djb77
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Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:20 pm

Hi all,

Have just recently booked return flights for my parents ABZ <> CDG <> FRA.
The ABZ <> CDG (ex. ABZ at 11.40, ex. CDG on return at 20.50) flight is operated by Régional - will they offer complementary food and drink? My parents flights are booked in Economy.

The last time I flew AF (ABZ to CDG via GLA!!) was in 1991, hence the questions...

Many thanks,
djb77
 
goldorak
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:31 pm

Quoting Djb77 (Thread starter):
will they offer complementary food and drink? My parents flights are booked in Economy.

yes (food only during meal times), the service on regional A/C is the same as on mainline AF European network. There's no C class on regional A/C.
 
Knightsofmalta
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:33 pm

I've flown with Regional a couple of times and alyways enjoyed it. Drinks are complimentary and depending on how long the flight is you also get a small something to eat. On a 50 minute flight from BSL to LYS on the morning flight we got a choice of either coffee, tea or hot chocolate, orange juice and a croissant or a pain au chocolat. Which I thought was brilliant, for such a short flight!
 
marcus380
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:38 pm

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
yes (food only during meal times), the service on regional A/C is the same as on mainline AF European network. There's no C class on regional A/C.

Goldorak,

sorry but I must correct I flew on C-Class from BHX to CDG in a BAE146 from regional (not City jet) and there was a C-Class, with a meal and champain to start.

cheers
marcus
 
saintsman
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:48 pm

Quoting Marcus380 (Reply 3):
with a meal and champain to start.

Marcus. You are from France and you spell champagne like that! Tut tut.  Wink


I flew AF operated by Brit Air recently. All you got was a bag of prezels and a drink.
 
EI787
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:07 pm

Quoting Marcus380 (Reply 3):
sorry but I must correct I flew on C-Class from BHX to CDG in a BAE146 from regional (not City jet) and there was a C-Class, with a meal and champain to start.

Regional do not own any BAE146 aircraft. Only CityJet do. And they do normally fly that route anyway, so I think you flew with WX?
 
marcus380
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:13 pm

Quoting EI787 (Reply 5):
Regional do not own any BAE146 aircraft. Only CityJet do. And they do normally fly that route anyway, so I think you flew with WX?

EI787, I guess you must be right...In fact you are certainly right:
http://www.airfrance.fr/FR/fr/local/...=cccdaddjhelggekcefecekedfnfdfol.0
Just checked on AF site, only Cityjet has 20 BAE146

Besides I flew CDG-BRE with regional and it is a single class.So Goldorak, you are right for Regional. It was a An Embraer145

regards
Marcus
 
FlySSC
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 4):
All you got was a bag of prezels and a drink

Well, that's not too bad !!! on such short flights ... and considering that many airline don't give you ANYTHING, or charge you (even for water) on flights up to 3 hours (Iberia, Spanair ...)
 
alespesl
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:32 am

Hey,

I have taken this flight in April 2006. My routing was ABZ-CDG-PRG (one way)

It was the last afternoon flight departing from ABZ-CDG on AF. It was Embraer 145 a/c.

We recieved small muffins and chocolate and soft drinks, wine or beer or juices.

there were only 27 people onboard so the F/A came several times during the 2 hour something flight with muffins and drinks.

Wish your parents a good trip
 
Cazito
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:04 am

They just took delivery of their first E-jet today.

http://www.embraer.com.br/institucio...143-Com-VPC-Regional-E190-I-06.pdf
 
goldorak
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RE: Air France Régional - What To Expect?

Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Marcus380 (Reply 6):
EI787, I guess you must be right...In fact you are certainly right:
http://www.airfrance.fr/FR/fr/local/...=cccdaddjhelggekcefecekedfnfdfol.0
Just checked on AF site, only Cityjet has 20 BAE146

Besides I flew CDG-BRE with regional and it is a single class.So Goldorak, you are right for Regional. It was a An Embraer145

Dear Marcus, you probably drunk too much Champagne during the flight to not recognize the A/C !! Big grin  champagne   champagne 
Cheers
Goldorak