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| Very Good Experience! I flew from London Gatwick to Barcelona yesterday on the 9.45am flight. My other option was a British Airways flight at three times the cost of the Vueling so decided to take a chance and try Vueling (purchased my ticket before reading all the bad reviews on this and other sites - if I had read all these reviews first I would not have taken my flight and would have spent unneeded money and spent uneeded time avoiding what turned out to be a perfectly fine experience). Heres how it went: Check in at Gatwick: long line but efficiently handled (even allowed a tiny bit of overweight in my luggage at no cost or hassle). Posting of departure gate: 20 minutes before gate opened. Boarding: orderly and organized - special needs and "Excellence" customers first, then by section, strictly enforced. Equipment: seemed fairly new, seats dont recline but for a short flight not a big deal (and the person in front of you is not reclining into your lap). Take off: 15min late but smoothly executed. Crew: impeccably groomed, professional but not warm, got their jobs done without flourish but with courtesy. Flight: uneventful - crew will come through cabin to offer for-sale food and drink and due to the time it takes to process payments this can block aisle for a large part of the flight (items offered looked fine, although I brought my own refreshment so didn't try any). Carry-on space - ample for a regulation sized article in overhead and a small bag (briefcase or handbag) under the seat. Landing - on time and as smooth as most I've had (we landed on time because we made up for late take off by faster air speed en route). Safety: very attentive. Thorough demonstration before take off and we experienced what seemed to me a very slight turbulence at times en route, to which the captain and crew insisited we return to seats and fasten belts, halted food/drink service and temporarily shut down toilets. In my experience with other airlines' handling of similar turbulence, I felt this was overly cautious, but I was left with the feeling that they take passenger safety very seriously, a good thing even if I couldnt use the loo for a few minutes longer! Luggage reclaim: everything checked arrived in perfect order within reasonable time after landing. Would I book them again?: yes of course, if the route, time and price still compared favorably to the other options This is a value-based airline, which for the price I paid, offered very good value.