eco From Bulgaria, joined Nov 2010, 93 posts, RR: 4 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5624 times:
B A C K G R O U N D
This mini trip report is part of crazy journey that included also trains and car. This was last minute trip so direct flights from SOF were too expensive for me. Thankfully I found German Sky Airlines and their amazing fares plus very reasonable ticket to VAR on brand new E190.
Sofia now with very strange security measures more like CSI episode.
Gate D1 specially for domestic flights:
Embraer 190 LZ-BUR
Really warm welcome:
3A best leg room in Y so far. Plus very good news form their Inflight magazine :"In the end of July the airline completed the reconfiguration of the seats of all Airbus 319, which are carrying out the regular flights of Bulgaria Air. With increasing the distance between the rows of the seats the airline provides more comfort for the passengers on board of the aircrafts, which are produced for less than 5 years."
New tower almost finished
Specially for Markus:
Not bad for 40 min. flight
There used to be business lounge, now its Costa:
Looks like prison:
01.08.2012/23:30 01:20 +1
German Sky Airlines
Boeing 737-800 D-AGSA
My seat 25F.
One more for Makrus:
C O N S L U S I O N S:
Bulgaria air - Warm welcome, young and pretty female FAs, new planes and proper leg room, free catering, interesting Inflight magazine. I can only say that if they keep their product that way soon it will be better than most EU carriers.
German Sky Airlines - It was real pleasure to be their passenger. Friendly crew, flight information from cockpit during the flight, nice free catering. The best charter airline so far. Hope to fly with them soon.
MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1706 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4878 times:
Quoting eco (Thread starter): :"In the end of July the airline completed the reconfiguration of the seats of all Airbus 319, which are carrying out the regular flights of Bulgaria Air. With increasing the distance between the rows of the seats the airline provides more comfort for the passengers on board of the aircrafts, which are produced for less than 5 years."
Was it really stated this way in the inflight-magazine ? If so, they should use a spelling-checker !!!
plural for aircraft is aircraft...what is 'in the end of July'...? A319's are produced for less than 5 years ?
Anyhow, no more ranting...it's a great TR Alexander; the E190, indeed, is a nice and comfortable aircraft...
Nice service on GermanSky airlines...flight-safety cards are similar to Air Berlin's btw...
Widebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4798 times:
Interesting little report about an airline that I've never heard before (German Sky). Good to hear that they were decent and you liked their product. However, what can I possibly say about their livery and indeed their tail logo? It looks like it was designed by no other than the village idiot or a crackhead on withdrawals. Holy mackerel.
It's also nice to hear that FB is doing a decent job nowadays. I love the look of their Embraer. I'd love to give it a try. You mentioned that FB's in-flight magazine was interesting. Last time I came across one of them it was full of mistakes of all sorts. By the sound of it they have improved it. Thumbs up.
Thanks for the report!
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reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1478 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4740 times:
Thanks for sharing. I am supposed to fly FB from SOF to FRA in December, unfortunately they changed the 146 to a E190, but hey at least the plane looks good. Will be interesting to see what they give you on longer sectors.
German Sky is actually just a "remake" of Sky Airlines in order to serve other destinations from Germany than Turkey. Since German Sky has a German licence, they can i.e. fly to Mallorca, Bulgaria, Egypt etc. I personally don't really like this company (Sky as a whole), however they indeed have really cheap prices. They usually don't sell individual seats on other means than their website (not even Swoodoo, Skyscanner etc), so it's usually quite cheap...