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Dubai T3 And The A380: DXB-LHR-AMS On EK And BD  
User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 23412 times:

Dubai’s terminal 3 and the A380: DXB-LHR-AMS on Emirates and bmi British Midland

Welcome at this trip report!

For part one please click on the link below:

The 10-abreast Boeing 777 trip: AMS-LHR-DXB on KLM and Emirates // 17Jan10

The trip starts in the middle of the night. We went to bed around midnight but because we couldn’t sleep we decided to go to the airport a bit earlier. A taxi dropped us in front of terminal 3 at three o’clock. I used online check-in the evening before but there where no more window seats available. The check-in hall was very quiet and I asked the friendly ground attendant if he could arrange a window seat. He started typing but didn’t say anything. I saw two new boarding passes coming out of the printer and he had good news, our new seats would be 61 A and B, hooray! Row 61 is above the wing (and the A380 wings are HUGE! ) but at least it’s better than sitting in the middle section.

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Terminal 3 entrance

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And welcome inside

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Check-in area

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Check-in area

After we cleared security we walked to the gate where our aircraft had already arrived. Later at home I checked the registration on libhomeradar.com and saw that she had done a return trip to BKK before our flight. The BKK flight arrives at 00.35 and the LHR flight departs at 07.45 so a good 7 hour rest at the gate.

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Elevators and escalators to the departure gates

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Some ‘green’ decorations

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FIDS

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Date: Wednesday, 20Jan10
Flight: Emirates // EK 1
From: Dubai // DXB
To: London Heathrow // LHR
Duration: 7h50m
STD: 07.45 // ATD: 08.08
STA: 11.35 // ATA: 11.23
Aircraft: Airbus A380-861 // A6-EDG
Seat: Economy // 61A
Load factor: 95% // F: 12 passengers // C: 62 passengers // Y: 419 passengers

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Pre-boarding was announced at 06.30. Like everything at the airport, the boarding gate was very spacious with more than enough seats for everyone. The gate area filled up quickly so the flight would be very full again. Boarding was announced at 07.10 and we boarded the giant A380 via the second air bridge. Three air bridges where connected to the aircraft, two for the lower deck for economy class and one for the upper deck for first class and business class only.

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A6-EDG, our ride to London, only a few weeks old

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Departure was a bit delayed because the ground crew was still loading the last baggage containers. While waiting for that the cabin crew handed out hot towels. Almost 25 minutes behind of schedule pushback commenced and the four Engine Alliance engines were started. The captain came on the PA and informed us about the departure runway, climb out direction, route to LHR and the flying time. Runway 12R was in use which means a short taxi distance. After take-off we make a right turn overflying the city. The route today was via the Gulf, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany and The Netherlands. The estimated flying time was 6 hours and 45 minutes, which is quick as the block time for this flight is 7 hours and 55 minutes.

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The view from seat 61A

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The newest version of ICE, with 1200 channels and lots of other features

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Very sharp looking remote control

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The tail camera view, a very cool feature!

As said, after pushback we taxied to runway 12R. There was some other ahead of us including a XU MD83 to MKX, an EK A343 to CMN, an EK A380 to CDG and an EK B77W to MAN. At 08.29 we lined up and a few minutes later, at 08.32 to be precisely, we started the long and slow take-off roll. I was amazed how quiet the A380 is inside.

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Starting the engines

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Taxiing to runway 12R

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EK 412 from AKL and SYD and EK 241 to YYZ on the background

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EK 747 to TUN

 arrow Take-off movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5_glecbes

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Turning right after take-off

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Climbing to 36000 feet

Once at cruise altitude the cabin crew handed out the menu cards. Not much later, after all the special meals had been distributed the normal meal service started. I opted for the ricotta cheese omelette, which was very tasty. My croissant was a bit deformed and the flight attendant even asked me if that was a problem, now that’s what I call customer care. As long as the taste is good it’s no problem for me, was my answer to her.  She smiled and continued with her work.

