August 3, 2018
Flight Review: Brussels Air Business Class Brussels-Yerevan

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I was excited to go back to Armenia after a great trip to the capital Yerevan last year. Upon arriving at the gate, I was thrilled to find one of Brussel’s specially painted jets waiting for me on the tarmac! This was the Amare jet which is themed after Europe’s Tomorrowland festival. It has a unique livery on the outside and Tomorrowland colors and prints on the inside.


Booking



Economy Class tickets from Venice-Brussels-Yerevan were selling for $500 while Business Class tickets were selling for $600. I opted for the higher Business Class fare since this was a long trip and I’d earn a lot more miles with the Business Class fare for a small price premium. I paid with my Platinum Card from American Express which earns 5x Amex Membership Rewards points per $1 on airfare.


Seats



Business Class seats on most inter-Europe flights are the same as Economy Class seats. The only difference is you’re at the front of the plane and the center seat is left empty.


In-Flight Entertainment


There’s generally no in-flight entertainment system on inter-European flights. Bring your iPad!


Amenities & Wi-Fi


We didn’t receive any amenities and there was no Wi-Fi. I wish they gave us something to commemorate being on the special Tomorrowland jet. Alas it was not meant to be.


Dining



Lunch was salmon gratin, fruit, a tart, chocolate, and a bottle of water. The salmon gratin was edible. It wasn’t tasty by any stretch of the imagination, but it went down when I was hungry.


Service


Service was fine overall. It wasn’t anything memorable one way or another.


Would I fly Brussels Air again? Sure. The airline got me from point A to B safely with decent onboard service. I wouldn’t go out of my way to book Brussels, but that’s the case with most inter-European flights.


Featured Image Courtesy of Brussels Airlines 

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