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A Day In Hamburg On Air Berlin  
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9042 times:

Back in April, Air Berlin had a 2 day sale with some pretty cheap flights available. Believe it or not, I’d never flown with them before and decided it was time to do something about it. After all, they are the second biggest carrier out of Zurich. I asked a friend from work if she fancied a day trip somewhere and we settled on Hamburg, booked for a very reasonable 94CHF each.

OLCI was done the day before, very easy and with a good selection of seats (are you listening LX?!).

Thursday 24th June
Only 4 days after returning from Mykonos:
In Search Of The Sun: ZRH-JMK (by infodesk Jul 2 2010 in Trip Reports)
…… it was time to fly again. After a late shift at work, my alarm woke me the next morning at 5.15 and I set off shortly before 6. Too early really, but the traffic gets really bad and I didn’t want to risk getting held up. At the airport at 6.30, a quick chat with my colleagues and then I met up with my friend at 7 at Starbucks. I tried to reprint my boarding pass from the kiosk but it wouldn’t let me and I didn’t fancy joining the queue at the desks.

FIDS
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We proceeded through boarding pass control where it was time for some duty free shopping, well worthwhile with our staff discount. We were at Gate B04 in good time as security wasn’t busy. This would be my first time departing from the new Schengen B Gates, they are mainly used by AB, MA, AF and KL.

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AB8683
ZRH-HAM
STD 0835 / ATD 0900
STA 1005 / ATA 1010
A319-100 D-ABGA
Seat 5F

Boarding started bang on 8.00 and we were bussed out to the aircraft.
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Company A321
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How come AB manages two sets of stairs but LX only ever have one on the open stands ?
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After a year with Independence Air, the aircraft was delivered to AB in 2006. Boarding was nice and organised, lots of business travellers on this flight. Newspapers and boiled sweets could be taken at the doors and I settled down in row 5. A second bus load of passengers arrived, but the aisle seat remained free. 110 passengers were on board today.

The doors were closed promptly and then the pilot welcomed us. It was quite difficult to hear the announcement, but the gist was that we would be delayed for a while until we received a slot in Hamburg. One of the runways was closed for maintainence. We were happy to chat and catch up on things until we pushed back at 0850.

The cabin crew did the safety demo as there were no drop-down screens on this aircraft.

The big boss at ZRH
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Dock A
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Swiss Avro
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Helvetic F100 & Darwin Saab 2000
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Take off was from runway 28 at 0900. We banked sharply to the left, flew over Zurich and were treated to some lovely views of the Alps on this glorious day.

LX, CO &UA at Dock E
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Spot the A380


Runway 16
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16 & 14
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Heading towards the Lägern
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Neuenhof & Wettingen
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Just beautiful
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Zurich & the lake from above
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Zurich HB, main railway station
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Looking up the lake
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Greifensee


Military airfield at Dübendorf


Pfäffikersee
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Crossing Lake Constance – the reflection of the sun looks uncannily like a map of Greenland


As the announcements were so quiet I didn’t catch much about the routing or our cruising altitude, just that we would be flying over Hanover.

There were 3 females cabin crew members on the flight. The purser wasn’t the friendliest of people, she looked bored stiff during the safety demo and had evidently never been told what a smile was.

Service began promptly, we had the choice between a brezel and a Swiss Birchermüseli.
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Safety card, only valid for 4 aircraft


Our flying time was 1hr10 and before long the engines quietened and we started our descent for Hamburg.


The Elbe in sight
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Landing was at 1010 on runway 33.

Sky A320
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Air Transat, one weekly flight to YYZ with an A310
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Hello easy!
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Thanks AB !
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We were bussed to the terminal building and made our way to arrivals T1.
Baggage claim
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Arrivals
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Shopping corridor connecting T1 & T2


What do you do when you’re in a new airport and need some help? Go to the information desk of course! After visiting the one up in the check-in area, we proceeded to the Airport Office, where they help with more touristy questions. After explaining that we work at the desk in Zurich, we got the special treatment  http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/hanval/Hamburg/Hamburg058.jpg

Airport railway station
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The train the Hamburg city centre runs every 10 minutes and takes about 30 minutes. We alighted at the „Landungsbrücken“ and went on a boat tour of the canals in the Speicherstadt and the harbour itself. A gentleman was quick to sell us tickets and told us the boat would leave at 12.00. Well, 12.00 came and went, still so sign of any action and more and more passengers kept turning up. When the captain finally boarded at 1220, my friend gave him a piece of her mind. It seems they’d deliberately waited until the boat was full before setting off.

Despite this start, the cruise turned out to be worthwhile. First we sailed along the canals of the Speicherstadt, before returning to the Elbe where we saw a lot of the port. Very interesting when you live in a landlocked country and don’t usually see ships of this size.

