alespesl
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Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:05 pm

Hello again,

this is part 3 of my short weekend trip to Palma de Mallorca.

Part 1 can be found here: Palma De Mallorca - Swiss In Business Part 1 Pics (by Alespesl Jan 8 2008 in Trip Reports)

and Part 2: Palma De Mallorca - Swiss In Business Part 2 Pics (by Alespesl Jan 8 2008 in Trip Reports)

After arriving to Vienna at 21:50, I needed to get to Bratislava Airport (BTS). I have found out on the internet that one company operates the last bus of the night leaving at 0:45 on Jan 7 from VIE and arriving to BTS at 1:50 in the morning giving me plenty of time for my 7:00 flight to PRG.

the bus arrived on time and at 1:50 am I was at the deserted BTS airport terminal. There was nothing going on there, everything was shut down. Outside the terminal was very cold, inside very warm. It is the first time for me in BTS and i feel like I have moved 30 years back. The terminal is very old with even older facilities and services. It is very small too.

Pic of the check in area at 2:30 in the morning
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12841.jpg

Departures board of today's flights - not much going on
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http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12842.jpg

Air ticket sales desks
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12843.jpg

Terminal building from outside
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12847.jpg

Check in opened for all Sky Europe flights at about 2 hours and 30 minutes before departure. I was to check in right away to get rid of my bag so i could wonder around easily.

Boarding pass BTS-PRG
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12846.jpg

Baggage Tag


the area after security check
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gate area at about 5:00 in the morning
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12850.jpg

picture on the wall
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12849.jpg

Jan 07, 2008
Sky Europe Airlines NE40
Bratislava (BTS) - Prague (PRG
Dep. 7:00
Arr. 7:50
Seat 21A single class seating
A/C: Boeing 737-800

57 pax on this morning's flight. Light load. I wonder how long will Sky Europe keep these flights between PRG and BTS going. Loads like this cannot make them money.

Departure from gate B4

We were taken by bus to our a/c.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12856.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12857.jpg

View from my seat
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12858.jpg

Terminal building
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12860.jpg

De-icing
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12861.jpg

Sunrise above Czech Republic
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12863.jpg

Arriving in Prague, view from my seat

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12864.jpg

Arrival's hall in PRG
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Bus stop outside the arrival's hall waiting for my bus to my flat



Europort Hotel at PRG airport

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Palma%20de%20Mallorca%20Trip/SNC12867.jpg

This is it. The end of the trip which I enjoyed a lot. There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.
 
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:33 pm

Thats 3 really good reports you've put together there. You obviously wanted to get those LX business seats as you were prepared to travel through the night to get to the departing airports.

Bravo


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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:04 pm



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
Departures board of today's flights - not much going on

= The ATQ flight surely stands out in a generally regional Europe airport  Smile. Thanks for sharing a great TR.

Cheers,
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:02 pm



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
A/C: Boeing 737-800

Don't you mean 737-700?
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:52 pm

All three reports are GREAT reads thanks for sharing.
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:19 pm



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
at 1:50 am I was at the deserted BTS airport terminal. There was nothing going on there, everything was shut down. Outside the terminal was very cold, inside very warm. It is the first time for me in BTS and i feel like I have moved 30 years back. The terminal is very old with even older facilities and services. It is very small too.

Pic of the check in area at 2:30 in the morning

At least the building was not locked ...
About 25 years ago, we had a morning flight out of TIV and after our coach had arrived at the airport, somebody local had to find the janitor to open up the building for us.

I have used BTS only once sofar, and Arrivals was quite okay. However, "Departures" (before and past security) was unable to cope with pax numbers of 3 flights (IIRC) including my LH CRJ.
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alespesl
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:25 am



Quoting HT (Reply 5):
Departures" (before and past security) was unable to cope with pax numbers of 3 flights (IIRC) including my LH CRJ.

Hey,

I cannot say about the security, as mine was breeze, but this was at 5 am in the morning and there were hardly any flights going out apart Czech Airlines to PRG, Lufthansa to MUC and those are only CRJ or ATR.

But only 2 security stations and when 3-4 full B737 departing within an hour of each other, i can well imagine the hell on earth there. Must be bad. I have heard similar stories of your from other pax as well.

Well, i wanted to put BTS to my log book and I have it. My next in plan is to visit Kosice (KSC), INN, LUG, THF.

THF is alredy booked for April. Whenever SKY has some specials, I will try to book PRG-BTS-KSC-PRG route for a days trip.
 
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:01 pm



Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
Don't you mean 737-700?

Yes thats a 737-700 OM-NGA

Nice trip report, enjoyed reading it!

I handle Sky Europe at LTN interesting to see what they are like!

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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:02 pm

Nice final report thanks.

The plane sure looks cold there!

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
A/C: Boeing 737-800

- Hmm, looks like a -700 to me.

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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:58 pm

A report from my favourite airport - BTS! Thank you very much! It's just a shame you were unable to visit the café to drink a Zlatý Bazant beer... And I do agree with one of the previous posters that going thru security at BTS with more than one 737-load of passengers waiting isn't that fun - especially when most of the passengers are unexperienced and don't know how to act (British stag parties and the like comes to mind)
When it comes to KSC - try it! It's like a smaller version of BTS, but with a much more modern, fresh feeling.
 
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:47 am



Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
This is it. The end of the trip which I enjoyed a lot. There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.

Make sure to write a trip report! I'll look forward to it, as I'm booked for BRU-THF-BRU myself, albeit only in October  Smile

regards,
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:15 pm

Some nice pics once again! A pity NE doesn't fly to STR any more, I had some nice experience with them both on Emb-120 and B737-700. Hoping the best for their future, and of course looking forward to reading that SN Brussels report to THF!
Regards, Alex.
 
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:22 pm

Thank you all for you comments.
 
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RE: Palma De Mallorca - Sky Europe BTS-PRG Part 3 Pics

Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:51 am

Nice TR

The pics are really good

Have enjoyed all your three parts

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
There might be some business trips between now and April, in April, i will travel PRG-BRU-THF-BRU-PRG with Brussels airlines.

Looking forward for more TRs



Thank you for sharing

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