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Santa Claus Tour 2012 - Flying Home For Christmas  
User currently offlinecoronadojet From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8227 times:
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With the motto "Flying home for Christmas", the Air Berlin Christmas aircraft is taking off once again. This year the Boeing 737-800 with the registration D-ABMJ has a 2.54 metre high and 4.2 metre wide Santa Claus made of photos from nearly 2,000 airberlin fans and employees who uploaded their images to the airline’s Facebook page.


The official poster of Air Berlin's "Flying home for Christmas" campaign.

On selected flights of the Santa Claus Tour 2012, both Santa Claus and his female Christmas Elf are on board and supporting the flight attendants. Santa Claus is played by the 29 years old businessman Dennis Heinrich from Hamburg, who was casted one year ago for this job. Santa is supported the 48 years old Christmas Elf Christine Jung from Grossaitingen, near Lechfeld airport (ETSL), Germany.


Santa Claus is arriving on board of B737-800, D-ABMJ





Santa Claus and his Elf in the front row of the the brand new Sky Interior cabin.


A view from seat 11F on the way from Berlin to Munich.


On the very first flight with Santa Claus on Friday, November 16th 2012, every passenger got a "remove before flight" tag plus a metall chip with the date of the Santa Claus Tour flight. This was flight AB6204 from Munich to Berlin-Tegel.



Santa Claus in the brand new Sky Interior cabin.


Flight attendant Santa Claus


Coffee, Cola or glogg?
On all Air Berlin flights in the Christmas time, glogg is served after 4pm.




A quite different view from seat 11F into the Sky Interior cabin.


Everybody on board was taking photos of Santa Claus, using cameras, video or mobile phones. Just to show the photos their friends, colleagues or chilfdren to verify that Santa Claus is real!


Me and Santa Claus arriving with D-ABMJ in the late evening at Berlin-Tegel.

Next confirmed visits of D-ABMJ within the Santa Claus Tour 2012:
02.12.2012 - Zürich ( ZRH/LSZH )
04.12.2012 - Cracow ( KRK/EPKK )
06.12.2012 - Nuremberg ( NUE/EDDN )
08+09.12.2012 - Milan-Malpensa ( MXP/LIMC )
16.12.2012 - Vienna ( VIE/LOWW )
18.12.2012 - Paris-Orly ( ORY/LFPO )
21.12.2012 - Malaga ( AGP/LEMG )

For futher informations and update of D-ABMJ flight plan please visit the Air Berlin Christmas web page. Klick on the Santa Claus Tour button, on this page you will find a link to daily updated schedule.

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User currently offlineont2cgi From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6510 times:

Very nice idea! Thanks for filining a TR!

User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6083 times:

Hey

Interesting report of AB! Great to see them throw in such a nice initiative!
Having the sky interior is another bonus!

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinecoronadojet From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6069 times:
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SANTA CLAUS TOUR 2012
Update of D-ABMJ:

AB6437 02.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Düsseldorf 07:50 09:00
AB8118 02.12.2012 Düsseldorf Zürich 09:45 10:55 ( with Santa Claus on board ! )
AB8589 02.12.2012 Zürich Berlin-Tegel 14:50 16:15 ( with Santa Claus on board ! )
AB6537 02.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Stuttgart 17:00 18:15
AB6538 02.12.2012 Stuttgart Berlin-Tegel 19:00 20:15
AB8100 02.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Stockholm-Arlanda 21:25 23:00
AB8101 03.12.2012 Stockholm-Arlanda Berlin-Tegel 06:30 08:05
AB6193 03.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Munich 09:15 10:30
AB6044 03.12.2012 München Düsseldorf 18:05 19:20
AB6045 03.12.2012 Düsseldorf Munich 20:05 21:20
AB6184 04.12.2012 Munich Berlin-Tegel 06:20 07:35
AB8732 04.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Cracow 09:00 10:20 ( with Santa Claus on board ! )
AB8733 04.12.2012 Cracow Berlin-Tegel 10:55 12:15 ( with Santa Claus on board ! )
AB8308 05.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Helsinki 09:00 12:00
AB8309 05.12.2012 Helsinki Berlin-Tegel 15:20 16:20
AB6537 05.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Stuttgart 17:20 18:35
AB6538 05.12.2012 Stuttgart Berlin-Tegel 19:20 20:35
AB6507 05.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Cologne 21:20 22:25


User currently offlinecoronadojet From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5593 times:
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SANTA CLAUS TOUR 2012
Update of D-ABMJ:

AB6490 06.12.2012 Cologne Berlin-Tegel 06:15 07:20
AB6493 06.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Cologne 08:10 09:15
AB6494 06.12.2012 Cologne Berlin-Tegel 10:00 11:05
AB6411 06.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Nuremberg 13:00 14:05
AB6410 06.12.2012 Nuremberg Berlin-Tegel 15:05 16:05
AB6417 06.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Nuremberg 17:40 18:40
AB6416 06.12.2012 Nuremberg Berlin-Tegel 19:40 20:40
AB8246 07.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Oslo 08:20 09:55
AB8247 07.12.2012 Oslo Berlin-Tegel 10:30 12:10
AB6499 07.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Cologne 13:10 14:15
AB6500 07.12.2012 Cologne Berlin-Tegel 15:00 16:05
AB6563 07.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Frankfurt 16:55 18:10
AB6564 07.12.2012 Frankfurt Berlin-Tegel 18:55 20:05


First snow covered the terrace of Berlin-Tegel on 1st December whilst D-ABMJ is taxiing along some photographers.


User currently offlinecoronadojet From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4470 times:
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If you like to meet Santa Claus during the Christmas days have a look on the schedule of D-ABMJ on the Santa Claus Tour 2012:

AB6492 21.12.2012 Cologne Berlin-Tegel 08:20 09:25
AB2268 21.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Malaga 10:25 13:45 with Santa Claus on board!
AB2269 21.12.2012 Malaga Berlin-Tegel 14:30 17:45 with Santa Claus on board!
AB3098 22.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Munich 08:05 09:15
AB3098 22.12.2012 Munich Sharm el Sheik 10:00 15:05
AB3099 22.12.2012 Sharm el Sheik Munich 16:05 19:35
AB3099 22.12.2012 Munich Berlin-Tegel 20:20 21:30
AB8102 23.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Stockholm-Arlanda 12:35 14:10
AB8103 23.12.2012 Stockholm-Arlanda Berlin-Tegel 14:50 16:25
AB6203 23.12.2012 Berlin-Tegel Munich 18:40 19:55
AB6112 24.12.2012 Munich Cologne 08:10 09:20
AB6518 24.12.2012 Cologne Berlin-Tegel 12:55 14:00







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