Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Canadair Alaaaaf! To CGN On OS/VO. 100 Pics.  
User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11305 times:

ALL PICTURES ARE CLICKABLE AND CAN BE ENLARGED TO A WIDTH OF 900*


OS 191 (opb VO)
VIE-CGN
CRJ 200 OE-LCI "Zürich"
del 16/09/1996
13/08/08
07.00-08.35
Gate B27
Seat 6F
FL 310



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Makis Galiatsatos



Facts:
9th flight on a CRJ, 2nd on a -200, 1st on this bird
3rd flight on VO

Oh my goodness!
It's been 6 months since I last was on a plane and I had already started to feel like a heavy smoker who's contained in a pub in Germany or an alcoholic in Saudi-Arabia. I was trembling and drooling whenever a plane passed over my place (which happens all the time).

Thank god university ended in July and I had the time and money to go to Cologne.
Erm...Cologne? Why on earth would anyone want to go to Cologne?
Answer:
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4739/01sm3.jpg
As simple as that.  Wink

Moreover, OS had their wonderful €99 return fares again (Red Ticket) and choosers can't be beggers. (Alright, enough Cologne-bashing now. Nice place,...in a way.  stirthepot  Wink
Originally, FRA would have been my destination of choice.


The day before my departure I was going through some recent TRs:
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4562/02sk0.jpg


Being the poor student that I am, I do not own a car, so, given my early departure, I had two options to get to the airport.

1.) Taking the train the evening before, which would have had that awkward "lost" Interrail feel to it that I dread.
2.) Being nice to my father, hoping for him to get up early and drive me down to VIE.

Yup, I went for the second option.

When I arrived at VIE at around 05.15, I couldn't believe my eyes.
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2448/03el9.jpg

The check-in halls seemed crowded. Stressed-out families ("Yes, sweetheart, I know we're going to Australia, and no, honey, I will not unpack your Game Boy!!!"), earnest business people who all had that "I am trying to do some serious business, but, god, is my secretary hot" kind of look , foreign tourists, wandering about helplessly ("Is Dnjepropretrovsk the airport of New York? Does my flight to Graz stop in Helsinki?"), Indian families (could have been whole towns on tour, as well...) who seemed to have packed all their belongings in old Samsonites that were bulky enough to destroy the whole baggage transport system...
...and me.

Rather shocked, I decided to get into the queue and hope for the best. However, I must have looked so dazzled that, at some point (about two minutes later) a nice OS staff came up to me and told me that I could use the self check-in counters.
Ah, well... I had seen them, of course, but they seemed so deserted that I had assumed they were all out of order. Silly me! Silly everyone else!
I entered my booking confirmation code only to be welcomed by a blank screen stating "Wait!" (or something more polite) that remained for about a minute. Just as I was about to flee the airport, not wanting to be blamed for a day-long service interruption, the screen showed my booking data.
Within a minute, I received my boarding passes for both legs, with my pre-selected seat, 6F, confirmed. You can select your desired seat online for free, which I think is a great thing and one of the reasons to choose OS.

Right, then.

Like always, I had come to the airport way ahead of time. And, like always, I was happy about that.
I took a stroll through the whole airport, visiting both parking lots and enjoying the sunrise.

It was strange to see how deserted some areas of the airport still were, despite the crowds that were checking in.

Taking stupidity to a whole new level. This supermarket (to the right) opens an hour later than all other branches of this (nationwide) chain. Logical?
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9315/04kq0.jpg

The rather new underpass towards parking lot P4, VIE's only moving sidewalks, at least until the new terminal opens next year:
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7985/05yf6.jpg

That's a pretty neat service. A counter that provides you with traffic information as you head for your car.
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8711/06vq0.jpg

OS' 737 look sharp!
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7789/07st4.jpg

A general view of what will be a new age in Vienna's airport history. I can't even tell you how much I am looking forward to this terminal. SkyLink will, at last, assure that Vienna has an airport worthy of the #10 EU city. (BTW, the angle reminds me a little of MAN and KIX)
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/674/08ku9.jpg

