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Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Mon May 27, 2002 9:51 pm

Austrian Airlines and BMI to/from London Heathrow

This was an award flight that I just took this past weekend.

On Saturday the 25th of May I left for STR airport at around 07.10am for my 08.25am flight to Vienna. Check-In was quick and I got window seats as requested from the very friendly woman at the LH counter. She even addressed me by name. Not bad !

Passed security. Went down to gate 162 and waited until boarding started.
It's amazing what a wide variety of newspapers Lufthansa offers to it's guests.

OS 5180
Fokker 70 OE-LFP "Wels"
STR - VIE
Sch. 08.25am - 09.35am
Act. 08.30am - 09.30am


Shortly after 08.00am an announcement was made that we were ready for boarding. A bus brought us to our airplane for today's flight to Vienna. It was OE-LFP, a Fokker 70 aircraft. Once inside I got the bad feeling that I might be seated in the last row after all.
And so it was. I got into seat 16F. It was a bulkhead with the engine covering almost all of my window. So that was too bad as I hardly saw anything.


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Push back was pretty much on time and we taxied to runway 25. We were number one for take-off and at 08.30am the pilots started our take-off run. Made a few right turns and headed straight towards the Landshut area. At this time we were served coffee and tea as well as a ham or cheese sandwich. I was surprised they didn?t offer water or softdrinks at all.
The seats looked very nice but I couldn't recline at all and it was pretty cramped in the Fokker 70. Do I have to tell you that the engine was pretty loud when it was only a few centimeters from my right ear away ??? I was really happy when the pilot put the thrust levers back every once in a while. So if you're ever flying on a Fokker 70, don't have them put you in the last row.

Anyway we climbed to our cruising altitude of 29.000 ft and headed towards Linz and then onto Vienna. Landing was at 09.30am on runway 34. Taxied to some stand on the apron and were bused to the terminal.

Vienna : What a nice airport ! This has to be one of the cleanest, nicest and tinniest int'l hub airports. Very nice to be there although my layover was only about one hour. Tried to take some pictures there and then went to my next gate.

VIE-LHR
OS 453
MD 87E OE-LMK "St. Pölten"
Sch. 10.40am - 12.10pm
Act. 10.45am - 12.00pm


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Boarding started at about 10.25. I was greeted by some nice and attractive Austrian flight attendants. This time I had a very good seat, namely 23F. On the left side there was the galley and there was only one more seat next to mine. It's just behind the wing and a little in front of the engine so that I had a decent view. The seat was very comfortbale as well.
They welcomed everyone aboard and made the safety announcements. Taxied out to runway 29 and were number 2 behind an OS A320. Flying time was announced as 1h 45 minutes.

Following a fast take-off run we climbed into the Vienna sky and I had a great view of Vienna, which was just to the right.
Twenty minutes into the flight they started the service which consisted of a sandwich again and a small piece of cake served on a neat little plastic plate.
They also came around with coffee, tea, softdrinks, etc. I enjoyed this flight very much. This was my first Austrian Airlines trip and I loved it.
Though I expected a bit more of a service (only one drink service) I had a great time. Most of Europe was clouded but occassionally we could see the ground from our cruising altitude of 36.000 ft. Speed was announced as 810 km/h. Some time later they distributed landing cards for the passengers that needed them. Talking about the flight attendants, man there was a cutie aboard  Love . Very young and... well, just awesome.  Love  Love She was also very friendly as were all the others aboard. How do I contact an OS f/a ???  Innocent  Big thumbs up

The pilot announced when we were passing by Brussels but I couldn't see it completely as it was to the left. Continued our flight over the north sea and made landfall after about 15-20 minutes.
A few minutes later we reached London and the pilot announced we would have to fly a holding in the area for 10 minutes. Our holding turned out to be a bit longer and I enjoyed it a lot. The cloud scenery was nice. Suddenly I saw a SK A321 just above. Took a picture but it got rejected here. The approach was pretty bumpy and when we came out of the cloud patches I had a great view of London. Got a nice picture as well. Touch down was at about 12.00pm local time, after a flying time of 02.15h.
Taxied to terminal 2 and had a short small talk with the pilots before I said my goodbye to the flight attendant  Love .

