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Topic: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-20 22:29:45 and read 14600 times.

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Ciao, dear readers

and welcome to a new story.
It seems, it is far to long ago since I was the last time in Italy.
Italy, the country with the Dolce Vita style of living. Pasta, Pizza, Ferrari and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.
And yes, there is really an airport not yet pinned on my departure airports map and yes, when I´am checking the weather data around the last years with Apulia and especially Brindisi that looks like really nice.
Mostly dry and temperatures up to 25 degrees.
Is there something interesting to fly down to Brindisi?.
Yes, so it seems for the first view, no B737/A320 series planes and a new airline also on offer during my search.
Well, where is the book it button?.
Some three weeks after the return from Cyprus

Short Ahead To FR//UK Charter For Paphos (by FLIEGER67 Mar 24 2012 in Trip Reports)

I´am on the way to fly again.

Here is also the routemap:



Thanx as usual, to:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Here are the first 200 departed from aiports:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And this is the latest development around the following new departure airports map:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And also the actually done routes:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Enough talking now, further on with the first leg.


Saturday, 31.03.2012

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Service Swiss LX 1165 operated by Swiss European Airlines
Scheduled: 08.20 // 09.05


Now that´s a relaxed departure time this Saturday morning.
Wake up at 5.00 am, on the way at 6.00 am and at the airport around 7.00 am.
Seat selection is done online. Easy to catch my seat of choice for the first leg via LH´s website.
No way to change the seat for the second leg on the same booking.
Well, the trick is to enter the same data on the LX website and finally you see the seatmap for the second flight. Also quickly selected.
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.
She updated me frequently with the latest load data around my flights. So I know that the first leg today is short to overbooked and therefore no question to work proactive at the desk for an upgrade.
An somewhat cold elderly woman at work:
"Good morning, I´am checked in but not yet printed for ZRH and MXP. Is it possible to do it here?".
"Yes, let me see you´re documents".
"I know that the flight is well booked, is there an upgrade possible?".
"Yes, the flight is overbooked with one pax by now.
I will check it and give you a call later at the gate".
"Thank you".
Well, looks like a good start for the day.
By surprise no time to wait at security also with the first day of the easter vacation time in southern Germany.
The usual bunch of "I am frequently flying once per year" people around.
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".
Ah, these people, better than any theater or commedy show!.
A short view to the screen shows me nothing else than an ontime flight from gate 162. Ok so far
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Quickly done and up the stairs for the lounge, right hand side for me, the Senator´s place.
The elder woman welcomed me by name and also not by surprise the lounge is fairly empty this morning, not that much Sen´s on the way today.
Booking is done via Opodo this time. The only available offer with exactly these flights, leg 1, 2 and 7 together. The fare per leg is 50.00 Euro´s this way.
Scheduled aircraft type is the RJ100, not that often logged here, so warm welcomed.
Bubbles in the morning
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Or better stay this way
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Surprise, Anadolu Jet at STR
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Boarding time is around the corner, down to the groundfloor for the bus gates now.
The elder female saw me and waved me in.
"Here is you´re new boarding pass, seat 2A".
"Thank you".
The bus arrived and shuttled me around the apron for a view like this
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Under the wing, not that I have any special preference for shots this way!
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Four engines for short haul
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This is HB-IXQ, leg no. 9 only by now on the RJ100.
Nothing new here, done long ago on a NCE-BSL run.
"Stucklistock" is counted in the Switzerland register since 27.03.1996 with Crossair, Swiss International and Swiss European.
One of 20 examples in the active fleet.
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08.25 am, close to ontime, "Euroswiss" leaving 8 cloudy degrees behind and heading for 25 minutes to ZRH from runway 25 with a shortcut of course. No need for the full length on the Avro.
Cockpit crew is from Switzerland. The captain with a nice short welcome during taxi.
The safety card just to confirm the plane type
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The Swiss magazine directs me to the south
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The aisle seat is also taken, but it´s spacious enough here.
The load is very close to 100%.
Legroom is sure ok here with the dark grey well used leather seats
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And also this way
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Cabin crew is one elder male FA with a nice welcome and also a really nice behavior further on, together with a young and also nice female serving the rear part of the cabin.
The FA´s doing a tough job with 11 pax in biz today.
Service is newspapers and small water bottles offered at the seats, drinks for several times, this croissant and the famous Swiss chocolates
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Front cabin view
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This is not my usual engine view
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No route or flightlevel info´s here.
I should fly more often during this time of the year, really nice views
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Short ahead to Lake Zurich
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Along the lake
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And the city
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Touchdown at the 3700 meters runway 34, 09.00 am, short ahead to schedule, 5 degrees and superb sunny here in Switzerland.
Docked at a finger gate, a good chance for a last view to the engines
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And also a good decision not to take the earlier service to MXP.
Milano bound pax are directed upstairs, all the others downstairs, so it seems exactly this plane is heading for Milano now.
But well, there is definitely something else to do here.
These nice young woman decides to spend some time of her work free Saturday also at the airport and welcomed me now at the gate.
With this super nice weather conditions, it´s no question for us to go for a view outside from the recently re-opened public terrace. Definitely a really nice place for example to held a meeting with a couple of aviation enthusiasts from around the world
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We spend a good time chatting in the sun. Be careful during this time of the year not to catch the first sunburn!.
And finally to go airside for a view to the lounge.
My next flight looks like ok from gate A58
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She is accepted as my lounge guest, so more time to chat together.
Sorry for the blurry pic, but these Nespresso engine looks so special
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Cold cuts
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Or something hot
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The lounge feels a little bit dark with these brown furniture
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I like these Swiss model planes
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Flying away
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Time to go for the gate now and a view for the different Swiss liveries
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This service is also well booked, but not as far as the first leg.
Proactive talking with the nice female gate agent, but no second upgrade, so it seems.
Bye now to H., thanx for you´re time, my pleasure to meet you there.
Onward with the next flight and a beep by passing the gate.
A beep. A good or a bad one?.
Ah, a good one, upgrade number 2 for me now!.

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Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-20 22:32:52 and read 14614 times.

