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Birthday Trip To Sunny Lanzarote (147 Pics)

Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:53 pm

Birthday trip to sunny Lanzarote (147 pics)



I planed this trip as a present for my girlfriend. It was the end of August 2008 when I checked easyJet website for some flights somewhere in Europe, connecting in Madrid. As I wanted something special, I checked all the possible connections and I decided that Lanzarote is more special than any other place in continental Europe. Reasons, quite obvious: great distance (4000 km from Bucharest) so lots of flying time, first visit to Canary Islands, the Ocean, warm weather during winter etc.
I booked the tickets right away, paying around 100 euro/person. But at that time I was in the U.S. (hopefully the trip report including 12 flights will be coming soon), so I actually spent almost 150 dollars/person, making the spending a bit higher than it would have been in Europe.

Let’s start...

I went to the airport quite early, taking into consideration that traffic in Bucharest can give you a hard time, being there almost 2.5 hours before the departure time. I wanted to be one of the first to check-in for the flight in order to be in group A (by the way, on-line check-in is not available for flights from Bucharest).
I managed to find the check-in counters for easyJet flight to MAD, but there were already maybe 10-15 persons waiting, even though there was nothing on the monitors and no announcement was made. We got our group A boarding pass, so we had plenty of time to get something to eat and look around the terminal.

Maybe one hour before the flight we went through security and waited for the boarding. Getting closer to the boarding time, a queue line was formed, even though most of the passengers were in group B. I hate that, why are they waiting in line next to the boarding counter if they are in group B, can anyone explain me?! The boarding began and obviously some of the persons from group B wanted to go in front, but they were not allowed (thank you, ground personnel).

So priority boarding passengers, families with small kids and we, from group A, were all taken to aircraft. When the bus doors opened everyone rushed towards the front stairs... It’s so funny to see them all pushing and trying to get inside the aircraft as soon as possible. People, when are you going to learn that the seats with good view are fewer in the front of the aircraft than in the back, not to mention that all those babies and kids can give you a nightmare when they begin whining and even crying...?
Me and my girlfriend went, just ourselves, towards the rear stairs. We had so many seats to choose from in the back.


OTP (Bucharest Henri Coanda / Otopeni) - MAD (Madrid Barajas)
21 Nov 2008, Friday
easyJet - U2 7838
Airbus A319-100 / G-EZAP (first flight: 26 Apr 2006)
Scheduled: 11:50 - 15:00 (4hr 10m)
Actual: 12:21 - 14:50 (3hr 29m)
Seat: 24E
Load factor: 95 %

We took-off from runway 26L, a premiere for me. I only took-off using 08R, until now.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A01.jpg

During the take-off run… That’s the TAROM maintenance hangar. As you can see, there’s a Russian Sky Express B737.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A02.jpg

We’re airborne. The airport terminal building, with the ATC tower, which is undergoing repair works.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A03.jpg

The airport and our plane’s shadow
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A04.jpg

Looking behind, that’s runway 08L/26R, which is still closed to traffic, due to repair works.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A05.jpg

Climbing, we can barely see the Carpathian Mountains, far away.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A06.jpg

Pitesti city, NW from Bucharest
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A07.jpg

Almost full house on this flight
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A08.jpg

The view outside was obstructed by thick layer of clouds, so nothing to see for quite a long time…
When the in-flight catering started, I bought a sandwich, which was good, but I had better before.

Adriatic coast of Italy
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A09.jpg

Apennine Mountains
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A10.jpg

This route over Italy is very busy, I got to see many planes passing by, but unfortunately there was almost no time to get a decent picture. All I got is this:

Iberia / A320
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A11.jpg

A320, unknown airline
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A12.jpg

TAROM / A310 - that’s a very familiar sighting in Bucharest. It was coming exactly from Madrid.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A13.jpg

Approaching the coast of Spain
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A14.jpg

Does anyone know which airport / airfield is this? It’s somewhere north of Castellon de la Plana.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A15.jpg

El Grau de Castello
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A16.jpg

Some cliffs…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A17.jpg

Descending towards Madrid, we see the typical Spanish countryside, with those trees spread apart by equal distances, making them looking like dots.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A18.jpg

