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Europe Or Africa?: Melilla On Denim Air  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 9162 times:

Europe or Africa?: Melilla on Denim Air



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Hola and welcome, dear readers,

summertime, that means also family travel time.

After doing several trips alone or together with my son, for example the last run to London

Under Or Above The Channel?: BA/Eurostar To LCY (by FLIEGER67 Oct 5 2009 in Trip Reports)

the whole family want to do something together.
Mid August means heavy travels all around. With a good loaded Miles and More account and my interest to calm down the costs it was the best idea to spend some miles.
15000 per pax for the LH offers sounds acceptable. And Spain with MAD as the entry point sounds also ok, no more time needed and quickly booked.
Connected an earlier found hotel with a cheap rental car and family vacation was booked.
But a week in the sun with nothing else to do than, hmmh, nothing, that was not the best idea for me.
Heavy activity and some more nights at my laptop collected something more flying around!.



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[Sunday, 16.08.2009
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) Sunny, Temperature 23 degrees
MAD (Madrid-Barajas) Sunny, Temperature 32 degrees
Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes announced
2 hours, 20 minutes actual

Service LH 4410 operated by Lufthansa
Scheduled: 09.25 // 11.55
Actual: 09.25 // 11.45
Gate: A40 Seat: 28C
Load factor: Around 90%


Check-in for my party of three was done online saturday afternoon. Real good to catch a row with three seats together in the very back of the plane.
By car to Tourcare early sunday morning and arrived at FRA T1 at around 08.00 am.
Collected the boarding passes at the self-service-kiosk and surprisingly no time to wait at the bag drop off counters.
A nice female agent accepted our luggage and here we go to security. Also no time to wait there and in the gate area soon thereafter.

Heavy action here:
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Some more big birds:
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Arrival AC:
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LH Star Alliance:
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The usual OPS check showed me the announced A320 for the flight to MAD.
D-AIQS will be our ride, delivered at 22.03.1993 to LH, one of the 36 planes on type in the fleet and named "Eisenach".
Leg no. 49 for me on the A320 and the first on this machine.
Gate A40 means a rather long walk down to the very far end of the A pier, where, no surprise, D-AIQS parked at the finger.
Some pics and only a short wait there till boarding was called very well ontime.

"Eisenach" at the gate:
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Another angle:
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Side view:
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QR in the back:
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The other side:
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Engine view:
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The cabin fitted with dark grey leather seats, clean, legroom and wide ok.

Cabin:
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One real friendly male and two much more biz friendly females on that service. Load was around 90%, mostly connecting pax from the early morning longhaul arrivals on the plane.
The german captain was on the interkom during boarding with real detailed and superb friendly informations.
He introduced the cockpit and cabin crew per name and also his plane with plane type and name together with route and departure informations.
We´re going from the 4000 meters runway 18 today in direction PAR-TLS. A calm flight at level 39000 feet.

Reaching spain:
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Service was ok. A cold plate with free drinks.

Service:
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The captain was once more on the speakers inflight with arrival informations.
Touchdown on MAD´s 4220 meter runway 33L well ontime, only a very short way to taxi and disembarking at a finger gate.

Arrived at MAD:
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Good job here Lufthansa, the flight ontime, motivated cockpit crew and also partly motivated cabin crew.
I usually prefer the Boeing medium-range product, but that was definitely a comfortable ride on the by now most covered plane type in my log.
Down the stairs and a rather long wait for the bags.
Hertz offered a scratched and bumped Opel, not the way to go for a whole week of driving around and with the hotels location in Granada, some four hours to the south.
I´ve dealed with the guy for something else. Finally a Golf Turbo Diesel key shows up at the desk for some 100.-- Euros more, gladly accepted.
Hotel was the newly opened Abades Nevada Palace, near the motorway to the Sierra Nevada but also not far from the city center and the main sights, real recommendable.

Hotel:
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Lobby:
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Arrived there in the afernoon, one day ahead to relax and some hiking in the Sierra Nevada.
More flying was scheduled for Tuesday!.

