Our booking on Air France mentions our Verona-Paris leg as being on "Regional" airline operated by Air France. What airline and type of airplane should I expect to be on for this leg of the trip - does anyone have experience with this? I'm curious about what it will be and what the baggage handling situation is, since I plan to carry-on for this and the connecting flight in Paris, back to Seattle.
I don't know about Air France but our 'regional" airline with Lufthansa was Air Dolomite. It was a small plane - the kind where the wings sit more on top of the plane and you look out under them. Nice plane though - leather seats, comfy and spacious.
Thank you Sally,
I'm curious about how they worked the luggage situation. My plan is to carry-on the entire trip, however that can sometimes be an issue on smaller planes. In the past I've checked my bag as I boarded and grabbed it when I walked off the plane.
When we get to Paris, we'll have ~1h30m to get from the regional plane at gate 2E to our Air France flight at 2F. From the AF site, it looks like a relatively quick transfer that requires a shuttle bus ride. So I'm hoping that I can just carry everything with and not wonder if checked baggage made the trip back to Seattle on my flight.
"Regional" is the name of Air France's wholly owned regional airline. Per their website, they fly an ERJ-145 (50 seat Embraer regional jet) on the Paris CDG to Verona flights. I flew a similar jet on an Iberia flight and they allowed one carry-on size bag to be checked at the plane. Picked it up as I got off the plane. Not sure whether Regional offers the same option.