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Flying Some Nearly New 737-700´s To Valencia  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5712 times:

Flying some nearly new 737-700's to Valencia


Bienvenido, dear readers,

after a quick hop to Italy in late January

On The Alitalia-Crew-Shuttle To Roma! (by FLIEGER67 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)

it was time for my second trip in 2008.
Valencia was the target around a triangle day of flying.
Will we catch some early spring sunrays in spain?.
Sit back and have a look!.


Wednesday, 20.02.2008
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - VLC (Valencia-Manises)
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Service X3 3476 operated by Tuifly B737-700 D-AHXB
Scheduled: 11.00 // 13.15
Actual: 11.15 // 13.05
Gate: 314 Seat: 27F
Load factor: 112/148 = 75,68 %
Fare: 49,64 EUR

History:
05.04.2007: Delivered to X3
Flight no.15 on the 737-700 and the second on this particular machine

I´ve received six or seven flight time changes during the weeks prior to the trip, finally departure was some 40 minutes
after the scheduled time at booking, no problems at all for me.
Online check-in was once again my first choice around the X3 flight.
Possible from 30 hours prior to departure, it was ok and done withhin seconds the evening before the flight.
Sequence no. 39, so it seems that opportunity was well used for this service.
Surprisingly not that large traffic jams that morning, I was at the aiport at around 08.30 am, time enough for some spotting.
It was clear but rather cold, so I decided to park the car and go airside after half an hour. No time to wait at T3 security,
checked my gate, T3 upstairs.

Something "black" in the background:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07002.jpg

Another nice background:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07003.jpg

Arrival KLM from AMS:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07005.jpg

airberlin sitting on the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07006.jpg

My plane was announced 15 minutes ahead to schedule from TXL, I was at the gate and finally noticed that we had the
bus boarding way, so my machine was parked on the apron.
Boarding started finally ten minutes prior to the printed time, a real friendly middle aged female there. I was in the second bus.
Some nice pix from the bus during the apron ride.

Lufthansa by Eurowings:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07007.jpg

Finnair by Finncom to Helsinki:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07008.jpg

Will it be the new ´XEXF or the first ´XA, still missing in my log, nope, the ´XB flown late last year to OPO.

Boarding D-AHXB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07009.jpg

No visible biz pax on the plane, only some "younger" travellers and lot´s of retired couples.
It seems that "spend the winter at the Costa Blanca" is always popular.
Three friendly female FA´s on this service, introduced from the purserette by name.
The captain welcomed us also on the ground in a friendly way, two times more informations inflight, the flightdeck crew was from Germany.
The cabin was spotless clean, thin, modern style Recaro fabric seats, but the overall roomy feeling wasnt that good.
Departure from runway 25 after an Contact Air ATR 72 departure and an Condor A320 arrival.
Flight route today ZRH-GVA-Grenoble-MRS-BCN at 9.800 meters.
Cloudy sky during the whole route, nothing to view at all, but nevertheless a calm flight.
X3 improved their service, free newspapers and magazines and also a snack and something to drink for free.
Not bad, from my point of view.
We´ve done a seaside approach and landed well ontime on runway 30. .
The plane was parked directly in front of the terminal and we had to walk the last meters, no problem.
I´ve had a look around, if there is a spotters terrace for a final pic of my plane, but no good views at all, so time to go for the city.
VLC airport is directly connected via the subway, frequency every ten to 15 minutes, daily return 3,10 EUR.
Xativa was my stop at the historic Estacion del Norte, not far from the city hall and the city center sights withhin walking distance,
some pix.

"Estacion del Norte":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07011.jpg

"Arena de Toros":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07013.jpg

City hall:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07015.jpg

Mercado central:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07016.jpg

"Iglesia de Los Santes Juanes":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07017.jpg

"La Lonja":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07018.jpg

"La Lonja" again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07020.jpg

And "La Lonja" again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07021.jpg

It was around 3 pm, wheather was not that good as expected, but ok no rain, when I´ve decided to look for a bus ride to the
famous architectural sites at the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencas.

Entrance:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07023.jpg

"Palau de las arts Reina Sofia":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07026.jpg

"L´hemisferic":
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07025.jpg

L´oceanografic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07028.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07029.jpg

Arrived at 3.15, walked around a bit and was back at the bus stop at 4 pm, two hours prior to departure, 1,30 hours prior to boarding.
4.15 pm, no bus, at 4.30 I´ve thought about to stop a taxi, when the same bus driver arrived who shuttled me out.
4.50 pm back at Xativa station, luckily only minutes to wait and 5.15 back at the airport.
Ten minutes at the security, lots of pax around and finally at boarding time at the gate.
That was for sure the maximum time in Valencia around these trip.




