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BA To The Austrian Alps. LHR-MUC, INN-LGW  
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11013 times:

BA to the Austrian Alps. LHR-MUC, INN-LGW

Hi!

I took these flights in January, although for some reason never wrote a trip report. It wasn’t until I saw Infodesk’s picturesque
report that I decided to write mine. I think at the time I wasn’t planning on writing anything, so the photos aren’t very extensive.
Last summer my aunt and her sister bought a chalet in the Austrian report of Leogang-Saalbach-Hinterglemm (aka the Skicircus). In November I drove out with my cousin with a van load of furniture to kit the place out, and then assemble a load of flat pack furniture. It was a good trip (despite me having to do all the driving) as I managed to tick off 2 new countries, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein on the way there/back. I was incited back for the holidays, although I decided to go after New Year instead. Other than a rather long drive, there are three airports to choose from; Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG) and Innsbruck (INN). After a bit of comparison shopping, I decided to fly into MUC, and out of INN as they had the best times/prices. As I’d never been to Munich, I thought I’d spend the first night there, before getting the train over to Austria.

My route map today
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This afternoon Heathrow T5 was pretty empty. I had my bag tagged, and my boarding card issued, before heading airside. Luckily there were no long lines at security, and I was in the lounge in just a few minutes. Time for a glass of champagne.


As befits a normal January day, it was dark, cold and wet. The ABZ flight boarding by bus
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EK A380 taxiing past to somewhere drier and warmer
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My A320 Munich bound
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At check in I had moved from my generally preferred seat of the A seat behind Club, to a row near the back as the flight seemed to be very empty. Indeed, when I boarded, the first few rows were full, with only a couple of other people filling the rear half of the plane. As such, I ended up with a row of six, and an empty row in front and behind.

January 2011
London Heathrow (LHR) – Munich (MUC)
British Airways BA 960
Scheduled: 1530-1825 (1h55m)
Actual: 1605-1819 (1h14m)
Airbus A320 G-EUUB



Despite the low load, we pushed back late, and trundled over to the active, and taking off into a miserable grey sky.
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Some sun above the clouds
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As always, I enjoyed a few G&Ts in the dark cabin.
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We managed to catch up our delay, and landed six minutes early into Munich Airport.
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This was the first time actually disembarking and exiting at MUC. BA use the older Terminal 1. The non-Schengen arrivals area was tiny, with just one baggage belt – I guess there are a few more baggage reclaim areas around the terminal. The bags took a while to unload, but once they appeared, I headed out to the train to the city. It was only once I was on the train that I noticed a big wet black splodge on my bag. I thought for a second that something had exploded inside, but after a bit of investigation, I guess it must have been something else.

Some night pics of Munich
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The next day I did a free walking tour of the city (same company as I recently did in Hamburg, by Sandemans).
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The Austrian Alps – not far from the border
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Some white beer and sausages


From Munich I caught a train to Leogang via Worgl. The first train was headed to Bozen in Italy.
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I managed to meet up cousin at the deserted Leogang station, and drive back to the house. The next day, ski time! Lovely weather, and a pretty good piste network. This was my first time skiing in Austria – I found the place a lot cheaper in general than France and Switzerland for food, drink and ski hire. Also, as the resort was a lot lower than most of the ones Ive used before, it was nice to be able to ski in the tree line, not something common across the border.
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Off pisting
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Some very tasty mountain nosh
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Yours truly
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Nothing beats some mountain sunbathing
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A view from the chalet
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Not the view you want to see when you open your curtains!
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To break up the skiing, we decided to drive over to Salzburg to do some sightseeing
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Mozart’s birthplace


The chalet at night
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Cozy Austrian interiors
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Leogang had some pretty good après-ski. Lots of nighttime jumping, igloo parties and mulled wine.
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The quaint art of “hut jumping”
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After a fun but cold week, it was time to head home. My cousin was flying back on the same flight. First, train to Innsburck, again via Worgl, then a taxi to INN.
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There was no queue for the BA check in. unfortunately, there is no lounge in INN (or SZG) at all, so status passengers are given a Euro 10 voucher (LH only give Euro 5 apparently) which can be used at the airport café.