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The EK A380’s are fitted with wood decoration in the window frame, very stylish

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Overhead panel

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The cabin with mood lighting

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Cruising at FL360

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Breakfast is being served

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During the flight I watched some Two and a half men episodes and fell a sleep for a while. After a visit to the toilet I walked around the cabin and had some conversations with a friendly flight attendant.

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2 hours and 48 minutes to go

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Tail camera view on full screen

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Front stairs to the upper deck

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Rear stairs

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The last economy class section. There’s no crew rest area in the cabin on this aircraft which means an additional 28 seats in economy class

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Somewhere above Vienna the pre-arrival snack was served. The snack contained a very tasty chicken tikka ciabatta and chocolate cookies.

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Above Austria

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We’ve climbed to 38000 feet, with still 1 hour and 41 minutes to go

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The remote control

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And the other side

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Pre-arrival snack

Somewhat later, somewhere above The Netherlands the captain came on the PA again and told us that we would start descending soon. The weather in London was not so good today with some moderate winds and a mix between rain and snow. Runway 09L was in use for arriving traffic but our plane landed at 09R, so a very short taxi route to terminal 3. The SQ A380 had just pushed back from stand 301 and had to wait for us. We parked next to the QF A380 at stand 307. Very cool to see all Heathrow’s A380 operators next to each other at the same time. Two air bridges were connected, on for the lower deck and one for the upper deck.

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42 minutes to go, overflying The Netherlands

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Descending

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 arrow Landing movie:
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Welcome to London Heathrow

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Bye bye!

It was busy at the passport control so I was expecting that we had to wait long for our bags as well. But when we arrived at the baggage carrousel most bags had arrived already to my surprise, wow!

A bit later we arrived at terminal 1 and checked-in for our flight to Amsterdam. While waiting for our flight a Biman Bangladesh DC-10 arrived, I didn’t know that they were still using the DC-10 on flights to Europe, what a nice surprise. At 15.15 our gate popped up on the screen, gate 147. I was expecting G-DBCH because I always get that bird on my BMI Amsterdam flights but when we arrived at the gate an A320 was waiting. The seats on the A320 are different, they are very uncomfortable in my opinion, so next time an A319 again please! 

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Terminal 3 Underground station

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The surprise of the day

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Departure lounge inside terminal 1


Date: Wednesday, 20Jan10
Flight: bmi British Midland // BD 111
From: London Heathrow // LHR
To: Amsterdam // AMS
Duration: 1h20m
STD: 16.00 // ATD: 16.23
STA: 18.20 // ATA: 18.39
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232 // G-MIDO
Seat: Economy // 9F
Load factor: ~33%

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Boarding started at 15.40 and soon all passengers had boarded the aircraft. The captain told us that we had a minor technical problem that would be fixed very soon. Twenty minutes after our scheduled departure time the captain announced that the problem was fixed and we would depart immediately. Indeed three minutes later pushback started and we taxied to runway 09R, with no long queues in front of us today. Take-off was at 16.40 and we climbed to our cruising altitude, 23000 feet.

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The view from seat 9F

 arrow Take-off movie:
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The board service started but no menu’s where available so most passengers were a bit confused about what to order.  I saw a nice cheese sandwich on the trolley which I ordered together with a cup of coffee.

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Climbing to 23000 feet

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When I was still eating my sandwich descending was started. We flew to the coastline and made a left turn in northern direction to start the approach for runway 18R. We touched down at 18.25 but unfortunately runway 18C was in use as well so we had to taxi all the way around it, which means a very long taxi time. We docked in at gate D22 and headed to passport control. Meanwhile I called home that I had arrived and was almost ready to be picked up in front of the terminal. As usual at AMS, it took very long before our bags arrived. When I finally got my bag I went outside where my sister had just arrived and 20 minutes later I was home again.

 arrow Landing movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cG_k1USlk

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Arrived at gate D22, welcome to Amsterdam

I hope you enjoyed these two trip reports. My next trip report will feature a day trip to Dublin and London City on Aer Lingus, Cityjet and BA Cityflyer, which I flew in December 2009.

