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"Le Ile De Beaute By No HOP, But Yes Ccm"  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9346 times:

A hearty warm welcome to all of you, who finally decided to give this story a go and clicked on the link.
Well, I will do my best, sure?, sure!, to not boring you!



"Le Ile de Beaute by no HOP, but yes CCM"

This trip in one word:

SURPRISING

This is a story in which the Tripreporter surprised the airline staff once again: "Are you sure, do you really want to change it this way?". "Sure". A pleasant
surprise to see an absolutely not expected plane at the gate and finally catched something what he want´s to catch since a long time.

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Bonghjornu, dear readers,

just a couple of days at the homebase, the usual biz
with pictures and stories, logfiles and datas, ideas working or not working and maintaining contacts since

"Short Connections Around The Isle Of Man" (by FLIEGER67 Jun 17 2013 in Trip Reports)

and now the time is come to fly out again.

This way exactly:



Thanx to, as usual:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Something new on the departure airports map?.
No, not with this part of the story:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The previous 200 places:


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But good progress on the Tripreporter 2013 map:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Everything works perfectly as planned, neither a schedule nor an equipment change, no disruptions at all. Joke, where is the excitement?.

"Real good", that´s what I say to myself while working with the previous mentioned new ideas. A connection MLH-ORY-BIA on AF flightnumbers, but operated by Britair on the CR-K, sure good and much better CCM, what is usually more expensive when you try to book it direct, shows up.
A lazy late morning departure from my personal point of view, 08.35 am, ok ex MLH with some time on the road, but Sunday morning is usually not that much traffic affected. Three hours in ORY to check if the clochards are still there on the top floor and nobody cares. Some interesting planes closeby till the flight for BIA with arrival around 3.00 pm in the afternoon.
The fare is ok, 70.00 Euro´s per leg fixed by Flugladen.de.
Well, so far the theory. Sometimes later AF decided to do a complete reorganisation around the regional flights, what shows me finally a mail that my flight MLH-ORY is cancelled. I should be grateful that they rebooked me on the late afternoon departure ex MLH with a nice arrival time at BIA, 11.00 pm. What?. Not for me, if there is anything else possible.
Self service, you know and I´am confused the agent with my offer that I will stay with the original ORY-BIA service, but like to go on the early morning MLH/BSL-CDG flight instead. I will manage the airport to airport transfer on my own expense.
Should I really explain that I´am in an essential need to log these CCM plane?. No, better not!.
Sure, sure, some shaking head is good to notice at the other side of the phone, but not that long thereafter is a new confirmation in the inbox and let´s start the trip right now.


Sunday, 21.04.2013


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Service Air France AF 7741 operated by WDL Aviation
Scheduled: 06.40 // 08.00


