Review of Avianca flight Bogota San Salvador in Business

Airline Avianca
Flight AV94
Class Business
Seat 3K
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:48
Take-off 30 May 18, 11:57
Arrival at 30 May 18, 13:45
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jacrew76
By 580
Published on 7th June 2018
Greetings to everyone
I have already uploaded a trip report in the same route however this time I was upgraded to BC so I thought I would be good to compare services on the same route in both classes.

Check in was usually quick as well as immigration so very quick I was on my way to Avianca`s Lounge not without doing some spotting, Bogotà is a fantastic airport to take pictures.
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A WAMOS Air aircraft Wet Leased to LATAM


The Lounge, from upstairs I spotted an AR A330 bound to Buenos Aires, I hope I could fly on AR one day.

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It was soon time to board. I had originally seat 7A but when boarding was Upgraded to 3K which meant no window for me, therefore I did not take as much pictures as I would have wanted.

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Boarding the plane was smooth and sparkling wine with warm nuts were delivered by the Colombian Crew flying the N724AV Airbus 320


After a very turbulent take off, hot towels were given and two options for lunch: turkey or meat, I had the second.


This is the chart on how trolleys and trays should be set on BC
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No dessert for me, but yes some coffee and Cointreau,
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After lunch and as looking through the window was not an option I went to the aft galley to say hello to a flight attendant friend, they were settling the galley for the flight back to Bogota


I got some outside pictures when my seat mate got up



We soon started our descend to SAL and after a great landing it was time to work



Thanks a lot for reading and if you have got any questions just let me know
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Verdict

Avianca

8.6/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment8.5
Meal/catering8.5

Avianca Lounge

8.3/10
Comfort8.5
Meal/catering8.5
Entertainment8.5
Services7.5

Bogota - BOG

8.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

San Salvador - SAL

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

As usual another good flight with Avianca, no delays a nice crew and the airplane was in great conditions. Thankfully I was upgraded this time, so no complaints whatsoever.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 449224 by
    nechus SILVER 511 Comments

    Hola, Jacrew76!

    Excelente informe!

    > A WAMOS Air aircraft Wet Leased to LATAM
    LATAM está arrendando esos aviones de Wamos para suplir la falta de sus 787 que tienen problemas con los motores Rolls Royce. Ahora arrendaron un 747 que va a cubrir la ruta de Santiago a Isla de Pascua por un tiempo... y yo no voy a poder volar en él! :''(

    > I hope I could fly on AR one day
    Sí, pero no lo hagas en clase económica. No tiene nada especial. El snack viene en una cajita y es más apto para el cumpleaños de un niño que para un vuelo.

    > two options for lunch: turkey or meat, I had the second
    Nunca he volado en business, pero me atrevería a decir que ese plato está un poco... pobre? Se parece a lo que mi mamá comía en el hospital. :D Aunque la carne se ve muy bien!

    > This is the chart on how trolleys and trays should be set on BC
    La idea es hacerle la vida imposible a coleccionistas de souvenirs como yo, verdad? XD

    > after a great landing it was time to work
    La triste vida de la clase obrera. No tenemos remedio. :(

    Gracias por compartir!! Qué tal es San Salvador para visitar?
    Nelson

    • Comment 449406 by
      jacrew76 AUTHOR 8 Comments

      Nunca he volado en business, pero me atrevería a decir que ese plato está un poco... pobre? Se parece a lo que mi mamá comía en el hospital. :D Aunque la carne se ve muy bien!Nunca he volado en business, pero me atrevería a decir que ese plato está un poco... pobre? Se parece a lo que mi mamá comía en el hospital. :D Aunque la carne se ve muy bien!

      R. Mucha gente se queja que la comida de Avianca es muy básica, puede ser pero tampoco es tan mala, son vuelos cortos, ojalá pueda hacer uno mas largo y mirar la realidad

      > This is the chart on how trolleys and trays should be set on BC
      La idea es hacerle la vida imposible a coleccionistas de souvenirs como yo, verdad? XD

      DE eso se trata... jajaja
      Saludos

  • Comment 449407 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 4311 Comments

    Hi Jacrew76, thanks for sharing this new report on Avianca! Seems like a very good overall experience for a 3 hour flight. The seats look comfortable with actual padding! Most seats these days, even in the premium cabin are so thin and hard. Always good to have IFE on a short flight too! Does Avianca upgrade Frequent Flyer Elites on regional routes when space is available like U.S. carriers do? AV always seems to have great Business fares from the U.S. to South America, often on widebodies, but I'm always so hesitant to book outside of oneworld and lose out on miles, lol. Plus switching to Star Alliance would mean flying United on domestic U.S. flights and the thought of doing that horrifies me ^^
    But I feel like I'll have to give AV a try soon!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 449937 by
      jacrew76 AUTHOR 8 Comments

      Hello Kevin,
      Thanks for your comment.

      Does Avianca upgrade Frequent Flyer Elites on regional routes when space is available like U.S. carriers do?
      It works for me all the time, specially on the routes I fly on which are not premium routes
      I am a star alliance guy so I avoid flying OW.
      I believe you should give Avianca a try, I am sure you will have a great experience, so let me know what do you decide

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