Horrible experience. Late flight, no food or drinks, uncomfortable seats
The overall experience was very good.Very happy to fly. Aer lingus again and again.
Our international experience is that Aer Lingus is the only airline we've traveled that charges for alcohol. Would have been nice to offer water periodically after dinner.
I attempted to change my return flight due to a medical emergency but was unable to do so through the call center. I requested a call back from a supervisor but never received it. Finally I booked a completely new return ticket.
It was only a short trip On time and easy
Good service, on-time arrival, enough space for laggage.
Positiv: "Very professional, engaged and polite"
Negativ: "The flight attendants were just awesome. First time flying with Aer Lingus and I must say they are my favorite airline henceforth"
Negativ: "Food quality not good. Seat 16C, entertainment not good."
Positiv: "Seats were comfortable. The blankets and pillow were an amazing addition and made the flight more comfortable."
Negativ: "Would have enjoyed free WiFi"
Positiv: "Crew was good. Seats were good."
Positiv: "It was short and with friendly staff."
Negativ: "No complimentary refreshments."
Negativ: "Crew could have been more interested. Seat could have reclined and gone upright properly."
Positiv: "Passt scho"
Positiv: "Entertainment selection was great."
Negativ: "Layover at Dublin. The flight left 45 minute late and we missed our flight to Madrid. We had to rebook from Dublin to Madrid. And we will be arriving late to Madrid where all our activities will not be valid due to arriving late."
Positiv: "Nothing was pleasant for this flight"
Negativ: "Keep the schedule up to date on the web When there’s delay, keep customers posted Don’t miss customers luggage"
Positiv: "Dublin efficient airport"
Negativ: "Food pretty lousy"
Positiv: "The seats were particularly comfortable."
Positiv: "Excellent! They quickly offered to help me board the plane since I walk with a cane. This was my first time flying Aer Lingus from Chicago to Dublin with a connecting flight to Leeds and I was impressed with their service and efficiency. I noticed the flight attendants were attentive and courteous to passenger needs throughout the flight which was 6 hours exactly. I have flown on many airlines and the service on Aer Lingus rates the highest for passenger satisfaction. Look forward to flying them again. Thank you!"
Positiv: "Der Flug ging pünktlich los. Ich habe noch nie so lange auf einem Nachtflug geschlafen und auch noch nie eine so saubere Toilette nach sieben Stunden Flugzeit vorgefunden. Meine Tochter litt unter Reise-Übelkeit und das Kabinenpersonal war sehr hilfreich und mitfühlend. Danke!"
Negativ: "Das Essen war sehr schlecht. Das Umsteigen in Dublin ist furchtbar. Der Flughafen ist unübersichtlich aufgebaut. Das Abfluggate des Anschlussfluges wurde ca. 3 Stunden vor Abflug bekanntgegeben. Aber aufgrund einer verschlosssen Glastür konnte man erst 25 Minuten (!!!) vor Abflug dort hin gehen. Es kam zu einem großen Stau vor der Tür und der Abflug verspätete sich entsprechend."
Negativ: "Worst airline ever. Was over one hour late. I was asking to get rushed through in Dublin in order to make my connecting flight and people were just rude. One security guy even started yelling at me. Very unpleasant experience, do not recommend at all."
Positiv: "Die Einreise in die USA ist in Dublin sehr komfortabel und problemlos"
Negativ: "Der innereuropäische Flug hatte keine Verpflegung und auch der USA Bereich am Flughafen Dublin ist diesbezüglich nicht gut ausgestattet."
Positiv: "Der Flug ist leicht verspätet gestartet und gelandet."
Negativ: "Es war unklar, dass es keine vegetarischen Gerichte gab, zumal auf dem Hinflug vegetarisches Essen zur Verfügung stand. Es wurde kein Tee oder Kaffee serviert."
Positiv: "the food"
Negativ: "the service was disgraceful"
Positiv: "great on board staff great onground staff in Dublin!"
Negativ: "almost 2 hours waiting in line to be checked in (unable to check in online) due to lack of staff...only 2 check in counters open."
Positiv: "Food was excellent and drinks came along frequently"
Negativ: "Staff wasn't rude but not friendly."
