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The Golden Lot In Wroclaw: IOM-LPL-WRO-WAW-FRA  
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7586 times:

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Hello again, fellow a.netters!

Introduction and Planning

The last report has left me on the Isle of Man after a nice flight with the Let L-410 and two days of exploring the island. Now how to get back home from here? My first idea was to do another Manx2 flight to catch the Dornier 228 as well. But unfortunately I didn't find a suitable option. So I booked a flyBe flight for the short hop over to Liverpool, the fare 40 pounds.

Liverpool airport is well known as an LCC heaven, so plenty of affordable opportunities from here. And why not get a flight to a new country for me? Having never been to Poland before I couldn't resist to book the Ryanair flight to Wroclaw (also known as Breslau) for some 45,- Euro. Being there I took advantage of a great offer by Lot and booked a domestic flight to Warsaw for just 20,- Euro all in. Nothing suitable from Warsaw to Stuttgart though, so I booked another Lot flight with a connection in GDN to Frankfurt for around 80,- Euro together, booked on flugladen.de, both flight scheduled to be on an E-175.

But some 2 or 3 weeks before my departure I got a call from the agent that my flight WAW-GDN was canceled and he offered to rebook me on the direct flight from WAW to FRA. Well that's of course not exactly what I wanted, but indeed there didn't seem to be other suitable routings available, so I had to accept it. As a positive note that would give me a longer than planned layover in WAW and an opportunity to visit the city as well.

The flight from WRO to WAW got a small schedule change, it would depart 10 minutes earlier than originally scheduled. Not that Lot deemed it necessary to inform me about it though.

In the end the route looked like this:

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Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

flyBe was already covered in the first part of the report and the Ryanair flight was, well, a Ryanair flight, we all know what to expect from it. So in this report I will mainly concentrate on the two Lot flights and just show you the stats and some pictures from the other two legs.

Flight 4 (28.09.2012)
IOM-LPL (BE 603)
Dash 8 Q400 (G-FLBB)
Seat 18D
scheduled 09:45 – 10:25
actual 09:44 – 10:17
flight-time: 09:50 – 10:14 (24 minutes)

After two great days on the Isle of Man I made my way back from Castletown to Ronaldsway airport by bus to catch my next flyBe flight over to Liverpool:

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The tower with OK-TCA, the little Let that has brought me here two days ago:



This one would be interesting to fly for sure, but not today:

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Instead I would be flying with G-FLBB today, built in 2009, one of 44 Dashs in flyBe's fleet:

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Load factor was pretty good, I think about 80%:

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And again some very nice views, like this right after departure from runway 26:

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Still over the island:

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And a nice approach over Liverpool:

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Gear down:

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easyJet holding short for us at runway 27:

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Our plane again at the parking position:

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Liverpool

After this flight I had a couple of hours before departure of my flight over to Poland so enough time for a trip to the city center. On the way to the exit I took a quick picture of the main hall:



A long bus ride later I arrived at the central Liverpool One bus station. I spent most of my time in the city in the Albert Dock area, a pleasant area along the river with lots of shops, museums and restaurants:

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The view to the city center:

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The City Hall:

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I had something for lunch and an ale at a pub in Liverpool and got into a conversation with another guest there. Turned out he has lived in Germany for a while and was happy to try out his German skills with me. Actually he asked me mostly about the German football teams, a subject I am not exactly an expert, but I tried my best. I made my way back to the airport by bus then. It was a double-decker bus and I got a seat at the first row on the upper level, something I always wanted to do, nice. The view from the bus during a stop at some suburb:

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And back at the airport:

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The departures this afternoon, mostly FR and U2:



The check-in area of the airport:

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Through security then, no need for the fast track, only a short line. The officer in my lane must have had a great day since he was singing loudly some English folk songs while helping the passengers to put their stuff in the boxes. Yes, a singing security officer, how about that   .

Flight 5 (28.09.2012)
LPL-WRO (FR9648)
Boeing 737-800 (EI-EBB)
Seat 29A
scheduled 16:05 – 19:25
actual 16:06 – 19:10
flight-time: 16:19 – 19:06 (1 hour 47 minutes)

Once airside I invested my last pounds in another pint and after my gate was announced I made my way there. A long queue was already there but with priority it was no problem. Once boarding started we were let outside into a long walkway towards the plane:

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Our plane, it was EI-EBB, built in 2009:

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As boarding was completed (it was a completely full flight) the crew began to distribute the inflight magazines. FR has changed the format of the magazine obviously, it is now much smaller than before, though it still contained the usual content with commercials and articles about FR destinations:



Engines were started on time and we taxied towards runway 27. In the morning a U2 plane had to wait for us, this time we had to wait for a landing orange plane:

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But not for long, wheels up at 16:19, nice departure over the River Mersey:

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View back to the airport, which is right in the shadow of a cloud, therefore hard to see:

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East Midlands airport:

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As said it was your standard cramped full Ryanair flight with the usual sales show on board. I just relaxed on board, it was getting more and more cloudy outside, so no more good views of the ground. Already on descent towards Wroclaw, yes, even a Ryanair wing does look great in the sunset:

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Landing on runway 29 and at the parking position after only a short taxi. Passport control took a while since another full FR flight from EMA has arrived at about the same time. Once through I went to a check-in desk to check in for my flight to WAW the next day to safe me some time in the morning.

