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DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:58 pm

Hello again everyone! Here goes my 3rd trip/photo report... the more I write, the more I am enjoying it. Isn't that great?! haha. Well this is a very short trip to Europe I took in mid January of 2007 (a couple of days ago), mainly due to a great double miles offer by Delta! I am such a "Miles" whore Big grin and would do anything (well, to a certain extent  Wink) to collect them!! My family, coworkers and friends think I need psychiatric help, but I hope at least some of you will understand me here!!  Smile

Delta offered a great fare to Berlin, and I couldn't resist since I always wanted to go there... the only concern was wintertime weather, which I think I lucked out... though it was still cold and windy. As for the city of Berlin, what can I say, I LOVED it. It's such a dynamic city and is in the midst of transformation, and the best part is, hotels cost half of what they would cost you in Paris or London. I recommend everyone to go and visit, it's really worth it and there is so much to see and do. Below I will post some pictures of Berlin to give you an idea of what the place looks like.

Usually I take pictures of all the phases of a flight... i.e. taxiing, take off, in flight, landing, etc... But this time, 3 of my 4 flights were exit row seats with flight attendants sitting right across from me, and you know you can get your ass kicked if they see you using an electronic device (digital camera) when you are not supposed to (I almost got in trouble on one of the flights)! Haven't they learned from all the pictures on Airliners.net that planes don't fall off the sky just for using a digital camera during take-off and landing!!?? lol. just kidding... I am sure they have their own reasons not to allow it... but that will never stop me, and I am sure most of you a.netters, from snapping photos during take off and landing!!  Wink

Anyway, here are the details and pictures... hope you will enjoy them!

Segment 1/4:
Date: January 12, 2007
Airline: Delta (Ex-Song)
Registration: N?????
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Departure City: LAX - Los Angeles International
Departure Time: 7:30am
Destination: JFK - New York John F. Kennedy
Arrival Time: 3:56pm
Scheduled Flight Time: 5hrs 26min
Class: Coach (Economy)
Seat: 19A (Exit Seat)


Our flight was departing from terminal 6, which Delta uses a couple gates in addition to its own terminal 5, so after checking in and clearing through TSA, I had to take an underground tunnel to get to my gate.

With an ontime departure, we started taxiing towards Runway 24L on a beautiful sunny Southern California day:




Over Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica:


Westwood and Century City:


Century City and Beverly Hills:


San Fernando Valley and Burbank, with KBUR - Burbank Airport visible in the background:


Hollywood Hills with the Hollywood sign is visible (not very clear in this pic):


Hollywood and Glendale, with the I-5 and the LA River visible:


City of Glendale



In-flight service was basically a little snack pack (crackers, cheese spread, walkers shortbread cookie and a little bag of trail mix) followed by a drink service. Before landing, they did another snack service, a choice Sun Chips, Biscoff cookies, Granola Bar and I forget what else. Sun Chips is the most filling for me, so I know not to bother with the other stuff! They also did a second drink service. The nice thing about the 757 transcon is the Live DirecTV (ex-song product), which keeps you busy and entertained!

>> Now Fast Forward about 4 1/2 hours...

Entering the New York area via Manhattan. The picture shows Upper Manhattan, The Bronx and the Washington Bridge (I think).


La Guardia Airport:


JFK!


Crossing Long Island:


Final Approach into JFK:










Great Landing by Delta pilots! Below pics are of terminal 1, with Alitalia 777, Air China 747-400, Air France 777 and Lufthansa A340:






Our aircraft parked at T2, but my Berlin flight was leaving from T3. I headed to the Crown Room Club in Terminal 3 (have a membership), so I snapped some photos from there. Below is an Egypt Air 777 at Terminal 4:


Virgin A340-600 and North American 757 at the parking stand of T4:


A Swiss A330-200 being pushed back from gate and being towed to remote parking stand:


A Delta 767 tail at T3 and a Pakistan 777-200LR at T4:


Delta 767s parked at T3. Our bird was the second one, parked at Gate 4:



Segment 2/4:
Date: January 12, 2007
Airline: Delta
Registration: N181DN
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300ER
Departure City: JFK - New York John F. Kennedy
Departure Time: 5:40pm
Destination: TXL - Berlin-Tegel, Germany
Arrival Time: 8:10am
Scheduled Flight Time: 8hrs 30min
Class: Coach (Economy)
Seat: 17G

This flight had about 20 seats empty in coach, so the person next to me moved which was great for me!

