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The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:52 pm

The Hungarian airshow at Kecskemet ex BSL on LX


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Hello, dear readers,
are your ready for some action around the Hungarian airshow?.
OK, follow me.


Saturday, 11.08.2007
BSL (Euro-Airport-Basle-Mulhouse) - BUD (Budapest-Ferihegy)
Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes
LX 2232 operated by Swiss European Airlines Avro RJ100 HB-IYT
Scheduled: 11.25 // 13.15
Actual: 11.40 // 13.15
Gate: 35 Seat: 14B
Fare: 62,39 per pax per leg
Load factor: around 85 %

History:
26.01.2001: Delivered to Cityflyer Express
03.01.2003: Changed to BA CitiExpress
10.01.2006: In service with Swiss European Airlines

Premiere: My first flight on the AVRO RJ100

And also my first experience from the multinational Euro-airport Basle-Mulhouse-Freiburg, that means to secure an early start by car
to reach the airport ontime.
No problem to check-in online on LX´s homepage, boarding announced for 10.45 am.
We had sequences 36/37, it seems online check-in is very popular at LX, 1/3 of the plane had done it friday afternoon, strange.
Once again we leave home at around 7 am.
Not that much traffic on the route and arrival at BSL around two hours later. Parking the car on the french part of the airport
means to enter Switzerland at the airport, no problem at passport control.
Like last week at STR, a special counter was announced for bag drop-off only, but not yet staffed.
After some minutes we joined the queue at the standard counters, ten minutes later a not to friendly female accepted our bags for BUD.
No time to wait at security and in the large and spacious gate area one hour ahead to boarding.
Clean, spacious, real good views to the planes on the apron and at the gates, yes, I´am really impressed about BSL airport.

TU arrival:
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TU at the gate:
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No, not our machine:
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Bobby´s first:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/BUD07/BUD07005.jpg

ECA to Paphos:
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Dubrovnik MD:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/BUD07/BUD07007.jpg

Now it is:
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Finally arrived:
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Close up HB-IYT:
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Boarding:
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Our machine arrived and only some minutes later boarding started ontime. We´re walked to the plane.
One female, two male FA´s, IMO it was a kind of a check-flight, usually there are two FA´s only on the Avro100, AFAIK.
A real friendly welcome. We secured seats A/B, comfortable 2/3 seating. The machine fitted with modern style Recaro, dark, grey leather seats, clean cabin.
Also a friendly welcome on the ground from the flightdeck.
The cockpit crew was from Switzerland.
Departure without any time to wait from runway 34 via Innsbruck and Graz. Flightlevel 25.000 feet.
More detailed infos during cruiseflight from the flightdeck.
A free bread roll, beverages and the warm welcomed delicious swiss chcolate, real good.

And finally BUD;
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Arrival on BUD´s runway 13R ontime, finger, sorry "jetty" deboarding, only some minutes for the bags.
We´re welcomed by a friendly girl from Thrifty, by shuttle to the office near T1, a friendly guy there offered us a Opel Astra. EUR 67,61
booked by AutoEurope, not bad.
We lost some time during the search for our accomodation, the Stacio Airport Aliance Hotel, usually its not far from T1, but there is
heavy roadwork around and so we need to find another route.
Down to Kecskemet, not far from the Serbian/Romanian border where we arrived around 4 pm.
The entrance was closed, but views from the fence seems also not bad.

NATO Party:
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Patrouille de France:
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And again:
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In Action:
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Once again:
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MIL heavy on approach:
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And again:
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Sorry, but me and my camera, we´re both to slow for that fantastic flying action!.

Scheduled was to go early the next morning to the airshow again, but the wheather was real bad, thunderstorms, heavy rain, we drove down again,
but it seems not a good idea to pay the fare and don´t see anything. Also the flying display was temporarly interrupted.



Sunday, 12.08.2007
BUD (Budapest-Ferihegy) - BSL (Euro-Airport-Basle-Mulhouse)
Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
LX 2233 operated by Swiss European Airlines AVRO-RJ100 HB-IYZ
Scheduled: 16.55 // 18.45
Actual: 17.10 // 18.45
Gate: 16A Seat: 16B
Load factor: Near 100%

History:
24.11.1998: Delivered to Crossair
31.03.2002: In service with Swiss International Airlines
01.12.2005: Changed to Swiss European

Flight no. 2 on the RJ100 and the first on this machine


After some rainy, but nevertheless nice views to the Bukacz Puszta it was time for car return, no problem till now and at the airport at around 4 pm, check-in at the empty biz desk.

Puszta romance:
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A friendly girl secured us once again the A/B seats. No time to wait at security or passport control and at the gate half an hour prior to the announced
boarding time.

