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Topic: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-17 12:10:30 and read 12697 times.

Someone fly for VIP?. At least AeroVip ex VRL!




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Bom dia, dear readers,

I was on the road during the last weeks,
or rather, I was once on the road and failed with a second trip, but that´s another story!.
It´s finally time now to tell you something new.
Summer vacation is an interesting travel time,
but it´s easy to find a solution for all the claims of the parties?.
No, it isn´t, definitely not!.
But finally, after long negotiations, we decided for a trip to Portugal.
And so it is not much more than a week after

The Airport With Its Own Vineyard/BOD (by FLIEGER67 Oct 20 2012 in Trip Reports)

and I´am on travel again.
Portugal, where I´ve been several times before.
Not that easy and much more time consuming than ever expected, to fit in a new departure airport around this trip.
But well, that´s the final route map:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=fra-lis-opo-vrl-lis-fra&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

Thanx to, as usual:

http://www.gcmap.com/

This is the up-to-date departure airports map with VRL counted as no. 225:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The actual done routes:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the previous 200 departure stations:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

It´s FRA this time and that means Tourcare in Neu-Isenburg, where the car should spend some lazy days now!.



Thursday, 23.08.2012

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Service TP 573 operated by TAP Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
Scheduled: 13.30 // 15.30


On the road again, Thursday morning 8.30 am.
With, as usual during summer vacation time, most of the European population on the german motorways.
But thankfully in the other direction today!.
11.00 am at the parking spot, early enough to shuttle for the airport and some lounging.
Well, the reservation is done via Lastminute.de,
together with the return leg and that means a fare per pax and leg with 75.00 Euro´s, sure ok during this part of the year.
Seats are selected online in advance and the real nice female agent at the Senator Gold counter printed the papers for us. 5 D/E/F is the second row after biz and that means some more legroom this way.
But be sure, the last row rule is only interrupted with these specific requirements!.
There is a special entrance to security available directly from the Senator desks, not a minute to wait there.
Ready for the Lounge, where the also nice guy at the entrance decided to welcome the whole group today without any question about the number of guests!.
What´s on offer?
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Fresh fruits here
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Well, it´s a nice place to spend some time at the window.
At least when there are not that many pax here, what is lucky us, the case this time
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Uzbekistan anyone?
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Oh, TAP is doing, what they are doing best!. This is the inbound ex LIS close to two hours late.
Thankfully no connection today
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And by far not a real surprise that the outbound is also running late
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Heading for the gate A16 when the screen showed the plane as arrived. Apron boarding, sure ok with this nice weather conditions. Good for some pictures
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Show me your registration, please
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JAT also on the way
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Portugal we come, sooner or later
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Engine view
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Show me not only you´re registration!.
This is CS-TTL, "Almeida Garrett", the A319 like on schedule.
New to the log and leg. no 85 on type.
24 sunny degrees here
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Boarding now
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TAP operates this plane since 20.10.1999.
19 A319´s are in the fleet, how appropriate!
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"Air Portugal" is finally leaving FRA at 3.15 pm, 1 hour, 45 minutes late.
2 hours, 55 minutes to go for LIS from the 4000 meters runway "One-Eight".
Forward cabin view with the bright blue-grey leather seats. Well used, but clean so far
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Cabin crew is one young, nice male FA and three woman, two from the nice party, one elder, one young and also one ok style middle aged FA.
Instrucoes de Seguranca
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Aveiro, sounds interesting
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The captain is on the mike inflight with an delay apologize.
There are some scheduling problems in Lisboa earlier in the morning and the plane is running late also inbound to LIS from the previous leg.
Flightlevel maximum is 39000 feet with some shakers expected due to a heavy jetstream above the Bay of Biscay. So it was in the end, but nothing really serious.
Legroom is really good here
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The cabin´s panel
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Well, nice weather to fly around, isn´t it?
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Engine view
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Service, sure ok this way, a bread roll and fresh fruits, "Yes", together with some meat, "No", but mashed potatoes, "Yes"!
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Send the clouds for somewhere else
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Full cabin view, the load is 80%, mostly portuguese travellers. Also a good number of pax on connecting flights and a very few number of german vacationeers,
like us today
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Approaching LIS
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Out to the sea
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Turning for finals
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The coastline again