At the gate:




Since it had gotten dark, I could not snap any good photos of the take-off. However, looking out the window at JFK with all the different international airlines is always great. We took the loooong way to taxi to runway 22. After pushback, we turned right and passed by T1, then T9, then to the taxiway to the north of 13L/31R and taxied all the way passed R04/22 then did a 180 degree and finally it was time to take off! It was very long, probably took more than an hour between taxiing and and waiting for other aircraft.

Before taking off, they passed out a mini-kit consisting of eye shades and earplugs, plus a menu:



About 45 minutes into the flight, drink service began...:


...followed by the meal service. I chose the ravioli option. It was tasty, but portions were small. At least you get 1 free alcoholic with the meal:


A view of the front mini coach cabin on the 767:


Breakfast... again not very filling, but not bad:


It was still dark when we started our descent into Berlin-Tegel:




Welcome to Berlin-Tegel!!









Some photos of this wonderful city.


Potsdamer Platz - Brand new area which used to be a dump yard before the reunification from what I heard:



A section of the wall at Potsdamer Platz:


The famous Brandenburg Gate taken from Pariser Platz:


German and European flags at the Reichstag:


The Reichstag with the glass dome designed by architect Norman Foster:


In the glass dome:


View from the glass dome:


The glass dome:


Potsdamer Platz again viewed from Leipzig Square:


For all you shopaholics, this is the Harrods of Berlin -- Kaufhaus Des Westens or KaDeWe for short:


Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church destroyed during WWII serves as a reminder. It is located on Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's 5th avenue (so they say, but I thought the new 5th Av of Berlin is Freidrichstrasse!)


More of Kurfürstendamm:



Checkpoint Charlie:


River Spree:


The Berlin TV-Tower:


View from the TV-Tower:






And the Brandenburg Gate at night!



Some airport action at Tegel! While snapping these photos, I had a great chat with Michael, a plane-crazy person like myself  Smile. We had a great conversation and he gave me a rundown on the latest developments in German aviation! If you're reading this Michael, it was great to meet you and thanks!





Our Delta 767 bound for New York:






Another view of our Delta plane with a Lufthansa 320 taking off...


...off the ground:


More airport action:




Notice the Olympic 737-400 taking off in the above pic.



Segment 3/4:
Date: January 15, 2007
Airline: Delta
Registration: N1612T
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300ER
Departure City: TXL - Berlin-Tegel, Germany
Departure Time: 12:10pm
Destination: JFK- New York John F. Kennedy
Arrival Time: 3:10pm
Scheduled Flight Time: 9hrs 00min
Class: Coach (Economy)
Seat: 21A (Exit)


At the gate in Berlin:


Some photos of the interior of our 767 while other passengers board:




The exit-row seat... plenty of legroom!



Pushback:



Taxiing to Runway 26R:

A KLM CityHopper Fokker 70 taking off:





Take off roll:

Ah the condensation around the wing! I love it!!



At this point, the flight attendant realized I that I was taking photos and asked me to turn the camera off immediately (she was sitting right across from me)! I blushed and was embarrassed  Embarrassment

They also handed out the small kit with the eye shades and earplugs, plus the menu, just like the inbound flight. The following is the menu:


Busy skies over Germany:


Drink Service began about an hour after take-off...:


...followed by the meal service -- again chose pasta!


Mid flight snack - Haagen Dazs Ice Cream.... mmmm....


Pre-arrival snack:


Descent and arrival into JFK. Weather was bad and our approach was very bumpy. Visibility was at minimum:










Segment 4/4:
Date: January 15, 2007
Airline: Delta (Ex-Song)
Registration: N?????
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Departure City: JFK - New York John F. Kennedy
Departure Time: 4:35pm
Destination: LAX - Los Angeles International
Arrival Time: 8:06pm
Scheduled Flight Time: 6hrs 31min
Class: Coach (Economy)
Seat: 27D (Exit Seat)

I don't have any significant pics of this flight, I was tired and it was already getting dark. Plus I had an aisle seat on this leg. Service on this flight was like the one from LAX to JFK, my first leg. A snack pack and 1st drink service, then a choice of a snack and 2nd drink service.

Here is a photo of the PTV:


And a photo of the aisle... the woman next to me gave me the weird look when taking this shot!



