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AB Cancelled But Eurolot For Wroclaw Works  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 15341 times:

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Czesc, dear readers,

I should go for a couple of more flights this early morning.
But all the readers from my latest story

BER, The Grand Opening, In Theory!. (by FLIEGER67 Aug 4 2012 in Trip Reports)

know, that there was these suspicious number 737800 on the cell phone late yesterday afternoon.
Originally booked is STR-MXP by AB directly with an 45.00 Euro´s fare.
And now?.
Well, nothing else expected, the flight is cancelled, but thanx to status or who knows, I´am rebooked for the LH by Contactair service close to the same time.
And everything without any action from my side, well done here by AB.

Let´s have a view for the routemap, looks like a pliers today. Who knows what to fit in between?:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=str-mxp-waw-wro&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Departure airport no. 218 comes up with this story:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Here are the previous 200 places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the routes, copyright by me:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Wroclaw was cancelled on my first attempt last year, due to air traffic problems and delays around FRA airport.
Much better now, when we know that there is a young woman from Poland, I was in contact with her and she decides to show me the details about here hometown. Well, let me say, I´am looking forward to this trip.



Monday, 04.06.2012


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Service Lufthansa LH 3194 operated by Contact Air
Scheduled: 07.00 // 08.00


Ok, after the rebooking yesterday afternoon, that was nevertheless a well nights sleep for me. Just a shorty stay at the homecamp till the next flight.
No need to change the cellphone alarm time,
03.30 am and it does the job again as expected.
Arrival at the airport, the car at the place where it should spend the night and further for the terminal.
It feels somewhat strange to catch a yellow LH paper with an red AB confirmation!.
A quick visit at the LH Senator counter to pick up my boarding pass and onwards for the somewhat unexpected LH Sen lounge visit.
Just two days after the last one, it seems they know me well these days here.
My place early in the morning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201001.jpg
LH for MXP looks like ontime from gate 162
and no surprise with AB cancelled top of the screen.
Btw. this AB route is history since 30.07.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201002.jpg
Down to the gate where once again the last pax prior to me boarded the bus actually. You know, I´am late but not to late, at least not till now.
And for the apron with a view like this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201003.jpg
Contact Air warm welcomed today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201004.jpg
The F100 looks like cute this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201005.jpg
D-AFKC, the by now scheduled F100.
Leg no. 32 on type, nothing new with MXP-STR just a couple of weeks ago also on this plane.
This machine was in service since 15.04.1996 with Formosa, Mandarin, Contact and is stored now since 06/2012. So it seems that was one of the last flights here. 7 planes on type are still active
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201006.jpg
Augsburg bound for MUC
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201007.jpg
07.00 am, perfectly ontime, "Contactair" on the go for the quick 45 minutes ride down to Italy now from runway "Two-Five".
11 degrees, cloudy but dry here.
Cockpit crew is the german captain with a short welcome in a well experienced style and the FO from the Netherlands with nice and detailed infos inflight.
His name sounds well known to me.
Up we go for a view above the clouds
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201008.jpg
The well loaded cabin today, 19A for me, the aisle is also taken.
Very close to 100 %, nothing else expected with AB cancelled and a good number of biz travellers on the way
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Legroom is good as always here with the dark grey leather seats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201010.jpg
Cabin crew is one middle aged ok female and one young and really nice male FA.
Count me in with these safety cards
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Service is a muesli bar together with free drinks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201120.jpg
Summer in Poland, here we go and these, for sure, explains the strange situation when I´ve decided to book a hotel in Wroclaw
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Snowy peaks down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201013.jpg
No route info, but it was a somewhat shaky flight at a maximum of 25000 feet.
Turning for finals into MXP, impressive along the black clouds. It seems thunderstorm activity here this early morning
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Between the clouds
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201015.jpg
Wetlands, are you sure, captain, this is MXP?
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Yes, it is
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Touchdown at the 3920 meters "Three-Five-Right", 08.00 am, perfectly ontime once more, 16 cloudy degrees here.
Bye now to Contactair, for the last time, who knows?.
The company was taken over shortly ago by the german part of now defunct polish OLT Express
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Bus service for the terminal now.




