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Tenerife On ArkeFly (TUI) & Transavia (+pics/vids)  
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi,

Here my, by some people, long awaited report about my experience on 2 Dutch charter airlinecompanies; Arkefly – TUI airlines and transavia.com .

I booked these holidays somewhere in spring, when a large Dutch department store was giving 5% discount on package deals for holiday. So, book a week holiday including flights and hotel (halfboard in our case) and get the discount at the end of the bill! Nice gesture, and easy money to save in this way. We choose a 4-star aparthotel and resort at Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and were able to choose our own flights.
Outbound we opted for a afternoon departure on Arkefly in Comfort Class. Homebound we took a transavia.com all-economy flight, with late night departure out of Tenerife. In this way, we were able to enjoy our holidays until the end  Wink

The travel agency which was located in the department store called me at work about one week before our departure, informing me that the tickets were ready for pickup at their location. I did so that same afternoon. Everything was arranged in good order, names and accommodation were correctly printed on the tickets and vouchers, nothing to complain about!

Okay, enough about preparations, because it’s mainly about flying of course.

Arkefly does not offer online check-in in advance, so we had to call early at the airport. From leaving our house, we reached the airport in a convenient 20 minutes by bus and train. Check-in was open in terminal 3, desk 32. Also self-service check-in machines were available. We used these, to be able to choose our own seats from the map.
When the machine was reading my passport, our reservation popped up and we gave ok to proceed. Then we saw already pre-assigned seats, no. 21A and C. In principle that was good enough, but I don’t know why, but I decided to change these into 20A and C. Later, we will find out why this was the best choice I made that day  Wink

We dropped our baggage at the dedicated Comfort Class desk, our 2 bags were tagged by the kind staff of Menzies Aviation, in charge for the handling of Arkefly at AMS. She directed us to gate D64 for boarding. Security check was done easily, no queus at all, probably because the morning rush was over already.

After a quick coffee at the Starbucks, we walked over to our gate. 2 Arkefly Boeing 767’s were parked next to eachother.


2 ArkeFly Boeing 767-300’s parked next to eachother


Our plane was served after her previous flight originating from Natal in Brazil. Good to see that everything was done in time. In the meantime we were able to do pre-boarding to speed things up, and little later we got on board. Here we noticed that row 19 and row 21 have no windows on either lefthand and righthand sides  Wink As we ticked off seats at row 20 by ourselves, we were lucky of course!  Smile


PH-AHY close-up, just before boarding at gate D64



AMS-TFS
Flight No.: TFL111 Date: 10SEP07
STD: 1200 ATD: 1210
STA: 1540 ATA: 1536
A/C: Boeing 767-300(ER) Reg No.: PH-AHY
Seat: 20A – Comfort Class

My 1st ride on a Boeing 767  Wink, and the first on this machine of course. After so many flights another new type to add to my log. I was quite happy with it to be honest  Smile


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The cabin in Comfort Class looked pretty good. Wide darkblue leather seats in a 2-3-2 layout. Cabin maybe filled 70% in Comfort. Quite some seats empty. Highseason was over. In front was also 2 rows Business Class, having a 50% load on the 12 seats in 2-2-2 setting. Separation by a curtain only from the Comfort Class.
Behind Comfort Class, which is until row 22, a lavatory-block was located, with Economy class in the rear, having a 3-3-3 layout. This cabin looked almost completely full. Seating total is 272 on the 767’s operated by Arkefly, in 3-class layout.

Our Comfort Class seats were having a seatpitch of 33’’/84cm.


Cabin in Comfort Class, 2 – 3 – 2 layout with blue leather seats and 33’’ pitch


The captain announced a little delay on departure due to some things not ready, probably some baby-buggies to be loaded in the baggage hold on the lowerdeck. Our flights was packed with those little ‘crying’ children, young enough to go on holidays in September, and no need yet to show up at the nursery school. The sounds in the cabin were not really attracting during the flight. Mostly crying infants, yelling parents, running little children, parents trying to catch them etc. Good to have some GB’s of MP3’s loaded into my cellphone to listen to during the flight…

Startup was done by use of the jetstarter, because the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) was not working. Soon enough we were ready to taxi to runway 36L, the far ‘Polderbaan’, although when passing by runway 18C-36C, our flight got permission to take runway 36C for takeoff. We entered the runway from the left entrance, which is quite unusual as far as I know. A brief announcement from the flightdeck mentioning about the broken APU and that everything was fine with the aircraft etc. A little bit strange announcement, not worrying me, but it did so to other passengers I think.