I was pleased to find the expansion of P4 having been opened already. In the course of the renovation works, I was please to find they had painted over some teen-age love message (you know that XY+XY kind) I had left years ago on one of the pillars...
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1645/09ro3.jpg

I was as tired as I look here:
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5994/10zz6.jpg

Finally some new architecture:
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/645/11eq3.jpg

The view from the other parking lot. The only CRJ you can see in this pic turned out to be the one taking me to Germany:
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3827/12oa7.jpg

After my devastating experiences with the prices at the airport cafés and restaurants, I had brought a Coke that I had baught the day before in the city (€0,89), in order not to have to get one at the airport (€3,20). Also, I had filled a bottle with coffee at home, so I was basically independent of the VIE hyenas.

763 arriving from I do not know where, QR 320 behind:
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5772/13nl2.jpg

Paper, passport, boarding pass, CRJ fleet list with CGN train departures.
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5565/14nc0.jpg

I really believe Vienna deserves better than that:
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9943/15ns9.jpg

Wohoo! Here comes the sun! (Doodadooda!)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2869/16ts6.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3393/17cm9.jpg

I then made my way towards security, where some guy was startled to find he had to take out his wallet, two seconds later was surprised to hear he had to take out his keys, then walked through the checkpoint (which, unsurprisingly, beeped), returned with a concerned look on his face, scratching his head. Eventually he realized that he had a phone, as well. Again he went through, just to set off the alarm again. Yes, he did have a Swiss knive in his pocket.
It was like at the cinema. I laughed.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8437/18gz3.jpg

However, I stopped laughing when it turned out that I had forgotten both my bottles in my bag (yes, the ones I had brought to avoid unnecessary expenses). Unwilling to throw them in the bin (and let the system win), I asked, if I could just drink what I had with me. The security chap looked at me with his eyes wide open and said: "Sure, if you can handle it." (While I gathered that he wanted to say was: "Sure, if you want to die slowly and painfully, It'd be a pleasure for us to watch.")
Picture that: Half a liter of Coke, followed by half a liter of (strong) coffee with hardly any milk filling my belly within one minute. Not sure about it...
I threw the bottles away, trying to put a triumphant expression on my face. However, all I managed was to whisper in my broadest Viennese dialect: "Pfoah, g'sund is des sicha net." ("Woah, that sure isn't healthy.")

All that coffeine directed me (instinctively) towards the toilet.

Having escaped from my liquid torturers (actually they escaped me), I proceeded to gate B27, which was still very much empty.

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3425/19dy0.jpg

OE-LAW being towed to the hangar:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6973/20tv1.jpg

Please note the BCN flight at 10.25.
As boarding started, the Indian family I had written about before, made its way to the checkpoint ahead of me. When they handed their boarding passes over, the nice OS lady stopped to smile and looked at the pieces of paper in her hands again and again, before, mildly surprised, handing them back, saying: "You are going to Barcelona. This is the flight to Cologne. Your flight leaves in four hours."
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3554/21ce9.jpg

The high clouds provided a kind of light that I somehow adore. It enables one to enjoy the structures and textures and the various shades of grey that you don't usually see. Moreover, it promises a good view on take-off.
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8381/22we1.jpg

Benelux cousins:
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/275/23rh7.jpg

Looks like a "men-only" flight, and in fact, out of the 23 passengers (yup, a very light load), only 5 or six were women.
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4619/24ac5.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6135/25rf8.jpg

I was the last one to board, so I could take a look at our neighbour, OE-LFL:
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5307/26oc7.jpg

OE-LBD being pushed back. Probably it was either going to LHR or to CDG:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1771/27ug9.jpg

The much-feared CRJ seats. I could hardly remember what they were like, as my last first-gen CRJ flight had taken place in 2004 (OSL-MUC on LH). They turned out to be more comfortable than expected. The pitch was absolutely fine, the width fortunately never bothers me. The only thing I didn't enjoy was, as all of you understand, how low the windows were located. They seemed to have been designed for ramp workers to enjoy busty female passengers. What the guys in Montreal obviously didn't have in mind was a device for people to establish visual contact with the world outside the plane without risking serious and permanent spine damages.

