Air France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – London Heathrow, Airbus A320 : The return of catering? No, I’m just kidding!

End of this modified itinerary to London, with an uneventful final flight to Heathrow.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1LoungeSalon Plaza Premium, London Heathrow Terminal 2 (not reviewed, but similar review herei)
2FlightAir France Business, London LHR to Paris CDG, Airbus A320 (not reviewd but similar review here)
3HotelRenaissance Paris Vendôme, Parisian Suite (not reviewed this time, but previous review here)
4TrainSNCF TER Nomad 1ère classe, Paris Saint-Lazare – Caen
5FlightAir France Economy, Caen Carpiquet to Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Embraer E190
6FlightAir France Business, Lyon Saint-Exupéry to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Embraer E190
7FlightAir France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle to London Heathrow, Airbus A320
Today’s itinerary

Connection circuit

From terminal 2F to terminal 2E, the connections circuit was very easy, but the most complicated part was avoiding the queue to get into the actual connections circuit and not be in the Arrivals circuit.

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Glad to have passed this mass of people!

From terminal 2F, simply take a walkway across the Arrivals area to a Schengen exit immigration booth.

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The signposting is very complete

I’ll get through this checkpoint in a minute, and I’ll be airside straight away. There’s no need to go through a security checkpoint when connecting with an arrival from the Schengen area.

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The famous walkway above 2F’s arrivals hall
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A totally airside connection

I’ll quickly pop into the lounge for a glass of champagne before my flight.

Boarding

Today, my flight departs from peninsula K of terminal 2E, and I quickly make my way to the gate once boarding begins.

By the time I arrive at the gate, most of the flight has already boarded and I can immediately access the SkyPriority queue, where my documents are once again checked, despite the check-in already carried out in Caen.

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In the jetway!

Cabin and welcome

The welcome is quite ordinary. I go straight to my seat, 05A, located at the end of the Business cabin, which today has 6 rows.

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Standard seat on Air France medium-haul flights

There’s nothing to say about the seat, which is the Smart & Beyond seat deployed on the Air France medium-haul network over the past 7 years or so.

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Ready to taxi

Service and catering

And here I thoughts catering would be back… Well, no, nothing! Not even a bottle of water! A disgrace that will make me stop flying Air France to Paris.

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I had to beg for this bottle of water (which was definitely on board) because I was dying of thirst.
Superb light over Roissy
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English Channel crossing

Arrival and disembarkation

We disembark on time, and immigration, for once, will be fairly straightforward.

Bottom line

Can we call this a business-class flight? Apart from the blocked middle seat, there’s absolutely no advantage if you’re already a member of the airline loyalty program. It’s a shame!

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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