thaia345
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Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:09 pm

9 June 2007

Reason for Trip: Another wedding to attend! But knowing that Semarang it’s a real tiny town without much to offer, I opted for a 18 hour trip 

Jakarta (CGK) – Semarang (SRG)

Flight: Garuda GA238
Aircraft: B737-500
Reg: PK-GGC
Class: Economy
Seat: 9F
ETD:1225
ATD1220
ETA:1325
ATA:1325
Flight time: 0.50 hrs
Cruise: 27000 feet

Pre Flight:
1st time I actually woke up the intended time I set myself! Maybe its going to be a day for firsts. Traffic to the airport was good and since I was holding a gold GFF card, I can use the business check in, therefore in no time I was relaxing in the lounge. Busy day at the lounge, managed to eat something, smoke, and then walked to the gate. Looks like a full load to SRG.

Common use lounge in CGK




On the way to the gate



Anyone know why this Orient Thai B747 is doing in CGK?


My ride to SRG


In Flight:
Its nice to be in GA’s B735 as it has a much better interior than the other 737’s in its fleet. I was actually feeling okay in Y. As I predicted, it was a day of firsts! The plane left 5 mins early and also landed early! Meals were in the form of those crappy snack boxes which seems the norm for Indonesian carriers!

Y Cabin on GA B735




Reading Material to keep me occupied (for 5 mins!!)



Usual Morning rush out of CGK


Been a long time since I last been in this location on an a/c (near or behind the wing!)



Crappy Snack Box


Aircraft: 6/10 Food:2/10 Service:7/10


SRG Airport



Town of Semarang


Novotel Semarang - where I stayed



10 June 2007

Semarang (SRG) – Jakarta (CGK)

Flight: Garuda GA235
Aircraft: B737-300
Reg: PK-GGT
Class: Economy
Seat: 10F
ETD:0915
ATD:0920
ETA:1010
ATA:0955
Flight time: 0.43 hrs
Cruise: 25000 feet

Pre Flight
After a quick stay in Semarang, it was time to go to the airport. For a small town, its really great to have a 4 star hotel like to new Novotel which I stayed in. Didn’t do much here, except attending the wedding and met some old faces. Airport is nice, old, but cosy. Didn’t bother with the lounge, but check in was a little slow today especially with only 1 person in front of me.

Views at SRG Airport




Walking to my ride home for the day, PK-GGT


In Flight
We had to walk to the aircraft but it was a really short walk  Another full flight back to Jakarta. Nothing much to talk about on this flight except this was one of the better condition B733 in GA’s fleet which I have been on!




Goodbye Semarang


Aircraft:6/10 Food:3/10 Service:6/10

Thanks again for reading, I am sorry if my domestic TR's are more boring than my international one :P

Here are my other TR'S
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
 
ba319-131
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:22 pm

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Thanks again for reading, I am sorry if my domestic TR's are more boring than my international one

- Don't be daft, very enjoyable read as always and nice set of pic's too.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:22 am

Hello Mr. Kwee,

Why were you flying in Y in the first place? Couldn't get a seat in J? You looked very 'santai' indeed, flew to Semarang in a short pant.  tongue 

SRG looks like CGK and SUB from afar. Maybe because of the same shape of roof. The airport looks pretty new too and from what I see, a better airport than PNK.

This is probably the trip report with the least wordings you ever wrote.  Smile
 
thaia345
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 1):
Don't be daft, very enjoyable read as always and nice set of pic's too.

Thanks a lot Mark  Smile Its nice to know that people enjoy reading any TR that I come out with therefore it always encourages me to do up more TR's !!  Smile

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
Why were you flying in Y in the first place? Couldn't get a seat in J?

Ok, the reason why is: its only a 40min flight. Price in Y was Rp900,000 return, in J was 2.8 juta.....sooo ...u know the rest  Smile

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
This is probably the trip report with the least wordings you ever wrote

Well, as you know, with GA there is nothing much to write about! I bet your trips on the B732's are more interesting : eheheh
 
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:35 pm

Nice TR!

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Crappy Snack Box

Flew on QF from Sydney to Melbourne a few years ago. Nicely presented snack box, apparently designed by this famous artist. I opened it ..... it was only a damn biscuit, water and an plastic cup for tea/coffee! And I was pretty hungry as I did not have lunch. Very disappointed.

KLM from UK (BRS and LHR) - AMS, they don't give you a box, they simply hand over a wrapped small bread, and this was an international flight.

At least you got some Roti Bakso (bread filled with beef mince) and some kueh (cake) in a presentable box on a domestic flight.
What kueh is it?

The check-in counters in SRG could do for a refurbishment. Looks dated.

Look forward for more of your TR.
 
thaia345
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting Kretek (Reply 4):
What kueh is it?

Its was actualy a roti with kelapa inside and the other was a kueh lapis surabaya...which wasn't too bad !!

Quoting Kretek (Reply 4):
Look forward for more of your TR.

You are welcome...!! I have about 7 TR posted now, you can have a read at them! BTW, wats a kretek guy doing in the UK? ahahahh :P
 
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:35 pm

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Thanks again for reading, I am sorry if my domestic TR's are more boring than my international one :P

A good report is always interesting to read, especially to places I'll never go probably!
 
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:25 am

Nice to read some indonesian report again. The domestic terminal remind me the early 90's when I used to live in JKT and where this terminal was used for international flights (I flew CX on 747-300 to HKG via SIN mainly).
 
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:31 am

It is surely great to read something positive about GA after the spate of bad publicity. Sorry I took so long to reply, I have just spent almost the whole of last week in the Kingdom of Thailand. Hehehehee...
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thaia345
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RE: Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y

Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:23 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):
It is surely great to read something positive about GA after the spate of bad publicity. Sorry I took so long to reply, I have just spent almost the whole of last week in the Kingdom of Thailand. Hehehehee...

Alamak Mr Soh !!  Smile ...Azizul and I was wondering what and where u have disappeared to!! So how as Thailand and wheres the TR for that ? heehhehe By the way, have u also read the Bali one?

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