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Topic: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-23 16:11:26 and read 8141 times.

After my final working day with LH I decided that I needed to go and fly.
So I figured out that 4 flights with LH Cityline, LH and Cirrus would be a nice package of various flights and aircraft types. Then a routing was mandatory and after some investigation in timetables I found AMS-HAM-STR-FRA-AMS would be a nice one.
This routing would mean 4 flights, 3 airlines, 2 new airports, 1 new aircraft type so sounded perfect!
So I purchased the tickets and got listed on the flights. Stay on as stand-by flying can mean surprises!

To be at the airport on time I needed to catch the first trainservice from my local railway station of Anna Paulowna to Schihol airport, which is just over 1 hour of travelling time.

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I arrived at the LH desk around 7.00 and checked in without trouble for the first two flights to HAM and STR.
After a quick smoke outside, knowing that it would be the last before flying ( AMS is a non-smoking terminal ), I went through security which was a true breeze, no waiting lines, just put your stuff on the x-ray and walk on!
Our departure gate was B23, which is a bus-gate downstairs on the B-concourse.
For me it was only the second time to go by bus at AMS, so a nice feature for this early morning service to HAM.

Flight : LH 4661
Stretch : AMS-HAM
Date : 22april 2008
Aircraft : Canadair CRJ-200LR
Registration : D-ACHC
Delivered : 19may 2000 to LH Cityline
Seat : 12F
Load : 75%
Gate : B23
3th flight on the CRJ-200LR and the first on this machine



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The flight before our flight was also a HAM-flight operated by KLM Cityhopper, which seemed confusing for a lot of passengers. KL groundcrew were calling for the last passengers to board and a lot of people with LH tickets went towards the gate. I think it was not a smart move of Schiphol to plan 2 flights with the same destination with 25 minutes difference on the same gate.
Anyway, our boarding started on time and we were bussed with a Cobus 2700 to our CRJ parked on the commuter parking in front of the KLM Cargo buildings.

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My seat was almost at the back of the aircraft and found it very narrow. Legspace was sufficient for a 45 minute hop. Within minutes the boarding was completed and the door shut. I tried to see something through the windows, but then remembered that they are positioned very low.

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We taxied across the A4 highway and continued at a high pace, then I knew we would take off from the infamous “Polderbaan” Like a racecar we went and whilst turning onto the runway the engines already spooled up and we rocketed away!
We made a turn to the right and were routed via Urk-Drachten-Groningen-Oldenburg-Bremen towards HAM.
Our cabin-crew existed of 2 female attendants who really did their best to make it comfortable to the passengers.

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As standard on LH for such a short hop, we got a small sandwich and coffee / soda of your choice. The rest of the flight was quite uneventful, and to me it was just another addition to my log. Nice was that we passed XFW were the Airbus factory is located. I spotted a Super-Guppy and a Beluga as you can see on the ( not too good ) pictures.

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After arrival in HAM I checked my departure gate for the HAM-STR leg, and I went to the visitors terrace, which was very nice with some good apron views and the active take-off runway directly in front of the terrace. Also thumbs up for HAM to have the access free, with most airport charging for entry.
Then back downstairs and through the security, which again was a breeze.
I was a bit early so I made some pictures of aircraft movements there, and after a while “my” plane popped up and taxied into the gate.

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Flight : LH140
Stretch : HAM-STR
Date : 22apr 2008
Aircraft : Boeing 737-530
Registration : D-ABJB
Delivered : 12sep 1991
Seat : 16A
Load : 60%
Gate : A38
8th flight on the 735, and the1st on this machine.



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Boarding went quite smoothly and we were ready for taxi within minutes.
Then the captain came on the intercom and informed us that a “punktliches departure” was possible.
I always love it when Germans use the word “punktlich”.

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The cabin crew on this flight existed of 3 female attendants and were all friendly and helpful.
Push-back followed soon and after the shortest taxi time in my flying career we were ready for take off. I think the distance from gate to the active runway was about 50 meters.

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We took off and made some turns, which gave us a nice view of the river Elbe and the city of Hamburg. Then we turned to a southbound route and during the flight more and more clouds popped up. I think it must be around Kassel were the clouds took over completely and we couldn’t see the ground anymore.
The 737 was nodding like a nice cat and was in excellent condition. Just as the other 737’s refitted with the slimline seats, and service consisted of drinks only.
Our approach into STR was not too eventful as we couldn’t see anything.