Is that Hugh Laurie?
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/272/29ej2.jpg

Kind of ironic to see caricatures on the difficult financial state of OS. I imagine the "concerned passenger" talking to the FA: "Ma'am, has the captain had a warm meal in the past 24 hours? Can you afford kerosene or do you use apricot liquor?"
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3748/30kd0.jpg

About ten minutes late (no explanation given - tststs...) we rolled out of the gate and made our way towards RWY 29, which, due to the prevailing western winds, happens to be the primary T/O runway, at least before noon.

OE-LBD spooling up the CFMs:
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6784/31lm0.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4158/32yb1.jpg

OE-LBU following her longer sister (Here's one to think about: If we refer to planes as "she", can we call the 321 "skinny", rather than "long"?)
As you can see, the runway is anything but flat:
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6342/33hn2.jpg

Lining up. We had not been greeted by the cockpit crew yet.
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6417/34pp5.jpg

Two 777s at once. Nice to see some larger planes (or, in my logic "obese"?) at VIE:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6849/35at7.jpg

With a load factor of less than 50%, we soon blasted away:
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9121/36iv5.jpg

The OS maintenance ramp. I assume this IB MD80 is the one that had its emergency landing some days before? Can anyone confirm?
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6505/37ay8.jpg

The (relatively new) GA terminal, which was quite a busy place during the football EC, two months ago and the Danube.
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/2741/38iv2.jpg

I had chosen an F seat, because I had expected a RWY29 departure and I wanted to see Vienna.

The Donauauen. As far as I know, it's the only National Park within the city limits a European capital.
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4876/39tl8.jpg

OMV oil refinery, Schwechat:
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6932/40sq2.jpg

Simmering power station, Austria's biggest Coal power station, our very own Battersea:
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/949/41xs6.jpg

My wonderful hometown. I could cry when I look at this picture (Yes, call me pathetic! Go ahead!  Wink)
The green area towards the bottom left is the Central cemetary, the biggest in Europe. There's a (mean) saying about it: "Half as big as Zürich, but twice as funny". I cannot subscribe to that.
Towards the right, you can see the Prater and the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, which functioned as Vienna's EURO venue in June.
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4773/42ip8.jpg

Donaucity mid-rise cluster:
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4419/43sf5.jpg

Communities in the south and the S1 motorway:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7863/44wm6.jpg

Schönbrunn palace and gardens. My place is in the middle of the picture. Sorry about the bad quality.
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/581/45iz6.jpg

Leaving it all behind:
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5083/46nd7.jpg

What was intended to illustrate the low load and the bright interiors on this morning flight, turned out to become a scary self-portrait. Apparently I grossly underestimated (misunderestimated?) the enormity of my head.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1628/47wx3.jpg

Nice to see that the traditional triangle shape is still in use.
Quality and taste was excellent (three of four different choices of warm and crispy rolls to choose from), quantity needs improvement, though.
I just wasn't sure whether that orange fluid was yoghurt or thousand island salad topping. I honestly couldn't tell.
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2239/48wi1.jpg

We were then, finally informed about the flight from the flight deck. The speakers were way to quiet to actually retrieve any useful information other than the FL (310) and the nationality of the Captain (German, judging by his accent).