During the final approach for runway 33L at Barajas airport, we see the Iberia hangars, with quite a few B747s.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A19.jpg

So sad to see a B747 ripped apart…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A20.jpg

The plane’s shadow, just before landing
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A21.jpg

ATC tower from terminal 1 and/or 2
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A22.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A23.jpg

Air Europa / A330-200 / EC-JQG
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A24.jpg

Cubana / Il-96-300 / CU-T1254 (last time I saw this beauty was also in MAD)
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A25.jpg

Air Pullmantur / B747-400 / EC-KQC
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A26.jpg

Cargo planes far away
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A27.jpg

Aerolineas Argentinas / B747-400 / LV-AXF
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/A28.jpg

After deboarding, we had lots of time before the next flight to Lanzarote, so we headed for terminal 4.
During the bus transfer, we could see the 4 sky-scrapers near Plaza de Castilla.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/B1.jpg

Terminal 4
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/B2.jpg

Iberia’s the boss around here!
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/B3.jpg

I love those arches.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/B4.jpg

We got back to terminal 1, and having checked-in on-line, we got through security and headed for our gate.


MAD (Madrid Barajas) - ACE (Arrecife / Lanzarote)
21 Nov 2008, Friday
easyJet - U2 7753
Airbus A319-100 / G-EZAC (first flight: 8 Feb 2006)
Scheduled: 17:20 - 19:05 (2hr 45m)
Actual: 17:42 - 18:48 (2hr 6m)
Seat: 21E
Load factor: 90 %

This boarding was also a mess, as passengers tried to get in front. We were also taken to the aircraft by bus.

Our A319 was parked near an MD-88 from Iberia, which doesn’t seem to ever fly anymore.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C01.jpg

The sun was slowly vanishing…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C02.jpg

We started to move around the airport, passing near this beautiful DHL / A300 / OO-DLZ
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C03.jpg

Terminal 4 satellite building
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C04.jpg

Rotating from runway 36L
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C05.jpg

Nice view
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C06.jpg

Leaving behind Spain and flying over the Atlantic.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C07.jpg

Huelva
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C08.jpg

Nice clouds over the ocean
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C09.jpg

We began our descent towards ACE, coming from north-east, making a big loop south of the island, and turning right to align with runway 3. We landed in complete darkness in Lanzarote, with just some lights visible from Arrecife.

The terminal building and the “Lanzarote” sign. We were still rolling when I took this picture, that’s the best I got, out of 4.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C10.jpg

We entered the terminal through the jet way, no luggage to wait for, so I got this picture of the Lanzarote Island’s logo, in the arrival hall.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/C11.jpg

We headed for the hotel, located in the opposite side from Arrecife, not far from the airport, in Puerto del Carmen, a very nice resort.

Being 22nd of November, my girlfriend’s birthday, it turned out to be a wonderful day for both of us. The sunshine made its way in our apartment and the weather was just great. So warm, I only got a T-shirt on me.

That’s the hotel
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D01.jpg

There was also a swimming pool, but I didn’t try it, since the ocean was so close…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D02.jpg

One of the many volcanoes from the island
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D03.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D04.jpg

In the morning we went to Arrecife, to explore the city, which is quite small and with very narrow streets.

The port of Arrecife. The water was so clear, as I have never seen before.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D05.jpg

Gran Hotel, the tallest building on the island
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D06.jpg

So awkward to see a Christmas tree in a place where you are only wearing a T-shirt… But I suppose the people from southern hemisphere are use to it.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D07.jpg

Playa del Reducto, which was very well maintained
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D08.jpg

Like I said, such clear water…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D09.jpg

Palm trees… my favorite trees.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D10.jpg

It was time to head towards the airport, for some spotting. The clouds were giving us a hard time, especially when we were trying to get nice pictures of the surroundings.
The runway is very close to the beach, so the approach is very similar to St. Maarten, even though it is not so spectacular. There were many people around, waiting for the planes to land in Lanzarote.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D11.jpg

First catch, Jet2 / B757-200
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D12.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D13.jpg

