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Adam Air/Batavia CGK-JOG-SUB: Finally 7P B737-200  
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8672 times:

I decided to go for a more interesting routing for the latest Surabaya trip, so here’s another report on various Indonesian domestic airlines. Adam and Batavia are in category 3, apparently being some of the worst in the country when it comes to safety. Anyhow, I enjoy flying on them. Two new airports for me this time, namely JOG and SRG. This is part 1: CGK-JOG-SUB with Batavia and Adam. Sriwijaya report to follow later.

Let’s start with some pictures from Soekarno Hatta terminal 1.

SJ B737-200s lined up at 1B for their morning runs and two retired 7P examples
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Top Air, MAI and Jatayu
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One of the last remaining Mandala B737-200s, PK-RID
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Airfast MD88 ready to depart for Timika, New Guinea
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09 June 2007
Jakarta Soekarno Hatta (CGK/WIII) – Yogyakarta Adisutjipto (JOG/WARJ)
Adam Skyconnection Airlines KI/DHI 106
Boeing 737-33A
PK-KKM [Delivered to VASP 07FEB1991]
0750-0850 – On Time
Economy Class, Seat 1A

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Full history courtesy of Airfleets.net (No pics of the other liveries on A.net, including KI)
07/02/1991 VASP PP-SOD
01/12/1992 WTC N222AW
21/04/1993 Jet Airways VT-JAB
19/04/1999 Rose Air TC-GHB
10/03/2000 AnstWW N791AW
01/07/2000 Rio Sul PT-SSJ
15/09/2002 Varig PT-SSJ
29/08/2006 AdamAir PK-KKM


This ticket was booked online, the Adam Skynet booking works fine and spits out E-Tickets immediately after booking. Fare was IDR 289,000. No check-in desks listed for KI106, but there were plenty of Adam staff directing passengers, no problem. They have a rather surprising system for an Indonesian LCC for etkt passengers – your photo is taken, they scan your credit card and you electronically sign using these terminals as well.

A few minutes later I was on my way to the gate with seat 1A assigned.


Check-in hall and Adam ticket counters at terminal 1C
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Security was a breeze obviously, I think you could get just about anything through these domestic screening points. Gate C7 assigned today.
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Boarding started on time, a first for me at Jakarta CGK terminal 1 I believe.

PK-KKM assigned for KI 106, a 300 series as expected
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Other Adam B737s at T1C
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PK-KKM again
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Lion should adopt this sort of signs – I have once ended up on the wrong plane with them
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KKM again
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Decent looking seats in the very worn cabin of this B737. The bright headrest covers had nice embroidery about their LCC of the year award and website address.
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Legroom in row 1 was very poor, my knees were right against the bulkhead. The cabin seemed to be in an appalling state, one could see behind the wall panel, and the straps of some oxygen masks were hanging out of the overhead panel.

Nice wall panel


Safety card, didn’t steal it as it might actually be needed on Adam...


It was extremely hazy and sunny at CGK this morning, so my takeoff pics didn’t turn out to anything presentable. We pushed back on time, taxied past T1B and T1A and took off without delay. Spotted a Citilink B737-300, possibly going to Batam.

The flying time was 45 minutes if I remember correctly, a cup of water was served by Adam’s Angels or whatever they’re called. Some very nice looking ladies there, but this tends to be the case on most Indonesian LCCs anyway.

Great scenery enroute
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I was quite happy when we started our descent, the comfort of my seat wasn’t exactly designed for anything more than an hour. The descent was very nice, all of a sudden it felt as we were sinking into the mountains.

Jogja came into view
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Landed on the short runway, and backtracked back to the terminal building
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Disembarkation process
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As I was walking towards the arrivals door, Garuda’s PK-GZP took off for Jakarta. This one is the replacement for the aircraft destroyed at the very same airport a few months ago. A Wings MD82 also took off, but to the opposite direction.

Arrivals
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I took this picture of the ticket counters and went to the observation deck since Batavia check-in wouldn’t be yet open.
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There’s an entrance fee of IDR 2,000, and the deck provides nice views. It was totally packed though with various school groups – perhaps since it was the start of local school holidays apparently. There are windows towards the apron, but decent pictures still possible.

KM departing back to Jakarta with a Garuda 737-300 reversing in the background
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Had a chat with a local hotel owner, but I’m still not convinced his IDR 50,000/night rooms are comfortable as he claimed. Unfortunately, the Sheraton Mustika is closed until further notice due to structural damage, I was planning to stay overnight next time.

