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Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:37 am

Adria across the alps and nice company in Ljubljana

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Zdravo, dear readers,

two days only, after my latest experience in Belgium by VLM Airlines

ANR Meeting And A Very Special View Into LCY (by FLIEGER67 Oct 3 2011 in Trip Reports)

it seems, that I should go for more flying.
Two days only?. Reason enough to call Mr.S., the lazy young guy from the scheduling department.
"S. is this true, inbound from STN just some 36 hours ago and now on the run again?".
"Sure it is, the days going shorter soon and it´s the time of the year with usually nice weather conditions around the alps. I´ve decided to book a couple of more flights for you. And also a friend from A.net confirmed to meet you in Ljubljana.
And be sure, I will follow you".
Well in this case!.

Here´s the updated departure airports map


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and the latest flown routes


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Friday, 29.07.2011

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Service HG 8773 operated by Niki
Scheduled: 19.15 // 20.35


Originally booked was a daytrip early morning out of FRA and back in the evening.
However I am a bit out of interest with these early morning departures and fullfilled days.
Mr.S. accepted the cancellation of the first leg on Saturday and offered me a nice new combination.
On the road at 2.00 pm, a biz conference on the phone from the motorway service area in between. The road is well used, but no major congestions, well ontime at my standard parking spot for FRA, Tourcare located in Neu-Isenburg, not far from the airport.
The guy at the counter recognized me, same with the shuttle bus driver. It seems, that I´am often here.
I am the only pax in the shuttle, so we had a good chat about my strategic objectives today.
Terminal 2 for me, let´s go for a first view on the screen about my flight.
The surprise from OLCI is confirmed. It´s an A320 on schedule, but the seatmap shows the E90 and also the screen, no complaints here
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I´am not interested to stay landside now, security isn´t busy to say the least with more agents than customers and so I´am checked in a minute.
No lounge here with Niki.
Nice different colours on the apron
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Saga from Turkey on the run for Ariana to Kabul
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Gate E 24 for my service now
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I like these livery
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S. fixed this leg by Exp.de. The fare acceptable 55.00 Euro´s.
A good number of people around the gate, it´s the only gate used in this part of the terminal right now, so no excuse to say these pax are bound for other flights. It looks like the A320 is the much more appropriate plane type today.
Bus boarding, down the stairs for the free apron tour.
And here it is, Niki´s Embraer 190
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No, not that I especially like these under the wing shots, but it confirmed the reg from a nice perspective, isn´t it?
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OE-IHF, "Salsa" is something new for my log, leg no. 9 on the E90.
Newly delivered to Niki at 15.03.2011 and one of 7 in the fleet
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These silver fuselage looks like spotless clean
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Hey, should I go sometimes on this machine?
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The new style engines also looking sharp
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7.20 pm, short after schedule, 18 degrees and partly cloudy. "Flyniki" is on the way from the 4000 meters 25C, 1 hour to VIE.
Legroom, well I´ve done flights with more of it.
Nevertheless the cabin is clean with the bright grey leather seats.
28 F, the last row window, the aisle is also taken and no recline here.
Load is 100%, no open seat to spot
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A set of heavy clouds on the way
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Cockpit crew is from Austria, the captain with detailed info´s inflight in a less stressed style.
The funny safety card
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Cabin crew is three young, nice girls.
One of them with a ponytail super nice, at least to me.
She also walked through the cabin during boarding and offered every passenger personal the actual newspapers.
Miss airberlin, well, good choice here
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The modern style cabin ceiling
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No, this is not a doubledecker plane today!.
No meat for me with one part of the sandwich is cheese only, according to the nice FA ok so far, together with a full can of coke
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Cruiselevel is 37000 feet, no route info.
Inbound for VIE
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Touchdown on the 3600 meters 34, it´s 20.35 pm, perfectly ontime, some clouds only here in VIE. A nice welcome and 21 degrees.
Parked in front of the, well sooner or later to open new terminal wing
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:39 am

