Baboo » Dash 8-Q400 » User reviews
Seatplan rating 8.9
- Boarding 10.0
- Seat for sitting 10.0
- Seat for sleeping 2.5
- Service 10.0
- Entertainment 0.0
- Food & drink 8.0
- Punctuality 8.0
- Baggage 0.0
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After spending the afternoon in Geneva , i was scheduled to come back the same evening leaving at 18.00 local time, this flight was much more full than the outgoing journey from LCY that morning, i checked in 1 hour before the flight and the joined the fast moving queue once through security.
Boarding was quick and painless i was shown to my seat with a smile and a bonjour , and once again we took off just a few minutes late . There was a couple behind me who asked if i knew what the situation was with alcohol on the flight , i said there wasnt any as far as i knew, and they seemed dissapointed . the couple in question who were very pleasant , had missed an earlier flight which was Air France , and after having to purchase fresh tickets were put on Baboo , an airline they had never heard of .
Take off was as rough as in the morning due to heavy cloud and the small size of the plane , Baboo cant be held responsible for the weather though ! Muffins were served once the seatbelt signs were off but the signs were promptly lit up again as we hit a large band of turbulence , The cabin crew remained smiley annd efficient throughout coming back with tray after tray of fresh baked bread , and even Pea and Coriander soup which was delicious.
Flying in to LCY the views were spectacular , obviously it was dark so to see London all lit up and being able to recognise landmarks was different to the airports like Heathrow and Gatwick, and really gives you a sense of how central LCY is.
All in all Baboo have to be considered to be fantastic choice on certain routes, they dont have a business class per say, its called Smart baboo and just gives the extra bit of comfort and attentive service. I arrived home 1 hour after landing , and would highly reccomend London based business travellers consider this airport/flight as a viable option.
LCY - GVA 09.00.
This was the first time flying from London City, as i live right by a Jubilee line station, the journey to the airport couldnt have been much easier 1 hour in total with a quick change for DLR.
I arrived at London City 1.5 hours before my flight and was immediately greeted by a baboo check in agent with a huge smile . I had no bag to check in as i was only going for one day, so i proceeded through to departures and bought myself a coffee.
Baboo code share with Air France so chances are if you are flying to Geneva,Nice,Venice, or Marseille and you book through air France , Baboo could be the airline which takes you from LCY.
The flight itself was on a very small plane ( Dash8-q400) one with the exposed propellers on the wings. we boarded on time and took off just a few minutes behind schedule.
Once the seatbelt signs had been switched off, the very friendly cabin crew set about offering Small bottles of orange juice, and home made muffins , totally complimentary , and extremely delicious. After this campe a nespresso coffee which i struggled to control as the very bumpy flight on this very small aircraft , made it bounce around on my tray. , the flight is short , 1.5 hrs so it almost seems as if you are there before you know whats happened. Overall this is a very convenient, route and a fantastic airline with a strong customer service focus.
As a final note, i am 6.7" (198cms) and i cannot think of another airline offering such huge legroom in economy , i was very comfortable .