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Some Pix From A Weekend-trip: HAM From STR

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:41 am

Some pix from a weekend-trip: HAM from STR


Hamburg sounds like an interesting destination for a short weekend-trip.
Pretty early this year I searched the timetables up and down.
Lufthansa, DBA and Germanwings with offers on that route.
At time of booking in January LH has the best one in terms of schedule and fare.
So I gave LH another chance to convince me and booked a father/son trip to HAM.



Saturday, 05.08.2006
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - HAM (Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel)
LH 143 operated by Lufthansa B733 D-ABEL
Scheduled: 11.30 // 12.40
Actual: 11.40 // 12.35
Gate: 117 Seat: 25 E/F
Loadfactor: 3 Biz/90 Eco, more than 80 %
Fare: 98,10 and 88,10 EURO´s

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Delivered new to LH: 05.12.1991


We arrived by car at around 09.30 am at the airport.
Automatic check-in with luggage was not possible at LH in STR, so we joined the queue at the desks.
The queue moves quick and only some minutes later a friendly female checked us in to HAM and my son was able to send our suitcase self to the plane.
We´re pax no. 29 and 30 for this service.
No time to wait at security and later we settled down at T3 to view the action outside.

Interesting traffic this saturday morning:






It was the first holiday weekend and one of the busy days, lots of charters to Turkey and Spain, interesting.
The screens showed the arrival of our plane from HAM at around 11.00 am and so it was.
ACARS stated mostly 733´s on this route, several 735´s or CRJ700´s, also.
D-ABEL arrived, leisure flight no. 24 on the 733 and the first on this machine.

Taxi D-ABEL:

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D-ABEL on stand in STR:

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Parked at the usually used LH finger gates at T1. Boarding started as announced and we´re welcomed by a friendly, all female cabin crew.
The last row as usual, not the best views as there is no fully window, but ok.
The captain introduced himself as Mr. Rüdiger Braun and his FO, Mr. Oliver Sandhoff, no more informations from the flightdeck during the flight.
Departure ontime from runway 25, some time to wait there according to the heavy traffic.
Mostly cloudy sky on the way to HAM. Route: STR-HAJ-HAM.
Service: Free water, coffee, tea.
Bright, comfortable grey leather seats, clean plane.
The sky cleared up and the sun welcomed us around HAM, nice difference to the rain in STR.
Arrival on runway 05 and parked shortly thereafter at a finger gate at T2, the newer part of HAM airport.

Classic office, D-ABEL at HAM:

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Only some minutes to wait for our bag and we´re on the way to our accomodation, by first bus and later train.
I´ve booked the Clipper Elb Lodge by Hotel.de, fare 140.-- EUROs not cheap but the location was fantastic.

A door integrated plasma TV:

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The area is called Holzhafen , a former industrial area, directly by the shore of river Elbe, around 15 minutes from the "Landungsbrücken".
Surrounded by bars and clubs. We had an executive suite on the top floor with amazing view to the river and the harbour action.

View from our room:






You sit down and watch the traffic, especially with all the lights at night, really amazing.

Some pix from HAM:

The "Speicherstadt":

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"Miniatur Wunderland", germanys largest model railway arrangement:






Thalia Theater:

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Museum ship, Cap San Diego:

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COSCO Athens on approach:

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What a giant:






How to park an Algerian gas freighter in a dry dock, amazing:






Chile-House:

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Sunday, 06.08.2006

HAM (Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
LH 150 operated by Lufthansa B733 D-ABEP
Scheduled: 17.55 // 19.05
Actual: 18.00 // 18.55
Gate: C18 Seat: 24A/B
Loadfactor: more than 90 %

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Delivered new to LH: 13.02.1992

On the way back by public transport to the airport after two very interesting days at around 3 pm.
LH offered machine check in also with luggage at HAM, no time to think about to use this service when I saw the huge queue at the desks.
Miles and Mord card in, boarding passes printed, boarding passes in and changed to our preffered seats. We´re pax no. 29 and 30 again.
Some time on the viewing terrace and later at the gate at around 5 pm.
Lots of people there, looks like a good load.
Shortly thereafter D-ABEP arrived, like the ACARS statement one of the mostly used 733´s on this route.
Leisure flight no. 25 on the B733 and the second on this metal.

