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Air France - more than satisfactory
Air France in general
Member Name: rockinrach08
Air France in general
Date: 20/02/11, updated on 22/08/13 (98 review reads)
Advantages: good price, polite and professional staff, food okay, entertainment in long-haul flights, many desti
At the end of last year I went on a trip to New York. We searched for quite a while to try and find the cheapest flights and we ended up with Air France (at the time we bought the tickets they were £371 return each). We flew from Edinburgh to Paris and then from Paris to Newark. The return flight was however from JFK and then to Paris and Edinburgh.
Even though the prices were really cheap and we weren't expecting much, the journey was very pleasant and all the staff were wonderful. And no hidden fees.
- Flights -
The flights themselves went smoothly. We were delayed from Edinburgh to Paris and Paris to Edinburgh but neither were the fault of Air France (Paris to Edinburgh delay was due to strikes in Paris). We arrived in each destination on time and had no problems with our connecting flights. All flights were smooth, minus some expected turbulance, and we had no complaints about the flights themselves.
- Food -
Everyone moans about airline food and I never expect it to be great. I am vegetarian and people always remark about the fact that my food looks better than theirs. We only got a snack from Edinburgh to Paris and back of a small, plain packet of biscuit like snacks and a glass of water, orange juice, tea or coffee. The meals between Paris and New York were better though. I didn't really enjoy my meal on the way back, but managed to eat some of it. There was also a choice of wine and champagne as well as soft drinks. I won't lie, its what you would expect from airline food but it was edible.
- Entertainment -
The screens on the back of the chairs provide you with your entertainment with a choice of films, tv shows and music. I watched a couple of films, including one that I had been meaning to see at the cinema. The screens don't have the perfect resolution and don't expect HD quality or the best sound but its watchable and its better than listening to lots of turbulance. It also allows you to track the plane as it flies (admittedly not as exciting as your are flying over the Altantic and can just see blue) and check stats like outside plane temperture. You are provided with headphones (along with an eye mask, ear plugs and freshening wipe) for free so you are not required to pay anything.
- Staff -
I found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. They all greeted us with a smile and answered any questions we had. All very professional and polite.
- Overall -
It was an enjoyable experience, great quality for the price and would definitely fly with them again. I would recommend them also.
Summary: Great, would fly with them again. Don't have a bad thing to say about Air France.
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