MSYYZ
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Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:25 pm

After spending 18 days in Egypt , it was time to go back home...

You can see the Toronto-Cairo trip here :

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/129527/


And the domestic flight we took in Egypt between Cairo and Mersa Matrouh on Egyptair Express here :

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/129665/

I originally didn't plan to write a return trip , as the Toronto-Cairo report was quite sufficient with lots of pics and information about Lufthansa service on board .
So on the 1st leg of this trip :CAI-FRA , i only took 3 pics for the food on board and an aerial pic of Frankfurt Airport .

The only reason that made me decide to write a return report was when i was informed that we would be bussed to the Aircraft at FRA , so i prepared my camera and took some nice pics of the Aiport and our Aircraft .



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Route: CAI-FRA
Airline: Lufthansa
Flight: LH585
A/C: A300-600
Dep: 5:25AM (on time)
Arr: 8:45 AM (on time)
Flying time: 4 H 20 Minutes
Load Factor : 100% in Y[/b[

The flight was uneventful , they served hot breakfast in about and hour after take off .


Omelette with Potato wedges , chicken and chick peas in tomato sauce


Or Frittatta with mushrooms and potato patty


An aerial pic of Frankfurt Airport


We landed on time , and we originally had a 4 hour lay-over in Frankfurt . When i checked the board , i noticed that our flight to YYZ wasn't assigned a gate yet .

After about an hour , our flight got a gate . Then , it was announced that it was delayed by about 4 and a half hours . No reasons were given for the delay at the gate .

We were given some snacks and drinks at the gate


Egyptair B738 arriving from Cairo


After spending a total of about 9 hours at Frankfurt Airport , our flight was ready for boarding . I was very excited to learn that we would be bussed to the Aircraft which happened to be at the far other end of the Airport . We got a nice tour of FRA .


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[b]Route: FRA-YYZ
Airline:Lufthansa
Flight: LH470
A/C: A346
Dep: 1:20 PM (actual 5:40 pm)
Arr: 3:50 PM (actual 7:40 pm)
Load factor: 100% in Y


South African A340 at the next gate


Lufthansa tails


Spanair A320


Airport building


Royal Air Maroc B735 to Casablanca


Condor B767


Air Namibia trying to hide behind Atlas Air


LH Cargo MD-11


LH A321


Our A346 to YYZ










Our A346 tail


Boarding from the back door


The captain of our flight was actually waiting on the ground for our bus to arrive , he then boarded the bus and talked to us over the PA to apologize personally for the delay and explained the reason for the delay . It turned out that the ground staff at FRA had a strike that affected all of the long-haul flights , he actually told us that we were lucky that we would be flying to Toronto because a lot of flights have been cancelled .
It turned out that he boarded all of the 4 busses that carried the passengers to our flight to say the same thing .

Our Captain




The A346 massive engines






Our A346 Tail




Boarding from the back door




Take off 9 hours late


I watched "Asterix aux jeux Olympiques"


Asterix et Obelix used to be my preferred Bandes Dessinees along with Tin Tin and Lucky Luke .

Overflying the coast of Netherlands


Lunch , either beef or pasta..
I got both




Cabin view , washrooms are downstairs


Over Greenland






Almost there , by the way , i love those cup holders


Pre arrival snack , whole wheat bread stuffed with mashed vegetables




Overflying Toronto


We landed 4 hours late , our plane at the gate


YYZ departure gates


Some weird structure at YYZ


AC B767 and Mexicana A319


Luggage claim area at YYZ



Then we were on our way home after a really nice vacation and flights


My other trip reports :

Egyptair Express E-170 CAI-MUH-CAI
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/129665/
YYZ-CAI LH A346-AB6
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/129527/
Alitalia YYZ-MXP-CAI B767-A321
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/100190/
Egyptair A330 CAI-HRG
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/100547/
Egyptair B735 HRG-CAI
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/101018/
CAI-MXP-YYZ Alitalia A321-B767
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/101712/

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RE: Cairo-Toronto ( On LH)

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:31 pm

Cool TR! Mashed vegetable in bread lol. Yummy! Great pics too.
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH)

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:46 pm

cool trip report

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
Cabin view , washrooms are downstairs

Never seen that before, do you or some else know why they put the washrooms downstairs? It seems to me that there isn't much space benefit from this because of the room for the stairs and maybe loss of cargo room downstairs?
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:08 pm

Nice trip report, indeed and some great pictures.

