Hello dear readers and welcome to my another low-cost flight report!
This time it is about to cover me and my girlfriend´s flight to London, the city we have in our hearts since our visit there in late 2012. Brno, our local airport was set as our departure place this time. We booked this trip with Wizzair in February. Original plan was to stay from Friday to Monday in the British capital, but two weeks after booking Wizz changed flying days and times from Brno and we were moved to fly on Saturday with return on Tuesday. We had no problem and confirmed this change.
Last time I flew from Brno was in October 2012 with Ryanair to Stansted so I looked forward to both - flying Wizz and flying from my hometown again.
With 11:45 departure from BRQ we enjoyed a calm morning and were in no rush. My father offered us a ride to airport which we gladly accepted. Arriving at the airport
Arrival hall. This building was the only terminal building at BRQ in the past. Several years ago new departure hall was built.
Instead of walking into terminal bulding we passed by and went to a small observation terrace to see some small local movements 5 flights were scheduled for Brno on that day. Except of our flight to Luton and UTair flight to Moscow there were two charters to Hurghada.
This is one of them - Travel Service A320
And the second one now landing from HRG - Travel Service A320. It´s Czech airlines plane now leased to Travel Service. Also wearing Prague airport livery.
View of the departure terminal
Both charters to Hurghada lined up next to each other
Time to get inside and get something to eat
Check-in area. The queue at the check-in is for our flight to LTN. We were flying only with hand baggages so nothing to check-in for us. We already had our boarding passes printed at home.
Today´s flights listed on FID. Only evening Ryanair to Stansted is missing.
We took a seat at the food corner and got ourselves sandwich and coke. Neither of us were deeply impressed with the sandwich, but at least we weren´t hungry before departure
Still on the landside
Security was almost empty but still not trouble-free for me. Metal detector didn´t like me and I had to take off my shoes and I was more closely checked. After few moments I was given all green and got airside.
This queue is for the second Hurghada flight. For our flight people started to queue few minutes later. Fortunately I always buy a priority boarding when flying Wizz. The return fare with Priority included was around 100EUR. It could be cheaper but still it was bearable for me.
Upper floor and the only airside shops at Brno
We took a seat and I checked flightradar24 to check how our ride is doing on its inbound flight. Sneak view of A320 to Hurghada
Our five years old HA-LPS was just overflying Prague
Hurghada taxiing for departure
And our bird is arriving now from LTN
After being in a queue for about 10 minutes we were let to go outside, where we waited to be given all-green for boarding.
Now boarding through the rear doors
After steping onboard we were welcomed by Polish crew. I noticed that the seats were different to those on HA-LWD I flew in January. Thankfully.
Although the seat pitch was still pretty tight, it offered slightly better legroom than on my previous Wizz experience. At least it was bearable for me throughout the flight
I let my girlfriend to take a window seat so I took 22E
UTair from VKO
Taxiing for runway 28 so with sitting on the right side we were set for some nice views of Brno
After something like usual take off roll we lifted into beautiful sunny skies
Climbing over Brno with city center views
Wizz on its departures for LTN always turns slightly right and then flies right over our house. This time it was no exception, but the turn felt much smaller than it looks from outside
Captain came on the mic telling us some details about weather at London. He said we´re now flying over Karlovy vary and leaving czech airspace. Since that point everything got covered by clouds below us so there was nothing to see out of window
There was a buy on board service throughout the flight, but I wasn´t interested in it. Cabin crew consisted of 2 women a 2 men, all of them were fine and nice. I was even surprised by their nice attitude.
Weather got better when we left continental Europe
Descending over England
Clouds everywhere around but surprisingly the whole descend and approach were both calm
One last turn towards LTN
We approached from the east to land Luton´s runway 26
Touchdown was a little bit harder but nothing too exciting. We quickly vacated the runway and taxied around terminal area. Luton airport is quite unusually organised. I certainly welcomed nice views of planes taxiing when we got out of terminal.
Easyjet was presented with the most of aircrafts on that afternoon
Getting off was done through the stairs, without any surprise
Quite nice weather welcomed us in the UK
After getting to terminal we went to immigration which was a breeze and in about a minute we were walking towards exit. We had some 20 minutes to catch our Easybus connection to London. Well, next time we should try some different option as using an Easybus is not very comfortable. I like the drivers and they are usally driving pretty fast, but that´s all. There is so little of space inside that you feel like Wizzair is a business class compared to those buses. Luton seemed it has a lot of different bus operators to offer so we´ll see next time for which we would decide.
For now this is all. If you managed to read up to the end thank you very much and I hope you liked reading.
If you have anything - just write down. I´ll be happy to answer any comments.
Have a nice day everyone!
Brno - BRQ
London - LTN
Classic European low-cost flight. Wizzair did well - although seating comfort was questionable, interior was ok and crew was very good. I also find Wizz in-flight magazine quite nice to read so there is nothing I can really complain about.
Brno airport again remainded me how small the airport is. If you arrive more than 1,5hours to departure you would be bored to death. On the other hand the airport is clean and when airside it is also full of light and roomy.
Luton seemed to be fine on arrival, well organised and clean. Departing Luton few days later changed my opinions so I would rather be neutral this time.
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