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LH BRU-TXL-FRA-MUC-BRU - AB6 & A346  
User currently offlineEBBRbased From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 28502 times:

After 6 weeks without taking any flight (last time was to THF on Brussels Airlines, at the end of December 2007), I was looking forward to this special trip on Lufthansa. On the menu today were 3 aircraft types I had never flown before: the CRJ200, the Airbus A300-600 and the Airbus A340-600.


Brussels to Berlin Tegel
Flight: LH4641
Date: 06 February 2008
Aircraft: CRJ-200 (converted CRJ-100LR)
Registration: D-ACLZ c/n7121
Delivered: 15/06/1996 to Lufthansa Regional
Seat: 14D
Load: 20 Economy / 2 Business
Gate A63
Scheduled departure/arrival: 8:45 – 10:05
Actual departure/arrival: 8:54 – 10:07



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I arrived at the airport 1h30 in advance, as the roads were exceptionally calm. Check-in went fast (there was only a group of 12 passengers in front of me flying LH/SQ to Singapore via Frankfurt). A supervisor directed me to the Business Class check-in counter, and I got my boarding passes for all four flights today.

There were no queues at security (security has greatly improved at Brussels Airport since last year, can’t remember having queued for more than 10 minutes at Brussels since the beginning of 2007).

Around 8:15, 3 CRJ-200s of LH landed and entered gates A61/A63/A65 nicely behind each other. Next to the 3 CRJs was a LH AR8 to MUC and an A320 to FRA. Lufthansa airport indeed!

D-ACLZ at the gate


An announcement was made that our aircraft had landed, and that boarding would start 10 minutes later. In the meantime, I counted 44 pax coming from the inbound TXL flight.

Boarding was announced at 8:35, and 22 passengers made their way to the CR2.

We were welcomed on board by a friendly female flight attendant, and I made my way to the back where the second flight attendant was standing. I said hello, but noticed immediately that he didn’t really want to be there today.

Our flight was ready on time, but waited for another 10 minutes at the gate, probably due to an ATC delay. The pilots did not make a welcome announcement so I didn’t hear the official explanation for the waiting time. Something I noticed during the engine start-up was a dense smell of kerosene.

The welcome announcement from the purser was interrupted four times as she had to laugh with the second cabin attendant she was joking with. Absolutely unprofessional.

After a powerful take off from runway 25R, we quickly levelled off at our cruising altitude. Both flight attendants went to the front of the plane to prepare the service.

Cruising somewhere mid-flight


We got a little sandwich (chicken or turkey) with a muesli bar and one drink. When I asked for tea, the purser and the second cabin attendant started fighting (beating eachother’s hands etc.) for who was going to prepare my cup of tea. For a moment I thought this was Ryanair! By the way, the only time I saw the second cabin attendant smiling was when he was joking or fighting with the purser.



Garbage was collected, and the crew disappeared for the remainder of the flight. I noticed one Business Class passenger who had to wait for almost 30 minutes before his tray was cleared.

The cabin of D-ACLZ


When we started our descent, the captain came on to say hello and to announce the descent. Unfortunately the announcement was barely understandable.

Once the engines were shut down, I said bye bye to the second cabin attendant in the back, to which he mumbled something back. I quickly left the plane as I only had 30 minutes to catch my connecting flight to Frankfurt.

D-ACLZ, taken from the bus bringing us to the terminal


At Tegel, you have to exit the airside part to re-enter the departures terminal for your connecting flight. You cannot make your connection airside.


Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Flight: LH181
Date: 06 February 2008
Aircraft: Airbus A300B4-603
Registration: D-AIAU c/n623 “Bocholt”
Delivered: 23/10/1991 to Lufthansa
Seat: 32A
Load: +/- 70%
Gate A11
Scheduled departure/arrival: 10:50 – 12:00
Actual departure/arrival: 11:55 – 13:18



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The incoming flight was delayed by an hour due to the bad weather at Frankfurt. According to the Captain, the landing rate was reduced to 30 aircraft/hour at some point during the morning leading to bad inbound slots.

