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CDG-AMS-LPI On AirFrance And KLM  
User currently offlinephotophil From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 211 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9337 times:

So, this is the return trip from the one shown here:

LPI-AMS-CDG On KLM And AirFrance (long) (by photophil Jul 4 2011 in Trip Reports)

I arrived from Tours at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport by TGV. This time it was a more modern double-decker train which gave a really quite and comfortable ride. After a short walk I arrived at the check in area of terminal 2F and it's self check in machines. I had already checked in online in morning from my hotel. Already at that time there had been no window seats left so i had chosen a middle seat on the A321 in the hope my neighbor would perhaps exchange seats with me. But ... no one ever knows ... so I checked again for seats at the self check-in and, hurray, one single window seat on the left was empty. So I quickly chenged my seat and wanted to print out the boarding card. All I got was a clock on the scree and the text "please wait" ... it was there ... still there ... after 2 minutes still there ... no boarding card.

I catched myself one of the AirFrance ladies running around and asked her if she could help me. She was quite suprised that it didn't worked. I gave her my reservation confirmation and we went to the next machine. She did everything again (luckily the system at least had saved my new seating choice), but when she came to the printing step ... yep, the system froze again  

She asked me to give her my passport and to go to the line for the bagge drop off. After some minutes she returned from a backside office with my boarding card so I could proceed. After getting rid of my suitcase I went to the already known spotting site between T2C and T2E. Oh, I was so lucky as just in that moment a big bird left  http://www.photo-phil.org/planepictures/CDGAMSLPI-02.jpg
Emirates A380

Then there came - maybe as a contrast - a cute little Babybus

AirFrance A318

And then - WOW - whats that ....

AirFrance A380

... thats so cool ... 2 A380 in just some minutes ...

After some break with a lot of small planes I got at least this beauty

AirFrance B777

As I still needed to get something to eat I started packing up my photostuff ... but whats that ... everything back out of my bag ... great

LANChile A340

So, now for the security and into the shell-like part of the terminal protruding onto the apron

CDG Terminal 2F

At the very tip there is again a nice view of planes taxiing along the 2B-2D-2F row of terminal builings. There were quite a lot of EasyJet around and that came these two beauties:

AirMauritius A340

AirFrance A330

After that I had to proceed to my gate - and just when walking down the tube to my plane for the flight to AMS they towed in this rare bird in one of the next positions. So I just stopped inside the tube and took out my camera again - that was chance not to miss


Then I finally proceeded into the plane and was greeted by the friendly AirFrance staff.

Paris CDG - Amsterdam
AirFrance, AF2240
18:25 - 19:40
Airbus A321, F-GTAI

We had quite a long taxi back to the norther pair of runways but that gave we the chance of some more photos at T1

Asiana B777

triple TAM Family Meeting

We left CDG direction to the east and when turning I got a glimpse of CDG already quite far behind us


The flight itself was quite uneventful. The staff served some drinks and snacks but nothing special. But - it's only a one hour flight - so, who cares. When approaching AMS we crossed some really impressive clouds.


After touchdown a had a quite nice view on the thrust reverse of our A321

Then I got some view of the Terminal with one Kenya Airlines and one PIA in front


During taxi we crossed at the end of a RWY with another plane just approaching


We passed by the Cityhopper fleet - AMS is such a blue place  http://www.photo-phil.org/planepictures/CDGAMSLPI-18.jpg


Finally we found our spot at dock C beside two italian ladys

Alitalia A320

One last glimpse on the plane that brought me here ...

AirFrance A321

... at the other side of Dock C

KLM B737

... before I went to the very end of dock B for some more spotting during my transfer time (which was rather short)

MartinairCargo B747

MartinairCargo MD11 and KLM Cargo B747

all the blue ... KLM Cityhopper E190

KLM Cityhopper F70

Izair A320

Emirates Cargo B747

Transavia B737

my connection flight was already assigned for boarding but luckily I had to wait for the second bus to arrive so I also got that one  http://www.photo-phil.org/planepictures/CDGAMSLPI-30.jpg
Qatar Cargo A300

Amsterdam - Linkoping
KLM, KL1183
20:45 - 22:35
Fokker 70, PH-KZG

I had a seat in the second last row of our Fokker 70 with an incredible viw directly into the engine

After quite a long taxi we departed from RWY36L.
During the 1:50 hour flight to LPI I had one of my best sundowns ever with the red ball slowly vanishing behind the clouded horizont





We arrived at LPI 5 minutes early and as everything is quite relaxed I took the chance of being the last one leaving the plane



Thanks for reading and I would welcome any comments


7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineba724 From Australia, joined Nov 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9288 times:

Hi Philip....Those A380's sure photograph well.

Quoting photophil (Thread starter):
As I still needed to get something to eat I started packing up my photostuff ... but whats that ... everything back out of my bag ... great

I have the same problem when I am spotting,it is hard to drag oneself away for a snack at times!

Some excellent photos,I am envious.Those sunset pics were just terrific,you also managed to show us a wonderful variety of aircraft and the close up shots of the thrust reverser and the engine were really good.I enjoyed your TR very much.
Best from Dave

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 7100 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9165 times:

Hi Philip,

another enjoyable report. The picture quality is outstanding!


Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSPLTA From Poland, joined Jun 2011, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9057 times:

Hello Philip,

it's nice to read about your return journey from France.

AF employee resolved your problem with the BP nicely.

Again, top quality pictures!

Thanks for sharing.


User currently offlinephotophil From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8935 times:

Thanks for all the comments on picture quality. Now I just have to see that I get some accepted into the standard database here  


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8717 times:

Nice return report as well. Love the pics taken on the AMS-LPI leg.

Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

Hi Phil,

Everything I said (well, typed) about the first part also applies to this return journey. Good stuff.

Hope you will be posting more reports in the future!

User currently offlinephotophil From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8238 times:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 6):
Hope you will be posting more reports in the future!

I will.
I still have some photos from a MUC-AMS-LPI trip beginning of year. And in september I will have a longer trip to the USA using KLM and Delta I will surely post about...


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