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Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:25 pm

Big shopping bags and the 763 to GVA


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Salut, dear readers,

just a week ago, I´am back from our summer vacation in Spain


Air Nostrum/Vueling To Pacha Island (by FLIEGER67 Dec 10 2010 in Trip Reports)


There is an open position from two legs to GVA in August.
That´s the way now to close it, with two more flights down to GVA on another airline and a less covered airliner, at least for me.

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Thursday, 16.09.2010


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Service BA 903 operated by British Airways
Scheduled: 11.20 // 12.00


My first flight of the day will depart from FRA, the last leg coming in to STR, so Deutsche Bahn fills the gap once again.
The cell phone calls me at 05.00 am.
On the way for STR airport at 06.00 am.
Much more traffic than expected and in the terminal some five minutes ahead to the local trains departure, made it.
Down to the main trainstation only to notice that the ICE to FRA
runs behind schedule.
Nothing serious, but it´s the norm these days, so it seems.
A thousand of pax at the track, you know Germany´s DB runs not with fixed reservations, sure it´s possible to buy a seat, but there is no sale limit for all trains.
In my case I´am lucky to catch a open corner between two first class compartments and ride to FRA in future FR standard, on my own feet. But at least it is cheap 21.00 Euro´s.
OLCI is easy to use on BA´s website, seat 39A, the last row window, two seater, recline is possible and finally two for me with a load of 90 %.
Booking is done together with leg two by Fly.de, the fare is 50.00 Euro´s.
My engine at FRA
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The oldfashioned but well used LH terminal 1B
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A picture from the train to terminal 2
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Two lines here
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My plane is on the screen, a finger position today
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This is it just after touchdown
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Taxi to T2
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Three B763´s in one picture
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It is G-BNWZ, the scheduled 767-300, a new registration for me, leg no. 4 only on type
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This machine is in service with BA since 25.02.1997.
One of actual 21 in the fleet
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Looks good, isn´t it?
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Comfortable seaters at the gate
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D4 for me
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Well, it´s not the best decision for UK travels today.
Not only me heading there, also the pope coming in.
That means all UK flights in a separate area with an extra security check.
Some ten minutes to wait there.
Two very whitehaired US ladies, so it seems, cuting the queue,
well, everyone here knows, the wait in line rule is not guilty for people with an age over 80 years!.
While doing my pictures I saw some police guys running to the security station, the staff running away, all pax like prisoners
in there areas, nobody is allowed to move.
What happens?. There is a small white bag unattended at the security station. Sniffer dogs coming along, one guy from the special force checks the bag with something what looks like a radar gun.
Finally they open it and false alarm.
Remember that whitehaired ladies?.
One of them coming along with a gate staff agent, "My bag, my bag, what are you doing with my bag?. Unbelievable.
With all that chaos, boarding starts a little late
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Cabin view
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Oldfashioned blue fabric seats in different colours
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Cockpit crew is from the UK, the captain with a very nice and detailed welcome during boarding is completed.
We see an ATC delay due to heavy traffic into LHR, some minutes to wait.
The safety card
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And the magazine
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LH A380 on taxi
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Just departed from the 4000 meters runway 18, note the very dirty wing.
It is 11.20 am, ontime, cloudy but dry and the temperature is 15 degrees.
1 hour 25 minutes bound for LHR
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I love that moment when you leave the clouds
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I count seven female FA´s here, all together well experienced, so it looks like and nice.
The cabin, the oldfashioned center monitors not in action today
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Good legroom here in the last row.
Dark blue fabric seats, worn out, oh yes, somewhat dirty, no individual climatization here
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Service is snack and free drinks.
No route information, but a calm flight at 32000 feet.
The captain is on the speakers short to approach detailed, holding as usual and once more after holding prior to landing.
Touchdown at the 3658 meters runway 27L, it is 12.10 am, close to ontime, in the UK, 1.10 pm in Germany.
Cloudy sky here also and 15 degrees.
No, that´s not a third world carrier
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Docking at T5
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A last view to my machine
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:27 pm

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Service BA 732 operated by British Airways
Scheduled: 14.00 // 16.40


