parton87
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To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 pm

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Hello! Welcome to my tripreport. In early April this year I was on a short vacation in Austria. At first we planned to visit Vienna only, but after seeing some stunning pictures from Innsbruck, we decided to make a daytrip there. That´s also gave me the opportunity to fly on a new aircraft type for me, the Dash 8-300. I don´t hesitate! I love turboprops:D

The journey began on Saturday the 3th of April with a 3hour trainjourney to Stockholm from my hometown Karlstad. We arrived in STHLM 7pm and took the Arlanda Express train to the airport were we stayed at the Radison Arlandia Hotel. The hotel is located 1 kilometer from Arlanda and have much better prices then the Radison in terminal 5. A free every 15min shuttle-bus operates from the main entrance. The room was nice and the hotel have a sauna and swimmingpool. We paid 1095 SEK for a double room with a large breakfeast bufé include. I´m guessing that´s around 85-90 euros
After a early start we headed for the bus and after a 5 minute ride we arrived at Arlanda terminal 5 at around 8 am. Our flight was scheculed to 10.15.
Outside Arlanda:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000270.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000271.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000272.jpg


We used Star Alliance self service machines to check-in for our flight with Austrian. Then drop our bagage at SK bagagedrop. All done in 10 min. Not so many people this early easter-sunday morning.
Security was quick and we headed for gate. After some spotting and a quick coffee it was time for boarding.

Some aircraft´s at Arlanda:

BA A319
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000273.jpg
SAS Norway 737 and Swiss A320
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000274.jpg
SAS 737´s and CO´s 757 for EWR
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000275.jpg
KLM 737
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000276.jpg
CO´s 757 again
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000278.jpg

Boarding started on time at Gate 05A
Our A/C from the gate:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000277.jpg

We were greethed by Purser Silvia and her 2 colleagues Julia and Sonia. All very friendly.

Flight details:
Flight: OS312
A/C: Boeing 737-700 OE-LNL "Kahlenberg"
Dep time:10.15
Arr time:12.40
Fl time:2h 15min
Load: 105 of 132 ca 80% load
Wiew from my seat, 14A
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000281.jpg
Cabin:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000280.jpg

We took-off ontime and made a sharp turn to the south and quickly reached our cruising altitude of 12 400m. Our crusing speed was 811km/h

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000282.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000284.jpg

Our route was Stockholm-Malmö-Berlin-Dresden-Prag-Brno-Vienna

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000292.jpg

After a couple of minutes in flight the seatbelt-sign was turned off and the F/A´s started their service. On todays flight we were served a sandwich with cold and hot drinks. All for free, nice!

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000290.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000291.jpg

A/C passing below us
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000293.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000297.jpg

The flight was smooth and soon we were decending towards Vienna Schwechat Airport

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000298.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000304.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000311.jpg
We landed on time at VIE runway 16 and made a quite long taxing to Gate C30

On the ground
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000315.jpg

Passing a company F100
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000316.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000318.jpg

Dash8-300
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000320.jpg

A Fokker 100 approachong runway 16 that we just landed on.
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000322.jpg

Parked next to a Lufthansa A319
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000323.jpg

Some OS-aircraft:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000324.jpg

We took the City Airport Express train to the city centre and stayed at the Mariott hotel.
Two days later we headed for Innsbruck, continued below
 
parton87
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:23 pm

Continued from above

After 2 days in Vienna we were headed for Innsbruck! We get up at 7am and after a quick shower we headed for the airport. We took the airport train this time too. It takes 15min and the price is 10 euro for a single fare.
We arrived around 8 am and check-in with the self-service machines. As we only travel with carry-on bagage we headed directly to the gate.

Outside the airport:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000343.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000344.jpg

Some wiews from the apron:

OS B777-200
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000345.jpg
OS A321
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000347.jpg
Lauda 737-800
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000349.jpg
A OS B767 parked next to the 777
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000353.jpg
Fokker 100
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000352.jpg

After eating breakfeast we walk to our gate, B33

Wiew from gate, a AF A320, sorry for the quality
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000355.jpg

15 min before departure boarding started and we were bussed to our aircraft.

