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Austrian Airlines Flights

Austrian Airlines is the flag-carrying airline of Austria, and a subsidiary of the German airline group Lufthansa. It's a member of Star Alliance, and flies to 130 destinations with a fleet of 84 aircraft. The airline was officially founded in 1957, when Air Austria and Austrian Airways merged, but traces its heritage back to 1923. Their frequent flyer program is Miles & More, and their slogan is "the charming way to fly". Between 2012 and 2015, all Austrian Airlines flights were transferred over to Tyrolean Airways (one of the airline's subsidiaries). After switching the flights back, Tyrolean was fully merged into Austrian Airlines. Austrian Airlines is currently based at Vienna Airport, and offers flights to six domestic destinations in Austria.

Austrian Airlines previously offered flights from Dublin, but unfortunately this is no longer the case. If you're planning to book flights with Austrian Airlines, you'll need to make the short hop over to the United Kingdom first. Austrian Airlines offer year-round flights from Manchester and London Heathrow, with seasonal routes departing from London Gatwick, London Stansted and Birmingham.

This information is correct as of May 2017

Why Fly With Austrian Airlines?

How to Check In

Online Check in is available from 47 hours before your flight's scheduled departure time. You can either check in through Austrian Airlines' website, or using their app for Android and Apple devices. Airport check in is available for business class passengers, but economy passengers are encouraged to print their boarding card at the self-service kiosks and then drop their luggage off at the dedicated bag drop desks. Nevertheless, staff can assist you if you're having trouble getting the machines to work.

Seating

You can choose your seat on the aircraft free of charge when you check in. If you want to be guaranteed the seat you want, you can pay to pre-book it in advance. This costs €10 on economy light tickets, or €25 if you want a seat with extra legroom. On economy classic and economy flex tickets, a standard seat can be selected free of charge. You'll still need to pay the €25 for extra legroom, however. Seat selection is always free for business class passengers. The economy seat pitch on Austrian Airlines flights is a standard 30 inches, similar to many other aircraft. Business class passengers can expect 40 to 60 inches of space.

Booking Fees

If you pay for your ticket using a credit card or PayPal, Austrian Airlines will charge you 1.65% of your fare (up to €25).

Service On Board

Passengers on long-haul flights can enjoy a catalogue of films and TV shows from the Skylights entertainment guide. For those who prefer to read, the airline's eJournals app offers access to the latest edition of newspapers and magazines. You can keep downloading the articles up to three days after your departure. 31 aircraft in the myAustrian Airbus fleet are now equipped with Wi-Fi, so you can share selfies at 39 thousand feet.

Punctuality

According to FlightStats data, Austrian Airlines was ranked as the fifth most punctual airline in 2016, with 85.74% of flights arriving and departing on time.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Hand luggage: Economy passengers can bring one bag weighing up to 8kg on board with them, and business class passengers can bring two. Each bag should measure no more than 55cm x 40cm by 23cm (h x l x w). You can also bring one small piece measuring no more than 40cm x 30cm x 10cm. Garment bags (57cm x 54cm x 15 cm) count within your large piece allowance.

Hold luggage: Economy light passengers have no baggage allowance included in their ticket price. Economy Classic and Flex passengers can bring one bag weighing up to 23kg, while business class passengers can bring two weighing up to 32kg each. Extra bags cost €15 if bought in advance, €30 at the airport check-in desk, or €45 if you purchase at the gate.

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