“Avoid Air Europa At ALL COSTS!”
Flight from New York City to Barcelona
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Madrid, Spain
- Date of Flight:
- September 2010
- Seat Class:
I made the mistake of choosing these flights with my wallet instead of my brain. The RT flights on Air Europa were about $150 less than the other airlines so we went with them, contrary to the poor reviews I'd read online and received from friends who'd taken the airline before.
Our flights from NYC to MAD was delayed 2 1/2 hours because our plain was late getting to NYC. The planes themselves were what we expected, not ultra clean but not dirty to the point where we felt disgusted. The flight attendants were nice enough and the actual flight was fine. The entertainment selection stunk, but that was fine b/c the flight left at 11:30 pm EST so we slept.
Coming home we were worried we'd be delayed again and almost were for our BCN - MAD connection. Once we boarded and closed the doors we were informed we'd be delayed 2 hours on the plane b/c someone checked bags but didn't board the flight which means they'd have to remove the bags and cause us to miss our place in line to take off! I thought a riot was going to insue but about 10 minutes later they said it would only be 15 minutes now, not 2 hours. WOULDN'T YOU BE SURE IT WAS 2 HOURS BEFORE ANNOUNCING IT?
Sorry for the long response but please avoid this airline unless it's that much cheaper than the rest (for me that would have to be at least a $300 difference).