View at T1:
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HB-IYZ in BUD:
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Our plane arrived ontime and also boarding was ontime.
Again the "jetty", two female´s doing the FA job today.
It seems this was older metal. Old fashioned, dark blue but nevertheless comfortable leather seats.
A real friendly welcome from the flightdeck, the captain wishes us all a good flight.
Departure from BUD´s 31L, once again no time to wait there.
The route: Vienna, Salzburg, south of Munich and further straight to BSL.

Near MUC:
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More informations in a friendly way during cruiseflight about route, sights to see and wheather.
A free breadroll, beverages and the swiss chocolate for free.
Touchdown on BSL´s runway 16 ontime. Another nice gesture, the captain thanked his crew for the good work during taxi and wished us all a good day.
The plane parked directly at the entrance to the terminal, so deboarding by feet.

Arrived at BSL:
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FED-EX A-310:
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Bye-Bye HB-IYZ:
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Some more minutes for the bags than expected, two EZY flights on the same belt.
There are two ways for leaving the baggage area, one to Switzerland and another to France, a short passport control and on the way back home.


Now, time for my opinion.
BSL, as earlier stated is a high level airport, real recommendable.
BUD T2, ok, but nothing special.
The 2/3 seating on the Avro is comfortable, much better than the 3/3 on for example Eurowings, I like these Avro´s.
And what about Swiss?: Acceptable fares, ontime services, friendly and attentive FA´s, informative flightdeck crews on both ways.
Thumbs up for Swiss!.

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:24 pm

Hey Markus,
Another nice TR. Glad you liked Swiss. Did you get any interior cabin pics ???

Thanks again

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:26 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hello, dear readers,
are your ready for some action around the Hungarian airshow?.

Always  bouncy 

Actually, Budapest and Ferihegy are places that I really like. I heard some plans made by local spotters from Belgrade to visit the air show, but unfortunately I couldn't join them.

Now, back to your TR. It is informative as always. Seems that Swiss is offering some really good product.

Have you visited the Open Air Museum in Ferihegy? I guess Junior Flieger would like it especially the chance to spend some time in cockpits of retired Tupolevs.

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:39 pm

Hello and thanx for replys.

Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Did you get any interior cabin pics

Sorry, no, but you´re right, it seems I will do some cabinshots on my next flights.


Aleksandar:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 2):
I heard some plans made by local spotters from Belgrade to visit the air show, but unfortunately I couldn't join them.

I saw mostly Hungarian plates at the parking´s there, but also some serbian and romanian one´s.
There are some pix in the database, more from Saturday, only limited from Sunday.

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 2):
Have you visited the Open Air Museum in Ferihegy? I

Only shortly from the fence, it was closed late Saturday and there was no time left at Sunday,
but, you´re right, it looks like interesting.

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Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:41 pm

Nice pics!  Smile
 
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:48 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Only shortly from the fence, it was closed late Saturday and there was no time left at Sunday,
but, you´re right, it looks like interesting.

I visit that museum every time I go to Ferihegy. It is a great example how a nice aviation museum can work with little money and lots of enthusiasm. Also, there is a small shop there that offers various things and lots of them are made by local aviation enthusiasts like postcards, CD-ROMs, DVDs. The only problem is that museum's working hours depend on the weather. Fortunately, I was blessed with decent weather every time I went there. You can check out some of the pics I made there on MyAviation (direct link is in my profile). The quality of the pics is not good enough, but it will give you a good idea what is waiting for you in the museum.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:57 pm

Hello Markus

Thank you for another nice and interesting report- your first report from BSL so certainly a special one for me. The weather in BSL that day looks really bad but I'm glad you enjoyed your flights. The Sunday evening flight obviously is very popular- I took the very same flight in the first week of operation (last January) and it had a 100% load too.

I hope you had a nice trip to Nice and back and seriously hope that your current signature does not mean you stopped flying  Wink

Best regards to STR

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:41 pm

Hello, again,

EK20:

Thanx!.


Aleksandar:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 5):
You can check out some of the pics I made there on MyAviation (direct link is in my profile).

Thank you for the further information, I will check it out!.


Thomas:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 6):
your first report from BSL so certainly a special one for me.

Thanx, and not the last one
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Quoting RJ100 (Reply 6):
I took the very same flight in the first week of operation (last January) and it had a 100% load too.

The schedule fit´s perfect for a weekend trip, I saw lot´s of pax from the Saturday outbound again on the Sunday
inbound.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 6):
hope you had a nice trip to Nice and back and seriously hope that your current signature does not mean you stopped flying

 checkmark  We had a great weekend, I write a report ASAP.

Definitely not in mind till now to stop flying  Smile

It´s time to check out my quickly filling up business timetable for the autumn months,
ahead to a look into more pleasure flying, I hope so!.