Positiv: "Mir kommt vor, dass bei Aer Lingus mehr Platz zwischen den Sitzreihen ist"
Negativ: "Komischer Transfer zum Boardinggate, ein Kaptän den man schwer verstanden hat - wäre nett ein bisschen zu wissen wo man ist"
Positiv: "Crew were efficient and courteous. Food was tasty."
Negativ: "Seat in front of me was broken and leaned back too far. Audio plug wouldn’t accept two prong headset. Video screen was nonfunctional on flight to Dublin."
Positiv: "Schnelle Abwicklung"
Negativ: "Flug wie immer verspätet und Flugzeug nicht sauber."
Positiv: "It was smooth. The flight felt like it went by pretty quickly."
Negativ: "Honestly, nothing jumped out at my about this flight. All I remember is that it was not a bad experience."
Positiv: "Food was good. Entertainment selection was also good."
Negativ: "BUT. Entertainment got suspended a few times it was very annoying. Flight attendants passed right by us and almost forgot us"
Negativ: "very little leg room"
Positiv: "The stewardesses were really polite and friendly - also the pilots seemed to be in a great mood - it was a really nice and pleasant flight."
Negativ: "I can’t really find anything negative about this flight besides that this flight is the only AirLingus flight from Dublin to Vienna and it takes off 7 in the morning - maybe it’s possible to rearrange the schedule? I also don’t understand why the scheduled flight-duration is 3 hours when it took us 2:15h to get there (both directions) I mean it’s nice to not sit in a plane too long but people are being picked up by someone (taxi or family) and it would be nice to be able to tell them an actual time for pick-up"
Negativ: "Space was so limited it was just ridiculous"
Positiv: "The seats were comfortable, you could adjust the thing holding your head (headrest?)"
Negativ: "Seats were not cleaned before boarding, when told about it the stewardess just wiped it on the floor. Boarding opened half an hour earlier but the aircraft wasn’t properly cleaned yet - there were life vests on the floor which made me wonder why they were not in the place they should be. Flight attendants didn’t speak a single word of German. Arrived 40 minutes"
Negativ: "No free alcohol on an international flight?!?!"
Positiv: "Nettes Personal, netter Pilot."
Negativ: "my ticket being canceled without me knowing"
Positiv: "Goo entertainment on Dulles Dublin sector."
Negativ: "It would help if ba would hilight fact that this is a code share with are linguistic. Seat were unbelievably small and had to walk to ends of earth for both the gate in Dulles and Dublin. No free food or drink on Dublin madrid sector but thankfully not full so I could stretch out. New planes on both sectors."
Positiv: "Online CheckIn bei RaynAir nicht möglich, musste deshalb am Schalter einchecken und 50€ p.P. nachzahlen. Kayak und RaynAir fühlen sich nicht verantwortlich."
Negativ: "Online CheckIn bei RaynAir nicht möglich, musste deshalb am Schalter einchecken und 50€ p.P. nachzahlen. Kayak und RaynAir fühlen sich nicht verantwortlich."
Positiv: "Flight attendants were excellent."
Negativ: "Food was so so. Entertainment selection was so so. Entertainment technology was substandard."
Negativ: "There was no food or entertainment provided"
Positiv: "Das Flugpersonal war freundlich, der Flug pünktlich und das Boarding ging schnell"
Negativ: "Insgesamt war die Luft im Flugzeug etwas muffig und die normalen Sitze für große Menschen etwas klein, aber das sollte jedem bekannt sein."
Negativ: "Sitze sind extrem eng."
Positiv: "The flight from LHR to DUB was pleasant, short, and uneventful. I blissfully caught up on sleep during most of it!"
Negativ: "After we landed in DUB, some other aircraft's being in the wrong place seemed to cause us quite a long delay, which meant that I very nearly missed my connecting flight to IAD. My suitcase, perhaps because of this same taxiing delay, missed the flight and had to be sent on the same flight the next day - though it reached me without incident about 24 hours after I reached my home."
Positiv: "The staff were very sweet and courteous love the Irish accent"
Negativ: "The seats"
Positiv: "Seats comfortable even with my disabilities."
