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At present: Evaluate – Brussels Airways A319 from Dubrovnik to Brussels
Early July, I loved a brief break at Europe’s latest ultra-luxurious seashore resort, One&Solely Portonovi in Montenegro. I flew out and in by way of Dubrovnik Airport, which is a 60 min drive from the property. The flight from Brussels to Dubrovnik was operated by TUI, Europe’s largest leisure airline (learn my overview right here) whereas the return flight was operated by Brussels Airways.
Brussels Airways is the flag provider of Belgium. The airline began operations on 25 March 2007 following a merger of Virgin Categorical (a part of the Virgin group) and SN Brussels Airways (the successor of Sabena, Belgium’s well-known flag provider airline which collapsed in 2001). The provider is a part of the Lufthansa group and operates to over 100 locations in Europe, North America, and Africa (it has a really sturdy presence within the latter continent). Since I’m primarily based in Belgium, I’ve flown Brussels Airways on a number of events. I like their longhaul Enterprise Class product (first rate meals and cozy beds), though their shorthaul product is nothing particular.
What I don’t like about Brussels Airways, is the provider’s inconsistency concerning its onboard communications. Opposite to most different airways I’ve flown, the cockpit crew of Brussels Airways doesn’t at all times deal with the passengers through the flight. Plainly welcoming passengers shouldn’t be a part of provider’s modus operandi or that some members of the airways’ cockpit crew lack a way of pleasure within the group they work for. Sadly, it was not completely different on this flight: regardless of a delay of 1 hour (due to a mechanical difficulty), the pilots didn’t deal with the passengers through the flight, nor did the cabin crew apologize for the minor delay (the delay was not even talked about as soon as onboard).
Have you ever ever flown with Brussels Airways? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.
- Journey: Dubrovnik (DBV) to Brussels (BRU)
- Airline: Brussels Airways
- Plane sort: Airbus A319
- Plane registration quantity: OO-SSM
- On time departure: No (6pm; + 1 hour)
- On time arrival: No (8 pm; + 1 hour)
- Miles: 867 miles
- Flight time: 2 hours
- Seat: 2A
- Class: Financial system Class
On this overview (there’s extra info & photographs under my YouTube video):
PRICE OF MY TICKET
I paid 136 euros for my one-way Financial system Class ticket from Dubrovnik to Brussels. An addition, I additionally paid an additional charge of 17 euros to pick out a window seat.
LOUNGE AT DUBROVNIK AIRPORT
Dubrovnik Airport has one lounge, which additionally acts as a Precedence Go Lounge. My ticket didn’t give entry to the lounge however I used to be ready to make use of it anyway since no person was there (no workers and no visitors). The lounge has a contemporary and pleasing design, with dozens of snug chairs organized round espresso tables. Giant home windows provide an excellent view of the airport’s runway (which is the longest runway in Croatia). The lounge has virtually all primary providers: it provides a small snack choice and drinks, a small enterprise heart, and complimentary WiFi.
BRUSSELS AIRLINES AIRBUS A319: CABIN + SEAT
Brussels Airways’ Airbus A319 options 141 seats organized in a single cabin. All seats are 17.8 inches (45 cm) huge and have a pitch of 30 inches (76 cm), excluding the seats within the exit row which characteristic some additional legroom. Brussels Airways sells the primary rows within the cabin as Enterprise Class seats, though it are simply Financial system Class seats with blocked center seats (related to what’s provided by most different European airways on shorthaul flights).
The one beauty of this in any other case unmemorable flight had been the views of Croatia’s spectacular shoreline (that are proven in my YouTube video, beginning at 10’50”).
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