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CDG to AUH in J - anything I should know?

CDG to AUH in J - anything I should know?

Old Jul 30, 13, 2:58 pm
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CDG to AUH in J - anything I should know?

Might book CDG to AUH, I remember seeing earlier on this forum some talk about EY using AF planes? Or am I mistaking?

Thanks in advance for help
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Old Jul 30, 13, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by stevieg999 View Post
Might book CDG to AUH, I remember seeing earlier on this forum some talk about EY using AF planes? Or am I mistaking?

Thanks in advance for help
EY38 the 2205 dep out of CDG is operated by an AF A343, as the morning departure (1105) EY32 is operated by an EY A346.
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Old Aug 1, 13, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by austgap View Post
EY38 the 2205 dep out of CDG is operated by an AF A343, as the morning departure (1105) EY32 is operated by an EY A346.
Can redemptions (using EY points) be made on the flights using the AF A343 metal with AF flt no.s? Thanks.
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Old Aug 3, 13, 8:17 pm
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Can redemptions (using EY points) be made on the flights using the AF A343 metal with AF flt no.s? Thanks.
Anyone?
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Yes, redemption is possible. Got business upgrade with EY miles on the AF metal flight from CDG. Flight in september.
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Old Aug 8, 13, 7:11 pm
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Yes, redemption is possible. Got business upgrade with EY miles on the AF metal flight from CDG. Flight in september.
Thanks! ^
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Old Aug 23, 13, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by austgap View Post
EY38 the 2205 dep out of CDG is operated by an AF A343, as the morning departure (1105) EY32 is operated by an EY A346.
I understand the plane is an AF plane. Has anyone flown EY38 ? Is the crew AF or EY or both ? Are service standards AF or EY ?
Thank you !
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Old Aug 24, 13, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by KATERGOO View Post
I understand the plane is an AF plane. Has anyone flown EY38 ? Is the crew AF or EY or both ? Are service standards AF or EY ?
Thank you !
I have flown in the other direction AUH-CDG on the AF codeshare in Y. It is wet leased so it's an AF crew (with a few EY staff on board) and AF service. It's the only time i've flown AF long haul so i can't speak to whether it's better or worse than their usual service.
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Old Aug 24, 13, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by qwertyuiop View Post
I have flown in the other direction AUH-CDG on the AF codeshare in Y. It is wet leased so it's an AF crew (with a few EY staff on board) and AF service. It's the only time i've flown AF long haul so i can't speak to whether it's better or worse than their usual service.
Thanks !

How does it compare to Etihad service long haul ?
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Old Aug 24, 13, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by KATERGOO View Post
Thanks !

How does it compare to Etihad service long haul ?
In my experience Etihad is a fair bit better in terms of hard and soft product but YMMV.
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Old Sep 23, 13, 10:30 pm
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I flew EY38 in last week of August from CDG-AUH.

Checkin at Etihad counter.

A343 was the worst 340/330 I had set my foot on. Reg - F-GLZS. Seemed one of the first one delvd. to AF.

Crew was AF with some EY reps.

Entertainment was AF.

Food Service/Beverage Service was EY ---> Lousy meal, Lousy wine selection.

I flew IAD-AUH-IAD in May did not like their product.

AF (A380) product on IAD-CDG was much better. (esp meals and wine).

But EY38 was downright nasty.

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Old Sep 23, 13, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by aarbee View Post
I flew EY38 in last week of August from CDG-AUH.

Checkin at Etihad counter.

A343 was the worst 340/330 I had set my foot on. Reg - F-GLZS. Seemed one of the first one delvd. to AF.

Crew was AF with some EY reps.

Entertainment was AF.

Food Service/Beverage Service was EY ---> Lousy meal, Lousy wine selection.

I flew IAD-AUH-IAD in May did not like their product.

AF (A380) product on IAD-CDG was much better. (esp meals and wine).

But EY38 was downright nasty.

-R
Absolutely right. Old old AF plane. If you can, avoid this code share flight and take the morning flight. EY plane is much nicer. Food and service average.
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Old Sep 24, 13, 7:37 pm
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I'm flying Emirates today to avoid this flight, AF is nowhere near as good as normal EY.
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Old Sep 25, 13, 9:30 am
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How about EY37 ? Is it EY or AF metal?
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Old Sep 25, 13, 11:37 am
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How about EY37 ? Is it EY or AF metal?
AF metal. Best to be avoided.
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