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Winter 08 FRA Meet  
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Since it seems like the old thread was left in Sweden when they changed the servers i am starting a new one. The proposed dates were 22. - 24. February. We were also talking about flying the LH A300 and/or LAN Chile A340. I am sure some of the others with better memory than me can fill inn here. Have anybody looked more into these flights? Also, are these the final dates? I am scheduled to work that Saturday, but i think i should be able to switch.

I think the list of interested was like this: (if i left somebody out, it is not intentional  Wink )
BMIFlyer
EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom


Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Thanks for bringing this back up again!  Smile I hope those are the dates, I have flights booked for part of my trip; the return home the following Tuesday. One minor problem is that a relative has just announced she's marrying her fiance in February... I need to get conformation of the date though - fingers crossed that it doesn't clash with the meet. After that I'll start to think about getting a flight out to FRA, depending on where else I might be going I'll see about the LAN Chili flight too.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Put me down for maybe. If I come it will be by car.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4104 times:
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I'm in!

BMIFlyer
EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom
LH526



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

As I already posted in the other thread: There will be a mini FRA meeting on the 7th and 8th of December, I'll be there with a friend to meet MrNiji, CamAir and Leskova, in the afternoon of the 8th we'll watch Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Schalke 04 but in the evenings of the 7th and 8th we'll go and party somewhere in downtown Frankfurt.  drunk  Every other A.netter is of course welcome to join us for partying, rumor has it that MrNiji gets in almost every club without paying.  Wink

Just drop us an eMail if you want to join!

Patrick

PS: Of course is everyone also welcome to join us for the football game, but I am afraid that all tickets for seats next to us are sold out already.


User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Basically just trying to keep this thread alive  Wink. Who knows if it will be viewable if it gets archived. It seems like the dates are set to the 22.- 24th. Dan has already started booking flights, and we all know that it is no small task to figure out his routings Big grin. I´ll make the arrangement to switch the weekend i am working. So what do people think about hotels? Staying near the airport or in the city center?


Interested:

EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom
LH526
Petertenthije



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting DYflyer (Reply 5):
It seems like the dates are set to the 22.- 24th. Dan has already started booking flights, and we all know that it is no small task to figure out his routings

Well, at least I'm not the only one thinking about flying via MAD this time  Wink

It is good though to have set dates - I have heard from the family that their wedding is in early February, so I can definately make it, without making them change their wedding day  silly 


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

To as an update to the idea about going via MAD, myself and Bev (Ndebelebev) are definately planning to take the LAN A340-300 flight - I just need to get confirmation that I can have the Friday off to fly down to MAD from BHX. If anyone else is interested, the fares are pretty enticing;

MAD-FRA 14:10-16:50 LAN 704
FRA-MAD 19:40-22:15 LAN 705

One way is £91.00, or it's just £61.80 return - not at all bad for two flights on an A340, especially in such a stunning livery!  Wink


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

It is tempting Dan. I have too look into it. The problem is that that week is winter-break here in my part of Norway, so i am not sure i can get more time of. It almost destroyed the entire trip when i found out. I was supposed to work Saturday 23., and of course the others were not to keen to trade days with me during the winter-break (i guess i can understand that they want to spend the time with their kids). Thankfully it worked out, so i will be attending the meet. The problem with flying LAN for me is that there is no flights that leave early enough to be in MAD in time for the LAN flight. So if i am going to fly on the 340 i have to fly to MAD the day before.


Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Not much activity in this thread  Smile. I will find out during next week if i can make the 340 flight from MAD or not. So about hotels. Are people staying near the airport or in the city-center?


Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

I think I'll be at this one. I'll confirm after Christmas. It depends on whether I go to New York / Chicago / Boston in the week before.

I have been itching to go to FRA, and an a.net meet is a good excuse. I would have appreciated this being a week earlier, but no matter.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

I have just been looking through Expedia at prices. At £166 for flights from MAN and hotel I am seriously interested in this.

Do we have a hotel preference? Expedia pulls the ACHAT Hotel Airport Frankfurt as the cheapest airport hotel, with a good few in central FRA being cheaper.

