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London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:30 pm

London on the Dash 8/100 and the TS A313 again


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09180.jpg



Hey, dear readers,

and welcome to my third day in Canada.

Here are the links to day 1 and 2:
The Ancient AirTransat A310-300 To Toronto (by FLIEGER67 Sep 21 2009 in Trip Reports)
Toronto-Pearson To Toronto-City-Center By Plane! (by FLIEGER67 Sep 26 2009 in Trip Reports)

My flight back to Germany leaves late in the evening, a good chance for some more flying around!.






Saturday, 08.08.2009
YYZ (Toronto-Lester-B.-Pearson-International) Cloudy, Temperature 21 degrees
YXU (London-International-Airport) Rain, Temperature 15 degrees
Duration: 30 minutes announce
40 minutes actual

Service Air Canada 7709 operated by Air Canada Jazz
Scheduled: 13.50 // 14.30
Actual: 13.50 // 14.30
Gate: 109 Seat: 09F
Load factor: Around 80%


For this day, I decided to start up a little later, sleeped well, had a late breakfast.
It seems, I need to write a complaint letter to the hotel, no chance to read my book for a longer time in my sunny chair with all that planes approaching runway 24
(sarcastic).

AC B763:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09146.jpg

Another one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09147.jpg

Georgian Beech 1900:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09148.jpg

Westjet´s 737:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09149.jpg

No comment, see you later!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09150.jpg

Check out at 11.00 am, shuttled to Terminal 1 and checked in at the kiosk with the window last row seater for my flight.
I had my bag with me, a friendly AC lady serving the customers at the kiosks mentioned that I travelled with bag and dont go to the bag drop off desks.
She: "Sir, you need to check in your bag. It looks to large to carry it on in the cabin".
Me: "Sorry, no way, I need to check in for another flight later in the evening and travel on AC without my bag".
She, somewhat concerned: "Ok, do it your way".
It seems, not that much travellers check in for a evening flight and do another flight combi earlier!.
On the inter terminal train service to T3, TS announced on its website that check in for all afternoon/evening flights will be open from 12.30 am.
Only some two to three pax in front at the desks, no kiosks at TS. The friendly guy told me, that I'am really early for the evening service and he called immediatelly for the office, if its possible to check in now.
It was around 12.00 am and the conclusion after the call was that check in will be open at around 1.30 pm, to late for my boarding time at 1.15 pm.
Well, stored the bag for 4.-- Dollars at the airport service counter, shuttled by the train back to T1, through security and for the regional gates on the ground level.

Inter terminal transfer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09151.jpg

Jazz Dash 8´s, CRJ´s and also the Alliance B1900´s coming and going, impossible to locate my plane.

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09153.jpg

Miss that one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09152.jpg

Transaero´s 763:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09154.jpg

Air France heavy:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09155.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09157.jpg

And ACJazz:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09156.jpg

Green Jazz:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09159.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09160.jpg

Some more Jazz machine´s:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09161.jpg

This one for me?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09162.jpg

Or this one?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09163.jpg

No, this one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09164.jpg


Finally boarding was called perfectly ontime, only a short way to walk above the apron where C-FABA waited, a Dash 8-100 delivered at 11.02.1988 to Air BC, further at 02.11.2001 to AC regional and with ACJazz since 01.04.2002. How many circles has this frame done in more than 20 years of actice service?. For sure a lot!.
Leg no. 13 for me on type and a new registration for my log.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09158.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09165.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09166.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09167.jpg

One ok friendly female FA on that plane, no comment from the canadian staffed flightdeck, but according to the FA, flightlevel 8000 feet.
The cabin fitted with dark blue leather seats, well used, somewhat dirty.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09168.jpg

Seatback:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09171.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09169.jpg

A quick departure from the 3368 meters runway 33R. The weather forecast announced heavy rain later in the day, so it looks, the sky was grey and dull.
Free beverages and snacks in service also on this short route.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09170.jpg

Heading for London:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09172.jpg

Dirty engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09173.jpg

Approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09174.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09175.jpg

Low clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09176.jpg

Gear down:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09177.jpg

We´re going in the wrong direction, so it seems. More and more low clouds on approach to London where we touched down on the 2682 meters runway 15 in heavy rain.
Therefore not that much pictures from London, another new airport for my log.