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According later information we had a somewhat rare approach with rwy 07, which is not used too often in bad weather due to some hills in the approach path.
Our aircraft was parked at a finger gate, but nevertheless we were informed that we would be bussed to the terminal, due to construction works in the building.
For me the first time to exit a 737 through the backdoor. A Cobus 3000 was waiting for us, and after all passengers entered the bus, we drove off for a short airport tour, towards the arrivals hall.
As I had no luggage with me, I could walk on to land-side within minutes.
Meanwhile I activated my mobile phone to see if I had some messages.
One new message was there, it turned out to be from well-known Trip report writer Flieger67, with whom I was to meet at STR. As I did not know him, I send a message back to him, and directly he tapped me on the shoulder, as he saw me writing a text-message.
So we went for a tour at the airport, and grabbed a cup of coffee in the Burger King restaurant, and chatted about aviation, holidays, etc.
After that we walked to his car and drove around the airport, which was very nice.
Then we went back to the terminal to check in for my Cirrus flight with the E-170 to FRA, and we said our goodbyes. Markus, thank you again for your time! I really appreciated it!
As I knew on forehand, the flight was very full, so I just went through security to the respective gate, which was 164 I think. There my plans changed instantly, as I got offloaded.
In my career as Stand-by flyer I have been offloaded twice, and both times it was the Embraer 170 which ruined it. Quite a relationship it is.....
So back to the terminal and check my options. It turned out that all flights to MUC/FRA and HAM were full and my best chances would be with KL on the direct flight.
So I purchased a new stand-by ticked with my LH-id and tried to check in for the flight.
I had to wait for 1,5 hours before they could give me a seat, if any available.
The visitors terrace was opened, and I went outside to shoot some action on STR airport.
It was not too busy, but still spotted some nice aircraft.

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GermanWings made my day with showing me the Berlin Bearbus, T-Mobile special, Hamburg Shopper and also the Baden-Württemberg machine. Nice!!
Back in the terminal in checked if I could get a seat on the flight, and I got the last seat available on the flight.
Security again! No waiting lines, but still it took me over 15 minutes to get passed it, as the officer on duty wanted to do an extra explosive test on my camera. I followed him into a small room were I had to unpack my camera. He then wiped a special sort of paper over all sides of the camera and put it into a machine. After a short while the test result was printed and I was free to go again.

Flight : KL 1876
Stretch : STR-AMS
Date : 22apr 2008
Aircraft : Fokker 70
Registration : PH-JCH
Delivered : 26apr 1995 to America West Express
16sep 1997 to Austrian Airlines
05oct 2002 to KLM Cityhopper
Seat : 14F
Load : 100%
Gate : 316
1st flight on the Fokker 70 so also the first on this machine



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Boarding went through the finger and I soon found my seat at the back of the aircraft, it was not the very last row, but there was only one row behind me I think.
Luckily again I had a window seat, which was great, I could see all action.

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Pushback commenced quite soon and we had a long taxi time to the very end of the airport.
Rwy 25 was the active runway and the Rolls-Royce Tay engines spooled up.
I was surprised that the aircraft was not too noisy.
Cabin crew existed of two female attendants, one English native, and a young dutch girl.
They were both very friendly and did a good job. The blue fabric seats were really from a different era, as they were worn, and not comfortable. Also the overhead bin, was duct-taped together. Legroom was really the worst I have seen so far, even EasyJet offers more space.

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But hey, who am I to complain, I was on my way home so that was the good news.
Somewhere mid flight we were served some drinks and a bag of salts. Suddenly the temperature nosedived into freezing cold, and some passengers even took their coats from the bin, and put them on. I think there was something wrong with the airconditioning as it never got warmer again.

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Also the captain came on the intercom and told us the route we were flying aswell as the weather forecast for AMS. Our route was STR-FRA-Venlo-Utrecht-AMS and we landed on rwy 01R.
We taxied to the commuter area and were bussed to the arrivals hall.

So all in all, a very nice and interesting day of flying.
I could make a nice comparison of two regional airlines with Cityline and Cityhopper.
My vote goes to LH Cityline as my flight with KLM was really disappointing.
The state of the Fokker aircraft was just below standard.

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My personal wins were, 3 new registrations for the log, 2 new airports and 1 new aircraft type.
Not too bad for a Tuesday in April I would say.
My special thanks go to Flieger67 for his time to show me STR airport and the area around it.

Thank you for reading my report, and feel free to give your comments!
Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Gjunnar
Posted 2008-04-23 16:47:12 and read 8113 times.

Very good TR, featuring nice pictures. It's nice to see reports about a trip into STR as usually the trip reports here on a.net are about flight out of Stuttgart.

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-23 17:03:18 and read 8100 times.

