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User currently offlineFa2b From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2686 times:

Going to be flying from MUC to VLC with Spanair this coming Sunday.
I have heard nothing about them at all, apart from the fact that they've joined Star.
Are they any good? (and safe??)

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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2640 times:

I have flown Spanair a couple of times.

19/11/2000 LPA-ACE MD-83 EC-FTS
27/11/2002 NCL-ACE A321 EC-HPM
05/12/2002 ACE-NCL A321 EC-HRG

All of the flights had excellent professional crew and the aircraft especially the A321 were immaculate with generous enough seat pitch. I found the food on board to be of a very good standard and overall I was very pleased and found them to be good value.

User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 7103 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Nothing to worry about at all. enjoy your flight.

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I flew CPH_BCN_CPH with them on MD83 - pretty good, nothing special though.

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Spanair is a great airline, owned to 98,9 % by SAS. (Or was it 89,9 ?) Anyway. The service is good and they are safe just as any other western European carrier. Happy flying  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineTavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Spanair is a great airline, owned to 98,9 % by SAS. (Or was it 89,9 ?) Anyway.

Thought the figure was too high and made a five seconds search on internet and found that the correct figure is 49% according to:


It says:

SAS owns 49 per cent in Spanair. The remaining 51 per cent is owned by a group of private investors, including chairman Gonzalo Pascual, who is also one of the main shareholders in Viajes Marsans, one of Spain's biggest travel agencies.

GOT, that's where I live
User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

According to a SAS Group press release from 03/11/22, SAS owns 94,9% of Spanair.



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineTavve From Sweden, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2308 times:


Your information is newer than mine so it's probably more correct. Great!!!

GOT, that's where I live
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25330 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Flown them on NCL-PMI-NCL, MD-83 Great airline  Big thumbs up

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

I flew them CPH-MAD-LPA recently using a A321.
The crew was very nice. The food excelent. We were offered hot towels and warm dinner between CPH and MAD, between MAD and LPA the food was cold but still tasty. We even got a candy befor elanding. I flew economy and the only thing I thought was not so good was the seat pitch. It was not very much space between the seats.

User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

JK is the second (or 3º) airline in Spain.From two years ago they cancel his 767's lease for long haul destinations like Washington and EZE.I don't know why...Air Europe continue with services to CCS and HAV.
Anyway,JK and UX aren't still an alternative to IB.They are small carriers. Maybe there's (some) competition in domestic flights within Spain.That's all.

User currently offlinePezetaroi From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2065 times:

I flew them last september BCN-IBZ-BCN, both flights, delayed. Service... what's that?
I hope your flight departs on time and you get good service...

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

I belive Spanair is a OK airline. I've heard some rumors that SAS (the owner) plans to start Spanair service from Spain to Latin America.

Spanair operates many flights withinh Spain and to European destiantions.

User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

I flew Spanair in February, 2001 Dulles-Madrid-Malaga (767/MD8_). The service was very good. One odd thing-- the flight attendants put on longish (past the wrist) black leather gloves for take-off and landing. Anyone know why? It seemed quite elegant and classy to me. In Madrid, I noticed lots of black leather, so maybe it's a regional thing.

Active loading only, ma'am, keep it moving!
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

I was very impressed with Spanair on my flights in July 2001. Great service, and the 763 on the way to MAD was very nice, updated, and one of the best flights ever.

MAD-BCN MD8x (not sure what series)

They don't operate the IAD-MAD route anymore, not sure why. Too bad, really, I'd sure consider them again. But, maybe UA will restart it!  Smile

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

All flight attendents are to use gloves at take off and landing. This in case of an emergency. Most travelers dont see this, but all FA do this...and in Norway they alwas take their coats on....due to the cold weather outside and evacuation becomes neccesary.

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