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Service Swiss LX 1628 operated by Swiss European Airlines
Scheduled: 12.25 // 13.20


If anyone here wants to count the equipment changes around this trip, so it´s a good way to start it now.
Originally scheduled and also one of the reasons to do exactly that flights is the Helvetic Fokker 100.
But not for me today, a couple of weeks ago it changes to Swiss European and the Avro.
Anyway better than the standard Airbus/Boeing equipment.
The bus driver stops at HB-IYU, leg no. 10 on type and this is a new entry to my log.
This plane starts his career with Cityflyer Express at 15.12.2000, running for British Airways CitiExpress and finally with Swiss European since 21.02.2006.
It´s named "Rot Turm". Another example from the 20 in the fleet.
HB-IYU suffered an tail strike on landing at LCY in 2007 and was out of service for several weeks due to serious damage
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Special Star Alliance paint here
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The Swiss Star
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I ike these small engines
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And the undercarriage
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12.50 am, 25 minutes late, superb sunny with 15 degrees, 40 minutes to go now for "Euroswiss" from the 2500 meters runway 28.
Cockpit crew is from Switzerland. The captain with a nice welcome during boarding. Some issues with pax numbers and loaded bags to solve, but nothing serious.
He´s once more short to hear prior to descent.
Let´s have a view from the other side of the cabin
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The load is 90%.
The new looking safety card
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Cabin crew is ok, both middle aged, one male, one female, nothing special yet.
Well, no legroom complaints here
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New style dark grey leather seaters, clean so far
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It seems that´s not a bad day for an panorama flight around the alps
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Green and white contrasts
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I´am getting used to this engine view
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An airport in the distance
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Some snow down under
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We´re cruising really low, so it feels like
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Service is newspapers offered at the seats, small waterbottles and a cold plate with bread and something sweet and fruity together with free drinks several times.
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Not far from the italian border
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Above Lago di Como
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That looks like Italy down there
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No route or flight level informations.
What about landing at this airport?
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Touchdown at the 3920 meters 35L, 01.30 pm, ten minutes late.
Welcome to Italy with sunny 22 degrees.
Anyone lost inside?
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It´s amazing when you disembark a plane early and see how much people are coming out of these small metall tube
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By bus to the terminal and good to go for the next equipment change!.



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Service AZ 1027 operated by Alitalia
Scheduled: 15.15 // 16.30


Well, the AF Skyteam lounge is well signed here.
But finally when you turn around the last corner, you see that there is no lounge here anymore. Closed and redirected to the SEA Milano Sala Monteverdi now.
No complaints, it´s close to the usual AZ gates.
Up the escalator
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Despite the low number of pax the offers looking not that really welcoming
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Sure better this way
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No apron view here
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A 11 for Roma
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This leg is booked by AZ directly. The fare together with the next flight is 40.00 Euro´s per leg.
OLCI works well this time with AZ´s website.
Checked in but not printed, as usual.
The female lounge agent is not possible to do so, but she told me that I should catch the boarding pass later at the gate.
A bit earlier than usual back to the gates.
Well, these people from Belorussia are extending their travels these days
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I´am sure, this way leads to Roma
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How I like these fashion advertissements
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The nice elder female gate agent printed my boarding passes, she speaks also german to me, interesting.
Scheduled is the E75, warm welcomed but not for real, equipment change no. 2 here.
My plane is coming in with a strange dejavu feeling to say the least.
This is EI-IMF "Isole Tremiti" and after not that much browsing in my notebook I know that this is nothing new to me.
Leg no. 76 on type and the second experience here after LIN-FRA last October.
In service with AZ since 28.11.2003. One of 17 in the fleet.
The plane is noticed with an diversion to GVA last June with smoke on board, but good to know, nothing else happened
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Hey, is this Italy or such a rough third world country?.
Boarding hasn´t started yet when a young male in suit running to the gate, walking in a nervous style around followed soon thereafter by a "I´am the Chief Secretary" style lady together with a couple of highly important, at least from their behavior, politicians. Boarding the plane straight ahead, not that I´ve even noticed that someone collected their boarding papers.
Anyway let´s enter the plane now
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What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?
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Cockpit crew is from Italy, the captain with a nice and detailed welcome after boarding is completed.
One pax with checked lugagge doesn´t show up and we know what it means. Baggage offloading and some minutes to wait. He´s later again on the speakers short during descent.
3.35 pm, 20 minutes late, it´s partly cloudy by now but anyway 22 degrees, 50 minutes on"Alitalia" for Roma from runway 35L like arrivals.
A view to the well loaded cabin
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Bright grey leather seats, clean so far.
Ok legroom in the last row, 25A, the aisle is also taken but the middle seat remains open with a load very close to 100%
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Cabin crew is one elder nice male together with an middle aged and also a young female FA, both ok but nothing special.
Service is free drinks but where are the Biscotti this time?.
These safety card looks like really well used
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No route or flightlevel information.
Fall in love with Italy. Yes I do, especially with the right hand party of the picture!
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I like these red dot on the wing
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Touchdown at the 3880 meters 16L, 18 degrees and partly cloudy here. 4.40 pm, ten minutes late.
Coming in to Roma for a quick connection now.
Another equipment change?. No way, absolutely no way!.





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Service AZ 1623 operated by Alitalia
Scheduled: 17.20 // 18.35


Brindisi looks like ok from gate B18
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This is the second part of the AZ booking, the fare again 40.00 Euro´s.
Seat selection is also done online.
No lounge visit due to the short connection.
Bus boarding by now and the whole show is well in progress when I´am arriving at the gate.
The second bus for me to reach my plane
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Well, this is definitely not the scheduled MD
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This is EI-DSG "Elio Vittorini", leg no. 83 on the A320.
At least a new entry to my log.
Since 26.04.2007 in service with AirOne and Alitalia,
one of 53 planes in the fleet.
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5.20 pm, perfectly ontime, 18 partly cloudy degrees here. No duration info for Brindisi and "Alitalia" leaves Roma from runway 25.
Cabin crew is one middle aged ok male and three female FA´s, all together nice, one elder, two younger.
Cockpit crew is from Italy, the captain with a short info inflight during early descent.
Inseat screens working, interesting
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And also these safety card looks like well used
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Bright grey leather seats. The cabin is not that really clean.
Legroom is ok here in the last row, 30A and three for me with a 90% load
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Service is no Biscotti again, but free drinks.
No route or flightlevel informations.
Coming in to Puglia
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Touchdown at the 2628 meters runway 13, 6.20 pm, 15 minutes ahead to schedule. 18 degrees and superb sunny here.
Parked directly in front off the terminal, no need for a bus transfer
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Warm welcomed with these nice weather conditions
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Under the wing, you know
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There is a really cheap, 90 Cent, public bus service from the airport to the train station in the city. My way to go now
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By the time night is falling and as far as I´ve checked the walking direction to my hotel, the roads here are not that really well signed. So it seems it´s better to follow the large boards at the main road to my accomodation.
I don´t recommend to do it this way in a Italian city with a strange oneway road system.
Finally I´ve walked around the old town till I´ve reached the hotel from the other side, but had initially only to walk down the main pedestrian zone to find it also.
Well, the next time maybe.
A nightly welcome
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The lobby
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A middle aged nice male greeted me, as requested a room on the top floor is prepared for me
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This property is called "Orientale".
Not that cheap with 80.00 Euro´s B&B, but anyway Brindisi is mainly a biz oriented destination
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The bathroom
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Stepping out of the hotel for a view around and got immediatelly greeted by a thousand of people on the main street.
Is there some sort of demo goin on?.
No way, it´s Italy and it´s Saturday evening and that´s Passegiata time. The whole city is on the streets, so it looks like.
Really good looking wo..., ah sorry, people here!.
Is this Africa, Albania or really southern Italy, I don´t know!.
Let´s go for a view to the harbour
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What about this illuminated thing above the nice bar?
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If you come all the way from Roma in ancient times this is the end of the Via Appia
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So, time for a couple of hours in dreamland now.
I should be up again early tomorrow morning to catch some more Brindisi impressions, coming up soon.

