Airline Review: Air France (regional Economy)

Flying the Air France regional Economy Class may not sound very spectacular, but we were actually impressed by the overall experience with Air France. While the airline may not offer the best Economy Class product in Europe, it definitely is one of the better ones on the market. Drinks and a snack are included and the seat pitch is absolutely decent!

Flying from Berlin to Venice, we actually had booked a flight with Alitalia, but as this one got cancelled, we rebooked on an Air France flight via Paris.

  • Airplane: Airbus A319
  • Cabin Class: Economy
  • Daytime: Morning / Noon
  • Food: Snack
  • Seat Pitch: 32 Inch (81 Centimeter)
  • Seat Width: 18 Inch (46 Centimeter)

This made it possible for us to try Air France on two flights to get a better impression for our airline review!

Seating in the Air France regional Economy

In the Air France Economy Class on regional flights, passengers can find a very generous seat pitch. 32 Inch (81 Centimeter) is more than most other airlines offer.

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Seating in the Air France regional Economy

Also, the seat width and the comfort of the modern leather seats definitely are good.

I was actually surprised how comfortable the regional flights were onboard the Air France Airbus A319. I also liked the design of the leather chairs which came with an interestingly colored makassar.

The adjustable head rest was another great thing you rarely find on regional flights. In this regard, the Air France regional Economy definitely is a top-tier product on intra-European flights!

Food in the Air France regional Economy

Air France is one of the few remaining carriers in Europe which offers complimentary food and drinks onboard. I was very positively surprised on our morning flight.

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Breakfast in the Air France regional Economy

In the Air France regional Economy, we were served a large and very tasty chocolate croissant. The second flight was rather disappointing with just a small packaged snack.

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Snacks in the Air France regional Economy

So I’d say the catering in the morning is quite good, while the daytime catering is rather average. When it comes to drinks, Air France offers a wide selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. You can easily order two drinks if you like!

Entertainment in the Air France regional Economy

Upon boarding, you are not offered any newspapers. This means that the only real entertainment option onboard is the board magazine.

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The entertainment options are rather limited

In the Air France regional Economy, there’s also no Wi-Fi, meaning that you can’t really work over the clouds if you need internet. In terms of entertainment, there’s not much what differentiates Air France from the low-cost carriers in Europe.

Bottom line Air France regional Economy

I didn’t really expect much of the Air France regional Economy as I was told that the crews are rather strange and not too friendly, but I have to say that I was actually impressed by Air France.

Air France regional Economy

The washrooms were clean on both flights

The service was efficient and friendly at the same time, the food offerings were totally fine and so was the choice of drinks. Seating was way better than average on European flights, while the entertainment was below average.

Air France regional Economy

The views on our flight from Paris to Venice were so impressive that we definitely have to show these to you!

Overall, I’d definitely fly the Air France regional Economy again!

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8 Comments on “Airline Review: Air France (regional Economy)”

      • Oh thanks for your quick answer ! I love traveling so that review was super helpful you covered all the important details even the rest room !

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  2. Many thanks for this beautiful review,

    Air France offers complementary newspapers on all flights at the boarding gate. I don’t know why there was no newspaper available at Berlin Tegel Airport.

    You can also download Air France Press app on your tablet or smartphone in order to have digital newspapers of the day.

    At Paris CDG Terminal 2F free of charge newspapers in multiple languages are available in the middle of the pier in large storage bins.

    Air France offers croissants and Pains au Chocolat for the breakfast, sandwiches at lunch & diner and small packaged snacks (salty or sweet) on all other flights.

    • Thank you for your comment! In Berlin, there are definitely no newspapers available (and have never been in the last one or two years). However, in Paris this might be the case as we didn’t see much of the terminal as we instantly hopped from the lounge to the plane!

      When it comes to the catering, the time of the day seems to be crucial. Our flight to Venice was not long before noon and we (sadly) didn’t get a sandwich. The snacks are somewhat subpar compared to the sandwiches and pains au chocolat.

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