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FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:21 pm


DBA is offering tickets for as low as 1 €+tax for July and August.
Roundtrip fares including taxes can be booked for around 25 €. Awesome deal for a short period of time.
I just booked my trip to Berlin.
Hope this is of any help to some of you !

Rgds,
B737-700
 
TriStar500
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:44 pm

Nice, thanks for this tip!
I just got myself a couple of nice spotting daytrips from DUS to TXL and MUC for just 28 Euro per return trip.

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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Mon Jul 01, 2002 11:17 pm


A couple ? How many did you book ?  Big thumbs up
 
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FRA

Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:12 am

I live near FRA and what big german airport flyDBA doesn't serve??

FRA!!!!!!!!!!

damn!! Would have been great to make some daytrips Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mario
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richardw
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:18 am

Don't worry, easyJet will probably operate from FRA one day, possibly in a former DBA or go plane.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:27 am

That's great news! Too bad I don't have my duty rota for August yet, but I feel like I should book soon, those 1€ ticktes will be sold out soon. I'm going to book a same-day return STR-TXL-STR for late August, and in case I don't get that day free, heck I only lose 28€  Big grin

What day are you travelling, B737-700? In case you don't want to say it on the net, you can send me an eMail as well, of course. Thanks in advance anyway for this great information, finally a *real* low-cost airline serving STR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:37 am


Hi Ndebele,

I'm going on July 20th. But my parents decided to come along for that price so that's probably not going to be a spotter meeting for me.

It's indeed a fantastic price ! This should happen much more often.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:56 am

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

More great news for German consumers. Finally, more airline managers in Europe are beginning to wake up and smell the coffee. And the people like it!!

Good luck, and enjoy your cheap flights!

Regards from a no-frills fan.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:11 am

Aah I see, B737-700. In July I don't have any time for those trips anyway, with my last exam ("Steuerlehre") on 23July, and from 24July onwards my boss wants to see me at work every day for the rest of my life.. (dramatization, but I will have to work a lot, after nearly one month off. Plus the summer holiday traffic). I hope I'll manage to do my trip to TXL in late August. Thanks anyway, B737-700!

ps: I guess we'll see lots of DBA trip reports within the next few weeks  Big grin
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:39 am


Yes you are right !
I hope the weather will be fine as I really want to fly with some nice weather ! Usually it's just overcast when I take off to the skies.

The bad part with the trip reports is that as it is a no frills flight, there won't be too much to report. But let's just wait and see.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:52 am

Hi,

I have just booked my flights HAM-MUC-HAM on August, 16. Return fare incl. taxes EUR 25,26...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I will have only 4 hours in MUC, so is there any possibility to watch the planes from inside the airport ?

Cheers,

Fabian
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:54 am

"I really want to fly with some nice weather"
And you want to fly with some nice flight attendants  Smile/happy/getting dizzy What a pity that Mr and Mrs B737-700 will be sitting next to you...

As for the trip report, I usually include some information about the punctuality of the flights, seat pitch, my spotting at the airport, ... writing a detailed trip report after a Ryanair flight was never a big problem for me, so I'm sure I will have something to write about a DBA trip as well.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:59 am


Oh yes, they have to be on the flight as well of course  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big thumbs up
My trip reports have taught you quite a bit, huh ?
D'Oh, about my possible seatneighbors. Lol.

Looks like many people of airliners.net are taking advantage of this great deal. Happy flying to all of you.


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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:22 am

To everybody who receives German TV: there is a TV program tomorrow night, Tue 02Jul 22:15h Südwest-Fernsehen "Zeichen der Zeit: Presikampf über den Wolken", it's about Ryanair, Easyjet/DBA and all the other low-cost airlines flying to Germany.
 
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RE: FLY DBA Goes Ryanair

Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:54 am

I booked a roundtrip on Fly-DBA from DUS to TXL on August 10th (7:30) and back on 18:00 same day. All in all € 26,37. Cool fare.

Did someone get a confirmation email by fly-dba? I only got the confirmation via net (including the booking no.).

Andie007
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:57 am

Andie007,

yep, I have got a confirmation mail seconds after I booked !

