Flying with French Bee

We are contemplating flying to France over the holiday break this coming December, and stumbled across French Bee Airlines (https://us.frenchbee.com/en), a low-cost airlines that flies directly to Paris. The flights are a STEAL for the two weeks in December. (Approximately $2500 for 4 roundtrip tickets!) I am fully aware that "you get what you pay for" in terms of airline quality, but thought I would reach out to see if any parents have travelled on this airlines with children. My kids will be 4 and 7 at the time of the trip, and are generally very good travelers. 

I would appreciate any thoughts/experiences in regards to this! The price sure is enticing! Thank you so much!

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I booked round-trip tickets to Papeete, Tahiti last fall, and researched French Bee. I was apprehensive that French Bee might turn out like the scary Spirit air, and booked instead with United. However a French family who lives and work in Papeete swears by French Bee, and uses it often for flights from Papeete to San Francisco, and to France. i believe it is "no frills" but you can deal with bringing food, or paying extra. My French friends find it reliable and safe. Good luck. Bon voyage!

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No experience with French Bee but Norwegian also flies direct to Paris from OAK and has very competitive rates.  We had a great experience with them but definitely would encourage you to buy the add-on package to the basic fare for the option to select seats, check 1 bag, and get a meal.  They fly a dreamliner on the route which is great.

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Usually the price of this low cost ticket doesn't include the luggage, and olso the food. That is something that you have to buy or you have to bring your own food

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We just flew French Bee to Paris, and it was pretty much what I expected. No food provided, extra charges for luggage, cramped seating--all of which is slightly more annoying on a long international flight. But the flight was on time, no luggage was lost, and arriving in Orly and getting from there to Paris was very easy and quick.

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This past May I flew French Bee and was very satisfied with the experience. I booked my ticket within one week of the departure and paid 433.00 for the round trip flight. This rate did not include meal or check in luggage, but I was able to carry on a small suitcase, a backpack and a purse. I saw other passengers with regular size suitcases who had no issues with carrying on their bags. I bought food at the airport and brought a salad from home, all of which I brought on board with no hassle. There is individual entertainment screens on for each passenger and the selection of movies and tv shows were fine. I even switched my seat on the flight home before the plane took off and no one gave me a problem. I was very happy with my experience and I would highly recommend this airline.