Flight Saint Martin

Old Apr 30, 15, 8:52 am
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Flight Saint Martin

Hello,

What kind of service can I expect on the flight from Paris to Saint Martin? What kind of meals/snacks can I expect?

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Old Apr 30, 15, 1:03 pm
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Old Apr 30, 15, 1:13 pm
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Old Apr 30, 15, 2:37 pm
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which class ?
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You'll have lunch and a snack about 90 min before landing.
Food is generally good on AF, even in Y. The only downside here is that SXM is part of the so-called C.O.I. routes (Caribbean-Indian ocean), and so there are differences between those routes and the "mainline" ones. On COI routes :
- no champagne
- no choice of main course (only one choice)

If you want, you can buy an la carte menu for a small fee. Information available on AF web site and in your booking.
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Old May 1, 15, 6:34 am
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You'll have lunch and a snack about 90 min before landing.
Food is generally good on AF, even in Y. The only downside here is that SXM is part of the so-called C.O.I. routes (Caribbean-Indian ocean), and so there are differences between those routes and the "mainline" ones. On COI routes :
- no champagne
- no choice of main course (only one choice)

If you want, you can buy an la carte menu for a small fee. Information available on AF web site and in your booking.
Thanks! What is the reason for this different service for those destinations?
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Originally Posted by Sebas21 View Post
Thanks! What is the reason for this different service for those destinations?
Low yield, packed with cheap vacationers tickets + a lot of ethnic/VFR traffic for French overseas territories (CAY, FDF, PTP, SXM, RUN).
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huuu ??
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Low yield, packed with cheap vacationers tickets + a lot of ethnic/VFR traffic for French overseas territories (CAY, FDF, PTP, SXM, RUN).
All that, but my personal cynical analysis is that it is mostly different competition. On COI routes, AF has either no competition (SXM) or competition with low cost/ex-charters operators. As a result, they feel that they do not really need to try. At least SXM gets normal seats while other COI got the 10-across before it was generalised to the rest of the fleet.

AF just could not get away with such a rubbished down product on SIN, HKG, or JNB or else everyone would be picking SQ, CX, or SA rather than AF.

Incidentally, I think another difference is that at least on the Eastbound flight, you do not have a full bar service with the meal but instead a small bottle of red wine already put on the tray - a bit as used to be the case in the 1980s!
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All that, but my personal cynical analysis is that it is mostly different competition. On COI routes, AF has either no competition (SXM) or competition with low cost/ex-charters operators. As a result, they feel that they do not really need to try. At least SXM gets normal seats while other COI got the 10-across before it was generalised to the rest of the fleet.

AF just could not get away with such a rubbished down product on SIN, HKG, or JNB or else everyone would be picking SQ, CX, or SA rather than AF.

Incidentally, I think another difference is that at least on the Eastbound flight, you do not have a full bar service with the meal but instead a small bottle of red wine already put on the tray - a bit as used to be the case in the 1980s!
This is really bad. Are there drinks/snacks available between the meals? Thanks!
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Old May 5, 15, 3:41 pm
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Are there drinks/snacks available between the meals?
Yes, of course. And welcome to FT
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