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The Triple A Trip: Aegean Airlines To Athens  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13717 times:

The triple A trip: Aegean Airlines to Athens


Hello, dear readers,
time for some more experiences from my latest travels.
Athens was the destination, some spring sun in Greece will be nice, so I thought.
OK, follow me to southeastern Europe.


Tuesday, 11.03.2008
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss)
Duration: 40 minutes

Service Lufthansa LH 1365 operated by Contact Air Interregional ATR 42-500 D-BQQQ
Scheduled: 07.00 // 07.55
Actual: 07.15 // 07.55
Gate: 156 Seat: 11A
Load factor: Around 90 %
Fare: 53,26 EUR

History:
29.10.1999: Delivered to Eurowings
17.03.2004: In service with Contact Air
Leg no. 5 on the AT45 and the second on this machine

Tuesday morning, a windy but dry morning in southern germany.
I´ve really looked forward to this flight, the wheater forecast shows some stormy winds up to 80 km/hs.
And prop flying is from my point of view much more real flying than on the larger planes.
Not that much traffic, so I was present there at the airport around 06.00 am.
Check-in was usual done online the day before, no time to wait at T1 security and than I´ve checked my gate
on the groundlevel T1 for my flight to MUC.
Boarding no. 001, scheduled time 06.40 am.
A bus arrived and the female agent opened the doors perfectly ontime, the bus filled up, it seems a good load today.
Nearly 100% biz people for the domestic hop to MUC.

Tail shot, D-BQQQ at STR:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08001.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08002.jpg

Two friendly female FA´s today, usually one FA on the ATR.
Later I´ve noticed that the younger female was a trainee.
Departure from runway 25 after some minutes to
wait, the usual 07.00 am morning rush.

STR from above:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08003.jpg

The ATR fitted with bright, grey leather seats, clean, in good conditions.
I´ve expected some shakers according to the winds, but takeoff was as usual, nothing special to notice during cruise.
There was a free drink service.
Augsburg was visible inflight, the flight deck crew was from germany, a welcome announcement earlier on the ground,
once more inflight, but nothing to understand, it seems some problem with the speakers.
The wind was much more noticable during approach to MUC´s runway 26R, the ATR shaked around, only some meters above the runway
we bounced from one side to the other, but leveled out and touched down with immediate heavy brakes to reach the exit directly to the
regional apron.

Deboarding at MUC:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08006.jpg

A Hon-Circle Maybach stopped beneath the plane, some special service for me today?.
Nope, the classic bus debording, a young male leaves the plane late and entered the Maybach.




Tuesday, 11.03.2008
MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss) - ATH (Athens-Eleftherios-Venizelos)
Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Service Lufthansa LH 3374 operated by Aegean Airlines Airbus A320 SX-DVK
Scheduled: 09.20 // 12.50
Actual: 09.30 // 12.50
Gate: G10 Seat: 29F
Load factor: Around 95 %
Fare: 53,26 EUR

History:
12.02.2008: Delivered to Aegean
Leg no. 38 on the A320 and the first on this machine

I´am always impressed about MUC, that large and spacious building, good views, not bad.
That second flight today was again something I´ve looked forward.
I´ve flown Aegean domestic in Greece but not on international services till now.
And I hoped for one of the new Airbus planes.
The plane was arrived early from ATH and parked at the gate when I´ve reached the area, not easy to catch the registration.

Some shots of SX-DVK at MUC:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08007.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08008.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08009.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08010.jpg


SX-DVK, according to my notices, that was the newest plane in Aegeans fleet, only three weeks after delivery, not bad.
Another ontime boarding, I was pax no. 15 for this service.
Down the finger and welcomed by a friendly all female cabin crew, in total four FA´s.
I´ve reached my seat and was more impressed, dark blue comfortable Recaro leather seats, clean and really goodlooking.
The greek pilot welcomed us in german, english and greek on the ground.
He announced some 20 minutes till departure from runway 26L according to the heavy traffic situation.
The route today was Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Sarajevo-between Tirana und Skopje-Skopelos,
calm cruising at 37.000 feet.
The newstyle Rockwell Collins map system on the flat drop down screens during the whole flight,
is it necessary to say that I liked it really much.
Some more detailed informations from the cockpit inflight.
The FA´s served a cold plate with two breadrolls, sausage and cheese, drink service was done two times during the meal.