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Looks like Almada
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The Ponte 25 de Abril
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Traffic down there
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Above the city
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Touchdown at the 3805 meters "Zero-Three", 6.15 pm in Germany, 5.15 pm in Portugal and that means 1 hour, 45 minutes late.
With a first view to Euroatlantic
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SATA parked beside
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Later than expected, but nevertheless a sunny welcome to Portugal
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26 degrees with some clouds only here and there, perfect
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The priority bag tag works as it should do here, time now to catch the rental car and further for our accomodation.
Reservation is done via consolidator argusmietwagen.de, part of cartrawler.
The car itself was from Multiauto/International car,
the fare in comparison to the other offers real good, 6 days all in, 135.00 Euro´s. Ok, count the stupid pick up full, return empty rule, with the need to pay the first gas tank, but also this way it was much cheaper than anything else.
Walking to the rental car center?. No way here, a guy with a Multiauto sticker runs around, sign the contract in the arrivals hall and another guy delivered the car directly for the terminal entrance. That´s the way to do it in Portugal!.
It´s a Renault Clio with scratches and dents all around,
one more doesn´t matter!.
On the South American roads soon thereafter, everything well signed and in a orderly manner?. You know, I´am still searching for these irony out button!. But wait, this is truly the European Union and not South America.
Some 45 minutes, ok, when you catch the right exit from the airport roundabout and good to follow the sun which show´s me the direction, but yes, we found the hotel.
Such a surprise that I need less than half the time when I´am familiar with the portuguese driving style during the next days!.
Much more important to scale back for german style driving when I will be in Germany again!.
This is the Campo Real resort and Spa Turcifal
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In the afternoon
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Poolside
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The lobby
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Indoor
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On the way for the room
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Room first view
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From the bathroom
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And the bathroom
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Breakfast the next morning
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There is an outdoor pool and also an indoor place available.
Imagine who´s the one under the fountain?
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Nice flowers around
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And if you are in dire need for some church counsel, here it is
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What to do some 30 minutes out of Lisbon?.
Well, enjoy the city!.
The daily public transport ticket is 5.50 Euro´s, sure worth it.
The main shopping area Baixa/Chiado
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MUDE/Museo do Design e da Moda
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Praca do Comercio
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Elevador the Santa Justa
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Sure, we need to go this way
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Close up
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Looks like antique
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Also this way
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Hold you´re wallet and take the 28
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Public transport Lisbon style
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The Ascensor da Bica
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No way to miss this one
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Caution, we´re on the way
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Traffic
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One more ride, sure
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Sure worth to use the car sandwich style
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We are persecuted
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That´s the way to go
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The place to rest
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With a cruiser down the harbour
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Driver take care
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Bye now for the 12
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There are also some 20 minutes only to drive for the beaches near Ericeira
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This way
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And between the hotel and Ericeira is this superstrange place called Mafra, where one of the former kings decide to spend some tax money and built a summer house
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Looks like nice, isn´t it?
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Indoor
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This is truly a massive building
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Also this way
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I´am in immediate need for some more flying around now and also to catch these difficult new departure airport, a new airline and a rare plane type, oh yes!.


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Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-17 12:13:02 and read 12699 times.

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Monday, 27.08.2012


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Service TP 1950 operated by TAP Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
Scheduled: 07.20 // 08.15