This service is operated by HOP, scheduled on the AT72, at least so it looks like on the final confirmation. I´am sure, you noticed that there is no HOP sign here anywhere.
OLCI works well the day prior to the trip for flight one, but flight two tells me that it is not possible to check-in online. Ok, that´s not really new to me with AF!.
The lazy late morning departure has changed now for a 02.30 am cellphone call, what also works here, surprise or not, without any problems.
Low traffic as expected. I would like to be at the airport one hour prior to departure and after some two hours on the road made it with a two minutes difference only!.
I should get over this white-haired Daimler driver earlier, but next time, maybe!.
Wished the car a good time at F3, well if you ask yourself about this phrase here, there are several reports around the last years with broken cars especially at the french car parks, so hope to see you again tomorrow in the same state.
Good to see a l´heure on the screen for gate 20
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And finally also no success to catch a boarding pass for the second leg here.
"You should do it in ORY, it has something to do with the flight not operated by AF". "Ah, yes, that´s new to me!".
Just a matter of minutes at security and also this time no need to hurry with no lounge on offer here, till a
"Grande surprise".
What´s this at the gate?
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Is this really true and that´s the equipment for CDG?
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Oh, yes, that looks like really special
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The day is dawning and it´s still there
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A pretty warm welcome to D-AMGL.
This is an ancient BAE 146-200.
New to the log and after turning a thousand pages till more than 450 flights ago, this is leg no. 7 on type
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No individual name to notice here.
Should I really talk about the stations for this close to 30 years old plane?.
Let´s start at 02.06.1986 with AirCal, further to American Airlines, Malmo Aviation, City Air and Braathens. Some time with BAE, followed by airberlin, Austrian Arrows, Air Nostrum and SAS. More time with Skywork Airlines is also registered and finally WDL.
No incidents recorded
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And yes, this one is really operated by WDL,
a german subservice specialist with an actual fleet
of total 6 oldie BAE´s
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A nice welcome from the FA´s,
the elder male one is talkactive and also really professional, he offered me a seat more in the front, but no way, I´ve declined.
He performed all announcements in perfect french and english.
The middle aged female FA is good for a chat also when she told me later on how tired she is from the early start today after she reached Basle.
And it seems she feels good to have someone around to talk to in german, really nice here.
Cockpit crew is from Germany according to the names, no word from upfront at all, no route nor flightlevel info.
06.45 am, close to ontime "WDL" is on the 50 minutes hop, just a coincidence, for CDG from the 3900 meters runway "Three-Three", 8 degrees and high foggy clouds here.
Just departed
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Cabin view, how I like these big push buttons
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60 pax and this is a 70 % load, VFR mostly on CDG connections this early morning.
That´s how the safety card looks like
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Well, legroom is not that massive in 17E, the last row window. Two for me with the dark grey leather seats, somewhat retro looking but clean
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Service is AF style, cookies, water, coffee for free.
The cabin shows it´s age when you take a closer look,
but it feels as safe as it should be
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Cruising above the clouds
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Someone for retro?.
Take a closer look at this picture. The complete door to the lavatory is covered by a mirror, really special
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Touchdown at the 2700 meters "Two-Six-Left". Taxi for terminal 2G, 15 minutes ahead to schedule, 07.45 am,
3 sunny degrees here in Paris.
It looks like good in the bright morning sun, oh, yes
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Well this is CDG, you know and the next flight departs from ORY. There is some distance in between to cover right now. On my own expense, of course.
And the best way to cover it, at least from my point of view as an AF Flying Blue Gold status member is "Les Cars Air France", free for me!.
Out of Terminal 2G, by bus to the central bus station close to Terminal 2F, some minutes to wait and 20 minutes only, ok it´s Sunday morning also here in Paris
and I´am at ORY, much faster than expected.
The self-service-kiosks see no problem to print me a boarding pass. Why not with OLCI or at MLH, who knows, 02F is sure ok for me on the next flight.
And ORY means a visit to the viewing deck at Terminal Sud is necessary, the free train shuttles me over from terminal Ouest and yes the clochards are there!.
It seems we both have an easy decision what to do now, but in well different directions. They check how long the stock of red will last and me heading outdoor to see some interesting planes!.
The big birdie corner
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Even Cubana with the IL96 is on sschedule during my stay, but it´s running late, ok nothing really new!.
The smaller one
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And the bigger one
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Someone for Titan?
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See you next month, hopefully!
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A view from above
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The big one heading for Casablanca
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Looks like really good this way
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Face to face, Royal Air Maroc and Air Caraibes
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Sure an interesting machine to catch
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Something for me
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The guys had a hard time to disconnect the push back truck
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And therefore Air Caraibes wins
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Show me you´re tail, please
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Ah, sorry Mr. Tripreporter, there is something else to do beside to view all these planes here.
Do you remember these flight to go and as far as I know you dont want to miss it.
So Terminal Ouest calls and this time immediatelly!.