Takeoff was powerful and after entering the skies we sharply turned right to clear space for runway 36L departures, which was in service simultaneously. We turned over the city of Amsterdam and Amstelveen towards southern directions.


Video on takeoff. Takeoff-roll starts after about 50 seconds

About 40 minutes inflight, crew announced their first food and beverage service. Except for business class passengers, everybody has to buy the food and drinks on board. Prices quite normal, not really high level and on par with many other carriers. Good selection, also interesting ‘combo’ deals, a drink and a snack for a slightly discounted price. We both took the ‘Poffertjes-Combo’(Little pancakes-combo) which included a chilled chocolate drink. Total price 10 Euro’s for both. The pancakes were served hot and came with a apple-cinnamon sauce. Taste was pretty good to be honest  Wink


The ‘Poffertjes-Combo’ meal, price EUR 5.00



The ‘’Arkeflyer’’ menu booklet


During the rest of the flight, some short movies, comedy’s and cartoons were playing on the videoscreens, all located above the aisles. During the time in between these programs the flight-map was playing. Our route was roughly; Amsterdam – Paris – Nantes – Gulf Biskay – Lisbon – Tenerife .
Cruising altitude at 37,000 feet and outside temperature –55°C.


Normal flight conditions at high-level. Soaring above the clouds!


No further drinkservice during the flight. To purchase 2 hot cappucino’s, I had to visit the rear galley. Price 2 Euro each. Nice touch: 2 free candybars. But, I had to walk back to upfront through the aisle myself, with those 2 hot cups. I really felt myself a flight attendant  Smile. Who knows,.. maybe in the future Big grin

Rest of the flight left uneventful. Until 25 minutes to landing when the crew handed out some sweets and candy. Nice touch again. During decent into Tenerife we had some great views to Mount Teide and the island. On final approach it got cloudy (overcast) and most views were gone. Touchdown at runway 8 about 10 minutes ahead of our schedule. Well done by Arkefly! Some minutes later we were on chocks at gate 8. Deplane using a finger-gate, long walk to the baggage reclaim area.

Other airliners on the ground at this time were an AB A320, FUA 738, 2x IWB A320, 1x UX 738. Traffic was low.


PH-AHY parked at Tenerife-South Airport, after our arrival


Baggage came on the belt after 20 minutes, our bags pretty quick. No damage, nothing lost. All OK! So: good start of this holiday. Our transfer bus was already waiting outside and brought us to Los Cristianos village within 30 minutes. In the hotel (4**** Paradise Park Resort) we were upgraded from our booked room to a 2 room apartment with poolview and seaview. We were really happy with this little extra space for a week  Smile.


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Okay, one week holidays were over sooner then expected. We visited many places on the island including El Teide National Park, Playa de las Teresitas and more. But also some days were spent near one of the 4 pools at our hotel.

After having a pizza for dinner on the last day, we waited in the lobby for our transfer bus back to the airport. Slightly delayed it arrived at the hotel, and of course we also arrived a bit later the scheduled at the airport. Always a pity, as the queues were already long at all 3 desks (desk 18/19/20) which were allocated on our flight.


The usual crowd upon check-in


We checked in and got the last row in the cabin (on request) because usually all (crying) children will be seated more in front. It helped out, once in the cabin we didn’t hear anything annoying  Wink

On the other hand, the departure screen in the lounge mentioned 30 minutes delay for our flight. We hoped for the best.


Quiet terminal building at Tenerife-South Airport


The airport was quiet. Not much traffic, only a A320 service to Bucharest on LTE and later a BA A320 to Manchester. More flights were scheduled at less human times to Madid and Warsaw, with departures around 3.00am!


Departure Information mentioning a foreseen delay on departure for our flight


The departure lounge after security is nice, large and clean windows viewing towards the apron. Good views on the little traffic. Also our aircraft was seen arriving from Groningen and Eindhoven. For the ones interested in it. This Transavia.com aircraft was operating a ‘W-pattern’ that day: AMS-TFS-GRQ/EIN-TFS-AMS.


Our aircraft being served prior to our boarding


After buying a large bottle of Baileys in the taxfree zone, we were able to board at gate 16. There was no invitation for priority boarding for parents with children or elderly people.


TFS-AMS
Flight No.: HV674 Date: 17SEP07
STD: 2135 ATD: 2158
STA: 0255 ATA: 0306
A/C: Boeing 737-800/WL Reg No.: PH-HZM
Seat: 31F – Economy Class

My 28th ride on a Boeing 737-800, and the first on this machine. This aircraft was previously leased out to KLM for a few years. It was winglet-fitted in early 2007 once it returned to HV.