My conclusions flight by flight:
LX STR-ZRH: More please.
LX ZRH-MXP: Once again, more please.
AZ MXP-FCO: Ok, but nothing special.
AZ FCO-BDS: Short and relaxed.

Ciao and don´t forget to leave a comment, that´s really appreciated.
FLIEGER67 or what about a view to Facebook, Markus Klaus Felger that sounds also like me!.

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: ROGERBCN
Posted 2012-04-20 23:46:31 and read 14512 times.

Hola Markus!

Nice to see your nice weekend reading TRs up again.

You have chosen a very nice route, all to the South. Glad to see that LX upgraded you in both legs, really small offerings in both flights as far as food is concerned but the nice views make up for it.

AZ seems to have played a couple of tricks on your planned flight equipment denying you the opportunity to fly their beloved MDs.

Look forward to reading the return journey and many more to come.

Salut!

Roger

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: mxp
Posted 2012-04-21 01:10:27 and read 14391 times.

Hi Markus
im sorry to heard u didnt have the MD, in fact im planning also a day trip from MXP to NAP and back to catch it even if i dont love the type very much
I was there in MXP the day u depart to catch the Antonov and i remember to see ur aircraft departing .....
Anyway thanx to came to Italy and look forward for other TR
ALberto

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: 717Flyer
Posted 2012-04-21 03:40:16 and read 14232 times.

Hey, Markus,

I was already starting to miss the work of "Trip Reporter Productions" and finally, after some eager awaiting this very nice story came online - well done!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Italy, the country with the Dolce Vita style of living. Pasta, Pizza, Ferrari and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.

Oh Markus, you haven't changed at all have you?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And yes, there is really an airport not yet pinned on my departure airports map and yes, when I´am checking the weather data around the last years with Apulia and especially Brindisi that looks like really nice.

What a coincidence! Some weeks ago a major Finnish tour operator announced they would start doing package tours to Apuglia so we'll have direct HEL-BDS-HEL flights on Finnair this summer. The fares are very high though, some 500 EUR for a return ticket.


And this woman from ZRH? I think I know who you are talking about! Very nice of her to keep you updated.   .

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.
She updated me frequently with the latest load data around my flights. So I know that the first leg today is short to overbooked and therefore no question to work proactive at the desk for an upgrade.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is not my usual engine view

Aww, the engines in the Avro are so cute!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We´re cruising really low, so it feels like

Great shot!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, these people from Belorussia are extending their travels these days

Hey, that's a plane we see every now and then in Helsinki as well! I don't think that route is doing very well though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Brindisi looks like ok from gate B18

Well well, what is it that I see on the departures board if not blu-express. You should try them sometime Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My conclusions flight by flight:
LX STR-ZRH: More please.
LX ZRH-MXP: Once again, more please.
AZ MXP-FCO: Ok, but nothing special.
AZ FCO-BDS: Short and relaxed

Nicely summed up! Looks like LX did the job once again.

And it seems like you had quite a day even though you got no T-tail in the end with all those upgrades, impressive!

Looking forward to more.  

Regards,
717Flyer

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-21 03:51:15 and read 14214 times.

Hey, nice to see some comments.


@Roger:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 2):

Nice to see your nice weekend reading TRs up again.

You have chosen a very nice route, all to the South. Glad to see that LX upgraded you in both legs, really small offerings in both flights as far as food is concerned but the nice views make up for it.

Thank you and short flights so not that much on offer.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 2):

AZ seems to have played a couple of tricks on your planned flight equipment denying you the opportunity to fly their beloved MDs.

Not that easy with AZ these days.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 2):

Look forward to reading the return journey and many more to come.

Coming up soon, you know.


@Alberto:

Quoting mxp (Reply 3):

im sorry to heard u didnt have the MD, in fact im planning also a day trip from MXP to NAP and back to catch it even if i dont love the type very much

Really good to know this.

Quoting mxp (Reply 3):

I was there in MXP the day u depart to catch the Antonov and i remember to see ur aircraft departing .....
Anyway thanx to came to Italy and look forward for other TR

Thank you and I will show it to you when I´am the next time in the area.


@R.:

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

I was already starting to miss the work of "Trip Reporter Productions" and finally, after some eager awaiting this very nice story came online - well done!

Thank you.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Oh Markus, you haven't changed at all have you?

No way, absolutely no way!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

What a coincidence! Some weeks ago a major Finnish tour operator announced they would start doing package tours to Apuglia so we'll have direct HEL-BDS-HEL flights on Finnair this summer. The fares are very high though, some 500 EUR for a return ticket.

Hey, that sounds strange with 500.00 Euro´s return.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

And this woman from ZRH? I think I know who you are talking about! Very nice of her to keep you updated.

Definitely.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Aww, the engines in the Avro are so cute!

Also my opinion, really cute.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Great shot!
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Hey, that's a plane we see every now and then in Helsinki as well! I don't think that route is doing very well though.

Interesting.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Well well, what is it that I see on the departures board if not blu-express. You should try them sometime Markus!

I will do with a lot of spare time around!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

Nicely summed up! Looks like LX did the job once again.

Sure the case here with LX.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):

And it seems like you had quite a day even though you got no T-tail in the end with all those upgrades, impressive!

Looking forward to more.

Definitely and more is on the production line.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: reifel
Posted 2012-04-21 05:07:20 and read 14118 times.

Hi Markus,

thanks for this report. You've been lucky with all these upgrades.
Too bad for the equipment change. A E75 and especially a MD80 would have been nicer.
Flew with AZ from FCO to GOA and I got a equipment change from a MD to an airbus as well. Didn't got the PTV on though. But got biscotti. You got nothing. is this just inconsistency or did they cut this down?

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: akhmad
Posted 2012-04-21 05:15:05 and read 14111 times.

Hi Markus,

I might feel shivery, but it will not keep me from replying on your exciting report. Brindisi, who would ever think about that but you!   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Really good looking wo..., ah sorry, people here!.

Haha, getting a bit carried away?  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, the trick is to enter the same data on the LX website and finally you see the seatmap for the second flight. Also quickly selected.

Trick and treat!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.
She updated me frequently with the latest load data around my flights. So I know that the first leg today is short to overbooked and therefore no question to work proactive at the desk for an upgrade.

