Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Pivo In Bratislava ; A Day With FR  
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 12336 times:

Hi there and welcome to my second trip report....


Although a small disclaimer – if you’re expecting a plush report full of beautiful full-service carriers and delicately set out meal-trays then you may want to press the ‘back’ button. This is purely the experiences of one passenger onboard the world’s busiest international airlines... and according to claims the one with the best customer service. We’ll see.




Introductions
First of all I wouldn’t normally elect to write a TR for FR. Why? Well let’s put it this way – would you write a trip report if you took the bus into the town centre? Probably not... although of course some people like buses alot. It begs the question – how different to taking bus is taking an FR flight? I’m unfortunate enough to live in the world headquarters of the First Group so I will make some comparisons.


Bus .................................. FR flight

Price ............... £1.60 / £0.01
Seat ................. Uncomfortable (2x2) / Uncomfortable (3x2)
Staff............... Rude and often non-native / Rude and often non-native
Distance............ 3 miles / 1022 miles
Check-in time.............. 10 minutes / 30 minutes

Soon one thing becomes quite apparent.... Ryanair is not like taking a bus really... because unlike plodding down Union St on a rickety double decker – you are going through the wonderful experience of flying – the thrill of the take-off and arriving in somewhere very exotic or foreign, that feeling of distance and movement. Not Culter in Aberdeen. So despite the dissonant opinions of my friends, going away on an FR day trip is an ultimate experience for me. It’s a cheat exploration really...



So it was early summer when I did my usual peruse of the FR website. It’s all changed nowadays - £4 is the lowest fare now that O’Leary has changed the tack and begun returning investment to the shareholders as a result of Boeing and Airbuses respected resilience to the FR negotiation mystery. So – 1 p was the sale fare back last year after I had done my exams. Being up ‘north’ in Scotland means that flying with FR takes a little more studying to get exciting routes... Charleroi isn’t my cup of tea.


Eventually I settle on an itinerary out to BTS due to some new flights opened up into EDI. EDI – quickly turning into an FR strong-hold after many years of resisting FR’s Irish charms – has blossomed into quite a base and has quickly begun to outshine Prestwick (not a tricky task).

Flight booked: it came to an extraordinary £1.53 for 3 flights. (£1.50 of that being an exchange rate on the card).


To London

My day of flight begun the night before on the 16th of June as unusual. I went out for pints with my buddies to Glasgow Union. At a little past midnight I made my excuses that I had to get back to my sister’s flat and left a little woozy with an inner smile for my exciting journey about to unfold – while my friends thought I was trotting off to my sisters.
I get to Central Station – a quite attractive Victorian station in Glasgow that sees its fair share of mooching moshers and neds waiting for their various pals. When I arrive it’s full of straggler boozers stumbling home early.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NLUzEvzQI/AAAAAAAAAMc/Lo0H-KjXSSc/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20112.jpg
Catching the last train towards Ayr


Showing my flight ticket I get my ticket for half price out to Prestwick – a concession widely protested by GLA. The train links Prestwick perfectly to the centre and travels down the Ayrshire coast in a little over 40 minutes. When I arrive at the airport I try to sneak into the Prayer room (seldom used and I’ll make a token mumble). However a security man sees me and checks in on me. I am resigned to the bowels of pik terminal. Pik – well I’ll give you a short description as I am pretty sure I have not seen a TR on this interesting little Scottish airport. (I’ll make it clear at this stage that the k button on my laptop is broken – so although I can paste it, it does mean I can’t use the capital form. Please excuse this!)


Prestwick used to be Scotland main international airport in the golden age of aviation. In 1991 BAA moves to the new GLA. It led to a dramatic period of decline for the run-down PIk. Fortune favours the brave – and after the millennium FR announced some healthy expansion at Prestwick and launched it as the new low-cost base in Scotland. You may know PIk for an eccentric and humorous advertising campaign, some quite exciting freight movements, Elvis stepping on Scottish soil, And Bush stopping traffic on a road to land his jets at the airport during G8 summit. By the end of this report you might also know it as a totally ill-prepared airport full of some of the most ignorant and utilitarian airport staff I have ever had the misfortune of meeting.


I find some good seats in arrivals hall with no arm rests and after the grumpy old cleaner goat is satisfied the plastic flooring is sufficiently clean, I am finally allowed to get a little shut-eye. I take this silly photo in aid of sleepinginairports.com but shall include it here.


Snoozing on the quite comfortable seats in Prestwick

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NLv8a4xKI/AAAAAAAAAMk/pgzQV_9ODTU/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20123.jpg
In the arrival area.



Prestwick – STN (17th June 2009)

Airline: Ryanair
Aircraft: 737-800 (what else!?)
Flight: FR404
Registration: EI-DWL
Seat: 15A (economy / window seat)
Departure time: 06.50 am (all on time)
Arrival time: 08.05 am
LF: 95 % Economy
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes of Ryanair Rudeness
Price: £00.01



I don’t get particular good nights sleep – but airports aren’t hotels so I am unfazed. I check departures and head through past the glum security agent. Prestwick has a tedious conga line of security cordons. Empty and frustrating during previous visits but this morning it is horribly busy. Really horribly busy... it is moving so slowly and only one security point is open. Prestwick had a publicised set of cut-backs as a result of the credit crunch and FR’s gradual down-scaling of operations.


