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Topic: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-24 01:14:19 and read 19121 times.

Contact goes tech and two A.netters on the SK B736


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Hej, dear readers,

less than two weeks after the A.netter´s joint-venture trip to Denmark

Danish Sunburn And A German Go-around (by FLIEGER67 Jul 17 2010 in Trip Reports)

it is time to do some more flying.

Check-in for the first flight of the day, LH´s service 4780, departure 06.55 am, on Contactair´s Fokker 100 is done online
the evening before.
Easy and quick to use, a window in the rear part of the cabin, not the last row on the Fokker this time, for me.
Boarding is on my paper at 06.25 am, me, with the target to go as late as possible to the airport,
preparing the cellphone for a 4.15 am wake up call.
It works and so I´am in P2 to park the car at around 06.00 am.
A new message on the cellphone that early in the morning, let me see what it is
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Well, or not well, it seems no Contact F100 for me today.
My mission in such cases, no panic, but act fast.
While walking to the terminal I´am calling the LH number.
A very friendly male agent there. And also as always, check the best option for you´re self.
I show him BA is also heading for LHR, nearly similar timing.
"Sorry, there are no connections between LH and BA, so it is not possible to rebook you on the BA service", is his answer.
Some more talking the arguments up and down, close to LH frequent traveller, lots of Star Alliance flights during the last time and else.
He responds, "I´am checking the BA flight right now, there are a very few number of open seats,
I secure one of them for you, but you need to go to the LH counter, the final decision is with LH´s station manager and there is also some paperwork to do".
Well I´am there meanwhile.
Five to six agents at work, a good number of pax waiting, pretty interesting to hear what they offer:
Germanwings to Stansted, no question, a LH company and LH connections via FRA or DUS, nothing to hear about BA at all.
A friendly female call´s me in, I tell here about my conversation with the agent, she picks up my paper and walk away.
She´s back a minute later, it´s ok and working with her computer.
No bag to check helps once again.
"Technical", I ask the lady.
"Technical", she responds.
Exp. wins my business this time for some 60,00 Euro´s and there are a good number of pax around which looking like, they payed much more for the flight than me.
We should be quick, BA check-in closes in a couple of minutes.
Finally done, around the corner for BA, no more pax there, a friendly male agent secures also my BA frequent traveller number from the system.
No more open window seats, but aisle last row, 22D is also ok in this case.
No other chance to catch my connection at LHR.
One Star-Alliance leg missing now, on the way to reach 30 for Frequent traveller.

What´s coming up now, a new airport together with meeting a local A.netter from southern Sweden
and pretty interesting planes.

What about some aircraft generation comparison?.

This is the flightdeck of plane no. 2
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And this ist it from plane no. 3
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Service BA 917 operated by British Airways
Scheduled: 07.00 // 07.50


It is 06.30 am, when I´am through security, after some minutes to wait, close to boarding time,
from Gate 113.
Not that really nice
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Much better
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And this is today´s unexpected plane, G-EUPE an Airbus A319, 33 examples are right now in the BA fleet.
Leg no. 54 for me on type and a new registration.
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The nose cone looks like new
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Airbridge boarding as one of the last pax, maybe some better seats there,
not at all, but the middle seat remains free.
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A good load here, around 90%
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Two male, one female FA on this service, correct, doing a nice chat with one of the male FA´s during our wait to leave the plane at LHR later.
A very friendly and long welcome from the UK captain, once more short during approach later.
Flight level 38000 feet, more southern than the last times via Strassbourg, Metz and Lille.
This is the safety card
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And the less welcoming magazine
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Departure from runway 07 at 07.00 am, ontime, with pretty nice weather, sunny and 14 degrees.
Sandwich, water, coffee for free here on BA
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The modern style cabin, dark blue leather seats, well used, but comfortable so far, legroom is ok.
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One holding circle only, above southeast London and touchdown on the 3658 meters runway 27L.
It is 07.30 am local, 08.30 am in Germany, 20 minutes ahead to schedule and the weather is also superb nice here,
sunny and 18 degrees.
My seat during disembarking
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Engine view
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T5 from the apron
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Bye-bye G-EUPE
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Standard terminal by LH is T1, departure from T3 for the next flight, not that far away.
Now it is a bit more way to go from T5 but time enough, more than one hour for the next boarding time.
No need for immigration, staying inside and using the bus shuttle for T3, running frequently.