OLCI shows me 22F as the window last row, secured shortly.
The fare is 50.00 Euro´s.
Well the pope, you know, lot´s of security staff here at LHR.
The last two times, there wasn´t an extra security check with the connecting flight. Not today, thanx god, not that long to wait, some ten minutes later and I´am in the gate area.
Let me check the screen and go for a terminal view
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A 15 is the place for GVA today
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That looks like my machine.
G-EUPG, in service with BA since 25.05.2000,the A319 like on schedule, leg no. 59 on type.
One of 33 planes in the actual fleet.
That reg sounds somewhat well known, so it is. Leg no. 2 for me
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A calm corner in the terminal
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Full view to the main area
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Boarding now, me as one of the last pax, once more a good decision.
My seat is 22F, 22D and E is taken when I´am there, but lucky me
21 D/E/F is completely open and that means three seats for me also on this service. The load is 90%
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Cockpit crew is from the UK, the captain with a very nice and warm welcome during boarding.
It starts to rain, time for leaving the UK with the Blue 1 MD90 at the gate
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The BA 757, looks nice
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Far from home, NZ 747
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The safety card
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Cabin view, dark blue leather seats, the legroom is ok, the cabin clean so far
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SK on the way from the 3901 meters 27R like us.
It is 2.05 pm, close to ontime, light rain and the temperature is 15 degrees, the duration is 1 hour 15 minutes
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And the magic moment again
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One male, middle aged and ok, three female, one younger, the elder purser and a pretty nice and good looking young blonde
serving the rear cabin.
River above France
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Some serious kind of medical emergency happens in biz, so it looks like, after twenty minutes inflight.
The FA´s pushing the cart in the rear galley, taking the defillbrator very fast and running through the cabin.
Only the male FA returns some ten minutes later with a totally pale face and trembling to the eco cabin.
The young female FA is also back some ten more minutes later.
No further information.
The cabin with the small monitors also used for the safety demo
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The captain is once more on the speakers short during cruise.
The route is above Brighton, south of Paris and Auxerre, with
the map on the screen for the whole duration.
Flight level maximum is 33000 feet.
Turning above the hills
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And some more river
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for the lake
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Service is snacks and free drinks.
Close to the hills
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GVA in the distance
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Speed brakes
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Finals
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Some boats down there
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Just landed on the 3900 meters runway 23, it is 4.45 pm, close to ontime, 21 degrees and partly cloudy
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Baboo on the apron
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Spot the TU tail in the far background
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Regional planes at the gates
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My seat
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The final picture
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GVA airport operates a very customer friendly system.
There is a ticket machine in the arrivals area where you collect a free public transport billet to the city center, for sure my way.
Out in the public and to the airports train station.
The ticket is good for every train, not that long to wait for this one pictured later at the city station
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The good looking main post office
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A first view o the Jet d´eau
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Some flags here
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Ships and the Jet d´eau
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You get wet close to the fountain
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Luxury is alive here
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The IATA gala dinner, well maybe next year
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Cite du temps
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The main train station
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Let me say, the number of visitors in the city mostly arabian style or also a lot of russians is impressive.
They carrying big and bigger shopping bags, wearing fur coates while it isn´t that really cold.
I see also arabian families with staff walking behind to carry the bags. So, luxury is definitelly alive here.

Collecting a 3.00 CHF train ticket back to the airport and soon there again at the airport station
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Not impessive from the outside
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and also oldfashioned with narrow ceilings inside
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Service Swiss LX 2719 operated by Swiss European Airlines
Scheduled: 21.00 // 21.50


Todays legs three and four are also legs three and four from
two earlier flights to GVA in August.
Booking is done via Exp.de and that calms the fare down to
less than 40.00 Euro´s.
Through security in no time and finally in the gate area to
catch a couple of planes.
The earlier service bound for ZRH
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See you soon
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Terminal view from above, looks much better than in the public area
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Strange, take a closer look at the screen,
LX 2819, 9.00 pm and LX 2719, 8.55 pm from the same gate bound for ZRH
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A closer view to the big screen with the same two flights again
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The gate shows clearly LX 2719, while I´am checked in for LX 2819.
The A320 on the OLCI seatmap, quick and easy to use via LX´s homepage, seat 37A
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Well, good connections show me the reason.
Hannah/Infodesk send me an SMS that my original flight
with the routing Moscow-GVA-ZRH is delayed and so the pax from GVA to ZRH will miss they´re ZRH connections.
LX sends an extra flight ferry to GVA to pick us up, well done LX.
That´s the plane for the extra flight.
It is HB-IXR, "Hohe Winde", a warm welcome to the RJ100, leg no. 8 on type and a new registration.
One of 20 examples in the actual fleet.
In service with Crossair from 29.02.1996, to Swiss International at 31.03.2002 and finally to Swiss European at 01.12.2005
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I´am rebooked to LX 2719, let me say the nice female gate agent is somewhat surprised that I know the whole story, when I´am at the gate to collect a new boarding pass.
And imagine the other pax who dont know whats going on.
Some of them waited for LX 2819 and going close to miss the subservice.
Cabin view, seat 21A for me, the last row window, no recline here, but two comfortable seats for me
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One male FA, ok, his voice sounds like the one of a swiss comedian, really funny.
One very nice talkactive female FA told me later, that the plane was on standby at ZRH the whole day.
The safety card
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Cockpit crew is from Switzerland, the captain with a short welcome during taxi.
Departure from runway 23, it is 8.50 pm, close to ontime, it´s completely dark and the temperature is 16 degrees.
35 minutes only for ZRH and the load is 70%.
My seat, dark grey slimline Recaro leather, new style, clean, the legroom is ok
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The actual Swiss magazine
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The FO and pilot flying is on the speakers really nice inflight in german, french and english.
Service is water and the Swiss chocolate.
The dark cabin
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The route is above Berne, nearly no clouds, that might be a pretty nice scenic flight during daylight.
No flight level information.
Touchdown at the 2500 meters runway 28, it is 09.40 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule, it´s dark outside and the temperature is 13 degrees.
By bus to the terminal.