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Boarding took some time, everybody struggling with the handluggage. Overhead bins completely filled up. My eyes were a bit shocked by the lime-green fabric on the seats which comes in different designs. Headrest covers with commercials by a large Dutch supermarket chain. Typical lowcost structure. Also interesting to see 3 complete rows blocked off for ‘crew rest area’. Probably the cabin crew was exchanging during the day operating this W-pattern which I explained above.
But as soon as the doors closed, we got our pushback. Time to go home. Safety instructions done on the dropdown screens in the cabin. Everything loud and clear. After a long roll down on runway 08, we got airborne and entered the nightly skies. Soon after takoff, the island of Gran Canaria was visible on the right side.

Soon after seatbelt sign was switched off, commercial from the ‘Jumbo’ supermarket came on the screens and took about 5 minutes. A ‘Jumbo’-flyer was located in my seatpocket, and included a voucher for a free apple-cake in one of their shops.
Cabin crew handed out FLYers, a booklet with the menu and prices on the food and beverages on board. Yes, also on this airline: nothing is for free! And… the prices on HV were slightly higher then on ArkeFly, the carrier which was used on the outbound flight. Coffee/Tea/Softdrinks EUR 2.50 each, can of Heineken beer for 3 Euro’s, sandwiches start from 4 Euro’s each etc. Real moneymakers for Transavia for sure. Especially on these longer flights! Cabin crew also announced the use of the lavatories: row 1 to 10 use the single front lavatory, row 11 up to 31 have to use the 2 rear toilets, including the joke of the day: left side for men, right side for ladies only.  crazy 
We only took 2 cups of caffeine to stay awake, but it didn’t really help. I closed my eyes for the majority of this flight. Music playing through my earphones, head resting on the sidepanel of the cabin. Legs completely cramped and blocked by the seat in front of me. You will understand… this was not really my best flight, and remembered me to a Economy flight on MP.
On the other hand, I flew HV last year in row 4, also a B737-800, and I think the seatpitch in front rows is better?! This might be possible (I know other carriers have same differences), but not sure…

Decend into AMS was quite bumpy. Lots of clouds around above the Netherlands, and during landing at runway 36C (interesting approach, you won’t get this runway often at AMS) even a heavy rainstorm. We were one of the last arrivals in the night, next ones to be the KL longhaul flights from Africa, the US and Asia.

Luggage came surprisingly quick and it turned out to be ok. No damage, nothing lost. No customs check at AMS this time, no random suitcase checks.

And finally our booked taxi (at discounted price) for a quick drive home didn’t show up. Calling the company only resulted in voice-mail… Therefore we had to take the normal taxi. 15 minutes later, and 40 Euro’s less in the wallet, we arrived back home.

To conclude; ArkeFly is really my airline of choice nowadays when it comes to holiday travel out of my country. They offer a the best product when comparing with HV and MP. I really like to spend some more money to be assured with a Comfort Class seat.
With MP stopping end of November 2007 on European short-haul flights (their A320’s will be returned to the lessor), I see ArkeFly expanding in next year. Their first brandnew B737-800WL (msn 35100) will be delivered shortly, and 5 more are on order. Also the B787-8 will enter with this airline to replace the B767-300ER.
HV’s service level is quite low, although the company profile is attracting me. They make good money, the atmosphere on board is always nice (young crews) and a fresh and sparkling interiour. Seatpitch is really bad though, prices on the food/beverage service a bit too high.

Note: ArkeFly will rename their Business Class product to a new name “Star Class” from November 1, 2007.

Sorry for the low amount of pics on HV. I was tired and light conditions weren’t the best. Although I hoped you liked reading it. Comments, questions etc. more then welcome and I’ll appreciate your replies !

Cheers,
Eric


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
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User currently offlineCallumm92 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic trip report. Nice to hear that Arkefly offer a good product - they sound pretty similar to what Thomsonfly offer. I guess this is to be expected as they're all part of the same company! How would you rate HV in comparison to FR or EZY?

Best regards,
Callum


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@ Callum,

Thanks for your comments!

Quoting Callumm92 (Reply 1):
How would you rate HV in comparison to FR or EZY?

In between both. U2 is offering a good product. Usually you'll find attracting fares on U2, mostly better fares then on HV. Seatpitch is better on U2 (although that's my feeling at least).

FR is the loser then. Although great fares, the rest is very very basic, as well as the airports they mainly serve. And, I don't want to get cancellations (anymore) on FR > what a nightmare!!  Wink

Eric  wave 



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlinePlanehunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very interesting report, Eric. ArkeFly's prices are quite reasonable.

