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