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Four Airlines Around Napoli / Beluga Pics Incl.!  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

Four Airlines Around Napoli / Beluga pics included


Hello, dear readers,
after around four weeks of non-leisure flying its time for a new story.
My Blue Miles account was well feeded, some miles soon to expire in 2008, so I´ve decided to check the X3 timetable
for a sponsored flight.
Naples is mostly more expensive than other destinations in Italy, therefore booked a early morning one-way and
connected it with something new to my log.
Ready?, let´s go!.


Wednesday, 09.04.2008
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - NAP (Naples-Capodichino)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Service X3 3732 operated by TuiFly Boeing 737-800 D-ATUC
Scheduled: 06.40 // 08.40 finally after some small changes
Actual: 06.50 // 08.20
Gate: 360 Seat: 32A
Load factor: Around 80 %
Fare: 20.000 Blue miles and 27,74 EUR Taxes and fees

History:
15.02.2006: Delivered to HapagFly
15.01.2007: Renamed TuiFly

Leg no. 34 on the 737-800 and the first on this machine

No problem to check-in online at Tuesday evening, sequence no. 23, so it seems self service check-in goes also more popular with X3.
Boarding was announced for 06.10 am, I´ve decided to be present at 5.30 a.m. and so it was. No time to wait at security,
my gate was on the ground floor of T3, a bus one.
Boarding started well ontime, remarkable was a large group of mostly retired people going on a ship from Napoli on MSC cruises.
After several B737-700 flights the last time with X3 i´ve hoped for a 737-800 today.
D-ATUC wears the older, but not the oldest, blue livery, ok so far.
The early morning apron bus tour, no good pics today while it was still dark outside.
Rear stairs boarding, welcomed by two friendly FA´s.

HapagFly or TuiFly?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08001.jpg

Boarding early morning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08002.jpg

The cabin crew was two male/two female, all friendly.
Cockpit crew was from Germany.
The machine fitted with the new style slim Recaro fabric seats, clean and comfortable.

Inside D-ATUC:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08012.jpg

No time to wait for a runway 25 departure, we´re in front off the usual 07.00 am morning queue, not bad.
The route was: Zurich-Milano-Firenze-Rome, cruise level 35.000 feet, a calm flight.

Skiing might be good!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08003.jpg

Good to follow by the map system on the screens and also noticed by the friendly captain during cruiseflight.
Service was ok, magazines/newspapers, a breadroll and beverages, coffee/tea all for free.
Cloudy sky over Italy, no good views along the route southside from the alps.
Arrival was well ontime after touchdown on runway 24 , real interesting from the landside, over the hills and steep down to NAP.

AZ and it´s rival:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08006.jpg

Soon history?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08011.jpg

Deboarding by bus and only some minutes later I was on the way to the city centre, Municipio, with the direct Alibus service, 3,00 EUR oneway.
I was for the first time in the city, nothing to see about the garbage problems, nothing to notice about criminal action.
Naples is from my point of view a bit unkempt, but nevertheless an recommendable and interesting place to visit.

The Castel Nuovo:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08013.jpg

The entrance:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08014.jpg

Famous Galleria Umberto:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08019.jpg

Piazza del Plebiscito:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08023.jpg

Harbour...:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08030.jpg

and ferries:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08032.jpg

The Alibus runs every twenty minutes, theoretically, but according to the chaotic traffic, I´ve waited around 40 minutes till it arrived for the service back to the airport
and was ready for the next flight only 15 minutes prior to boarding time.




