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BRU-WAW-BRU On LOT Polish Airlines (Pics)  
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6841 times:

Ok, so here's my attempt to do a trip report, although it might be more of a pics report after all. It's a short flight, people.

It was time again to visit my brother in Warsaw, so the plans were made in advance to get a good fare.

I arrived early at the airport, a bus from Antwerp takes about 35 minutes. The check-in was empty, and with pre-booked seats it took less than two minutes.

Check-in:


Brussels Airport, not so busy, despite the long weekend:

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B-pier (non-Schengen departures):


LOT Boeing 737-400, SP-LLC, I was glad to fly the very same plane that a present Pope flew to Rome from his first visit to Poland:


The cabin and the safety demo, done in Polish, English and also French and Dutch on the tape:


Take-off
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I'm 1,78m and felt the legroom was OK:
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Beef stew was served, was surprised to get a hot meal:
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And a tasty one, too, hence I've eaten it all:


Blooody Mary, tea and some sweets to make you feel, whaaaaaaaaa. Great service, I might add!



Descent into WAW:


After landing:


After deplaning, bussed to the terminal:



After 3 great days in Warsaw, it was time to go back to work, I was pretty excited, as my scheduled flight was to be on an Embraer 175, my first time on that plane.

As usual on the Sunaday afternoon, WAW was a chaos with 3 heavyies departing for North America, they had a separate check-ins, which meant all European flights were to queue in what was left of the desks:
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After long wait, finally, at the airside, I've got my hands on Tyskie, the best Polish beer for me, however served in Pilsner)-Urquell glass:
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My flight seems to be on time:
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On the bus to the plane, I could snacth few pics of the new Terminal 2 under construction ( Gosh, we wait for that one to be finished!):

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My ride to Brussels: Embraer 175, SP-LIA, the first delivered to LOT:
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The cabin, still "fresh smell to it":


Legroom: perfect!


taxi:



This should be in self-pics thread, but what the heck:

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Downtown Warsaw after take-off:
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And climbing away:

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Again a beef stew, be it with a different sauce this time, delicious nonetheless:



Then I sorta fell asleep, during some turbulence, being awake with a noise of plane touching down:
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I hope you enjoyed the pics, any coments or questions?

I'm not good at writing at all, I hope you got the feel of what it's like to travel on Polish Airlines, though.

Regards,
LO231


Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
18 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6824 times:

Nice report! Lots of great pics. I had my first E-175 flight last month. Neat little aircraft. The overhead bins can be pretty stubborn though.

Justin



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User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 819 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6778 times:

Great shots. The E-175 reminds me of a 737-800 for some reason.

User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

There's absolutely nothing wrong with your writing! It's a very good tripreport with nice pics  Smile

The service from LOT sounds amazing, especially the meals they provice in Y-class.
I really enjoyed reading your tripreport.


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6755 times:

Fantastic photos and a great report.

Jeremy


User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

Great report! Love the picture arriving in WAW at dusk, somehow my favourite time at an airport, especially when departing!
They seem to get stew and noodles just right all the time in Europe! Always tastes great. Years ago Western Airlines tried to do it in Y-Class YVR-SFO and I also had it on another carrier, can't remember which and both times it tasted like ...t! The noodles were overcooked and the meat tasteless.
I really am impressed with the service as you are.
Cheers,
Carl (AY104)



The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6631 times:

Nice picture report.  Smile LOT seems to be quite a service-friendly carrier even on short flights, reminds me a lot of CSA.


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineWarszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

Nice report; I flew SP-LLC summer 2004 WAW-LHR, great flight. Also I had full meal service on LHR-WAW and WAW-LHR too as you did to BRU.

I continued my flights though WAW-RZE (Rzeszow Poland) and RZE-WAW, still had a snack on the ATR-72 to RZE and the 735 on the return. LOT is a pleasant airline...I could have flown DTW-ORD-WAW-RZE & same for the return back when I flew to see family in Poland in summer 2004, though LOT was one of the more expensive carriers. So I booked DTW-YYZ-LHR-WAW-RZE, the Canada/Transatlantic via Air Canada, then in Europe via LOT, and same way for return. Maybe next time for LOT and their 767's across the Atlantic.



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6529 times:

LO231, I really enjoyed your report. You don't need to write a lot - the pictures tell the whole story. Thanks for posting!  spin 


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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6474 times:

Quoting Notar520AC (Reply 1):
Nice report! Lots of great pics.



