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DUS-CDG-DUS, A.net Meet, Paris Air Show (Pics/Vids)

Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:26 am

Hello everyone,

Here is a report about a trip to the Paris Air Show, my best friend Sebastian and me flew in on Saturday the 23rd and back on Sunday the 24th. There is not much text but a few pics and vids. I hope you guys enjoy.

Saturday the 23rd of June

I drove to Seb on the day before, we had a few beers in the evening and went to bed at around 4 AM thus it was quite hard to get up just five hours later at 9 AM. We had a shower and drove to Dusseldorf airport where we arrived just one hour later, we parked -- as always -- on the parking lot of the airport train station, took our backpacks and took the people mover to the main terminal.

It was pretty crowded inside the airport because the school holidays begun just three days before. There was also a small queue in front of the Air France counter for Tempo (Economy) Class so we decided to use one of the four check-in automates. I put my credit card into it, confirmed our names, confirmed that I don't carry firearms, bombs, ammo, and similar stuff and... voila.... I got an error message stating that I can't check-in two persons, the automates demanded a second credit card despite we paid the flights for both of us with my credit card. I fed up with this stupid automat so we went to the Business Class check-in counter where some Japanese guy just left. I approached the nice blonde girl behind the counter and said: „Hello", she welcomed me as well and I confessed that we are not booked in Business Class but in Economy. She looked a bit sternly and said: „There is your check-in counter" while pointing her finger on the counter next to her. I replied: „Can you make an exception, please?" She: „And the other people there? What if they simply come over here and ask for an exception?", me: „We already tried to check-in at these automats but it didn't work", she then: „Yes, yes, yes...". She took our ID cards, hacked a bit on her keyboard and asked: „Is an aisle and a window seat ok for you guys?", me: „Of course", she gave us our boarding passes and wished us a nice flight, we thanked her and went towards the security check where we had to wait a bit in a queue. Seb looked on his boarding pass and said: „There must be a very small Business Class cabin today, we are in row number 5 which is pretty much in the front", I looked on my boarding pass, saw „05E" and said: „Hmmmm.... seems so", I looked again and saw an „AFFAIRES" instead of the usual „TEMPO" writing on the bottom of the pass. How sweet, a double upgrade to Business Class.  cheerful  I didn't understand why the girl at the check-in counter didn't mention the upgrade (if you read this: Thanks a lot!).

Flight Number: AF1607
Route: Dusseldorf (International) to Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Equipment: Airbus A318-100 (F-GUGP)
Departure Time: 1:20 PM


Security was a breeze, very friendly staff on duty on this Saturday morning. Actually we wanted to go to the lounge for a beer but unfortunately was there no more time left, we heard the boarding call when we stood in front of the lounge entrance. Boarding lasted a bit long because the flight was fully booked, we took a copy of the „Sueddeutsche Zeitung" from the newspaper rack and walked down the jet-bride, I asked the purser at the door if it is possible to get a jumpseat ride, he said that it is not possible because it is an instruction flight, I said: „No problem, then we will take our seats in Business Class, he replied: „These seats are definitely more comfortable than the jumpseats". We sat down and read the newspaper till boarding was complete, the door got closed, the plane got pushed back and the cabin crew made the usual safety demonstration on the way to the runway. The take-off was very powerful as always in the A318, the crew got out of their seats as soon as we reached 10.000 feet, they closed the curtains and begun their work in the galley, approximately 10 minutes later they started to serve the meals and drinks.


Inflight meal on the flight to Paris CDG


The meal was pretty large for a short 50 minute hop to the French capital, there were two pieces of chicken, pasta, bread, cheese, and a fruit mix. Seb chose a red wine and I chose a beer (1664) as drink. We had to hurry up with eating because of the short flight time, we finished just in time for the approach into Charles de Gaulle airport where we arrived after 10 more minutes, here is an inflight pic:


Somewhere between Dusseldorf and Paris


We deboarded, went through passport control (since when are there passport controls when you are flying from one Schengen country to another?), and took a shuttle to our hotel.