Enjoy your flight !

Fabian
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:06 am

Fabian, you got a email from DBA or only the confirmation on the website that you are to print out ?
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:09 am

I got only the confirmation to print out.
B737-700, you too?
 
Fabian Schuetz
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:11 am

I have got a "real" e-mail "Lieber Herr Schütz,
anbei erhalten Sie Ihre Buchungsbestätigung.
Bitte drucken Sie diesen Beleg für ihre Flugunterlagen aus...."
from "auroresponder.flugbuchung (at) deutsche.ba...".

But I am sure with your booking number shown your flight is confirmed !

 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:21 am

DI is going crazy!

Herbman and have booked two flights, the first on August 10 to MUC and two weeks later on August 24 to TXL. On both flights we have only one hour between when we arrived and our flight back to DUS.

Who needs Ryanair?

Patrick
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:24 am

@Sabena332.
Perhaps we'll meet at the check in for DBA flights. My flight departs on 10th August to TXL on 7:30. (but I have 10 hours in Berlin for sightseeing)

@all:
I called Fly-Dba. You do not need a email confirmation. The printed confirmation with the booking code is all you need. The serves has very high traffic at the moment  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:25 am

Just booked my same-day roundtrip STR-TXL-STR on 30Jul, total 25.83€  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
(it was a little exaggeration when I said that I have to work *every* day in July, of course I don't have to work 7 days per week)
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:29 am

@Andie: Our flight departs at 9.30am, you are already in Berlin. If we would have the same depature time, I had invite you to a coffee. Maybe we meet next time during spotting @ DUS.

Patrick
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:05 am

Finally, I got my email confirmation  Smile

@Sabena332:
Next time we'll meet at DUS  Wink/being sarcastic

@Fabian Schuetz:
Spotting from the terminal at Munich is not so good. I spent a few hours on my last trip in November in Munich (FCO-MUC-DUS). You can see the planes taxiing at the terminals.
I think its easier for you to visit the "observation hill" at Munich airport.
You have this view there:

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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:13 am

Thanks, Andie !

I already heard about the "Besucherhügel" - this should be perfect for a 4 hour stay !

Regards
Fabian
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:23 am

I'll be flying to MUC on SUN, July 21 and SUN, Aug 25 for a couple of hours of spotting, leaving both times with DI7083 at 1100h, returning with DI7094 at 1700. Maybe I'll meet some of you guys in MUC then...

This offer is too good to be true - and it is great to see that so many fellow a.net-ers also joined in.

Good job, B737-700!  Big thumbs up
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:59 am

Let's see... Number of roundtrips per a.net member:

3x B737-700&parents
2x TriStar500
1x Fabian Schuetz
1x Andie007
2x Sabena332
2x Herbman
1x Ndebele
1x Contact Air (he will join me on my trip)

That's 13 additional roundtrips sold for DBA, as nobody of us would have booked one of those flights without B737-700's topic! DBA can be proud of you!
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:19 am

Yes Ndebele is correct, DI can be proud of us, 13 additional roundtrips are a lot!

Oh, I forgot: Thanks a lot for that information, B737-700!

Patrick
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Fabian Schuetz
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:01 am

Hi,

yes, flydba can be really happy about ca. 13 x 2 Euros = 26 Euros revenue...  Wink/being sarcastic

On my booking it says "flight fare: 2 Euros; airport taxes: 23,26 Euros...",
so I am quite sure that we helped the airports and the state with their fees and taxes more than we did for flydba...

Thanks anyway 737-700 !

Fabian
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:06 am

On my booking it says "flight fare: 2 Euros; airport taxes: 23,26 Euros...",
so I am quite sure that we helped the airports and the state with their fees and taxes more than we did for flydba...


You are correct Fabian, at most we sponsor the airports with money but flydba has the biggest attention at the moment and this is what they want.

Patrick
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Fabian Schuetz
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:12 am

Patrick,

do you think they will have any adverts in newspapers and/or TV ? Or do they promote it on their website only ?
At least this special will not last for long as at this moment there are only 2000 seats left...

