Back in the days of the cold war, German airlines were not allowed to fly
into Berlin, so BA, PA, TW and others were operating those so-called
intra-German shuttle services. This time my parents decided to book us on BA
- and there's no better way to fly than on BA, if you ask me.
Passenger receipt and boarding pass - thanks to my mother for putting them
into the archives:
Stairway to heaven - my father, my brother and I climbing up the rear stairs
of which looks to me like a B737-200. Aaah, the good old Landor-days...
*singing* Soooomewheeere over the GDR...
We landed at TXL after I guess about one hour in the air, maybe a bit
longer, who knows.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9895 times:
Fun report, thanks for that journey back in time, Alex! Maybe, if I get my act together, I'll publish a trip report about an LTU trip on an L1011 I did back in 1991 sometime later thios year - I have both extensive photo coverage of plane and airports and even an old hand-prepared boarding pass stemming from that time.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8116 times:
Thanks for your replies very much!
Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 2): It's true what they say, die Deutschen haben wirklich kein Humor!
Well in fact it's not that bad - having had a second look at the photo, I thought "We need a resolution!" (if you know that old song by Aaliyah), so here's the same photo again in a higher-resolution scan, which shows that at least some passengers appeared to be amused:
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 3): Maybe, if I get my act together, I'll publish a trip report about an LTU trip on an L1011 I did back in 1991 sometime later thios year - I have both extensive photo coverage of plane and airports and even an old hand-prepared boarding pass stemming from that time.
Now that would be interesting to read and watch! I'm definitely looking forward to it, as I really like those retrospectives about trips that have taken place so many years ago. Even if it might not be as detailed as usual (at least I fail to remember every detail about trips I have done when I was a child) it's certainly much more interesting than reports about recent flights.
Btw, watch out for my Northwest report, including B747-100, DC-10 and -of course- DC-9!
Quoting Contact Air (Reply 5):
What a pity that there are no pictures of the meal - I think they were still serving hot meals on domestic flights in those days.
Though the meal is one of the details I have forgotten over the years, I'm sure that it was usually much more and higher-quality than what you get today. The times, they're changing..
It is, but it was kind of normal back then. When BA was no longer allowed to fly domestic flights from TXL, they simply founded Deutsche BA, which is today knows as DBA.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7): funny idea.
I remember my first years of spotting at STR with planes like those in your report.
Thanks for your reply. By the way, do you also remember the old Terminal 3? I found an old photo of it, well actually the photo is not that old, it was taken in 2000, a few days before they closed the terminal. Those seats look so 1970ish
Quoting Patroni (Reply 8): I flew STR-TXL-STR one year later, outbound on PanAm (727-200 "Clipper Endeavor"), return on BA 737-200 G-BGDS... ah, the memories...
I can only repeat myself: Those were the days, my friend! And it's a pity I didn't write down the registrations back then