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Service Swiss LX 1178 operated by Contact Air
Scheduled: 22.40 // 23.20


Well, that might be boring after a long day on travel to wait in the nightly terminal for the last flight of the day, or not?.
Absolutely no way here.
It feels good and I see some strange views from other pax,
Hannah/Infodesk is at the bus entrance and welcomes me to ZRH.
She decides to fix her work right ontime to catch me at the door.
Up the stairs, another security check without problems for me
and ready for some very nice aviation related and else talking.
And as long as the flight is finally running, it´s no problem to follow the gate agents announcement, that the plane is on a go around procedure and it finally needs some more minutes till were ready to board.
Hey Hannah, thanx that you take your time this way, for the once again nice talking and also the SMS into GVA.
Bus boarding starts from gate A2, I´am the last pax in the bus, waving goodbye to Hannah and on the way to the plane
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The fare is again less then 40.00 Euro´s.
On the dark apron
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It is D-AGPK, the scheduled F100, a new registration and leg no. 17 for me on type.
This plane is with US Air from 23.09.1990, from 14.05.2003 in service with Germania, changed to airberlin at 25.03.2004 and finally in service for Contactair since 31.03.2008
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Seat 20A for me, the second last row window, the load is 100%, the aisle seat is taken by an older male biz passenger.
Dark grey leather seats, legroom ok, clean so far.
Lots of biz pax here.
The safety demo is manual.
The german captain with a nice welcome during boarding.
Takeoff from the 3700 meters runway 34, it is 11.00 pm, 20 minutes delayed, very short to the night curfew here at ZRH, it looks like we´re the last plane to leave.
The temperature is 14 degrees and it´s completely dark.
25 minutes for STR.
Cabin crew is one young and nice male and a middle aged ok female.
Service is water and Swiss chocolates.
No route or flightlevel information.
The safety card
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Touchdown on runway 25 is soft, it is 11.30 pm, only ten minutes late,
the last plane inbound today, it´s dark and the temperature is 13 degrees.
At STR beside sistership D-AFKE
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My seat
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The captain is at the planes door during disembarking.
Bye-Bye
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So, the BA 763 is a pretty oldfashioned looking machine, but fits well in between to that open LX legs.
Nice service on LX, GVA is an interesting place and warm welcomed talking with Hannah/Infodesk at ZRH.

Not that long to go now till

"Surprise, the Swiftair MD83 to VLC".


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Markus Klaus Felger, that´s me.

Comments welcome and Merry Christmas everyone,
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:36 pm

GVA to Zurich by plane one way costs a fortune. You even paid less than the train. Impressive.
 
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi Markus,

I have been waiting for this report of yours. Definitely an enjoyable way to spend the snowy weekend.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Three B763´s in one picture

Is it just me or do I miss the third B763?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Remember that whitehaired ladies?.
One of them coming along with a gate staff agent, "My bag, my bag, what are you doing with my bag?. Unbelievable.

Some people should not travel around unsupervised.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Good legroom here in the last row.

Seatguru says 33 in. I think BA B763's have the most generous legroom in Y of all fleet.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The oldfashioned but well used LH terminal 1B
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Docking at T5

Somehow I am happy that I am not there now.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
My seat is 22F, 22D and E is taken when I´am there, but lucky me
21 D/E/F is completely open and that means three seats for me also on this service.

Good deal.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Only the male FA returns some ten minutes later with a totally pale face and trembling to the eco cabin.

OMG, did the passenger not make it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hannah/Infodesk is at the bus entrance and welcomes me to ZRH.
She decides to fix her work right ontime to catch me at the door.

That is so sweet of Hannah.

Thanks for sharing. Frohe Weihnnachten.

Cheers,
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:36 pm

Nice to see some comments.


@lychemsa:

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 2):
GVA to Zurich by plane one way costs a fortune. You even paid less than the train. Impressive.

LX is with good fares on the german market, so these roundtrip calms it down this way.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I have been waiting for this report of yours. Definitely an enjoyable way to spend the snowy weekend.

Thank you.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):

Is it just me or do I miss the third B763?

Good point, the UA example might be a 757 for the second view.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Some people should not travel around unsupervised.

Sure the point.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):

Seatguru says 33 in. I think BA B763's have the most generous legroom in Y of all fleet.

It feels really spacious.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):

Somehow I am happy that I am not there now.

Me, too.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Good deal.

Late boarding helps, you know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):

OMG, did the passenger not make it?

No info at all, we had to wait a long time till disembarking, nothing to notice.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
That is so sweet of Hannah.

Thanks for sharing. Frohe Weihnnachten.

Absolutely and "Frohe Weihnachten" retour.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:13 pm

Hey Markus,

Anotehr good read, thanks for sharing.

Good to see 4 different aircraft types on all sectors, sure makes a change, at least for me!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
G-BNWZ, the scheduled 767-300, a new registration for me, leg no. 4 only on type

- Nice, flown this bird once I think, still amazed this was just your 4th 763 flight!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
G-EUPG, in service with BA since 25.05.2000,the A319 like on schedule, leg no. 59 on type.
One of 33 planes in the actual fleet.
That reg sounds somewhat well known, so it is. Leg no. 2 for me

- Bummer, out of 33 you get one you've already bean on, rubbish!

All in all looks like a good days flying, some of the BA 767's are looking pretty tired now, with the continued 787 delays, one wonders how much longer they will have to soldier on.

Re the Contactair F100, they don't have many in the fleet, you must have been on most of them by now?

