Review of Condor Flugdienst flight Hamburg Palma De Mallorca in Economy

Airline Condor Flugdienst
Flight DE1520
Class Economy
Seat 18F
Aircraft Boeing 757-300
Flight time 02:45
Take-off 02 Aug 20, 06:55
Arrival at 02 Aug 20, 09:40
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EuroAirport68
Published on 23rd August 2020

Hi everyone,
my boyfriend and I were looking at opportunities to fly the Boeing 757-300 once again. Since I am based in Hamburg for now, Condor offers many flights with that aircraft type and PMI is a sure option to get this aircraft.
We booked the flights roughly 8 hours before take-off. A last minute decision to spend 3 days on the island before flying back to Germany, HAM-PMI was booked on Condor Airlines and for the flight back we selected PMI-BRE on German airline Sundair. 
The HAM-PMI leg was booked in Economy Class for me and included hand baggage + hold baggage, for only 60 EUR. My boyfriend had the Economy Light ticket for 40 EUR with only a small hand bag included.   



The online check-in process allocated me automatically on an aisle seat for free. I was not happy about the outcome and decided to redo the check-in by paying 5 EUR to change my seat to a window seat (18F). My boyfriend was on a different booking number and got a window seat for free.

Be aware that some seats on this aircraft do not have windows (eg. seats 21 and 22 do not have windows). 18F had 2 nice windows along with an engine view.    


After a few hours of sleep, I was early at the Terminal 1 in order to proceed to the check-in. 


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The waiting time at the check-in was short with only a few groups/families in front of me. The lady at the check-in counter asked if I had the QR code issued from the form of the Spanish health authority . Luckily I found out about it a few hours before and was ready for this step, unlike some other people at the check-in counter next to me.


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We headed to the security check point with hardly any waiting time.
A few food & drinks shops were open.


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Not much going on airside and plenty of available seats.


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 Here is our ride for the flight. Boeing 757-300 registered D-ABOM and 20 years at the time of the flight. 


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Another DE Boeing 757-300 is heading to HER.


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Boarding was ready and announcements were made to board per group of rows.
We boarded the plane at the second door.


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My seat 18F. The load on this flight was average and it turned out that I had 3 seats for me. 


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The seat pitch is large enough for me on this 2.5 hours flight.


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The literature pocket is located in the upper position of the seat.


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It contains the usual safety card and sickness bag


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My seat is located next to the right engine.


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We left on time and departed runway 33.


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Left turn after departure to head for Spain.


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It seems like we are flying over Uetersen-Heist airfield.


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Crossing the Elbe river. 


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Afterwards it was overcast for a while.


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No buy on board magazine was available and an announcement was made for drinks (3 EUR), snacks and the snack bag (6.50 EUR).
I didn't buy anything. 


The seat reclining.


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IFE is located in the aisle and shows cartoons.


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Music and movie channels can be switched on the headrest instead of the usual armrest.


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Finally the weather improved over the South of France to enjoy nice views. 


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The winglet displays Condor's logo.


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City of Avignon


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Avignon airport


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Camargue


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Finally we reached Palma de Mallorca. Firstly a view on the bay of Pollença.


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Then bay of Alcudia.


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We had to reach the West side of the runways which was a good opportunity for a view of the airport and the main city of Palma (North of the airport). 


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West side of the island: Palma city, airport and El Arenal.


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The Maioris Decima and Puigderrós area.


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Approach by the sea side.


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Landing was bumpy.


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After exiting the runway we taxied next to Privilege Style B752 supporting Sevilla football team.


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OE/FR A320.


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FR B738, UX B738, EW A320s


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Tui Belgium B738


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We were asked to deboard per group of rows.


Last view of our plane before its next flight to Germany.


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The walk towards the baggage claim was a bit long. There was a check point were passengers could fill the form for the Spanish Health department, if they didn't have the QR code yet.

We were not in a rush to get to the baggage claim and our luggage was already available when we arrived in that area. 


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Our hotel was not too far from the airport. We decided to take the airport bus A2 towards El Arenal.


Finally our flight path according to Flightradar24. 


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Verdict

Condor Flugdienst

6.9/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering5.0

Hamburg - HAM

8.2/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Palma De Mallorca - PMI

7.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access6.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

The overall flight was good. I was happy to have the opportunity to flight on the B757-300 again, but in Europe this time.
I did not see much of the cabin crew during the flight. They did what I expected of them in terms of safety and on board sales.
As mentioned before, drinks and snacks were available to buy, but I didn't buy anything.
IFE was showing cartoons, but only a few times the flight path was displayed. I would prefer to have the flight path available during all the flight.
The flight left on time and fulfilled our expectations especially for the low price paid a few hours before departure.

Information on the route Hamburg (HAM) Palma De Mallorca (PMI)

6 Comments

  • Comment 561531 by
    lagentsecret GOLD 12470 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    A pleasure to fly such a beauty for an avgeek, maybe still not being in service for a long time

    Gorgeous pictures all along the flight

    See you soon

  • Comment 561536 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5363 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this review of Condor's beautiful 753 in the Covid-Era. It really is a beautiful aircraft and Condor have kept the interior looking fresh despite the age of this bird. It's been interesting to see how different carriers have handled in-flight services in times of Covid. In this case, DE have continued to offer a limited BOB service (with no menus for sanitary reasons), where many other carriers have dropped BOB temporarily.

    Beautiful photos and planespotting throughout ?

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Comment 561542 by
    KL651 TEAM 4505 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Great price at such a short notice, and the load didn't seem too bad either.
    This is one fine looking plane and getting rarer and rarer.
    Hope Condor makes it ok out of this crisis.

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