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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
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Service Air France AF 4512 operated by Compagnie Corse Mediterranee/Air Corsica
Scheduled: 13.35 // 15.10


It feels good to see "A l´heure" again for BIA from gate 40A
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There is a newly opened AF lounge to visit here
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It seems that´s not a well known place to the travellers around
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Well designed furniture
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This one for me please
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Tried for a long time and finally it works
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At least it looks like this way
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This is the A320 like on schedule
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Leg no. 94 on type, well, the anniversary no. 100 comes closer!.
And this is new to the log
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This is a plane without a name!.
In service with CCM since 13.01.2010
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5 320´s are in the actual fleet and there are no
incidents to show with this plane
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Well, lots and lots of people around the gate,
but late boarding helps again.
Another one of these miracles after a nice chat to these elder, professional and nice female FA at the planes door and the exit row window is me, 12F and also E and D!.
Mixed blue leather seats, clean so far with magnificent legroom
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1.45 pm, we´re running short after schedule, 1.00 hour, 25 minutes for Corsica by "Corsica"!.
Departure from the 3650 meters runway "Two-Four".
14 sunny degrees to leave the clochards at ORY and I´am close to sure that they are here again the next time, well nobody cares, you know!.
Cockpit crew is from France, the captain with a short welcome earlier during boarding and once again later on with the descent announcement.
No route nor flightlevel data.
A forward cabin view
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There are three more FA´s on the plane, one young and ok male, one elder and nice male and one elder, also nice woman.
Safety, corsican style
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Surprise, no francaise
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The load is 90%, VFR travellers and lots of locals on the way.
The magazine
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An engine above the clouds
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Service together with free drinks
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Close to destination
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Land ahoy!
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Coming closer
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Push away these clouds
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Well, no one likes to hear me!
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Above the island
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Looks like pretty green down there
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Green and blue contrasts
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Small villages up the mountains
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And some beaches also, at least the small ones
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Curvy roads up for the mountains
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And seaside towns also here
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A panoramic view for Bastia, it seems the FA advices me a good seat
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Finals
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Touchdown at the 2520 meters runway "One-Six".
3.15 pm and this is only short after schedule, 15 partly cloudy degrees here
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The captain is at the planes door during disembarking, always a nice gesture.
Not only the Ile looks like beaute in the bright corsican sun
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Well, this one, too!
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Close up
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The final one
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An interesting place here with interesting people
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There is a public transport option with very few rides, better during the week, but less on sundays.
The bus schedule shows me a departure similar to the planes arrival, so it looks like no chance to catch it.
But no luggage and the driver knows how to do the job and wait´s for the ORY flight.
But I´am not sure if it´s long enough for the pax with checked luggage.
Finally there is only a young girl beside me and the driver on the oldfashioned bus
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The fare is 9.00 Euro´s, not cheap, but even cheaper than what the taxistas like to see.
Well, the driver is a middle aged guy and what should you expect when you take a seat in the first row and there is simply no on else beside, with the girl in the rear part of the bus.
Sure, "Je parle le francaise", but my skills are limited like I´ve told him.
This is finally not a kind of a problem for him and it seems he´s in sincerely need to talk to someone.
Telling me stories along the way, me nodding and "Oui" and so on.
More stories to come and believe me, when we run along the football stadion with lots of cars on the road and a game is going on, he´s talking loud, clenched fists, well the corsicans are pretty emotional people and I´am not sure if the game itself or something else goes wrong but I saw me leaving the lonely bus with him joining the party and me heading further by feet to the city!.
Well, he calmed down and finally we reached the train station in the city center!.
"Au revoir".
From where it is only a couple of meters to walk to my hotel.
Les Voyageurs, well this name seems appropriate to me!.
Every room shows a special theme and this is the carriage one
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Well designed to say the least
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The bathroom
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The lobby
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Next time room no. 1 for me please. "Voyage au avion"!
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The restaurant
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And the hotel itself
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Well, it´s also possible to reach Bastia by ferry
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Or by submarine?. Joke, this is a memorial
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The "Place Saint-Nicolas"
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With some palm trees around
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And also Napoleon is still there
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Heading for the old town
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Not sure if the corsicans are really proud of the french flag
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The "Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste"
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The tower en detail
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Where to go here?
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"Le vieux port"
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Lot´s of boats around
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And all these houses closeby, nice
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And even nicer with the blue sky above
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Let´s go for a walk around
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The church from the other side
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This way up
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Well, I´am close to sure that it´s 2013 right now
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These small cabins looking like nice, isn´t it?.
But when you go in detail you see that these
apartments in the old town have no indoor toilets,
these are simply built as small compartments on the balconies
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And this is not a individual case here, large houses with outdoor restrooms
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Nice colours here
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For the "Palais des Gouverneurs"
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Modern style
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Accueil, let´s go
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Theodore de Neuhoff, the german born king of Corsica, is shown in an exhibition
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301105_zps5170bee0.jpg
The other way around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301106_zpsa69fd00f.jpg
How to close the door
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301107_zps0dc56211.jpg
Just in case!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301108_zps5e7d5a59.jpg
What´s the time please, I´am not wearing a watch,
for real I do not even own a watch, so good to see different forms here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301109_zps81a24096.jpg
Let´s call it coffee in style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301110_zpsf7b526f2.jpg
Urban canyons
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301111_zps313f31d6.jpg
A church in between
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301112_zps687732e5.jpg
The "Eglise Sainte-Croix de Bastia"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301113_zps76f3b16f.jpg
Down for the sea
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301114_zpsbac6b18f.jpg
Add one more church
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301115_zpsf161f5d0.jpg
En detail
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301116_zps68be6eec.jpg
"Le Citadelle" this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301117_zps7e842eef.jpg
Or better retour for the new harbour
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301118_zps70b94af1.jpg
With the ferry ready to go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301119_zpse7d7b807.jpg
A view from above
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301120_zps920bc6ea.jpg
Sailing away
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301121_zpsdb6c72a9.jpg
For Toulon, Marseille or who knows
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301121_zpsdb6c72a9.jpg
But I´am close to sure for the french mainland
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301123_zps3f7b5b8b.jpg
Looks like impressive
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301124_zps5ec0ebfb.jpg
Bye now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301125_zpsf62cc4ec.jpg

