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With SAS To Skiathos (+ Spotting At Skiathos)  
User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9138 times:

Hello, and welcome my first trip report, which will feature a two SAS segments, and spotting at the SXM of Europe – Skiathos.
I’m only 13, and my English isn’t the best. Please be easy on any spelling mistakes I might do! Oh, and you’ll have to endure my bad humor. I just can’t help it.   

Background

Some time ago, my mum and one of her best friend decided to go on vacation, with her friends kids and me. Our focus was set at Greece, a place where my mum’s friend always wanted to visit. Greece it was, and now it was time to search for a good package deal.

I suggested we could combine a Norwegian flight to Athens with a propeller flight to one of the islands, though that didn’t really suit the women, who thought that was too complicated.  
Oh well. Finally we decided for an Airtours package to the island of Skopelos, the place where the “Mamma Mia” movie was filmed (Oh come on guys. It’s not that hard to figure out why we chose Skopelos!  )

As Skopelos doesn’t have its own airport, we would be flying to the neighbor island of Skiathos, also known as the SXM of Europe – Now this is starting to get interesting…

The flights was to be operated by SAS, however it was hard to find out which plane type who were to operate the flights, as that information wasn’t available on the Airtours website. A look in the database combined with a Google search seemed to hint that the flights were to be operated by a Boring 737-800, which I have flown way too many times (read: I have flown Ryanair way too many times.) If only the Mad dogs would be doing those charter flights anymore…

Before the trip I also got permission to borrow my dad’s friends Nikon DSLR – Thanks again!

Leg one: ARN-JSI

Today’s flight would be leaving at 6:00, so alarm would be set a 2:30 – Ouch!
After we woke up, we took the subway to the Stockholm bus Terminal, and then the first airport coach of the day to Arlanda Airport!

The Arlanda control tower – Quite stylish if you ask me


Before checking in, I wanted to check out what was going at Sky City, where one can have some good views of aircraft at the westernmost pier at Terminal 5, as well as some aircraft at terminal 4.

CSA A319


The OLCI didn’t seem to work on the SAS website, as we didn’t have a SAS booking number, so this time the self-check-in kiosks at the airport was used. The machine randomly assigned us 21A and B, but those seats were good, so I’m not complaining! It also turned out our friends got 20A-C, so we were lucky this time!

Airside, we went to meet our friends at a café. However I soon left our company to check out the traffic:

Flew on this A333 to Cyprus and back in 2010 when it still was in full MyTravel colours.

After seeing that I went to check out the registration of my plane – and more important which type it was!

LN-RNU would be operating the flight to Skiathos today, which is positive, as it would be my third flight on a 737-700, and first flight on SAS example.
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Some other traffic:

KLM to AMS:


This E170 is operating the newly instated BA Citiflyer LCY-ARN service.


Kind of like this picture with a SAS mad dog and the sunrise behind, even if ithe picture is dark.


Soon it was time for boarding, starting around 20 mins before scheduled departure time. Looks like we are going to have a small delay!

The cockpit from Outside the airplane


And from the inside (There was no problem to have look, and the crew were just happy to let my take this picture!

After taking our seats, I was surprised how big the 73G winglet were!


The obligatory legroom shot (note: I’m not that tall (1.69), so this photo may be a bit misleading)
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Scandinavian Airlines System SK7601 (3rd time on this airline)
ARN-JSI / ESSA-LGSK
Boeing 737-783 – LN RNU (3rd flight on this type, 1st time on LN-RNU) Seat 21A Scheduled / Actual departure time - 6.00/6.20

The captain made a small welcome speech:
“Ladies and gentlemen, My name is Mr. Leijon, and I’m your captain for today’s flight. There is nice weather along our route, and we at SAS wish you a pleasant flight!”

Soon after that, we began our taxi to Runway 19L, passing Lufty on the way.


I didn’t know someone had a DC-8 stored here – Anyone know more about this?


The spotters place


We taxied right on to Runway 19L, and the guys in the cockpit applied full power without stopping!

