FLIEGER67
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Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:15 pm

Air Nostrum/Vueling to Pacha Island

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Hola, dear readers,

here is the continuation from my latest story around our summer vacation in Spain

The UX E95 To PMI And A A.net Meet (by FLIEGER67 Dec 3 2010 in Trip Reports)
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http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=alc-ibz-pmi-alc&MS=wls&MR=30&MX=720x360&PM=*
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Some local pics first before going further with more flights.

Benidorm is a place I´ve never been, but read something about it.
What about a ride on the FGV, "Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana", a commuter shuttle train between Alicante and Denia, 3.00 Euro´s from Calpe to Benidorm return.
The train station looks like somewhere in Africa
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The narrow gauge tracks
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The train is approaching
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The Penon in the distance
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Benidorm station with an oldfashioned train example
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Inside
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Looks like built with lego stones, but that´s Benidorm
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And finally reaching Calpe again
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Autobusesifach shuttles us down in the city for 1.00 Euro´s,
and finally back at the hotel.

Some more flying comes up at Monday.



Monday, 06.09.2010


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Aeropuerto Internacional de Alicante
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Aeropuerto de Ibiza
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Service VY 1356 operated by Vueling
Scheduled: 09.55 // 10.35


A pretty early ride to the airport again, leaving the hotel at 07.30 am and at the airport with the first sun of the day.
A large and good looking new terminal coming up
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Let me check the inbound screen part one
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And part two with my flight on schedule
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The new terminal curbside
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No check-in machines here for Vueling, no OLCI done earlier, so
manual check-in with no time to wait and my preffered seat on the classic paper, 31A, the last row window.
Booking is done via Vueling directly for 50.00 Euro´s.
Through security in no time and in the nowadays well known gate area.
Spanair on taxi
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UX also here
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UX departure
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Departures, EZY leads the delays again
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Part two with my flight from gate 6
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Just around the corner a very white Vueling plane
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Turning for the gate
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It is EC-GRG, the scheduled A320, first in service with IB from 15.01.1991, further to Clickair at 15.02.2007, only a couple of days out to now defunct italian Myair at 10.07.2009 and finally with Vueling since 22.07.2009.
The company operates actually 37 A320´s and this is the oldest example.
Leg no. 63 on type and a new registration
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Ground service in action
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AB at the gate beside, it is D-ABFC, may I see that plane once again today?
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Taxi to departures
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Boarding for IBZ
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Good looking dark grey leather seaters here, clean so far,
the last row window, three, no six seats for me, recline is possible and the safety demo is manual.
The load is around 80%, mostly spanish pax on vacation
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Headrests in different colours
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To the entrance for the 3000 meters runway 10, it is 09.50 am, close to ontime, clear sky, no clouds, the temperature is 24 degrees, no flight duration info
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On the go
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And departed
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Four female FA´s here, all middle aged and ok, three spanish and one looks like eastern european.
A curve to the north short after departure
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The safety card
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Manhattan, sorry Benidorm from above
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Calpe
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Cockpit crew is from Spain, no comment at all.
The actual magazine
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And the flying lounge, service is BOB
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Cabin view
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No route or flightlevel information.
Close to IBZ
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The airport and the salt basin´s
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Low level cruising
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Above the sea
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Turning for finals
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Very short finals
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Leaving the active 2800 meters runway 24, it is 10.20 am, 15 minutes ahead to schedule, no clouds at all and the temperature is 27 degrees
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Interesting planes on the apron
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Air Nostrum Dash 8
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Aurela parked in the distance
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My seat during disembarking
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Aurela in service for Thomas Cook
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Apron disembarking
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No, I don´t like that company behind my plane
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Under the wing, my favourite
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Full view
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So, what about some city pictures?.


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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:18 pm

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Voramar el Gaucho runs for 3.00 Euro´s to the middle of town, a shaking and rattling experience, so bad, never expected something like this in the European Union.
Well, I recognize the driver and saw him later at the airport again when his vehicle goes tech, dropping water of the engine compartment.
Entrance to the Dalt Vila
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In the Dalt Vila
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A view from above with the airport in the distance and a departing plane
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Some ships out there
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The harbour
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The old town
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Good looking bar
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The ferry for Formentera
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View to the castle
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Back to the airport, where the next bus goes tech on the way, we wait some twenty minutes on the road for a technician, not a problem for me, but some other pax got really in a hectic.
Well, not the best reliability here with these company.