Also on vacation, sure, that´s me, definitely,
make the most of the day, isn´t it?.
And imagine the night porter´s astonished face when I´am walking by happy, "Bom dia", for a day of travel 5.30 am in the morning!.
Definitely not the standard vacationeers time here.
But well, Tripreporter´s duties, you know!.
OLCI is done quickly from the mobile and the boarding paper picked up at the kiosks, LIS airport.
Hmmh, TP is playing the delay game again.
It´s not that much, but when you know that I´am holding a fixed fare ticket for the bus to my new departure place with a somewhat shorty connection in Porto, that sounds not that really relaxed to me
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And yes, the relaxed mood is leaving quickly, when we know that there are not 5, 4, 3, 2 or rather only one other option beside exactly this prebooked bus service and no, I don´t want to rent another rental car, definitely.
This leg is booked by Opodo as a return next month and shame that I´ve missed this return leg!. The fare real good this way, 85.00 Euro´s.
Ok, check the lounge now
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The spaceship´s command center
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The offers this early morning for all the hungry intergalactical travellers
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Or better this way
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Early morning view LIS style
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Sure, I want to go now on TAP as soon as possible
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Give me a Fokker anyday
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Boarding now from gate 20.
Take some good amounts of cash and visit Angola
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Ok, this is CS-TNR "Luis de Freitas Branco", the scheduled A320.
Leg no. 89 on type and new to the log
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Under the wing, you know!
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Or maybe better this way
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A somewhat new bird, in service since 29.05.2009 with TP only. 17 examples are in the actual fleet
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Logo view
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8.10 am, 50 minutes late and 30 minutes only for "Air Portugal", heading in northern direction. Departure from "Zero-Three" like Thursday´s arrival.
18 degrees and partly cloudy weather conditions.
Closely followed by this F100
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Cabin crew is one male, three female FA´s, all together middle aged and nothing special.
The bridge to nowhere portuguese style
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Cabin view with a close to 100% load,
biz and leisure well mixed.
And, so it seems, a lot of connecting pax from overnight flights on the plane.
That doesn´t really fit, oldfashioned blue leather seats and a modern style cabin
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The captain is on the mike inflight with the usual, so it seems, delay apologize.
The reason?. The plane was ok, but not the crew, due to minimum crew rest time from the also late inbound flight last night.
No route, nor flightlevel info.
Instrucoes de Seguranca, take two
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Legroom, where is the legroom?. Definitely not here.
This is the last row window, 28F and at least the middle seat remains open while the aisle is taken by a young biz style traveller
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No service at all on this leg.
Approaching OPO
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Some clouds down there
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But anyway nice views to the Douro bridges
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Touchdown at the 3480 meters runway "Three-Five". 08.50 am, 35 minutes late, 15 degrees, partly cloudy here.
And now?.
Rede Expressos should leave Porto at 10.00 am from a somewhat anonymous place.
Sure?.
Sure!.
The company operates a basic website with the possibility to buy discounted tickets online for fixed services.
Sure the way for the southern german traveller to catch a bus ticket.
But not that much more informations beside that.
And when I´ve searched the web for the location of the bus station, there are several different informations.
Mainly with the point that the independent bus companies operating separate stations all around the city and also a merger between two companies not that long ago.
I´ve located with the sales point of the ticket a place downtown what looks like the station.
The suburban train runs every 30 minutes from the airport, travel time more than 30 minutes, to late for me now.
Well, negotiations with a nice in the end oldfashioned senior taxista. He want´s to sell me the ride for my new departure airport itself, but no, Porto only for me!.
We fixed a fare in the end, he´s running on the quick track and finally we reached the place where I want to go. Good in the end, I´am not sure to locate this place with limited time by walking myself.
Isn´t it really South America?.
I´am sure, when I see the other people waiting here, this is South America with me as the only stranger around.
Now it´s clear why there is no need to show an address. These people here know where to go and foreigners?. No way!
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Anyway, it works and Rede Expressos should shuttle me for Vila Real right now.
The fare not bad, 8.60 Euro´s
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Ah, tramway´s also here in Porto
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Above the Douro valley
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Vineyards all around. It feels not that long ago since I saw some vineyards a la francaise!
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Welcome to Vila Real now.
This is a small city in Northern Portugal, travel time 1 hour, 30 minutes and this one run´s ontime!.
The church
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En detail
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Azulejos, really nice
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The town hall
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In the old, new or who know´s, town
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And believe it or not, there is an airport with scheduled services here!.





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Service RVP 853 operated by Aero VIP
Scheduled: 15.10 // 16.10


