Parton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8023 times:
Hello A.net readers!
I will write about my flight with Air Berlin to Berlin Tegel last Monday. This was my first time flying with a low cost airline and I was not disappointed! No baggage-fee and in flight-service!
Stockholm-Arlanda --> Berlin-Tegel
Date: 27th of July 2009
Flight number: AB8101
Fl Time:1 hour and 15 minutes
Pax on board: Around 100
Air Berlin operate´s from Arlanda´s terminal 2 which is the second international terminal at Arlanda, the other one is terminal 5. AB flies to Berlin and Hannover from ARN.
At the gate
At the gate from the side
cabin during boarding
Our flight departed from gate 68 on time and taxied to runway 19L for takeoff.
We climbed quickly to 39000 feet. Shortly after takeoff the cabin crew started there cabin-service. Crew consisted of three male F/A´s and one female F/A. They offer us a cheese or turkey sandwich and cold and hot drinks for free. Alcohol drinks was for sale.
The food tasted good and the crew was very nice.
We landed 10 minutes behind schedule at Tegel´s runway 26R
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7402 times:
Quoting LY777 (Reply 1): I was always wondering why Air Berlin decided to mix A320s and 737s
This is a very complicated and looong story... The "Air Berlin Group" consist of different airlines. AirBerlin, Belair and dba were pro Boeing in the past- LTU pro Airbus. So, when the group was formed back few years, the AB Group already operated a mix fleet- PLUS it took over the future order-books (e.g. dba B737NG orders).
In addition to that, that's correct, Airbus did a great offer plus a lot of benefits! Like free re-training of Boeing pilots to Airbus standards etc.!
Quoting Parton87 (Thread starter): This was my first time flying with a low cost airline and I was not disappointed! No baggage-fee and in flight-service!
True, it's now advertising "low fare"-airline. And don't forget: audio-and video system, blankets & pillows, free magazines & newspapers, frequent traveller programme...