Review of Air France flight Bogota Paris in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF423
Class Economy
Seat 40K
Aircraft Airbus A340-300
Flight time 10:40
Take-off 30 Jun 14, 17:20
Arrival at 01 Jul 14, 11:00
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acodan
By 8583
Published on 19th July 2014
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After a wonderful experience in Colombia, the time flew by and quickly arrive the day came back home in Sweden.
The first flight BOG-CDG was scheduled for 17:20, so we had to go with my parents to the airport about 13:00, arrived quickly to ElDorado Airport despite the several road works in the avenue, with some lanes closed, but anyway to 13:30 we were already coming to the terminal.
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Looking for a place to get off the taxi
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We arrived and immediately proceeded to check-in line which had not yet begun, but there was about 20 people already formed in front of me, the line moved quickly and in less than 3 minutes on the counter and get my luggage tagged to Sweden and my boarding pass in hand.

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Boarding pass
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Then i proceed to the passport control
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This is how was looking the gate area, some people watching the soccer game of the world cup.
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My 343 getting ready for his long flight
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Around 16:45 boarding started whose order was the usual, firstly passengers in business class and premium economy, after that passengers with special needs; and finally economy class passengers. As my seat was in row 40, I could get in faster.
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This boarding bridge produce me a claustrophobic feeling
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Warm welcome from the crew
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View from my seat 40K

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Iberia 346 bound to MAD
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The push back started on time, and we take-off about 5:45pm

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Here you can see the take-off and landing video.


During ascent the crew distributed the headphones, a sleeping mask and a refreshing towel.

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Also the menu
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The cabin before the dinner was served
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I chose the second option with white wine
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After dinner, the crew turn off lights so passengers could rest better, I had no desire to watch movies so I put the flight map and doze for a few hours while the crew remained active, distributing occasionally drinks and ice cream service in mid-flight.

When I woke up and went on the Azores and it was dawn outside
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The breakfast was served one hour befor landing

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We arrive on time at 11:00am
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i passed smoothly and went to the baggage-arrivals area



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Verdict

Air France

6.5/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Bogota - BOG

8.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.5

Paris - CDG

8.2/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Hi everybody and thanks for the replies!!

The overall experience was very nice service both on land and onboard, but is fair that AF needs to make a urgent replacement over the outdated a340's. My specifics regular impressions were related with my seat who present problems try to reclining (it get stuck sometimes when try to move it, make me having to make a big force to unbend it), and the mini-IFE with his poor image quality.

However i feel compensated with the nice service on board, the food tasted nice and the crew was passed serving drinks very often always with a smile.

Kind regards.

Information on the route Bogota (BOG) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Bogota (BOG) → 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 10 hours and 38 minutes.

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7 Comments

  • Comment 113248 by
    pititom GOLD 10702 Comments

    Thank you very much for this first report and welcome on board :) I don't think we have many contributors from Sweden !

    The flight is standard Air France coach...maybe the catering is better with two hot meals (South American lines ?)

    Thanks for sharing !

  • Comment 113259 by
    indianocean GOLD 6821 Comments

    Thank you for this first report.

    The A340 cabin is way too old and the pasta meal looks appalling.

  • Comment 113262 by
    KL651 TEAM 4492 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    Seems you had quite a long transit in CDG. Did you go to Paris in between flights?

    The grades regarding confort are average, what was the problem according to you? (I found AF A340 seats pretty uncomfortable as well)

  • Comment 113268 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Welcome and thanks for sharing this report.

    Catering looks decent and the breakfast is better than those served on flights from North America East Coast.

  • Comment 113367 by
    acodan AUTHOR 1 Comments

    Thanks all for your replies!! i had tried to extend my explanations about your questions in the summary section, i have more videos of my flights on my youtube channel, if you like them please suscribe https://www.youtube.com/user/panicreveng/videos

    Kind regards.

  • Comment 113483 by
    marathon GOLD 9566 Comments

    Thanks for this first report, and welcome among the contributors !

  • Comment 113531 by
    Chibcha 432 Comments

    Nice to see another review from my hometown!

    It's a shame AF hasn't taken care of their A343s, they surely look battered, and the miniscule PTV doesn't help. The catering looked OK, almost the same offering as LH on the BOG-FRA route, both much better that what AV offers to Europe.

    Did they hand the water bottles to everyone or just to those who requested water? That brand is charged expensively in restaurants here in Colombia (even when it's not anything out of ordinary)!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Saludos!

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