I can't book until December at the earliest really, but this is very tempting.

P.S. I am in CGN next month for a couple of days if anyone is interested in a mini meet?


User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3887 times:



Quoting BA757 (Reply 10):
I think I'll be at this one. I'll confirm after Christmas. It depends on whether I go to New York / Chicago / Boston in the week before.

Good. One more to attend  Smile Seems it helps to bump this thread every now and then.

Quoting BA757 (Reply 11):
Do we have a hotel preference? Expedia pulls the ACHAT Hotel Airport Frankfurt as the cheapest airport hotel, with a good few in central FRA being cheaper.

I have tried to ask about preferences a few times, but not much response so far. I think perhaps city center would be better. I guess it gives us more choices about places to go in the evening, without worrying about getting back to the airport-area.


Interested:

EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom
LH526
Petertenthije
BA757



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Hey Guys and gals

Will be booking my flights soon. I've found this:

MAN-ZRH Helvetic F100
ZRH-MAD Swiss A320
MAD-FRA Spanair A320
FRA-MAN Lufthansa A320 for £130

Then add:

MAD-FRA-MAD LANChile A340 for £61

6 flights for under £200 isn't bad at all me thinks...



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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Another meet I'm not able to attend, but hey, it's compesated by a trip to Asia, see the signature!

Have fun in FRA, everybody!

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2780 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

Count me in!!!!

I am checking prices and working out a schedule, might do BCN-FRA-BCN on Lufty for 87 euros! not bad at all!

MIAspotter



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3821 times:



Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 13):
6 flights for under £200 isn't bad at all me thinks...

Not at all Bev! Plus, the A340 in LANs livery is just beautiful Big grin

I definately am taking the LAN flight from MAD to FRA on Saturday, just booked a BMI Baby flight from BHX-MAD on the Friday morning... sod Uni that day, whatever it is can wait! I have to hang on for a little while before booking the LAN flights themselves though; I think my family are going to be in Menorca at Easter, so instead of simply not using the return flight to MAD, I'll aim to book it so that I can fly BHX-FRA-MAD-MAH to Menorca at Easter, using return portion of my ticket then. So, just need the family to make their minds up about when/if they are going to be there.

The more the merrier - looking like it will be a good meet!  bigthumbsup 


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

It´s time to bump this thread again. Big grin Seems someone else is adding themselves to the list everytime i do so.... Been a while since we heard from some of the others. Still attending?

I will book my flights when the December salary comes in. Been looking at this routing:

OSL-BRU-BCN on SN (RJ86 and B734)
BCN-MAD on JK (B717)
MAD-FRA on LA (A343) (this one is already booked for Friday)
and then a simple LH A320 on FRA-OSL on my way back (if i can´t come up with something more creative  Wink )



Interested:

EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom
LH526
Petertenthije
BA757
MIAspotter



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Could one of the German people please explain me the winter tire regulations. From what I have heard winter tires are mandatory even if the weather is OK? Till what date are winter tires mandatory? My car goes into the garage for the MOT early february. So by then I might not have winter tires anymore?


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineWolverine From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

I live near FRA, so I could join the meet. I don't know the old thread, what are you planning to do?


Face your fears, live your dreams! (No Fear)
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3754 times:



Quoting DYflyer (Reply 17):
then a simple LH A320 on FRA-OSL on my way back (if i can´t come up with something more creative )

How about FRA-EWR-OSL on CO  Wink

Quoting DYflyer (Reply 17):
I will book my flights when the December salary comes in.

Ditto - the Christmas postal jobs start tomorrow, unfortunately I'm on earlies so I'll have to be up at 6am to earn my flight and beer money  grumpy 


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3722 times:



Quoting Wolverine (Reply 19):
I live near FRA, so I could join the meet. I don't know the old thread, what are you planning to do?