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NL8XeTIaI/AAAAAAAAAMo/mR82Vh38oFs/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20124.jpg
The morning rush

It shows; despite having my liquids (toothpaste) in a transparent BAA bag the horrible, horrible old lady at security with army haircut and scowling face says.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NL947IUII/AAAAAAAAAMs/FreRLnmOzEk/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20125.jpg
Disorganised and chaotic security hall

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NMAziWUgI/AAAAAAAAAMw/-inz32VSq6I/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20126.jpg
Into an even busier and more unpleasant departure cattle-field

“Its no the right wan son – go get another” and blithely points to a little sweet dispenser machine charging £2 for three plastic bags in a kinder egg. Naturally I am pissed off having brought the BAA bag. This is a feeble capitalisation attempt by PIk and it’s disgusting. I give my two spare bags to some unsuspecting foreigners also getting the Royal treatment from the woman. It makes me ashamed that she is giving Scotland a bag name to departing international visitors with that disgusting attitude.


Finally through the departures – it is teeming. Utterly teeming and with the usual louts downing pints of Tennants in the minging bar. It’s just the worst airside airport. No windows, a tacky souvenir store, some 1980s games arcade and some pongy toilets. Our flight gets called and everyone rushes up... We walk a couple of metres and then have to wait in a dingy and damp corridor for 10 minutes. Finally we walk into the drizzle of the tarmac and board the FR plane.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NMBnvyn4I/AAAAAAAAAM0/V_iDpB8aKJA/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20127.jpg
In the dingy corridor during boarding

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NMUGQH41I/AAAAAAAAAM4/MECbGk3sEKk/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20128.jpg
The bird ready for a busy days service

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NMrqdcqhI/AAAAAAAAAM8/44v9nElq5lo/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20129.jpg
The old and shoddy terminal building at Prestwicc

It’s very cold and uncomfortable onboard and the crew are Scottish but peroxide blonde and utterly rude. We pushback on time and I get scolded for having my camera one whilst taxiing. Slut...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NM-xVUwGI/AAAAAAAAANE/wAphWgpxQc4/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20131.jpg
Pulling onto a wet runway at 6am

We bundle down the runway and launch into the airport for the 320 mile hop to STN. The skies are clear and I sleep mostly. At STN we are out into the terminal quickly and I head to the bus station to pick up a copy of the Metro.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NNXciUYdI/AAAAAAAAANk/uqOt5FF0IGA/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20133.jpg
After a snooze we land at STN




STN - BTS (17th June 2009)

Airline: Ryanair
Aircraft: 737-800
Flight: FR2316
Registration: EI-DAK
Seat: 16F (economy / window seat)
Departure time: 09.50 am (all on time)
Arrival time: 13.00 pm
LF: 85 % Economy
Duration 2 hour 10 minutes
Price: £00.01



Eastern Europe still holds alot of appeal for me. Despite murmurings from many people, it is a beautiful part of the world and still a little bit more affordable than some of the Western European offerings out of STN. You know I love just jetting out to somewhere with no hang-ups, no pretences and just enjoying the trip. All I was looking for was a good cheap beer really. STN is busy but security is quick and efficient and friendly. Through in departures I humour myself with the Oyster Bar menu and continue on my merry-way picking up a Pret-a-manger.

At the gate I have to queue a little for the FR flight which bounces into the gate exactly 20 minutes before departure.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NNuf3LeEI/AAAAAAAAANs/XLBh-PSNlUc/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20141.jpg
The stairs of EI-DAK extend like alien fingers onto the tarmac

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NOLYDV-YI/AAAAAAAAANw/bBwcWDfSLF4/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20143.jpg
Boarding

The flight on this run are friendly and efficient making the whole experience lovely. We hold as some FR’s glide into STN and then we are offski.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NOmqdJi3I/AAAAAAAAAN4/pTyLUylyi4g/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20145.jpg
Holding

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NOz7scTcI/AAAAAAAAAOA/z0pqNNzp-uU/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20147.jpg
Holding still........ for whom?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NPDTB_s9I/AAAAAAAAAOE/JD7PlTd4_So/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20148.jpg
We head out over the South of England on this clearing day

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NPMNimTSI/AAAAAAAAAOI/8fNAKHwBqW0/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20149.jpg
Over a sea of clouds

I sleep most of the way which is always a plus and awake as we descend across very lush landscape. I am excited as the bus collects us and takes us to the new looking BTS terminal. Passport is slow and a bit soviet but the Information point is helpful and gives me a map and a little advice.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NQH2xONmI/AAAAAAAAAOU/k_61nyJPMp4/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20152.jpg
Coming into land over a lush Slovakia