Despite the lovely weather, there were quite a few delays, including a 4 hour one for the OS flight to VIE. Luckily, BA was running roughly on time.
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For a long time I’ve been wanting to fly out of INN. Various sources have cited it being one of the most dangerous airports in the world, due to it’s location along a valley, surrounded by high mountains and funny air currents. The mountains, however, do make for some spectacular scenery.
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The terminal was really busy – I was missing not having a lounge. Luckily, Euro 10 was enough to get me a beer, a fruit juice, a cake and a bar of chocolate, so I was happy enough. The non-Schengen part of the airport was quite small, and separated by a passport control booth.

January 2011
Innsbruck (INN) – London Gatwick (LGW)
British Airways BA 2691
Scheduled: 1250-1340 (1h50m)
Actual: 1315-1351 (1h36m)
Boeing 737-400 G-DOCF



Not too far behind schedule, we were allowed to walk across the tarmac to our waiting Jet.
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The terminal building
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Club nearly empty, with just two passengers, and economy around 60%. My cousin and I had three seats to ourselves in the frist row of economy.

Waiting for an easyJet to Land
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Then off we go
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You can see the runway following the lie of the valley
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A sunny ski bowl
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The views were really fantastic – lucky it was so clear. Fifteen minutes after takeoff, the trolley was rolled to the front – more G&Ts!
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I didn’t take any more photos before we landed into a cold and grey Gatwick.
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We parked on the new North terminal pier, and walked back over the bridge.
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Our BA behind the U2
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After a long walk to baggage reclaim, I had my bag, and was on a train home, after saying goodbye to my cousin.

Overall, it was a pretty good holiday. No complaints about BA at all. Flights largely ontime, and a decent onboard product. The lack of lounge in INN is a bit annoying, but I think there is a lounge in the planning. Leogang was very nice, great place to ski – highly recommended!

My next flight is at the beginning of December, ironically with the first flight routing LHR-MUC! I’m off to Moldova for a few days with Lufthansa for a bargain fare of £106 return.

All comments and questions welcome!

Some of my other TRs:

I can't get no Jetisfaction: LH LGW-FRA inaugural
Colombia Part 4: Colombia to London via FRA/MUC/HEL on LH & BA
Colombia Part 3: Colombia with Avianca (AV). SMR-BOG-MDE-BOG
Colombia Part 2: Colombia with Avianca (AV). BOG-MDE-CTG
Colombia Part 1: London to Colombia via ARN/MUC/FRA on BA & LH
USA and Mexico Part 4, British Airways Mexico City – London, World Traveller Plus
USA and Mexico Part 3: Around Mexico with Aereo Calafia Cessna 208B & Viva Aerobus B733
USA and Mexico Part 2: Sightseeing tour of San Diego Airport, and American Airlines San Diego - LA – Dallas - San Jose Cabo
USA and Mexico Part 1: easyJet Luton to Paris, and BA Paris to San Diego via LHR in World Traveller Plus
British Airways to Scandinavia (LHR-CPH,GOT-LHR)
Where’s my bag? British Airways, Milan to London
What airline am I flying again? Bmi/Lufthansa Italia LHR-MXP
Albania and Macedonia: Austrian LHR-VIE-TIA, Macedonian Airlines SKP-ZRH, Swiss ZRH-LCY
Part 1, Lufthansa London-Munich-Frankfurt-Nanjing, Economy Class A321 and A343
Part 2, Cathay Pacific Shanghai to Tokyo via Hong Kong, Business Class A330 and B747-400
Part 3, ANA Boeing B767 Tokyo to Shanghai, & Air China Airbus A340 Shanghai to Beijing, Business Class
Part 4: Chinese domestics, inc. Joy Air Xi’an MA60, Tianjin Airlines ERJ, and China Express Airways CRJ
Part 5: Lufthansa Beijing-Frankfurt-London City, Economy Class A388 and E90
5 Countries, 5 Flights, 5 Days, with Ryanair (FR)
bmiFriday: Welcome to Sunny Norway, London to Bergen, A319)
Royal Jordanian, London to Aqaba via Amman. A330 and A320
Royal Jordanian, Amman to London, A330
London City to Antwerp with Cityjet and the Fokker 50
Croatian Airlines, LHR-ZAG,PUY-ZAD-ZAG-LHR, A319 and Dash 8
British Airways, Iberia & Binter to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, LHR-MAD-TFN-LPA-MAD-LHR, A320,ATR, A321
British Airways, London To Amsterdam, LGW-AMS-LHR, B737 & A321
British Airways up to a snowy Glasgow, with a change of flights and delay, LHR-GLA-LCY A321 and E90
Turkish Airlines Business Class from London to Istanbul. From Terrible To Fantastic
Turkish Airlines Business Class from Istanbul to Batumi (Georgia). Not again!
bmi Business Class, Tbilisi to London via Azerbaijan
Tallinn to London, with Estonian Air and BA, via ARN
Cuba! BA/IB London-Madrid-Havana, Business Class
Aerocarribean, Baracoa to Havana
Asia Trip, Pt 1: Qatar Airways Business Class (LHR-DOH-ICN)
Asia Trip, Pt 2: China Southern and Hainan Airlines (A321/A346)
Asia Trip, Pt 3: Malaysia Airlines, Hong Kong to Penang
Asia Trip, Pt 4: Qatar Airways Economy (HKG-DOH-LHR)
A weekend in Transylvania with Blue Air (LTN-SBZ)
Helsinki for the weekend on BA and KF
Easter in Ukraine with Austrian
UAE and Oman with BA and Air Arabia. Y & Y+
HKG-LHR-HKG Air New Zealand, Premium Economy and Economy
Skiing in Switzerland with Swiss and bmi. LHR-ZRH-DUB-LHR
US Airways LGW-DCA-MSP-LGA-LGW
London Heathrow - Zurich - Venice on Swiss Business for the weekend
Chasing the Eclipse on China Eastern
Taiwan: EVA Air (HKG-TPE rtn), UNI Airways (TSA-HCN), Daily Air (TTT-KYD rtn)
UA HKG-SIN-HKG Y Class, SQ KUL-SIN C Class
Bangkok to Beijing, Egyptair Business Class
Air China Beijing to Harbin, B777 Economy outbound, A330 First Class return
Tiger Airways, Singapore to Darwin return
A selection of Chinese Domestics; China Eastern, Air China and Shenzhen Airlines
Hong Kong to London on Singapore Airlines (744/380/77W)
Qatar Airways Beijing-Doha-London Heathrow (A330/A340)
Air China First Class. Beijing-Guilin via Xi’an
Round Asia Trip. URC-HTN,OSS-FRU,ALA-URC-LHW-KMG-JHG-KMG-SYX,HAK-NKG-PEK-NRT-LHR,
Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lucky Air, ANA, Economy and Business Class.

SAS and Lufthansa Business Class, LHR-OSL-FRA-FRA, B73G and B744


http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: LHR-GVA-LHR-TXL-LHR-VE-PRN,SPU-OSL-LHR, LGW-DXB-BKK-DXB-LHR
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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10872 times:

Hi Gabriel,

Glad to see you have posted your INN adventure. Regardless the season, the mountainous area around the airport looks stunning.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
I think at the time I wasn’t planning on writing anything, so the photos aren’t very extensive.

Not very extensive? You have captured everything. Sometimes, less is better.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
It was a good trip (despite me having to do all the driving)

You are such a good nephew!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
The ABZ flight boarding by bus

Ouch, not even an umbrella to borrow?

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
As such, I ended up with a row of six, and an empty row in front and behind.

Well done!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
As always, I enjoyed a few G&Ts in the dark cabin.
Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Fifteen minutes after takeoff, the trolley was rolled to the front – more G&Ts!

Your signature drink. I did not expect anything else.  


Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Some white beer and sausages

and Sauerkraut.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Off pisting

Amazing shot! How did you manage it?

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
so status passengers are given a Euro 10 voucher (LH only give Euro 5 apparently) which can be used at the airport café

Why did you not spend it on G&T?


Thanks for sharing. Especially the scenic photos. Breathtaking!

Best wishes,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10611 times:
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Thanks for sharing, gabrielchew!

I've been to Salzburg, so your report brought back some memories. What a cool place! I wish we could have had the chance to fly out of INN, but we ended up heading back to MUC to fly home. Definitely a place I want to get back too!

Best,

Matthew


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6505 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10502 times:

Hi Gabriel!

Thanks for a nice report !

Nice to see INN in the wintertime with more activity ! Munich looks great as well and I spent a day or two there in the summer of 1984 during a Eurorail trip.