ACE airport
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D14.jpg

Amazing to see so many people, young but especially old, watching that show produced by planes landing on top of them. Somewhere else, at another airport, those people might have looked suspicious, but not here! They were there just to watch and take pictures of the planes.
Why it is possible here and back home it is not? Why can’t people just do what they like? Only rhetorical questions…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D15.jpg

Air Nostrum / CRJ-200 / EC-JCG
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D16.jpg

…taking off into the skies, on runway 3
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D17.jpg

Meanwhile, 3 more planes were getting ready to leave the island
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D18.jpg

Jetairfly / B737-800 / OO-VAS
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D19.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D20.jpg

Another one just before landing
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D21.jpg

Roaring over my head… great feeling!
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D22.jpg

Another one, this one looks like an Airbus
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D23.jpg

Indeed, Spanair / A320-200 / EC-ICL
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D24.jpg

I wasn’t the only one taking pictures…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D25.jpg

It got pretty busy around here
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D26.jpg

Now SAS / B737-800 / LN-RPL has clearance to take-off
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D27.jpg

easyJet / A319-100 / G-EZAK
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D28.jpg

Air Europa / B737-800 / EC-JEX
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D29.jpg

Well, that’s about it, it was noon so I hit the beach in Puerto del Carmen. Spotting is very nice, but it can be done in all kinds of weather. But sun and ocean I wouldn’t get until next year.

Playa de los Pocillos
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D30.jpg

People were swimming…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D31.jpg

So why shouldn’t I?
That’s me, swimming in the ocean, while back home in Romania it was raining and even snowing, exactly at that time.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D32.jpg

The water was very salty, so not too much effort to stay afloat
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D33.jpg

While at the beach, I could still watch the aircraft activity. It’s an Air Berlin / A321
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D34.jpg

The same Air Berlin / A321, now landing
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D35.jpg

Spanair / A320-200
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D36.jpg

In the after-noon, it came the sad moment of leaving the beach behind.
We arrived at the airport, both happy and sad in the same time.

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D37.jpg

ATC tower
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D38.jpg

Lots of cactus trees at the airport
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D39.jpg

Long queue lines, most of them full of British and German holiday makers. We had our on-line check-in, so no need to wait in line.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D40.jpg

Again holiday decorations, so weird and funny…
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D41.jpg

We got through security and we went exploring inside the departure hall. There were large windows towards the runway, obstructed from place to place by airport shops.

View of Arrecife from the airport
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D42.jpg

The terminal had, at both ends, 2 opened-air areas, so you might mistakenly think they’re for spotters. Actually they were for smokers, but you could easily take pictures, if not bothered by smoke or dirty windows, which definitely need a wash.

TUIfly / B737-300 / D-AGEG
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D43.jpg

Condor / A320-200 / D-AICC
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D44.jpg

Aer Lingus / A321-100 / EI-CPD
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D45.jpg

Binter Canarias / ATR 72 / EC-KGJ
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D46.jpg

Air Berlin / A320-200 / D-ABDC
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/D47.jpg

And here it is coming from Madrid, our easyJet plane which will take us back. It’s the same aircraft that got us to Lanzarote yesterday.

easyJet / A319-100 / G-EZAC
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E1.jpg


ACE (Arrecife / Lanzarote) - MAD (Madrid Barajas)
22 Nov 2008, Saturday
easyJet - U2 7754
Airbus A319-100 / G-EZAC (first flight: 8 Feb 2006)
Scheduled: 18:45 - 22:15 (2hr 30m)
Actual: 18:54 - 22:10 (2hr 16m)
Seat: 22E
Load factor: 90 %

By the time boarding began, there was already dark outside. Next to us there’s yet one more Air Berlin.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E2.jpg

Our aircraft made its way towards runway 3, where I did the spotting. Clearance was given, so as soon as we got on the runway, the take-off roll began. We were airborne in no time.

