Beginning of October I decided with my old munich friends that we like to visit the systems (Computer exhibition like CBIT but with a little bit more B2B focus)
which took place on the old munich airport area in Riem.
We decided to meet us on monday 14.october 2002.
Afterwards I'd a look on my QG mileage balance, well 2 european free flights left and I tried to use one of them. which was definitly no problem.
Well wake up early monday morning, because I don't live in ZRH (bad).
So first part of the journey I took the bus to the railway station, than I'd to change the train in ZRH (the bad part of the trip). Since the last train was delayed I arrived on the airport 4 minutes before the close the checkin (F***k oh my dear you know what I like to say ) desk.
Fortunatly I used one of this nice check-in automates (Swiss flight LX1102 outbound and LX1111 inbound). Automate asked me if I want a windows seat (oh I wanted !) and if I like to check-in for my return flight (Iwanted too).
I got my boarding passes very quickly (yeah computers are soooo nice, they don't waste time to ask further questions). Boarding time was estimeted 08:50 which seemed to my early (but later I new why ....).
well hurry up to the customs check (I wont miss the nice duty free shop ...)
took a while, no clue why.
downstairs to the duty free, I bought some choclate for my friends and cigarettes for me
then straight ahead passing the security (no queue, no tourists, no troubles) i saw my gate (A56) and there they checked the passports twice, so boarding took a long time, although it was only a half filled Saab 2000 *aargh*
as usual a bus braught us to the little prop. My seat was one of this stand-alone seats in the S20 (like embraer have two).
On the short flight the served coffee, tea croissants and cakes I couldn't describe (with fruits and cheese nearly similar but better what we call in Austria "Topfengolatsche"). So, well I'd a tasteful breakfast.
Flight itself was uneventful and due to real bad weather I couldn't see too much (ok little bit turbulences after the pilot began the descent to munich, but I could avoid the cup of coffee to come up to my trousers - the F/A meant it really good and fullfilled it excellent).
After landing it seemed that they had troubles with the bagage "delivery at aircraft", for me it seemed it took hours (only ten minutes or so ...) because I'd the knowledge that the next airport shuttle - "Messe Muenchen" would go in the next few minutes.
ok after boarding the but I tried to be the first at the customs check (seems the officer was surprised one women lost in space but gave me my lila passport back very quickly).
End of this part of this story - i could see the bus (maybe I could stop it if I try to make suicide ? - I decided not to do and had to wait twnty minutes).
*snip* systems *snip* - questions of this part of the trip are answered via mailto:email@example.com
after they closed the exhibition I'd a beer with my friends in the old munich airport area in riem and then I'd to take the bus back to the airport.
now it rained cats and dogs - ce la vie
since I'd my boarding pass already I entered the area in terminal D where my gate should be (D05).
now I'd aproximatly 15 minutes to wait until the board us in combination with the passport check, everything very uneventful (I'd a nice speech with 2 guys waiting for their DBA flight back).
Bus gate and after a whole rountrip in the munich airports area outside by bus we could see our Jumbolino which was ready to bring us back.
Sad to say now it was nearly dark and it was still raining, but on the taxiway I saw an good old friend (CRJ FU, this bird is so colorful you can recognize).
We had gotten a sandwich and some drinks on the flight back.
and then I'd to go by train and bus back.
Sorry return is now a little bit shorter I'd to hurry up.
Ciao Ju(-mbolino -tta)