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An Easy Post Xmas Trip To Spain. DTM-BCN-DTM On U2  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6977 times:

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone,

I just returned from a short holiday in Spain and I just decided to write a brief report about the flights with easyJet because they were very pleasant. I am sorry for the quality of the pictures, all of them were made with mobile phones because we had no proper camera available. I hope you enjoy the report though.

About the trip:

As some of you might know, flying to Spain after Christmas is a good old tradition of my best friend Seb and myself. The days between Christmas and New Year's Day are usually incredible boring as well as incredible cold here in Germany, so we enjoy it to fly southwards where it is warmer and where is a better nightlife. There is only one country in Europe where you can find this at the end of December... yes, in Spain!

Originally we had planned to fly to Alicante this time but easyJet cut some routes from Dortmund with the beginning of the winter timetable 08/09, and unfortunately they also cut Alicante as well as Palma and Malaga. EasyJet's only Spanish destination that was left from Dortmund was Barcelona, we also spent the last two Christmas holidays there and we always liked it so we decided to fly there again.

The flight to Barcelona:

We left Seb's apartment at around noon and drove to the next train station where we parked Seb's car. Then we wanted to buy tickets but the display of the automat showed: "Out of order", that was a good start actually, the ride to the airport was for free since we had no chance to get the tickets elsewhere. On a side note, the leg to Dortmund is not served anymore by Deutsche Bahn but by a company called Eurobahn. That was luck again for us because the wagons were very new and clean, the complete opposite of these rolling trash cans of Deutsche Bahn. We left the train at Holzwickede station and took the shuttle bus to the airport, the fee was 1.50 EUR per person and took approximately ten minutes instead of the usual five minutes because some moron crashed his car on the street to the airport and blocked the traffic for some minutes.

Eventually we arrived at the airport and went directly to the bar to have two beers. Check-in was not necessary for us anymore because we used easyJet's online check-in and printed the boarding passes by ourself back in November already. I can recommend an internet check-in, when you do it as early as we did, you can look forward to get "Boarding Group A". We finished our beers, went to the newspaper shop to get some reading material and cleared security. The guys there were not the friendliest, one of them shouted to me: "I told you to remove all your jackets", I told him: "Errr... my jacket is going to the x-ray machine as we speak here", then he pointed his finger on my sweatshirt and asked: "And what is that?", I told him that it is a sweatshirt in my book but he said: "It has a zipper so it is a jacket, take it off now". I did what he wanted and he was happy. We had a few minutes left until boarding begun so we had two more beers at the bar of the departure area, there we had a nice talk with the bar-lady, she even showed us the daily timetable where I could see the registration and the pax load of our flight.

Date: 29th of December 2008
Flight Number: U2/EZY 4915
From: Dortmund (DTM); To: Barcelona (BCN)
Departure: 14:30h; Gate: 0
Equipment: Airbus A319-100
Registration: G-EZAE
Pax Load: 149 of 156; Seats: 23A and 23B


We were still chatting at the bar when we heard the first boarding call, finishing our beers and saying goodbye to the bar-lady was a matter of seconds. We went to the gate where it was a bit funny, the gate agent who checked the boarding passes had to shout the name of everyone who had a home printed boarding pass to her colleague because the boarding pass reader could not identify us. When it was my turn, I handed the gate agent my boarding pass and shouted my last name to her colleague, they laughed and wished me a nice flight. The plane stood on position #2, it was a 20 second walk from the terminal to it. Here is a picture I took during we walked:

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G-EZAE at position #2 in Dortmund


We decided to enter the plane through the rear door where we got welcomed by a friendly flight attendant. Immediately we found two seats in row 23. There was even still enough space in the overhead bin to store our onboard trolleys, the whole boarding process went perfect and not as chaotic as I thought before. Boarding was quick despite the high load, I can imagine that everyone rushed to the plane to grab a good seat, actually an advantage of free seating. Here is a cabin shot I took during boarding:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x158/jumpseatflyer/cabinduringboarding.jpg
Boarding was quick despite of the high pax load


The seat pitch was not the best for someone like me who is 1.90m tall but it was absolutely ok for a two hour - and maybe even for a three hour - flight:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x158/jumpseatflyer/seatpitch.jpg
Decent seat pitch for a short-haul flight


The captain made an announcement as soon as everyone was sitting, at first he introduced himself, the first officer and the cabin crew, then he gave some details about our route to Barcelona, the weather there, and so on. The safety briefing follwed shortly while taxing to the runway, at first in Spanish (from the tape), then in German (again from the tape) and finally in English (live demo by the cabin crew). The take-off was nice, we could see some suburbs and downtown Dortmund before we dissapeared into the clouds for a short while, the cabin crew was out of their seats after passing 10.000 feet and the service begun shortly after reaching cruising altitude. Seb and me decided to annoy the girl next to us as well as the guy in the row in front of us a bit, we were a bit drunk already and had a bit fun with them, I guess it was the worst flight ever for them, their facial expressions were priceless after five minutes.