Wednesday, 09.04 2008
NAP (Naples-Capodichino) - VIE (Vienna-Schwechat)
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Service NE 3407 operated by SkyEurope Boeing 737-700 OM-NGB
Scheduled: 13.30 // 15.10
Actual: 13.30 // 15.10
Gate: A06 Seat: 25A
Load factor: around 60 %
Fare: 48,40 EUR

History:
18.04.2006: Delivered to SkyEurope

Leg no. 17 on the 737-700 and the first on this machine

Online check-in with SkyEurope was available 48 hours prior to departure, so I´ve secured sequence no. 1, monday evening.
But it seems this feature is not well used by our italian friends.
The girl at the entrance to the security check looked sucpicious at my paper sheet and asked me about my boarding pass.
I´ve explained and showed her my ID too, so finally she let me pass trough.
A first look from the small departure lounge to the apron show´s me a total surprise.
This was not my first time at NAP, on the upper level is a small bar area with a perfect view to the apron.
Rushed upstairs and shot some pix from the Airbus Beluga plane, perfectly situated to follow the action there around.
Nice and for sure the number one of the day, from a spotters point of view.

Beluga:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08033.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08034.jpg

AirItaly:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08035.jpg

Beluga action:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08037.jpg

Belua again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08036.jpg

This body was in this plane?.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08040.jpg

Arrival SkyEurope:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08042.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08044.jpg

Boarding by stairs:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08045.jpg

My machine arrived some minutes later ontime from Vienna, down the stairs again where boarding started as announced.
The same situation at the gate again, the not to friendly guy there shouted boarding pass and ID ready.
To me: Boarding pass, I´ve answered, that´s my self service boarding pass, again the suspicious view,
some debate with his colleague, some searching in the computer, finally they dont know wich part of the paper is mine,
I´ve explained and was soon after in the bus to the plane.
Boarding by the rear stairs, four female FA´s on the plane, but also some surprise there with my self printed sheet.
The machine real good looking, dark blue leather seats, red headrests.

Inside OM-NGB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08050.jpg

The captain was from eastern Europe this time, the FO from Germany or Austria.
A friendly welcome on the ground, more informations in flight and once more prior to arrival.
Flight level 39.000 feet. Departure from runway 06.
The route was Ancona-crossing the adriatic sea-Zadar-Graz.
Some heavy shakers over Croatia while we crossed a fast western air-stream,
the captain announced while the fasten seat belt sign was on: Cabin crew take the next free seat immediatelly.
Calm again after some ten minutes.
Absolutely nothing for free on SkyEurope.
Also limited views on this flight.
Arrival ontime at runway 11 and by bus to the main terminal area.

Just arrived at VIE:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08049.jpg

Nice wheather at VIE:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08051.jpg

Bye-bye OM-NGB:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08052.jpg




Wednesday, 09.04.2008
VIE (Vienna-Schwechat) - FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main)
Duration: 1 hour, 05 minutes

Service HG 8772 operated by Niki Airbus A320 OE-LEU
Scheduled: 17.05 // 18.30
Actual: 17.25 // 18.30
Gate: B39 Seat: 30F
Load factor: Around 70 %
Fare: 35,00 EUR

History:
26.10.2006: Delivered to Niki

Leg no. 39 on the A320 and the first on this machine

Once again in Vienna, but somewhat new ahead, the first flight on Niki.
Check-in was also done online the day before, no problems, sequence no. 2.
The usual bus boarding gate area on the ground level, a separate security check at the entrance.
Crowded with pax as always.

View from the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08053.jpg

Boarding started ontime, lots of pax in the bus, it seems a good load for Niki.

Boarding Niki:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08054.jpg

OE-LEU:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08055.jpg

Up the stairs to the rear door, welcomed by a very friendly and goodlooking FA.
She and her colleague walked later through the cabin first with newspapers, later with magazines for free.
In total four female FA´s.
The cabin clean, fitted with bright grey comfortable Recaro leather seats.
A friendly welcome on the ground from the flightdeck, crew was from Austria.
Departure from runway 16 to Nuremberg and further to FRA.
The two girls in the rear part of the cabin done a real good job today, friendly, attentive, a first round with drinks,
a big sandwich called "Doppeldecker" and later on a second run with free drinks, all around a one hour flight,
for sure not bad. The map system on the screens, also not bad.
Some more informations from the cockpit inflight, very friendly, but less informative for the enthusiasts.
From light clouds with a fresh wind at Naples to warm and sunny Vienna, now its time to head back to german reality,
the captain announced low clouds and rain at FRA, like all my lasts visits there.
Nothing to see till short before touchdown on runway 07L , heavy breaks and thrusties
and a long way to taxi to the apron in front off T2.

