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Morocco 2/2: Leaving North Africa Via DUS To STR  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

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Morocco 2/2: Leaving North Africa via DUS to STR



Salam again, dear readers,

here is the link for my outbound to Agadir story with background and some details:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/141612/



I will continue with some impressions from Agadir.

Beach view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09033.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09034.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09035.jpg


There are lots of mainly french retired couples on vacation, on the other hand side
its a nice city with a large beach front to walk along.
Some new hotels, acceptable price level and not unfriendly people.
No problems for me there with these part time guides or beach salesmen.

Time to leave the Timoulay again, Tuesday morning, the taxi was called for 08.30 am.
Another more than classic Mercedes car arrived. The driver looked like a sahauri with his long yellow cloth.
Around 09.00 am at the airport, the usual fare discussion till the driver accepted my quote, the 150.-- Dirhams fixed fare,
another 20.-- Dirhams bakshish and it was time to join the queue at the airport entrance.
All the bags scanned before you're allowed to enter the terminal.
Counter 9/10/11 on the screen for my flight to DUS and STR.
An earlier departure with HV to ORY at the announced counter screens and a large group of retired couples, sounds from the Netherlands, in front of the desks.
All together some confusion. Only one counter staffed. I´ve waited near the other counter till a stressed young guy arrived and started to work, AMS and STR popped up
on the counter screen. He accepted my bag, I´ve asked for the last row and received 4F, I´ve asked again and received 30F, not the last row from my opinion, but
ok.
Some minutes at passport control where you need to fill out the same form like on arrivals, another stamp and passed security without a problem.







Tuesday, 20.01.2009
AGA (Agadir-Al Massirah) - DUS (Düsseldorf-Rhein-Ruhr)
Duration: 3 hours, 25 minutes

Service X3 6145 operated by TuiFly Boeing 737-800 D-AHFO
Scheduled: 11.15 // 16.20
Actual: 11.55 // 16.20
Gate: 6 Seat: 30F
Loadfactor: Around 90%
Fare: 104,95 EUR both legs

History:
03.04.2000: Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd
21.03.2003: Leased out to AirBerlin
15.03.2006: Back to HLX
15.01.2007: And further to TuiFly
Flight no. 38 on the B738 and the first on this machine


The terminal is mainly a large hall with some doors to the apron. Good views while the planes taxied and parked directly in front of the windows.

RAM to Casablanca:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09040.jpg

HV to Paris-Orly:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09042.jpg

Arrival X3 from STR:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09043.jpg

Taxi/Old HLX colours:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09044.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09047.jpg

Saudi private:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09049.jpg

RAM to Laouyine/West-Sahara:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09050.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09051.jpg

My plane arrived a little late from STR. Boarding started at around 11.00 am, lots of pax around, looks like a good load.
Four female FA´s, ok, but not especially friendly.
The plane fitted with the slimline Recaro fabric seats, coloured in mixed blue. Clean, but lower legroom than on AF/AT.
And you know, 32 rows there.
The captain welcomed us friendly during boarding, he announced strong headwinds as the reason for the late arrival.
Departure from runway 28, cloudy sky, to Marrakech-Nador-Murcia-Alicante-Valencia-Barcelona-Marseille-Geneva-Luxemburg.

Reaching mainland spain south of Murcia:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09054.jpg

Further on to Alicante:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09057.jpg

IB southbound:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09058.jpg

The route good to follow on the screens, Flight level 36000 feet.
The FO was two times on the speakers with detailed informations.
Service was also a hot meal, but not as good as on AT.

Hot meal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09052.jpg

We´re approaching runway 23L in a cold and clear sky, welcome back to Germany.
Docked at a gate position, pax with destination DUS leave the plane, STR flyers stayed on board.







Tuesday, 20.01.2009
DUS (Düsseldorf-Rhein-Ruhr) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 35 minutes

Service X3 6145 operated by TuiFly Boeing 737-800 D-AHFO
Scheduled: 17.05 // 17.55
Actual: 17.10 // 17.45
Seat: 30F
Loadfactor: Around 35%
Flight no. 39 on the B738 and the second on this machine


After some short 20 minutes on the ground at DUS we´re ready for departure again.