Thank you for reading!

Best regards,
Jeroen



*Please feel free to comment or ask your questions.



Other trip reports:
AMS-LBA-LGW-AMS on LS, BE and BA // 20Jul09

Flying Norwegian, from Denmark!: AMS-STN-CPH-AMS on EZY and DY // 13May09

Flying The T7: AMS-MAN-GVA-AMS on WW, SV and EZS // 20Apr09

AMS-BHX-DUB-AMS on WW, FR and EI // 26Mar09

Destinazione Bergamo! AMS-EMA-BGY-AMS on WW, FR and HV // 21Jan09

A tribute to SkyEurope Airlines! AMS-PRG-AMS // 09Sep08

The Eire trip (part 2): AMS-WAT-GWY-DUB on EI, FR and EZY // 20May08

The Eire trip (part 1): AMS-WAT-GWY-DUB on RE // 19May08



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4208 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 23015 times:

Hi Jeroen,

nice follow up on your B773 story.

EK seems very nice, but the view on that supersized wing is not so appealling to me. I would prefer upperdeck or not above that wing  

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
While waiting for our flight a Biman Bangladesh DC-10 arrived, I didn’t know that they were still using the DC-10 on flights to Europe, what a nice surprise.

They do, along with A310s, soon to be replaced by B777's. That would even a nicer ride, on a DC10  

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
When I finally got my bag I went outside where my sister had just arrived and 20 minutes later I was home again.

A big plus of living so close to the airport!

Regards,
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 22953 times:

Hi Jeroen.
Just like part 1 that was an excellent trip report, as always they were very enjoyable reads  
Looking forward to your next TR for obvious reasons  . Thanks for posting.



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 22726 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
nice follow up on your B773 story.

Thank you!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
I would prefer upperdeck or not above that wing

Yes, somewhere in front or behind the wing would have been nicer. Unfortunately almost all seats were gone already, especially those in the forward part of the cabin.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
A big plus of living so close to the airport!

It sure is.  

Quoting EICVD (Reply 2):
Just like part 1 that was an excellent trip report, as always they were very enjoyable reads

Thank you, such positive comments are very motivating for future trip reports.

Quoting EICVD (Reply 2):
Looking forward to your next TR for obvious reasons

I've just started with it, I hope to have it finished soon.



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 22330 times:

Hi Jeroen,

Interesting couple of reports here! I'll comment on the first one soon. It seems like you had a good time onboard. The wing flex is great but I wouldn't want to be restricted to only seeing wing.. My future EK A380 flights in Economy will be in front of the wing.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The EK A380’s are fitted with wood decoration in the window frame, very stylish

This is a new addition. Take a look at one of my photos from EDC taken in November:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cYYIjMZbEQA/S0W5cA3mKRI/AAAAAAAADSY/qrFLf8suscA/s800/IMG_5122edit.jpg

And you'll see that there is no wooden decor in Economy.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The last economy class section. There’s no crew rest area in the cabin on this aircraft which means an additional 28 seats in economy class

Good to know that the back won't be so claustrophobic! I'm yet to write my TR about the experience in that back section.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
While waiting for our flight a Biman Bangladesh DC-10 arrived

Nice surprise!


Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Nicholas



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineCaleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 22326 times:
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A truly excellent TR on all levels. I wish most TRs could be of this caliber.

User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 22270 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Interesting couple of reports here!

Thanks!

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
This is a new addition. Take a look at one of my photos from EDC taken in November:

Hmm, I didn't know that, interesting. Maybe they had some money left because of there's no crew rest in the rear section. 

Quoting Caleb1 (Reply 5):
A truly excellent TR on all levels.

Thank you very much for your positive comment!



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently offlineDL752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 22220 times:

Amazing!
EK really puts everything into their flights.
Great report as well.