Monday, 04.06.2012

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Service: AZ 7968 operated by Alitalia
Scheduled: 10.05 // 12.10


AZ does me the no OLCI favour again.
But anyway, that´s also more expected as if it would really work one days.
The fare is sure ok, 45.00 Euro´s, booked with AZ directly. I´ve noticed it just a couple of days prior to the trip, that this is very close to the inaugural service here. The route started only the week prior to my flight.
The nice girl from SEA Milano shows me the last row open, so that´s my place to go now.
No hurry and also close to no time to wait at security. Soon thereafter back in the gate area.
For the lounge now or should I better go for a meeting with, ahem, John Richmond?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201019.jpg
Serious decisions, but my sense of duty wins, the Sea Milano Sala Monteverdi lounge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201020.jpg
Spacious, but no apron views
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201021.jpg
The offers, ok so far
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201022.jpg
Good for some on the way stuff
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201023.jpg
No surprise to see these "Annullato" service top of the screen
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201024.jpg
Bus boarding from A22, these, who knows how much stairs down floor, for a first view under the, of course, wing, you know
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How I like it this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201026.jpg
Or also this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201027.jpg
EI-DSY here, the scheduled A320.
By now the most flown plane type in my log with 86 legs
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201028.jpg
The plane is in Air One colours but is operated by Alitalia.
The sun is shining in
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A new entry to the books. In service with Air One and Alitalia since 05.01.2009. 51 planes on type are in the actual fleet
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Tail view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201031.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Italy, the captain with a very nice and relaxed welcome after boarding is completed. He´s once again on the speakers later on with the latest weather report for WAW.
10.05 am, perfectly ontime, "Alitalia" should leave MXP now for the 1 hour, 45 minutes, northeastern bound from the 3920 meters "Three-Five-Left".
18 degrees and partly cloudy now.
Modern style seaters, view from 31A.
The second to last row window and three for me here
with a 70% load
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Mostly people from Poland on the way, also a couple of suits to see, but for sure not that many germans!.
Cabin crew is one elderly female and three male FA´s, two elder, one middle aged, all together nothing special and biz friendly to say the least.
No free service here.
A view for the lakes
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201033.jpg
And the white peaks in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201034.jpg
Looks nice with my usual nightly departure time here
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Legroom, well not that much available with the bright grey leather seats. Also not that really clean by the way
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Cabin view
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"Il Belpaese", ok
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These lakes looking so good here from above
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"Per la Vostra sicurezza", ok I know
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How I like these lakeside view
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Something to eat?
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Clouds all the way. Summer, what does this belongs to?.
Above the clouds
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The whole flight is again somewhat shaky.
But nevertheless, or maybe just because, you know shaking around in Mom´s belly!. I´ve started to read a page in my travel book after the usual tripreporters picture and notice work is done soon after departure and yes, managed to fix the very same page close to arrivals.
What happend in between?. Well, you know, switch on the aircraft sleeping mode if you´re in need for a break!.
It feels like just a minute later, I see these flaps extented
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Touchdown at the 3690 meters "Three-Three", 11.50 am, twenty minutes ahead to schedule, 12 degrees and see me in a cloudy Warsaw
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201046.jpg
Not only clouds, also some mist, but anyway these OLT Express picture is worth to show with the airline now gone
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201047.jpg
By bus for the terminal, sure ok to catch a couple more pictures.
Tail views
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Side by side
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 15354 times:

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Service LOT Polish Airlines 3855 operated by Eurolot
Scheduled: 14.40 // 15.50


