The airline with the best average rating is SWISS with 7.8/10.
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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.
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
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.
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.
LOT E-70 in *A livery
LH A320 to FRA
TAP A321 arriving from LIS
Air Canada Rouge 767-300 arriving from YYZ
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 :)
My gate 25. It has double number as it can be easily transformed into NON-Shengen gate and become 25N
We are going to board our plane by bus and that gives an opportunity to see TAP A321 also from the ground level.
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.
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.
Legroom is fine
I have a very good window view
After a short taxi we are already on the runway 15
Take off into the cloudless sky
The weather is perfect today and will remain like this until we reach cloudy that day Switzerland
View of WAW after we turned right
Time to look into the seatpocket content… the safety card
BOB menu, fleet and flight map
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.
Cabin during the flight - photo taken by my boyfriend from the aisle seat
The city of Stuttgart and its airport
It becomes more and more cloudy as we are getting closer
Finally Zurich seems fully covered by thick clouds
Swiss and Air Canada
and our parking position
Bye, bye SP-LNA, it was a nice flight
Many thanks for reading! Next parts of this series will follow soon.
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.