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Hi Markus,

interesting routing and nice pictures from Geneva. It's a shame that the 767 interior is in such a poor condition, it looked so much better when I flew on G-BNWZ ten years ago. AFAIK it was equipped with leather seats back then.

I'm wondering which kind of snacks BA served on your flights.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
LH A380 on taxi

Always a great sight.


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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:02 pm

Hey, nice to see more comments.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Anotehr good read, thanks for sharing.

Good to see 4 different aircraft types on all sectors, sure makes a change, at least for me!

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Nice, flown this bird once I think, still amazed this was just your 4th 763 flight!

The 763 is really rare for me, some more, not sure.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
- Bummer, out of 33 you get one you've already bean on, rubbish!

True, thats the point.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
All in all looks like a good days flying, some of the BA 767's are looking pretty tired now, with the continued 787 delays, one wonders how much longer they will have to soldier on.

Exactly, worn out and heavily used.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 5):
Re the Contactair F100, they don't have many in the fleet, you must have been on most of them by now?

Sure, the most done.


@PH.:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
interesting routing and nice pictures from Geneva. It's a shame that the 767 interior is in such a poor condition, it looked so much better when I flew on G-BNWZ ten years ago. AFAIK it was equipped with leather seats back then.

Good to know that you logged this bird also.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):

I'm wondering which kind of snacks BA served on your flights.

The usual sweet or salty, no sandwich or else.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Always a great sight.

Sure.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:05 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice report as usual, thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a nice time hopping around Europe. Cool to be on a big 767 for a short route.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I love that moment when you leave the clouds

I love that moment, too!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, that´s not a third world carrier

Wow...the cabin condition of that 767 leaves much to be desired. Not very impressive. I hope the 767s they send on longer hauls overseas are in better condition. It's still a shame to see that on Britain's flag carrier no matter where the plane flies...looks like the A319 was in much better shape, fortunately.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some serious kind of medical emergency happens in biz, so it looks like, after twenty minutes inflight.The FA´s pushing the cart in the rear galley, taking the defillbrator very fast and running through the cabin. Only the male FA returns some ten minutes later with a totally pale face and trembling to the eco cabin. The young female FA is also back some ten more minutes later.
No further information.

Uh oh...hope it all turned out okay. I guess if there was no emergency landing, that could either be a good sign or a bad sign.

Funny, we keep almost crossing paths. We both transited through MAD a few months ago, then again GVA in Sept. Looks like you beat me to GVA by a week and a half or so   ( Trans-Atlantic Part 2: BZN-DEN-OKC-IAD-GVA-BRU (by BZNPilot Dec 3 2010 in Trip Reports) ).

Thanks again for sharing your report.

Best,
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:43 pm

Hey Markus great report and nice catch B763  

Your right though as many report the BA 763's are worn out and very bad interiors. They use them on the ATH route, great for OA and A3 who have superior products but bad for BA as they once were neck and neck with OA. Also IST is the same comparing them to TK.

Anyway its more for the aircraft than the interior so Im glad you got to go on it. It will be nice to see BA 787's oneday . I wonder if they will put them on the same routes .

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi Markus,
again very nice TR with lots of good pictures.
Well, the 767 disappoints me a little bit, I somehow thought, thy would have a refurbished cabin, but well I surely was a good experience.
Also the fact, that LX provided an aircraft to not miss the connections looks very professional. Well done
Thanks again for sharing
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:59 pm

Hi Markus, that is a great variety of planes! Also Geneva looks nice!

Thanks for sharing and regards,

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:09 pm

Hi Markus,

Very nice report and pictures. Great that you got another ride on the classic 767, although the cabin looks really a bit worn.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a ticket machine in the arrivals area where you collect a free public transport billet to the city center, for sure my way.

Very nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
with the routing Moscow-GVA-ZRH is delayed and so the pax from GVA to ZRH will miss they´re ZRH connections.
LX sends an extra flight ferry to GVA to pick us up, well done LX.

Sounds like a really professional handling by Swiss.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It feels good and I see some strange views from other pax,
Hannah/Infodesk is at the bus entrance and welcomes me to ZRH.
She decides to fix her work right ontime to catch me at the door.

Great - it's always nice to meet other A.Netters while on a tour.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Hi Markus,

Only been in England a few hours, turned on the computer and a welcome surprise to find this report. Nice experience to catch the 767 on this short hop, but the cabin does look in dire need of being updated.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and ride to FRA in future FR standard, on my own feet.

Doesn't sound like a pleasant ride to me.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sniffer dogs coming along, one guy from the special force checks the bag with something what looks like a radar gun.
Finally they open it and false alarm.

Now, that story certainly seems familiar to me  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The FA´s pushing the cart in the rear galley, taking the defillbrator very fast and running through the cabin.
Only the male FA returns some ten minutes later with a totally pale face and trembling to the eco cabin.
The young female FA is also back some ten more minutes later.
No further information.

What a unsettling experience. Seeing an FA with a pale face isn't a good sign.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a ticket machine in the arrivals area where you collect a free public transport billet to the city center, for sure my way.