Rainy FRA:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08056.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08057.jpg

Bus deboarding, back in the non-secured area and on the Skyline to T1.



Wednesday, 09.04.2008
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 30 minutes

Service Lufthansa LH 1358 operated by Cityline Bombardier CRJ700 D-ACPB
Scheduled: 20.35 // 21.15
Actual: 21.10 // 21.40
Gate: A02 Seat: 16F
Load factor: Around 95%
Fare: 59,10 EUR

History:
18.07.2001: Delivered to Cityline

Leg no. 3 on the CRJ 700 and the first on this machine

I switched on my mobile immediatelly after arrival in T2.
Fellow A.netter Ori (Stylo777) told me that he´s on work during my FRA connection and it might be possible to go for a
chat. Finally he worked in another area, but no problem, he informed me that my machine was ontime on the way to Gdansk/Danzig
and it will be D-ACPB, the second delivered CRJ 7 in Citylines fleet.
It is possible to drive with the Skyline to the Terminal 1 A gates, for pax only and usually a quick way to avoid the security queues in the main
terminal area. I´ve also checked in online for this flight late Tuesday, sequence no.4.
Not today, a group with some 30 retired Japanese in front, it seems they´re not only a little bit familiar with the safety regulations in the EU.
Unbelievable what they carried in their bags, the screeners seems despared, they found more and more liquids, so let us Europeans to pass by.
Finally down in the A area, heading for my gate A2, settled down and watched the action outside till boarding for the last leg of the day.
Boarding time comes and goes, the lady at the desk announced that we will go by bus some minutes later.
Some minutes means today 20 minutes till the bus drove along the whole cargo area towards the very last position, near the entrance to runway 18.
Heavy rain, all the pax rushed to the single door, a not to friendly middle aged female FA there.
In total two middle aged females on this machine, not unfriendly, but it seems they´re last flight at a long day and really stressed.
The captain was on the phone short thereafter, apologized for the delay and told us that the machine was ontime in the FRA area but had to
hold according to heavy traffic and the bad wheather.
The cabin ok, fitted with the usual bright grey leather seats. Departure from runway 18 without any time to wait.
Dark and clouds outside, so nothing to see along the whole flight.
No service on this leg. I´ve had a flight on LH mainline not the long ago on the same route with drinks and a small cake,
also on a Cityline ATR to MUC last month, roughly the same flight time there was a free drinks service, not a problem for me, but I´ve noticed these
differencies.
We arrived finally on STR´s runway 25 with 25 minutes delay, not that bad wheather there and so, after a last pic from the plane I was soon on the way back home.

Deboarding at STR:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/NAP08/NAP08059.jpg

Now, time for my personal rating:

1.) Niki, without any question, the nicest crew, the flight ontime, the service real good and the fare absolutely ok.
2.) Tuifly, also with an real friendly crew, flight well ahed schedule, a nice machine, also ok.
3.) SkyEurope, not that good like on my first one late last year, no service, the FA´s ok but not the especially friendly, flight ontime.
4.) Cityline, not that bad for sure, but the overall impression was not the best this time, especially in comparison to the very friendly Niki girls,
but clearly no problem for me, to fly all these airlines again.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6816 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7106 times:

Hi Markus,

nice trip, including two airlines whose liveries belong to the most attractive in Europe (HG & NE).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Soon history?

Hopefully not...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Famous Galleria Umberto:

Beautiful building.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But it seems this feature is not well used by our italian friends.
The girl at the entrance to the security check looked sucpicious at my paper sheet and asked me about my boarding pass.



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
To me: Boarding pass, I´ve answered, that´s my self service boarding pass, again the suspicious view,
some debate with his colleague, some searching in the computer, finally they dont know wich part of the paper is mine,

Very unprofessional...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable what they carried in their bags, the screeners seems despared, they found more and more liquids, so let us Europeans to pass by.

