Airline Review: Air France (regional Business)
The Air France regional Business Class is a typical European Business Class product. There is no special seat, but rather just a blocked middle seat. Moreover, there is a quick food service, which I found to be rather average. For more information be sure to check out this extensive review!
Upon boarding the Airbus A319, which was supposed to bring me from Copenhagen to Paris, I instantly realized that this is one of the new and very stylish looking planes of Air France.
- Airplane: Airbus A319
- Cabin Class: Business
- Daytime: Noon
- Food: Snack
- Seat Pitch: 33 Inch (84 Centimeter)
- Seat Width: 18 Inch (46 Centimeter)
While I’m not really a fan of leather seats, I find that Air France did a great choice with the interior design of the planes.
I’ve already found some positive words about the seats in the Air France regional Economy Class!
Seating in the Air France regional Business Class
The seats in Business Class come in the identical 3-3 configuration as in Economy Class.
As it is the norm for domestic and regional flights in Europe the differences are a slightly better seat pitch and a blocked middle seat.
While I’m by no means a fan of this Business Class version, I found the seats to be comfortable enough for the quick hop. The seat pitch is also fine.
Waiting at your seat in Business Class is a little pillow, which I find to be a nice touch.
Catering in the Air France regional Business Class
I’ve been flying the Business Class of British Airways, Lufthansa and Swiss in the past and always found the food service to be quite fine for the duration of the flight (leaving aside that the salad served on my British Airways flight was horrible).
When it comes to the Air France regional Business Class I was rather disappointed in comparison. If you look at the picture of the “meal”, you’ll surely understand while.
Instead of serving a real meal, there was just a piece of bread with cheese and ham. Other than that, there were two desserts (fruit salad and cake) as well as some chocolate.
While everything tasted good to very good, I was yet a little disappointed by the sole look of the catering. It’s worth noting that Air France serves champagne in regional Business Class, which you can order both, before and during the flight.
Entertainment in the Air France regional Business Class
I was busy catching up with some work on this Air France regional Business Class flight, but took the opportunity to check out the entertainment available anyway.
Upon boarding, newspapers (French and English) were offered. Moreover, there is a decent board magazine, which is relatively informative. Sadly, there is neither Wi-Fi nor any other “modern” entertainment in the Air France regional Business Class.
Bottom line Air France regional Business Class
The Air France regional Business Class is in line with most other European airlines offering Business Class services. The food was a little below average (which comes as a surprise as I loved the catering in the Air France long haul Business Class), while the stewardess taking care of me was extremely friendly and warm.
The seats come with a stylish design and are reasonably comfortable. The entertainment options are fine for a short hop, but a little disappointing for longer flights. Overall, the Air France regional Business Class is just fine if you are connecting to an international flight, but not worth the money if you are solely booking an intra-European flight.
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