Avianca Business Class Review – Yay or Nay?

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Next up on my 9 business class flights around the world for $325 is the Central and South America carrier, Avianca. This is my first trip with Avianca and, lucky me, it’s in business class. After a brief layover that included some much-needed rest at a Miami hotel, I checked in for my flight then checked out the Avianca VIP Lounge for some preflight cocktails. Off to a good start. For this Avianca business class review, I took a short hop from Miami to Managua. Here’s how it went.

 

Details

Route: Miami to Managua
Aircraft: Airbus 320
Seat: 1K
Highlights: Seats.
Lowlights: Food.

Seats

Seats on this Avianca business class review were similar to those found on my Air Canada and EgyptAir Intracontinental flights. This Avianca Airbus 320 had the larger style non-lay flat seats which are much nicer than just blocking out the middle aisle seat like in my Turkish Air experience. There was plenty of space with in-seat USB charging and an entertainment unit.

Avianca Business Class Review

Food & Drink

Food on this Avianca business class review flight was mediocre. Options were limited but understandable on a short flight like this. Again, on par with the other short-haul business class flights I took. Overcooked and bland, or just what you would expect with airline food. 

Avianca Business Class Review

Entertainment

In-seat entertainment included plenty of movies with individual headsets provided. There was not a huge selection but enough to keep me entertained for couple hours. The premium headphones are a nice touch compared to the standard ear buds, and the remote made surfing the interface easier.

Avianca Business Class Review

Overall

Overall if I was paying out-of-pocket I would pass on an Avianca business class upgrade. The added cost just isn’t worth the leg room and upgraded service. Looking back in coach I saw seats with similar entertainment systems and above average seating space.

If you’re flying on points, well that’s a different story.


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