Ljubljana is undoubtedly the only city where the tourist bureau will advise you to go to take a tour of the dump…. Bled ("bled" meaning "dump," in French) is a pleasant thermal spa a few tens of kilometers on the road from Ljubljana. It is at the foot of the Julian Alps and on the edge of a lake (Lake Bled), overlooked by an old castle (the Bled Castle). On the lake, you can visit the island, which, by the way, is the only one in Slovenia (it has a staircase with a hundred steps and a church). It is a beautiful postcard-like landscape, and the name Bled fits it very well. The tourist bureau will probably also advise you to go to see the bottom of the hole: the Postojna Cave, which is fifty kilometers away and is about twenty kilometers long.
After seeing all of that, it is time to go back to the tiny terminal of the Ljubljana airport. If the square meters are limited there, so are the words at the Adria counter. "Passport. OK. Ticket. Luggage? Bye. ." The contact is consistent with the image of the airplane of a time past (and obsolete) that decorates the parking lot in front of the airport. In any case, there's no need to come very early: check-in was quick and there is not much infrastructure to spend the time while you wait at the airport.
On board, there were light gray seats arranged in 2-2. The service was standard, with two flight attendants. Each began by distributing the meals, with one starting from the back of the plane, and the other from the front. The cold meat and the salad (with real radish and thyme) were rather good. Then, together, the flight attendants served the cold and hot drinks, beginning from the front of the plane. It has to be said that beyond row 15, you were only able to drink well after you had finished eating. In the end, each attendant passed again with her trolley to pick up the trash, just at the moment when the captain announced the beginning of the descent.
In short, on this flight, you enjoy an atmosphere, a service, and an in-flight magazine that are related to the country that you visit, all while capitalizing on the Miles&More advantages of Lufthansa and StarAlliance. It is the force of this alliance that succeeds in globally ensuring a quality service, while letting an impressive number of airlines affirm their individual personalities: the high-end chocolate of Swiss, the chocolate and self-deprecation of Brussels, the Scandinavian plane of SAS, the Polish style of LOT....
With Adria, once inside the plane, you feel the atmosphere of an old and beautiful postcard from Bled.
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