Negativ: "Assistance seats all taken by able bodies. No room for disabled. Not enuf staff for volume of disabled rendering a delay to our flight E1 273."
Negativ: "Leider waren wir aufgrund des verspäteten Flughafenbuses 'erst' 1 Stunde vor Abflug am Flughafen. Obwohl wir nur mit Hangepäck unterwegs und bereits online eingecheckt waren, war es uns nicht mehr möglich beim Self-checkin die Boardingkarte auszudrucken. Boardingkarte am Handy, wie bei sehr vielen Linien bereits Standard, gab es nicht. Auf die Frage was zu tun sei, verwies man uns auf die lange Schlange bei der Gepäckaufgabe und teilte uns mit, dass es knapp werden würde den Flug zu erreichen... Erst die 3. sehr freundliche Angestellte schickte uns zum Express Check-in und wir waren 25 Minuten vor Abflug beim Boarding. Das hätte man uns auch leichter machen können..."
Dieser Flug war in Sachen Beinfreiheit die größte Frechheit die ich je erlebt habe. Er ging zwar nur ne Stunde aber es war nicht möglich mit 1,93 überhaupt gerade zu sitzen. Das die Beine am Vordersitz anstehen gut nicht schön für diese Strecke aber aushaltbar. Jedoch war dies nicht möglich. Noch nie einen Flug mit weniger Beinfreiheit gehabt, nicht mal bei einem Inlandsflug in China.
Sehr viele hustende Leute an Bord. Auf Grund der Enge hatte man kein gutes Gefühl. Langes Warten Beim an Board gehen. Nettes Personal!
The crew was efficient and welcoming. Boarding was a bit messy, some delay in the cleaning, it seems. All the rest was accordingly the flight tipology.
I was held-up at boarding by rude employee who insisted that I had to wait until all other passengers had boarded the lane before issuing me a boarding pass so I can board the plane. I could not check-in earlier and get a boarding pass since I had flown directly from Dusseldorf.
Negativ: "Fluginfoanzeige Höhe Geschwindigkeit etc."
Positiv: "It flights themselves were fine. A 45 minute delay sucked though."
Negativ: "Service & Notification. The airline switched my itenerary without alerting me which made me miss a connection. The resulting troubleshooting with the airline has been non-existent. I will not fly Eurowings again."
Negativ: "Der bessere Hendrick's Gin von der Karte hätte vorrätig sein können. Edler gerne auch! Das Flugzeug war den ersten 20min trotz Bose noiseCancelling sehr laut - Kabinenueberdruckkompressor??"
Positiv: "The flight was pretty smooth considering it was a small plane."
Negativ: "I did not appreciate having to give my hand luggage into the hold which meant that I did not have any money to purchase any drinks on the flights and I was also sitting next to an overweight man which made it very tight for space."
Positiv: "Row 3, loads of leg room, the filter coffee was excellent, just a really calm, well run flight"
Negativ: "Seat prices were expensive and should really be free as if you are a family of 4, this will add well over £50 to your flight costs."
Positiv: "Der Sitz war bequem, aber auch nur weil er extra $$$ gekostet hat ;-), das Licht war sehr lange gedämmt und nicht zu hell als die Crew arbeiten musste"
Positiv: "Entertainment was good."
Negativ: "The crew was horrible. They walked through the aisles with no regard for passengers seated in the aisles. No food over a 9 hr transatlantic flight. This was not explained in the ticket. This was absolutely absurd. I have never experienced that before"
Negativ: "The temperature at altitude was far too warm for my comfort."
Negativ: "Leider 30 Minuten auf dem Rollfeld gestanden und das bei nem Flug mit 1h Flugzeit ist schon doof"
Negativ: "Everything from checking in where I asked for an aisle seat and was informed that I was given an aisle seat just to find that I was given a middle seat on both legs even though I had checked in for the second leg of the trip. Added to which my luggage is now missing"
Positiv: "Halbe Stunde vorher angekommen"
Negativ: "Ist halt eine teure Billigfluggesellschaft... Ryanair usw. sind genau so gut aber halt viel günstiger"
Negativ: "I missed my connection in Dusseldorf because none of the 12passport gates worked. Two border agents tried to handle the crowd, but I arrived at the gate 1 minute after flight close. Neither the agents at the gate nor at the transfer desk were willing to help me get to Manchester. Never fly EW again."
