It´s a tendency now. Airlines are lacking planes in peak season, so you get to the airport, and may find another plane and airline you hadn´t booked.
Not bad this time. HiFly is portuguese airline which leases their planes to other airlines providing full service. I was in my way to Madrid, but this lovely big and semi empty seemed to be a nice replacement.
Crew was excellent, and the A330 still a plane in good shape perfect for longhaul. I rather prefer it. Travelling alone, means one doesn´t want to get too many people sitting next to you. Choosing a window seat means just another people to disturb when you go to the toilet.
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