Just landed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09178.jpg

Wet here:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09179.jpg

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09180.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09181.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09182.jpg

The terminal was larger than expected, but only a very few number of pax around.
YXU is no. 10 nowadays in terms of pax numbers around Canada.
Cabs waited under the roof, heavy rain, so time to go for the Via Rail Canada train station. The driver shuttled me directly to the entrance, arrived at around 3 pm, pretty ok for the 3.47 pm departure. The train was announced as ontime and so it was. The heavy diesel engine with that oldfashioned silver rail cars arrived as expected.

My service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09184.jpg

The engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09191.jpg

Classic rail cars:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09190.jpg

Really good looking, love it. A slow ride in comparison to European highspeed services along the rainy countryside let me also with only some minutes delay arriving at Torontos Union street station. It started to rain in Toronto also, the airport express departed beside the Fairmont hotel, the next one arrives soon thereafter and so I was on the way for the airport again.

City again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09199.jpg

Union station:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09201.jpg






Saturday, 08.08.2009
YYZ (Toronto-Lester-B.-Pearson-International) Rain, Temperature 17 degrees
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) Cloudy, Temperature 26 degrees
Duration: 7 hours, 20 minutes announced
7 hours, 40 minutes actual

Service TS 190 operated by Air Transat
Scheduled: 23.00 // 12.45 (six hours time difference)
Actual: 23.45 // 13.25
Gate: C37 Seat: 31B
Load factor: 100%


I was not amused after arrival at the airport. Masses of people especially around the SATA counters for Ponta Delgada, Lissabon and Porto and also at the Thomas Cook counters with several flights to the UK.
A quickly bag collection, joining the shorter line´s for TS, but it was nevertheless some 30 minutes till check in and the line improve´s heavily during my wait.
A nice young female agent accepted my bag and checked the seatmap for me, no more free window´s at the two seaters in the rear of the cabin, only at the three seaters more upfront. 31B was a two seater last row aisle, accepted with the nighttime flight.
Not a minute at security and in the gate area with lots of time to spend till my departure.

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09203.jpg

Oldfashioned seaters, lots of pax around, also BA and KL with the 747´s used T3 and several TS heavies to european destinations.
Night falls, so not that good photo chances, for a short time I saw five A313´s machines, two SATA and three TS together, a long gone sign in middle Europe.

SATA just arrived:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09202.jpg

Also a nice machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09204.jpg

My machine arrived a little late from Montego Bay, Jamaika, lots of police and customs officers around.

Nightly arrival:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09207.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09210.jpg

It was the scheduled A310-300, again C-GTSX, but what the heck, its an A310-300 anyway.
Boarding was therefore also late.
Leg no. 10 for me and the second on this machine, the details covered during story no. 1.
Five female and two male FA´s, also here mostly friendly staff.
The cabin fitted with the oldfashioned and well used leather seaters, clean so far, good legroom.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09216.jpg

Cockpit crew was from Canada, the captain with very detailed and friendly informations twice during boarding.
We also had to wait for bag offloading with three missing pax.
Departure from the 3389 meter´s runway 23 in direction Ottawa-Montreal-Labrador, more south of Greenland than inbound-Belfast-BHX-RTM-CGN-DUS.
Flightlevel 37000 feet.
Service was a hot meal after departure, too much time till the meal, from my point of view and a muffin prior to arrivals.

Main service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09214.jpg

Breakfast:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09215.jpg

And it was far to cold during the nightflight for my well being.
Touchdown on FRA's 4000 meter runway 25L around one hour late, a long taxi till our gate at Terminal 2 and back in good old Germany again.

Back in FRA:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09218.jpg

I had a nice chat with a young female FA during wait for deboarding, my point with the cold cabin was accepted, she told me that also she feels cold, but the lead FA
done the decision and she was ok with the temperature.

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09220.jpg

FRA border controll impressed me once again.Three counters open for non eu citizens with long lines of waiting pax and only one for all EU citizens, with also a long line,
that means some ten minutes to wait and also some ten minutes more for my bag.
Shuttled back to my car and arrived with a good number of new impressions back home.

Well, I love that ultra classic silver Via Rail Canada rail cars!.
AC Jazz was ok in terms of service and ontime, with the interesting Dash 8-100 and TS and the A310-300, ok so far.
Next time I will take my sleeping back with me!.

And now?. Another London, under or above the channel, that will be the question for the next ride!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:43 pm

Hi Markus!
I was just reading some reports, when yours popped up in the list! Great work again.
So, the Dash 8-100, rare type for us over here. Although you've quite some logged in Norway of course. Nice and interesting machines, only flew on a -200 series once (which is even more rare me thinks?!).
Nice to see the AF B744, they don't have so many around of this aircraft, and you'll not see them too often, only a specified destinations in their network.
Sorry for you to have no window on the TS flight. But on such longer flights I prefer aisle usually nowadays. And then I go to an exitdoor to make some pictures during the flights. Meal looks a bit small to me, also the "so called breakfast". Still you got to fly the A310... beautiful aircrafts. Would love to be on one someday!