I assume this is the Rhine, the great river?
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7585/49wc2.jpg

Landscapes of North-Rhine-Westphalia:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/318/50pj0.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9967/51qg8.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9930/52wu4.jpg

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6181/53di3.jpg

My first glimpse of Cologne. By the awkward angle we looked at it, I could tell that we were approaching RWY 24.
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7610/54sb1.jpg

Rösrath and A3 motorway:
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/1203/55zo0.jpg

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4789/56ov3.jpg

We were quickly decelerating and vacated the runway via a hi-speed taxiway.
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7013/57yf5.jpg

As we pulled into our stand, this WDL (operating for 4U?) was just about to depart.
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6944/58bj7.jpg

Merkel's A310, the only hint that gave away that we had arrived at was used to be a capital airport.
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6416/59zv0.jpg

Saying goodbye to the nice crew and getting onto the bus:
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2121/60im9.jpg

Empty gates all over the place:
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/518/61jq4.jpg

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9145/62ti4.jpg

The connection of T1 and T2 (and the railway station I was heading for):
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4615/63ko4.jpg

It's a crappy picture but I simply have to get off my chest, what a huge load of feces these machines are. Basically, they're easy to use, it's just that you'll have throw in the coins from a distance with the kind of power you might expect to see in Beijing athe Games at the moment, or else they will happily return to you.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/567/64yh3.jpg

Other than that, CGN's airport and the S-Bahn-System are wonderfully easy to use. (But I had expected that, as that's what Germany is famous for.)
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/286/65ah0.jpg

This was only the first part. Stay tuned for the second one tomorrow. I've been working on this first half for three hours, so I feel I deserve some rest now.
Please feel free to praise this report (or burn in hell  devil  ).

Nah, seriously. I'm eager to read what you think about it.  listen 

Good night for now!  zzz 



In the meantime, feel free to read my previous TRs:
VIE-NUE-VIE (AB/HG)
VIE-INN-VIE (OS/VO)
VIE-FCO-VIE (AP)
BTS-CPH-BTS (NE)
VIE-HAM-VIE (AB)
VIE-FRA-HEL-FRA-VIE (OS/LH; Jumpseat)
VIE-FRA-YXY-ANC-FRA-VIE (LH/DE)


DH3 DH4 CR1 CR2 CR7 CR9 F70 732 733 734 73G 738 752 762 763 772 742 743 319 320 321 333 343
16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 11249 times:

Well Done, oder Gut Gemacht!

Very witty report.

VIE is a nice airport. I remember after our flight from Australia, we had to transfer to a different terminal for our flight to HAM. I knew i was in Europe when I saw the Beathe Uhse shop! lol, that was a laugh.

Anyway good job.

Ciao


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 11075 times:

Hola David!

Excellent TR.

It is really astonishing how such a short hop can become so interesting read.

Some of the moments are really hilarious.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
Half a liter of Coke, followed by half a liter of (strong) coffee with hardly any milk filling my belly within one minute. Not sure about it...
I threw the bottles away, trying to put a triumphant expression on my face. However, all I managed was to whisper in my broadest Viennese dialect: "Pfoah, g'sund is des sicha net." ("Woah, that sure isn't healthy.")

Did you really drink all that Coke and coffee together before 7.00 in the morning? Just curious, how far away as the toilet?  rotfl   rotfl 

Flying CRJ is an excellent way to fly. I love them , they give you this private jet feeling.

Salut!

Roger

Looking forward to the return journey.



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6643 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 10944 times:

Servus David,

very entertaining report with a load of great pics - especially those early morning shots at the airport.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
OS' 737 look sharp!

True - but they still need winglets!

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
"Pfoah, g'sund is des sicha net." ("Woah, that sure isn't healthy.")

I'd say this is the ultimate truth...  Wink

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
Quality and taste was excellent (three of four different choices of warm and crispy rolls to choose from), quantity needs improvement, though.

As usual, OS' catering looks very good. Even though it didn't fill you up - we should hope that OS keeps offering food on such short flights anyway.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 10893 times:

I have never had the opportunity to see the city of Vienna from the air, though I have flown from there a few times. Very interesting. And OMV have been in the news quite a bit lately. I find it interesting that most of the passengers were men. Thanks.

User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 10824 times:



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 1):
Very witty report.

VIE is a nice airport. I remember after our flight from Australia, we had to transfer to a different terminal for our flight to HAM. I knew i was in Europe when I saw the Beathe Uhse shop! lol, that was a laugh.

Thanks a lot! No Beate Uhse in Australia?