Monday, 06.09.2010


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Aeropuerto de Ibiza
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Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca
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Service Iberia IB 8109 operated by Air Nostrum
Scheduled: 15.35 // 16.15


There is only one ab service between these two islands beside a
good number of Iberia/Air Nostrum flights.
For sure the reason for the relative high fare,
80.00 Euro´s, booking is managed via Exp.de.
First a view to the terminal
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Oldfashioned interior
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Check-in is done via the self service kiosks, no problem to locate my reservation.
An absolutely unusal seat for me this time, 1A.
Through security in no time and in the gate area.
You know that most airports around the world manage a shop where you can buy local products as a souvenir when you leave the place.
This is also here at Ibiza the case, the worlds best known local product is on sale here, everything around the Pacha clubs
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Apron view
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Maybe my plane for the later flight?
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And there is not only a Pacha shop here, no Amnesia sells also
his local products
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No bad sign for my flight from gate 2
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Ibiza visitors in the gate area
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Illy with a super nice designed espresso bar
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Also LCY is reachable from IBZ
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How I like these picture, palm trees and the MD
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Boarding starts well ontime, by bus to the plane
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Any idea about my favourite picture place
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It´s the plane from the earlier apron view, done a VLC return in between
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EC-HEJ "Carrasca" is the scheduled AT72, in service since 01.07.1999 for Air Nostrum, leg no. 19 on type and a new registration. One of five examples in the fleet
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Well, the Air Nostrum guys count the seats from the back to the front, so 1A is the last row window, the complete four seats in the row for me, seat recline is possible.
Very oldfashioned black leather seats,
well used, not that really clean, but good legroom in the last row. The safety demo is manual.
Load is 80%, mostly biz pax on the way
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Let´s go for runway 24, it is 3.40 pm, close to ontime, sunny, no clouds to see at all and the temperature is 31 degrees, 25 minutes for PMI
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Cockpit crew is from Spain, no comment all around.
Another plane on finals
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Two young and nice female FA´s here, one really good looking.
Take off
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Departure above the salt fields
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Turning
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Cabin view
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The airport from above
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Between Ibiza and Formentera
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Service is snack and free drinks, no route or flightlevel information.
The safety card
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The extra Air Nostrum magazine
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PMI airport
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Going along
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Touchdown is soft on the 3000 meters runway 24L after a very high approach.
It feels, we´re falling down to the ground, so steep and shaking.
Some pax started to shout, but we made it safe and taxi very fast to our parking stand.
It is 4.20 pm, close to ontime, high clouds only and the temperature is 29 degrees.
The regional terminal area
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Leaving my plane
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Some more views under the wing
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The entrance, good looking
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Airy and spacious, well done
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A view from above
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Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca
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Aeropuerto Internacional de Alicante
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Service AB 7554 operated by airberlin
Scheduled: 18.40 // 19.40


Check-in for this leg is done from the hotel, but no printer, like mostly at the hotels. So I decide to catch the paper at the airport.
Looks like no problem, isn´t it?.
Well, there is a big AB counter, but the female agent told me that they can only provide informations for transfer pax or sell tickets here.
Check-in is completely sourced out to Acciona, there is a desk around the corner. Sure, there is one, but it´s closed.
Back to AB, I should wait, they open the counter soon, for sure.
And she´s also not sure if it´s possible to catch the paper at the gate during boarding.
It seems it´s time enough to go out in the puplic, catch the paper there and be back ready ontime, better safe than sorry.
Done this, a not that friendly female agent printed it for me, some five minutes at security and back in the gate area.
Where, no question, as long as I was there and wait for boarding nobody staffed and opened the Acciona counter.
The fare is 30.00 Euro´s, managed via Exp.de.
Let me check the screen, gate C46 for me
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Seat 29F, window last row as usual and once more, three seats for me with a load of 90%, recline is possible.
My plane
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Ground service
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Loading the last bags
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Remember the registration from earlier today in ALC,
it´s the same machine to ALC, D-ABFC, the A320 like on schedule.
A new registration, leg no. 64 on type and in service with AB since 20.01.2010 only.
One of 20 in the actual fleet
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Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain with a short nice welcome, there is a problem to disconnect the airbridge and we need to wait some minutes till they fix it.
Cabin view, the safety demo is manual today.
New style Recaro leather seats, clean so far and the legroom is ok in the last row
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The safety card
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Leaving Mallorca with a very slow and low climbing departure from the 3270 meters runway 24R, it is 6.40 pm, ontime, some high clouds here and the temperature is 29 degrees. 35 minutes to go for ALC
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Cabin crew is one male, three female´s, all younger and ok.
The FO is pilot flying today, detailed informations in english, spanish and german in a nice style on the way.
Service is a snack bag, the route is above IBZ at 23000 feet.
Coming in to the Costa Blanca
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Landside approach
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Short finals
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Taxi after touchdown on runway 10, it is 7.40 pm, ontime, no clouds at all and the temperature is 29 degrees, welcome to my temporary home port
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The big new terminal
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Interesting planes on the apron, Air Algerie and Bulgaria Air
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1002/E1002281.jpg
Monarch and Norwegian
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Out in the public, catching the car and some 45 minutes thereafter back at the hotel for some more adventures!.