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NQgyX3PgI/AAAAAAAAAOY/0epPboR6NhQ/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20153.jpg
In a sea of interesting – but small – planes

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NQ0b08AJI/AAAAAAAAAOg/9kzbBG0Qil8/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20154.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NRI60-irI/AAAAAAAAAOo/zTJItdiqjTY/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20155.jpg
The modern-frontage of BTS looks flashing in the sun


After deboarding onto the bus
I hop on a 60 p public bus and then tram into town. It’s all easy and nice.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NRW8d6Y_I/AAAAAAAAAOs/7mQ42L8U_hE/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20135.jpg
And then a tram into the centre




My day in Bratislava

Bratislava is a gem. A true gem. Having set the standards quite high with BUD I wasn’t expecting too much. However the city was bustling and alive with loved up citizens, trams tinging through town and the sun shining down brightly. I meander through the town and admire the architecture which is pretty impressive outside of the sovietesque concrete metropolis opposite the Danube. I get to a student pub and order a very nice beer (feeling a little self-conscious being solo today). However the price comes back at 60p which relaxes the mood a little. I head to a bus station down by the Danube and hop on the public bus towards - well I can’t quite remember what it was called. It’s a 20 minute bus away and on the banks of the Danube. It was truly glorious and I bathed so happily in the sun as I watched long vessels struggle against the strong river current on their way up to Budapest... it was like overtakes in slow motion.


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NSW6m67XI/AAAAAAAAAO8/FQ0dCJvgiQ0/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20158.jpg

Bratislava’s hidden arty quirk

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NUr7Xf04I/AAAAAAAAAPk/s_cX2-3quRQ/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20170.jpg
The castle

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NWBMAQaoI/AAAAAAAAAP8/kYq2gMs0m50/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20175.jpg
Only 1 b/w sneaks in on this report

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NWUdEl61I/AAAAAAAAAQE/biYMBV5A2YU/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20177.jpg
Boats struggling around the corner towards Budapest

Eventually I had to bite the bullet – and a swooning couple were making me feel a little queasy – and headed back on the public bus. At the terminus I found a great little place doing cheap and cheerful Pivo in plastic glasses. I indulged in a good few pints and some snacks and sat in the dying rays of the sun watching the various goings on.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NWqIWy2QI/AAAAAAAAAQM/yVrO0dQuKuQ/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20181.jpg
The bus back

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NSwXxpUrI/AAAAAAAAAPE/XDHfv_faqz8/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20161.jpg
The great little beer shop


What its advertised as

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NX356ASvI/AAAAAAAAAQk/UKxcznWWDFM/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20188.jpg

I mostly always take a photo of the British embassy in whichever city I am in. Silly habit...


There was another one but I couldn’t find it!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NZV9eRiOI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/wFKm0Cw4mNs/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20197.jpg
A surprisingly cosmopolitan feel in Bratislava old-town

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NZbuaLw3I/AAAAAAAAARA/eOkWZjkPL_U/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20198.jpg
The enemy

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NZ6y5L4GI/AAAAAAAAARE/VzwNhclm5p0/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20199.jpg
Main street heading to airport

I hope Bratislava does well in the future. It’s a truly charming city. On the walk back to the tram-station I enjoy the quirky statues hidden in curious places.

I nip into Tesco for some ad-hoc picnic stuff.... I mean I detest Tesco at the best of times – I find it the FR of the food world, but am glad to see it here as I pick up some reasonable Pivo.

I arrive at the airport as the sun is setting and enjoy my beer on the lawn whilst listening to the aircraft activity on the other side. Eventually I head in 30 minutes prior to departure.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NZ-eMymrI/AAAAAAAAARI/xoinbCYfCjk/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20201.jpg
The airport in the sun

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NaLtsfENI/AAAAAAAAARU/N4S2b3x0EMs/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20203.jpg
Nothing too exciting going on over the fence


My beer in the sun. Bliss



Scotland Bound


BTSEDI (17th June 2009)

Airline: Ryanair
Aircraft: 737-800
Flight: FR6643
Registration: EI-DYI
Seat: 1A (economy / window seat)
Departure time: 20.50 pm (all on time)
Arrival time: 22.40 pm
LF: 82 % Economy
Duration 2 hour 50 minutes (1022 miles)
Price: £00.01

The airport is magnificent but security is taking a little longer than normal due to some elderly Slovaks and by the time I get through my flight is shown as closing. A nice couple let me nip past them which was awfully good of them. It is quite a rush to the plane and across the Tarmac but I’m onboard safely and on at my favourite night-flight seat – 1A.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-Nay9HC_vI/AAAAAAAAARo/Y3yKjSGs-Qo/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20211.jpg
A DIY effort of getting to out beautiful a/c

Crew is good and friendly and the F/D comes on to explain one passenger has not made it to the a/c. After alot of kafuffle it is decided that the passenger will be admitted as to take the bags of would take longer. A rugged looking student sheepishly arrives at the door and the safety demo once again performed.


