Jumbolino
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A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sat May 22, 2004 12:05 am

Well to keep it short I provide you a lot of pic's I have taken during this short trip yesterday, from leaving my home town until tochdown in Zurich.
Well it wasn't the inauguration flight but the second after and so the price for the return trip was more than promotional - whopping 78 EUR inkl. taxes and inclusive food !!!!!! (except for alcohol you have to pay, but non alcoholic drinks as well as tea, coffee and of course FOOD are free ....)
Unfortunatly a lot of the pic's are taken from behind the windows and it seems that they (Airport vienna as well as Niki) don't clean them too often

nice advertisment on my way to the bus  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


after arrival I checked in for the NIKI flight in the OS sector - checkin is done by Austrian and received this

afterwards I decided that it's time for a lunch as well as for some pic's (from the restaurant you have a good view)







this pic is even worse but it's an unknown bird - or better first time I saw a VBird  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


quite busy Vienna international yesterday

also a worse pic but maybe the last change to take one  Sad



after this a couple from japan liked to take a pic from me - I'm quite sure they thought how crazy europeans are  Wink/being sarcastic

Austrian time

while waiting for bording (done by< bus I took a few other pics

and while the bus carried us around I could clearly see our plane


*uffz* the busdriver let us go outside !




next to us an austrian error is waiting for pax which doesn't like food  Wink/being sarcastic

others even a Jumbolino around (after decollage I saw also an SN BA avro waiting for BRU

that's an Lauda plane which isn't Lauda any more  Wink/being sarcastic

often seen guest in Vienna waiting for their pax to Kiev

more from our plane

and a car

while all others waiting on the stairs I took a pic from them  Wink/being sarcastic

and a funny sticker onto the stairs

while waiting for a - being always late - pax oh ton "nehm' ma die noch mit ?"


inside the plane

and outside again

nice sandwich Niki provided for his pax

salami (dead donkey) or chicken - but nothing for people which say "don't eat dead animal's"  Wink/being sarcastic ok the mousse au chocolate afterwards would be something (and short before touch down the steward came twice and third with mousse ...)


(two euros for the beer, everything else was FREE of charge)

time to take a pic outside



inflight entertainment

the mentioned mousse au chocolate (with cherries)

and a pic from me myself inflight short time before touchdown in ZRH

hot but cloudy weather over Schaffhausen (short time after)

and the late evening sun


remembered me to the year 2000 and Air Littoral where we frequently used this route short time before touchdown in ZRH
and an little AVI
but I was so silly and held the cam the wrong way so I took another video from the video  Sad
http://jumbolino.ch-aviation.ch/niki/kif_1204.avi


Jumbolino.

[Edited 2004-05-21 17:06:38]
Kind Regards, Jutta.
 
Contact Air
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sat May 22, 2004 3:50 am

Hi Jutta,

wow, what a large number of pics!  Wow! My slow computer took hours to display all of them! Great work, thanks for posting it!

By the way: how was load factor on your flight? Was it full or were there many empty seats? Do you know how many times a day Niki flies between VIE and ZRH?
I personally wonder if it makes sense to go into competition with OS, SR and Helvetic on this short route, but I might be wrong of course...

Thanks again for the report!

Christoph


 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sat May 22, 2004 3:58 am

Hi Christoph,

due to the facts that it was the first day Niki was flying this route, the load factor wasn´t that bad, approx 50 - 60% and I estimate that will be better soon,as there might be a lot of people which don´t know that he starts flying on business routes as well as some leisure destinations, and if Icompare the package the others provide on this route, Niki might be very successful there  Wink/being sarcastic

Btw. I have forgotten to mention he provided also newspaper service *wow*
(only two local daily newspapers and one weekly local newspaper but .....)

Jumbolino.

PS: sonce I have now ADSL in Spreitenbach and xDSL in Vienna I tend to forget that others might have slower connections *sorry* but I won´t make stamps from my pic´s because some of them are rather good  Wink/being sarcastic
Kind Regards, Jutta.
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sat May 22, 2004 1:24 pm

Well, done, good report!!!

is the aircraft ex aero llyod? why they have a registration number starts with 'D'? Is Niki a german airline or an austrian airline?

Thanks for sharing your nice pictures, Contactair, you should get better internet connections, isnt internet system very well developed in Germany? LOL!!!
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sat May 22, 2004 7:52 pm

Yes, the aircraft is ex-Aero Loyd and the male steward weared still the Aero Loyd uniform, I think therefore Niki still let the german reg be. The airline Niki is an austrian one, and works close together with Air Berlin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Jumbolino.
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sun May 23, 2004 3:48 am

Well, I guess I have to get DSL soon to make my internet connection quicker...
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sun May 23, 2004 4:09 am

Nice report - excellent photos! Best ones I've seen in a report for a long while  Smile  Big thumbs up

Tom
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sun May 23, 2004 5:17 am

Great report and pics  Big grin

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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Sun May 23, 2004 6:24 am

@Christoph, ADSL rep. xDSL would be a wonderful choice  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

@Tom & Jeremy thanks for your kind words and nice that you two like my pics  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Kind Regards, Jutta.
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue May 25, 2004 4:26 am

Excellent report! Nice Pics!  Big grin

Niki is a really nice airline!
I had the pleasure to fly with Niki in December with Niki Lauda in the Cockpit  Big thumbs up


But it was just a 45 minutes flight over the alps [with ex Aero Lloyd D-ALAP SZG->SZG] without board service  Yeah sure


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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue May 25, 2004 3:05 pm

Nice trip report!
All Niki planes are destined to be registered as OE-LO* in the near future.
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue May 25, 2004 3:56 pm

yeah, the A321 on the return flight ZRH-VIE yesterday had indeed an OE reg  Wink/being sarcastic
but as the flight was nearly the same than VIE-ZRH except - no inflight entertainment and a sandwich box with ham and eggs and an apple joghurt as deli - I won't post a trip rep  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue May 25, 2004 9:38 pm

Jutta,

Making a photo documentary of what would have otherwise been just an ordinary short haul flight was a wonderful idea! I really enjoyed watching our pictures, which have grabbed the mood of the situation very well. Hopefully, you'll take your digital camera with you on your next trip, I can't wait to see the results!  Smile

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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Wed May 26, 2004 4:21 am

@TriStar500

I did some trip rep's with photos before this trip rep as well
(and posted it this way - ok with a bit more text and smaller pic's because I received my xDSL connection three weeks ago - well invested money  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
)
but I was never lucky enough before to include the pic's in airliners.net than this time (well it's the first with such a mess of pic's .... and from the beginning due to the end of the trip ....)
ok some advertisment for other forum
http://www.luchtzak.be/postt4700.html with three pic's
http://www.luchtzak.be/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2172
12 pic's but smaller sized because of the modem acess I had back in november  Wink/being sarcastic
but yeah you're right nowhere is the mood that good visible like on the Niki trip
maybe because normally you have not the chance to take that much pic's from oputside while boarding  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Jumbolino.

PS: of course I'll carry my digi cam around on my next flight's maybe such a nice weather as well as possibilitiy to get so many shots (where not only an aircraft is visible) comes again  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I'll be ready and post it here  Wink/being sarcastic
Kind Regards, Jutta.
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:28 am

Indeed, a good idea you came up with for this trip report. I enjoyed it a lot.

Question: I do understand the Aero Lloyd safety card, but are these Air Berlin-timetables in this pic?:



I wonder why they're there....

Mike
 
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RE: A Ride On Niki Lauda's New Airline

Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:40 am

Thats because Niki has a marketing agreement with air Berlin. You can book the Niki Flights via Air Berlin
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