VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1496 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1488 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.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1095 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1401 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!
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
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.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1277 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!
22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 399 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1215 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.
VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1496 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1212 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.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1095 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1194 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?
Atb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1182 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
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 720 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1137 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!
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1104 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...
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1095 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1079 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!