Great. The more the merrier. We haven´t made any specific plans for the meet yet. It is basically a "welcome back spotter terrace meet". In the old thread we just figured out dates and thought about "exotic" ways to get to FRA, so you haven´t missed much.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
How about FRA-EWR-OSL on CO  

That was the best you (as the official a.net "strange route guy") could come up with?  Wink I would at least have expected something via the Middle East or Africa. Hmm... lets see.... FRA-DXB on EK. DXB-MXP-MAD on AZ. MAD-LPA on IB and LPA-OSL on DY  Big grin



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3673 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
How about FRA-EWR-OSL on CO  

Going via Berlin with LH on the return seems like a possibility. Should be able to go on the A300 too. Hmm.. that should make the trip OSL-FRA-OSL a total of 6 legs. Hey, i'm getting good at this Big grin. I will make my bookings on Thursday or Friday.

Anybody given hotels any more thought? I think i prefer to stay in the city-center.


Interested:

EZYAirbus
PlymSpotter
LHRjc
Speedbirdie
Ndebelebev
Zruda
Birdwatching
PSA727
FlySwiss
FLIEGER67
DYflyer
F4phantom
LH526
Petertenthije
BA757
MIAspotter
Wolverine



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3664 times:



Quoting DYflyer (Reply 21):
Great. The more the merrier. We haven´t made any specific plans for the meet yet. It is basically a "welcome back spotter terrace meet".

Absolutely, invest in a good pair of gloves and a hat I should think as well!

Quoting DYflyer (Reply 21):
That was the best you (as the official a.net "strange route guy") could come up with? I would at least have expected something via the Middle East or Africa. Hmm... lets see.... FRA-DXB on EK. DXB-MXP-MAD on AZ. MAD-LPA on IB and LPA-OSL on DY

I was being tame, you are a beginner after all  Wink

Quoting DYflyer (Reply 22):
Going via Berlin with LH on the return seems like a possibility. Should be able to go on the A300 too. Hmm.. that should make the trip OSL-FRA-OSL a total of 6 legs. Hey, i'm getting good at this . I will make my bookings on Thursday or Friday.

Ditto, should get a large pay packet on Friday. My flight to MAD is booked as is the return from THF to BHX, so just need to get the ones in between booked up.

Quoting DYflyer (Reply 22):
Anybody given hotels any more thought? I think i prefer to stay in the city-center.

Not had any more thoughts yet, but the city centre does sound like a good idea. If not, then an airport hotel with a shuttle bus is pretty important, saves a fortune in taxis.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDYflyer From Norway, joined May 2006, 676 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3644 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 23):
Absolutely, invest in a good pair of gloves and a hat I should think as well!

Ah, i forgot you are not vikings  Wink

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 23):
I was being tame, you are a beginner after all

True, but i am getting the hang of this. This trip is OK, and i managed to make OSL-ZRH-OSL for this years meet five legs on planes from five different manufacturers.