How great to meet her again!  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".

   OMG, was it exactly what they’re saying?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Or better stay this way

A glass of bubbly would be alright.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is newspapers and small water bottles offered at the seats, drinks for several times, this croissant and the famous Swiss chocolates

All of them on 25 minute flight? Good job LX!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Definitely a really nice place for example to held a meeting with a couple of aviation enthusiasts from around the world

So, when is the occasion?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ah, a good one, upgrade number 2 for me now!.

And that on board of new registration. Congratulation!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Some snow down under

How about some snow on Blue Mountain in the Land of Down Under next time?   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I´am sure, this way leads to Roma

Just follow the beautiful wo… , What am I doing?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Boarding hasn´t started yet when a young male in suit running to the gate, walking in a nervous style around followed soon thereafter by a "I´am the Chief Secretary" style lady together with a couple of highly important, at least from their behavior, politicians. Boarding the plane straight ahead, not that I´ve even noticed that someone collected their boarding papers.

The plane would not leave with only them inside, so why the rush?  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

Glamorous!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Yes I do, especially with the right hand party of the picture!

Alright, as long as I can have the left hand.  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I don´t recommend to do it this way in a Italian city with a strange oneway road system.

Thanks for the tip.


Thank you for sharing. Have a nice sunny weekend. I am back to bed now.

Best wishes,
Suryo

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: MH017
Posted 2012-04-21 05:18:55 and read 14099 times.

Buon Giorno Markus !

Bellissimo TR...grazie mille  

Too bad you had so many equipment-changes; it's very much like KLM/KLC  

LX looks nice in their European Business Class - too bad the flight(s) were too short...
Yeah, we should do an A.net meet @ ZRH again, now that the viewing-deck has re-opened !!!

AZ, ofcourse, was domestic, so what could you expect here...

Looking forward to the continuation of your trip...

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-21 06:05:04 and read 14063 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@reifel:

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):

thanks for this report. You've been lucky with all these upgrades.

Thank you and lucky me, definitely.

Quoting reifel (Reply 6):
Too bad for the equipment change. A E75 and especially a MD80 would have been nicer.
Flew with AZ from FCO to GOA and I got a equipment change from a MD to an airbus as well. Didn't got the PTV on though. But got biscotti. You got nothing. is this just inconsistency or did they cut this down?

Decision by the crew with the service so it seems, done another leg with Biscotti this time.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

I might feel shivery, but it will not keep me from replying on your exciting report. Brindisi, who would ever think about that but you!

Thank you, really good to know this way.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

Haha, getting a bit carried away?

Definitely, for sure!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

Trick and treat!

That´s the point here.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

How great to meet her again!

For sure.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

   OMG, was it exactly what they’re saying?

Exactly, I don´t want to believe it!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

A glass of bubbly would be alright.

Sure the point here.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

All of them on 25 minute flight? Good job LX!

All of them.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

So, when is the occasion?

I keep that thing open but it looks like a real good place to meet especially with the special relationship by H.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

And that on board of new registration. Congratulation!

Lucky me!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

How about some snow on Blue Mountain in the Land of Down Under next time?

Good point to do it this way.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

Just follow the beautiful wo… , What am I doing?

Hey!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

The plane would not leave with only them inside, so why the rush?

Politicians you know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

Glamorous!

Exactly.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):

Alright, as long as I can have the left hand.

Sure ok for me this way!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):
Thanks for the tip.


Thank you for sharing. Have a nice sunny weekend. I am back to bed now.

A perfect weekend for you, too.


@P.:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):
Buon Giorno Markus !

Bellissimo TR...grazie mille

Thank you.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

Too bad you had so many equipment-changes; it's very much like KLM/KLC

So it seems.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

LX looks nice in their European Business Class - too bad the flight(s) were too short...

Good point here.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

Yeah, we should do an A.net meet @ ZRH again, now that the viewing-deck has re-opened !!!

I keep that idea open. sure a nice place to meet there.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

AZ, ofcourse, was domestic, so what could you expect here...

Good point.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: deltamartin
Posted 2012-04-21 06:31:03 and read 14022 times.

Hello Markus!

As usual a great report of yours!
Very interesting to read about your trip to Italy! Especially since I'll fly Alitalia for the first time myself in June.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The usual bunch of "I am frequently flying once per year" people around.
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".
Ah, these people, better than any theater or commedy show!.

Can indeed be quite fun to watch, but not what you want to see when in a hurry!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

Nice. I was lucky enough to see it at ARN earlier this year. For sure something special.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, this is definitely not the scheduled MD

My AZ flight is scheduled to be on the MD, I hope it doesn't become an Airbus!

Martin

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-21 08:27:15 and read 13892 times.

Hi, Martin,

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):

As usual a great report of yours!
Very interesting to read about your trip to Italy! Especially since I'll fly Alitalia for the first time myself in June.

Thank you and good to know about you´re upcoming trip to Italy.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):

Can indeed be quite fun to watch, but not what you want to see when in a hurry!

Sure the point here.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):

Nice. I was lucky enough to see it at ARN earlier this year. For sure something special.

Definitely.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):

My AZ flight is scheduled to be on the MD, I hope it doesn't become an Airbus!

Good luck, you never know with AZ these days.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: Knightsofmalta
Posted 2012-04-21 11:34:06 and read 13699 times.

Hi Markus

Excellent report on certainly a worthy cause!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.
She updated me frequently with the latest load data around my flights.

Markus, you old charmer! Sounds like some heavy duty flirting going on here.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom is sure ok here with the dark grey well used leather seats

Those seats really are perfect, especially on the Avro. The first time I stepped aboard one with the new seats I could hardly believe how much space there was!

It's a pity you didn't manage to secure a flight on the MD, at least nobody can say you didn't try! But at least you got the upgrade and another chance to meet with that very good looking woman from Zurich Airport.

Thanks for posting this report Markus. I always find your trip very entertaining.

Cheers,
William

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: dc9northwest
Posted 2012-04-21 11:55:37 and read 13671 times.

Hi there Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Yes, so it seems for the first view, no B737/A320 series planes and a new airline also on offer during my search.
Well, where is the book it button?.

Shame about the equipment changes, no?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Seat selection is done online. Easy to catch my seat of choice for the first leg via LH´s website.
No way to change the seat for the second leg on the same booking.
Well, the trick is to enter the same data on the LX website and finally you see the seatmap for the second flight. Also quickly selected.

Ah, yes, the tricks of the business. Very interesting!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".

I don't agree with the liquid ban, but if they catch you, let it go!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Scheduled aircraft type is the RJ100, not that often logged here, so warm welcomed.

Yep, nice and rare-ish. Only flew this series twice, on a 142... First time to gate check a bag, I think.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Here is you´re new boarding pass, seat 2A".