Wroclaw

On the way to the bus station outside I took a picture of the interesting and modern terminal building:



I had asked at the information desk which bus I had to take to the city center and the friendly lady told me that there is only one bus line from here, so no problem at all. Alright then, I hopped into the only bus waiting outside. But after some minutes the driver turned around and shouted something in Polish, of course I didn't understand one word. However most, but not all, of the people on board left the bus. Hmm. I went out outside as well and asked some people (who were on my flight, so I assumed they speak at least some English) what's that all about and they explained me that this bus is not going to the city center. Ok, so much for there is only one bus line. The next bus however was the right one and it took me into the center, from where I had another short walk to my hotel right inside the old town. My room in the Hotel Qubus:

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A nice room and an overall quite pleasant hotel, they obviously have never heard of Wifi though:



My first night in Poland and this being a Friday evening I was now eager to check out what the town has to offer. Here are some impressions, looks nice:

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After a tasty and spicy pizza (for some reason there are noticeably a lot of pizzerias in this town) I tried out some of the pubs. And there are quite a few good ones there. Not touristy, reasonable prices and just a great atmosphere over all (and, as Markus would say, a lot of beautiful people around   ). I really had a great evening. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I had to get up quite early the next morning so shortly past midnight I headed back to the hotel.

After a way too short night the next morning I checked out of the hotel and had another short walk through the city. The main square in the old town in daylight:

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These two guys doing some really hard work:

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Ok, now onwards to find the bus back to the airport. However I couldn't find it! At the stop where I had left the bus the evening before there was only a bus running in the wrong direction. This was however the only bus stop I found in the vicinity. There weren't many people around but fortunately I met a guy who spoke descent English and he agreed to help me. He wasn't familiar with Wroclaw either, but he asked some other people for the bus stop. Well, most people directed us to the train station and we walked there together and had a very nice chat on the way. But there, no bus stop, we asked again at a tram station, but people directed me back into the center, hmm. Well, I bid farewell to my new friend (thanks again for your help if you are reading this by any chance), who had to catch a train and I walked around some more, but to no avail. In the end I gave up, with time getting a bit tight already, and took a taxi to the airport.


Flight 6 (29.09.2012)
WRO-WAW (LO3852)
Boeing 737-400 (SP-LLC)
Seat 6A
scheduled 08:50 – 09:45
actual 08:53 – 09:51
flight-time: 09:02 – 09:43 (41 minutes)

So some 20 minutes later and 70 Zloty poorer I arrived at the terminal, which looks quite stunning in the morning sunshine:


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Not really busy this morning, one flight to FRA and my flight to Warsaw were the only two flights before noon. Somehow I have the feeling this terminal building is way oversized for the traffic there. Security was a breeze and into the waiting area. There are some nice seats there:

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And good views on the apron and the runway, a Eurolot Dash was operating the flight to FRA this morning:

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By the time of booking my flight was scheduled on an E-175, later it got changed to a Eurolot Dash 8 only to get changed again to a 737-400 a few days before departure. Not that I mind to fly in a classic 737 once more. And as it turned out it was a plane in a special livery. Here it is on the runway arriving from WAW, the Golden LOT   :

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Once again, turning towards the gate:

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It was SP-LLC, built in 1993 and flying for Lot since then, one of only 3 planes of this type in the fleet. Boarding on time through the air bridge:

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Good to see a 737 with the eyebrow windows:



As I set down in my seat 6A I noticed the quite generous legroom. Seats were of the thick old-fashioned type covered in blue fabric, but actually quite comfortable:

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The inflight magazine in the seat pocket:



And some safety instructions as well:



Classic controls in the cabin:

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My view outside on the golden engine:

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A short welcome then by the purser in Polish and English, followed by a short speech from the Captain, announcing our flight time as 40 minutes, with good weather in Warsaw, although a bit on the cool side with only 9 degrees. Pushback almost on time, followed by a rolling take-off on runway 29:

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Rural landscape on the way:

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The crew (2 males and 2 females, all quite senior, mostly friendly, but nothing special) sprang into action then and distributed some snacks, followed by drink run. It was a little disappointing to see that they only had cold drinks and no coffee or tea on this morning flight. I took an OJ then together with my crackers:

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The flight passed quickly and in almost no time we were on the approach to WAW. Some nice views over the suburbs with the Warsaw skyline in the background:

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Apartment buildings:

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A lot of construction work here, also in the city:

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And the city center once more a bit closer, just moments before touchdown on runway 11:

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On the way to the gate we passed these Eurolot planes, so which one would you prefer, the Dash or the ATR?

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A 767 stored in front of a hangar, is this the one that did the belly landing here last year?

