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Four Props On A Pax Plane?. Yes, It´s The Dash-7!.  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14766 times:

Four props on a pax plane?. Yes, it´s the Dash-7!.



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Selamat datang, dear readers again,

I left you on the fantastic island Tioman, where we spend two nights

Is It Really Worth It To Fly For TOD? (by FLIEGER67 Dec 2 2012 in Trip Reports)

and now it´s time to fly again.
Well, with the wide choice of airlines operating ex TOD, we decided to go on Berjaya, for today only!

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201244.jpg

There is also a routemap to show:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=tod-sin-lhr-str&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

With great thanx to, as usual:

http://www.gcmap.com/

TOD is counted as no. 226 on the departure airports map:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

These are the previous 200 places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the actually done routes are here:


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Monday, 03.09.2012


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Lapangan Terbang Tioman
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Service J8 308 operated by Berjaya Air
Scheduled: 12.35 // 13.25


We say goodbye to the pleasant staff, the apes and goannas and joining this public service
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201243.jpg
No, wait, this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201248.jpg
There is simply no question to open the windows or not
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201242.jpg
For the, ahem, airport
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201245.jpg
No OLCI, but anyway not a minute to wait to leave our bags at the manual counter. Where you should screen you´re bag self service, guarded by a police guy. And after that simply lift it on one of these baggage carts not even before you stop in between by a scale to secure no overloading for the old flying lady!.
And well, a view around town seems possible
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201241.jpg
Cool teens riding the supernoisy motorbikes,
the louder, the slower, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201246.jpg
Need a shuttle for an island?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201249.jpg
Everything well connected
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201251.jpg
Believe it or not, the runway is in between all these trees
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201252.jpg
Well, also here, no climatization needed
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201247.jpg
Protected apron view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201253.jpg
Surrounded by palms
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201254.jpg
Baggage carts, the latest edition!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201256.jpg
Smelly restrooms like never cleaned before are also available.
Through security and simply catch another stamp from the same two smiling female officers to leave Malaysia again.
And what´s this?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201257.jpg
It seems better to use all available brakes now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201258.jpg
Made it!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201259.jpg
Looking forward to a new registration, listen to me Berjaya!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201261.jpg
I see different colours on this plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201262.jpg
Yeah, there is a 1/3 chance for another Dash-7 and this is it
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201263.jpg
Look into my eyes, so classic!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201264.jpg
Turning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201265.jpg
Engines stopped
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201266.jpg
I´am once again impressed about these special plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201267.jpg
Open the door, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201268.jpg
And the mountains close behind
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201269.jpg
Airside
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201271.jpg
Boarding, gate 1, of course
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201272.jpg
Booking is done via the Berjaya website,
the fare 60.00 Euro´s.
Under the wing, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201273.jpg
Confirmed, this is 9M-TAL
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201274.jpg
The oily engine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201275.jpg
Logo view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201276.jpg
Leg no. 2 here on the Dash-7 like on schedule and the warm welcomed new entry to the log.
Built and delivered in 1988 to British Midland and since 1995 with Berjaya.
One of three in the fleet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201277.jpg
And the undercarriage
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201278.jpg
12.45 am, short after schedule, "Berjaya" on the go for the 45 minutes back to Singapore. 34 sunny degrees here.
Heading for the runway, "Two-Zero" this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201279.jpg
Backtracking
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201280.jpg
Power
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201281.jpg
And lift off
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201282.jpg
Above the jetty
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201283.jpg
And the blue sea
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201284.jpg
Turning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201285.jpg
Along the airport
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201286.jpg
The town
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201287.jpg
And the hotel
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201288.jpg
Leaving the island now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201289.jpg
The beaches
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201290.jpg
And the mountains
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201291.jpg
In direction Singapore
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201293.jpg
I hope, it´s the right one!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201294.jpg
Cabin view with the bright grey blue oldfashioned fabric seats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201295.jpg
A close to 100% load of vacationeers this time.
Cabin crew is two female, elder and nice, FA´s.
Cockpit crew is from Malaysia.
The captain with a nice and detailed welcome inflight. All crew introduced by name.
No route info, but flightlevel is 10000 feet.
Kad Keselamatan, sure I know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201296.jpg
Service is peanuts twice and free drinks.
Legroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201297.jpg
The cabin ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201298.jpg
Seat view, the second to last row this time, 11 A and B
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201299.jpg
And finally no way that this plane shows a little bit of age
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201300.jpg
Well, only a little bit, with a nasty toiletry smell along the whole flight. But nothing new, I´am used to this after the airport experience!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201301.jpg
It´s better to have an technician on board, isn´t it?.
Like on this service.
Wheels down for Singapore
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201302.jpg
Touchdown at the 4000 meters runway "Two-Zero-Center", 1.30 pm, short after schedule again. 31 partly cloudy degrees here.
Parked beside the Tiger
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201303.jpg
Or what about Cebu Pacific?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201305.jpg