The lights of Arrecife. Bye, bye, Lanzarote, hope to get back here soon! Or maybe to one of your sister islands, the Canary Islands.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E3.jpg

During the flight, the lights were dimmed, as people tried to get some sleep.
I looked all the time through the window, maybe I would catch a glimpse of Africa. And yes, I did! Africa was on our right! The lights from Morocco were clearly visible; unfortunately the pictures were poor, due to low visibility and constant turbulence.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E4.jpg

There was also a announcement from the flight crew, to let us know that we are very close to Casablanca.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E5.jpg

Over Sevilla
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E6.jpg

Landing was smooth, on runway 33R. We parked right next to a Lufthansa / A320-200 / D-AIPR. This registration number seemed very familiar. I checked my flight log and I discovered that this plane was exactly the same that got me and my girlfriend from Munchen in September, on our way back from the U.S. It’s such a small world!
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/E7.jpg

Since our flight to Bucharest was scheduled in the morning, we had time on our hands to explore Madrid, even though it was much colder than Lanzarote and very windy. We strolled around the city center for a couple of hours.

Plaza Mayor
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F01.jpg

The Christmas decorations were there, but unfortunately they were not switched on. Also, they set up a Christmas market.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F02.jpg

Madrid’s symbol, the bear and madrono tree
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F03.jpg

Puerta del Sol
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F04.jpg

Plaza de Cibeles and Palacio de Comunicaciones
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F05.jpg

Puerta de Alcala
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F06.jpg

Don Quijote and Sancho Panza statue in Plaza de Espana. Only my camera flash did the work, there were no lights around the statue.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F07.jpg

Palacio Real
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F08.jpg

We went back to the airport by taxi, quite expensive, but we couldn’t take the risk of waiting for the metro to open, at 6:00 AM. By the way, why is the metro starting so late? In other cities, including mine, the metro opens up at 5:00 AM.
Arriving at Barajas at 3:00 AM, we searched for a place to stay… There were absolutely no seats whatsoever, only in terminal 2 there were maybe 10, all taken. All the passengers waiting for their early morning flights were sitting and sleeping on the cold floor. Really, it’s quite shameful not to have seats in the check-in area. Come on, there are people arriving earlier than their check-in time, old people, people with disabilities, kids, where on earth are they supposed to sit, on the floor? It makes no sense to me. Just stupid!


MAD (Madrid Barajas) - OTP (Bucharest Henri Coanda / Otopeni)
23 Nov 2008, Sunday
easyJet - U2 7837
Airbus A319-100 / G-EZBV (first flight: 7 May 2007)
Scheduled: 07:20 - 12:10 (3hr 50m)
Actual: 12:25 - 16:38 (3hr 13m)
Seat: 22A
Load factor: 100 %

At 5:00, we got through security, so we can get some seats to sit on. We crashed in, being very tired. Boarding was opened, the same mess, people trying to get in front. We were taken by bus to the aircraft then we waited for departure. Now the interesting part comes in, not necessarily nice from my point of view.
We were given an announcement from the flight crew that we were not given ATC slots to take-off. At that time, really? There was no action at the airport. Finally they broke the news, our plane was unable to take-off, due to technical cause. We had to leave the aircraft and wait, for an aircraft coming all the way from England, in 3 hours time. Everybody was annoyed, but hey, this is aviation, better safe than sorry.

Inside the G-EZBT, waiting for take-off, which never occured
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F09.jpg

Air Comet, next to us
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F10.jpg

Again Air Comet, now being dawn (we waited patiently inside for a while)
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F11.jpg

We were taken back to the terminal, not before going again through security check. We went to check the monitors.
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F12.jpg

Meanwhile I noticed a few passengers at our gate, which stayed the same. I found out that we would be given a 9 euros voucher, to get a snack in the airport, as a compensation for the delay. Good enough for me, that’s exactly what we did, but the range of products in the self-service restaurant was very limited, with only a few sandwiches, croissants and drinks.

Then we walked through the terminal, maybe 5-6 times in every direction. MAD airport was very busy, we could see aircrafts landing from the south all the time. Even parallel landings.

