Ladies and Gentlemen, Aviation Geeks and Frequent-flyer! Welcome to a new serie of tripreports! I just came back from my summer trip 2018 on Tenerife and because of this I have four flights, that I really like to share with.
I booked the whole trip quite early, but not on the Air Europa website because the prices were not the best. The seat selection and online check-in worked perfectly. Their customer service also added my new SUMA-Card (Air Europa's frequent flyer program), but could not order a vegeterian meal option as you will see later.
Changing in Madrid and boarding
I had arrived on this E190 from Munich and had about 45 minutes to get to the new gate. Walking from gate E76 to C40 took around 10 minutes. As I knew that I would have the chance to check out the lounge on the way back to Germany, I prefered to walk through some duty-free shops.
Boarding at gate C40 started a few minutes later. The gate agents also tried, that Business Class passengers board first and it worked.
My seat on board of this Airbus A330-200 with the old livery and the old cabin was 2K. I also had the possibility to reserve seats in the first row, but the IFE-displays there are much smaller. One reason, why I chose Air Europa, is the long-haul cabin on a 2.5-hour flight. The seats have already been quite old, but still really comfortable. However, the bed function (not fully flat) was less comfortable, than the lounge position. On this flight, the Business Class was completly full. (The picture of the empty cabin was taken on the flight back, but I wanted to show it in this report, too. The second picture is showing seats 3H and 3K.)
Later, we got a pre-depature drink (water or orange juice), a refreshing towel, headphones, a blanket and a pillow. Wow! The quality of the products was not the best, but still amazing. Thanks, Air Europa!
The safety video wa shown on the displays infront of each seat.
See you later, Madrid!
After take-off, the cabin crew turned the IFE-system on. You could watch films, listen some music and follow the airplane on a map.
Flying over Portugal and leaving Europe:
At this time, the service has just started. There was a good selection of drinks, but only one food option: Pasta, a cake and two bread rolls.
Finished! Great, that Air Europa offered a hot meal, but the quality could have been better. The stewards also asked if we had any drink order.
The Atlantic Ocean and the sharklets with the airline's old logo:
Descending started and after some time, I could see the cost of Tenerife.
Hello, San Cristóbal de La Laguna!
My flight was a national flight. Because of this, I arrived at the small airport in the north.
Taxiing to the gate was really fast.
Thank you, EC-JPF!
The baggage arrived in less than 20 minutes.
Next to the baggage delivery are diffrent counters, where you can rent a car.
I had again a good flight with Air Europa. I still remember one of the stewards, who was really friendly. Thanks for reading. Leave a comment with feedback!
Madrid - MAD
Tenerife Island - TFN
When flying with Air Europa in Business Class, it really depends on the airplane which operates. For example on the E190 you feel more like in Premium Economy, while on the A330 to the Canarian Islands (a 2.5h-flight), you are quite impressed that you get long haul business class seats (quite unnormal for a european airline). However, Air Europa cannot be compaired with Lufthansa or Air France, but for the cheaper fares that you pay, you still get a good and friendly service and sometimes more than you would expect!
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