Here we go:
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Barkaby Airfield – Was a GA airport but is now closed
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Bromma Airport, the City airport of Stockholm


Cruising
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Inflight, two cards to be sent around the cabin was handed out, consisting of some information about the flight:

SK7601
Cruising altitude: 12000m, translating to 39 370 feet. (Is that correct? It seems very high?)
The takeoff weight: 61600kg.
On the card was also a map, with routing of the flight which was: ARN-GDN-KRK-Eastern Hungary-Eastern Macedonia-SKG-JSI.

Soon after we read the card, the captain made an announcement that we would soon begin our descent in to Skiathos, and he advised us to use the bathroom, because it would be locked in about five minutes. Of course, a huge cue to the toilets was formed seconds after – Always find that amusing.  

The greek islands look beautiful


At this point of the flight, we had some company – I personally like this picture.
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I caught a glimps out of the other window, and saw Skiathos airport, meaning that we were on the downwind leg for Runway 2.

Skopelos
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As I was seated on the left side on the aircraft, I was treated with some nice views of the Skiathos Town.



Passing above the infamous road – I would be standing here in some days. [insert picture]


After landing we turned around at the end of the runway - Skiathos has no real taxiways!


The Terminal and tower – JSI is a small airport.


Hello, Nordic buddy!


Now this Nordic buddy was really egocentric. We had to wait before we could disembark, as Jettime blocked the exit. Finally it lumbered away, really slowly, not giving a rats a** about our 73G, and the vacationers on it wanting to get off the plane as quickly as possible.

And here comes the stairs


“Woman under Winglet”


Bye Bye RNU!


From the Airport we were bussed to the Ferry terminal, where a catamaran picked us up for our ride to Skiathos.


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
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User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9149 times:

At the islands:

My mum had so kindly agreed to take me to Skiathos airport for some spotting (yay!)
Friday was the chosen day for our Skiathos day trip, Something I had looked forward too during our whole trip. And no, that was not because of Skiathos had a good supply of clothing stores  

We has to get up early to get the ferry, and Poseidon was really angry today. Sometimes it felt like the boat was about to tip over! So, bad weather, but the wind was blowing from the northeast, guaranteeing landings at Runway 02.

We went to the terminal building to check out the timetable. However, after studying the arrivals and departures I noticed something fishy. An AB flight from Düsseldorf was slated to depart before it was arriving. Hmm…

We went to the spot at the end of the runway, and while it was not much to see most of the time, the excitement while seeing the days first pair of landing lights appear in the clouds far away, made it definitely worth the wait (Yes I know, I’m a geek  &nbsp 

An ordinary airport – Nah, don’t think so.


Today’s first landing lights were sighted at 10 o’clock, and they belonged to an Air Berlin 73G,


As it came closer it became apparent that it was fighting some hard gusts.

Oooh…

As I wasn’t familiar with the camera, I had it on Automatic mode. Looking at the pictures I realized that was a mistake, and I swithched over to “moving-objects-mode”.
Manual modes are a bit too advanced for me.

AB backtracking on the runway.


My mum left for the city and the shopping stores, leaving me alone together with some Danish retirees. The tried to talk with me, as they realized I was a swede.

All i have to say is – The persons who think Swedes easily understand Danish should stop drinking! {drunk]

AB was seen taxiing on the runway for takeoff.


Wow, you get really close to the planes. No waving’s this time, however.


There were two more planes scheduled to arrive before 12 AM, but they didn’t appear at all. I was getting worried, as at this time the new icelandic Ash cloud over the British isles hadn’t completely disappeared from English airspace meaning that those planes bringing all those English charters could still be in the danger zone. However, A Norwegian guy confirmed that the flight were just delayed.

At 1 PM my mum came back to see me, and she where shocked to hear that no planes had appeared!

Exactly at that time, we sighted a pair of landing lights in the distance.

And here comes Thomson!



Next one appeared directly after Thomson!



