It's just Austrian Airlines that have transferred everything previously done by Austrian Airlines over to it's subsidiary Tyrolean Airways (this was done on 1st July 2012). All planes and most of the crew where transferred (some crew refused, and thereby quit) in an attempt to cut costs.
I can find several good reviews. And any review gives for a flight with Austrian Airlines after 1st July 2012 is in reallity a review of Tyrolean.
Have you looked at http://www.airlinequality.com/
Thanks I have checked that site. Unfortunately most reviews that I have found haven't been favorable.
Good I have searched the site doing mistake by booking with this airline
I have only done short flights with Tyrolean but had no problem with them, however if the reviews are recent then obviously there must be some problems but as you've booked your flight there's no point in worrying and you may be pleasantly surprised.
thanks for your feed back Chrella, Just have to smile and get on with it. In the end I will get there one way or another :)
If you check Tyrolean Airways for type of planes. It take you directly to Austria Airways site. translate.google.ca/translate…
Just flew Austrian / Tyrolean into and out of Vienna, as one segment of long haul international trips. No problems on the way in, when Austrian was the last segment. But on the way out, when Austrian was the first segment, I had problems. They would not tag my bags all the way to my home destination even though it was clearly listed in my e-ticket itinerary. They said that was Delta's policy, which Delta subsequently denied, and the result of which was I nearly missed the last leg of my homeward flight - had to wait in a long bag check line at JFK. They also made me pay 80 euros for my second bag because they said that Vienna to New York wasn't an international flight, my class of ticket didn't allow for a second bag, and I wasn't doing my whole trip on Star Alliance carriers. Utter nonsense. I will not use this airline again.
Thanks very much for your imput, hopefully I will make it in all one piece.
I flew with Austrian Airlines, July this year.
They are OK, nothing special.
In fact, OK just about sums it up, food was, that just OK, sevice the same.
Entertainment was less than OK, limited choice of dated movies that all started the same time, I gave up in the end.
If I had a choice I would not fly with them again.
However if it meant that was the only way to get to where I wanted to go.
I flew Vienna - Washington last week and was very pleased. Planes were recently fitted with new seats and brand new entertainment system working like a tablet with touch screen. Food was reasonable good for what one gets these days and free drinks including wine and beer. Staff was very friendly and both flights were on time. Prices were very competitive. Check in was very fast with online boarding and bag drop off.
In comparion I flew also United in US for 5 hour flight - no food and no entertainment system. Second flight one had to pay with credit card to watch TV.Edited: 06 May 2013, 13:43