Seats are fixed in advance for the next leg,
but not checked-in.
No, I do not want to leave the secured area.
What about a try here?
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No, not here, so it seems.
But there is also a transfer counter down by the gates.
Fixed some minutes thereafter.
This one is secured by Ebookers with the fare as low as 25.00 Euro´s.
Upstairs again for the lounge now
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Well presented offers
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And lots of open seaters
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201053.jpg
Checking some mails and later on for a view to the Odloty´s.
Wroclaw from gate 42
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Down for the gates again to follow the action.
Lot and friends
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201055.jpg
Or also not
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201056.jpg
Never expected these Contact F100 here in Warsaw
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201057.jpg
Bus boarding for me again, no rain, no pain
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201059.jpg
We had to wait a couple of minutes in the bus
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201061.jpg
Till SP-LFC is ready to serve us. It´s the scheduled AT72
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201062.jpg
Well, I like this logo
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Just the good old Eurolot
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201064.jpg
Leg no. 22 on type, a new entry to the log for me. An oldie, in the air with Lot and Eurolot since 22.12.1991.
One of nine still in the fleet.
The plane is noted with an engine shut down inflight just a year ago on the way from Wroclaw to Munich
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2.45 pm, close to ontime, 55 minutes to go with "Eurolot" from the 2800 meters runway "Two-Nine".
Still 14 cloudy degrees here.
Football everywhere
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"Instrukcja bezpieczenstwa", sure polish is very close to german and easy to follow!
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Legroom is surprisingly good here.
With two for me in 15D and a load very close to 100% sure ok this way.
Lot´s of suits returning from biz in Warsaw, so it seems.
Lucky me or thanx again to status works
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Two female FA´ss working the cabin, one middle aged and ok, the other, well, it´s Poland, isn´t it?.
Young, girlie style with long black hair, simply nice and in a good mood.
Clouds cruising
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Cockpit crew is from Poland, the captain with real nice and detailed infos inflight.
Flight level is 20000 feet, no route info, but anyway it´s cloudy outside.
The strange coloured, really well used plastic seaters
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201071.jpg
And the cabin ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201072.jpg
Service is snack and free drinks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201121.jpg
Coming in for Wroclaw
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Just above the city
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201075.jpg
Touchdown at the 2500 meters "Two-Nine" with more OLT Express planes parked.
3.50 pm, ontime, 16 degrees and cloudy once again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201076.jpg
And also an Eurolot sister
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201077.jpg
Under the wing, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201078.jpg
Looks well used this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201079.jpg
The modern style new terminal
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201080.jpg
Bye now to SP-LFC
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201081.jpg
Further by bus and tram for as low as 70 Cent´s, not that easy to manage it with my low polish skills, but anyway it works to check in for the hotel.
The Platinum Palace
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201130.jpg
Imagine my surprise when I´ve fixed the flights and try to book a hotel only to see ridiculous high fares. Till I´ve noticed it, that I´am now just a couple of days ahead to the Euro football championship.
Thanx to the management of Platinum Palace, the fare was really acceptable here with some 95.00 Euro´s.
Let me say, this was a superb price earnings ratio.
Room first view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201085.jpg
What about this way?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201084.jpg
Ok, the bathroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201083.jpg
And also for the second view real good
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/D1201/PL1201/PL1201082.jpg
Some calls and SMS notices are done and so I´am ready to explore the city, guided by Wioletta and Kris,
superb nice to meet you there.
But wait, this will be part of the next story, online in a couple of days, I promise!.

And wait again, here are the conclusions:

LH STR-MXP: Comfy, but what´s up with the weather also in Italy?.
AZ MXP-WAW: The place to rest at least with three seats for me.
LO WAW-WRO: Comfy and nice staff.

Na razie, comments welcome, as always,
"FLIEGER67" or "Markus Klaus Felger" by Facebook.



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15122 times:

Hi Markus,

nice report, and good to see you finally made it to Wroclaw!

The flights seem ok, good service by AB to rebook you onto LH. Some good prices in Poland, for the flight, and as well on the airport transfer!

Did you really not realise the football was on there? Or perhaps thought it shouldn't affect prices too much ahead of the event? At least, you got a very nice looking room for not much more than a more basic one.

Thanks

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15100 times:

Hi Markus!

Nice report, as always.
Nice to read about your travels to Poland, and good to see you had a few nice flights and saw a few more beautiful ladies.  
Great that you flew the Contact F100 another time, I wouldn't mind such an equipment change!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
but anyway these OLT Express picture is worth to show with the airline now gone

Indeed. I quite liked their livery, too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Never expected these Contact F100 here in Warsaw

Did you know to/from where it operated?

Martin


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15058 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing - not looking great weather wise in Italy, suffering the same fate as the UK?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A320.
By now the most flown plane type in my log with 86 legs

- It won't be long before you overtake me at your travel rate!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not only clouds, also some mist, but anyway these OLT Express picture is worth to show with the airline now gone

- Weather looks grim - never seen one of these OLT machines in person, never will now.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14916 times:

Nice report again!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It feels somewhat strange to catch a yellow LH paper with an red AB confirmation!.