Well, the picture limit is reached, I will stop here,
more with the next part.

Included:
A ride on a smaller plane, but still with this logo on the engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301156_zps4ee7b744.jpg
A ride on even smaller equipment, no wings this time, but scheduled anyway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301212_zps2e08b9e2.jpg
A ride back to reality:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/F1301/F1301239_zps4d57f1e7.jpg

Do not forget the conclusions:
1.)WDL Basle/Mulhouse-Paris/Charles de Gaulle: What a nice surprise.
2.)CCM Paris/Orly-Bastia: A comfy welcome to Corsica.

A dopu, stay tuned, when you followed me up here,
"Un Grand Merci" and I will be back soon, at least if nothing goes wrong,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger" by this losing data company Facebook!.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9201 times:

Hi Markus,

interesting routing, good idea to try CCM. The product looks rather basic, though. The WDL BAe was a nice additional treat.


PH



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User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

Hi Markus !

Great report as usual and great that you were able to log WDL as well. A new airline for you ?

Bastia looks great like most towns in France and Italy and I would like to visit some time.

Very much looking forward to the next part as it looks very promising!

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

Good to see these comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):

interesting routing, good idea to try CCM. The product looks rather basic, though. The WDL BAe was a nice additional treat.

Thank you.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):

Great report as usual and great that you were able to log WDL as well. A new airline for you ?

Thank you and no way with WDL, done it on SK subservices years ago.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):

Bastia looks great like most towns in France and Italy and I would like to visit some time.

Very much looking forward to the next part as it looks very promising!

Sure a nice place to go and more to come, soon.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7711 times:

Hello Markus, nice report as always! What a great surprise there in MLH, and very nice to read about CCM.