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After saying goodbye to the crew I made my way outside the airport, but not before taking another picture of the bird that took me here:

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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7562 times:

Warsaw

After the trouble with the bus this morning in Wroclaw I decided to take the train this time into the city. After all a train station is way easier to find than a bus stop. I bought myself a ticket at a machine, no problem so far, but it said clearly that you have to validate the ticket. However neither at the station nor in the waiting train there was a machine to do so. At least I wasn't the only one confused by this as other passengers were wondering as well. In the end everybody went into another train on the opposite track and validated the ticket there, before boarding the original train again. Obviously that is the way to go as the conductor later arrived and checked my ticket and just nodded.

Other than that the train is a comfortable way to get quickly get in the city. And after arriving at Centralna station you are greeted by this view of the Palace of Culture and Science, quite an impressive building:



Or something more modern:

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Someone here should be quite familiar with this one:



A lot of construction work is going on in the city center. Really interesting how they fixed the crane here on the building:



But other buildings are in need of just a little bit of renovation work:

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:



I continued to walk towards the old town then:

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For lunch today I tried out the probably most famous regional specialty, Pierogi, delicious:

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The main square in the old town:

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And the old man with his harmonica:



And here is one for all the football fanatics out there:

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The presidential palace:

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As I found out only later this day was a memorial day for the Solidarnosc movement. A lot of people were carrying Polish flags and a lot of buildings were decorated with the Polish colors:

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After walking a couple of kilometers through this interesting town I had another Polish beer and then I made my way to the main station 'Warszawa Centralna' to catch the train back to the airport:

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Flight 7 (29.09.2012)
WAW-FRA (LO 379)
Embraer E-175 (SP-LIN)
Seat 16D
scheduled 18:20 – 20:10
actual 18:23 – 20:31
flight-time: 18:31 – 20:11 (1 hour 39 minutes)

Some 20 minutes later I arrived at the airport building:



It was rather crowded in the check-in hall:

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Everything looks good for my flight to Frankfurt:

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I had checked in for my flight already in the morning using a check-in machine, so I went through security. There was a short line, but nothing serious. The airside area of the airport:

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There were also a few planes to see, not surprisingly mostly from Lot. Like this one in Star Alliance livery:

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Or rather in the classic colors:

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I walked over to my gate and my ride has just arrived. It was the scheduled E-175, my first flight on this subtype:

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Too bad I wasn't able to catch the registration, so I had to do this later in Frankfurt. Once on board I settled down in my seat, space was adequate:

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They had dark gray leather seats with movable headrests, all in all quite comfortable:



The Captain was on the speakers then with a nice welcome. Cabin view after boarding was completed, load was close to 100% on this flight:

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My view outside:

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A close to ontime departure, take-off from runway 15 and up into the dusk:

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It was mostly cloudy outside and so the sunset colors weren't that spectacular this time, although still nice:

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A little later the crew began with the service run and distributed a ham sandwich and a chocolate bar for everyone:

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When the drink cart came by I had a last Polish beer (this time they also had tea or coffee). The crew was rather friendly on this leg, 2 young, black haired females, one male, though again not going the extra mile towards the customer. The Captain was on the speakers once more with a quite detailed explanation about the flight. We were cruising on flight level 340. He also apologized for the turbulences. Indeed it was quite a bumpy flight, only as approach began the air got smoother. As we got closer to FRA I had another great view over the skyscrapers in city of Frankfurt. However something seemed a bit wrong, it looked like we were quite too high for the usual approach. But suddenly it occurred to me that we were on the approach to the new runway 25R, my first landing on this one, cool.

This of course also meant a very long taxi time. In addition to this we got a parking position at the extreme east position of the airport, almost back on the autobahn. All in all it took exactly 20 minutes from touchdown to our final position. Just to compare, at BHD 20 minutes after touchdown I was already in the bus halfway into the city.

After disembarking I finally got a chance to get the registration of the plane:

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It was SP-LIN, in service with Lot since 2010. On the bus ride to the terminal I spotted a few interesting birds, like an Air Astana 767, a Korean A380, a Qantas 747 and some 777s from ANA and SQ.

Once in the terminal I made my way to the train station to get a ride back to Karlsruhe. Of course the train I had planned to take had just departed a few minutes before, so I had to wait around 1 hour for the next one. Oh, well, to prevent me from falling asleep after the long day I tried to shoot a few pictures from the walkway to the train station:

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Or a somewhat artistic picture from the ceiling there:

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At least this next train was perfectly on time and after another hour in the ICE train I arrived back home and an awesome and successful trip came to an end   .

Conclusion

Well, what to say about Lot? I had two rather pleasant flights with them, although all in all nothing really special. Adequate snacks on the flights, crews mostly friendly, but everything felt somehow average, hard to put down any really positive or any really negative point. But I would have no problem to fly with them again. To get another classic 737 in a special livery was definitely the highlight for me.