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Service SK 524 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 09.20 // 12.20


One more security check at the entrance to T3.
Looks like something futuristic
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The board, sorry for the blurry picture
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Check-in is also done here online at SK´s website.
A warm welcoming plane change, the Boeing 737-600 on the confirmation, but the MD81/82
on the seatmap.
Seat 26A for me, the last row window before the aft cabin galley, the aisle is also taken on this flight, the load around 90%.
Booking is also done via Exp. for some 60,00 Euro´s.
And here it is OY-KHN, close to twenty years in service with SK, since 29.01.1991.
Leg no. 2 only on the MD 81 for me and a new registration.
One of 9 examples in the SK fleet, this is "Dan Viking".
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The tail
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And the nose
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I like these large BA logo
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Gate no. 9 for me
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Qantas towing
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What a nice phrase on the planes fuselage
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The big brother from CPH beside
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And the much bigger plane from Singapore
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More A380 here
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Departure from the 3901 meters runway 27R, BMI goes ahead.
It is 09.20 local, ontime and the temperature is 18 degrees, still sunny.
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Close to Windsor castle
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The oldfashioned cabin fitted with fabric seats, legroom ok
and also some oldfashioned smell around
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Comfort is limited here, the "you should buy two seats next time" lady in front of me
is somewhat smelly and there are three movie style special agents in the last rows taking care or not for a deportee, looks like from Iraq or Afghanistan.
He´s crying the whole time till we reaching cruise altitude and starting again during the approch into GOT.
Cockpit crew is Scandinavian, a short welcome less detailed inflight.
Three females, one male FA, all senior and ok.
Service is BOB.
And the safety card
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Leaving the UK near Norwich
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And above the blue, sorry north sea
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The cabin ceiling
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Southbound traffic
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Wing detail
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Now that´s Denmark
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The north sea coast
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Some danish airport down there
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And finally that looks like Sweden
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Touchdown on the 3299 meters runway 21 at noon, 20 minutes ahead to schedule, the weather is also nice here,
light clouds and 20 degrees.
Nice metal on the apron, what the heck is this short big bird there?
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Unbelievable, the Iran Air 747SP, in service since 10.05.1976 and by now on the EU blacklist.
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Good looking
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Short and big
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Love these engines
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Different generations here around
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My seat during disembarking
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What a beauty
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Ground handling
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My plane
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And the big birdie close by
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The nose
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A long time to wait at immigration, with all that not that long earlier inbound from Teheran pax.

I´am staying in contact with local A.netter Robert/parton87.
He decides to spend also some time on travel during these days and will pick me up now at the airport,
for some walking around the city and doing the third flight for me of the day down to FRA together.
Good company, Robert, thanx for this nice day.

The Flygbussarna is the best way to reach the city for some 15,00 Euro´s return.
That´s the Opera house
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And the big wheel
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Street life
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Oldfashioned public transport
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The main place with the Radhuset
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and the Börsen
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The, for us landside people, always pretty nice harbour
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The huge crane
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Big ships here
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What a nice museum
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Not at all, see the people up there on the mast
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Preparing to sail
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View to the city
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Abonnerad, no public service
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The library
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A big and goodlooking building
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Pretty nice weather and also nice aviation and else related conversation, that´s the way
to spend the time in Sweden.






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Service SK 2633 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 17.10 // 18.55