Which airline do you prefer on the route? And what does AB operate? The dash? I'll take a Fokker over a Dash anytime  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Looks nice with my usual nightly departure time here

Looks nice down there indeed! Is that the Lake Como area?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The modern style new terminal

Looks good!


User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14890 times:

Hi Markus
Very interesting tr and thanx to use mxp.
Actually i never used airone flights so was nice to read one about
I think ab did a great job rebooking u on contactair they show to be a good airline
Greetings
Alberto


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1684 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14885 times:

Great read, Markus...hotel looks superb !!!

Did you notice the Polish and Russian are very similar ?: instrucja bezpieczenstwa versus instrucya po bezopasnosti  

Comfy and nice staff are your words for Eurolot; hope to experience that too, as will fly next month on AMS-KRK-AMS with them (on DH4, though)...



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 14793 times:

Hi Markus,

thanks for sharing. Nice to read that AB handled the rebooking well and even called you. it seems that their customer service levels are getting better, a few months ago it was litterally not possible to come through.
They seem to be reluctant to rebook to other carriers if the cancellation is more long term, but on short term cancellations they're good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):

AZ does me the no OLCI favour again.
But anyway, that´s also more expected as if it would really work one days.

Weren't you able to get your boarding passes from an AZ transfer counter? I know that they have some in Rome, I suspect same in Malpensa? It would avoid leaving secured area.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Serious decisions, but my sense of duty wins, the Sea Milano Sala Monteverdi lounge

This lounge is also used by Via Milano. A friend informed me about this. Great program: If you transfer through Malpensa on two different tickets and sign up, you will get an insurance which covers missed connections and airport staff will take care of checking through your luguage with your next carrier. Plus you get this lounge access.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):

Service: AZ 7968 operated by Alitalia

Are you sure this is actually not an Airone flight? AZ7XXX is usually codeshare for AP operated flights. These flights are available through Air One directly cheaper than from AZ, although no Miles and no free bags. You can also book them through AZ with bags and miles, but more expensive. Same i.e. in Venice, where AP has a big base.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14670 times:

Hey and good to see all these comments.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 2):

nice report, and good to see you finally made it to Wroclaw!


Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 2):

Did you really not realise the football was on there? Or perhaps thought it shouldn't affect prices too much ahead of the event? At least, you got a very nice looking room for not much more than a more basic one.

Definitely lucky me here. I´ve don´t noticed it really while checking the flights. And prices gone up the hard way during my search.


@Martin:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 3):

Nice report, as always.
Nice to read about your travels to Poland, and good to see you had a few nice flights and saw a few more beautiful ladies.

Thank you.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 3):

Great that you flew the Contact F100 another time, I wouldn't mind such an equipment change!

Count me in this way.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 3):

Indeed. I quite liked their livery, too.

Sure also my opinion.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 3):

Did you know to/from where it operated?

LX from and to ZRH.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):

Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing - not looking great weather wise in Italy, suffering the same fate as the UK?

Thank you and you never know this year with the weather.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):

- It won't be long before you overtake me at your travel rate!

Hey, you´re far ahead.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):

- Weather looks grim - never seen one of these OLT machines in person, never will now.

Lucky me to picture all these OLT planes.


@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Nice report again!

Thank you.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):

Which airline do you prefer on the route? And what does AB operate? The dash? I'll take a Fokker over a Dash anytime

AB was on the Dash and count me in with the Fokker.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):

Looks nice down there indeed! Is that the Lake Como area?

It is.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):

Looks good!

Definitely.


@Alberto:

Quoting mxp (Reply 6):

Very interesting tr and thanx to use mxp.
Actually i never used airone flights so was nice to read one about
I think ab did a great job rebooking u on contactair they show to be a good airline

Thank you and sure my opinion here with AB.


@P.:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 7):
Great read, Markus...hotel looks superb !!!

Thank you and that was for sure a nice catch with the hotel.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 7):

Did you notice the Polish and Russian are very similar ?: instrucja bezpieczenstwa versus instrucya po bezopasnosti

Hey, good to know.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 7):

Comfy and nice staff are your words for Eurolot; hope to experience that too, as will fly next month on AMS-KRK-AMS with them (on DH4, though)...

Ah, really interesting to follow.