Skiing n Austria is great; I've been both to Saalbach and Ischgl but also in the 1980s so a long time ago.

I guess you are going back this winter to ski ? Perhaps it's worth it just to get another departure out of INN?  

Looking forward to the report from Moldova!

The777Man



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10459 times:

Hi Gabriel!

Another nice tripreport, a really interesting read as usual!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Luckily, Euro 10 was enough to get me a beer, a fruit juice, a cake and a bar of chocolate, so I was happy enough

That's rather nice value for the money, atleast for being an airport café!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
A sunny ski bowl

Some really stunning pictures there. Makes me wanna go to INN myself!

Martin


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10305 times:

Thanks for all the comments so far!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
Regardless the season, the mountainous area around the airport looks stunning.

They are, really nice views to be had

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
You are such a good nephew!

I know! It was hard to turn down a fully paid for road trip to Austria though! Driving 1800 miles was a small price to pay!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
Ouch, not even an umbrella to borrow?

Well those ABZ fols are pretty hardy, don't need an umbrealla!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
Amazing shot! How did you manage it?

The photo or the off pisting? The photo with ease, the off piste with difficulty

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
Thanks for sharing

No problem!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
Definitely a place I want to get back too!

Yeah Munich is a great place

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):

Thanks for a nice report !

No problem

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Nice to see INN in the wintertime with more activity

It's a nice little airport with some interesting holiday route

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Skiing n Austria is great; I've been both to Saalbach and Ischgl but also in the 1980s so a long time ago.

Saalbach is right next to leogang, drove though it a few timeso I guess we skiied the same pistes.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
I guess you are going back this winter to ski ? Perhaps it's worth it just to get another departure out of INN?

Looking at going in March, but nothings booked yet. Might try and get a flight via SZG this time

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Looking forward to the report from Moldova!

I'm looking forward to going!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 4):
Another nice tripreport, a really interesting read as usual!

Thanks

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 4):
That's rather nice value for the money, atleast for being an airport café!

Yeah, it was ok value, better than getting a bad lounge

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 4):
Some really stunning pictures there

Thanks



http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: LHR-GVA-LHR-TXL-LHR-VE-PRN,SPU-OSL-LHR, LGW-DXB-BKK-DXB-LHR
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5140 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10223 times:

Hi, Gabriel,

as expected a real good comparison to my or better said our visit at INN.
Nice pictures, I really like these departure, you know.
Something more from my hand coming also up the next weeks.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
with only a couple of other people filling the rear half of the plane. As such, I ended up with a row of six, and an empty row in front and behind.

Well done, exactly my way, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9663 times:

Nice report with good pictures. And it loaded much faster this time!


PH



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9591 times:

Hi Gabriel,

Wow, that was quick!!

Thank you so much for posting this one, it's great to read about your experience and see some winter snaps. Also interesting for me to see what the view on the right hand side would be like, even more spectactular I think!

Nice that your Aunt has a holiday home there, I guess you have a trip lined up for this winter? And good to see your snaps of Salzburg too, I was there earlier this year, it's a nice place.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
I found the place a lot cheaper in general than France and Switzerland for food, drink and ski hire.

That's exactly why so many Swiss hoteliers are trembling in their ski boots. Austria is cheaper and more often than not the service you get is far better.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Despite the lovely weather, there were quite a few delays, including a 4 hour one for the OS flight to VIE. Luckily, BA was running roughly on time.

What a nice busy departure board! Much better than the one we saw!

Happy flying (& skiing!)
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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Hi Gabriel!

Nice report on BA. They're a good airline, and still a nice chance to get om the ageing 737-400s on LGW flights. You've some great pics there, love those around your takeoff from INN! Well, I'm currently in the LHR T5 South lounge, watching some action before heading to also a mountain destination on BA... report will follow.

Eric



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9025 times:

Thanks for the comments everyone

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):
Nice pictures, I really like these departure, you know.

Thanks

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):
Well done, exactly my way, you know.

Well, I normally prefer to sit at the front (generally more legroom)

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Nice report with good pictures

Thanks

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
And it loaded much faster this time!

Good!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 8):
Wow, that was quick!!

