.- one way, roughly 25€, not that expensive given the amount of time needed to go to the airport. The alternative would have been to take the metro and then the 747 coach to the airport, but I've been a bit lazy. I find it sad that such an airport does not have any train link to the city.
Check in is fast and courteous, only one guy before me, thanks to the Sky Priority lane. SP gives access to a dedicated lane for the inspection, and that was quite handy given the amount of people in the regular lane. I'll be at 01:30p in front of the lounge, quite early as I wanted to discover the YUL AF lounge that looked nice on the pictures I saw on Flight Report.
At nearly every gates there are games for the children:
As scheduled, a 744 is waiting at the gate, F-GITE tonight. That will mean a retrofitted bird! Cool.
Some pictures of the terminal: (those who already know my FR's know that airport picturing not my thing is and that I am ways better in loo and doors pictures!)
Here's the drama of this FR. The lounge only opens at 02:30p and it is now 01:30p. Sh*t!!
It is a bit strange to open only a lounge 02:20 before the first departure. For me, a minimum of 03:00 should be the norm. At exactly 02:30 the door opens and I'll be the first to be at the lounge.
Very nice welcome by the attendant, I've been asked if I'd like to take a shower (is my smell that bad :p) and I'll be shown the buffet.
Here is the lounge in global:
The quiche was lovely, the salad and the veggies very fresh, the cheeses excellent and the desserts to die for. Only the beef accra was so so.
Very nice views of the tarmac:
330-300 Air Transat:
737-800 CanJet: F-GZHB who spends the winter with daddy CanJet and comes back to mummy Transavia summers.
737-800 Air Transat: F-GZHD, who spends her first winter holidays with Auntie Transat and comes back to mummy Transavia in the summer:
Mobile boarding lounges:
A better view taken later from the a/c:
Second flight to CDG with 340-300:
Boarding then starts with strict respect of priorities. I head upstairs of this beautiful lady:
Upper deck emergency exits that open upwards, and the slide arming handle. Those doors can't be used for boarding or catering. Only for emergency purposes:
Here a short video to show you what happens when you open a door on the upper deck with armed slides:
Jump seat upper deck:
Nice pitch on the emergency exit:
Note that the luggage bins on the upper deck not very big are. But there is a compartment just right after the stairs to accomodate excess bags.
Side bin, very handy:
Pretty good recline and the seat slides forward as well:
Light and crew call control, only the seats on the first row or emergency exits have this, as they are on the IFE for the others:
I've been very impressed by the steward that told us that the upper deck will only be full at 50% and checked each full row to offer an empty seat to have a maximum of 2 people per 3 seats. That was very nice. Thanks to this, I have been able to move to a fully empty 3 seaters.
Push back will be 20 minutes late because of some no shows. But no incidence on our arrival time. Some spotting while taxiing, and the beautiful MD11 among others:
Beautiful views after take off over the airport and the St Laurent river:
Main deck, fully booked:
Winglet from one of the doors windows and the door:
Back upstairs to check the menu:
What's to see outside?:
I'm gonna have the pasta for dinner:
The carrot salad was good, the dessert as well, the fruit compote was lovely but the pasta really not to my taste. The merlot sauce smelled like old wine, the cheese had no taste, and the tomatoes a red thing full of water. To forget! Thankfully I was not hungry!
The crew offered champagne pro actively during the whole service, a very nice touch. Plus, when someone ordered a drink, they always added: 'Do you care for anything else'?
When clearing the trays, they asked each passengers if they wanted a digestive. Such an offer can't be declined:
Good idea to put messages on the IFE instead audio announcements:
Full flat bed:
Looks comfortable, but I won't really sleep, only dozing a bit.
A few hours later the mini breakfast is served, as I was not feeling hungry I'll only drink the OJ and ask for a hot chocolate.
We will land at 05:20, 10 minutes early! Good.
Air France Lounge
Montreal - YUL
Paris - CDG
A very nice AF flight, on time flight, comfortable retroffited seats, very attentive crew. Only the food was so-so.
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