tobbry
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A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:41 pm

Hi everyone! I really enjoy reading everyone's trip reports and I have never written one. But here is my first! It's a trip I did in middle of March. Be gentle.. 

It all started as all of my trips, browsing skyscanner.se, to check where I can go and which airlines I can fly. One of the goals I have is to at least fly every airline departing from my airport, which is Arlanda (ARN,Stockholm)

I found a cheap ticket with CSA to Barcelona for approx 58€ and back home to Arlanda with Air Berlin for approx 40€. A bargain!
But with a 5h layover in Barcelona there are two choices. 1. Go in to town or 2. find a short domestic flight. I choose 2. I started to look for trips to Mallorca and fond a return trip with UX for around 50€. New airline for me so why not! So now I had an itinerary that looked like this: ARN - PRG - BCN with OK, BCN - PMI - BCN with UX and BCN - TXL - ARN with AB. I crossed my fingers and hoped that nothing would go wrong... Well about three weeks before the trip I got a message from UX that told me that my flight from BCN to PMI was canceled and I was booked on a later flight. A later flight would mess up the rest of my trip so i didn't accept the rebooking and started to look for other choices to get to PMI in time to catch the UX flight back to BCN. I found a Vueling flight that departed 13:20 for 28.50€. My flight from PRG would arrive 13:00.. Well it's the same terminal, we could be early, the flight could depart from the gate next to us... And there was a big chance that I would miss the Vueling flight.. It's a risk I decided that I would take. Let's see how it went!


Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Arlanda - Prague
Flight: Czech Airlines OK495
ATD: 0800
ATA: 0955
Seat: 12F
Aircraft: B737-500
Flight time: 1hrs 55mins
Registration: OK-XGD
1st flight on CSA
9th flight on a 737-500


Aircraft waiting at gate


Taxing to RWY 01L


Number two after a Thomas Cook Scandinavia A330


Left turn after takeoff


Space was good! I'm 1,83m


Breakfast: Tasty apple cake and orange juice


Safety card


Somewhere over Europe


Landing in Prague


My seat


Bye bye


Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Prague (PRG) - Barcelona (BCN)
Flight: Czech Airlines OK688
ATD: 1038
ATA: 1308
Seat: 3a ( moved from row 5 to be able to get out quicker)
Aircraft: A320
Flight time: 2hrs 30mins
Registration: OK-GEB
2nd flight on CSA
31st flight on a A320

Hello


Also on this flight there was a lot of leg space


Cruising towards Barcelona. 8 min behind schedule..


We where at gate 13:08 next flight leaves 13:20. It's tight! Let's run! I have to find which gate... run.. I found the gate. Is it far away? Run!

Here's my flight!


I made it!

Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Barcelona (BCN) - Palma (PMI)
Flight: Vueling YV3910
ATD: 1325
ATA: 1412
Seat: 29b
Aircraft: A320
Flight time: 0hrs 47mins
Registration: EC-JZQ
1st flight on Vueling
32nd flight on a A320

No more pic's from this flight. On Vueling everything seemed more or less chaotic. In front of me there was two FA's from Spanair that was talking about someting involving one of the girls cellphone. Which I think was on for the rest of the flight. They where hiding the phone everytime a YV FA passed them. After a short and bumpy ride we landed at PMI. Now I could relax in the diners lounge until UX are taking me back to Barcelona.

Lounge food



Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Palma (PMI) - Barcelona (BCN)
Flight: Air Europa UX6072
ATD: 1608
ATA: 1701
Seat: 30f
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 0hrs 53mins
Registration: EC-HBL
1st flight on Air Europa
120th flight on a B737-800

My ride back to BCN


I actually don't remember more than that i enjoyed the flight  

After a terminal change at BCN I was on my way home on Air Berlin. There are not many pictures of this flight mostly because I was really really tired. But Air Berlin is a nice and reliable airline and nothing spectacular happened.

Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Barcelona (BCN) - Berlin (TXL)
Flight: Air Berlin AB8793
ATD: 1802
ATA: 2026
Seat: 4f
Aircraft: A320
Flight time: 2hrs 24mins
Registration: D-ABFN
3rd flight on Air Berlin
33rd flight on a A320

Date: 15 March 2011
Route: Berlin (TXL) - Stockholm (ARN)
Flight: Air Berlin AB8100
ATD: 2127
ATA: 2253
Seat: 2f
Aircraft: A319
Flight time: 1hrs 26mins
Registration: D-ADGQ
4th flight on Air Berlin
9th flight on a A319



Thanks for reading my report, I hope you enjoyed it! And a special thanks to Viktor, Flieger67, FlyingFinn76, Luxair747sp and thaia345.

