Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1002 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
I am due to fly STN to PMI in June after getting a real stunning deal (50 pounds for TWO persons return). Can you guys tell me more about what service level I should expect? Should be a 738 with winglet? (I hope the winglets help the plane fly faster and higher) Are the seats comfortable? Any meals... etc..
I am very happy to have a chance to fly this cheap, HAVE service airline (unlike ryanair)! Please do tell me more, cheers!
IanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
My step-dad flew STN-DUS earlier this year and he was impressed with the service. He got meals on the way out to DUS, but due to heavy turbulence their was no food on the way back, some safety regulation!! Apart from that I think he really enjoyed the service.
As to what plane you will get, I can't really tell you! My dad got a -700 on the way out and a -400 coming back, and with AB owning -800's with and without winglest, Bae 146's and now Fokker 100's their really is a wide selection you could fly on!! Anyways, enjoy your flight...
ATCisgreat From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 103 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
I flew last summer with one of their "Majorca-Shuttles" from EDDL to LEPA. The plane, B738 with winglets, was packed (also called Majorca-bomber therefore) which I believe is quite normal. A nice meal, free drinks and friendly service made it a flight I'd book again!
Pelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2530 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
beside BA AB is my favorite airline. The service is much better then on the most other charter or lowcost airlines I could experience.
I flew several times in Germany and to the Canary islands with AB. The staff is very friendly and young (I have never seen an AB f/a older then 30).
The meals are ok - it is the normal inflight stuff. They have folding screens every 3rd row on their 737-86J. On this relativly short flight you can watch some TV-series and cartoons.
I think the chance to be on a 737-86J is quite good but they had some changes in their fleet during the last year which mean that you could also be on a 734 or a leased 738.
If my memories are right they leased some 738 from transavia.
The dark site are the cramped seats -184 in 738; 167 in 734 and if you are a non-smoker than you might dislike the smoking area in the back.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1483 times:
Yes one of the better LCCs service-wise, but the seat pitch is sheer terror, so if you're about the same size as me (190cm or around 6'2''-6'3""), you won't have much fun, but that is of course not a prob of Air Berlin but of all LCCs!
Pelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2530 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
I'm also a tall guy and I have survived more than 5h in an AB 738. The old Hapag Lloyd A-310s are much more like a cramped nightmare. It wasn't fun but okay.
Smoking is only on their longer flights allowed like NUE-TFS or TXL-PMI. I don't know whether there is a difference between flights from the UK and from Germany. Maybe their City-Shuttles are non-smoking.
As Capitol8s stated AB is service-wise superior to other LCC: very friendly stuff, IFE and real in-flight meals.
My last flight with BA was the last AB Flight to TXL in 2003. It was on the evening of 31st December. The flight was quite special to me. The whole flight crew was in party-mood. Instead of showing us the in-flight map we could watch "Dinner for one" and to enjoy this we got some pretzels...