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
It is really astonishing how such a short hop can become so interesting read.

Thanks. I knew I had to spice it up little, as the flights were not really the most interesting ones.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Did you really drink all that Coke and coffee together before 7.00 in the morning? Just curious, how far away as the toilet?

Why, yes. I did! No problem, as I hadn't slept the night before. And the toilet was just a few feet away and easy to find.  Wink

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
As usual, OS' catering looks very good. Even though it didn't fill you up - we should hope that OS keeps offering food on such short flights anyway.

True that.

Quoting Semsem (Reply 4):
I have never had the opportunity to see the city of Vienna from the air, though I have flown from there a few times. Very interesting.

I can't get enough of it, either. The way I was glued to the window pane, the gentlema to my left must have thought it was my first flight ever.  Wink



DH3 DH4 CR1 CR2 CR7 CR9 F70 732 733 734 73G 738 752 762 763 772 742 743 319 320 321 333 343
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26506 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 10657 times:

Very nice TR. I love VIE , have not been in ages or flown OS. Deffo have to add that to my return list.

Thanks for the read and great pics.

OA260



AEGEAN-OLYMPIC AIR - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ " μέλος στη Star Alliance
User currently onlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5012 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 10604 times:

Servus, David,

detailed and funny story decorated with a great bunch of pix.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
The day before my departure I was going through some recent TRs:

Always the best pre-trip reading, that picture seems somewhat familiar to me
 Wink

Sounds you had a real good time on your outbound leg.

Hope to read the second part soon.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: Is there something new for the new countries?.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10547 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hi David,

Really enjoyed the read and pictures, thanks for posting.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Thread starter):
The view from the other parking lot

- Nice pic!

Need a days spotting @ VIE, perhaps by year end.........

Look forward to the return.

Regards

Mark



111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333,342
User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10515 times:

Hi David,

very entertaining and funny report - I enjoyed reading! Great selection of pictures.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1661 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10311 times:

Hi David,

Great report as usual. I am always surprised when I see the catering OS offers on such short flights. They are absolutely good!
Haven't flown OS yet, but they sure are high on my list!

Thanks for sharing!
Viele Grüsse aus Holland,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10195 times:

Before you follow me home (creepy thought...), here are some pics from Cologne:

Groß St.Martin:
http://i34.tinypic.com/rlkgec.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/zxv708.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/2e3tr3k.jpg

Lufthansa's HQs, obviously a very important landmark for an a.nutter.
http://i34.tinypic.com/21cicu9.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/8xpr1i.jpg

I swear to god, these are not my beer bottles:
http://i33.tinypic.com/pwqic.jpg



DH3 DH4 CR1 CR2 CR7 CR9 F70 732 733 734 73G 738 752 762 763 772 742 743 319 320 321 333 343
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10083 times:

Great report. I love CGN and your photos remind me of why. Now I need to get back for another visit.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9943 times:

Sorry for letting you wait so long - if anyone even noticed...

So here we are, back at CGN.

Terminal 2:
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2295/72pl3.jpg

The very cool airport train station from the main building:
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6480/73do6.jpg

As I had quite a lot of time on my hands, I decided to explore CGN a bit.
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6286/74ld5.jpg

Some interesting destinations on this classical (ratatatatat) board:
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1862/75tl3.jpg

Terminal 1:
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1336/76tx8.jpg


Walking down the stairways to the bus. We were brought to exactly the same position we arrived in in the morning. It was thrilling to see an MD11 after such a long time.
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7277/77dj7.jpg

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5501/78cj4.jpg

OS 196 (opb VO)
CGN-VIE
CRJ 200 OE-LCF "Düsseldorf"
del 11/01/1996
13/08/08
20.00-21.30
Gate B27
Seat 6F
FL 320


I had feared to be on the same plane again, but fortunately what expected me was VO's oldest CRJ, OE-LCF, called "Düsseldorf" - ironic if you consider the rivalry between Cologne and Düsseldorf.