I guess you'd prefer for Business to be in the back..?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, the AF Skyteam lounge is well signed here.
But finally when you turn around the last corner, you see that there is no lounge here anymore. Closed and redirected to the SEA Milano Sala Monteverdi now.

As usual, something can't be that easy in Italy.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OLCI works well this time with AZ´s website.
Checked in but not printed, as usual.

What, OLCI working for AZ? No way!

Same for me...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Scheduled is the E75, warm welcomed but not for real, equipment change no. 2 here.
My plane is coming in with a strange dejavu feeling to say the least.

AZ certainly does this a lot, it seems.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

If you insist  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Inseat screens working, interesting

Very interesting... My success rate with AZ hovers around 25%.


With 8 MDs left and probably more going away soon... Now's the time.


Thanks for writing this report up, Markus. I enjoyed reading it.

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: The777Man
Posted 2012-04-21 13:11:49 and read 13610 times.

Hi Markus !

Nice report to one of my favorite countries ! Too bad you missed out on the MD-80 but I much prefer the Airbus in comparison for comfort.

Great to see you had a great evening in Brindisi where I briefly passed thru on my Interrail tour in 1988 and took the ferry to Patras in Greece. I didn't see much of the city but it looks nice like most Italian cities do.

Take Care and look forward to your return report!

The777Man

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-21 13:38:32 and read 13591 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@William:

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):

Excellent report on certainly a worthy cause!

Thank you.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):

Markus, you old charmer! Sounds like some heavy duty flirting going on here.

Hey, the nice way to stay in contact only!.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):

Those seats really are perfect, especially on the Avro. The first time I stepped aboard one with the new seats I could hardly believe how much space there was!

Good point here and also my impression.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):

It's a pity you didn't manage to secure a flight on the MD, at least nobody can say you didn't try! But at least you got the upgrade and another chance to meet with that very good looking woman from Zurich Airport.

Thanks for posting this report Markus. I always find your trip very entertaining.

Thanx again and sure I will try it to catch more MD´s up the north!.


@A.:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):
Hi there Markus,
Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

Thanks for writing this report up, Markus. I enjoyed reading it.

Thank you.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

Shame about the equipment changes, no?

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

Ah, yes, the tricks of the business. Very interesting!

More to come this way.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

I don't agree with the liquid ban, but if they catch you, let it go!

Hah, good point.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

Yep, nice and rare-ish. Only flew this series twice, on a 142... First time to gate check a bag, I think.

Also a couple of 142´s only in my log.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

I guess you'd prefer for Business to be in the back..?

Definitely!.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

As usual, something can't be that easy in Italy.

Thats the way to go there.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

What, OLCI working for AZ? No way!

I´am surprised, you know.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

AZ certainly does this a lot, it seems.

Yes for sure.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

If you insist

Worth it, isn´t it?.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 13):

Very interesting... My success rate with AZ hovers around 25%.


With 8 MDs left and probably more going away soon... Now's the time.

Sure the point with the AZ MD´s.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):

Nice report to one of my favorite countries ! Too bad you missed out on the MD-80 but I much prefer the Airbus in comparison for comfort.

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):

Great to see you had a great evening in Brindisi where I briefly passed thru on my Interrail tour in 1988 and took the ferry to Patras in Greece. I didn't see much of the city but it looks nice like most Italian cities do.

Take Care and look forward to your return report!

Really good to know about you´re touring back in the old days.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: aflyingkiwi
Posted 2012-04-21 14:45:42 and read 13530 times.

Hi Markus,

Great to see another report from you. Quite an interesting route you took down to Puglia. LX as usual looks pretty good, the observation deck at ZRH looks pretty cool as well. I'll note that for the next time I go to Europe.

AZ looked alright but not much better than an LCC. Interesting that they had PTV's on the BDS Leg. Were they turned on during the flight?

Regards,
aflyingkiwi

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-21 22:47:45 and read 13371 times.

Hey aflyingkiwi,

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 16):

Great to see another report from you. Quite an interesting route you took down to Puglia. LX as usual looks pretty good, the observation deck at ZRH looks pretty cool as well. I'll note that for the next time I go to Europe.

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 16):

AZ looked alright but not much better than an LCC. Interesting that they had PTV's on the BDS Leg. Were they turned on during the flight?

Yes they are, but only with the standard AZ advertissements to see.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FlyingFinn76
Posted 2012-04-22 00:54:48 and read 13329 times.

Hi Markus,

Good to read about more Italian flights, looks like Alitalia is more like Albaltic with the plane lottery. Couple of cute Jumbolino flights, congrats with the upgrades (but see my notes below) served as a nice appetizer.

I really like Puglia, absolutely loved my (short) visit to Bari a year ago, it is so much nicer than most of Italy and with that kind of nice weather definitely a place to keep returning to.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Yes, so it seems for the first view, no B737/A320 series planes and a new airline also on offer during my search.

"No A32x series"? Hah, that's a good one!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Italy, the country with the Dolce Vita style of living. Pasta, Pizza, Ferrari and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.

Quoting FLIEGER67,reply=0:
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Fall in love with Italy. Yes I do, especially with the right hand party of the picture!
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
These nice young woman decides to spend some time of her work free Saturday also at the airport and welcomed me now at the gate.

Markus, please! Like they say in a certain piece of (crap) fantasy literature "men have uncontrollable urges" but still, you are pushing it a bit far methinks!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"I know that the flight is well booked, is there an upgrade possible?".

I strongly dislike this. Begging for upgrades is so embarrassing, almost as bad as putting your thumb up to hitch a guest visit to a lounge. I mean there's a certain predetermined pecking order the agents should be following, so there's no need to pull stunts like this. Unfortunately far too often the agents are lazy bastards who skip the rules and do whatever is easiest for them, usually giving upgrades to the last minute pax with gate assigned seats and whatnot. IMHO those agents should be fired on the spot - they are not doing their job properly so they deserve to be on the dole.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Surprise, Anadolu Jet at STR

Is that part of the regular schedule? Or was it operating the TK flight or some charter?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Be careful during this time of the year not to catch the first sunburn!.
And finally to go airside for a view to the lounge.

Oh yes, last spring I got my first sunburn around this time in Luxembourg!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sorry for the blurry pic, but these Nespresso engine looks so special

Ahh, I'm starting to like Nespresso a lot, thanks to the machines in the office.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is newspapers offered at the seats, small waterbottles and a cold plate with bread and something sweet and fruity together with free drinks several times.

So where are your champers? What good is an upgrade if you don't drink the plane dry?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about landing at this airport?

Nice shot of Malpensa although I'm surprised that there's no third runway visible - I thought they were well into constructing that thing?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But finally when you turn around the last corner, you see that there is no lounge here anymore. Closed and redirected to the SEA Milano Sala Monteverdi now.

