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Going To Mainland Europe For Sports! Pt. 1/2  
User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

Going to mainland Europe for sports! Pt. 1/2

Welcome all TR readers. This is my 1st trip report (technically my second after my failed 1st attempt on this trip   ) so please be gentle. I think I‘ve sorted out the photo problem, so fingers crossed!   

Background

In December, I started to look for ski trips in Europe in February. After some looking around I found Kitzbuhel, Austria to be tempting. We (me and my family) booked a hotel in the Alps there and a MUC-LHR-KEF routing on BA 319 and FI 752. Before we booked the flights we decided to look for ways to get to Austria and we decided to do it split – me, my dad and my brother would fly on Friday to LHR, sleep there and take the early BA flight to FRA on the 767. We could book it as multicity on ba.com for around 170 GBP. We then bought tickets for Hoffenheim-FC Köln in the German Bundesliga. Meanwhile, my mom and sister would fly FI532 to MUC and we would meet there Saturday evening. We would then drive down to Kitzbuhel and spend 3 days there before going home on Thursday.  
This report will cover the flights to Germany, pt. 2 will cover MUC-LHR-KEF on BA 319 and FI 752.


The trip
I came home in the afternoon and my dad picked me up for the 40 minute ride to Keflavik. We arrived at the airport 14:40, 1 hour and 20 minutes before scheduled departure time. Security didn‘t take long because it was earlier than for the N-American passengers and later than the usual CPH/LHR afternoon passengers. I grabbed a hot chocolate at Kaffitár (the Icelandic Starbucks) and went to the gate.

TF-FIX, FI sole 753, coming from London/Heathrow as FI451.
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Our plane today would be TF-FIP, one of the 10 752s flying for FI in the winter (some planes such as TF-LLX are leased out in the winter).


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Flight information
Airline: Icelandair (FI/ICE)
Flight # 454
Aircraft: Boeing 757-208/W
Registration: TF-FIP
From: Keflavik Airport, Keflavik, Iceland (KEF/BIKF)
To: Heathrow Airport, London, UK (LHR/EGLL)
Seat: 10F (Economy Comfort, Y+)
STD/ATD: 1600/1607
STA/ATA: 1900/1912
Blocked time: 3 hrs 0 mins
Actual time: 3 hrs 5 mins


Personal information
My 117th flight on FI, 113th on FI 757, 103rd on FI 752, 31st on FI 75W
My 117th flight on 757, 107th on 752, 31st on 75W, 12th on TF-FIP

We walked up the jetway and got inside. Love that feeling when walking into the plane! 

Economy Comfort is like intra-Euro Business Class on many airlines, Eco seats with 1 blocked in the middle. I got 10F, a window, while my brother sat in 10D aside me.

View out the window, sunny day in KEF
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We taxied to runway 29 and took off, followed with a left turn at around 1000ft.
Takeoff video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4u8C1ensFo

After takeoff there were some nice views as we crossed the coastline. We then got through the clouds and saw the sun again. I‘ll just let the pictures show you.
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There was some hot meals offered for Saga Class and Economy Comfort but I opted for the Y crossaint with ham & cheese as I was gonna eat at the hotel in London. Simple but tasty.   

The flight went by quickly and soon we were over Scotland. As we were getting over English airspace the sun started settling in to the distance. Sunset in 3 steps:
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We descended and landed at runway 27L. The taxi to the gate was relatively short and we arrived just about on-time.

Last view outside the window, bmi *A 320 aside us
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We took a taxi to Hotel Renassaince, had dinner and got asleep for the early flight the next morning.

We woke up at 4.30am the next morning, had breakfast and arrived at T5 at around 5.30, hour after we woke up. I had checked-in the day before, and had chosen seat 9K for myself while my dad and brother were in seats 11K and 14K. After dropping off our luggage we proceeded through security which didn‘t take long. We then had breakfast and when it was over, the time was 6.55 and boarding had started. When getting to the gate, I saw G-BZHC sitting outside, a new reg for me.


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Flight information
Airline: British Airways (BA/BAW)
Flight # 902
Aircraft: Boeing 767-336/ER
Registration: G-BZHC
From: Heathrow Airport, London, UK (LHR/EGLL)
To: Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (FRA/EDDF)
Seat: 9K (EuroTraveller, Y)
STD/ATD: 0720/0734
STA/ATA: 1020/1017
Blocked time: 2 hrs 0 mins
Actual time: 1 hrs 43 mins


Personal information
My 3rd flight on BA, 3rd on BA 767, 3rd on BA 763, 3rd on BA 76E
My 5th flight on 767, 4th on 763, 4th on 76E, 1st on G-BZHC

There wasn‘t a long queue at the gate and I was inside quickly. After a warm welcome from the crew I turned left to my window seat. I was hoping that the aisle seat would remain empty but soon a man sat down in the seat aside me. Oh well, the flight wasn‘t long. At 7:25 the pilot announced that we would need to wait another 10 minutes for departure but the flying time of 1:40 would catch that time back. As we were in no hurry I wasn‘t stressed at all, but it's never fun to wait at the gate.

