Bucharest - Vienna with FlyNiki
At the end of August I left for IFA 2012 Berlin. We did not have a direct flight with Lufthansa because we did not arrive at the conference on time, so Toshiba officials booked us Bucharest - Berlin tickets with a stopover in Vienna. It was my first FlyNiki flight aboard 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 for Berlin has also arrived. The flight Bucharest - Vienna was scheduled for 7:20, so I arrived at the airport about 1.5 hours before take-off time. I checked in quickly at the airport. I don't really understand why I couldn't do it online, I'm still studying the problem. It was allowed to board with luggage (I have a troller specially approved for the cabin) plus a photo bag - that's what I had. Baggage hold 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 Bucharest - Vienna lasted one 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 chairs are a bit small and hard. I can say that my back hurt a little when I went down.
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.