Am I right here?.
There is an oldfashioned taxista with an also oldfashioned white Mercedes on duty at the, ahem, main place.
Sorry, no picture.
No english at all.
But my perfect portuguese knowledge, at least in terms of heading for the airport, shows him the way for the aeroporto.
He´s acting like I´am on a good joke, but no, this is serious, what he finally understand.
Well, scheduled services here, oh yes!.
Follow me on the time machine, at least when you decide to book a ticket for Aero VIP.
No online booking engine on the homepage.
No flights listed by the major online ticket dealers.
Simply buy you´re ticket at the airport counter.
Sounds simple, but that´s not my style to go and hold no ticket.
Oh, yes, what about by Mail?.
Send a couple of them in and out clearly stated which flight you want to take and see the confirmation with another one!.
Oh dear, that´s the way to do business here.
Anyway, it seems in the end, I´am ok confirmed and should catch and pay the ticket at the airport counter.
At the airport counter?.
Trust me, when I see a couple of military style guys roasting something in the early afternoon on the gas cooker. Directly in front of the so called terminal and the dog sleeps in his kennel beside the rear entrance, this feels as unsubstantial as never before. I´am sure I´am with a couple of french military guy´s in the Algerian desert.
No question that there is a Dassault Mirage on finals after another difficult mission
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The entrance with the faster transport option
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201175.jpg
Where, lucky me, during my preparations in Vila Real I decide to take advantage of the automatic cash teller machine and sure, there are no credit cards accepted here.
50.00 Euro´s, good ol´cash only!.
Parking is generously free directly in front of the terminal building
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201172.jpg
This is the scheduled biz here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201176.jpg
With an heli parked on the apron
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201177.jpg
Not in use today, so it seems
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201178.jpg
A couple of the guy´s are mechanics, working unenthusiastic around another heli
and the others are maybe from the fire brigade waiting
for the hopefully not arriving call.
But this is the VIP place, at least Aero VIP
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201179.jpg
My boarding pass in style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201180.jpg
A van with the airport firefighter guy´s arrived and some minutes thereafter the police, also responsible for the security job here.
Let me say, no time to wait and the guy´s are relaxed.
In the small waiting room where I don´t remember the gate number, but it seems there is not a real chance to do the wrong one!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201181.jpg
Ah, this is it, the scheduled Dornier 228
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201182.jpg
The scheduled Dornier 228?.
Well, I was in contact with the company about the Shorts 360 also used on this route but they told me, that the plane is in heavy maintenance and it´s not sure what they do with it.
The only other equipment is the Dornier 228, that fit´s
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201183.jpg
CS-TGG it is. Pretty easy to notice with one flight only in the log till now, that this is a new entry
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201184.jpg
Built in 1988 and formerly also on the german register.
Two examples are in the fleet actually.
Now that´s what I call a turnaround.
The plane stopped, engines shut down, doors opened,
no one disembarked. The leg from Braganca to Vila Real is also bookable, the door to the waiting room opened and boarding
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201185.jpg
Under the wing, sure, if ever possible
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201186.jpg
3.15 pm, close to ontime. No flight duration info or at least not closely followed. 22 partly cloudy degrees, "Aerovip" on the go.
Take you´re seat and for the runway again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201187.jpg
Turning at the runway end, "Two-Zero", now that´s massive, full 946 meters!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201188.jpg
Is this enough for the Dornier?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201189.jpg
It is!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201190.jpg
Vineyards anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201191.jpg
Strange to find a place suitable for a runway here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201192.jpg
Vineyards beside more vineyards
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201193.jpg
Till the Douro valley
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201194.jpg
This is it
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201196.jpg
No FA, but yes, a safety card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201197.jpg
And there is an nasty smell like toilet around despite there is no restroom on the plane.
Legroom is ok here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201198.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Portugal, the senior captain and the young FO. The captain with a short info in portuguese during approach only.
Well, it seems there are no foreigners expected here.
No service nor route or flightlevel info.
Cabin view, how I like it this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201199.jpg
Well used to say the least today. A 100% load, tough work for the small Dornier.
Biz and leisure well mixed
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201200.jpg
And also the seats, blue really worn out leather examples
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201201.jpg
Now that´s a tiny engine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201202.jpg
Under the wing, Dornier style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201203.jpg
The cabin panel
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201204.jpg
The coastline in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201205.jpg
Not that far from Lisbon
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201206.jpg
Ah, the bridge the other way this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201209.jpg
Short on finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201210.jpg
Touchdown at the 3805 meters runway "Two-One". 4.15 pm, close to ontime, sunny and 28 degrees.
Sure, under the wing again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201211.jpg
Functional to say the least
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201213.jpg
The way to go for the captain
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201215.jpg
And the pax this way, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201217.jpg
This engine looks like really tiny
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201218.jpg
But anyway, CS-TGG nice to meet you
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201219.jpg
Bye now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201220.jpg
Back at the hotel in the late afternoon, sure a special experience.
Some more time the next day to explore the city of Sintra
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201237.jpg
With another place of the "Oh so poor portuguese kings".
These tops remark the cooker
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201242.jpg
That´s the way I like the weather in Portugal
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201241.jpg
In the old town
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201230.jpg
Nice flowers around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201231.jpg
How to live here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201236.jpg
Ok, enough Portugal for now.
Returned the car without problems.
As announced, there was someone at the terminal entrance to pick it up, no problems.
And ready for the hopefully, not delayed flight back to
Germany right now!.