And about the cities I visited, both Wroclaw and Warsaw were really interesting, quite a contrast to the Isle of Man and to Liverpool which I visited before. I certainly liked the pubs in Wroclaw. Warsaw was also a positive surprise, the old town has a nice atmosphere and also the city center is quite impressive.

The whole trip (including the Isle of Man part) was also very successful for my personal flight log. 6 new airports, 3 new airlines, 3 new plane types and 1 new country. It got my airport counter to 99, so on the next trip I will reach a nice milestone   .

So with this I want to end my report, as usual a big thank you to all of you for reading, really hope you enjoyed it. And if you have any questions and/or comments, feel free to drop a line here   ...

CaptainRed


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7022 times:

Hello Captain,

Interesting Saturday afternoon read here, thanks for putting the time.
LOT looks to be a decent carrier. Nice to see the special livery on the WRO-WAW leg.
Good to see LOT has not gone BOB yet

Nice Poland pics as well

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6825 times:

Hi CaptainRed,

Thanks for a wonderful report, and for more pictures of Poland and, in particular, Warsaw! 

(I was a student in Warsaw for ten months, so it warms me to see trip reports involving such a wonderful city.  )

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
On the way to the bus station outside I took a picture of the interesting and modern terminal building:

The terminal at WRO is new and was built for the Euro, as Wrocław was a host city. I read that the old terminal was much smaller (and more "ordinary", so to speak).

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Somehow I have the feeling this terminal building is way oversized for the traffic there.

A lot of the new terminal buildings being built were built to foresee future demand. Poland is expecting an air traffic boom in the next few years, particularly as new markets as opened: I wonder how LUZ, the new airport serving Lublin, will do.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
A lot of construction work here, also in the city:

That's the S2 motorway, if I'm not mistaken. This stretch should be done in 2-3 years, but the entire thing, which will form part of the Warsaw ring road, will not be complete until after 2020.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
A 767 stored in front of a hangar, is this the one that did the belly landing here last year?

That is indeed the one.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
After the trouble with the bus this morning in Wroclaw I decided to take the train this time into the city. After all a train station is way easier to find than a bus stop. I bought myself a ticket at a machine, no problem so far, but it said clearly that you have to validate the ticket. However neither at the station nor in the waiting train there was a machine to do so. At least I wasn't the only one confused by this as other passengers were wondering as well.

Was the train green? If it was, it's a Koleje Mazowieckie (Mazovian Railways) train, and there are no yellow kasowniki (validators) inside. KM trains only accept ZTM day passes and three-day passes if you buy at a vending machine, and they have to be validated by the conductor when you board.

On the other hand, I presume the other train you boarded was red. That's a Szybka Kolej Miejska (SKM; analogous to the S-Bahn) train run by ZTM, the Warsaw Transport Authority. These trains accept all ZTM tickets and have validators onboard.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
A lot of construction work is going on in the city center. Really interesting how they fixed the crane here on the building:

That's Złota 44, which will become Poland's second-tallest building.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
But other buildings are in need of just a little bit of renovation work:

This building is actually undergoing restoration. Renders of it are now circulating online.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
For lunch today I tried out the probably most famous regional specialty, Pierogi, delicious:

I can tell you went to Zapiecek. Very good pierogi, especially for the price you pay for them! (Only got to eat at Zapiecek twice though during my entire stay in Warsaw: the milk bars were cheaper.)

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
Cabin view after boarding was completed, load was close to 100% on this flight:
WAW-FRA is a very busy route. Flew LH in both directions on this route and it was also jam-packed! I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same with LO.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
Well, what to say about Lot? I had two rather pleasant flights with them, although all in all nothing really special. Adequate snacks on the flights, crews mostly friendly, but everything felt somehow average, hard to put down any really positive or any really negative point.

Having flown LO a number of times in the last few months, a very important thing would be the language barrier. For some reason, I have noticed that LOT flight attendants have felt more comfortable around Polish speakers, and foreigners (especially obvious foreigners like me) who speak Polish in particular get brownie points from the F/As. 

However, I'm glad you enjoyed LOT and I hope the next time you fly with them, you'll really enjoy the flight.  

[Edited 2012-10-13 09:11:05]

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6642 times:

Hey, Captain,

great stuff to read this Saturday evening.
The perfect reminder to my time in Wroclaw in June and also nice to see some pictures from Warsaw, too.
Pretty nice people and also nightlife there in Wroclaw, definitely.
The bus stop for the airport is in a small road left hand side some 200 meters from the main entrance.
Well, local guidance for me, so no problem, but not that easy to locate for sure otherwise.
Congrats to these classic golden bird, looks like really nice.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Nice report, thank you CaptainRed.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
However I couldn't find it! At the stop where I had left the bus the evening before there was only a bus running in the wrong direction.

If I am not mistaken there is a difference between a night bus (numbers in 200s) with the day bus going to the airport (#405). They have different routes. From Qubus Hotel you could have taken bus #121 or 139 and switched to #405 if you did not wan to go to the train station. Bus station is behind the train station and you can walk through it to get there.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Not really busy this morning, one flight to FRA and my flight to Warsaw were the only two flights before noon.

