Continuation and end of my business trip to Nice.
As a reminder, here is the booked itinerary:
|Air France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Nice, Airbus A319
|AC Hotel Nice
|Air France Business, Nice – Paris Orly, Airbus A320
Ground experience and lounge
I arrive at the airport by Uber from the AC Nice hotel. The driver was very pleasant and his Jaguar very comfortable.
The landside area is virtually deserted. I pass directly through the security checkpoint using the multi-airline Fast Track line… Which spills over into the classic queue. Useless. In any case, only one control line is open. I’ll be airside in about 5 minutes.
Terminal 2’s multi airline lounge is located on the mezzanine level of the boarding area. I take the stairs to get there, and wait while the attendant finishes serving drinks to the customers waiting at the buffet.
The lounge is just the right size for a non-hub airport, and provides the social distance needed in these post-COVID times.
The buffet has a standard selection, but, as at CDG 2F, service is provided by lounge staff.
I’ll work on it for half an hour and then leave for the boarding gate.
This flight to Orly departs from gate A14, and SkyPriority boarding is already over by the time I reach the gate. I use the dedicated queue for priority boarding, and when I use the gate, it beeps and displays the magic message “inconsistent class”, and a little ticket with my new Business class seat comes out! Excellent!
The boarding pass will also be modified in the application.
Cabin and welcome
The welcome is rather plain and I take my new seat 02D. Boarding was a little chaotic due to a last-minute change of aircraft from A321 to A320, with many passengers complaining about their reseating. The crew will do everything to satisfy them, without wildly upgrading them, which I appreciate.
A non-rev cabin crew will be particularly annoying when she makes several Business passengers move to get a window… What a flippant attitude!
Service and catering
Service begins a few minutes after the seatbelt sign is switched off.
On the morning flights, there’s very little difference between the Y and the J: only the snack is a little more premium, with these chocolate cakes that turn out to be excellent.
Arrival and disembarkation
We arrive in Paris on schedule and I’m landside within minutes.
A good, uneventful flight.