Jo Napot y'all!!
Finally after ten years or so I have decided to fly on Malév once again. Booked my ticket from Larnaca to Budapest and then after a painful 6h connection in Budapest I have boarded my flight to Belgrade!
I am sorry for the huge delay (I flew on the 26th of December) but I have just now found time to sit down and write this- like they say, better late than never!!
So here we go:
Airline: Malév Hungarian
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Flight: Larnaca Airport - Budapest Ferihegy (LCA
Scheduled departure: 04:25
Actual departure: 04:39
Scheduled arrival: 06:30
Actual landing: 06:41
Flight time: 3h 02min
Old plane stand, empty and sad now.
Christmass mood at the new airport parking
The bus parking next to the arrivals
you can see the new aircraft parking spaces in the back
One part of the new Larnaca airport terminal, departures are up and the arrivals are down.
Inside the new terminal
The café/ restaurant where you can see one side of the terminal and its gates
! Try saying this ten times fast!!
The Slovak cocktail of sweat and vodka!
I have to call him a moron, because that is what he is! I think the handling agents of Malév are the worst and the most uneducated people in the world! If I was them I would make sure I have something done about them. They are rude, impolite and above all like previously mentioned ignorant! They are the only reason why I have a bad memory from this trully enjoyable flight!
Great to have you back in Belgrade!
The three cabin crew we had were older. Never the less, I have to admit that out of my solid 100+ flights that I had in my life these guys have been the best so far! If anyone from Malév is reading this, or knows people in MA
, I would kindly ask them to forward this to them. They have been kind, pleasant, warm and just so amazing. The guy (Gabor I believe his name is) was in the back with us, and as we were getting ready for take off the lights were dimmed. There was a long ride to the runway, and he noticed that this woman was reading a book when the lights went off. He came up to her and turned it on for her. He did that with the other few passengers later on, and once the boarding was complete he offered people to move to the empty seats in order to make their flight more comfortable! These guys with their warm smiles and attention have made this trip memorable! Bravo.
Jo reggelt Budapest!!
To be honnest, Malév's product is nothing special when compared to Aegean (A3) or even Austrian (OS). Their food is average, and they have no special entertainment on their tv's, besides the One World propaganda. I believe that they need to remove their greek announcment, as it is a joke, you spend more time getting shiverrs from the horrible accent than actually paying attention! The crew should also have a higher level of English!
However, the planes are very clean with great legroom, and the cabin crew is amazing! Even on the flight to Belgrade later on, one of the cabin crew was just as nice and attentive! The feeling of hospitality you come across in Malév makes you want to fly on them again. Something I must admit is lacking in carriers such as OS
I would give them: 7/10!
- negative side:
- poor entertainment
- average meals
- horrible, horrible handling agents (rude idiots!)
- new airplanes
- amazing crew
Also, it was nice to fly on the same plane (HA-LOS
) that oppened the Budapest-Belgrade route after two decades!!
Hope that you have enjoyed my third tr, all comments are more than welcome!!
Köszönöm es Víszlat!!!
ps. for those interested, here is my first trip reportever from the old Larnaca airport, so that you can compare what they had and what they have now Jat Airways JU-095 Larnaca-Belgrade (by JU068 Sep 24 2009 in Trip Reports)
[Edited 2010-03-03 04:12:41]