- Is it a white metal tube with a mustache?
- Is it a flying duck?
- No, it’s an Airbus!
(I have not been smoking anything. It's just my wierd humor, I promise!)



While thinking there is no room for another at the parking space, me and my mum went to a café 50 meters away.

When returning to the spot,saw a light in the sky, and immedealy started to run..
However, I didn’t manage to take the camera up and prepare it, so no picture of this landing  

The plane backtracking on the runway (that looks lke a tired bird!)

It turned out to be a 733 from the Swedish airline Tor Air, registered in Estonia, and arriving from Gatwick. What the…?

Now it was Thomson's time to depart. It is almost like you can touch the Plane! And they waved this time!



I got to feel the 757s powerful jetblast. I regret not standing directly behind it, instead of beside it.

Thomas Cook were the next plane to land


Thomas Cook backtracking on the runway after landing, and Strategic taxiing for takeoff.

This time I took the opportunity of being jetblasted, and I recommend that to anyone getting the chance. It’s awesome (but that can’t be healthy right?)

Tor Air then took off. However, the blast was far from powerful. I had expected a better something more powerful from a Swengstonian.

Thomas Cook 757


After the Thomas Cook 757, we had to leave for our ferry back to Skopelos  

While waiting for the ferry, I saw a Monarch A321 arrive, however there was no time for me to photograph it  

Next day was the day for departure, and once again, we had to go up early to catch the first ferry of the day to Skiathos.

After arriving at Skiathos, I got permission to go to the spot instead of waiting for the tour bus that were supposed to pick us up.

I went to the spot, hoping that some plane would show up before I had to walk to the terminal. And I was lucky, because just after a few minutes, I spotted a pair of landing lights in the sky.

It was this beauty


Instead of enjoying the warm Greek weather, she decided to head back to VIE after just 35 minutes (I guess she must have had a date back there…) [Insert picture]

Then I got a message from my mum that I needed to leave for the terminal (a ten minutes’ walk), so I left ready to hook up with my "companions". But while walking to the terminal I heard a noise, so I turned around and saw a small OA Dash-8.

I had to stick the lens through the fence, so the outcome wasn’t perfect, but here you go:


I arrived at terminal just at the same time as two tour buses, and one of them contained my companions.
During the check-in progress (the traditional way), I got forgot to ask for a window seat, so me and my mum were assigned two aisle seats. Oh well, It’s just a short flight.

Cabin shot

Then I got an idea. I should walk back to the spot to see our plane arriving! But just after leaving the terminal, I saw our plane arriving in the sky, and of course I started run I probably made some stray dog have a heart attack by running and swearing to the plane in Swedish for it being early. In th endI had to make another “stick-lense-through-fence” (pun intended)


Well, I’ve learned my lesson: Never trust a 737 (but hey, at least it was a different registration then on the outbound trip!)



Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9128 times:

After walking back to the terminal and clearing security, I found myself in a crowded Departure hall


Soon, we were let out on tarmac.


Of course, Jettime stubbornly refused to have a conversation. Instead he turned his a** against us, and of course he demanded to depart before us. Someone need to teach these Jettimers to respect other aircraft.

We bordered via the back door, and took our aisle seats. Or friends sat in the last row.We taxied to the end of the runway, turned around and hopefully we jetblasted some poor (lucky) guys (I cound’t see as I has the aisle seat.)

Scandinavian Airlines System SK7602 (4th time on this airline)
ARN-JSI / LGSK-ESSA
Boeing 737-783 – LN RNW (3rd flight on this type, 1st time on LN-RNW) Seat: I forgot   Schedueled / Actual depature time: I forgot to write that down

Our climb actually wasn’t as rocketesque (correct term?) as the one back at ARN.
The flight was nice. The flight attendants was happy, and joked with us. The captain even pointed out some sights as we passed over continental Europe (as the Donau River.)

Cabin shot:


Our landing at Arlanda was smooth, and flight over all had been a good experience.

