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Greece 2/2: On The Aegean Avro And The A300-600  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9633 times:

Greece 2/2: On the Aegean Avro and the A300-600


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08060.jpg


Giasou, dear readers,

these story covers my three return legs from Chania to STR during late November.
The outbound leg on Aegean Airlines is posted here:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/138355/

Early wake up time, to catch some, hopefully, sunny pics of Chanias Old Town.

View from my balcony:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08027.jpg

The arsenale:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08028.jpg

Interesting architecture:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08029.jpg

The harbour:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08030.jpg

More details:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08031.jpg

The venetian harbour:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08032.jpg

The mosque:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08035.jpg

The maritime museum:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08036.jpg

The lighthouse:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08037.jpg

And finally by taxi back to the airport.




Tuesday, 18.11.2008
CHQ (Chania-Souda) - ATH (Athen-Elefterios-Venizelos)
Duration: 35 minutes

Service A3 333 operated by Aegean Airlines Avro RJ 100 SX-DVD
Scheduled: 10.45 // 11.35
Actual: 11.05 // 11.40
Gate: 1 Seat: 21F
Load factor: Near 100%
Fare: 45,74 EUR

History:
14.12.1999: Delivered to Aegean Airlines
Leg no. 6 on the RJ100 and the first on this machine.

Well, dear readers, what about some pix from Chania airport?.
Nope, no way, its also a military base with huge NATO fighter presence.
I´ve walked a bit along the fence after checking in for my first flight today.
The girl there was real friendly. She managed to fix a big, fat, red priority tag at my bag. I´ve dont even asked about it.
Back to the fence, where I´ve followed touch and goes by some Greece F16 fighters.
Military police with a soldier at the gun, goes very slowly aside me, it seems I´am looking suspicious.
An Air Mediterranean A321 was parked on the apron, but no flight on the screen.
No chance to do pics there, MP everywhere, so time to go through security and in the gate area.
That´s what I call efficiency. All the pax had to wait in a area after security. At one door to the next room, boarding passes for an delayed OA service gone checked.
Some minutes later the second door was opened and pax for Aegean to Athens are called. Btw. only flights to Athens on the screen.
There was only one waiting room after the check, so OA and A3 pax mixed again. OA was called first without a further boarding check, a guy shouted
"Olympic, Olympic", but we all know, also some Aegan pax found it interesting to go for the gate and also some OA pax seems not that really interested, that their flight was called. Some confusion all around.
OA operates an ATR 72 on this flight, my machine was also arrived some minutes earlier, the scheduled RJ100.
Warm welcomed, another not that much covered plane in my log.
No chance to do pix here also, signs "no photos" everywhere, the apron separated by a large fence from the terminal and btw, Military police driving by.
Bus boarding, no fingers here.

CHQ terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08040.jpg

Three females on the plane, the nice FA serving the rear part of the cabin real friendly on the whole flight. She asked me later: "Cake or peanuts" and before I´ve answered
she gave me five to six small packs, not bad.
The cabin fitted with dark, blue leather seats, clean and in really good conditions.
Departure from runway 29. Cockpit crew was again from Greece, the captain with detailed informations inflight. Flight level 22.000 feet, partly cloudy sky, some shakers here and there.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08041.jpg

Engine view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08042.jpg

Another nice island:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08044.jpg

Touchdown at ATHs runway 03L once more ontime. Good punctuality here on Aegean.
Parked on the apron, wished the FA a good day and back at ATH.

Reg. shot:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08045.jpg

Nice machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08047.jpg

Bye-Bye:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08050.jpg





ATH (Athens-Eleftherios-Venizelos) - FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main)
Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Service LH 3381 operated by Lufthansa Airbus A 300-600 ABA Interkontinental D-AIAU
Scheduled: 13.55 // 16.00
Actual: 14.20 // 16.00
Gate: B09 Seat: 45A
Load factor: Around 90%
Fare: 52,24 EUR

History:
13.01.1992: Delivered to LH
Leg no. 2 on the A306 and the first on this machine.