Rainy weather in London
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At 7:34 we pushed back and taxied to rwy 27R for departure. After waiting for two BA 320s we took off ahead of an AZ 321. There were good views of T4 on climbout.

Takeoff video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSN9sTWR3jQ

Soon after takeoff snack service was started. I had the choice of chocolate chip cookie or chips and chose the latter. Together with it I ordered a Coke. I have to admit these 0.1L cans look pretty silly. Later in the flight I ordered Coke again and got a 0.33L can. Not sure what is usually served? ? 

It was cloudy all the way so no views of the ground. I took 2 pictures which show how nice the RR engines look in the sun.  http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7536/1000618yv.jpg
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Soon descent was started and we flew into the clouds. I started my video just as we broke out of the clouds and flew over the stadium of Eintracht Frankfurt. We soon touched down on 7R (now 7C). After landing we had a good view of the runway and I took some pictures of aircraft movement there.

Landing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZwOOhSCKxQ

LH 321 taking off
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LH 744 landing
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UR 738 landing
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LH CityLine E190 waiting for takeoff clearance
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Big and bigger winglets – Travel Service/Solomon Air 738 and DL 763
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AY E170, AC 763 and AB 320
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MH 772, GF 343, CI 343 and EY 346
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AF 318 along with the earlier mentioned MH 772
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SK MD80 pushing back in the distance
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We walked out, got our bags and were out landside in under 15 minutes. Before starting our drive to Sinsheim, we got ourselves a burger and a Coke at McDonalds, a new tradition for me after McD got away from Iceland and left us with a place called Metro Burgers.  Thoughts
FI delivered good service again as in all my over 100 flights on them. BA were good, service was great but to wait at the gate isn‘t fun – but that‘s Heathrows fault, not theirs. They should serve bigger Coke cans though!  

I will end on some photos from the Sinsheim Museum. For your information, the game ended like this: 1899 Hoffenheim 1-1 1.FC Köln.  

Malev Tu134 – sadly both either are already history (MA) or are getting very close to it (Tu134)
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The AF Concorde
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The windows are even smaller than it looks here
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The tail, the engines and the landing gear
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The Tu144 and its engines
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Rhein-Neckar Arena, the home of 1899 Hoffenheim, in the distance
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Thanks for reading!  

[Edited 2012-02-24 10:11:31]

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Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9415 times:

Hello Sveinn, nice report.

Seems like you had a nice flight on Icelandair, and airline I would love to try out sometime. However, I'm just a bit curious how you managed to get the Y Comfort fare? Normally those tickets cost half a fortune, or perhaps you bought the full-fare? Would've been interesting to know what meal they served. Did Y have to pay for the croissant, or was it offered to them for free?

Thanks for sharing
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9371 times:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Hello Sveinn, nice report.

Hi Jonas, thanks!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
However, I'm just a bit curious how you managed to get the Y Comfort fare?

My dad works for FI, so we often get Y+ or J because of that.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Would've been interesting to know what meal they served

On intra-Euro routes, it is a sandwich in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. On flights to N-America there is chicken, beef or salmon.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Did Y have to pay for the croissant, or was it offered to them for free?

I think it costs 1.50 Euro.

Rgds,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9259 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):

I forgot to mention this in personal information:

For FI454: My 191st flight
For BA902: My 192nd flight

Rgds,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineplanejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9204 times:

Nice trip report! Glad you had a good flight with BA and FI as usual were good. Can't wait for Part 2, I presume you had a better time in Germany than you would of in Manchester  

User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9072 times:

Quoting planejamie (Reply 4):
Nice trip report!

Thanks!

Quoting planejamie (Reply 4):
Can't wait for Part 2, I presume you had a better time in Germany than you would of in Manchester

I actually got to Manchester for some hours in the middle of January as a part of an UK trip I got for an birthday present and it was pretty nice. Unfortunately Tottenham lost against City.  

rgds,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

Hi Sveinn!

Nice report and nice pictures especially of the aircraft at Sinnsheim!

It would have been nice to see some pictures of the meals, seats etc....

