Here is my review on an EasyJet flight between Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE) and Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG), during the period of COVID-19.
Review: EasyJet - Nice (NCE) - Paris (CDG) - COVID-19
|Flight||Ticket||Speedy Boarding, Seat||Total|
|Paris (ORY) – Nice (NCE)||€33.90||€16.99||€50.89|
|Nice (NCE) – Paris (CDG)||€40.05||€16.99||€57.04|
I chose to pay for the seat choice option (between rows 2 and 6), to get:
- 2 carry-on bags (instead of one), which is convenient because I’m only travelling with my Away set
- Priority boarding (speedy boarding)
- To be ahead of the plane to disembark faster
And of course, since the transaction is made in Euros, I used my HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®:
- no transaction fees for foreign currency transactions
- 6 points per dollar for the purchase of my flight
- to be able to redeem my points on the cost of the flight or to use my $100 Annual Travel Enhancement Credit
And I’ve decided to use my $100 Travel Enhancement Credit for that ticket!
If you don’t have this card yet, I highly recommend it, especially with this limited offer!
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)
After a 30-minute tram ride from downtown Nice, I am at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) – Terminal 2.
At the entrance to the terminal, no temperature checkpoint. However, a reminder of the current health rules:
- Wearing a mask is mandatory
- One metre social distancing
- Hand sanitizers
It is possible to check-in through automatic kiosks. Having already done so on my phone, and no luggage to check-in, I go directly to the security check.
To reach security, it is necessary to scan your boarding card
Signage is present throughout the terminal.
Before heading to the gates, you must go through the Duty-Free, naturally open, like most stores.
Terminal 2 looks empty at the beginning of the day. Here I am near my boarding gate, bathed in natural light, which is nice!
All dining options are open but not crowded.
EasyJet Flight: Nice (NCE) - Paris (CDG)
The boarding procedure is a bit chaotic with, as usual, a crowd of people who do not understand the concept of social distancing.
Although only Speedy Boarding passengers have been called, approximately 50 people show up simultaneously.
As on the outbound flight, EasyJet makes us wait in front of the windows. Actually, the aircraft has just arrived from Paris.
In less than 10 minutes, it is emptied of its passengers, and we are invited to board. Suffice to say that there is no aircraft’s disinfection between two rotations …
Fortunately, the aircraft is less full than on the outbound flight, and I have a seat between the other passenger and me.
If you would like more photos and comments on EasyJet’s cabin, please see the article on my outbound flight:
In less than 10 minutes, the boarding is complete, and we take off on time.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is surely one of the airports with the most stunning scenery around the world! Whether you land or take off, don’t miss the show!
Generally, a tip: for a landing in Nice, choose a seat on the left side(as I did on the outbound flight). You will have beautiful views of the entire French Riviera (Var, Cannes, Antibes).
And at the right side for take-off, if you’re heading to an airport in France, the plane making a quick right turn, giving you the views below.
Of course, it depends on the winds, but usually, it’s like that!
A classic flight between Nice and Paris aboard Easyjet, except that we are in a pandemic.
As on the way-in, it seems to me that Easyjet has not set any special sanitary procedures. At least, they are not visible from a passenger point of view.
Let’s say we get what we’ve paid for; this flight cost me less than 60 euros.