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Also the Niki boarding pass shows the advertissement for the CAT City airport train. Good, but not for me.
3,60 Euro´s is the fare on the also frequently running local train to Wien-Mitte. The airport station is recently refurbished, ok so far. If there are not the, so it seems, usual train station subjects around, begging for money and puking behind the next corner.
It´s Friday evening, 9.30 pm and I decide to take a cab from Mitte to my accomodation, the Austria Trend Hotel Beim Theresianum. No rip off, ok so far with the taxistas in Vienna.
Welcome from the girl at the desk is less than average, no room change possible.
The lobby with the breakfast tables
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Well designed room details
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Wooden floor and flat screen TV
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The garden with seaters
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The not that really welcoming looking streetfront pictured the next morning
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S. called me: "Are you on the way?".
"Sure, a cab is ordered to shuttle me to Wien-Meidling, the main train station during the renovation works at Wien-Mitte. It looks like closer on the map, but it seems that it´s to far to walk there.
Are you also prepared?.
"No question, Union delivers factory fresh a crate of Pivo. I will do it with Prsut and bread".
ÖBB´s "Emona" will take me across the alps.
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s, sure ok from my point of view
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Here it is on arrivals
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Comfy leather seaters and a full compartment for me
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Let´s go, running above the UNESCO world heritage site, the Semmering-Pass, first to Graz
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One of these typical Austrian style small cities along the way
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Graz airport and tower, if anyone is interested to go there
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Spielfeld-Strass is the last stop on Austrian soil and also the place to switch engines to the slovenian railway
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Welcome to Slovenia, green fields and houses, is there much difference to Austria?
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Yes, this is definitely Slovenia, Maribor
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Riding down the valley bound for Ljubljana
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A view from the last coach
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The engine in Ljubljana
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What´s better than local company?.
Our nice A.net colleague SloAir/Blaz decides to spend some time with me in the city and show me around, warm welcomed and thanx again, Blaz.
He picked me up at the station and soon we´re on the way.
The Franciscan Church close to the main place
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The Preseren Square with at least two of the three bridges
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Very nice historic buildings
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The front of the Franciscan Church
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Ljubljana en miniature
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Bridge no. 3
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Lots of people in the old town with the warm and nice weather
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The covered market
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Ljubljana feels a lot like Austria.
So and what´s this?
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That´s the funicular up to the castle
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I remember these guy with the city in the background, thanx to the photographer!
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The market down there
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The other side
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The castle´s main place, looks good
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Under the funiculare
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Lets go down again
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The funiculare en detail
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More nice buildings in the old town
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Thunderstorm clouds coming up, so time to walk through the old town streets for the car
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Above the river
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Blaz also decides to shuttle me to the airport, warm welcomed with the infrequent bus service, thanx again.


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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:41 am

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Saturday, 30.07.2011

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Service JP 124 operated by Adria Airways
Scheduled: 17.55 // 19.20