Made my way to the departures area as Batavia’s Jakarta flight was called for boarding. I figured they’d open SUB check-in after CGK departed, and that was the case.

09 June 2007
Yogyakarta Adisutjipto (JOG/WARJ) – Surabaya Juanda (SUB/WARR)
Batavia Air 7P/BTV 231
Boeing 737-281/ADV
PK-YTR [Delivered to ANA 29JUN1979]
1220-1310 – On Time
Economy Class, Seat 11F (Exit Row)

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Full history courtesy of Airfleets.net
29/06/1979 All Nippon Airways JA8452
01/09/1992 Air Nippon JA8452
15/03/1999 WestJet Airlines C-GXWJ
05/03/2002 WestJet Airlines C-GXWJ Stored 15/05/05 at Calgary - reg 13/07/05 as N738AP - Exported to Indonesia
26/07/2005 Batavia PK-YTR



Check-in hall at JOG
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My ticket
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There was one counter for 7P231, and I had quite a shock when the agent pulled a “B737-400 TRANSIT SEATING” map out of the drawer. Thankfully my fears were not justified, she folded away a couple of rows and typed “YTR” on it. I was assigned 11F which turned out to be the exit row. Thoughtful of the friendly agents to do so. 7P has switched to supermarket style receipt boarding passes at least in JOG.

Paid my IDR 25,000 departure tax and went to have some food at the restaurant in the departure hall. Fantastic views of the apron, but the food was overpriced crap.

PK-GGP of Garuda
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Mandala B737-400 PK-RIT arriving half an hour late from Jakarta
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Batavia’s PK-YTV departing for Jakarta
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The next Adam arriving from CGK, PK-KKZ. Flew on her to SIN.
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GA departing
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PK-RIT continuing to Borneo I believe
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And finally, the long awaited Batavia 737-200 arriving from Pontianak. Never managed to get one from CGK to SUB.
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I then went to the gate area, very quiet since 7P 231 was the only departure within quite some time. Boarding started on time from gate 1, a nice walk to the old classic.

PK-YTR, ex-All Nippon Airways, Air Nippon, Westjet.
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Probably a very high cycle aircraft, look at all the rivets on the fuselage. I assume those are some structural reinforcements
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The cabin didn’t look too shabby, and legroom in my exit seat was great


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Jogja airport
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We pushed back a few minutes early, and took off a few minutes later towards the mountains. Interesting takeoff, engines spooling up first, then brakes released and off we go. Wouldn’t want to have an engine failure on a B737-200 with those mountains in front. Seats weren’t properly bolted to the floor, the whole row moved back significantly as we took off...

Climbing out of Yogyakarta towards the cruising altitude of 20000ft
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Cabin view from the back
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Lavatory check, note the Japanese signs from ANA times
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Another cabin view
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A snack was served despite the short flying time of 30minutes


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After reaching cruising altitude
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Better not steal the lifejacket, I think that sign mentions a fine of 10M Rupiah.
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Rough looking exit door
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The flight was very short, and soon we were on descent to Surabaya Juanda
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Exit row view


At gate, note the absurd markings for MD11 and A300. Nobody flies these in Indonesia AFAIK
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The cracked Adam 737-300 had company - apparently they had had a tailstrike in Surabaya since PK-KKS was parked there with stuff hanging from its tail. Good old Adam at it again.

Highly enjoyable Sriwijaya SUB-SRG-CGK will follow later.


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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8620 times:

Great trip report!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
At gate, note the absurd markings for MD11 and A300. Nobody flies these in Indonesia AFAIK

Garuda used to operate both types.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8574 times:

Quoting Afterburner (Reply 1):
Garuda used to operate both types.

The terminal and apron at SUB are brand new...



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User currently onlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8537 times:
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Great report!!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
Fare was IDR 289,000

Wow! That's only about €24!!


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8521 times:

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 2):
The terminal and apron at SUB are brand new...

Maybe it's because the blueprint of the terminal and the apron were created when A300 and MD11 still flew there.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8399 times:
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Hi Lari,

Excellent report as always!!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
Safety card, didn’t steal it as it might actually be needed on Adam...

- If not true, this would be funny!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
Seats weren’t properly bolted to the floor, the whole row moved back significantly as we took off...

