alespesl
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PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:59 pm

Dear Readers,
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-BRU-THF-BRU with Brussels Airlines and BRU-PRG 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-BRU-THF 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
Prague (PRG) - 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.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13253.jpg

Boarding pass PRG-BRU

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13249.jpg

Baggage Tag all the way to THF



Departure screen
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13260.jpg

Than i went to watch some planes before boarding the a/c.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13254.jpg

Morning rush to various European Destinations of CSA a/c
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13255.jpg

CSA ATR 72 in new c/s
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13257.jpg

Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways heading to MUC
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13259.jpg

Finally my a/c that I will be taking to BRU today.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13261.jpg

Cabin shot. I would say the load factor was about 60% on this flight
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13262.jpg

Couple of Fisher Air's B737s stored at PRG airport.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13263.jpg

Just before landing in BRU
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13265.jpg

Couple shots on the way to the gate.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13266.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13267.jpg

Inside the modern BRU Terminal.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13268.jpg

Jet Airways after arrival from India awaiting flight to USA
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13269.jpg

Vueling heading to Valencia
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13270.jpg

Sun Adria Fokker 100 - was heading to Kuusamo (maybe a charter)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13271.jpg

April 17, 2008
Brussels (BRU) - 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
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13251.jpg

Few shots before landing in THF.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13272.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13273.jpg

First snapshot of the terminal bldg. It was raining very hard.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13274.jpg

Leaving the a/c under the famous roof.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13278.jpg

Intersky after its arrival from Graz, Austria
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13279.jpg

Shot from the steps heading toward the terminal building
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My a/c that i have arrived on
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13281.jpg

Intersky again.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13282.jpg

Arrival's board
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13284.jpg

Air Services Berlin
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Inside this old and lovely terminal.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13286.jpg

Outside the terminal. Tempelhof airport building is the 3rd largest building in the world.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13287.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13288.jpg

Few pictures from downtown Berlin.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13292.jpg

Checkpoint Charlie that divided East and West Berlin.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13294.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13295.jpg

Brandenburg Gate
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13305.jpg



Nice Bugatti in the shop
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13299.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r2/alespesl/Berlin%20THF/SNC13315.jpg

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.

[Edited 2008-04-21 13:01:08]

[Edited 2008-04-21 13:04:21]
 
FLIEGER67
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:25 pm

Hello, Ales,

nice pictures around your trip and THF.
I´am sorry about the wheather, Berlin is for sure worth to visit, but much more during better wheather.

I´ve thinking also about a farewell THF trip, I was there before, but it seems it´s never more possible from November on.

Thanx for posting,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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aznmadsci
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:09 am

Hey!

Wow! I'm jealous! I got to visit THF last year, but never got to go airside. Maybe I need to plan a special trip to Berlin again!  yes 

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
Boarding pass PRG-BRU

I kinda like their OLCI printout, which CO would do something similar!

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
Couple of Fisher Air's B737s stored at PRG airport.

Never heard of them, is this a charter company?

Quoting Alespesl (Thread starter):
Leaving the a/c under the famous roof.

This is where I truly got jealous! I took pics inside the terminal, but now I want to go airside!  yes 

Thanks for sharing!

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ba319-131
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:38 am

Nice report, thanks for posting.

I've been luck enough to fly into THF but not out, perhaps I too should take a trip before it is too late.

Intersting to see SN run a 319 on the PRG route, I would have assumed it was a RJ85/100 route.

Nice pix of Berlin, shame about the weather, great city.

Rgds

Mark
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alespesl
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:11 am

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
Intersting to see SN run a 319 on the PRG route, I would have assumed it was a RJ85/100 route.

I think the morning flight is operated by A319 a the rest of the flights are on Avro jets

[Edited 2008-04-22 00:12:10]
 
B747forever
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:09 pm

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Glad that you made it to THF before it close.

Just a question to any one keen on SN. It seems that all their European network is operated by Avros. Where do they send their A319s??



Thank you for sharing

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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:42 pm

How was the on board service? I think you flew with a cheaper fare and wondered if SN still gives anything for free, drinks, snacks etc.
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kaitak
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:49 pm

That's something I'd love to do sometime. When is THF closing?
 
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:45 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Berlin is for sure worth to visit, but much more during better wheather

Just returned . From 19th April until 25th. No rain at all. Six days full of sunshine!
 
samsrheinmain
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics) Pt.1

Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:18 pm

Enjoyed your pics of Berlin and THF. As a steward for VIP's with SAMS out of Rhein Main/
Frankfurt in the 60's, I have made as many as three flights a day from FRA/THF/FRA. I saw little change in THF from your pics. Good seeing the door I would enter asking for more ice and food trays for the flight back to FRA. Your pics have put tears into my eyes and I thank you.
By the way, we would most often use the C54 and the C118 for those flights.
 
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RE: PRG - Berlin Tempelhof With SN Via BRU (pics)

Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:19 am

Funny thing this about Berlin - it's always raining  Wink
It did the same in August 2007 as three of us also flew in to Tempelhof via Brussels. In addition to walking from the east to the west - all the way from Alexanderplatz through Brandenburger Tor, passing the Bundestag to the new Hauptbahnhof we also visited Gatow and the German Air Force Museum and the aircraft section of the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin. I recommend you visit both museums.

http://www.plane-spotter.com/Jpegs/BerlinTour2007/840/DTMB/Deutsche_Luftfahrt_Sammlung_1936.jpg
This is a model of the Deutsche Luftfahrt Sammlung as it was in 1936 and can be seen at the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin. Only one or two of all the historic aircraft of this collection survived the Second World War.

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