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Bella Napoli With Air Dolomiti And The CRJ900  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7667 times:

Bella Napoli with Air Dolomiti and the CRJ900

Hello, dear readers, nearly three months without any leisure travel.
Theat means, immediate need for a short trip as soon as possible.
LH offered to his Miles-and-More customers a special fare, 11000 miles to some mediteranean destinations without the usual sunday rule.
Wheather forecast was good, so I booked only a week in advance this trip to sunny Campania.

(1.)
Friday, 16.02.2007
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss)
LH 1371 operated by Contact Air Interregional ATR 42-500 D-BQQQ
Scheduled: 06.15 // 07.10
Actual: 06.25 // 07.05
Gate: 164 Seat: 9A
Load factor: Around 50%
Fare: 11.000 Miles and 126,74 EUR taxes and fees

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Delivered to Eurowings: 29.10.1999
In service for ContactAir since: 17.03.2004
Leisure flight no. 3 on the ATR 42-500 and the first on this machine.


Well, as far as I dislike these early departures, no airport action outside, as easy was it this time to reach the airport ontime.
Arrived around 05.00 am, parked my car at P8, the cheapest opinion nowadays.
LH offered internet check-in, no way IMO, you can only select between window and aisle seats and your boardingpasses will be printed
at the self-service machines or at the desk.
Around 40 to 50 people queueing at the desks, no one at the machines. So I checked myself in, choose my seats and was sent to a special
bag drop-off counter. No staff there. I asked a LH guy what to do with my bag and he opened a separate screener for me and seconds later a
lady arrived at the counter and send my bag to Naples. No longer than two minutes for the whole thing, the others queueing further at the desks.
Also no time to wait at security, a quick shop stop at the former duty free store and downstairs to my gate short before the announced boarding time, 05.55 am. .
Bus boarding, as usual started than on-time, a nightly run to the eastern part of the apron.
Quickly boarding, a friendly welcome and settled down in my seat, the place beneath remained empty.
Clean machine, dark-blue comfortable leather seats. Two friendly female FBs on this service.
Another friendly welcome from the cockpit, the captain, Klaus Labensky, announced a soon to follow start of the engines and later some minutes to wait while a
Cirrus EMB145 in operation for Swiss to ZRH was at our deicing position.
Deiced short thereafter, number three to take off and airborne from runway 07 direction STR-Ulm-Augsburg-MUC.
Interesting, we used not the full runway lenght for takeoff, waited at a side entrance for the Malev F70 to BUD and departed short behind.
Free water, coffee, tea on this short flight. No further information from the flightdeck.

Sunrise between STR and MUC:

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Flight level only 11.000 ft and a direct apporach to MUC´s runway 08L after minutes of cruising.
Parked and deboarded behind T2, bus shuttle to the terminal.

Deboarding at MUC:

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Nice tail:

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(2.)
Friday, 16.02.2007
MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss) - NAP (Naples-Capodichino)
LH 4050 operated by Air Dolomiti BAE 146-300 I-ADJI
Scheduled: 09.20 // 11.10
Actual: 09.30 // 11.00
Gate: G62 Seat: 13A
Load factor: Around 80%

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Delivered to Thai Airways: 12.01.1990
Stored: 14.01.1992
Leased to LAP Paraguay: 12.12.1992
Stored: 10.06.1993
Leased to British World: 13.04.1994
And further to AerLingus: 17.04.1997
Stored: 15.04.2003
In service with AirDolomiti: 22.08.2005
Leisure flight no.7 on the BAE 146-300 and the first on this machine.

LH operate its own terminal at MUC, IMO one of the best conecting places ever, large, spacious, clean, enough restrooms, good views.
Furthermore the free coffee machines and free newspapers at different places in the whole building, not bad.
My gate to NAP was on the ground floor, so I walked around and searched for a good place to view the action outside, no problem there.

Interesting traffic, Privatair B737 Biz included:

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Boarding was called for 08.50 am and started ontime. Again by bus shuttle to the regional apron.

The nose...:

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The tail...:

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and the engines:

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Also two friendly female FBs on this leg, again a clean machine, no sign about the age for the first view, dark green leather seats.
3/3 abrest seating, but very good legroom, the middle seat remained empty so a comfortable place.
Fresh towels after boarding, still on the ground, later on during the flight free water/coffee and a snack box with fresh fruits, a biscotti and a chocolate bar,
not bad.
Departure after some minutes to wait for approaching traffic from runway 08R to Verona-Bologna-Roma and NAP.
The captain, italian named Pietro informed as about the flight details and later the Co, also italian, about cruise level, 30000 feet and the wheather in naples,
ok so far.
Northern italy was mostly cloudy, clear sky from around Rome.

