Review of Wizz Air flight London Brno in Economy

Airline Wizz Air
Flight W6 2802
Class Economy
Seat 11F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:10
Take-off 13 May 14, 08:05
Arrival at 13 May 14, 11:15
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mgescheidt
By 3821
Published on 9th June 2014
Hello everyone. With a few weeks delay I´m back here to report returning leg from Luton to Brno on our trip to London in May.
The previous leg is covered here http://flight-report.com/en/report-7007.html
Alarm went off at 4AM and soon we were on our way to Central London to catch our EasyBus to London Luton airport

EasyBus was as usual - tight as hell but at least a quick way for getting at the airport

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Arriving at Luton at a pretty cold morning it almost felt like it was winter

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My girlfriend hided in the terminal. I saw Monarch A320 parked next to a parking lot so I bravely decided to go closer and get some pictures. Their livery looks very nice in real life

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Thomson B757 was parked next to Monarch

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After few seconds I realized it´s hell of a cold out there and decided to go to terminal asap.
This was the only seating we found around the landside and it was not too much better compared to outside - a lot of cold wind was coming here from the doors.

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Fortunately it was less than 2 hours for our departure so we just took a short walk around and then went to security. We had our boarding passes printed already since online check-in. For check-in at the airport Wizz charges 10EUR.

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Security took about 15 minutes and I got it complicated because I forgot to take out a plastic bag with liquids from my baggage. So I gave it to the agent, he scanned it and let me go.
On our arrival few days before I liked the airport but this time I didn´t enjoy it at all. It really felt so low-cost. There were so many people on such a small place, no good views outside. Really not an airport to my tastes.

Airside

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I hate these corridors and boarding gates at low-cost airports

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There was already a long queue when we arrived at our gate. As Wizz still doesn´t operate allocated seating, buying a priority boarding for 4EUR is essential

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Our bird for our flight to Brno. After spotting registration on the front gear it´s bad news for me. It´s HA-LWD and that´s the exact same aircraft I flew from Eindhoven to Brno back in January this year. It´s a first time this thing happened to me.
I started to feel pain in my knees when I remembered of seat comfort I experienced few months earlier.

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But stop thinking negative, we´re still about to fly so let´s board!

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Oooops!

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The cabin itself looks nice and bright

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3 European major low-cost carriers

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Sharklets-equiped Wizz A320

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Wizz seems to have a strong position here

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taxiing past Thomson 757 meeting her for a second time that morning

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Monarch A320 following us for take off

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As well as on my previous flight on HA-LWD some noises and cracks were heard during rotation which can disturb some of the less experienced pax

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Climbing over cloudy England

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We got ourselves two of these juices. Those are my favourite.
I also wanted to get myself model of Wizz A320 for 10EUR and with no cash remaining I wanted to pay with MasterCard, but card terminal denied it twice so bad luck for me. Or bad luck for Wizz?

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Cruising over cloud-covered Europe
The flight itself was very uneventful and soon we were over Czech republic and started our descend towards Brno.

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Pink shiny engine

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The city down here is Velka Bites, place where my girlfriend lives about 40km west of Brno. Maybe it´s going be my city as well in the near future.

I wanted to get some views of Brno and in the previous weeks this flight landed mostly from the east so I decided to take a seat on the right and this was a good choice that day

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Brno racing circuit visible between the clouds

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And the city itself on our arrival

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Our destination - BRQ

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We touched down gently on RWY 28 and braked heavily to exit runway as soon as possible

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Because this CSA A319 was doing practice courses with touch and go on that day
I always like to see Czech airlines aircraft at Brno as they aren´t a frequent visitors

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Disembarking. I saw captain leaving a cockpit and I thought I might try to ask if I can be allowed a cockpit visit for the first time. I asked young stewardess, she asked the FO and I got a positive answer - nice one

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I spent only few seconds in the cockpit looked around and then hurried to the apron where my girlfriend awaited me. Next time I have to take my time

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CSA A319 taxiing for another round of circles

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Last look at our bird

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Then we went to a passport control which took only few moments, went out terminal and waited for public transport bus to city center. 20 minutes ride into city center costs huge 1EUR, just to let you know if you´re going to visit Brno one day :-)

Thanks for reading!
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Verdict

Wizz Air

5.4/10
Cabin3.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

London - LTN

5.8/10
Efficiency5.5
Access7.5
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Brno - BRQ

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Had a usual flight with Wizzair. Not a comfortable one, but it was quick and trouble-free. After landing I was allowed into cockpit which is very positive bonus. Wizz didn´t accept my credit card onboard and I wasn´t the only one so maybe their equipment wasn´t working at its best that morning.

Luton airport is going to be a one to avoid for me. I didn´t like it. It´s too crowded for such a small place and seating possibilities are very limited. As an arrival airport it was all fine, but I hope to get no more departures from Luton in the future

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3 Comments

  • Comment 110541 by
    CDG Addict 1650 Comments

    Thanks for this good FR.
    Quite a good flight with W6!

  • Comment 110906 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5331 Comments

    Interesting FR with beautiful pics as usual. Didn't know there was so much traffic at Luton--nice to see 757s there, as they becoming more and more rare in Europe. I really like the WizzAir livery and the cabin looks good. No surprise for the seat pitch as you've experienced the crunch with them before. Had you looked into how much it would cost to buy an Exit row seat? Or is it just whoever gets to one first since it's open seating?

    • Comment 296341 by
      mgescheidt AUTHOR 52 Comments

      Thank you Kev.
      Honestly, I didn´t think about buying the emergency exit. But now I checked it and they offer it for 10EUR for this leg so next time it is probably worth considering. These seats are essential mainly for flights into destinations such as DWC or TLV

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