Flight details
Flight:OS903
A/C: Dash8-300 no reg info
Dep time: 10.00
Arr time: 11.10.
Fl time: 55 min
Load: 35 of 50 ca 70% load

Boarding
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000356.jpg
Boarding again
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000357.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000358.jpg

We were welcomed onboard by a our 2 F/A´s both named Barbara:D They were very friendly.

Wiew from my seat 12F
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000360.jpg

Cabin
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000361.jpg

Seatback
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000363.jpg

We took-off on time from Vienna´s runway 29

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000368.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000365.jpg

Cabin inflight
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000371.jpg

The service consisted of a bag of biscuits and cold and hot drinks, again all for free:D

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000372.jpg

Reaching the alps
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000397.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000400.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000393.jpg

Anyone who knows what airport this is?
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000390.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000391.jpg

Soon we started our decent towards Innsbruck
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000404.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000405.jpg

The landing gear

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000406.jpg


We landed at Innsbruck runway 26 and made a short taxi and parked on the tarmac. We said goodbye to our crew and made the short walk to the terminal building. Since we didn´t have any luggage we walked out from the terminal directly and grabed a bus to the city.

Parked on the ramp
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000408.jpg

Disembarking

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000410.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000411.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000412.jpg

Outside the airport
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000414.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000413.jpg

A couple of pics from Innsbruck:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000473.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000450.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000443.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000453.jpg

After spending 7 hours in the city we headed back to the airport for our flight back to Vienna. We arrived at the airport at 6pm, our flight was scheduled to 7.20 pm
The airport was quite deserted when we get there. There were two flights before our, a Air Malta A320 headed for Malta and a Austrian Q400 headed for Frankfurt.
We had already checked -in in Vienna so we went directly to security with was quick done. Our gate was 01

Air Malta A320

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000487.jpg

Our A/C arrives from Vienna

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000488.jpg

OS Q400 departes to Frankfurt

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000490.jpg

Boarding started 20 min before departure and we made the short walk to the A/C. We were greethed by three young F/A´s. Cornelia, Anna and Paulina. All very friendly.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000492.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000493.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000494.jpg

Flight details:
Flight: OS902
A/C: Fokker 100 Reg: OE-LVM
Dep time: 19.20
Arr time: 20.25
Fl time: 50 min
Load: 95 of 100 =95%

Wiew from my seat, 18A

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000495.jpg

Taxing to runway 08

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000497.jpg

Leaving Innsbruck behind us

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000499.jpg

A couple of minutes after departure the F/A´s started their cabinservice. Same as the outbound flight. A bag of biscuits with drinks.
The flight was quick and smooth

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000503.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000502.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000501.jpg


After 30 min in cruise we started our descent towards Vienna. We landed on-time on runway 34. We parked on the tarmac and were bussed in to the terminal.

Parked next to a Air Dolomiti ATR42

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000504.jpg

Leaving the aircraft

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000505.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/P1000506.jpg

We get on the train and get back to our hotel after a very nice (and looong) day 

Our flight back to Stockholm will be continued tomorow, it will also contain my flight from Stockholm to Karlstad on Skyways Fokker 50.

Hope you like it so far
Please comment 
 
Continental
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:46 am

Isn't Innsbruck awesome? I love that city. I enjoyed the pictures of the city, particularly of the river. When I was there last June, the snow was still melting so the river was raging! It looked way different from what you have in your photos.
 
MH017
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:21 am

Isn't Austrian (+Arrows) awesome ?

A jewel within the Star Alliance IMHO...

The aircraft flying below looks like a Corendon A320...
don't throw away tomorrow !
 
B747forever
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:36 pm

Nice TR

Reminds me of my trip with Austrian (Arrows) to ZRH through VIE about a month and a half ago.

Didnt know that OS uses the 737 to ARN, thought they operated ARN with their Fokker fleet.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever
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davidkunzVIE
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Very nice! Thanks for the effort.