Welcome to my new departure airport.
The covered walkway between the terminal and the car park
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This is the modern style terminal extension with the restaurant and terrace on top, where we spend some time chatting and viewing the planes
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Apron view with Regional and Solinair
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Odhodi´s, FRA on schedule from gate 1
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In the terminal with some planes above
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Time to wave goodbye now to Blaz and go airside, close to no time to wait at security.
Looks a bit oldfashioned here
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JP on the apron
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The lounge, sure the place to go for me now
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Drink offers, bottled, warm welcomed
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Something to eat here
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No news for FRA from gate 1
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The thunderstorm passed the airport while my plane is coming in
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Here it is
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Parked at the gate
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JP and the different CRJ´s
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This is S5-AAO, after a number of changes between the
CRJ subtypes during the last weeks, this is finally the CR9.
My last check shows the CR2 for my service, but OLCI done from the hotel the last evening, offers the CR9 seatmap
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Leg no. 10 on type. A new registration, warm welcomed.
There are 4 CRJ900´s in the actual fleet and this is the newest example, delivered factory fresh at 26.01.2009
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The fare is a bit steep, booked by Exp.de, 100.00 Euro´s, that´s my final personal limit, not that easy to catch JP oneway with lower prices.
The sky cleared up ontime, some mountains close to the airport in the background
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A delay now, but nothing serious
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Boarding now
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Cabin crew is one young male and also one elder female, both ok, but nothing special.
6.25 pm, 30 minutes late, wet after thunderstorms is finally the time when "Adria" leaves for the 1 hour 20 minutes to FRA from the 3300 meters runway 31.
The terminal
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Cockpit crew is from Slovenia, the captain with a very nice welcome during boarding and a delay apologize.
Just departed, interesting to follow that mountain scenery around
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Low clouds from the earlier thunderstorms
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Turning in northwestern direction
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The safety card
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Bright grey leather seats, clean cabin.
Legroom is good here, seat 21D, the second to last row window. Two for me, warm welcomed with a load around 90% and recline is possible
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Adria´s magazine
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The goodlooking cabin ceiling
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The captain is once again on the mike with detailed informations short to approach for FRA.
We´re at maximum 34000 feet and routed above Klagenfurt and Salzburg.
The cheese "Sendvic" fits perfectly to my needs
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Winglet view above the clouds
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4000 meters runway 25L for me now. It´s 7.35 pm, 15 minutes late, 16 degrees and cloudy here in Germany. Well, that´s the usual summer weather these days.
Parked on the FRA apron
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I like these small cargo doors
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Bye now to Adria Airways
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S. send me a text:
"No major delays, no strike or cancellations. Are you satisfied?".
"Well Mr.S., yes I am. Nice staff, sorry girls with Niki,
interesting equipment on Adria, super nice local company, an interesting city. Sure I am satisfied with these shorty trip to Slovenia".
Some minutes to wait for the shuttle and soon thereafter on the way back home.

Special thanx again to Blaz.
What about some relaxed weeks at home, food, drinks and TV the whole day around, sitting down my chair till it breaks apart, without any flights or else?.
Oh no, that´s not my life, just 4 days to go till a visit to the nordics.
The real Finncom is on schedule, together with the these days well covered 717 to the better end of Finland, like some guys from the north told me!.

Adijo, comments welcome or connect to me on Facebook
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:03 am

Well done, Markus!

I really have to admit that Niki E190 is a hot plane! Yes, the legroom could be better but otherwise it´s almost perfect looking. So, thanks for taking me there again 

And Adria and Slovenia have both been on my wish list (for Santa Claus: please, bring me tickets) for long now. Looks perfect as well!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Let´s go, running above the UNESCO world heritage site, the Semmering-Pass, first to Graz

What an excellent choice of routing! Love that railway!

Looking forward to you next report!

Jani
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:12 am

Hi Markus,

Enjoyed the report! Both the Adria CRJ and the Niki E190 are great looking aircraft!

Loved the pictures from Ljubljana and also the scenic train ride from Vienna.

Thanks
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:18 am

Hi and nice to see some comments.

@Jani:

Quoting AYA333 (Reply 3):
Well done, Markus!

I really have to admit that Niki E190 is a hot plane! Yes, the legroom could be better but otherwise it´s almost perfect looking. So, thanks for taking me there again

Thank you and for sure no complaints with the Niki E90.

Quoting AYA333 (Reply 3):
And Adria and Slovenia have both been on my wish list (for Santa Claus: please, bring me tickets) for long now. Looks perfect as well!

Sure the place to spend some time.

Quoting AYA333 (Reply 3):
What an excellent choice of routing! Love that railway!

Looking forward to you next report!

Also something to do when you´re in the area. More to come soon.


@EuroWings:

Quoting EuroWings (Reply 4):

Enjoyed the report! Both the Adria CRJ and the Niki E190 are great looking aircraft!

Thank you. It was a good comparison between these two regional airliners.