Saturdays morning are for some reason slow. Weekdays are pretty busy throughtout the day.
Ostrow Tumski is my fav part of Wroclaw with many churches and gas lanterns, it looks spectacular at night.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
After the trouble with the bus this morning in Wroclaw I decided to take the train this time into the city. After all a train station is way easier to find than a bus stop

Bus #175 that goes to the city center is right outside the arrival hall, However you have to buy a ticket in Relay or Ruch newsstand before you board the bus. Happy travels!


User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6567 times:

Quoting WROORD (Reply 5):
However you have to buy a ticket in Relay or Ruch newsstand before you board the bus.

ZTM has ticket vending machines at both airport stops (plus two more at Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina), which might be more convenient than buying at Relay. (I have yet to find a Ruch inside WAW, but it would be nice if there was one.)  


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Very routing you took back from IOM! And the golden LOT looks great!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
It was a double-decker bus and I got a seat at the first row on the upper level, something I always wanted to do, nice.

Do you not have double deckers in Germany? It's great to sit on the top deck at the front (when you're not in a rush!)...come to London, buy a travelcard, and see London the best way!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
There are some nice seats there:

Looks very comfy



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Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6186 times:
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Hello CaptainRed,

Nice report and nice route. I really love that 'Golden LOT' plane, it looks absolutely exquisite in the glistening sun. WRO's terminal looks very nice and modern, I believe the Polish have invested quite some in their airport infrastructure lately.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
one of 44 Dashs in flyBe's fleet

That would probably make them one of the largest type operators I guess.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
it is now much smaller than before

Ha ha, another interesting trick for weight reduction?

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
they obviously have never heard of Wifi though

This one at least should give you a stable signal.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Once again, turning towards the gate:

Absolutely great colour scheme.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
It was a little disappointing to see that they only had cold drinks and no coffee or tea on this morning flight.

Hmm, that's odd. I guess that's a 'first' as well although I could think of many pax not liking that very much.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
so which one would you prefer, the Dash or the ATR?

Dash without a doubt  

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Really interesting how they fixed the crane here on the building:

For skyscraper building, that's common pratice. It is fixed to a concrete core in the inside of the building.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
This of course also meant a very long taxi time. In addition to this we got a parking position at the extreme east position of the airport, almost back on the autobahn. All in all it took exactly 20 minutes from touchdown to our final position.

It's always nice to get an apron tour. I had this problem also once and I had a tight connection. Definitely nerve wrecking I tell you!

Sultanils



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27000 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

Hi great report following on the IOM one. Love the LOT Gold jet  

I agree with you about Warsaw I love the old town and is quite pleasant. Some very familiar places to me in your photos.

Thanks for the report.

Philip  


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1303 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

Hello captain,

Had this on my reading list on my iPad for a few days now, so glad I finally got round to checking it out!

Good to see a few pics of what to expect in Warsaw as I'll be there in a couple of months, although due to my flight timings, I'll only have a couple of hours.



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5802 times:

Hello everybody, thanks a lot for all the comments.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 2):
Interesting Saturday afternoon read here, thanks for putting the time.

Hi Marc, thank you, and you are welcome of course.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 2):
LOT looks to be a decent carrier. Nice to see the special livery on the WRO-WAW leg.

Indeed, Lot were quite ok, and that golden livery was for sure very nice.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
Thanks for a wonderful report, and for more pictures of Poland and, in particular, Warsaw!

Hi Josh, thanks a lot, and good to read from someone who is familiar with the city for some more detailed information.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
The terminal at WRO is new and was built for the Euro, as Wrocław was a host city. I read that the old terminal was much smaller (and more "ordinary", so to speak).

Indeed, the bus into city did stop at the old terminal and it looked a little like a factory building, so indeed nothing to write home about.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
A lot of the new terminal buildings being built were built to foresee future demand. Poland is expecting an air traffic boom in the next few years

Well, let's see how this will work out. But for sure nice to see these nice new terminals.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
That is indeed the one.

That's what I thought, thanks for confirming it.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):

Was the train green? If it was, it's a Koleje Mazowieckie (Mazovian Railways) train, and there are no yellow kasowniki (validators) inside. KM trains only accept ZTM day passes and three-day passes if you buy at a vending machine, and they have to be validated by the conductor when you board.

On the other hand, I presume the other train you boarded was red. That's a Szybka Kolej Miejska (SKM; analogous to the S-Bahn) train run by ZTM, the Warsaw Transport Authority. These trains accept all ZTM tickets and have validators onboard.

Oh well, sounds a bit confusing, especially for the first time visitor who is not really familiar with all that. I really don't remember the colors of the trains. But then, everything worked out well so it was ok.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
That's Złota 44, which will become Poland's second-tallest building.
Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
This building is actually undergoing restoration. Renders of it are now circulating online.

Again thank you for this information, that new skyscraper looked indeed impressive.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
I can tell you went to Zapiecek.