TAM / A330-200 / PT-MVK
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F13.jpg

Air Pullmantur / B747-300 / EC-IOO
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F14.jpg

Qatar Airways / A330-300 / one of the planes promoting the Asian Games
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F15.jpg

Delta Air Lines / B767-300 / old livery
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F16.jpg

Delta Air Lines / B767-300 / new livery
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F17.jpg

I like the nose, it looks so chubby
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/F18.jpg

Then we moved to our gate, waiting full of hope for our flight. Meanwhile there were many passengers filling some kind of form at the boarding counter, in order to get compensation for the delay. When I asked them what are they doing, they said they heard from other people that you can get compensation for the delay… So maybe there were a few passengers who had an idea about Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 and they just spread the word. Unbelievable how some people who pay so less for a flight, they get informed about the delay, get vouchers, get flown back safely, also expect to be paid compensation of hundreds of euros.

Boarding started, so we were lucky, we would get to Bucharest today.
Inside the aircraft, the crew explained what happened, apologized for the delay and told us that this aircraft had to be flown to Madrid from Bristol.

View outside, this time on the left side, from G-EZBV
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G01.jpg

Real Madrid / B757-200 / EC-HDS
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G02.jpg

Air Europa / A330-200 / EC-JQQ
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G03.jpg

We started to make our way towards runway 36R, just behind the T4 satellite
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G04.jpg

Iberia, Iberia and also Iberia
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G05.jpg

Iberworld / A330
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G06.jpg

2 Iberia / Airbus A340-600
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G07.jpg

While taking-off I spotted TAROM / A310
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G08.jpg

Airborne
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G09.jpg

Looking back, the 2 towers from Plaza Castilla and the 4 skyscrapers were visible
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G10.jpg

Spanish landscape
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G11.jpg

From this point onward I slept most of the time, I only got up just before reaching the western coast of Italy
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G12.jpg

Civitavecchia
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G13.jpg

Bracciano Lake, just north from Roma
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G14.jpg

L’Aquila
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G15.jpg

Snowy mountains
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G16.jpg

Continued in the reply...

[Edited 2008-11-30 14:00:11]
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Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:01 pm

Continued here:

Giulianova, north from Pescara
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G17.jpg

Cabin view
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G18.jpg

Over Bosnia, which was full of snow
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G19.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G20.jpg

Belgrade, in Serbia
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G21.jpg

The bridge over Danube
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G22.jpg

Entering the Romanian airspace, we could see that this part of the country had its share of the snow
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G23.jpg

Targu-Jiu city
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G24.jpg

Beginning to descent towards Bucharest
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G25.jpg

Arges river, close to Bucharest
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G26.jpg

The airport on our left, since we would land coming from the east
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G27.jpg

Notice the easyJet just arriving from Milano and also the Romanian presidential planes, including the B707
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G28.jpg

Landing in Bucharest on runway 26L
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G29.jpg

Presidential fleet
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G30.jpg

The airport, with Austrian, KLM and Swiss
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G31.jpg

We parked next to the other easyjet / A319-100 / G-EZIN
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr86/romanian_spotter/Lanzarote%202008/G32.jpg

We quickly got through customs and headed home, in a very cold and dark Bucharest. Then again, there’s no place like home.

This was our 24th flight in 2008, with more than 41.000 km flown. It was the perfect last vacation of this year, which was great in all aspects.

Thank you all for reading and looking at so many pictures. Please feel free to post your questions or comments.

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Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:15 pm

great report! no need for words! pictures explained everything. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!

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Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:42 pm

Hey excellent TR 10/10,

I did not seea TR from you for a while so its great to see this. Your photos are amazing. Especially the ones of the IB 747's !! Shame to see them being cut up. I once flew on those to HAV from MAD. I loved the B747 in that livery also.

The approach lights at the beach in ACE are cool also as are the spotting opportunities. I never knew it was so good to spot .

Also I love the CU / IL photo. Id love to go on that one day. The Romanian President has a 707? Thats cool. The Tarom A310 looks great also.

Oh and one last thing the aerial photo of Belgrade was great also and the cruise port in Rome.

Fantastic TR covering so many things.

Thanks for your hard work posting it .

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Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:16 pm

Hi Nick
Great trip report, loved the photos, especially the one of a certain airline in Arrecife  Wink
Thanks for posting.
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Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:33 am

Very nice TR.Loved all the pics!!
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Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:16 am

Very nice report!

"Delta Air Lines / B767-300 / old livery"

That picture however is a B767-400ER
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Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:26 am



Quoting Phileet92 (Reply 2):
great report! no need for words! pictures explained everything. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!