Cleared customs real quick and went out of the terminal directly to the observation deck. Just had short look around there before I went back to the tube station and took the Piccadilly Line to Piccadilly Circus.
The next morning I went to the airport at around 10.00am and got there by 10.45am. Went to the Lufthansa ticket counter and asked them if they could reroute me via Vienna on Austrian  Smile/happy/getting dizzy which was denied as it was an award ticket. Too bad, shouldn't exactly award tickets be changeable ? I mean that shows that you are a customer, doesn't it ? I was a bit sad after that but after all went to the visitors deck after I had ckecked-In for my Lufthansa flight to Hamburg and on to Stuttgart.
The weather was not very nice. Cloudy and every once in a while showers. The deck at Heathrow is a joke compared to Frankfurt or Zurich or the likes but the airport !!!!!!!!!! Man, if you haven't seen Heathrow, you don't know what an airport is !!
This is an airplane heaven. I have never seen anything like this. Seriously, you can forget FRA, CDG, ATL, LAX, ... The fact that they are only having 2 main runways makes it interesting as there usually is a long line for take-off. So many 747s, 777s, ?
I saw 3 SAA planes, 4 AC aircrafts, many AA's, UA's, of course BA's, ... And Iberia was very present as well. And the sound !!

After a while I went to Terminal 1 and spend my coins for a meal at Burger King. Then proceeded to Terminal 2, went through security and waited for boarding. The flight was to leave at 15.05. The plane arrived early from HAM but yet boarding was delayed until 15.25.
After a while the monitors only showed "delayed". I actually saw the 737-500 at it's gate and a LH mechanic doing something on it's nose for a while. When he was done I thought we would be ready soon but nothing happened.
Then I heard an announcement that passenger B737-700 should contact the agent at gate 1.

Well, I already knew what it would be about and went there. I got rerouted on the BMI nonstop flight to Stuttgart at 16.50. Wasn't happy with this at all but it seemed to be my only option as I was told. LH actually owes me money as I payed taxes for the connection in Hamburg but didn't get to do it.  Pissed


So I went to this gate and waiting for boarding which started at 16.30.
Got settled in 16F and noticed the immense legroom they offer. This seems to be a lot more than others give you on a 737. Anybody has figures ? The seats are comfortable and in beautiful blue colors. Also the flight attendants look pretty stylish with their hats.

LHR - STR
BD 825
B737-500 G-BVKB
Sch 16.50 - 19.10
Act. 17.00 - 19.10


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The plane was still getting refueled. Were pushed back and taxied to runway 27R. Were number two (!) for take-off and left into the cloudy sky of Heathrow. Pretty bumpy again. After a while we got hit by lightning which looked pretty cool. The pilot even came on the pa later to inform us about it and that there's nothing to worry about it.

Cruised at 37.000 ft towards Germany. Got a drink service and a sandwich again and reached STR after a flying time of 1h 10 minutes. Landing was on runway 25. Took a picture of the beautiful cabin and left the plane. A bus brought us to the terminal were I cleared customs and finally went home after an exciting weekend.

I think I now do have a pretty strong Austrian bias and hope to fly OS soon again. They are definitely worth a try and I loved them.

Now that seemes to be a long trip report. I hope to hear your comments, remarks, questions, etc. and maybe someone can answer my questions as well.
Regards,
B737-700


BTW: As a sidenot, when I booked the flight to LHR the woman on the phone from Miles&More thought I was crazy going to Heathrow via Vienna !  Smokin cool It was worth it !
 
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Tue May 28, 2002 1:19 am

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, B737-700! A great trip report about a trip to a great airport! How many miles did you spend for that trip?

Interesting that you flew in a "real" Austrian F70 - I always thought that flight would be operated by Tyrolean? I'm not very often at STR in the morning, is the Austrian F70 standard now? I guess your STR-VIE flight was very full, otherwise I'm sure they would have asked you if you mind sitting in the last row. But when the flight is full, they often give the worst seats to the award passengers, those who have a little excess baggage (but don't have to pay for that), ...

The reason why you see so many Iberia aircraft at LHR is probably because Iberia does not have any Asia network at all. So they bring their Asia passengers to OneWorld partner BA to connect there to their destinations.

Not sure about the seat pitch of the British Midland 737s, but according to my information they have 117 seats aboard their 735s (LH has only about 103!).