It's good to see quite a few positive TRs on OS/VO recently.

By the way, your Dash was OE-LTN, as can be seen in your pictures.   (on the nose gear doors and even below the engine.)
The airfield in question seems to be St.Johann - LOIJ.
DH3 DH4 CR1 CR2 CR7 CR9 F70 732 733 734 73G 738 752 762 763 772 742 743 319 320 321 333 343
 
FLIEGER67
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:58 pm

Hi, parton87,

nice story.
It seems you´ve catched the perfect weather conditions for a couple of flights around INN.
Like you´re city pictures as well.

And another good experience on OS, I should try them next time for VIE, better than 4U.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
parton87
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:30 pm

Continued from above

hello again!

5 days later it was time to go home. After cheking-out at 12.00 we sat down in the hotelcafé for two hours and then walk to the trainstation were the airporttrain departs from (Wien Mitte).
We left Vienna city centre 14.20 and arrived at the airport around 15.00. Our flight was scheduled to 17.15 pm.

We check-in with the self service machine again. I think only buisnessclass passenger can check-in "the old fashion" way at Vienna. After dropping the luggage at the bagagedrop we headed to the Gates.

Emirates B777-300
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000548.jpg

Austrian Fokker 100
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000549.jpg

We ate a small meal on a restaurant and then walked to our gate. Boarding started at Gate C33 20 min before departure.
Flight details:
Vienna to Stockholm
A/C: Fokker 100 OE-LVH "Minsk"
Flight: OS315
Dep time: 17.15
Arr time: 19.35
Fl time: 2h 15 min
Load: 93 of 100

Our aircraft from the gate:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000551.jpg

Onboard we were greethed by purser Andreas han his colleague Marion. Both very friendly.
Wiew from my seat 19A, parked next to a OS A320

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000552.jpg

We took off on time from Vienna´s runway 34. Made a sharp turn to the north and climbed quite slowly to our cruisingaltitude.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000553.jpg

The autothrottle seems strange on the Fokker 100. It sounds like they are giving full thrust and then a couple of second later turn the engines to idle. This is keep going during the entire climb and also some times during crusie. I have flew with the F100 once before but then I was seating in the front. Maybe thats reason why I never thought of this before.
A couple of minutes into flight the cabincrew started their service. With only two F/A´s and nearly a full load the service was quit slow. Specialy for us in the aft.
The service consisted of a sandwich and a small portion of vanillia-pudding with hot and cold drinks. I recived a glas of wine, sparkling water and coffee. We were also offered a second round of drinks later on. As I said before, i really like Austrian for their service.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000554.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000556.jpg

I like the Fokker wings

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000557.jpg

The engine is visible from my seat

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000558.jpg


http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000562.jpg

After a calm flight we started our descent 1h and 45 min into flight. The weather in Stockholm was not nice. Light rain and 5 degres. Landed on-time at Arlanda´s runway 01L. We parked at Gate 08. We said goodbye to our crew and went to the arrivalhall to pick-up our luggage.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000565.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000566.jpg

After waiting quite long we recived our bags and walked the long way to terminal 3, one of Arlanda´s two domestic terminals, for our flight home to Karlstad. The other one is the biggest- terminal 4 there all domestic flights with SAS and Norweigan departs from. Terminal 3 is very small and Skyways and Nextjet are the only airlines to operate from there.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000567.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000568.jpg

Check-in and security was quick and we arrived at our gate 35 min before departure which was schedule to 21.05.
Boarding started 10 min before departure and we walked to our aircraft.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000571.jpg

Flight details:
Stockholm to Karlstad
Flight: JZ0217
A/C: Fokker 50 SE-LEZ
Dep time: 21.05
Arr time: 22.00
Fl time: 45 min
Load: 76% 38 of 50

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000573.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000574.jpg



Welcomed by the door by Eva. Probaly my 10th flight with her. She´s very nice, she always have a smile on her face 

