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Vueling Airline

2020 Camino Guides
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2018
(Camino Ingles 2019)
I booked to fly Vueling from Barcelona to A Coruña on 21st Sept but it was cancelled due to industrial action by ground staff. Vuelling gave me warning and offered to change my flight. I made alternative arrangements and when I had confirmation that my Vuelling flight waa definitely cancelled I was able to claim a refund.
I believe this industrial action was part of an ongoing dispute.

A friend I met on Camino Inglés was due to fly with Vueling from Paris to A Coruña and her flight was also cancelled. So she took a bus all the way from Paris.

I chose to fly to Porto. There are good connections with buses from the airport (or Porto) direct to A Coruña.

It might well be the dispute is resolved long before you fly. I've previously used Vueling and they've been fine.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, May-June (2017)
Ingles, June (2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Le Puy-Santiago (2023)
Janet,

I’ve flown them many times and would recommend them. They offer layers of service, I usually take the mid-level which allows 1 checked bag and assigned seats. If you book ahead, the fares are often quite reasonable.
 

Janet Tinnion

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ingles
Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. I’ve decided, due to illness this year that I’m no longer putting off, anything, and that includes the Camino Ingles! I’m now thinking that I’ll go for end May/June 2020, as soon as those flights are released I’ll be ready to book!
 

Shazenalan

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2018
We flew with Vueling from A Coruna to Heathrow, and had only 1 grumble - the flight was delayed by 2.5 hours, and we arrived too late (11.30pm) for our rail connection and had to stay in a hotel. They don't compensate for delays under 3 hours, and with meals, rail ticket and hotel, we were £300 down. Next time I will get a flexible return train ticket and an earlier flight leaving time to absorb any delays. We live. We learn. 🙄🤞😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, May-June (2017)
Ingles, June (2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Le Puy-Santiago (2023)
Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. I’ve decided, due to illness this year that I’m no longer putting off, anything, and that includes the Camino Ingles! I’m now thinking that I’ll go for end May/June 2020, as soon as those flights are released I’ll be ready to book!
Enjoy the Inglés, I walked it this past June 1-6.
 

Tarquin

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
1 '2017'
I flew back from a Coruna with Vueling in September. A pleasant flight, departed on time and no issues with my back pack going in the hold.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Did Barcelona-Porto and Santiago-Barcelona with Vueling, no issues at all. Awesome price, very no frills (don't expect anything, not even water).
Would easily fly again.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011 (2019)
.... but 3/10 customer reviews .... I am not certain about review sites .. do people who complain post more reviews?
https://www.airlinequality.com/airline-reviews/vueling-airlines/
@David, I think of this as the utilities company dilemma. If you turn on the light switch, and the light goes on, you don't think of ringing your local electricity provider to thank them for the service. And when you go to the bathroom and turn on a tap, and water emerges, you aren't going to ring the water company either. But should either of these things not happen, you will be quick to complain. Airlines are no longer seen as special - air travel has become so commonplace that they may be seen in a similar light - providing a utility transport service. So in this case, any perceived shortfall in the service is much more likely to attract an adverse comment than will good service.
 

willydp

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CI June 2019
I flew Brussel - Santiago and back this year, no problems 👍
@ Janet Tinnion : you can book now 😉
My flight home from Santiago is already booked for the 25th June 2020...low fares now.
Buen Camino.
 

André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
I flew with Vueling a number of times. Only good experiences (however, good experiences in the past in no way present a guarantee for the future).

I has a very nice experience with them in 2016. I flew from Holland to Barcelona using a major airline, to get a connecting flight with Vueling to Irun (Camino del Norte). I only carried my backpack as cabin luggage. I knew that it wouldn't be a problem with the major airline, but I was also well aware of the fact that that lowcost airlines have this frame where your cabin luggage must fit into. Otherwise you have to pay an extra fee, often more than the price of the ticket. But I had decided to take my chances.

At the airport of Barcelona there was this harsh looking lady from Vueling (who turned out to be very nice in the end!). She looked at my backpack and said: "I don't think your backpack will fit into the frame". Of course she was right. It wouldn't. I said: "I couldn't possibly walk the Camino del Norte with a smaller backpack." She started smiling and said: "Peregrino? Then it's OK".

I thanked her from the bottom of my heart. So, when it comes to Vueling, I'm a bit prejudiced (a similar experience with Ryanair left me with a different outcome...).
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
Perfectly reliable no-frills operator.