Hi Gjunnar,

Thank you for your comment!
That's also something I tought about, with a couple of writers having STR as their homebase.
It fiitted well into the scheme!

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: QantasA333
Posted 2008-04-23 19:52:50 and read 8004 times.

Excellent TR. Can't wait to go to Europe. Stuck here in Australia.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Then the captain came on the intercom and informed us that a “punktliches departure” was possible.
I always love it when Germans use the word “punktlich”.

What do you mean by this? I don't understand!

Cheers
QantasA333

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: FlyboyOz
Posted 2008-04-23 20:04:44 and read 7992 times.

That's cool! I love your trip report. I also flew same LH aircraft and reg from STR to TXL. This photo below shows that i was on that plane on the same date! That's cool. You can see that one of the windows was blinded...forward next...That was my window.

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Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Airbuseric
Posted 2008-04-24 01:06:24 and read 7776 times.

Joost, thanks for another LH experience! It's sometimes sad to say 'good-bye' to your airline, but I'm sure that this job-transfer won't keep you away from flying  Wink

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Anyway, our boarding started on time and we were bussed with a Cobus 2700 to our CRJ



Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
For me the first time to exit a 737 through the backdoor. A Cobus 3000 was waiting for us, and after all passengers entered the bus, we drove off for a short airport tour,

It seems, German have not only bigger cars, but larger buses too Big grin

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
There my plans changed instantly, as I got offloaded.

Ahhh,,.... bad luck!! It never happened to me yet, but you were lucky to get on the KL flight. Good thing that you can ticket yourself a new pair of standby tickets. I can't do that with my company, so I mostly purchase 'back-up' tickets in advance, just in case...  Wink

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Somewhere mid flight we were served some drinks and a bag of salts.

Service wise they got down too then, as I remember better sandwiches on KLC then on mainline KL, on my Cityhopper experiences. It looks like the Air France servicelevel entered into KL. Carriers like Air France (domestic) and Régional Airlines (Embraers etc.) also service a small pretzel-bag and a drink only.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Our route was STR-FRA-Venlo-Utrecht-AMS and we landed on rwy 01R.

01R?! When did you make this flight Joost  Yeah sure It's 36R nowadays  Wink

Cheers,
Eric  wave 

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Crosby
Posted 2008-04-24 01:42:11 and read 7752 times.

Great TR and nice pics. It's great to have a very detailed trip report enven for a short european trip.

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 3):
Excellent TR. Can't wait to go to Europe. Stuck here in Australia.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Then the captain came on the intercom and informed us that a “punktliches departure” was possible.
I always love it when Germans use the word “punktlich”.

Departure on time! Punktliches mean punctual or ponctuel in french... same no?.

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-24 01:42:36 and read 7752 times.

@ QantasA333

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 3):
Can't wait to go to Europe. Stuck here in Australia.

Somehow I feel exactly the other way round!

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 3):
Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Then the captain came on the intercom and informed us that a “punktliches departure” was possible.
I always love it when Germans use the word “punktlich”.

What do you mean by this? I don't understand!

It means 'on time' something which is very important for a lot of german natives. They use the word very very often, and I always find it funny.


@ FlyboyOz

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 4):
This photo below shows that i was on that plane on the same date! That's cool.

It's nice to see your flight being photographed by a fellow a.netter! Cool indeed!  Smile


@ Airbuseric

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
It seems, German have not only bigger cars, but larger buses too

Not always true, the last car with german license plates I was in was a Smart Fortwo  Silly

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
Ahhh,,.... bad luck!! It never happened to me yet, but you were lucky to get on the KL flight.

For me the second time, and also the second time I got offloaded from an E-170, which is still missing in my log....

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
Service wise they got down too then, as I remember better sandwiches on KLC then on mainline KL, on my Cityhopper experiences. It looks like the Air France servicelevel entered into KL. Carriers like Air France (domestic) and Régional Airlines (Embraers etc.) also service a small pretzel-bag and a drink only.

Their service is really down to nothing. I remember a nice and good tasting sandwich on a F50 from LUX to AMS, so I expected this a bit.... KLC really dissapointed me too.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
01R?! When did you make this flight Joost It's 36R nowadays

Whoops, this one hurts! How stupid of me!

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-24 01:44:29 and read 7748 times.

@ Crosby

Quoting Crosby (Reply 6):
Great TR and nice pics. It's great to have a very detailed trip report enven for a short european trip.

Thanks! I always try to be detailed even for short hops.

Quoting Crosby (Reply 6):
Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Then the captain came on the intercom and informed us that a “punktliches departure” was possible.
I always love it when Germans use the word “punktlich”.