Positiv: "Eurowings is an average low-budget flight. But at least the equipment looked all right, and it was clean. Ohh and the y didn’t loose my luggage (as I was travelling through connections, I was worried bit)."
Negativ: "No food or drink is included in the price, narrow seats, delayed flight. We were already seated when it turned out the departure will be delayed by 30 mins. No toilet use during this time...."
Positiv: "30 min zu früh angekommen"
Negativ: "Keine schreienden Kinder"
Positiv: "Kein Kind hat geweint"
Negativ: "Bisschen strukturiert vorgehen"
Positiv: "The crew was fine and boarding was efficient."
Negativ: "We missed our connecting flight, had to wait six hours to fly to Munich, then sat in the Munich airport for four more hours as the flight to Milan was delayed. My bag made it to Milan by 10:30, I arrived at 22:00."
Negativ: "Boarding took ages. And there were no announcements telling passengers what was causing the delay."
Positiv: "The flight was quick and they waited for our flight from JFK, which had been delayed and arrived and hour later than scheduled."
Negativ: "Gepäck nicht angekommen!!!"
Negativ: "Kein Wasser mehr vorrätig."
Negativ: "Nach dem Boarding war man eine halbe Stunde „grounded“ ohne Infos oder mal nem Schluck wasser"
Negativ: "Verspätung ohne Ende! Immer wird alles auf andere geschoben... ein kleiner Drink wäre angemessen gewesen, bzw. ein Glas Wasser als Entschuldigung/ Entschädigung..."
Negativ: "Beide Flüge von Eurowings hatten Verspätung. 20 und 45 Min. Das Platzangebot ist sehr eingeschränkt."
Positiv: "check in war eine Katastrophe. 2 Frauen hinterm Tresen, die im Durchschnitt 10min pro Fluggast brauchten, um das Gepäck entgegen zunehmen, obwohl die meisten bereits eingecheckt waren"
Positiv: "Die Crew war sehr nett."
Negativ: "Über eine Stunde Verspätung. Dann im Flieger die Ansage, dass man voraussichtlich noch 2,5 h auf das Startfenster warten müsse, weil nicht genügend Fluglotsen da sind. Zum Glück ging es dann nach 30 min doch los."
Negativ: "3,5 Stunden Verspätung"
Negativ: "Beinfreiheit für große Menschen"
Positiv: "Allem im allen sehr gut"
Negativ: "Weiß nicht"
Negativ: "More legroom. And not having to pay for a simple glass of water."
Positiv: "Super pünktlich"
Negativ: "Kostenlose Verpflegung! oder wird Eurowings auch Billigairlines!?"
Positiv: "Ticketpreis, Mitglied der Lufthansa-Gruppe."
Negativ: "Hohe Mehrkosten für Aufgabegepäck sowie Sitzplatzreservierung mit mehr Beinfreiheit (bin 190cm groß und hätte im Normalsitz kaum sitzen können). Snacks kann man vergessen. Bei diesem Flug war kein Gratis-WIFI vorhanden; ist weniger ärgerlich wie beim Hinflug wo eines vorhanden war jedoch nicht funktioniert hat."
Negativ: "Das Gepäck stand in Berlin 45 Minuten vor dem Gepäckband, bis es mal aufs Band geladen wurde."
Positiv: "Gute Beinfreiheit; kostet aber bei einem Mittelstreckenflugzeug € 25 p.P./Richtung. Die Hälfte der Verspätung beim Abflug konnte bis zur Landung wieder eingeholt werden. Bordgepäck und 1 persönliches Handgepäck wurde kulant ohne Mehrkosten abgewickelt."
Negativ: "Verspätung wegen verspäteter technischer Vorbereitung??? groß angepriesenes WIFI hat trotz Urgenz nicht funktioniert (Aussage des Anwesenden Bordpersonal „habe bei Kollegen nachgefragt, muss gehen“; funktionierte bei mir und auch in den benachbarten Sitzreihen nicht. Große Werbung und nichts dahinter :D"
Positiv: "Die Crew war ganz o.k."