Thanks a lot!

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 3):
Hey excellent TR 10/10,
I did not seea TR from you for a while so its great to see this. Your photos are amazing. Especially the ones of the IB 747's !!

Thank you OA260,
I did not write a TR, in English at least, for a while...
I did write some TRs on the Romanian Spotters Forum, which was launched by me in December 2007. Now this forum grew so big as I would have never expected, so it takes up a lot of my free time.

Yes, I like those B747 in Iberia’s colours, too bad IB currently doesn’t operate them anymore.

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 3):
The Romanian President has a 707? Thats cool.

Yes, it is in service for many years now... It’s a spotters’ cherry on the cake, everywhere he goes.

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 3):
Fantastic TR covering so many things.

Thanks for your hard work posting it .

OA260

Thank you, once more... When it comes from you, it’s even great. Only people who spend a lot of time writing TRs can really appreciate the hard work involved.
By the way, I read all your TRs during the last year. I like them a lot, since they have so many pictures.

Cheers!

Quoting EICVD (Reply 4):
Hi Nick
Great trip report, loved the photos, especially the one of a certain airline in Arrecife
Thanks for posting.

Thanks. I might have an idea too about the airline you’re talking about.  Wink
In TR I didn’t even mentioned it. At the time of booking this itinerary, I had 2 options, Lanzarote and Dublin (which included a flight with Aer Lingus)... So I really have to pay a visit to Ireland sometime soon.

Quoting BW424 (Reply 5):
Very nice TR.Loved all the pics!!

Thanks a lot.

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 6):
Very nice report!

"Delta Air Lines / B767-300 / old livery"

That picture however is a B767-400ER

Thanks for your remarks.
Indeed, it’s B767-400ER. I sometime don’t even bother checking which plane is from Delta, since they have so many B767-300. The angle and the sun light also played a part in my mistake.
This summer I also flew on B767-300 ATL-SFO, so when transferring in Atlanta, all I could see was Delta, everywhere I looked.
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Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:38 am

Hi Nickbbu,

Hope you enjoyed your trip!

It was great reading, and some fab. pictures!

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Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:38 am

Hi Nickbbu,

This is an amazing report! So complete and detailed, with some really tremendous pictures as well!
Thanks for sharing your amazing trip, and MAD by night tour  Smile
I really enjoyed reading it, and looking at your pictures!

Thanks for sharing!
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Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:42 am



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 8):

It was great reading, and some fab. pictures!

Thank you for taking the time to look at it.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
This is an amazing report! So complete and detailed, with some really tremendous pictures as well!
Thanks for sharing your amazing trip, and MAD by night tour
I really enjoyed reading it, and looking at your pictures!

Thank you Joost, I also read your TRs as well.
All the best!

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Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi Nick,

Great report, amazing your other half agreed to this trip, it's a real treck for those not really interested in planes, however if she is, no matter  Smile

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Somewhere else, at another airport, those people might have looked suspicious, but not here! They were there just to watch and take pictures of the planes.

- What a great place to spend some time & lovely to been in a hastle free enviroment!

Regards

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Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:37 am



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):

Great report, amazing your other half agreed to this trip, it's a real treck for those not really interested in planes, however if she is, no matter

Hi Mark, thanks.
I am very lucky considering that she is very interested in planes and aviation. Even though she’s not taking pictures, she likes to watch the planes as much as I do. The same with flying.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):

What a great place to spend some time & lovely to been in a hastle free enviroment

Definitely, but in the same time it makes you wonder why it’s possible in some airports, and not in others…

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Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:55 am

Hola Nick!

Thanks for this infornmative TR about your visit to Lanzarote. It is great as it covers spotting, tourism of both Lanzarote and Madrid. BTW, you seem to like visitng Spanish cities at night, weren't you the one who posted a TR to BCN including a night in the city?

I have never visited Lanzarote, so in my next trip to Tenerife, I have some firends there, I may include a quick hop to that beautiful island.

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
So why shouldn't I?
That's me, swimming in the ocean, while back home in Romania it was raining and even snowing, exactly at that time.