@F.:

Quoting reifel (Reply 8):

thanks for sharing. Nice to read that AB handled the rebooking well and even called you. it seems that their customer service levels are getting better, a few months ago it was litterally not possible to come through.
They seem to be reluctant to rebook to other carriers if the cancellation is more long term, but on short term cancellations they're good.

Thank you and also my opinion here with AB and the short notice rebooking.

Quoting reifel (Reply 8):

Weren't you able to get your boarding passes from an AZ transfer counter? I know that they have some in Rome, I suspect same in Malpensa? It would avoid leaving secured area.

No more transfer counter airside at MXP, no check-in at the lounge, gate sounds possible on short term.

Quoting reifel (Reply 8):

This lounge is also used by Via Milano. A friend informed me about this. Great program: If you transfer through Malpensa on two different tickets and sign up, you will get an insurance which covers missed connections and airport staff will take care of checking through your luguage with your next carrier. Plus you get this lounge access.

Now that sounds really interesting.

Quoting reifel (Reply 8):

Are you sure this is actually not an Airone flight? AZ7XXX is usually codeshare for AP operated flights. These flights are available through Air One directly cheaper than from AZ, although no Miles and no free bags. You can also book them through AZ with bags and miles, but more expensive. Same i.e. in Venice, where AP has a big base.

This time it was cheaper to book it via AZ. The plane is painted in AirOne livery but is under the AZ register.
Always to check it twice this way. I-WEBA and so on are under the AP register AFAIK.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1659 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 14353 times:
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Hi again Markus,

What an interesting story again. Good to see you have some local company to guide you around in Wroclaw. And equally good to have a final ride on that Contact Air F100. Luckily for you it didn’t go tech that day. The Eurolot AT7 is a nice score as well and of course you will try to chase that new Dash as well?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, nothing else expected, the flight is cancelled, but thanx to status or who knows, I´am rebooked for the LH by Contactair service close to the same time.

It seems AB is not all low cost and good to see them taking good care of you and handling proactive by the perfect rebooking!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Contact Air warm welcomed today

A ride with a good friend is always ‘warm welcomed’ to say the least.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and the FO from the Netherlands

A Dutch pilot on a Dutch plane, that’s they way it should be.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Wetlands, are you sure, captain, this is MXP?

Oops, what happened here. That’s for sure not normal for this time of the year?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not only clouds, also some mist, but anyway these OLT Express picture is worth to show with the airline now gone

 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Or also not

...LOT  (pun intended)

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, I like this logo

Yes, me too but the name ‘Eurolot’ is not that much to my liking though...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The modern style new terminal

Wow, that looks mighty fine. How old is it?

Sultanils



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14183 times:

Hi Markus,

I think that has to be a record, 2 reports in one weekend, am I right? Good to read about Eurolot, they recently started flights from ZRK-KRK but it's not been very well advertised.

Nice to hear about the proactive re-booking from AB onto LH, I guess it's times like these when you really appreciate your status.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Btw. this AB route is history since 30.07.

That's a pity. I think you've used that STR-MXP a few times in the past, haven't you?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
You know, I´am late but not to late, at least not till now.

Don't speak too soon, there's a first time for everything!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, you know, switch on the aircraft sleeping mode if you´re in need for a break!.

Yeah, I'm still struggling to find that button you know.

Lovely pictures of the lakes after take off from MXP and the hotel you booked looks super.

Looking forward to hearing about the guided city tour,

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13998 times:

Hey, more comments, welcome!.


@Nils:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

What an interesting story again. Good to see you have some local company to guide you around in Wroclaw. And equally good to have a final ride on that Contact Air F100. Luckily for you it didn’t go tech that day. The Eurolot AT7 is a nice score as well and of course you will try to chase that new Dash as well?

Thank you and lucky me with the F100 here, indeed.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

It seems AB is not all low cost and good to see them taking good care of you and handling proactive by the perfect rebooking!

Maybe status helps here!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

A ride with a good friend is always ‘warm welcomed’ to say the least.

Oh, yes, definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

A Dutch pilot on a Dutch plane, that’s they way it should be.

Sure it is.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Oops, what happened here. That’s for sure not normal for this time of the year?

Summer in Italy is also not standard this year.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

...LOT  (pun intended)

Hah, good one!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Yes, me too but the name ‘Eurolot’ is not that much to my liking though...

Sure also my opinion, idea´s please!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Wow, that looks mighty fine. How old is it?

