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Aloha Hawaii: CDG-LAX-HNL-LAX-CDG (AF/DL): Part 1  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8810 times:

This Trip Report is dedicated to my dear Mum who sadly died from leukemia last April. I really enjoyed flying with her...


Last October/November, my wife and I spent a wonderful honey moon in LA and in Hawaii.

First flight:
I was so excited as it was the first time I was going to fly on a 77W!!!
AF 777s have now a bad reputation here due to the 3-4-3 seating in Y, so I was happy to fly in Premium Voyageur...

CDG-LAX:
FLIGHT AF066
Dep schedule: 10.30 am--Actual: 12.30
Arrival: 2.10 pm-----Actual: 4.00 pm
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Reg: F-GSQL
Seat: 20K/20L PREMIUM VOYAGEUR
Flight duration: only 10hours and 40 minutes



It was during the famous AF strike, we were so afraid the flight would be cancelled... Finally, it was OK, but we departed 2 hours late...

Views of our a/c:



CDG 2E:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1020995.jpg

Then, it was high time to board...

View from my seat during boarding:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030001.jpg

View of the massive during boarding:



Our seats (sorry for the quality of the pic):


Then, we finally took off, this was very powerful  


IFE, quite good IMO:


Nice wingflex:


Wingtip detail:



Almost over Greenland:


Greenland!!!


A view in the Y cabin:



Service during this flight was horrible: due to the strike, there were only 8 F/As in the a/c instead of 15, usually.
The flight was rather uneventful, some light turbulence while over Canada, but that was it.
The Premium Voyageur class is of course more comfortable than Y, and I didn't find the seats too hard.


Now, a few pics I took in LA:

Hollywood Bd:


Hollywood...


Farmer market, one of my fav place in LA...
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030137.jpg

The Grove (we went twice to the Grove):
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030117.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1040021.jpg

Santa Monica:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030233.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030183.jpg





Beverly Hills view:

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030154.jpg


View from our room:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1040009.jpg


Disneyland:
http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030976.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030991.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030943.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t451/LY777/P1030957.jpg


All in all, it was a very nice stay in LA: many people dislike the city, but I found it GREAT.
Concerning my AF flight, it was average as there was no service during the flight. A shame their 777s are not equipped with mood lights though
But now, it was time to go to Hawaii!!!!!! See PART 2


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User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8579 times:

Sweet! Can't wait to read the next part! I'm interested to see the difference between AF and DL if any...

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7699 times:
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Thanks for posting, interesting there were only 8 FA's rather than the usual 15, I'm surprised they flew that that few crew, seems to few to me from a legal crewing put of view.

You say there was no service, what, nothing at all?

Tks

Mark



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):
Thanks for posting, interesting there were only 8 FA's rather than the usual 15, I'm surprised they flew that that few crew, seems to few to me from a legal crewing put of view.

You say there was no service, what, nothing at all?

Apparently, 8 was the minimum for a full 77W in AF config.
There was a service, but it was the minimum. They served the drinks at the same time as the meal, and the meal was a cold meal so that the F/As didn't have to reheat the meals.



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User currently offlineflpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 4325 times:

Bonjour,

Interesting to have feedback about inflight during a cabin crew strike. Thanks.

FYI, (I'm not sure if it is DGAC or AF rules but) the plane can operate as long as there is one cabin crew for each pair of doors. Since there are 5 pairs of doors on the 77W, the minimum is really 5 ! However you then have to take the requirement of 1 cabin crew per 50 passengers, which would actually make it possible to have 250 passengers on board. So with 8 cabin crew, it was actually a little bit more than the bare minimum.



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