After a long time, I found time to travel again, this time with Austrian Airlines, from TLV to VIE. I hope you'll enjoy!
In Austrian Airlines, the web check in service opens 47 hours before take off, so I woke up early to choose the best seats I could.
As You can see, I chose 4 seats: 6E, 6F, 7E and 7F (my seat). Austrian defined those seats as Preffered zone in the seat reservation, before check in each seat costs 28$ USD.
Two days after the check in, I arrived to TLV airport in 3AM, really early.
Entrance to the check in area:
While waiting for friend, I took this photo from the check in area:
As You can see, the terminal is busy, many families travelled in this period because they could find cheap flights. I also travelled in this period because I found really cheap flight - 230$ USD for flight with Full service and 23KG luggage. Really nice.
The security procedure and the check in procedure were really fast, and here's my boarding pass:
And after less than a hour in the airport, I finished also the security check for the hand bag and the immigration. While waiting to my friends that doesn't have biometric passport, I took this photo:
Shortly after, I went to the toilets in the duty free area:
As You can see, not so clear… (But not dirty too much also).
Terminal shops and food area:
You can see here: Aegean A321, Elal B739 and Lot B738.
I bought coffee and Croissant with chocolate and almonds, the price was 36 NIS (10$ USD or 8.5 Euro) - really expensive, I can buy the same coffee and the same Croissant in Aroma (not in the airport, of course) in 22-24 ILS.
My gate was E7, the newest boarding area in TLV airport.
The way to the gate:
The jet bridge and our aircraft for today:
(I really hate the windows in TLV airport, with the black dots… I can't take good photos with them)
Last outside view of the aircraft in TLV airport:
Airbus A321-111 OE-LBB, named Pinzgau In service since February 1996
European business class seats:
I went to my seat - 7F.
Really nice legroom, It was very comfortable for me.
You can see here: Elal B772 and B738.
Overhead panel, a bit old:
After the boarding procedure, I found that the aisle seat is free, so I and my friend could feel like passengers in the business class!
Another two photos during push back:
You can see here Elal B738 4X-EKS, from my flight report of LY357.
Watching our flight in FR24:
Some photos during taxi procedure:
Travel Service B738:
Bulgarian Air Charter MD82:
Take off video (4K is available):
Some photos shorly after take off:
30 Minutes after the take off, I went to the WC:
It's unbeliavable that they were look very good and clear also, in aircraft that almost 23 years old!
After returning from the WC, 45-50 minutes after take off, the cabin crew gave us a breakfast:
The breakfast included: Omelet, pastrami, tomato, cherry cake, butter, apricot fruit spread, bread and water. Also, the cabin crew offered cold and hot drinks. It wasn't so tasty, but It's really nice to receive full meal in 3 hours flight. I must say that I was suprised to get full meal, because in Austrian website I saw that We'll get snacks…
I paid for the basic Wifi service. It costs 3 Euro and the speed is limited to 150Kbps. It's really slow, but It's enough for Whatsapp or mails.
Some photos from FR24 during the flight:
In flight magazine and safety card:
Cabin view during the flight:
I didn't received a drink, so I was really thirsty, because when the cabin crew gave drinks, I was in the WC, so I requested drink:
Another cabin view during the flight:
Some photos before landing:
Landing video (4K is available):
After landing photo, still from the aircraft:
After parking, I took some outside photos of the aircraft:
Austrian A320 through the bus window:
And some aircrafts during the ride to the terminal:
Austrian A320, SA livery:
Eva Air B773:
The immigration procedure was really fast, about 5 minutes, one of the fastest I ever had in European airport.
The way to the baggage claim:
Baggage claim area:
The baggage arrived really fast, I got my suitcase 2-3 minutes after I arrived to the baggage claim area.
The toilets in baggage claim area:
As You can see, very clear.
Terminal 3, during the way to the taxi station:
New flight report soon: OS859.
Thanks for reading!
Tel Aviv - TLV
Vienna - VIE
Austrian is really nice airline, I can't believe that the aircraft was almost 23 years old, and still all looks good and clear! The seats were comfortable, the legroom was really nice, the WC were clear, in German - Alles gut! The cabin crew were really nice also, and gave really good service. The meal was suprise, because I expected to receive some snack, but It wasn't so tasty. Still, It's really nice to get full meal during 3 hours flight. There are no overhead TVs, but there's wifi service and some information that You can read in Austrian website without payment, so I reduced the entertainment score. The wifi isn't cheap (3 Euro for 150Kbps, 7 Euro for 600Kbps and 12 Euro for 15Mbps) and It's no so stable, but still It's really nice to have internet connection during flight. TLV airport is good as I always score It, this time it wasn't so clear, so I reduced the cleanliness score. VIE airport is amazing! Very clean, the immigration was really fast and the suitcases arrived really fast, the access is good also - the airport isn't too big and the signs are clear, so You know where to go very easily, and also there are some restaurants, where You can eat before leaving the airport, taxi station, car rental and train that can take You directly to Vienna, so the services are good also.
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