Hey, never knew that. It's not often you get anything for free in Switzerland!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
seat 21A for me

Same seat as me on my last Avro ride.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hey Hannah, thanx that you take your time this way, for the once again nice talking and also the SMS into GVA.

My pleasure   It was great to see you too.

Gruesse aus England
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:02 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.


@John:

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 8):
Nice report as usual, thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a nice time hopping around Europe. Cool to be on a big 767 for a short route.

Thank you.

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 8):
I love that moment, too!

Absolutely magic.

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 8):
Wow...the cabin condition of that 767 leaves much to be desired. Not very impressive. I hope the 767s they send on longer hauls overseas are in better condition. It's still a shame to see that on Britain's flag carrier no matter where the plane flies...looks like the A319 was in much better shape, fortunately.

Good point, the A319 was indeed in much better conditions.

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 8):
Uh oh...hope it all turned out okay. I guess if there was no emergency landing, that could either be a good sign or a bad sign.

No further information at all around that scenery.

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 8):
Funny, we keep almost crossing paths. We both transited through MAD a few months ago, then again GVA in Sept. Looks like you beat me to GVA by a week and a half or so

I know, followed you´re interesting story.


@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 9):
Hey Markus great report and nice catch B763

Thank you.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 9):
Your right though as many report the BA 763's are worn out and very bad interiors. They use them on the ATH route, great for OA and A3 who have superior products but bad for BA as they once were neck and neck with OA. Also IST is the same comparing them to TK.

Anyway its more for the aircraft than the interior so Im glad you got to go on it

Exactly, I try to catch the 763 and fixed it.


@Johannes:

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 10):
again very nice TR with lots of good pictures.
Well, the 767 disappoints me a little bit, I somehow thought, thy would have a refurbished cabin, but well I surely was a good experience.

Thank you and also my opinion with the 763.

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 10):
Also the fact, that LX provided an aircraft to not miss the connections looks very professional. Well done

Very well managed by LX.


@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 11):
Hi Markus, that is a great variety of planes! Also Geneva looks nice!

Thank you.


@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 12):
Very nice report and pictures. Great that you got another ride on the classic 767, although the cabin looks really a bit worn.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 12):
Very nice!

Something to know for our airport management here.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 12):
Sounds like a really professional handling by Swiss.

Sure the point.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 12):
Great - it's always nice to meet other A.Netters while on a tour.

Absolutely.


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Only been in England a few hours, turned on the computer and a welcome surprise to find this report. Nice experience to catch the 767 on this short hop, but the cabin does look in dire need of being updated.

Thank you and hope you will be back as scheduled.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

Doesn't sound like a pleasant ride to me.

Not the really recommendable experience.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

Now, that story certainly seems familiar to me

Yeah, I know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
What a unsettling experience. Seeing an FA with a pale face isn't a good sign.

It feels not that nice in this case.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

Hey, never knew that. It's not often you get anything for free in Switzerland!

Thats something recommendable, for sure.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
Same seat as me on my last Avro ride.

Good to know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
My pleasure   It was great to see you too.

Thanx again.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi Markus

Very good report with many nice pictures. Nice that you were able to catch a BA 767 but the cabin looks very worn. Hopefully they won't be in the fleet too much longer. Geneva looks like a nice city as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
LX sends an extra flight ferry to GVA to pick us up

Definitely a good job by LX.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this report.

Glad you were able to catch the B763 to LHR, I think I flew it once from BCN during the summer season when the Brits come for the sun and the beach.

I have seen LHR over and over the whole weekend and it looked rather different from the pictures you posted in your trip. I wouldn't like to be stranded at an airport covered in snow for days. I learned that BA102 was diverted to TLS on Saturday and I guess it is still seating there.

The flight to GVA was in better condition, but the story you told about the defibrillator and the FA sounded pretty bad. Did you learn what happened to the fellow passenger?

Any flights over Xmas'?

Anyway, thanks for all the trip reports this year and hope to keep reading them next year; a meeting in BCN in May, is already on schedule.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:30 pm

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@aflyingkiwi:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 15):
Very good report with many nice pictures. Nice that you were able to catch a BA 767 but the cabin looks very worn. Hopefully they won't be in the fleet too much longer. Geneva looks like a nice city as well.

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 15):
Definitely a good job by LX.

Sure, well managed by LX.


@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 16):
Thanks for this report.

Glad you were able to catch the B763 to LHR, I think I flew it once from BCN during the summer season when the Brits come for the sun and the beac

Thank you and good to know about you´re 763 experience.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 16):
I have seen LHR over and over the whole weekend and it looked rather different from the pictures you posted in your trip. I wouldn't like to be stranded at an airport covered in snow for days. I learned that BA102 was diverted to TLS on Saturday and I guess it is still seating there.

Absolutely not the place to be these days.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 16):
The flight to GVA was in better condition, but the story you told about the defibrillator and the FA sounded pretty bad. Did you learn what happened to the fellow passenger?

No informations at all beside the unusual long time to wait till disembarking at GVA.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 16):
Any flights over Xmas'?

At home with the family.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 16):
Anyway, thanks for all the trip reports this year and hope to keep reading them next year; a meeting in BCN in May, is already on schedule.

Fröhliche Weihnachten und glückliches neues Jahr!