Waiting for out missing student

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-NbW1pOZ2I/AAAAAAAAARw/kzFQHh_QDs8/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20221.jpg
The feet of the FR dragons... I enjoyed eavesdropping during the flight.

The flight to EDI is superb with a thoroughly satisfying take-off. The view is Ok but I am a little tired and mostly sleep. Despite leaving 10 minutes late we make it in on time. As usual with FR international arrivals at EDI – we are bussed to the passport control.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_9nPwuk2--jk/S-Nb0YYougI/AAAAAAAAAR0/wMWKCmZSGyc/s800/Lukes%20trips%20to%20Lochgoilhead%20and%20Slovakia%20-%20Summer%20June%202009%20222.jpg
The buses waiting on the ground – a light night in EDI


It is busy but I am soon out for the walk to Ratho Filling Station where I had aimed to take the 900 Citylink service to Glasgow. However a Murrayfield Rugby game is causing hell, along with the fact that every Citylink buses passes overtaking in the outside lane of the dual-carriage. I am furious after waiting 2 hours in the cold for a bus and a kind Slovakian invites me to share a taxi back. It costs £120 and the man won’t take a single penny but I negotiate the taxi down to £80.00.



Its 2am before I get to my girlfriends flat. Sigh...


So there it was. One of my FR adventures. It was an excellent day and FR where bang ontime with all flights. Superb with prices... I mean a world-leader in prices. But what let it all down was Prestwick and those horrid security staff. They set me off in a bad mood which didn’t perk up will I got the bill for my Pivo. Bratislava is excellent too and the airport easily accessible. I will not hesitate to be back in the future.

Anyway. I hope you enjoyed this little TR. I realise that budget airlines don’t make the most thrilling reading experiences but I hope that wonderful BTS makes up for that.

Luke


Previous Trip Report

BA and Cityjet - London to Scotland


Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
24 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6945 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12053 times:

Hi Luke,

very entertaining report with many great pictures! I really like your writing style. Good to see you enjoyed Bratislava, I was also impressed by the city some years ago on university tour.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
and according to claims the one with the best customer service.

     
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Bus .................................. FR flight

Price ............... £1.60 / £0.01
Seat ................. Uncomfortable (2x2) / Uncomfortable (3x2)
Staff............... Rude and often non-native / Rude and often non-native
Distance............ 3 miles / 1022 miles
Check-in time.............. 10 minutes / 30 minutes

Nice!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Aircraft: 737-800 (what else!?)
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes of Ryanair Rudeness

  

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
My beer in the sun.

It's a sin to offer beer in a plastic bottle - and buying that stuff is even worse!  


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11995 times:

Hello(!),

Just to say many thanks for the report/pics etc. I have also been to Bratislava with Ryanair twice and it was my first time in Eastern Europe and I loved the place. The first time I went there was a Christmas market on too and the streets were packed but in a good way with people all drinking mulled wine. Those trams are awesome too. I asked the guy in the tourist office if there was anywhere good to take a tram to and he just looked at me like I was nuts so undeterred I took whatever tram came along. Was very cool and went to this place called Polus shopping centre which is this big indoor shopping centre in Bratislava which is really nice. Another plus being a smoker is that in a few places you can still smoke indoors in Bratislava, that and the fact that there haven't been too many tourists when I was there. Plus everything's cheap and the beer is good. Glad you had a good time there, I certainly did. Cool that Ryanair weren't too bad either, I normally find their crew pretty decent and even though I don't normally buy anything on board anymore it's still a good flight and you still get to ride in a very nice 737-800 with winglets.

Many thanks for the memories and the pics etc. Look forward to more FR adventures(!)

Pierre


User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11736 times:

Hey dude a great 2nd TR involving FR. BTS looks like a wonderful city riched in history as most of the buildings suggest so. It reminds me in some ways of central Prague.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Although a small disclaimer – if you’re expecting a plush report full of beautiful full-service carriers and delicately set out meal-trays then you may want to press the ‘back’ button.

I wouldn't expect anything less from FR!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
When I arrive it’s full of straggler boozers stumbling home early.

Which UK city isn't like that at that certain time of the morning?!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Into an even busier and more unpleasant departure cattle-field

That is very cramped. Surely that must be against health and safety regulations!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
“Its no the right wan son – go get another” and blithely points to a little sweet dispenser machine charging £2 for three plastic bags in a kinder egg. Naturally I am pissed off having brought the BAA bag.

A total rip-off!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
We pushback on time and I get scolded for having my camera one whilst taxiing. Slut...

Good choice of word! LOL!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
The feet of the FR dragons... I enjoyed eavesdropping during the flight

LOL....u perv! Only kidding.

Next time you're doing one of these trips from London give me a shout as I'll gladly tag along seeing as I don't prefer travelling by myself.

Sandeep (AI151)



Modern Vision. Timeless Traditions...
User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 504 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11731 times:

Hi Lukeyboy,

Great to read about this flight. I've been to BTS on FR myself.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
if you’re expecting a plush report full of beautiful full-service carriers and delicately set out meal-trays

Oh no, the FR indication in the thread's title says to me you can buy a bag of winegums instead of some decent catering.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
.... Ryanair is not like taking a bus really...

