Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Flight
TO7131
Aircraft
Boeing 737-800
Registration
F-HUYJ
Class
Economy
Seat
31A
Date
18/02/2023
Flight time
01:00

Introduction

Hello and welcome to this new Flight review.

Today I take you with me on a French domestic flight between Montpellier and Paris with Transavia. This trip is for the sole purpose of going to Paris for an interview, before taking off for Corsica the next day.


Departure Airport

Our journey starts at Montpellier Airport early in the morning for a scheduled departure at 09:05 A.M.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

The check-in area hasn't changed since my last visit. It still has the giant ads hanging from the ceiling.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

I head to security, before taking the escalator to reach the duty-free.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Then we arrive in this modern and pleasant duty-free area but which is relatively small. We find there the sale of local products.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

After the duty-free passage, we arrive on the airside. It is a very quiet space, with many seats and relaxation areas.

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My flight is already announced at gate 20 and I have one hour to wait.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

So I go closer to the windows to see if there are some planes to spot. Unfortunately, not much to see except the sunrise.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

I finally go to my gate to see if there is anything better to see. There is nobody, I am the first to arrive.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Montpellier airport has a terrace, a very peaceful place with the brightness of the sunrise and the silence in the morning.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Finally, my airplane arrives from Paris-Orly.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Boarding

After a long hour of waiting, it's time to board.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

I let you enjoy the view of the aircraft while boarding.

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And finally, the iconic fuselage shot!

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

The welcome on board is warm, then I join my seat in this beautiful green cabin. The legroom at the back is starting to feel a bit tight. Nevertheless, I find the seats quite comfortable.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Take-off

Boarding is completed, and then the push-back is done!

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

We then taxi to runway 30R.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

We line up, and take off!

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Cruising

Soon we will reach cruising altitude. In the galley, the crew is busy preparing the Buy On-Board service.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

The views outside are nice. We can see the Alps on one side of the aircraft, the Auvergne on the other, and the Pyrenees behind!

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

As we head north, clouds begin to appear.

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The service is done. I settle for a 3 euro bottle of water.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Approach and landing

The descent begins. Pilots pull out the airbrakes to slow the machine down.

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We get closer and closer to the clouds, before breaking through the layer.

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We are lined up on the runway, the landing is imminent.

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And… we smoothly land on time.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

Welcome to Paris-Orly, with the mythical Concorde hiding.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

We then taxi to the gate before disembarking.

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Arrival Airport

After a passage in the flight deck, I am on the bridge.

Flight review: Transavia France from Montpellier to Paris in Economy

As we are on a domestic flight there is no security procedure. I have no luggage to collect. That's why I'm very quickly out of the airport!

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Conclusion

Montpellier (MPL)

As usual, Montpellier Airport does not disappoint. Thanks to its warm atmosphere, faultless organization, and impeccable cleanliness, Montpellier Airport was recently voted "Best Airport in France"! And it is well deserved!

Transavia

Transavia offered a good passenger experience. It could be described as a top-of-the-range low-cost airline without a doubt. The crew was excellent, always present to accompany or sympathize with the passengers. As seen before, the cabin is very pleasant, despite limited legroom in the back. The only negative point to note is the excessive prices charged on the "Buy OnBoard" service with a simple sandwich with Emmental cheese at 6 € although the prices are equivalent in other low-cost airlines.

Paris-Orly (ORY)

The arrival at Orly went smoothly. No waiting, which allowed me to get out in barely 10 minutes. Direct access to the center of Paris is easy by rail or road.


Ratings

4.4/5
Cleanliness
5/5
Accessibility and orientation
4/5
Efficiency
5/5
Services
4/5
Cabin and comfort
3.4/5
Entertainment
2.6/5
Food and beverages
3.5/5
Crew
5/5
4.5/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
4.5/5
Efficiency
5/5
Services
N/A

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