Review of EasyJet flight Berlin Rome in Economy

Airline EasyJet
Flight U25707
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 15 Sep 19, 17:25
Arrival at 15 Sep 19, 19:10
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Carlotherocks
Published on 18th September 2019

INTRODUCTION


Hello FlightReporters
After finishing my university exams in mid-July I started to plan many activities for September
A dear friend and I decided to make a long weekend in Berlin around mid-September
He had never been there while I've visited it in 2014
For me it would have been an occasion to see the German capital with a different eye
A couple of days before my journey to Vietnam and Cambodia we booked the flight and the hotel
The best solution was with easyJet from FCO to TXL
Departure was set for Thursday 12nd September


Routing


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AT THE AIRPORT


After a very pleasant weekend in Berlin it's time to come back home
Our flight was scheduled for 17:10 of Sunday
In order to be at the airport with enough time we left by taxi around 15
It takes around 20 minutes to get from our hotel in Charlottenburg to Berlin-Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" Airport
Hexagon-shaped Terminal A-B


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Since our flight departed from Terminal C, we took a walkway from Terminal A-B
The apron from the walkway


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Neos Air Boeing 737 landing and Lufthansa A321 pushing back


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easyJet A320 in Berlin livery parked in front of Terminal C


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Mongolian Airlines Boeing 767
I've never seen this airplane


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Terminal C exterior


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The cramped warehouse-style departure hall was quite crowded


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The boarding gate, C42, was already showed


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Having a baggage to check-in we went straight to easyJet desks
Passengers with boarding pass could use automated bag drop
The machine is very easy to use and in about 5 minutes we had our baggage checked


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Time to proceed to gate area C38-51


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Security checkpoint was a bit messy
There was almost no space for the queue and some lanes were close
Moreover the control was made with a bodyscanner
It took around 20 minutes to get airside


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The departure lounge looked like a warehouse, it was full, cramped and dark


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Our gate area


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Even if there was no agent at the gate people started to queue
Boarding was scheduled to end at 16:40, but actually it started at 16:50


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easyJet-coloured apron


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THE FLIGHT


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Our aircraft:
easyJet Europe Airbus A320-200, OE-ICZ, delivered to Avianca Brasil in June '15 (4.3 years old)
It was later transfered to easyJet
The plane is equipped with 180 seats, all in Y, and winglets


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Being in row 20, we boarded from the rear door


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I gave the Flight Report form to the Purser and walked to my seat, 20A

My passport and BP


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The view from my seat, with Ryanair Boeing 737


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Inside the cabin, while boarding ended


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Around 17:20 pushback started


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easyJet tails in the distance


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Taxiing to RWY26L for take off
Flaps down


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Just landed Lufthansa A320


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Swiss Airlines A220 departing


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easyJet A320 taking off


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Our turn to go…


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SAS A320 queuing behind us


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RWY26L


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Auf Wiedersehen Berlin



And in the air…


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Terminal A-B


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Berlin city in the distance


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Kraftwerk Reuter Power Plant below us


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Olympiastadion


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Spandau Zitadelle and Olympiastadion in the background


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Banking over Berlin countryside


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Krafwerk Reuter and Olympiastadion with Berlin-Tegel Airport in the background


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Olympiastadion, built for Berlin Olympic Games in 1936


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Berlin-Tegel Airport


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Berlin city with Tiergarten in the middle


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Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Sony Center and Brandeburg Tor


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Museum Insel and Alexanderplatz, with Fernsehturm Television Tower


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Old Tempelhof Airport
Really sad to have no possibility to land there anymore


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German countryside scrolling below us


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Entering the layer of clouds


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Since I started feeling tiredness due to Berlin nights I felt asleep
I woke up while approaching Italy and Adriatic Coast


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Central Italy below us


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Perugia, capitol town of Umbria Region


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Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport (IATA: PEG - ICAO: LIRZ)
The cozy airport terminal was designe by Italian famous architect Gae Aulenti


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Corbara Artifical Lake


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Corbara's Dam


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15 minutes before landing we started our descent


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Orte A1 motorway's toll plaza


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Countryside north of Rome


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Bracciano Lake


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Flaps down



Crossing A12 motorway


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Almost on land


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As it happens with most European flights at FCO, we would land on RWY16L


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Perfectly ontime, at 19:10, we touched down at Roma-Fiumicino "Leonardo Da Vinci" International Airport
Landing was very smooth


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Vacating the runway


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Mistral Air Boeing 737 parked in front of the Cargo City


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Mistral Air ATR72-500


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Alitalia Embraer E-190 in SkyTeam livery


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Pier A under construction
Along with the new departure lounge it will host domestic and Schenghen flights


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Pier B and D, used for domestic and Schenghen flights


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Alitalia A320 and Embraer E-175, and KLM Boeing 737 parked at Pier B


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We would park at Pier D
Boarding area C and ATC tower in the background


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Lufthansa A320 next to us


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Desembarking I asked the Purser for the Flight Report
The form was not particulary filled


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Last pic of our plane


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Finally at R(H)ome


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The arrivals mezzanine


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Heading to Terminal 3 baggage reclaim


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Definitely the best airport in Europe
Well done FCO!


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Getting downstair for the baggage reclaim


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The baggage reclaim hall
Belt 11 for us


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Baggages took around 5 minutes to be delivered


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We proceeded immediately to the exit
My dad was waiting me with car
It took around 45 minutes to get home since there was a bit of traffic on the motorway

Thank you for the attention!

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Verdict

EasyJet

6.2/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Berlin - TXL

6.4/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Rome - FCO

8.2/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

As for the inbound flight EZY service was decent

TXL is a really creepy airport, I hope the situation will change with Brandeburg's opening

FCO demonstrates always to be a good airport. It really deserves Best in Europe award!

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