Uphill:
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Further up:
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Med view:
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Nice coulours here:
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Tuesday, 18.08.2009
AGP (Malaga-Pablo-Ruiz-Picasso) Sunny, Temperature 30 degrees
MLN (Melilla-Airport) Cloudy, Temperature 28 degrees
Duration: 40 minutes announced
45 minutes actual

Service Iberia/Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum IB 8268 operated by Denim Air
Scheduled: 14.05 // 14.50
Actual: 14.15 // 15.00
Gate: B36 Seat: 14F
Load factor: 100%


The clock set for a new and something special airport that Tuesday morning. AGP was around one hour by car from Granada. With several flights during the day the best
point to start my travels to Africa. Seat selection was done online from the hotels free internet terminal.
Parked the car and headed to the oldfashioned terminal. With no bag to check, I´ve decided to print my boarding pass at the airport kiosks.
I was not amused when I saw two "Out-of-order" kiosks and a rather long line for all IB flights at the two eco desks.
Only one couple in front at the biz desk staffed by a middle aged female. She argued with the couple which definitely was not satisfied with the seat possibility at their flight for some minutes. Should I try the biz desk?. Yes, I should and it seems all here bad ideas gone with the couple and she was really nice.
Also the boarding pass for the return flight was no problem, good customer service here, at least for me!.
Some minutes at security with the usual less experienced vacation crowd ahead, but also done and in the gate area well ontime for some plane spotting.

The board:
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AGP spotting session:
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What about this nice colours in the background?:
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Cimber Sterling, my favourite today:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901047.jpg

At the gate:
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Heavy demand from DUB, EI A330:
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Thomson bound for the UK:
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Air Nostrum CRJ:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901052.jpg

Portugalia Beech to LIS:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901053.jpg

Meridiana MD:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901054.jpg

En detail:
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And also IB here:
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Swiss from ZRH:
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Jet2 757:
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EI reday to go:
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Departure:
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Air Europa:
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Vueling:
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Interesting aircraft here, but till short to my boarding time no sign for my aircraft. Maybe a change?.

Yes it is, my machine:
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On the apron:
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Taxi:
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Finally the announced Dash 8-300 taxied in and I´ve changed to the ground floor with the very low ceiling mainly used for the regional services.
Bus boarding this time.
PH-DMU was parked on the apron. A Dash 8-300 delivered at 04.07.2001 to Denim Air from the Netherlands and immediatelly leased out to Air Nostrum for Iberia Regional Services. Denim Air operates 10 8-300´s, seven for Air Nostrum and three for Arik Air from Nigeria nowadays.
It´s named "Olmo".
Leg no. 4 for me on type and a new registration.
Denim operates beside the Dash 8-300 several Fokker 50´s for also several companies and own´s some other stored F50 and F100 planes.

Bus boarding:
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Reg. and tail shot:
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Boarding:
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Another one:
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The front section:
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The engine:
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The cabin fitted with dark blue slimline leather seats. Clean and comfortable, good legroom.

Seats:
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Again:
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One friendly and good looking spanish female FA on that service.
No comment from the cockpit crew, which was according to the names from the Netherlands.
Depature from the 3200 meters runway 13 in the perfect direction above the med towards Africa. No flightlevel information.

Ready to go:
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Speed:
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Gear up:
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Above the shoreline:
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Leaving mainland Europe:
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Again:
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Engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901085.jpg

Africa:
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Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901087.jpg

A snack and beverages for free. Africa greeted me with clouds, anything wrong here?.

Gear down:
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Where is the runway?:
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Above the beach:
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Again:
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Morocco:
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The fence:
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Approach above the sea shore and touched down on the 1426 meters runway 33.
Doing a domestic flight between two continents, for sure not the usual thing for me.
Self service to the terminal entrance.