Overall, Delta's international product has seen an improvement over the past few years. The eye shades, menus, Free alcoholic drink with meal are all positive. I always fly Delta as they are my carrier of choice in the US, but they are still lagging when compared to the European airlines. Hopefully they will emerge from Bankruptcy as independent and strong airline. All the best of luck to Delta and thanks for reading this report  Smile


Regards,
SkyteamLAX


-- End of trip report --


Previous Trip Reports by me:
AF: LAX-CDG-EVN(Yerevan, Armenia)-CDG-LAX
BEY-CDG On Air France Boeing 777-300ER (with Pics)
 
bpat777
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:27 pm

Thx for the report..Great pictures..
 
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:44 pm

thanks for almost being thrown off the plane only for only taking pictures during take off. and thanks for dealing with weired looks while taking a aisle shot and you did this all just for us, the A-netters.

no honest, i did enjoy your report a lot. great pictures. great read.
you only had two full days in berlin, is that right? wow, that's very impressive,
taking such a long journey for only staying two days. and all on leisure.

cheers: DALelite
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:35 am

Great report and photos! The pictures of Berlin were great. I visited there in 2002, so it was nice to see a lot of places that I remember seeing.

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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:37 am

nice report. Im fliying on DL next month PHX-ATL-MKE-ATL-PHX, 763-CRJ-M88-763 im excited to see their product, as it as been ages since I last traveled with them. Thanks for sharing it sure was a good read.
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:59 am

Great report and the photos of Berlin brought back memories for me.
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:21 am

Thanks, great to see Berlin pic's, not been for a while but do loce that city Smile

DL actually impressed me in this report, in specifitthe little extras provided on the transatlantis flights, menu's, eye shades and a proper drink with the meal.

While not up to Eurpean Airline standards (as you pointed out), it set's them apart from UA,AA etc as trying to make an effort.

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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:45 am

Nice report! Is it me or has the Air China B744 in JFK missing the left winglet?
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:18 am

Exellent report and pictures, Mr. SkyteamLAX - loved the glass dome ones.
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:39 am

SkyTeamLax,

Thanks for the post. Quite a similar experience to my Delta flights it seems.

A two day turn around seems awfully close to being a mileage run. Or Am I wrong?
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:59 pm

Great pix of all airports, planes and inflight. Do you know what runway you landed on at JFK? If you land on 31L or 31R you make the famous Carnarsie curve with a low altitude right turn.
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:06 pm

That was great and Berlin looks impressive. :O

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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:32 pm

awesome TR!  Smile for some reason , i cant find that second engine on that first LH a346 pic...



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Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:42 pm

Thank you for your report! I LOVE Berlin...those pictures put a smile on my face after a lousy day. Brings back great memories of my trip in May '93 and July '04.

My one and only flight into/out of TXL was on a United Airlines 727...  Smile

Those were the days..
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:02 pm

Well though the meals on Delta look measly and awful at least they offer a piece of cheese, unlike American and Continental. This helps dying from hunger. I no longer fly on US airlines because of this. However I think United still offers decent food on their international flights, based on pictures I have seen.
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:14 pm

Very nice report.

I'm always a bit skeptical when it comes to service on US airlines and usually choose one of the major European carriers when I travel trans-Atlantic. However, I've heard and read about DL improving their service so I just may give them a try later this year.

I can't disagree with you about Berlin. A fantastic city. Great photos.
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:47 am

Quoting Bpat777 (Reply 1):
Thx for the report..Great pictures..



Quoting 767747 (Reply 3):
Great report and photos!



Quoting SiouxATC (Reply 4):
nice report. Im fliying on DL next month PHX-ATL-MKE-ATL-PHX, 763-CRJ-M88-763 im excited to see their product, as it as been ages since I last traveled with them. Thanks for sharing it sure was a good read.



Quoting DALelite (Reply 2):
i did enjoy your report a lot. great pictures. great read



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
Great report and the photos of Berlin brought back memories for me.



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Thanks, great to see Berlin pic's, not been for a while but do loce that city



Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 7):
Nice report!



Quoting Door5Right (Reply 8):
Exellent report and pictures, Mr. SkyteamLAX - loved the glass dome ones.



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 9):
Thanks for the post.



Quoting Triple7man (Reply 10):
Great pix of all airports, planes and inflight



Quoting WN230 (Reply 11):
That was great and Berlin looks impressive. :O



Quoting Garri767 (Reply 12):
awesome TR!



Quoting N174UA (Reply 13):
Thank you for your report! I



Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 15):
Very nice report.

Thanks guys!