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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi Tobbry,
very nice first TR with many good pictures.
Your connection in BCN was really tight but luckily you made it  
The service on OK looked quite allright on both sectors.
Thank you a lot for sharing
cheers
Johannes
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tobbry
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:02 pm

Thanks!

Yes, OK was really good and I wouldn't hesitate to fly with them again!
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Very nice first trip report!  
100, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 763, 77W, AT7, AR1, AR8, CR7, DH8, F70, M82
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:35 pm

Quoting HansHubers (Reply 3):
Very nice first trip report!

Thanks HansHubers! I'm thinking of writing some more  
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi Tobbry,

Welcome and congratulations on your first report! I was sort of hoping it would've been the one where your paths crossed with Johannes (since I read that just before...), but I guess it'll take some more time  .

Anyway a nice daytrip, certainly a long and tiring day, but an interesting routing and nice variety of airlines.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I found a cheap ticket with CSA to Barcelona for approx 58€ !

Wow, I've never seen such cheap CSA tickets! I've noticed some one way fares, but never anything below 120 EUR or so... I did fly them back in 2005 but wouldn't mind trying them again.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Well about three weeks before the trip I got a message from UX that told me that my flight from BCN to PMI was canceled and I was booked on a later flight

Ahh, Air Europa is one of the airlines I absolutely hate for their schedule (and equipment, I still haven't logged their E190!) changes...

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
3:20 for 28.50€. My flight from PRG would arrive 13:00.. Well it's the same terminal, we could be early, the flight could depart from the gate next to us... And there was a big chance that I would miss the Vueling flight.. It's a risk I decided that I would take. Let's see how it went!

Wow! That's a tight one - I've had my fair share of those, but that's something I wouldn't have dared to try. It can still be quite a hike between gates at BCN T1, but glad you made it! At least you had a sensible second plan - just stay in Barcelona until your return flight.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
120th flight on a B737-800

Let me guess: lots of Ryanair?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
And a special thanks to Viktor, Flieger67, FlyingFinn76, Luxair747sp and thaia345.

You are welcome, although I'm not sure why  .
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:18 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
Hi Tobbry,

Welcome and congratulations on your first report! I was sort of hoping it would've been the one where your paths crossed with Johannes (since I read that just before...), but I guess it'll take some more time .

Anyway a nice daytrip, certainly a long and tiring day, but an interesting routing and nice variety of airlines.


Thanks! I didnt take any picture of that flight. But it really was nice to meet Johannes  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
Wow, I've never seen such cheap CSA tickets! I've noticed some one way fares, but never anything below 120 EUR or so... I did fly them back in 2005 but wouldn't mind trying them again.


Try to get one from ARN. This spring there have been alot of cheap CSA tickets. Starting at 559 SEK, approx 58€

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
Wow! That's a tight one - I've had my fair share of those, but that's something I wouldn't have dared to try. It can still be quite a hike between gates at BCN T1, but glad you made it! At least you had a sensible second plan - just stay in Barcelona until your return flight.


Yes a tight one! But what if I didn't book it and it departed from the gate deside.. 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
120th flight on a B737-800

Let me guess: lots of Ryanair?

Acctually ALOT of SAS only 11 flights on Ryanair

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
And a special thanks to Viktor, Flieger67, FlyingFinn76, Luxair747sp and thaia345.

You are welcome, although I'm not sure why .

Acctually you told me that this trip would be intresting to read about when I commented one of your reports. And I wanted to thank some of the ones that I think writes nice tripreports and inspired me yo do the same..  
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Hi, Tobias,

very good to follow you´re first and hopefully not the last story around you´re travel´s.
Well done and such a tight connection, for sure a risky one.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:33 pm

Hi tobbry

That's quite an impressive trip you made, especially as it was all done in one day. OK looks rather nice actually.

William
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:47 pm

Wow, and I thought I just had a busy day!

Very nice report, interesting mix of airlines (even thought I like to stay a bit where I fly and not just to fly back). Welcome to our community!
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 7):
Well done and such a tight connection, for sure a risky one.

Thanks everyone. Yes it was an crazy connection(nothing to recomend ). But I wouldn't have done that booking and risk the trip. The worst thing that could happened at this stage was that I had to wait at the airport for my connection to Sweden  
 
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:46 pm

Looks like you had some good flights there, and they made for a great first trip report. Hopefully this report won't be your last.

Look forward to your next trip,

Kev.
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RE: A Daytrip Across Europe On OK, YV, UX And AB

Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:46 am

Very interesting trip report, but wow very tight connection in BCN.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 5):
You are welcome, although I'm not sure why

Well you have turned flying around Europe on as many airlines as possible an art form. I need to finish a trip report, inspired by FlyingFinn76.
Why fly non stop when you can connect

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