parton87
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Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:14 am

Hello!

Welcome to my sixth tripreport. A few months after my Berlin trip, I started getting a little restless and wanted to go out and fly again. I decided very soon that it would be Vienna. I've been to Austria 5-6 times and I like it and the Austrians  And not to forget, the Sacher cake  Moreover, I have never flown to Austria and I have long wanted to fly with Austrian Airlines.

So, a month before I booked my trip with departure date the 19th of October and home again the 23th. Since I take every chance to fly, I naturally wanted to fly from my home airport-Karlstad. From here we have two scheduled destinations, Stockholm-Arlanda and Copenhagen-Kastrup. Austrian tickets from Copenhagen was cheaper so I decided to ride from CPH. In addition I had the opportunity to fly the Saab 340 to CPH which I haven´t flown with for many years, and I like the Saab better than the Fokker 50, which operates the Stockholm traffic.

At 04:15 my alarmclock rang on the morning the 19th and I took a taxi to the airport where I arrived at 05:30. My flight departed 06.10.
Check-in was quick and I went straight to the gate and sat down with the morning paper. the boarding started at 05.55. We were greethed at the door by a young F/A that I had never flown with before. Boarding was quick, 19 people on board. The door was closed and our F/A started the safety demo. A short taxi to runway 21. We took-off 6.28 to the south and quickly climbed to our cruising altitude, 20 000 feet. We flew southwest passing Gothenburg and than over the westcoast of southern Sweden.

Flight information
Flight: JZ0702 KSD-CPH
Airline: Skyways Express operated by Avitrans Nordic
A/C Saab 340
Dep time: 6.28
Arr time: 7.30
Fl Time 1h and 2min
Cruising altitude: 6000 m 20000 feet
Cruising speed 520 Km/h 280 knots
Load: 55% 19 0f 34

Boarding, sorry for the quality
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009001.jpg
Wiew from my seat
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009002.jpg
Cabin
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009003.jpg

When passing 10 000 feet the seat belt sign was turned off and the F/A started her cabinservice. We were offerd hot drinks and a sandiwich.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009006.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009007.jpg

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http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009009.jpg

Malmö, a city in Southern Sweden
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009013.jpg´

The flight was quick and after passing Gothenburg we started our decent to CPH. Landed on runway 22L at 07.30
Landing video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ome9cYkppCU
A Wideroe Q400 next to us
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009017.jpg
Continued below
 
parton87
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:53 am

Continued from above

After having spent almost three hours at Kastrup we went to the gate. When we arrived the screens showed delayed because of technical problems. Apparently a service vehicle had ran into the plane!   An hour passed without any information. I noticed that the aircraft's pilots were outside the plane and took photos on the damage. We found out later that there was not a suitable technician at Kastrup so they have too send pictures of the damage to a technician in Vienna.
The technician in Vienna could not at first decide if we were allowed to fly or not but after some time he given the pilot the permission to fly back to Vienna. Most of the passenger was travelling further from Vienna so some went hysterical. The gate agent sad that she couldn´t do anything since she represented SAS, so if someone missed their connections the should contact Austrin in Vienna.
Some passengers did not wait at the gate so they walked away. So when the boarding started their were people missing!   Finally, after some 15-20 minutes the missing people showed up. After being delayed a second time everyone was on board and we could get on our way to Vienna two hours late.


Flight information:
Flight: OS302 CPH-VIE
Airline: Austrian Airlines
A/C: Boeing 737-800 "Miles David" in Lauda colours Reg: OE-LNS
Dep time: 10.45 actual 12.50
Arr time: 12.35 actual 14.37
Fl time: 1h and 47 min
Cruising altitude: 11400 m 37000 feet
Cruising speed: 837 km/h 450 knots
Load: 90% 165 of 184

Wiew from my seat. next to us a BAe146 from Atlantic Airways headed for Vagar in the Faroe islands.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009018.jpg
We took off from the runway we landed on five hours before, 22L
Take off video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQp6dPpXHxk
Inflight
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009020.jpg
Cabin
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009021.jpg
inflight again
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009027.jpg
Their were four F/A´s onboard this flight. Two male and two female. All very friendly. Service consisted of a sandwich with cold and hot drinks. All for free here on Austrian. Nice!
The flight was smooth ant shortly we started our decent to Vienna´s Schwechat airport.