Negativ: "Mein Gepäck würde aus einem mir unbekannten Grund nach Madrid geliefert. Obwohl Eurowings das mittlerweile schon seit min. einen Tag weiss, waren sie unfähig dies bis jetzt nachzuliefern! Trotz abgeschlossener Reiseversicherung, weiss ich nicht, ob ich eine Entschädigung hierfür bekomme!"
Positiv: "I’ve flown with various airlines and must say that I was very impressed with this crew. I guess it was because they all were young and didn’t füdisplay burnout as so many other flight attendants show when dealing with their customers."
Negativ: "On both flights the control forty didn’t work."
Negativ: "Flug kurzfristig anuliert - Grund "schlechtes Wetter" nicht nachvollziehbar"
Negativ: "Beinfreiheit: Knie eingeklemmt"
Negativ: "SiKo in TXL viel zu lange"
Negativ: "Schlimmer Automaten Check In Zwang ( trotz online Check In). Funktioniert meistens ohnehin nicht, wie auch dieses mal. Stress für Kunden und Personal."
Positiv: "Das Einzige was an Eurowings gefallen kann ist der Preis im Vergleich mit Swiss. Es ist eine Billigairline auf Niveau Easy Jet und Ryanair."
Negativ: "Verspaetung, Beinfreiheit. Am Schlimmsten aber finde ich, dass sogar den Senatormitglieder der Zugang zur Staralliance Lounge verwehrt wird. Was soll das?????"
Negativ: "Fast 90 Minuten Verspätung Service könnte etwas mehr auf Zack dein"
Positiv: "Good view with the high winged propeller plane"
Negativ: "Small overhead storage"
Positiv: "The price"
Negativ: "Assistants were rude and the flight was delayed and they didn’t provide a solution to my lost connection."
Positiv: "yes. It was perfect."
Positiv: "Not much to say here. It was a short flight, and it went smoothly."
Negativ: "I’ll say the same thing about almost every flight I have, and this is mostly for the airlines. People might fly more and pay a bit more if you give us more room. Being crammed into a tiny seat with a bunch of strangers is never pleasant. Same in this flight. Nothing terrible, just the usual. Also, to the other passengers, sit down until it’s your turn to exit. What is wrong with you that you can’t sit five more minutes? Be polite and let the people in front of you go first, let them have room to grab their bags instead of having your elbows in their face."
Negativ: "The flight was late by half an hour and I had to pay 60€ because my cabin bag was 2kg heavier than allowed."
Negativ: "Free water ! On a 2+ hours flight, it’s scandalous to have to pay for a glass of water. Also, your cabin crew was inexperienced (but trying hard, credit to them) and understaffed. And the flight was late."
Negativ: "The crew might be greeting passengers onboarding."
Negativ: "One Toilet for a full plane with 150 passengers...."
Negativ: "Flying with the same company from Vilnius, only on Riga they decided to weight the cabin bags. I understand the police, the limit weight, but they should apply it from the first flight, not just half way"
Negativ: "Not mentioned that in Munich I had to change terminal and pass again on security check. If I would have bought some bottles in Vilnius or Riga duty free, I would have had problems"
Positiv: "Very nice plane and we left on time and the flight was very smooth."
Positiv: "The airplane was brand new. The crew was very friendly"
Positiv: "everything was good enough"
Negativ: "I would like a meal and drinks on the board"
Positiv: "flight crew was amazing."
Negativ: "Boarding was poorly handled by airport staff"
Negativ: "Announcement At the airport and the plane needs speak English more clearly. Thanks!"
Positiv: "All fine"
Negativ: "Flight delayed 2 hours"
Positiv: "Helpful crew"
Positiv: "Simple no frills airline"
Negativ: "Ich würde gern den Sitz bekommen, den ich gebucht und deshalb extra bezahlt habe. Am Gate hat die Mitarbeiterin mir dann jedoch ohne Rücksicht auf meine Vorabbuchung einen sehr lauten Sitz neben dem Propeller zugewiesen. Das hat mich dann schon geärgert."