Just arrived:
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Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901095.jpg

Terminal:
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Disembarking:
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Netherlands in Africa:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901098.jpg

Leaving my plane:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/ES0901/ES0901099.jpg

Melilla is for historic reasons spanish territory surrounded by the mediteranean sea and Morocco.
Its well known for its huge community of African people waiting at the fence for a chance to enter the EU.
And this fence is really huge, secured with watch towers and lots of military staff.
Melilla has around 72000 inhabitants.
But people, cars, taxis, everything looks like much more like Africa than Europe here.
The main biz here is fishing and legal, or illegal, cross-border commerce with some 36000 Morrocans passing the border every day for work or trade.
So, spending some time to walk around and along the airport fence, doing some pictures, but no other movements till around my next flight.
It was cloudy, wet and humid, ok its Africa.
IB by Air Nostrum/Denim Air runs ontime, staff was friendly, overall ok so far. The fare, around EUR 60,--, acceptable.
And I like these Dash machines, comfortable regional planes.
Will I go again on that company?. No chance to say now, with the next flight scheduled and the need to be back in the afternoon in Granada!.

And further?. Riding back to Spain, another day to relax and checking out Clickair/Vueling after the merger, on schedule.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 9133 times:

Hi Markus,

What a brilliant destination! Nice array of pics! Truly enjoyable!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Real good to catch a row with three seats together in the very back of the plane.

Just as I had expected.  wink 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hertz offered a scratched and bumped Opel,

Horrible. How dare they?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
At the gate:

She is gorgeous.  Wow!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the names from the Netherlands.

No wonder you have got a Dutch cockpit crew.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 9050 times:

How nice to get this ride Markus! Well done, and for us another interesting report online!

I've had good, but also bad deals with car hire in Spain. My latest one in Barcelona was a bad one. Vandalism on the car at night, giving some damage, the need of a police report etc. Still pending now, because I don't wanna pay for this  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Portugalia Beech to LIS:

How interesting to see this! Time to check something now....

Nice pics, and the seats look very luxury on that Dash 8. And you know, the Dutch are everywhere (we're almost like the Germans)  Silly
I've heard Air Nostrum provides a very good inflight service, maybe your flight was a bit short for it, but I think they offer a great product on their longer ranged flights.

Regards,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineIberiaA319 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 574 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 9050 times:

Very nice trip report, Markus. Spotting is really interesting in AGP as you see so many diverse planes from so many carriers, something usual in leisure destinations such as Málaga.

Nice to see the Meridiana's MD, bound for Catania. And regarding the Sierra Nevada pictures, I even did not know that you can go hiking there during the summer.

Do you have some pictures from the city of Melilla? (Well maybe in your next report, back to AGP).


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 8792 times:

Hola Markus!

A different one here. Very interesting.

I have never been to Melilla, neither Ceuta, myself. You forgot to mention that another of the main businesses in the city is the army... and everything you can relate to them.

BTW, Melilla and Ceuta are well known for having a large Indian and Jewish communities together with Muslims and Christians which make the cities quite curious in terms of religious and social mixing.

Granada is a really beautiful town... maybe the one concealing one of the best sights around. The Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, in winter and spring with the snow, I can assure you that the views are stunning.

Salut!

Roger

[Edited 2009-10-09 21:37:44 by rogerbcn]


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 8724 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Doing a domestic flight between two continents, for sure not the usual thing for me.

and on a turboprop as well! Very interesting trip ! Great pictures ! Hope to see more pictures of Melilla.

The777Man



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6708 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 8672 times:

Hi Markus,

nice report including an exotic destination.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was ok. A cold plate with free drinks.

Good to see LH hasn't yet downgraded its breakfast service on these routes. I got a similar tray on a MUC-MAD flight on a CRJ900 in 2007.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cimber Sterling, my favourite today:

Great retro-style livery. Very good decision by Cimber Sterling.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 8616 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Good to see LH hasn't yet downgraded its breakfast service on these routes. I got a similar tray on a MUC-MAD flight on a CRJ900 in 2007.

Got hot pasta meals myself last July on MUC-MAD and MAD-FRA. Including bread and a cake dessert  thumbsup . Also LA offers a good meal on FRA-MAD sectors, so I think that's the airline they're competing with so far...