Eventually the cabin crew came around with the drink cart and we took two beers. Ok, I know that no-frills airlines like easyJet must make a bit of money via the buy-on-board stuff, but come on, nine Euros for two small 0.33 liter cans of Carlsberg Export is pretty outrageous in my book! Anyway, after so many beers we had to pay the lavatory a visit and since the jumpseats next to it remained empty, we decided to stay there to enjoy the better legroom. Here I am:

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It's me! Look at my eyes, a bit small after a party in the night before


And here is Seb:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x158/jumpseatflyer/sebwithbeeronthejump.jpg
Seb still wearing his Borussia Dortmund wooly hat


The cabin crew was pretty cool, they had nothing against our seat changing mission, in fact they even sold us two more beers while we hung out there. Some time later we went back to our seats to annoy the people next to us a bit more and to read the newspapers we bought at the airport before. We drunk another beer and the flight time passed really quickly, the descent was announced earlier than I thought but probably because I was not able to follow our flight route. It is too bad that easyJet's aircraft are not equipped with monitors, I simply love it to know the actual position of the plane I am sitting in, then you can look out for stuff like cities, lakes, mountains and so on.

We arrived at Barcelona's El Prat Airport on time and fortunately we did not have to pick up our luggage because we were travelling with carry-on trolley only. We went outside, had a smoke, took a taxi to our hotel, checked-in there and went to the next bar.

The stay in Spain:

Barcelona was once again fantastic. We had great weather and we enjoyed the tasty Spanish cuisine as well as the great Spanish beers. The following pic was taken on New Year's Eve at around 22:30h, we still sat outside of a bar to enjoy a glass of Sangria, and guess what... it was not cold... only in Spain:

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x158/jumpseatflyer/sebdrinkingsangria.jpg
Seb drinking Sangria on the Ramblas at night


The flight to Dortmund

Date: 2nd of January 2009
Flight Number: U2/EZY 4916
From: Barcelona (BCN); To: Dortmund (DTM)
Departure: 18:05h; Gate: 53
Equipment: Airbus A319-100
Registration: G-EZBR ("100th Airbus for easyJet" special livery)
Pax Load: 109 of 156; Seats: 2D and 2E


We took the A1 airport express bus from Placa Espana to the airport, the fee was just 4.05 EUR, definitely cheaper than a taxi. Again was there no need to check-in because we already had our home printed boarding passes with us. We had a coffee, cleared security without any problems, went to the duty-free shop where I bought a carton of Lucky Strike for myself and a carton of Fortuna for a friend. Smokes are still very cheap in Spain compared to Germany, I paid 28.80 EUR for a carton of Luckys with 200 smokes, here in Germany you pay 39.00 EUR for a carton with 170 smokes. Eventually we sat down at gate 55, then the writing on the monitor changed from "Dortmund" to "London LHR", suddenly we saw "Dortmund" at gate 54 but the writing dissapeared again and the only visible thing on the monitor was the AENA logo. Then, 5 minutes later, was announced that we would depart from gate 53 where the KLM flight to Amsterdam was still boaring. The KLM flight left and there was indeed a "Dortmund" writing on the monitor.

The flight was a bit late because of the weather situation in Northern and Middle Europe, lots of planes had to be de-iced and that cause some delays until the evening. I had no problems with that, there is no difference if I arrive on time or just 30 minutes late at home. Boarding was again done in groups, we were the 4th and 5th passengers in the plane so we stored our carry-ons in the overhead bin and took seats 2D and E. The flight was uneventful, Seb sleept and I read the newspaper. We did not take any pictures because it was dark already. The flight time was approximately two hours and we had a sandwich from the easyKiosk, it was pretty expensive (4.50 EUR) but the taste was ok. The flight time passed quickly and suddenly - on short-final - I felt a vibration in my pocket. Damn, I forgot to turn my mobile phone into the flight mode! I got a SMS from a friend, he asked if we already arrived, I wrote back that we will be there in two minutes, then he run to the observation deck to watch our landing. LOL!

I got a shock when we left the plane, it was -5°C, that was at least a temperature difference of 20°C compared to the weather in Barcelona. Seb and me were the first passengers that left the plane and we needed less than two minutes from the plane to the arrival area where our friend Mathias and his girlfriend Inga were already waiting for us. Matze drove us to Seb's apartment where we met with some other friends to have a few drinks together.