Negativ: "airBaltic has a terrible luggage policy for musicians. They make you pay extra if you want to bring a musical instrument on board, even a violin which fits easily into the overhead bin. It is honestly discriminatory. Will not be flying with them again."
Positiv: "the flight started at time. the attendant were fine. but i consider this flight not as a cheap flight. therefore, it should be possible, so early in the morning to offer a coffee at least."
Negativ: "the experience on board should be improved, particularly when the flight is not different from regular airlines in terms of cost"
Positiv: "Short flight"
Negativ: "They charged me 35 dollars to check in and the reason I did not check in was because their other flight was running late and was not sure I will make to that flight. It took forever to get bags in Riga. In the empty flight the way they were seating people was crazy. I'm lifetime gold with American Airlines so I do fair share flying and can tell you it's not a good Airline."
Negativ: "flight was delayed, missed connecting flight. new flight they gave me was also delayed, almost missed connecting flight again"
Positiv: "Good service, good connection in Riga! Perfectly on time!"
Positiv: "Quick boarding, pleasant crew"
Negativ: "Small propeller plane with very limited room, no in-flight service,"
Positiv: "Nice crew"
Negativ: "Please give out water for free"
Positiv: "Everything was excellent"
Negativ: "Nothing. All was good"
Positiv: "Flight was short and sweet, no problems to report."
Positiv: "Alles war pünktlich, an Board war sogar Scooter und H. H. Baxter und es gab ein Fotoshooting mit der Besatzung :-)"
Positiv: "Ich war sehr überraschd, wie neu die Flugzeige sind und wie viel Platz es gibt."
Negativ: "Leider muss man für Snacks/Essen und sogar Trinken einen erheblichen Batzen Geld investieren."
Positiv: "Der Flug startete pünktlich und wir sind sogar 10 Minuten früher gelandet. Dieses Phänomen habe ich bei allen AirBaltic Flügen festgestellt."
Negativ: "Durch die Größe des Flugzeugs hat mein Handgepäck leider nicht in die Klappen oberhalb der Sotze gepasst. Dies war wohl allerdings auch meine Schuld, da ich sehr großes Gepäck dabei hatte."
Positiv: "On time boarding and departure. Clean plane and friendly staff."
Negativ: "Nothing, all was good."
Negativ: "bag measure frames in Riga airport used for aB are smaller than in most airports, as a results we were asked to check some bags in at the last moment. we have had connecting flight through Riga with two hand bags. lets call them big and small. judge by yourself: flight, aircraft, small, big ->Riga CS3, on board, on board Riga-> DHC 8-400, on board, check in ->Riga DHC 8-400, on board, on board Riga-> CS3, check in, check in as you see, the same bags on the same aircraft were allowed or disallowed by the same company based on weather one flies to Riga or from it. i believe there is absolutely no purpose for doing last second interruptions of such kind"
Positiv: "The helpful ground person at check-in."
Negativ: "This airline company looks a like person who is begging for money. First time in my life I paid for the luggage. 40 Euros!!! what for? Apparently Air Baltic has no clue about how to run a service business. Somebody has to teach them this naked reality: IN SERVICE BUSINESS YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR MAJOR MARKETING ASSETS! They don't even serve a glass of water, apparently they could not manage to integrate it in the ticket price. But they dare to get thirsty and unhappy customers on the plane. Anyways: This airline company is charging extra for luggage. And I could not see this anywhere when I was buying ticket online. If I knew I'd never buy the ticket from Airbaltic. "Not writing it clearly and visible at the time of ticket purchase" is certainly tricking and misleading us. This is a crime!"
Positiv: "Nice and helpful staff, good food (pre-ordered)"
Negativ: "To little legroom, delay"
Positiv: "Professional appearance"
Negativ: "Extra $ for the seat (quite absurd) and 40 Euros for a check in luggage."
Positiv: "Food was good, flight was on time, boarding quick"
Negativ: "Aircraft was incredibly dirty."
Negativ: "paying for water!"
Positiv: "They did provide a 6 euro food voucher once it was clear the flight was going to be over 2 hours late. The flight and land crew did their best to keep everyone calm under bad circumstances."