- Nice!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
The cabin didn’t look too shabby

- Looks in better condition than the Adam Air 733 you flew.

Thanks again, always a good read and decent pic's to look at.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineReifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

Great report... You're lucky having flown such old airliners  Smile

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8253 times:

Really nice to read this story! Flying can be fun in Indonesia (as long as they keep them flying  Wink)


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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8173 times:

Another great report from an interesting country for airliners.

I know Indonesia is now '737-central', but are there any other interesting (old) aircraft there to fly on?

Thanks for sharing, as always.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7862 times:

Tnanks for the comments!

Quoting EI787 (Reply 3):
Wow! That's only about €24!!

Actually that's not even close to the cheapest. Cheapest KI CGK-JOG was IDR 209,000 all in. On CGK-SUB, Adam and Indonesia Air Asia usually have plenty of fares below 250K.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
- Looks in better condition than the Adam Air 733 you flew.

The Adam fleet seems to have very shabby interiors. Sriwijaya had nice and tidy leather seating on the 737-200 SUB-SRG-CGK!

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 8):
but are there any other interesting (old) aircraft there to fly on?

MZ should have F28, perhaps even F27 still, I don't know. GT Air might fly F27s DPS-AMI, rather difficult to find out outside the country.

MZ definiteny has CN-235s, Lion has the MD90 and B737-900ER now. And of course plenty of MD80s, getting rather rare in Europe these days.



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4748 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7787 times:

What an awesome report. I love the open air viewing gallery in Terminal 1. I just wished that A, B and C are joined together and that would save a lot of hassle walking up and down the stairs!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
Top Air, MAI and Jatayu

You know what? The TOP AIR 727 has been there engineless for a long time. It was there when I last visited Terminal 1 in Feb 2006. Looks like it is still the case pehaps it is just being towed from one location to another.

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
Lion should adopt this sort of signs – I have once ended up on the wrong plane with them

Ending up on the wrong plane? I thought this was only possible on Home Alone? How did that happen? Should there be procedures in place to prevent this from happening?

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Thread starter):
At gate, note the absurd markings for MD11 and A300.

Well, nothing absurd about it when you recall that these are all ex-aircraft types for Garuda.



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User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2109 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7760 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 10):
Ending up on the wrong plane? I thought this was only possible on Home Alone? How did that happen? Should there be procedures in place to prevent this from happening?

Well, I am sure you are well aware of CGK's layout and architecture. Unlike KUL or SIN where once inside the boarding lounge at one particular gate passengers only have a single walkway to board the aircraft via an aerobridge, the case is different in CGK Terminal 1.

From the boarding lounge at one particular gate, one will enter a common shared long walkway between the doors where the aircrafts are parked and (sometimes) there is no one (and no signboard definitely) to guide you on which door you have to exit (towards the aerobridge or out of the terminal - down a staircase and tarmac walk to the aircraft). In most cases, passengers will follow each other, whoever at the front.

Those who get lost usually are the one who missed the main horde of passengers' embarking wave, exiting the wrong door or disoriented while walking on the tarmac.

Only in the great Indonesia raya tercinta!  tongue 


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 10):
You know what? The TOP AIR 727 has been there engineless for a long time. It was there when I last visited Terminal 1 in Feb 2006. Looks like it is still the case pehaps it is just being towed from one location to another.

Indeed the Top Air has been there as long as I remember. Looks like the MAI MD80 had some heavy check coming up as they seem to be using one with more or less basic JT colors now...

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 10):
Ending up on the wrong plane? I thought this was only possible on Home Alone? How did that happen? Should there be procedures in place to prevent this from happening?

9M-MAR explained the jetways above... Anyway, there were no English announcements whatsoever on Lion, and after two or three boarding pass checks I was onboard an MD80 to JOG instead of SUB. The F/As couldn't care less and didn't even bother to stop boarding for a minute so I could get out easily...

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 10):
Well, nothing absurd about it when you recall that these are all ex-aircraft types for Garuda.

As I said above, the terminal and tarmac are brand new. I guess indeed the blueprints were made years ago as noted above, and nobody bothered to change the markings.

[Edited 2007-06-21 08:18:07]


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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 7547 times:

Good report, I can't help thinking you must be very brave to fly these airlines, old a/c don't bother me but a bad reputation for safety does.

May you continue to fly safely.

Jafa39


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