Quoting EuroWings (Reply 4):

Loved the pictures from Ljubljana and also the scenic train ride from Vienna.

Thanx again.

Greetings,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:18 am

Hi Markus. An enjoyable read for this Sunday morning.

More good stuff from Nikki by the looks

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hey, should I go sometimes on this machine?

Nice looking bird. My feelings too to fly Luxair at some point very soon. Can't quite get the fares to a reasonable price yet.

Some very nice City scenes and a change to arrive on the ground.

Thanks for the story mate.

Cheers, Lee.
 
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:29 am

Nice report with good pictures, Markus!

It's interesting you flew FRA-VIE-FRA on HG and JP exactly like I did last year - but on different types.

Cirrus D38, Adria CRJ & Captain Niki Lauda On Duty (by PlaneHunter Jul 27 2010 in Trip Reports)

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, not that I especially like these under the wing shots, but it confirmed the reg from a nice perspective, isn´t it?

  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I like these livery
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
These silver fuselage looks like spotless clean

At least we still have SU and HG after the pretty NW livery disappeared from the skies...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, this is not a doubledecker plane today!.

Looks good as usual!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
3,60 Euro´s is the fare on the also frequently running local train to Wien-Mitte.

Yes, that's the way to go.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The not that really welcoming looking streetfront pictured the next morning

Hm, that looks somehow familiar. I once took part in a university excursion to Austria, Slovakia and Hungary and we stayed at a Vienna hotel which looked very similar - however, I cannot remember the name and the location any more.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cheese "Sendvic" fits perfectly to my needs

Not bad, but it looks a bit different from the one I got last year.


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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:38 am

Hi, nice to see more comments.


@Lee:

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 6):
Hi Markus. An enjoyable read for this Sunday morning.

More good stuff from Nikki by the looks

Thank you.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 6):
Nice looking bird. My feelings too to fly Luxair at some point very soon. Can't quite get the fares to a reasonable price yet.

LG is another one of these upcoming stories.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 6):
Some very nice City scenes and a change to arrive on the ground.

Thanks for the story mate.

LJU is for sure an interesting place.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Nice report with good pictures, Markus!

It's interesting you flew FRA-VIE-FRA on HG and JP exactly like I did last year - but on different types.

Thank you, I remember you´re story.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

At least we still have SU and HG after the pretty NW livery disappeared from the skies...

Good point, NW is missing, definitely.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

Looks good as usual!

And was good!.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

Yes, that's the way to go.

Exactly.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Hm, that looks somehow familiar. I once took part in a university excursion to Austria, Slovakia and Hungary and we stayed at a Vienna hotel which looked very similar - however, I cannot remember the name and the location any more.

So it might be this place.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

Not bad, but it looks a bit different from the one I got last year.

It smells good and also the name is funny from my point of view.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 am

Hi Markus,

thank you very much for this amazing trip report. So many nice pictures of Ljubljana, LJU airport and Adria, it's nice to see someone else than me posting TRs about it. A great way to start the day by reading this.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And here it is, Niki´s Embraer 190

Niki's livery looks great on this Embraer.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"No question, Union delivers factory fresh a crate of Pivo. I will do it with Prsut and bread".

Hehe, nice choice, pršut is one of my favourite.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Welcome to Slovenia, green fields and houses, is there much difference to Austria?

Well you are on the sunny side of the Alps now  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Our nice A.net colleague SloAir/Blaz decides to spend some time with me in the city and show me around, warm welcomed and thanx again, Blaz.

You're welcome Markus, it was very nice that you visited, if only for a few hours.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I remember these guy with the city in the background, thanx to the photographer!

The picture came out nice, as did all the others.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thunderstorm clouds coming up, so time to walk through the old town streets for the car

Too bad about the weather, now at this time of the year the view is the best form the castle, when you can see the snow covered peaks of the Alps in the background.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Blaz also decides to shuttle me to the airport, warm welcomed with the infrequent bus service, thanx again.