You are right, how can you tell by just looking at the plate? Liked it very much, at first I feared it was a tourist trap, but the food was quite good, service was good as well and the location was very nice just at the edge of the old town.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
Having flown LO a number of times in the last few months, a very important thing would be the language barrier.

Probably yes, my Polish skills are very close to zero, so this might indeed be a factor.

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 3):
However, I'm glad you enjoyed LOT and I hope the next time you fly with them, you'll really enjoy the flight.

I did enjoy the flights very much   ...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
great stuff to read this Saturday evening.

Hi Markus, thank you.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Pretty nice people and also nightlife there in Wroclaw, definitely.

  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
The bus stop for the airport is in a small road left hand side some 200 meters from the main entrance.
Well, local guidance for me, so no problem, but not that easy to locate for sure otherwise.

Yeah, with some local help it is certainly easier. Next time I know, and fortunately you always have the option with the taxi.

Quoting WROORD (Reply 5):
Nice report, thank you CaptainRed.

Hi WROORD, thanks a lot for stopping by, glad you liked my report.

Quoting WROORD (Reply 5):
If I am not mistaken there is a difference between a night bus (numbers in 200s) with the day bus going to the airport (#405). They have different routes. From Qubus Hotel you could have taken bus #121 or 139 and switched to #405 if you did not wan to go to the train station. Bus station is behind the train station and you can walk through it to get there.

It was still the day bus running by the time I arrived. Ah, I didn't look BEHIND the station for the bus stop, next time. But again, it was not a big problem with the taxi as an alternative.

Quoting WROORD (Reply 5):
Ostrow Tumski is my fav part of Wroclaw with many churches and gas lanterns, it looks spectacular at night.

Yes, I have read about that quarter, though with only a few hours in the city I stayed in the area around the main place.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 7):
Very routing you took back from IOM! And the golden LOT looks great!

Hi Gabriel, thank you, and agree with you on the golden bird here.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 7):

Do you not have double deckers in Germany? It's great to sit on the top deck at the front (when you're not in a rush!)...come to London, buy a travelcard, and see London the best way!

We do have them occasionally, and I have been in some of them in London as well, but somehow I never managed to get that seat in the front row, so it was something new for me this time.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
Nice report and nice route.

Hi Nils, thanks a lot.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
That would probably make them one of the largest type operators I guess.

In Europe at least, yes. Wideroe comes to mind as well, but I just checked and they have "only" 37.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
Ha ha, another interesting trick for weight reduction?

Well, by the shear amount of flights by FR it might actually make indeed a noticeable difference for them over time.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
This one at least should give you a stable signal.

Probably yes, I just couldn't find a way to connect this thing with my phone   ...

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
Absolutely great colour scheme.

  

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
Dash without a doubt

Can't really tell, have to admit that I have never been in an ATR so far.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 8):
It's always nice to get an apron tour. I had this problem also once and I had a tight connection. Definitely nerve wrecking I tell you!

Ah yes, but then you are the master of tight connections, so it should be no problem for you   Well, in my case it was my last flight of the day, so no big deal, and the apron tour was indeed interesting.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Hi great report following on the IOM one. Love the LOT Gold jet
I agree with you about Warsaw I love the old town and is quite pleasant. Some very familiar places to me in your photos.
Thanks for the report.

Hi Philip, thanks a lot for your reply, and yes, really liked Warsaw, quite a nice city.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 10):

Had this on my reading list on my iPad for a few days now, so glad I finally got round to checking it out!
Good to see a few pics of what to expect in Warsaw as I'll be there in a couple of months, although due to my flight timings, I'll only have a couple of hours.

Hi James, thanks, and have a nice time in Warsaw. I also had only a couple of hours there, it is enough for a nice first impression.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5776 times:

Great report, thanks for posting!

Interesting routing you had there, good choice to visit some more airports after LPL.

What did you of Warsaw? I found it to be a rather interesting city, with an intrigiung mix of old and new.


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1459 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

Hello Captain,

Great to read the second installment of your report. Judging by the stats, it was a very successful one day. How nice to see that you were able to visit Liverpool during your trip as well.

Some really nice pictures of Poland too, Warsaw and Wroclaw both look excellent places to visit. That airport at Wroclaw is so snazzy! Well done on logging the golden LOT too, what a stylish bird.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
I spent most of my time in the city in the Albert Dock area, a pleasant area along the river with lots of shops, museums and restaurants

Haven't been there for some years now, but I believe it's all been revamped and is much, much nicer than it used to be.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
It was a double-decker bus and I got a seat at the first row on the upper level, something I always wanted to do, nice

Oh yes, you have to love a double decker bus!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
The check-in area of the airport:

Looks like a very quiet time of day.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Yes, a singing security officer, how about that

Well, the Liverpudlians are a charismatic bunch!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
FR has changed the format of the magazine obviously, it is now much smaller than before, though it still contained the usual content with commercials and articles about FR destinations:

I’m no FR fan, but that magazine looks very classy.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
It got my airport counter to 99, so on the next trip I will reach a nice milestone .

Hope you have something appropriately special planned.

