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"Something New And Red For The Spanish Sky"  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12519 times:

"Something new and red for the spanish sky"



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Hola, dear readers,

there is a new spanish airline operational since late last year.
Something new means something interesting for me.
There is also the open return from a couple of flights ex Madrid.
That fit´s perfectly to count this new airline and also a new departure airport is finally selected for this trip.

This is today´s routemap:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=str-zrh-mad-bjz&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

Thanx to, as usual:

http://www.gcmap.com/

And here is the latest departure airports map:


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The previous 200 places:


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And the actual done routes:


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Some three weeks after the return from Calabria:

"Something Green To Leave REG All'italiana" (by FLIEGER67 Dec 26 2012 in Trip Reports)

I´am on the way for the airport again.
The Swiss way, of course!.



Sunday, 07.10.2012

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Service Swiss LX 1177 operated by Swiss European Airlines
Scheduled: 10.55 // 11.45


Now this is an unusual departure time for me.
Sunday close to noon, but well, the ticket is fixed this way. By Lastminute.de this time, the fare with legs one and two today = 35.00 Euro´s. Real good, isn´t it?.
Leaving the homebase a little later than planned at 09.00 am, parked the car at P0 as usual nowadays and onwards for the terminal. The nice woman at the Star Gold Counter printed two boarding passes, seats are selected in advance during OLCI. More pax on the way than expected but nevertheless an quick security check and upstairs for the lounge.
A client is also on the way and so we had a short Senator lounge meeting. Therefore only a swiftly picture about the few offers today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202001.jpg
Just by surprise he is also on the very same plane like me, good for some more chat on the way.
Down for the bus gates, 162 today, nothing else expected with the Avro 100 on schedule.
Cockpit crew is from Switzerland, the captain with a nice welcome during boarding and the information that it is impossible with the fully load to store all the so called cabin bags really in the cabin. Some bags are to select for the cargo compartment and later on with a very nice take-off announcement. He wishes us and the whole crew a good flight.
11.05 am, 10 minutes late, me and "Euroswiss" on the
35 minutes only for ZRH. Departure from "Two-Five".
14 degrees and heavy rain, no apron pictures. How I dislike it.
This is a view for the cabin. The load is very close to 100%. Lots of biz travellers around.
Sure ok with me in the last row, 21A and two seats for me here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202002-1.jpg
The legroom is ok with the dark grey, clean so far, leather seats
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202003.jpg
Cabin crew is two female FA´s, one elder, nice and one middle aged, large, cute with long brown hair, really nice.
The necessary safety instructions
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Florence, been there, like it, at least during the few off- season weeks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202005.jpg
Service is water bottles and the Swiss chocolate´s.
That looks like a gap in the wing, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202006.jpg
There is really a gap, but in the cloud layer for some seconds only. No flightlevel info
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The FO is on the mike with a short close to touchdown info.
3300 meters or runway "One-Four" welcomes me to ZRH. 13 degrees, wet after rain and 11.50 am, short after schedule.
ZRH just a little late
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And bye now to HB-IYT, as later noticed.
Leg no. 14 on type. Something new for the log?.
No, is was also the plane for the very first flight on these type, BSL-BUD, years ago.
"Vrenelisgärtli", not that this name sounds like with any relation to Switzerland!.
First in the air with Cityflyer Express from 26.01.2001,
later on for British Airways CitiExpress and finally with Swiss European. 20 planes on type are in the actual fleet
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A bus delivered us for the terminal.
Where my personal terminal guide welcomed me
at the entrance to ZRH airside.
Well, much to the surprise of my client!.
No extra security needed and ready to go
for the next gate with much to few time in between for all the important things to chat!.


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12516 times:

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OK, not by AF today, but MAD anyway!