Many reliability issues are caused by ground handling and airport operators, the airlines are often the innocent parties. Except Ryanair, of course, who are the spawn of the devil.
 

Saranger

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Samos-Santiago 2015 & 2016
Porto-Santiago 2017
Kumano Kodo March 2018
Ferrol-Santiago May 2019
I've flown fueling to/from the Camino, to/from Morocco, and several flights to/from Rome and Dubrovnik. I always take their “mid-range” package that includes a checked bag and assigned seat. The staff know they are no frills and don't have much to offer in service, but are very professional and I’ve been moved up to an empty seat in the front row when a flight attendant saw I was a pilgrim and given a complimentary beverage. Safety record is great, flights on-time (except where outside their control), and heaps more pleasant than Ryanair, IMO.
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
I find them fine. No problem.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
Not personal experience, but a friend has just had her flight cost refunded as Vueling changed the time and it did not suit her. No arguments they just did it.
 

TaijiPilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2011), Camino Frances (2015), Camino Ingles (2017), Camino Muxia (2017), LePuy(2019)
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
I flew Vueling from Nice to Barcelona in August 2018 connecting on to Manchester. I did buy an upgrade as I had a suitcase and wanted the reassurance of an assigned seat. Unfortunately, the departure from Nice was delayed by almost 2 hours leaving me with 30 minutes to make my connection which, I discovered, was literally the last gate at the other end of the airport. My quibble was there was no Vueling representative to help speed or even direct me through to my connection. I had to find my own way - which included a security checkpoint as the connection was to the UK. Other people kindly let me go ahead, and, I ran with my backpack and got to the gate as the last passengers were boarding.
As a budget airline, the plane was fine - except for the chewing gum stuck on the tray and in the magazine pocket. And, for a short haul with no connection, I would fly them again.
 

gollygolly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
A decent no-frills airline. I have flown with them several times. No problems on any of my flights. And A Coruña airport is small and very user-friendly.
My personal and quite frequent experience is that Vueling is not very punctual, though if punctuality is not that important, and for instance you do not have a connecting flight, Vueling will deliver you to your destination.
 

Gary5wift

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese September 2018
I used then for my flights to and from A Coruña this year, no issues, no frills and pleasant crew.
 

E V Waight

It's the journey, not the destination.
Camino(s) past & future
September (2017)
Possible September (2018)
Holy Year (2021) (all three Gladys, John and I)
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
Had never flown them before, but I did (2 times) this past September. They are a "no frills" I guess budget airline. Paris/Barcelona and Barcelona/Munich.
Both were very good experience. Check in staff were very courteous. They do have restrictions on bags (including carry on) which are smaller/less than most other airlines. As a light traveller this did not bother me. My Barcelona/Munich flight was cancelled because of ground crew (BCN El Pratt) on strike. But they warned me a few days ahead and offered alternate flights which I accepted. It did cut three days off my Oktoberfest plans though, but I did not mind; hey,I was in Barcelona and having fun!
 

Liz Drew

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Coastal Portuguese
2018 Via de la Plata
(2019) del Norte
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
Last week I flew with them from SdC to Barcelona and on to Bologna and they were on time and everything was good.
I fly with them again next week Rome to Split. I will come back to you if it’s a different experience
 

JohnnyPeace

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
English ? (2019)
Madrid ? (2019)
Hi, does anyone have any experience of flying Vueling? Good, bad or indifferent. I’m looking to fly LHR/A Coruna next March/April. Thanks.
Yes, I flew A Coruna to LHR at the start of October. They were great. The check in guy was most helpful sorting my API and getting me an exit aisle seat for my 6' 5" frame. Our flight was delayed an hour becos of weather conditions in London and they gave us updates every fifteen minutes at the gate.
Id have no reservations about flying with them again.
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Just got back from a European trip, which I booked on the American Airlines website. Our first leg coming home was on Vueling. I had assumed that since I booked the flight on AA directly, that Vueling was a partner airline with AA. Turns out I was wrong — so miles don’t count, your status doesn’t count, no lounges available, etc. The flight itself was fine, and I was surprised that the leg room was much better than on the Iberia flights I’ve been on recently, but one of our bags has gone missing, and the AA person in Chicago told me the bag tag was never scanned into the system so I think it is unlikely to be found.

I am really surprised that American’s own website would book you on an airline that is not a partner, and if I had known that I never would have taken this flight. Time to make some noise with AA’s customer service department. :)

But if these issues aren’t an issue for you, I would say Vueling was fine.
 

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