Strange - you'd expect these tour groups are well-organized. And the liquid ban is also in effect on flights between Japan and Europe.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve had a flight on LH mainline not the long ago on the same route with drinks and a small cake,

When I flew on that route last year there wasn't enough time to serve anything on both legs...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
1.) Niki, without any question, the nicest crew, the flight ontime, the service real good and the fare absolutely ok.

Niki rocks, it's a quality LCC with personal touch.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7102 times:

Hola Markus!

Great TR as usual.

I like the way you spend some days off work... touring around Europe. Is there any airport you have not visited yet?  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Absolutely nothing for free on SkyEurope.

I am used to that, the same service all major Spanish carriers offer: IB, JK and UX. And the three of them belong to alliances, unbelievable!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
recommendable and interesting place to visit.

It is indeed. Naples is a wonderful city... I loved the Spaccanapoli street and the great pizzerias they have there.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The girl at the entrance to the security check looked suspicious at my paper sheet and asked me about my boarding pass.

You should have told her if she remembered a Spanish guy with the same paper on hand. I think I was the first one to show them a self printed boarding pass. They started shouting one another about what that was... I think they need some extra-training.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Next: 16.04.2008//STR-PMI-MAD-STR//16.04.2008

Enjoy your next visit to Spain next week! I have asked for nice weather and clear skies  Wink

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineGjunnar From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6977 times:

Nice report!
I've never heard of anybody booking FRA-STR just for that leg with no connection involved. Kinda cool though. And impressive load, btw.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6975 times:
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Hi Marcus,

More great reading, intersting flights and love that Galleria Umberto picture, place looks stunning!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
HapagFly or TuiFly?:

- Yes, correct, they really shoud sort the repainting or rebranding, it's confusing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was ok, magazines/newspapers, a breadroll and beverages, coffee/tea all for free

- Superb, who needs U2 etc?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Soon history?:

- It masy sound sad but let's hope so, AZ needs to be put out of it's misery.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
at NAP, on the upper level is a small bar area with a perfect view to the apron.

- Nice, but a shame it's air side

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The same situation at the gate again, the not to friendly guy there shouted boarding pass and ID ready.
To me: Boarding pass, I´ve answered, that´s my self service boarding pass, again the suspicious view,
some debate with his colleague, some searching in the computer, finally they dont know wich part of the paper is mine,
I´ve explained and was soon after in the bus to the plane.
Boarding by the rear stairs, four female FA´s on the plane, but also some surprise there with my self printed sheet.

- Where do these people live? This is common practice these days!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The two girls in the rear part of the cabin done a real good job today, friendly, attentive, a first round with drinks,
a big sandwich called "Doppeldecker" and later on a second run with free drinks, all around a one hour flight,
for sure not bad

- Nice & I like the Niki livery too, would like to fly these guy's one day.

Thanks again.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6909 times:

Hey,
thanx for your nice replys.

PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Soon history?

Hopefully not...

Also my opinion.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable what they carried in their bags, the screeners seems despared, they found more and more liquids, so let us Europeans to pass by.

Strange - you'd expect these tour groups are well-organized. And the liquid ban is also in effect on flights between Japan and Europe.

I don´t know if they ever passed the check!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Niki rocks, it's a quality LCC with personal touch.

Definitely true!

Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
I like the way you spend some days off work... touring around Europe. Is there any airport you have not visited yet?

Thanx, Roger, there is still a lot uncovered and in need for a visit!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
UX.

I will try them next Wednesday, for the first time!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
. I think they need some extra-training.

Also my thoughts

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Enjoy your next visit to Spain next week! I have asked for nice weather and clear skies

For sure the best conditions for a well going trip.
Anything to do in Madrid next Wednesday?.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Next Trip Report: BCN-PMI

Great, will you write a report?.


Gjunnar:

Quoting Gjunnar (Reply 3):
I've never heard of anybody booking FRA-STR just for that leg with no connection involved

I usually take the ICE, but after some troubles the last time with Deutsche Bahn´s special fares
I decided to fly.
ICE with Bahncard EUR 41,50, not that much cheaper than the plane.


Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
love that Galleria Umberto picture, place looks stunning!

It´s a place to visit, for sure, if you ever go to Naples.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):


- Where do these people live? This is common practice these days!!

Always something special in Italy!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Nice & I like the Niki livery too, would like to fly these guy's one day.

For sure, a real positive experience for me.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4271 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6889 times:

Hi Markus

I didn't follow your upcoming travels closely lately, but this one is interesting for sure!

Congrats with the new reg's for your personal log. I agree that X3 is a good company. I liked my flight them as well last year. NE is not yet done by me, and for some reason I don't bother really... (don't know why actually).
Niki is good, like AB. Although when I flew them (PMI-BIO) I found them less good then AB. Anyway, you can't complain for such a great bargain fare!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
a group with some 30 retired Japanese in front, it seems they´re not only a little bit familiar with the safety regulations in the EU.
Unbelievable what they carried in their bags, the screeners seems despared, they found more and more liquids,

Don't tell me about it Big grin When the Japanese travel around Europe (or back to Japan), their bags are filled up max with European wines. These are really 'cheap' here when you compare the prices with Japan. I've to deal with such troubles quite regularly during my work, as you can imagine  Wink

Cheers,
Eric  wave 



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6884 times:

Excellent TR, as usual.

The pics are great.

I have heard that Niki will maybe be sold to AB (?). Is that true??

X3 is for sure a nice carrier. Have just flown with them once (to HAJ) and I enjoyed both my flights with them.

Looking forward for more from you.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever

[Edited 2008-04-13 12:18:32]


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Hi, Eric and Gabriel, thanx for your nice replys.

Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
Congrats with the new reg's for your personal log. I agree that X3 is a good company. I liked my flight them as well last year. NE is not yet done by me, and for some reason I don't bother really... (don't know why actually).
Niki is good, like AB. Although when I flew them (PMI-BIO) I found them less good then AB. Anyway, you can't complain for such a great bargain fare!

We will see whats going on with all that companies.
Will X3 and 4U going further around the merger process.
SkyEurope´s financial status is not the best according to some rumours.
Niki is expanding with leased aircraft from Vueling.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
've to deal with such troubles quite regularly during my work, as you can imagine

For sure!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
20.05.08 RTM-HAM # 22.05.08 HAM-RTM · Flying a prop again!

Great news.
Is it still F50 operated or like some rumours by a Scot Airways D328?
And BTW, give me some weeks to compare!
JULI: Stuttgart-Düsseldorf//Rotterdam-Hamburg-Stuttgart

Gabriel:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):

I have heard that NK will maybe be sold to AB (?). Is that true??

They´re working close together, but I´ve nothing read about that thing.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
X3 is for sure a nice carrier. Have just flown with them once (to HAJ) and I enjoyed both my flights with them.

Also my opinion.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4271 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
Is it still F50 operated or like some rumours by a Scot Airways D328?

Great trip. Dusseldorf-Rotterdam by train or rental car? You must know that the ICE will drive max 160 km/h towards Amsterdam, so don't expect something exciting there.

Anyway RTM-HAM was recently operated a CityJet Do328 (ex Scot A/W, they don't excist anymore), but lease has ended afaik. Back to F50 now... still an interesting prop.

Cheers,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27033 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6694 times:

Hi Markus,
Great read and photos as usual. Your covering Europe at a fast pace the last 12 months!!! Great to go on all those different airlines and add Reg's to your log book.

Looking forward to the next trip , where ever it may be !!!


OA260


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1693 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

Hi Markus,

A tremendous read for my lunchbreak today!
It still is amazing to see you expanding your "been there, done that" list in Europe!
As always you have presented your story with very nice pictures and a nice combination of aircraft and buildings  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Wednesday, 09.04.2008
VIE (Vienna-Schwechat) - FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main)
Duration: 1 hour, 05 minutes

Service HG 8772 operated by Niki Airbus A320 OE-LEU
Scheduled: 17.05 // 18.30
Actual: 17.25 // 18.30
Gate: B39 Seat: 30F
Load factor: Around 70 %
Fare: 35,00 EUR

History:
26.10.2006: Delivered to Niki

Now that is a cheap flight! Especially as all beverages etc are included!