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 12):
Great report, thanks for posting!
Interesting routing you had there, good choice to visit some more airports after LPL.
What did you of Warsaw? I found it to be a rather interesting city, with an intrigiung mix of old and new.

Hi Robert, thanks a lot for your reply, glad you liked it. And agree with you on Warsaw, indeed a very interesting city, liked it as well. I wasn't sure at all what to expect from it, somehow Warsaw is not that well known as a destination for city breaks. Then I wasn't actually planning on visiting it on the first hand, that came only as a side effect of that flight cancellation by Lot. All the more interesting it was for me, really enjoyed the few hours in the city I had.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Great to read the second installment of your report. Judging by the stats, it was a very successful one day.

Hi Hannah, thanks a lot for your reply. And it was truly a successful trip, though a bit longer than just one day.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Haven't been there for some years now, but I believe it's all been revamped and is much, much nicer than it used to be.

It is a very nice area there. Don't know how it looked some years ago, but it shows that they have put a lot of effort in it to preserve the area.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Some really nice pictures of Poland too, Warsaw and Wroclaw both look excellent places to visit. That airport at Wroclaw is so snazzy!

Indeed, both cities are really interesting for a city break, Warsaw of course seems to have much more to offer though. And the airport in Wroclaw is still brand new and modern and it shows.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Well done on logging the golden LOT too, what a stylish bird.

  

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Looks like a very quiet time of day.

The check-in hall looks rather empty, true. It was a lot more busy airside though.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Hope you have something appropriately special planned.

Certainly, actually in the meantime I have already logged that special airport. Again to new country for me, report will follow of course   .

CaptainRed


User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5478 times:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 11):
You are right, how can you tell by just looking at the plate?

It helps that my "last meal" in Poland was held at Zapiecek, and I had pierogi z mięsem (with meat). 

I've eaten lots of pierogi in Poland over the last ten months, and it is only at Zapiecek where you pour the sauce (butter, oil, cream, etc.) onto the dish, rather than that already being done for you. Plus who can't recognize Zapiecek's blue plates? It's pretty recognizable if the you're into details.

Zapiecek is actually a chain of restaurants, and they have a number of branches in Warsaw: there are two in the Stare Miasto (you ate at the one on Plac Zamkowy/Castle Square, near ul. Senatorska, and there's one further inside, somewhere near the Stary Rynek/Old Market Square), one along Aleje Jerozolimskie, beside Mleczarnia Jerozolimska (a bar mleczny), and the newest one on Nowy Świat, which was where I ate back in July.


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1161 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5313 times:
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Hello Captain!

Great to be able to read your return journey, another nice report with great pictures!
Looks like you had another bunch of nice flights and love your pictures of Liverpool, Wroclaw and Warsaw good stuff  
Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Already on descent towards Wroclaw, yes, even a Ryanair wing does look great in the sunset:

Indeed, nice!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
And as it turned out it was a plane in a special livery. Here it is on the runway arriving from WAW, the Golden LOT

Congrats on catching the special livery, it looks quite nice!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

Hi CaptainRed,

very nice report with many great destination pictures! Well done! I will visit Warsaw in December, so I read with special interest.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
But some 2 or 3 weeks before my departure I got a call from the agent that my flight WAW-GDN was canceled and he offered to rebook me on the direct flight from WAW to FRA. Well that's of course not exactly what I wanted, but indeed there didn't seem to be other suitable routings available, so I had to accept it. As a positive note that would give me a longer than planned layover in WAW and an opportunity to visit the city as well.

Always bad when a plan doesn't work out.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
This one would be interesting to fly for sure, but not today:

Definitely a nice aircraft!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Wroclaw, yes, even a Ryanair wing does look great in the sunset:

Well, no. The term "Ryanair" screws everything up...  

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
By the time of booking my flight was scheduled on an E-175, later it got changed to a Eurolot Dash 8 only to get changed again to a 737-400 a few days before departure. Not that I mind to fly in a classic 737 once more. And as it turned out it was a plane in a special livery. Here it is on the runway arriving from WAW, the Golden LOT

Wow, nice surprise! Congrats!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
On the way to the gate we passed these Eurolot planes, so which one would you prefer, the Dash or the ATR?

ATR, no doubt about that.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):

A 767 stored in front of a hangar, is this the one that did the belly landing here last year?

Yes, written off.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
This of course also meant a very long taxi time. In addition to this we got a parking position at the extreme east position of the airport, almost back on the autobahn. All in all it took exactly 20 minutes from touchdown to our final position.

That's ridiculous!


PH



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 15):
It helps that my "last meal" in Poland was held at Zapiecek, and I had pierogi z mięsem (with meat).

Ah, ok, that helps of course. Seems you really liked pierogi then   Well, I did too.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 16):
Great to be able to read your return journey, another nice report with great pictures!
Looks like you had another bunch of nice flights and love your pictures of Liverpool, Wroclaw and Warsaw good stuff

Hi Brendan, thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed my little report here.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 16):
Congrats on catching the special livery, it looks quite nice!

