Review of Austrian Airlines flight Tel Aviv Vienna in Economy

Airline Austrian Airlines
Flight OS860
Class Economy
Seat 19A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 3:55
Take-off 08 Mar 15, 06:20
Arrival at 08 Mar 15, 09:15
OS   #27 out of 106 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 79 reviews
Yonatan Paz
By 3238
Published on 2nd April 2015
Hello and welcome to my flight (flug) report!

I went to vienna with schoolmates, we went to meet some friends and touring Vienna.

Our flights:

Tel Aviv (TLV) -> Vienna (VIE) OS860 A321 (You're here!)
Vienna (VIE) -> Tel Aviv (TLV) OS859 A320

The day of the flight:

Our flight was schedule to deaprt at 6.20AM so me and 2 of my friends arrived to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv at 3:30AM by taxi.

Our flight is on the screen!!!
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I asked for a window seat and I was booked for 19F, but I switched seat with another woman to 19A.
My B. Pass:
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I was delayed in the security check for a random check, me and more pax for nothing.
Our plane is in the gate, A321, OE-LBC, Buit 1996:
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The speedo tail:
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Boarding!!!
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Bad photo of the cockpit on this old bird:
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Each seat was equipped with blanket & Pillow.
Seat pitch is good (I'm 1.75M, still gorwing!).

No entretainment and flight map durning Airbus&Fokker flight so there was safety demo:
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Durning the boring demo:
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Pushback from C-4:
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El Al 737-800 4X-EKI (I flew on this bird TLV-AMS and HER-TLV) and British Airways Boeing 777-200:
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A-320 Air France:
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Istanbul or Tel Aviv? TK 738 and PC 738 from Istanbul - Sabiha Gocken and TK A321 to Istanbul - Ataturk:
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Turning for departure from runway 26:
We took off at 6:59AM and we were ready for flying in 34,000feet.
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El Al Boeing 737-900 wait after us for depart to Madrid:
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Leaving the Israeli coast, In a sunny day you can see until Alexandria!
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Cabin were clean and pleasent for 3h10m flight:
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Nice touch:
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Cursing over the Mediterranean Sea:
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Who is hungry for breakfast? The breakfast got B mark in my case, what is your opnion?
I was so hungry because I didn't eat from yesterday evening so everything were good for me:
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I asked for coffe:
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Over europe (Serbia&Balaton Lake in Hungary):

Cabin durning descending:
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Welcome for the point that the East&West culture are meeting - Vienna!
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Final approch!
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We landed at 9.10AM, after 3 hours and 11 minutes of flying:
Austrian A319 had been clearing the runway:
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The plane parked far from the main terminal so we were transferd to the Terminal by bus:
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You can't see this nice and sweet livery on this plane (OE-LBC!) :( :(
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Austrian 777-200ER that will depart to Tokyo at noon:
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Dash 8-Q400:

Fokker 100:
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CRJ200 of Airzena (Gerogian Airways), Dash 8 of Austrian&Croatian Airlines, LOT Embarer 195 and Niki-Air Berlin A320:
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A-320 of Niki:
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Austrian Boeing 767-300ER with wingtails, look on this sweet livery:
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Air France A319 from Paris staying on a empty Terminal:
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My favo. tail&Livery (787, Qatar Airways):
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More Austrian 767-300:
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787-800 of Qatar Airways, 767-300ER of Austrian Airlines and 747-400 of China Airlines:
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Austrian A320:
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Passport control passed quickly and we took the baggage quickly also.

Photos from Vienna:


Thanks for Reading!!!

Hope you enjoy reading

Please left a comment, Thank you!!!

Yonatan Paz

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Verdict

Austrian Airlines

7.6/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment6.5
meal/catering7.0

Tel Aviv - TLV

8.9/10
Efficiency7.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Vienna - VIE

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

I flew with OS many times, to Warsaw, Bangkok, New Delhi and now to their succseful and beauty (and airport) hub - Wien (Eng: Vienna).
Flights were good and comforable but for the next time I'll reserve the 4pm flight because I was so tired durning the first day....
One thing that was bad - there wasn't ant entretainment/flight map durning the flight, not like 6 months ago when I flew to Warsaw via Vienna, the 3.5 hours of the flight can be boring. Breakfast was nice but I don't think that most of the Israelis like this europeans breakfasts. Plane was quite old but it wasn't any problem for me because the cabin were new and comfortable.

I'm sure that I'll fly on Austrian Airlines again, maybe to Tokyo/Bangkok!!!
Hope you enjoy the Flight report and don't forget to left a comment,
Yonatan Paz.

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8 Comments

  • Comment 133249 by
    whitelight44 344 Comments

    Great FR and pictures. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  • Comment 133254 by
    02022001 3715 Comments

    Great airlines, austrian is fine. Thanks to sharing this FR !

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  • Comment 133257 by
    SKYTEAMCHC 4353 Comments

    Thanks for this report. A classic but good flight on OD . I think the breakfast looks quite good for economy except for the bread ! a croissant would have been a nice touch. It's nice to deplane like this as it gives you good photo opportunities !

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  • Comment 133261 by
    Mathieu 2012 Comments

    Hi Yonatan Paz,

    Thanks for sharing this report.
    Good catering on this Y. Nice spotting at VIE. Very busy traffic.
    You should blur your classmates faces.
    See you,

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    • Comment 313419 by
      KévinDC TEAM 3934 Comments

      The pics must be gone as I don't really see any distinguishable close-up faces. If the author has permission from the classmates it's ok to post, though not recommended. It is especially important to blur faces of crew and staff if you do not have permission to post.

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  • Comment 133273 by
    jetsetpanda 2120 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report on an interesting route.

    One of the things that I did not like about Ben Gurion airport is that it is very hard to do plane spotting and take good pictures of the airplanes. Apart from that it is a compact airport that is easy to navigate.

    OS is supposed to have great catering, but your brekfast did not impress me too much. A hot meal is always nice but it is somewhat lacking. I think that some fresh fruit appetizer and proper breakfast pastries would have improved it. The main thing is that you enjoyed it.

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  • Comment 133279 by
    KL651 3427 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.

    Why are there so many flights leaving so early in the morning from TLV ?

    The breakfast is ok, I'm not sure if the quantity is enough for a 3hour flight though.

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  • Comment 133291 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3934 Comments

    Hi Thanks for sharing. FYI, I added OS to the flight number for you.

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