airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5492 times:
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!
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deltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5484 times:
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!
Widebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5430 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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roberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 1037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4952 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?
717Flyer From Finland, joined Jun 2011, 303 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4936 times:
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)?.
JL418 From Italy, joined Jun 2009, 493 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
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.
palmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1224 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4614 times:
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!
gpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4567 times:
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!
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MSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4451 times:
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
PieterBoth From Mauritius, joined Jan 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4430 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!
Knightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4385 times:
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!
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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