Life is like a book. If you don't travel, you only read one page.
25 MIAspotter : Right. I have checked on Expedia and the cheapest option I have is a friday night departure from BCN on LH arriving in FRA at 22:15, staying at the Go
26 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : Interested: EZYAirbus PlymSpotter LHRjc Speedbirdie Ndebelebev Zruda Birdwatching PSA727 FlySwiss FLIEGER67 DYflyer F4phantom LH526 Petertenthije BA75
27 Ndebelebev : Tom... Why don't you get yourselves a return flight to MAD and join us on the LA 343 flight MAD-FRA-MAD. Thats what I'm doing anyhow. I'm flying MAN-M
28 Post contains images DYflyer : Hey! Bumping this thread seems to work every time. Each time someone else joins us I think i can answer this one for Dan. He is flying FRA-TXL and TH
29 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : I'd love to do that, but it's finding the flight from MAD back home, after 2200! I'll do my best! Although I've said I'll attend about four other mee
30 Post contains images Birdwatching : Hi everybody! I've lost this thread out of sight but I'm still in, don't worry! Even though I live close to FRA I'm tempted to join in on the incredib
31 Zruda : I am at the same status, coming just for one day, now tell me, whats best? saturday probably?
32 Post contains images Ndebelebev : Thats why am stopping another night in MAD Makes sense unless you need to be home for something on the monday... Think about it.... You would hate to
33 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : Yeah, unfortunately my craving for flight has pushed me to book a flight to MAN in July, perhaps a few of us could have a mini-meet there? FRA was sim
34 Post contains images DYflyer : Thats a shame. I have done my bookings. A nice little trip 21.02 OSL - BRU SN ARJ85 21.02 BRU - BCN SN B734 21.02 BCN - MAD JK B717 22.02 MAD - FRA L
35 HT : Having been away from A.net for a while, I stumpled across this thread for the first time. No idea at the moment if I will be able to attend, but will
36 Post contains images FelixZRH : I don't own a car so I can't really answer here. But I don't know about such a law. I have think it's more or less the same as HT described it for Ge
37 HT : Switzerland: MIsinterpretation on my side: Snow tires are not mandated, but in case of an accident caused by using summer tires your insurance will m
38 Post contains images Birdwatching : OK, so I've just spoken to LH526, and the two of us are going to take the LAN flight FRA-MAD on Friday afternoon and back MAD-FRA on Saturday. Now I s
39 Ndebelebev : Hey... I'm on that flight MAD-FRA on the 23rd... When I booked it I don't recall being allowed to book my seats... So I just joined LANPass and am st
40 PSA727 : I've put in my request to have this time period off. I probably will fly out on Thursday (overnight) and leave on Sunday. Airfare is less than 500USD
41 LO231 : Bev, maybe you should call LAN office, I've booked the same flight in June through Galileo at work and was able to book seats, no problem... Best reg
42 F4phantom : please confirm the proposed dates are for the weekend of the 22nd to 24th February. I am ready to book my flights.
43 Post contains images PlymSpotter : That's right Makes the trip a little more interesting and also means I get to see THF before it's closure, the architecture is simply stunning from a
44 LHStarAlliance : Hi guys ! I'll be there for sure !
45 Post contains images Cgnnrw : Hello and a belated Merry Christmas or Frohe Weihnachten (choose your preference) to everyone. I would love to meet up with anyone not going on the fl
46 MIAspotter : Right I am all booked up but with a slight schedule change, since LH decided to put the flight prices up, I have to travel out on thrursday afternoon
47 Post contains images PlymSpotter : OK, save the FRA-TXL sector I'm now completely booked for this trip! 22.02.2008 ... BHX-MAD ... BMI Baby ... B737-300 23.02.2008 ... MAD-FRA ... LAN C
48 FlySwiss : The people who are taking the LAN flight LA704, will they arrive on Friday or on Saturday afternoon at FRA?
49 HT : Looks like A.netters fly on different dates on LA704 MAD - FRA: 22-FEB: DYFlyer 23-FEB: PlymSpotter, Ndebelebev Did I miss anybodies finalized flight
50 LHRjc : Just booked my flights. LH B744 LAX-FRA-LHX See you there! Oh and what time do we visit the train museum?
51 HT : On which dates will you be at FRA ? Which "train museum" ? -HT
52 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Perhaps he forgot to add the "signed by myt332"
53 Post contains images LHRjc : Oh how did you guess?! Argh
54 HT : The Auto & Technik Museum at Sinsheim also has railroad engines on display IIRC, but this is a 90 minute or so drive from FRA. They also display many