The red tag works really well, my bag was the first out on the belt, not bad.
The last time here at ATH by LH it was possible to select your seats at the self service desks and drop the bag at a separate counter.
These possibility seems gone, no machines there.
The queue was not that long, but with only two eco desks and pax with lots of bags, some fifteen minutes to wait for me.
The female agent was really bored there, no eye contact, no conversation. I´ve asked for window last row, as always, she worked and printed something,
but for sure not window last row. I´ve asked again and finally my wish was heared, my bag checked to STR and both legs window last row.
No time to wait at security near the gates. Catched a sunny seat with a good view to the apron and one of the runways, time to wait for my big ride to FRA.

Cyprus back to Larnaca:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08052.jpg

Taxi Olympic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08053.jpg

Just arrived:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08054.jpg

Big taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08055.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08057.jpg

And more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08058.jpg

And once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08059.jpg

My machine arrived well ahead to schedule.
Heavy activity all around and lots of pax in the gate area. This plane was needed here!.

Close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08062.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08063.jpg

Spot my flight:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08064.jpg

Whats that?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08065.jpg

From the gulf:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08066.jpg

Finger boarding. Two male, four females on the machine, let me say neutral friendly, nothing special.
The cabin spotless clean, dark grey leather seats and good legroom.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08072.jpg

A friendly welcome and detailed explanations on the ground from the captain.
Cockpit crew was from Germany.
One pax was not arrived at the gate, but the bag was loaded, so deloading need some minutes.
Departure from runway 03R in direction Dubrovnik-Sarajevo-Zagreb-Linz-Munich and FRA.
Cruise level 34.000 feet. Cloudy after departure, good views above Croatia and again cloudy from Austria onwards.

Clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08067.jpg

Croatia:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08069.jpg

Service was ok, a hot meal and two times free drinks.

The meal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08068.jpg

The FO was also later on the speakers with inflight informations and wished us a nice afternoon at FRA during descent.
Arrival on runway 25L nearly ontime.

Touchdown:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08074.jpg

We had to wait, as often in FRA, till our assigned gate was ok and you know what these pax doing,
as soon as the plane stops, jumping up, catching the bags and so on. The purser told them to sit down, well, no way, the purser told it again loud and harsh
but some of them need personal attention to sit down again till we taxied and parked.
Gate was in the A area, the same area for my next flight.

Deboarded:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08075.jpg





FRA(Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 25 minutes

Service LH 1356 operated by Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 D-ABXZ
Scheduled: 17.25 // 18.05
Actual: 17.25 // 17.50
Gate: A03 Seat: 24F
Load factor: Around 90%
Fare: 52,24 EUR

History:
25.01.1990: Delivered to LH
Leg no. 32 on the B733 and the first on this machine.

I´ve walked down to the end of the A area with the direct views to the runways.
Spend some minutes there and walked back to A03, the usual bus gate area for the apron parking positions.
Boarding was called, self service for me, I like it do walk along the queue to the self boarding machine, usually no time to wait this way.
My plane was arrived from GVA early according to FRA ops.
Nightly boarding, I was surprised about the good load, not bad .

Reg. shot:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08077.jpg

Another classic:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CHQ08/CHQ08076.jpg

One male, one female FA, neutral friendly to say the least, not really motivated today.
Also here the dark grey leather seats, clean and good legroom.
Last row window means only a partial window on the 737-300, but no problem, it was dark and cloudy outside.
Cockpit crew was from Germany, a friendly welcome from the Captain during boarding, with route and weather details.
No stop at the entrance to runway 18, thats what i call a rolling takeoff.
Further southern side to Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, no flight level info.
No service on this leg.
Touchdown hard and heavy on runway 25, a very fast taxi and parked at a terminal 1 finger.
Not bad, 15 minutes ahead to schedule during a 40 minutes schedule.
This time the priority tag was in closing time, but my bag arrived and I was on the way back home with several new impressions.

Flying the A300-600 was once more a nice experience, I like this spacious machine.
LH FA´s, well its Germany, businesslike on ATH-FRA, annoyed on FRA-STR, but otherwise good fares and ontime flights.
Real friendly staff on Aegean, especially on the RJ 100 leg from CHQ to ATH, a recommendable airline, ontime, good fares and else.
And Chania?. North Africa is not to far away, a nice place to stay.