Close to Athens, definitely Greece:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08011.jpg

The approach to ATH´s 21L was also calm, finally arrived ontime.

ATH apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08012.jpg

Finger deboaridng at ATH after a nice chat and some cabin pics with the two girls in front.

Cabin shots:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08014.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08013.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08015.jpg

So, what to do in Athens?.
I was for two times in the city prior to this trip, so I decided to go for some ship spotting at Piräus.
The metro runs with one connection at Monastiraki directly to the port of Piräus. 10.-- EUR return, ok so far.
I´ve spent the whole time there, walking in the warm mediteranean sun, follow the ships and enjoyed the scenery, liked it.

Old fashioned:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08027.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08018.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08016.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08025.jpg

Top-modern:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08021.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08019.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08023.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08028.jpg



Tuesday, 11.03.2008
ATH (Athens-Eleftherios-Venizelos) - FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main)
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Service Lufthansa LH 3383 operated by Lufthansa Airbus Airbus A321 D-AISH
Scheduled: 18.10 // 20.15
Actual: 18.50 // 20.35
Gate: B09 Seat: 36A
Load factor: Around 90 %
Fare: 58,97 EUR

History:
11.10.2007: Delivered to LH
Leg no. 10 on the A321 and the first on this machine

Soon it was time to head back to the airport.
A ten minutes delay was announced on the screens, nothing serious, so I thought.
No time to wait at security and well ontime at the gate for my flight back to FRA.

Where is my flight?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08041.jpg

The gate was occupied with a load of unhappy OA pax.
The service to Brussels was delayed, good to follow that they changed one of the MDs front wheels at the gate,
done by Alitalia engineering, soon after boarding a emergency car arrived, the doctors running up the stairs, not all the best arround this flight.

OA to Brussels subcontracted to HellasJet operated by EuroAir:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08029.jpg

Departure EK to DXB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08032.jpg

Finally my plane arrived from FRA and it was again a nearly new machine, age only five months.

Arrival D-AISH from FRA:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08038.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ATH08/ATH08040.jpg

Turnaround was rather quick, there was no boarding call but the agents waved and so i´ve entered the plane. Security no. 003 this time.
One male, three females on this service, friendly, especially that girl in the rear part of the cabin!, we had a nice chat later on.
The pilot welcomed us and apologized for the delay, he also stated that we had a very short slot and he will go for taxi immediatelly.
Well done, departure without any time to wait from runway 21L.
These machine was also fitted with the bright grey leather seats, clean, comfy.
No map system, once more informations inflight, but nothing about the flight level.
The route was to Tirana-Sarajevo-Zagreb-Linz-Nuernberg.
Service was a hot pasta meal, with a bread roll and some sweets, also free drinks.
The pilot announced later low clouds, heavy wind and rain in FRA, arrival will be with some twenty minutes delay on runway 25L.
So, I thought, time enough to catch my ICE train to STR, we will see.
Finger deboarding at a gate in the A area, but far outside from the main building, I´ve rushed along, reached the long distance train station
during departure time.
No bad comment about Deutsche Bahn, but I´ve done alot of rides and some minutes delay is nothing out of the ordinary.
But today, I saw the train at the platform, thought ok, when I´ve jumped down the stairs and finally, like in the movies, the doors closed, the
train departed and I´ve stood beneath, ready to wave goodbye.
My ticket was the usual cheap, fixed train one, so I´ve spend some 40 Euros more to DB, luckily found another quick connection and
finally reached STR airport only 30 minutes after schedule.

Time for my opinion now.
MUC airport impressed me once again, spacious, large, real good, ATH was also not bad, enough space to walk around and good apron views.
LH by Contactair and LH itself, good service at all, friendly staff, have I told you about the nice FA there from ATH to FRA?. Ah, ok I´ve done it earlier!.
And what about Aegean,
ontime service, a new machine, friendly staff, the map system during the whole flight, full service at cheap fares.
No problem to fly LH by Contactair and LH itself again, and Aegean, yes indeed, as soon as possible!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13683 times:

Hi Markus,

very nice report about your latest trip to Greece!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There was a free drink service.

Interesting - what was the flying time?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):

SX-DVK, according to my notices, that was the newest plane in Aegeans fleet, only three weeks after delivery, not bad.