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Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-17 12:14:21 and read 12697 times.

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Wednesday, 29.08.2012


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Service TP 572 operated by TAP Transportes Aéreos Portugueses
Scheduled: 18.25 // 22.30


Seats are selected via mobile, a really nice female agent printed the papers and send our bags for FRA, hopefully.
She even speaks german, super service here.
Oh, AeroVip cancelled, lucky not me today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201243.jpg
Some more lounging now. This is the TP Star Gold place again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201247.jpg
Muffins, sure
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201245.jpg
Or sandwiches
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201246.jpg
And this is the Portway lounge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201252.jpg
With not that much other customers beside this young guy heading for who knows around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201250.jpg
The offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201249.jpg
Well, no info for FRA from gate 09.
Better no delay this time with FRA´s strict night curfew and this flight is scheduled to arrive 30 minutes prior only
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201254.jpg
Some sunny TAP planes side by side
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201255.jpg
Euroatlantic cargo or pax today?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201256.jpg
Finals on the close by runway
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201257.jpg
Boarding now for CS-TTK "Miguel Torga", the scheduled A319
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201259.jpg
Leg no. 86 on type, new to the log.
With TAP since 22.06.1999.
6.25 pm, perfectly ontime, 2 hours, 30 minutes till FRA.
Leaving 28 sunny degrees in Portugal.
Cabin view, the load today is again very close to 100%. Vacationeers and VFR traffic on the way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201260.jpg
Cabin crew is four female FA´s, two elder, two middle aged, all together nice.
Just departed from "Zero-Three"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201261.jpg
Nice weather again here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201262.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Portugal, the captain with nice and detailed infos after reaching our cruise level of 38000 feet.
Routing is BIO-Tours-Paris and Luxemburg.
Fully engine view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201263.jpg
Leaving Portugal now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201264.jpg
Legroom with the bright blue, well used leather seats is good, 05 D/E/F for us
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201265.jpg
Instrucoes de Seguranca, take three
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201266.jpg
And the menu, sure ok from my point of view.
Sandwich, fresh fruits, Twix and free drinks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201267.jpg
The captain is on the speakers again during approach and prepared us for some thunderstorms around FRA.
Nothing special in the end.
FRA and the 2800 meters "Two-Five-Right" welcomed us back in Germany.
10.05 pm, impressive, 25 minutes ahead to schedule. 24 degrees and the expected thunderstorms around, but thankfully no rain.
Finger disembarking
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201269.jpg
And a last view to senhor "Torga", nice to meet you also
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201271.jpg
The screen confirms the reg, well done this time by TP
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/P1201/P1201272.jpg
Not that long to wait for the bags and also the shuttle.
It seems everyone want to be home as soon as possible.
Some nightly time on the less loaded motorways and finally back home.

But wait, the conclusions:

1.)TAP FRA-LIS: Relaxed despite the delay.
2.)TAP LIS-OPO: Well, short, cramped and delayed.
3.)AeroVip VRL-LIS: Shaking, rattling and rolling, love it!.
4.)TAP LIS-FRA: Calm, comfy and superfast.

A supershorty night ahead, repack the bag
and till Singapore tomorrow.
Maybe a bit larger equipment needed for the long haul leg?.

Adeus, comments welcome,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger" by the Facebook!.

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: santos
Posted 2012-11-17 23:35:43 and read 12697 times.

Thank you for your trip report, i did LIS-VRL-LIS not too long ago and loved it.
Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL (by santos Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)?threadid=202571&searchid=202874&s=mateus#ID202874

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: infodesk
Posted 2012-11-17 23:57:43 and read 12696 times.

Hi Markus,

Good to read your latest installment. The summer holidays, they seem so long ago! You have some lovely photographs in your report, from your approach into LIS, to the city shots of Lisbon and of course Vila Real. Well done on catching Aero Vip despite all the problems you were faced with, it seems it was worth it. The whole experience sounds very special from A-Z.

