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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Hello everybody...

To end a wonderful trip to South Africa...

Date:22/2/04
Route:Capt Town-CPT to Johannersburg-JNB
Flight Time:2hrs 25mins
Airline:British Airways(Comair)
Aircraft:Boeing737-200
Reg:ZS-NNG


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To start, we had a bit of a problem @ CPT, we were on standby (as always *sigh*) and the first comair flight to JNB was about to leave, my dad got a bit pi$$ed off with one of the ground staff for not letting us on due to there not being any spaces left, we later found out that there were 21 EMPTY(!!) seats on the first flight, i wasnt bothered because it was one of Comairs recently delivered 737-300's, i wanted to go on a 732. As the first flight departed our next one came in, a lovely 732!! i was delighted!! we boarded to find some woman had taken our seat!! Pissed
We soon got her out the way and i sat down next to the window and check out my view. I WAS RIGHT NEXT TO THE THRUST REVERSERS!!! i couldnt wait for landing! Anywayz we pushed back on scedule and had a routine taxi to the runway, at wich point one of SAA's brand new A346's landed! we taxied onto the end of the runnway and waited for the SAA to vacate.T hen we started out take off roll...

Nothing too special about that, we had a couple of hard banks and a fast climb.
Time for lunch!!! I had a beautiful Pastrami sandwich, lovely  Laugh out loud

We started to decend and flew over some of jo'burgs famous gold mines, came onto finals an landed, THRUST REVERSE!!!! That was great seeing the old method!!!

We taxied along, past qute a few A346's... here is a pic i managed to take...


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That was the end of my first ever ride on a 732, i was happy... now for a 11 and a half hour flight back to LHR, this time with no franchises, just BA.

Hope you enjoyed reading my first trip report  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Any comments welcome...

TupolevTu154


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Soz everybody, its CPT-JNB, getting mixed up again!!  Nuts


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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I WAS RIGHT NEXT TO THE THRUST REVERSERS!!!
Lucky seat....

Kiwi the wannabe Brit


User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Great report! Love 732s, its a shame they're all being taken out of service. Great seat, right next to the reverse thrusters, WOW! They make a wonderful noise, don't you think! Did you get on okay going back to LHR, stand-by out of JNB is always awful. Do you, by any chance read "Airways" TupolevTu154?

Cheers,
VS045

[Edited 2004-10-25 20:32:08]


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Airways?

Dont think so!

We werent on standby out of JNB, we were with comair.

Cheers for the replies

TupolevTu154



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