Quoting DALelite (Reply 2):
you only had two full days in berlin, is that right? wow, that's very impressive,
taking such a long journey for only staying two days. and all on leisure.

DALelite, yes only 2 days! Well Worth the experience though!

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 7):
Is it me or has the Air China B744 in JFK missing the left winglet?

Now that I paid close attention to it, it does seem like it's missing! I think I may have another shot of it on my PC at home, I'll doublecheck. Something tells me it is an "optical illusion"!  Smile

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 9):
SkyTeamLax,

Thanks for the post. Quite a similar experience to my Delta flights it seems.

A two day turn around seems awfully close to being a mileage run. Or Am I wrong?

I think you're right  Wink! But a true mileage run would probably involve and immediate turnaround... The trip was mainly done for miles (great redeemable miles offer and some MQMs on the side  Smile), and hotel stay was with credit card points... so the main cost was the cheap Delta fare! And lots and lots of miles.  Smile

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 10):
Do you know what runway you landed on at JFK? If you land on 31L or 31R you make the famous Carnarsie curve with a low altitude right turn.

Triple7man, We landed both times on 31L... The Canarsie would be on 13R (and perhaps 13L), which I have experienced on a previous flight with Delta and it's awesome!!


Quoting Garri767 (Reply 12):
for some reason , i cant find that second engine on that first LH a346 pic...

I guess there is ghost in my camera! AV8AJET reports no winglet on the Air China 744, you report no engine on the 340!! It's starting to worry me now.  Wink

Regards,
SkyteamLAX
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:39 am

Great trip report and pics! I will have to visit Berlin sometime soon! looks like an amazing city, I have been to Hamburg only and I loved it!

Guess what? I flew on N181DN on January 3rd ATL-LGW!!! but I was sitting at the back (35G) I enjoyed DL as well, come to think about it.. there are so many TR's about DL here that it seems DL is the A.nutter airline of choice!

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting SkyteamLAX (Reply 16):
DALelite, yes only 2 days! Well Worth the experience though!

you are just one crazy guy!! its good to see that i am not the only one!

take care: DALelite
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:18 am

great report and a nice city you choose!

btw it is an A330-300 of LH in JFK
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 17):
Great trip report and pics!

Thanks MIASpotter!

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 19):
great report and a nice city you choose!

btw it is an A330-300 of LH in JFK

Thank you Stylo777. You are correct, it is an A330! I guess I wasn't paying attention to the number of engines.lol.


Regards,
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:50 am

Hi, SkyteamLAX,
great report.
It seems you enjoyed your stay there in our capital city.
I was for, dont really know how much times, in Berlin and it was real fun to follow that pix from your point of view.
Where do you stay there?.
Regards,
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Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:02 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):
Hi, SkyteamLAX,
great report.
It seems you enjoyed your stay there in our capital city.
I was for, dont really know how much times, in Berlin and it was real fun to follow that pix from your point of view.
Where do you stay there?.
Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)

Thanks FLIEGER67! I stayed at a hotel opposite to the Tiergarten S-bahn station. Very accessible to all of Berlin. The S-Bahn and U-Bahn are excellent!

Regards,
SkyteamLAX
 
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Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:04 am

Nice report & great pics. I like how DL's giving out ice cream now on Trans-Atlantic flights, which they didn't do when I flew AMS-CVG back in 2004.

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Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:12 am

Hi SkyteamLAX,

interesting report and lots of great photos!

Regards
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Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:28 am

Excellent report. Thanks for the photos of the ice cream, amenity kits, menus, and alcoholic drink. The 4 main things DL did to improve their coach product.

So what's there to do in Berlin for a 15 year old? My dad has always said he has wanted to go just for a few days. A trip similar to this one.
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Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:46 am

Great report, always love to see my home airport of JFK.

So how many miles did you rack up?
 
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Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:37 pm

Quoting SkyteamLAX (Thread starter):
As for the city of Berlin, what can I say, I LOVED it. It's such a dynamic city and is in the midst of transformation, and the best part is, hotels cost half of what they would cost you in Paris or London. I recommend everyone to go and visit, it's really worth it and there is so much to see and do.

Always glad to hear that people come to visit my city from abroad and speak so positive about it.

Quoting SkyteamLAX (Thread starter):
Berlin's 5th avenue (so they say, but I thought the new 5th Av of Berlin is Freidrichstrasse!)