What runway did you land, I'm trying to figure out what part of Toronto that pictures of, I recognise it, but at the same time can't out a name to it.
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:20 am



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
Cool TR! Mashed vegetable in bread lol. Yummy! Great pics too

Thanks StarAlliance , the stuffed bread wasn't at all tasty .

Quoting McSteve (Reply 2):
Never seen that before, do you or some else know why they put the washrooms downstairs? It seems to me that there isn't much space benefit from this because of the room for the stairs and maybe loss of cargo room downstairs?

There were 2 washrooms upstairs at the back of the plabe , 1 is really large , the other is smaller . Then there were 5 tiny washrooms downstairs , a water fountain and a staff room.

Quoting JoshSixtySeven (Reply 3):
What runway did you land, I'm trying to figure out what part of Toronto that pictures of, I recognise it, but at the same time can't out a name to it.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u303/HURGHADATRIP/800px-YYZ_Aerial.jpg

It was the runway at the far right of the picture . We were coming from the East , so the pic may be somwhere over the Richmond Hill area .
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:55 pm



Quoting JoshSixtySeven (Reply 3):
What runway did you land, I'm trying to figure out what part of Toronto that pictures of, I recognise it, but at the same time can't out a name to it.

Looks like Rowntree Mills Park, up by Finch & Islington.

Great photos! How could you stand 9 hours in an airport - I love flying and all, but after 4 hours I start to go crazy.
 
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:28 pm

Ah, so it looks like you landed 05 then - making it quite possible that it was indeed Rowntree Mills Park, it's somewhere in that area atleast.
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:33 am



Quoting MSYYZ (Thread starter):
It turned out that he boarded all of the 4 busses that carried the passengers to our flight to say the same thing

Think this is a great job by the captain even though I thought this should have been communicated much earlier at the gate to calm everyone down.

Great pictures from your "sightseeing" trip in FRA. Can't wait to land fly in to FRA 2 weeks from today on CI 61 from TPE and I hope one of my domestic flights with LH from/to FRA will give me a chance for a busride on the tarmac.

Cheers from Brisbane,

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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:44 pm

Nice report and pictures, especially liked your FRA ground shots, always nice to get up close and board from the ground.

Thought the cpt diid a good job in explaining the delay, nice touch.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:56 pm

Great TR

Really like the pics.

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 4):
Never seen that before, do you or some else know why they put the washrooms downstairs? It seems to me that there isn't much space benefit from this because of the room for the stairs and maybe loss of cargo room downstairs?

There were 2 washrooms upstairs at the back of the plabe , 1 is really large , the other is smaller . Then there were 5 tiny washrooms downstairs , a water fountain and a staff room.

Wonder if LH is the only one that have the washrooms downstairs??


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Cairo-Toronto (On LH) + FRA And YYZ Pics..

Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:50 pm



Quoting Cytz_pilot (Reply 5):
Great photos! How could you stand 9 hours in an airport - I love flying and all, but after 4 hours I start to go crazy

I was starting to go crazy too , especially that FRA airport has very limited available seats to rest outside of the gate area .

Quoting Bps3458 (Reply 7):
Think this is a great job by the captain even though I thought this should have been communicated much earlier at the gate to calm everyone down

It was nice of him , that's what i thought too .

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
Nice report and pictures, especially liked your FRA ground shots, always nice to get up close and board from the ground.

I always prefer being bussed to being air-bridged .

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
Great TR

Really like the pics.

Glad you liked them  Smile .
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