What about climbing up de Penon de Ifach?.

The harbour with Benidorm in the distance
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Costa Blanca view
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On the way
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Through the rural tunnel
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Up to the peak
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Some rest up there
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Back through the tunnel
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Birds
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Finally after a very nice week. it´s time to head back to MAD, return the car and for the flight.






Wednesday, 08.09.2010



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Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
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Service LH 4415 operated by Lufthansa
Scheduled: 18.55 // 21.30


Once again OLCI is done from the hotel, the A319 is scheduled and also on the seatmap.
24A/B/C, the last row on the A319.
Some minutes to wait with the bags at the undersized check-in counters, through security in, thanks god, no time and finally in the gate area. The fare per pax, per leg, 40.00 Euro´s.
C42 for FRA today
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The flight seems ontime
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That looks like my plane
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/E1002/E1002315.jpg
But thats no A319
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No, its definitely an A320
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Docking at the gate
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FR at the gate beside
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Boarding D-AIQR, "Lahr/Schwarzwald", an A320, leg no. 65 on type and a new registration.
In service with LH since 19.01.1993, leased out to Germanwings from 01.10.2002 till 01.08.2005, one of 45 in the fleet
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Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain is a good looking blonde female, I saw she earlier in the terminal.
A very friendly and relaxed welcome during boarding.
We need to wait some minutes with a slot delay inbound FRA.
Finally taxi
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The load is some 80%, no chance to change for a row further in the rear cabin, so we stay with row 24, safety demo is manual.
Along T4
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A good looking terminal
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LAN on the apron
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Ready to go from the 3620 meters runway 36R, it is 07.20 pm, 25 minutes late, it´s partly cloudy and the temperature is 24 degrees.
2 hours bound for FRA
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Four female FA´s here, all middle aged and ok.
One of them serving the rear cabin, cute with black hair, very good looking, seems from Turkey.
Cabin view with the dark grey leather seaters, clean, the legroom is ok
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The safety card
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Just departed
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A hot meal today
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Chicken and potatoes together with two times free drinks,
also sparkling wine is offered during a separate walk around by the smart female FA
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The captain is on the speakers again, nice and friendly with a goodbye during approach.
Touchdown at the 4000 meters runway 07R, it is 9.35 pm, close to ontime, the sky is cloudy and the temperature is 15 degrees, at least no rain here in Germany.
A last view to the screen at FRA
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By the shuttle to Tourcare and some two hours later back home.

Four more flights for my log, with the Air Nostrum shuttle as the most interesting one, but also Vueling is ok this time.

Only a couple of days now till
"Big shopping bags and the 763 to GVA",
stay tuned.

Anyone here on Facebook,
"Markus Klaus Felger",
thats me.

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:38 pm

Hi Markus,
as always nice TR
Very interesting daytrip.
The Air Nostrum Dash8 in Arik air colours is a really cool bird, do you know why they dont change the livery?
The meal on the LH flight also looks quite good .
Thanks again for sharing
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:47 pm

Hi Markus,

Great report and very nice pictures. Some summer holiday feeling is nice on a cold winter day like today.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about a ride on the FGV, "Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana", a commuter shuttle train between Alicante and Denia, 3.00 Euro´s from Calpe to Benidorm return.

Yes, a short side trip by train is always interesting.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Back to the airport, where the next bus goes tech on the way, we wait some twenty minutes on the road for a technician, not a problem for me, but some other pax got really in a hectic.
Well, not the best reliability here with these company.

Not impressive indeed. The success of an airport transfer service is always closely connected with its reliability.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
An absolutely unusal seat for me this time, 1A.

 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Well, the Air Nostrum guys count the seats from the back to the front, so 1A is the last row window

Ah, that explains a lot. I was already wondering what went wrong here...  

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:04 pm

Hi Markus,

nice report with good destination pictures. However, I'm a bit disappointed by the LH meal, doesn't look good at at.


