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Gdansk And The LOT Polish Embraer 175  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 25575 times:

Gdansk and the LOT Polish Embraer 175

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Czesc, dear readers,

back home from the latest experience

Spanish Compilation: NT-UX-JK Gomera-FRA (by FLIEGER67 Jun 13 2010 in Trip Reports)

for some six hours only, preparations,
shower and some sleep.

Now it´s Poland on the schedule, with a city that I want to visit since some years ago
and also a, according to my log, rare plane type.
And btw. it´s another new airport for me.

Thursday, 27.05.2010

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Service airberlin AB 6526 operated by TuiFly
Scheduled: 06.25 // 07.40




Indeed, it´s my cell phone, calling me off the bed at 03.30 am.
Pretty early, but when I want to catch my first flight of the day, no excuse here.
By car to STR, OLCI is quick and efficient on AB´s website Wednesday evening.
31 A, last row window, so it shows up on the seatmap, we will see.
The fare is pretty nice, some 30.-- Euro´s, done by LTURfly this time, the cheapest option.
Some minutes to wait at security today, lot´s of inexperienced vacationeer´s on travel.
No, they dont ever hear about that "new" security rules.
My flight seems ontime
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Where is gate 337?. It is a non-schengen gate at the far end of T3, first time for me from this one,
usually in service for TK or BA flights.
The plane is overnight here at STR, it looks like the scheduled 737-800.
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Surprise, D-AHFS, that´s never ever an AB registration.
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No, the owner is Tuifly, at first with Hapag-Lloyd from 21.05.2000, with AB from 27.03.2003 till 15.03.2006, further back to Hapag.
Hapag becomes Tuifly at 15.02.2007 and several sources see it with TuiFly till now.
But it is here in AB colours.
Leg no. 48 for me on type, the second leg on this plane.
Airfleets show´s 25 active 737-800 still in the X3 fleet.
There is a TV screen in the gate area and believe it or not, me boarding as the last passenger and what I see on the screen?.
Delays and cancellations at both Berlin airports due to groundstaff strike.
And here, boarding is ontime.
Cabin crew is ok, two females, two males. The purser introduces the whole staff by name, real nice.
The cabin looks like refurbished, new style, dark grey slimline Recaro leather seats.
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The load is around 90% and 31A is indeed the last row window, three seats for me here.
Cockpit crew is from Germany, the pilot with a warm welcome during boarding.
He told us the well known story about that groundstaff strike at TXL, some minutes delay ahead.
Note the small operated by TuiFly sign
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A view into the dark cabin
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On the way for runway 25 with an Bulgarian Air Charter MD on the apron
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We´re taking over three planes on the parallel taxiway and joining the runway not at the usual entrance, somewhere earlier.
Light rain here and the temperature is 13 degrees.
Also not the usual departure track today, a very fast takeoff run and an immediate sharp right turn directly above the city center, finally only some ten minutes late.
Flightlevel is 25000 feet, between the clouds, duration 55 minutes above ERF and LEJ.
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Service is free water, coffee and a breadroll.
The FO is also on the speakers inflight with detailed further informations.
Low clouds above Berlin, terra firma only to notice short ahead to touchdown on
the 3023 meters runway 08L.
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9 degrees and cloudy, not the welcoming weather here in Berlin.
It is 07.30 am, that means ten minutes ahead to schedule.
The parking spot is close to the entrance for the 08 runway´s, far from the terminal.
More than ten minutes to wait till stairs arrived an again some more minutes to wait for the bus.
A last pic from my seat
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D-AHFS on the apron at TXL
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Bye-Bye D-AHFS
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In the C terminal and up the stairs to the gate area, no extra security check this way.



