FLIGHT NUMBER: OS 797
DEPARTING FROM: VIENNA AT 15:20 PM.
ARRIVING AT: SOFIA AT 17:50 PM.
DATE: MAY 3/2016
DURATION: 1H.30 MINS
SEAT: 1A (BUSINESS CLASS)
I think that the Austrian Airlines short haul business class is the best one in Europe. I flew with it in May from Vienna to Sofia. The flight was short - about an 1h.30m. But I really enjoyed it and here is why:
Checked in at the Austrian Business Class counter at Vienna Airport Terminal 3 (The Star Alliance Terminal). Check in was efficient and fast. Took about 5 minutes, maybe even less. Then head to security check. I could use the priority fast track, which was also very fast.
After clearing immigration, I headed to the Austrian Business Lounge, which is very similar to the Lufthansa one. I really like it, because it is very quiet, has great food and also overlooks the runway. So I had the chance to do some plane spotting. After spending there about an hour I head to the boarding gate.
I arrived at the gate and was one of the first to board. I was brought to my seat 1A and right away was offered a welcome drink, magazines and newspapers. I was the only one in the whole business class cabin (12 seats). Intra - Europe business class keeps the middle seat "reserved for your comfort". We took off on time.
At about 15 minutes after takeoff I was served sausages and bread, as well as a viennese chocolate mousse, which was very delicious.
After finish eating, I saw that they were 50 minutes left of the flight, so I decided to read some magazines. I was offered drinks throughout the entire flight.
We landed in Sofia on time. Suitcases came fast.
Overall I really much enjoyed the flight. Now you see why I consider the Austrian short haul business class the best one in Europe.