No problem, transportation to the airport is one thing to improve, they are talking about a rail link for a long time now.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Odhodi´s, FRA on schedule from gate 1

My first ever flight to FRA departed from gate 1 and it was on the CRJ9   It was S5-AAK though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Drink offers, bottled, warm welcomed

The lounge is small, but you do have a nice selection of drinks and sandwiches.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is S5-AAO, after a number of changes between the
CRJ subtypes during the last weeks, this is finally the CR9.

I hope my JP flight to FRA in a few weekis will be changed from CRJ2 to CRJ9.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There are 4 CRJ900´s in the actual fleet and this is the newest example, delivered factory fresh at 26.01.2009

You were lucky, this is one of the NextGen CRJ900 examples, not that there is much difference to notice. I only had two out of my nine JP CRJ9 flights on this bird. The other one (S5-AAN) is still missing from my log, the only JP CRJ I have not flown on  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The fare is a bit steep, booked by Exp.de, 100.00 Euro´s, that´s my final personal limit, not that easy to catch JP oneway with lower prices.

Yes, unfortunately getting low prices on JP is almost a mission impossible. You were able to get from LJU to LGW for under 90 euros one-way, but they have cut that route in the winter schedule.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Just departed, interesting to follow that mountain scenery around

Nice pictures! Gorenjska looks quite mystical with all these low clouds.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom is good here, seat 21D, the second to last row window. Two for me, warm welcomed with a load around 90% and recline is possible

Nice to hear that you got an empty middle seat, flights to and from FRA are usually quite full.

Thanks again for this beautiful report about Slovenia, it was my pleasure showing you around.

And if there will be any other a.netters traveling via LJU, don't be shy and please let me know, if I'll have time I'd love to show you around.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 am

Hola Markus!

Great to follow you on this VIE and LJU.

Very interesting train connection between those twp cities. Great!

Nice to have another a.netter meeting you at the city. Great to have some locals show you around, always better to know some hidden spots.

Niki seems to perform very well, their service on all flights read around here seems to be great and a lot better than many established airlines.

I love the CRJs from Adria, my favorite planes and seem to deliver a great service as well. Good to see they waited for the storm to go away so you could have better views  

Salut!

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:30 am

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@Blaz:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):
thank you very much for this amazing trip report. So many nice pictures of Ljubljana, LJU airport and Adria, it's nice to see someone else than me posting TRs about it. A great way to start the day by reading this.

Thank you, Blaz, the pleasure is me.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Niki's livery looks great on this Embraer.

Also my opinion.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Hehe, nice choice, pršut is one of my favourite.

Good to know.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Well you are on the sunny side of the Alps now

That´s indeed a huge difference.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

You're welcome Markus, it was very nice that you visited, if only for a few hours.

You know, nothing´s better than local company.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

The picture came out nice, as did all the others.

Thanx again.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Too bad about the weather, now at this time of the year the view is the best form the castle, when you can see the snow covered peaks of the Alps in the background.

That sounds really nice.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):
No problem, transportation to the airport is one thing to improve, they are talking about a rail link for a long time now.

Sure a rail link is a good idea.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

My first ever flight to FRA departed from gate 1 and it was on the CRJ9   It was S5-AAK though.

Once more good to know.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

The lounge is small, but you do have a nice selection of drinks and sandwiches.

Sure a good selection there.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

I hope my JP flight to FRA in a few weekis will be changed from CRJ2 to CRJ9.

Good luck.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):
You were lucky, this is one of the NextGen CRJ900 examples, not that there is much difference to notice. I only had two out of my nine JP CRJ9 flights on this bird. The other one (S5-AAN) is still missing from my log, the only JP CRJ I have not flown on

Once more good to know.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Yes, unfortunately getting low prices on JP is almost a mission impossible. You were able to get from LJU to LGW for under 90 euros one-way, but they have cut that route in the winter schedule.