Ahh, gotta love Malpensa. The one thing I was waiting for 4 hours for my AY flight to HEL there it turned out that the AY lounge (which was the same one you pictured upstairs from the Schengen pier) was closed for renovation with a sign directing pax to a landside lounge. Since I was already airside I wasn't exactly very impressed by this.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Scheduled is the E75, warm welcomed but not for real, equipment change no. 2 here.

E175? I thought all the Alitalia ones are E170s?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is free drinks but where are the Biscotti this time?.

Austerity measures.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Inseat screens working, interesting

Wow, must be the first time in mankind's history!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The bathroom

Hmm, what's that control panel next to the tub faucet? Put in coins to get hot water?

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-22 06:25:38 and read 13231 times.

Hi, P.,

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Good to read about more Italian flights, looks like Alitalia is more like Albaltic with the plane lottery. Couple of cute Jumbolino flights, congrats with the upgrades (but see my notes below) served as a nice appetizer.

I really like Puglia, absolutely loved my (short) visit to Bari a year ago, it is so much nicer than most of Italy and with that kind of nice weather definitely a place to keep returning to.

Thank you and also my opinion with AZ and Puglia.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

"No A32x series"? Hah, that's a good one!

You know what happened!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Markus, please! Like they say in a certain piece of (crap) fantasy literature "men have uncontrollable urges" but still, you are pushing it a bit far methinks!

Hah, good point here!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

I strongly dislike this. Begging for upgrades is so embarrassing, almost as bad as putting your thumb up to hitch a guest visit to a lounge. I mean there's a certain predetermined pecking order the agents should be following, so there's no need to pull stunts like this. Unfortunately far too often the agents are lazy bastards who skip the rules and do whatever is easiest for them, usually giving upgrades to the last minute pax with gate assigned seats and whatnot. IMHO those agents should be fired on the spot - they are not doing their job properly so they deserve to be on the dole.

Exactly my opinion with the late pax and the non status upgrades by the gate agents.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Is that part of the regular schedule? Or was it operating the TK flight or some charter?

As far as I know by now, this one is operated by SunExpress and is running during the summer schedule for AnadoluJet. But the STR service was a standard SunExpress one.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Oh yes, last spring I got my first sunburn around this time in Luxembourg!

Sure a surprise during this time of the year.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Ahh, I'm starting to like Nespresso a lot, thanks to the machines in the office.

Good point.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

So where are your champers? What good is an upgrade if you don't drink the plane dry?

No bubbles for me, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Nice shot of Malpensa although I'm surprised that there's no third runway visible - I thought they were well into constructing that thing?

Not at all, as far as I know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Ahh, gotta love Malpensa. The one thing I was waiting for 4 hours for my AY flight to HEL there it turned out that the AY lounge (which was the same one you pictured upstairs from the Schengen pier) was closed for renovation with a sign directing pax to a landside lounge. Since I was already airside I wasn't exactly very impressed by this.

That´s MXP style, definitely.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

E175? I thought all the Alitalia ones are E170s?

Want to have the new plane smell?. Wait for the next story!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Austerity measures.

Depending on the crew.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Wow, must be the first time in mankind's history!

A first for me, for sure.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):

Hmm, what's that control panel next to the tub faucet? Put in coins to get hot water?

Hah, good idea with the coins. But this is a somewhat strange tub design with different waterjets around.
Not checked it en detail.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: roberts87
Posted 2012-04-22 06:43:47 and read 13220 times.

Nice trip report as usual!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ah, a good one, upgrade number 2 for me now!.

Nice to get two upgrades, too bad it was just on short flights.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service Swiss LX 1628 operated by Swiss European Airlines

Ah, I have fond memories of LX1628. When I flew that flight two years ago the RJ was swapped for my first Fokker 100. Operated by Helvetic, offcourse.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We´re cruising really low, so it feels like

Can never get enough of those views!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service AZ 1623 operated by Alitalia

What was the service on these flights? Drinks and a snack?

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: Parton87
Posted 2012-04-22 15:18:43 and read 13057 times.

Hello Markus!

Thanks for the great story. Nice that you manage to do some more flights in Italy. It´s a country I like very much too. I some ways at least  Pity about the MD and the Fokker. But you still get the Avro´s. How about contactair? They don´t fly between STR and ZRH anymore?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is not my usual engine view

Nice view. You´re lucky. I´ve only been seated in the middle or in the back on the Avro

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the different Swiss liveries

I prefer the old one!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
at LCY in 2007 and was out of service for several weeks due to serious damage

Oh, it´s that one. I´ve seen the video on youtube. There was someone filming the landing. Rock hard that´s for sure. I guess some pax get off with a neck pain! Have you seen the video?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am getting used to this engine view

Beautiful pictures!

Brindisi looks very nice too! Looking forward for the return!

Greetings

Robert

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: Sultanils
Posted 2012-04-23 01:41:07 and read 12913 times.

Hello Markus,

Nice report with many good sunny pics, way to go!
Yes, what about the MD? What a hell of a lot equipment changes you had. Good that those upgrades compensated for this a bit but still, a ride on the white-green-red Jungle Jet would’ve been very nice. Too bad you got no Helvetic F100 this time. In 2 days, I hope to log this one. I’ll report for you, if that’s OK  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Here are the first 200 departed from aiports:

200 already? Quite an achievement. And plenty more to come I believe?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Ah, these people, better than any theater or commedy show!

You’re right, but when in a hurry, these people are just bloody annoying...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Four engines for short haul

Where di you steal that slogan from  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is not my usual engine view

It isn’t, but it is a lovely pic anyway.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Originally scheduled and also one of the reasons to do exactly that flights is the Helvetic Fokker 100.

Bummer. Like I said: I hope to catch this one in a few days time!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

The beast from hell: I’d like to see this one in real someday.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Inseat screens working, interesting

With all these AZ flights under your belt, they still have some surprises for you in store.

Sultanils

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: eicvd
Posted 2012-04-23 05:36:36 and read 12856 times.

Hi Markus
Another great report as usual, thanks for posting. Looking forward to reading the return report.

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: CaptainRed
Posted 2012-04-23 10:29:09 and read 12726 times.

Hello Markus,

good to see another Italy trip from your side, always nice to visit that country. Some great pictures as well with some nice sunshine. Really like the pics with the four engines, gives a nice backdrop for some air-to-ground photos. Just too bad you missed the MDs, but I guess these upgrades on the Swiss legs compensated a little for that.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".

Unbelievable, some people. For sure funny to watch, but certainly not when you are in hurry.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A short view to the screen shows me nothing else than an ontime flight from gate 162. Ok so far

Good to see the United flight to Newark, nice to have another long haul from STR.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is newspapers and small water bottles offered at the seats, drinks for several times, this croissant and the famous Swiss chocolates

Nice service, given the short length of this flight. I have done that leg as well with Swiss a couple of years ago in economy, and we got the same service back then. They really had to hurry to finish it, but it was done in a very efficient and friendly way.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about landing at this airport?