Check-in at the hotel lasted 20 seconds, we went to our room to place our backpacks there, drunk a beer in the grill restaurant on the other side of the street and took the shuttle bus to the airport. From there we took the RER to Charlet Les Halles station and continued there with the Metro to Odeon station where we arrived a few minutes before 8 PM. Yann (WunalaYann) called me in the morning and told me that he will wait there for us, we looked a bit around but didn't find him, then I got a SMS from Jason (Nosedive), we met him and two of his friends and continued to look for Yann, eventually we decided to search for the „Coolin Bar" to meet Yann there, we asked some guys for the way but they didn't know this place. Suddenly rung my mobile phone, it was Yann, we agreed on a meeting point and met there three minutes later, then we went to the Coolin and had a beer. My mobile phone rung again, it was Fabrizio (Bio), damn, I completely forgot him. Yann, Seb and me went back to Odeon Station to pick him up and all four of us returned to the Coolin. We sat there a while and went back again to Odeon station to wait for Sean (B747-437B), Alex (MYT332), Hannah (Speedbirdie), Gavin (Nighthawk), and Sam (A340600). We said hello to each other and went to a place called „Le Pinte" where we had a few beers and a lot of fun, here are some pics:


Foreground: WunalaYann on the left, Nosedive on the right. Background: B747-437B on the left, MYT332 on the right



From left to right: Nighthawk, Speedbirdie, A340600, Bio, Sabena332



The barkeeper came at around 1 AM and told everyone that he closes soon. We left then, Hannah, Sean, Seb, and me went to the hotel while the others continued the drinking tour. Yann joined us until we reached the stop for the night bus to the airport, we said goodbye, thanked him for the great night and left. The bus dropped us off at the terminal and we took a taxi to the hotel, Seb and me bought four beers and a pack of Marlboro Lights at the reception, then we said goodbye to Sean and Hannah and went to our room to drink the beers while watching a bit MTV:


Seb checking something in the manual intruction of his camera, four ice-cold 1664 on the right, the press pass of some Elbonian fool on the left.  Wink


Sunday 24th of June

We woke up at around 9 AM from the sound of the planes that took off at the nearby airport, then we checked out a quick shower, took the shuttle bus to the airport and the RER to Le Bourget station. We had luck when we stood in the queue to the shuttle busses to Le Bourget airport, one guy saw our press passes, opened a gate and said: „Press, priority", we thanked him and went directly into the bus. Big grin We entered the show through the press gates, ate something, looked a bit around, and went to the press center to watch the very impressive flight display, here are two videos (A380 and some fighter jet):





It was very crowded on the fairground, here is a pic that gives you an idea:


Pretty crowded, eh?


We left the show at around 5 PM, the shuttle bus needed 37 minutes from the fairground to the train station, fortunately had the RER to Charles de Gaulle just arrived so we hopped on.

We checked-in and had a Baguette at „Pomme De Pain" -- my favourite sandwich chain of all, they serve way better stuff than Subway so I eat always there when I am in France.

The security check was a pain in the ass because it lasted forever. I sent my backpack through the X-ray machine and got stopped when I wanted to pick it up, some bitch pointed her finger on my backpack and said: „Liquids inside", me: „Sorry, I forgot the bottle of Orangine", she took it threw it into the trash and said: „Liquids not allowed". WTF? Why didn't the cunt ask if I want to finish it before she threw it into the trash? I was not in the mood to fight so I went away, we had a coffee and went to the gate where we had to wait an hour or so, the flight was approximately 20 minutes late because the aircraft arrived later from Milan.


Flight Number: AF1006
Route: Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Dusseldorf (International)
Equipment: Airbus A320-100 (F-GFKG)
Departure Time: 9:10 PM


Boarding was quick and the flight seemed to be booked out, the only seat that remained empty was the seat between Seb and me.  cheerful 

Here is the take off video (note the "Scheiss Lufthansa da unten" towards the end) Big grin :



The flight was pretty bumpy at the beginning thus it lasted a bit until service begun. We declined the snack-mix but took a beer and chatted a bit:


Drinking tasty 1664 beer with my best friend at 31.000 feet, can it get any better?


The flight time passes quickly and we approached Dusseldorf in the last rays of light, here is the landing video:



We deboarded, went to the parking lot of the airport train station and drove to Seb's apartment. Believe it or no, we needed just 47 minutes from Duseldorf airport to Soest... no question that Seb drove a bit faster.  Silly

It was a great trip, the A.net meeting was fun and so was the airshow. Air France was once again fantastic, we can't ask for more, a Business Class upgrade on the outbound and the only empty seat between us on the inbound flight... not bad for 117 EUR per person.

Thanks for reading and watching!

