Review of Buta Airways flight Baku Tbilisi in Economy

Airline Buta Airways
Flight J29223
Class Economy
Seat 24A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 18 Aug 19, 09:30
Arrival at 18 Aug 19, 10:30
J2 6 reviews
vinavia
By GOLD 423
Published on 4th September 2020

Hi guys. Welcome to my next report on Flight-Report. Today, I will fly with Buta Airways from Baku to Tbilisi on Embraer 190. But first, please check out my trip report about this flight on YouTube. This video is more detailed than the script version on Flight-Report and has more special things there, so I hope you guys will check out, like the video and support to my channel by subscribing Vinavia on YouTube :D  



And here is the script report. Hope you guys will enjoy :D


Today's flight would start at Terminal 2, Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku.  


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Public departure hall of the terminal


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Today, I would fly on flight J29223 to Tbilisi, and the estimated departure time would be 9.30 am.


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Before getting inside the terminal, I had to clear the first round of security check.


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Finally, I got inside the terminal few minutes later.


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Let's head to the check-in counter for this flight.


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Check-in area


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There were a lot of people waiting for check-in at the check-in area.


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After a long wait and some issues with my checked luggage, check-in was done 40 minutes later. Then I went straight to the security check and immigration area.


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About 10 minutes later, I finally got into airside.


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Time to go to the departure gate of this flight.


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The waiting area


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Here was the departure gate of this gate: gate 19


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Boarding was called, then I went downstairs and walked to the aircraft.


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This was the aircraft for this flight. This Embraer 190 has the registration of VP-BRU, and it was 3.2 years old. This was the first time I had been on an Embraer aircraft, so I was very excited about this journey :)


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Boarding



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This was my seat on this flight: seat 24A.


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Legroom was impressively wide and comfortable for a regional jet.


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Tray table


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View from my window, and cabin view from my seat. 


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About 20 minutes after boarding, the aircraft started to pushback and taxi to the runway. 


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Take-off



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In the seat pocket, I had: an inflight magazine of Buta Airways, a safety card, and a sickness bag.


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20 minutes after take-off, sandwiches and drinks were served. There were 2 choices of sandwiches: chicken or cheese.


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Here was the portion that I got.


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I decided to get a chicken sandwich.


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The filling of the sandwich seemed to be like chicken salad.


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For drink, I asked for a cup of water.


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The sandwich was pretty large and it tasted decent to me. But more importantly, I didn't expect to get free food and drink on a flight of low-cost carrier like Buta Airways.


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View from my window, and cabin view from my seat during the flight.


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After 50 minutes after take-off, the aircraft started to descend and prepared for landing.


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Landing



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Disembarkation


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My journey had ended at Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi. Thank you for reading and watching, and see you in the next report :D


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Verdict

Buta Airways

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Buy-on-board menu9.0

Baku - GYD

7.2/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Tbilisi - TBS

7.6/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

The check-in process was really slow and time-consuming. The interiors were still modern and the seat was comfy for a regional aircraft. Also, the flight departed and arrived on time. The food and drink were the best part of this flight. It's so rare and very impressive to get free food on a low-cost flight. Moreover, the crews were pretty nice and helpful. In conclusion, it was such an enjoyable flight with Buta Airways. I'm amazed at how impressive the inflight services were for the budget airline, but the ground services need to be improved more.

Information on the route Baku (GYD) Tbilisi (TBS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Baku (GYD) → Tbilisi (TBS).


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The airline with the best average rating is Buta Airways with 7.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 5 minutes.

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