for a long time I wanted to visit Berlin Tempelhof airport, however I never made it. Last year when I read some articles that it will be closed by Oct 2008, I thought I need to made a trip to THF
. I wanted to fly in and out of the airport to experience both take off and landing there.
I started my search for the tickets. The best option from PRG
came with Brussels Airlines via Brussels.
I have purchase following ticket. PRG
with Brussels Airlines and BRU
with SkyEurope. I decided to spend one night in Berlin, and do little bit of sightseeing as I have never been there.
This part will cover the flight PRG
on April 17, 2008.
As I am not a writer, I thought I will share my pictures with you which tell much more than words.
I have checked for my flights the day before online. Brussels Airlines online check in is very easy and one can choose his/her seats as well.
April 17, 2008
) - Brussels (BRU
Flight no. SN2808
Dep. 8:35 - 10:05
A/c: Airbus A319
Seat: 18 A
I went directly to the bag drop off desk in Prague to drop my bag. Check in desk 219 at Terminal 2 at Prague Ruzyne Airport.
Boarding pass PRG
Baggage Tag all the way to THF
Than i went to watch some planes before boarding the a/c.
Morning rush to various European Destinations of CSA a/c
CSA ATR 72 in new c/s
Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways heading to MUC
Finally my a/c that I will be taking to BRU
Cabin shot. I would say the load factor was about 60% on this flight
Couple of Fisher Air's B737s stored at PRG
Just before landing in BRU
Couple shots on the way to the gate.
Inside the modern BRU
Jet Airways after arrival from India awaiting flight to USA
Vueling heading to Valencia
Sun Adria Fokker 100 - was heading to Kuusamo (maybe a charter)
April 17, 2008
) - Berlin (THF
Flight no. SN2583
Dep. 12:35 - 14:00
A/c: Avro Jet 85
Seat: 14 A
Flight to THF
was about 78% full.
Boarding Pass BRU-THF
Few shots before landing in THF
First snapshot of the terminal bldg. It was raining very hard.
Leaving the a/c under the famous roof.
Intersky after its arrival from Graz, Austria
Shot from the steps heading toward the terminal building
My a/c that i have arrived on
Air Services Berlin
Inside this old and lovely terminal.
Outside the terminal. Tempelhof airport building is the 3rd largest building in the world.
Few pictures from downtown Berlin.
Checkpoint Charlie that divided East and West Berlin.
Nice Bugatti in the shop
Remains of the Berlin Wall
I hope you have enjoyed part 1 of my trip. Part 2 will follow shortly.
Comments are welcomed and appreciated.
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