Review of Air France flight Paris Bangalore in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF192
Class Economy
Seat 23A
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 09:40
Take-off 15 Jun 14, 10:40
Arrival at 15 Jun 14, 23:50
AF   #48 out of 121 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 4396 reviews
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By 6818
Published on 9th August 2014
Welcome to my Air France flight report between Paris and Bangalore!

After arriving from Washington around 5:45am, I had a long 4h55min to kill before my connection to India.
To pass most of the time, I slept on a very comfortable bed/ chair at the end of Hall K. Luckily I took a blanket from my previous flight because it was freezing in the terminal. Most shops were closed and the dining options are below average. Bathrooms were quite disgusting too.
This was my view while napping (Saudia 777 and A330):
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AF A380
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My alarm woke me up right in time for boarding


Once seated and boarding was complete, the Captain announced a 1 hour ground delay due to baggage issues.

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The IFE was average size, and it had an average selection as well.
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Pushback! Finally!
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Quick AF spotting.
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Good pitch at the bulkhead

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Right after take off, the captain announced that ATC changed our routing which would add an extra two hours to the flight time.
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Menus were distributed very quickly after takeoff. Its a long one with so many choices and languages.


Aperitif:
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I opted for the lemon chicken dish, which was excellent. Not too fatty, dry, or bland!
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All together a great meal! The crew kept genuine smiles and generosity while serving the cabin.

After the meal, I managed to sleep for a good five hours. I woke up over Saudi Arabia. photo IMG_4665photo IMG_4666photo Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 2.33.05 PM

Soon after, Ice cream was distributed
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About an hour later, more ice cream was served
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The final meal was a combination of fruit, nuts, water, and a warm Indian sandwich
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A delayed arrival into Bangalore
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Indigo A320 and Goair.in A320(above)
A very blurry Lufthansa 747-8i and Dragonair A330
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Premium Economy Cabin
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J cabin
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Quick look at bangalore boarding gates. Overall a beautiful new airport. Immigration took about 15 minutes. Not too bad.
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Verdict

Air France

8.8/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering10.0

Paris - CDG

7.4/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.5

Bangalore - BLR

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

Conclusion

Overall an excellent airfrance flight where the crew, catering, and cabin more than made up for a three hour delay. I will definitely fly Airfrance on my next trip to bangalore.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Bangalore (BLR)

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4 Comments

  • Comment 115677 by
    KL651 TEAM 4492 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    What a huge detour it was to fly throug the Gulf to reach India.
    Did the pilot explain why?

    Maybe this is linked to the fact that airlines avoid both ukrainian and iraki airspace.

    Nice service for a flight of this duration, AF really seem to adapt its menu to the indian market.

    • Comment 299653 by
      AF777 77 Comments

      Thanks for this flight report!

      Yes you are right KL651, it's very strange! First, I thought that they had changed their SID, but then I read 2 hours extra!!!!!!!
      But how do they fly the plane? Do they have to change all the waypoints, airways or will the ATC keep giving them their HDG; CRS if it will be a NDB/VOR navigation! No SELCAL for this time!

  • Comment 115753 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    It seems that AF offers a decent product in Y and is nice to see that the catering is adjusted to the destination. Most airlines that fly to India include a vegetarian hindu meal as one of the regular options on those routes. That is something that I have noticed on previous SQ Y menus. I recall reading a report that on a flight to India with an airline that did not provide a local meal almost half the plane ended up with a special meal.

    Nice observation from KL651. I know that the FAA has recently banned all U.S. carriers from flying over Syrian airspace.

  • Comment 116022 by
    alexandre54 465 Comments

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with AF!
    The meal seems very good.
    I hope the return flight was as pleasant as this one :-).

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