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Does anyone know anything about Spanair, an inter-country airlines? We want to fly from Barcelona to Granada. I have heard that lost luggage is a common mishap.

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1. Re: spanair

I flew with them from Barcelona to Stockholm and there was no problem at all and nobody in the airplane seemes to have their luggage lost.

Their take over and landings were exactly on time, They do not serve food or drinks (you have to pay for them) and their Airbus A321 were a little packed with seats and you have not much space for your legs, that was the only bad thing about this trip

Hope to have helped


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2. Re: spanair

I have had good experiences with Spanair.

Lost luggage can be an issue with almost every airline.

I am using them again this year for travel in Spain.

Fares are very good and the service was fine.


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3. Re: spanair

I've not heard about lost luggage as a major problem with Spanair (British Airways is famous for that as is Iberia) We've flown Spanair a couple of times in the past (incl home from Stockholm) when they were part of SAS group.

Now they are (mainly) Catalan-owned and have adopted some aspects from budget airlines including more cramped seating and narrow aisles (i'm comparing with easyjet and saying narrow aisles!). And as Jose mentioned too, there's no free food and drink served now.

We discovered the latter point when we flew to Zagreb on a flight booked through Croatia Airlines but operated by Spanair (code-shared flight). We had assumed we'd get food so hadn't bought anything at the airport (which we always do when we fly Easyjet).

Bad mistake as it turned out because (far worse than the cost aspect) they had had no time to load any food or drink as the previous flight arrived late into Barcelona and they needed to turn round very fast. So we couldn't buy anything except chocolate bars. If only we'd known. Nothing available at the airport hotel at 10pm either...so breakfast next morning was most apprerciated!

On the return journey, operated by Croatia Airlines we were served a hot meal, it shows you really have to check everything.

Spanair does still give you a free luggage-allowance and a generous one at 23kg.

Vueling also flies to Granada, possibly code-sharing with Iberia for some flights. Iberia tends to be more expensive but will include free (checked-in) luggage allowance.

I'd suggest check all three websites and compare cost and also flight times

Edited: 19 September 2011, 19:18
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