That's what I call luck! Just like SX-DVJ, it hasn't been named yet. Well, at least I hope Aegean continues to do so - the first three A320s are named "ethos", "nostos" & "kinesis".

Btw - SX-DVL was delivered exactly two days after your trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve reached my seat and was more impressed, dark blue comfortable Recaro leather seats, clean and really goodlooking.

Are these slimline seats?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The newstyle Rockwell Collins map system on the flat drop down screens during the whole flight,
is it necessary to say that I liked it really much.

Sounds good - how is it compared to the TUIfly system?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service Lufthansa LH 3383 operated by Lufthansa Airbus Airbus A321 D-AISH

Not bad - another quite new bird.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No map system, once more informations inflight, but nothing about the flight level.

What a shame that LH doesn't even install screens on the new A32X aircraft - considering that even several LCCs use modern IFE systems.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was a hot pasta meal, with a bread roll and some sweets, also free drinks.

At least LH's catering sounds good.


PH



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13661 times:

Hi, PH,

thanx for your fast and nice reply.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Interesting - what was the flying time?

40 minutes, but low level cruising, so enough time for something to drink!.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
That's what I call luck!

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Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Are these slimline seats?

Not like on X3, more comfortable from my point of view.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Sounds good - how is it compared to the TUIfly system?

I´ve never had that before, it´s like a 3D animation, the whole flightpath to follow, with five time more details
before it started new

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Not bad - another quite new bird.

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Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
What a shame that LH doesn't even install screens on the new A32X aircraft - considering that even several LCCs use modern IFE systems.

Yes, when I remember LX or now Aegean, much better.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
At least LH's catering sounds good.

Definitely, it was not bad.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17078 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13586 times:

Nice TR Markus, as usually.

The pics are really good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
only three weeks after delivery



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
age only five months

That aint bad. Pretty new a/cs. What is the newest a/c you have flown on??

The seats on SX-DVK seems really nice.

Glad that you made it to the train. A few seconds later, and you would see it leave the platform.



Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13581 times:

Hello, Gabriel,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
That aint bad. Pretty new a/cs. What is the newest a/c you have flown on??

I´am not sure, but SX-DVK was maybe the newest ever.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4120 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13547 times:

Hello Markus

What a nice daytrip!  Smile Thank you for another excellent trip report and for sharing your impressions. Alyways nice to see something about Greece! Very nice fares too...

Im glad you enjoyed LH. After the third cancellation within a year I cannot say the same unfortunately although I agree that they usually offer a good product.

Best regards and enjoy your next flights!

Thomas



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13530 times:

Hey, Thomas,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 5):
Very nice fares too...

I was also surprised during my preparations!.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 5):
that they usually offer a good product.

And always good for some interesting planes!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13508 times:

Hallo Markus!

Thank for your TR.

I am glad you encountered so friendly crews, do you think I will be that lucky tomorrow in my BCN-FRA? or especially in my FRA-YVR? As more than 10 hours on a plane with unfriendly crews gives you a really bad impression of the airline.

So far I have already checked by phone and the lady at the airport was more than friendly. A good start. I hope it stays on the same tune for the whole day.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13486 times:

Hola, Roger,

another nice reply, thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 7):
do you think I will be that lucky tomorrow in my BCN-FRA?

Good luck for BCN-FRA and especially the transatlantic leg.

So, hope that nothing goes wrong tomorrow!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13481 times:
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Hi Markus, nice report, been looking forward to this one  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A Hon-Circle Maybach stopped beneath the plane, some special service for me today?.
Nope, the classic bus debording, a young male leaves the plane late and entered the Maybach.

- Shame, thought you'd picked up some decent tierage from your frequent travels.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am always impressed about MUC, that large and spacious building, good views

- I've been to MUC once, nice view for spotting though a little quiet for my liking.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service Lufthansa LH 3383 operated by Lufthansa Airbus Airbus A321 D-AISH

- Result, a pretty new plane!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But today, I saw the train at the platform, thought ok, when I´ve jumped down the stairs and finally, like in the movies, the doors closed, the
train departed and I´ve stood beneath, ready to wave goodbye.

- That's funny!!

Glad you enjoyed the flights, Aegean look pretty decent based on your experience, I'd quite fancy a trip on them myself.

Liked the boat pictures too, though there are some real old looking ones there!

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13464 times:

Hi, Mark,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
- Shame, thought you'd picked up some decent tierage from your frequent travels.

