Review of Air Baltic flight Riga Tallinn in Economy

Airline Air Baltic
Flight BT317
Class Economy
Seat 16F
Aircraft Airbus A220-300
Flight time 00:35
Take-off 13 Nov 22, 22:58
Arrival at 13 Nov 22, 23:33
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Published on 24th April 2023

Routing


ABOUT AIRLINE, AIRCRAFT AND ROUTE


Hello Flight-Report Community and welcome to this flight from Riga to Tallinn!

Air Baltic operates an Airbus A220-300 aircraft on the RIX-TLL route, which connects Riga (RIX), the capital city of Latvia, to Tallinn (TLL), the capital city of Estonia. The Airbus A220-300 is a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner designed for short- to medium-haul flights.

Air Baltic's A220-300 aircraft are configured with 145 seats in a single economy class cabin. The flight time between Riga and Tallinn is typically around 45 minutes, and the distance between the two cities is approximately 280 km. The A220-300 has a maximum range of 6,200 km, so it is well-suited for this short route. 


transfer at riga, navigating, boarding, taxi, take off, climping


After de-boarding we went to our next gate which was next to our landing gate. So said earlier navigating is pretty good because of all the signs and connections and flights gate info when coming in the land at Riga. Transfering at Riga is one of my favorites because Riga airport is not that big and it is easy. So about boarding, it got delayed, about 2h and 40 minutes. 


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I'm not mad about the delay, it allowed me to spot the Buzz 737 MAX 8, I saw it the first time. It was delayed because of the failure of an operation in Zurich. Our aircraft YL-AAP had 2 flights before our flight: The first flight when there was delayed because of Zurich airport but that aircraft had to wait. Zurich to Tallinn. Second flight: Tallinn to Riga and then our flight from Riga to Tallinn. After the plane arrived there was some heavy fog. 
Our plane in fog. Air Baltic A220-300 YL-AAP. 


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After the plane arrived at the gate, we waited about 10 minutes and started boarding. The boarding went pretty smoothly. Taxing and take-off were pretty smooth the same, climbing was smooth too.  

Youtube video about take off at Riga.  



CATERING, IN-FLIGHT ENTERMENT, CRUSISING AND CABIN.


So catering and about pre-ordered meals. I will recommend pre-order your meal when you are having a 1h+ flight but if you are really hungry then you can pre-order your meal flights that are not longer than 59 minutes. 
I had one muffin, apple juice, and Twix and bottle of water.  
There is picture of Apple juice.  


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Picture of my muffin. Sorry about that muffin is not centered. 


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The seats were pretty good, and the toilet was clean but the only thing that I don't like is that the tray tables are small. 
Overall: The cabin is good and clean.  


DEsCENDING, LANDING, TAXING AND DE-BOARDING FROM AT AIRPORT, baggage claim and navigating out


Before descending there was a safety video. I think Air Baltic is the only airline that has a safety video before take-off and landing. 
 The landing went pretty smooth and there was some fog at Tallinn airport too. Taxing was pretty smooth. Captain said via BA sorry for the delay before take-off and landing. De-Boarding was pretty well and on baggage claim, we got our baggage faster than at Keflavik when at Keflavik it took about 10 minutes then at Tallinn we had our baggage in about 1-2 minutes. 
Navigating out was pretty smooth and easy because it is very easy to leave the airport. After all, baggage claim is located next to the exit. 

Landing video at Tallinn 



I did not use wifi on that flight so because wifi is 0. 

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Verdict

Air Baltic

7.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi0.0
Buy-on-board menu10.0

Riga - RIX

9.9/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Tallinn - TLL

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Overall Air Baltic is a pretty good airline and with short-haul flights like that one, you don't need do expect 5-star service on flights that are less than 35 minutes.

Thank you for your time reading through that review and have a good one!

Information on the route Riga (RIX) Tallinn (TLL)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 7 avis concernant 1 compagnies sur la ligne Riga (RIX) → Tallinn (TLL).


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La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Air Baltic avec 7.3/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 0 heures et 47 minutes.

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    Pilpintu TEAM 994 Comments
    navigating is pretty good because of all the signs and connections and flights gate info when coming in the land at Riga.

    But wrong lifts are exciting!! haha

    "Please inform all passengers traveling together with you of these changes."

    Gee. That's a tremendous task! For me, all the people flying on the same plane are traveling "together". I would have to inform them all!! :O I hope they offer a discount for all the effort. ha.

    I'm not mad about the delay, it allowed me to spot the Buzz 737 MAX 8

    That's the flight-reporter spirit! :D

    There is picture of Apple juice.

    That's one of those angles you only get in the narrow space of Y !!

    Sorry about that muffin is not centered.

    For me, it's enough if my muffin is well centered between my teeth. haha

    at Tallinn we had our baggage in about 1-2 minutes.

    Wow! That was fast!

    Thank you very much for sharing!!

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