Two months. More pictures to come.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):

I think that has to be a record, 2 reports in one weekend, am I right? Good to read about Eurolot, they recently started flights from ZRK-KRK but it's not been very well advertised.

Thank you and sure not standard here with two in a row!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):

Nice to hear about the proactive re-booking from AB onto LH, I guess it's times like these when you really appreciate your status.

So it feels like.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):

That's a pity. I think you've used that STR-MXP a few times in the past, haven't you?

Really often and with no competition we will see what´s going on.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):

Don't speak too soon, there's a first time for everything!

True words, I will do so.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 11):

Yeah, I'm still struggling to find that button you know.

Lovely pictures of the lakes after take off from MXP and the hotel you booked looks super.

Looking forward to hearing about the guided city tour,

These button is well placed with me!.
With the next weekend on travel it will be close to two weeks for the next story.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13524 times:

Hey Markus

Great report of Eurolot, nice to read somethings in bright times for the airline. They seem to have a good product.
Nice that you where able to fly ContactAir F100s for the last time while they where still out there.

Greetings
MArc



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6500 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 13421 times:

Hi Markus !

Nice report again with nice pictures !

Flights look okay and nice for you to finally get to Wroclaw!

Looking forward to see pictures from there in your next report !

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13261 times:

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 13):

Great report of Eurolot, nice to read somethings in bright times for the airline. They seem to have a good product.
Nice that you where able to fly ContactAir F100s for the last time while they where still out there.

Thank you. Contact/OLT Germany is taken over by dutch company Panda Holdings, so we will see what´s going on there.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):

Nice report again with nice pictures !

Flights look okay and nice for you to finally get to Wroclaw!

Looking forward to see pictures from there in your next report !

Thank you and more pictures to come shortly.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineParton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 13107 times:

Hello Markus!

Thanks for another great story!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
737800 on

Hehehe nice number. But I don´t know if I would have answer. You never know these days 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And everything without any action from my side, well done here by AB.

Good service. Was it´s possible to be re booked on another flight or did AB only operate one flight a day to MXP?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The company was taken over shortly ago by the german part of now defunct polish OLT Express

uncertain future for them then but it was that already before right?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Serious decisions, but my sense of duty wins, the Sea Milano Sala Monteverdi lounge

Sad to see the MA logo still there 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No surprise to see these "Annullato" service top of the screen

I can´t see any more STR flights there. Dosn´t Contact fly back directly to STR?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No free service here.

But it was a AZ flight?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How I like these lakeside view

Great pictures!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Instrukcja bezpieczenstwa

I agree, similar to Swedish too!:D

Thanks again

Greetings
Robert


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12992 times:

Hey, Robert, good to see you´re comment.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

Thanks for another great story!

Thank you.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

Hehehe nice number. But I don´t know if I would have answer. You never know these days

True, you never know, but these number is well known to me!.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):
Good service. Was it´s possible to be re booked on another flight or did AB only operate one flight a day to MXP?

Usually another AB flight, so lucky me here.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

uncertain future for them then but it was that already before right?

Sure it was.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

Sad to see the MA logo still there

Definitely sad.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

I can´t see any more STR flights there. Dosn´t Contact fly back directly to STR?

Straight back usually.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

But it was a AZ flight?

It was, but different service concepts by AZ.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

Great pictures!

Thanx again.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 16):

I agree, similar to Swedish too!:D

Ah, really good to know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12687 times:

Hi Markus,

another interesting report here with a nice routing from STR to Wroclaw. Very nice that AB had you rebooked to the Contactair flight, well done here. And to fly another of their F100 is for sure nice as long as they are still around.

Also interesting to read something about Eurolot, they seem to be a nice little airline. A flight with them is coming up from my side as well later this year, I will fly the same route, although in the other direction (WRO-WAW), it is scheduled to be on one of their new Dash8, so let's see.

And looks like you were lucky again with your hotel choice, that room looks very comfortable.

Now I am looking forward to read the rest of the story, especially about Wroclaw.

Thanks and greetings
CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12533 times:

Hi, M.

and good to see you´re comment.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 18):

another interesting report here with a nice routing from STR to Wroclaw. Very nice that AB had you rebooked to the Contactair flight, well done here. And to fly another of their F100 is for sure nice as long as they are still around.

