parton87
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Air Berlin A320 ARN-TXL Pics And Video

Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:18 pm

Hello A.net readers!

I will write about my flight with Air Berlin to Berlin Tegel last Monday. This was my first time flying with a low cost airline and I was not disappointed! No baggage-fee and in flight-service!

Flight details
Stockholm-Arlanda --> Berlin-Tegel
Date: 27th of July 2009
Flight number: AB8101
A/C: A320
Gate departure:06:55
Gate Arrival:0830
Fl Time:1 hour and 15 minutes
Pax on board: Around 100

Air Berlin operate´s from Arlanda´s terminal 2 which is the second international terminal at Arlanda, the other one is terminal 5. AB flies to Berlin and Hannover from ARN.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009002.jpg
At the gate

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009003.jpg
At the gate from the side

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009006.jpg
cabin

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009005.jpg
cabin during boarding

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009004.jpg

Our flight departed from gate 68 on time and taxied to runway 19L for takeoff.
We climbed quickly to 39000 feet. Shortly after takeoff the cabin crew started there cabin-service. Crew consisted of three male F/A´s and one female F/A. They offer us a cheese or turkey sandwich and cold and hot drinks for free. Alcohol drinks was for sale.
The food tasted good and the crew was very nice.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009007.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009009.jpg

We landed 10 minutes behind schedule at Tegel´s runway 26R
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009014.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009015.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009016.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009018.jpg

Landing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArXWH-OPBPk

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009021.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/berlin/berlin2009020.jpg
Parked at the gate.

Hope you enjoyed! Please comment!
 
LY777
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RE: Air Berlin A320 ARN-TXL Pics And Video

Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:05 pm

Nice TR
I was always wondering why Air Berlin decided to mix A320s and 737s
Flown:717,727,732,734,735,738,73W,742/744/748,752,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W, 788, D8,D10,L1011, A3B2,A320,A321,A332,A343,A388
 
PlaneHunter
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RE: Air Berlin A320 ARN-TXL Pics And Video

Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:11 pm

Nice report, Parton.

Quoting Parton87 (Thread starter):
This was my first time flying with a low cost airline and I was not disappointed! No baggage-fee and in flight-service!

AB is not a typical LCC like FR or U2.

Quoting LY777 (Reply 1):
I was always wondering why Air Berlin decided to mix A320s and 737s

They wanted to expand quickly and it's likely Airbus offered a very good deal.


PH
Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
 
debonair
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RE: Air Berlin A320 ARN-TXL Pics And Video

Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:46 am



Quoting LY777 (Reply 1):
I was always wondering why Air Berlin decided to mix A320s and 737s

This is a very complicated and looong story... The "Air Berlin Group" consist of different airlines. AirBerlin, Belair and dba were pro Boeing in the past- LTU pro Airbus. So, when the group was formed back few years, the AB Group already operated a mix fleet- PLUS it took over the future order-books (e.g. dba B737NG orders).
In addition to that, that's correct, Airbus did a great offer plus a lot of benefits! Like free re-training of Boeing pilots to Airbus standards etc.!

Quoting Parton87 (Thread starter):
This was my first time flying with a low cost airline and I was not disappointed! No baggage-fee and in flight-service!

True, it's now advertising "low fare"-airline. And don't forget: audio-and video system, blankets & pillows, free magazines & newspapers, frequent traveller programme...

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