As most of the times here at ARN, we had to walk through the departures area to get to the baggage claim. The good thing about this is that you can check out the traffic after arriving:

Iran Air to IKA (how many planes can you spot?)


Iberia to MAD:


The bags showed up early on luggage belt, and we took the airport coach back home.

Conclusions made by this trip:

SAS made the a good job taking us to our destination in a safe and friendly way . However Ryanair will probably keep getting our money, just because it’s cheap, and serve a lot of fun, unique destiantions across Europe.
Skiathos is a very nice place (or: Skiathos Airport is a very good place) , and if you don’t have enough time and money to visit SXM, you should really visit Skiathos.

Soon, I’ll be embarking on a trip that involves a very ugly painted 763, my first time on an E-Jet, and a troublesome transfer, so stay tuned!

Constructive comments on how to improve my Trip reports are welcomed!



Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9093 times:

Hejsan Ville, nice report!

Nice to see another SAS charter TR, pics were great! Which Nikon model did you use?

Any info about the meals served on the flight? I recently flew SAS on a charter flight, and the service was pretty nice although that was in Y+.

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlinePieterBoth From Mauritius, joined Jan 2010, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9065 times:

Hej, nice report !
JSI seems like the European SXM  


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27245 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9035 times:

Hey welcome and congratulations on your first report. Nice to see a Greek one this Summer !

I don't think you need much advice it was really well written and the photos were great.  

Thanks for getting the OA Dash-8 !


OA260  


User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9002 times:

Hi everybody!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 3):
Which Nikon model did you use?

The camera used in this trip report was the "Nikon D40X"

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 3):
Any info about the meals served on the flight? I recently flew SAS on a charter flight, and the service was pretty nice although that was in Y+.

It was Service was BOB. You could prebook meals, but we didn't do that, so i don't really have any ideas how those were.

[Edited 2011-07-30 15:29:07]

[Edited 2011-07-30 15:33:57]


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8922 times:

Great TR somedaytrijet, and what a way to get started here, with a TR on JSI (aka Euro-SXM)!

I feel somewhat jealous of you. I've been to Skiathos a few years ago (by boat from Volos) but certain... "circumstances" did not allow me to even visit the airport, not even for a minute (what a waste!).

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
The greek islands look beautiful

I agree, but this particular photo is of the Halkidiki peninsulas   Kassandra is at the bottom, Sithonia further away and in the distance you can see the towering mount Athos of the same-name peninsula. Really good shot I must say.


And your english is great! Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more TRs from you in the future!

WideBodyroga



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User currently offlineseemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 970 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

What a great trip report! The photos of the airplanes were superb too, particularly the shots of the AB   


seemyseems
User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8882 times:

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate you feedback.


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineAAairplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8708 times:

Nice report! Really nice pictures too! I'm only a teenager as well, and I've been considering writing a TR on here for quite some time. Maybe I will one of these days...


AA 



DHC8, MD80, CR2/7/9, EMB135/45/70/75/90, B712, B733/4/8, B744, B752, B762, A306, A319, A320, A321, A332/3
User currently offlineSomedayTrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

^^ You should write one. It would be nice to have more reports from younger people here at A.net!


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

Hey! Nice report, welcome to the forum as tripreporter   Your English is good enough to continue posting also in the future  
Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
A look in the database combined with a Google search seemed to hint that the flights were to be operated by a Boring 737-800, which I have flown way too many times (read: I have flown Ryanair way too many times.) If only the Mad dogs would be doing those charter flights anymore…

As seen in a previous SK report ( ”Flying It Fake” On SAS, ARN-DLM Rt In ”C” (pics) (by LH4116 Jul 5 2011 in Trip Reports) ) they also use the MD80's on charter flights, not sure if these MD80's are capable to run the JSI flights?

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
LN-RNU would be operating the flight to Skiathos today, which is positive, as it would be my third flight on a 737-700, and first flight on SAS example.

Lucky you, finally all turned out well, no -800's on these flights.

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
translating to 39 370 feet. (Is that correct? It seems very high?)