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:15 am

Hi Markus,

great report about an other really interesting and entertaining weekend trip!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The 2/3 seating on the Avro is comfortable, much better than the 3/3 on for example Eurowings, I like these Avro´s.

Good to hear that Swiss stayed with the 2-3 seating on their Avro-fleet and didn't switch to 3-3 like most other airlines.

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:31 am

Hallo Markus

Thanks for your report. Nice to see so much action in Hungary.

I am looking forward to fly one of these Avros on Swiss metal to Birmingham in November.

Salut!

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:57 am

Hello, again and thanx for your replys.

Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 8):
Good to hear that Swiss stayed with the 2-3 seating on their Avro-fleet and didn't switch to 3-3 like most other airlines.

100 % agreement, the plane is designed for the 3/3 seating, lights, vents but I hope that Swiss hold that
2/3 seating.

Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 9):
I am looking forward to fly one of these Avros on Swiss metal to Birmingham in November.

Sounds interesting, hope to hear about your opinion after your trip.

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:45 am

Hi Markus

good to see another report. Good to see LX changed their style again and offer something for free. IIRC last time I flew them I even had to pay SFR 2.50 for a coffee  Sad The Avroliners are great to fly indeed. Did them a couple of times myself (all LX) and never complained  Smile
Sorry for you to hear about the weather. Airshows are real fun with blue sky and sun, just relax lying on your back in the grass and watch up to the shows  Smile

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:04 am

Hello, Eric,
thanx for your reply.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 11):

good to see another report. Good to see LX changed their style again and offer something for free.

IMO SK/JK is the only larger European Star Alliance carrier without anything for free after OS changed it also back.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 11):
Airshows are real fun with blue sky and sun, just relax lying on your back in the grass and watch up to the shows

That´s it, when the wheather will be ok!.

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:05 am

Hi Marcus,

Another superb trip, many thanks for putting it together.

Shame the weather was not that great, but thats Europe, you can never tell!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Premiere: My first flight on the AVRO RJ100

- Well done, still got it missing from my flight log - along with the rest of the family! Sad

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
but nevertheless nice views to the Bukacz Puszta

- I had to look this up as I'd never heard of it.

I've another work jolly to Scotland tomorrow, BMI again, I'll take the camer and see if I can't put a few words together.

Best Wishes

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RE: The Hungarian Airshow At Kecskemet Ex BSL On LX

Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:17 am

Hi, Mark,
thanx for your reply.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
- Well done, still got it missing from my flight log

I count it up to four now, two more the last weekend, report follows!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
nevertheless nice views to the Bukacz Puszta

- I had to look this up as I'd never heard of it.

Rural countryland near the Romanian border, nice views.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 13):
I've another work jolly to Scotland tomorrow, BMI again, I'll take the camer and see if I can't put a few words together.

That will be great.

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:24 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thumbs up for Swiss!.

 thumbsup   thumbsup   thumbsup 
I like them too!

Excellent report, but you know that already  Wink

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:45 pm

Hey, Ori,
thanx for your nice reply.

Awaiting your trip to STR!.

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:22 pm

Nice, informative TR. I've flown LX from BSL before and they indeed offer a good service-package for the fares they charge.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 9):

I am looking forward to fly one of these Avros on Swiss metal to Birmingham in November.

Tough luck, BHX is currently served by a crappy Flightline BAE146 wetleased by LX. I don't know wethe rthat will change until November, but i doubt it.
 
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:31 am

Hello, Sandro,
thanx for your reply.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 17):
BHX is currently served by a crappy Flightline BAE146 wetleased by LX.

I read about Helvetic´s F100, a JK MD87 and else, but don´t even noticed that they also leased one of these
Flightline BAE´s. Thanx for the information.

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Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:53 pm

Great report!  thumbsup 

Nice to see that you had such a good experience on LX and flying out of Basel (looked like a November mornign though!). I too, think the Avro is very comfy with those nice seats - and you can get such good fares out of BSL, well how can you say no?!

The airshow also looked like a great attraction.

BTW, which airport is actually the nearest / most convenient for where you live?

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Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:00 am

Hello, Infodesk,
thanx for your nice reply.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 19):
Nice to see that you had such a good experience on LX and flying out of Basel (looked like a November mornign though!). I too, think the Avro is very comfy with those nice seats - and you can get such good fares out of BSL, well how can you say no?!

Both, BSL and LX =  checkmark 

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 19):
BTW, which airport is actually the nearest / most convenient for where you live?

If traffic is ok, 30 minutes south of STR, FKB/FDH/BSL is within two hours, FRA/ZRH/MUC two hours 30 minutes.

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