55 DYflyer : If you are looking for some nice prices, you can book one-way tickets with LH on wideroe.no (41 £ including taxes at the moment). They have s
56 HT : That impression was also growing slowly inside me. I will see if I can free myself up for Sunday. Fares still look okay. -HT
57 LHStarAlliance : Why not on Weekend ?
58 DYflyer : 22. - 24. of February is the weekend (Friday to Sunday).
59 Post contains images LHStarAlliance : I was looking on 2007 ! Can't wait to be there ! Constantin
60 LHStarAlliance : I'ld be arriving on Saturday at : 09:53 in FRA and I'ld have to leave on Sunday at 23:00 Would that be good ? I don't know what plans you have ! Const
61 HT : As my mum's knee-op has been confirmed today to take place as foreseen, I booked my flights to FRA a moment ago. Unfortunately I will attend only the
62 Post contains images Birdwatching : Alright! LH526 and myself are booked on LAN Chile! We're flying down to MAD on Friday and back up to FRA on Saturday! Looks like we're joining PlymSpo
63 PSA727 : O.K. I've made my travel arrangements Arriving Friday (morning) 10/22 US CLT-FRA Departing Sunday (late morning) 10/24 US FRA-CLT Staying at the Hilto
64 Post contains images Birdwatching : I was wondering, why don't we make the main meet on Sat afternoon? Everybody seems to have arrived by then. Soren
65 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Excellent news... Excellent news... and, excellent news! Will be great to see all of you there! Any thoughts about MAD on the Friday evening or follo
66 Post contains images DYflyer : Whats best? Both days of course . A shame you decided on coming just for one day. Worried that two days at the airport will be too much? I am conside
67 HT : Thanks for the summary. A car would be handy in order to get to both places within a limited time frame. -HT
68 Ndebelebev : ARRIVING Thursday: MIAspotter Friday: PSA727 US From CLT DYFlyer 16:50 LA704 from MAD Saturday: LHStarAlliance 09:53 Ndebelebev, Plymspotter, Birdwatc
69 DYflyer : I am leaning towards going only to Sinsheim. If i am going, i will rent a car.
70 Cgnnrw : I'm still interested in attending as well. I'll probably take the train! down to FRA on Saturday afternoon spend the night and head back home on Sunda
71 MIAspotter : ARRIVING Thursday: MIAspotter on LH4453 from BCN Friday: PSA727 US From CLT DYFlyer 16:50 LA704 from MAD Saturday: LHStarAlliance 09:53 Ndebelebev, Pl
72 FlySwiss : ARRIVING Thursday: MIAspotter on LH4453 from BCN Friday: PSA727 US From CLT DYFlyer 16:50 LA704 from MAD Saturday: LHStarAlliance 09:53 Ndebelebev, Pl
73 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I've booked my flight leaving FRA now, will be on the same one as DYflyer - hopefully it will be the A300 as currently planned! Dan ARRIVING Thursday:
74 Post contains images DYflyer : Great news. I don't think they would dare to change from the A300 now that two VIPs are flying with them . There is still a couple of people we haven
75 F4phantom : Booked my flights for the weekend. Will be arriving in Madrid on the Gatwick flight on Saturday 23 Feb. Join the LAN Chile flight on Saturday afternoo
76 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Indeed, on pain of LH forever being shunned on A.net! That's great news, so now we have five or six people now on the LAN flight alone! What suggesti
77 HT : Is there any idea yet where and when to meet on Sunday ? The upper level of Terminal 2 where restaurants (McD) and the entrance to Observation Deck ar
78 F4phantom : Has anyone travelled through Madrid Airport before. My gatwick flight lands at 11.30 local time and the LAN Chile flight leaves at 14.10. I have been
79 Post contains images Birdwatching : That's a really tight connection. I'd say there's a 0% chance you have enough time to check in. From the arrival gate you should head directly to the
80 ThePRGuy : Providing it lands on time, 2hrs (cut off time for checkin 13:30) is hardly a tight transit time...
81 Post contains images Birdwatching : Sorry, for some reason I read 13:30 so I thought it was 40 minutes. Stupid me! Soren [Edited 2008-01-28 02:59:28]
82 F4phantom : Thanks, appreciate the input and help. Just to confirm that the check in for LAN Chile closes at 1.30, or 40 minutes prior to departure, which should
83 Post contains images IberiaA319 : For those staying here in Madrid, a.netter IBERIA747 and myself will probably join you on Friday evening, if possible at the airport. According to Bev
84 Post contains images JGPH1A : Hmmmm - I might be able to come too. I'll be coming back from BOM that weekend, most like via FRA (I'm trying to avoid the dreaded LX A330 if at all p