BCN is fixed and all the best for you retour.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Hey Markus,

Another fab read. I do love your mad day trips around Europe and this one even more considering your first flight was at 12:00! Great work indeed.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Down to the main trainstation only to notice that the ICE to FRA
runs behind schedule.
Nothing serious, but it´s the norm these days, so it seems.

I always thought German railway was good for on time departures? Oh well, its better than the UK. I remember taking the ICE to the airport in Frankfurt as well and I managed to get a seat right behind the driver in the 'Quiet Zone'. It was the best train trip I've had so far!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, that´s not a third world carrier

It definitely looks like one. I was lucky enough to get the other config when I flew from LHR as I found out upon sitting down, I realised that it was World Traveller Plus. Very comfortable indeed albeit for 1 hour 25 minutes!

Looking forward to many more reads. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:08 pm

hi markus - great report and thanks for posting this. Always nice to get a widebody on a shorthaul Euro flight, even if the cabin is looking a bit tired. I flew LHR - DUS on a BA 763 last year and it was also looking a bit tired, although the flight was nice. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and safe flying in 2011! Cheers P/jet
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Hi, really nice to see more comments.


@Sandeep:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 18):
Another fab read. I do love your mad day trips around Europe and this one even more considering your first flight was at 12:00! Great work indeed.

Thank you.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 18):
I always thought German railway was good for on time departures? Oh well, its better than the UK. I remember taking the ICE to the airport in Frankfurt as well and I managed to get a seat right behind the driver in the 'Quiet Zone'. It was the best train trip I've had so far!

Deutsche Bahn runs far below they´re self set standards these days, hope it will be better again.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 18):
It definitely looks like one. I was lucky enough to get the other config when I flew from LHR as I found out upon sitting down, I realised that it was World Traveller Plus. Very comfortable indeed albeit for 1 hour 25 minute

WTP on this machine might be not bad.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 18):
Looking forward to many more reads. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Merry Christmas also to you, something more here to write during these days.


@PJ:

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 19):
hi markus - great report and thanks for posting this.

Thank you.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 19):
Always nice to get a widebody on a shorthaul Euro flight, even if the cabin is looking a bit tired. I flew LHR - DUS on a BA 763 last year and it was also looking a bit tired, although the flight was nice. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and safe flying in 2011! Cheers P/jet

Good to know that you´ve done also the BA 763 with the same impression.
Merry Christmas also to you.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:11 pm

Hi Markus

Great report and pic. Nice you got the grab the 767 on short haul. I like the idea BA use them on european flights. All my 5 767 flights have been with BA.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It is G-BNWZ, the scheduled 767-300, a new registration for me, leg no. 4 only on type

I've been unfortunate to have this on 3 times now!

Cheers for sharing!

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:24 am

Hi Markus,

Another really enjoyable read, nice to see you getting a short hop in the 763 although the interior was worn out.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Two very whitehaired US ladies, so it seems, cuting the queue,well, everyone here knows, the wait in line rule is not guilty for people with an age over 80 years!.While doing my pictures I saw some police guys running to the security station, the staff running away, all pax like prisonersin there areas, nobody is allowed to move.What happens?. There is a small white bag unattended at the security station. Sniffer dogs coming along, one guy from the special force checks the bag with something what looks like a radar gun.Finally they open it and false alarm.Remember that whitehaired ladies?.One of them coming along with a gate staff agent, "My bag, my bag, what are you doing with my bag?. Unbelievable.

Some story.. I wonder if they got a telling off by the police.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I love that moment when you leave the clouds

So do I - there's some sort of sense of amazement that gets me every time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
My seat is 22F, 22D and E is taken when I´am there, but lucky me21 D/E/F is completely open and that means three seats for me also on this service

Your pilgrims?   I don't see why they wouldn't want to choose the next row up!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Hannah/Infodesk send me an SMS that my original flightwith the routing Moscow-GVA-ZRH is delayed and so the pax from GVA to ZRH will miss they´re ZRH connections.LX sends an extra flight ferry to GVA to pick us up, well done LX.

Always good to get inside information! I bet the agent would have been surprised! The BAe 146 remains one of my favourites.. I need to get to Europe to hop on another again!

So how does the Fokker compare with the BAe/Avro?

Thanks for sharing!


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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:19 pm

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@Matt:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 21):
Great report and pic. Nice you got the grab the 767 on short haul. I like the idea BA use them on european flights. All my 5 767 flights have been with BA
Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 21):
I've been unfortunate to have this on 3 times now

Thank you and three times on this machine, impressive.


@Nicholas:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):
Another really enjoyable read, nice to see you getting a short hop in the 763 although the interior was worn out.

Thank you.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):

Some story.. I wonder if they got a telling off by the police.

Hope so, but you know, over 80!.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):

So do I - there's some sort of sense of amazement that gets me every time.

Absolutely the point here.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):

Your pilgrims?   I don't see why they wouldn't want to choose the next row up!

Who knows, a free row for me and I´am ok.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):
Always good to get inside information! I bet the agent would have been surprised! The BAe 146 remains one of my favourites.. I need to get to Europe to hop on another again!

The agent was really surprised, definitely.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22):
So how does the Fokker compare with the BAe/Avro?