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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:14 pm

Hi Markus,

Again very nice and informative report. I like the way you incorporate the flights, the train ride, the scenery of Dalt Vila and Costa Blanca with Markus jr as a model into the whole journey. It makes me feel I was there with you.

It must have been exciting to catch another two new registrations during this segment.

Vueling looked OK indeed. At least you did not get scalded for taking pictures.

LH was impressive by serving hot meal and sparkling wine in intra European Y flight. Well done, LH!

Quite odd of AB that they could not print out your boarding pass at the airport.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is snack and free drinks

What kind of snack did Air Nostrum serve? Did you get offered your drink in a glassware?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
the temperature is 29 degrees.

This is more my temperature.

Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your 763 installment.

Cheers,
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 pm

Hi Markus!

Thanks for sharing some sunshine on a cold winters evening! Just cant wait for summer now!

Some great flying around Spain and the Balearics and like the humour in your reports.

I hope to try AB once they start LGW flights next year, they seem like a pretty decent airline.

Cheers for sharing!

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Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi Markus!

Another interesting adventure, glad you picked one of my fav airlines out here Vueling! and EC-GRG is the oldest A320 operating in Spain! I was reading about it on a magazine I bought.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:54 pm

Hey, good to follow all that comments.


@Johannes:

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 2):
as always nice TR
Very interesting daytrip.

Thank you.

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 2):
The Air Nostrum Dash8 in Arik air colours is a really cool bird, do you know why they dont change the livery?

Good question, I only know it was leased out to Arik.


@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
Great report and very nice pictures. Some summer holiday feeling is nice on a cold winter day like today.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):

Yes, a short side trip by train is always interesting.

Sure, I will do more of this plane/train/ship combos next year.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
Not impressive indeed. The success of an airport transfer service is always closely connected with its reliability.

Not the best example in this case.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):

Ah, that explains a lot. I was already wondering what went wrong here.

It feels something special to print 1A, you know.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
nice report with good destination pictures. However, I'm a bit disappointed by the LH meal, doesn't look good at at.

Thank you.
You know the picky eater, the breadroll for me, my son feels ok with the meal.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
Again very nice and informative report. I like the way you incorporate the flights, the train ride, the scenery of Dalt Vila and Costa Blanca with Markus jr as a model into the whole journey. It makes me feel I was there with you.

Thank you, warm welcomed.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
It must have been exciting to catch another two new registrations during this segment.

Vueling looked OK indeed. At least you did not get scalded for taking pictures.

Sure, no problem with the pictures.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
LH was impressive by serving hot meal and sparkling wine in intra European Y flight. Well done, LH!

Quite odd of AB that they could not print out your boarding pass at the airport.

LH feels ok, but not AB in this case.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):

What kind of snack did Air Nostrum serve? Did you get offered your drink in a glassware?

Some salty crackers only, no glassware at all.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
This is more my temperature.

Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your 763 installment.

Me, too, for sure and the next story is on schedule.


@Matt:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 6):
Thanks for sharing some sunshine on a cold winters evening! Just cant wait for summer now!

Some great flying around Spain and the Balearics and like the humour in your reports.

Thank you.

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 6):
I hope to try AB once they start LGW flights next year, they seem like a pretty decent airline.

Good point, I will check it also.


@Christian:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 7):


Another interesting adventure, glad you picked one of my fav airlines out here Vueling! and EC-GRG is the oldest A320 operating in Spain! I was reading about it on a magazine I bought.

Thanx a lot for the feedback and the further detail around the plane. Always good to know.

Greetings,
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:02 pm

Hi Markus,

Another welcome breath of summer sun!

We took a trip to Benidorm when we spent a few days in Alicante. I wanted to see the place, but now I can safely say I've ticked it off my list and don't need to return. And the Penon, bet it was hard work in those temperatures. Did you see the birds at the top? They were a bit too agressive for my liking.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
no clouds at all and the temperature is 27 degrees

I've forgotten what that feels like.

Nice to see your impressions of Ibiza, although that whole bus business sounds far from satisfactory. I can understand the other passengers getting a bit on edge.

Fancy row 1 being at the back of the aircraft on Air Nostrum. Just imagine if you'd asked to change your seat and ended up at the front! The landing in PMI doesn't sound like my cup of tea though. And you could have done without the added stress of having to go back out to check-in to get your boarding pass. Incredible that with AB's big hub there there was no desk to get one from.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Only a couple of days now till
"Big shopping bags and the 763 to GVA",

Sounds like just my kind of report  

Happy flying
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:11 pm

Hey, Hannah,

really nice to follow you´re comment.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):

Another welcome breath of summer sun!