Final notes:

EasyJet was fantastic, we enjoyed the flights with them very much. Barcelona was also fantastic, we enjoyed our stay there very much.

I hope you guys enjoyed the short report! Please excuse some typos, I wrote this report in just an hour tonight.  Wink Feel free to leave a comment when you have questions, comments or complains.

Patrick

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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

Hi Patrick,

nice to hear from you again...

Great report! - I love Barcelona as well great city, great weather, great food and hot chicas  Smile



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6599 times:



Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
Hi Patrick,

Hi Andreas! Thanks a lot for your reply!

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
nice to hear from you again...

I was quite busy with various things lately. Of course did I read A.net every now and then but I had not really time to post. I just saw that there are many, many interesting trip reports and I will read a few of them tonight.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
Great report!

Thanks, I am glad that you like it! I wrote it in just one hour yesterday night and I was tired as hell. I was glad when I could hit the bed after writing it. I slept for 15 hours in a row, there you can see how exhausted I was after the trip.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
great food

Definitely! I can't understand why so many people eat at Mc Donald's or Burger King in Spain. The local bars serve much tastier stuff for just a few Euros.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
and hot chicas

Indeed, we saw a lot hotties while walking through the city or while riding on the bus. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8544 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6509 times:
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Hi Patrick,

Long time no hear, good to see you are still flying  Smile

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Ok, I know that no-frills airlines like easyJet must make a bit of money via the buy-on-board stuff, but come on, nine Euros for two small 0.33 liter cans of Carlsberg Export is pretty outrageous in my book!

- Too right!

Sounds like a decent trip, Barcelonca is a great city, lot's to see and do, greart food and drink - and I think you had a good few drinks  Smile

Best Wishes

Mark



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User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6480 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Smokes are still very cheap in Spain compared to Germany, I paid 28.80 EUR for a carton of Luckys with 200 smokes, here in Germany you pay 39.00 EUR for a carton with 170 smokes.

Good choice of cigarettes! I presume you bought the red ones and not the silver ones, which only girls smoke...

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
and guess what... it was not cold... only in Spain:

That's why I love Spain too  Smile

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Ok, I know that no-frills airlines like easyJet must make a bit of money via the buy-on-board stuff, but come on, nine Euros for two small 0.33 liter cans of Carlsberg Export is pretty outrageous in my book!

That's even worse for British people, with the exchange rate on the Pound/Euro. An outrageous price!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
It is too bad that easyJet's aircraft are not equipped with monitors, I simply love it to know the actual position of the plane I am sitting in, then you can look out for stuff like cities, lakes, mountains and so on.

I agree with you. I don't like flying when there's no monitors with your current position.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
When it was my turn, I handed the gate agent my boarding pass and shouted my last name to her colleague, they laughed and wished me a nice flight.

Smooth  Smile


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5169 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6478 times:

Hi, Patrick,

sounds you had another good time in BCN.
For sure a good idea to change cold and icy Germany into much warmer Spain.

Interesting details about EZY.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6465 times:

Hola Patrick!

Glad to read a TR to my home city and to read how much you like it.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
The days between Christmas and New Year's Day are usually incredible boring as well as incredible cold here in Germany, so we enjoy it to fly southwards where it is warmer and where is a better nightlife.

I am currently in Berlin and it has been snowing during all day, something I like very much; besides, the cold weather in Germany is something I like as well; so that is the great thing about flying, you can easily fulfill your desires in a matter of hours.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
Definitely! I can't understand why so many people eat at Mc Donald's or Burger King in Spain. The local bars serve much tastier stuff for just a few Euros.

I have always questioned myself about that.... I do not even know why they established here.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6288 times:

Hi guys!

Thanks a lot for the replies!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
Long time no hear, good to see you are still flying

Hi Mark. Yes, I'll always fly, but I had no time for A.net lately, thus no reports.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
and I think you had a good few drinks

Well, I arrived here yesterday night, sat down and thought to myself: "Ehhh... something is wrong with you, ehhh". Actually no wonder, a few friends and me were partying every damned night since the evening of the 24th of December. Big grin It got even worse better in Spain, they wanted to kick us out of the hotel in the first night we stayed there.  Silly

Quoting Hywel (Reply 4):
Good choice of cigarettes! I presume you bought the red ones and not the silver ones, which only girls smoke...