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Service LX 2026 operated by Swiss
Scheduled: 12.25 // 14.45


In no time we´re at my next gate. B39,
well these guide knows the way like at home!.
This is it, HB-IJN, the A320 like on schedule
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Leg no. 92 on type. New to the log. Really?. Really!.
"Vanil Noir", ok that sounds not so Swiss like the first one!. In service since 20.12.1996 with Swissair and Swiss. 23 examples are in the actual fleet.
"Einsteigen". Really, so fast, I need more time here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202013.jpg
No chance for a lounge visit with this short connection time.
I´am the very last pax to board after a couple of Bye- Bye´s.
And well, the self service gate doesn´t accept my boarding pass.
A good change or a bad one?.
Well, with this guidance only a good one is possible!.
Upgraded for C class, my new seat 6F is sure ok this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202016.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Switzerland, the FO is pilot flying today. The captain is in the cabin, face to face with his passengers after boarding is completed and wishes us a good flight. He´s also at the door during disembarking later on, impressive.
Also the FO welcomes us during taxi short and nice.
He´s on the mike again inflight and once more very nice during approach.
12.35 am, ten minutes late, 1 hour, 45 minutes for Espagna.
"Swiss" on departure from the 2500 meters "Two-Eight", 13 degrees and wet after rain here.
This Avro shuttled me to ZRH
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202018.jpg
Forward cabin view.
The load is very close to 100%, lot´s of Asian pax from overnight connecting flights on the plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202019.jpg
Cabin crew serving biz is one nice, senior female FA, together with an also really nice young male FA.
Eco is served by a young and nice girl together with an also nice young male FA.
Safety instructions again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202020.jpg
Legroom is sure generous here with the dark grey leather seats. It´s clean so far
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202021.jpg
There is a middle aged asian woman in the aisle seat, the middle seat is open of course.
Row 6 is the last row in biz.
The very nice senior FA talked to us frequently and also informed us that with the number of upgrades, there are two C class meals only left.
Vegetarian pasta and something with meat.
Well, I´am the polite guy, you know.
The first choice for the asian woman:
"It´s both good for me".
So, in this case the vegetarian pasta for me, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202022.jpg
Well, I usually don´t eat that much, if ever, in a plane. But this time the meal looks so delicious, no chance to stay away!.
Of course, the Swiss chocolates are also on offer.
Not the usual engine view for me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202023.jpg
Routing is GVA-LYS-TLS-Saragossa at maxmium 36000 feet.
Some or mainly clouds down there above France
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202024.jpg
The clouds are gone as soon as we reach Espagna
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202025.jpg
Close to MAD
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202026.jpg
Touchdown at the 3500 meters "Three-Two-Right". 2.35 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule and 25 sunny degrees.
Bye now for Swiss
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202027.jpg
I should fly something like these red prop on taxi somedays
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202028.jpg
IB/NT just arrived in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202031.jpg
Mexico, sure, but not on Aeromexico for me the next time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202032.jpg
Well, looking forward to one more lounge visit right now!.


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Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12509 times:

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OK, not by AF today, but MAD anyway!

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Service H9 814 operated by Helitt Lineas Aereas
Scheduled: 19.00 // 20.15