This might be really special, deboarding the plane und jumping in that black Maybach with the covered windows!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
I've been to MUC once, nice view for spotting though a little quiet for my liking.

Indeed, you know, FRA is the much better place for spotting.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Result, a pretty new plane!

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Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
That's funny!!

Train riders destiny!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Liked the boat pictures too, though there are some real old looking ones there!

Great old smokers, nice to view, but maybe not for a ride by myself
 Wink

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13373 times:

Hi Markus,

nice to read about your day-trip to Athens! You were really lucky to get the newest aircraft in the Aegean-fleet! Thanks for the cabin pictures - the blue, white and red looks really stylish.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And prop flying is from my point of view much more real flying than on the larger planes.

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Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
so I decided to go for some ship spotting at Piräus

A nice variety to the usual plane spotting.  Smile Piräus is probably the best place in Europe to view ships. I have visited it once and I also liked the place.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13315 times:

Hallo Markus!

Thanks for this write-up. You made it finally this Sunday to bring it online  Wink
I agree that flying an ATR is interesting and gives the feeling to fly 'real'. It might be the small machine, it might be the sound of the props. But overall, I have the same feelings indeed.
That Aegean A320 interiour looks really great. I like the blue seats, with the red curtains. Of course it's brandnew, and still in good shape, but it gives a good impression for this airline. For sure an interesting catch to your flight log, as well the new LH A321! You didn't expect that one to show up... Wink

Good pics too, as usual with your reports!
Gruß
Eric  wave 



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2990 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13161 times:

another nice addition to a.net - as usual of course! never expect a bad quality report of you  Wink

is there a difference between A3 and LH Airbus interior illumination, I mean they're both pretty new and left the band almost at the same time, so I was wondering if the light system inside the cabin is the same?!?!

how long does it take to get to downtown Athens? is it well connected? you took the metro to the port, but is there also a connection to downtown (I'm think of a daytrip as well  Wink ).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Leg no. 5 on the AT45 and the second on this machine

5 frames in their fleet, but you get the same aircraft again. you know we already discussed about that Big grin

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But today, I saw the train at the platform, thought ok, when I´ve jumped down the stairs and finally, like in the movies, the doors closed, the
train departed and I´ve stood beneath, ready to wave goodbye.

hilarious  Smile

looking forward to your next trip! if you're lucky enough Mr. Lauda himself will be upfront  Wink

Gruesse Ori


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 13031 times:
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Great report, and nice shots of the port! I love those high-speed ferries.

I'm shocked you landed on 21L. The Athenian spotters will be better able to inform me, but I have flown into Venizelos 8 times or so and have NEVER used the 21s. It must be very, very rare, or maybe it's because I always go in mid-summer when the cool winds come from the North.

Any ideas on how often the 21s are used?

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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 12933 times:

Hello and thanx all for your replys.


Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
the blue, white and red looks really stylish.

Definitely true.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
Piräus is probably the best place in Europe to view ships.

I´ve thought about a step in the city during the return ride, but I can´t leave Piräus!


Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
agree that flying an ATR is interesting and gives the feeling to fly 'real'. It might be the small machine, it might be the sound of the props. But overall, I have the same feelings indeed.

Another 100 % agreement!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
as well the new LH A321! You didn't expect that one to show up

Indeed, there was another flight to MUC on an A321 and when D-AIRT arrived, I was not unlucky that it passed my gate!.


Ori:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
so I was wondering if the light system inside the cabin is the same?!?!

From my point of view, its the same, but I´ve don´t checked it en detail

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
how long does it take to get to downtown Athens? is it well connected? you took the metro to the port, but is there also a connection to downtown (I'm think of a daytrip as well

Good idea, for sure the right time to do it now.
The metro runs every 30 minutes, travel time around 20 minutes, without a connection to Syntagma or the next stop Monastiraki, both in the city center. The historic parts are only two stops away on line 2, but reachable also by feet.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
5 frames in their fleet, but you get the same aircraft again. you know we already discussed about that

Oh, yes, I´ve thought about it!.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 13):
lucky enough Mr. Lauda himself will be upfront

In this case I will ask for a flightdeck visit!.


Antonis:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 14):
or maybe it's because I always go in mid-summer when the cool winds come from the North.