Summer, what´s this?.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
We took a trip to Benidorm when we spent a few days in Alicante. I wanted to see the place, but now I can safely say I've ticked it off my list and don't need to return. And the Penon, bet it was hard work in those temperatures. Did you see the birds at the top? They were a bit too agressive for my liking.

Also my opinion about Benidorm, the Penon was sure not easy, no birds beside some pigeons on the top.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
I've forgotten what that feels like.

Me, too, me, too.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):

Nice to see your impressions of Ibiza, although that whole bus business sounds far from satisfactory. I can understand the other passengers getting a bit on edge.

Sure stressfull for a couple of pax here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
Fancy row 1 being at the back of the aircraft on Air Nostrum. Just imagine if you'd asked to change your seat and ended up at the front! The landing in PMI doesn't sound like my cup of tea though. And you could have done without the added stress of having to go back out to check-in to get your boarding pass. Incredible that with AB's big hub there there was no desk to get one from.

The first time ever for me that the count the seats from the back.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
Sounds like just my kind of report

Definitely, coming up soon.

Greetings,
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi Markus
As usual an excellent trip report, just want to keep on reading. Some great photos too. As you know I love Mallorca so any TR involving PMI brings back nice memories, just what I need with the arctic conditions here  
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:24 pm

Hi, Mark,

Quoting eicvd (Reply 11):
As usual an excellent trip report, just want to keep on reading. Some great photos too. As you know I love Mallorca so any TR involving PMI brings back nice memories, just what I need with the arctic conditions here

Thanx a lot for you´re feedback.
I like the islands, too.

Greetings,
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:08 am

Hi Markus

Another excellent report with many nice pics. Sunny Mallorca looks like a really nice place to spend a few relaxing days.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service is snack and free drinks,

It's great that Air Nostrum still offer free snacks and drinks even though their parent company Iberia don't.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, there is a big AB counter, but the female agent told me that they can only provide informations for transfer pax or sell tickets here.
Check-in is completely sourced out to Acciona, there is a desk around the corner. Sure, there is one, but it´s closed.

That's quite odd, especially considering how big of an operation AB have at PMI.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:50 am

Hi Markus,

Nice to see another part of your summer travels up! As others have already mentioned, looking at those nice sunshine pictures sure warms me up - it's minus eight and snowing heavily outside right now.

Great to see the "other Ibiza" - you usually hear only about the nightclubs and wild parties, something which definitely isn't your type I guess - neither is it really mine. That Air Nostrum ATR was a great catch as well, not too common birds these. I've flown once with Air Nostrum, that was a very long flight BIO-SVQ operated by the Dutch carrier Denim Air on a Dash-8 300, very good service there as well although our first plane went tech and we got somewhat delayed when they were searching for a spare plane.

I flew Vueling once, didn't really enjoy the experience at all - the seats and legroom were horrible and most of the passengers quite weird, noisy and not very well behaved. I just about survived that MAD-BCN hop, I think paying extra for the exit rows or bulkheads is the only way to survive their longer routes.

Just about to head to the airport for yet another trip!
 
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:57 am

Hey, nice to see more comments.

@aflyingkiwi:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
Another excellent report with many nice pics. Sunny Mallorca looks like a really nice place to spend a few relaxing day

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
It's great that Air Nostrum still offer free snacks and drinks even though their parent company Iberia don't.

Sure a good thing on Air Nostrum.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):

That's quite odd, especially considering how big of an operation AB have at PMI.

Believe me, I wasn´t amused to notice that.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Nice to see another part of your summer travels up! As others have already mentioned, looking at those nice sunshine pictures sure warms me up - it's minus eight and snowing heavily outside right now.

Thank you, also cold and wet here.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Great to see the "other Ibiza" - you usually hear only about the nightclubs and wild parties, something which definitely isn't your type I guess - neither is it really mine. That Air Nostrum ATR was a great catch as well, not too common birds these. I've flown once with Air Nostrum, that was a very long flight BIO-SVQ operated by the Dutch carrier Denim Air on a Dash-8 300, very good service there as well although our first plane went tech and we got somewhat delayed when they were searching for a spare plane.

For sure the point, nice to see the advertissements of the clubs, now way for me to check it myself.
Done the Denim 8-300 also last year, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
I flew Vueling once, didn't really enjoy the experience at all - the seats and legroom were horrible and most of the passengers quite weird, noisy and not very well behaved. I just about survived that MAD-BCN hop, I think paying extra for the exit rows or bulkheads is the only way to survive their longer routes.