Wednesday, 20.20.2008
VLC (Valencia-Manises) - PMI (Palma de Mallora-Son Sant Juan)
Duration: 30 minutes

Service AB/airberlin 1655 operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA
Scheduled: 18.00 // 18.50
Actual: 18.20 // 18.50
Gate: D14 Seat: 24A
Load factor: Around 90 %
Fare: 46,50 EUR

History:
07.11.2007: Delivered to Germania/airberlin
Flight no. 16 on the 737-700 and the first on this machine.

Airberlin announced online check-in for all flights the next day from 6.00 pm, in my case it was possible to check-in
at around 10.00 pm, the day before, plane changes?.
My machine was present there, when I´ve arrived, some minutes to go, time for some pix.
Boarding was then called, time to enter D-ABLA. Sequence no. 2.

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07031.jpg

Iberia old and new:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07032.jpg

And what´s that?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07034.jpg

This machine was painted in full, but not the actual newest AB livery, I´ve read about "owned by AB" but I´ve also
noticed on another page that D-ABLA is owned by Germania and also operated under Germania´s AOC.
A nearly new bird, good looking in these fresh AB colours.
Clean, new looking, dark blue, stylish, Recaro leather seats, but with a much better legroom than on X3.
One male, two female FA´s on this machine, all friendly, especially the young male FA.
I´ve followed a discussion between the FA´s, eight pax gone lost and we had to wait.
Some ten minutes later, a very loud group of Spanish guys arrived and joined us.
Departure from runway 12 after an PH registered AirNostrum Dash 8 arrival.
Free newspapers and a snack box with crackers and water on this short flight.
Nevertheless friendly and detailed flight deck informations from the FO, no special waypoints on the route,
level 18000 feet. Calm flight. The cockpit crew was from Germany.
Lots of pax from spain on this flight, it seems AB is very popular there.
Arrival ontime on runway 06L at PMI.
Finger deboarding at the C area. I´ve had a short chat with the FA, he asked me if I will continue to BGY, than better stay on board!.



Wednesday, 20.02.2008
PMI (Palma de Mallorca-Son Sant Juan) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Service AB 9389 operated by airberlin Airbus A 320 D-ABDN
Scheduled: 20.30 // 22.35
Actual: 20.40 // 22.20
Gate: C65 Seat: 29F
Load factor: 126/174 = 72,41 %
Fare: 46,50 EUR

History:
01.02.2007: Delivered to AB
Flight no. 37 on the A320 and the third on this particular machine.


Around one hour to spend at nightly PMI.
Time for a walk to the A area, the oldest part of PMI airport, to spot the arrivals on 06L.
Security people at the walkway forced me to a view on the screens, no A departures today, so it seems
that area was not accesible now.

Red line-up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07044.jpg

Ok, I´ve walked back and reached my gate, where only minutes later boarding was called, again early.
Sequence no. 3 on this flight.
Bus boarding like on all my PMI departures the last time.
A nice row of A320´s parked there, we approached and stopped beneath ´ABDN, twice flown last year!.
Newspapers and magazines at the door for free.

Boarding D-ABDN:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/VLC07045.jpg

Four females on this service, ok so far.
Clean cabin, bright grey Recaro leather seates, the best overall feeling on these three flights today.
A friendly welcome from the flightdeck on the ground and once more inflight, again a German cockpit crew.
The captain informed us that we had a slot for 08.40 pm and while we are ready to go early he will call
for an immediate start.
Departure from runway 06R, an LTE A320 had to wait, in direction MAH-MRS-GVA-ZRH, level 38.000 feet.
A sandwich and drinks for free inflight.
Another calm cruise.
Arrival on runway 25 well ontime, finger deboarding this time and some minutes later on the way back home.

Conclusion:
All the flights ontime, fares acceptable,
no remarkable difference between X3 and AB nowadays, no problem to fly both airlines again.
One new plane and one new route to my log, ok so far.
And VLC:
Very interesting and with more sun, much more recommendable.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

[Edited 2008-02-24 08:57:57]


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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

Hola Markus!

It was about time.... many Sunday afternoons looking forward to reading a new TR of yours and i is finally here. Great!