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Some familiar up in the sky…..
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The lock we passed through
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Container terminal
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Just huge
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Fischmarkt,sadly no market today
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This cruise ship had to cut its journey short due to engine trouble
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Dock 17, where the Queen Mary 2 is often looked after
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Back at the Landungsbrücken
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After this trip we had a nice lunch on the riverside before heading back into the city centre. Well, two ladies in Hamburg, plus a good exchange rate for us at the moment - we had to do a a bit of shopping  

A good spot for lunch
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Landungsbrücken


Not a lake but the Alster river
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Town hall
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I was very pleasantly surprised by Hamburg. I somehow had expected the city to be more industrialised and had no idea how green it is. Definitely a place to return to and spend a bit longer in. The Airbus factory would also be worth a visit.

Around 6.30 we headed back to the airport. We already had our boarding passes, so collected our bags from the left luggage office and proceeded through security. I really liked Hamburg airport, both terminals are light, spacious and airy. Airside is also a nice simple layout, great for not-so-frequent travellers. Once through I did a final bit of shopping and was delighted to find some Fazermint Finnish chocolates . Having a wealth of choccie in Switzerland it’s not easy to find „exotic“ brands like this!

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Airside
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There was an announcement that our flight was going to be delayed, as the inbound from Zurich was late arriving. We didn’t mind, it was a lovely evening with the sun streaming in through the windows and we were happy to sit and chat at our Gate, C07.

AB8714
HAM-ZRH
STD 2045 / ATD 2130
STA 2210 / ATA 2230
A319-100 HB-IOX
Seat 5 A


I’d guessed that we might get a Swiss based aircraft on the return leg, as it was the last flight of the day. This was indeed the case, an A319 in the new colours, delivered less than two years ago.

Our aircraft
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Boarding started at 2105, quick & organised. The usual papers were on offer again although there weren’t many takers and friendly purser was actively encouraging people to help themselves. As this was a newer aircraft with the drop down screens, a manual safety demo like on the way out wasn’t necessary. Comfy recaro seats and good legroom.

Pushback at 2120
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Take off was at 2130


We banked and had a nice view of the airport in the distance


Pity it was getting darker and darker as we flew over the city. Here you can see the runway at the airbus factory at Finkenwerder
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The captain made a friendly announcement shortly after take off. He was Swiss and the first officer was German. Our routing was to be over Frankfurt and then west of Stuttgart and on to Zurich, flying time about 1 hour.

The service started promptly. We were served by the purser, a German who obviously loves his job and was joking with the passengers. When the woman infront of me asked for a tea, he answered „With milk or lemon? Or maybe salt or pepper“?“ She didn’t seem too amused at this and he quickly added „Well madam, tastes are different these days“.

Snack was a choice of sweet or salty, here’s mine:
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My friend treated herself to a bottle of wine, so she got both snacks:
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Cabin shot on descent
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Before long we were on approach to Zurich. Nice views again of the sea of lights beneath us. We landed at 2230 on runway 28 and taxied round to our open stand, where we were bussed to the terminal. As we had no bags to collect, I was back in the flat 1 hour after landing.

Back in Zurich
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My verdict
A very positive first experience with Air Berlin. A bargain fare, two good flights (except for the lack of smiles on the outbound) and a most enjoyable day in Hamburg. Definitely something to do again soon.

My next report will be about a day trip to London with fellow member Markus, courtesy of AF and the A380.

Comments welcome as always.

Happy flying
Infodesk


"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinethomil13FRA From Ireland, joined Jul 2010, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8871 times:
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Great Trip report

I was born near Hamburg, so it's nice to see some pics from my former home. I'll be flying up there in three weeks for a three day mini-cruise to Oslo. So you can expect another TR before the end of August.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
This cruise ship had to cut its journey short due to engine trouble

Engine trouble is the understatement of the month. An engine room fire broke out while the ship was docked in Eidfjord, Norway in May 2010. The entire ship was evacuated and firefighters fought from noon until 6 PM to get the fire back under control. The ship was left without engines and had to be towed back to Hamburg. Made quite a lot of headlines here in Germany.


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2472 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8550 times:

Hi Hannah,

You have definitely chosen the most suitable time to travel. Stunning view out of the window. Sunny weather on arrival in Hamburg. You have made it a successful day trip.

I have never been flying with AB myself. Impressive how AB can offer newspapers and sweets for free before boarding and a meal choice.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
We were served by the purser, a German who obviously loves his job and was joking with the passengers. When the woman infront of me asked for a tea, he answered „With milk or lemon? Or maybe salt or pepper“?“ She didn’t seem too amused at this and he quickly added „Well madam, tastes are different these days“.

I just love such wonderful genuine service.