Quoting Joffie (Reply 2):
Great shots



Quoting WidgetBoi (Reply 4):
Fantastic photos and a great report



Quoting AY104 (Reply 5):
Great report!



Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
Nice picture report.



Quoting Warszawa (Reply 7):
Nice report



Quoting Infodesk (Reply 8):
LO231, I really enjoyed your report.

Thanks guys for the replies, much appreciated!

Yes, I was surprised by the standard of service LOT now provides. Just a year ago you'd get a cold sandwich, beer, wine or refreshment.

Now it's newspaper at the door of the aircraft ( when I asked one, I got 2 different ones from the purser), first basket round of moist towelettes, full bar (incl liquors) service, then the meal service, another round of drinks (when you ask tea or coffee, F/A asks if you'd like something cold or alcohol and vice versa), then a basket service with some sweets...

As I mentioned, I fell asleep, when I woke up, a "Prince Polo" wafer thing was on the seat next to me, F/A didn't wake me up but also didn't deny me the pleasure of having something sweet when I woke up  Smile

They're going the right way, I'm sure  bigthumbsup 

I'm going to PRG meet end of August, I'll compare OK and LO then!

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6307 times:

Refreshing Trip Report!!! This E-175 seems to be a very nice AC!! Nice interior!

Regards: DALelite



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6294 times:

Hi LO231,
great pix and also report.
Reminds me to my short time in Warsaw last month.
Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Hey Peter,

This is a fantastic report with great pics, I really enjoyed reading and watching.

Quoting LO231 (Thread starter):
LOT Boeing 737-400, SP-LLC, I was glad to fly the very same plane that a present Pope flew to Rome from his first visit to Poland:

Cool, such a detail is nice for your flight logbook in the "remark" field.

Quoting LO231 (Thread starter):
Beef stew was served, was surprised to get a hot meal:

I am speachless, I would never expect a hot meal on this rather short flight.  Wow!

Quoting LO231 (Thread starter):
Blooody Mary, tea and some sweets to make you feel, whaaaaaaaaa. Great service, I might add!

I am even more speachless and I can only agree with you, fantastic service!

Quoting LO231 (Thread starter):
I've got my hands on Tyskie, the best Polish beer for me

Tyskie is a friggin' great beer, I drink it frequently since it is available in my local beverage store. Is LOT also serving Tyskie on board?

I have to say that I am very impressed from LOT since I read this report. Actually I am planning to fly on them to the USA to get finally the 767-200, I hope that I can make it possible before the end of the year.

Patrick


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

Thanks for the replies! Yes, LOT's going in a good direction service-wise.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
Tyskie is a friggin' great beer, I drink it frequently since it is available in my local beverage store. Is LOT also serving Tyskie on board?

I'm not sure about that since I opted for vodka, I think they serve Zywiec, at least they did in April.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
I have to say that I am very impressed from LOT since I read this report. Actually I am planning to fly on them to the USA to get finally the 767-200,

If you do that, make sure to upgrade yourself with your C***hansa miles, they have a great service in C, I've heard not-so-nice stories on their US runs in economy, though...

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6061 times:
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Very nice report and pictures! LOT sounds pretty good!

-767747


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

Great pics and an excellent report. Thanks for sharing

User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6021 times:

Quoting DALelite (Reply 10):
Refreshing Trip Report!!!



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Hi LO231,
great pix and also report.



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
Hey Peter,

This is a fantastic report with great pics, I really enjoyed reading and watching.



Quoting 767747 (Reply 14):
Very nice report and pictures



Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 15):
Great pics and an excellent report

Thanks guys, it'll encourage me more to do reports in the future! After reading some evry detail *ehm* SQ reports, I was kinda discouraged!

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

I liked your report lot looks like it's a good airline and the beef stew looks good. I love the picture of the Warsaw skyline. The new WAW airport looks really nice I can't wait to see pictures of the inside. Thanks for posting.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8587 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5843 times:
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Very nice report, great pictures + some remind me of a spotting trip to WAW last year.

Quoting LO231 (Thread starter):
Beef stew was served, was surprised to get a hot meal

-That is a suprise, never though i'd see than in 'Y' on a short segment.

The sooner the terminal extension open the better, the current facilities are terrible.

Hope you enjoyed you 175 flight, flew a couple of 170's myself, very nice  Smile

Look forward to more reports in the future.

Rgds

Mark



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