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Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics)  
User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10728 times:

Reason For Trip:

After the nice time I had from my business cum holiday trip to Japan, its back to work and reality. Now its time for me to make a quick 24 hour trip to Surabaya to check out on our East Java office and also to attend a wedding of a business relation.


3 December 2007

Jakarta (CGK) – Surabaya (SUB)

Airline: Garuda GA308
Aircraft: B737-400
Registration: PK-GZL
1st Flight: 17 October 1998
ETD: 0900
ATD: 0905
ETA: 1020
ATA: 1033
Flight time: 1 hour 11 minutes
Seat: 8F
Class: Economy
Cruise: 33000 feet

Pre Flight

Since some months ago, I realized that there was no point to arrive too early at the airport for domestic flights as there isn’t anything much to do anyway. So this time round, I arrived just around 45 minutes before departure. Check in was quick as I could use the business class check in as I am a Garuda Gold Frequent Flyer. After checking in, just managed a quick browse and then went over to the common use lounge to kill time.

Common Use Lounge



Went to the gate just as boarding was about to begin.
Enjoying a short morning stroll to the gate


Another rarely seen Indonesian bird

Our aircraft today was PK-GZL, probably my 2nd time on this machine. This aircraft was ex-Aeroflot and it is a late model B734 to come off the production line back in 1998, if I am not wrong, assembly of the NG was just some time after this.

In Flight

Nothing particular regarding the inflight service or the flight itself. As usual Garuda served their tacky snack box but at least they are always generous with their drinks. This is just one out of 16 daily flights which Garuda operates to Surabaya.

On Board GWQ, managed to catch a glimpse of an Orient Thai B743 being chartered for the Hajj.











My trustworthy MH and its B734 at SUB


Hotel Stay

Sheraton Hotel & Towers Surabaya




My favorite hotel program


The Sheraton hotel in Surabaya is your typical business hotel with great location and good service. Rooms were a little worn down, but all will be fine once the renovation is completed by the end of January.


Room: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Location: 10/10
4 December 2007

Surabaya (SUB) – Jakarta (CGK)

Airline: Garuda GA305
Aircraft: B737-400
Registration: PK-GWQ
1st Flight: 02 November 1993
ETD: 0700
ATD: 0700
ETA: 0820
ATA: 0810
Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Seat: 14F
Class: Economy
Cruise: 36000 feet

Pre Flight

Another quick 1 night stay in Surabaya and now its time for me to head back home to Jakarta. It was another night in the Sheraton Hotel, its starting to look pretty old, but they will finish renovating their deluxe rooms by end of January, so I can’t wait! Due to the heavy thunderstorm and slight flooding the evening before, the roads were still pretty wet when we left for the airport. He car couldn’t go too fast due to standing water all over the place, but still managed to arrive at the airport with 35 minutes before our ETD. Again a quick check in and off to the Garuda lounge for me.




The gate was directly next to the lounge so we only left for the gate when people stared to board the aircraft.

In Flight

Again nothing much to mention here but this flight is 100% full in both J and Y. I guess the Jakarta to Surabaya runs and vice versa is one that really makes money for Garuda. Flight itself was uneventful and this as my first time on GWQ.




Thanks for reading this short report. I will be making another quick trip to Semarang on 10th December for a day before my holidays start on the 21st to the USA. So stay tuned. Thanks again for reading guys!

My Older trip reports from latest to oldest.

Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10702 times:

I that guy in Surabaya airport wearing a burger costumes??? Haha  laughing 

User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10698 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 1):
I that guy in Surabaya airport wearing a burger costumes??? Haha

Huh? You mean you are the guy in that burger costume? ahahhaha


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10555 times:
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Nice report and photo's, thanks for posting.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10541 times:

Nice report, good pics.
Especially the HS-UTL B747-300 in the GA livery and used for Hadj-season is interesting!
btw, it's time to replace the B734 with GA... they're getting shabby now.



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10353 times:

Nice report and nice pics. Thanks

User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10109 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 4):
btw, it's time to replace the B734 with GA... they're getting shabby now.

Yeah they certainly are, but then again its GA we are talking about and they have really bad problems with cash flow, as for their B734, some are early 90's some are late 90's so quite a spread there. BUt rumours have it they are going to lease several B738 again. As for their B787 order, i think we can kiss them goodbye!  Smile


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9871 times:

Ah, a Surabaya trip report while I'm suffering Finland...

Very enjoyable of course, I would change this crap to an Adam Air CGK-SUB run in no time at all.



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User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9555 times:



Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 7):
Ah, a Surabaya trip report while I'm suffering Finland..

Hi Lari ! Ahhh so you finally back in good old FInland? Hows the weather there? Actually yesterday I just got back from SRG in GA in J. My 1700 flight from SRG was delayed till 1930 hours! I really hate PK-GZI which is an ex Aeroflot a/c, my 3rd time on it and also 3rd time I was delayed, but then again the delay at SRG was mainly due to bad weather! ....Maybe its better to be in Finland now...the rain is just starting to pour down day after day now !!

Cheers!

Herbert


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9470 times:

Hi ThaiA345,

Nice mini TR.

From the pictures you posted, CGK seems to have quite a nice terminal. And the check-in area at SUB looks almost identical to AUH's terminal 2 (the ceiling design is the only difference it seems).

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
common use lounge

This also seems like a nice lounge as well. I like the tree in the middle.

Thanks a lot for sharing! Keep them coming  Smile Smile

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9336 times:



Quoting Ronerone (Reply 9):
Thanks a lot for sharing! Keep them coming

Hi Roni! Thanks again for reading as usual  Smile Actually a few days ago I just made another short mini TR to Semarang, a small town near Jakarta, with GA in J this time and with very bad weather too  Smile eheheheh anyway will post it soon. WHen will you be going to Bangkok?


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9209 times:

Nice TR.

The pics are really great.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
I guess the Jakarta to Surabaya runs and vice versa is one that really makes money for Garuda

Seems like you are right. If not they wouldnt have 16flight a day.



Thank you for sharing

B747forever.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9064 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 11):
Seems like you are right. If not they wouldnt have 16flight a day.

Yup, most of their domestic flight are doing well, but as usual, this being Indonesia and all with corruptions and others, somehow the airline is still cash strapped! ehehehheh


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