Well, there wasn't a lot to write, and only a few photos!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 8):
Thank you so much for posting this one, it's great to read about your experience and see some winter snaps. Also interesting for me to see what the view on the right hand side would be like, even more spectactular I think!

Yeah, the views are great out of INN

Quoting infodesk (Reply 8):
Nice that your Aunt has a holiday home there, I guess you have a trip lined up for this winter?

Nothing booked, but quasi-planned for March

Quoting infodesk (Reply 8):
That's exactly why so many Swiss hoteliers are trembling in their ski boots. Austria is cheaper and more often than not the service you get is far better.
Quoting infodesk (Reply 8):
What a nice busy departure board! Much better than the one we saw!

Busy, tick, delays, tick!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):
Nice report on BA.

Thanks

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):
You've some great pics there, love those around your takeoff from INN!

Thanks!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):
Well, I'm currently in the LHR T5 South lounge, watching some action before heading to also a mountain destination on BA... report will follow.

Where you off to? Did you find the ice-cream freezer?



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2998 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8684 times:

Hi Gabriel,

thanks for the quick report, the scenery looks stunning there! INN is one of my must-do airports, these reports are making it more interesting all the time!

Thanks again

signol



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

Very nice report and lovely photos  

Which is the best lounge to use in T5 in your opinion ?


Thanks for the report.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8462 times:

Hi Gab,

Good to read this blast from the (not too distant) past. You seem to be easy to inspire or maybe you just are getting withdrawal symptoms from not writing any reports for a couple of weeks...   Anyway nice pictures along your journey and of course from the INN departure and those gorgeous Alpine views.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Time for a glass of champagne.

Hey, good to see that bottle opened again. A shame you lost it and were unsuccessful in finding a replacement, though.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
it was nice to be able to ski in the tree line, not something common across the border.

Oh dear, this keeps annoying me. Why do you people keep calling it skiing as it has nothing to do with it??? This is downhill skiing, skiing refers to cross country skiing which is the only real thing. In the former one you just let gravity do all the work for you. Trust me, I'm a Finn, from the region that invented cross country skiing in the first place (out of necessity of course).


User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8460 times:

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I like the name "Leogang". Sounds like a name for a 70's disco band - "Leo & (the) Gang" 

User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1663 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8397 times:
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Hi Gabriel,

Very good you've decided to put this one up at last instance. A bit of a pity maybe you chose MUC for the inbound rather that INN, I think the approach into INN must be awesome as well. Put most likely pricing would've had something to do with it. I also liked your ski pics, I usually go to the Zillertal, wich is not so far from INN but more southbound than the Saalbach region.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Some white beer and sausages

I keep being surprised that our German friends actually call this 'a meal'  

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Yours truly

Cool goggles!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
including a 4 hour one for the OS flight to VIE

That's a long delay for shuch a short flight, it would be more appropriate to drive.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
You can see the runway following the lie of the valley

Cool pic with great surroundings!

Sultanils



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 11):
thanks for the quick report,

No problem!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
Very nice report and lovely photos

No problem

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
Which is the best lounge to use in T5 in your opinion ?

Well, I guess the Concorde Room, the First lounge, the Galleries in B, the South then North. Not having been into the first 2 I can't comment too authoratively!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):

Regards
Philip

When did you become Puerto Rican?!!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 13):
You seem to be easy to inspire or maybe you just are getting withdrawal symptoms from not writing any reports for a couple of weeks...

Well, compared to the Colombia marathon, a LHR-MUC/INN-LGW trip was easy to write!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 13):
Anyway nice pictures along your journey and of course from the INN departure and those gorgeous Alpine views.

Thanks!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 13):
Oh dear, this keeps annoying me. Why do you people keep calling it skiing as it has nothing to do with it??? This is downhill skiing, skiing refers to cross country skiing which is the only real thing. In the former one you just let gravity do all the work for you. Trust me, I'm a Finn, from the region that invented cross country skiing in the first place (out of necessity of course).

Well, in British English the definition of skiing is "to glide on skis in travel or as a sport" and "to travel or pass over on skis". No metion of mountains or effort. And as a country without anything resembling "cross country" skiing, 99.9% of Brits think of "skiing" as the downhill variety. Can't speak of the Finns though; sorry if you were overly offended by my English usage.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 15):

Very good you've decided to put this one up at last instance.

