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Flying AF (Brit Air) In Two Weeks ; Questions  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Hi all,

I'll be flying AF5881 FRA to LYS on Nov 24, and back to FRA on AF5882 on Nov 26. Both flights are operated by Brit Air. I have a couple of questions:

- The type is shown to be a CRJ. Will it be a -200 or a -700 (it's not specified)?
- (Most importantly) I want to travel with hand luggage only, but my usual carry-on is the max size allowed. It fits comfortably in the overhead bins of many types (including the large E-jets), but it will not fit in the overhead bins of the CRJs. Does AF have a policy to gate check larger carry ons and receive them on the other side (like many North American carriers do), or will I have to check it in?

Thanks!

Tony


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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Hi There SNATH,

I recently flew Brit Air on French internals,and have to say they are alot lot better than their parent counterpart...drinks food etc...(but this istrue on all of the regional partners...especially in europe)
As for the aircraft, CRJ, thiscould be either although i have seen CR2/CR7/CR9 used as designators,,,i guess it just means Brit Air can increase/decrease the load factor as required.
Yes, you can walk you maxed out hand luggage to the aircraft side, and expect to find it waiting in the same place as you deplane in Lyon
rgds
Tugmaster


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

TM,

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 1):
As for the aircraft, CRJ, thiscould be either although i have seen CR2/CR7/CR9 used as designators,,,i guess it just means Brit Air can increase/decrease the load factor as required.

My reservation just shows "Canadair Regional Jet". I suppose not knowing will add to the excitement of going to the airport.  Smile I just hope it's not going to be one of the dreaded -200s.

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 1):
Yes, you can walk you maxed out hand luggage to the aircraft side, and expect to find it waiting in the same place as you deplane in Lyon

Perfect, this is very helpful.

Thanks very much for taking the time to write; I very much appreciate it.

tony



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5149 times:



Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
The type is shown to be a CRJ. Will it be a -200 or a -700 (it's not specified)?

Brit'Air opertaes only CRJ100 or CRJ700.

"CRJ" is usually the code used for the CRJ100. For the CRJ700, they usually use "CR7"

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 1):
I recently flew Brit Air on French internals,and have to say they are alot lot better than their parent counterpart...drinks food etc...(

I can not see how it can be "a lot better" as the inflight service on Brit'Air or Regional Airlines is strictly identical to the inflight service on AF itself. (Same food, same drinks, same catering...)




Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
Does AF have a policy to gate check larger carry ons and receive them on the other side

Yep ! That's what they normally do.


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5123 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
Brit'Air opertaes only CRJ100

They are the same as the -200s: uncomfortable!  Smile

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
"CRJ" is usually the code used for the CRJ100. For the CRJ700, they usually use "CR7"

As I said, my reservation says Canadair Regional Jet, the AF web site says Canadair. Let the excitement begin!  Smile

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
Yep ! That's what they normally do.

Good stuff. I was dreading having to check my hand luggage in....

Tony



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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5076 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
CRJ" is usually the code used for the CRJ100. For the CRJ700, they usually use "CR7"

The key word here is ....USUALLY..... however, having a generic designation, CRJ allows the ability to increase/decrease the load v.v.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
I can not see how it can be "a lot better" as the inflight service on Brit'Air or Regional Airlines is strictly identical to the inflight service on AF itself. (Same food, same drinks, same catering...)

Not true... i flew CFE-CDG on a Brit Air CRJ-700 then connectd on to an AF A320, to fly the LHR leg, and the level of service was markedly different...including the food.

you will also find this with BA/Sun-Air IB/Air Nostrum.....to name a few...The level of service is usuall greater on the regional......This also goes for AF/Regionale.

rgds


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5046 times:



Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 5):
Not true... i flew CFE-CDG on a Brit Air CRJ-700 then connectd on to an AF A320, to fly the LHR leg, and the level of service was markedly different...including the food.

The service was different because it depends on the schedule of the flight and the flight lengh.
It's not different because of a CRJ or an A320.


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