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User currently offlineKolozsvari From Hungary, joined Jun 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 6215 times:

Hello All,

second trip report - comments are welcomed

I started to plan our holiday in April this year. I found a good travel agency, the price was relatively cheap so we booked our ticket and accomodation for July and waiting for departure.
during this time i changed my job and working now in BUD airport and i work for BA Cargo and TK cargo Smile

The dep date arrived shortly:

05.July 2008
MA232 BUD-ATH
B737-700 HA-LOR
STD: 11:55 STA: 14:55 Dur: 2:00
ATD:11:56 (T/O: 12:02)
ATA:14:40 (T/D: 14:35)

C/in was fast and we got our seat in row 3. Only 2 business row was on this flight. MA737's have a great config, business seats till the 5th row with good legroom.
Boarding started on time, FA's welcomed us on board with smile ( they smiling only this time). After start, we were welcomed by the captain he informed us about the routing and the estimated flight time to ATH. Safety video was started - but we didnt see anything from the row 3...
Shortly after takeoff, the crew started the service, we got a small sandwich and a glass juice. i asked one more juice... she gave me, but her look...She was angry or i dont know, but i saw, that my request was a problem..
The landing was hard, then i went to the cockpit to make some photo...The pilots asked,that pls dont make a photo from us. ( What they think?! i want to make a photo from the cockpit and not from the pilots..crazy..)
Then we went to the terminal to pass next 4 hour to our flight to DOH...

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C/in was opened 3 hrs before departure. We got our assigned seats till DPS.

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05 July 2008
QR473 ATH-DOH
A320 A7-ADJ
STD: 18:50 STA:23:05 Dur: 04:15
ATD: 18:53 (19:09)
ATA: 22:50 (22:47)

Boarding was fast and we reached our A320..With 6 cabin crew.I was really surprised, that QR operate his A320 flights with 6 cabin crew member... We were greated by the Chief purser and went to our seat to the row 27. Then they offered newspaper and sweets for take off.
After departure the crew started the service. We have a chance to choose from two hot meal. only one alcoholic drink was given pro person, but the nonalcoholic arrived always this flight Smile
Beautifull landing was presented from the pilots, and we arrived to DOH. The temperature was 43 C degrees...
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We took the buses to the terminal. Airconditioning was on in the bus and in the terminal too, fortunately Smile
There are a long queue for the transit pax, but went fastly and we was at our gate after 20 ms...

DOH terminal is nice and new, i have problem only with the toilettes... it was dirty and effing...

06 July 2008
QR624 DOH-KUL
A330-200 A7-AFM
STD:01:15 STA:14:00 Dur: 7:45
ATD:01:49 (T/O: 01:56)
ATA:14:26 (T/D: 14:25)
Boarding was ok, we arrived to the A/C to our seat in row 35. Fortunately this A330 has IFE system so the flight was not soo boring.
As per our CPT, we got a small delay due to a broken palette...Flight was full on Y, and on C too.
After departure, we received a cold meal (sandwiches and salad) then the lights was off for sleeping. one of the crew member always went around the cabin, and offered water at night..
CCa. 90 ms before arrival, we got another meal, and we shortly touched dawn in Kuala Lumpur.
We must remain the board during the one hour stop at KUL. some pax went off the plane, then started the counting... It was crazy... The crew asked the pax to remain seated,but some of the idiot passangers went always to toilett, or just a bit walkaround. The crew went 6 or 7 in the cabin, and finally the counting was ok... New crew arrived, shortly after some pax, and we were ready for the last 3 hrs flight to DPS.
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06 July 2008
QR624 KUL-DPS
A330-200 A7-AFM
STD:15:00 STA:18:00 Dur: 03:00
ATD:15:49 (T/O: 15:57)
ATA:18:39 (T/D: 18:33)

Great service and great crew that we received on this "short" flight. We got meal two times again, and at sunset, with a really good landing we finally arrived to the beautiful island, Bali.
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10 days off at this nice place went fastly,but was really enjoyable.
Delphin and elephant tours, some trip another end of this island, and of course the ocean Smile
Our hotel was really good, the temperature on the beach was around 30 C degrees, but with really strong wind...
So,unfortunately 16th of July arrived shortly, and we was on our way to the airport again for the 24 hours ride back to Budapest.

16 July 2008
QR625 DPS-KUL
A330-200 A7-AFN
STD:23:35 STA:02:35 Dur: 3:00
ATD:23:21 (T/O: 23:33)
ATA:02:07 (T/D: 02:07)

No PTV on this aircraft... What a boring time i had Sad
Our seats was on the 35th row at the end of the A/C. We were greated by the smiling crew members.The flight was full, nothin happened. After a meal service light was down, and we can slept a bit.
After arrival, the crazy counting started again and ended 15 ms later...

17 July 2008
QR625 KUL-DOH
A330-200 A7-AFN
STD: 03:35 STA:06:00 Dur:7:25
ATD: 03:31 (T/O:03:43)
ATA: 05:30 (T/D:05:24)

oh noo...crying baby arrived next to our row... so it was a really long and boring flight..After a fast service, light down for sleeping. Fortunately i slept cca 2 hrs, then read a book and listened music...Breakfast arrived cca. 90 ms before arrival, then we landed in DOH.. The temperature was 35 C degrees in the morning.. I dont want to live there..its really hot for me Smile
Take our bus to the terminal, and joining again to the queue for the transit passangers.
Then we went to our gate and waited for the boarding to ATH.

17 July 2008
QR472 DOH-ATH
A320 A7-ADA
STD:07:45 STA:12:30 Dur: 04:45
ATD:07:40 (T/O:08:05)
ATA:12:15 (T/D:12:11)

Where were the beautifull women cabin attendants???? we have 5 male and only 1 female cabin crew on this flight. The female was the chief purser..
Flight was full, we got one meal service. the legroom was small, i was tired, but I'm cannot sleep on this flight.
After arrival to ATH we have another 4 hour to kill before our flight to BUD.
At c/in i asked the agent for the seat in the 3rd or 4th row. He informed, that its available for us, and received the boarding passes to the row 17... i was tired, so i dont said anything and went to the gate.

17 July 2008
MA 233 ATH-BUD
B737-700 HA-LOA
STD:16:30 STA: 17:30 Dur: 02:00
ATD:16:38 (T/O: 16:47)
ATA:17:30 (T/D: 17:27)
We were welcomed by 3 cabin attendants in the A/C. one of them ( the chief) is a "famous" attendant. I heard so many times his name, and heard good things from him.
We taxied to runway, and... we won Smile There was a long queue with a LX A321, a OK B737 and OS A320 A/C, but we got another taxiway and departed before these aircrafts Smile
The service was worst.. no smile, and the style of our "famous" attendant was really bad.He crowed with the passangers, no smile, no kindness.
After the QR, it was really bad to fly again with Malev. I think, the crew members at MA can learn so many things from their colleagues at QR..

I hope, You enjoyed this report! some pics will arrive later,

Happy New Year,

Robert


kolozsvari
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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8507 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5299 times:
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Hi Robert,

Thanks for sharing, an intersting route indeed, like it!

Quoting Kolozsvari (Thread starter):
only one alcoholic drink was given pro person,

- Really, for the whole flight?

Pictures are good though would be nice if they could be bigger next time, they won't enlarge if clicked upon.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineKolozsvari From Hungary, joined Jun 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Hello Mark,

yes,only one drink with alcohol on ATH-DOH and DOH ATH route. On the longhaul, they served more Smile
I'll check the pics and try to upload more!

Robert



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