85 Post contains images ACDC8 : I'm flying into FRA on the 21st of February (going on to DUS), so I can drive down on the one of the dates with my cousin. Didn't even realize there w
86 JGPH1A : No it isn't. That's over 2 hours, that's loads of time. Just check-in online for all your flights if you can, and don't check any luggage.
87 F4phantom : Thanks for the help. I will check in on line, what advantage will that give me? presumably i will still have to present myself at the LAN check in des
88 JGPH1A : If you check-in online for the LAN flight, you can print your boarding pass at home, stay airside at the airport if you can and avoid having to clear
89 ACDC8 : So, what exactly are the dates now? 22-24 of February?
90 F4phantom : Hi, i am flying with British Airways.
91 Post contains links JGPH1A : That arrives at T4S in MAD (non-schengen). The LAN flight also departs from T4S. BA can through check onto LA, so if you can't check in on LAN online
92 Post contains images PlymSpotter : That sounds like a great idea - I am in need of some good cuisine! Sounds good, would be nice to see you again. Mines a double Vodka and Orange btw D
93 Post contains images JGPH1A : I'm sure it is - why do you imagine this would be of interest to me ?
94 F4phantom : Thank you very much for your help, much appreciated. hopefullly see you all on the LAN flight. Should be a good weekend, a bit of sunshine and good ph
95 Ndebelebev : Of course thats if everyone else who will be in MAD that evening doesn't mind eating there too. I seem to recall it was inexpensive but you got reall
96 Post contains images MIAspotter : And So... Whats the Schedule then?? I leave on the saturday at 9pm so I can definitely meet you lot then, or if there is something planned for friday
97 Post contains images DYflyer : Only three weeks to go. Have you decided witch day you are coming Zruda? I am always up for a meal . And i rarely pass on a chance for a few drinks af
98 ACDC8 : I'm flying in from YVR/YYZ on the 21st continuing on to DUS. I wouldn't mind coming down on the Sunday for spotting, will have to talk to my cousin f
99 Post contains images Birdwatching : So where are all you MAD people (no pun intended) sleeping? LH526 and I thought about just crashing at the airport (again, no pun intended) instead of
100 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I naturally assume that you are interested in such things Sounds good to me I think this could be turning into a mini beer tour of Europe for me; Mad
101 F4phantom : I am ready to check in on-line for the LAN flight. never checked in on line before. Presumably my computer will give me a boarding pass printed on pap
102 HT : Your bording pass will contain a bar code that will be scanned at the departure gate rather than reading the magnetic stripe. All other information i
103 F4phantom : many thanks for that, appreciate you help
104 FLIEGER67 : Hello, FRA attendants, I´am on the first interest list and followed the discussion partially. I´am on leisure travel on Wednesday prior to the meet
105 MIAspotter : Can we put a list up with the attendees flights and arrival times to get an idea of who is arriving and when? I arrive on Thursday and leave on saturd
106 DYflyer : This should be the list so far: ARRIVING Thursday: MIAspotter on LH4453 from BCN Friday: PSA727 US From CLT DYFlyer 16:50 LA704 from MAD Saturday: LH
107 MIAspotter : So shall we all have a little meet in the terrace on saturday afternoon then when some of the a.nutters arrive on the LA flight? MIAspotter
108 F4phantom : I will be departing FRA on Sunday, 22.25 to London Heathrow. Will be staying Saturday night at the Inter City Frankfurt Airport Hotel
109 Post contains images DYflyer : I haven't decided yet whether i will go to the museum in Sinsheim on Saturday. I guess it is time to start deciding on the program both for Saturday
110 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Bev and myself have sorted out accommodation for FRA, we shall be staying at the Comfort Hotel in the city centre, which I think is the same one as DY
111 Post contains links MIAspotter : Ok almost 1 week to go now! I was checking FRA's website and they run individual tours of the airport (no advance booking required) for 5 euros per pe
112 HT : These tours use(d) to be quite interesting, although for photographers the disappointing fact is that one will not leave the coach / bus unlike one d
113 MIAspotter : Aw.. oh well the tour should be nice still, specially at such a huge airport like FRA. MIAspotter
114 Post contains links Ndebelebev : Lets get a list together of who will be in MAD on the friday evening, where everyone is staying and if you are interested in joining for a meal. This