As far as I like the Avro, I prefer the F100, pretty nice legroom, the two seaters and the noise, my thing to do.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:37 am

Hi Markus !

Another nice daytrip for you with some interesting types. Not too common to find a 763 doing so short flights like the BA ones do in Europe.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:27 pm

Hi, Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 24):
Another nice daytrip for you with some interesting types. Not too common to find a 763 doing so short flights like the BA ones do in Europe.

Thanx for you´re feedback.
Not that easy to catch the 763 short haul, the main target here.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:56 pm

Howdy Markus. Looks like another enjoyable trip for you, certainly enjoyable to read.

Well, that 763 looks so nice on the exterior. I love the proportions of a "SevenSix". I have to go a long way back into my log book to find the last time i flew on one. Now, that interior!!! Wow, that seat looks like its seen a few butts over the years. BA must work those machines hard.

Good job to the crew on the run down to GVA. I guess a medical emergency for cabin crew would be similar in terms of stress to that of a mechanical issue in flight for the flight deck crew to handle.

Geneva looks very nice. Anywhere that has a post office as grand as that must attract the well heeled to the local area. Ah, thats why you were there?  

Another nice flight with SWISS by the looks of it. Personally, as iv'e said before, i very highly rate them. Love the feel of these "Euro" cabins and the crews are great.
Nice to hear of A.netters looking out for each other with the SMS from Hannah. Always nice for news in advance.

Have an enjoyable Christmas Markus and a good 2011. Lets see what next year brings for the flying addicts?

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:27 pm

Thanks Markus, another great story of your travels!

Nice to see you visited London, if only for a short time in T5!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Germany´s DB runs not with fixed reservations

Shame, I thought the ICE ran with compulsary reservations, like the TGV. It least this way they can fit more people on.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not only me heading there, also the pope coming in.

Are you sure all the extra security wasn't just for your safety?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Only the male FA returns some ten minutes later with a totally pale face and trembling to the eco cabin.

Shame, it doesn't sound good. Was there any sight of ambulances on arrival?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
LX sends an extra flight ferry to GVA to pick us up, well done LX.

I've never known an airline to do that before, well done indeed!

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:47 pm

Hey, Lee and R.


@Lee:

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Howdy Markus. Looks like another enjoyable trip for you, certainly enjoyable to read.

Thank you.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Well, that 763 looks so nice on the exterior. I love the proportions of a "SevenSix". I have to go a long way back into my log book to find the last time i flew on one. Now, that interior!!! Wow, that seat looks like its seen a few butts over the years. BA must work those machines hard

Definitely heavy usage here with the BA 763´s.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Good job to the crew on the run down to GVA. I guess a medical emergency for cabin crew would be similar in terms of stress to that of a mechanical issue in flight for the flight deck crew to handle.

Good point, sure the case.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Geneva looks very nice. Anywhere that has a post office as grand as that must attract the well heeled to the local area. Ah, thats why you were there?

Maybe, a good reason to go once again.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Another nice flight with SWISS by the looks of it. Personally, as iv'e said before, i very highly rate them. Love the feel of these "Euro" cabins and the crews are great.

LX is high on my personal rating list.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Nice to hear of A.netters looking out for each other with the SMS from Hannah. Always nice for news in advance.

Definitely, I was very well informed this way.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 26):
Have an enjoyable Christmas Markus and a good 2011. Lets see what next year brings for the flying addicts?

Also Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011.
Well, if nothing goes wrong, there will be the maybe first ever A.net trip report on the CRK, aka the CRJ1000 online.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 27):
Thanks Markus, another great story of your travels!

Nice to see you visited London, if only for a short time in T5!

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):
Shame, I thought the ICE ran with compulsary reservations, like the TGV. It least this way they can fit more people on.

DB fit´s people in, like every possible way together with a couple more.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

Are you sure all the extra security wasn't just for your safety?

Well, good point, maybe that´s the reason here!.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):
Shame, it doesn't sound good. Was there any sight of ambulances on arrival?

I was at the wrong side of the plane in the far back, so no sign to see for me.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):
I've never known an airline to do that before, well done indeed!

Really good service here with LX.
Also Merry Christmas and
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:34 pm

Nice trip report, the BA767 does look quite worn, but nothing beats flying a short FRA-LHR hop on a widebody. LX did provide a good solution to ferry an aircraft between GVA and ZRH. I have been on HB-IXR in July 2005 from ZRH to BRU.
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:57 pm

Hello, MSS658,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):
Nice trip report, the BA767 does look quite worn, but nothing beats flying a short FRA-LHR hop on a widebody.

Thank you and that´s exactly the case here with the worn out 763, warm welcomed on these short leg.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 29):
LX did provide a good solution to ferry an aircraft between GVA and ZRH. I have been on HB-IXR in July 2005 from ZRH to BRU

Good to know and good service here from LX.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:28 am

Hi Markus,

I finally found some time to read this report. Nice work, catching that 767. Interesting for me since I should be flying a BA example in three weeks time unless they decide to change the equipment on a short notice (touches wood).

Great to get on a Swiss Avro, and of course another Contact Air Fokker not going tech this time...

Any word on that medical emergency, did somebody actually die onboard? Did you see any ambulances or anything upon arrival at GVA?
 