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14783 times:

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The nowadays well known MRT does the job again and shuttled us back to Outram Park, where, not that it was even planned this way, also our next accomodation is not that far away.
Hotel Re at Pearl Hill.
Room first view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201306.jpg
The bathroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201307.jpg
And for the second view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201308.jpg
So what to do with this unfinished day in Singapore?.
Night Safari anyone?.
By MRT and bus till the Singapore Zoo for
just a recommendable experience
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201310.jpg
Absolutely amazing to see all that animals during nighttime
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201317.jpg
Bats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201318.jpg
Bats so close by, you can even touch them while they eat
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201328.jpg
Back to the hotel with one of the very last subways
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201330.jpg
And soon thereafter, so it feels like, breakfast is ready
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201331.jpg
The lobby
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201332.jpg
Let´s go for a view downtown.
Marina Sands
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201333.jpg
In daylight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201334.jpg
Chinatown
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201335.jpg
Strange to see that red balloons
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201336.jpg
Interesting to say the least
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201337.jpg
Streetlife
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201338.jpg
For the temple this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201339.jpg
Ah, the temple
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201340.jpg
Well, it´s indeed Chinatown
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201341.jpg
To burn some incense at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201342.jpg
Let´s go inside
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201343.jpg
Gold all around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201344.jpg
Very well maintained
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201345.jpg
Guarded by monks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201346.jpg
Ready for some confession
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201347.jpg
The ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201348.jpg
The main hall
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201349.jpg
And the monks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201350.jpg
The exit or maybe the other entrance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201351.jpg
Chinese anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201352.jpg
Further on for Little India
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201353.jpg
Shoes off, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201354.jpg
Or what about some fresh fruits
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201355.jpg
Yes, this is Little India
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201356.jpg
Kerbau road this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201357.jpg
The Sri Mariamman Temple
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201358.jpg
Closed this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201359.jpg
India or China?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201361.jpg
Street life in Little India
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201362.jpg
Take care
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201363.jpg
Colourfull to say the least
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201364.jpg
And soon thereafter it´s time to head for the airport, by MRT, of course!.





Tuesday, 04.09.2012


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Service Qantas QF 3345 operated by British Airways
Scheduled: 22.55 // 05.00