I am glad you enjoyed València, always a great city. BTW, did you go into 'La Lonja'? It is really worth, a great example of Gothic civil architecture. If not, you have now an excuse to go back to VLC any time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And what´s that?:

That is the plane that Real Madrid bought some time ago and use when they have to travel around, well they use if permitted because last time when they flew to Germany to play in the Champions League they were not allowed to depart after the game because of local noise regulations. BTW, the plane is named after one of R. Madrid's greatest players, La Saeta (the arrow). The plane is too old and too noisy to be used in some European airports. Obviously these comments have nothing to do with me being from Barcelona  Wink

When are you coming back to BCN?

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Hola, Roger,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
many Sunday afternoons looking forward to reading a new TR of yours and i is finally here.

There is something more scheduled during the spring months!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
BTW, did you go into 'La Lonja'? It is really worth, a great example of Gothic civil architecture. If not, you have now an excuse to go back to VLC any time.

"Siesta" from 2 pm til 4.30 pm, so indeed a good excuse to visit Valencia again!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
Real Madrid bought some time ago and use when they have to travel around

Not bad, I´am not the football guy, but I dont know a german club which own´s a plane!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 1):
When are you coming back to BCN?

Maybe in autumn, I will drop you a pm, when BCN come´s up!.
And BTW, don´t forget to send me one if Germany is on your schedule!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5517 times:

Hi Markus!

Again a nice TR of a day including three flights. Free drinks and sandwiches are remarkable for airlines like X3 and AB, aren't they? Is the service comparable with airlines like LH, AF...? The fares seem to be fair so far. My only experience with AB was in 2000 when I flew HAJ-PMI-AGP, but I don't have any reminders to the service.

Looking forward to more TRs during the spring months.

Regards,

Stefan


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5512 times:

Hi Markus,

once again an interesting report and some nice pics as well. Valencia looks great - I only know the airport so far.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service X3 3476 operated by Tuifly B737-700 D-AHXB
Scheduled: 11.00 // 13.15
Actual: 11.15 // 13.05

Once again we could have nearly met at STR: I arrived at the same date at 11:25 (scheduled) or 11:15 (actual) on an Alitalia Emb 145 from MXP!

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5497 times:

Hola again Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And what´s that?:

For those of you interested, I supply this link to the official presentation of Real Madrid's plane:

http://www.realmadrid.com/articulo/rma43140.htm (Spanish, English and Japanese)

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5471 times:

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 4):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service X3 3476 operated by Tuifly B737-700 D-AHXB
Scheduled: 11.00 // 13.15
Actual: 11.15 // 13.05

Once again we could have nearly met at STR: I arrived at the same date at 11:25 (scheduled) or 11:15 (actual) on an Alitalia Emb 145 from MXP!

How pity.

Looking forward for more TRs from you.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5460 times:

Hello, Stefan, Christoph and Roger,
thanx again for your nice reply´s.

Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 3):
Free drinks and sandwiches are remarkable for airlines like X3 and AB, aren't they? Is the service comparable with airlines like LH, AF...?

Especially at X3.
From my point of view, there is no remarkable difference between X3 and AB nowadays.
LH was more special on my last flights, for example some sweets beneath or else.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 3):
The fares seem to be fair so far.

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Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 4):
Valencia looks great - I only know the airport so far.

That was also my situation prior to this trip.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 4):
Once again we could have nearly met at STR: I arrived at the same date at 11:25 (scheduled) or 11:15 (actual) on an Alitalia Emb 145 from MXP!

Another great coincidence, anything scheduled for 11.03.?

Will we see a report?. Some more AZ will be nice  Smile

Roger:

Special thanx for the link, a good explanation.


Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5456 times:

Hello, Gabriel,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 6):
Looking forward for more TRs from you.

If nothing goes wrong, there will be more soon.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5328 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Another great coincidence, anything scheduled for 11.03.?

No unfortunately not. My next booked flight is scheduled for 06 April, 06:45 (Germanwings to Bastia, Corsica).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Will we see a report?. Some more AZ will be nice

Yes, I'm already working at the report. I hope it will be online within the next few days.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Hi, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 9):
No unfortunately not. My next booked flight is scheduled for 06 April, 06:45 (Germanwings to Bastia, Corsica).