I heard that last week cold had reached the Canaries: 18ºC!!!!!! ONLY!

Salut!

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Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:03 pm

Hi Roger,
Thank you for your reply.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 13):

BTW, you seem to like visitng Spanish cities at night, weren't you the one who posted a TR to BCN including a night in the city?

I sure did. It’s a year and a half since I posted that TR, so I’m glad you still remember it...

Actually I’ve also made another visit to Spain and Portugal since then, in September 2007 (for 11 days), to Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, so I visited them during the day too. Unfortunately I had no time to post a TR.
I also visited during the night many cities like London, Milano, Roma, Munchen, Amsterdam, Monaco, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Luxembourg, New York, Las Vegas (I guess it doesn’t count, it looks like during the day), Niagara Falls etc.

It’s really nice, especially during summer, to go sightseeing in a big city, since you don’t have to worry about the traffic and especially tourists. It’s quite special to be alone in a, let’s say, famous place visited by thousands of tourists during the day.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 13):
I heard that last week cold had reached the Canaries: 18ºC!!!!!! ONLY!

Well, then I was lucky... It would have been a pity to go to Lanzarote and not be able to take a swim into the ocean.

All The best!
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Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:03 pm



Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
A320, unknown airline

looks like Cyprus Airways to me.

Besides, a very detailed and well illustrated trip report. Thank you and well done!
 
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Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:36 am



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 15):
looks like Cyprus Airways to me.

Besides, a very detailed and well illustrated trip report. Thank you and well done!

Hi Piskoto,
Thanks for the answer.

Anyway it’s extremely hard to identify an aircraft while flying. So at least I try to take pictures but sometimes nothing good comes out of it.
The time used to turn on the camera, to zoom in and take the pictures could’ve been used to take a look at the aircraft with your own eyes and identify the aircraft. But if there are no pictures, there’s nothing to remember…

All the best to you!
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Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:37 pm

Excellent report. So informative with so many good photos. What a nice mini-break you had, despite the delay at MAD. I bet you were glad to get back though after such a long day.

Arrecife certainly has some good locations for plane spotting, will remember that should I ever be there.

Thanks for posting!
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Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:28 pm

Anyway, in Cyprus the temperature is still quite good, 19-20 degrees, quite hot for December, don't you think?
 
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Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:22 pm

Hello, Nick,

also from my point of view, thanx for this interesting story and nice pics.

I know that spotting point at Lanzarote from my previous visits, indeed a great place.

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Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:56 am

Great report and awesome pictures!

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
So awkward to see a Christmas tree in a place where you are only wearing a T-shirt… But I suppose the people from southern hemisphere are use to it.

Heh, so true...I always had problems getting in the Christmas spirit when I lived in Florida.

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Unbelievable how some people who pay so less for a flight, they get informed about the delay, get vouchers, get flown back safely, also expect to be paid compensation of hundreds of euros.

Well, it's true some people get greedy, but on the other hand I've had experiences where a weekend trip got ruined by a mechanical delay, and there's something to be said for at least getting some compensation for your lost time, especially when a lot of the time if you just try to just say "I'll just go another time" the airline tries to soak you for change fees and such, when it's their machine that's broken.

Again, loved the report - any other trips coming up?
 
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Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:30 pm



Quoting Infodesk (Reply 17):
Excellent report. So informative with so many good photos.
..........................
Thanks for posting!
Happy flying
Infodesk

Thanks Infodesk.
Happy flying to you too!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 19):
Hello, Nick,

also from my point of view, thanx for this interesting story and nice pics.

I know that spotting point at Lanzarote from my previous visits, indeed a great place.

Thanks FLIEGER67.
By the way, do you have a TR which includes ACE?

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 20):
Great report and awesome pictures!

Thank you ExFATboy!

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 20):

Well, it's true some people get greedy, but on the other hand I've had experiences where a weekend trip got ruined by a mechanical delay, and there's something to be said for at least getting some compensation for your lost time, especially when a lot of the time if you just try to just say "I'll just go another time" the airline tries to soak you for change fees and such, when it's their machine that's broken.

