N702VL, a former Southwest 737-700 departs BUR in September, 2021.
N702VL, a previous Southwest 737-700 leaves BUR in September, 2021.– Photo: JL Johnson Veteran viewers recognize we right here at AirlineReporter LOVE a chance to try brand-new airline companies and also AvGeek experiences. Considered that, we regret it has actually taken us as long to attempt brand-new (ish) airline company Avelo which introduced in April of

2021. On the West Coast, this airline company runs mainly out BURbank airport terminal, simply a jump, miss, and also a$ 60 ride-share north from LAX. We procured bent on BUR last September to gaze at their fleet, however it took us a complete added year to be in the appropriate location at the correct time to ultimately obtain our possibility to fly. The good news is, adhering to #SpotLAX 2022, we had a little bit of additional time to provide a shot for a fast flounder to Boise

. An Avelo Airlines Review!

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Sample seat map including different seating choices. +5 inches of

legroom was GREAT.– Image: Aveloair.com Avelo Airlines Review: Booking The reservation procedure was not reliable, yet that’s the standard nowadays. And also while I would certainly like to, I can not fault Avelo for it. Also heritage providers mess up the jobs pressing up-sells as well as numerous attachments. Recently we made use of to joke “ULCCs (ultra-low-cost-carriers) are gon na ULCC”, however it’s difficult to slam when also the old guard is doing it. That pleasant secondary income is simply also tough to miss, so why not adhere to the course ULCCs have time out of mind originated and also stabilized?

Avelo’s website was fresh, easy-to-read, as well as normally user-friendly. Our 2 $29 one-way intro prices swelled to $94.99 each after splitting a pre-purchased examined bag as well as getting +5-inch legroom seats. We determined versus an added $15 each for top priority boarding because purchasing recommended seats (or a carry-on) with ULCCs often tends to produce good boarding teams. (It did- we wound up in boarding team 2.)

INCENTIVE: Throwback to that time I did a $16 Spirit Bare Fare … For Science!

Soon after reserving we obtained a verification e-mail terribly light on information. Basically a “many thanks for reserving” note without any genuine material to it. 2 complete days later on a complete reservation verification, full with PNR, invoice, as well as line-item malfunction showed up. The official reservation verification appeared nearly like an afterthought or something that required to be by hand created. Odd …

Check-in

Monitoring in was one more anomaly. When signed in, the website supplied several boarding pass distribution networks: E-pass generation (Apple/Google Wallet), e-mail, or message. I went with Apple Wallet however while on VPN this attribute just would not function. At the recommendation of my AvGeek Wife I disabled VPN as well as amazingly it functioned. I additionally asked for e-mail and also message shipment. Proceeding the motif, neither were immediate as well as took around a hr to get here.

N702VL, a former Southwest 737-700 departs BUR in September, 2021.
An Avelo 737 leaves BUR in September, 2021-Photo: JL Johnson Experience at Avelo’s West Coast Home Bag check was simple and also fast. The Avelo personnel were buoyant as well as pleased regardless of the unearthly very early hr of

our BOI-bound trip. When it comes to the airport terminal experience, allow’s be reasonable. BUR, understood given that 2017 as Hollywood Burbank Airport, is doing wonderful considered that it is much less than a years far from opening centenarian condition. The old terminal– integrated with significant development in current years– has actually made points a little bit confined. We were amazed to locate that complete PreCheck (albeit combined with normal safety) was used. The line combine appeared reasonable, offered fairly reduced quantity and also room coming with a costs.

The Avelo location is shown to various other providers, as well as it’s limited. There is, nonetheless, enough seating if you’re eager to venture far from your entrance. A Guy Fieri’s Kitchen is simply previous safety all set to thrill or cause people, relying on exactly how they really feel concerning the remarkably polarizing Food Network celebrity. (Best welcome him as well as head to Flavortown, as there’s very little else in the location!)

Boarding the AvGeek way: Via the ramp!
Boarding the AvGeek method: Via the ramp!– Photo: JL Johnson Avelo Airlines Review: Boarding and also in-flight experience. Boarding fasted as well as our wager versus getting top priority boarding repaid. We got Boarding Group 2, which for one reason or another boarded at the exact same time as team 1. An usual perk of flying right into or out of a supposed additional airport terminal is the possibility at air side gain access to in between the airplane and also terminal. That requires jet bridges (specifically in Southern California) when you can experience the ramp in a much less taken care of, as well as a lot more AvGeek method?