Decending
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http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009033.jpg
Closing in
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009035.jpg
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009034.jpg
Landing Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADnlMOhh0TY
We landed at runway 34 at Vienna.
parked next to us, a A319 from Swiss
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009038.jpg
our aircraft visible behind the Swiss
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009039.jpg
A Easyjet A319 and a Emirates B777.

When we had pick up our luggage and come into the arrival hall maybe 50-60 of our co-travellers ran into Austrians service center. It was really fun, I could see panic in the Austrian staff 

In Vienna we stayed at the Mariott in central Vienna, it was FABULOUS!

Hope you like it! Feel free to comment! 

/R
 
parton87
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:11 am

Ooppps, the picture on the easyjet and emirates disapeard, here it is:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009040.jpg
 
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:38 am

Nice report its been ages since I flew Austrian. They were always good . Have to try them out again sometime.

Thanks for sharing

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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:45 am

Quoting parton87 (Reply 1):
A/C: Boeing 737-800 "Miles David" in Lauda colours Reg: OE-LNS

You are a happy boy! Well, if you travel this way, let me tell you, this is NOT OS!

You might get a OS Sandwich and an OS flight-nummer- but the a/c still has the original plush design by former Lauda owner and CEO Niki Lauda (and was even used on flights from Austria to the Maledives!). So leather seating, wooden bulk-heads, inflight entertainment etc.! Hope you enjoyed this ride!   
 
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:11 pm

Nice TR

The pics and videos are good.

Pity about the long delay.

I flew on OS a few days ago and also enjoyed my flight.



Thank you for sharing

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lychemsa
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:37 pm

Interesting that the flight time from CPH to VNA is about the same as from Geneva. But the fares from GVA are high as OS is the only airline operating the route.

I am going to VNA in April but unfortunately I cannot pick the hotel. We have to go where they send us. If you have the time could you post a few pics of VNA? Great report. Loved the SAAB video. The noise of the propellers is great to listen to.
 
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Hey, parton87,

interesting story.
Been to CPH and VIE for several times, but that CPH-KSD leg on the Avitrans caught my attention.
Thats something I´am checking closer for the spring/summer months.
And further on to ARN on the Skyways F50, back to Germany on the well known SK 736 afternoon service to FRA.

Thanks for the details,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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parton87
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:57 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 4):
and was even used on flights from Austria to the Maledives

You kidding? Did they use the 737 on such a long flight?
 
parton87
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:00 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Thats something I´am checking closer for the spring/summer months.
And further on to ARN on the Skyways F50, back to Germany on the well known SK 736 afternoon service to FRA.

That´s sound like a really good idea. Please let me know when you leaving and I will meet you up in KSD
 
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:08 pm

Hey, parton87,

Quoting parton87 (Reply 9):
That´s sound like a really good idea. Please let me know when you leaving and I will meet you up in KSD!

Thanx for the invitation, I will do so.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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parton87
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:39 pm

Quoting LYchemsa (Reply 6):
I am going to VNA in April but unfortunately I cannot pick the hotel. We have to go where they send us. If you have the time could you post a few pics of VNA? Great report. Loved the SAAB video. The noise of the propellers is great to listen to.

Hello! The Saab is great! But I love the 2000 better, have you fly with version? Not so common these days, sadly. I use to fly with the 2000 when scandinavian commuter use them before the Q400. It´s climb like a jet and cruise at nearly jetspeed.

Here som pictures from Vienna. It´s a great city, im going back in April, staying at the Mariott. The most beatiful hotel I ever stayed on. Hope your company choose it for you 
Vienna´s cityhall:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009127.jpg
Schönnbrunn castle
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009114.jpg
Schönnbrunn again
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009086.jpg
Some City spots:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009073.jpg
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009060.jpg
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http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009048.jpg
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria/sterrike2009044.jpg
 
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RE: Destination Vienna On JZ And OS

Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:43 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 10):
Thanx for the invitation, I will do so.

That will be fun!  I have to look for my old german book from school 

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