I agree with you, when it’s their fault you should get compensation.
For me, being delayed on this flight and arriving in Bucharest at 5 PM instead of 1 PM wasn’t such a problem, I just lost my afternoon. But for others who don’t live in Bucharest, it might have been a lot more problematic, when they needed to catch a train to other city in the country and go back to work on Monday morning.

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 20):
Again, loved the report - any other trips coming up?

Well, not for this year. I will just relax during the winter holidays.
But I’m planning for next year.

It’s certain a trip to Venice in January. Last time I went there I didn’t have enough time to see as much as I wanted, but now I will explore it thoroughly.

Meanwhile I’m working on a trip report about my summer travels in the US, Canada and Mexico, in the summer of 2008. But it takes a lot of time, as it will include 300-400 pictures, maybe more.
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Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:35 am

Nickbbu,

What a brilliant trip report! I have been to the Canaries many times, but have never spotted at ACE- it looks brilliant. Hope you had a great trip, and thanks so much for sharing it with us! May I suggest your next destination as TFN via MAD on an IB A340?! (My personal favourite)  Wink

Keep on flying and smiling,

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Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:54 pm



Quoting ChilliQueen (Reply 22):
What a brilliant trip report! I have been to the Canaries many times, but have never spotted at ACE- it looks brilliant. Hope you had a great trip, and thanks so much for sharing it with us! May I suggest your next destination as TFN via MAD on an IB A340?!

Thank you Chilliqueen for your words and for your suggestion.
I might even do it! Even though LAN Chile MAD-FRA on A340 is also nice.

All the best!
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Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:13 pm



Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Does anyone know which airport / airfield is this? It’s somewhere north of Castellon de la Plana.

Come on, there is nobody here who knows which is the airfield in that picture?
Maybe because it looks as it was recently built? Maybe for military purpose...

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Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:34 pm

Hi Nick,

very interesting trip report and a great selection of lots of fantastic pictures!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
The runway is very close to the beach, so the approach is very similar to St. Maarten, even though it is not so spectacular. There were many people around, waiting for the planes to land in Lanzarote.

Seems to be a really great place and a nice atmosphere!

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Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:52 am



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 25):
Hi Nick,

very interesting trip report and a great selection of lots of fantastic pictures

Hi Christoph,
Thank you for your reply.

All the best!
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Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:26 am

Hi Nick,
finally I found the time to read your report, wow so many pictures!
But to Lanzarote for 1 day Big grin from Romania,... that would be an exhausting trip!!
Actually you should return some day when you like to see more of the island, which offers very interesting nature also. I've been to the island a couple of times myself, and I remember the beach of Matagorda, close to the airport, very well. It's a great place for spotting in late afternoon after an almost full day at the beach of swimmingpool.

Cheers,
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Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:50 pm

Nice TR.....and it looks like a cool holiday. I wish more airports would set up dedicated viewing areas....I have yet to meet someone who didn't enjoy watching planes land....so why not let them look???? Sigh...modern times eh?
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RE: Birthday Trip To Sunny Lanzarote (147 Pics)

Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:56 pm

Nice report. I didn't know ACE had such a nice area to watch planes. I might have to go there..

Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
Our A319 was parked near an MD-88 from Iberia, which doesn’t seem to ever fly anymore.

I think you're right, especially as the engine is missing  Silly
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RE: Birthday Trip To Sunny Lanzarote (147 Pics)

Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:35 pm



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 27):
Hi Nick,
finally I found the time to read your report, wow so many pictures!
But to Lanzarote for 1 day from Romania,... that would be an exhausting trip!!

Hi Eric,
Welcome back from Japan!
Thanks for taking the time to read it.
Well it wasn’t so exhausting at all... But flying in 2006 from Los Angeles to Bucharest with stopovers in JFK and CDG was!

Quoting Pumaknight (Reply 28):
Nice TR.....
Sigh...modern times eh?

Thank you Pumaknight.
Modern times? Kind of sad, modern should’ve meant something different...
But unfortunately we, as a whole world, lost our innocence on September the 11th.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 29):
Nice report. I didn't know ACE had such a nice area to watch planes. I might have to go there..

Thanks KAIGywer!
I highly recommend it if you want to spend a nice holiday and also see many planes landing while you are at the beach.
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