How long did the CDG-ORY transfer take? I have to do that one myself in a few weeks. And from what 'Hall' did you depart in ORY? I am still trying to figure out which halls have a lounge and which not.


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1118 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7705 times:
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Hello Markus,

Another nice report you made here, and congrats on finally catching CCM. What a great surprise to see the BAe 146 at the gate in MLH, the crew sound nice  

Looking forward to the next part!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 7457 times:

Hi, nice to see more comments.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):
Hello Markus, nice report as always! What a great surprise there in MLH, and very nice to read about CCM.

Thank you.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 5):

How long did the CDG-ORY transfer take? I have to do that one myself in a few weeks. And from what 'Hall' did you depart in ORY? I am still trying to figure out which halls have a lounge and which not.

Just some 20 minutes, done it the other way around two weeks ago and spend some 30 to 40 minutes on the bus.
It´s not easy with the Lounges, there are also gates in the halls with Lounges with a separate entrance so that´s a case of luck in the end,


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 6):

Another nice report you made here, and congrats on finally catching CCM. What a great surprise to see the BAe 146 at the gate in MLH, the crew sound nice

Thank you and the WDL crew was really nice.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1661 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7241 times:
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Bonjour Markus,

Good to see that despite a new departure airport, this was quite a fruitful day with 2 nice new entries for the books That albino Jumbolino looks quite special, was it 3x3 or 2x3 layout?

Also the Compagnie Corse Méditerranée was a very good catch. I was eyeing this carrier a few weeks ago as well, but logging it seems very difficult, price and schedule wise. I’m glad it worked for you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A pretty warm welcome to D-AMGL.

This is an ancient BAE 146-200.

Wohoow, now that is really good stuff!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
They check how long the stock of red will last and me heading outdoor to see some interesting planes!.

Lol, quite the contrast but a sad sight nevertheless...

Sultanils



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7149 times:

Hi, N.,

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 8):

Good to see that despite a new departure airport, this was quite a fruitful day with 2 nice new entries for the books That albino Jumbolino looks quite special, was it 3x3 or 2x3 layout?

Thank you and that was for sure something special. Layout was 2/3.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 8):

Also the Compagnie Corse Méditerranée was a very good catch. I was eyeing this carrier a few weeks ago as well, but logging it seems very difficult, price and schedule wise. I’m glad it worked for you!

Lucky me, once more.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 8):

Wohoow, now that is really good stuff!

You know my impression.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 8):

Lol, quite the contrast but a sad sight nevertheless...

And nobody cares at all.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6690 times:

Bonjour Markus,

finally some time to read your report about Corsica. This island is also pretty high on my travel-list, never had the chance to go there so far. And what an interesting way to get there, with two pretty rare airlines, especially great to catch the classic 146 from WDL. Certainly no problem to get up in the middle of the night for a ride in such a plane   ...

Bastia looks pretty interesting as well.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

Bonsoir, Captain M.,

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 10):
finally some time to read your report about Corsica. This island is also pretty high on my travel-list, never had the chance to go there so far. And what an interesting way to get there, with two pretty rare airlines, especially great to catch the classic 146 from WDL. Certainly no problem to get up in the middle of the night for a ride in such a plane   ...

Bastia looks pretty interesting as well.

Thank you and good to see you´re feedback. Lucky me this time!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6448 times:

Hi Markus,

Doesn’t Corsica look nice? You know, it’s a place I really should visit someday  

Seriously though, that looks like a perfect weekend. Finally you logged CCM, you also got a grande surprise on the MLH-CDG leg and Bastia seems to be a city well worth visiting.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Self service, you know and I´am confused the agent with my offer that I will stay with the original ORY-BIA service, but like to go on the early morning MLH/BSL-CDG flight instead. I will manage the airport to airport transfer on my own expense.

It’s fun to confuse people like this, isn’t it?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OLCI works well the day prior to the trip for flight one, but flight two tells me that it is not possible to check-in online. Ok, that´s not really new to me with AF!.