Thursday, 27.05.2010

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Service airberlin AB 8496 operated by LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
Scheduled: 09.10 // 10.20



Most of the flights with minor delays and a heavy number of pax around.
Terminal C is not my favourite place at all, only a low number of less comfortable seats here.
C45 is the gate for my flight to Gdansk.
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The fare is also some 30.-- Euro´s, done by LTURfly together with the earlier flight.
A CO 752 and a group of ground staff no-workers
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Boarding is some minutes late till a bus arrived and it seems the ground staff will show us how hard it is to work out on the apron.
Close to 30 minutes in the bus with open doors, 8 degrees and light rain.
What to do to shorten the time?.
A nice american girl is also on the way for a short visit to Gdansk.
So we had a nice chat about that strike action, our travels and else.
This plane is on the apron since my arrival from STR
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Good looking, isnt it?
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It is D-ABQH, the scheduled Dash 8-400, a new entry to my log, leg no. 9 on type.
Since 30.05.2009 with LGW on AB services.
LGW operates actual 10 Dash´s.
The company is privately owned, all scheduled services nowadays running under the AB code.
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A close view during boarding
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Note the small operated by LGW sticker
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A pretty close view to the propeller
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It is indeed a Q400
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The german pilot with a detailed and very friendly welcome during boarding.
My view to the undercarriage
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And the cabin
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Dark blue leather seats, comfortable, clean.
My seat 18A, the third last row, the load is some 80% and also here, two for me.
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Some minutes delay due to that groundstaff strike. It is 09.40 am, 30 minutes delayed and finally departure from the 2428
meters runway 08R. Duration 1 hour, no route informations.
Flight level 23000 feet.
One male and one female cabin crew, arrogant, less interested, nothing special here.
Well that´s what I call a nice magazine cover, thumbs up AB
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/PL1001/PL1001026.jpg
And the safety card
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The FO with some more informations in a friendly style inflight.
Service is free coffee/water and a muffin.
Inflight close to GDN
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Above the suburbs of GDN
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The runway down there
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Close to touchdown, hard and heavy on the 2800 meters runway 29.
It is 10.30 am, some ten minutes delay.
The weather is not much better than in TXL, 10 degrees and cloudy.
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Also Wizz here at GDN
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My machine on the apron
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Some freighters in the background
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Bye-Bye to D-ABQH
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Close up from the bus
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Quickly out in the public for a closer look to the bus stop.
Check-in for my flight later in the afternoon is not open.
Not that well signed, this place is a large construction site today.
Finally with some local advice, the bus is on approach, three Zloty to the main train station.
Sea front view with the "Krantor"
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Some nice oldfashiond houses at the ul. Mariacka
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On the way to the harbour
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A view to a pretty small street
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Ah, this is Elzbieta from Gdansk!
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More seafront view
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The "Grünes Tor"
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The "Dlugi Targ"
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And the "Rechtstädtisches Rathaus"
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The "Krantor" en detail
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Traffic around the main train station
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The train station
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The bus is ontime and three Zloty´s later I´am back at the construction site called GDN.




Thursday, 27.05.2010

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Service LO 355 operated by LOT Polish Airlines
Scheduled: 15.30 // 17.15


