Aircalin Airbus A320 seat review by AussieToNoumea #27390

2.5 of 5
FromSydney-Kingsford Smith(SYD)
ToNoumea-Tontouta (NOU)
Detailed ratings
Legroom3 of 5
Seat width3 of 5
Seat recline3 of 5
Entertainment2 of 5
Food & drink1 of 5
Service3 of 5
I flew to Noumea on the QF361 codeshare (actual flight is SB141). The A320 seems to be getting a little old now, as the interior is tired. The economy seat is typical of any A320 I've been on.

AirCalin is a full service airline, so you get a full meal service on this 2 hour 50 minute flight. Qantas codeshare passengers are all placed between rows 14 and 20. I would have expected the cabin crew to speak at least some English given they were flying from Sydney, but apparently they did not (other than the CSM who did the announcements).

The meal was pasta with chicken and vegetables, a potato and turkey salad, some chocolate cake, a TimTam and a bread roll. You could have red or white wine, whiskey (unknown brand) and soft drink. The chicken and pasta was very untasty. It reminded me of the type of meals you used to get on long haul flights in the 80s and 90s. I didn't bother eating it, knowing once I got to Noumea I could have a nice French meal.

Entertainment is drop down screens.

If you are flying this route, try to go on one of the days it's operated by Qantas. At least you'll get a refurbished 767-300 or most likely a 737-800.
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