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/6959/79is1.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8342/80tr9.jpg

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8473/81iz7.jpg

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4977/82gk6.jpg

Mmh...beautiful!
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5900/83hh2.jpg

This time we took the short route and departed off RWY 14L, CGN's longest one.
http://i36.tinypic.com/335cr6c.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/2d0j21z.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/6r0c4x.jpg

Evening sun:
http://i35.tinypic.com/2wdsnd0.jpg

That was very nice, an unknown view for me:
http://i34.tinypic.com/2a4qvwo.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/esvuk8.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/2qsqp8h.jpg

Dinner, some kind of fish salad with - once again - fresh, oven baked rolls.
http://i36.tinypic.com/3022mp0.jpg

We were taking some northerly route, taking us towards PRG!
http://i34.tinypic.com/dcu1qh.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/2a4s4jn.jpg

Load was considerably better this time round. I only counted about seven or eight empty seats.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2qncky0.jpg

Taking pics was getting increasingly trickier...
http://i33.tinypic.com/16m9iis.jpg

...so that's why there's only one more inflight picture. Seconds before touching down on VIE's RWY 29.
http://i35.tinypic.com/33mo5cw.jpg

We taxied to the stand we departed in the morning, this time next to a fellow CRJ:
http://i38.tinypic.com/ta2dzq.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/27y9p5.jpg

Welcome to Schengen?
http://i35.tinypic.com/a0uq6a.jpg

Dozens of businessmen minding their own business and going home after a hard day. How brilliant my life is at times...
http://i38.tinypic.com/2lt606x.jpg



Thank you for watching! Pleas leave comments and suggestions. I might need them again, even though I don't have any flights booked or planned at the moment (NO! NONE!!!)...



DH3 DH4 CR1 CR2 CR7 CR9 F70 732 733 734 73G 738 752 762 763 772 742 743 319 320 321 333 343
User currently offlineLXfan From France, joined Feb 2009, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

Thank you for this trip report, very nice !!

The inflight service is very good for a short european flight !

thanks again !


User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7703 times:

NIce report. I studied in Vienna and it holds a special place in my heart. One of Europe's most beautiful cities.

I flew VO CGN-VIE several times in the mid 1990s and back then they provided a warm meals served on real china with metal cutlery. Then they were taken over by OS and started charging for 0,2 water bottles. Nice to see they at least provide a sandwich packed in plastic now.



A330 man.
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7273 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks. Was quite a cool trip to read and some cool shots of the ground from the air. Would like to maybe fly Austrian one day (they seem to be quite a good full service carrier).

Many thanks (again),

Pierre.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Canadair Alaaaaf! To CGN On OS/VO. 100 Pics.
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


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

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


Similar topics:More similar topics...
My First MR Report... To ZRH On AC (Lots Of Pics) posted Mon Dec 13 2010 06:40:47 by buck3y3nut
Jeddah To Cairo On EgyptAir (lots Of Pics) posted Tue Jul 21 2009 14:36:34 by Egyptair269
London-Vienna-Split On OS C Class- With Pics posted Wed Jun 10 2009 13:06:01 by Cambrian
A Day Out To ZRH On BA, Lots Of Pics posted Sat Mar 7 2009 07:22:24 by Sketty222
HKG To PEK On CX A330 (With Pics) posted Thu Nov 20 2008 02:03:35 by Thai744
Dash-ing Thru Austria: VIE-INN-VIE(OS/VO, 94 Pics) posted Mon Jan 7 2008 05:09:45 by DavidkunzVIE
Trip Report: FC RT To Paris On Delta & AF (pics) posted Mon Mar 20 2006 20:24:39 by Brewgator
Philly To Guadalajara On AA And AM (+Pics) posted Sat Aug 20 2005 04:19:33 by ThaiboynMexico
The German Escapade: LGW-CGN On U2 Long With Pics posted Fri Apr 1 2005 20:39:49 by Airplanepics
Trip To MUC On UA/LH (Lots And Lots Of Pics) posted Mon Nov 15 2010 09:02:12 by buck3y3nut

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format