115 IberiaA319 : ^^^ Bev, I'll be there as well for the dinner. Dan I could pick you up at MAD airport at 2 pm, I will talk with Alfonso (IBERIA747) to see how we orga
116 Post contains images MIAspotter : Well, it seems I will do my own thing while in FRA. I will take an ICE on friday morning to CGN and spend the day there wandering about, and on saturd
117 IBERIA747 : I'll be picking up both Dan and Bev at the airport since their flights arrive at the same terminal and with a time difference of just 40 minutes. Bot
118 DYflyer : With less than a week until departure, i guess it is time to make some plans for where and when we meet in FRA. I guess we are meeting somewhere in th
119 Post contains images Ndebelebev : Thanks Alfonso... I did wonder if Eric was gonna wait for me Looking forward to this now.... See you all in just a week. Bev xx
120 Post contains images Birdwatching : Only 3 days to go! Soren
121 FlySwiss : I will be after the arrival at the spectator terrace on Saturday morning. Is somebody there as well? ARRIVING IN FRANKFURT Thursday: MIAspotter on LH4
122 Post contains images Birdwatching : So we need an exact meeting time and point now. A bunch of us are arriving on Lan Chile at 1650 on Saturday. Maybe we could meet at T2 arrivals after
123 F4phantom : Looking forward to the weekend,hopefully the weather will be good to us. If anyone is familiar with Madrid terminal 4s, my flight inbound from LGW lan
124 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Indeed, it's very kind of you Alfonso! That sounds like a good idea, I'm not sure about others, but I don't really know FRA very well landside, but a
125 Post contains images DYflyer : Only two days for me I am not sure if i will go out to the airport on Saturday. I guess you are checking in at the hotel before hitting the town. Sin
126 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Well that's just not fair! The lobby, or propping up the bar? Whichever, it will be good to see people again
127 Post contains images DYflyer : In case, it is just to do some quality checks before you arrive
128 IBERIA747 : Current weather conditions in Madrid are 8ºC and rain. The forecast I get here for the weekend shows 13º/5º with a 20% chance of rain for Friday a
129 MIAspotter : I can join you at the airport terrace on saturday, say 11-12pm? do you feel like taking a tour of the airport as well? 5 euros for 45 minutes! Lookin
130 Post contains images HT : Will do, but I hope for a little bit warmer weather when I will pay a visit to Oslo at the end of May before heading further north ...   See you on
131 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I hope you're taking a tent Fingers crossed that it will be nice I'm sure I can be on hand to independently assess your assessment
132 Post contains images Birdwatching : Ok, so when is the exact meeting time on Saturday and Sunday, respectively? (both for the airport and off airport activities) Just want to avoid that
133 Post contains images HT : While I cannot speak for Saturday as well as anything off-airport, I think on Sunday the meeting point should be in T2. Main meeting point should be
134 Post contains images DYflyer : Probably a bit warmer, but i am not making any promises I guess most people should find that place, so that should be good. I'll leave it up to you g
135 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Yeap, I will try as best as possible. I'm not going to be about much online before I leave though - I'm working again tonight and tomorrow night as f
136 Post contains images HT : Mid- to late morning: Departures of U.S. airlines to the U.S. Around 1400h: CX, BI, FI (all departing from T2) And LH all day long ... -HT
137 PSA727 : Just want to make sure about meeting up with people on Saturday. It will be in the T2 arrivals area timed with the arrival of the Lan Chile flight? No
138 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Thanks Holger, so perhaps meeting as early as 10am is not vital, so, everybody - when would you like to meet, if suggestions are not forthcoming then
139 HT : For those a/c parked at T2 you will be looking right down on them, making a wise-angle lens necessary. I don't (yet) know which lenses are necessary,
140 FlySwiss : As the meeting is coming closer I have some questions to the local spotters. I am just wondering if both visitor terraces on terminal 1 and other on t
141 Ndebelebev : Hey there..... I have jus checked in online for the LA flight on saturday afternoon. Am sitting in seat 28L for anyone else who is on the flight. See
142 F4phantom : Hi, i have just checked in for the LAN Chile flight, seat 35L.