That´s the airport with the Flygbussarna
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Check-in for this flight is also done online at SK´s website,
Seat 22F for me, the last row window, not at all, more about it later.
The airport looks much better from the inside
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Scandinavian style
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Booking is also done via Exp. for some 60,00 Euro´s
The SK CRJ900 on the way for CPH
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Another less covered type coming in
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The shorty 737-600
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Thats the board
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My machine from LHR still there
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City with the MD87
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Novair A321 bound for Preveza/Greece
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Close to our gate
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The plane is at Gate 16B
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City with the Embraer
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Ready to go for FRA
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The gate desk
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Malmo with a really nice livery on the way to the active
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It is LN-RCT, a warm welcome to the Boeing 737-600, leg no. 4 only for me, a new registration.
SK operates 28 planes on type and this particular aircraft is in service there since 25.06.1999.
It´s name ist "Fridlev Viking".
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Boarding
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Another nice phrase
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Really non welcoming seat issues here with SK, me in 22F, Robert in 21A, to take pictures from both sides inflight.
One of the last pax is an middle aged guy with a small child approaching my row and shows the FA that he´s in
22D and F.
The FA want´s to see my boarding pass, no problem, 22F is me.
He´s heading for the purser and coming back with a ground staff lady.
They want father and child together and therefore shuffle me to another seat.
The load is 100% every seat taken, no way without a window for me,
8A is on offer, well lets go.
Two government style looking ladies between 50 and 60 years in 8B and C, suspicious views with every pic I take inflight. How I miss the last row.
I am out of my seat inflight for some nice talk with Robert.
Leaving GOT
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Taxi to the active
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Two male, one female FA in the cabin.
Dark blue fabric seats, lower legroom than on the MD, clean so far.
Very nice weather here, sunny again and 22 degrees
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Runway 21 for this leg, it is 5.10 pm, ontime, the duration is 1 hour 35 minutes.
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That´s Sweden
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Leaving the country
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Cockpit crew is again from Scandinavia, the FO twice to hear with short, but less detailed informations inflight.
Service is BOB again.
The cabin
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And the safety card
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Some special magazine
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Traffic close to the Öresund
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Wing view
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Notice the haze close to FRA
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The weather here is also not bad, touchdown on the 4000 meters runway 25L with sunny 29 degrees
at 06.40 pm, 15 minutes ahead to schedule.
Another 736 at the gate in FRA
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My seat
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Finger disembarking
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Bye-Bye
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Small and big
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The nice retro LH A321 also still in my log
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Some more pictures and also issues with Robert´s bag which obviously is staying still in GOT.
But finally, so he informes me, it arrives later in the evening.
Me joining the next ICE train to STR , the train from FRA is some minutes late, thanx to Deutsche Bahn nothing what I usually like, but this time perfect for me, approaching the tracks and seeing the late train coming in.
Not a minute to wait at Mannheim and with the next S-Bahn from Stuttgart´s main train station to the airport, on the board departing in 1 minute, enough for me to catch it also.

The SK MD81 is still the winner of the day, going more and more rare here in Europe.
Very nice aviation and else to talk with Robert, so a fullfilled day here,
back home at around 10 pm.

One week to go now for another A.net meet, this time four legs together on AF/Regional and no talking about the upcoming plane type on the CDG-LHR-CDG route.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2010-07-24 02:42:45 and read 18936 times.

Hi Markus,

interesting report, nice to get an impression of Gothenburg. Good to hear you were rebooked after the cancellation.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And here it is OY-KHN, close to twenty years in service with SK, since 29.01.1991.
Leg no. 2 only on the MD 81 for me and a new registration.
One of 9 examples in the SK fleet, this is "Dan Viking".

OY-KHN was already converted to an MD-82 in December 2004. Unfortunately, SAS doesn't operate MD-81s any more.


PH

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: Contact Air
Posted 2010-07-24 02:57:48 and read 18905 times.

Hi Markus,

Very nice report about your day-trip. It's always fun to meet some other A.Netters.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Technical", I ask the lady.
"Technical", she responds.

A technical problem with a Contact Air F100 doesn't seem to surprise anybody - it happens so frequently! Let's hope they get the problems fixed one day. But good to hear that LH re-booked you to BA and you were able to make your connection at LHR.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A good load here, around 90%

I have made the same experiences on the early morning BA-service from STR to LHR. Load factor is usually quite high. So I found it strange to hear that BA will change the schedule on STR-LHR next winter: there will be no more night stop at STR so the first BA-service to LHR will leave STR at 11:50.

The City of Gothenburg looks very nice, especially with the great weather.

Regards
Christoph

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-24 04:35:31 and read 18750 times.

Hey, PH and Christoph,

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
nteresting report, nice to get an impression of Gothenburg. Good to hear you were rebooked after the cancellation.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
OY-KHN was already converted to an MD-82 in December 2004. Unfortunately, SAS doesn't operate MD-81s any more.

Thanx for the notice, my usual source shows it as an MD81, but it´s an MD anyway.


@Christoph.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
Very nice report about your day-trip. It's always fun to meet some other A.Netters.

