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.
This made it possible for us to try Air France on two flights to get a better impression for our airline review!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Upon boarding, you are not offered any newspapers. This means that the only real entertainment option onboard is the board magazine.
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.
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.
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.
Overall, I’d definitely fly the Air France regional Economy again!