Hotel looks good too, although judging by the landscape shots I could almost imagine a golf course there, surely not?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
D/E/F is the second row after biz and that means some more legroom this way.
But be sure, the last row rule is only interrupted with these specific requirements!.

Family first?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, it´s a nice place to spend some time at the window.

Super, SQ and the A380, happy memories.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Forward cabin view with the bright blue-grey leather seats. Well used, but clean so far

You took the aisle seat?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service, sure ok this way, a bread roll and fresh fruits, "Yes", together with some meat, "No", but mashed potatoes, "Yes"!

Sounds like my sort of meal too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No way here, a guy with a Multiauto sticker runs around, sign the contract in the arrivals hall and another guy delivered the car directly for the terminal entrance. That´s the way to do it in Portugal!.

Perhaps they should try that in MAN, it would be quicker!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The place to rest

Gorgeous, that’s how I like my viewpoints.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The spaceship´s command center

I don’t like that lounge at all, but the food offerings look pretty good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My boarding pass in style

How is anyone supposed to read that? You can only decipher the date, time & flight.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With not that much other customers beside this young guy heading for who knows around

Tell J I love his shades. Very stylish!

Happy flying & looking forward to reading about the Asian trip,
Infodesk   

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: airbuseric
Posted 2012-11-18 01:37:40 and read 12696 times.

Markus,

sure a nice read for breakfast on a dull Sunday morning... Some Portuguese sunny pictures and a interesting story around the Do228. I must keep this in mind. Portugal and the Do228 are both missing, as well another type which is flying around in Portugal. Maybe I should look into this  

Regards
Eric

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-18 02:58:32 and read 12696 times.

Hey and nice to follow these comments.


@santos:

Quoting santos (Reply 3):

Thank you for your trip report, i did LIS-VRL-LIS not too long ago and loved it.

Thank you and perfectly good to know.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Good to read your latest installment. The summer holidays, they seem so long ago! You have some lovely photographs in your report, from your approach into LIS, to the city shots of Lisbon and of course Vila Real. Well done on catching Aero Vip despite all the problems you were faced with, it seems it was worth it. The whole experience sounds very special from A-Z.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Hotel looks good too, although judging by the landscape shots I could almost imagine a golf course there, surely not?

Sure, as mostly the case with landside hotels in Portugal, but not much action at all.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):
Family first?

So it was.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Super, SQ and the A380, happy memories.

I remember that story.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

You took the aisle seat?!

Family first!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Sounds like my sort of meal too.

Defintely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Perhaps they should try that in MAN, it would be quicker!

Oh, yes!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Gorgeous, that’s how I like my viewpoints.

Me, too.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

I don’t like that lounge at all, but the food offerings look pretty good.

Really a special place.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

How is anyone supposed to read that? You can only decipher the date, time & flight.

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 4):

Tell J I love his shades. Very stylish!

Will do so!.


@E.:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 5):


sure a nice read for breakfast on a dull Sunday morning... Some Portuguese sunny pictures and a interesting story around the Do228. I must keep this in mind. Portugal and the Do228 are both missing, as well another type which is flying around in Portugal. Maybe I should look into this

Thank you and sure worth it do ride down to Portugal.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: CaptainRed
Posted 2012-11-18 03:20:12 and read 12696 times.

Hola Markus,

what an interesting report here. You know I have been to Portugal as well with the family recently (also done LIS-FRA with TAP, what a nice coincidence). And while at LIS airport I saw that AeroVip flight to Vila Real and Braganca at the FIDS and thought to myself "hey, that must be a cool flight to take". And now you come up with a report about it, wonderful  

And what an adventurous experience it was, first the delay on the LIS-OPO leg, then the, well, interesting bus station in Porto, the terminal building at VRL, the booking process (I never ever paid for a flight with cash, that's really something new) and finally the flight with the Do228.

Some great pictures of Lisbon as well, it is for sure a great city.

CaptainRed

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2012-11-18 03:56:41 and read 12695 times.

Interesting report, Markus. Your pictures brink back many memories of my trip to Portugal. And good idea to fly on the Do228.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service, sure ok this way, a bread roll and fresh fruits, "Yes", together with some meat, "No", but mashed potatoes, "Yes"!