OK here with the low load, another thing with more pax.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):

Just about to head to the airport for yet another trip!

Have fun and show us some nice pictures.

Greetings,
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:09 pm

Hi Markus - very nice report (as always!) and some interesting pics too of your travels in Spain. LCY is my local airport and it's great that BA are operating (seasonally) the E190 on the routes to Palma and Ibiza. I am looking into a trip next year to either destination on the E190. Really enjoyed your non aviation pics as well - they really give a flavour of your travels. Thanks v much ! P/jet
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:24 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this informative Trip Report about one of the most unknown areas in Spain for me.

I have myself never been to Benidorm nor climbed Peñón de Ifach, thanks for the pictures; that will do for the years coming  

Air Nostrum is a pretty good airline, they tend to fly not heavy loaded routes, eg. BCN-San Sebastián (an awesome approach to an airport over the sea), BCN-Santander, or BCN-VLC among others. I have not flown them for quite a while and they offereda great service including real tableware and glasses for even short flights not lasting more than an hour.

Anyway, I see that you have had an enjoyable time in Spain last summer. Great idea to have a meeting in PMI, any other good ideas welcomed...

Hope to meet you again soon in any airport around the world!

Grüße,

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi, good to see more comments.


@PJ:

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 16):
Hi Markus - very nice report (as always!) and some interesting pics too of your travels in Spain.
Quoting Palmjet (Reply 16):
Really enjoyed your non aviation pics as well - they really give a flavour of your travels. Thanks v much ! P/je

Thank you.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 16):
LCY is my local airport and it's great that BA are operating (seasonally) the E190 on the routes to Palma and Ibiza. I am looking into a trip next year to either destination on the E190

I was really surprised to see the BA E-Jet LCY bound there, something interesting to do for sure.


@Roger:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Thanks for this informative Trip Report about one of the most unknown areas in Spain for me.

I have myself never been to Benidorm nor climbed Peñón de Ifach, thanks for the pictures; that will do for the years coming

Thank you.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):

Air Nostrum is a pretty good airline, they tend to fly not heavy loaded routes, eg. BCN-San Sebastián (an awesome approach to an airport over the sea), BCN-Santander, or BCN-VLC among others. I have not flown them for quite a while and they offereda great service including real tableware and glasses for even short flights not lasting more than an hour.

Exactly my point, much better than IB mainline and that San Sebastian thing sounds interesting.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Anyway, I see that you have had an enjoyable time in Spain last summer. Great idea to have a meeting in PMI, any other good ideas welcomed...

Hope to meet you again soon in any airport around the world!

That was indeed a really great thing that you spend you´re Saturday in Palma,
we stay in contact around next year travels and another meeting, sure, you know.

Greetings,
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:17 am

Hey Markus ,
Another nice read for a relaxing Sunday here in Athens   , I love the IB livery on the ATR's. It suits it. Nice sunny photos also. The Vueling under wing shot I love also.

Chat soon


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Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:09 am

Nice as usual, but having red the title, i was expecting some photos from Pacha... the club    
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:46 am

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 19):
Another nice read for a relaxing Sunday here in Athens   , I love the IB livery on the ATR's. It suits it. Nice sunny photos also. The Vueling under wing shot I love also.

Chat soon

Good to know you in Athens, away from the winter chaos here and thank you.


@TS-IOR:

Quoting IOR" class="quote" target="_blank">TS-IOR (Reply 20):
Nice as usual, but having red the title, i was expecting some photos from Pacha... the club

Thank you and about Pacha, next time, maybe.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:25 pm

Hello Markus,

also a very good second part of your trip to Spain.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How I like these picture, palm trees and the MD

Excellent picture, indeed.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the 763 to GVA",

Hm, that makes me curious what it is going to be, definiately looking forward for this one.

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Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:46 am

Hi Markus,

great report as ever  

Nice to see some local photos, as well - interesting looking trains and station, and climbing the mountain.

Looks like another nice daytrip from the mainland - did your son travel with you?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
where the next bus goes tech on the way, we wait some twenty minutes on the road for a technician, not a problem for me, but some other pax got really in a hectic.

That happened to me once before, at the old BKK. There were only 5 passengers on board, the driver flagged down the next bus (it was on the hard shoulder of an elevated motorway!) and we continued 20 minutes late. Not a problem for us, we had plenty of time to enjoy the airport experience  

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:52 pm

Hello Markus!

Thank you for another great report with very good pictures! Ibiza looks really nice!