Thank you and thats indeed the point.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
A technical problem with a Contact Air F100 doesn't seem to surprise anybody - it happens so frequently! Let's hope they get the problems fixed one day. But good to hear that LH re-booked you to BA and you were able to make your connection at LHR.

Some more bookings for this machines in the log, no more cancellations, please.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
I have made the same experiences on the early morning BA-service from STR to LHR. Load factor is usually quite high. So I found it strange to hear that BA will change the schedule on STR-LHR next winter: there will be no more night stop at STR so the first BA-service to LHR will leave STR at 11:50.

Unbelievable, bad decision.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
The City of Gothenburg looks very nice, especially with the great weather.

Worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2010-07-24 05:15:18 and read 18669 times.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Thanx for the notice, my usual source shows it as an MD81, but it´s an MD anyway.

I know, certain hobby sites still show SAS MD-81s, but some professional service providers don't.


PH

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: LH4116
Posted 2010-07-24 06:03:52 and read 18597 times.

Hello Markus!

Very nice to see a report from Gothenburg, it's a really nice city! Your flights on SAS looked pretty ok, but still I don't like them having BOB. The service on BA looked really generous to me.

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FlyingFinn76
Posted 2010-07-24 06:21:00 and read 18572 times.

Hi Markus,

Very nice to read about your apparently very successful daytrip to Gothenburg and about your flight together with a fellow a.net member! Glad it all worked out in the end, I guess you would've been in a world of trouble if the rebooking on BA wasn't possible, although maybe they could've booked you direct to GOT via FRA or MUC.

Nice photos of Gothenburg, that's a city which I for some reason like far more than Stockholm - maybe it's because it is somewhat smaller that makes it more manageable or maybe it is Edwardson's crime novels set in the city which I love!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No more open window seats, but aisle last row, 22D is also ok in this case.

I bet you were just happy to get onboard and could have accepted even a middle seat!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One of 9 examples in the SK fleet, this is "Dan Viking".

Hey, an old friend, flew OSL-TRD with her almost seven years ago!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The oldfashioned cabin fitted with fabric seats, legroom ok

Yes, the seats on the SK Mad dogs are far superior to any other economy seats they have.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some danish airport down there

Mate, that's AAL - very familiar to me  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable, the Iran Air 747SP, in service since 10.05.1976 and by now on the EU blacklist.

Maybe they were there to pick up the deported person? Anyway a very impressive sight and something that you definitely don't see every day around Europe!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It is LN-RCT, a warm welcome to the Boeing 737-600, leg no. 4 only for me, a new registration.

Antoher old friend, logged two flights with this one. Interestingly it is actually operated by SAS Norge.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One of the last pax is an middle aged guy with a small child approaching my row and shows the FA that he´s in 22D and F.
The FA want´s to see my boarding pass, no problem, 22F is me.
They want father and child together and therefore shuffle me to another seat.

Err why couldn't they jus ttake 22DE with you on F?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Dark blue fabric seats, lower legroom than on the MD, clean so far.

You should try the newer SK 737-800s one day - the legroom on those birds on the back rows is horrible!

Great stuff, looking for more!

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-24 06:37:54 and read 18557 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@PH.:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
I know, certain hobby sites still show SAS MD-81s, but some professional service providers don't

And there is also PH who clear the issues, thanx again!

@Jonas:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 5):
Very nice to see a report from Gothenburg, it's a really nice city! Your flights on SAS looked pretty ok, but still I don't like them having BOB. The service on BA looked really generous to me

Thank you. Gothenburg is indeed a nice place also for me and it´s also my opinion with that SK service concept.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Very nice to read about your apparently very successful daytrip to Gothenburg and about your flight together with a fellow a.net member! Glad it all worked out in the end, I guess you would've been in a world of trouble if the rebooking on BA wasn't possible, although maybe they could've booked you direct to GOT via FRA or MUC.

Thank you, I´am happy with that rebooking on BA.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Nice photos of Gothenburg, that's a city which I for some reason like far more than Stockholm - maybe it's because it is somewhat smaller that makes it more manageable or maybe it is Edwardson's crime novels set in the city which I love!

I know these novel´s also, like it, too.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):

I bet you were just happy to get onboard and could have accepted even a middle seat!