Once again, an interesting trip report. In addition to that, it's always nice to read trip reports from/to STR  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Tue May 28, 2002 1:58 am

Hi B737-700!

As Ndebele wrote in his previous post, a very good trip report!

Is it true that the take off is very powerfull in those Fokker 70? A lot of people have told me that it is fun as hell to experience a take off roll in a F70.

Patrick
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue May 28, 2002 3:09 am


Hi folks,

thanks for your comments.
Yes, the take-off is indeed quite good especially if you do not only feel it but hear it  Laugh out loud . The climb was much faster than on the MD87.

Ndebele, I spend 20000 miles for the trip as it was a Fly Smart award.
I think the flight to Vienna usually is operated by Tyrolean. On amadeus I saw that this was the only one being operated on a Saturday morning by Austrian themselves. Occassionally you can see an Austrian plane at STR though.
 
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Tue May 28, 2002 5:32 am

Fyi, B737-700: there is an interesting article about OS on the latest edition of the magazine Aero Int'l.
 
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Tue May 28, 2002 5:45 am

Very nice trip report and I enjoyed it to read. I also flow once with Austrian Airlines, but this was many years ago! What did you think about the Crew uniforms of Austrian Airlines? I think their uniform is so terrible, with all this red cloths. smile.... And the service sounds a bit cheap. Anyway it's always nice to fly. And actually AUA is quite good.
greets,
Mike
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue May 28, 2002 8:39 am

Great trip report, i liked it.
Those FA's you were talking about, they must have been beauties! Big grin

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Tue May 28, 2002 10:16 am

Excellent report!

I was on OE-LMK last Friday (May 24th) and yes, I need to know how to contact the OS f/a's as well...  Love Love Love. Two were simply drop dead gorgeous and very friendly. And the uniforms are very nice IMHO.  Big thumbs up

Unfortunately my flight was just 40 mins (VIE-MUC) and the longer flights were spent with UA prison matrons...

Regards,

LH747
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue May 28, 2002 2:43 pm


@ Swiss-airplane : Yes, the OS uniforms could need a little white maybe but I still think they look pretty nice (as long as a nice FA is wearing them). Hehe.
About the service, well I guess that's standard nowadays. I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten any more on LH, AF or BA. And it was only a short flight, so that's ok.

@ Arsenal : They sure were !

@ Lufthansa 747 : Wow, if you were on the plane the day before maybe you saw the same FA. Who knows ? We should try to go FA spotting at VIE one day  Big thumbs up
 
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Tue May 28, 2002 6:36 pm

Nice report.
Hmm, on the one hand you were lucky because you were able to fly BD which is normally not possible with fly smart, on the other hand, 3 instead of 4 flights is bad. Couldn´t you have said "no, route me via FRA, DUS, CGN or whatever"?
Anyway, I´ve got 20K miles to burn as well, and I want to try the OS group too. I´m still trying to figure a routing (to anywhere in Eastern Europe [as long as I don´t need visa]) where I can have all four OS group carriers in four legs - preferrably with OS M87, VO F70, WE ER4 and NG 736 - which would be four new carriers and four new types of a/c for me. But I´ve been not successfull so far...

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Wed May 29, 2002 1:01 am


Hello Daniel,

the problem was that the guy who handed me the new ticket wasn't a LH guy but someone from the airport I think.
I asked him if that was my only option or if they could route me through MUC/FRA (which by the way shouldn't have been a prob as there are many flights) but he just replied he couldn't do anything.
In the end I was more pissed about the policy that I couldn't reroute myself when I asked earlier if I could go through Vienna.
So now I've one leg less but a new carrier, BMI, instead.

Having all 4 OS Group members on one trip with only four legs seems hard. Does VO serve DUS (or wherever you are flying from) ??
 
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Wed May 29, 2002 3:46 am

Hey B737-700 remember me?

How's STR these days?:D

Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Wed May 29, 2002 4:58 am

Very well written, B737-700!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
You know the gear is up when it takes full power to taxi
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Wed May 29, 2002 7:16 pm


Hi Marco, sure I remember you. Stuttgart is a bit cloudy and rainy today but at least not as windy as London was  Big thumbs up

Here are two pictures that got accepted so far from the trip. I know they are not the best but enjoy them.