The Iberia/Air Nostrum livery is really good. One of the best in Europe I think.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Also LCY is reachable from IBZ




Interesting. I thought BA only flew to major European cities from LCY.

Greetings
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:38 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Robert:

Quoting MD11Bob (Reply 22):


also a very good second part of your trip to Spain.

Thank you.

Quoting MD11Bob (Reply 22):

Excellent picture, indeed.

How I miss summer especially these days.

Quoting MD11Bob (Reply 22):

Hm, that makes me curious what it is going to be, definiately looking forward for this one.

Coming up soon.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 23):
great report as ever

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 23):

Nice to see some local photos, as well - interesting looking trains and station, and climbing the mountain.

Looks like another nice daytrip from the mainland - did your son travel with you?

Beach or planes, you know, he prefer´s the beach this time.

Quoting signol (Reply 23):
That happened to me once before, at the old BKK. There were only 5 passengers on board, the driver flagged down the next bus (it was on the hard shoulder of an elevated motorway!) and we continued 20 minutes late. Not a problem for us, we had plenty of time to enjoy the airport experience

Interesting story, no problem with time enough, but scary on a tight schedule.


@Robert:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 24):


Thank you for another great report with very good pictures! Ibiza looks really nice!

Thank you.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 24):

The Iberia/Air Nostrum livery is really good. One of the best in Europe I think.

For sure, something special.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 24):

Interesting. I thought BA only flew to major European cities from LCY.

I was also surprised, but it seems they go succesfully with these vacation destinations from LCY.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:00 pm

Hey Markus, top notch report from you again with more sunshine and high temperatures to make us wish it was summer.

Not been to Ibiza for years, a place i used to holiday with my parents as a youngster. Really nice to see your pictures of the old town, its a lovely spot.

Good to see all your flights operated to the planned schedule.
I was particularly interested to read about the ATR-72. Hey, what was with the windows? were they dirty or quite badly scratched?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
AB at the gate beside, it is D-ABFC, may I see that plane once again today?

Funny how planes seem to follow you around sometimes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A good looking terminal

Looks quite like a moustache?




Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Also LCY is reachable from IBZ

New news for me. Thanks for the info.


Look forward to your next write up Markus
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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Hey, Lee

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Hey Markus, top notch report from you again with more sunshine and high temperatures to make us wish it was summer.

and thank you.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Good to see all your flights operated to the planned schedule.
I was particularly interested to read about the ATR-72. Hey, what was with the windows? were they dirty or quite badly scratched?

Badly scratched on this well used machine.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Funny how planes seem to follow you around sometimes.

Definitely.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Looks quite like a moustache?

Hey, good point.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
New news for me. Thanks for the info.

Also new for me, but sure interesting.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):

Look forward to your next write up Markus

Coming up maybe around the weekend.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:21 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Looks like built with lego stones, but that´s Benidorm

Looked more like kind of a ghost town to me.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Chicken and potatoes together with two times free drinks,

It is great to be served a hot meal at a medium-haul flight, but that meal looked too bland and slightly unappetising to me. (Correct me if i'm wrong)  

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:57 pm

Hi, Alex,

Quoting aerobus12 (Reply 28):
Looked more like kind of a ghost town to me.

Good point, Benidorm, the ghost town.

Quoting aerobus12 (Reply 28):
It is great to be served a hot meal at a medium-haul flight, but that meal looked too bland and slightly unappetising to me. (Correct me if i'm wrong)

A hot meal is not bad on these intra-european routes, but indeed it wasn´t that really tasty.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:37 pm

Thank you Markus for this interesting report, as yours always are. You bring back memories of several airports I have flown from, namely IBZ (2006), PMI (2007) and ALC (2009). Some rays of sunshine and warmth are certainly desireable at this time of freezing cold! I have good memories of all 3 but at IBZ, my flight from CWL was delayed several hours and after arriving in IBZ we had to wait over an hour to reclaim baggage. There was hardly any update or info during this long wait in arrivals.

Made of Lego - perhaps that describes Benidorm  

Dalt Vila is beautiful, I explored it during my stay in Ibiza. Maybe when your son gets a bit older he'll drag you to Amnesia (which I have been to) or Pacha.

Talk about being "followed" by aircraft! When I flew to ALC in 2009 I saw an FR 737-800 which I had previously flown on from STN to CIA (2008). It was quite a surprise to see it there.

BA CityFlier opersated summer services to PMI and IBZ to utilise their new Embraers a bit during that time. The general indications seemed to be that they did quite well.

