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From the Paradise to the Capital: GRAN CANARIA - MADRID || NORWEGIAN

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:47 am

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This is the trip report of my flight from Gran Canaria to Madrid on a Norwegian Boeing 737-800W.

It was a very stormy day at Gran Canaria island. Although is usually a paradisiac island, that day it was surrounded by lots of tower cumulus (the worst clouds for aviation). Nevertheless, the Boeing 737 that should take me from Gran Canaria to Madrid arrived on time.

It was my first experience with Norwegian (I'd tried to fly with them sometimes before, but I've never found a good price at the time I wanted). I must say that, despite I knew how it was Norwegian (I've read a lot about their service on board) I was well surprised: the space between seats is great for a low cost, the seats are very comfortable, the free WiFi on board is great, the catering (as always pay-to-eat) is cheaper than in other low costs...

Gran Canaria airport is very busy nowadays. Each year the number of tourists increase more and more. As you can see, the apron was completely full of different airlines: Germanwings, Eurowings, TuiFly, Air Berlin, Nikki, Iberia, Air Europa, Binter, Norwegian, Germania... It's incredible how many tourists visit the Canary Islands during all year.

The flight experience with Norwegian was great. All the cabin crew spoke both english and spanish (every cabin crew speaks english in all flights, but not all spanish in other airlines). I really recommend flying with Norwegian.

I hope you'll enjoy it! :)

I know that in this forum many people prefer the photo-reports to the video-reports, but I would like to ask you to give this one a chance. I'm sure you'll enjoy the 4K video review.



LINK TO THE VIDEO-REPORT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiocM_5Amvc
 
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Re: From the Paradise to the Capital: GRAN CANARIA - MADRID || NORWEGIAN

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Great trip report. Why did you chose Norwegian while there are other airlines between LPA and MAD? Were the seats good in terms of pitch? How long was the flight?
 
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Re: From the Paradise to the Capital: GRAN CANARIA - MADRID || NORWEGIAN

Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:57 am

I flew the same route last week on an Air Europa A330. Gran Canaria has a good viewing deck for spotting.. I have been meaning to use Norwegian for a little while but it was was 25 euro each way on Air Europa. so I didn't. GZood refenece for next time.
Flown to 128 Airports in 48 Countries on 81 Operators. Visited 56 Countries and counting. Wanderlust is like Syphilis, once you have the itch it's too late for treatment.
 
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Re: From the Paradise to the Capital: GRAN CANARIA - MADRID || NORWEGIAN

Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:59 pm

First of all, I'm really sorry for this late answer... I was on a trip and it was impossible for me to answer.

jgp777 wrote:
Great trip report. Why did you chose Norwegian while there are other airlines between LPA and MAD? Were the seats good in terms of pitch? How long was the flight?


Thanks you! :)

The reason was simple: I wanted to check how is Norwegian on their European flights (as you can imagine now, this was my first flight with them).

The seat pitch was very comfortable (taking in count that Norwegian is a low cost). Better than Iberia Express, that's for sure, for example.

The flight was about 2h and 40 minutes. It depends on the traffic in both airports (if you arrive at Madrid between 13:30 and 14:30, or 19:00-21:00, you can expect some delays on departure for traffic adjust).

aerorobnz wrote:
I flew the same route last week on an Air Europa A330. Gran Canaria has a good viewing deck for spotting.. I have been meaning to use Norwegian for a little while but it was was 25 euro each way on Air Europa. so I didn't. GZood refenece for next time.


I did this route also on the AEA A330. Of course, when Air Europa has those offers with A330 or even B787... you can't say no! haha
I hope you had a great experience with AEA! :)
 
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 pm

Actually Ive never ever flown on Air Europa. Ive done many domestic flights within Spain as well as to Latin America, and I almost always chose IB because of One World. I fly to LCG from MAD almost every other week, maybe I try Air Europa on my next trip
Yes it is so true.. IB express seat pitch is impossible. Even on IB, I always manage to pick seats before row 7 in Eco or the exit seats on the A319/320/321s.
 
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Re: From the Paradise to the Capital: GRAN CANARIA - MADRID || NORWEGIAN

Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:14 pm

jgp777 wrote:
Actually Ive never ever flown on Air Europa. Ive done many domestic flights within Spain as well as to Latin America, and I almost always chose IB because of One World. I fly to LCG from MAD almost every other week, maybe I try Air Europa on my next trip
Yes it is so true.. IB express seat pitch is impossible. Even on IB, I always manage to pick seats before row 7 in Eco or the exit seats on the A319/320/321s.


Yep, I understand... I always try to fly with an Star Alliance airline because of my Frequent Flyer program.

By the way, I'm living at Coruña at the moment, studying the ATPL at A Coruña airport (LCG/LECO)!

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