D-ABEP just arrived:

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Taxi D-ABEP:

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D-ABEP approaching the gate:

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And finally D-ABEP parked at HAM:

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Boarding started pretty early. Welcomed by another, friendly all female cabin crew, leaded by the purserette Beatrice Sedat.
The safety informations in a real friendly way.
Like "Dear pax, please take care about our safety instructuons, we will check it later during the flight if you know all the details".
Again the last row with the limited view, but no problem.
Departure from runway no. 33 , only a short way after a delayed BulgariaAir B733 and on the way back to STR.
Again, bright, grey leather seats, clean plane.
Route: HAM-HAJ-Fulda-Wuerzburg-STR.
The captain introduced himself as Mr. Thomas Willenbuecher and his FO as Mr.Haegele, he welcomed us on the ground and gave as detailed informations during cruiseflight.
The very friendly FA told my son about two special pax on this service, german comedians Otto and Ralf Schmitz, my son asked for a autograph, no problem, nice gesture.
Cloudy sky, no special view, approach to STR started about 25 minutes ahead to arrivals on runway 25.
Parked at a finger gate at T1 and surprise, also bus deboarding from the rear door was possible.
The FA explained this with the shorter turnarounds.

D-ABEP after deboarding at STR:






Very special: We´re the only two pax in the bus, all others deboarded by the finger and therefore we arrived early at the belt.
Some minutes to wait for the bag, some pax going to panic about their bags and approached the LH lost baggage desk, but no problem
our bag arrived.
On the way back home short thereafter with nice impressions from northern germany.

Conclusion:
The LH schedule was quite ok, the fares cheaper than DI or 4U (the LH Loco-company!), the flight-deck crew and especially the FA´s really friendly and attentive. Good job LH, a push for your rating!.

Comments and critics always welcome,
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:35 am

Nice report Sir! You get about a bit don't you?  Smile

Any chance you could get me one of those sliding doors with the plasma thingy? Big grin
 
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:42 am

Great report and pics as always Markus!  biggrin 

No flight deck info sheets this time?
 
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:48 pm

Very nice report and some very attractive pictures especially from Hamburg, Markus. Seems like the two FLIEGERs are getting around quite a bit.  Smile Interesting news about the bus deboarding at STR - I never knew that LH is testing typical low cost carrier strategies.
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Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:14 pm

Hi Markus!

Again a very nice and detailed Report! Hamburg is definitely worth a visit!

The famous "Chilehaus" is one of my favourite buildings.

Thanks for sharing!

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Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:27 pm

Hi Markus and thanks for this report - our local airport gets covered with reports quite a lot recently, also due to your travelling, very nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Miles and Mord card

LOL, I liked this one Big grin

I've seen LH letting passengers use the rear stairway for a bus de-boarding frequently during the last months, however as your example shows, most passengers prefer queueing for a jetway de-boarding through the front door. I wonder why, because as you stated, you arrived at terminal before the others who were using the jetway.

Keep posting those reports, I really like those. Regards, Alex.
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:29 am

Hi Markus

Interesting report and nice pictures as usual.

I think the German domestic market became very interesting for aviation enthusiasts.

Nice also to see a report about Lufthansa. I will fly them tomorrow. I'll remember your aircraft registrations, maybe I'll get one of those!

Best regards,
Thomas  Smile
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:27 am

Hello, all and thanx for your replys.

Ian: My son had real fun with that TV thing, watching from both sides, sliding the door, great!.

Greg: Sure,I use the fact sheets, but due to limited web space I decide to post the details in my report and store only the real photos.

Jens:That was not my first time in HAM, so I know some things to do. It´s summer holiday season, time to travel with my son/family now.
I was also surprised about that deboarding procedure, interesting to follow the changes on LH.

