Bucharest - Vienna with FlyNiki
At the end of August I went to IFA 2012 Berlin. We did not fly directly with Lufthansa because we did not arrive at the conference in time, so Toshiba officials booked us tickets from Bucharest to Berlin with a stopover in Vienna. It was my first flight with FlyNiki and on board an Embraer E-190.
Until I got on the plane, I kept thinking about what this flight would be like, what will bring new in my experience. Lately, I've heard great things about the low-cost airline FlyNiki. I also found people less satisfied. My expectations were at a low to medium level. I knew it was a low-cost company, it was operating on smaller aircraft and I wasn't expecting a full service on board. Before one night, I was even asking questions about luggage.
The day of departure to Berlin also arrived. The flight from Bucharest to Vienna was scheduled at 7: 20, so I arrived at the airport about 1.5 hours before departure time. I quickly checked in at the airport. I didn't really understand why I couldn't do it online, I'm still studying the problem. I was allowed to board with luggage (I have a specially approved troller for the cabin) plus a photo bag - that was me. The hold baggage is not included in the ticket price. He left the new terminal without delay.
Embraer E-190 aircraft is dedicated to regional, short and medium flights. It can carry up to 114 passengers in one class. The maximum cruise speed is 890 Km / h and can travel up to 4000 km. Embraer E-190 is powered by two General Electric CF34 engines. I reached the cruise altitude pretty quickly, but it seemed like I was too far behind for my tastes. Embraer E-190 can fly up to a ceiling of 12.500 meters.
The flight from Bucharest to Vienna lasted an hour and 20 minutes, but by shifting the time zone I flew "20 minutes". So at 7: 40 I landed in Vienna. I also had some more interesting turns, I saw the earth without seeing the sky. The flight was pleasant, the weather beautiful, without too much turbulence. The seats are a bit small and tough. I can say that my lower back hurt a little.
On board the aircraft were 3 cute companions, but they were not dressed in full uniform. There are usually two, but probably 3 did the practice. As for the uniform, I don't really have as long as everything is ok on board. They offered full service conditions, meaning they provided soft drinks, coffees and even wine plus a snack. While most low-cost companies are looking to save money and cut services or raise prices to existing ones for a fee, FlyNiki still provides full-service terms.
FlyNiki operates daily flights from Otopeni. It is a subsidiary of AirBerlin and has its main hub at Vienna International Airport, Schwechat, Austria. Through AirBerlin airline's membership of Oneworld, FlyNiki really did as an affiliate.
The flight was beyond my expectations. If you want to travel cheaply to Vienna or to other destinations in Europe and Egypt, consider FlyNiki and AirBerlin deals.