This ticket is fixed directly via the Helitt website.
Two legs on one confirmation, the fare with the third flight today, 40.00 Euro´s is sure ok.
OLCI is also available, therefore no need to leave the gate area.
The Sala Vip Puerto de Alcala is the way to go for me now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202033.jpg
Also with a cheapo Helitt ticket?.
Sure, with the help of Diners!.
Egyptair guarded by Air Europa
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202034.jpg
This is the Ex-Spanair lounge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202035.jpg
The classic LOT for Warsaw
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202036.jpg
Lots of open seaters and a few pax only.
Imagine something like this at FRA´s Senator place
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202037.jpg
One more of these black nosed red machines
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202038.jpg
I need to do this somedays
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202040.jpg
Or what about this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202041.jpg
A very white MD, maybe Swiftair
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202042.jpg
All pictured from the lounge, sure a good place this way.
My flight seems ok from gate D55
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202043.jpg
Classic times, Turkish cargo and the A310
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202044.jpg
Boarding is called by bus. Just a few pax for the ride around the apron
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202045.jpg
Yes, that´s what I´am looking for
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202047.jpg
Or what about this one?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202048.jpg
No, I´am gonna stay with the red example
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202050.jpg
Ah, yes, Helitt
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202051.jpg
Just to capture the registration.
This is EC-LNQ, the AT72 like on schedule.
Leg no. 23 on type and yes, for sure, definitely, new to the log!.
This bird is a former CSA machine and with some of them covered, I´am lucky to have a new reg here.
In the air since 22.05.1992, one of three in the fleet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202052.jpg
24 degrees, sunny and warm in the afternoon. That´s the perfect weather for apron boarding action, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202054.jpg
6.55 pm, short ahead to schedule, 1 hour, 15 minutes
for me and "Alboran" now.
That´s longer than expected.
Bright grey refurbished leather seats. The cabin is really well used
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202055.jpg
Service crew is one young and really nice male FA,
together with one much more Sudamericana than Espagna style young woman.
Large, slim, black hair, well, the power at the right place. "Guapo"!.
Racing the Air Europa plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202056.jpg
Taking over
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202057.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Spain, the captain with a short welcome at the runway entrance.
No route info. Flightlevel maximum is 20000 feet.
Not to talk about the Air Europa machine on departure from the 4349 meters "Three-Six-Left" in front of us!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202058.jpg
Cabin view. The load is 60%. Not that many suits to see
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202059.jpg
Legroom is ok here. Seat 7F and two for me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202060.jpg
The new style security card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202061.jpg
Menu a bordo/Buy on board together with some sweets later on
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202062.jpg
One menu per direction
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202063.jpg
Helitt´s magazine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202064.jpg
Cruising in the afternoon
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202066.jpg
Not that long after departure
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202067.jpg
Heading south western side
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202068.jpg
Me and the engine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202069.jpg
The sun is going down
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202070.jpg
The cabin shows some signs of age
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202071.jpg
Not far from my destination now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202072.jpg
Seat detail
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202073.jpg
Flat land close to the portuguese border
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202074.jpg
This is an agricultural area
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202075.jpg
Finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202076.jpg
And welcome to Badajoz and the 2850 meters runway "Three-One".
8.00 pm, 15 minutes ahead to schedule, no clouds, 28 degrees. That´s what I´am looking for.
Bye now for Helitt, just a nice meeting, definitely
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202078.jpg
May we meet again, who knows?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202079.jpg
The modern style terminal in the middle of nowhere
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202080.jpg
In the middle of nowhere?. Oh yes, that´s much more in the middle of nowhere than expected.
It´s Sunday evening and no, it´s not coincidental the wrong day. There is simply no public transport option to and from the airport.
The only possible way is to rent a car with a horrible out of office time fee. But not with me, no way.
Take a taxi, as simple as it is.
Sure a smart idea, Mr.Flieger67, but well, as long as there is a taxi available.
The few locals take their own cars and minutes thereafter I´am alone with an elder, maybe french business man. Who, so it looks like, is searching unsuccessfully for the telephone number of a local taxi company and another senior spanish business man also doing phone calls.
Well, where I am?.
My travel book shows me a taxi number,
but the woman at the other end doesn´t speak english and hang up.
Should I spend the night here?.
The senior biz man talked to me in very rural english that he called for a cab and we agreed, that he will ask if it´s possible for me to join the cab.
Well, that was a real positive experience in the end.
The driver runs along my hotel, just by coincidence, on the way for his final destination and a good tip later all of us are satisfied!.
Welcome to Gran Hotel Casino Extremadura
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Where the supernice, young guy at the front desk knows about my room request by mail and offered me an upgrade, top level for a suite
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Well, just in this case, accepted!
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Spacious enough for much more guests than me alone
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202084.jpg
The bathroom
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It´s just a couple of meters to walk till the bridge above the river Guadiana
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With superb nightly views for the old town
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202088.jpg
It´s a long bridge
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And well illuminated
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The door for the old town
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Close to the cathedral
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The cathedral
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Also nicely illuminated
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202097.jpg
These sunshades looking like really special in the night
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In different colours
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The rear side of the cathedral
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The tower
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What a nice idea
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But just a few other people on the streets
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Feels somewhat unreal for Espagna. The economic situation?
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Close to the Alcazaba
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The entrance for the Plaza Alta
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Architecture al Extremadura
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Superb
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Well renovated
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A warm and calm night here.
Well, I´am used to this kind of climate
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One of the local offices around the Plaza
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The whole Plaza
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The Giralda de Badajoz
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202113.jpg
And the Museo de Bellas Artes
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The Convento de Santa Ana
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And one of the official buildings
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Leaving the same door that welcomed me some time ago
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Well, what about the time?.
Oh, I should walk back to enjoy my suite and another one of these shorty travel nights now immediatelly!.

Conclusions anyone?:
Swiss European STR-ZRH: Short and comfy beside the weather.
Swiss ZRH-MAD: More upgrades, please!.
Helitt MAD-BJZ: Calm and relaxed.