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:35 pm

Hey Markus

A good read! It seems like you enjoyed business class ground service as an economy class pax thanks to hannah  

LX 2819 is very prone to delays, since it arrives from DME, as you rightly pointed out. In fact it is a triangle flight routing ZRH-DME-GVA-ZRH (and coincidence would have it that i'm scheduled to operate it tomorrow), which is why it is often delayed coming in from DME, especially in winter. At the same time, it's the prime feeder flight from GVA to the late night longhaul departures ex-ZRH, which is why I don't know why they haven't done anything about the schedule yet. I guess they prefer passengers missing their connections or sending in empty avros to pick up connecting passengers.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed your trip and I'm looking forward to more!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No flight level information.

i'd say it's about a 99% chance it was FL160  
 
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:07 pm

Hello Markus!

I waited some time for this. So after the hectic Christmas-holiday I finally had time to read report. As always very good and enjoyable. Nice routing with four flight´s in one day. A little bit of recognizable for me, as you probably remember I catch the very same BA flight in June after meeting you.

Impressive that Contactair have cabin-service on that short flight!

Hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a happy new year!

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:06 pm

Hello Flieger67

Thanks for all of your interesting trip reports here! I read all of them and enjoyed them all.

Keep them coming! Happy flying!
 
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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:13 pm

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 31):
I finally found some time to read this report. Nice work, catching that 767. Interesting for me since I should be flying a BA example in three weeks time unless they decide to change the equipment on a short notice (touches wood

Thank you and good luck with the 763.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 31):

Great to get on a Swiss Avro, and of course another Contact Air Fokker not going tech this time...

Exactly the point with LX and also Contact.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 31):
Any word on that medical emergency, did somebody actually die onboard? Did you see any ambulances or anything upon arrival at GVA?

No further informations, wrong side of the plane, far in the rear cabin, you know.


@Sandro:

Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 32):
A good read! It seems like you enjoyed business class ground service as an economy class pax thanks to hannah

Thank you and for sure the point with the ontime information here.

Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 32):

Anyway, glad you enjoyed your trip and I'm looking forward to more!

Thank you, again, five more stories to write till now.

Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 32):
i'd say it's about a 99% chance it was FL160
Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 32):
LX 2819 is very prone to delays, since it arrives from DME, as you rightly pointed out. In fact it is a triangle flight routing ZRH-DME-GVA-ZRH (and coincidence would have it that i'm scheduled to operate it tomorrow

Many thanx for the further informations, always warm welcomed, you know.


@Robert:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 33):
I waited some time for this. So after the hectic Christmas-holiday I finally had time to read report. As always very good and enjoyable. Nice routing with four flight´s in one day. A little bit of recognizable for me, as you probably remember I catch the very same BA flight in June after meeting you.

Thank you and I remember you´re BA impressions, you know.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 33):

Impressive that Contactair have cabin-service on that short flight!

Not bad, also my impression.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 33):

Hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a happy new year!

Wish you all the same.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:15 pm

Hey, LXM83,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):
Thanks for all of your interesting trip reports here! I read all of them and enjoyed them all.

Keep them coming! Happy flying!

Thank you, warm welcomed.
Five more stories to write till now.

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:39 am

Hi Markus

also here again a great report. Finally I had the time to have a good read on it. Nice to collect the BA767 in the books. It remembers me back to my first flight in 2010, the AA 763. Definitely nice to fly a big bird in European skies.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A thousand of pax at the track, you know Germany´s DB runs not with fixed reservations, sure it´s possible to buy a seat, but there is no sale limit for all trains.
In my case I´am lucky to catch a open corner between two first class compartments and ride to FRA in future FR standard, on my own feet.

I really dislike it. On the Dutch sectors it's not allowed to be on the trains without the compulsary additional fee for ICE trains, so majority of the Dutch won't take it (cheap people, you know). But I've travelled numerous times into Germany with reserved seating, and after a while and some stops in the Ruhrgebiet, the whole train fills up to uncomfortable standards, noisy, and unable to reach the bar or toilet. DB better make it fixed seat trains, like they also do on many other 'main lines' in European countries.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
GVA airport operates a very customer friendly system.
There is a ticket machine in the arrivals area where you collect a free public transport billet to the city center,

Didn't know that. A few years ago this was not availabe, so good to know. GVA is a nice city for a day, but I can't find myself there much longer. The surrounding areas/mountains are for sure much more interesting.

LX RJ100, definitely good. Very comfortable machines, got on one MUC-ZRH last summer also. I think that tripreport still has to come  

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RE: Big Shopping Bags And The 763 To GVA

Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:18 pm

Hoi, Eric,

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 37):
also here again a great report. Finally I had the time to have a good read on it. Nice to collect the BA767 in the books. It remembers me back to my first flight in 2010, the AA 763. Definitely nice to fly a big bird in European skies.

Thanx a lot for you´re feedback.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 37):
DB better make it fixed seat trains, like they also do on many other 'main lines' in European countries.

Exactly the point, acceptable on short distance ride´s, not ok on the ICE.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 37):
GVA is a nice city for a day

Also my opinion.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 37):
LX RJ100, definitely good. Very comfortable machines, got on one MUC-ZRH last summer also. I think that tripreport still has to come

Hey, something more to read, good to know.

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