This isn't a fair comparison. Comparing a FR LGW-LTN flight with a local bus would be better. This more of a euroline's bus trip. Which is way more expensive and probably unbearable.


Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Eastern Europe still holds alot of appeal for me. Despite murmurings from many people

These murmerings come from people who've never been there. Eastern europe is a great area.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Nothing too exciting going on over the fence

So you don't think a stationary TU-154 isn't exciting?

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
decided that the passenger will be admitted as to take the bags of would take longer.

I always hate it when they let them in. Even though a delay can be prevented doing so.


Tim,


User currently offlineAlexEU From Nauru, joined Oct 2007, 1826 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11360 times:

Hi, nice report!

I cant believe that you got the flight for only 0.01 pounds!

Is there a high low-cost demand between UK and Slovakia? Were most of the pax British tourists or Slovaks?


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11228 times:

Thanks for the replys !

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
very entertaining report with many great pictures!

cheers PH. I was using an old digital one so they weren't the best but good enough!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Good to see you enjoyed Bratislava, I was also impressed by the city some years ago on university tour.

Yes its rather charming... I was a little peeved as the Lonely Liar gave it quite a scalding review but Ifound it utterly brilliant!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
It's a sin to offer beer in a plastic bottle - and buying that stuff is even worse!

That was a little....dry... on the throat! I only took the plastic bottle as I couldn't see cans and didn't have an opener outside on the airport lawn!

Quoting ps76 (Reply 2):
Just to say many thanks for the report/pics etc

Thanks Pierre

Quoting ps76 (Reply 2):
have also been to Bratislava with Ryanair twice and it was my first time in Eastern Europe and I loved the place.

It seems quite a few people have...

Quoting ps76 (Reply 2):
Plus everything's cheap and the beer is good.

It is a little cheaper than central Europe which eases the purse strings... I found it markedly cheaper than Poland.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
Hey dude a great 2nd TR involving FR

Thanks Sandeep

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
It reminds me in some ways of central Prague

minus the stag do and hen night arses! It a secret Praha...

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
That is very cramped. Surely that must be against health and safety regulations!

It is cramped, smelly and really minging. The lack of windows make it feel claustrophobic and its just not good. They have made a small extension to the left of the photo but it is insufficient

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
A total rip-off!

day-light robbery

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
LOL....u perv!

Oh yes... my foot-fettish has reared its ugly head... The FA/s were pretty nice on this run though!

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
Next time you're doing one of these trips from London give me a shout as I'll gladly tag along seeing as I don't prefer travelling by myself.

I certainly will... they always seems to be at odd times but if you can cope with that then all the better. As a rule I try to avoid London as other routes are most interesting when going direct to PIK or EDI. However! When I do I will PM..

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 4):
buy a bag of winegums instead of some decent catering.

Indeed!

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 4):
These murmerings come from people who've never been there

Of course... it still has a stigma. If they went they'de be so surprised...

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 4):
So you don't think a stationary TU-154 isn't exciting?

I'm not so much a spotter!!!

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 5):
I cant believe that you got the flight for only 0.01 pounds!

Hi Alex... yes... FR did fares that wouldeven make AirAsia red in the face. They are gradually increasing.. but if you want low-fare airtravel it really doesn't get cheaper than FR...



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11213 times:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 6):
I certainly will... they always seems to be at odd times but if you can cope with that then all the better. As a rule I try to avoid London as other routes are most interesting when going direct to PIK or EDI. However! When I do I will PM..

Cheers dude, let me know in advance and if I can get time off work then I will go. Travelling to PIK or EDI won't be a problem for me as I work on the railway so won't be that expensive.



Modern Vision. Timeless Traditions...
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2853 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11030 times:

Dude.

Nice report, brought back lots of memories when I went to Bratislava in early April as a daytrip from Vienna (I am a bit poshier than you since I flew on OS  )

I also loved the place, when I arrived at the main station and stepped outside to old trams and beat up bendy buses I thought to myself "WTF?" but I just started walking and found it very nice, a very charming city.

I wanted to ride on one of the really old trams but alas the one that showed up was the new-ish ones.

Anyways, thank you for sharing and hope to read more from ya.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10806 times:

I did pretty much the same as you earlier this year, except I spent one night here:

http://www.hotelkyjev.com/

VERY interesting and cheap Soviet experience - give it a go if you venture back!

Great trip report!


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3025 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10680 times:

Nice report, brings back some memories of a visit there a few years ago.
I took the Orient Express (the real one! the SNCF night train Paris - Vienna), then had a couple of days in BTS. Actually, it was the only time ever my Ryanair flight was cancelled, due to the airport being closed due to fog (despite their website saying they have CATIII installed). So I was booked onto the flight the next evening, and spent the next 2 days there. I ended up enjoying those 2 days more than the previous 2, mainly due to meeting a couple of backpackers in the hostel (an Indian guy and and Israeli guy) so we went out and had some beers together!
Keep up the good reports  
Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
Next time you're doing one of these trips from London give me a shout as I'll gladly tag along seeing as I don't prefer travelling by myself.

