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NCE-CDG-ORD On Air France (Pictures)  
User currently offlineSouthwestMDW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 303 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 10145 times:

So, my trip to France with ACIS Educational Tours had ended. I became closer with friends at school, met new people, and saw amazing sights. France was an amazing country with a rich culture and I cannot wait to go back. Unfortunately, it was time to fly home. We took an overnight train to Nice earlier in the trip so we were flying home Nice - Paris - Chicago.

We arrived at the Nice Airport at about 8:00am. At this point, it was only the students from my school. The two other groups flew home on different flights. There was a small line and we got checked in and our baggage got checked through to Chicago. We waited in the airport until about 9:40am before our flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle boarded. So, the trip back to the United States began.

June 14, 2007
Air France flight 7701
STD: 10:10am
ATD: 10:14am
STA: 11:45am
ATA: 11:42am
Airbus A320, Seat 19F

We took off right on time and started flying toward Paris. There was nothing really spectacular about this flight, they served La Mere Poudlard cookies (from Mont-St-Michel) and a drink during the flight and it was very smooth. It went very quickly and we were at Charles de Gaulle in a little over an hour. I did notice that there were no winglets on this A320.


In Flight. The flight was full.

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In Flight over French Countrysides

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No Winglet on this Airbus!

We landed in Paris and made our connections and took the bus to Gate E85 in the temporary structure where we boarded our Airbus A340 for flight 51 to Chicago.

July 14, 2007
Air France flight 51
Paris Charles de Gaulle - Chicago O'Hare
STD: 1:15pm
ATD: 2:45pm
STA: 3:20pm
ATA: 3:57pm
Airbus A340, Seat 47K


About to Board as flight 51 to Chicago

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It's always fun to walk on the tarmac

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About to walk up the stairs at door 2L.

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We boarded on time, but ended up sitting on the tarmac for a little over an hour for unknown reasons. It was not a big deal, the crew was great and brought around drinks. The guy who was at our row was very funny.


During the wait to leave

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Leaving Paris!

They had little cupholders on the tray tables. I loved this because you didn't have to put down the tray table when you had a drink so it saved room.



I had taken a Tylenol PM so I slept until mealtime. It was basically the same thing as before, beef and vegetables. It was very good though. We landed in Chicago a little late but I made it through customs in 25 minutes which was great. Everybody met up with their parents and my Mom drove me back home to the Western Suburbs. I was happy to be home, but sad to be away from France. Air France was great!

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 10102 times:

Good reports, both parts.

Quoting SouthwestMDW (Thread starter):
No Winglet on this Airbus!

I might have believed you if you said that was a 757, but the A320 has that extra flap canoe.  Smile


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 10001 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
I might have believed you if you said that was a 757, but the A320 has that extra flap canoe.



Quoting SouthwestMDW (Thread starter):
No Winglet on this Airbus!

The early A320-100s dont have flaps, and clearly he flew on one of those  Smile

Good report!


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 9565 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 2):
clearly he flew on one of those

Perhaps... but there is also another possibility:

The plane could've had one winglet missing for whatever reason. Notice the interior picture... it shows the slightly newer overhead locker doors (metal effect handles etc). The A320-100s certainly didn't have them (although I guess they could've been retrofitted)


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9355 times:

Very good report and pictures! Interesting to see you flew on an A320 with no winglets.


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User currently offlineNavymmw From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9113 times:

Nice Trip Report, im kind of mad at you because now I really really cant wait untill my school trip to China coming up in April. lol Big grin Big grin.

User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8850 times:

great follow up to part 1. looks like you had an amazing experience.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8544 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8188 times:
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Short but sweet, nice pics.

Quoting SouthwestMDW (Thread starter):
I did notice that there were no winglets on this A320.

- Most likely a -100, if so congrats, these babies are pretty rare!

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8008 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
- Most likely a -100, if so congrats, these babies are pretty rare!

Agreed. I think AF has only 5 or 6 of them?



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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here and your flights on AF. I hope you'll be able to come back soon ! Thanks for your nice report
Goldorak


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