Sure also my opinion with another chance to fly the Contact F100.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 18):

Also interesting to read something about Eurolot, they seem to be a nice little airline. A flight with them is coming up from my side as well later this year, I will fly the same route, although in the other direction (WRO-WAW), it is scheduled to be on one of their new Dash8, so let's see.

Really good to know. Looking forward to it.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 18):

And looks like you were lucky again with your hotel choice, that room looks very comfortable.

It was, definitely.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 18):

Now I am looking forward to read the rest of the story, especially about Wroclaw.

Coming up during the next days.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12359 times:

Hey Markus ,

Nice read as always .  

Great to get the F100 for your flight . lounges look ok . Pretty standard these days . The hotel room looked very clean and modern, just what you need when your away from home.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12303 times:

Hi, Phil,

good to see you´re comment.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):

Nice read as always .

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):

Great to get the F100 for your flight . lounges look ok . Pretty standard these days . The hotel room looked very clean and modern, just what you need when your away from home.

Sure also my opinion, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12258 times:

A few items to clarify:

Alitalia does not fly from MXP to WAW. They used to fly before they went bankrupt. Air One flies the route Alitalia code-share on the route.

Eurolot (K2) flies to/from domestic WAW routes for LOT and other non-Warsaw domestic and limited regional routes under it's own brand. Therefore there may be a slight difference as far as what's offered on the flight.

The new terminal in WRO opened for business on March 11, 2012.

The hotel where you stayed used to be a Music Academy at one point in the past.


User currently offlineLXM83 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12160 times:

Hello again FLIEGER67,

Slowly making my way through all the TR's posted during my holidays...

Good report again, too bad the weather wasn't playing along well. Nice that you caught EuroLOT, I like their color scheme, too.

I was looking forward to some lowfare offers this winter to Poland with the new competition brought by OLT Express... but I guess prices will now go up again.

Cheers,
LXM83


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5137 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12050 times:

Hey and good to follow more comments.

@WROORD:

Quoting WROORD (Reply 22):

Alitalia does not fly from MXP to WAW. They used to fly before they went bankrupt. Air One flies the route Alitalia code-share on the route.

Eurolot (K2) flies to/from domestic WAW routes for LOT and other non-Warsaw domestic and limited regional routes under it's own brand. Therefore there may be a slight difference as far as what's offered on the flight.

The new terminal in WRO opened for business on March 11, 2012.

The hotel where you stayed used to be a Music Academy at one point in the past.

Thanx for the update.

@J.:

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 23):

Slowly making my way through all the TR's posted during my holidays...

Good report again, too bad the weather wasn't playing along well. Nice that you caught EuroLOT, I like their color scheme, too.

Thank you and holidays, that sounds good.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 23):

I was looking forward to some lowfare offers this winter to Poland with the new competition brought by OLT Express... but I guess prices will now go up again.

Count me in this way but it seems that chance is gone.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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25 palmjet : Hi Markus Thanks for your report - sorry it's taken me an age to get around to posting a comment. Work has been out of control lately. So much for the
26 FLIEGER67 : Hi, PJ. Thank you and good to know. Hah, good idea!. I like these north italian lakes from above, definitely. The Dash is fav here, definitely. A coup
27 FlyingFinn76 : Hi Markus, Very impressive for Air Berlin to proactively book you on LH instead of trying to route you thru TXL, DUS or something else on their own fl
28 FLIEGER67 : Hi, P., Count me in this way, impressed by AB, definitely. Exactly my opinion, but you never know with AZ and else. I like it, too, you know. Sure!. S
29 PlaneHunter : Hi Markus, interesting report about your trip to Poland. Good to hear you were rebooked, so no major screw-up at the beginning of your journey. That A
30 FLIEGER67 : Servus PH, Good to follow you´re comment and thank you. Sure it is!. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
31 adamspotter : Hi Markus, Another nice report as usual. Looks like you had another great day of flying! Very professional of AB to rebook you on LH without a problem
32 FLIEGER67 : Hi, Brendan, Thank you and sure ok with AB here. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
33 airbuseric : Hallo, Markus! great report, sorry about the dull weather mostly. But views after departure from Italy were good. Nice scenery for sure! Impressive an
34 FLIEGER67 : Hoi, Eric, Thank you for the feedback. Definitely. You never know with these company. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
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