Comfortable and cheap flight

Review of Ryd14 about the flight XL Airways France SE1248 between Paris Charles De Gaulle and Fort De France on 29/01/2013 in Economy
Ryd14 SE / XLF CDG / FDF
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

For 434.11 euros per person round trip, we made a great trip on XL Airways France that is second to none of other airlines offering trips to the Caribbean.
Contrary to some reviews, I found that the available space between the seats was sufficient (I measure 1.80 m), and can even stretch out my legs under the seat in front of me.
The aircraft, brand new, is fitted with 408 seats only in economy class in the 3-3-3 formation (whereas in other airlines it is set out 2-4-2). It's therefore a little narrower cross ways.
Proper hot meal, water whenever you want it, but all other drinks or snacks have to be paid for.
On the way, a small delay of 60 minutes due to circumvention of a low pressure zone in France. On the return flight, the plane landed 15 minutes ahead of schedule.
In flight information from the pilot then followed by a conventional map on screens located in the ceiling of the cabin. No individual screens in the seat backs. Trashy American broadcast on screens throughout the trip (but you are not forced to watch them!). Headphones for sale (2 euros I think).
Friendly and smiley cabin crew. Checked baggage limited up to 20 Kg and 5 Kg per person in the cabin. Careful on the return flight, if over more than 20 kg, each extra liter of rum can be very expensive! Quick check in on the way there and back.

Overall rating
4 / 5
Value (price + quality)
5 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
5 / 5
Management of luggage
5 / 5
On board
4 / 5
Costumer service
4 / 5
Your opinion of security
5 / 5
4 / 5
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