Maybe start a thread to post whenever anyone is planning on a day's flying to see if anyone else is interested?! I do the occasional FR daytrip from STN myself!

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlinestaralliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10656 times:

Wow! All for .01 pounds a flight?! Very interesting. Bratislava looks cool. I would love to travel to some Eastern European cities soon.

Thanks for sharing!



Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10583 times:

Hi Luke!

Great report on some good value-for-money things: FR flights and Slovakian beer  .

I went to Bratislava twice in 2004, those pictures bring back a lot of memories of this hidden gem of a city - I certainly hope it stays that way and doesn't turn into such a tourist trap and bachelor/hen party hell as Prague, Budapest, Tallinn, Riga etc. are turning. I haven't flown to BTS, though, on both occasions I did the bus from VIE airport - very convenient as well. I think I should go back sometime soon, to try Danubewings...

Your experiences wih FR show how most flight experiences actually boil down to the crew onboard - even FR can be quite charming with the right set of crew, or like your PIK-STN flight it can be just horrible is the crew is disinterested, rude and not up to their job...

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
EDI – quickly turning into an FR strong-hold after many years of resisting FR’s Irish charms – has blossomed into quite a base and has quickly begun to outshine Prestwick (not a tricky task).

Yep, I was surprised to learn that they serve over 40 destinations ex-EDI while reading the latest FR inflight mag.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
I head to a bus station down by the Danube and hop on the public bus towards - well I can’t quite remember what it was called.

The Devlin Castle, right by the Danube and Austrian, Slovakian and Czech borders. A very nice place, my and my then girlfriend got scorched there during a hot day in August 2004  . The beer there was even cheaper than the already cheap beer in the city!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
My beer in the sun. Bliss

You detest Tesco but drink beer in *plastic* bottles? Come on, that's the ultimate in nastiness and cheapness!


User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 504 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10469 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 9):
I did pretty much the same as you earlier this year, except I spent one night here:

Hi Vasu, your right about that hotel, It's really recommendable. Not the greatest service but they give you some great soviet experience indeed. I've made tons of photos of the rooms, reception, restaurant, bar, elevators and corridors. It was that great. I also liked the fact that you had to shower on you knees, as the ceiling wasn't high enough   They have the hottest staffmembers too.


User currently offlineairpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 960 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10285 times:

Hey Luke

Oh wow. I love this trip report. Seriously. Rest assured this isn't a I-should-be-nice-because-he-spent-the-last-ten-and-a-half-months-laboring-over-this-thing type of compliment but hell, it's amazing! Thank you for keeping me in stitches - my Balinese masseuse, the supreme guardian of all wellness, says it's good for me to escape the shackles of "plush reports full of beautiful full-service carriers and delicately set out meal-trays" (can't imagine where she got that from). She is also rather intrigued - since I tell her everything, and she's highly analytical - that your share of the taxi fare to Glasgow is the equivalent of another 26.14 beer-tasting trips to Bratislava by FR. Still, she is impressed with your haggling skills and says you'd do really well in the more remote parts of Asia.  


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 10175 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
Nice report

Thanks Christian!

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 8):
tepped outside to old trams and beat up bendy buses I thought to myself "WTF?"

Yes - I love this feeling. It feels like the feeling you should get when you fly... sometimes Europe becomes a little 'unsurprising' so this is always good. I'd guess the closest you can get to Russia without a visa!

Quoting Vasu (Reply 9):
VERY interesting and cheap Soviet experience - give it a go if you venture back!

I will venture back for sure... I will definately bare that in mind. I am getting a little bit tired of mad rush day trips as so often I just begin to love a city and its back off to the airport... A night can seal the deal.

Quoting signol (Reply 10):
Nice report, brings back some memories of a visit there a few years ago.

Thanks - I am impressed by how many visitors Bratislava gets.... very encouraging

Quoting signol (Reply 10):
mainly due to meeting a couple of backpackers in the hostel (an Indian guy and and Israeli guy) so we went out and had some beers together!

Backpackers... a constant source of interest!

Quoting staralliance38 (Reply 11):
Wow! All for .01 pounds a flight?! Very interesting. Bratislava looks cool. I would love to travel to some Eastern European cities soon.

Yes you should absolutely give some a try. My personal favorite is still BUD but it gets a little touristy. Praha is hyped up!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
Great report on some good value-for-money things: FR flights and Slovakian beer

Thanks FF. Thats all I ask for in life - value! Ignoring the final beer, Slovakian beers was a revalation of quality

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
certainly hope it stays that way and doesn't turn into such a tourist trap and bachelor/hen party hell as Prague, Budapest, Tallinn, Riga etc. are turning.