Where is London?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201365.jpg
The same procedure here, seats are selected in advance and the guy at the QF premium counter accepted our bags without a minute to wait during check-in.
Looks like strange, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201366.jpg
Up for the lounge, the CX one, to spot a couple of planes before it gets dark
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201371.jpg
Superb offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201367.jpg
And views
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201368.jpg
That´s the place to be with a view to the apron
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201369.jpg
Looks like nice, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201370.jpg
Lion on the run
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201372.jpg
Absolutely no relationship here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201373.jpg
The more European corner
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201374.jpg
Cebu Pacific again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201375.jpg
Now that´s interesting, Myanmar International
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201376.jpg
Garuda on the way home
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201377.jpg
Tri MG
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201378.jpg
Jetstar, the big one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201379.jpg
There is one more lounge to check now, the QF/BA example
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201380.jpg
With also nice offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201381.jpg
Till it´s time to go for gate C1
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201383.jpg
Well, I really dislike these security at the gate system here.
A well built queue at the gate when we arrived.
And the queue is not shorter during the next minutes, no way, longer and longer.
Boarding is good on the way inside till we´re through
for a view to this plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201384.jpg
The 744 is on schedule and this is G-BNLO, in the air with BA since 25.10.1990.
New to the log and leg no. 7 on type.
BA operates 52 examples of the 747-400, impressive.
Here is a story with G-BNLO:
http://avherald.com/h?article=43680f84
Welcome to BA long haul
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201385.jpg
11.00 pm, close to ontime, 12 hours 35 minutes made by "Speedbird" bound for London.
Leaving 28 degrees and some thunderstorms in Singapore.
Late boarding, ok that´s standard for me, but with the security at the gate situation, it was simply a rush from the end of the long queue for the plane with close to no one else anymore around.
No open seats to spot, that´s for sure a healthy load for BA tonight.
Cabin view with the dark blue fabric seats, ok so far, but really well used.
53 H/J, the last row two seater for us.
Cabin crew member serving our seats is a young english male FA, really nice and chatty
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201386.jpg
Cockpit crew is from England, the pilot with a very nice and detailed welcome on the ground. We have two captains in the office tonight, the cockpit crew is introduced by name.
Departure from the 4000 meters "Zero-Two-Left". "Speedbird" on the go for good old Europe.
Safety on board
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201391.jpg
Highlife magazine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201392.jpg
Flightlevel maxium is 36000 feet above KUL-The Andaman Islands-DEL-Donetsk-Kiew-WAW-BER-HAJ-AMS and nothing else expected, some rough air above the Bay of Bengal.
Highlife also this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201405.jpg
But no way to miss this feature
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201393.jpg
Tooth brushes anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201394.jpg
Dinner with two options available
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201396.jpg
The veggies for me now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201397.jpg
Breakfast BA style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201398.jpg
Cabin view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201399.jpg
Legroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201400.jpg
Really well loaded tonight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201402.jpg
The FO is on the mike short prior to approach.
And the early morning London view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201403.jpg
Sure, the last row for us
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201406.jpg
Touchdown at the 3901 meters "Two-Seven-Right", 04.45 am, 15 minutes ahead to schedule and 15 degrees with clear sky here.
Don´t get me wrong, I´am not the masochistic guy, but I spent the whole time between the short after departure served dinner and the breakfast close to London in dreamland, sure a new record for me!.
Short travel nights, you know.
The cabin was pleasantly tempered and the last row comfortable enough this way.
Servus BA with also a nice bye-bye from the captain on the ground
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201408.jpg
Well, at least to the 744!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201409.jpg


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14767 times:

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Service BA 918 operated by British Airways
Scheduled: 08.10 // 10.45


The EU entry checks went smooth, the busride was relaxed again with our flight as one of the very first early morning arrivals. And soon thereafter in T5, heading for one more lounge, BA´s south galleries
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201412.jpg
Well designed furniture
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201413.jpg
And most important, only a few other pax around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201414.jpg
Good to go for a nice seat with a view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201416.jpg
To spot for example this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201417.jpg
We should go for A10 and finally 10E now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201418.jpg
But not before to notice a special flag
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201419.jpg
On departure
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201421.jpg
Leaving the lounge now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201422.jpg
For some bus riding
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201428.jpg
Till this one, G-EUPX, the A319 like on schedule.
Leg no. 87 on type and new to the log.
On BA services since 14.12.2001, one of 44 in the actual fleet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201429.jpg
Sure a good day for apron boarding
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201430.jpg
Looks like really nice in the bright morning sun.
18 degrees by the way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201431.jpg
Boarding now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201433.jpg
RR engine view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201434.jpg
Close up
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201435.jpg
Up the stairs
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201436.jpg
Cockpit crew is from the UK, the captain with a very nice, detailed and relaxed welcome after boarding is completed.
Routing is via Lille and Luxembourg at maximum 37000 feet.
08.05 am, short ahead to schedule, 1 hour, 20 minutes back for Germany.
Departure from the 3658 meters "Zero-Nine-Right".
Safety on board again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201437.jpg
Legroom is acceptable here with the dark blue clean so far leather seats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201438.jpg
Another well loaded cabin today.
Very close to 100% with also a good number of biz pax around.
The check-in worked again well.
22 A/C, the last row window and aisle with the middle seat open in the end
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201439.jpg
Cabin crew is three female FA´s. One english senior, nice, one also english, middle aged woman, really nice and one middle aged north african, ok style.
The cabin ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201440.jpg
On the go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201441.jpg
Service is also good here with a sandwich and free drinks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MAL1201/MAL1201442.jpg
The FO is on the mike during approach in a nice style.
Touchdown at "Zero-Seven", 10.30 am, 15 minutes ahead to schedule, 20 degrees and high clouds only.
The personal pickup service worked well and soon thereafter we´re back at the homebase.

Conclusions anyone?:

Berjaya TOD-SIN: Short, special and relaxed.
British Airways SIN-LHR: Sleep well on the Jumbo.
British Airways LHR-STR: Calm and relaxed.

