Flight Review – AV9841 Bogotá to Armenia, Colombia

Avianca
Gate: 71
Seat: 28B (Middle)
Plane: A320-100
Boarded: 12.38
Pushback: 13.00
Departed: 13.11 (Scheduled 13.05)
Arrived: 13.47 (Scheduled 14.08)
Duration: 36 minutes
Distance: 183 kms

This was the first of two flights included with the G Adventures Classic Colombia tour. This was an incredibly short flight schedule for 1 hour 3 minutes it turned out to be even less.

Airport Check In
Our tour group checked in one by one at a counter put aside for us in Bogotá Airport Terminal 1 (domestic terminal only). The check in agent added my Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer member number but I can’t imagine I’d get many, or maybe any, miles.

Security was very easy, you can keep your shoes on just need to take out laptops and tablets. To get to the Gates you have to walk through a duty free style shop.

Lounges
With no Avianca or Star Alliance status and travelling in economy I had no access to Avianca’s Sala VIP (or VIP Lounge).

Boarding
We boarded from Gate 71. Our group was given Group C priority which meant only 20-30 passengers got on before us.

The Seat
The Avianca A320-100 Economy Class seats are arranged in a 3-3 configuration. Economy seats are 17.8 inches wide and have 31 inches of legroom.

The seat included a Seat Back Entertainment Screen which is touchscreen but also has a remote control. The screen also offered a USB charging port.

Amenity Kit
There is no amenity kit on this short domestic flight.

Meals
There is no meals on this short flight but somehow they managed to very quickly serve coffees to those who wanted one.

Service
Flight attendants didn’t have to do much other than serve coffee very quickly On this almost 100% full and reminder only elderly passenger who attempted to go to the toilet while the seatbelt sing as still on to get back to his seat.

Entertainment System
Given how short this flight was I only used the Entertainment system to monitor the flight. I used my iPhone to listen to music.

The Flight
A very quick flight with nothing much to talk about. There was some mild turbulence on descent to Armenia. I did noticed that there is no Row 13 on this plane.

AV9841 Plane for our flight Bogotá to Armenia

Arrival
We departed the plane by stairwell from the front and back of the plane, as I was in one of the last rows I exited at the rear of the plane.

Tarmac disembarkation at Armenia, Colombia

After entering a small room we waited for our bags to be placed on the tarmac and then everyone went searching for these. I can’t remember ever retrieving a bag from a jet flight by this method so it was really memorable!

Bag reclaim on tarmac at Armenia Airport

Being a domestic flight there was no security to clear other than you couldn’t return to the tarmac once you had your bag.

Summary
A very simple and short flight. While advertised as one hour it only took 36 minutes. Very efficient way to get down from the mountains and into coffee country.

About Nathan

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