Flight Review: Austrian Airlines (Economy) | Vienna-Dubrovnik | Airbus A321-100

Introduction: Austrian to Austria and Croatia

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Flight Review: Austrian Airlines (Economy) | Vienna-Dubrovnik |Airbus A321-100

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This flight was one part of a trip to Austria and Croatia in August 2017. See the like for the introduction above.

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Map of our Full Trip

We had a five hour layover in Vienna, and were definitely ready to get on the move again. Luckily we didn’t have to leave Concourse G because Croatia is a non-Schengen country (and where most Austrian Airlines non-Schengen, if not all of them, depart). We were ready to arrive in Dubrovnik as soon as possible, but at least the flight would not be thaaat long.

 

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Going to our departure gate, with my little brother leading the way 🙂

There were plenty of Austrian Airlines planes parked at the jetbridges.

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Austrian Airlines Planes at Concourse G, Vienna Airport

We boarded around noon, which was on time.

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Boarding Our A321

Flight Information

Austrian Airlines 731

Plane Registration: OE-LBB

Plane Type: Airbus A321-100

Flown: August 2017

Flight Time: About 1 Hour

Flight Distance: 392 Miles (631 Kilometers)

Seat: 21F

The first impressions of the cabin was that just like on my last flight, it was completely spotless. Even though it was 22 years old, it looked brand new! There were a number of seatback objects as well. Unlike on the 767, this plane had WiFi.

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Austrian Airlines Seatback Contents

There was Austrian Airlines’ inflight magazine (called “Skylines”), a duty free magazine, an airsickness bag. There were overhead screens as well.

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No personal inflight entertainment aboard, but as soon as I saw this, I knew I was set for the flight! 😃

Just like on the last flight, the seat pitch of 30 inches and the 17.5-inch seat width might be a bit tight for some, but especially with the type of seat it was, it was fine for me.

As we taxied to the runway, we saw some interesting traffic, including an Austrian retro livery A320 and an Emirates A380. Emirates just recently started flying the A380 to Vienna.

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Emirates A380 at Vienna Airport Concourse D

Soon enough, we were lining up at the gate and (if I remember correctly) were cleared for an immediate takeoff. I noticed a Kuwait Airlines plane on takeoff.

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Cleared for Takeoff
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Goodbye Vienna! See You in Five Days!
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Views after Takeoff from Vienna

Shortly after takeoff, we were offered pretzels (the same Soletti ones as on the previous flight) and (possibly?) a drink.

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Snack after Takeoff: Pretzels and (maybe) a drink

After some rest, we started descending into Dubrovnik. Man, these intra-European flights are too short! At least the views on the Mediterranean coast were beautiful.

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Views during Descent into Dubrovnik
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Views during Descent into Dubrovnik
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Views during Descent into Dubrovnik

We touched down on Runway 12 on time.

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Welcome to Croatia!

I loved the views of the mountains in the background!

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Turning off of the runway, with a beautiful mountain range in the background.

Even though Dubrovnik has jetbridges, we parked at a bus gate. I actually like bus gates at these tropical airports because of the fresh warmth.

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Great Views of the Plane During Deboarding

I also noticed some interesting airlines during the bus ride.

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Smartwings 737 Dubrovnik Airport
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Croatia Airlines Q400 Dubrovnik Airport

I also noticed an S7 Airlines 737 at a jetbridge. After arriving at the terminal, we went through a long line at immigration (Croatia is not part of the Schengen agreement and got our bags). The airport seemed very pleasant (at least compared to Split, which you will see in the next review) and the views of central Dubrovnik and the coast from the mountains during the 30-minute drive were gorgeous.

Overall, even though the plane had no personal inflight entertainment, that is normal for a short flight, especially in Europe. The seat pitch of 30 inches could be a bit tight if you are a taller person, but it is manageable on such a short intra-European flight. There were overhead screens, which is more than some other airlines offer. The flight left on time, the plane was nice, and the crew was great. There is not much more I could ask for on a 1-hour flight, so just like on their long-haul flights, I definitely recommend Austrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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