Negativ: "Flight was just under 3 hours late (long enough to kill most of the day, but just under what is needed to pay compensation). First they said it was problems in Amsterdam, then problems with the plane, then traffic in Amsterdam. It was hard to tell what was true and what was avoiding penalties (it is possible that equipment issues caused them to lose their spot, and get caught in traffic delays). I hate that they charge 2.5 euros for water on the flight. Their carryon rules only allow us to take the smallest of bags (smaller than other airlines) but when I got on the plane, lots of people had medium sized carryons."
Positiv: "I was surprised by the professionalism of air Baltic employees. They dressed well."
Positiv: "It was very easy to print boarding pass."
Negativ: "The scanners did not accept my boarding pass. 40% of the passengers had to have boarding passes reprinted. It was chaotic."
Positiv: "It's very inexpensive, especially if you fly with only with a carry-on luggage. On-board service has always been excellent."
Negativ: "The check-in process is horrible, regardless of the airport you are flying from. It's just the trademark of Air Baltic. I learned my lesson and pay extra to use the priority check in line, as well as boarding. Otherwise you end up staying in a VERY long line. This time I was bumped from the seat that I picked when booking my flight, which was still assigned to me when I checked in online. No explanation or heads-up, I was just handed a paper boarding pass when I checked my bag, and only after I was past security line I realized that I was bumped from row 4 to row 10. I was able to get a seat in row 4 again at the gate, but not the same seat. Also, there was no priority boarding, even though I paid for it. Given this experience I will only fly this airline if I can get away with a carry on, thus avoiding the check in desk altogether."
Positiv: "Quick boarding once the plane finally arrived. Planes are new."
Negativ: "Flight was delayed approximately 45 minutes as a result of late arrival of aircraft - surprising since it was a morning flight.. I am 6ft2, leg room is VERY tight. I slept most of the flight so cannot speak to food or entertainment. Watch out for the fees! 5 euro per leg for a seat assignment 60 euro to check bags."
Negativ: "For people who have Airbaltic as a connecting flight this might be very inconvenient. We paid 40 Eur/person each way for our luggage . That brings the price that you pay so much higher than you expect at first. Also if you don't print boarding pass ahead of time which we didn't (plus still needed to drop off checked luggage and check our passports) they want to charge you 30 Eur a person to print that drinking piece of paper. If you don't want to pay that get out of the line with all of you luggage, go to kiosk and print it, then come back to the line. But that's companies rules , employees just have to follow it. Another problem was their attitude. The guy who got our luggage was so weird. Showing off and talking to us like a boss. After giving us boarding passes he said we can go to the screen and look up the gate ourselves. I never write long reviews but man! they got me mad that day. Never say never - but I don't want to fly with this airline again"
Positiv: "Modern aircraft. Quick flight. Quick delivery of baggage at terminal. Relieved that baggage from BKK-KBP-RIX was not lost nor delayed."
Negativ: "It was cold and I was not dressed for the bus to the aircraft, but instead for the tropics where I had been. The toilet was not centered for stand - up use for men. Thus had to kneel in order to use. This booked by UIA, but the carrier was Air Baltic, which led to some confusion as to which airline to go to for boarding."
Positiv: "Things moved along fairly well, especially once I was in Riga. The hour layover stressed me out because I wasn't sure if I'd make it to my connection in time, but the airport was not crowded so I managed to get through passport control fairly quickly and made my flight."
Negativ: "Flight left a late, which was stressful with an hour layover in Riga where I had to go through passport control. Was very stressed, but made it with ten minutes to spare before my connection boarded because the airport happened to be not crowded."
Positiv: "Booked on kayak and wasn't clear at all about check in or tickets, I looked many times. No way of checking in or getting boarding passes had to pay an arm and a leg at the gate. Also had to pay to check my bag on a half full flight. Have never had to check same bag with Ryanair on over 10 flights now. Will never use this airline again."
Negativ: "A free cup of tea or coffee would have been nice on a flight almost 2 hours long"
Positiv: "Very efficient, quick"
Negativ: "After barely making too tight a connection, all food and beverage needed Euros or European credit card. My Visa wouldn't work. Finally after I broke down (blood sugar way too high) the stewardess gave me a glass of water. Never will I use the money grubbing airline again"