This booking is done by Ebookers for some 40.-- Euro´s.
These company dont show you the airline code with the confirmation,
so LOT offers online check-in for flights from Poland to Germany but it doesn´t work for me
without the confirmation.
The terminal is unbelievable small and also the LOT check-in area.
Thanks god, no queue there, the girl is super friendly, 21D is the last row window, no action needed here, the system knows me well and secured my seat of choice, again two for me.
She also checked after a short chat the incoming flight from Warsaw, ontime so it seems.
SK on the way to ARN viewed from the public area, first level, the place is packed with people.
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No delay for my inbound flight
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The Wizz double on the apron
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The E145 still in service with LOT
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Wizz no. 3 on touchdown
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The LOT Embraer on take off
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Through security, only some minutes to wait.
What a tiny gate area, these place is more like a dirty and worn out train station.
No screen in the gate area or not working.
Believe it or not, one male restroom with two cabins for the whole Schengen gate area,
a steadily long queue in front of the female toilet.
Duty free like as big as my car garage and a non inviting looking small coffee bar.
And these all with two good loaded Wizz A320s nearly the same time on departure,
LH to MUC and my flight to FRA.
It seems my plane on finals
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Yes it is, touchdown
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Slowing down
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Taxi
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Behind the Wizz
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It is SP-LIB, as scheduled an Embraer 175, another new entry to my log,
only leg no. 2 on this type.
In service with LOT since 30.05.2006.
One of total 10 in the fleet.
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Taxi to the stand
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Wizz pushback
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SK just arrived from CPH
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Boarding by bus, from gate 5, I´am lucky, no rain during my time in the city and also no more rain during boarding
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Nice colours with the classic touch
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Yes, it is LOT
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Cabin view
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Leather seats in mixed colours, comfortable, real good legroom, clean.
The load is some 60 %.
Two male and one female FA, pretty nice in the end, a really interesting aviation related chat with one of the male FA´s, he also knows A.net.
Taxi to the active, 11 this time at 3.30pm with 12 degrees and rain.
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The duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Cockpit crew is from Poland, the captain with a short but detailed info during cruise.
No route information, flight level is 26000 feet.
This is the safety card
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And the actual magazine
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Above the clouds
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Another view to the cabin
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Thats LOT service nowadays, dont ask me what it is!
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Much better weather in FRA, partly cloudy and 17 degrees.
Touchdown at the 4000 meters runway 25R at 5.05 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule.
LH´s A380 at FRA
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And finally parked at the gate in FRA
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With no bag to collect I´am out in the public withhin minutes,
nevertheless to late for the earlier ICE service to STR,
but only some 30 minutes later the next is on schedule.
By ICE and the subway back to STR airport, collecting my car and back home at
around 9 pm.

Gdansk is a interesting city, show´s me a pretty historic feeling, I should visit it sometimes again.
AB by TUIfly is ok, lower level by LGW, but LOT is for sure the top here in terms of a price/earnings ratio, recommendable.

Seven hours now for further preparations, shower und some sleep.
Short nights seems now standard for me.
The next story is on finals
"The rare B717 from BCN to MRS".

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 25439 times:

Hi Markus,

Great report and nice pictures. The City of Gdansk looks very nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin looks like refurbished, new style, dark grey slimline Recaro leather seats.

I have experienced the same on a B 737-700 operated by TUIfly on behalf of Air Berlin. AB seems to have refurbished all cabins, even though many of them were still quite new.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nice colours with the classic touch

Indeed, the LOT livery is very classic. I like it.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 25230 times:

Hi Markus,

I can echo Christoph about Gdansk. It looks like a city I would have to visit sometime. A truly enjoyable read for this weekend.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The plane is overnight here at STR, it looks like the scheduled 737-800.

Did you have to go through the passport control? By the way, I like the STR non-Schengen aerobridge design.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
lower level by LGW

Too bad about the cabin crew. But, I must say the AB scheme fits Q400 perfectly.

Thank you for sharing this report.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlinebedo From Spain, joined Jul 2009, 57 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 25009 times:

Hi Markus!!

Great job as always!!

The Embraer really worth the trip, i´m a Embraer fan...

But the bombardier looks very nice on AB colors i have to put it on my to do list.

Thank you for sharing!!

Benito



bedo
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27006 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 24866 times:

Great report as usual Markus, I loved the photos and my favourite part was LOT's EJet , I have fond memories of those .

Happy flying

Philip


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 24594 times:

Hey, good to see some comments.


@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 1):
Great report and nice pictures. The City of Gdansk looks very nice.

Thank you and indeed, the city is worth to visit again.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 1):
I have experienced the same on a B 737-700 operated by TUIfly on behalf of Air Berlin. AB seems to have refurbished all cabins, even though many of them were still quite new.

An interesting notice, more AB flights here coming up.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 1):
Indeed, the LOT livery is very classic. I like it.

A 100% agreement, also my opinion.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
I can echo Christoph about Gdansk. It looks like a city I would have to visit sometime. A truly enjoyable read for this weekend.

