Evaluation: Air France Hop! Embraer 170 Financial system Class


Because of an unusually excessive prepare ticket (or maybe an unusually low-cost Air France ticket), we flew from Basel/Mulhouse to Paris on an Air France Hop Embraer 170.

Air France Hop! Embraer 170 Financial system Class Evaluation

Returning to Germany after my temporary journey to Los Angeles, it was time for my subsequent mini-adventure, a visit to Paris with my spouse Heidi. A couple of week earlier than our journey, we went on-line to purchase prepare tickets to Paris, a three-hour journey from close by Mulhouse, however regardless of France being closely taxed on shorthaul flights, prepare tickets have been costlier than flying .


I am not one to show down airline journey, so we booked Air France tickets for $80 every (hand baggage solely) and arrived at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg about 90 minutes earlier than our 10:05 AM flight. , It is likely one of the finest airports because it spans each Switzerland and France. You may stroll backwards and forwards between nations on the departure stage and once you land on the airport you may select which nation to enter.

test in

We have been touring with hand baggage solely (at the very least on outbound journey…) and had already checked in on-line, so we have been capable of bypass the lengthy Air France-KLM traces to check-in.

After we cleared safety, we discovered that one of many airport lounges, which is a part of the Precedence Go community, remains to be closed because of the pandemic (keep in mind, this was July 2021). Skyview Lounge has reopened…

flight delay

We proceeded to our gate the place it was discovered that our aircraft had not arrived but. I checked the aircraft coming from Paris on my telephone and noticed that it hasn’t exited Paris but… we’ll be right here for some time.

So Heidi and I drank espresso and break up a croissant whereas we waited for the delay.

Lastly, about 35 minutes after our scheduled departure, the aircraft landed (there was a VIP of some type). After the aircraft took off, we have been instantly invited on board (no cleanup).

Air France 1193
Basel/Mulhouse (BSL) – Paris (CDG)
Thursday, July 29
Departure: 10:55 am
Arrival: 12:10 PM
Length: 1 hour, quarter-hour
Plane: Embraer 170
Distance: 250 miles
Seat: 9D (Financial system Class)

A flight attendant gave us an enormous smile as we boarded (which fairly truthfully sounded non-French-like to me, however I did not thoughts) and greeted us in French.


On the ship, we discovered our seats in row seven and settled down. The Embraer 170 has a 2-2 configuration with a complete of 76 seats. No energy plug or Wi-Fi obtainable. The seats are 17.5 inches lengthy with 31 inches of legroom in economic system class, masking rows 6–20 (rows 1–5 in enterprise class have a single seat, solely with barely extra legroom).

After conducting a safety test, the flight attendant carried out a handbook security demonstration and we quickly took off… about an hour late.

meals + drink

As soon as within the air, a complimentary beverage service happened, with every providing water, espresso, orange juice, or Coca-Cola and different drinks solely on request. Since this was each a brief and nearly full flight, limiting the drink service whereas providing particular requests simply made sense.

I had water and Heidi had espresso and all of us acquired a Madeleine cookie.

We landed in Paris as quickly as the rubbish was collected.

Arrival in Paris

We reached a gate in Paris Terminal 2 and shortly stopped and exited baggage declare and have been on our strategy to our resort.

The elusive A318…


Regardless of the annoying delay, we had a pleasing journey on Air France. Kudos to the flight attendant for managing the drink and snack service on the brief flight.

Politics apart, it appeared a bit odd that my airline ticket was cheaper than a prepare ticket, however it was good to get to Paris early, even when the entire journey time was up. We withdrew the prepare this time because of the schedule. We wished to depart Paris within the afternoon and within the morning Air France was working just one flight per day. Once more, although, it was low-cost to fly. Who would have thought that the Air France SNCF can be cheaper than the TGV?


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