Departure on time! Punktliches mean punctual or ponctuel in french... same no?.

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Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: QantasA333
Posted 2008-04-24 03:00:51 and read 7680 times.



Quoting DALCE (Reply 7):
@ QantasA333

Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 3):
Can't wait to go to Europe. Stuck here in Australia.

Somehow I feel exactly the other way round!

Opposites sides of the world, want to go to the others (me) side of the world  Big grin

Quoting Crosby (Reply 6):
Departure on time! Punktliches mean punctual or ponctuel in french... same no?.

Thanks, thought it meant something along those lines.

Cheers
QantasA333

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Stylo777
Posted 2008-04-24 03:19:21 and read 7652 times.

Hi Joost,

great routing and very good, detailed trip report. thanks for sharing...
the combination AMS - KLM - F70 is still missing in my list, but it looks that May will be a good month to do that...

It's sad to see you leave. Wish you all the best for the future and your new employer!

Gruesse aus FRA

Ori

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-24 04:23:55 and read 7608 times.

Hi Ori,

Thanks for your nice reply

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
the combination AMS - KLM - F70 is still missing in my list

If you are at AMS and have time for a cup of coffee, drop me a PM if you like. Then we could meet perhaps.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
It's sad to see you leave. Wish you all the best for the future and your new employer!

It was time for me to move on, but I will stay in the LH group as I will switch to LX Cargo as of may  Smile

Freundliche Gruesse aus AMS,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Stylo777
Posted 2008-04-24 05:15:53 and read 7558 times.



Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
If you are at AMS and have time for a cup of coffee, drop me a PM if you like. Then we could meet perhaps.

for sure! this is one of my main intentions.  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
It was time for me to move on, but I will stay in the LH group as I will switch to LX Cargo as of may

 checkmark  maybe sometime they'll also introduce an all-cargo fleet?!?!

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: OA260
Posted 2008-04-24 05:19:51 and read 7549 times.

Hi there , very nice TR as usual. Nice to get 3 new reg's.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 7):
I was in was a Smart Fortwo

Was that Markus's Smart car?? I have one too, very cool cars !!!

Thanks for the TR

OA260

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2008-04-24 11:33:36 and read 7434 times.

Hi, Joost,

after a looong day in and around my office I´ve switched on my home laptop and what to see there
at these special aviation side?.

You´re story, only two days after your experience. I´ve expected it not that fast!.

That was a real pleasure to meet you and show you some details around my home port.
No problem to do it again!.

Another pleasure was your story itself, well written, detailed and real interesting pictures.

Finally you´ve missed the E70 once again, hopefully I will catch that very same machine next Tuesday.

But on the other side, you´ve logged the F70, also not a very often used machine around Europe nowadays.
What a shame for KL when I followed your experience, I´ve done some flights with Cityhopper on the F100 and also on the F70, not that bad from my point of view.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Was that Markus's Smart car?? I have one too, very cool cars !!!

Finally it was my job to show Joost that not all the german cars grow that fast.
The perfect one to hop around the airport and stop at every possible spotter place!.

You´ve told me about your next flights, hope to read the next interesting story soon.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: Contact Air
Posted 2008-04-24 12:18:51 and read 7407 times.

Hi Joost,

very nice report with lots of great pics! Just as Gjunnar, I also enjoyed reading a report about an inbound flight into my home airport STR. Funny coincidence: I was flying out of STR on the same day as your trip took place. But we couldn't have met as I left STR at 11:35 for VIE on OS and returned at 19:05.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
GermanWings made my day with showing me the Berlin Bearbus, T-Mobile special, Hamburg Shopper and also the Baden-Württemberg machine. Nice!!

Yes, that's what Germanwings is famous for. They have lots of special liveries. And with seven A 319 aircraft of Germanwings based at STR, chances are good to spot some special colours here.

Regards
Christoph

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: StefanPAD
Posted 2008-04-24 14:26:36 and read 7334 times.

Hi Joost!

Thanks for that nice detailed TR.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
GermanWings made my day with showing me the Berlin Bearbus, T-Mobile special, Hamburg Shopper and also the Baden-Württemberg machine. Nice!!

You have two pics of the Hamburg Shopper. Did you see the same aircraft in HAM and later in STR?

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Somewhere mid flight we were served some drinks and a bag of salts.



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
Service wise they got down too then, as I remember better sandwiches on KLC then on mainline KL, on my Cityhopper experiences. It looks like the Air France servicelevel entered into KL. Carriers like Air France (domestic) and Régional Airlines (Embraers etc.) also service a small pretzel-bag and a drink only.

