Review of Avianca flight Quito San Salvador in Business

Airline Avianca
Flight AV456
Class Business
Seat 1A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:55
Take-off 03 Oct 17, 05:05
Arrival at 03 Oct 17, 07:00
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jacrew76
By 587
Published on 6th October 2017
Avianca has very convenient connecting flights from its San Salvador`s Hub to Central a North America. Flights from south America usually leave very early and allows to connect from El Salvador to several destinations. This time my final destination was San Salvador.

Flight AV456 leaves UIO at 5:05 so I got to the airport around 3 am. There was a 4:45 am LATAM flight to Lima and Buenos Aires and a 5:20 Avianca flight to Bogotà, Check in was quick as well as all the immigration procedures.

Quito`s Airport from the Outside and Check in counter



Quito`s airport has won many awards and I really believe all of them are well deserved. Some views of the International pier



Around 4 am our crew arrived
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It was soon time to board, I had 7A but was upgraded to 2D and as bussisnes cabin was with only 5 pax I moved to 1A. Economy class was full, most of the connections were to Miami and Los Angeles.
Seat 2D and the flight attendant delivering some OJ or Water

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Then I moved to 1A. It was soon time to take off. Captain said flight time will be of 2h40 min. And we just left Quito. Very dark take off

This one was bound to Bogota-

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Take off



This plane was pretty old and it doesn`t have PTV so I did not bother to ask for headphones, and I had not idea what movie was on

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10.000 feet, and cabin crew got ready for service, all of us were kindly asked by the purser if we wanted breakfast right away or one hour later, the 5 pax decided to eat right away.
Choices were scrambled eggs or pancakes. I had the eggs with coffee and water, catering was really good.




More coffee and more water

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Some views from the cabin, and soon the Captain announced our descent



Connecting information was shown on the screen

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Approaching to San Salvador is always amazing we had a smooth landing



Remote parking and bussed to the terminal, some pictures and Welcome to San Salvador



I hope you enjoy this report and I apologize for the quality of the pictures.

You can see the trip report on vide here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5mjg335nwg&t=403s
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Verdict

Avianca

7.9/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment3.0
Meal/catering9.5

Quito - UIO

9.3/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

San Salvador - SAL

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Avianca provided a great service in this flight. Cabin crew were extremely nice, food was very good. The flight was on time and everything went well

Regarding the aircraft itself, it was old and the lack of PTV`s can make your flight boring. Avianca uses newer airplanes for shorter flights in Ecuador and Colombia.

Quito`s airport is very efficient and comfortable, I like San Salvador Airport, but I have never used it for connecting so I don`t know how it works.

Avianca is always my first option when flying within South America and I rarely have had any trouble flying with them.

Thank you very much for reading

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