Review of Air Europa flight Paris Madrid in Economy

Airline Air Europa
Flight UX1028
Class Economy
Seat 6F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:20
Take-off 17 Nov 13, 10:15
Arrival at 17 Nov 13, 12:35
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By SILVER 5739
Published on 21st November 2013
Hi,

I am happy to be back on Flight-Report with some new reviews, as some of you know I am short of holidays meaning I have no time to go abroad for a long time and then it’s ruling out long haul options albeit the most interesting. :(

So I am stuck with the week-end, I wanted to fly and do something out of the ordinary in Europe, I settled with a day trip from Paris to Madrid then Frankfurt and back to Paris.

Avgeeks will have notice on the spot the reason of this routing. After British Airways (http://flight-report.com/en/report-4697.html) I wanted to fly with a new 787 carrier, and I elected LAN Airlines, who operates as a fifth freedom flight MAD-FRA (coming from SCL). This flight was previously operated by A340, then 767 and for few weeks now with their flagship Dreamliner.

To reach Madrid from Paris you have 3 options, Iberia, Air Europa and Air France, the later was my 1st choice but their flight is leaving too early for my taste (around 9h30am) and CDG is less handy than ORY for me, my 2nd choice was Iberia, I never flew with them and even if I know they are like a low-cost on their European flight it is still interesting to add a new airline and they do depart from ORY, but again timetable didn’t fit well (around 9h00am).
Eventually I am stuck with Air Europa and their convenient 10h15am departure.

Finaly to go back from Frankfurt to Paris, the only option is LH at 8:30pm (last AF flight is leaving around 6pm which is too early, and I want something which is not sucré or salé)

Then today's routing is featuring 3 flights with 3 different airlines, 3 different aircraft and 3 different alliances!

  1. Paris ORY - Madrid (Air Europa, B737-800)
  2. [YOU ARE HERE]
  3. Madrid - Frankfurt (LAN, B787-8)
  4. [NEXT]
  5. Frankfurt - Paris CDG (Lufthansa, A320)
  6. [LATER]

When I took this very same flight back in 2011 (http://flight-report.com/en/report-329.html) UX still used Hall 1, this is no more the case as they moved to Hall 3.

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After security, Eric Kaiser just made it into an airport, does it give idea to any bakery owner? XD

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A330-200 Corsair

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A340-300 Air France (probably for CAY)

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And my 737-800

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Boarding started on time

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Even if I consider Air Europa more or less like a low cost, they do provide newspapers for everyone, which is nice.

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What is this blueish interior, could it be?

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YES ! My first Sky Interior, didn’t even know that UX had some!

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Pre-drink beverage for business class pax

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Very airy and nice cabin, with the mood lighting and Dreamliner style bins

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big overhead screens

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Air France A321 next to us



These screens are nice but a bit useless they are not used for safety briefing nor for airshow, they are simply showing Air Europa and SkyTeam corporate videos.

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As you know it’s buy on board

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For those of you who want to get a plane as a souvenir

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This is what I received

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Quite tasty cookies filled with lemon custard

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Flight is pretty full

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We are getting closer to MAD and airshow is finally shown on the screens for the first time.



Weather is as bad as in Paris

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This poor and old A320 will probably never fly again

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A319 TAP

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B737-800 KLM

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I thanked this nice crew and disembarked, here is a view of our new bird,

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KLM again, with an Iberia A340-600 powering up

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And the flight I could have taken, but I have no regret.

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Verdict

Air Europa

7.4/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering6.5

Paris - ORY

7.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access7.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Madrid - MAD

6.8/10
Efficiency7.5
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

To sum-up a pretty standard flight on an uninspiring route, I was glad to be on-board one of their new 737 to try out the Sky Interior features, it’s definitely a step-up and make the whole cabin experience much more modern.

Comfort is average but seats do recline, TV are nice but they could be of better use if they show airshow and safety videos on it.

Crew were friendly and attentive.

I hope you enjoyed this report but keep on reading me for the try-out of LAN 787-8 ;)

Happy flying!

Information on the route Paris (ORY) Madrid (MAD)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 42 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Paris (ORY) → Madrid (MAD).


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The airline with the best average rating is Transavia with 7.1/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 57 minutes.

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