So, this was the last 2008 story.
What about 2009?:
Something Marocain on Royal Air Maroc, Portugal with the SATA ATP, short haul on EK´s 77W to Cyprus, USA on USAir A333 and
finally, till now, 22 legs around Norway, Wideroe Lofoten scenic flights and the worlds northernmost airport with scheduled jet service,
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Spitzbergen included.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6658 posts, RR: 78
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9610 times:

Interesting second part, Markus. Chania looks nice, definitely a place to go.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nope, no way, its also a military base with huge NATO fighter presence.



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No chance to do pix here also, signs "no photos" everywhere, the apron separated by a large fence from the terminal and btw, Military police driving by.

Reminds me of my recent visit to Taipei/TSA and Makung...however, Taiwan is in a completely different situation than EU- and NATO-member Greece.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Whats that?:

Saudi Aramco Boeing 767-2AXER N767A, one of several corporate jets.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was ok, a hot meal and two times free drinks.

The main course doesn't look bad, but the bread roll and the muffin are really tiny.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9584 times:

Hey, PH,

thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Reminds me of my recent visit to Taipei/TSA and Makung...however, Taiwan is in a completely different situation than EU- and NATO-member Greece.

True words, that was a "back in the cold war times" feeling there.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Saudi Aramco Boeing 767-2AXER N767A, one of several corporate jets.

Thanks for the information.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
The main course doesn't look bad, but the bread roll and the muffin are really tiny.

But anyway much better than for example 4U on ATH-STR or AB on ATH-MUC.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9579 times:

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this insight split in two in Greece.

Glad to read that Aegean provided such a reliable service. As usual non-aviation pictures are a pleasure to look at. These ones show, at least to me, unheard places that sure are worth a visit.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about 2009?:
Something Marocain on Royal Air Maroc, Portugal with the SATA ATP, short haul on EK´s 77W to Cyprus, USA on USAir A333 and
finally, till now, 22 legs around Norway, Wideroe Lofoten scenic flights and the worlds northernmost airport with scheduled jet service,
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Spitzbergen included.

Already looking forward to reading them.

All the best!

Bon Nadal i Millor Any 2009!  santahat 

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9573 times:

Hola, Roger,

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 3):
Thanks for this insight split in two in Greece.

Thank your for reading.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 3):
Glad to read that Aegean provided such a reliable service.

Definitely recommendable.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 3):
As usual non-aviation pictures are a pleasure to look at. These ones show, at least to me, unheard places that sure are worth a visit.

Me too, you know.

Best wishes and merry christmas,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9562 times:

Hi Markus ,
Another great report. Chania is nice in the Summer but winds down in the Winter. My cousin was complaining when I was there last week that he gets bored lol...

I asked him how his A3 flight was and he said they were good .

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nope, no way, its also a military base with huge NATO fighter presence

Military bases are a sensitive issue so I guess no pics. Dont forget Greece is the last exit/entrance country in the EU and also constantly has breeches of its air space by foreign fighter jets. People not from that region find it hard to understand why these things are so much of an issue. Its not like the border between France and Germany lol...

So looking forward to your 2009 trips and especially the EK one !!

Have a Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Philip



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9486 times:

Hi, Phil,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Another great report.

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Chania is nice in the Summer but winds down in the Winter. My cousin was complaining when I was there last week that he gets bored lol...

Yes, it was definitely out of season when I was there!.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Military bases are a sensitive issue so I guess no pics. Dont forget Greece is the last exit/entrance country in the EU and also constantly has breeches of its air space by foreign fighter jets. People not from that region find it hard to understand why these things are so much of an issue. Its not like the border between France and Germany lol...

Well, thats it.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
So looking forward to your 2009 trips and especially the EK one !!

Have a Happy Christmas to you and your family.

EK is scheduled for March, you know.

Merry Christmas to you,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineWAC From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9440 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Military bases are a sensitive issue so I guess no pics.

Must disagree with that.....here in S korea have been to both USAF and ROK (Rep of Korea) bases. In particular Osan base the main military airport in Korea have very relxed rules on photography (I admit there are no civilian operations but still a yearly open day very open indeed and no probs for people taking photography outide the military zone all year round). And this is far more sentive situation than Crete/Cyprus....It is more the non recognition ion Greece about aeroplane enthusiasts! remember the case of the brits a few years ago...In Greece it s not an acceptable hobby/

[Edited 2008-12-20 03:10:21]

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9390 times:

Hi, Alistair,

thanks for the further information.