Thank you.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Did you have to go through the passport control? By the way, I like the STR non-Schengen aerobridge design.

Passport control was not staffed this morning.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Too bad about the cabin crew. But, I must say the AB scheme fits Q400 perfectly.

Yeah, it looks not bad.


@Benito:

Quoting bedo (Reply 3):
Great job as always!!

Thank you.

Quoting bedo (Reply 3):
The Embraer really worth the trip, i´m a Embraer fan...

Me, too, the UX E-Jet is scheduled in September, BCN-PMI.

Quoting bedo (Reply 3):
But the bombardier looks very nice on AB colors i have to put it on my to do list.

Also my opinion, it looks nice.


@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 4):
Great report as usual Markus, I loved the photos and my favourite part was LOT's EJet , I have fond memories of those .

Thank you and the LOT E-Jet was for sure the top of the story.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 24454 times:

Hi Markus,

Thansk for this enjoyable read about your dayrip to Gdansk/Danzig - nice reading after getting home from Denmark just an hour ago!

It sure brings back a few memories, I did a weekend trip to Gdansk back in 2005 flying LO FRA-GDN-FRA, but on the E170s that time, no 175s, something I've yet to fly. I really liked the Dutch-influenced architecture at Gdansk, as is evident on some of your pictures as well. Did you have time to visit the maritime museum at all, I think that was quite the highlight back then? I stayed at the Holidy Inn right opposite the railway station which was visible from my room's window, so very familiar...

I also spent one night at GDN airport in 2008, flying TKU-GDN-DTM on Wizz...

I'm back for a daytrip in August, I think I'll head to Sopot for the beach but let's see.


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 24258 times:

Hi Markus,

now for me some time to read your report during this quiet night...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
several sources see it with TuiFly till now.
But it is here in AB colours.

But I guess it's still with TUIfly. Operated by TUIfly, it says on the safety card.
It's like the Q400. Operated by LGW. Basically the same situation don't you think?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Close to touchdown, hard and heavy on the 2800 meters runway 29.

No problems here with the gear? 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Believe it or not, one male restroom with two cabins for the whole Schengen gate area,
a steadily long queue in front of the female toilet.

Unbelievable. Do they need more money from the EU to get those restrooms get expanded?   For us every other corner is ok, so not really a need. But I guess a bit better facilities needs quickly be offered to the passengers. That's also where we' re paying airport taxes for... so really unacceptable at this airport I would say.

Regards
Eric



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 23951 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice day trip, if a little tired from the previous day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some minutes to wait at security today, lot´s of inexperienced vacationeer´s on travel.
No, they dont ever hear about that "new" security rules.

- Tell me about it, have they been living under a rock & can't they read the signs??!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Note the small operated by TuiFly sign

- Why is this, don't AB have enough planes or have they sold so many they now can't operate the schedule?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well that´s what I call a nice magazine cover, thumbs up AB

- Agreed, nice  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What a tiny gate area, these place is more like a dirty and worn out train station.
No screen in the gate area or not working.
Believe it or not, one male restroom with two cabins for the whole Schengen gate area,
a steadily long queue in front of the female toilet.
Duty free like as big as my car garage and a non inviting looking small coffee bar.

- Sounds like you don't want to spend too much time there.

Gdansk looks like a nice city to visit, thanks for sharing the images.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 23549 times:

Hey, good to follow that new comments.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Thansk for this enjoyable read about your dayrip to Gdansk/Danzig - nice reading after getting home from Denmark just an hour ago!

Thank you and good to hear that there is some Denmark comparison ahead.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
It sure brings back a few memories, I did a weekend trip to Gdansk back in 2005 flying LO FRA-GDN-FRA, but on the E170s that time, no 175s, something I've yet to fly. I really liked the Dutch-influenced architecture at Gdansk, as is evident on some of your pictures as well. Did you have time to visit the maritime museum at all, I think that was quite the highlight back then? I stayed at the Holidy Inn right opposite the railway station which was visible from my room's window, so very familiar...

