Review of Air Europa flight Madrid Amsterdam in Business

Airline Air Europa
Flight UX1093
Class Business
Seat 2A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:30
Take-off 09 Mar 24, 15:10
Arrival at 09 Mar 24, 17:40
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Published on 28th March 2024

transfer in madrid


I exit Iberia's Terminal 4 and follow the signs for the bus transfer to Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The shuttle bus runs every ten to fifteen minutes and takes fifteen minutes to make the journey to the old terminal complex.


check-in


Air Europa checks in at Terminal 2. There is a dedicated check-in area for SkyTeam and Business Class passengers with two counters, right next to the entrance to the priority lane for security.


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Security is very quiet and doesn't take very long. The staff are bored, I think, because they're being very friendly and chatty. From security I make the long treck all the way to the Air Europa lounge at the far end of Terminal 2.



Air Europa lounge madrid


The Air Europa lounge in Madrid is small but nice. The buffet has a nice selection of food and drinks. More importantly, the lounge has excellent views of the ramp and the traffic movement. It's fairly busy when I arrive, which is why I don't really get the chance to take that many photos of the lounge. But I am lucky enough to find a seat by the window.



Just after 13h, the aircraft for my flight to Amsterdam pulls onto its stand right in front of my nose. It has just arrived from Milan.


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Boarding


Boarding is a surprisingly orderly process. There are separate queues for each boarding zone. 


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the cabin


The cabin is in the typical Euro-configuration that the Americans dislike so much. It's your standard Economy Class seat row but with the middle seat kept empty. Although I suspect the seat pitch up front may be slight better than it is in the back.


The cabin looks nice and tidy and the seats are comfortable enough. 


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On today's flight there are four rows of Business Class and the cabin is nearly completely full.


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service


The crew are nice enough, although I think they're more professional than genuinely warm. While we wait for boarding to end, they pass through the cabin with still water and juice.


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Once we're airborne, the crew hand out vouchers for complimentary wifi access, which angers the guy sitting on the aisle, who apparently had just paid for it…


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The meal - late lunch


I like the way Air Europa presents the food on its short haul flights. 


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There is a small card with the menu.


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It's a fairly simple and small meal, but for a flight of under three hours I think it's totally okay.


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Arrival in Amsterdam


The time passes quickly. Quite surprisingly, the weather in Amsterdam is slight better than in Madrid.


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We land on the famous Polderban out in the boonies and then taxi for another fifteen minutes before we finally arrive on our stand at the C pier.


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Currently, there's are maintenance works going on at the railway station of Amsterdam airport. As a result, if you're using public transport, the recommended journey is to Amsterdam Zuid by train and then onward by metro to the city. The process is very well organized and properly signposted.


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Verdict

Air Europa

7.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering8.5

Madrid - MAD

9.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.5
Services10.0
Cleanliness7.5

Amsterdam - AMS

8.8/10
Efficiency5.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

This was a pleasant flight with Air Europa. The aircraft cabin looked very neat and the seat on 2A was comfortable enough for such a short hop. There was a bit of a hold up in Amsterdam waiting for the luggage to arrive, which took a surprisingly long time, but that is hardly Air Europa's fault.

Information on the route Madrid (MAD) Amsterdam (AMS)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 14 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Madrid (MAD) → Amsterdam (AMS).


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La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est KLM avec 7.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 31 minutes.

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    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6718 Comments
    Though I think Iberia have nicer seats and better catering on short-haul Business class from MAD, Air Europa have a decent overall product. The cabin does look nice and modern and the small printed menu is a nice premium touch.

    Thanks for sharing!

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