AIR MALTA
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FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:07 pm

A few weeks ago I wanted to book a flight from Frankfurt to Vienna. I naturally surfed the internet to find cheap fares on LH and OS. I have never flown OS before so that was my first choice. OS had special internet fares at 198 euros with Etix ticket. The problem was that I don't have a credit card nor a Miles&More card. My friend wanted to pay for me with his credit card but he couldn't. You need either a credit card or a Miles&More card to get your ticket at the airport. I thought though that it would have been possible to get the ticket at FRA counter if you didn't have those cards. It was impossible. Then I tried to get the cheapest fares for those flights. They were then between 450 and 600 euros if I purchased them via phone, travel agent or at LH/OS desk in FRA. It was uncredibly high fares for Economy class tickets!!! How can they charge as much for a merely 1h30 flight. OS even charges for food on those flights. A no frill flight should not exceed 100 euros for such a hop. I decided then to check train fares. The lowest one cost 219 euros with 9 hours journey time. I was desperate. That would have cost me 2 nights less in Vienna.

Then I got this super reflex to call Adria Airways. I knew they operate 3 flights a day between FRA and VIE. A nice lady answered and told me all fares on this route in Economy cost 232 euros. Furthermore, another person could pay for me with his credit card and I could collect the ticket just 4 hours before the flight.

We finally bought this paper ticket. I got onboard a tidy and nice CRJ200. I had a tasty sandwich, a chocolate and two drinks. The flight lasted 1 hour instead of 1h30.

So whenever you think of flying FRA-VIE or MUC-VIE try Adria Airways. They offer cheaper fares, nice catering, tidy aircraft and you get Miles&More points for those flights. It is better that OS and LH and their astronomic fares...
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:12 pm

Yep, a business partner of ours regularily flies FRA-VIE-FRA on JP, too, and he is very satisfied with both fare price and service level on his trips. Definitely recommendable!
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aviaction
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:46 pm

Well said ... and very true!

I've had the pleasure of flying JP on the FRA-VIE run three times in a row. Each of the 6 flights was on time, a decent snack, drinks and several refills were offered - with a smile by very friendly and helpful flight attendants.

I enjoyed these flights thoroughly!
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:34 pm

and you get Mileage on LH/OS anyway  Smile
 
AIR MALTA
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:37 pm

I am just curious: does anybody know how is LH service on that route??
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:40 pm

I can only talk for Eco, but I suppose you'd get the generic LH shorthaul service, i.e. one or two beverages and a sandwich or roll thrown at you with the patented LH "charm".

BTW - the last bit was sarcasm, actually the friendliness of LH's personal to Peasant Class passengers has increased noticeably in recent years.
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AIR MALTA
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RE: FRA-VIE Fly Adria Airways!

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:52 pm

I have flown LH TUN-FRA in Economy and FRA-TUN in Business... No much to say about the Economy Crew. They were professional , that's it! You had the choice between two different meals which was cool. Returning in Business Class, they told they were sorry to say that they the catering have forgot a Business Class. My meal was given to me in an Economy Class tray. The crew was also unfriendly....

The best crew I had was on Air France AF2585 at 16:05 from TUN to CDG, 12th March... The cabin crew made jokes and were very funny. I would love to know their names...

As for Adria Airways cabin crew, I found they were shy but friendly...
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