After a cup of coffee at the ‘Segafredo’coffee corner next to our gate, I boarded the aircraft about an hour late and was welcomed by a friendly flight attendant. All crew members on this flight were cheery and welcomed the passengers.

Waiting at the gate


My seat was located in the last row before an emergency exit, and was quite comfortable although there could have been an inch more legroom for me.

Picture of the Economy cabin


After a very friendly and detailed welcome announcement by the Captain, we were on our way to the active runway.

Our take off roll was very short (only 22 seconds), after which we climbed into the skies like a rocket. This beast has power for sure! Something I noticed as well is that we didn’t use any flaps during take off. I believe that the A300 is the only commercial airliner that can do this, right?

The crew came around with a full bar selection including ‘bubbles’ (I guess a Vin Mousseux or Cava or something?). I went for an orange juice.

In front of me were two ladies who were about to miss their connecting flight at Frankfurt. I can only admire the patience the crew had with them. They kept on pushing the call button to see whether the crew had an update on their connecting flight, and every time the crew had to tell them that all flights were delayed including their connecting flight and that they would get back to them before arrival with information on their gate etc (which they did). Also after landing (even while we were still on the runway), they pushed the call button several times to which the flight attendant in the crew jumpseat behind me shouted that they could not leave their seats for safety reasons.

After landing I said goodbye to the crew and thanked them for the nice flight. When arriving in the terminal, there was a screen displaying the connecting flights the gate they were leaving from, what an excellent feature! I took a picture of it at MUC.

D-AIAU at Frankfurt


Due to our delay, I decided not to go landside to the Mc Donalds at terminal 2 (with the viewing terrace in front of you). I went for a totally overpriced sandwich at one of the various bars in the terminal, and watched some movements afterwards.

Soon it was time to board our flight to MUC, and while waiting at our gate I saw airliners.net member stylo777 in full action without actually knowing it was him! I should have checked my mailbox before I left.


Frankfurt to Munich
Flight: LH974
Date: 06 February 2008
Aircraft: Airbus A340-642
Registration: D-AIHC c/n523 in Star Alliance colours
Delivered: 13/10/2003 to Lufthansa
Seat: 39A
Load: +/- 70 passengers
Gate A16
Scheduled departure/arrival: 15:35 – 16:35
Actual departure/arrival: 15:45 – 16:37


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Our aircraft was at a remote parking position, so we were bussed to ‘Hotel Charlie’. During the bus ride I saw several people unpacking their cameras. According to stylo777 there were 26 IDs on this flight, so I assume I was not the only one taking this flight to fly the A346.

D-AIHC sitting at the tarmac, waiting for the short hop to Munich


Always nice to put such a large aircraft in perspective


We were welcomed by another friendly LH crew, and the Captain welcomed us onboard of “the longest aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet”.

After a manual safety demo we were on our way for a runway 18 departure. No holding or waiting time, as we could immediately line up and make a rolling take off.

As predicted by the Captain, the take off was very shaky (the corrections made by the pilots were very noticeable on this long tube). We were airborne after about 30 seconds, and quickly climbed away from runway 18. Anticipated flight time was 40 minutes.

Climbing away from runway 18


Once the fasten your seatbelt sign was switched off, a lot of people started exploring the cabin. I first went to check out the lower deck facilities LH has on board of their A340-600s. Quite a smart idea to install the restrooms downstairs!

Stairs to the lower deck facilities




Just imagine you’re on board:



Business Class product on the A346


As on every domestic LH flight, the crew came around for drinks. I had another orange juice.

Economy cabin





The seats on this A346 were comfortable, although I would have appreciated some more legroom. As usual, my knees were pressed in the seat in front of me, which is especially uncomfortable on most new generation seats as the back of the seat in front of you is made from plastic (which starts to hurt very soon).