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Thu May 30, 2002 12:09 am

B737-700,

ummh, I could fly out of FRA, STR, DUS, CGN or even HAM and HAJ - nice to have relatives all over the country  Smile/happy/getting dizzy - so VO shouldn´t be too hard. The problematic part is mainly Rheintalflug. They fly to Altenrhein and Tallinn, ok, but they´re the only ones on these routes. So I´d have to take two legs with them, which would leave me with VO, NG and OS but only two legs left...  Sad A pity fly smart allows you only one connexion.

MHG-SCN-HAM-TXL-SVO and back would have been cool as well, each flight having a stop but only HAM being a connexion. But both 1 stop flights were cancelled; plus I wouldn´t fancy going to Rusioa on m own anyway.

Daniel Smile
 
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Thu May 30, 2002 12:36 am

Servus Daniel,
there are more options to fly with Rheintalflug. They operate a late morning flight from Vienna to Geneva, also a afternoon flight from Vienna to Milano-Malpensa. As a last option there's the Manchester nightstop, so you actually have quite some possibilities....

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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Thu May 30, 2002 1:22 am

I think MXP is the only destination where you cuold experience all 4 carriers.


 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Thu May 30, 2002 12:16 pm

when I booked the flight to LHR the woman on the phone from Miles&More thought I was crazy going to Heathrow via Vienna !

That's good to know when I book my US Airways flight from Boston to Chicago ensuring I fly on at least 1 A321. This means I'll either have to make two stops like BOS-PIT-ORD-PIT-PHL-BOS or a crazy route like BOS-PHL-ORD-CLT-BOS. But like you said, it'll be worth it  Big thumbs up

Good report man. I loved that photo of Wien. Took me back to August 2000.

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Fri May 31, 2002 11:17 pm

Hey, thanks for your help; that MXP option looks good. I´d prefer Eastern Europe though, but one can´t have everything. Does anyone of you know which 737 series is that Lauda flight VIE-MXP, OS3512?

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Sat Jun 01, 2002 1:01 am

Daniel,

I know Lauda Air usually flies to MXP with B737/700.

 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:04 am


Sounds like a fun flight going to MXP via VIE. If you fly with OS please give us a trip report.
 
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Mon Jun 03, 2002 3:48 am

Hey B737-700,

I just saw the two pics that you have posted above. Thanks a lot for it, I like the picture that you have taken out of the OS M87.

Patrick
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Tue Jun 04, 2002 2:39 am


Hi Patrick,
glad that some people like my pictures. I know they are not the best yet, but I keep trying to improve them and maybe I even manage to take some good shots one day at STR and maybe FRA.

Here's another one that got accepted today.

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Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:38 pm

Hey B737-700,

the latest accepted pic is also very good. I love inflight shots out of the window!

Do you have a digi-cam or do you use a regular one and a scanner?

Patrick
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:24 am

>> If you fly with OS please give us a trip report
Please give us a trip report, no matter what airline you'll fly!
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:43 am


Hi, I was using a digital camera on these shots. But I'm still too unfamiliar with it.
Have to improve the quality. Also the zoom is not the best.

Ndebele, sure we want to hear the trip report no matter what airline he's flying on. But OS would be the best.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Sun Jun 09, 2002 7:58 am

@B737-700

Very good trip report !

I´m really looking forward flying OS in August (FRA-VIE / VIE-JFK and return).


@Ndebele

Yes, the article about Austrian is quite interesting. Unfortunately, they also have financial problems so that they have to reorganize their company structures (some months ago you even got a full meal on their medium haul flights instead of their "sandwich service", which seems to be standard today.


Shilla
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue Jun 11, 2002 3:09 am


So it seems like I was a "victim" of the new sandwich service.  Big thumbs up
Oh well, it was ok - as I mentioned we also got a little cake which was pretty good.

Shilla, thank you for your comment and have a good trip on Austrian. I'd really like to try them on a longhaul as well.

B737-700
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue Jun 11, 2002 6:08 pm

I sure will post a trip report. I ususally do, unless it´s another one of those boring DTM-FRA where nothing really interesting happens.
Anyway, I still got another 3.5 years until my miles expire, so I´m not in a hurry.
Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:04 pm

Why is that 3.5 years ?
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:50 pm

...unless it`s another one of those boring DTM-FRA where nothing really interesting happens.