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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:16 pm

Hi Markus!

Another great report! Too bad the weather wasn't great and it seems it was quite cold for that time of the year.

Impressive with two SATA flights the same evening at YYZ!

How unfortunate that you flew the same aircraft on the way back.......

My last flight on a A310 was with LH some 12-13 years ago, CDG-FRA.

Take Care

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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:24 pm

Hi Markus,

Another great TR of Canada! My partner went to London himself back in 1986. I have never been there before, but it is still nice to see what this city looks like. I will have him check it out.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Taxi:

Somehow, I really like this angle.

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:45 pm

Great TR! Thanks for posting.  Smile

Thats not good though that they let the cabin stay that cold.
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:57 am

Hi Markus,

another interesting report about your Canada trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was a hot meal after departure, too much time till the meal,

How long after departure did they serve it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
FRA border controll impressed me once again.Three counters open for non eu citizens with long lines of waiting pax and only one for all EU citizens, with also a long line,
that means some ten minutes to wait and also some ten minutes more for my bag.

Will it ever become better at FRA?

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
only flew on a -200 series once (which is even more rare me thinks?!)

Correct. The -100 version is the most common with 296 frames built, while the -200 version is the rarest (106 frames built).


PH
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:27 am

Hi Markus ,
Another great report on your Canadian travels. Really enjoyed it. Also nice Air Transat reviews apart from the cold cabin.

Thanks for the insight into TS service and Canadian Domestic.

Regards

Philip
 
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:37 am

Hi Markus,

Thanks for this final installment of the Canada adventure. For a while when reading the subject line I actually thought that you had skipped this part and went straight to your London, UK trip - until remembering that there of course is also London, ON  Smile.

Shame about the weather in Ontario that day.

I did Via Rail Niagara Falls - Toronto (the other way was with Amtrak's Maple Leaf) back when I was there - my experiences were exactly the same: old fashioned train, diesel engine (yuck!) but a rather comfortable if slow journey. The train was delayed by some one and half hours and onboard they offered us free sodas as compensation.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My machine arrived a little late from Montego Bay, Jamaika, lots of police and customs officers around.

Was there a puff of sweet -smelling smoke from the jetway when they opened the door?  Smile

No sniffer dogs there? Inbound flights from AMS used to get them quite often in HEL.
 
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:15 pm

Hola Markus!

Three days in Canada were really worthy and you really achieved some nice goals.... I was impressed with the second part.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Dash 8/100

I love these little machines, when I travel to YYC, I see quite a lot of them coming and going to regional airports from there: they are really neat in all sorts of colors: green, red, yellow... beautiful liveries.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A slow ride in comparison to European highspeed services along the rainy countryside

As much as I love planes, traveling in North America by train is an impressive experience. When I was 21 (back in 1987) and after a summer working as a counselor in a summer camp in Maine I went all the way from Boston to Shelby, Montana and then by bus to Calgary. The way back was more impressive: Seattle-New York: 4 days and 3 nights.... unforgettable!

Thanks a lot and keep them coming.

Salut!

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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:07 am

Hi Markus,

An excellent final installment of your quick trip to Canada, the whole series has been enjoyable  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It seems, I need to write a complaint letter to the hotel, no chance to read my book for a longer time in my sunny chair with all that planes approaching runway 24

- Cool, great hotel!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
only a short way to walk above the apron where C-FABA waited, a Dash 8-100

- Nice, still missing the -100 from my log.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Seat: 31B

- Yikes! - At least it's a night flight and you are not in the middle of 2 people.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
again C-GTSX, but what the heck, its an A310-300 anyway

- Bummer, but as you say, it's another A310 flight!

Shame the cabin was cold, does make a flight uncomfortable.

Food portions look a little small, were you hungry when you got home?

Best Wishes

Mark
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:23 pm

Hey, good to follow such a number of comments.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
I was just reading some reports, when yours popped up in the list! Great work again.

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
only flew on a -200 series once (which is even more rare me thinks?!).

Definitely need to catch the -200 sometimes.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Still you got to fly the A310... beautiful aircrafts. Would love to be on one someday!

And me once again, too.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 2):
Another great report!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 2):
How unfortunate that you flew the same aircraft on the way back.......

