Review of Austrian Airlines flight Vienna Warsaw in Economy

Airline Austrian Airlines
Flight OS 631
Class Economy
Seat --
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 31 Aug 19, 17:45
Arrival at 31 Aug 19, 19:05
OS   #54 out of 141 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 194 reviews
loukas
By SILVER 450
Published on 3rd January 2020
Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 4th report from my latest series covering a holiday trip to Greece. Here is the full flight plan:

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

Stopover in Vienna



Before the main flight report, I would like to show you some photos from my day-long stopover in Vienna that heppened to be a very warm, sunny and nice summer day. It is very easy to reach the city centre from the airport that is situated very near and connected by a frequent train service. There are special direct trains and local trains that cost much less and need just a couple of minutes more to reach the city, so don't waste your money and take the local train as we did thanks to our friends that spent some time in Vienna in the past and knew the trick.

It is useless to write here about widely known Vienna highlights. Having just one day limits your possibilities to minimum and as we had already been to Vienna twice, we chose just a long walk trough the old town with several stops for local specialties as wiener schnitzel or sacher torte.

Impressive cathedral and streets of the old town

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Strauss monument

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Karlsplatz

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The Belvedere

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I love these traffic lights

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Wiener Schnitzel

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and the best Sacher Torte with coffee in Mozart Cafe



The flight



After a short train ride we were back to the airport for our final flight back home.

It's OS nest

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VIE is not my favourite airport as it has quite limited spotting facilities, anyway we are not staying here for long

Austrian 777-200

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and a classic 767-300

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A320

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WE fly a Q400 today, that's certain

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After a relatively long bus ride we reach our aircraft

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This time our seats are in the very rear of the cabin, while the front business section had every second seat blocked for the pax comfort

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Take off after a short taxi. The engine steals a part of the view.

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Shortly we are overflying Bratislava with a great view of the city and BTS airport with crossed runways



Traditional OS service in Y with beverages + sweet or salty snack. OS serves two different types of beer (Gosser and Ottakringer) and the flight attendants asked which one they prefer, offer one of a kind to me and another one to my friend. They will come back later to ask which one was better in our opinion. This 2-girl crew was generally very nice and in great mood that day.

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Overflying Tatra mountains on Polish - Slovakian border

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Descending to WAW

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Short finals and landing

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LOT 787 on our way to a remote stand

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My seat and cabin during deboarding

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Our Q400



and LH A320 on our way to the terminal

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Waiting for the bags

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Many thanks for reading and many great flights and reports in New Year! :)
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Verdict

Austrian Airlines

7.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.5

Vienna - VIE

8.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.0

Warsaw - WAW

8.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

I'm not a big fan of turboprops but I enjoyed this flight mostly thanks to a very nice and attentive cabin crew. I saw how difficult it is to serve hot meals in J while everything is prepared in the rear galley. OS in general leaves an impression of a very nice and client-oriented company.

Information on the route Vienna (VIE) Warsaw (WAW)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Vienna (VIE) → Warsaw (WAW).


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6 Comments

  • Comment 535459 by
    fiftytwo GOLD 919 Comments

    czesc lukasz

    happy new year plus thanks for report and the series

    looks like OS is the austrian version of LO

  • Comment 535887 by
    Chibcha 432 Comments

    I enjoyed reading the series, thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 536823 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5222 Comments

    Hey Loukas! Fantastic that you were able to work in a day's stopover in Vienna--love the photos. Such a beautiful city! And you had perfect weather.

    Once again, I'm finding Austrian's colour palette very attractive. Normally a Q400 cabin is nothing special, but that red and grey really pop. Also a big fan of that livery on the Q400.

    I also love that Austrian still serve free beer in Y within Europe. Especially with so many larger flag carriers having cut alcohol or gone B.O.B. I flew BA short-haul in Y a few weeks ago...it was my first time in intra-EU Y since they went BOB (since I've only flown J the past few years) and it was kind of shocking how cheap it felt to have to pay for WATER! Especially after connecting from a long-haul flight in Premium Economy. Not a fan of that at all!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! Here's to many good flights in 2020!

    • Comment 537065 by
      loukas SILVER AUTHOR 341 Comments

      Hi Kevin, I agree that Austrian colours, even if very simple, look great. I you haven't been to Vienna, go there and you will love it. BA's intra-EU economy class is exactly the same as LCC product, on WAW-LHR route for example, LOT, serving just a chocolate bar and water/tea/coffee, is a better option. Anyway, it's a big shame that they don't provide at least free beverages. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

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