Hey, I had many interesting flights between DTM and FRA but I stopped also with writing trip reports from that short flights because it is too much work to write a report every second week.

Patrick

BTW: 3,5 years because of Studentmiles?
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Tue Jun 11, 2002 11:10 pm


As far as I know studentmiles was (or will soon be) stopped.
 
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Tue Jun 11, 2002 11:20 pm

B737-700 is right, Studentmiles is gone as of 15 May.
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Thu Jun 13, 2002 6:51 pm

Nah, because I´m an FTL. No, seriously, of course I´m not, but I was indeed a studentmiles member. One feature of that programme was that miles didn´t expire as long as you were a student. Now that studentmiles was shut down, the normal three years rule is applied again, and counting will start on January 1, 2003. So, ex-studentmiles-members´ miles expire on Jan 1, 2006 - 3.5 years from now.

Daniel Smile
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2002 7:40 pm

Daniel,

did the Studentmiles card looked exactly like the regular Miles and More card or was there a visual difference?

Patrick
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Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:13 pm

I never had an actual card from them because I first joined M&M, back in 94 or so, shortly after minors were allowed. That´s why I have one of those old grey cards, and not a blue one.
Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Thu Jun 13, 2002 8:44 pm

I also have the grey card !
 
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Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:22 am

Yes, I remember the grey card. It was my first frequent flyer card. I had it too until some idiot has stolen my wallet during I was at the soccer training, now I have the blue card (which looks better in my opinion).

Patrick

Btw: In six month I can throw away my M & M card because from that date I get ID90 tix. Big grin
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Fri Jun 14, 2002 3:57 am

ID90 tix = "10% paying tix" ??
Lucky you !
Will they be valid on the entire EW/LH/*Alliance network ?
 
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Fri Jun 14, 2002 4:21 am

That is correct, I pay 10% + some taxes, valid on every IATA airline.

I looking forward to December, maybe I leave my apartment and move into a plane Big grin

Patrick
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Fri Jun 14, 2002 2:01 pm


That sounds great. So you can take a flight to say JFK for maybe 40 € + tax ? Great deal man !
 
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Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:54 am

AFAIK, the ID90 tickets are 90% off the full Y fare (or at least some highher unrestricted fares).

FRA-JFK in Y lists at 2453.77€ one way and roughly 2800€ (Y or B??) return.
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Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:10 am

No, ID90 means that you pay 10% plus tax. I do not get ID90 tickets, so I do not know exactly if it is 10% of the full fare, 10% of the unrestricted fare or 10% of any fare, but I'm sure Sabena332 will know  Big grin
 
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Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:34 am

Ndebele,

Yes, I meant 90% off of the full fare. Should have stated it more clearly...

My point was that it definitely isn't 10% of campaign fares, websavers, promos etc. I don't know if it's 10% full Y or unrestricted fares, but it for sure isn't 10% of a 400€ FRA-JFK ticket.
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Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:11 am

Lufthansa747 is correct, you pay 10% from the full fare + tax. Imagine you would pay 10% from some special offer, that would be cheaper than a bus ride.

Patrick
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Sun Jun 16, 2002 2:33 am

Sorry, Lufthansa747, I got you wrong. The little difference between "of" and "off"...
 
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Sun Jun 16, 2002 3:29 am

Ndebele,

why don`t you get ID90 tickets? You are working for Swissport, is there no chance to get cheaper tickes?

Patrick
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:11 am

Sabena332, unfortunately Swissport Stuttgart does not exist any more. The company I work for now is 51% property of the Stuttgart airport authority and 49% property of Swissport - if only it was 51% Swissport, then we might get ID90s. In addition to that, I only have a part-time job, which would make ID90 difficult even if it was still Swissport. Occasionaly there are some offers for cheaper tickets, but no ID90s of course. But heck, driving those 280km to HHN and then flying Ryanair is often cheaper  Smile especially because the UK is the only country I visit frequently.
Btw: Enjoy your ID90s! Congratulations in advance!!
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines And BMI To/from London Heathrow

Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:10 pm

Ah, now I know why I can read so much Ryanair trip reports from you here on that forum. I did not know that Swissport STR does not exist anymore, interesting that Stuttgart airport has taken 51%.

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