Yes, its a bit annoying that these places get marred by this industry... You keep having to go further east I find. Lviv is one city I would love to visit.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
most flight experiences actually boil down to the crew onboard

Of course... they have the capacity to make it heaven or hell. I always wonder why some of these crew even choose the job, if you don't like dealing wtih customers don't be an FA! But its a mixed bag - I mean out of Scotland bases I have had total dogs, but also some of the most pleasant crew...

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
The Devlin Castle

Ah yes. Thanks. Its really a top spot - I was very happy I made the decision to get out the city.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
You detest Tesco but drink beer in *plastic* bottles? Come on, that's the ultimate in nastiness and cheapness!

haha. Yes I am a bit guilty here... to be fair the beer types in Tesco were very limited. I'm feeling more and more guilt about this move!

Quoting airpearl (Reply 14):
Oh wow. I love this trip report. Seriously

Airpear... what an honour to have a glowing review from such a fine wordsmith as yourself.

Quoting airpearl (Reply 14):
my Balinese masseuse, the supreme guardian of all wellness, says it's good for me to escape the shackles of "plush reports full of beautiful full-service carriers and delicately set out meal-trays"

Indeed- you'de be living in cloud cuckoo if you didn't get grounded by the occassional budget/ US carrier report. For Europe its fine, but anything longer and I'll take a good airline... Balinese masseuse - how charming! My most perfect massage was from a beautiful beautiful young girl in a Kuta backstreet. being only 19 I fell instantly in love. I went back the next day but got given a rougher diamond. But the other girl poked her head in... They are delicate masters at their trade.

Quoting airpearl (Reply 14):
that your share of the taxi fare to Glasgow is the equivalent of another 26.14 beer-tasting trips to Bratislava by FR

She is quite right. Its always a little upsetting when you get caught out in the UK and have to take emergency measures. I try to never use taxis as a golden rule. UK especially, but even abroad. Public transport is so much more of an eyeopener

Quoting airpearl (Reply 14):
he is impressed with your haggling skills and says you'd do really well in the more remote parts of Asia

Thank her! I am gracious... Haggling, yes, I have had a little bit of practising this in the Philippines, Indonesia etc. But the skills were perfected in India where I think in 3 months not one single person gave me the correct price. I'm in two minds... its great to be able to haggle ( and I wish you could do it in the UK!) but then it can be exhausting... thats why I liked Malaysia... you didn't have to battle for everything!

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 5):
Is there a high low-cost demand between UK and Slovakia? Were most of the pax British tourists or Slovaks?

I forgot to answer your question Alex - yes there is a low-cost demand and this is mostly through eastern europe workers seeking employment/ study in the UK. That makes up the most traffic, but also leisure people too. Almost all passengers were Slovaks. Backpackers have started using FR quite alot too for better mobility... cheaper than the train!



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 616 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10134 times:

Luke, well done on posting another brilliant and humourous report. You're humour is totally on my level.

A great read, although, I'll be honest, pretty gutted Deborah Meaden didn't make it into this report.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes of Ryanair Rudeness

1 hour 15 too long in my opinion.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
I get scolded for having my camera one whilst taxiing. Slut...

Say what you mean!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
You know I love just jetting out to somewhere with no hang-ups, no pretences and just enjoying the trip. All I was looking for was a good cheap beer really.

Exactly the same as you buddy, and, as always, the Beer is a real winner.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
indulged in a good few pints and some snacks and sat in the dying rays of the sun watching the various goings on.

I sense a theme here... Beer.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
The feet of the FR dragons... I enjoyed eavesdropping during the flight.

You don't see heels like that much nowadays... oh, don't we all.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Bratislava is excellent too and the airport easily accessible. I will not hesitate to be back in the future.

I've always fancied Bratislava and on your word, I think I will seriously consider this next time I fancy a jaunt off somewhere.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
Anyway. I hope you enjoyed this little TR. I realise that budget airlines don’t make the most thrilling reading experiences but I hope that wonderful BTS makes up for that.

They don't but your witty humour and writing style more than make up for the fact you're flying ultra-low-cost.

Thanks once again for posting, Can't wait for your next write up.

Matt  


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10045 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Hi Luke, great report, thanks for sharing! Brings back memories of BTS. Lovely city. But I have to say the terminal in one of your first pictures looks like hell...

Best regards,

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9761 times:

Hi LukyBoy

That's a quality report, well done!!! looking forward to read your next trip



Fly with Air Burundi, Air Tanzania, Air Uganda, Kenya Airways and Rwandair...Jumuiya ya Afrika mashariki
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9625 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 16):
Luke, well done on posting another brilliant and humourous report.

Yo Matt. Thanks!

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 16):
pretty gutted Deborah Meaden didn't make it into this report

haha - she can't be everywhere...

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 16):
Say what you mean!

Ha. well she was that typical sultry Scottish madam about things...

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 16):
I've always fancied Bratislava and on your word, I think I will seriously consider this next time I fancy a jaunt off somewhere.

You absolutely should. FR are always doing deals out there and its a great wee place... very beautiful woman too.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 17):
Hi Luke, great report, thanks for sharing!