More pictures and flights like this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1202/E1202144.jpg
coming up, if nothing goes wrong, soon!.

But in the first place, great thanx to my ZRH terminal guide!.

Hasta luego,
comments welcome,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger" by Facebook!.



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12347 times:

Hola Markus!

Nice to see you have already flown Hellit airlines, I've been looking at their schedules from Barcelona but had no chance to book a ticket yet. They fly to Badajoz as well.

Nice upgrade from the Swiss friends.... great! Especially on this route where they serve a proper meal.

I have never been to Badajoz myself which looks really nice, next time take some more time and be sure to visit Cáceres (a beautiful town, Human Heritage by UNESCO9 and especially Mérida which hosts an archaeological museum which is a gem, nonetheless it was the capital of the Lusitania province during Roman times, Emerita Augusta; it has as well a great Roman Theater used during the summer to host the Classical Theater Festival during the summer... great place to see Antigone, Medea, Oedipus.... Really worth a visit.

All the best in the coming year 2013!

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12310 times:

Hi Markus,

Good to see you riding SWISS again   Somehow I have a special feeling for LX, something with employment etc  
It has been a while since a posted some replies, but I will post more often again now!
Nice routing especially the final part on an airline I never heard of!

thanks for sharing!
Cheers,
Joost



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 4 days ago) and read 12085 times:

Hi Markus,
nice to read about Badajoz, This place looks really beautiful!
Congrats for the upgrade, I guess it's good news on a "longer" flight like this, and the meal looked okay.
Hellitt is nothing special I believe but I found them somehow "calm" as well. Could fly them from MAD to BIO some weeks ago, where there where operating for Air Europa. I remember the cabin was more comfy and looked well maintained, they seem to have different interiors. Crew had grey Hellitt uniform and the flight was fine enough. Just that I missed my connecting flighz to Tenerife, but not sure if I can fault Helitt (i.e. their crew being late) or UX...


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12053 times:

Hey and good to see some comments.

@R.:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):

Nice to see you have already flown Hellit airlines, I've been looking at their schedules from Barcelona but had no chance to book a ticket yet. They fly to Badajoz as well.
Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):
I have never been to Badajoz myself which looks really nice, next time take some more time and be sure to visit Cáceres (a beautiful town, Human Heritage by UNESCO9 and especially Mérida which hosts an archaeological museum which is a gem, nonetheless it was the capital of the Lusitania province during Roman times, Emerita Augusta; it has as well a great Roman Theater used during the summer to host the Classical Theater Festival during the summer... great place to see Antigone, Medea, Oedipus.... Really worth a visit.

Thank you and Badajoz and also the area around is sure worth another visit.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):
Nice upgrade from the Swiss friends.... great! Especially on this route where they serve a proper meal.
Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):

All the best in the coming year 2013!

Sure ok with the LX upgrade and also the very best for 2013 to you.


@J.:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 4):

Good to see you riding SWISS again   Somehow I have a special feeling for LX, something with employment etc  
It has been a while since a posted some replies, but I will post more often again now!
Nice routing especially the final part on an airline I never heard of!

Thank you and good to know with the reports.

@F.:

Quoting reifel (Reply 5):

nice to read about Badajoz, This place looks really beautiful!

Thank you.

Quoting reifel (Reply 5):

Hellitt is nothing special I believe but I found them somehow "calm" as well. Could fly them from MAD to BIO some weeks ago, where there where operating for Air Europa. I remember the cabin was more comfy and looked well maintained, they seem to have different interiors. Crew had grey Hellitt uniform and the flight was fine enough. Just that I missed my connecting flighz to Tenerife, but not sure if I can fault Helitt (i.e. their crew being late) or UX...

Sure also my impression, different crews but ok in the end.

Quoting reifel (Reply 5):
Congrats for the upgrade, I guess it's good news on a "longer" flight like this, and the meal looked okay

Sure ok for me this way.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6503 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12050 times:

Hi Markus !

Thanks for another nice report on a small unknown airline for me.

Very nice of LX to upgrade you and food looks great!

Very good to try Hellitt and Badajoz looks very scenic even at night!

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12011 times:

Servus Markus,

interesting report which features a really exotic airline. Good to hear about the upgrade.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Vanil Noir", ok that sounds not so Swiss like the first one!

