After a long time, I found time to write this flight report about my 3rd flight with Austrian airlines, OS862.
My flight was during Sukkot holiday in Israel, I thought that the airport will be busy and I'll be stuck for a long time in queues, but It was the opposite.
The entrance to Terminal 3:
Here's a sign that bless you for happy holiday:
The check in area:
During the way to the immigration and the hand bag security:
I had to wait a little bit during the hand bag security check, but since I have biometric passport, I can finish the immigration process very fast.
After the immigration and during the way to the duty free area:
The duty free area:
I went also to the WC, they were Ok:
Shortly after, I received this message:
During my waiting in the terminal for the flight, I also checked our aircraft position in Flightradar:
I went to the gates to try take some aircraft photos, but I couldn't receive good result because the windows are dotted…
Duty free shop:
The food area:
I bought coffee in Aroma, very known in Israel, something like Starbucks:
The waiting area in Terminal 3 with the known square:
While waiting for our flight and due to the message about the delay, I went to the gate and asked the crew about the boarding time, They said that They'll update the data in the airport screens about departures. I was waiting for nothing, and then in 18:50 They called to my phone, and said me that I'm late to the flight and all the passengers are waiting for me! Huh? The correct data wasn't on the airport screens and I wasn't the last passenger to arrive to the aircraft…
Anyway, this is the time for…
Aircraft Information: Airbus A320-200 OE-LBJ (D-ALTF and OE-LTV in the past) Used by LTU, LTU Austria and Air Berlin In service since September 2001, in since in Austrian since December 2012
Window view from my seat (17F):
The old overhead (and the basic) panel:
Nice legroom, as I had in the previous flights with Austrian in the A321:
And free middle seat! Like the European business class:
During taxi, It was almost dark outside, so I couldn't take good photos…
Take off video (4K available):
Shortly after take off, over the Tel aviv coast:
After the seat belt sign turned off, I went to the rear WC and took some photos of the cabin, as You can see the aircraft was almost empty, most of the rows were empty or occupied by one person or two persons…
One of the toilets was out of order, I think that if the aircraft was almost full, It might be unconvinent for the passengers to wait a lot of time for the single toilet to be free.
They were clear, and I found It really odd that the faucet was automatic.
30 Minutes into the flight, the flight crew gave us a dinner:
The dinner included soft drink, hot drink, water, pasta with mushrooms, some cake (I can't remember, but I think It was apple cake), butter and bread. It was very nice and tasty.
In this flight, It was unknown if the Wifi is working or not, the FA couldn't help us and They said that We might pay and check if It's working…
The flight became really bumpy in this stage, since there was a big storm in our flight route.
Anyway, some photo of the cabin during the approach to the airport:
And of course, video of the landing in Vienna airport (4K is available):
After landing, during taxi to the gate:
Cabin view after landing and during deboarding:
In our way to the baggage claim area:
Baggage claim area:
After We received our suitcases, We went to the rental car area, the walking to there is a little bit long and the parking is really big, our car parked in the 8th floor!
Sixt agent in the airport:
They were very nice and They have many cars, We ordered Skoda Octavia estate and could choose between Opel insingia estate, Mazda 6 estate and Peugeot 5008 HDi, We chose the last one:
Thank for reading!
Tel Aviv - TLV
Vienna - VIE
This wasn't my first flight with Austrian, so I have something to compare with. In this flight, the Wifi condition was unknown, and since there are no overhead TVs or some streaming options, I gave them 0 for the entertainment score. I also reduced the score in the cabin due to the malfunction in the rear toilet and for the cabin crew, since They weren't so nice.
Ben Gurion airport again received good scores from me, since there are no problems and It's easy to navigate in the Terminal, there are many shops and restaurants in the Terminal and the total experience is very good. Again, I think that They need to improve the cleaning.
Vienna airport was also very good, I only reduced the access score due the the long way from the gates to the baggage claim and the long way from the baggage claim to the rental car area, all the other things were perfect.
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