Andreas: The area around the Chile-House, the Kontorhaus-Viertel was also real interesting for me. I think you know the place.

Alex:I will do some sidesteps during the next months, to fly from nearby airports.
Miles and More (d), great fun, I don´t mentioned it!.
There was no information from the FA´s about the bus deboarding, so I think most of the pax don´t know about it.

Thomas: Hope to see a report from your trip to Russia later.
Thats a uncovered place on my map till now.

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Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:36 am

Markus

nice report of you both guys! You were personally lucky again to fly the 733 of which you lately made the statement 'difficult to find' nowadays within Europe. Just a week after your statement you got even 2 rides more on those! You must have been feeling lucky didn't you? As usual, your pictures say enough. Thanks
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:47 am

Hi, Eric,
thanx for your reply.
You know, I like those classic airliners and therefore I was not in a bad mood as I saw both times the 733 arriving!.
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Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:00 am

Good Trip Report but above all you seem to be a great , caring Dad.

Regards: DALelite
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:20 am

Hi, Markus,
thanx for your reply.
I will do my very best!.
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Greg: Sure,I use the fact sheets, but due to limited web space I decide to post the details in my report and store only the real photos.

No prob. Makes sense to me.

Thanks again for posting all your trip reports Markus. They are all awesome, and really interesting to read. As 9VSPO said, you sure do get around!  bigthumbsup 

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Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:14 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Hi, Markus,
thanx for your reply

hi markus, i assume that this message was for me, right?
du bist ganz einfach so rübergekommen...

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Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:17 am

Hi Markus,

nice report - it shows that also a short domestic flight can be a pleasant experience.

The view from your hotel room looks fantastic.

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Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:03 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Andreas: The area around the Chile-House, the Kontorhaus-Viertel was also real interesting for me. I think you know the place.

Yes, I do! It is the place to be in Hamburg, if you ask me!  spin 

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Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:03 pm

Hi Markus,

Thanks for the report & pictures, always enjoyable.

Regards

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Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:51 am

Hello, straight back from Berlin!.

Greg: Thanx so far, makes it easier to write these reports!.

Markus: Sure, that message was for you!.

Christoph: First I was not sure to write a report, but later when I saw the pix
I decided to post it.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 14):
The view from your hotel room looks fantastic.

Yeah, that was really great!

Andreas: I agree, that is a area to be in HAM!.

Mark: Thanx back for your reply!.

Greetings,
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Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:56 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
Markus: Sure, that message was for you!.

got it. thanks. markus
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Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:22 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Miles and More (d), great fun, I don´t mentioned it!.

Yes you did:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Miles and Mord card in, boarding passes printed, boarding passes in and changed to our preffered seats.

Typing errors happen to all of us, and though certainly not intended, this one really made me laugh.
Regards, Alex.
 
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:31 am

Hello,
I read an article today about container shipment, the COSCO Hellas from my pic´s is the worlds largest container freighter and is only some four weeks in service, interesting.
Thanx for your further replys DALelite/Markus and that is real great fun, I will copyright protect that "Miles and Mord" thing, Ndebele/Alex!.
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RE: Some Pix From A Weekend-trip: HAM From STR

Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:08 am

nice report. nice pics from the most beautiful city in the world. i have one question: how do you get those ACARS-messages about the planes operated on a route?
 
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Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:45 am

Hello, HAM,
straight back from LON.
Thanx a lot for your feedback.
According to your username it seems you´re a local HAM guy?.
Yes, HAM is one of my favourite cities in Germany.
Try acarsd.org, there are several search posibilitys to find as much details as you want about your flights.
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Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:55 am

Hi FLIEGER 67,
thanks for that info! i´ll check out ACARS soon. it seems like i have to download a programme.
You are correct about the biographical data contained in my user name.
 
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RE: Some Pix From A Weekend-trip: HAM From STR

Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:51 am

Hi, HAM,
thanx for your further reply.
Now I know where to go with special HAM questions!.
Greetings,
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