Well, it's nice to write

Quoting sultanils (Reply 15):
I keep being surprised that our German friends actually call this 'a meal'

I thought it was pretty good!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 15):
Cool goggles!
Quoting sultanils (Reply 15):
Cool pic with great surroundings!

Thanks!



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8058 times:

Hi Gabriel

Nice trip report, thanks for sharing it with us! Really impressed by the INN scenery. Enjoyed the views up the alps as well!

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7634 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Nice trip report

Thanks!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
thanks for sharing it with us!

No problem

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Really impressed by the INN scenery. Enjoyed the views up the alps as well!

Yeah, the scenery really is great round there



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7599 times:

Hey gabrielchew, great trip report. Stunning pics, cheers!  


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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7572 times:

Hi there Gabriel Chew Chew, great report!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
and then assemble a load of flat pack furniture.

Hehehe, courtesy of the Swedes of course?  
Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
and I was in the lounge in just a few minutes. Time for a glass of champagne.

Was this the last time you were able to use the lounge in LHR due to your BA Silver expiring?

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
As always, I enjoyed a few G&Ts in the dark cabin.

Free G&T's in Economy really is the beauty of BA! Do they have any other spirits on offer, like Bailey's or whiskey?

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
there is no lounge in INN (or SZG) at all, so status passengers are given a Euro 10 voucher (LH only give Euro 5 apparently) which can be used at the airport café.

That's interesting, does this apply to all status pax in the alliance or only the status pax of the airline? Nice touch still!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
For a long time I’ve been wanting to fly out of INN. Various sources have cited it being one of the most dangerous airports in the world

Notorious, as the Finn would say  
Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
I’m off to Moldova for a few days with Lufthansa for a bargain fare of £106 return.

Hehehe, courtesy of Mr. Casablancas 

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 19):
great trip report. Stunning pics, cheers!

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
great report!

Thanks

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):

Hehehe, courtesy of the Swedes of course?

Actually, no, it was half a Danish set and half Austrian. IKEA doesn't have 100% of the market (yet!)

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Was this the last time you were able to use the lounge in LHR due to your BA Silver expiring?

No, this was back in Jan, so still had 10 months left to run.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Free G&T's in Economy really is the beauty of BA! Do they have any other spirits on offer, like Bailey's or whiskey?

Smirmoff Vodka, and Bells (?) Whisky. There is more for sure in C

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
That's interesting, does this apply to all status pax in the alliance or only the status pax of the airline? Nice touch still!

Don't know, sorry

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Hehehe, courtesy of Mr. Casablancas

Yes, thank you very much!



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7020 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 10):

Where you off to? Did you find the ice-cream freezer?

Haha... GVA it was. Yeah I did see the icecream freezer but didn't take one. Will do it on my next trip in January!



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User currently offlinegroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

I really shouldn't have read this trip report, it leaves me wanting to go back to MUC and SZG right now! You even managed to throw in mentions of Kufstein and Bolzano which are both great places to visit.

Aside from making me feel miserable, great report!



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8509 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6705 times:
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Nice report GC, looks like you had some fun.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
taking off into a miserable grey sky

- Your not wrong, looks like a very grim day!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
As always, I enjoyed a few G&Ts in the dark cabin

- If you didn't I'd be worried  
Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
We managed to catch up our delay, and landed six minutes early into Munich Airport

- Just shows how padded these schedules are, a 30+ minute delay and arriving early!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
unfortunately, there is no lounge in INN (or SZG)

- Shame, I'd have at least expected a communal one.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
For a long time I’ve been wanting to fly out of INN

- Me too!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Leogang was very nice

- Looks it, thanks for the pictures.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 25, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6039 times:

Thanks for the comments

Quoting groobster (Reply 23):
I really shouldn't have read this trip report, it leaves me wanting to go back to MUC and SZG right now! You even managed to throw in mentions of Kufstein and Bolzano which are both great places to visit.

Sorry! I only try to inspire, not depress!

Quoting groobster (Reply 23):
Aside from making me feel miserable, great report!

Thanks!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):
Nice report GC, looks like you had some fun.

Thanks, was a good trip, lots of fun!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):
- Shame, I'd have at least expected a communal one.

Well, I think they're building one. TBH I'm surpised there isn't one already.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 24):
- Looks it, thanks for the pictures.

No problem



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