Avior Airlines Passenger Reviews and Avior Airlines Customer Trip Reports
Avior Airlines customer review : 3 April 2014 by Thomas Hilbert (Venezuela)
Trip Rating : 6/10
Value for Money:
I often fly PMV-BLA-MIA on 9V, mostly in Business Class, 4-5 times a year. Overall performance has improved a lot
compared to 2012, when delays of 2-3 hrs were common. They now use ex-US Airways B-737-400 for their international
routes including Miami and Panama-Tocumen. FA's are average or above, depends on the crew you got on your specific
flight. Food in Business Class is below average, but you can eat it. Drink service is way below average, only soft
drinks and water offered in Business Class. On return flight MIA-BLA they give you Whisky, no wine, no sparkling
water, nothing. Check-in in PMV takes an hour or so since they fill out the passenger list for MIA manually.
Transit in BLA is quite easy, no long walking distances BUT broken escalators for over a year now, disgusting. On
your return flight, you have to claim your luggage in BLA what is kind of funny since there is no luggage belt.
Suitcases are thrown through a hole in the wall into bag claim hall. Seating in business class is fairly
comfortable (old US domestic first class) in coach very narrow seats, low pitch, uncomfortable for flights 1 hr or
more. No inflight entertainment. Safety briefing in both Spanish and English. Because fares are much lower than on
AA or Delta, it s my first choice to the US. And when originating in PMV, you don t have to go through Maiquetia,
which is a mess and waste of time.
Avior Airlines customer review : 3 September 2010 by Alasdair Brooks
Customer Rating : 3/5
BLA-CCS. Avior are basic, but no worse than many European budget airlines. Seats are small,
but the flight from Barcelona to Caracas is only 30-40 minutes, so not much time to feel
uncomfortable, and there is a free drinks service even on this short flight. There's no real
reason not to fly Avior. However, the check-in luggage maximum is only 20 kgs, so if carrying
a heavy suitcase, you may prefer flying Conviasa (30 kgs), which is usually a little more
expensive, but allows more luggage, and is usually somewhat more comfortable, too.
Avior Airlines - by Manuel Kliese
24 May 2007
PMV-BLA recently on a Beech 1900 aircraft, I can call it an intensive
flying experience in this small turboprop plane! Anyhow, the cabin
appeared to be as a bit filthy and quite dirty. All in all not really
Avior Airlines - by Norbert Meyers
7 October 2005
Again Avior and disapointed, but its the only carrier operating between
Trinidad W.I. and Isla Margarita. They recently cancelled the operation
of the old B732 (except public Holidays and long weekends in Trinidad)
into a small 19 seater Turboprop Beech Aircraft. No washroom on this
Aircraft and no FA's. The only safety instruction was a lousy tape in
Spanish. Only English speaking Trinis on board. Return flight we were
told that the flight is delayed from 9am to 12noon (maybe) because of
technical problems in Barcelona (Venezuela). Actually the flight came in
2PM and after again 2 hrs we were able to board the flight. The ground
staff from Avior was helpful and organized for other passenger to get
baggage in the terminal to feed small children and change clothes. We
arrived safe back in Trinidad, but still worries about the standard and
safety of this airline.
Avior Airlines - by Norbert Meyers
Trinidad W.I. POS to Isla Margarita (Polarmar). Check in was very convenient at POS Terminal. Avior opened 3 Counter for
approx 120 Passenger. All Pax checked in approx in 25 Min. The Aircraft arrived only 20 Minutes
delayed because of bad weather. On board the service was above my expectations. Even on this short
flight of 45 Min they served a snack and 2 times softdrinks. Avior leased the aircraft with business
and econ. configuration, but offers only eco class.
The AC an older B737-200 was in quite good conditions and boading the AC we had the chance to see
into the cargo/baggage holds and got a positive impression.
Only situation worries me was the lack of language skills of the cabin crew. During the
demonstration of the safety features the lady showed the use of the life vests and the only english
skills attendant explained same time the oxygen masks. We believed that she had no clou what her co
worker was talking about. Most of the passengers had lots of fun during the bad safety demo, but I thought what happens in a
case of emergency? Most of the passenger from Trinidad have no spanish skills and wouldnt be able to understand the
instructions from the FAs.
Returning from Margarita we were shocked seeing the chaotic situation at the Airport. No real
information how the system runs. Endless waiting infront of several check points and finally we
arrived at the departure gates.
Same time Avior departed to POS and SATA to Martinique. No correct information what line is the
correct one. At the end they just let all passenger thru and we had to find our way to the AC on our
own. No Ground Staff to guide the passenger on the runfield.
Finally we departed 1 hr late due to bad co ordination of ground staff and had a quite flight back
to Trinidad W.I. Over all the airline is OK and the service much better than other local airlines. Safetywise i would
recommend not to travel if ur unable to understand spanish.
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