Reason For Trip:
10 days after my trip to Hiroshima, and this time I had to go to Surabaya for a quick 24 hour business trip. This will be a pretty brief TR as its only a quick 1hr 10min flight to SUB.
31 July 2008
Jakarta (CGK) – Surabaya (SUB)
Airline: Garuda GA306
1st Flight: 29 Sep 1993
Flight time: 1 hour 08 minutes
Cruise: 33000 feet
Made it to the airport just 30mins before departure. I still had some minutes so I decided to get to the Garuda domestic lounge to meet some of my friends. It was really full at this time of the morning and getting a seat itself was a challenge, I even had to stand up inside the smoking room.
View of the lounge from the smoking room
Not a very good start to the day. Several minutes later my friends arrived and we had a quick coffee before walking towards the gate. PK-GWL which is one of the older B734 in GA’s fleet will be bringing us to Surabaya today.
Just as suspected, not one empty seat on this flight, mainly 99% business people for a day trip to Surabaya. Really nothing much to mention inflight, service was prompt and without a fuss, and most of my time was spent looking out the window or reading the day’s papers. Before too long we already started our descent and several minutes later we were at Surabaya Juanda Airport. Really busy today.
My friend/business partner ready for the short hop to SUB
GA B737 fleet
Hardly any clear blue skies in Jakarta
Greasy Fried Rice early in the morning
Top of descent
3 mins to touchdown
Juanda Tarmac with Mandala and Silkair
Sheraton Hotel & Towers Surabaya
These are pictures of the old rooms
And now the new room which I stayed in
My favorite hotel program
The Sheraton hotel in Surabaya is your typical business hotel with great location and good service. This time my secretary booked me the newly upgraded rooms which were really great. You guys can see the difference from the pics above.
1 August 2008
Surabaya (SUB) – Jakarta (CGK)
Airline: Garuda GA317
1st Flight: 04 May 1998
Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cruise: 36000 feet
Another quick 1 night stay in Surabaya and now its time for me to head back home to Jakarta. The night before was great, we managed to meet up with some old friends for dinner and a couple of drinks after that. Managed to get some shuteye before waking up at 9am for a breakfast and last minute discussion with some of my employees from Surabaya. Had brunch and then it was off to the airport. We got to the airport just 40mins before departure, meaning theres just enough time for a drink at the lounge.
PK-GGN is one of the later B733 ever produced, back in 1998 to be precise.
Legroom good for a B737 J cabin
Lion / Wings Air MD80
Bye bye Juanda
Airfast MD82, on a charter flight, most probably by Freeport Mines. This baby is a 1990 example and previously served with Midway, Aeromexico, Reno Air, American and now with Airfast and in that order I mentioned.
Push back was done on time, however, after engine 1 was started, we were towed back to the gate. I knew something was amiss and true enough, they brought the air stairs to the aircraft and the engineers were having discussions with the pilot. Couple of minutes later, the pilot informed that they had a sensor warning while trying to start engine 2. But the engineers were able to solve the problem and after approximately 20mins we were off. I dozed most of the flight and also opted not to have anything to eat. Surabaya is a nice city, but its always nice to be back home in Jakarta.
Nice scenary on route
Hello beautiful smog of Jakarta
Thanks again for reading guys.
Next trips will be:
Sydney & Perth with MH in F & J. And QF J in between in the B743 (Sep 30)
Frankfurt and Munich with TG F and LH J. Plus coffee and cigarettes with SASDC8 in FRA. (I will actually be personally delivering him his B744 ride to BKK, warming up seat 1K for him) (Oct 30)
Hong Kong with CI in J (Dec 24)
Detriot in Jan. Airline and dates yet to be confirmed.
My Older trip reports from latest to oldest.
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)