Review of Loganair flight Glasgow Eoligarry in Economy

Airline Loganair
Flight LM 451
Class Economy
Seat 4A
Flight time 01:15
Take-off 09 Oct 17, 12:25
Arrival at 09 Oct 17, 13:40
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By 838
Published on 28th February 2019
Loganair, an airline established in 1962 is still flying. That’s some accomplishment in this day and age, especially given the recent demise of sister company Flybmi.

Over the years, Loganair has operated as Loganair, British Airways Express, and Flybe. 
In 2017, they announced that they would start operating under their own name again, which led to a very damaging fight with Flybe, who it appears, felt snubbed.

This trip report is from 2017 so was just as Loganair were ‘independent’ again. Sorry for the delay. 

This is a route I have wanted to try for a long time - Glasgow to Barra. The reason? Barra runway is on a beach! Flight times vary to fit the tides and a short day trip is usually possible.

There isn’t a lot to say about the flights really, the aircraft on the route are Viking Twin Otters - great little aircraft although a little cramped for my liking. So permit me to allow the pictures to tell the story!

Our carriage awaits…

photo glasgow twin otter

The cabin…

photo boardingphoto cockpit at landing


Legroom was tight…

photo legroom tight

The pilot carried out the airline safety debriefing…

photo in flight safety

The inflight safety card…

photo safety card 2photo safety card

Loganair's first ever inflight magazine since their 'independence'…

photo loganair inflight mag

Flying over Glasgow, naturally we didn't fly very high…

photo over glasgow

Scotland has some beautiful beaches, although the water might not be very welcoming!

photo scottish beach

And we really do land on the beach!

photo really a beachphoto chocks


The airport is a buzz of activity, including the arrival of the daily newspapers. The baggage reclaim area is outside the airport building.

photo baggage reclaimphoto daily newspapers arriving

Because of the tides today, the return flights to Glasgow were at 1400 and 1430 hours, as shown on the departure board.

photo departure board

Some images from Barra, can you spot the windsock?

photo windsockphoto barra beachphoto barra scenery

You can post a letter at the entrance to the airport!

photo airport entrance

The departure area at Barra. Note that there is no formal security checks at this airport. The reasoning is that with such small planes, anyone out to do anything dodgy would be easily identifiable. This means that when you land at Glasgow you must go through security for any connecting flight.

photo barra departure lounge

The airport is keen that you know your rights!

photo passenger rights

The second flight arrived before long…

photo loganair flybephoto the beach

And that was my day trip to Barra! An experience not to be forgotten!
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Verdict

Loganair

9.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering10.0

Glasgow - GLA

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Eoligarry - BRR

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A flight landing on a beach must be on every airline fans bucket list!
So pleased to be able to do it, and support a great independent airline!

Information on the route Glasgow (GLA) Eoligarry (BRR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Glasgow (GLA) → Eoligarry (BRR).


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The airline with the best average rating is Loganair with 8.7/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 30 minutes.

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