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As we speak: Assessment – TUI Embraer E190 from Brussels to Dubrovnik
Early July, I loved a brief break at Europe’s latest ultra-luxurious seaside resort, One&Solely Portonovi in Montenegro (learn my evaluation right here). The keep was phenomenal, however getting there was much less nice. I flew with TUI fly from Brussels to Dubrovnik (which is near Croatia’s border with Montenegro). The flight – which was operated by certainly one of TUI’s 4 Embraer E190 jets – was uneventful. However the check-in on the TUI counters in Brussels Airport was shockingly chaotic and much from corona-proof.
TUI is the most important leisure, journey and tourism firm on the earth, and it owns journey companies, inns, airways, cruise ships and retail outlets. The group owns 5 European airways – the most important vacation fleet in Europe: TUI Airways (UK), TUI fly Germany, TUI fly Belgium, TUI fly Netherlands and TUI fly Nordic, serving greater than 180 locations around the globe. My flight from Brussels to Dubrovnik was operated by TUI fly Belgium.
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- Journey: Brussels (BRU) to Dubrovnik (DBV)
- Airline: TUI fly Belgium
- Plane kind: Embraer E190
- Plane registration quantity: OO-JVA
- On time departure: No (3pm; + 1 hour)
- On time arrival: No (5 pm; + 1 hour)
- Miles: 867 miles
- Flight time: 2 hours
- Seat: 11A
- Class: Economic system Class
On this evaluation (there may be extra data & pictures beneath my YouTube video):
PRICE OF MY TICKET
I paid 35 euros for my one-way ticket from Brussels to Dubrovnik. An addition, I additionally paid an additional price of 8 euros to pick a window seat. Looking back, I shouldn’t have paid that additional price for the reason that flight was solely half full and the crew moved me to the exit row anyway.
CHECK-IN CHAOS AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT
I arrived at Brussels Airport 3 hours earlier than my flight’s scheduled departure time (one hour additional above the really useful time, since I most popular to have some additional time simply in case issues went fallacious). To my very own shock, there was a 2 hour queue on the TUI check-in space since solely 3 counters had been open for a whole lot of passengers. Everybody was bunched collectively and passengers had been getting irritated and nervous concerning the prospect of doubtless lacking their flight. Given the pandemic state of affairs, the scene was nearly surreal and it was appalling that TUI was understaffing its counters, permitting these crowded traces and sanity to type. TUI may have completely prevented this case since they know precisely what number of passengers will examine in on any given day.
After two hours, I used to be lastly checked in and proceeded to the airport’s safety level, the place I encountered the same state of affairs. Just one screening line was open (out of 10), leading to lengthy queues and one other half-hour of additional ready time. I arrived on the gate 3 hours after arriving on the airport and 20 minutes after the scheduled departure time, however I used to be fortunate that my flight was barely delayed had a minor delay.
TUI EMBRAER 190: CABIN + SEAT
TUI’s Embraer E190 options 112 slim line seats organized in a single Economic system Class configuration. All seats are 17 inches (43 cm) large and have a pitch of 28 inches (71 cm), except the seats within the exit row which characteristic some additional legroom. The E190’s two meter (6.5 ft) excessive cabin feels ethereal. As well as, the aircraft’s near-vertical sidewalls and enormous eye-level home windows add to the sense of spaciousness.
Nicely, I will be very brief about this. TUI’s onboard service is restricted to an assortment of snacks & drinks which will be bought (nothing is obtainable on a complimentary foundation) and duty-free procuring.
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