Thanks for sharing. I start to miss that sunny weather right now.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8502 times:

Hi Hannah!

A very entertaining read about your long day out in Hamburg! Glad that you finally managed to try Air Berlin, it's a very good airline in all respects!

Hamburg is a fab city, very green as you mentioned and the general vibe of that place is just very buzzing. I like it a lot. Never taken one of those boat tours but I've wondered around the Speicherstadt on the ground, though.

And as you mentioned, being the richest city in Germany and all that - the shopping is excellent if that's your thing.

Looks like you got lucky with the weather as well.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
booked for a very reasonable 94CHF each.

A bargain if ever!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
delayed for a while until we received a slot in Hamburg. One of the runways was closed for maintainence.

At least no bigger harm was done - just remember what happened to Markus when they were doing some runway works the previous time there!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Military airfield at Dübendorf

Hmm, is this the one housing the small aviation museum? If so then I've been there - and there was a Ju-52 flying out that day, I had an incredible experience of standing just outside the perimeter fence, less than 50 meters from "Tante Ju" when she spooled up all the three engines - that blast of wind and noise was just awesome!

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Service began promptly, we had the choice between a brezel and a Swiss Birchermüseli.

Errr, what's that? Müsli in a bowl? With no milk?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):

I’d guessed that we might get a Swiss based aircraft on the return leg, as it was the last flight of the day.

Interesting, I didn't know they were adding new planes to the Swiss fleet. These all are operated under the Belair AOC, I guess?

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
Fischmarkt,sadly no market today

Tell me about it - I was once there in the middle of January at 8.00 on a Sunday morning and the party was just getting started. The weather outside was horrible (surprise), but inside a very warm feeling with a band playing and everybody having the time of they life. An amazing experience.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5169 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8477 times:

Hey, Hannah,

what a superb nice Monday afternoon read.
Really good pictures and with that nice weather all around it seems that was worth the way to go for Hamburg.
I like these city also, you know, every time when me and Jan heading there we need to go for the Speicherstadt,
especially the "Miniatur-Wunderland".

Looks like AB does good service on you´re flights also in comparison to the fare payed.
Good to see that the airport train is running, my last time there was the slow bus transfer.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
My next report will be about a day trip to London with fellow member Markus, courtesy of AF and the A380.

Ah, you know, looking forward to you´re new story.

Best wishes,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: Capital travel on schedule!.
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

Hi guys, thank you for all your comments, much appreciated!

Quoting thomil13FRA (Reply 1):
I was born near Hamburg, so it's nice to see some pics from my former home.

I too always find it interesting see how others portray an area familiar to oneself. They often see things differently to someone who’s lived there a number of years.

Thanks for the info about the cruise ship. I do vaguely remember hearing something about the incident now but hadn’t put two & two together. It certainly was a major happening.

Hi Suyro,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
I have never been flying with AB myself. Impressive how AB can offer newspapers and sweets for free before boarding and a meal choice.

They certainly offer a very comprehensive service, I was very plesantly surprised. Definitely worth trying if you get a chance.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
You have made it a successful day trip.

Indeed, a really nice summer outing!

Hyvää päivää FlyingFinn!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Hmm, is this the one housing the small aviation museum?

Correct. I had the pleasure of taking a Tante Ju flight from there a couple of years ago, it was glorious day and we flew over the Alps. Breathtaking doesn’t even beging to describe it.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Müsli in a bowl? With no milk?

Ah, you haven’t tried this Swiss speciality then…?! Mixed with fruit, nuts, milk, cream and yoghurt, it makes a delicious and filling breakfast.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Interesting, I didn't know they were adding new planes to the Swiss fleet. These all are operated under the Belair AOC, I guess?

They sadly got rid of the 767 and two 757s and replaced them with the Airbuses. Some of the charter flights still operate with 4T flight numbers.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Tell me about it - I was once there in the middle of January at 8.00 on a Sunday morning and the party was just getting started. The weather outside was horrible (surprise), but inside a very warm feeling with a band playing and everybody having the time of they life. An amazing experience.

Sounds great. Another reason to return one day.

Hi Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Really good pictures and with that nice weather all around it seems that was worth the way to go for Hamburg. I like these city also

Thanks, also for the tips you gave me about the city.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Looks like AB does good service on you´re flights also in comparison to the fare payed.
Good to see that the airport train is running, my last time there was the slow bus transfer.

No complaints from me, excellent value for money. When you think what train fares can cost, it’s incredible to able to fly for so little money. Don’t like the sound of the bus transfer, bet that was really tedious, particularly in the rush hour.

Happy flying
Infodesk   



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 501 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7643 times:

Hi Infodesk,

This is a great report of flying AB. I've always liked this airline and their service looks fine. I especially noticed ZRH's very fine appearance.

