While the flight is announced with a delay of 25 minutes at the departure, I leave a few minutes before the boarding time.
So I arrive in the 2F2 peninsula as the flight is just starting to board.
As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:
The boarding has already started when I arrived at the gate, and I go to the 1/2 Zone line with priorities that will be strictly respected.
I will be greeted at the gate with a smile and after a ten minute wait in the jetway, we will be invited to board.
Cabin and welcome
The cabin is the traditional Smart & Beyond of Air France’s medium-haul routes, with leather seats and red headrests in Business and white and red in Economy.
A curtain separates the two classes.
The welcome at the door is warm and I quickly take the seat 1F in the first row.
During the boarding, I will ask for a glass of water which will be brought to me promptly, accompanied by a cold wrapped oshibori.
Service and catering
The service starts about 10 minutes after the seatbelt sign has been turned off.
The purser will begin by serving me the meal tray, along with a glass of champagne and a glass of sparkling water.
The fish will be very good, as will the quinoa.
The cheese will also be of high quality and will be served with a warm bread roll.
The dessert will be very fresh, and the whole thing is perfectly suited to a fairly short flight like this.
Several refills will be proposed to me, I will finish the meal with a mint tea.
Arrival and disembarkation
We will arrive at the gate about 15 minutes after the scheduled time, and quickly disembark at the Barcelona boarding terminal. My cab will pick me up a few minutes later.
A solid flight, with an acceptable service. On a medium-haul flight, the attitude of the crew really changes everything!