Sunday, April 20, 2014

Flying Air France KLM from Prague to Paris

Prague Airport yesterday morning

Yesterday morning, I took the 90-minute Air France flight from Prague to Paris.

I booked this flight online, as I find it's quite convenient to book flights within France or Europe on Air France just from the computer, logging onto their European website.

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You get to choose your seats and you get your boarding pass printed in advance. So all you have to do is show up at the airport about 45 minutes prior to take-off to drop off your luggage.

Then you just need to show up at the gate about 25 minutes before take-off.

Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris
yesterday morning

LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK

It's a bus, really, rather than a plane ride.

And business class passengers get a pass for the fast-track lane in an pretty efficient airport. The fast-track lane is now in use in most major airports worldwide, so I hope more airports in Southeast Asia follow suit.


THE 2-2 CONFIGURATION FOR EUROPE

Onboard, Air France had the usual configuration for business class on regional flights.

Two passengers basically share a row of three pretty ordinary seats, with the middle seat taken out or left empty so that you have more space between you and the other passenger.

Business class on Air France
Prague-Paris
It's not the best arrangement for business class, but at least it's more legroom and privacy compared to economy class.

And for short-haul flights, it's okay.

WHAT THE FOOD'S LIKE
ON AIR FRANCE


Food-wise, you get a tray of cold and simple dishes for this one-hour and 45-minute flight.

Yesterday morning, I had a canape of ham with cream cheese, which was very good, and an edible cheese roll and quiche.

For dessert, I had a small plate of stewed peaches and a box of salted caramels from Normandy.

STRAIGHTFORWARD SERVICE
UNTIL THEY CAN'T FIND YOUR LUGGAGE

I spent most of the time on the way to Paris
reading Le Monde to brush up on my French

It's very much a basic cut-and-dried service, but pretty typical for a regional flight in Europe.

But the clincher was what happened to my luggage yesterday.

Stay tuned to my story on how Air France lost and never found my luggage. A first, really, in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.






2 comments:

  1. Your Travel Life is so interesting. I can't stop reading your blog.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your lost luggage!

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