What to expect when flying with Air Europa

While I am not an uber-frequent flyer, I did fly enough in the past few years to get an idea of how things work. So I decided to write a few short notes on what to expect when flying on some of the airlines I flew on and to some of the airports I have been through. I will only post reviews on airlines I flew in the past 3 years, as aviation is a dynamic business and what I experienced 5 or 6 years ago might not hold true anymore.

As of the time of this writing, I have been a passenger on Air Europa only once, on a Boeing 737-800. While this might make the review less significant than the ones for companies I flew with more often, it still is a snapshot of what I experienced with them that might be useful to some.

Overall, the cabin crew has been helpful and polite, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The seats on the 737 we were on are new seats, with thinner padding than at other companies, but rather comfortable.

Although Air Europa positions itself as a full-sevice carrier, on European flights there are no free meals (I don’t know about their long-haul routes, but I expect them to give passengers something to eat). You can select a sandwich or other cold snacks from their inflight menu, but everything costs.

In-flight entertainment is completely absent on the planes. For me and my children that isn’t a problem since we prefer looking out the windows (and we rarely watch tv at home, anyway), but for some travelers that might be a problem.

Apparently Air Europa has a 24/7 passenger assistance hotline, but we didn’t need it so I can’t tell for sure.

To sum up:

Company Air Europa
Cabin flown Economy
Cabin crew 3 Stars
Seat comfort 3.5 Stars
Food&beverages 1 Stars
Inflight Entertainment 0 Stars
Value for money 3 Stars
Average 2.1 Stars
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