Absolutely.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Hey, an old friend, flew OSL-TRD with her almost seven years ago!

Good to know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Yes, the seats on the SK Mad dogs are far superior to any other economy seats they have.

Also my opinion.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Mate, that's AAL - very familiar to me  

I know you help me out.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Maybe they were there to pick up the deported person? Anyway a very impressive sight and something that you definitely don't see every day around Europe!

Not sure, but he looks like from this area of the world.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Antoher old friend, logged two flights with this one. Interestingly it is actually operated by SAS Norge.

Once again, good to know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Err why couldn't they jus ttake 22DE with you on F?

There is no E seat in the last row on the SK 736, one more point to go for this place as ever possible.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
You should try the newer SK 737-800s one day - the legroom on those birds on the back rows is horrible!

Thanx for the advice.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Great stuff, looking for more!

Coming up soon, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: akhmad
Posted 2010-07-24 07:28:35 and read 18465 times.

Hi Markus,

Great roundtrip despite the cancelled Contact Air flight. You managed to get new registrations and had a meet up with other A.netters.

I agree with you about MD81. It must have been such a wonderful experience sitting next to the humming Pratt and Whitney's.

Well, I did not know that IR was flying to GOT. The B747SP looks beautiful among other aircrafts around. No wonder you have shot the pictures from many different angles.

Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your next installments.

Cheers,
Suryo

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: BA319-131
Posted 2010-07-24 11:18:35 and read 18302 times.

Hi Markus,

Nice read and pictures as usual, thanks for sharing.

Looks l,ike LH did good in getting you onto the BA flight, the rest of the day would have gone belly up otherwise.

Nice to see a breakfast on BA, though that sort of snack was a thing of the past.

Nice to get an old MD-80, starting to get rare in Europe, despite a fair number of flights on these machines, perhaps I should add another flight on one.

737-600, well what can I say, still missing from my log!

Cheers

Mark

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: oa260
Posted 2010-07-24 11:57:21 and read 18242 times.

Hey Markus ,
Another nice read and pics. I love the phrases on the SK aircraft. My favourite is ''The Dream Capsule''.

Nice photos and also nice to meet another Anetter, you are getting to see a good amount of Anetters around Europe  


Regards

Philip.

PS . Really looking forward to seeing your next TR  

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-24 13:06:23 and read 18168 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
Great roundtrip despite the cancelled Contact Air flight. You managed to get new registrations and had a meet up with other A.netters.

Thank you.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
I agree with you about MD81. It must have been such a wonderful experience sitting next to the humming Pratt and Whitney's.

Sure, it is.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
Well, I did not know that IR was flying to GOT. The B747SP looks beautiful among other aircrafts around. No wonder you have shot the pictures from many different angles.

This plane is really something special.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your next installment

Coming up soon, you know.


@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Nice read and pictures as usual, thanks for sharing.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Looks l,ike LH did good in getting you onto the BA flight, the rest of the day would have gone belly up otherwise.

No other chance to fix the schedule.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Nice to see a breakfast on BA, though that sort of snack was a thing of the past.

With a good number of BA legs lately, no real standard to see.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Nice to get an old MD-80, starting to get rare in Europe, despite a fair number of flights on these machines, perhaps I should add another flight on one.

Tell me more.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
737-600, well what can I say, still missing from my log

Ah, something to do soon.


@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 10):
Another nice read and pics. I love the phrases on the SK aircraft. My favourite is ''The Dream Capsule''.

Thank you and I also like these kind of phrases.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 10):
Nice photos and also nice to meet another Anetter, you are getting to see a good amount of Anetters around Europe

And some more coming up, if nothing goes wrong.
Maybe I should head also for Ireland somedays.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 10):
Really looking forward to seeing your next TR

On the final assembly line.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: parton87
Posted 2010-07-24 14:19:39 and read 18105 times.

Hello Markus!

I realy like the report and your pictures! it´s fun to be mentioned in a report you dont have wrote yourself!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The SK MD81 is still the winner of the day, going more and more rare here in Europe.
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Nice to get an old MD-80, starting to get rare in Europe, despite a fair number of flights on these machines, perhaps I should add another flight on one.