Cheers Martijn

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 17):
But I have to say the terminal in one of your first pictures looks like hell...

It is. I used to be tolerant of Prestwick but I'm really sick and tired of it now.

Quoting eastafspot (Reply 18):
That's a quality report, well done!

Cheers Eastofspot...



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 616 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9495 times:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Thread starter):
FR are always doing deals out there and its a great wee place... very beautiful woman too.

I won't fly FR... EZY or nothing  


User currently onlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9093 times:

Hi Luke

I don't know why you put yourself though the misery of FR. PIK looked revolting. Bratislava is a very nice place. I remember seeing that house with the painted windows - was it near the cathedral? I had an amazing steak in town for about a fiver years ago (2005?!) - quite fancy a trip back. Was £120 for the taxi to Glasgow on the metre? Ridiculous!



http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights:LCY-ARN-AMS-LGW,STN-OTP-AMS-YUL,YQB-JFK-LAX-DUS-STN,LGW-DXB-BKK-HKG-
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8601 times:

Hi Gabriel. Sorry it took a little while to get back - was away sailing!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):
I don't know why you put yourself though the misery of FR

A contested argument! For me it is a) price (almost entirely) and b) the opportunity to get away abroad

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):
PIK looked revolting

It was. I try to avoid PIK at all costs now, and use FR through EDI instead. The only thing is FR don't run an EDI-STN service which is annoying. Ezy cover the route though

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):
was it near the cathedral?

Indeed, it was right beside it... I was on my way to the bus station near the Danube

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 21):
Was £120 for the taxi to Glasgow on the metre?

No it wasn't on the meter. We talked heatedly for many minutes about putting it on the meter. Personally I thought it was illegal not to in the UK. He said it was simply a standard price, late-night for a taxi. Again, I try to avoid taxi's whereever possible!



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineLYChemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1282 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8568 times:

Enjoyed reading about Slovakia and loved the picture of the "FR dragon." I hear they also have great mountain resorts there.

User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1142 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 8261 times:

Quoting LYChemsa (Reply 23):
Enjoyed reading about Slovakia and loved the picture of the "FR dragon." I hear they also have great mountain resorts there.

Thanks LYChemsa. I guess its Ok if you like their uncomfortable looking high-heels. I believe the crew on that flight were a friendly bunch of Edinburgh lassies...



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Pivo In Bratislava ; A Day With FR
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Christmas Shopping In London With FR (pics) posted Mon Dec 22 2008 05:20:59 by DALCE
Turkey Day With UA! ORF-IAD-MCO In Y (136 Pics) posted Sun Nov 30 2008 11:44:41 by StarAlliance38
Volare A332 In MXP And BGY-CRL-BGY With FR posted Wed Dec 24 2003 13:05:54 by DaV
Aer Lingus - 6 Flights Into/Out Of LHR In One Day! posted Wed Jun 17 2009 07:15:13 by EIDAA
All For The DC9: DTW-CVG-ORD-MSP-DTW In One Day posted Thu Apr 2 2009 06:58:54 by Stylo777
RTW In SQ First With Moscow Stopover, Part I posted Fri Mar 20 2009 18:19:40 by Joemac547
Bangalore From AMS And Back In J On AF With Pics posted Wed Nov 26 2008 10:06:39 by Henkybaby
UA777 ORD-LHR In C (1st Day LHR T1, Arr. Lounge) posted Sat Jul 5 2008 07:05:12 by Jamesontheroad
Flying With Ryan: DSA-DUB With FR posted Thu Apr 3 2008 07:50:27 by TUIflyer
Weekend In Bratislava (15-17 Feb 2008) posted Mon Feb 18 2008 02:40:15 by F.pier
Volare A332 In MXP And BGY-CRL-BGY With FR posted Wed Dec 24 2003 13:05:54 by DaV
Another Great Day With LH: AMS-MUC-FCO-FRA-AMS posted Sat Mar 31 2012 13:50:47 by adamspotter
A.net Meeting In Snowy Tallinn.U2 & FR STN-TLL-LTN posted Wed Jan 18 2012 14:25:31 by gabrielchew
Copenhagen In One Day: BRU-CPH-AMS-BRU SK/KL posted Fri Dec 23 2011 22:29:50 by BrusselsSouth
Lufthansa And A Hole In The Ceiling With Champagne posted Mon Nov 14 2011 09:32:58 by knightsofmalta
¡Hola Barcelona! Flying Irish With FR, EI, RE-pics posted Tue Jun 21 2011 15:51:04 by AmricanShamrok
Manx2: Dornier 228 And Let 410 In One Day! posted Tue Apr 19 2011 10:45:22 by LXM83
Lufthansa And A Hole In The Ceiling With Champagne posted Mon Nov 14 2011 09:32:58 by knightsofmalta
¡Hola Barcelona! Flying Irish With FR, EI, RE-pics posted Tue Jun 21 2011 15:51:04 by AmricanShamrok

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format