Well, it´s just a week to go now till a view for the french atlantic countryside. Or is it Spain or also the Basque country?. Maybe the guy´s know it better?:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1204/F1204073.jpg

And there is also this mysterious young woman on the plane. Where do I know you?.

Sampai jumpa lagi,
comments welcome, sure, FLIEGER67 or
"Markus Klaus Felger" by Facebook.



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User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14656 times:

Hola Markus!

Very interesting report about your Far East trip. Very nice to see you go from the small one to the giant Boeing. It seems BA is doing pretty well on the route, a 100% load for a B747 is not so common nowadays.
I am sure you enjoyed your SIN day, it seems a very clean city and an intersting place to visit.

Glad you had nice company in such a long trip.  

Looking forward to reading about your Biarritz experience.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14173 times:

Great report and photos. Thanks for posting.

I've wondered how many of the DHC-7's are still around. Nice to see them flying.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14084 times:

Hey and good to see these comments.


@R.:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):

Very interesting report about your Far East trip. Very nice to see you go from the small one to the giant Boeing. It seems BA is doing pretty well on the route, a 100% load for a B747 is not so common nowadays.

Thank you and sure, that load was impressive.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):
I am sure you enjoyed your SIN day, it seems a very clean city and an intersting place to visit.

Glad you had nice company in such a long trip.

Oh, yes, definitely.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):

Looking forward to reading about your Biarritz experience.

On the production line.


@C.:

Quoting cschleic (Reply 4):
Great report and photos. Thanks for posting.

I've wondered how many of the DHC-7's are still around. Nice to see them flying.

Thank you and not that many Dash 7´s in the air nowadays.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26520 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13361 times:

Hey Markus  

A nice exotic report from you   Very nice.

Lovely photos as usual.

Regards

Philip  



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1425 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13357 times:

Hi Markus,

Thank you for leaving out the lizards & insects this time!

What a cute little airport TOD is. I love the simple flight schedule board and all the open spaces, palm trees and the like. The simple things are often the best? Super views after take off: special plane, a beautiful island, what a memorable trip.

As for Singapore, you put me to shame with all the things you did in 24 hours- the night safari, Chinatown & Little India. I’m not surprised you slept for the whole flight!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Where is London?

In England   (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one!)

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A well built queue at the gate when we arrived.
And the queue is not shorter during the next minutes, no way, longer and longer.

Now why does this seem familiar?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The 744 is on schedule and this is G-BNLO, in the air with BA since 25.10.1990.

A true veteran of the skies.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Tooth brushes anyone?

Was that all you got in the way of an amenity kit?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
To spot for example this one

That A380 looks very stylish in the Malaysian livery.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Leaving the lounge now
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
For some bus riding

What about the duty free shopping?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is also good here with a sandwich and free drinks

Mmm, cheese & chutney. Have I ever told you I like cheese sandwiches?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, it´s just a week to go now till a view for the french atlantic countryside. Or is it Spain or also the Basque country?. Maybe the guy´s know it better?:

Their clothes give us a clue…..

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And there is also this mysterious young woman on the plane. Where do I know you?.

What? Another mysterious travel companion? You seem to be making a habit of it!  

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 13251 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@P.:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):


A nice exotic report from you   Very nice.

Lovely photos as usual.

Thank you.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

Thank you for leaving out the lizards & insects this time!

What a cute little airport TOD is. I love the simple flight schedule board and all the open spaces, palm trees and the like. The simple things are often the best? Super views after take off: special plane, a beautiful island, what a memorable trip.

Thank you and as promised no more lizards here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

As for Singapore, you put me to shame with all the things you did in 24 hours- the night safari, Chinatown & Little India. I’m not surprised you slept for the whole flight!

Imagine that J. managed it to view a couple of movies also during the night.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

In England   (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one!)

Hah, good point.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

Now why does this seem familiar?

No idea, absolutely no idea.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

A true veteran of the skies.

Oh, yes.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

Was that all you got in the way of an amenity kit?

So it was.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

That A380 looks very stylish in the Malaysian livery.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

What about the duty free shopping?!

No question, done prior to the lounge.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

Mmm, cheese & chutney. Have I ever told you I like cheese sandwiches?

Now that is something really new to me!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

Their clothes give us a clue…..