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
Cabin crew also announced the use of the lavatories: row 1 to 10 use the single front lavatory, row 11 up to 31 have to use the 2 rear toilets, including the joke of the day: left side for men, right side for ladies only.

What?  Confused


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Eric,

Nice to see you flying around europe again! Congrats on an new type in the log, one that also lacks mine  Smile
You have made a very interesting comparison between the 2 dutch LCC's.
Keep up the good work!!

Cheers,
Joost



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5140 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi, Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
Here my, by some people, long awaited report

I´am for sure, a member of the "some people". Thanx for posting this interesting story.

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
My 1st ride on a Boeing 767 , and the first on this machine of course. After so many flights another new type to add to my log. I was quite happy with it to be honest

Always great, congrats!

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
But, I had to walk back to upfront through the aisle myself, with those 2 hot cups. I really felt myself a flight attendant . Who knows,.. maybe in the future

Hey, Hey, send me a pm when you join the cabin crew. I will be on your first flight, personal service by
Airbuseric, great!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
. We visited many places on the island including El Teide National Park, Playa de las Teresitas and more

Tenerife is also from my point if view a nice place to go.
I remember a tour by car trough the El Teide Park, in the end I had to pay a 50.-- EURO penalty to the local police for speeding through the vulcanoe landscape!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
including the joke of the day: left side for men, right side for ladies only.

What´s that. Never heard that before.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
with Economy class in the rear, having a 3-3-3 layout.

Are you sure, maybe to much Heineken before?  Cool
I flew many, many times before the B767, but only 2-3-2 seats OR 2-4-2 seats in economay!

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
some short movies, comedy%u2019s and cartoons were playing on the videoscreens

Heard rumors, that TFL will rent out portable DVD-player like MP to their pax... any idea (from the inflight magazine) how much they will charge for it?

Quoting Airbuseric (Thread starter):
Note: ArkeFly will rename their Business Class product to a new name %u201CStar Class%u201D from November 1, 2007.

I think Martinair will go mad...  bomb 
GREAT idea from TFL to re-start this famous name... well done! btw. why isn't it possible to book BC/SC-flights on their home-page? any idea?

Cheers for this GREAT tri


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@ PH: Thanks for your kind reply!

Quoting Planehunter (Reply 3):
What?

That's also what I thought  Wink!

@ Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 4):
Nice to see you flying around europe again!

Still not enough  Smile But have to save some money for other purpose. Thanks for reading anyway. I see you'll visit our old school-mate in Scotland later this year? Probably a TR from out of the Avroliner Flightdeck to be expected??  Wink

@ Markus:

Thanks for your reply. Yes indeed great to score the 767 (finally)  hyper  !

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
Hey, Hey, send me a pm when you join the cabin crew. I will be on your first flight, personal service by
Airbuseric,

Won't be soon then  Wink Still at my current position... but you'll be the first to know it then LOL Big grin

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
remember a tour by car trough the El Teide Park, in the end I had to pay a 50.-- EURO penalty to the local police for speeding through the vulcanoe landscape!.

You're a stereo-type German driver then  Wink The landscape was facinating enough to drive calm and slowly. We were in the park already at 08:00am, and everything was still quiet. No touringcars and many other tourists. We really enjoyed the calmness up there in that volcano landscape!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
What´s that. Never heard that before.

Some crewmember thought he was funny or so... I'm sure it was a bad joke  redflag 

@ Debonair:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
Are you sure, maybe to much Heineken before?
I flew many, many times before the B767, but only 2-3-2 seats OR 2-4-2 seats in economay!

You're right. It wasn't Heineken, but just bad memory. Arkefly offers 2-3-2 in Y-class, fabric seats.

Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
Heard rumors, that TFL will rent out portable DVD-player like MP to their pax... any idea (from the inflight magazine) how much they will charge for it?

As far as I remember, only offered on longhaul flights (Dutch Antilles, Brazil etc) and free of charge in Business (Star Class). For rent in both Comfort and Economy Class. I think these things will be officially announced from this November, together with the 'Star Class' product. Currently only free headphones in Business, and for sale in the other classes.

Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
I think Martinair will go mad...

They're mad anyway at the moment. They return the A320's, stop their European product, and go on longhaul service only, without upgrading their current 'old-fashioned' product and fleet. MP's 767's have some of the most cycles in the world and need to be replaced.

Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
why isn't it possible to book BC/SC-flights on their home-page? any idea?

Can you explain the meaning of BC/SC ?

