Review of Air Berlin flight Vienna Paris in Economy

Airline Air Berlin
Flight AB8318
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 17 Jan 17, 17:05
Arrival at 17 Jan 17, 19:10
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By 477
Published on 20th May 2017
Hello dear reporters!

Voici le retour de mon voyage à Vienne.
Here is the first part of my return trip from Vienna.

The journey was:
-VY 2916 BOD-BCN / VY 8710 BCN-VIE : [here]
-AB 8318 VIE-CDG [here you are]
-AF 7630 CDG BOD [to be published]

On January 17, after four days spent in Vienna with a friend, it was time for me to head back to Bordeaux, France. I chose to reach Schwechat Airport with the S-Bahn: tickets are not very expensive (4 euros) and it only needs 25 minutes.
I arrived at Terminal 1 at 2.30PM. My flight was to depart at 5.10PM. I went to the check-in desk as I couldn't open the text message that would have given me my boarding pass. Fortunately, there was absolutely nobody.

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The desk employee handed me my boarding pass within a minute. I passed through security within 15 minutes: even if there was nobody, the distance to walk is quite long.
A view of the apron:

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I sat somewhere in the terminal and waited for boarding. It was called at 4.30PM. The flight was half empty: boarding was completed in 15 minutes.

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Today's flight was operated by a Niki Airbus A321, OE-LCC. This plane was delivered to Air Berlin in 2010 and transfered to Niki in 2016. However, it still carries the Air Berlin colors. Only a small sticker over door 1L indicates that this Airbus is owned by Niki.
The legroom is more than satisfying. Note that nobody sat next to me.

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We pushed back at 5.05PM. Screens were deployed to show the safety demonstrations.

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We took off five minutes later.

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This late afternoon flight allowed me to catch an amazing sunset.

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A sandwich snack was handed by the flight attendants (chicken or veggies). I chose the chicken one.

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The flight flew to Nurnberg and Frankfurt before heading to Paris.



We overflew CDG before performing a 180 degrees turn. We landed on runway 09R at 6.35 (35 minutes ahead of schedule).

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After a quite soft landing, we taxied to Terminal 3 and parked next to an Enter Air Boeing 737-800.

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A last glimpse of tonight's plane.

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And this Flight Report ends here! Thank you for reading, see you soon! ^.^
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Verdict

Air Berlin

7.0/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering6.5

Vienna - VIE

8.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Paris - CDG

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

A very enjoyable flight with Air Berlin/Niki. The cabin was very comfortable, especially because the flight was half empty. Special mention to the free snack (I expected a Buy on Board service) and the ahead of schedule arrival.

Information on the route Vienna (VIE) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 42 reviews of 6 airlines on the route Vienna (VIE) → Paris (CDG).


Useful

The airline with the best average rating is Fly Niki with 7.7/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

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