I haven´t read about it so far, so I think they do not have a very big attention.

Fabian
 
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Who Knows Muc?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:24 am

PLease answer quick. I´m about to book a returntrip ham-muc I would only have 30 mins at muc to change the a/c for the flight back to ham. enough???

thanx
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:32 am

I would say no, as the minimum check-in time at MUC is 30 minutes according to the dba homepage.

I am sure you would hardly make it through check-in and security check in this time.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:43 am

flydba will have very much attention because everybody is talking about that really cheap fares. Tomorrow I will tell it my colleagues at work, they tell it other people and they tell it... (I think that it will be a big topic at work tomorrow)

But you are correct, flydba does it`s change very silence, I did not see an advertisement were they have shown their new livery.

Patrick
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:48 am

@Stratofish: You can also check in at HAM for your return flight. When you make it in time to the gate, there is no problem.

Patrick
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:03 am

Thanx everyone!
I knew that 30 mins is too little but I thought that maybe they use the same plane on the way back... anyway I´ve found a flight that gives me 5 hours at muc on sat. aug. 31th.
Unfortunately I can´t reach any of my friends at the moment... I hope there´ll be flights left for me tomorrow morning (eh this morning actually  Smile )

P.S.: If anyone is at muc on aug 31th I might consider flying alone (as I most often do).

g´nite
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:45 am

@Stratofish: Have a look at the forum at http://www.airliners.de. I also posted this great news on those flydba tickets for 1 € and many of the community there decided to meet in MUC on August 31.

PS: I think I overtook B737-700 in this German forum  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:58 am

August 31 I am in Hahn/FRA!
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:29 am


Hey, wow this topic has gotten many replies and many people travelling ! Really cool.

I'm glad I could do a little favor to many of you !
I've not gotten a real email confirmation. I only printed out the text that came right after the booking was made.
Does it say on anyone elses print out "Bestätigung" ?
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:15 pm

Yes, it says "Bestätigung" both at the top of the page and as status of your selected flights.
As long as you have your booking codes, it will most likely be alright.  Smile

It also seems like most of my coworkers here at our office are also taking part in this great offer.
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:44 pm

Is Dba website available in english?, I had a look and couldn't find anything.
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:28 pm

Hmm... 31 August... 3 days before my vacation trip to Florida and New York  Wink/being sarcastic - But I checked fly-dba.de! All flights for €1,00 are SOLD OUT! So I won't be there  Crying

---
To the email booking confirmation. I called Fly-Dba yesterday! The server has a lot of traffic at the moment. The email will arrive hours later (mine took about 4 Hours). But the booking is alright when you have the booking code!:D


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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:32 pm

Thomas:
Should have read your post earlier: no return flight available anymore tat day.  Sad
Tried to find something on different days and now it seems they turned off their system, I don´t get anything back from their page or cant even access it anymore. Oh wait, i can but no more flights that´d suit me...

The fate of those who come too late... And just because I waited for my friends to call me back (which they didn´t). Damn.... hope you all have nice flights! My next will be on Sep. 11 then...

have a nice day
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:20 pm

first of all Danke (I think I could continue in german because there are only germans considerd by thios topic, oder nicht?  Big grin ) for publishing my take-off shot of the A340 here, but I would NOT suggest the Besucherhügel (visitor hill) for spotting @ MUC, because you will be far away from the runway.
A340 t/o-shots are possible from this point, because the A340 takes a bit longer for t/o than other planes do  Big grin. A normal B737 etc... will be a lot higher at this point. And if t/o-direction is to the east, you will not see anything, at least you have a good telephoto lens.
My tip is to go to 'the net' just north of the terminal

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(but please do NOT cut any more holes there as this place will be closed then) or have a look at
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Happy spotting at MUC!

ANDREAS  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: FLY DBA "goes Ryanair"

Wed Jul 03, 2002 7:10 pm

Hi Andreas,
So you don't get into any trouble from police at this place? I don't like to be chased away every couple of minutes... but in case there are no such problems, this will be the place to go on 21/7 and 25/8 for me!

 Smile
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