My return flight from Paris was operated by F-GUGR, an A318 delivered to Air France in February 2007. This aircraft is the newest of the A318s in Air France’s fleet.
Once onboard the flight I handed the crew my business card and a small letter asking if I could be in the cockpit for ground preparation. They said yes and I stayed in the jump seat during take off. This was a great surprise and very kind of Air France for organising this.
The cabin of the A318 is the basic 3-3 layout with 26 Business seats at the front and 92 economy seats at the rear. The business seats are layed out in a 2-2 configuration with a missing seat in the middle of each row for extra space.
I was sat in seat 19K which had a good view of the wing and a basic amount of legroom. The Air France crew were not as excited and enthusiastic as the crew I had onboard the Air France 787 but definitely stood out in relation to other crews I have seen. They served us in a very polite and professional manner.
For this afternoon flight I was offered a wrap and a coffee. Nothing major as an economy flyer. All in all, nothing to complain about. A good short haul service by Air France.
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