HB-IJN is now named "Crans-Montana". Most mountain names have already been replaced.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, I usually don´t eat that much, if ever, in a plane. But this time the meal looks so delicious, no chance to stay away!.

That looks really good. How was the dessert?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I need to do this somedays

If you want to get on a short one, you should hurry. Those may soon get replaced.


PH



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11991 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):

Thanks for another nice report on a small unknown airline for me.

Very nice of LX to upgrade you and food looks great!

Very good to try Hellitt and Badajoz looks very scenic even at night!

Looking forward to your next report!

Thank you.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):

interesting report which features a really exotic airline. Good to hear about the upgrade.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):

HB-IJN is now named "Crans-Montana". Most mountain names have already been replaced.

Good to know, don´t noticed it.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):

That looks really good. How was the dessert?

Also perfect. Some chocolate/vanilla cream.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):

If you want to get on a short one, you should hurry. Those may soon get replaced.

Sure I know. Soon to be phased out.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11968 times:

Nice report as always Markus. Nice to try out a new airline and congrats on the upgrade - the meals looks delicious! Badajoz looks like a cute little town!

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1685 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11887 times:

Hi Markus,

You sure know how to choose your destinations !!!
Badajoz ? (never heard of it before)...but, what a nice surprise: as your pictures show, it's really a nice place to visit, esp. at night with these illuminations !!!

Helitt; guess, it's a 1st here on A.net TR (?)

Well done !!! Looking forward to more in 2013  

Gr.,

MH017/Pieter...



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11866 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.

@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 10):
Nice report as always Markus. Nice to try out a new airline and congrats on the upgrade - the meals looks delicious! Badajoz looks like a cute little town!

Thank you.


@P.:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 11):

You sure know how to choose your destinations !!!
Badajoz ? (never heard of it before)...but, what a nice surprise: as your pictures show, it's really a nice place to visit, esp. at night with these illuminations !!!

Helitt; guess, it's a 1st here on A.net TR (?)

Well done !!! Looking forward to more in 2013

Thank you and sure Badajoz is one of these unknown places worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Nice TR!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Helitt MAD-BJZ: Calm and relaxed.

Great to read from such "exotic" little Spanish airline. I was thinking to book them as well, unfortunately, their schedule and departure airports (like flights from PMI) changed in the past more than I change my underwear! Just joking...   


User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days ago) and read 10842 times:

Hi Markus,

another good one here, nice to read something about Helitt, seems to be an ok little airline. And Swiss, good as expected, congrats of course for the upgrade. And the food they served looked indeed good.

I have done the exact same route with Swiss about 10 years ago and was also quite impressed back then by their service.

And finally nice to see some pictures of Badajoz, I have to admit that I had to look it up on the map first. Really in the middle of nowhere, seems to be a hidden gem.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10700 times:

Hey, good to see more comments.


@d.:

Quoting debonair (Reply 13):
Nice TR!

Thank you.

Quoting debonair (Reply 13):

Great to read from such "exotic" little Spanish airline. I was thinking to book them as well, unfortunately, their schedule and departure airports (like flights from PMI) changed in the past more than I change my underwear! Just joking...

So, lucky me in this case with no changes at all!.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 14):
nother good one here, nice to read something about Helitt, seems to be an ok little airline. And Swiss, good as expected, congrats of course for the upgrade. And the food they served looked indeed good.

I have done the exact same route with Swiss about 10 years ago and was also quite impressed back then by their service.

Thank you.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 14):

And finally nice to see some pictures of Badajoz, I have to admit that I had to look it up on the map first. Really in the middle of nowhere, seems to be a hidden gem.

Sure not a well known place but worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10626 times:

Hi Markus,

Well, this is the perfect way to end 2012, reading your report and being reminded of what those longer, sun-filled days (well, at least in the south!) are like. I'm really impressed by Badajoz. Your evening photos are really lovely, so many impressive buildings to see. The airport looks nice too and of course the hotel. Wow, that was some suite you ended up with.

Congrats on catching Helitt, certainly something out of the ordinary even here.

LX impresses again, especially with that upgrade. The pilots are usually very chatty, something I really appreciate and set an example which other carriers could follow.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
In no time we´re at my next gate. B39,
well these guide knows the way like at home!.

Could find the way in my sleep....

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"Vanil Noir", ok that sounds not so Swiss like the first one!.

