Well, I flew with them once, and made a oath to not do it again... the flight itself wasn't too bad, although the A330-200 that I flew had its overhead screen messed up, so in the LONG flight, I couldn't watch a thing because the plane was full, so much so that they had to leave passengers, I was one of the "lucky" ones to get in.... anyways, the delays were just horrendous, about 14 hours on the departure, (didn't care too much, because I was at UIO
, so I could go somewhere or sleep at home, although the delay screwed my hotel reservations and everything that was planned for my short stop in MAD
, thus I lost money), but coming back from MAD
, just 8 hours of waiting time in the airport, no one to tell us what is going on and you feel like cattle.... To think that the only reason why I flew with them, was because I was going with my family and UX
(they codeshared back then) was the only one with open seats for all of us.... BTW, about UX
, another airline who outside Spain is not worth your time or money... Their customer care is below zero, so never will I book nor fly with them.... but back to Airmadrid, the company should either quit or really do something drastic to their service.....
As far as loosing money, I don't know how they lost money last year, with all flights full, maybe because of expanding the fleet and new destinations, but with all their bad news, I would expect this year to see them flying empty, which they deserve.... however, there was an article that mentioned something that was just a big puzzle to me, I think I read it in their inflight magazine, but I can't remember for sure, anyways, the article said that they were looking into starting a Latin American base (hub) where they could reach more destinations... Has anyone heard this? Also, if they order the A350 as rumored, I don't see them going under any time soon, but on the contrary, having to put up with the worst airline of Spain.... All I can say is "Lord help us!"
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