Thanks again.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:47 pm

Hey, TrinToCan,

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):
Thank you Markus for this interesting report, as yours always are.

Thank you.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):
You bring back memories of several airports I have flown from, namely IBZ (2006), PMI (2007) and ALC (2009). Some rays of sunshine and warmth are certainly desireable at this time of freezing cold

Good to know.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):

Made of Lego - perhaps that describes Benidorm

As often I see the pictures, my feeling about it.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):
Dalt Vila is beautiful, I explored it during my stay in Ibiza. Maybe when your son gets a bit older he'll drag you to Amnesia (which I have been to) or Pacha

Well, that seems possible not to far away.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):

Talk about being "followed" by aircraft! When I flew to ALC in 2009 I saw an FR 737-800 which I had previously flown on from STN to CIA (2008). It was quite a surprise to see it there

Happened to me also for several times, you know.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 30):
BA CityFlier opersated summer services to PMI and IBZ to utilise their new Embraers a bit during that time. The general indications seemed to be that they did quite well.

Interesting to know, not the usual biz places for LCY.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:00 pm

Hi Markus,

Took me a while but finally found the time, so busy at the moment and seemilgly too much to read!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No check-in machines here for Vueling, no OLCI done earlier

- You would have expected OLCI to be a standard to cut costs!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
An absolutely unusal seat for me this time, 1A.

- Hmm............

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How I like these picture, palm trees and the MD

- Nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the Air Nostrum guys count the seats from the back to the front, so 1A is the last row window

- Ha, now I see!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Check-in for this leg is done from the hotel, but no printer, like mostly at the hotels. So I decide to catch the paper at the airport.
Looks like no problem, isn´t it?.
Well, there is a big AB counter, but the female agent told me that they can only provide informations for transfer pax or sell tickets here.
Check-in is completely sourced out to Acciona, there is a desk around the corner. Sure, there is one, but it´s closed.
Back to AB, I should wait, they open the counter soon, for sure.
And she´s also not sure if it´s possible to catch the paper at the gate during boarding.
It seems it´s time enough to go out in the puplic, catch the paper there and be back ready ontime, better safe than sorry

- Pretty daft there is no way to obtain one airside, this is a concernt of mine for a connecttion in Bogota next year, let's see what I do.

Air Nostrum are a pretty decent carrier though not flown with them for a few years now, last few flights free drinks and real glassware!

The meal on LH looks pretty nice for the segment length, did you eat any of it though? I know you and airline food!

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:30 pm

Hey, Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):

Took me a while but finally found the time, so busy at the moment and seemilgly too much to read

Sure ok, thanx also for the nice winter pictures, I dislike the traffic effects, you know.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):
You would have expected OLCI to be a standard to cut costs!

Exactly.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):
Nice!

Brings back some summer memories.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):
Hmm...........
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):

- Ha, now I see!

Me in the first row, no way.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):

- Pretty daft there is no way to obtain one airside, this is a concernt of mine for a connecttion in Bogota next year, let's see what I do.

I dont want to believe it, but it was the case here.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):
Air Nostrum are a pretty decent carrier though not flown with them for a few years now, last few flights free drinks and real glassware!

Much better than IB mainline.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 32):
The meal on LH looks pretty nice for the segment length, did you eat any of it though? I know you and airline food!

Not me, but my son checked it and wasn´t really satisfied with it.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Hi Markus!

Very nice trip report with nice pictures especially like the ones with palm trees in them. Ibiza looks very scenic! Odd with numbering starting in the back of the airplane on Air Nostrum.........

LH looks very nice and great with a real lunch rather than a snack.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Hi, Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 34):
Very nice trip report with nice pictures especially like the ones with palm trees in them. Ibiza looks very scenic! Odd with numbering starting in the back of the airplane on Air Nostrum.........

LH looks very nice and great with a real lunch rather than a snack.

Thanx a lot for you´re feedback.

The palm tree picture is my personal favourite here.

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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:18 am

Hi Markus,

Another interesting Europe trip, thanks for sharing. Some very interesting pictures!

The legroom looks a little tight on Vueling.. And very dirty windows onboard the ATR 72! But the LH flight looked nice and it looks like a nice meal was provided too!


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RE: Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island

Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Hi, Nicholas,

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 36):
Another interesting Europe trip, thanks for sharing. Some very interesting pictures!

Thank you.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 36):
The legroom looks a little tight on Vueling.. And very dirty windows onboard the ATR 72! But the LH flight looked nice and it looks like a nice meal was provided too!

Vueling comfort was ok on my flight and good point with the very dirty windows on the Nostrum ATR.

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