Review of Avianca flight Bogota Cartagena in Economy

Airline Avianca
Flight AV9544
Class Economy
Seat 28A
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 09 Apr 15, 14:30
Arrival at 09 Apr 15, 15:55
AV   #70 out of 74 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 110 reviews
By 3358
Published on 11th April 2015
Hello, I've been viewing lots of flight reports on this website lately and I managed to find a good deal for BOG-CTG coming back the same day just to try out Avianca's new 787. This is my first flight report and some feedback on what I should improve on would be greatly appreciated for future flight reports.

Avianca 787 N783AV pushing back before departure.
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Boarding to Ctg was on schedule, here is a nice look at the wing of N782AV.
photo Pre-takeoff 787

Boeing 787 safety card.
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Air Canada 767-300ER - C-FCAG to Toronto.
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Colombian presidential plane FAC-0001 with El Dorado's new tower under construction in the background.
photo New tower

Even though the pushback was on time the flight was delayed for about 40 minutes because of the presidential plane taking off thus causing delays.


Climbing to FL360 for the short hop to Cartagena.
photo Climbing

During the climb the Flight attendants dimmed the windows for most of the duration of the flight.
photo Dimmed

Crossing the Magdalena river.
photo Crossing

Storms during the flight.
photo Storms

Flight map, had to deviate a little from the planned route due to weather.
photo Map

Descending towards warm and humid Cartagena.
photo Descending

On approach to the runway with canal del dique by our side.
photo Approach


The Dreamliner
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My first flight on the Boeing 787 was comfortable, I was surprised at how quiet it was shortly after takeoff. Feedback of this flight report would be greatly appreciated. I will shortly be writing the report for my flight back to Bogota in the C cabin.
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Cabin crew8.0

Bogota - BOG


Cartagena - CTG



Information on the route Bogota (BOG) Cartagena (CTG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 9 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Bogota (BOG) → Cartagena (CTG).


The airline with the best average rating is LAN Airlines with 7.9/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 24 minutes.

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  • Comment 133838 by
    NGO85 SILVER 1743 Comments

    Thank you for taking the time to share this report with us and welcome to the site!

    You were lucky to get a brand new 787 on this short domestic route, the new wings on the 787 and 747-8 look good. On time performance did suffer on this flight, but you did get to spot the presidential plane so it was probably worth it.

    The dimmed windows makes it look like you are at an aquarium, I half-expected to see some fish in the picture, lol.

    I like how huge the plane is in the moving map.

    Was there catering on this route? What seating arrangement does AV use on the 787? Do they use the standard 3-3-3 or a 2-4-2?

    In future reports, pictures of the catering and the seat/cabin (if it's not too crowded) would be greatly appreciated. But great first report and look forward to seeing more South American routes in the future!

  • Comment 133888 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Bienvenido(a) y gracias por compartir este primer reporte con nosotros.

    What a nice way to try a new aircraft. It seems that you enjoyed your flight. As NGO85 suggested above, it would be nice to include some pics of the inflight experience to justify the scores.

    Nice shots of the aircraft upon landing. I think the livery looks good with the plane.

  • Comment 133903 by
    lagentsecret 12385 Comments

    Thanks for sharing your first FR and welcome aboard

    As said above few pictures of the cabin and the food/beverage offer would be greatly appreciated

    During the climb the Flight attendants dimmed the windows for most of the duration of the flight.
    Not really pleasant : it's a bad enhancement of the 787

    See you soon for the return flight

  • Comment 133914 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 9170 Comments

    Thanks for this report ! The Avianca livery looks beautiful on the B 787. I hope to discover Cartagena one day and fly Avianca and airline that I don't have , yet, on my list !
    I garre with the previous comment about having more pics of the cabin. Next time for sure ;-)

  • Comment 133919 by
    Bmoneh AUTHOR 1 Comments

    Hello, the layout for the Business cabin was 1-2-1 and the economy class was 3-3-3. The plane is configured 28J/222Y. The catering for the short flight was just a beverage service, a choice of juice/water/soda.
    Next time I will make sure to take a few more shots of the cabin :)

  • Comment 133958 by
    Mathieu 2081 Comments

    Welcome on Flight Report, and thanks for sharing this report.
    I do like the Avianca's Dreamliner.
    Unfortunately, there is no picture of the cabin and the seats :( Think about taking pictures of the cabin and catering for your next flight.
    See you :)

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