Indeed with that number of birds in the TS fleet.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 2):
My last flight on a A310 was with LH some 12-13 years ago, CDG-FRA.

Ah, those good ol days of flying around.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 3):
Another great TR of Canada!



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 3):
Somehow, I really like this angle.

Thank you for reading.

@JFKMan:

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 4):
Great TR! Thanks for posting.



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 4):
Thats not good though that they let the cabin stay that cold.

Thank you and for sure not the comfortable way home this time.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
another interesting report about your Canada trip.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
How long after departure did they serve it?

Much to late. People gone tired with the late departure and also the delay.
Around 1 hour, 30 minutes after departure.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
Will it ever become better at FRA?

No hope here!.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Another great report on your Canadian travels. Really enjoyed it.

Thank you.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 7):
Thanks for this final installment of the Canada adventure. For a while when reading the subject line I actually thought that you had skipped this part and went straight to your London, UK trip - until remembering that there of course is also London, ON

Thank you, LON is coming up soon.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 7):
No sniffer dogs there?

Lots off, also around the gate.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
Three days in Canada were really worthy and you really achieved some nice goals....

Thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
I love these little machines, when I travel to YYC, I see quite a lot of them coming and going to regional airports from there: they are really neat in all sorts of colors: green, red, yellow... beautiful liveries.

Also here, I like this different colours.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
Thanks a lot and keep them coming.

LON is coming up soon.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
Seattle-New York: 4 days and 3 nights.... unforgettable!

Count me in, I like that train rides.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
An excellent final installment of your quick trip to Canada, the whole series has been enjoyable

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
- Nice, still missing the -100 from my log

Not easy to catch it around Europe, beside Norway!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
- Yikes! - At least it's a night flight and you are not in the middle of 2 people.

Also my opinion to take that seat.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Food portions look a little small, were you hungry when you got home?

Yeah, hungry at FRA but after the usual BK sidestep from the motorway never more at home!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:12 pm

Hi Markus,

I too thought this was already a TR for your London UK trip! I admire you for doing a short internal hop before your evening flight back to FRA. Yes, you had time, but I'd be too scared of something going wrong!

Love the train / plane combination - these seem to be gaining popularity with you. Those Canadian trains really are impressive things, as is the shot of Toronto station.

Sorry to hear the return flight wasn't the most comfortable, what with the cold and lack of a window seat. I agree with others that the breakfast offering looks a little meagre. Still, it seems to have been another successful trip with two rides on the A310, so no complaints I'm guessing  Smile

Happy flying
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:29 pm

Hello, Hannah,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 11):

I too thought this was already a TR for your London UK trip! I admire you for doing a short internal hop before your evening flight back to FRA. Yes, you had time, but I'd be too scared of something going wrong!

Thank you and, yes it´s for sure a special feeling to leave the airport in the wrong direction than you´re flight back home only a couple of hours before.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 11):
Love the train / plane combination - these seem to be gaining popularity with you. Those Canadian trains really are impressive things, as is the shot of Toronto station.

It´s a closer feeling by train than any transportation, at least for me.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 11):
Sorry to hear the return flight wasn't the most comfortable, what with the cold and lack of a window seat. I agree with others that the breakfast offering looks a little meagre. Still, it seems to have been another successful trip with two rides on the A310, so no complaints I'm guessing

Also my opinion.

Best wishes once more,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:07 pm

Hi Markus,

thanks for posting this interesting report - I enjoyed reading a lot. Good to hear that you got your Dash 8-100 which is a very rare aircraft, at least in Europe. On my only attempt of getting it (on Austrojet from SZG to STR) it was replaced by a Biz-Jet (Cessna Citation), but I didn't really complain...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It seems, I need to write a complaint letter to the hotel, no chance to read my book for a longer time in my sunny chair with all that planes approaching runway 24
(sarcastic).

That's what I call complaining on a very high level  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We also had to wait for bag offloading with three missing pax.

I really don't understand why that happens so frequently. Who checks in luggage and doesn't appear for the flight later?

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RE: London On The Dash 8/100 And More TS A313

Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:37 pm

Hey, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
thanks for posting this interesting report - I enjoyed reading a lot. Good to hear that you got your Dash 8-100 which is a very rare aircraft, at least in Europe. On my only attempt of getting it (on Austrojet from SZG to STR) it was replaced by a Biz-Jet (Cessna Citation), but I didn't really complain...

Another thank you. I remember that story.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
That's what I call complaining on a very high level

Definitely.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
I really don't understand why that happens so frequently. Who checks in luggage and doesn't appear for the flight later?

Good point. I´am also not sure.

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