Legroom


Way too soon we left our cruising altitude to start our initial descent for an on-time arrival at MUC, which made my 35 minutes connecting time much more comfortable.

Descent


I thanked the crew, and made my way to the gate for my connecting flight, helped by the following screen showing all connecting flights for the pax on board of LH974. The Frankfurt flight at 18:15 was for several aviation enthusiasts returning to FRA



Munich to Brussels
Flight: LH4610
Date: 06 February 2008
Aircraft: Avro RJ85
Registration: D-AVRI c/nE2270
Delivered: 02/11/1995 to Lufthansa
Seat: 05F (switched to 06F)
Load: +/- 60 Economy pax, 4 in Business
Gate 10
Scheduled departure/arrival: 17:10 – 18:35
Actual departure/arrival: 17:08 – 18:36


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The Lufthansa terminal at Munich is really a brilliant piece of architecture, one of my favourites! It is bright, there’s a lot of space and it’s clean and well-maintained. As this is a Star Alliance-only terminal, LH has equipped it with free coffee & tea machines which is a very nice gesture.

After the five minutes’ walk from my arrival gate to gate 10 and a quick toilet visit, it was time already to board and I was one of the last passengers to board the aircraft.

D-AVRI at the gate


Seat 05F doesn’t have a window on the LH AR8, so I switched to 06F when boarding was completed.

The crew on this flight was correct, though not overly friendly (especially the male steward).

After taxiing to the active runway at a very high speed, we had to wait for three landings and one departure before we got cleared to take off. When it was our turn, it was like the pilots wanted to take off already from the taxiway! They really gave the impression they were in a hurry! They were very informative and friendly in their announcements though.

Once we were airborne we got the usual choice between ‘cheese or chicken’, although the meat was the same as on the BRU-TXL flight earlier that morning where they called it ‘chicken or turkey’. Still wondering whether it was chicken or turkey  Wink



Lufthansa has equipped the Avro RJ85 with a 3-3 abreast seating and to be honest, it didn’t really bother me. A lot of people find it very uncomfortable, but the legroom was OK and personally I prefer a slightly smaller seat with more legroom instead of a wider but cramped seat. Maybe it is worse as from row 11 where you usually have less legroom on the ARJ.

After an uneventful flight we landed at Brussels on runway 25R.


Conclusion
As usual, Lufthansa mainline gave me the impression that they are a very professional airline. When something goes wrong (for example the 1h20 delay from TXL to FRA), they keep you informed as much as possible. Their planes are clean and the crews are usually excellent. You always get what you expect, and they have some nice features (like showing your connecting flight upon arrival with the gate & direction you need to go to).

Lufthansa Cityline didn’t really impress me. The crew on the BRU-TXL was not professional and their CR2s are not the most comfortable planes out there. They get you where you need to go, nothing more and nothing less. Of course, I’ll not use those two flights to judge about Lufthansa Cityline in general. On Lufthansa mainline, I’ve never had a bad experience and I look forward to flying them again soon.

Regards,
EBBRbased

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User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 28381 times:

Nice report! Does LH use the A346 regularly on the FRA- MUC run, or was this a special occasion?

I am consistently surprised that Berlin has not become a larger hub for LH. I was surprised to find a CRJ operating the BRU-TXL route. Surely an A32X could be deployed on such a route between 2 important European capitals?

I do like BRU airport. It is very peaceful there since the demise of SN, but it seems that traffic is increasing again with Jet etc?

The A300 is my favourite airliner of all time! Increasingly rare in Europe. Just LH and OA left, I think on intra-European routes? A far cry from the days when AZ, IB and AF used it on high density routes! I just love flying the A300.

MUC is my favourite airport after ZRH. I love the Star Alliance terminal, and the tea and coffee at the gates. I also like the automatic check in gates. When I was in MUC a few weeks' ago, not many people were using them.