A big thanks to everyone who was there that night, it was good to meet you guys again. Special thanks go out to Yann and Sean (they know why)!

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:53 am

Another fantastic trip report Patrick.  yes 

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:06 am

Aah, I see you had a great time at the Paris Air Salon! I was there too - it was great! I especially liked seeing the old Constellation fly - one needs to have respect when a plane nearly twice your age takes to the skies like it did.

I liked your videos too. I travelled to France by Eurostar so alas there will be no trip report from this side. Nonetheless I think you have done great justice to this magnificent occasion.

About Schengen and border controls, the countries are allowed to suspend free movement and introduce border controls at major events (such as this one perhaps; Germany did the same to an extent during the World Cup last year and Portugal completely suspended Schengen during the Euro 2004 tournament). France maintains controls for travellers from Belgium and Luxembourg because of fears of drugs coming in from the more liberal BeNeLux nations.

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:14 am

Nice report! You guys had a good time indeed as I see the pics (and the beers) Big grin
I was at LBG myself as well on the 23rd, and flew also on KL/AF. Just finished the writing of my short report, will upload it soon.

You have been lucky indeed with that upgrade! Well done  Wink

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Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:06 am

Great report patrick! looks like a lot of fun  bouncy 




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Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 1):
Another fantastic trip report Patrick.

Thanks, Drew! I'm glad you liked it!

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2):
I especially liked seeing the old Constellation fly - one needs to have respect when a plane nearly twice your age takes to the skies like it did.

I agree absolutely, the Constellation belonged to my favourites when it comes to the flight display. But the A380 was the favourite of everyone, all the people were cheering and clapping when it took off.

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2):
I liked your videos too.

Sebastian took them with his new camera, I really like the take-off video, the sound of the engines is just great!

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2):
About Schengen and border controls, the countries are allowed to suspend free movement and introduce border controls at major events (such as this one perhaps

This could be the reason.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 3):
You have been lucky indeed with that upgrade!

Indeed, the flight was very nice.  cheerful 

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 4):
Great report patrick! looks like a lot of fun

Thanks! It was a real fun weekend!

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:25 am

Great stuff Patrick, a super read!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I got an error message stating that I can't check-in two persons, the automates demanded a second credit card despite we paid the flights for both of us with my credit card

- That's a pretty stupid machine.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I didn't understand why the girl at the check-in counter didn't mention the upgrade (if you read this: Thanks a lot!).

- Result, top girl!

Quite lucky on the planes there, a 318 & 320-100, pretty neat!

Best Wishes

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Great stuff Patrick, a super read!

Thanks, Mark!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
- That's a pretty stupid machine.

Absolutely, I don't understand why it demanded a second card when the tickets of both travelers were booked and paid with one card.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
- Result, top girl!

 checkmark 

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):
Quite lucky on the planes there, a 318 & 320-100, pretty neat!

Indeed. The funny thing is that I flew the A318 three times now but never in Economy Class despite I was always booked in Economy. Big grin

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:58 am

Nice report Patrick, great to get the upgrade into Biz-class!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
note the "Scheiss Lufthansa da unten" towards the end)

I actually loved to see the "kranich" passing by Big grin
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Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:50 am

NIce report... also, although Im a married man, speedbirdie is hot  Smile

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:57 am

Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
Nice report Patrick

Thanks!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
I actually loved to see the "kranich" passing by

Me, too. I was glad that I sat in an Air France and not in a Lufthansa plane.  Wink

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 9):
NIce report

Thanks!

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Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:21 pm

Patrick.

Did you get to use your Anet press pass to get on any a/c?  airplane 


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Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:30 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 11):
Did you get to use your Anet press pass to get on any a/c?

Unfortunately we didn't get into an aircraft, we had an invitation from Jet Airways to tour their 777-300ER but it was already gone on Sunday. WTF? The area around the A380 was a zoo so we didn't even go there. One thing is for sure: In two years we'll visit the show on the first day and not on one of the public days!

I don't complain, the show was fun, the night before even more, and the upgrade on the DUS-CDG flight was nice as well. All in all was it a damned good weekend!

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:41 am

Great report Patrick, really entertaining!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I looked on my boarding pass, saw „05E" and said: „Hmmmm.... seems so", I looked again and saw an „AFFAIRES" instead of the usual „TEMPO" writing on the bottom of the pass. How sweet, a double upgrade to Business Class. cheerful I didn't understand why the girl at the check-in counter didn't mention the upgrade (if you read this: Thanks a lot!).

