Review of Austral Líneas Aéreas flight Mendoza Rosario in Business

Flight AR2817
Class Business
Seat 3D
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:03
Take-off 29 Jul 19, 17:42
Arrival at 29 Jul 19, 18:45
AU 14 reviews
AvgeekArgentina
Published on 2nd August 2020

This time I was flying from Mendoza to Rosario in Business Class on Austral Líneas Aéreas .
The aircraft was an Embraer 190 of 5.7 years old. LV-FPT. We should depart at 17:25 and arrive at Rosario at 19:05.
Passenger traveling Business or that have Elite AerolineasPlus or SkyTeam programs would board first. The boarding was quick and efficient.


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We took off from El Plumerillo at 17:42, almost 20 minutes later. Cruising altitude was 32000 ft.


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This is the great service on Austral Business Class. Drinks, two sandwiches , one alfajor, some peanuts and even a refreshing towel. The seat had a great legroom and it was very comfortable. But sadly the “Bravo” entertaining system wasn’t working and the plane doesn’t have WiFi connection . But the plane does have USB chargers , and they were working.


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At 18:30 we started our descent with this beautiful sunset above the clouds.


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15 minutes after we started our descent we had arrived in Rosario on time.
On the right hand side of the aircraft we can see another Austral E190 heading towards Aeroparque (LV-CIE)


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On the left hand side of the aircraft we could see a Latam Airbus A320 CC-BAH that would be parked all night long and leave Rosario very early in the morning to Lima, Perú.

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Verdict

Austral Líneas Aéreas

7.1/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi0.0
Meal/catering10.0

Mendoza - MDZ

7.8/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.5

Rosario - ROS

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Generally the flight was very good. The service was great, boarding was fast and the cabin crew was excellent all the time.
Things to improve: Being connected on flight is very important so WiFi must be added on this planes, and they should also fix the IFE systems because the are getting older on this planes.
Do I recommend traveling Austral Business for national and regional flights? Yes I do, the have a very good and solid product. One of the things you can do to get upgraded is to make an offer for Business two days before the flight. It is way cheaper than buying it directly.
Business Class Upgrade cost: + $1200 ARS (JUL 2019 $27 USD) (JUL 2020 $15 USD) Only MDZ-ROS Flight.

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8 Comments

  • Comment 559659 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5399 Comments

    Hola AvGeekArgentina ¡bienvenido al sitio!
    Lo sentimos mucho, pero sólo aceptamos reportes en inglés o francés. Lo agradeceríamos si pudiera traducir este reporte interesante que todos lectores puedan leerlo.

    Gracias por su atención

  • Comment 559660 by
    Christian Gerber 2 452 Comments

    Me parece que Aerolineas vende este clase como "premium economy" y no como "business".
    La "cena" que fue la de clase economica en vuelos interiores hace poquito !
    Gracias

    • Comment 559664 by
      AvgeekArgentina AUTHOR 8 Comments

      Christian en cuanto a el tipo de cabina no creo que llamarlo “premium economy” sea lo más correcto ya que hay una gran diferencia en cuanto al asiento y al servicio respecto de la clásica Economy, pero bueno eso obviamente depende del punto de vista de cada uno. En cuanto a la “cena”, si, hace poco para decir verdad. Aerolíneas en “Economy” tiene un muy mal servicio, en un vuelo una hora y cinco a los pasajeros en economy solo se les dio un vaso con agua, completamente inaceptable.

  • Comment 559727 by
    Leadership TEAM GOLD 5010 Comments

    Thank you for re-posting this Flight-Report in english, welcome aboard!

  • Comment 569205 by
    Pilpintu 733 Comments

    Oye!!! Buenísima la primera foto!! Está como de revista!

    Austral me trae muchos recuerdos de un viaje a Montevideo. Claro que mi experiencia se limitó a eso: cruzar el río de la Plata, pero igual fue suficiente para que me gustaran más los aviones embraer que los airbus!!! Excelentes asientos y súper buen espacio entre asientos.

    Me encanta la experiencia de volar en Argentina porque la oferta es tan variada. Distintos aviones, distintas clases, etc. En Chile todo es tan fome! Tan uniforme! Puros airbus a320 🙁 Y solamente clase ganado! 😭

    Aún así, creo que se me habría caído lo poco que me queda de pelo con ese snack! Cor - ta - láaaaa!!! Parece lonchera de escolar!! LOL

    Hay otras aerolíneas que ofrezcan clase business en vuelos domésticos en Argentina? Me parece que no. Flybondi definitivamente no. jajajaj Ni siquiera pude robarme la revistita!! LOL

    Gracias por compartir! :)

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