Something's in the way here!


PH

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-18 04:02:04 and read 12695 times.

Hey, good to follow more comments.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 7):

what an interesting report here. You know I have been to Portugal as well with the family recently (also done LIS-FRA with TAP, what a nice coincidence). And while at LIS airport I saw that AeroVip flight to Vila Real and Braganca at the FIDS and thought to myself "hey, that must be a cool flight to take". And now you come up with a report about it, wonderful
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 7):

Some great pictures of Lisbon as well, it is for sure a great city.

Thank you and sure, I know about that trip to Portugal.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 7):


And what an adventurous experience it was, first the delay on the LIS-OPO leg, then the, well, interesting bus station in Porto, the terminal building at VRL, the booking process (I never ever paid for a flight with cash, that's really something new) and finally the flight with the Do228.

Imagine my surprise with these cash situation here.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
Interesting report, Markus. Your pictures brink back many memories of my trip to Portugal. And good idea to fly on the Do228.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):

Something's in the way here!

Hah, good point here!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: Luxair747SP
Posted 2012-11-18 05:02:01 and read 12695 times.

Hi Markus,

Nice report about an airline I have never heard about before.
The 228 is for sure a rare bird to catch.
Also the flights on TAP looked solid!

Thanks a lot for sharing.
Cheers
Johannes

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-18 05:55:45 and read 12695 times.

Hi, J.,

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 10):

Nice report about an airline I have never heard about before.
The 228 is for sure a rare bird to catch.
Also the flights on TAP looked solid!

Thanx for the feedback and sure also my opinion with the 228.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: MSS658
Posted 2012-11-18 15:09:52 and read 12695 times.

Hello Markus

Nice to follow up on your Portugal report, it's a beautifull country to visit.
I really should go there once again. Too bad to hear about the FRA-LIS delay, but I guess things happen....
TAP looks to be as good as my flights in 2011. Just the horrible legroom...


Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: sultanils
Posted 2012-11-19 01:30:18 and read 12692 times.

Hi Markus,

Interesting read! What a nice way to spend a day on your holidays. You were quite brave in booking this VIP flight just over the regular mail. A nice experience for sure and also TAP shorthaul doesn't look half bad either.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I was once on the road and failed with a second trip

Oh oh, now you make me curious!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But be sure, the last row rule is only interrupted with these specific requirements!

I was getting worried...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
On the South American roads soon thereafter, everything well signed and in a orderly manner?

Not at all, this is driving in Portugal. Find your way yourself, any time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Imagine who´s the one under the fountain?

Junior!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The entrance with the faster transport option

That's my preferred mode of transport 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A 100% load, tough work for the small Dornier.

100%, that's very healthy. Any idea how this route is generally doing?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sandwich, fresh fruits, Twix and free drinks

TAP's catering looks actually very satisfying.

Sultanils

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-19 10:43:37 and read 12690 times.

Hey and nice to follow more comments.


@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 12):

Nice to follow up on your Portugal report, it's a beautifull country to visit.
I really should go there once again. Too bad to hear about the FRA-LIS delay, but I guess things happen....
TAP looks to be as good as my flights in 2011. Just the horrible legroom...

Thank you and Portugal is definitely worth a visit.


@N.:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Interesting read! What a nice way to spend a day on your holidays. You were quite brave in booking this VIP flight just over the regular mail. A nice experience for sure and also TAP shorthaul doesn't look half bad either.

Thank you.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Oh oh, now you make me curious!

More to come!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

I was getting worried...

No way!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Not at all, this is driving in Portugal. Find your way yourself, any time.

The perfect description.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Junior!

Exact!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

That's my preferred mode of transport 

Sure, I know.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

100%, that's very healthy. Any idea how this route is generally doing?

Not at all, but I´ve read about a few cancelled flights lately.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

TAP's catering looks actually very satisfying.

Sure ok here.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: The777Man
Posted 2012-11-20 09:59:35 and read 12690 times.

Hi Markus !

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

Nice to see you go to Portugal and also to see you try this little airline.

Amazing to see a handwritten boarding pass but looking at the departure airport, it's not so surprising!

