Review of Vueling Airlines flight Bordeaux Barcelona in Economy

Airline Vueling Airlines
Flight VY2916
Class Economy
Seat 25A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:10
Take-off 13 Jan 17, 15:20
Arrival at 13 Jan 17, 17:30
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By 618
Published on 20th May 2017
Hello dear Flight-Reporters!

After my January university exams, a friend of mine invited me to his place in Vienna.
From Bordeaux, ASL Airlines (ex Europe Airport) operate seasonal direct flights to VIE. I could have chosen Air France or KLM, but I chose to make three different reservations with Vueling, Air Berlin and Air France. In the end, I paid 150 euros (I used FlyingBlue miles for the Air France flight).

The final journey is:
- VY 2916 BOD-BCN [you are here]
- VY 8710 BCN-VIE [included as a bonus in this report as it is very incomplete]
- AB 8318 VIE-CDG
- AF 7630 CDG-BOD.

On January 13, three days after my last exam, I went to BOD using public transport. I barely needed half an hour from downtown as there was no trafic.

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I arrived at 1PM for this 3.20PM departure.

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There were only a few people at the check-in desk. I didn't need to queue as I checked in online.

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I had free time before boarding time, so I went outside to spot a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 take off to CRL.

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A HOP! CRJ1000 in bound from NCE.

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Such a big surprise today: an Ilyushin IL-76T which belongs to Air Volga Dnepr.

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I used the FlightRadar24 app to know more about the inbound flight from BCN. Good news: I will be flying in a Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 for the first time! Bad news: due to traffic, the flight is delayed.
Today's A320 is EC-MDZ, delivered from Airbus to Vueling in November 2014. It has been named Air Force Juan.

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I went back to Terminal A and proceeded to security. Heavy work on the apron.

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I went to the gate. The gate next to us was getting ready for a Royal Air Maroc flight to CMN, which is to depart 40 minutes after us.

The inbound flight eventually landed at 3.50PM. Boarding was called at 4.05PM, which is 45 minutes after the scheduled time of departure.
I sat at seat 25A, which allowed me to admire those Sharklets.

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The legroom is more than acceptable for this one hour flight (I am 1,65m tall).

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The captain took the mic to apologize for the late departure. He then explained that we missed our slot in BCN, and announced another delay.
The RAM flights, that was planned to take off after us, finally leaves before us.

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A Thomas Cook Belgium A320.

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While waiting for push back, the flight attendants handed glasses of water to passengers.
We eventually pushed back at 4.20PM.

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We headed to runway 29.

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Two Air France A320 are waiting at Terminal B. The left one was ready for push back for its flight to CDG. The right one had just arrived from ORY.

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A last shot of this IL-76T.

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We took off at 4.27PM.

Once at cruising altitude, flight attendants got ready for the Buy On Board service.
The flight flew to Toulouse and Andorra before heading straight to BCN.

While descending, the A320 crossed heavy turbulences. A flight attended almost injured herself while walking through the aisle.

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We aligned to BCN, under this unfriendly Mediterranean sky.

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The captain performed such a hard landing in BCN. We landed at 5.19PM (with a delay of almost 50 minutes).

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We exited the runway and taxied to the gate.

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After a long bus ride, I was in the terminal at 5.50PM.

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The next flight to Vienna is reported below, as it is very incomplete. If you choose not to read it, I thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon! ^.^

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Vueling Airlines

Cabin crew8.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Bordeaux - BOD


Barcelona - BCN



A nice flight with Vueling, even with a heavy delay that almost made me miss my connecting flight.

Information on the route Bordeaux (BOD) Barcelona (BCN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 6 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Bordeaux (BOD) → Barcelona (BCN).


The airline with the best average rating is easyJet with 6.6/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 20 minutes.

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  • Comment 399627 by
    Pilpintu TEAM BRONZE 936 Comments

    Hi, Sinner!

    It has been named Air Force Juan

    ROFLMAO !!!
    Now that's a creative name. Vueling has several things that I really like, starting with the livery, and even it's creative name. The name Vueling is a mixture of the word "vuelo" ("flight", or "I fly") and the English ending -ing. It's like saying "flying", but in a funny way.

    I sat at seat 25A, which allowed me to admire those Sharklets.

    They look nice. And yellow is my favorite color.

    The legroom is more than acceptable

    It's actually amazing!!! :O

    A Thomas Cook Belgium A320.

    I see a Condor aircraft there. Are they the same company???

    We took off at 4.27PM.

    Lovely aerials!

    A flight attended almost injured herself while walking through the aisle.

    I read somewhere that the most dangerous thing you can do on an airplane is unlocking your seatbelt! I wonder of someone could invent some way to keep FAs attached to the floor...

    The captain performed such a hard landing in BCN

    I hate it when that happens! You're all cozy and happy in the sky, and suddenly you feel you are inside a liquefier! Sometimes it's necessary though. When the runway is wet, for example, to increase the tyre adherence.

    Thanks for sharing this flight! And I like your nickname. I just hope nobody with the nickname "Preacher" will start bugging you!! LOL

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