Well, you have to keep all the linguistic groups happy! A mountain in the French part, you can walk up but it has a dangerous part & I've heard of walkers falling to their deaths on it before.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"Einsteigen". Really, so fast, I need more time here

So book a longer layover next time!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I´am the very last pax to board after a couple of Bye- Bye´s.

Only a couple? Are you sure? I though there were more  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, I usually don´t eat that much, if ever, in a plane. But this time the meal looks so delicious, no chance to stay away!.

Now that meal really does look delicious. Much better than what I got in C last time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
24 degrees, sunny and warm in the afternoon. That´s the perfect weather for apron boarding action, isn´t it?

Oh, don't make me jealous  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One menu per direction

Cool idea.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But in the first place, great thanx to my ZRH terminal guide!.

My pleasure. Any time, you know.

Happy flying in 2013
Infodesk



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10490 times:

Hoi, H.,

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Well, this is the perfect way to end 2012, reading your report and being reminded of what those longer, sun-filled days (well, at least in the south!) are like. I'm really impressed by Badajoz. Your evening photos are really lovely, so many impressive buildings to see. The airport looks nice too and of course the hotel. Wow, that was some suite you ended up with.

Congrats on catching Helitt, certainly something out of the ordinary even here.

LX impresses again, especially with that upgrade. The pilots are usually very chatty, something I really appreciate and set an example which other carriers could follow.

Thank you and for sure the Extremadura part of Spain is well uncovered here.
And also my impression with LX and the pilots, real good.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Could find the way in my sleep....

I know!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Well, you have to keep all the linguistic groups happy! A mountain in the French part, you can walk up but it has a dangerous part & I've heard of walkers falling to their deaths on it before.

You´re also the expert here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

So book a longer layover next time!

Will do so.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Only a couple? Are you sure? I though there were more

Ok, two or three more!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Now that meal really does look delicious. Much better than what I got in C last time.

Lucky me this time.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Oh, don't make me jealous

I hope for something like this in 2013.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Cool idea.

Also my impression.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

My pleasure. Any time, you know.

Perfetly good to know.

All the best for 2013 and Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 10009 times:

Hey

Another great report, thanks for sharing
Nice to learn about Hellit
I think the BOB is quite funny but diverse

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1118 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 9939 times:
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Hi Markus!

Another nice report and pictures as usual!
Great to read a report on Hellitt, thanks for the insight.
Badajoz looks quite interesting, love all the lights!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 9858 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.

@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 18):

Another great report, thanks for sharing
Nice to learn about Hellit
I think the BOB is quite funny but diverse

Thank you and also my impression with the BoB offers.


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 19):

Another nice report and pictures as usual!
Great to read a report on Hellitt, thanks for the insight.
Badajoz looks quite interesting, love all the lights!

Thank you and Badajoz is for sure worth a visit.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1661 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months ago) and read 9724 times:
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Hello Markus,

Sure an interesting story, featuring ‘something red’ from Spain. Well, it was also ‘something white and red’ from Swiss   An upgrade is always welcome as well!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Real good, isn´t it?

Not just good, bloody excellent!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
21A and two seats for me here

My favourite Avro seat as well. I do think these LX planes offer better legroom than the SN ones.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, is was also the plane for the very first flight on these type, BSL-BUD, years ago.

Aha, an old acquaintance. As long as it’s ‘years ago’ it’s not that bad to be on the same frame.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Where my personal terminal guide welcomed me

I wonder who that might be?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So, in this case the vegetarian pasta for me, please

Looks rather good, I hope the taste was good as well?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I need to do this somedays

You mean the Aerolineas Argentinas?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What a nice idea

  

Sultanils



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9568 times:

Hey, N.,

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

Sure an interesting story, featuring ‘something red’ from Spain. Well, it was also ‘something white and red’ from Swiss   An upgrade is always welcome as well!

Thank you.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

Not just good, bloody excellent!

Sure it is!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

My favourite Avro seat as well. I do think these LX planes offer better legroom than the SN ones.

Also my impression.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

Aha, an old acquaintance. As long as it’s ‘years ago’ it’s not that bad to be on the same frame.

It´s sure ok this way, definitely.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

I wonder who that might be?

Just a secret!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

Looks rather good, I hope the taste was good as well?

Perfectly good.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 21):

You mean the Aerolineas Argentinas?

Yes, I like to fly the shorty A342.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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