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City And Jungle Jetting: ANR-LCY-AMS  
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1947 posts, RR: 29
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6755 times:


In thrust we trust.
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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

Hi Nils,

great report, thanks! I like the style, though it makes commenting a bit more difficult  
I took that ANR-LCY flight a few years ago, though I had OO-VLO:
Service on your flights looks good. Ashame you declined the Cityjet sandwich, so you couldn't compare the two!

Finally, how did you get back home from AMS?

Thanks again for the report!


Flights booked: NWI-AMS-JNB-DUR, JNB-AMS-NWI
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

Hi Nils,

nice style, I remember seeing such kind of style before by one of our SE-Asia members... he made a kind of cartoon of the tripreport. Quoting is difficult though;

1) OO-VLL: also flown by me
2) Business Life: standard on Cityflyer afaik, and I also see it on random BA mainline
3) CityJet dessert: still from the VLM era. Service reduced a lot, but the chocolate remains!
4) LY in AMS, the 757 was also noticed by me from the highway. A common parking position for governmental flights.
5) Highway to HEL? No, not really, but this A9-highway gets really jammed in the morning and evening rush hour!
6) Holland flooded? Well we were at some parts, but not in the area around AMS. Lucky me!

I love the Embraers, and the 190 is missing till today. Even now, my booked Emb190 KLM flight was substituted by a F100 instead. Next try, Next week! Same route, same plane? We'll see!


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6612 times:

Hi Nils!

As usual a very nice report, looks like you didn't want to experience having a backlog more than a few days?  
Nice style on this report, but as others have mentioned it makes it a bit difficult to quote though.
Nice to read about your experience with BA Cityflyer, they seem great. I will be flying them myself in March, hopefully finally getting LCY into my log.
The flight on CityJet seemed quite nice too, and always nice to get a ride on a F50!


User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

Hey Nils. Excellent TR! What a unique and artistic way to describe your flights. I personally loved it! The only downside is that one cannot quote any of the text but that's a small price to pay  

I like the look of ANR. I bet it's a very stress-free airport. I have never flown on a F50. In the distant future when paleonto-aviationists study the evolution of aircraft from its early forms to more modern ones I bet F50 will be one of the key "missing links"  

Thanks for putting this together!


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User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

Cool pictorial Nils. Its always good to see people trying a different angle on these reports. Kudos.

Some really nice effects with those pictures and all the detail is there.

Gate 21!! tears in my eyes.

Cheers for the report mate.

User currently offlineadityashankar From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2007, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6427 times:


Great report, I really loved the "That's all folks" picture at the end...

Spreading the Joy of Flight
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1716 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

Hi Nils,

Different TR this time; to be honest, I prefer it the 'classic' way...also, your pictures seem to be of a less colour  

Also, quoting is quite difficult this way...

You had an interesting routing, and also so ealy in the day; was this for a specific reason, not to stay longer in London ?

The LY 757 was used for an official state visit, hence that parking position at SPL...

Looking forward to your next TR; IMHO, it should be in the 'normal/classic' way again, sorry...



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6216 times:

Hi Nils,

A lovely avant-garde report. Although like Eric stated above it makes quoting bloody difficult so I won't  

That looks like a nice way to spend the morning before heading to work and even get a couple of free breakfast thrown in. Well done.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6832 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

Hi Nils !

Nice report with nice pictures!

Taking off from LCY seems like a very nice kick-in-the-butt experience!

Looking forward to your next report!


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 1096 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Thanks for posting Nils, and trying out a different style!
In enjoyed reading it, as said on FB, I'm planning to do this route in reverse order this spring.

A few comments:
1) Great service on Cityjet, a sandwhich, a snack and drinks. Great that they offer a snack too, if a sandwich is too filling in the morning
2) I think the difference between a E190 and a E190SR has to do with the certification to land at LCY. E190SR are certified to land there, normal E190 aren't.
3) I've seen that Business Life magazine and a lot of BA flights, so yes, I think it standard.

Did you take the train back to Antwerp? A Fyra or the normal Intercity train via Roosendaal?

User currently offline717Flyer From Finland, joined Jun 2011, 303 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

Hi Nils,

When you told us last week you would not be able to publish this report as fast as your last one I really thought we would get to wait for some weeks at minimum. But nope, only a couple of days later this nicely pictured (I guess I can't say written) report popped up. Perhaps you couldn't cope with the stress in the feeling of having a backlog?

And what about the new style in your report? I absolutely love it. Pictures of excellent quality together with some amusing remarks. As the crowd has already spoken, the new layout does make commenting hard, but that won't stop me from doing so!

@ The Fokker 50: A question I need to ask everyone that flew on the F50 -- did it have the same musky signature smell that the airBaltic examples have?

@ The Cityjet meal service: I am stunned by all you got on such a short flight! Shame they had a cookie and not a muffin though. And why did you decline the sandwich? You know many A.netters are hungry when browsing trip reports.

@ The Cityjet inflight magazine: I haven't seen such a stylish cover in a looong time!  

@ Your conversation about the Embraer flight being half empty: Good to see the FA being an optimist, that's much needed in the economic situation we live in today.

@ Chicken wings:         

@ Highway to HEL: Why not highway to Hell (in Norway)?.


User currently offlineJL418 From Italy, joined Jun 2009, 493 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

Hi Nils!

have you unlocked some premium function on Picnic?   It's been a great read, so unusual and and so funny! Well done. Some bits and pieces made me giggle, like your checklist and the chicken wings already cited by 717Flyer.