143 Ndebelebev : So no one is interested in meeting in MAD tomorrow evening then????
144 Post contains links HT : Only at Terminal 2. I haven*t been there yet, but maybe http://www.fraspotting.de/000001985c0a4f46e/index.html is of help ... -HT
145 Post contains images Birdwatching : I would, but I'm arriving late (on Lan Chile). If that's not too late, I'd gladly join you all. I have no accomodation, I've planned to crash at the
146 IBERIA747 : Hey. You can email me your mobile number through my profile if you want. I'll be picking up Dan (Plymspotter) and Bev (Ndebelebev) at the airport jus
147 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Right, I'll be taking the big lens out then, there just isn't room for it if I'm hardly going to need it. I have just checked in for the LAN flight -
148 Post contains images Birdwatching : Ok great, I'm checked-in for the FRAMAD now. Seat 33A. I'm not checked in for Saturday yet. Will do that tomorrow. That would be perfect, I'm kind of
149 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Some things go without question I'm all set, bags packed, passport and all documents ready - so time to head for the airport and to (hopefully) sunny
150 Post contains images IBERIA747 : Just a quick post from work: Well...it seems that you'll be lucky as this will be the only sunny day in the entire week!. I can't see a single cloud i
151 HT : Weather forecast for Saturday afternoon and the whole Sunday looks promising: Mostly Sunny with temps around 14 °C. Winds at 2-3 bft from the Southwe
152 HT : Boarding passes are printed for my flights HAJ-FRA-HAJ.for seat 25F on both flights. I will heading off to my home airport in half an hour or so. See
153 MIAspotter : Hey Guys! I made it back to BCN allright, there was a really thick fog around the airport (and in the whole city) last night, you could barely see the
154 Post contains images HT : Hi Everyone, Looks like most of you were already either gone or had moved to a different location by the time I hit the Terrace at T2 at around 1140h
155 Wolverine : I'm sorry I couldn't join you at FRA, but unfortunately my company called me saturday morning and told me, I have to work, because another guy broke h
156 Post contains images HT : Two more pictures: And taken from LH's lounge at HAJ prior to my flight to FRA: -HT
157 Ndebelebev : Good weekend. Thanks to all who attended. Great flight with LAN to FRA... just a shame my return leg was cancelled so had to fly back with IB. Great t
158 Post contains images Birdwatching : Same here! I'd like to know more about this. Did the inbound aircraft come to FRA at all? Or did it stay in MAD? Maybe that's why we found your fligh
159 MIAspotter : Cool! glad to know you guys enjoyed the rest of the meeting. I have an Idea, why don't we organize a BCN meeting? What was an IB A346 doing at FRA?? M
160 Post contains links HT : Flight IB 3507 FRA to MAD departing at 1230h was operated by a A343 EC-GUP.- see also picture in reply #154. 1. See above. 2. A A346 is shown on amad
161 F4phantom : Hi, Madrid looked very impressive when we flew in on Saturday. Decided to take the wife there in September, just booked flights. We will stay in Madri
162 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Well I've just got back and collapsed onto my bed! That was an utterly awesome long weekend, three European cities for me, four different airlines and
163 Post contains links and images Birdwatching : Here you go Dan... it was DAIAU, unless they replaced her last minute. But that's what we saw loaded in the system at 11AM View Large View MediumPhot
164 HT : Copy that. It was still that reg' when the flight was already closed. Neither do I. The only situation I can imagine that you already had left the te
165 Post contains images DYflyer : Well, i am safe back too. Even if i had to take a SK 737 on my last leg . Thankfully it was an ex. Braathens plane, so at least it was comfortable. I
166 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Ah thanks - I did manage to find it out as well in the end, by zooming in on that cockpit shot I took after the flight. TXL was interesting - my firs
167 HT : Very good shots ! Ths southside of FRA definitelywas the better location on that Sunday for photography. TXL (the building) did not impress me - neit
168 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Thanks - my editing can't have been too bad then This was just part of the journey to the spotting location - we also had to run over a couple of mot
169 LHStarAlliance : Really sad that I wasn't able to come at the end ! I hope you all had a great time ! We have to do soon another one maybe in Munich next time ! Consta
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