Normally I am a Marlboro smoker and I only bought the Luckys because of the better price. Luckys came for 28.80 EUR and Marlboros for 32.50 EUR (if I remember correct), no question that I chose the red Luckys over Marlboro because the taste is almost the same. Also interesting is that the local "Fortuna" brand costs as much as the Luckys, don't get me wrong, I like Fortuna but Luckys are definitely a bit better so I chose them.

Speaking of smoking... well, the stuff we got on the Ramblas was pretty good! Big grin  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
For sure a good idea to change cold and icy Germany into much warmer Spain.

A friend called us while we were in Spain and he told us that they had -7°C in the night. No question that we were like  rotfl  because we sat in the sun and had lunch. Big grin

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
to read how much you like it.

I am a huge Barcelona fan! This was my 4th time there and I hope to be there another 400 times more! I've always had so much fun there and I've always enjoyed the nightlife there like in no other city in the world! Friggin' awesome place!  thumbsup 

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
I am currently in Berlin and it has been snowing during all day, something I like very much; besides, the cold weather in Germany is something I like as well;

You need help! Urgently!  Wink

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
so that is the great thing about flying, you can easily fulfill your desires in a matter of hours.

Indeed (see my joke in the reply above)! You like it cold in December, I like it warm... no problem, you fly Air Berlin to Berlin and I fly Easyjet to Barcelona. Everyone is happy thanks to aviation! Big grin

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
I have always questioned myself about that.... I do not even know why they established here.

I guess it is mainly for the tourists but I am always "shocked" to see young Spanish guys and girls eating there. Why aren't they just going to the bar around the corner to have some Tappas?

The same for Starbucks! Why do Spaniards drink that crap when they can have all kinds of coffee in the local bars around the corner?

We even invented a new drink in such a bar. We ordered two Liquor 43 with milk. In Germany, we prefer cold milk but the bar-girl heat the milk up. The drink was tasting so great and we got into talks with the other guys on the bar.... another Spanish night till the early morning. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6061 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
Speaking of smoking... well, the stuff we got on the Ramblas was pretty good!   

... and the weather sure beats Amsterdam  Smile


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5997 times:

Great report! Seems you had great party there...  Smile


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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5990 times:

Hey Patrick!.

Good to hear from you!...long time no see!!

Glad to see you had a great time in Barcelona. I love that city and I am also a BIG Barça fan.

You still have to come to Madrid though. We don't have Las Ramblas, the sea or Gaudí, but Madrid is also an awesome city, and it also has an impressive nightlife.

The only thing is the weather. As you may know, Spain is not just sun and beach, and while it may be warm in winter in Barcelona, Alicante or Palma, at the same time the center and north of the Iberian peninsula can be under lots of snow and with temperatures below -10C.

Right now, at 21:30 local time we have 3C here in Madrid which is not bad. We're expecting -1C tonight and according to weather.com the temperature could go to -5C tomorrow night so...a BIG difference with Barcelona, even though this is not very cold either.

Anyway...I love cold weather.

Take care mate!. Saludos desde Madrid.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

Hi Patrick,

great surprise to see your report here, I'm glad you're back!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I hope you enjoy the report though.

Absolutely, enjoyed reading a lot!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
"Out of order", that was a good start actually, the ride to the airport was for free since we had no chance to get the tickets elsewhere.

Well known issue...

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
The guys there were not the friendliest, one of them shouted to me: "I told you to remove all your jackets", I told him: "Errr... my jacket is going to the x-ray machine as we speak here", then he pointed his finger on my sweatshirt and asked: "And what is that?", I told him that it is a sweatshirt in my book but he said: "It has a zipper so it is a jacket, take it off now". I did what he wanted and he was happy

Oh yeah, sounds familiar. Last time at MAD I was even told to remove my shirt which I was wearing loosely over my t-shirt...  Yeah sure

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Ok, I know that no-frills airlines like easyJet must make a bit of money via the buy-on-board stuff, but come on, nine Euros for two small 0.33 liter cans of Carlsberg Export is pretty outrageous in my book!

That stuff is everywhere it seems...at least it was free of charge on Shanghai Airlines.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
You need help! Urgently!

I don't mind about cold weather either - as long as it's not wet and the roads aren't full of sludge.  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5774 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
The guys there were not the friendliest, one of them shouted to me: "I told you to remove all your jackets", I told him: "Errr... my jacket is going to the x-ray machine as we speak here", then he pointed his finger on my sweatshirt and asked: "And what is that?", I told him that it is a sweatshirt in my book but he said: "It has a zipper so it is a jacket, take it off now". I did what he wanted and he was happy

Oh yeah, sounds familiar. Last time at MAD I was even told to remove my shirt which I was wearing loosely over my t-shirt

Err...Patrick was talking about security staff at DTM, not at MAD.

