Review of LOT Polish flight Tel Aviv Wrocław in Economy

Airline LOT Polish
Flight LO162
Class Economy
Seat 5A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 04:15
Take-off 01 Mar 18, 20:50
Arrival at 02 Mar 18, 00:05
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Yonatan Paz
Published on 9th March 2018
Hello and welcome to my trip report to Poland.

My flights for this trip:

TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) -> WRO (Wroclaw, Poland) LO B738 Economy
WRO (Wroclaw, Poland) -> TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) FR B738 Economy - Cancelled
GDN (Gdansk, Poland) -> TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) LO B738 Economy

Lot Polish Airlines in Israel:

Current to 2018 the airline operates 21 weekly flights from TLV to Poland. Flights to Warsaw are operating by Boeing 737-800 and Embraer E195 during the winter season.
LOT'S destinations from Tel Aviv:
- Warsaw (2 daily flights)
- Poznan (1 weekly flight)
- Rzeszow (1 weekly flight)
- Wroclaw (2 weekly flights)
- Gdansk (1 weekly flight)
- Lublin (2 weekly flights)

From July 2018 all the flights will be operated by Boeing 738 MAX.

Day of the flight:
Our plane made his way from Warsaw:
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I took a train from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport. The trip lasted for about 20 minutes and cost 13 NIS (around 4$). I was at the airport at 6:20PM for 8:50PM depart,
I took a trolley so I hadn't needed to wait at the check-in counter. The security check was really fast and I finished everything after 10 minutes.
I did a short tour in concourse E area which opened 2 weeks ago, also it includes double jet-bridges as the first time at TLV airport.

B5 will be the gate that will host my airplane today:
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Georgian Airlines Embraer E190 arrived from Tbilisi (TBS), Georgia and Norwegian Boeing 737-800 arrived from Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark:
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Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 will depart today to New York (JFK), NY, USA later this night:
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Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER arrived from Istanbul (IST), Turkey:
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Armenia AirCompany Boeing 737-500 will depart to Yerevan (EVN), Armenia and Tarom Boeing 737-800 landed from Bucharest (OTP), Romania:
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El Al Boeing 737-900ER landed from London (LTN), UK:
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Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER landed from Seoul (ICN), South Korea. Usually the flights to TLV operated by A332 or B772 so I was very excited to spot it:
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Transavia Boeing 737-800 landed from Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS), United Airlines Boring 777-300ER will depart to Newark (EWR), NJ, USA and my plane (LOT Boeing 737-800) landed from Warsaw (WAW), Poland:
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My plane for today: Boeing 737-800, reg SP-LWA, delivred to LOT Polish Airlines in May 2017 after buying from China Eastern Airlines:
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My flight was delayed:
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Boarding started at 8:30PM instead of 8:10PM. The crew arranged the plane less than 30 min!
In the jetbridge:
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First view:
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The new cabin smells and looking good for 4 hours flight:
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Tray table:
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Pitch is good (I'm 5"10/178 cm):
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Nice view on this Korean Air's amazing Boeing 777-300ER:

After quick boarding safety demostrations was shown in Polish and English and we started our taxi to runway 26:
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The captain said that the flight time from Tel Aviv to Wroclaw will be 3 hours and 50 minutes
The flight load was about 60% with many empty seats and no one was sitting in the Business Class sector.
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Cabin before Take-off:
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Take off from runway 26;

Bye bye Israel!
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Lot's safety card, InFlight gourment menu and their magazins:
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The service in the flight included a cup of water/coffe/tea and chocolate bar for free. Other drinks and food cost money:
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Many clouds over the mediterrian sea:
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Over Rhodes Island, Greece:
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Time to descend into WRO airport:
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Ostrava, Czech Airlines:
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Czech Republic and the Tatrty mountains under snow:
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2 minutes before landing:
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Lot Embarer E195 landed from Warsaw (WAW), Poland:

Bye bye my plane! It will be departing at 6:00AM back to TLV and than to WAW:
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Many Ryanair planes:
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Timetable at WRO airport:
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Thanks for reading!
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Tel Aviv - TLV


Wrocław - WRO



I enjoyed this flight with LOT. The service was nice and friendly, The flight landed on time although the delay. The seats are comfortable and you get free drink and a snack. The flight was really cheap (TLV-WRO for 64$). As a Star Alliance member, I earned miles for this flight.
I will fly LOT again!



  • Comment 436229 by
    loukas SILVER 341 Comments

    Thanks for a very nice report with great spotting in TLV. Pity LOT has such a poor service, it's high time they offered something more than this. The cabin looks ok, how were the seats? Hope you had a nice time in Poland!

  • Comment 436255 by
    KL651 TEAM 4481 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Given the flight duration, the catering coud be better than the usual one they serve on European flights.
    But at 64$ you can't really expect too much.
    Beautiful pictures before landing with the snow covered landscapes.

    • Comment 441121 by
      Yonatan Paz AUTHOR 63 Comments

      Hey and thanks for reading my report!
      In my opnion 64$ for 4 hours flight is really cheap . I got drinks, pillow and blanket. It's great!
      Some airlines don't serve meals for free on their flights from/to TLV like UIA, LOT, Blue Air
      The views were nice but most of the flight were above clouds....

  • Comment 436548 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5273 Comments

    Hi Yonatan, thanks for a nice report as usual! The new-ish cabin looks quite nice and fresh. I'm surprised there wasn't more substantial service for a 4 hour flight, but you definitely can't beat that $64 price! It's always nice, and so rare, to have a half empty cabin like that.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 441123 by
      Yonatan Paz AUTHOR 63 Comments

      Hi Kevin,
      I can't complain for 64$ flight. For example Ryanair is cheaper on this route, tickets can cost 20$!!!
      The flight was half empty and some people slept on the benches as it was a evening flight.
      The cabin is pretty comfortable and better than LH/OS narrowbody's jets.

    • Comment 441124 by
      Yonatan Paz AUTHOR 63 Comments

      Hi Kevin,
      The flight ticket is really cheap but it could be half if I'd chose to fly with Ryanair.
      Seats were comfortable, more than OS/LH A320's and every passenger got blanket and pillow.
      You could see pax that were slept on 3 seats each.

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