You are right the Ku´damm is not what it used to be. It was the "5th Avenue" of West-Berlin and even before WWII it was (together with the Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden) one of the finest addresses in Berlin.
Now the Ku´damm in some areas is pretty run down and most of the shops have moved to the Friedrichstraße area.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 23):
Nice report & great pics. I like how DL's giving out ice cream now on Trans-Atlantic flights, which they didn't do when I flew AMS-CVG back in 2004.

Thanks DeltaRules! Yes, definitely an improvement over the last few years. I think if they add the PTVs, which hopefully they will, their service will be on par with many of the European airlines in my opinion.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 24):
Hi SkyteamLAX,

interesting report and lots of great photos!

Regards
Christoph

Thank you Contact Air  Smile

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 25):
Excellent report. Thanks for the photos of the ice cream, amenity kits, menus, and alcoholic drink. The 4 main things DL did to improve their coach product.

So what's there to do in Berlin for a 15 year old? My dad has always said he has wanted to go just for a few days. A trip similar to this one.

Thanks Evan767. There's a lots to do for a 15 year old, just as much as there is for 30, 60 and 90 year olds! You just have got to be curious and have an interest in discovering new places and people. I would say book a trip with your dad and go, perhaps better in the summer, though airfares more than double around that time. It's a city with lots and lots of history and I am sure you will find something that interests you.

Quoting B707Stu (Reply 26):
Great report, always love to see my home airport of JFK.

So how many miles did you rack up?

Thanks B707Stu. I earned 36,708 redeemable miles from this trip. Not all have posted yet, but if my calculations are correct, with the double miles promo and the extra miles due to my status with Delta, plus the Amex booking bonus, etc... this is the number!  Smile

Quoting Columba (Reply 27):
Always glad to hear that people come to visit my city from abroad and speak so positive about it.

My pleasure, Columba  Smile


Regards,
SkyteamLAX
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:24 pm

Excellent trip-report with plenty of great pictures, both of the flights and also of my favourite German city: Berlin  thumbsup 

It's not a Fokker 70 you saw taking off from 25L, but a Fokker 100: KL1824/15jan was operated by PH-KLI and rotated at 1216pm  Wink
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:23 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 29):
Excellent trip-report with plenty of great pictures, both of the flights and also of my favourite German city: Berlin

It's not a Fokker 70 you saw taking off from 25L, but a Fokker 100: KL1824/15jan was operated by PH-KLI and rotated at 1216pm

Thanks MH017! You're absolutely right, it does look a bit too long for a Fokker 70! I guess I wasn't paying too much attention.

Regards,
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:56 am

Fantastic trip report. Nice to hear you liked it here.

And BTW most of the Potsdamer Platz area was coverd by the wall and the death strip...


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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:07 am

As always good TR. I like the pics from Berlin.

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Skip17
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:07 am

REally enjoyed the JFK pictures. Thanks for posting!
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:38 am

Great report, I really enjoyed the pictures. And I am glad to hear that you like DL service, it certainly has improved in coach lately.
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:19 pm

Excellent report. It brought back memories of when I went to Berlin in 1995. It is a beautiful city and I would love to go back again. It looks like DL offers a decent coach product nowadays. I'll definitely consider them next time I go to Europe.
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:24 am

Excellent trip report. I really liked the photos from Berlin, and the JFK photos.
The trip sounds like it was really nice, glad you enjoyed Berlin, and DL.

One mistake:

Quoting SkyteamLAX (Thread starter):
Lufthansa A340

That is a A330-300 of LH.

Very nice trip report, I enjoyed reading it.
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:27 am

Always nice to hear people speaking so positively about my hometown, thanks.

Quoting SkyteamLAX (Thread starter):
It is located on Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's 5th avenue (so they say, but I thought the new 5th Av of Berlin is Freidrichstrasse!)

Indeed. The old (it already was back in the 1920s) and the new one.

Ok, you stepped into one tourist-trap, the TV-tower, that is. Big grin
If the Reichstag cupola is not enough, take the escalator up the DaimlerBenz / DaimlerChrysler-Building at Potsdamer Platz.
Better yet, take the subway (U2) and exit at Eberswalder Strasse to have a beer at Kollwitzplatz or Helmholtzplatz.

Again, thanks for the report.
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ghillier
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:15 am

Great Report - thanx for the awesome pics !
 
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RE: DL: LAX - Berlin Tegel (TXL) - LAX (with Pics)

Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:52 pm

I am from Berlin and it is nice to hear a lot of nice compliments. I also enyojed reading your report and it is quite interesting to see Berlin in a different point of view.
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