A 100% agreement, the time was short and the weather was ok, so I´ve decided for walking the city instead of the Museum.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
I'm back for a daytrip in August, I think I'll head to Sopot for the beach but let's see.

Sounds really nice.


@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
now for me some time to read your report during this quiet night...

Good to know.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
But I guess it's still with TUIfly. Operated by TUIfly, it says on the safety card.
It's like the Q400. Operated by LGW. Basically the same situation don't you think?

Absolutely, the interesting point was that several sources dont noticed it.
More strange was TXL-STR on the return from Denmark.
The plane painted operated by Tuifly, nothing inside and also the FA´s which I´ve asked:
"Is this now airberlin or Tuifly answered", airberlin, no question!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
No problems here with the gear?

Not at all, remember that FB discussion around BT´s new planes.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
Unbelievable. Do they need more money from the EU to get those restrooms get expanded? For us every other corner is ok, so not really a need. But I guess a bit better facilities needs quickly be offered to the passengers. That's also where we' re paying airport taxes for... so really unacceptable at this airport I would say.

100% my point, improvement is really needed.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
Nice day trip, if a little tired from the previous day.

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Tell me about it, have they been living under a rock & can't they read the signs??!!

Count my wife also in!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
Why is this, don't AB have enough planes or have they sold so many they now can't operate the schedule?

Not sure, but it seems they change from leased Germania planes to more Tuifly.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
Agreed, nice

Absolutely.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Sounds like you don't want to spend too much time there.

Not more as ever needed.

Gdansk looks like a nice city to visit, thanks for sharing the images.

Also my opinion.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6432 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 23057 times:

Hi Markus,

Yet another interesting read. Sounds like an enjoyable trip! Gdansk looks very nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Indeed, it´s my cell phone, calling me off the bed at 03.30 am.

Going back to my reply to the previous report.. Man.. I don't think my enthusiasm for planes stretches quite that far!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a TV screen in the gate area and believe it or not, me boarding as the last passenger and what I see on the screen?.
Delays and cancellations at both Berlin airports due to groundstaff strike.

I guess all the problems would be at the other end.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thanks god, no queue there, the girl is super friendly, 21D is the last row window, no action needed here, the system knows me well and secured my seat of choice, again two for me.

And just like that, you get your favourite seat! Haha.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"The rare B717 from BCN to MRS".

Looking forward to reading it.


Regards,
Nicholas



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 22941 times:

Hi Markus,

Reading your report you would never think it was May when you took the trip. What truly awful weather. The grey skies in Gdansk make it look more like November.

Your photo of the FIDs screen at TXL showing all the AB flights - does this mean they have exclusive use of Terminal C?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Close to 30 minutes in the bus with open doors, 8 degrees and light rain.

Truly horrible. I think they made their point.

The Dash looks smart in the AB colours, makes a nice change from the usual machines!

And finally sounds like GDN airport is one to avoid, what with the toilets and the shops. Just imagine a 3 hour delay....

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 22864 times:

Hey, nice to follow more comments.

@Nicholas:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
Yet another interesting read. Sounds like an enjoyable trip! Gdansk looks very nice.

Thank you and indeed Gdansk is a nice historic town.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
Going back to my reply to the previous report.. Man.. I don't think my enthusiasm for planes stretches quite that far!

That was indeed a "hard" week.
20 legs at all!.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
I guess all the problems would be at the other end.

Believe it or not, done another connection at TXL last Thursday and was welcomed in the delayed plane with the information that the
ground staff was once again on strike at my travel day.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
And just like that, you get your favourite seat! Haha.

That´s it, the super friendly check in girl and me had a good laugh about it together.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
Looking forward to reading it.

Just on the final assembly line!


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Reading your report you would never think it was May when you took the trip. What truly awful weather. The grey skies in Gdansk make it look more like November.

Good point, some sun and that looks like much nicer.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Your photo of the FIDs screen at TXL showing all the AB flights - does this mean they have exclusive use of Terminal C?