I enjoy service on Lufthansa. My last flight with them was a short hop on a 737 from MUC to ZRH, and the aircraft was in good condition and the crew friendly. There was time for a drinks service on the short hop and we all got a Toblerone!
I am really not a fan of 6 abreast on the Avro...

Thanks for the report.


User currently onlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1692 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 28316 times:

Hi EBBRbased,

Great LH-report, you really gave a detailed and good view on the LH products and the differences between mainline and cityline. My experiences with LH ( 38 flights with LH ) are quite similar to yours!
What a lovely surprise to get the star alliance 346 on your FRA-MUC stretch. A type still missing in my log!
Thank you for sharing, it was a marvelous read!

Brgds,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



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 offlineCAP2008 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 28102 times:

Great TR, Did the 346 have PTV's in Y?

Thanks for sharing



The mother of the last KC-135 pilot has yet to be born.
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 27978 times:



Quoting CAP2008 (Reply 3):

he took a pic of Y. No screens. They should be in by this time next year for sure though.

Very nice read and I love your pics of the A346's wing. I would love to fly an A346 someday.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2978 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 27891 times:

Hey,
finally back in BRU after a long day of just-for-fun-flying!  Smile
Thanks for sharing your whole trip. You made a lot of good pictures. Unfortunately we couldn't meet each other, maybe the next time when they deploy a B744 between FRA-MUC Big grin

Quoting EBBRbased (Thread starter):

Soon it was time to board our flight to MUC, and while waiting at our gate I saw airliners.net member stylo777 in full action without actually knowing it was him! I should have checked my mailbox before I left.

actually it was a very smooth flight to work on as a lot of enthusiast were onboard. and also the light load made it very easy for us. anyhow thanks for mentioning  Wink

Quoting EBBRbased (Thread starter):
The Frankfurt flight at 18:15 was for several aviation enthusiasts returning to FRA

yes indeed! also on this return flight a lot of friends onboard. but your A346 continued to DEL, the return FRA flight was operated with AB6

Quoting EBBRbased (Thread starter):
The Lufthansa terminal at Munich is really a brilliant piece of architecture, one of my favourites! It is bright, there’s a lot of space and it’s clean and well-maintained. As this is a Star Alliance-only terminal, LH has equipped it with free coffee & tea machines which is a very nice gesture.

you hit the nail in the head... MUC is one of the best airports at all!


thanks again for sharing.
regards
Ori


User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 27709 times:

Thanks for the TR!

I recently flew DUS-CDG with Lufthansa operated by Eurowings. Your description of the crew reminded me of my experience. The female purser on my flight was very unfriendly, she had a very grumpy expression all the time, was rude to some french passengers, and had a terrible english accent. The other flight attendant looked like she was quite ill, very pale, with dark shadows around the eyes, somehow wasted. Naturally, she was not very friendly either.

I had the same purser on the flight back, same behavior.

I don't get it. Work so much more pleasant if you try to make your best. Why behave in such a way? It's those people who can really spoil the image of an airline.


User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 27624 times:

Nice tripreport and always good to get widebody's on such short sectors!

Quoting EBBRbased (Thread starter):
I believe that the A300 is the only commercial airliner that can do this, right?

The Fokker 70's and -100's mostly make flapless take off's as well.

Regards, Flyingfool


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 27479 times:

Great TR

The pics are really good.

What a great opportunity to fly on such a a/c as the A346 on such a short flight.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 27338 times:

Hi, EBBRbased,

thanx for posting this real interesting story.
Good pix also, showing your experiences.

A great aircraft combination, for sure, something I like on flying LH,
there is always the chance to explore something special.

We will see what finally show´s up at the gates during my scheduled
Germany LH circle later this year.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: Capital travel on schedule!.
User currently offlineCAP2008 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 27299 times:



Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 4):
They should be in by this time next year for sure though.