When your are a Swede flying a B737 or a A320 is far more exotic then a MD-80!:D It have been a common sigt at all scandinavian airports and when you flown with SK at least 40 times you have quit some MD flights in your log....:D

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: eicvd
Posted 2010-07-24 15:38:04 and read 18045 times.

Hi Markus
Thanks for posting another enjoyable read. Another trip report including LHR is just what I wanted with my trip there next week  

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: airbuseric
Posted 2010-07-24 16:38:37 and read 17986 times.

Hallo Markus!

Thanks for this nice report. Good to meet another a.netter!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One Star-Alliance leg missing now, on the way to reach 30 for Frequent traveller.

Shame for that, but great effort anyway. I'm 4 flights short... No problem to get that fixed soon  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No need for immigration, staying inside and using the bus shuttle for T3, running frequently.

Yep, convenient transfer, interesting ride on the apron also. Shame on the new security checks though...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable, the Iran Air 747SP, in service since 10.05.1976 and by now on the EU blacklist.

Really?! Didn't know that

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What a beauty

Yeah, the SP is beauty. But this one comes from Iran, so definitely something I will never spend my money on.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The FA want´s to see my boarding pass, no problem, 22F is me.
He´s heading for the purser and coming back with a ground staff lady.
They want father and child together and therefore shuffle me to another seat.

Oh SAS, very bad!! You had rights to sit and remain in 22F. Apparently groundstaff made mistakes, and you're the victim now :S

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The nice retro LH A321 also still in my log

yep, flown on that AIRX together. 36A and 36F  
Quoting Contact Air (Reply 2):
A technical problem with a Contact Air F100 doesn't seem to surprise anybody - it happens so frequently! Let's hope they get the problems fixed one day.

KLM had so much issues on the F100's also, still have on the few remaining ones. It's time to say goodbye to those frames. Definitely doesn't fit in a ' reliable' airlines fleet.

Regards
Eric

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: signol
Posted 2010-07-24 17:37:25 and read 17939 times.

Another super report, thanks  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Leaving the UK near Norwich

My home town   Let me know if ever you transit NWI... Looks like you are over the coastal town of Yarmouth (my birthplace), with the river Bure and Hickling Broad visible. Always nice to recognise places from the air!

signol

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: The777Man
Posted 2010-07-24 20:54:37 and read 17838 times.

Great report Markus!

Fantastic pictures ! The legroom on the -600 is very poor, reminiscnet of the LIN's F28s back in the day. I've also flown with OY-KHN; May2007 LHR-ARN.

The Swedish magazine on the 736 is the Swedish inflight magazine of SAS, usually only seen on SK's domestic fleet.

Nice of LH to rebook you on BA!

The777Man

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-25 04:45:56 and read 17720 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@R.:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 12):
I realy like the report and your pictures! it´s fun to be mentioned in a report you dont have wrote yourself!

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 12):
When your are a Swede flying a B737 or a A320 is far more exotic then a MD-80!:D It have been a common sigt at all scandinavian airports and when you flown with SK at least 40 times you have quit some MD flights in your log....:D

Good point, I need more MD´s definitely.


@Mark:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 13):
Thanks for posting another enjoyable read. Another trip report including LHR is just what I wanted with my trip there next week

Thank you, wish you a perfect time at LHR.


@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Thanks for this nice report. Good to meet another a.netter!

Thank you.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Shame for that, but great effort anyway. I'm 4 flights short... No problem to get that fixed soon

31 here, you know and btw. 28 on S-Team.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Yep, convenient transfer, interesting ride on the apron also. Shame on the new security checks though...

Thanks god, not that long to wait there.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Really?! Didn't know that

The A300/310 only are allowed to fly in actually.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Yeah, the SP is beauty. But this one comes from Iran, so definitely something I will never spend my money on.

Me, too, no way to go for this machine.,

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Oh SAS, very bad!! You had rights to sit and remain in 22F. Apparently groundstaff made mistakes, and you're the victim now :S

So it seems.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
yep, flown on that AIRX together. 36A and 36F

I remember, a really nice day.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
KLM had so much issues on the F100's also, still have on the few remaining ones. It's time to say goodbye to those frames. Definitely doesn't fit in a ' reliable' airlines fleet.