Regards,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8510 times:

Hey Markus great photos as usual. Nice to see some Sunny photos !! A good mix of different airlines also.

Philip


User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8509 times:

Hallo Markus,

Now this is a much more interesting report - great destination and very good pictures. I especially liked the multitude of shots from AGP as I'll be there in a month.

Flew BIO-SVQ on Denim/Air Nostrum back in 2003 on a Dash 8-300 as well. I remember that as a rather nice flight despite it being packed to the gills and delayed by some 30 minutes which caused me to almost miss my connection back to BCN in SVQ.

Sierra Nevada looks very impressive as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Heavy demand from DUB, EI A330:

Well - considering the typical summer weather in Ireland you can't blame than, can you? I guess AGP is for the Irish and Brits a bit like what PMI is for Germans.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cimber Sterling, my favourite today:

Very stylish retro livery. Love it.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Doing a domestic flight between two continents, for sure not the usual thing for me.

Yeah. There aren't too many countries in the world where you can do that. France is one as the outlying departements are pretty well tied to the mainland..

Thanks for posting and keep 'em coming.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8359 times:

Nice report on a company that you don't see many TRs from. Just one correction though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Denim operates beside the Dash 8-300 several Fokker 50´s for also several companies and own´s some other stored F50 and F100 planes.

Denim does not own any F50's (and I suppose the same holds true for the F100). They are either leased from a leasing company (IIRC, that is true for 2 of the F50s) or they are owned by PANTA holdings who leases them to Denim Air. PANTA and Denim are owned by the same person though...



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8160 times:
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Hi Markus,

What a great trip and a nice break from having to relax on holiday  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hertz offered a scratched and bumped Opel

- The service life on many of the vehicles has been extended but quality control has been reduced by massive cost cutting, damaged cars are a norm now.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Doing a domestic flight between two continents, for sure not the usual thing for me.

- It's quite impressive, never even knew this route existed!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7813 times:

Hey and good to follow such a number of comments.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
What a brilliant destination! Nice array of pics! Truly enjoyable!

Thank you.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
Horrible. How dare they?

I was not amused with Hertz as a classic full service company in mind.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
How nice to get this ride Markus! Well done, and for us another interesting report online!

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
Still pending now, because I don't wanna pay for this

Hopefully that goes in the right direction,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
How interesting to see this! Time to check something now....

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
Nice pics, and the seats look very luxury on that Dash 8.

With some other Dash flights around that was indeed good quality.

@Eric:

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 3):
Very nice trip report, Markus

Thank you.

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 3):
Spotting is really interesting in AGP as you see so many diverse planes from so many carriers, something usual in leisure destinations such as Málaga.

I was also impressed, a good number of different carriers there.

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 3):
Do you have some pictures from the city of Melilla?

Some more coming up soon.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
A different one here. Very interesting.

Thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
I have never been to Melilla, neither Ceuta, myself. You forgot to mention that another of the main businesses in the city is the army... and everything you can relate to them.

Ceuta was also possible with Helisureste, but far from my budget.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
Granada is a really beautiful town... maybe the one concealing one of the best sights around. The Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, in winter and spring with the snow, I can assure you that the views are stunning.

Definitely, some more city and also Alhambra pix coming up soon.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
and on a turboprop as well! Very interesting trip ! Great pictures ! Hope to see more pictures of Melilla.

Thank you.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
nice report including an exotic destination.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Good to see LH hasn't yet downgraded its breakfast service on these routes. I got a similar tray on a MUC-MAD flight on a CRJ900 in 2007.

Also my opinion here.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Great retro-style livery. Very good decision by Cimber Sterling.

Another 100% agreement.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 7):
Got hot pasta meals myself last July on MUC-MAD and MAD-FRA. Including bread and a cake dessert . Also LA offers a good meal on FRA-MAD sectors, so I think that's the airline they're competing with so far...

So it seems.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Hey Markus great photos as usual. Nice to see some Sunny photos !! A good mix of different airlines also.