Near Rome:

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An interesting approach from the landside along the airport out to the sea, a sharp turn and landing on runway 06. .
We taxied past the militay apron, a C130 Hercules was parked there, only a AZ MD80 at the civil apron.

Finally arrived in sunny Naples:

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Nearly no time to wait for my bag and off to the rental car counter.
53.-- EUROS by Holidayautos was the cheapest opinion after some search at home, the car was from Europcar.
A chaotic organisation, the not to friendly female send me outside the small terminal for the shuttle, nothing arrived withhin 15 minutes.
Later I walked to the entrance road and found a shuttle stop where short thereafter a small bus without any car rental company sign arrived, I asked and yes it was my shuttle. The car park was only around the corner, if I walked there it was faster, but ok. Checked the car, a Fiat Grande Punto and found the drivers door broken, asked a Europcar guy there at the car park and he told me that only Pandas are available. If I want another car I had to shuttle back to the terminal and deal with the girl there.
So back to the terminal, this time a nearly new Grande Punto without further problems and on the way to my hotel in Caserta.
Driving in Naples, is let me say, more chaotic than expected but I reached my hotel ontime.
I´ve booked the Grand Hotel Vanvitelli in Caserta as it was near the motorway and was not to expensive, 85.-- EURos B&B, good quality four star, recommendable.

Hotel lobby:

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Pompeji, the Sorrentina coast and the Reggia di Caserta was on my to do list.

The magic Vesuv:

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First view inside amazing Pompeji:

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One of the main roads in Pompeji:

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Forum:

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Roman Villa:

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(3.)
Saturday, 17.02.2007
NAP (Naples-Capodichino) - MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss)
LH 4051 operated by Cityline CRJ900 D-ACKE
Scheduled: 12.05 // 13.50
Actual: 12.30 // 14.00
Gate: A01 Seat: 23A
Load factor: Around 90 %

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Delivered to Cityline: 05.08.2006
Premiere, leisure flight no.1 on the CRJ 900.


After a short visit to the Reggia I checked out from the Vanvitelli and returned the car at the airport without further problems.
Naples airport is a small outdated building, unbelievable, dealers offered flowers on the main entrance road, no gas station at all, cars parked on the road,
chaos.
No time to wait at check-in, a really good looking female waved me to the empty, biz desk, checked me in for my two flights today
and wished me a good flight, nice.
Only seconds to wait at security, the gate area also small and oldfashioned, positive was a good place to view at the apron from the bar at the upper level.

Smart and new: Air One Cityliner:

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Just arrived from MUC:

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My plane arrived ontime from MUC and boarding started as announced only some minutes thereafter by bus, no airbridges there at NAP.

Close up:

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A long machine:

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A clean, goodlooking plane with bright grey leather seats.
Departure from runway 06 ,a very short take-off run, impressive.
Captain Monika Frankenberger welcomed us onboard with the first informations, later more from the FO, Michael Zirl.
Route: NAP-Rome-Florence-Bologna-Innsbruck-MUC.
Flight level 38.000 feet.
Two real friendly female FBs. Service: A fresh bread roll and a chocoloate bar, free drinks.

Departed NAP, Isola di Ischia in the background:

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Passing Florence:

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Calm flight, good views along the whole route.
Some circles over MUC and approach on runway 08R, parked again on the regional apron and deboarding by bus.
Five hours to kill at MUC, so I decided to leave T2 for a walk outside, the wheather was sunny but with a cold eastern wind, so I decided
around 4 pm to cross security at T2 and wait inside for my last leg today.
Free LH coffee and newspapers shortend the time!.

(4.)
Saturday, 17.02.2007
MUC (Munich-Franz-Josef-Strauss) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
LH 1370 operated by Contact Air Interregional ATR 42-500 D-BSSS
Scheduled: 19.40 // 20.35
Actual: 19.50 // 20.30
Gate: G31 Seat: 12A
Load factor: Around 80%

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Delivered to Eurowings: 08.12.1999
In service with Contact Air: 24.10.2003
Leisure flight no. 4 on the AT42-500 and the first on this machine.

Boarding was called as announced at 07.10 pm , some time to wait in the bus for late pax.
The plane was parked near the same place as yesterday morning, a good load for this flight, so some time to wait till boarding was finished.

MUC at night:

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Nightly boarding:

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Two friendly female FBs, again a clean plane, dark blue leather seats.
A welcome on the ground from Captain Thomas Mainhardt, a quick taxi, no time to wait at 08 L for departure.
Route: MUC-Augsburg-Ulm-STR.
Service free drinks and coffee/tea.
Approach ontime to STR runway 07.
Deboarded by bus and again my bag was one of the first to arrive.
Two interesting and fullfilled days of travel fixed and a new airport and a new plane type for my log, IMO not bad.

