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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I will be flying an A300 for the first time on Friday on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Berlin. I was just wondering what the A300 is like. I've actually never flown an Airbus aircraft, and I'm looking forward to it.


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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Pretty nice aircraft. Although all of LH's A300 have been in the air for a while, they are all in a pretty good shape, inside and out. Inside they have grey leather seats, nothing special, just very businesslike.
Try to get a windowseat as the landing at TXL is impressive, sometimes you can even spot the Reichstag and get a good overview of Berlin.
I like the fact that LH is using these big birds for relatively short flights!
Have fun, and enjoy Berlin. Great city!


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Thanks for the info. Sounds like it'll be fun. What side of the aircraft is best for that landing in berlin?


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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3492 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1595 times:


It would be a great experience for you !!!
I let you discover it !!!


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1556 times:


Hi!

I never flew LH A300's but I flew twice with AZ and AF. The plane looks very stable in the air and it's a wide body with a nice look. Don't forget that the A300 is one of the most safe airliners built until now. I think you'll like it but like one of our fellows said the LH A300 are getting quite old.
regards


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

I've been about 5 times on a A300 flying within germany!
The A300 is great on short haul, extremly powerful take-off and a extraordinary climb rate!
Enjoy your ride!

regards Bjoern


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

no guarantee, but try to get a windowseat on the left side, that is, seat A, does work well in 90% of all landings. the aircraft will fly around Berlin and you'll have a great view of the whole city. Enjoy!


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Ive only been on Lufthansa's 737-300, 737-500, A319 and A320. Generaly the service is excellent.
Have fun on the A300



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Though I don't like LH, I do love the A300's powerful take off...


Regards
Udo


User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1482 times:

The LH A300 is a great plane; nice leather seats, lots of leg room although the flight was short. the sandwiches they serve are good too!
I have only been on the LHR-FRA flight but the seat I had on the right was good for landing in FRA as you see the city of Frankfurt.


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1479 times:

We land in the early morning from YYZ on Air Canada, then connect, with a short layover (just over an hour) with the LH flight. Departure is 8:20AM I think, or there abouts, so it'll be early in the morning.

Sounds like it'll be fun, I'll try to get an 'A' seat for that aproach into Berlin. Thanks for all your comments everyone.



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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

By the way: In most cases the approach into FRA is from the east which means you have the city and the airport on the right when you land with Air Canada. You'll also see the big cargo area at FRA. On the left hand side you can see the US Rhein Main Air Base. Sometimes they have some impressive cargo planes there. Enjoy!

P.s.: Unfortunately they don't have sandwiches anymore, you would have to fly in Business-Class. The newspaper-selection is still impressive though. And yes, they have USA Today even earlier than you would get it in the USA!
Do we get a trip report?


User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

My flight from FRA to MUC was on an A300 2 weeks ago. It wasn't as stable in the air as someone mentioned before. It got about 4 of my friends sick and caused me to not eat for the rest of the day. The interiors were nice though.. I enjoyed the leather seat with more space than normal.. I loved the take-off though... but I enjoyed every take off on that trip...
I saw the US Airbase and there were about 9 or 10 cargo planes of different kinds.. very cool

Matt


User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Never flown LH but did fly AA LHR-JFK on an A300. AS others here have stated...great take-off performance and climb...lots of leg room and nice spacious cabin.

I'm envious!  Pissed

Regards,
Dean



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

I'll try to do a trip report covering all of the flights in one. I'll be pretty busy with work when I return, but I'll try and find time to work on one.


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User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 723 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

hey, yeah I can only repeat what everyone else said. I took an A300 last month from TXL to FRA, and then one from FRA to LHR. Was very good IMO.
If you sit on the right side, you get a good view of Frankfurt and the airport when landing.

Grey leather seats, reasonable service, and it was my first time on an A300, so was surprised that no flaps were used on takeoff, but it didn't need them as the climb was very impressive.
You'll enjoy it!
T.


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

@ATB2 :The unstable flying over germany 2 weeks ago was probably not a fault of the A300, but rather owed to the fact that we had severe storms in Germany during that time if I remember right. So I think even a 747 would not have behaved like it should in such weather conditions...

Best regards,

Tom


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Thanks for all your replies everyone. I'm really getting excited about the trip. We leave the day after tomorrow  Smile


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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

If you enter at the front door you should definitely ask the captain for a jumpseat, although it's not allowed anymore for non-employees, he can and might make an exception. It's awesome!
It least try to get a look into the cockpit after landing in TXL.
Enjoy your Airbus-experience!


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