Seems so, both last visits was AB only at TC.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
Truly horrible. I think they made their point.

So it was.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
The Dash looks smart in the AB colours, makes a nice change from the usual machines!

First time for me on the AB/LGW Dash, looks indeed nice.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):
And finally sounds like GDN airport is one to avoid, what with the toilets and the shops. Just imagine a 3 hour delay....

No way to stay there that long, leaving the gate area is the only way to go there.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 22660 times:

Great report with great pictures! Gdansk looks like a nice little town. and the Embraer 175 looks great too.

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 22559 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
Great report with great pictures! Gdansk looks like a nice little town. and the Embraer 175 looks great too.

Lars, thanx a lot for you´re reply.
Best wishes to the States, I should visit LAX sometimes soon, maybe in autumn.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6811 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 22391 times:

Hi Markus,

I'm back from vacation so it was time to read your latest report. Once again you chose an interesting routing, nice to get an impression of LO's E175. I still need to fly on that type after trying all other variants.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thats LOT service nowadays, dont ask me what it is!

Looks quite strange.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 22285 times:

Thanks for the report from flights I'd probably not be fortunate enough to take. I think you're assesment of LOT being the best is probably something I'd agree with ... weird sandwich/wrap notwithstanding. Also, the legroom onboard LO seems far more generous than on AB. I have flown their 320 once on STN-MAN and remember being super cramped.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Where is gate 337?. It is a non-schengen gate at the far end of T3, first time for me from this one,
usually in service for TK or BA flights.

= By the way, fascinating gate numbering system. I first thought that the first digit corresponded to the terminal. But no so. Are there really so many gates?

Saludos and thanks for sharing,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 22273 times:

Hola Markus!

Again an interesting report and a nice collection of planes.

Those Dash 8-400 are really great, I have seen them many times at TXL and they look really superb... I can tell you were not disappointed with their performance, were you?

LOT interiors look really smart, I should give them a try to WAW one of these days. I only wish my schedules at work were as flexible as yours... only allowed to fly freely on weekends by now.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The rare B717 from BCN to MRS


Sounds very interesting, I realised JK started this service recently and looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing it.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 22212 times:

Hey and good to see more comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
I'm back from vacation so it was time to read your latest report. Once again you chose an interesting routing, nice to get an impression of LO's E175. I still need to fly on that type after trying all other variants.

Thank you and looking now for some more interesting stories from you´re point of view.
I like the E175, a comfortable plane.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Looks quite strange.

And smells also so.


@Alex:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 16):
Thanks for the report from flights I'd probably not be fortunate enough to take. I think you're assesment of LOT being the best is probably something I'd agree with

Thank you and indeed LO was the top here.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 16):
Also, the legroom onboard LO seems far more generous than on AB.

A 100% agreement.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 16):
By the way, fascinating gate numbering system. I first thought that the first digit corresponded to the terminal. But no so. Are there really so many gates?

No way that much gates here, they count it up only.


@Roger:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Again an interesting report and a nice collection of planes.

Thank you.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Those Dash 8-400 are really great, I have seen them many times at TXL and they look really superb... I can tell you were not disappointed with their performance, were you?

Sure, I like the Dash also, it´s a nice machine, good performance from my point of view.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
LOT interiors look really smart, I should give them a try to WAW one of these days. I only wish my schedules at work were as flexible as yours... only allowed to fly freely on weekends by now.

Do it and with the schedules, also up´s and down´s here.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Sounds very interesting, I realised JK started this service recently and looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing it.

Maybe online during the weekend.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineloveofflying From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 22199 times:

I beg to differ about Gdansk! Torun (Poland) On AC In J (lie-flat Beds), LH/LO Y (by loveofflying Jun 23 2010 in Trip Reports)


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months ago) and read 22049 times:

Hey, loveofflying,

Quoting loveofflying (Reply 19):
I beg to differ about Gdansk!

I will check it out.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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