Also great to see you gaining 4 new reg's for the log, as you didn't have too much luck lately!!
In two weeks time I will also be flying between STR and FRA on my "farewell-LH trip"
I have found some nice flights and a new type for the log for this trip!

Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!
Gruetzi,
Joost



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 offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

Hello and thanx for all the nice replys.

Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
Great trip. Dusseldorf-Rotterdam by train or rental car

Early morning to DUS, some spotting, by train to RTM, catching the afternoon VLM service to HAM and
return late to STR.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 9):
Back to F50 now... still an interesting prop.

The Do328 is still missing in my log, but, ok, the F50 will be also not bad!.


Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
Your covering Europe at a fast pace the last 12 months!!!

Yeah, and there is a lot more to do!.

Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
Also great to see you gaining 4 new reg's for the log, as you didn't have too much luck lately!!

True!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
In two weeks time I will also be flying between STR and FRA on my "farewell-LH trip"
I have found some nice flights and a new type for the log for this trip!

Let me know, if you want, my office is close by STR airport, maybe I squeeze an hour off in my biz schedule!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1693 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6218 times:

Hi Markus,

Would be nice if we could find some time to grab a cup of coffee!  Smile
I will be there most probably on the 22nd, coming in around 12.20 with a next dep at 15.00 to FRA.

Gruss,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Hi, Joost,

date and time ok according to my biz schedule.

I will drop you a pm.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

Hi Markus,

once again an interesting report and some very nice pics. Again a great mixture of airlines and types of aircraft for a day-trip. You were lucky to spot the Beluga at NAP.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Hi, Christoph,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
You were lucky to spot the Beluga at NAP.

True, I was really impressed to saw these big bird there at NAP.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

Hi Markus,

As I'm writing this reply I'm thinking of you on your Spanish trip today....hope you've managed to find the sun  Smile

Another unusual routing and great combination of airlines. Can't believe that in this day and age staff don't know what an internet boarding pass looks like or what to do with it!

I really enjoyed you pics of the Beluga. My Mum and Dad's house is not too far away from the airfield at Broughton where airbus make the wings and so the Beluga frequently flies overhead. I have fond childhood memories of watching this huge aircraft fly so low and gracefully over the trees on approach into Hawarden.

Interesting to read about your short hop FRA-STR, I'm trying out BSL-ZRH next week.....

Happy flying
Infodesk  spin 



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2978 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5897 times:

hey Markus,

finally I had some spare time to read your report. a great one as usual, especially to see the Belunga with your own eyes is a one-in-a-life experience.

so you never know in FRA, situations can change within half an hour. it is for sure a good-weather airport, some rain and everything breaks down Big grin

looking forward to your next trip!


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Hi, Hannah and Ori, thanx for your nice replys.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 17):
you on your Spanish trip today....hope you've managed to find the sun

Sunny and windy, around 25 degrees in MAD, but to soon back into reality, around 2,5 degrees late last night in STR!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 17):
Can't believe that in this day and age staff don't know what an internet boarding pass looks like or what to do with it!

True, but Napoli is always something special.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 17):
I really enjoyed you pics of the Beluga.

For me the first time in reality, impressive

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 17):
I'm trying out BSL-ZRH next week.....

Hey, BSL-ZRH is also one of these "longer taxi than flight time" experiences,
will we read more about it?.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 18):
especially to see the Belunga with your own eyes is a one-in-a-life experience.

True words!.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 18):
so you never know in FRA, situations can change within half an hour. it is for sure a good-weather airport, some rain and everything breaks down

looking forward to your next trip!

No problem with LH and FRA itself, till now.
The next chance for LH/FRA doing good business will be coming up soon, you know!

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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