Hamburg looks like a nice place to visit someday. All these German city's seem to have such major airports.

Great pictures too.

Tim,


User currently offlineAYA333 From Finland, joined Aug 2008, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7340 times:

A very interesting report, Hannah!

I did fly to Hamburg a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I have to admit that I was positively surprised by the airport. Everything went smoothly and there was a lot of space - something that we no more have at HEL.

I´m also looking forward to your next report!



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User currently offlinevio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1427 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7336 times:

Very nice report Hannah,

I really enjoyed the photos, especially the ones from the city! Quite interesting. Oh, good ol' Air Transat. I didn't know that TS brought their A310s there. Just a quick advice. I did a trip report yesterday and I had the same result with the images being beside each other, dispite the fact that I pressed enter between rows. Anyway, I think that's a Photobucket thing, or if not, it's an A.net thing. Well to fix it, what I would do is put a "-" (little dash) between photos so:

[IMG]enter link here...

-

[IMG] enter link here...

Otherwise, great report! Thank you so much for sharing! I need to come see CH soon. It's one of the only countries in Europe I haven't been to yet.



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26990 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7263 times:

Very nice report and pics, glad you had a good day trip.

Look forward to the next one

OA260


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7219 times:

Hallo Hannah!

Thanks for this interesting read of your Hamburg experience. Wonderful pictures, so to say. Clear and sharp. Great views on departure from ZRH with that morning sunlight!
I always love(d) to fly AB, sadly difficult for me nowadays from AMS, with that horrible schedules to PMI and RMI only. Although TXL would come back on the programm this winter I heard, let's hope this will become reality (also easyJet starting SXF-AMS, so competition becomes huge!)

Hamburg is on almost top position of German cities. Beautiful, the harbour, the Speicherstadt, and as Markus pointed out, the Miniatur-Wunderland is really worth a visit if you like the miniatur-Eisenbahn   We do, to say at least.
Shopping is good also! Did you spend some time in das Alsterhaus? Really worth a visit.

It seems you fly a lot lately. Infected by the virus also now?  

Grüße,
Eric



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Thank you all for these latest comments!

Jani,

Quoting AYA333 (Reply 7):
I did fly to Hamburg a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I have to admit that I was positively surprised by the airport. Everything went smoothly and there was a lot of space - something that we no more have at HEL.

Glad to hear you liked HAM too. I really liked HEL airport when I last used it on 2007, but I guess a lot has changed since then. Shame!

Hi Vio

Quoting vio (Reply 8):
Quite interesting. Oh, good ol' Air Transat. I didn't know that TS brought their A310s there.

Seems to be a regular service, every Thursday so demand must be good. Thank for your tip about the photos. Yes, I was wondering why the pictures kept appearing together despite me leaving a space, so now I know!

Goedendag Eric!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 10):
always love(d) to fly AB, sadly difficult for me nowadays from AMS, with that horrible schedules to PMI and RMI only.

Shame that there is such a poor selection of routes on offer with AB from AMS. It will be interesting to see what the winter brings....

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 10):
Shopping is good also! Did you spend some time in das Alsterhaus? Really worth a visit.

Well, as you mention it, the Alsterhaus was where we did most of our shopping! A very nice department store.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 10):
It seems you fly a lot lately. Infected by the virus also now?

In comparison to others it's not a lot! But I have to do at least one trip a month  

Happy flying
Infodesk   



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

Hi Hannah,

Great report and lots of very nice pictures - well done!   It sounds like you had a lot of fun on your day-trip and I guess the fantastic weather added the last bit of even more positive impression. Your pictures taken after departure from ZRH are just great - I really love the landscape there.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
After all, they are the second biggest carrier out of Zurich.

Interesting - I had never imagined that.

Quoting infodesk (Thread starter):
plus a good exchange rate for us at the moment

Well, I remember my last visit to Switzerland - only it was the other way round...    

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

Hi Christoph,

Thanks for your nice reply and glad you liked the pictures! Yes, it's hard to believe just how AB have expanded here at ZRH and they are a really major player in the success of the airport.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 12):
Well, I remember my last visit to Switzerland - only it was the other way round...

I can imagine! It's the same problem for my Mum when she comes to visit from England, it's so expensive for her at the moment.

Happy flying
Infodesk   



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

After hearing about AirBerlin joining Oneworld, thought I would have a look at some TRs on here.

Very nice TR you have done, looks like you both had a fun on the flights, and of course shopping  

Dan


User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1268 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6592 times:
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Such an excellent report, it's like I almost took it myself. Great to see pictures of your trip on the ground (or water   ) as well. Thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6410 times:

Nice to see more comments, glad you both enjoyed reading it!

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 14):
After hearing about AirBerlin joining Oneworld

Yeah, that was a bit of a surprise!



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