Good idea.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 7):

What? Another mysterious travel companion? You seem to be making a habit of it!

Give me a week or two to clear it up!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6657 posts, RR: 78
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13171 times:

Servus Markus,

interesting second part with nice pictures from Singapore!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Tooth brushes anyone?

Amenity content or distributed separately?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The veggies for me now

Ah, that looks messy. How was the breakfast?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom

I cannot see an IFE box because it's so dark - where's it located at and how big is it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am not the masochistic guy, but I spent the whole time between the short after departure served dinner and the breakfast close to London in dreamland, sure a new record for me!.

Unbelievable. Why choose a flat bed when a cramped seat is fine enough?  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
egroom is acceptable here with the dark blue clean so far leather seats

But the seat pocket looks worn!


PH



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 13033 times:

Hola Markus

Great to see the return trip online as well. Flying the Dash 7 is very exclusive for sure.
Glad to know BA took good care of you as well! I only have 1 744 flight to now! Should make a change in it.

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12995 times:

Hey, good to see more comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

interesting second part with nice pictures from Singapore!

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

Amenity content or distributed separately?

Separately.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

Ah, that looks messy. How was the breakfast?

The croissant ok, not the bacon and eggs.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

I cannot see an IFE box because it's so dark - where's it located at and how big is it?

Under the window seat, but not that really large.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

Unbelievable. Why choose a flat bed when a cramped seat is fine enough?

Sure the way to go this time for me!.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):

But the seat pocket looks worn!

Ah, good point.


@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 10):

Great to see the return trip online as well. Flying the Dash 7 is very exclusive for sure.
Glad to know BA took good care of you as well! I only have 1 744 flight to now! Should make a change in it.

Thank you and sure also something to do for the future and more 744's.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently onlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3047 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12957 times:

Nice report Markus - great to see some more photos of Tioman, and that odd airport bus...it's been around for years! Also nice to see you travelling around with your son - I guess he loves planes too? Or is is getting a bit bored of it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
53 H/J, the last row two seater for us.

Lucky you go those good seats on a full flight

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We should go for A10 and finally 10E now

Interesting FIDS. a) a long delay for the JFK. I guess a lot of pax would have been moved to a morning departure rather than wait til 1230?. b) they still use MLP rather than MXP for Malpensa. I think there is even space for them to write the full name. c) LUX is still in CAPS!



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1581 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12409 times:
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Hello Markus,

Going back the BA way, sure a good decision and nice to compare the BA and QF service on the very same route. My preference goes with QF, more modern planes, better amenities. Only the legroom on the A380 could be an issue. Berjaya into TOD is a great experience, too bad I've only experienced it from the ground some years ago 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Believe it or not, the runway is in between all these trees

I believe you. It really is a very nice and scenic landing I believe.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Absolutely amazing to see all that animals during nighttime

So they were all nocturnals I guess. Were they well visible then?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Marina Sands

I've never seen that hotel from this perspective. It's really grand and that rooftop thing is massive.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Colourfull to say the least

My style  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Late boarding, ok that´s standard for me, but with the security at the gate situation, it was simply a rush from the end of the long queue for the plane with close to no one else anymore around.

Oh how I hate that as well. It makes the start of the flight more stressful.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
To spot for example this one

I think I might be the only one who actually likes this livery for the A380?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And there is also this mysterious young woman on the plane.

Let me guess once...?

Sultanils



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12287 times:

Hey and nice to follow more comments.


@G.:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
Nice report Markus - great to see some more photos of Tioman, and that odd airport bus...it's been around for years! Also nice to see you travelling around with your son - I guess he loves planes too? Or is is getting a bit bored of it?

Thank you and with my son. Planes all day long!.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):

Lucky you go those good seats on a full flight

Definitely.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):

Interesting FIDS. a) a long delay for the JFK. I guess a lot of pax would have been moved to a morning departure rather than wait til 1230?. b) they still use MLP rather than MXP for Malpensa. I think there is even space for them to write the full name. c) LUX is still in CAPS!

Good point here. It seems the LHR guys going they´re own way.


@N.:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Going back the BA way, sure a good decision and nice to compare the BA and QF service on the very same route. My preference goes with QF, more modern planes, better amenities. Only the legroom on the A380 could be an issue. Berjaya into TOD is a great experience, too bad I've only experienced it from the ground some years ago

Thank and sure also one of the reasons to to exactly this combination.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

I believe you. It really is a very nice and scenic landing I believe.

Definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

So they were all nocturnals I guess. Were they well visible then?

Really well. Not good to cover it by the camera but superb to follow in real.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

I've never seen that hotel from this perspective. It's really grand and that rooftop thing is massive.

Definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
My style

Hah, good to know.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Oh how I hate that as well. It makes the start of the flight more stressful.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

I think I might be the only one who actually likes this livery for the A380?

No way!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):

Let me guess once...?

Have a look next weekend!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11869 times:

Hey, another great report as always!
TOD sure seems like a cute little airport, and amazing views again at take-off.
Also nice to fly QF on the way in, and BA on the way out, makes for a great comparison!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, it´s just a week to go now till a view for the french atlantic countryside. Or is it Spain or also the Basque country?. Maybe the guy´s know it better?:

It's Biarritz!  


User currently offlinekurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11813 times:

Great report, Markus! Exotic destination and aircraft.

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11781 times:

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 15):


Hey, another great report as always!
TOD sure seems like a cute little airport, and amazing views again at take-off.
Also nice to fly QF on the way in, and BA on the way out, makes for a great comparison!

Thank you and exactly the idea behind that QF/BA booking.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 15):
t's Biarritz

You know that view from the terrace to the beach!.


@K.:

Quoting kurt (Reply 16):

Great report, Markus! Exotic destination and aircraft.

Thank you.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11751 times:
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Hi Markus!

Another nice report with many nice pictures! Another trip on the dash 7, always nice to catch a more "rare" type.
BA looks quite good, and always great to get some nice sleep on the plane!
Great destination pictures too, really enjoyed them!

Keep them coming

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1155 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 11545 times:

Hey there Markus,

Another good read there. Good that you managed to log another rare Dash 7 also. BA seemed to be their standard selves. Unusual to see the South lounge in T5 so quiet - it was packed when I was in there!



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11364 times:

Hey and nice to see more comments.


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 18):

Another nice report with many nice pictures! Another trip on the dash 7, always nice to catch a more "rare" type.
BA looks quite good, and always great to get some nice sleep on the plane!
Great destination pictures too, really enjoyed them!

Thank you and sure lucky me with the long time to sleep on the 744.


@J.:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 19):
Another good read there. Good that you managed to log another rare Dash 7 also. BA seemed to be their standard selves. Unusual to see the South lounge in T5 so quiet - it was packed when I was in there!

Thank you and so it seems that was a real good time to enjoy the South Galleries that early in the morning.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6412 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11190 times:

Hi Markus!

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

Very good that you got another flight and another aircraft on a Dash 7 !

The airport at Tioaman Island looks very small and quaint but also very relaxed.

I also really dislike clearing security at the gate in SIN. It seems to slow down the process.

Looking forward to your next report !

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11024 times:

Hey, L.,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 21):

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

Very good that you got another flight and another aircraft on a Dash 7 !

The airport at Tioaman Island looks very small and quaint but also very relaxed.

I also really dislike clearing security at the gate in SIN. It seems to slow down the process.

Looking forward to your next report !

Thank you and that´s exactly my opinion with SIN, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 677 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10516 times:

Hi Markus,

wonderful report series here, and sorry for replying so late. A great trip you have put together here, and interesting that you had three different 4-engine plane types, with the mighty A380, the classic 747 and finally the Dash-7, what a contrast. Must have been a cool experience to fly on Berjaya, the airport at Tioman looks really cute. And that FIDS there looks really impressive   ...

Great pictures as well, again an interesting contrast with the tropical island and then the big city of Singapore.

Thanks a lot for sharing
CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 10473 times:

Hey, Captain,

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 23):

wonderful report series here, and sorry for replying so late. A great trip you have put together here, and interesting that you had three different 4-engine plane types, with the mighty A380, the classic 747 and finally the Dash-7, what a contrast. Must have been a cool experience to fly on Berjaya, the airport at Tioman looks really cute. And that FIDS there looks really impressive
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 23):
Great pictures as well, again an interesting contrast with the tropical island and then the big city of Singapore.

Thank you for the warm welcomed feedback.
I´ve don´t noticed it, but sure three times four engines here!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3768 posts, RR: 51
Reply 25, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 10397 times:

Hi Markus!

