Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
IB7693 30 August 2004  
User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 803 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

LIS – BCN 30 August IB7693

This flight is a code share flight with TAP but the flight number I have is the IB flight number. The flight was actually operated with a TP A321 for the 4:25pm departure to BCN. After spending some days in Lisbon and Cascais, where our friends live, we were ready to head over to the other side of the peninsula and check out what Barcelona had to offer.

This flight was boarded in the buses and then we were trekked out to where a full stand of TP aircraft were waiting there passengers. There seemed to be A319, A320 and A321 all waiting for passengers to board. They had the passengers boarding from the front and rear doors up air stairs. We were in the back of the plane and didn’t have many people around us. But our luck ran out and a group of really rowdy Portuguese men got on the plane. They were having fun but they were a bit disruptive throughout most of the flight.

We had a nice take off and climb out – I really like the A321 for this. After we leveled off they served us a ham and cheese sandwich, choice of a drink and some coffee. I noticed that the alcoholic drinks seemed to be included with the selections as nobody was paying for anything.

We approached BCN over the ocean and made a nice landing and an easy entry into Spain to enjoy a few days here. Again, a nice intra-EU flight without too many interesting things to report.


2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTaichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

I always liked TP and find them to be my second "home" airline as I live very near the border, OPO airport is 1 h away from home and they have great deals. They usualyy are friendly and have a nice service onboard. Their only drawback used to be their handling and ground assistance, but that has been improving lately.

User currently offlineTaichen From Spain, joined Jul 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Just for the record,

Some years ago, when IB went on a mad shopping frenzy and bought AR, VA, UC (which turned to be a nightmare) the airline tried to buy some shares of TP as well. Actually the Portuguese government refused, for they were afraid that TP would disappear and become a regional feeder for IB MAD operations. (which was probably a quite accurate guess) ... as you know, TP then entered Qualiflyer and somehow managed to "survive" to it.

Later there was a "proposal" made by de Palacio about "merging the Peninsula main carriers" ... hmmm ... sounds more or less the same.

Well, nowadays TP and IB have close ties (FF as well) and I think TP may join Oneworld IIRC?


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic IB7693 30 August 2004
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
IB3110 27 August 2004 posted Thu Sep 9 2004 01:21:00 by Upsmd11
US Airways Flight 12 PHL - MAD 26 August 2004 posted Thu Sep 2 2004 21:12:11 by Upsmd11
SDF - PHL 26 August 2004 (part 1 Of Many) posted Fri Aug 27 2004 00:27:28 by Upsmd11
NWA DTW-STL/STL-DTW 10-27/10-30 posted Mon Oct 30 2006 20:38:55 by Falstaff
Tonga August 2006 NPL-AKL-TBU-VAV Return posted Thu Sep 28 2006 17:29:26 by NZ8800
IAD-JNB-DUR-JNB-IAD On SAA, July-August 2006 posted Wed Aug 30 2006 20:55:09 by Umhlanga
AY HKG-HEL-GVA And Back In J August 2006 posted Sat Aug 19 2006 19:44:05 by Carfield
JFK-PIT 6/30/2006 Inaugural Flight posted Fri Jun 30 2006 21:10:24 by JFK69
Egyptair A321 Sharm El Sheikh-Cairo (30+ Pics) posted Sun Jun 4 2006 18:17:56 by Horus
Northwest DC-9-30/50 MSP-ORD-MSP (with Pics) posted Tue Apr 18 2006 06:57:45 by 767747

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format