Cheers,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey Eric,
As I expected a great TR and nice photos. Also I loved reading all of it, very interesting.
Im glad you had a good holiday, they always go too fast!!!

Thanks for Sharing

OA260

P.S. Pancakes and Chocomel would be my choice also .  Smile


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi OA260

thanks for your nice words.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
P.S. Pancakes and Chocomel would be my choice also .

We should try this combo then some day in AMS. When you're around here, and have some time we might have small a.net -meet Big grin

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Im glad you had a good holiday, they always go too fast!!!

Yeah, already thinking about the next holiday to be honest. But,... in December first a small city-trip to do!

Cheers,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very nice pictures. How was Tenerife? Have you visited any of the other Canary Islands?

User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 7):
Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
why isn't it possible to book BC/SC-flights on their home-page? any idea?

Can you explain the meaning of BC/SC ?

Cheers,
Eric

Hi Eric, was looking for flights on Arkefly. If you buy a ticket online, the web-page is showing you only fares in economy and comfort-class, but not in (BC)biz-class... any idea why? chris

BTW: http://www.martinair.com/nl_nl/ startet their new web-page, very nice! But, since when they will re-start their STAR CLASS?  

Kenmerken Boeing 767-300ER...
Martinair vliegt met een Star Class, Comfort Class en een Economy Class. Daardoor is de maximale capaciteit 267 passagiers.


[Edited 2007-10-24 02:22:58]

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@ Chris:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 11):
If you buy a ticket online, the web-page is showing you only fares in economy and comfort-class, but not in (BC)biz-class... any idea why?

No I don't have the clue about it. Probably because they now change their product into Star Class and the website which is not yet updated?

@ Semsem:

Thanks,

Quoting Semsem (Reply 10):
How was Tenerife? Have you visited any of the other Canary Islands?

Tenerife is a good island for a short holiday, although if you like beaches I would suggest other places in Europe. Especially the beaches in Los Cristianos are not really good. But if you rent a car, you can reach better spots (Playa de las Teresitas, although close to the harbour of Santa Cruz). Nature is beautiful, and worth a visit.
Other islands I've been to are Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, the last one also interesting with all the volcanic landscapes.

 wave 
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very interesting report about two airlines, which are little covered here elsewhere.  Smile


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hello Eric thank you for this very nice report!  Smile

Very interesting to see something about ArkeFly and Transavia!

Good luck and best regards

Thomas



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@ Jens & Thomas,

Thanks for reading  Smile ArkeFly is indeed a missing piece here. We might see them more often though in the future, as they are likely to expand their presence on the Dutch market!

Gruß
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Really nice TR.

The pics is really great and the take off was powerful as you mentioned.

Looking forward for your upcoming TR, in December.

Thank you for sharing.

B747forever.



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@ Gabriel;

Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
Looking forward for your upcoming TR, in December.

Next will be sooner. Tomorrow I'll try to get a story out of 4 flights. Writing the report itself is a bit different... expect it in 2 weeks or so!  Wink



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineVoeKL From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 24 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Eric,

Nice to read your experience with 'our' charter/ LCC companies.

BTW, which taxi company didn't show up, for me a reason when I need taxi to avoid that company.

Regards,

Hans


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1686 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Eric,

Great TR of two of 'our' Dutch holiday-airlines  Smile

Love the video: was this taken by a mobile-phone ? Weather was typical Dutch I would say...

When will you publish your next TR ?



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 32767 times:

@ Hans,

thanks for your kind reply

Quoting VoeKL (Reply 18):
BTW, which taxi company didn't show up, for me a reason when I need taxi to avoid that company.

To answer above question: Taxi ED, from Amsterdam. They offer airport taxi service via various internet websites. We got a confirmation etc, a mobile number of the driver (but all we got on the line was voicemail, all the time we tried). Really frustrating...

@ Pieter,

Thanks for reading!

Quoting MH017 (Reply 19):
Love the video: was this taken by a mobile-phone ?

Nope, by a small 7.2MP digital camera. We just got it, very small, but picture quality is really good. Movies are okay for several purposes, like these  Wink

Quoting MH017 (Reply 19):
When will you publish your next TR ?

Just back home after another 4 flights within our region. TR will come online soon, I hope  Smile

My question: when can I read your stories again??  Wink

 wave 
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1686 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 20):
My question: when can I read your stories again??

As you might have noticed at the other website, where I'm a moderator, there are some AB/LH/QR flights in the pipe-line  Smile

Might as well decide to share them here in January 2008 !!!



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 21):
Might as well decide to share them here in January 2008 !!!

Those reports will be very welcome of course  

[Edited 2007-10-31 14:02:49]


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