Review of Air France Hop flight Paris Gothenburg in Economy

Airline Air France Hop
Flight A5 1452
Class Economy
Seat 9A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 12 Oct 14, 12:45
Arrival at 12 Oct 14, 14:25
AF   #55 out of 121 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 634 reviews
jetsetpanda
By 2617
Published on 14th October 2014
Hello and welcome to this CDG-SFO segment of my trip. Here is my schedule:

AF SFO-CDG in Y - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8246.html
AF CDG-GOT in Y - you are here
SK GOT-ARN in C - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8276.html
SK ARN-NCE in C - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8309.html
LH NCE-MUC in Y - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8340.html
LH MUC-GOT in Y - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8373.html
KL GOT-AMS in Y - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8374.html
KL AMS-SFO in Y - http://flight-report.com/en/report-8392.html


I was concerned about having less than 1.5 hrs to connect from 2E to 2G, but those worries proved unfounded as the connection proved to be very smooth with agents from AF and Paris ADP being visible to assist and direct passengers to the right gates. I took the shuttle from 2E and was dropped in about 10 min. or less.

Terminal 2G feels like a stepchild with its basic facilities and lack of space. Upon entering we were cleared by some disinterested Immigration officials who did not even bothered to return the most basic greetings. I waited in a very crowded central room for the gate number of my GOT flight to be posted. A little after the official boarding time, the screen flashed G25 and I was on my way. Once there, I went downstairs to the door along with the rest of the passengers and an announcement was made by one of the gate agents saying that there will be a slight delay. The flight was delayed for 37 min. but the reason was not communicated to the passengers.

Most passengers were Scandinavians and there were a couple of families with children on today's flight. When I presented my boarding pass it beeped so the agent gave me a new seat assignment. It appears that in DL's haste to rebook me my previous seat assignment was cancelled. We were required to go through the stairs to board the plane so that presented the opportunity to take good pictures of the whole plane.

The FA at the entrance welcome everyone with a smile and soon I settled into my seat. Leg room was fine and I happen to love Embraer planes due to their 2x2 configuration. It's great to know that there is never a middle seat.

Plane at the gate.

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Cabin and pitch.

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Taxiing to the runway.




SN is ready for dept.

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Adieu CDG.

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The FA started the beverage service and honestly I was expecting the sweet or salty choices. To my surprise I was offered a choice between cheese OR salami sandwich from a basket. I chose the cheese one.

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Time passed quickly and we were then ready for descend. The landscape outside was just gorgeous.




We arrived 25 min. late in GOT. I exited quickly and took the airport bus to my Elite Park Avenue hotel on Avenyn.


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Verdict

Air France Hop

7.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering7.5

Paris - CDG

7.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Gothenburg - GOT

5.0/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

I had a rather smooth and quick connection at CDG which caught me by surprise. It's great to see that things have indeed improved at this major European hub airport.

The flight was uneventful and things turned out as expected, expect for the on time performance.

See you later with short bonus on GOT and flying on SK Plus - a product with a split personality.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Gothenburg (GOT)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 6 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Gothenburg (GOT).


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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 59 minutes.

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11 Comments

  • Comment 120052 by
    marathon GOLD 9566 Comments

    Disinterested is unfortunately often the most suitable word describing Immigration officials in CDG.
    I share your liking the E-190. I understand the distance to Sweden is long enough to have more than a couple cookies on AF/Hop flights.
    Sorry you did not identify the Swedish lakes - no, I'm joking ;-)
    Thanks for sharing !

  • Comment 120054 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8234 Comments

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us on this flight.
    I don't really like 2 G and am (in a postive way) surprised that transfer from 2E to 2G was smooth. It's true that CDG has improved and it shows.
    The flight in itself is correct and the catering in line with the flight duration.
    I also enjoy this plane which is confortable and , as you said, avoids the risk of having a middle seat !

  • Comment 120059 by
    KL651 TEAM 4492 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    The airside bus connections between terminals 2E and 2F really are a plus, as this terminal is hard to get to otherwise.

    The service is adequate for the flight of this duration. I wonder what the J class pax got.

  • Comment 120093 by
    lagentsecret GOLD 12428 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    Nice 2x2 configuration

    Baguette aux raisins gouda AF has stolen the LH's recipes or is this from the Dutch gastroignominy ?

    See you soon for another report

  • Comment 120206 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5307 Comments

    French immigration officers are always disinterested...I don't think I've ever heard one actually say hello or thanks before :-) CDG has an undeserved reputation for being difficult to connect through, but this has not been the case in years. It's actually quite easy to connect in CDG as your report shows. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoyed Sweden.

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