Single runway operation today:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09063.jpg

23 L will be also the runway for the leg to STR.
Cockpit and cabin crew was still the same, for sure a long day.

My seat:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09060.jpg

En detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09061.jpg

More cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AGA09/AGA09062.jpg

Flight level was only 23000 feet down to CGN and FRA and further on to STR.
Free drinks and a chocolate cake also on this shorty and calm flight.
Touchdown on runway 07 well ontime.
Parked and a final bus deboarding into STR´s Terminal 4.
I´am surprised, a long time ago since I was last there in T4.
The germans waited at the EU passengers passport control, only one, looks like Moroccan guy at the all other passengers desk´s,
I´am german?, not this time, so I was through in some seconds.
My bag was again quick and soon I was on the way back home.

TuiFly operates on schedule, the fare was acceptable, it was the cheapest day around January/February during my search,
but the service level was lower than on AT.
Nevertheless no problem to go on TuiFly again.
And what about the new country?.
I´am positive surprised, interesting landscape, town´s and people. Recommendable to visit again.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26804 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6189 times:

Hi Markus ,
Another great report. Nice to see they give you a hot meal. Makes a change from the standard run of the mill airlines.

Nice photos. Id love to see Morocco one day. The beach at Agadir looks nice. A good way to escape the Northern European Winters.

Thanks for a great report.

Philip


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6188 times:

Hola Markus!

Thanks for posting this second part of the Moroccan adventure.

Although I live pretty close to our southern neighbors I have never paid a visit to them, I always tend to fly northern and look for colder weather.

TuiFly seems to be a pretty decent airline offering what you pay for, which in Spain is more than traditional airlines: IB, JK or UX offer.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Next: 22.02.2009//FRA-LHR-FNC-PXO-FNC-LIS-PMI-STR//24.02.2009

Gute Reise / Safe Trip / Bom Viagem / Feliz Viaje / Bon Viatge

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Hey, Phil,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Another great report.

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Nice to see they give you a hot meal. Makes a change from the standard run of the mill airlines.

True, with all that changes, you never know what happens!.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Nice photos. Id love to see Morocco one day. The beach at Agadir looks nice. A good way to escape the Northern European Winters.

Yes, a good place for some sunny days during the winter season.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Hola, Roger,

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Thanks for posting this second part of the Moroccan adventure.

Thank you for reading.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Although I live pretty close to our southern neighbors I have never paid a visit to them, I always tend to fly northern and look for colder weather.

For example Berlin!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
TuiFly seems to be a pretty decent airline offering what you pay for, which in Spain is more than traditional airlines: IB, JK or UX offer.

It was not bad, but fares are usually higher on that routes.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 2):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Next: 22.02.2009//FRA-LHR-FNC-PXO-FNC-LIS-PMI-STR//24.02.2009

Gute Reise / Safe Trip / Bom Viagem / Feliz Viaje / Bon Viatge

Thank you!.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6099 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
For example Berlin!.

Jawohl!



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6036 times:
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Greetings from Tokyo!

Nice report and pix as always Markus, thanks for sharing.

Looks like a real intersting place to visit, not sure Mrs BA319-131 is ready for here yet, plant to start her in IST and see how she gets on!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some minutes at passport control where you need to fill out the same form like on arrivals

- Why? - seems a bit pointless...........

Tuifly, well, seem, ok & hot foo too!

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Hello, again,

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
For example Berlin!.

Jawohl!

Me, too!.


@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Greetings from Tokyo!

Good to read.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Nice report and pix as always Markus, thanks for sharing.

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Looks like a real intersting place to visit, not sure Mrs BA319-131 is ready for here yet, plant to start her in IST and see how she gets on!

A good decision, step by step forward.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some minutes at passport control where you need to fill out the same form like on arrivals

- Why? - seems a bit pointless...........

Exactly my opinion.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineConrad From Germany, joined Feb 2009, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5765 times:
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A very nice trip report.

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

Hello, Conrad,

Quoting Conrad (Reply 8):
A very nice trip report.