That's what I call compensation for a malfunctioning check-in machine...

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
The meal was pretty large for a short 50 minute hop to the French capital, there were two pieces of chicken, pasta, bread, cheese, and a fruit mix.

The meal looks fine, big portion for such a short flight.


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Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:06 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Great report Patrick, really entertaining!

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
That's what I call compensation for a malfunctioning check-in machine...

Indeed. Big grin We were really surprised about the upgrade, especially because the girl didn't mention it at the counter.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
The meal looks fine, big portion for such a short flight.

The portion was really big but also very tasty, the best airline food I had since a long time.  thumbsup 

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:23 am

Interesting report, Patrick. I wish I could have joined you in Paris. I only have one question. Why so little photos?
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Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:50 am

Hi Patrick,

nice report!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
In two years we'll visit the show on the first day and not on one of the public days!

 checkmark  specially with a Press Pass... this is also my idea for the next Salon  Wink The "Business Days" are less crowded, so we can have a better look at the static display, not to mention the possibility of some access that are closed during the "General Public" days...

I would also like to say that the A.net meeting was really nice, and when any of you comes to Milano or MXP, let me know, and we can meet again.

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Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 15):
I wish I could have joined you in Paris.

It was real fun, too bad that you haven't been there.

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 15):
I only have one question. Why so little photos?

I always resize the pictures so that the report can load faster. I have a heart for dial-up users.  Wink

Quoting Bio (Reply 16):
nice report!

Thanks, Fabrizio!

Quoting Bio (Reply 16):
this is also my idea for the next Salon. The "Business Days" are less crowded, so we can have a better look at the static display, not to mention the possibility of some access that are closed during the "General Public" days...

Next time we meet on Sunday for drinks and go to the show on the opening day!

Quoting Bio (Reply 16):

I would also like to say that the A.net meeting was really nice

I liked it as well, nothing better to have a nice chat while drinking a few beers. Sorry that I forgot you and that you had to wait a bit at Odeon station... well, everything turned out good, we found you and you got an ice-cold beer!  Wink

Quoting Bio (Reply 16):
and when any of you comes to Milano or MXP, let me know, and we can meet again.

I'll definitely let you know!

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Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:18 am

Nice report, was good to finally meet the infamous German's Wink Another 2 members of the upgrade club out to Paris, must have been something in the air silly 

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Thanks for your reply, Sam!

Quoting A340600 (Reply 18):
was good to finally meet the infamous German's

It was also nice to meet you, it was a fun evening. We should have joined you guys after leaving the La Pinte but we had to get up pretty early on the next day to go to the show and I didn't fancy to run accross the fairground with a terrible hangover.

Quoting A340600 (Reply 18):
Another 2 members of the upgrade club out to Paris

You guys got an upgrade as well? Great!  bigthumbsup  The intra-European Business Class does actually not really differ from the Economy Class but I am always glad when I get an upgrade because you have an empty middle seat and you get a proper meal, something I always appreciate.

Quoting A340600 (Reply 18):
must have been something in the air  Silly

You Brits are the kings of puns.  Wink

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Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:29 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 19):
The intra-European Business Class does actually not really differ from the Economy Class but I am always glad when I get an upgrade because you have an empty middle seat and you get a proper meal, something I always appreciate.

True, the meal makes the difference.


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Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:05 pm

Great report Patrick.
Sounds like you had a great time.
One of these days i shall Attend.



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Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 20):
True, the meal makes the difference.

Yes, actually we wanted to eat something at CDG after arrival but it was not necessary anymore because the meal was really filling. Another advantage is the lounge access, in the past we always used to loot the fridges and left the lounge with countless beer cans in our backpacks, too bad that it is not possible anymore because of this retarded "no liquids" rule.  Angry

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 21):
Great report Patrick.

Hassan my man, thanks for your reply!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 21):
One of these days i shall Attend.

So much is for sure! The next Paris Air Show is in two years, I hope to see you there!

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 17):
Next time we meet on Sunday for drinks and go to the show on the opening day!

First round is on me...  Wink

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 17):
I liked it as well, nothing better to have a nice chat while drinking a few beers. Sorry that I forgot you and that you had to wait a bit at Odeon station... well, everything turned out good, we found you and you got an ice-cold beer!