The777Man



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User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8443 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Nice report and nice pictures especially of the aircraft at Sinnsheim!

Thanks!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
It would have been nice to see some pictures of the meals, seats etc....

I know, this was in Feb 2011. In my next reports from more recent trips there will be more detail than in this one.  



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8384 times:

Hi Sveinn!

Nice report!
I have flown FI a few times myself, and I remember I was pretty pleased with them!
BA looked nice as usual.
Nice pictures from the museum, did you get to go inside the Tu144?

Martin


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8291 times:
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Thanks for sharing your report of Icelandair! You don't see Icelandair covered too much in this forum; I flew them back in 1996 from JFK-KEF-JFK ... Very nice airline if I can remember, but back then we got a free meal in Economy.

I love those views of the 757 engines in yellow! How striking when the sun shines on them.

Regards,

Matthew


User currently offlineicelander From Iceland, joined Dec 2011, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8083 times:

Nice 1st TR Sveinn. TF-FIP hasn't changed much in the 18 months since I last flew in her  

Keep up the good work, and I look forward to your next TR.

Kveðja,
Mark.

I will be flying EasyJet and Iceland express next month KEF-LON, so I might try to write a TR - you have inspired me  


User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
Nice report!

Thanks Martin!  
Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
I have flown FI a few times myself, and I remember I was pretty pleased with them!

Good to hear!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
BA looked nice as usual.

Yeah, I've always been pleased with them. Value for money.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 8):
Nice pictures from the museum, did you get to go inside the Tu144?

Yes, but unfortunately my camera decided to stop working then. It was nice!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Thanks for sharing your report of Icelandair! You don't see Icelandair covered too much in this forum; I flew them back in 1996 from JFK-KEF-JFK ... Very nice airline if I can remember, but back then we got a free meal in Economy.

Yes, but you get IFE instead.  
Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
I love those views of the 757 engines in yellow! How striking when the sun shines on them.

I've seen it so often, but can't get enough of it still! Striking! 
Quoting icelander (Reply 10):
Nice 1st TR Sveinn. TF-FIP hasn't changed much in the 18 months since I last flew in her

No, I flew it last week to VRN and it's still the same.  
Quoting icelander (Reply 10):
Keep up the good work, and I look forward to your next TR.

It will be covering KEF-SFB and BOS-KEF on FI and TPA-PHL-BOS on WN. Hope it'll be ready soon.  
Quoting icelander (Reply 10):
I will be flying EasyJet and Iceland express next month KEF-LON, so I might try to write a TR - you have inspired me

Look forward!

Rgds,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3268 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8015 times:

Nice report - always good to see a flight with FI - they were my first carrier of the new millenium! We spent a day skiing in Iceland - would you not have preferred that over Austria?!

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
Before starting our drive to Sinsheim, we got ourselves a burger and a Coke at McDonalds, a new tradition for me after McD got away from Iceland and left us with a place called Metro Burgers

I remember buying a Happy Meal from McD in Reykjavik and it costing at least 3 times as much as it does in London - so expensive!



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User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7938 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
Nice report - always good to see a flight with FI - they were my first carrier of the new millenium! We spent a day skiing in Iceland - would you not have preferred that over Austria?!

Thanks! Well, there are much more slopes in Austria and the ski areas in Iceland often are closed all but 10 days a year, so Austria was fine.  
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
I remember buying a Happy Meal from McD in Reykjavik and it costing at least 3 times as much as it does in London - so expensive!

Yes, it's much cheaper elsewhere in the world than it was here. Now it's gone. But we have a local place called 'Hamborgarabúllan', it's great!  

Rgds
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3005 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7275 times:

Hi SRQKEF,

nice first report!

Some good inflight pics from the windows, and nice of the Concorde and museum aircraft.

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
We took a taxi to Hotel Renassaince,

You know you can take the regular bus for free, and as the hotel is quite close so the travel time would be about the same   (and it's opposite the McDo, so you can visit another on your travels!)

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
1.FC Köln

The one and only Bundesliga game I saw, many years ago, was in Koln, who won against Bayern Munchen 3:1  

Thanks again

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently onlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7250 times:

Hi Sveinn

Good trip report! Nice showcase of FI, an airline i dont see very often
Great Photos too, especially at the museum! I would have loved to have flown on a Concorde, oh well.
Loved the photos of the FI 757 also. A type i haven't had the chance to fly yet. They are very uncommon down this way, with no commercial operaters flying it to/from NZ or Australia


User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6997 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 14):

Hi SRQKEF,

nice first report!

Thanks signol!

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
Some good inflight pics from the windows, and nice of the Concorde and museum aircraft.