A couple of more F100´s here booked, we will see,


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 15):
Another super report, thanks

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 15):
My home town   Let me know if ever you transit NWI... Looks like you are over the coastal town of Yarmouth (my birthplace), with the river Bure and Hickling Broad visible. Always nice to recognise places from the air!

You´re welcome, I send you a note if I´am heading to NWI sometimes.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Great report Markus!

Fantastic pictures

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
The legroom on the -600 is very poor, reminiscnet of the LIN's F28s back in the day. I've also flown with OY-KHN; May2007 LHR-ARN.

Good to know.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
The Swedish magazine on the 736 is the Swedish inflight magazine of SAS, usually only seen on SK's domestic fleet.

Also my opinion, maybe a leftover from an earlier flight.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Nice of LH to rebook you on BA!

Absolutely.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: Econojetter
Posted 2010-07-25 08:04:59 and read 17585 times.

Thank you for writing this up. It brings back memories of GOT and the city.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight level 38000 feet, more southern than the last times via Strassbourg, Metz and Lille.

That's pretty high altitude for a relatively short flight.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S1001/S1001033.jpg
Oh yes... deep thoughts by SK. I like them too.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S1001/S1001068.jpg
The wheel looks rather threatening from this angle, like it's going to roll down the street!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The SK MD81 is still the winner of the day, going more and more rare here in Europe.

I have been on the SK MD81/82 a few times and would be happy to fly on it again. In fact I hope to do so before they leave the SK fleet (when?)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: Aleksandar
Posted 2010-07-25 09:19:38 and read 17541 times.

Nice TR, as usual, Marcus!
Your new flag looks very interesting, too   See you on Friday

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-25 13:16:32 and read 17392 times.

Hi, good to see more comments.


@Econojetter:

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 18):
Thank you for writing this up. It brings back memories of GOT and the city.

Thank you, you´re welcome.

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 18):
That's pretty high altitude for a relatively short flight.

Yes, also my opinion.

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 18):
Oh yes... deep thoughts by SK. I like them too.

I like these phrases a lot.

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 18):
The wheel looks rather threatening from this angle, like it's going to roll down the street!

Looks like from one of these science fiction movies, isn´t it?

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 18):
I have been on the SK MD81/82 a few times and would be happy to fly on it again. In fact I hope to do so before they leave the SK fleet (when?)

Me, too, with a good number of birds going from week to week to Allegiant, I´am not sure how long they stay in the fleet.

@Aleksandar:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 19):
Nice TR, as usual, Marcus!
Your new flag looks very interesting, too   See you on Friday

Thank you, preparations, you know, for Saturday!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: infodesk
Posted 2010-07-26 00:25:45 and read 17239 times.

Hi Markus,

Not a good start to the day to see that message on your phone. Still, great that it was sorted out quickly by LH. Just think of the special treatment you'll get when you reach FTL  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Technical", I ask the lady.
"Technical", she responds.

What else on Contact?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is the flightdeck of plane no. 2

Very interesting comparison of the two. It just shows how technology advances.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Two government style looking ladies between 50 and 60 years in 8B and C, suspicious views with every pic I take inflight. How I miss the last row.

Bad luck about the seat change, but I too would have insisted on a window in a situation like that. I hate those dodgy looks you sometimes get when the camera comes out.

So, another successful day, another a.net meeting, a nice city to look around, what more could one want?

Looking forward to the next one, you're going to beat me to it!

Happy flying
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: Contact Goes Tech And Two A.netters On The SK B736
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2010-07-26 11:37:18 and read 17082 times.

Hi, Hannah,

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
Not a good start to the day to see that message on your phone. Still, great that it was sorted out quickly by LH. Just think of the special treatment you'll get when you reach FTL

Definitely a bad surprise and FT is not that far away.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
What else on Contact?!

And hopefully not again.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
Very interesting comparison of the two. It just shows how technology advances.

Definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
Bad luck about the seat change, but I too would have insisted on a window in a situation like that. I hate those dodgy looks you sometimes get when the camera comes out

No neighbour or sleeping one´s, that´s the best.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
So, another successful day, another a.net meeting, a nice city to look around, what more could one want?

A 100% agreement, thats the way to go.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 21):
Looking forward to the next one, you're going to beat me to it!

And I´am also looking very curious forward to you´re point of view.

Best wishes,
Markus(FLIEGER67)


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