As Timothy and I felt like taking a weekend break to end the year, we decided to go for a weekend in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
After arriving in Paris on our HOP! flight from Ljubljana we arrived at the distant Terminal 2G, we had to make our way to Terminal 2F from where Air France operate their intra Schengen flights and our flight to Amsterdam would leave. After navigating the maze of corridors in 2G we made it onto the bus that took us to 2F.
Another nice gimmick they have at the gates is a screen with the information about the flight, cycling in between different slides talking about the weather at the destination, the languages spoken onboard, some information about the plane type and the seatmap.
Unfortunately the screen contained a major error in saying that we would be flying on a rare Airbus A318, while in fact the flight would be operated by a larger and more mundane A319.
From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 16:55 to Amsterdam (AMS) 18:20
Flight Time 1 hour and 10 minutes
Airbus A319 F-GRXK
Delivered to Air France in March 2006
Boarding was performed in groups and went pretty smoothly, the cabin sported a typical 3-3 configuration with leather seats. The seatpitch was really tight, much tighter than on the Embraer 170 we had from Ljubljana. The seat itself was comfortable, with an adjustable headrest, a coat hook and even USB charging points in the armrest.
The crew of this flight clearly loved their job and where all very friendly and enthusiastic, a big difference to the HOP! crews we had experienced before. The service onboard this short hop was rather simple. We all received a caramel muffin (which was delicious and quite filling actually) and could choose a drink for the fully stocked bar.
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