Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics  
User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

Hello again,

this is part 3 of my short weekend trip to Palma de Mallorca.

Part 1 can be found here: Palma De Mallorca - Swiss In Business Part 1 Pics (by Alespesl Jan 8 2008 in Trip Reports)

and Part 2: Palma De Mallorca - Swiss In Business Part 2 Pics (by Alespesl Jan 8 2008 in Trip Reports)

After arriving to Vienna at 21:50, I needed to get to Bratislava Airport (BTS). I have found out on the internet that one company operates the last bus of the night leaving at 0:45 on Jan 7 from VIE and arriving to BTS at 1:50 in the morning giving me plenty of time for my 7:00 flight to PRG.

the bus arrived on time and at 1:50 am I was at the deserted BTS airport terminal. There was nothing going on there, everything was shut down. Outside the terminal was very cold, inside very warm. It is the first time for me in BTS and i feel like I have moved 30 years back. The terminal is very old with even older facilities and services. It is very small too.

Pic of the check in area at 2:30 in the morning
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12841.jpg

Departures board of today's flights - not much going on
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12839.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12842.jpg

Air ticket sales desks
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12843.jpg

Terminal building from outside
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12847.jpg

Check in opened for all Sky Europe flights at about 2 hours and 30 minutes before departure. I was to check in right away to get rid of my bag so i could wonder around easily.

Boarding pass BTS-PRG
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12846.jpg

Baggage Tag


the area after security check
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12848.jpg

gate area at about 5:00 in the morning
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12850.jpg

picture on the wall
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12849.jpg

Jan 07, 2008
Sky Europe Airlines NE40
Bratislava (BTS) - Prague (PRG
Dep. 7:00
Arr. 7:50
Seat 21A single class seating
A/C: Boeing 737-800

57 pax on this morning's flight. Light load. I wonder how long will Sky Europe keep these flights between PRG and BTS going. Loads like this cannot make them money.

Departure from gate B4

We were taken by bus to our a/c.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12856.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12857.jpg

View from my seat
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12858.jpg

Terminal building
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12860.jpg

De-icing
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12861.jpg

Sunrise above Czech Republic
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12863.jpg

Arriving in Prague, view from my seat

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12864.jpg

Arrival's hall in PRG
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12865.jpg

Bus stop outside the arrival's hall waiting for my bus to my flat



Europort Hotel at PRG airport

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12867.jpg

This is it. The end of the trip which I enjoyed a lot. There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.


Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
13 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1775 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6392 times:

Thats 3 really good reports you've put together there. You obviously wanted to get those LX business seats as you were prepared to travel through the night to get to the departing airports.

Bravo


Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6372 times:



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
Departures board of today's flights - not much going on

= The ATQ flight surely stands out in a generally regional Europe airport  Smile. Thanks for sharing a great TR.

Cheers,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6329 times:



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
A/C: Boeing 737-800

Don't you mean 737-700?



אמא, אני מתגעגע לך
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6253 times:

All three reports are GREAT reads thanks for sharing.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6155 times:



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
at 1:50 am I was at the deserted BTS airport terminal. There was nothing going on there, everything was shut down. Outside the terminal was very cold, inside very warm. It is the first time for me in BTS and i feel like I have moved 30 years back. The terminal is very old with even older facilities and services. It is very small too.

Pic of the check in area at 2:30 in the morning

At least the building was not locked ...
About 25 years ago, we had a morning flight out of TIV and after our coach had arrived at the airport, somebody local had to find the janitor to open up the building for us.

I have used BTS only once sofar, and Arrivals was quite okay. However, "Departures" (before and past security) was unable to cope with pax numbers of 3 flights (IIRC) including my LH CRJ.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6051 times:



Quoting HT (Reply 5):
Departures" (before and past security) was unable to cope with pax numbers of 3 flights (IIRC) including my LH CRJ.

Hey,

I cannot say about the security, as mine was breeze, but this was at 5 am in the morning and there were hardly any flights going out apart Czech Airlines to PRG, Lufthansa to MUC and those are only CRJ or ATR.

But only 2 security stations and when 3-4 full B737 departing within an hour of each other, i can well imagine the hell on earth there. Must be bad. I have heard similar stories of your from other pax as well.

Well, i wanted to put BTS to my log book and I have it. My next in plan is to visit Kosice (KSC), INN, LUG, THF.

THF is alredy booked for April. Whenever SKY has some specials, I will try to book PRG-BTS-KSC-PRG route for a days trip.



Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5922 times:



Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
Don't you mean 737-700?

Yes thats a 737-700 OM-NGA

Nice trip report, enjoyed reading it!

I handle Sky Europe at LTN interesting to see what they are like!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5825 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Nice final report thanks.

The plane sure looks cold there!

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
A/C: Boeing 737-800

- Hmm, looks like a -700 to me.

Rgds

Mark



111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333,342
User currently offlineSlovakFlight From Sweden, joined Nov 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

A report from my favourite airport - BTS! Thank you very much! It's just a shame you were unable to visit the café to drink a Zlatý Bazant beer... And I do agree with one of the previous posters that going thru security at BTS with more than one 737-load of passengers waiting isn't that fun - especially when most of the passengers are unexperienced and don't know how to act (British stag parties and the like comes to mind)
When it comes to KSC - try it! It's like a smaller version of BTS, but with a much more modern, fresh feeling.


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5704 times:



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
This is it. The end of the trip which I enjoyed a lot. There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.

Make sure to write a trip report! I'll look forward to it, as I'm booked for BRU-THF-BRU myself, albeit only in October  Smile

regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

Some nice pics once again! A pity NE doesn't fly to STR any more, I had some nice experience with them both on Emb-120 and B737-700. Hoping the best for their future, and of course looking forward to reading that SN Brussels report to THF!
Regards, Alex.


User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

Thank you all for you comments.


Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17004 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

Nice TR

The pics are really good

Have enjoyed all your three parts

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.

Looking forward for more TRs



Thank you for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Palma De Mallorca - Swiss In Business Part 1 Pics posted Tue Jan 8 2008 02:27:19 by Alespesl
Sky Europe's Shiny New B737NG BTS-STR, 4U, Pics posted Thu May 4 2006 10:48:06 by Ndebele
Europe-Asia '05 Part 1: SYD-SIN With QF Y (pics) posted Mon Oct 1 2007 18:03:28 by Allrite
2nd Of May ZRH-BTS NE417 Sky Europe posted Mon May 3 2004 22:19:45 by Jumbolino
Voyage Vietnam: SGN-SIN Part 3 (pics) posted Sun Dec 23 2007 04:57:22 by Ryanair!!!
Voyage Vietnam: HAN-SGN Part 2 (pics) posted Wed Dec 19 2007 20:49:04 by Ryanair!!!
Voyage Vietnam: SIN-HAN Part 1 (pics) posted Wed Dec 19 2007 08:09:32 by Ryanair!!!
BTS-CPH-BTS (NE, 71 Pics!) posted Wed Sep 5 2007 16:01:23 by DavidkunzVIE
My African Adventure (Ghana) (Part 2 W/Pics) posted Fri Aug 31 2007 13:23:22 by GQ
Airtran MKE-ATL-MEM Part 1 (pics/vids) posted Sat Jun 23 2007 23:10:42 by Mkeflyer717

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format