That might be true with the wind situation.
I´ve checked my notices, four visits to Athens till now, one time in August landed on 3L,
three times in Feb./March/April always on the 21´s.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1704 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 12891 times:

Hi Markus,

I was already expecting your Greece story!
A very nice detour to go and spot some ships.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service Lufthansa LH 1365 operated by Contact Air Interregional ATR 42-500 D-BQQQ

This bird used to operate on the HAM-AMS-HAM flights very often, before the flight got upgraded to CRJ-200/700's, so a familiar bird for me to see!

You are such a lucky bastardo to get such new aircraft on your trip! Always nice to have them in the log so early in their flying carreer.

Thanks for sharing your adventure!
Hopefully I will add a goodbye report about LH with a germany tour within weeks.
I'm planning to add some German airports to the log aswell as some new types.
This because I will leave LH as from may, and join LX.

Gruss,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 12879 times:

Hi, Joost,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 16):
This bird used to operate on the HAM-AMS-HAM flights very often

For me both times on STR-MUC.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 16):
Always nice to have them in the log so early in their flying carreer.

That´s it!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 16):
Hopefully I will add a goodbye report about LH with a germany tour within weeks.
I'm planning to add some German airports to the log aswell as some new types.

Let me know, when you´re in Germany, that sounds interesting!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 16):
This because I will leave LH as from may, and join LX.

Congrats, hopefully a step forward.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27100 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 12873 times:

Hey the A3 TR finally arrived. The AC looks very nice but the seats look different than I expected especially the tray tables.

The photos you took in Piraeus you were 15mins walk fron my family home!!! Great to see you enjoyed the trip .

OA260


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 12866 times:

Hey, Philip,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
The AC looks very nice but the seats look different than I expected especially the tray tables.

Yes indeed, top modern comfortable Recaro seats.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
The photos you took in Piraeus you were 15mins walk fron my family home

Especially for you!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week ago) and read 12758 times:

Nice report as always and glad to see that your day trip worked out well, no serious delays etc. Bet you enjoyed some mediterranean sunshine!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the ATR shaked around

I think it was pretty stormy all over last week. I was in england and two very winds days there.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
that was the newest plane in Aegeans fleet,

A good one for the log book!

Interesting to see your shots of the harbour, some really big vessels there.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OA to Brussels subcontracted to HellasJet operated by EuroAir:

You sure never know with whom you'll be flying nowadays........

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I saw the train at the platform, thought ok, when I´ve jumped down the stairs and finally, like in the movies, the doors closed, the
train departed and I´ve stood beneath, ready to wave goodbye.

Poor you....a really annoying situation. If you can prove your flight was late, do DB show a bit of compassion?

Happy flying
Infodesk



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27100 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12687 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 19):
Especially for you!.

Haha Efharisto !!! Just one other thing , Did you not find the Metro expensive?? I think its over EUR 10 oneway?? I always take the bus which runs 24 hours and takes 50 mins and is only EUR3.80 .


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12639 times:

Hello and thanx again for your nice replys.


Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
I think it was pretty stormy all over last week. I was in england and two very winds days there.

Mostly western and central Europe, no problems in Greece.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
You sure never know with whom you'll be flying nowadays........

I saw that question coming up around the waiting pax for the Brussels flight, when the gate agent announced that
the flight is operated by EuroAir, also saw that airline for the first time.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
. If you can prove your flight was late, do DB show a bit of compassion?

No problem at full fare tickets, no compensation at special fares, like mine!



Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 21):
Did you not find the Metro expensive?? I think its over EUR 10 oneway?? I

I´ve payed EUR 10.-- return Airport-Piräus, ok from my point of view.
I prefer the train/metro abroad, easier orientation.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12425 times:

Hello Markus, I always enjoy reading your trip reports.

Thank you for the pictures of the ships in Piraeus. 10 euros for the cost of the ticket to the harbour seems a bit steep!

I remember the days in the 70's when we could go on any old ship to Ios or Santorini for only a few drachmas... Those were the great days of the Greek Islands... Now the cost of tickets has gone up ten times or higher, the islands are all built up and catering to mass tourism.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 12348 times:

Bonsoir, Madame Concorde,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 23):
I remember the days in the 70's when we could go on any old ship to Ios or Santorini for only a few drachmas...

Me too,
sailing some oldster ship´s to and around the islands was a great pleasure lot´s of years ago.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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