I'm surprised by CityFlyer, didn't know that they offered such a big load of catering for a trip that doesn't even allow you to seat comfortably. BA mainline would give you some Korma-flavoured crisps and that'd be all. However, the business life mag is standard literature in Club cabins if I remember correctly but sometimes I also find it in Euro Traveller. I'm quite envious that you've flown once again the E190, it's still on my "to do" list.



User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2533 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5873 times:

Beautiful! Entertaining! Brilliant layout! What else can I say, Nils?   

I do not mind being unable to quote. This particular report is a league of their owns and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  

Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes,

Friends forever
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4447 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Great report, very different from everything around here! I took LCY-ANR back in july and my friends in Antwerp didn't even believe me when I told the I had arrived in Deurne!

User currently offlinervxkaz From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5837 times:

Hi Nils!

This is the most refreshing TR I've seen on a.net! Kudos on such an excellent work of Art and great effort in editing all your photos! I love this artistic form!

Warmest regards,

They say that I'm a dreamer. But I'd only Dreamt Skyward.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30081 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5814 times:

Hey Nils ,
This is truly unique and I think you have just made your personal own style of reports and you must do more of this in future. I loved it . Really different !

I hope its not too long before we see another one despite what you said .

Well done mate and you really done yourself proud with this one   



User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5243 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Hey, Nils,

interesting to follow you´re new style story.
It looks like good work to fit in all the text details to the pictures, well done.
You know, I´ve done these LCY connection not that long ago.


User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1241 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

Hi Nils

I also really enjoyed this change of style as well. I even managed to read about Gate 21 at LCY without wanting to cry. Great stuff. Some fab pictures as well too. Looks like you had a nice set of flights. I love smaller airports - there is something more personal about them. You captured the atmosphere really well.

The EM190 is a lovely aircraft - as I've said before. It's one of my favourites...up there with Dash 8s!

Thanks for trying something a little different - much appreciated!


Eastern - Number One To The Sun
User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Hi Nils,

Thanks for the report. Nice to see a different style for a change. Well done on editing all the photos with the text. It added a lot to what were a fairly routine set of flights and made for a really enjoyable read. Keep it up buddy!


According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

Hi Nils

Great trip report, it was nice to read.
I actually like the new form and style of the report.
Quite entertaining, hope to see some more like that.
City-jet (ex-VG) seems to be very decent, but the F50 windows are very low indeed.


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinePieterBoth From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

Really a great trip report! Very refreshing and different for a change, I liked the 'tongue in cheek' captions on the photos, telling a story from start to end. The choice of font complements the story and I like the colours of the photographs, nice job!

User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 459 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5555 times:
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I just love this new style   Made me laugh big time haha!
Yeah, really lovely to read!

I was thinking about doing the same though, EIN-LCY-AMS one day
but Cityjet isn't that cheap to be honest so I'll have to wait for that ...

Thanks for this fabulous TR, it was a pleasure to read it and well done.

Best regards,


'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.' - Winston Churchill
User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1586 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

I like the style! Almost like reading a comic book.

User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

Hi Nils

This must be without a doubt one of the coolest and certainly the most stylish trip report I've ever seen or read here. I really like it. It's not just the witty remarks you put all over the place but also the work you've done on the photos. Even the unsightly F. 50 has a certain grace about it in this format!

I look forward to your next escapade, both in terms of flying and reporting!


25 Post contains images parton87 : Hello Nils! Thanks for the nice story! Like the style! I guess it tooks some time making this report!?But quoting is not that easy like some other com
26 Luxair747SP : Hi Nils, what a great idea, that piece of art could be an early ad of the aviation industry. An interesting early morning trip to London. Thanks a lot
27 Post contains images sultanils : Hello everyone, many thanks for posting a comment on my story. I realize for some of you it’s ‘more difficult’ to reply properly without being a
28 gabrielchew : I completely agree - very nice layout, but hard to quote! Looks like you had a nice little trip. Those BA E jets are very nice - you got the last row
29 Post contains images volvair : . . .
30 Post contains images sultanils : Hi Gabriel, yes indeed it was a nice trip although on the short side. The BA E-Jets are wonderful planes out- and inside! We're all lovers of the win
31 Post contains images LH4116 : Hoi Nils, fantastic report. Very amusing to read.. or err... Look at. It wouldn't surprise me if the report was all made on Instagram on your iPhone w
32 Post contains images sultanils : Hello Jonas, thanks matey, I'm glad you liked it! Nope, it was something else, user JL418 knows something more I guess this is more the 'BA Cityflyer
33 Post contains images KaiGywer : It's easy to visit too, it'd literally right next to TRD
34 Post contains images airbuseric : Hi Nils e.g. , nice plate service, real glass and China used, plus a small dessert Luckily I'm not using this one often... but trust me, enough traffi
35 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Nils, Well done! I really like the style of this report, a very refreshing & imaginative change. You had me chuckling quite a few times, partic
36 Quokkas : Hi Nils, A most entertaining report, reminiscent of some of the post cards from the thirties and forties (in style rather than content) and even the e
37 BrusselsSouth : Hi Nils, Excellent report, thanks for trying something different! The ANR-LCY leg on the F50 reminded me of my own experience on the route. I agree th
38 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Nils! Very innovative concept, what an enjoyable report! It must have taken a lot of time to create that report. I really need to try Cityjet/VLM o
39 Post contains images sultanils : So I missed out on the plate, the glassware and the dessert. But this wasn't a morning flight now was it? Hello Hannah, thanks very much. ANR and LCY
40 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Very good! PH
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