When on a long flight, comfort is extremely important. Avianca, an airline based in Colombia and one of the world's oldest airlines, has launched its 787 Dreamliners professional positions a few years ago.
I knew this meant I had to try it on my recent trip from LAX to Bogota. It's all you want on a long-distance trip to the continent.
Here is my experience with Avianca 787 Business Class from Los Angeles to Bogota!
What to expect
The easy-to-use Avianca website makes booking your tickets a quick and stressful experience. Although you will pay a little more for your professional class flights, it's worth a little extra for that extra comfort.
It's one of the only airlines that fly all day long from Los Angeles to Bogata that saves you a lot of time. Avianca is a member of Star Alliance, do not forget to use these miles to hit some zeros from the final price!
One of the biggest advantages is that LAX allows Avianca business passengers to use the Air Maple Lounge. Here you will find pastries, coffee, large sofas and chairs and much more to enjoy while waiting for your flight.
If you arrive early at the airport, airport lounges are one of the best ways to kill time.
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Once you're on the plane, Avianca spoils you with a host of amenities. The first is a refreshing glass of champagne to welcome you and find you for a long flight.
There is also a comfortable pillow and blanket to make sure you are relaxed on your arrival in Bogota. If you struggle to fall asleep, you can keep yourself entertained as you stretch your legs from your own Ottoman staff and wrinkle all the Harry Potter films.
Every seat of the Avianca 787 professional classroom has a 16-inch private screen with extensive entertainment options!
All business class guests also receive a Tumi tennis set and a shoe bag. Through you you will find socks, eye mask, earplugs, hood, toothpaste, toothbrush and lotion.
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Avianca business class 787 has 28 seats in seven rows. The airplane offers 1-2-1 configuration, giving everyone access to the corridors.
The layout of the seats may not sound like a big deal, however, on long haul flights, you should get up and stretch your legs sometimes.
What I liked was that the business class at 787 was divided into cabins. During boarding, you will not pass through the economy passengers, making it easy to fast and trouble-free seats.
Along with the Ottomans for your feet, there are armrests where you can put your drinks, snacks or any other goodies you have with you. You will also find a TV remote, a reading light, a headphone jack, a USB plug and a universal plug.
Having the ability to charge your devices when it's in the air is a lifesaver!
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Food & Beverages
Avianca's food and drink menus for business-class passengers are great. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect a four-meal meal with options like swordfish (I highly recommend!), Steak, chicken or ravioli.
Finish your meal with a dessert!
If you have too little during your 7-hour flight, you can relax in sandwich with ham and cheese, pistachio packs or cheese platter. For drinks, there is a variety of drinks and white and red wines.
You can enjoy the Sibaris Chardonnay and the Aliwen Sauvignon Blanc. Or if you prefer a red, there are Aliwen Reseva Cabernet-Shiraz and Sibaris Reserva Caremenère on board.
If you can order sandwiches, fresh juices, cappuccino and icy coffee with Bailey's!
90 minutes before landing, you will have the chance to eat again. This second meal is a light snack and is usually a ham sandwich and pita cheese with cherry tomatoes.
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If you choose to fly the Avianca 787 business class, you will exit the plane that feels well rested and ready to explore. The food on board is great, the entertainment during the flight is full of great movies, while the TV series and the beds are comfortable.
I would particularly like to recommend Avianca 787 professional seats for those who fly from the USA to South America!