Quoting santos (Reply 3):

Thank you for your trip report, i did LIS-VRL-LIS not too long ago and loved it.
Did Anyone Just Say Mateus? LIS-VRL (by santos Nov 13 2011 in Trip Reports)?threadid=202571&searchid=202874&s=mateus#ID202874

I thought part of this seemed very familiar.......

The777Man

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-20 13:25:05 and read 12690 times.

Hey, L.,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Nice to see you go to Portugal and also to see you try this little airline.

Amazing to see a handwritten boarding pass but looking at the departure airport, it's not so surprising!

Sure the case here with AeroVIP!.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):

I thought part of this seemed very familiar.......

Good to know again.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2012-11-22 12:10:57 and read 12372 times.

Hello Markus,

Another nice report with many nice pictures!
Looks like you had a great trip to Portugal despite the 2 delays, nevertheless TAP looks quite OK, nothing special. The legroom on your short LIS-OPO hop looks terrible!
You sure had quite an adventure to get to your new airport and fly Aerovip, very interesting too see. Have never heard of Aerovip before reading this report!
Love all your destination pictures too, well done!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And by far not a real surprise that the outbound is also running late

Interesting to see Condor flying to Baltimore, never knew they flew there  

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-23 08:38:12 and read 12133 times.

Hoi B.,

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):

Another nice report with many nice pictures!
Looks like you had a great trip to Portugal despite the 2 delays, nevertheless TAP looks quite OK, nothing special. The legroom on your short LIS-OPO hop looks terrible!
You sure had quite an adventure to get to your new airport and fly Aerovip, very interesting too see. Have never heard of Aerovip before reading this report!
Love all your destination pictures too, well done!

Thank you.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):

Interesting to see Condor flying to Baltimore, never knew they flew there

Count me in, don´t noticed it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: roberts87
Posted 2012-11-25 02:48:22 and read 11865 times.

Hello Markus, great report as always! As usual also some very nice destination pictures as usual.!
Looks like you had a nice stay in Portugal, great to include such rare flight on the Dornier on a airline where I never heard of from a place I have never heard of  

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-26 12:33:24 and read 11486 times.

Hi, R.,

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 19):
Hello Markus, great report as always! As usual also some very nice destination pictures as usual.!
Looks like you had a nice stay in Portugal, great to include such rare flight on the Dornier on a airline where I never heard of from a place I have never heard of

Thank you and sure the way to go here with the unknown places and airlines!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: kurt
Posted 2012-11-27 12:27:33 and read 11212 times.

Nice report, Markus! Makes me want to return to Portugal. That little Dornier looks like a lot of fun.

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-11-28 09:23:05 and read 11037 times.

Hi, K.,

Quoting kurt (Reply 21):


Nice report, Markus! Makes me want to return to Portugal. That little Dornier looks like a lot of fun.

Thank you and for sure, Portugal is worth another visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: LXM83
Posted 2012-12-20 11:38:26 and read 9687 times.

Hello Flieger67

You found a really nice routing on this trip. AeroVip has always been on my to-do-list.

Unfortunately it's too late now as AeroVip has apparently had to cancel this service due to the loss of subsidies.

I'm glad you posted this report to show us how it had been when it was still operating.

Cheers, LXM83

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2012-12-20 14:16:49 and read 9629 times.

Hoi, J.,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 23):

You found a really nice routing on this trip. AeroVip has always been on my to-do-list.

Unfortunately it's too late now as AeroVip has apparently had to cancel this service due to the loss of subsidies.

I'm glad you posted this report to show us how it had been when it was still operating.

Thank you for the feedback.
Don´t noticed it, so it seems I´ve lucky to log this special service.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: deltamartin
Posted 2013-01-03 05:09:02 and read 8676 times.

Hello Markus!

Nice report as usual, and glad to see you logged this small Portugese airport.
Also nice to read about your TAP flights. I flew them myself recently as well, story to follow.
Some nice pictures from Lisbon as well.

Martin

Topic: RE: Someone Fly For VIP?. At Least AeroVip Ex VRL!
Username: FLIEGER67
Posted 2013-01-03 11:55:08 and read 8562 times.

Hi, M.,

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 25):

Nice report as usual, and glad to see you logged this small Portugese airport.
Also nice to read about your TAP flights. I flew them myself recently as well, story to follow.
Some nice pictures from Lisbon as well.

Thank you and good to know about more upcoming TP stories.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)


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