Don't worry about this. Like you said, there was a cold beer available  Smile


I would also like to share some pictures I took at the airshow with all of you. They are at this link:
http://www.spotter.com.br/lebourget/parisairshow2007.htm

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:09 pm

Quoting Bio (Reply 23):
First round is on me...

Second one on me. Big grin

Quoting Bio (Reply 23):
I would also like to share some pictures I took at the airshow with all of you. They are at this link:
http://www.spotter.com.br/lebourget/...7.htm

Fantastic pics, thanks for the link! I really like the A380 inflight pics!

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Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:42 pm

Beautiful report, and great pics..! Next year I join!  Wink
 
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Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:01 am

Quoting CamAir (Reply 25):
Beautiful report, and great pics..!

Thanks, man!

Quoting CamAir (Reply 25):
Next year I join!

You'll have to wait till 2009, the Paris Air Show is every second year.  Wink But I'm looking forward to see you in December to watch Eintracht vs. Scheisse 04, I'm sure that the game (and the bar-tour afterwards) will be fun!

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Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:37 pm

Quoting Bio (Reply 23):
First round is on me... Wink

Anytime, buddy!  Wink

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 26):
But I'm looking forward to see you in December to watch Eintracht vs. Scheisse 04,

 rotfl 

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Yann joined us until we reached the stop for the night bus to the airport, we said goodbye, thanked him for the great night and left.

You're most welcome and I certainly look forward to another opportunity!!  biggrin 

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Suddenly rung my mobile phone, it was Yann, we agreed on a meeting point and met there three minutes later, then we went to the Coolin and had a beer.

And one day, when I'm utterly wasted (probably thanks to the numerous rounds you'll have shouted me), I'll tell my side of the story...  Wink

Great report, big man, and thank you for the entertainment!!  bigthumbsup 
 
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Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 22):
Another advantage is the lounge access, in the past we always used to loot the fridges and left the lounge with countless beer cans in our backpacks, too bad that it is not possible anymore because of this retarded "no liquids" rule.

Oh, now I understand why you have always opposed the new rule so much!  Wink


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Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:33 am

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 27):
You're most welcome and I certainly look forward to another opportunity!!

Hopefully in a nice pub somewhere Down Under! At the latest in two years in Paris again for the 2009 show.

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 27):
Great report, big man, and thank you for the entertainment!!

Thanks to you for the nice night in Paris, it was very enjoyable and fun!  bigthumbsup 

By the way, is a beer price of 6.50 EUR normal for Paris? I find this rather expensive, reminds me of the alcohol prices in Scandinavia.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 28):
Oh, now I understand why you have always opposed the new rule so much!

Yes, this is one reason.  Wink Another one is that my carry-on trolley became a check-in trolley after the rule was introduced.  grumpy 

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Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:27 pm

An A318 including an upgrade and an A320-100 on the same flight? Not bad...  Smile ... still need to fly the A318, but it barely ever comes to FRA, and I'm mostly hopping around to four countries where AF flights don't make sense these days anyhow, so I guess I'll have to wait a while yet before I get to fly on one...  Sad

... and - damn, I think I said the same thing two years ago - I think I really want to go to the next Paris airshow; I think we'll need to organize something for that...  Wink
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:13 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 29):
Hopefully in a nice pub somewhere Down Under!

I can provide!  Smile

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 29):
At the latest in two years in Paris again for the 2009 show.

Yeah, well, that may be more difficult but will try my best...

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 29):
By the way, is a beer price of 6.50 EUR normal for Paris?

An absolute rip-off  mad !!! Even though we ordered pints, that's still very steep... Sorry...

That's one of the many reasons to prefer Australia!!  bigthumbsup 
 
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:48 pm

Hi guys!

Quoting Leskova (Reply 30):
still need to fly the A318, but it barely ever comes to FRA

DUS on the other hand has become an A318 paradise since AF retired their 735s.

Quoting Leskova (Reply 30):
... and - damn, I think I said the same thing two years ago - I think I really want to go to the next Paris airshow; I think we'll need to organize something for that...

Would be nice to see you there in 2009, the show (and the night before) is always fun!

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 31):
I can provide!

Perfect, now I only need a lottery win to buy the tickets.  Wink

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 31):
An absolute rip-off

I was thinking the same when I looked into the beverage card, 1664 came for 6.50 EUR and all the import beers for 7.00 EUR per pint, very expensive in my opinion!

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 31):
That's one of the many reasons to prefer Australia!!

Can't wait to visit you there!

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