Sounds poor. I've been on AF regional in 2006 from HAJ to CDG. Service was exactly the same, but the aircraft (Fokker 100) was in a good condition.

Regards,
Stefan

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-24 15:26:12 and read 7293 times.

@Ori

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 12):
for sure! this is one of my main intentions.

Great, I'm looking forward to it!  Smile

@ OA260

Thanks for your reply, I did it with pleasure!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Nice to get 3 new reg's.

One of the main reasons for this day of flying.


@ Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 14):
You´re story, only two days after your experience. I´ve expected it not that fast!.

I always try to post it fast, it's better, as I do all by heart. The only thing I write down are the registrations  Smile
Uploading pictures into photobucket takes a lot of time, the writing is finished within 30 minutes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 14):
But on the other side, you´ve logged the F70, also not a very often used machine around Europe nowadays.
What a shame for KL when I followed your experience, I´ve done some flights with Cityhopper on the F100 and also on the F70, not that bad from my point of view.

It might have been something with this particular bird, as it is one of the few coming from America West. perhaps the others are configured different. It is a rare plane nowadays, so I'm glad to have it covered now!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 14):
You´ve told me about your next flights, hope to read the next interesting story soon.

I'll do my best, hopefully we don't get offloaded again  Smile


@ Christoph

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
I was flying out of STR on the same day as your trip took place. But we couldn't have met as I left STR at 11:35 for VIE on OS and returned at 19:05.

THen we missed eachother just under an hour, as I arrived 12.20 and departed 17.25 again  Smile

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
Yes, that's what Germanwings is famous for. They have lots of special liveries. And with seven A 319 aircraft of Germanwings based at STR, chances are good to spot some special colours here.

Just great for us enthousiasts! I loved it!

@ Stefan

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 16):
You have two pics of the Hamburg Shopper. Did you see the same aircraft in HAM and later in STR?

Yes, I did. I was surprised to see her in STR again later that day! But I must say it's a very good livery.
One of the best around in the fleet!

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 16):
Sounds poor. I've been on AF regional in 2006 from HAJ to CDG. Service was exactly the same, but the aircraft (Fokker 100) was in a good condition.

I was dissapointed, and expected a higher level of service from our National 'taken over' pride.
Nevertheless I would fly them again, mainly because they have an interesting fleet  Smile

Thank you all for your replies!
Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: BA319-131
Posted 2008-04-25 02:28:38 and read 7159 times.

Great read, many thanks!

A real shame you missed the E70 flight, however that F70 flight seems to have made up for misisng a segment - I'm still missing that bird from my flight log, need to do something about that!

Interesting history on that one too.

Rgds

Mark

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: CptRegionalJet
Posted 2008-04-25 04:33:38 and read 7110 times.

Hi,
a very nice and detailed report.I enjoyed reading it.
Good luck with your next job then,are you still in aviation biz ?

Regards,
Cpt RegionalJet

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-26 01:43:00 and read 7013 times.

Hi Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 18):
Great read, many thanks!

A real shame you missed the E70 flight, however that F70 flight seems to have made up for misisng a segment - I'm still missing that bird from my flight log, need to do something about that!

Indeed, but the Fokker was also a new addition to my log, so therefore a very nice alternative.
You should hurry if you wan't to add the F70, as they won't be around for too long at KL Cityhopper I guess.
There are some Embraers on order there  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 18):
Interesting history on that one too.

Indeed, I never knew that America West operated them.

@ CptRegionalJet

Quoting CptRegionalJet (Reply 19):
Hi,
a very nice and detailed report.I enjoyed reading it.
Good luck with your next job then,are you still in aviation biz ?

Thank you for reading and your nice words!
Yes, I will stay in the business, which is a very nice one!

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2008-04-26 03:56:31 and read 6984 times.

Hi Joost,

interesting report about your triangle trip and the "mini-a.net meeting" at STR. Too bad you missed the E170 again - but many more frames will join the fleets, so chances should only get better.  Wink


PH

Topic: RE: Lunchbreak In STR With LH And More
Username: DALCE
Posted 2008-04-26 06:37:00 and read 6955 times.

Hi PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 21):
interesting report about your triangle trip and the "mini-a.net meeting" at STR

It was very nice to meet one of the trip reporters in real life!
Also a very nice day of flying though!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 21):
Too bad you missed the E170 again - but many more frames will join the fleets, so chances should only get better.

Eventually I will score the E70, and the Fokker 70 is getting rarer and rarer, so this was a nice addition to the log also.

Gruesse,
Joost ( D-ALCE )


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