No, that really shouldn’t surprise you anymore!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Low traffic as expected. I would like to be at the airport one hour prior to departure and after some two hours on the road made it with a two minutes difference only!.

Perfect timing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Let´s start at 02.06.1986 with AirCal, further to American Airlines, Malmo Aviation, City Air and Braathens. Some time with BAE, followed by airberlin, Austrian Arrows, Air Nostrum and SAS. More time with Skywork Airlines is also registered and finally WDL.

Skywork? I never realized they had a BAE at any point.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The self-service-kiosks see no problem to print me a boarding pass. Why not with OLCI or at MLH, who knows, 02F is sure ok for me on the next flight.

Oh, France is always a bit special.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Someone for Titan?

Yes! Me! You keep teasing me with this, don’t you  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A panoramic view for Bastia, it seems the FA advices me a good seat

She did well, those views are stunning.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Les Voyageurs, well this name seems appropriate to me!.
Every room shows a special theme and this is the carriage one

Well chosen hotel, but you really should have requested the aviation themed room…..

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What´s the time please, I´am not wearing a watch,
for real I do not even own a watch, so good to see different forms here

You do surprise me! You've never, ever asked me what time it is  

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6411 times:

Hello Markus

Yet another nice report! Great pics from the Isle of corsica.
Great logging the 146, really rare nowadays.
Good to see the huge variety of traffic as well.

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Hi and nice to see more comments.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Doesn’t Corsica look nice? You know, it’s a place I really should visit someday

Thank you and that´s for sure recorded.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Seriously though, that looks like a perfect weekend. Finally you logged CCM, you also got a grande surprise on the MLH-CDG leg and Bastia seems to be a city well worth visiting.

Lucky me!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

It’s fun to confuse people like this, isn’t it?!

Oh, yes.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

No, that really shouldn’t surprise you anymore!

Never ever.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Perfect timing.

As close as possible.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Skywork? I never realized they had a BAE at any point.

Just also a surprise for me.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Oh, France is always a bit special.

It is!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Yes! Me! You keep teasing me with this, don’t you

Maybe for another chance.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

She did well, those views are stunning.

Lucky me, again.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

Well chosen hotel, but you really should have requested the aviation themed room…..

If I ever know it in advance.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 12):

You do surprise me! You've never, ever asked me what time it is

Never, ever!.


@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 13):

Yet another nice report! Great pics from the Isle of corsica.
Great logging the 146, really rare nowadays.
Good to see the huge variety of traffic as well.

Thank you and lucky me with the BAE.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

Hey Markus  

Great to see a CCM A320 report. As usual lovely destination pics. Interesting hotel too.

Just love the B744 of RAM . That would be a fab trip to take  

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6078 times:

Hey, P.,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):

Great to see a CCM A320 report. As usual lovely destination pics. Interesting hotel too.

Just love the B744 of RAM . That would be a fab trip to take

Thanx for the feedback and count me in on the RAM 744, something for me!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Hello Markus

Thanks for the story. Nice to see a report with CCM. You don´t hear to much about them! Also nice with the WDL surprise!

Great pictures from Corsica, really looks like a nice place to visit!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Let´s start at 02.06.1986 with AirCal, further to American Airlines, Malmo Aviation, City Air and Braathens. Some time with BAE, followed by airberlin, Austrian Arrows, Air Nostrum and SAS. More time with Skywork Airlines is also registered and finally WDL.

What a history but Austrian arrows? Had no idea that they use to fly the BAe!?

Cool!

Greetings
Robert


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5138 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

Hi, R.,

Quoting parton87 (Reply 17):

Thanks for the story. Nice to see a report with CCM. You don´t hear to much about them! Also nice with the WDL surprise!

Great pictures from Corsica, really looks like a nice place to visit!

Good to see you´re feedback and thank you.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 17):

What a history but Austrian arrows? Had no idea that they use to fly the BAe!?

Sure that´s what they show me!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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