Yes, FL390 (39000 ft) is very common. I've done a ride on a B738 cruising at 43000 ft, my highest cruise until today  

Regards
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

Hey

Good job on your first Trip report, enjoyed viewing and reading about the European 'SXM'.


Take care
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineSomedayTrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8201 times:

Hi everybody and thanks for your compliments.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 12):
Yes, FL390 (39000 ft) is very common. I've done a ride on a B738 cruising at 43000 ft, my highest cruise until today  

Okey, I didn't know that they used to cruise that high. You learn something new everyday here!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 12):
they also use the MD80's on charter flights, not sure if these MD80's are capable to run the JSI flights?

And that's another thing I didn't know! Guess I got kind of unlucky here. I looked through the database and there is actually some shots of SAS MDs at Skiathos. Maybe they just changed the JSI flights to 737s when more MDs left the fleet.


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Photo © Borut Smrdelj
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Photo © Zak Economides



[Edited 2011-07-31 04:33:39]


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1464 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

Hello there,

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
I’m only 13, and my English isn’t the best. Please be easy on any spelling mistakes I might do! Oh, and you’ll have to endure my bad humor. I just can’t help it.

Wow, I take my hat off to you! If I'd been capable of writing such a report in a foreign language at the age of 13, I'd be chuffed. Still, you Scandinavians put the rest of the world to shame!!

It was great to read about another Greek isle trip havening been in Mykonos & Santorini myself last month. I'm sure Skopelos was beautiful and quite unspoilt.

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
Today’s flight would be leaving at 6:00, so alarm would be set a 2:30 – Ouch!

The downside to these charters.

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
And from the inside (There was no problem to have look, and the crew were just happy to let my take this picture!

What a great cockpit crew!

Quoting somedaytrijet (Reply 1):
We has to get up early to get the ferry, and Poseidon was really angry today

Oh, poor you, we were lucky on our ferry crossings.

I can see why JSI is called the SXM of europe, what great spotting opportunities. Shame it was quite overcast & dull for your spotting day.

Oh, and I'm always happy to see some non-aviation pics, especially where Greece is involved!

Looking forward to your next report,
Happy flying
Infodesk   

[Edited 2011-07-31 10:24:15]


"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineSomedayTrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8000 times:

Hello!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 15):
Wow, I take my hat off to you! If I'd been capable of writing such a report in a foreign language at the age of 13, I'd be chuffed. Still, you Scandinavians put the rest of the world to shame!!

Thank you!  
Quoting infodesk (Reply 15):
What a great cockpit crew!

Yeah. It probably also helps a bit that I'm so young.

I'll be able to get some non-aviation pics up in a few days. (It's a complicated story - computer problems.) Sorry for the inconvenience.

[Edited 2011-07-31 10:33:13]


Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1771 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7741 times:
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Hello SomedayTrijet,

Welcome to the forum and a nice premiere report. I like the fact SAS does also lots of charter flights in the summer season to these exotic destinations like JSI. Was the service BOB or did you get a complimentary meal?
Some nice spotting at JSI, but apparently not much or 'big' traffic (like in SXM) there.
Thanks for posting,

   Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6903 posts, RR: 77
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7719 times:

Very nice first report, well done! It seems JSI is worth a visit.

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
I didn’t know someone had a DC-8 stored here – Anyone know more about this?

Most likely it's VP-BHM, a DC-8-62 in VIP configuration operated by Brisair.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 715 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7510 times:

Hi SomedayTrijet,

what an interesting report and a great way to start posting here in this forum. Great pictures from JSI, certainly an amazing place. Just a shame that there is not too much traffic, but getting that close to a 757 is definitely something  
Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
Inflight, two cards to be sent around the cabin was handed out, consisting of some information about the flight:

Interesting, never heard of anything like that. Certainly nice for us aviation geeks, but I doubt the general public would appreciate that. And yes, the altitude of FL390 is a rather common cruising altitude.