Wiews from my seat:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000575.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000576.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000579.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000584.jpg

Boarding was quick and Eva closed the door and started the safety demo. Often the demo is in swedish only but on today´s flight their were 4 chinese buisnessmen so Eva made a short summary in english.
We made a fast taxi to runway 01L and take-off immediatley, climbed quickly to our cruising altitude of 19 000 feet. At 10 000 feet the seat-belt sign was turned off and Eva started her cabin service. Skyways have a "afterwork" theme on friday evnings and today we were offfered a plate with rye bread and 4 sorts of ham and vegetables. With this we were served wine or beer. I get a glas of white wine.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000582.jpg

Flying time was short, only 45 min and 30 min into flight we started our descent to Karlstad and we landed on runway 21 and made a short taxi to parking stand. We said goodbye to our crew and walk to the terminal building and headed home tired after a long day 

Just parked

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000595.jpg

Leaving the aircraft

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Austria2010/P1000596.jpg

Safetycards:

OS B737-700

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/alltmjligt146.jpg

OS Fokker 100

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/alltmjligt145.jpg

OS DHC 8-300

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/safety001.jpg

JZ Fokker 50

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/safety002.jpg

In flight magazine:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Tripreport%20austria/safety005.jpg

Hope you like it  Feel free to comment 
 
parton87
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:13 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 2):

It´s great! I want to go back there some day. Thanks for the comment  
 
parton87
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:16 pm

Quoting MH017 (Reply 3):
Isn't Austrian (+Arrows) awesome ?

A jewel within the Star Alliance IMHO...



The aircraft flying below looks like a Corendon A320...


Yes, it really is. I´m going to fly with them even if Austria is not my final destination. No problem flying via Vienna.


Corendon? What airline is that? Never heard of them?
 
parton87
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:18 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
Nice TR

Reminds me of my trip with Austrian (Arrows) to ZRH through VIE about a month and a half ago.

Didnt know that OS uses the 737 to ARN, thought they operated ARN with their Fokker fleet.

Tack så mycket 

They do, and som flight are operated with their A319
 
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:20 pm

Quoting davidkunzVIE (Reply 5):
It's good to see quite a few positive TRs on OS/VO recently.


I think they are much better then other european airlines, for example SK

Quoting davidkunzVIE (Reply 5):
By the way, your Dash was OE-LTN, as can be seen in your pictures. (on the nose gear doors and even below the engine.)

I think I have to get stronger glasses  
Quoting davidkunzVIE (Reply 5):
The airfield in question seems to be St.Johann - LOIJ.

Ok, thank you!
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):


nice story.
It seems you´ve catched the perfect weather conditions for a couple of flights around INN.
Like you´re city pictures as well.

And another good experience on OS, I should try them next time for VIE, better than 4U.

Hello Markus!

Thank you for the comment  Yes, the weather was great. Innsbruck was quite chilly but Vienna was like Sweden in June. Tempratures reaching 20 degres

Any plans to visit Sweden in the nearby future?
 
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Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:04 pm

Aah - that was a very enjoyable report.

OS looked pretty nice - seems to be the usual European carrier offer. A little better perhaps than some of the competition.

Also good to see Innsbruck too - Austria is on my to see list!

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:32 am

Quoting parton87 (Reply 1):
We took the airport train this time too. It takes 15min and the price is 10 euro for a single fare
.

Next time in Vienna, forget about this airport train ripoff. The "normal" S-Bahn (S7, IIRC) uses the same tracks and just calls at some stations in between. The travel time Vienna Airport-Wien Mitte is 21 min instead of 16 min with the CAT. Single fare the last time I used it was 3.60 Euro. Plus, if you're longer in Vienna, there are 72-hr-Vienna tickets and weekly tickets (Mon to Sun) for public transportation available including airport transfer. (17.20 for 72 hrs, 17.60 for the weekly ticket). Includes train ride on the "normal" train, CAT is 12.40 Euro more expensive...
WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:58 am

Quoting parton87 (Reply 9):
Corendon? What airline is that? Never heard of them?