  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
very nice report with many great destination pictures! Well done! I will visit Warsaw in December, so I read with special interest.

Hi PH, thanks a lot. And I am sure you will like Warsaw as well, but it will most likely be much colder there in December. Have a nice trip anyway.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Definitely a nice aircraft!

Oh yes, definitely another reason to go back to the Isle of Man.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Well, no. The term "Ryanair" screws everything up...

Ok ok, next time I will use some photo manipulation tool to erase the Ryanair writing on the winglet  ...

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Wow, nice surprise! Congrats!

That was indeed nice.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
ATR, no doubt about that.

Have to admit that the ATR is still missing in my log, something to do soon I guess.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
That's ridiculous!

Yep, but true. We also had to stop twice on the way to the position to let other planes pass on the way for departure on the 25 runways.

CaptainRed


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Hello Captain!

I finally got around reading your second part! Very interesting read again.
Glad to see you got home safely and got to see some of Poland on the way.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
A long bus ride later I arrived at the central Liverpool One bus station. I spent most of my time in the city in the Albert Dock area, a pleasant area along the river with lots of shops, museums and restaurants:

Nice to see some pictures of Liverpool! A place I've been wanting to visit for quite some time.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Somehow I have the feeling this terminal building is way oversized for the traffic there.

Well, I'd rather have an oversized terminal than one that is too small!  
Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Good to see a 737 with the eyebrow windows:

True, they are getting rarer.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
On the way to the gate we passed these Eurolot planes, so which one would you prefer, the Dash or the ATR?

Dash!

Martin


User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 19):
I finally got around reading your second part! Very interesting read again.
Glad to see you got home safely and got to see some of Poland on the way.

Hi Martin, thanks a lot for your reply.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 19):
Nice to see some pictures of Liverpool! A place I've been wanting to visit for quite some time.

Yeah, Liverpool is quite interesting, especially the area around the docks. And a must if you like the Beatles.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 19):
Well, I'd rather have an oversized terminal than one that is too small!

True
Quoting deltamartin (Reply 19):
Dash!

The Dash now leads 2 to 1 over the ATR  

CaptainRed


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2476 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Hello Captain,

What a great trip from IOM back to FRA. Via Poland, that is to say! Beautiful scenery throughout, you just make me miss the sunny and warmer weather during these autumn days.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
n the Albert Dock area, a pleasant area along the river with lots of shops, museums and restaurants:

A must see of Liverpool, I would say.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
I had something for lunch

Do you mind sharing what that something might be?

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
Actually he asked me mostly about the German football teams, a subject I am not exactly an expert, but I tried my best.

I am sure you did a great job.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
It was a double-decker bus and I got a seat at the first row on the upper level, something I always wanted to do, nice. The view from the bus during a stop at some suburb:

The journey must have been very interesting.

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
The officer in my lane must have had a great day since he was singing loudly some English folk songs while helping the passengers to put their stuff in the boxes. Yes, a singing security officer, how about that   .

I applaud him!   


Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
yes, even a Ryanair wing does look great in the sunset:

Golden Ryanair!

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
My first night in Poland and this being a Friday evening I was now eager to check out what the town has to offer. Here are some impressions, looks nice:

Definitely. Where did you like most? Going out in Ireland or Poland?

Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
These two guys doing some really hard work:

Did you help them?  


Quoting CaptainRed (Thread starter):
so which one would you prefer, the Dash or the ATR?

Help! I cannot choose….

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 1):
Pierogi, delicious:

  


Thank you for sharing.

Suryo  



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
What a great trip from IOM back to FRA. Via Poland, that is to say! Beautiful scenery throughout, you just make me miss the sunny and warmer weather during these autumn days.

Hello Suryo, thanks a lot for your reply, glad you liked my report. And yes, the weather was quite nice these tow days, nothing compared to the dull weather we have right now.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
Do you mind sharing what that something might be?

Well, just some hamburger with fries (err, chips, this was in England   ). Your usual pub food, nothing to write home about actually.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
I am sure you did a great job.

Well, I think he was satisfied with what I told him (but he already had a couple of beers, so I guess I could have told him everything   ) ...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
The journey must have been very interesting.

It was, some nice views on the way through the suburbs.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
Definitely. Where did you like most? Going out in Ireland or Poland?

Hmm, I liked both. Quite different actually, so very hard to compare. In that case I even liked the night in Wroclaw more, since it was my first time in Poland and therefore something new and a bit more exciting for me.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
Help! I cannot choose….

Take the ATR, then we have two votes for each, a tie   ... Let's say they are both nice planes.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

What?!!LOT? pierogi? In two days I will be on LO dreamliner to WAW , my birth city. ThAnks for the report and the pics!!!


Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Quoting LO231 (Reply 23):
What?!!LOT? pierogi? In two days I will be on LO dreamliner to WAW , my birth city. ThAnks for the report and the pics!!!

Hi LO231, thanks a lot for your reply. Enjoy your flight to WAW, hope it will work out with the 787!


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