Nice overview, always nice when you see the airport before landing or after departure.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

Wow, nice catch, what a mighty airplane.

Now I am curious with what you came up for the return flights, looking forward to read about it.

CaptainRed

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-23 11:40:45 and read 12695 times.

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 20):
Nice trip report as usual!

Thank you.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 20):

Nice to get two upgrades, too bad it was just on short flights.

Sure the point here.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 20):

Ah, I have fond memories of LX1628. When I flew that flight two years ago the RJ was swapped for my first Fokker 100. Operated by Helvetic, offcourse.

Ah, Helvetic, miss that one.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 20):

Can never get enough of those views!

Count me in this way.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 20):

What was the service on these flights? Drinks and a snack?

Drinks only, no snack at all.


@Robert:

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 21):

Thanks for the great story. Nice that you manage to do some more flights in Italy. It´s a country I like very much too. I some ways at least  Pity about the MD and the Fokker. But you still get the Avro´s. How about contactair? They don´t fly between STR and ZRH anymore?

Thank you. Contactair is still running on the first morning departure and the last evening return.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 21):

Nice view. You´re lucky. I´ve only been seated in the middle or in the back on the Avro

Lucky me this way.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 21):

I prefer the old one!

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 21):

Oh, it´s that one. I´ve seen the video on youtube. There was someone filming the landing. Rock hard that´s for sure. I guess some pax get off with a neck pain! Have you seen the video?

I should check Youtube now for the vid.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 21):

Beautiful pictures!

Brindisi looks very nice too! Looking forward for the return!

Coming up soon.


@Nils:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

Nice report with many good sunny pics, way to go!
Yes, what about the MD? What a hell of a lot equipment changes you had. Good that those upgrades compensated for this a bit but still, a ride on the white-green-red Jungle Jet would’ve been very nice. Too bad you got no Helvetic F100 this time. In 2 days, I hope to log this one. I’ll report for you, if that’s OK

Thank you and I know about you´re upcoming trip, no question. Waiting eagerly for you´re story and pictures hopefully with the Helvetic machine included.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

200 already? Quite an achievement. And plenty more to come I believe?

213 actually and counting if nothing goes wrong!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

You’re right, but when in a hurry, these people are just bloody annoying...

Definitely.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

Where di you steal that slogan from

No idea, absolutely no idea.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

It isn’t, but it is a lovely pic anyway.

Good to know.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

Bummer. Like I said: I hope to catch this one in a few days time!

Hopefully.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

The beast from hell: I’d like to see this one in real someday.

Sure a special machine.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 22):

With all these AZ flights under your belt, they still have some surprises for you in store.

No everytime but this time!.


@Mark:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 23):

Another great report as usual, thanks for posting. Looking forward to reading the return report.

Thank you.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

good to see another Italy trip from your side, always nice to visit that country. Some great pictures as well with some nice sunshine. Really like the pics with the four engines, gives a nice backdrop for some air-to-ground photos. Just too bad you missed the MDs, but I guess these upgrades on the Swiss legs compensated a little for that.

Thank you and sure LX compensated me this way.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

Unbelievable, some people. For sure funny to watch, but certainly not when you are in hurry.

Really good point here.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

Good to see the United flight to Newark, nice to have another long haul from STR.

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

Nice service, given the short length of this flight. I have done that leg as well with Swiss a couple of years ago in economy, and we got the same service back then. They really had to hurry to finish it, but it was done in a very efficient and friendly way.

Good to know.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

Nice overview, always nice when you see the airport before landing or after departure.

Count me in, I like it this way.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 24):

Wow, nice catch, what a mighty airplane.

Now I am curious with what you came up for the return flights, looking forward to read about it.

Coming up soon.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-04-23 12:51:02 and read 12652 times.

Hi Markus,
Nice report as always, too bad about the equipment changes though

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.

hehe, understand what you mean

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Be careful during this time of the year not to catch the first sunburn!.

Tell me about it, happened to me this weekend spending 2 days at FRA viewing terrace

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My next flight looks like ok from gate A58

Big US Delay to PHL

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about a view to the heaviest off all heavy´s around the world?

Nice catch!

cheers,
adamspotter // Brendan

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: signol
Posted 2012-04-23 18:07:03 and read 12553 times.

Hi Markus,

nice to read of another of your adventures  

Though there doesn't seem to be much to say, good flights, shame about the missing Mad Dog but good on the upgrades. Was the service any different than at the back?

I've only visited Brindisi once, arriving by ferry from Patras in Greece. The port is miles away from the city, with no bus - I walked it to the station. I could see a couple of aircraft movements (FR landings!) from the port accross to the runway.

Thanks again

signol

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: gabrielchew
Posted 2012-04-24 00:35:03 and read 12500 times.

Nice report Markus, but a shame about all the subs!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Here is also the routemap:

Nice curve!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is newspapers and small water bottles offered at the seats, drinks for several times, this croissant and the famous Swiss chocolates

Is that all you got? Doesn't look very business-like. The kiwi tart and wrap on the next flight looked a lot better

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Inseat screens working, interesting

Did AZ order these A320 for longer flights? They must be the only shorthual PTV aircraft in Europe other than bmi.

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-24 11:14:46 and read 12405 times.

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Brendan:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 26):

Nice report as always, too bad about the equipment changes though

Thank you.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 26):

hehe, understand what you mean

Ah, good to know!.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 26):

Tell me about it, happened to me this weekend spending 2 days at FRA viewing terrace

Hey, that sounds interesting.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 26):

Big US Delay to PHL

Definitely not the real fun for the US pax on that service.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 26):

Nice catch!

Really impressive.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

nice to read of another of your adventures

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

Though there doesn't seem to be much to say, good flights, shame about the missing Mad Dog but good on the upgrades. Was the service any different than at the back?

Not at all.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

I've only visited Brindisi once, arriving by ferry from Patras in Greece. The port is miles away from the city, with no bus - I walked it to the station. I could see a couple of aircraft movements (FR landings!) from the port accross to the runway.

That´s definitely a long way to walk.


@Gabriel:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 28):
Nice report Markus, but a shame about all the subs!

Thank you.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 28):

Nice curve!

Hey, good point.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 28):

Is that all you got? Doesn't look very business-like. The kiwi tart and wrap on the next flight looked a lot better

Sure the way with the second flight, much nicer offers.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 28):

Did AZ order these A320 for longer flights? They must be the only shorthual PTV aircraft in Europe other than bmi.

Originally ordered by AirOne, not sure what they want to do with it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: MSS658
Posted 2012-04-25 00:47:24 and read 12329 times.