Charter airline from Turkey...see www.corendon.com

[Edited 2010-04-22 04:58:40]
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:35 pm

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 14):

Ok, thanks for the tip!
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:36 pm

Quoting MH017 (Reply 15):

Strange, I never heard of them. But their are many new airlines in Turkey now days
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:40 pm

Quoting parton87 (Reply 10):
They do, and som flight are operated with their A319

'
Seems that they have increased capacity then. That is always good.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:51 pm

Yes, and load on both flights were good. I flew to Vienna Last November from Copenhagen and both flight was almost full. Austrian flies from Gothenburg too, with their CRJ´s. I´ve heard that the CRJ's going to be retired soon, I don´t know which A/C they going to replace with, maybe the F70 or the Q400. I hope for the Q400. I really like the DASH-family  
 
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:53 pm

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):
, maybe the F70 or the Q400. I hope for the Q400. I really like the DASH-family

I thought that they only use the Q400 for regional flights.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:10 pm

Hey, parton87,

a real good follow up to you´re earlier story, again an interesting read together with superb pictures.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 12):
Any plans to visit Sweden in the nearby future?

Sure, do you remember that
STR-CPH-KSD-ARN-FRA idea.
Not yet fixed, but it seems possible during the summer months, I will tell you more.

And btw. a visit to GOT is on schedule in July
STR-LHR-GOT-FRA.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:20 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 20):

Mostly yes, but they are using the Q400 on flights to Varna in Bulgaria and Villnius in Lithuania, quit long flights.
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:41 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):

Thanks!

Just a reminder about the summerstop. Between the 10th of July to the 7th of August none of JZ flights operate between Karlstad and Copenhagen. It´s the same with the Stockholm route.

The Gothenburg trip looks nice 
 
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:19 pm

Hi Parton,

interesting report with nice pictures.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
A/C: Boeing 737-700 OE-LNL "Kahlenberg"

OE-LNL is a 737-600.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 7):
The service consisted of a sandwich and a small portion of vanillia-pudding with hot and cold drinks. I recived a glas of wine, sparkling water and coffee. We were also offered a second round of drinks later on. As I said before, i really like Austrian for their service.

Not bad. But OS' catering used to be much better.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 7):
Skyways have a "afterwork" theme on friday evnings and today we were offfered a plate with rye bread and 4 sorts of ham and vegetables. With this we were served wine or beer. I get a glas of white wine.

Are free snacks available on other days, too?


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Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:10 pm

Hello PlaneHunter!

Thanks for your comments!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
OE-LNL is a 737-600.

It is? All right, thanks for correcting me. I assume it was the -700 beacause it´s said so on the E-ticket. I think it´s difficult to se much difference on the -600 and the -700.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
Not bad. But OS' catering used to be much better.

I compare with our national airline SAS which have nothing for free in economy  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
Are free snacks available on other days, too?

Yes they have. On morningflights they serve a sandwich with coffe/tea and after 9.00 the have coffe/tea with a piece of cake
 
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:15 pm

Excellent read and great pictures, love the Fokker 100 wing views!
 
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:11 am

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 26):
Excellent read and great pictures, love the Fokker 100 wing views!

Thank you very much. Yes , the Fokker 100 is a very good looking aircraft!
 
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:15 am

Quoting parton87 (Reply 27):
the Fokker 100 is a very good looking aircraft!

Big wings and flapless take-offs (same as Fokker 70)...
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:39 am

Great pics and report. I miss not flying OS. Maybe sometime in the future.


OA260
 
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Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:19 am

Quoting oa260 (Reply 29):
Great pics and report. I miss not flying OS. Maybe sometime in the future.


OA260

Thank you very much. Austrian is for sure a good airline
 
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RE: To Vienna And Innsbruck, The OStrian Way

Sat May 01, 2010 9:55 am

Lovely report, some of your photos are outstanding- particularly liked the ones of the climb out of Innsbruck with those mountain scenes. OS looks like a decent airline!  

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