Why is that? weight, cost, availability of technology?



The mother of the last KC-135 pilot has yet to be born.
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 27237 times:



Quoting CAP2008 (Reply 10):

just the timing. If I did my homework right I read somewhere that the A333s and A346s will all be equipped with PTVs by this summer. Therefore it's logical to think they will by this time next year.

and for the record my screen name does not imply that I work for LH


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 26928 times:



Quoting Cambrian (Reply 1):
Nice report! Does LH use the A346 regularly on the FRA- MUC run, or was this a special occasion?

There are quite afew occasions to be on a A333 or A346 between FRA and MUC due to repositioning of aircraft due to maintanance etc. Hence the planes usually only operate one leg and don't do a return flight on this route.


User currently offlineEBBRbased From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 26797 times:

Thanks a lot for the nice feedback!  Smile

Quoting Cambrian (Reply 1):
Does LH use the A346 regularly on the FRA- MUC run, or was this a special occasion?

The A346 is kind of rare though. I was monitoring their FRA-MUC and FRA-HAM schedules already for several months, and the A333 is much more common. In fact, it was only the second or perhaps third time I saw an A346 on this leg.

The A333 is mostly doing a return flight (FRA-MUC-FRA), while this A346 was just on one leg. Therefore you need to check the FRA-MUC and FRA-HAM schedules in both directions, as you can have a B733 outbound and an A346 inbound.

Quoting Cambrian (Reply 1):
I was surprised to find a CRJ operating the BRU-TXL route.

Actually LH only has a handful of EU destinations out of TXL (except for their domestic runs in Germany of course), and most of those flights are operated by CRJs (a few of them based their for the early morning departures and late evening arrivals, and some others probably rotated through other destinations).

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 5):
Unfortunately we couldn't meet each other, maybe the next time when they deploy a B744 between FRA-MUC

With no B744s being based at MUC, do they sometimes deploy the B744 on this run? Let me know please if they do so! Big grin

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 7):
The Fokker 70's and -100's mostly make flapless take off's as well.

Thanks for mentioning, didn't know that! I've never paid attention to it while flying the F70 or F100.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
We will see what finally show´s up at the gates during my scheduled
Germany LH circle later this year.

Will keep my fingers crossed for some heavy Lufthansa metal for you! Big grin

Cheers,
EBBRbased


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4270 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 26779 times:

Hiya,

a great read. Good to see the widebodies in action on domestic runs accross Germany. Like Flieger67, I will also see what shows up later this year, on such a similar trip  Wink Great pics!  thumbsup 

Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 26704 times:

Hi EBBRbased!

Nice detailed TR. Thanks for sharing.

On the photo it looks like that you have changed seats from 14D to 14F on the CRJ. I have CRJ D-ACLZ 14F in my log, too, on a FRA-PAD flight.

AR8 D-AVRI I have also in my log on a FRA-VNO flight.

Was it your first flight on a A346? I've never been on them yet. I booked a LH flight from DEN to FRA on it, but I was rebooked to an UA 744  Sad

In April I will fly FRA-MUC-FRA. Scheduled is an A300-600 in both directions. Maybe I'll have some luck and there will be an equipment change, too.

Quote:
Cambrian: I do like BRU airport. It is very peaceful there since the demise of SN, but it seems that traffic is increasing again with Jet etc?

Is BRU worth to visit for a just-for-fun-flight?

Regards,
Stefan


User currently offlineEBBRbased From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 26642 times:

Thanks for your comments, Airbuseric and StefanPAD!

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
On the photo it looks like that you have changed seats from 14D to 14F on the CRJ

Configuration was 14 AB-CD. No F-seat... Perhaps they changed this while reconfiguring this aircraft from a CRJ100 to a CRJ200?


Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
Was it your first flight on a A346?

Yes, first time on the A346. Most of my flights are limited to standard aircraft unfortunately (I might log my 40th A32S flight next week).

