Let’s do something different and do an airline experience sharing? Nope, this is not a cool first class / business class post. Just plain economy class. Why?  I just really enjoyed their food & their value for money surprised me *LOL*I first discovered Air Caribbeans when hubby and I were looking cheap tickets for Guadeloupe when we were living in Shanghai. Back then, I was an avid user of ctrip.com. To be fair, I’ve always found the best deals out of China from them. The issue was I have never seen such an expensive economy class tickets in my life *LOL* (flight: Shanghai – Guadeloupe) The offering was from Air France, KLM, British Airways… The price was exuberant!

 

So I decided to search for “partial” tickets instead. Like from Paris to PTP (Guadeloupe) and Shanghai to Paris. There it was, Air Caribbeans. 9 hour flight return flight was under 400 euro. If that’s not a steal, I don’t know what was. *LOL* They’re not even a budget airline (I only found out when I boarded the flight with all my packed lunch & dinner).

air-caraibes-air-caribbeans-review-2452.JPGNow that I live in Paris. I come to realise that under all season, Air Caribbeans is cheaper than Air France. The biggest “bummer” is that their site is French only. Remember, google translate will always be there.

 

With a price like that, I thought it was going to be a budget airline. Hell no, I was wrong. They had everything okay.

There was goodie bag, menu card, food AND aperitif (very strong rhum based drinks & snacks). Please note, we’re talking about a 9 hour return flight ticket for under 200 euro.

Which airline does that for economy class? Well, Air Caraïbes calls that “Classe Soleil” sunny class.

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This graphic belongs to Air Caraib

The real downside of this airline was their entertainment system. No touch screen and very few choices.

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Sorry folks, I can’t find the photo where I took just of their “TV”. You see that remote? You got the idea how “good” their entertainment was, right? The only way to get worse than this entertainment is to have none at all.

They don’t have that many destinations, but where else do they need besides these Caribbean paradise? Fab escape from Paris 😀

  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • Guyane
  • Haiti
  • Cuba
  • Republic Dominicaine
  • Saint Martin
  • Sainte Lucie
  • Saint Barthelemy
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Plage de Bois Jolan, Guadeloupe. This photo was taken by my ancient phone.

What to expect of Guadeloupe? Watch my 1min video 😉 or read my Guadeloupe posts.

I am in no way affiliated with Air Caraïbes. This is an experience sharing post only.

 

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**this review is based on 2 x return flights between Paris and PTP (Guadeloupe)**air-caraibes-air-caribbeans-review-2447

 

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6 Comments

  1. Never even heard of this airline!
    But wow, how impressive – all the additional amenities. The food looks actually edible! The only airline I could say that the economy class experience compares to this is Emirates Airline.
    Are those makeup for your whole trip or did you pack a bag just for the flight?

    • Joyce Belfort Reply

      Ja, no one outside of France knows about them. They don’t advertise much. That’s also why I wanted to share. They’re such great value for money.

      Skincare for flight only. Makeup for the whole trip normally looks like this, just 5 haha. This trip, I brought more makeup for photo shoot though 😂

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