HI Markus

Nice trip report, thanks for sharing!
Nice to see you have logged the LX avro's. I was flying avro's as well between BRU and CPH.
Did the IFE actually work between FCO and BDS?


Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2012-04-25 11:24:45 and read 12254 times.

Hi Markus,

nice routing, interesting report! You were lucky with the Avro in Star Alliance colors. I'm disappointed about the LX C Class catering, though.


PH

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-25 11:31:06 and read 12251 times.

Hi, nice to see more comments.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 30):

Nice trip report, thanks for sharing!
Nice to see you have logged the LX avro's. I was flying avro's as well between BRU and CPH.
Did the IFE actually work between FCO and BDS?

Thank you. No real IFE on the A320, advertissements only.

@PH.:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 31):

nice routing, interesting report! You were lucky with the Avro in Star Alliance colors. I'm disappointed about the LX C Class catering, though.

Thank you.
And sure, lucky me with the special livery, but definitely nothing out of the ordinary by LX.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: LXM83
Posted 2012-04-25 12:32:07 and read 12235 times.

Hello FLIEGER67

Nice report, just seen the return portion coming on-line and I thought I would need to stay in the right order by reading this first.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Italy, the country with the Dolce Vita style of living. Pasta, Pizza, Ferrari and beautiful wo..., ah, sorry people.

FLIEGER67, really missed your Italian travels! Nice to have them back!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom is sure ok here with the dark grey well used leather seats

Always nice on the LX AR1, also sideways.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Originally scheduled and also one of the reasons to do exactly that flights is the Helvetic Fokker 100. But not for me today, a couple of weeks ago it changes to Swiss European and the Avro.

It's a pity you got the AR1 again. At least a former BA example. Did you already log the Helvetic Fokker 100 elsewhere?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am getting used to this engine view

Wow, really amazing engine shots there. Never realized it looked so good. That has mainly to do with the fact that my perspective is usually from behind the wing..

Looking forward to reading the continuation in a couple of minutes.

Cheers,
LXM83

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-04-25 13:48:14 and read 12214 times.

Hoi, J.,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

Nice report, just seen the return portion coming on-line and I thought I would need to stay in the right order by reading this first.

Thank you.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

FLIEGER67, really missed your Italian travels! Nice to have them back!

Thanx again, warm welcomed.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

Always nice on the LX AR1, also sideways.

Also my opinion, you know.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

It's a pity you got the AR1 again. At least a former BA example. Did you already log the Helvetic Fokker 100 elsewhere?

Not at all, that Helvetic F100 is still missing.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

Wow, really amazing engine shots there. Never realized it looked so good. That has mainly to do with the fact that my perspective is usually from behind the wing..

I´am used to this view, you know.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 33):

Looking forward to reading the continuation in a couple of minutes.

Good to know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-06-10 12:48:22 and read 11061 times.

Hi Markus,

I trawled through 3 pages of TRs to unearth this one, as I realised it was another one you posted whilst I was away. Now there‘s dedication for you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Yes, so it seems for the first view, no B737/A320 series planes and a new airline also on offer during my search.

A reason to book a trip if ever there was one. Such a shame you did end up with Airbus after all and no MD.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Now that´s a relaxed departure time this Saturday morning.
Wake up at 5.00 am,

Relaxed? 5am isn’t relaxed for me!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
She updated me frequently with the latest load data around my flights. So I know that the first leg today is short to overbooked and therefore no question to work proactive at the desk for an upgrade.

Well, I’m glad that information helped you work an upgrade.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not that anyone told them about the "new" security rules:
"This is no liquid, no this is apple juice!".

Oh, I know, you mean the new rules that have been in place about 5 years?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is newspapers and small water bottles offered at the seats, drinks for several times, this croissant and the famous Swiss chocolates

Quite ambitious for such a short hop. You’d wonder whether some sort of snack box wouldn’t be easier for the crew.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With this super nice weather conditions, it´s no question for us to go for a view outside from the recently re-opened public terrace. Definitely a really nice place for example to held a meeting with a couple of aviation enthusiasts from around the world

Yeah, that was a really nice way to spend a sunny spring morning.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Bye now to H., thanx for you´re time, my pleasure to meet you there.

Bitte schön!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Originally scheduled and also one of the reasons to do exactly that flights is the Helvetic Fokker 100.
But not for me today, a couple of weeks ago it changes to Swiss European and the Avro

Shame, wasn’t it ? I think you’ll have to book with Helvetic direct to be sure of logging that elusive Fokker.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
An airport in the distance

Buochs, where I once took a Tante Ju flight from. Coincidentally, it’s also where my car came from! You got some really super shots of Lake Lucerne from the air, I can make out lots of familiar places.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
small waterbottles and a cold plate with bread and something sweet and fruity together with free drinks several times.

Now that looks just like my sort of inflight catering.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Despite the low number of pax the offers looking not that really welcoming

Looks awful.

Those AZ wings really are gorgeous with the livery painted on. Why don’t more airlines do this?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Fall in love with Italy. Yes I do, especially with the right hand party of the picture!

Remind me not to go flying in Italy with you  

Happy flying
Infodesk   

P.S.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is this very nice and btw. goodlooking young woman with a special relationship to ZRH airport.

Thank you, but Markus, I really can’t believe you wrote that here!

Topic: RE: On The Way For Brindisi, But Where Is The MD?.
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-06-10 14:00:30 and read 11032 times.

Hoi, H.,

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

I trawled through 3 pages of TRs to unearth this one, as I realised it was another one you posted whilst I was away. Now there‘s dedication for you!

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):
A reason to book a trip if ever there was one. Such a shame you did end up with Airbus after all and no MD.

True words, definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Relaxed? 5am isn’t relaxed for me!

Much better than 3.30 am!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Well, I’m glad that information helped you work an upgrade.

Sure it helps.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Oh, I know, you mean the new rules that have been in place about 5 years?!

Exactly.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Quite ambitious for such a short hop. You’d wonder whether some sort of snack box wouldn’t be easier for the crew.

Good point here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Yeah, that was a really nice way to spend a sunny spring morning.

Sure the way to do it.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Bitte schön!

Thank you again.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Shame, wasn’t it ? I think you’ll have to book with Helvetic direct to be sure of logging that elusive Fokker.

I should do it this way.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Buochs, where I once took a Tante Ju flight from. Coincidentally, it’s also where my car came from! You got some really super shots of Lake Lucerne from the air, I can make out lots of familiar places.

Hey, good to know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Now that looks just like my sort of inflight catering.

Me, too, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Looks awful.

Those AZ wings really are gorgeous with the livery painted on. Why don’t more airlines do this?

I really like these wing paintings.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Remind me not to go flying in Italy with you

Let´s give it a try!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 35):

Thank you, but Markus, I really can’t believe you wrote that here!

 

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)


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