Review of Vueling Airlines flight London Rome in Economy

Airline Vueling Airlines
Flight VY6229
Class Economy
Seat 3E
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:30
Take-off 10 Mar 19, 19:45
Arrival at 10 Mar 19, 23:15
VY   #19 out of 21 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 108 reviews
Carlotherocks
Published on 18th March 2019

INTRO


Hello everyone! Ciao a tutti!
Last November my sister turned 18, therefore I decided to buy a plane ticket for both as b-day present. After evaluating many different European cities (Paris, Bruxelles, Barcelona…) I chose London. Having spent two months there last Summer, it would have been an occasion to be her "guide".
By the end of October I searched the flights. Thanks to SkyScanner I found the best solution: British Airways for the outbound flight to London-Gatwick and Vueling for the return flight.
I chose the first weekend of March to be free with university exams.

7th March Roma Fiumicino - London Gatwick with British Airways A319
10th March London Gatwick - Roma Fiumicino with Vueling A320 (YOU ARE HERE)


Even if Vueling allows online check-in, they asks a small payment even for the worse seat. Having planned to get to LGW early, we decided to make the check-in at VY counters.
As we would discover later, this has been the right choice.

AT THE AIRPORT


After spending 3 wonderful days it's time to come back home
Being the flight around half-past-seven in the evening, we decided to be at the airport around 5:30 PM
Just to be sure we left the hotel in Bayswater around 3:30 PM
Queensway tube station, on the Central Line
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To get to Victoria Station, it's necessary to change in Oxford Circus Tube Station
Victoria Line's train
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We reached Victoria Station around 4:20PM
From this station it's quite easy to get to LGW, using the Southern service
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Crossing river Thames
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Battersea Power Station, under renovation
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The train took around 40 minutes to reach LGW
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Gatwick station is close to South Terminal, the one we would depart from
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The check-in hall, a bit dark and old-style, seemed to be under refurbishment
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Vueling check-in is handled at row E, quite close to the entrance
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When we get to the counter the agent told us that the plane was full
This meant that we had to board our baggages
Since I had bought a vinyl record in Brick Lane Market, I asked him if it was possible to bring the baggage onboard
Moreover me and my sister didn't want to wait for them once arrived at FCO
To help us the very kind agent gave us seats in the third row, 3E and 3F, so in the first boarding group
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Having nothing to do we proceeded upstairs for the security checkpoint
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Even if there was almost no queue, the control took around 10 minutes
Some lines were closed and people had to rush to prepare their baggages
Maybe just one more line would have relieve the congestion
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As other UK airports, the obliged passage through the duty free shop

FIDS showing our flight to be on time
We had around one hour before gate announcement
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Since we had to buy a marmalade we went to Harrod's shop
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The departure lounge
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Going upstairs to the food mezzanine
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We spent most of the time at Wondertree restaurant, the only place to get a view of the apron
South Terminal pier: Aer Lingus A320, British Airways A319s, Vueling A320 and Ryanair 737
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TUIFly 787 waiting for departure around easyJet A320s
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Corporate pic
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Being close to the boarding time we went downstairs
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The gate was finally shown: 13, at the beginning of the long pier
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A lot of italian people rushing to the gate as us XD

Time to go home…
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We were quickly enough to be boarded among the first people
Gate agents let us to keep our baggages
The holdroom
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Our plane just arrived from Rome
EC-MFK, an A320 equipeed with sharklets, delivered in March 2015 (4.0 years old)
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Being in boarding group 1 we were among the first to get onboard
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THE FLIGHT


Flight details
Airline: Vueling
Flight Number: VY6229

Departure: London Gatwick - LGW
Scheduled Departure Time: 19:35
Actual Departure Time: 19:47

Arrival: Roma Fiumicino - FCO
Scheduled Arrival Time: 23:05
Actual Arrival Time: 23:14

Flight Time: 2h 27m
Travel Date: Sunday March 10th
Class: Economy Space Plus
Seat: 3E
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Registration: EC-MFK
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Cabin door
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Thanks to the kind check-in agent we seated on 3E and 3F, in SpacePlus area
The legroom was great
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Norwegian 787 next to us
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Doors were closed on time
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Bye bye London!
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Being very tired I felt asleep immediately after the takeoff
I woke up while flying over Liguria Region
Even if the landing was a bit bumpy, some passengers clap their hands…
We were parked on a remote gate, next to a Ryanair 737
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Goodnight EC-MFK
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R(H)ome Sweet Home
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The glass "bubble" containing the food court of the new boarding lounge
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Passport control made in no time thanks to eGates
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The baggage hall
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We proceeded straigh to the exit, where we met our parents
Thank you for your attention!
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Verdict

Vueling Airlines

8.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Buy-on-board menu8.0

London - LGW

7.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Rome - FCO

8.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Information on the route London (LGW) Rome (FCO)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 2 airlines on the route London (LGW) → Rome (FCO).


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The airline with the best average rating is Norwegian with 7.0/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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