Conclusion:
LH offers a quality regional product, friendly FBs especially on the NAP-MUC sector operated by Cityline.
Detailed informations from the flightdeck, nearly all ontime flights, a good place to connect at MUC.
No question for me to fly LH again.

Questions and comments always welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7592 times:

Hello,
I just noticed that some of my pix are not viewable in the full size.
I will post it again with thumbnails.































Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7580 times:

Hey Markus

Really nice trip report. It is always a pleasure to read about Lufthansa and I enjoyed all my flights with them so far.
I was in Naples some time ago and used an Europcar too. I agree, not too friendly staff- and the car parking is difficult too, especially if you have to cope with the typical Naples driving style Big grin

Take care and best regards,

Thomas



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7465 times:
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Great report and pictures!

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

Great TR and good pictures.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineEGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7306 times:

Lovely report with some great pictures  Smile

User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7292 times:

Excellent report! Thanks very much for sharing.
Is europcar the only company in Naples? In the UK I seldom use Europcar as they are really bad. I tend to use Sixt as they offer good value and nice service, I dont know if Sixt exists in Italy?
I am glad you had a nice trip though, and thanks again for sharing!



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User currently offlineTriple7man From Thailand, joined May 2005, 763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7240 times:
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Beautiful pictures of some of the most beautiful places in the world. I used to be stationed near Napoli when I was in the U.S. Navy. Yes, driving was definitely chaotic there. The Bay of Napoli is beautiful and the pics of Mount Vesuvius brought back many memories of 35 years ago.


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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7155 times:

Just as usual. I really enjoyed in your trip report, Markus!


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7094 times:
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Great report & photo's, very nice indeed.

Congrats on your 1st CRJ-900 flight, had mine just over a week before yours, US Airways Express from IAH>PHX  Smile

I quite fancy visiting Pompeji having viewed your photo's.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 2):
was in Naples some time ago and used an Europcar too. I agree, not too friendly staff

- Try Hertz, much better  Smile

Thanks Markus.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently onlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1846 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

Great report Markus! Napoli looks nice! Looking forward to your next report.  Smile

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Markus
an interesting read again! You always make it interesting by the routing/airline/aircraft type mix you choose usually! Not often that we see reports on Air Dolomiti. I think you've been lucky to catch their BAe146? They don't operate many of them I think... About the pics, the view on the mountains (Dolomites I guess?) is really stunning  Smile

Keep it flying!
Cheers,
Eric



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1725 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Hi Markus!

Again a very enjoyfull tripreport as always! Very nice pics aswell!!!
You are sooooooo right that transferring at MUC is very convient with the LH-terminal!
Thank you for posting!!!

Brgds.
Joost


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6800 times:

Hello and thanx for all your nice feedback.

Thomas: No sign all around for this car park, Napoli style!

767747,MCOflyer,EGBJ: thanx!

William: There are some other companies, the usual like Hertz but also Italian like Maggiore and so on, there with counters at NAP. The simple problem is that the rental car brokers like Holidayautos or AutoEurope tell you the
car owner after you fixed your booking, no choice at all.

Michael: Nice to send you in memories back to Naples, it was sure an interesting time there.

Aleksandar: Thanx!

Mark: I am positive surpirsed about the CRJ900, its a real plane beneath the CRJ100/200!.
Pompeji is really worth the visit.

Greg: Thanx, you quickly changed your nationality from earlier this week!.

Eric: The choice of aircrafts offered was one of the reasons to do this trip at this days.
The wheather was really good, nice views at the alps and over southern italy.

Joost: I agree about your MUC view, one of the best places I know to connect.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6731 times:

Hi Markus,

congratulations for getting the CRJ900, and of course thanks for writing this report! Your pics of Naples/Pompeji brought back some nice memories about a school trip back in 1998.

Have a nice weekend, Alex.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3025 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

as always the same: an excellent trip report!

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

Hello, Alex and Stylo777,
thanx a lot for your warm welcomed feedback.
Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6629 times:

Hi Markus,

again an interesting report with great pics of your flights and also of Naples / Pompeji.

You got a really interesting combination of aircraft and airlines on your trip. The service on Air Dolomiti seems to be quite good, but I agree with you, LH isn't bad either.

Christoph


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6587 times:

Great report as usual, Markus!  Smile


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User currently offlineP51Mustang From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6563 times:

Ahh finally a new report!

Thank you very much! Nice as always!

Andreas (P51Mustang)  hyper 



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

Hello,
Christoph, Jens and Andreas.
Thanx for your nice feedback.
Yes, I was positive surprised about the service on EN/Air Dolomiti and also on Cityline.
Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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