- Tunis Air - Business Class (J)
My ticket was actually an AF
ticket but I wished to get the early flight in (the second TUN
flight is late in the afternoon) so I cooked the TU
I had checked in online the day before so I knew my seat choice was secure (sequence 001 – 1A
I still had to get the actual BP
so I made my was to the dedicated F/C TU
desks at Carthage Airport which were all but empty.
My nicey 1A BP
in hand, I made my way towards the immigration counters which were also devoid of a queue. Security screening was quick and I soon had the TU
lounge to myself, which meant a nice hour of Annette browsing and fattening up (as well as a few poachements).
Boredom was late (as usual in TUN
) which gave me a chance to shoot the hair craft:
At that point I was convinced that the C cabin on the A319 was the same than the one on the A320 and the A300, which are nothing to write a TR
about; i.e no IFE and 70’s style cabin.
I was in for a surprise.
The A319 in question was the most recent aircraft in TU
’s fleet, which is an A319LR which normally sees service on the nonstop TUN
Therefore the aircraft is on par with the most recent widebody offerings with the latest in-seat electronics.
The seat before takeoff:
The seat controls:
The 110V powerports (no need for an empowering thingy) :
Unfortunately I did not have my taupe to test these.
Pushback was 10 minutes late; I managed to get a nice shot of one of TU
’s A20’s though:
The taxi times were short as we departed from the closest runway.
There was no refreshment served during boarding or taxi and we were soon airborne:
Shortly after transition altitude breakfast was served, which consisted of a small muffin, a croissant, a hot drink (choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a choice of juice (orange, apricot or mango):
Note the PTV size.
The meal in detail :
The meal may seem small but the croissants seemed endless (they passed in the C cabin with the croissants basket three times and refilled the juice glasses and coffee cups).
After breakfast I played with the seat controls but that provoked a loud “rhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa” from the lady sitting behind me. I assumed therefore that the 160 degree recline is rhaaing for the person behind if he/she is still the sitting position.
The seat with the PTV deployed:
The IFE controls:
I then decided to take a little walk though the cabin to see what the Y class looked like. I was surprised to see the whole aircraft was PTV/AVOD equipped (remember we are in an A319 !)
C class overview:
Y class overview:
By and by it was already time to get back to my seat as descent had started (1h20 minutes of fright time only).
Cannes hair port :
On finals :
My foolish camerhaa batteries went pooooooof before landing so I could not document the rest. The landing was however uneventful and the taxi to the gate was very quick. We were parked next to the DL
767-300 (daily JFK
fright) and the front door was opened up very quickly. Immigration was a breeze and I was out of the terminal barely 15 mn after the wheels touched.
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