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AF Cancels EIN-CDG Per Dec 22

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:03 pm

"As per December 22, 2006 Air France will no longer operate the Eindhoven-Paris flight service. As per that date, passengers can depart from Amsterdam, Brussels or Dusseldorf."

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RE: AF Cancels EIN-CDG Per Dec 22

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:52 pm

I've read that Airlinair will take over these flights but switch them to ORY. They will operate smaller equipment than AF.

I'm not too surprised. For O&D-passengers, the train is still an attractive alternative, as is driving.

For connecting passengers, IMO it's far more comfortable to just take the train or car to AMS and fly non-stop to your destinations, than fly to CDG and transfer there. The intl destinations only served from CDG don't fill 120 seats a day.
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RE: AF Cancels EIN-CDG Per Dec 22

Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:45 pm

The flights have always been operated by Airlinair (ATRs). I flew this route once, for novelty's sake and needless to say it wasn't very full. I guess AF overestimated the amount of Philips traffic on this route and the fact that AMS really isn't that far away.
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RE: AF Cancels EIN-CDG Per Dec 22

Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:28 am

The pricing of the flight obviously showed that there was no interest in flying passengers between EIN and CDG. If you do not book a week-end trip between Friday and Monday, the cheapest, but still non-flexible ticket on this route costs 255 EUR. I can buy a ticket on exactly the same flight with a tag-on to JFK for 463 EUR. Does this mean 400km EIN-CDG is more expensive than CDG-JFK?

I would have loved to take this flight from Eindhoven several times as I had to take flights out of CDG which were on a separate tickets. However, I always ended up flying with LH from DUS where I paid for a semi-flexible ticket 109-170 EUR or taking the train.

I still think, a little bit more competitive prices could have helped, especially as the train journey to Paris's, Brussels', and Düsseldorf's airports are quite cumbersome.
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RE: AF Cancels EIN-CDG Per Dec 22

Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:28 am

Quoting Joost (Reply 1):
Airlinair will take over these flights but switch them to ORY

If AF/KL were not able to make it work with all connecting traffic at CDG, I don't see how Airlinair will succeed from ORY on its own. Except if fare would be very low, which I doubt

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