Thank you.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

HI Markus,

thanks for the interesting and good read!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
HV to Paris-Orly:

I think you're confused with HV to AMS here... All ORY flights are done by transavia france which operates a fleet of French registered B738's.
Interesting to see 'HZM' pictured. This one flew me back from TFS last year, row 31 (last row) on that one for me on that flight.

About X3, I like the airline. Interesting interior and seats. Good coloursettings. Fitting to my style, I think.

About Morocco. We would definitely like to visit some time in the future. Maybe a good resort near Marrakech then  Wink Seems to be the best suitable place for me overthere.

Gruß
Eric



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Hi, Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
thanks for the interesting and good read!

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
I think you're confused with HV to AMS here... All ORY flights are done by transavia france which operates a fleet of French registered B738's.

It seems so, I remember the Transavia name and logo on the screen but the code was TO.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
Interesting to see 'HZM' pictured. This one flew me back from TFS last year, row 31 (last row) on that one for me on that flight.

One more coincidence!.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
About X3, I like the airline. Interesting interior and seats. Good coloursettings. Fitting to my style, I think.

Yeah, it looks not bad in comparison to other interiors.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
About Morocco. We would definitely like to visit some time in the future. Maybe a good resort near Marrakech then Seems to be the best suitable place for me overthere.

I agree with Marrakech, also a place to visit soon for me.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5224 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
It seems so, I remember the Transavia name and logo on the screen but the code was TO.

TO is indeed the French part of Transavia.
Maybe the Dutch plane had been flying for some reason on the ORY route though.

Gruß
Eric



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5212 times:

Hi, Eric, again,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
TO is indeed the French part of Transavia.
Maybe the Dutch plane had been flying for some reason on the ORY route though.

That´s, maybe, the reason for my confusion.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineGlobetraveller From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 379 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Hi there Markus,

Another great trip report.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I will continue with some impressions from Agadir.

Very nice pictures! I need to go too!

Thank you for all your efforts.

Globetraveller


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Hi Markus,

interesting report about your return trip from Morocco.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I will continue with some impressions from Agadir.

Looks nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Free drinks and a chocolate cake also on this shorty and calm flight.

Not bad - I wouldn't have thought that they serve anything at all on this short sector.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5035 times:

Hi, Globetraveller,

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 14):
Another great trip report.

Thank you.

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 14):
Very nice pictures! I need to go too!

Indeed, a recommendable place to stay!.

Greetings and good luck for your LHR travels,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5031 times:

Hi, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
interesting report about your return trip from Morocco.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
Not bad - I wouldn't have thought that they serve anything at all on this short sector.

Me, too. In comparison to longer flights on the X3 schedule, that was not bad.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1673 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Hi Markus,

Great report of your flights back home! Good to see you had a good time in Nothern Africa.
I think it is a good place to stay, only they tend to have quite a bit of sand there  Smile
TUI is offering the product we expect from them, I must give them a try soon also!

Thanks for sharing!
Joost (D-ALCE)

PS. HV is operating some TO flights at the moment. AFAIK some MX-checks in the normal fleet, and HV has some spare a/c in the winter timetable.



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4716 times:

Hello, Joost,

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
Great report of your flights back home!

Thank you.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
Good to see you had a good time in Nothern Africa.
I think it is a good place to stay, only they tend to have quite a bit of sand there

Also not bad from my point of view, together with the sand!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
PS. HV is operating some TO flights at the moment. AFAIK some MX-checks in the normal fleet, and HV has some spare a/c in the winter timetable.

Thanks for the information. Good to know.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

Hi Markus,

Great to read part 2, enjoyable and informative as ever.

As others have said, that beach looks nice, could just do with being whisked over there and catching some sunrays.

I had to smile about you request for the back row, you don't seem to be doing very well at the moment! The staff keep giving you something different!

Nice to see another successful trip for you, roll on the next....

Happy flying
Infodesk



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Hey, Hannah,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
Great to read part 2, enjoyable and informative as ever.

Thank you.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
As others have said, that beach looks nice, could just do with being whisked over there and catching some sunrays.

Well, that sunrays, I need to go there again!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
I had to smile about you request for the back row, you don't seem to be doing very well at the moment! The staff keep giving you something different!

The last row is always my choice, you know.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):

Nice to see another successful trip for you, roll on the next....

We will see whats going on further!.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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