Greetings
CaptainRed


User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

Did you like Skopelos?

User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7273 times:

Hi everyone and thank you for your feedback!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 17):
Was the service BOB or did you get a complimentary meal?

Service was BOB, but you could prebook meal.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):
Interesting, never heard of anything like that. Certainly nice for us aviation geeks, but I doubt the general public would appreciate that. And yes, the altitude of FL390 is a rather common cruising altitude.

Judging from those that sat around me, most didn't seem to care about the card, so I guess you are right here. But it's a nice touch anyway!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 17):
Some nice spotting at JSI
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):
Great pictures from JSI, certainly an amazing place.
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
It seems JSI is worth a visit.

I can really recommend going there! It's an amazing place, but it's easier and cheaper to get JSI then it is to SXM (if you're from Europe of course.)

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 17):
but apparently not much or 'big' traffic (like in SXM) there.

Yeah, the 757 is the biggest thing that can operate from there (that's too bad!)

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 20):
Did you like Skopelos?

Yes I did. It's a nice place, with nice nature and nice beaches, and friendly Greek people



Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2487 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Hi somedaytrijet,

Welcome on board and congratulations with your debut! If my memory serves, this is supposed to be the first report ever about JSI, SXM of Europe as you rightly pointed out. Very nice report and I like your humor!

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
who thought that was too complicated.   

Just keep on trying, I would say. One day, they will get enthusiastic about your ideas.   


Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
If only the Mad dogs would be doing those charter flights anymore…

What a pity that no more MD is deployed for the route.

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
(There was no problem to have look, and the crew were just happy to let my take this picture!

Very nice!

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
As I was seated on the left side on the aircraft, I was treated with some nice views of the Skiathos Town

Good to know about this!

Quoting somedaytrijet (Thread starter):
After landing we turned around at the end of the runway

Tell me, tell me, how was the landing?   


Quoting somedaytrijet (Reply 1):
Sometimes it felt like the boat was about to tip over!

OMG, I would have not survived the trip.   


Quoting somedaytrijet (Reply 1):
(Yes I know, I’m a geek  &nbsp 

Hehe, that makes two of us! 


Quoting somedaytrijet (Reply 1):
Thomas Cook were the next plane to land

Oh wow, an A321 bound for a 1,628 meter runway!  Wow!

Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep the reports coming!  

Best wishes,
Suryo



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

Hej !

Very nice report with nice pictures! JSI does indeed look like a European SXM. Thanks for the spotting pictures from there, looks like an amazing place to get close to the aircraft!

Service on SK seems okay but nothing special. Legroom on the 73G seems better than on the 736. which is very cramped.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlinesomedaytrijet From China, joined Nov 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6699 times:

Hi Suryo and The777Man!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 22):
Just keep on trying, I would say. One day, they will get enthusiastic about your ideas.  



Well I won't hold my breath!  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 22):
Tell me, tell me, how was the landing?  

Well, while the flying the approach, the captain actually said that he wasn't going to make the smoothest landing, but just get the plane down as the runway was quite short. The landing itself wasn't that bad. I've had harder landings.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
Service on SK seems okay but nothing special.

I agree with this. While the F/As were friendly and personal, I think it's bad that you don't even get a sandwich for free on a flight like this one. I mean, the price difference between and the LCCs is quite big, and it's just not worth the extra money you pay for flying SAS, when you still have to pay for a lot of things.



Flown on: ATR72-5, Q300, E190, E195, A319/20/21, A332/3, 734/6/G/8, 744, 752/3, 763ER, 772ER/LR
25 Post contains images makeree : Hello somedaytrijet ! I was very impressed reading your TR, very good one. Good to know there is a place similar to SXM, maybe in the future visiting
26 Post contains images vikramv1 : Loved the TR. Nice spotting pics too Very interesting traffic in and out of Skiathos
27 SomedayTrijet : Hi Markku and vikramv1! Sorry for not replying earlier, I've been very busy recently. Thanks for your comments. Nice to hear you liked the report!
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