The airline with the best average rating is Luxair with 7.8/10.
The average flight time is 1 hours and 7 minutes.More information
For those that don’t know I work in Luxembourg. I typically only stay in country for several weeks at a time before heading home to Charlotte, NC. This time however, I have arranged for a short 3 day,3 country trip around Europe. I will eb conducting flight reviews on all legs. This first leg will be LUX-MUC on Luxair in Economy. I hope you enjoy this mini-series over the next few posts. 😊
For this flight, I was able to check in 24 hours in advance. During the week before the flight, I was given several opportunities to bid for an upgrade to business. The bidding starts at EUR 130. I have in the past won an upgrade for EUR 150. However, I am actually traveling in business next week on this same flight so for this review, I figured it was best to stay in economy. At check in, I was assigned 10C an aisle seat on the left side of this 2-2 cabin. I figured this was fine and accepted. I was able to obtain a mobile boarding pass for my apple wallet directly from the check-in screen on my phone.
Airline: Luxair (LG)
Aircraft: Dash Q400
Departure Gate: B09
Departure Runway: 24
Scheduled Departure Time: 2:30
Actual Departure Time: 4:45
Scheduled Arrival Time: 3:40
Actual Arrival Time: 3:48
Landing Runway: 26R
Arrival Gate: T2 Bus Schengen
Scheduled Flight Time: 1:10
Actual Flight Time: 1:18
I arrived to the airport via Bus 16. To reach Luxembourg airport you can either take the bus or arrive by car. I left from the city center which is around a 30 minute bus ride or 15 minutes by car. The bus in Luxembourg is official EUR 2 but is often free and will be 100% in the very near future.
After entering the terminal I walk towards the check in desks then hang a right towards security. 2 security stations can be found on either side of the check in desks. Before you reach ID check, you will have your luggage size checked and if needed a gate tag will be issued. After that you then go through a USA TSA style ID check before entering security. All in all, I was able to clear all this red tape AND have my bag searched in only 5 minutes.
After exiting security you travel downstairs and through the duty free shop. Once inside duty free you can go left to the non-Schengen area or right to the rest of the A gates and the all regional aircraft B gates. My dashQ400 would be departing from gate B09. The B gates are a nice 3-4 minute walk with great views of the apron. The airport does offer free wifi.
Boarding began 4 minutes late at 2:09. From the gate the aircraft is a short 50 meter walk. The B gates are at ground level so you board each craft directly from just outside your gate. I was able to easily find overhead space and actually had the window seat next to me free.
Leg room was fine for such a short flight. While the aircraft was only 3 years old, the seats felt lumpy. I am glad I didn't have a neighbor, if so then it could have gotten tight.
No power plugs or WIFI nor is it really expected for this type of route and craft. In the seatback pocket you had a safety card, duty free magazine and a rather big Luxair magazine.
Luxair provides free drinks and snacks on all flights. For this flight we were given a wafer that was called a biscuit. While odd it was tasty. I ordered a black coffee and it was up to par as well. The cabin crew was nice and gave service with a smile.
Boarding was complete at 2:17 and pushback was 2:25. We had to wait a bit for take off as it was rush hour at LUX. Wheels up at 2:45 and touchdown at 3:48. We parked at a remote apron spot and were bused to T2.
Good solid flight. I like flying Lux air though pricing can be a bit steep. My next leg of this mini-European adventure will be MUC to CTA on Eurowings. See you on board!
Good Flight. Great small airline. Can't wait to fly again.