Taxi back to the airport in the morning took over an hour thanks to traffic, adding another 10 euro to the meter from the previously ridiculous fare that I had from the airport. Can’t seem to win! Check-in, security, and passport control were all a breeze – this is the first time I’ve been through Vienna since the remodel, and I was seriously impressed how efficiently things seemed to run.
The new Austrian Senator lounge was quite nice, with a good variety of munchies and drinks, but given the hour I behaved and stuck to water and munchies pre-flight. Soon it was time for the walk to the gate, which turned out to be a bus gate. Being a prop plane they fit everyone on one bus, and off we went. Turned out the plane was completely full, except “business” class, which consisted of 2 rows of 2×2 seats, thus 4 possible to sell. Felt kinda bad coach was completely full and I had the front eight seats to myself, but I guess there’s some consolation to having paid for business class on a short prop flight.
Austrian (operated by Tyrolean) flight 727
Vienna, Austria (VIE) to Podgorica, Montenegro (TGD)
Depart 12:50, Arrive 14:25, Flight Time 1:35
Dehavilland Dash 8-400, Registration OE-LGH, Manufactured 2002, Seat 1A
Takeoff was quick, and I was curious to see what the food would be. Being a prop, I expected the same cold sandwich I saw economy getting, but nope…it was the full real deal. Kudos to Austrian and Do and Co catering! Nice little meat pie, some bubbly, and a tasty desert – not bad at all all things considered!
It’s no Dom, but I was beginning to actually enjoy the Austrian sparkling wine, and it worked well with the dessert…at least that’s what I was telling myself!
Amazing views over the mountains as we descended into Podgorica: