Review of LOT Polish flight Warsaw Zurich in Economy

Airline LOT Polish
Flight LO 411
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Embraer E-195
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 23 Aug 19, 07:40
Arrival at 23 Aug 19, 09:45
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loukas
By 740
Published on 12th October 2019

Hi everyone,

It's nice to be back here after a break. My September exams for sworn translator limited almost all my activities and that's why I can describe my holiday trip to Greece just now.


BACKGROUND


Buying tickets for a trip to Greece in August must start early and I must say I have almost fainted when in mid April I discovered the price of a non-stop Aegean flight WAW-ATH-WAW to be around 600 euro. Ryanair was not an option, so I checked combined flights and this time Austrian Airlines happened to have the best offer - around 250 euro with luggage included and day long stopover in Vienna that would be a great opportunity to visit the city. Actually it wasn't purely an Austrian ticket as the outbound flights were supposed to be operated by LOT and Aegean with stopover in ZRH and only the flights back were fully OS flights.
The whole plan looked like this:

23.08.2019 - WAW-ZRH - LO 411, E-195
23.08.2019 - ZRH-ATH - A3 851, A-320
31.08.2019 - ATH-VIE - OS 804, A-320
31.08.2019 - VIE-WAW - OS 631, DH4


THE FLIGHT


Early morning flight, even if not that early (departure was scheduled 07:40) is not what I like the most. It was Friday so the airport was quite busy with many morning flights to depart between 6:00 and 8:00.


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We went directly to LOT counters cause even if our ticket was issued by Austrian and the outbound flights had Swiss (LX) codes, the only webiste when I could make the online check-in was the one of LOT.


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Current departures


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LOT E-70 in *A livery


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LH A320 to FRA


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TAP A321 arriving from LIS


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Air Canada Rouge 767-300 arriving from YYZ


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No need to buy bottled water anymore - there are special tap water distributors and thanks to my filter bottle I can drink water for free now :)


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My gate 25. It has double number as it can be easily transformed into NON-Shengen gate and become 25N


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We are going to board our plane by bus and that gives an opportunity to see TAP A321 also from the ground level.


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A funny thing is that till the very last moment my flight was supposed to be operated by E-75 but when we arrive to the aircraft I discover it to be E-95 SP-LNA - the first E-95 in LOT's fleet (delivered in April 2012), still in the old classic livery.


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I must say I'm not a big fan of E-jets but this is because I'm a little bit fed up with them and also because I find their cabins too narrow. Anyway an E-95 is always better than its smaller relatives as the cabin is not wider but at least significantly longer and therefore more spacious.


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Legroom is fine


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I have a very good window view


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After a short taxi we are already on the runway 15


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Take off into the cloudless sky


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The weather is perfect today and will remain like this until we reach cloudy that day Switzerland


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View of WAW after we turned right


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Time to look into the seatpocket content… the safety card


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BOB menu, fleet and flight map


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I decided not to order anything from the BOB as I wasn't hungry and I was looking forward to the lunch that hopefully will be served on the second flight by Aegean. Complimentary service consists of Grzeski chocolate bar, water/tea/coffee.


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Cabin during the flight - photo taken by my boyfriend from the aisle seat


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The city of Stuttgart and its airport


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It becomes more and more cloudy as we are getting closer


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Finally Zurich seems fully covered by thick clouds


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Landing


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Wide-body terminal


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Swiss and Air Canada


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Croatia DH4


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and our parking position


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Bye, bye SP-LNA, it was a nice flight


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Many thanks for reading! Next parts of this series will follow soon.

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Verdict

LOT Polish

6.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.0

Warsaw - WAW

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Zurich - ZRH

7.2/10
Efficiency7.5
Access5.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

I was quite satisfied of this medium range european flight. The classic E-95 with 112 seats is very comfortable, the legroom is good and cabin has a very pleasant look. A few words about cabin crew on this flight: there were 2 young flight attendants and one middle aged working in the tail section, much nicer and more professional than her younger colleagues (in fact she should be the purser and not her younger and more unexperienced colleague). LOT's service is very basic, a good thing is that from October the offer of complimentary snacks and beverages will be wider, I can't wait to check it.

Information on the route Warsaw (WAW) Zurich (ZRH)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 8 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Warsaw (WAW) → Zurich (ZRH).


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The airline with the best average rating is SWISS with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

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7 Comments

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  • Comment 526200 by
    Benoit75008 7308 Comments

    Thank you for this report,

    Nice flight without any problem, i begin to be also fed up with those E-jets and its narrow cabin.

    Milego dnia i na ra !

  • Comment 526265 by
    fiftytwo GOLD 990 Comments

    czesc

    thanks for the FR

    its true that lufthansa family offer good prices ,you are luck cause you got them with luggages included

    have a nice day

  • Comment 526466 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5606 Comments

    Hi Loukas! Greece is always a good idea!

    I must say I have almost fainted when in mid April I discovered the price of a non-stop Aegean flight WAW-ATH-WAW to be around 600 euro.

    Yikes...that's nuts. I guess A3 are getting too popular these days.

    I must say I'm not a big fan of E-jets but this is because I'm a little bit fed up with them and also because I find their cabins too narrow.

    Compaired to a mainline narrowbody maybe, but as far as regional jets go, I love E-Jets because they have the widest cabins compared to similar sized CRJ700/900/1000 and therefore widest seats. And of course the 2X2 config is nice since there aren't really any bad (i.e. middle) seats.

    LOT's service is very basic, a good thing is that from October the offer of complimentary snacks and beverages will be wider, I can't wait to check it.

    Interesting! Will this mean things like sandwiches in Y, or just more options like crisps and things like that?

    Always good to see your reports :)

    • Comment 526681 by
      loukas AUTHOR 343 Comments

      Hi Kevin! I'm not sure regarding the improved LOT service in economy as they announced it in a way not to make you understand too much, but it will be rather snacks, pieces of cake etc. Anyway it's good they finally got it. Greece is always fine, that's true, even in August, even in Mykonos that I personally found overcrowded and not worth the effort, but I will write more in next reports. Thanks for your kind words!

      • Comment 526738 by
        KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5606 Comments

        Mykonos is definitely overcrowded at the end of august because of the huge XLSIOR festival. That's why I went in July last year, though the water was still a bit cold so next time I'll probably go early August.

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