Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Airline
Air Caraïbes
Flight
TX510
Aircraft
Airbus A350-1000
Registration
F-HTOO
Class
Premium Eco
Seat
07K
Date
21/10/2021
Flight time
08:45

  Martinique - 2021

Air Caraïbes Paris (ORY)  →  Fort-de-France (FDF) A350-1000 Premium Economy 21/10/2021 Current review
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France (FDF)  →  Paris (ORY) A350-1000 Premium Economy 05/11/2021 Short review - 4.4/5

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  Martinique - 2021

Air Caraïbes Paris (ORY)  →  Fort-de-France (FDF) A350-1000 Premium Economy 21/10/2021 Current review
Air Caraïbes Fort-de-France (FDF)  →  Paris (ORY) A350-1000 Premium Economy 05/11/2021 Short review - 4.4/5

Introduction

Hello everyone and welcome to this Flight review! I present to you here, my departure on vacation (that I was waiting for btw) with Air Caraïbes on an A350-1000! This Flight review is my first and far from being the last. We will see how the trip between Paris-Orly Terminal 4 and Martinique-Aimé Césaire International Airport in Fort-de-France went, for almost 8 hours and a half, in Caribbean class (Premium Economy) in this brand new A350-1000!

Let's get started…


Paris-Orly Airport

We thus find ourselves, Thursday, October 21st, in Paris Orly, in Terminal 4, under a temperature well (too) low for my taste of 6°C.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Before entering the airport, the security checks the health passes and the tickets of each one, a small wait of 2 minutes was to be expected.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Check-in

We enter the terminal and take a look at where we have to check our luggage: desk 48 for today.

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Three counters are exclusively open for the Premium Economy Class (Classe Caraïbes). We are on flight TX510 to Fort-de-France. Once the luggage is checked, we go to the first floor to pass security and immigration. On the way, we have a magnificent view of the tarmac.

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Security check

When traveling in Classe Caraïbes (Premium Economy Class) and Madras (Business Class) with Air Caraïbes, we have access to the "Access N°1" line, a priority access.

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After having passed the security quietly (with access N°1, we had 7 posts reserved for us avoiding to hurry to put everything away), we go to the border police where, here too, we have access to a priority line.

After all that, we headed to gate F31, to board 1 hour later. Our plane today will be F-HTOO, an A350-1041, the last one received by Air Caraïbes, with only 4 months!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

While waiting to board, we went to eat something, with always a magnificent view on the planes!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Boarding

Let's go for an 8:30 flight! We were lucky enough to be among the very first to board.

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Cabin and seat

We boarded by the first jetway and, to get to our cabin, we went through the Madras cabin (Business Class).

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This view is... more than incredible!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

The first thing you notice when you sit down is that the seat is super comfortable! We have a big IFE screen, very reactive and usable at any time. Also, we have a comportment on the right-hand side to store our stuff (in addition to the overhead compartments), a remote control for the screen, a USB port, a classic plug, a blanket, and an amenity kit, including all the necessary.

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The legroom is more than perfect! This detail, added to the incredible seat, announces a magnificent flight! The plane was perfectly clean.

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Push-back and taxi

After Madras Class, Caraïbes class and Soleil class (the Economy Class) boarded, we pushed off facing south and taxied to runway 24.

The ignition of the number 2 engine was perfectly visible from this seat!

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We can see planes from Corsair, Air France, Air Algérie, and our colleagues from Air Caraïbes.

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The cameras of the A350 are just incredible!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

We pass right by the Corsair A330 (F-HSKY) bound for Pointe-à-Pitre.

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Take-off

The camera was very reactive! We lined up on runway 24 and took off under Parisian weather... with a magnificent view of the engine... and Paris (but less important).

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Cruise

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Once above the clouds, light is sublime.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Services on board

A few minutes before the meal, a cabin crew came to offer us an aperitif and to ask us for the chosen meal.

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For this first meal, I went with a Marlin Tartar for starters. For the main course, there was Angel food pasta with sautéed vegetables and chicken. The meal ended with a chocolate fondant, all accompanied by a lamb's lettuce salad, cheese, guava juice, sparkling water, and warm crusty bread.

A very good meal with a beautiful view! Bon appétit!

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During the whole flight, there was a trolley with plenty of juice and some treats available in the galley.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Wi-Fi was also available on board but for a fee.

The cabin crew came by numerous times to check on us.

A great variety of movies! The map and camera were my best friends on this flight.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Duty-free was also available for about 1 hour, the opportunity to buy a new flame!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Descent

About an hour before our arrival in Martinique, we were told that the cabin crew would start the second service.

On the menu: a Lamb's lettuce salad with pieces of beef, a Mars ice cream bar, rice pudding, a hot drink, and cherry juice for me.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

The cabin lit up again without disturbing the eyes thanks to the new adaptive LED system! Incredible invention!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

First views of Martinique! We go down and make the famous loop approach!

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Gear down...

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Landing

And touch down… butter!

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"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, where the outside temperature is 32°C": when you hear that, you know it's going to be fun!

P7 will be our gate, with a view of P6 gate. And we have to pass the new terminal still under construction.

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Deboarding in priority, row by row (because of Covid). Last pictures of the plane.

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Upon arrival, someone from the airport checks our health passes again.

Flight review: Air Caraïbes from Paris to Fort-de-France in Premium Eco

Conclusion

It is clear: this flight is by far one of the best of my life (if not the best!). The A350 has a long and wonderful career ahead of it. Air Caraïbes is a very good airline, I highly recommend it, the cabin crew is attentive, smiling, and at the top... The seat was very comfortable, and the services on board were very well too. The only small negative point I can find in the trip is the selection of movies, a little bit limited for my taste. Thanks to Air Caraïbes for this flight and thanks to you for reading me :)


Ratings

Cleanliness
5/5
Accessibility and orientation
5/5
Efficiency
5/5
Services
5/5
Cabin and comfort
4.7/5
Entertainment
4.2/5
Food and beverages
4.7/5
Crew
5/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
5/5
Efficiency
N/A
Services
N/A

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