Sounds I need South Korea on my destination target list!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9338 times:



Quoting WAC (Reply 7):
....It is more the non recognition ion Greece about aeroplane enthusiasts! remember the case of the brits a few years ago...In Greece it s not an acceptable hobby/

Its starting to become more and more popular and thus things are relaxing. I have never had any issues at ATH and SKG and if you read my reports I take hundreds LOL... I would feel more at risk taking photos at an American Airport to be honest.

http://www.air-born.gr/index_en.php



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9169 times:

Hi, Phil,

interesting link. Thank you.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1662 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8999 times:

Hi Markus!

Good to read you catched another A300 ride on LH.
Lucky that you had the int. cont. version!
Also some very nice pictures of Chania, a real nice and old village!

Your planned scheme so far for 2009 is now already amazing!
So far not much planned for me next year, only a round trip to ZRH so far.
But there is still a 2008 story coming online hopefully tomorrow with yet another FR story  Smile

I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and all the best for 2009!

Guten Rutsch  Wink
Joost (D-ALCE)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8966 times:

Hello, Joost,

thanx for your reply.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
Lucky that you had the int. cont. version!

 checkmark 

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
But there is still a 2008 story coming online hopefully tomorrow with yet another FR story

Good to know, that looks like one more interesting read from your point of view.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and all the best for 2009!

Thank you, best wishes and merry cristmas retour,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8855 times:
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Hi Markus,

A great report to end you year of travels, thanks for sharing them with us, it's been most enjoyable.

A3 look like a pretty nice carrier, I have plans to give them a try next year, though nothing is set in stone, too many want to do trips!

LH and the A300, lovely!

Like you, I have too few A300 flights under my belt, another plan for next year is to add a few LH A300 flights to top up my A300 flown log a little.

Certainly looking forward to your travels in 2009 and hopefully the Saab 200 'jolly'.

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you and the family.

Kind Regards Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8847 times:

Hi, Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
A great report to end you year of travels, thanks for sharing them with us, it's been most enjoyable.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
too many want to do trips!

Yeah, also here!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
LH and the A300, lovely!

Like you, I have too few A300 flights under my belt, another plan for next year is to add a few LH A300 flights to top up my A300 flown log a little.

And it´s going more rare nowadays.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
hopefully the Saab 200 'jolly'.

I hope so, too!.

Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you and Nic,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

Beautiful pictures of Chania! It makes me want to visit.

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8768 times:

Hi, Dan,

Quoting Vatveng (Reply 15):
Beautiful pictures of Chania! It makes me want to visit.

Thanx for reading. Indeed Chania-Old-Town is worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8336 times:

Hello, very nice trip report and very pictures.
Well done!

As for the EK trip, why don't you take it in February, especially Feb2nd when we get a private suite plane (always according to emirates website!). Try LCA-MLA-LCA direct with EK with Y fares being cheap (as low as 195€) or in F class where the ticket hardly reaches 1000€ !
You won't find any other chance to experience EK's private suite for under 1000€!
Am I wrong?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):
Dont forget Greece is the last exit/entrance country in the EU

Actually, Cyprus is the latest (eastest) part of EU, but don't know more about military bases!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10744 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8314 times:

Hi Markus,

I have not been on the Trip Report section duet to lack of time.

Thank you for posting this trip report!

I am several trip reports late myself. I was in Munich for a day mileage run (last flights of the year) a couple of days ago. It was fantastic. I had a great time!

I hope you will have a nice Christmas with Mini-Markus. I guess he is not so "mini" anymore. He must be nice and tall and growing to be an airplane lover!

Wishing you many more flights in 2009!!!



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

Hey, Piskoto,

Quoting Piskoto (Reply 17):
Hello, very nice trip report and very pictures.
Well done!

Thank you.

Quoting Piskoto (Reply 17):
As for the EK trip, why don't you take it in February, especially Feb2nd when we get a private suite plane (always according to emirates website!). Try LCA-MLA-LCA direct with EK with Y fares being cheap (as low as 195€) or in F class where the ticket hardly reaches 1000€ !
You won't find any other chance to experience EK's private suite for under 1000€!
Am I wrong?

Booked directly by EK 194,99 EUR, but no chance to do it earlier according to my
travel budget.




