Friday evenings Vueling flight from Barcelona to Almería arrived 20 minutes late due to bad weather. Passengers disembarked as normal, and the people waiting for the return flight (107 of them) duly filed out through security onto the tarmac, into the rain, to board the flight. Trouble was that the earliest the plane could be prepared to take off would have been 23.15, and the airport closes at 22:45. Meaning everyone had to traipse back Continue reading 107 passengers stranded because Almeria Airport “closed for the night”
So, some armchair lawyer in Galicia in 2010 spotted that under Spanish law, it was illegal for airlines to charge for luggage. A ticket of transport was supposed to cover person and reasonable luggage. This didn’t go down well with Vueling, who refused to allow him to check his bag for free. He complained to trading standards in Galicia, and they eventually fined Vueling €3000. Vueling appealed under EU law, and the courts in A Continue reading Airlines win the right to charge for luggage
A Madrid – Barcelona flight was evacuated after a joke went wrong this afternoon. The flight was at Madrid’s Barajas airport when a passenger sent a whatsapp message to his wife joking that there were three suspicious looking islamists sitting across the row from him. His wife, failing to understand the joke, rang the Guardia Civil saying that her husbands flight had been hijacked.
Vueling, currently operating a three times a week service to Barcelona, has confirmed that as from October the service will be upped to daily. Finally, some good news to offset the rest. The flights continue to be at the same time, but will be daily from Monday to Sunday, leaving Almeria at 12.25 and reaching Barcelona at 13.45. The credit here is due to the local tourism board of Almería, which actually concentrates on ways Continue reading Vueling ups Almeria – Barcelona flights to daily
According to ElEconomista newspaper, only Ryanair and Vueling have passed on the cost of increased landing fees at Spanish airports to their customers. So yes, if you’d flown with a better airline you’d be happier and have paid less for the ticket. Makes you think, eh? Landing fees went up by an average of 19% across Spain on July 1st, although Madrid and Barcelona both went up by some 50%. None of the other airlines Continue reading Only Ryanair and Vueling passed on costs of increased landing fees to passengers
Vueling, the low cost operator, has confirmed that as from the 27th of March it will operate a thrice-weekly flight from Almeria to Barcelona. Flying Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, it will leave Barcelona at 11 am with the return flight from Almeria at 12,50. Prices start from 44,99€ one way.
Almeria city has managed to lure the Germans back by offering Air Berlin some lucrative slots at the airport. Flights to Germany will start twice weekly next year, I forget to which city but I think it was Berlin with an option to Dusseldorf if all goes well. This will fit in nicely with the Eastern European angle of the local chamber of commerce. Vueling, which had been approached with the offer of covering three Continue reading Air Berlin to fly to Almeria, but Vueling says no thanks