Anyway, there are friendly and not-so-friendly security staff members everywhere I guess. I can go through security today and find very nice and even talkative staff and go through the same checkpoint in a couple of days and get "barked" at by a bulldog-looking guard.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5730 times:



Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 12):
Patrick was talking about security staff at DTM, not at MAD.

I'm absolutely aware about that, I simply referred to a similar procedure at MAD.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

Hi guys!

Thanks a lot for the additional replies!

Quoting Hywel (Reply 8):
... and the weather sure beats Amsterdam

So much is for sure! Big grin

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 9):
Great report!

Thanks!

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 9):
Seems you had great party there...

Yes, it is always a nonstop party when we are in Barcelona (or Spain in general).

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 10):
You still have to come to Madrid though. We don't have Las Ramblas, the sea or Gaudí, but Madrid is also an awesome city, and it also has an impressive nightlife.

Hola Alfonso! A trip to Madrid is planned for the summer. We want to fly on LA from FRA, they offer a roundtrip for 101 EUR all taxes and fees included. I will definitely let you know as soon as we booked the flight.

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 10):
at the same time the center and north of the Iberian peninsula can be under lots of snow and with temperatures below -10C.

That's the reason why we wait till the summer months.  Wink

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 10):
We're expecting -1C tonight and according to weather.com the temperature could go to -5C tomorrow night so.

Still warm compared to Germany. Last night we had -18°C here. I hate it!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
Absolutely, enjoyed reading a lot!

Thanks! Good to read!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
Last time at MAD I was even told to remove my shirt which I was wearing loosely over my t-shirt...

What a joke!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 11):
That stuff is everywhere it seems...at least it was free of charge on Shanghai Airlines.

Yes, I noticed as well that Carlsberg is served by many airlines. The stuff is not too bad but charging 4.50 EUR is rip-off, I wouldn't mind a few cans of it when it comes for free.

Patrick


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5517 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
The stuff is not too bad but charging 4.50 EUR is rip-off, I wouldn't mind a few cans of it when it comes for free.

Well, at least it's better than Warsteiner...  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5409 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Well, at least it's better than Warsteiner...

So much is fore sure!

I was at a local football tournament yesterday afternoon, the name of the tournament was "Warsteiner Masters", now guess what beer brand they had there.  vomit  I didn't even try a pure beer and ordered a Warsteiner Orange, it was drinkable thanks to the orange lemonade.

Patrick


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5198 times:

Hi Patrick,

great report. Really a good idea to spend the "boring" days after Christmas in Spain. Seems like you had a lot of fun there.

Obviously Easyjet did a good job as well.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
It is too bad that easyJet's aircraft are not equipped with monitors, I simply love it to know the actual position of the plane I am sitting in, then you can look out for stuff like cities, lakes, mountains and so on.

I totally agree. Some other airlines do have monitors but then show some cheap short movies instead of the air-show which isn't better either.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5129 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 16):

I was at a local football tournament yesterday afternoon, the name of the tournament was "Warsteiner Masters", now guess what beer brand they had there.

Oh no...reminds me of a nearby hotel. If you book their hall for a celebration you get a round of free Warsteiner beer - and it's funny to see that numerous people usually refuse to drink it.  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Hi guys,

Thanks for your replies!

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 17):
Really a good idea to spend the "boring" days after Christmas in Spain.

It has become kind of a tradition for us, we are doing this since many years already and we always had good weather, no matter in which part of Spain we were. I can only recommend it, much more fun than hanging around in cold Germany.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 17):
Obviously Easyjet did a good job as well.

I can not complain about them and I will definitely fly on them again when I get a similar fare (we paid approximately 70 EUR per person for the return ticket including all taxes and fees).

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 17):
Some other airlines do have monitors but then show some cheap short movies instead of the air-show which isn't better either.

I hate these movies as well, the air-show is much more interesting.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
If you book their hall for a celebration you get a round of free Warsteiner beer - and it's funny to see that numerous people usually refuse to drink it.

Yeah, that piss is definitely not drinkable, even when it comes for free. I am so glad that Warsteiner is not a Borussia Dortmund sponsor anymore, now you get Brinkhoffs in the stadium, it does not only taste better but it is also a local beer from Dortmund.

Patrick


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Hi Patrick,

Great read! You guys definitely had your share of beer. Big grin

I was also in BCN before Xmas - Ramblas was definitely interesting at 5am...

Regards,

Lari



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Hi Lari,

Thanks for your reply!

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 20):
Ramblas was definitely interesting at 5am...

Definitely! It was real fun to make party on the Ramblas on New Years Eve!

Patrick


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