Hello, MadameConcorde,

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
Thank you for posting this trip report!

Thank you.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
I am several trip reports late myself. I was in Munich for a day mileage run (last flights of the year) a couple of days ago. It was fantastic. I had a great time!

Pre christmas time in Munich, always nice.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
I hope you will have a nice Christmas with Mini-Markus. I guess he is not so "mini" anymore. He must be nice and tall and growing to be an airplane lover!

Wishing you many more flights in 2009!!!

Orlando on US Airways in April will be the next scheduled trip together.

Merry Christmas and all the best for your upcoming year 2009.

Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8039 times:

Hi Markus,

nice story about your return flights - it was a pleasure to read. Chania looks very nice - I like the Greek islands a lot.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No chance to do pix here also, signs "no photos" everywhere, the apron separated by a large fence from the terminal and btw, Military police driving by.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Its starting to become more and more popular and thus things are relaxing. I have never had any issues at ATH and SKG

I got the same impression. While security staff at ATH seems to be relaxed towards photographers (after all ATH is a civil airport without military action), it is more strict on the smaller airports on the islands as most of them are used for military purpose as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was ok, a hot meal and two times free drinks.

The meal looks good and sufficient for a European flight.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

Hello, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 20):
nice story about your return flights - it was a pleasure to read. Chania looks very nice - I like the Greek islands a lot.

Thank you and about the islands, me too!.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 20):
The meal looks good and sufficient for a European flight.

Yeah and much better than the usual stuff on 4U/AB and else.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4208 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7716 times:

Hi Markus,
thank you again for a great report. At least another very interesting flight for you, the RJ-100 to ATH. The A300 is less special now for you,but, still interesting equipment and making sure for a comfortable ride back home to Germany.
Pics are great. btw, do you remember that story that a Dutch and a British spotter were arrested in Greece after spotting at a military airport?! I think even the EU assisted in this case to get them back in freedom  Silly It's indeed now time to relax for Greece...

So, 2009... your schedule sounds too interesting. Especially all these flights planned to Norway. Are these part of your families summer holiday? That Saab 2000 jollyride, we should fix a schedule soon.

Frohes Weihnachtsfest!

Eric  wave 



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7544 times:

Hi, Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
thank you again for a great report.

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
Greece after spotting at a military airport?! I think even the EU assisted in this case to get them back in freedom It's indeed now time to relax for Greece...

True words.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
Especially all these flights planned to Norway. Are these part of your families summer holiday?

Wife, son and mother-in-law for ten days to Cran Canaraia and me, not even more interested in going there again, decided for a more northern destination.
That Svalbard ride is for several years on my to-do-list.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
That Saab 2000 jollyride, we should fix a schedule soon.

Indeed, but I was shocked about the fares, much higher than in 2008.
I´am checking it the next time again.

Merry Christmas to you,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7487 times:

Lucky you getting the A300... I was scheduled on one BCN-FRA the other day and of course an A321 shows up. Not that haven't flown on it (too much on TG to be honest, theirs are awful), but widebodies are such a rarity on intra-Europe.

Regards,

Lari



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25 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Lari, thanx for your reply. Yeah, that machine turning around the corner puts a smile on my face!. Definitely, the next A306 is scheduled for Mar
26 Nickbbu : Hi FLIEGER67, Congratulations for 2008, a year with so many trip reports from you. Nice that you have flown with the A300 ATH-FRA. I wish A300 would c
27 StefanPAD : Happy new year, Markus! Again a nice TR from your hand. I read in the latest LH Magazin that the A300 fleet shrunk from 14 to 8 planes. That's too bad
28 EICVD : Hi Markus Nice to see a report involving the LH A300. Vaguely remember them flying to DUB a good few years ago now. Thanks for posting.
29 FLIEGER67 : Hello guys and thanx for all your further comments. @Nick: And hopefully something more in 2009. Yeah, but not easy to connect, I´am looking for a da
30 Infodesk : Hi Markus, Only just discovered this TR, sorry! It seems that once again Aegean have come up trumps. They seem to offer an consistently good product.
31 FLIEGER67 : Hi, Hannah, no problem, really nice to read your reply. Indeed, on all my flights till now. Oh, yeah, definitely. Hopefully no changes and some drivin
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