Thank you.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):
Now this is a much more interesting report - great destination and very good pictures. I especially liked the multitude of shots from AGP as I'll be there in a month.

Wish you also a good number of interesting planes.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):
Well - considering the typical summer weather in Ireland you can't blame than, can you? I guess AGP is for the Irish and Brits a bit like what PMI is for Germans.

Good point here.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):
Very stylish retro livery. Love it.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):
Thanks for posting and keep 'em coming.

Still working on the next part.

@Jurgen:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 10):

Nice report on a company that you don't see many TRs from.

Thank you and good to follow more Denim and PANTA details.
I do not catch to much informations around these companies.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
What a great trip and a nice break from having to relax on holiday

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
- The service life on many of the vehicles has been extended but quality control has been reduced by massive cost cutting, damaged cars are a norm now.

So it seems, not really good from a customers point of view.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
- It's quite impressive, never even knew this route existed!

Also for sure not the common place to go for me.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1445 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

Hi Markus,

So, nice to hear about your family holiday. The in-flight service on LH looked pretty good and it's always great to read about friendly crew - a good start to a holiday.

Sierra Nevada looks just the right place for us with those mountains and beaches within reach too. Is it usual for it to be that hazy? Reminds me of my trip up Teide where the view was almost non-existent!

Your hop to Melilla was another well-chosen, unusual route and it's interesting to read about the history of it. As you say, 2 continents and 1 country - well that is special. Cabin looked very smart too.

I'll be interested to hear how you made it back to Europe!

Happy flying
Infodesk



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

Hey, Hannah

and thank you for that nice reply.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 13):
So, nice to hear about your family holiday. The in-flight service on LH looked pretty good and it's always great to read about friendly crew - a good start to a holiday.

Absolutely my opinion.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 13):
Sierra Nevada looks just the right place for us with those mountains and beaches within reach too. Is it usual for it to be that hazy? Reminds me of my trip up Teide where the view was almost non-existent!

It seem´s thats the way during late summer with that temperatures till 37 degrees.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 13):
Your hop to Melilla was another well-chosen, unusual route and it's interesting to read about the history of it. As you say, 2 continents and 1 country - well that is special. Cabin looked very smart too.

Another thank you
and best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 7173 times:

Hi Markus,

nice to read about your family travel as well, again accompanied by some great pictures. The Sierra Nevada looks interesting - I like these rough landscapes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But a week in the sun with nothing else to do than, hmmh, nothing, that was not the best idea for me.
Heavy activity and some more nights at my laptop collected something more flying around!.

Sounds like a lot of more fun than just doing nothing.  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And I like these Dash machines, comfortable regional planes.

I like the Dash as well - it is my favourite regional aircraft.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Hey, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
nice to read about your family travel as well, again accompanied by some great pictures. The Sierra Nevada looks interesting - I like these rough landscapes.

Thank you and also my opinion about the Sierra Nevada.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
Sounds like a lot of more fun than just doing nothing.



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
I like the Dash as well - it is my favourite regional aircraft.

Again the 100% agreement.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineEgilsml From Norway, joined Feb 2007, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

Hi Markus
Must say i always enjoy reading your trip reports!
Keep up flying and writing for the hordes of airtravel entusiasts

Egil Lamoey
Alta, Norway


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

Hey, Egil,

Quoting Egilsml (Reply 17):
Must say i always enjoy reading your trip reports!
Keep up flying and writing for the hordes of airtravel entusiasts

Thank you. Always warm welcomed.

Btw. Alta is a nice city, at least during the summer months.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

This always amazes me...
Spain does not like the British in Gibraltar
However they are happy enough to have two enclaves in Morocco?
Never worked out the logic.
The flight looked good on a prop and not too far for the ears!


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5115 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

Hello, David,

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 19):
This always amazes me...
Spain does not like the British in Gibraltar
However they are happy enough to have two enclaves in Morocco?
Never worked out the logic.
The flight looked good on a prop and not too far for the ears!

Thank you and for sure a good point. And with all that military staff for sure not cheap.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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