DL752 airplane 


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 21325 times:



Quoting DL752 (Reply 7):
Great report as well.

Thank you very much.  



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1804 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 21054 times:
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Hey Jeroen! Great reports! Nice too see you getting on the whale! While I don't think she's pretty she is very impressive! I loved the pictures of the city. It's on my wishlist just to watch at all the insane stuff they have there.

Thanks for sharing, and let me know when your around the Bravo pier anytime soon!

Martijn



Fly DC-Jets!
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6658 posts, RR: 78
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 20622 times:

Hi Jeroen,

part two was really enjoyable, too. Great report!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
A6-EDG, our ride to London, only a few weeks old

Already a few months old, the bird made its first flight in May 2009.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The tail camera view, a very cool feature!

The best!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The EK A380’s are fitted with wood decoration in the window frame, very stylish

Interesting, I flew on A6-EDB which didn't have that. Actually I'm not a fan of that kind of over-decoration.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The last economy class section. There’s no crew rest area in the cabin on this aircraft which means an additional 28 seats in economy class

Another difference - I was seated in a row next to the crew rest area and found that section quite nice.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1640 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 20482 times:

Great TR, anything to do with my fave airline+ fave city is bound to impress me. Glad you liked the whale. Thanks for sharing 
Regards,
DG


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 20285 times:
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Hi Jeroen,

Nice report, good follow-up to the outbound trip.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
A taxi dropped us in front of terminal 3 at three o’clock

- Hmm, bet everybody was real happy at that time of day.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
I used online check-in the evening before but there where no more window seats available

- Bummer.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
at least it’s better than sitting in the middle section

- True, I've been stuch in the middle seat of an AA DC-10 some years back, not a great flight.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The EK A380’s are fitted with wood decoration in the window frame, very stylish

- I'm still not so sure abouth them, I think they look tacky.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
While waiting for our flight a Biman Bangladesh DC-10 arrived, I didn’t know that they were still using the DC-10 on flights to Europe, what a nice surprise

- Not for much longer, 777's are on the way.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The board service started but no menu’s where available so most passengers were a bit confused about what to order

- Odd, they used to have a BOB menu in the seat pockets.

So, did you enjoy your A380 experience?

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 20182 times:



Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 9):
Great reports!

Hi Martijn, thank you!

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 9):
While I don't think she's pretty she is very impressive!

She sure is!

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 9):
Thanks for sharing, and let me know when your around the Bravo pier anytime soon!

I will. I applied for a job at the same company as you work for at the moment (I believe) so maybe we will be colleagues.  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 10):
part two was really enjoyable, too. Great report!

That's nice to hear, thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 10):
Already a few months old, the bird made its first flight in May 2009.

Ah, I see. First flight 06May09, delivery 23Dec09. That's a long time between the first flight and delivery.  Wow!

Quoting Directorguy (Reply 11):
Great TR, anything to do with my fave airline+ fave city is bound to impress me.

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
Nice report,

Thanks!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
- Not for much longer, 777's are on the way.

Yes I know, that's another DC-10 pax operator less.  

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
So, did you enjoy your A380 experience?

Yes, I did!  



'Every year donkeys and mules kill more people than plane crashes'
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Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 16793 times:

And here is part 2!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
I used online check-in the evening before but there where no more window seats available

I hate it when that happens - one of the reasons i'm sad and try and check-in online when it opens.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
61 A and B

Result!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
Terminal 3 entrance

Perfect-o!

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
libhomeradar.com

So I click on flight tracking and then...?

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
Like everything at the airport, the boarding gate was very spacious with more than enough seats for everyone

Cough cough, not in Terminal 1, cough.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
A6-EDG, our ride to London, only a few weeks old

She doesn't look as ugly as she used to...

Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
The newest version of ICE, with 1200 channels and lots of other features

I wonder if I can get that on my TV...  
Quoting BasilFawlty (Thread starter):
Front stairs to the upper deck

Only 8 LONG months until i'll be up there :'(

Sam


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