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
I booked a LH flight from DEN to FRA on it, but I was rebooked to an UA 744

I believe you wrote a trip report about your experience, no? I seem to remember a recent trip report where somebody's LH A346 was substituted for a UA B744.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 15):
Is BRU worth to visit for a just-for-fun-flight?

Personally I think BRU is certainly worth a visit. Although we lost some of the more exotic visitors we had in the past (for example the L1011 Tristar of Hewa Bora), there's always something interesting to watch.

Especially the mornings can be interesting, with the following possible visitors on an average weekday:
- 4x Brussels Airlines A330-300 (you only see them in BRU, Africa and this year on a few ad hoc visits to Tel Aviv)
- 4x Jet Airways B77W
- 2x Jet Airways A332
- Ethiopian B763
- 2x American Airlines B763
- 2x Delta Airlines B763 (with the JFK flight being substituted to a B752 as from the Summer)
- Continental B764
- United Airlines B772
- US Airways B762 (4x weekly)
- 2x Southern Air B742F for Ethiopian
- Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo: usually a B742F, B744F and 2 MD11F each day
- Eva Air MD11F several times weekly
- Cathay or Dragonair B742F (with the Dragonair B747 sometimes being a B743F)
- Asiana B744F
- Korean Air B744F
- Kalita B741F or B742F
- 3-4x daily Singapore Airlines Cargo B744F
- Royal Jordanian A310F
- Cargo B B742F (2 aircraft based at BRU)
- often some interesting Government or Private aircraft

I'm sure I'm forgetting some! So... did I convince you now? Big grin

Regards,
EBBRbased


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 26621 times:



Quoting EBBRbased (Reply 16):
So... did I convince you now? Big grin

Yes, absolutely Big grin Are there observation decks at BRU?

Quoting EBBRbased (Reply 16):
I believe you wrote a trip report about your experience, no?

Yes, i did.


User currently offlineEBBRbased From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 26426 times:



Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 17):
Are there observation decks at BRU?

No. Your best bet for viewing is the Wingtips restaurant, where you can easily sit all day long without being bothered. Depending on the runways in use, you can see all departing traffic (usually from runway 25R) and part of the traffic that uses 25R to land. You can also see the cargo ramp and one side from both the A and B-Pier.

Otherwise you'll need a car...

Alternatively you can consult http://www.luchtzak.be, which is the 'home' of the Belgian aviation enthousiasts.


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3217 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 26237 times:

I'm curious about what kind of ticket you purchased these flights on. Was it all one ticket, (say like a lot of ppl in the USA do when they go on milage runs...find a fare that lets them connect a zillion times?) or did you just hope on the LH website and buy individual sectors?

Nice trip report BTW.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27027 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 26139 times:

Very nice photos and TR . Love the A346 pics. The downstairs bathrooms are a cool idea.

OA260


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 26034 times:
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Nice report and photo's, thanks - looks like a perfect day, 4 flights inc a 346, my kind of day!

Quoting EBBRbased (Thread starter):
Lufthansa Cityline didn’t really impress me

- Interesting, I remember the days when Cityline was praised over mainline.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 25944 times:

Hi!

Excelent trip report and the way you were able to fly the A340-600 and ( why not??? ) the A300-600 is outstanding!!! Specially taking in mind that the A340-600 normally fly long-haul routes! I must consider that oportunity one of these days...I don't think, besides LH, any chance to fly that airplane from Portugal.
Regards


User currently offlineEBBRbased From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 25811 times:

Thanks again for all the nice comments!  

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 19):
I'm curious about what kind of ticket you purchased these flights on. Was it all one ticket, (say like a lot of ppl in the USA do when they go on milage runs...find a fare that lets them connect a zillion times?) or did you just hope on the LH website and buy individual sectors?

It was all in one ticket (special Lufthansa fare for airline staff).

Best regards
EBBRbased

[Edited 2008-02-24 02:20:53]

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