Thanks again! I love to fly the 757 because the windows are so large taking pictures is very easy.

Quoting signol (Reply 14):
You know you can take the regular bus for free, and as the hotel is quite close so the travel time would be about the same

Thanks for that! Didn't know. Next time!  
Quoting signol (Reply 14):
(and it's opposite the McDo, so you can visit another on your travels!)

Haha good to know. I almost missed out on McD in the Dolomites last month, but while driving from Selva (a little ski village) to VRN we stopped in Bolzano and I got myself a burger.  
Quoting signol (Reply 14):
The one and only Bundesliga game I saw, many years ago, was in Koln, who won against Bayern Munchen 3:1

Nice! Well done by them to beat Bayern

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 15):
Good trip report!

Thanks!

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 15):
Nice showcase of FI, an airline i dont see very often

Yes there aren't many reports of them here. I'll show them better in my later TRs where you will get legroom, seat pics and stuff like that.  
Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 15):
Loved the photos of the FI 757 also. A type i haven't had the chance to fly yet. They are very uncommon down this way, with no commercial operaters flying it to/from NZ or Australia

You should have catched the FI 757 that was flying for PX until last year! Maybe fly BNE-POM-SYD or something like that. Now they got rid of it for more 763s (from FI too). My dad flew to POM last year and told it was a great experience. Papua New Ginea also have one of the best resorts in Oceania with a view right over the airport! 5*, my dad stayed there while metting Air Niugini. He worked for FI back then. His route was KEF-LHR-HKG-MNL-POM-NRT-CPH-KEF on FI 752 (2x), BA 744, CX 77W, PX 763 (2x) and SK 343.

Sorry that pt 2 has taken so long, I wrote it but it didn't work, guess I have to start from scratch because I can't find the error.

Rgds,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

Hi Sveinn,

nice first report! I always enjoy reading about Iceland and Icelandair - I really need to visit the country and try the airline soon.

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
My 117th flight on FI, 113th on FI 757, 103rd on FI 752, 31st on FI 75W

Quite impressive!

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
I will end on some photos from the Sinsheim Museum.

Nice pictures! I've never been there.

Quoting SRQKEF (Thread starter):
For your information, the game ended like this: 1899 Hoffenheim 1-1 1.FC Köln.

And which team did you cheer for?

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 16):
Sorry that pt 2 has taken so long, I wrote it but it didn't work, guess I have to start from scratch because I can't find the error.

Probably just an issue with an HTML code. I remember having similar problems, too. Keep trying!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6836 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Quite impressive!

I'm up to 129 on FI now, when you live in Iceland and don't want to fly Iceland Express your options are quite limited!  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Nice pictures! I've never been there.

You should try it out sometime! Lots of interesting warbirds there too, and on the other side are DC-3s, DC-4/6 (not sure) IL-18 and lots more!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
And which team did you cheer for?

Hoffenheim because of Gylfi Sigurdsson (which has been loaned to Swansea now)

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Probably just an issue with an HTML code. I remember having similar problems, too. Keep trying!

Yeah, I will! Will hopefully finish it before my trip that starts 30 March.



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6664 times:
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Hi Sveinn, thanks for sharing this report. Those gorgeous looking FI 757s never get old! Nice job logging a BA 763 as well, one of the more exciting regulars flying around in Europe  

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6497 times:

Hi Sveinn

Great first trip report, thanks for sharing them with us! I' ve actually flewn on TF-FIP from AMS to KEF back in 2006!
I found them to be quite average, however a lot of changes have been taken since.
Good job logging the 763 as well!

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently onlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 885 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 19):
Hi Sveinn, thanks for sharing this report.

Thanks for reading!

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 19):
Those gorgeous looking FI 757s never get old!

True! My dad (worked for FI Group and is a board member) says they're not expecting to start retiring their 757s until 2020 the earliest, so it won't be gone for at least another 15 years! 
Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 19):
Nice job logging a BA 763 as well, one of the more exciting regulars flying around in Europe
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
Good job logging the 763 as well!

Yeah, when I saw 'Boeing 767' listed on that flight I booked immediatly!  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
Great first trip report, thanks for sharing them with us!

Thank you! Means alot to me  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
I' ve actually flewn on TF-FIP from AMS to KEF back in 2006!

Nice!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 20):
I found them to be quite average, however a lot of changes have been taken since.

Yes, IFE and stuff like that



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
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Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6282 times:

To The Mainland For Sports! Pt 2 BA+FI MUC-LHR-KEF (by SRQKEF Mar 14 2012 in Trip Reports)

Pt 2 here



Flights flown: 280 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
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