Thank you so much for your excellent report! Out of total coincidence I read it just when I was about to book a KUL-SIN flight I need in April 2013. So I got the awesome idea of flying via TOD instead, as I'm still missing the Dash 7 in my log! So I checked out the airline's web site, but they only seem to sell point to point tickets. So I emailed them if they could sell me a SZB-TOD-SIN ticket but they answered that I'd have to book 2 separate tickets. So this is what I'll do now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to stay a day in Tioman, even though the place looks incredibly beautiful and interesting.
So now I'll have to send them another email to ask if I'll run into trouble with the short ground time (I'd have to check-in for my onward flight somehow). It is the same aircraft continuing the flight, but apparently they aren't prepared for through passengers, and I definitely have too little time to walk out and check in again. So they would have to check me in for both segments before I even leave Kuala Lumpur. I hope I can word an email that they understand... kind of odd request, especially since a nonstop KUL-SIN flight would cost next to nothing on one of the LCCs.
And my second question to them would be, if they'll still use the Dash 7 in April 2013. Not sure if they know an answer to this question, but it would seem to me that this type's days are numbered?

Viele Grüße!
Soren   



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 26, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10393 times:

Hey, S.,

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 25):

Thank you so much for your excellent report!
Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 25):
they know an answer to this question, but it would seem to me that this type's days are numbered?

Thank you and really interesting to follow you´re idea to fly via Tioman into SIN.
The whole place is as small as it could be and you don´t even have to walk 5 meters from arrivals to departures.
Don´t worry, that seems possible also on the same plane.
There are no suitable planes around for TOD, so it seems they stay with the Dash-7.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinestipica From Croatia, joined Feb 2011, 422 posts, RR: 8
Reply 27, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9797 times:

Hola Markus !
finally a day off ...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Four props on a pax plane?. Yes, it´s the Dash-7!.

for me this is the most beautiful prop-plane ...and his picture adorns my computer screen ...of course in JP suit ... I've used a lot this machine during my youth commuting to LJU ... AHHH ... ok I must go now ...to Biarritz ...stipica  



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 28, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9617 times:

Zdravo, stipica,

Quoting stipica (Reply 27):
for me this is the most beautiful prop-plane ...and his picture adorns my computer screen ...of course in JP suit ... I've used a lot this machine during my youth commuting to LJU ... AHHH ... ok I must go now ...to Biarritz .

Thank you and really good to know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineZaphodB From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9562 times:

Another great TR Markus! - I did the SZB-PKG-SZB back in '07 and the field performance of those Dash 7s has to be experienced in person to be truly believed ... they seem to leap off the ground at jogging pace. I wonder what will happen to PKG when the Dash-7s get too old - Berjaya is already using ATRs to places like Redang so I guess Tioman is do-able but using one of those at Pangkor (700m runway IIRC) seems like a stretch.

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9496 times:

Hey, Z.,

Quoting ZaphodB (Reply 29):
Another great TR Markus! - I did the SZB-PKG-SZB back in '07 and the field performance of those Dash 7s has to be experienced in person to be truly believed ... they seem to leap off the ground at jogging pace. I wonder what will happen to PKG when the Dash-7s get too old - Berjaya is already using ATRs to places like Redang so I guess Tioman is do-able but using one of those at Pangkor (700m runway IIRC) seems like a stretch.

Thanx a lot for the feedback.
Good question with the future of the short runway airports and Berjaya.
I´ve also read about the ATR, but definitely Pangkor is not doable on the ATR.
So it seems they keep the -7 as long as possible.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently onlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1194 posts, RR: 17
Reply 31, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8651 times:

Great report Markus - getting the Dash 7 is such a rare treat these days. Hard to imagine that Dash you flew probably once flew out of LCY just after that airport opened! I really enjoyed this part of your Asia travels.

Super pics of Tioman as well on departure. It looks like a great place for a holiday.

Thanks again and Happy 2013 to you!

Cheers Palmjet



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5023 posts, RR: 55
Reply 32, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8464 times:

Hi, J.,

Quoting palmjet (Reply 31):
Great report Markus - getting the Dash 7 is such a rare treat these days. Hard to imagine that Dash you flew probably once flew out of LCY just after that airport opened! I really enjoyed this part of your Asia travels.

Super pics of Tioman as well on departure. It looks like a great place for a holiday.

Good to follow you´re comment. It feels like really special to know that plane around LCY day by day, years ago.
And sure Tioman is worth a visit.

Greetings and the very same to you with 2013,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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