Corsica seems also real interesting, not that much to read here about it.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 9):
Yes, I'm already working at the report. I hope it will be online within the next few days.

 checkmark 

Will wait for your story.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3024 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

Servus Markus,

this was a report I was really looking for as it includes the beautiful city of Valencia. Last year, around the same time of the year, I've been there as well and we also had the same cloudy but not rainy weather. I remember it very well, because my pics of the "L'Hemisferic and L'Oceanografic' are from the same quality  Smile

D-ABDN, the same old story... I don't think that you like this bird  Wink In moments like this I remember some wise words of PH 'Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice...'... so true...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no. 37 on the A320

a new nickname for you: A320-guru Big grin

Thanks for sharing, always a good read!

Regards
Ori


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5271 times:

Hallo, Ori,

thanx for another nice reply.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):
includes the beautiful city of Valencia.

Thats it, indeed!.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):
D-ABDN, the same old story... I don't think that you like this bird

Especially when you ride along these nice line-up of A319/A320´s, 'ABDN come´s along and I hope
no one followed my "non-lucky" face when we stopped really beneath that machine.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):
Flight no. 37 on the A320

I avoid it, if it´s ever possible, but you know, nowadays  

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

[Edited 2008-02-24 14:02:25]


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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5249 times:

Guten Abend  Wink Markus,

Expected the report already, here it was. A nice read as usual, all good and neccesary info included! Nice pics from Valencia, a destination we hope to visit this year, but hopefully with some more sunshine and blue skies then  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
X3 improved their service, free newspapers and magazines and also a snack and something to drink for free.
Not bad, from my point of view.

Good to hear that. I'll try to catch X3 again with some of my future trips.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
AB/airberlin 1655 operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA

That's an interesting one I think, at least it would be a 'odd' one for my log  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no. 37 on the A320 and the third on this particular machine

A pity indeed.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
I avoid it, if it´s ever possible, but you know, nowadays

You know, it's possible to avoid A320s, as long as you stay with the props  Wink

Happy greeting from AMS,

Eric



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6944 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Hi Markus,

I've just returned from my trip to Sardinia - with two even newer 73Gs!  Wink Very interesting to read about your latest X3 experience, nice to compare. It was my first TUIfly journey this weekend and I enjoyed it a lot - I can only agree with your comments. But too bad you had two "doubles" out of three flights.

The pics from Valencia are great, what a destination! I really have to go there soon, too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve received six or seven flight time changes during the weeks prior to the trip, finally departure was some 40 minutes
after the scheduled time at booking, no problems at all for me.

Somehow worrying - when did you book the trip? I'm glad I didn't face any changes because a Meridiana "connecting flight" was part of my trip...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Will it be the new ´XEXF or the first ´XA, still missing in my log, nope, the ´XB flown late last year to OPO.

I was lucky to get both XE and XF, both delivered in December. I was prepared to see XF again on the return trip, but then XE arrived...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin was spotless clean, thin, modern style Recaro fabric seats, but the overall roomy feeling wasnt that good.

I didn't feel cramped at all - considering X3 operates the 73G with 148 seats. The slimline seats help a lot.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service AB/airberlin 1655 operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This machine was painted in full, but not the actual newest AB livery, I´ve read about "owned by AB" but I´ve also
noticed on another page that D-ABLA is owned by Germania and also operated under Germania´s AOC.

AB's fleet is quite a mess in these days. Anyway, you got the first ever 737-7GJ.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):

D-ABDN, the same old story... I don't think that you like this bird Wink In moments like this I remember some wise words of PH 'Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice...'... so true...

 Smile



PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

Hey Markus,
Great TR as usual. My colleagues were looking at the photos you took of the lovely buildings. They want to go there now !!! You are good for Spanish tourism LOL....

Glad you had a good time. Those Recaro seats on the Airbus fleet are really nice. All airlines should have them.

Looking forward to the next one !!!

OA260


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

Hello, Eric, PH and Philip,

thanx again for your nice replys.

Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 13):
Valencia, a destination we hope to visit this year, but hopefully with some more sunshine and blue skies then

Do it, and if it´s the right time, there will be more sun at all
 Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 13):
I'll try to catch X3 again with some of my future trips.

As long as it´s possible, remember 4U/X3.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 13):
AB/airberlin 1655 operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA

That's an interesting one I think

For sure, no.1 around these trip.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 13):
it's possible to avoid A320s, as long as you stay with the props

Good point
 Wink

Any new´s around your schedule till the "crazy" german circle in June?.

PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
I've just returned from my trip to Sardinia

Good to hear, I´ve thought about to drop a mail if everything goes ok.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
nice to compare. It was my first TUIfly journey this weekend and I enjoyed it a lot

Once again, good to hear, hope to read more soon.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
The pics from Valencia are great, what a destination! I really have to go there soon, too.

For sure, a nice idea, me too
 Wink

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
Somehow worrying - when did you book the trip? I'm glad I didn't face any changes

Late November, changes from only ten minutes up to an hour.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
I was lucky to get both XE and XF, both delivered in December.

Great luck, indeed.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
considering X3 operates the 73G with 148 seats.

I fixed on both 737´s the last row, X3 = 27, AB = 24!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
Anyway, you got the first ever 737-7GJ.

Secured!.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 11):

D-ABDN, the same old story... I don't think that you like this bird Wink In moments like this I remember some wise words of PH 'Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice...'... so true...


No more comment  banghead 

Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
My colleagues were looking at the photos you took of the lovely buildings. They want to go there now !!! You are good for Spanish tourism LOL....

Good idea, sending an account to the spanish tourism office Big grin

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
Looking forward to the next one

You know, Aegean is not to far away.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1725 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

Hi Markus,

Sorry for my late reply, I'm a bit busy lately so not much time to check a.net  Sad
But today during lunchbreak I found some time to read your report!
As usual you deliver a top-quality report of a very nice city.
The balance between old and new buildings you pointed out in a perfect way!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no.15 on the 737-700 and the second on this particular machine



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no. 37 on the A320 and the third on this particular machine.

Typical bad luck!! At least one new reg. for the log, but it should have been 3 new reg's  Smile

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Hi, Joost,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 17):
my late reply

No problem, better late than never
 Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 17):
The balance between old and new buildings you pointed out in a perfect way!

One of the exciting thing´s there in Valencia!.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 17):
Typical bad luck!! At least one new reg. for the log, but it should have been 3 new reg's

Definitely, hope that will be better around my future trips.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 4249 times:
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Hi Marcus,

Another interesting trip with a nice selection of planes too!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Will it be the new ´XEXF or the first ´XA, still missing in my log, nope, the ´XB flown late last year to OPO

- What a bummer, shame you got this one again!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
X3 improved their service, free newspapers and magazines and also a snack and something to drink for free.
Not bad, from my point of view.

- Pretty good, certainly not what you expect from an LCC type carrier.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA

- Interesting, I actually thought this was an AB machine!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Flight no. 37 on the A320 and the third on this particular machine.

- You know this plane is going to be a nemesis, every time you fly a segment with and AB 320, it will be this plane! - I have a BA 320 which I have the same problem with, I'm sure it check's when I travel!

I'm looking at possible FRA spottings days, looking like a Saturday in April, will advise.

Best Wishes

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Hi, Mark,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 19):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Will it be the new ´XEXF or the first ´XA, still missing in my log, nope, the ´XB flown late last year to OPO

- What a bummer, shame you got this one again!

Definitely, I was not amused!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 19):
X3 improved their service, free newspapers and magazines and also a snack and something to drink for free.
Not bad, from my point of view.

- Pretty good, certainly not what you expect from an LCC type carrier.

For sure, not bad nowadays!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 19):
operated by Germania B737-700 D-ABLA

- Interesting, I actually thought this was an AB machine!

Different informations, not really clear if it´s belonging to AB or ST.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 19):
You know this plane is going to be a nemesis, every time you fly a segment with and AB 320, it will be this plane! - I have a BA 320 which I have the same problem with, I'm sure it check's when I travel!

I´ve checked this flight during the last days by

http://radar.zhaw.ch/radar.html

mostly A320´s, some A319´s, but, for sure, no sign about 'ABDN.
Enthusiasts destiny!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 19):
I'm looking at possible FRA spottings days, looking like a Saturday in April, will advise.

Good idea, give me a notice when you fixed it.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Nice report as usual, Markus!  Smile Valencia is a surprisngly attractive city - moist people here in Germany only use the airport as a gateway to the Costa, however they are really missing out on the sights and attractions of this vibrant city itself.


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4030 times:

Hello, Jens,

thanx for your nice and welcomed reply.

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 21):
Valencia is a surprisngly attractive city - moist people here in Germany only use the airport as a gateway to the Costa,

That was exactly my status prior to this trip,
now I know a little bit more about what I´ve earlier missed.
 Wink

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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