Maybe reopening in 2012, sounds interesting.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Nice pictures! Gorenjska looks quite mystical with all these low clouds.

Also my opinion, looks impressive.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Nice to hear that you got an empty middle seat, flights to and from FRA are usually quite full.

Lucky me!.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):

Thanks again for this beautiful report about Slovenia, it was my pleasure showing you around.

And if there will be any other a.netters traveling via LJU, don't be shy and please let me know, if I'll have time I'd love to show you around.

Nothing´s better than local company, you know. Thanx again.


@Roger:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

Great to follow you on this VIE and LJU.

Very interesting train connection between those twp cities. Great!

Thank you.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

Nice to have another a.netter meeting you at the city. Great to have some locals show you around, always better to know some hidden spots.

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):
Niki seems to perform very well, their service on all flights read around here seems to be great and a lot better than many established airlines.

Niki is for sure above average.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

I love the CRJs from Adria, my favorite planes and seem to deliver a great service as well. Good to see they waited for the storm to go away so you could have better views

It fit´s perfectly, you know.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:35 am

Hi Markus,

great report with good pictures as usual. Lubljana and Adria Airways is on my to-do-list as well, seems to be a nice city. And some nice local company makes it certainly even more interesting, well done.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I like these livery

Agree, the silvery gray with the blue looks very stylish on SU.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It´s an A320 on schedule, but the seatmap shows the E90 and also the screen, no complaints here

The E190 is a nice plane, especially in Niki's livery. Reminds me of my flights with them earlier this year, I have been on both types and I actually found the E190 a bit more comfortable then their A320.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, this is not a doubledecker plane today!.

Now that would be interesting, in a doubledecker plane over the Alps   But at least one of these nice sandwiches.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
ÖBB´s "Emona" will take me across the alps.
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s, sure ok from my point of view

Oh dear, a six hour train ride, for sure something different to try. At least it seemed to be a very scenic ride.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:28 am

Hi Markus!

Great report once again!
Niki seems like a good airline, i should try them out some day.
LJU looks like a nice town, I like the covered market.
Like the pictures of the mountains after takeoff from LJU!

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:36 am

Hi Markus

Another nice trip report! Thanks for sharing it with us. Nice to see another rail/plane combo! Seems like all flights went quite well. Would like to try out Adria one day.


Greetings
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:56 am

Hi and good to follow more comments.


@Captain:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
great report with good pictures as usual. Lubljana and Adria Airways is on my to-do-list as well, seems to be a nice city. And some nice local company makes it certainly even more interesting, well done.

Thank you and sure the case with local company.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):

Agree, the silvery gray with the blue looks very stylish on SU.

Also my opinion, you know.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
The E190 is a nice plane, especially in Niki's livery. Reminds me of my flights with them earlier this year, I have been on both types and I actually found the E190 a bit more comfortable then their A320.

The change from the A320 to the E-Jet, no complaints here, you know.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
Now that would be interesting, in a doubledecker plane over the Alps   But at least one of these nice sandwiches.

Count me in for the doubledecker ride.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
Oh dear, a six hour train ride, for sure something different to try. At least it seemed to be a very scenic ride.

Definitely it was.


@Martin:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 13):


Great report once again!
Niki seems like a good airline, i should try them out some day.

Thank you, do it, Niki is real recommendable.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 13):
LJU looks like a nice town, I like the covered market.
Like the pictures of the mountains after takeoff from LJU!

Sure the place for a couple of hours or more.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):

Another nice trip report! Thanks for sharing it with us. Nice to see another rail/plane combo! Seems like all flights went quite well. Would like to try out Adria one day.

Thank you and JP is also recommendable.

Greetings,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:46 pm

Hi Markus,

You know how to brighten up a cold, dull Sunday. I was particularly looking forward to this, having heard about it from you and Blaz. After seeing your photographs of beautiful Ljubljana and the nice scenery after take off, this city is firmly on my to do list.

The train combos are always good, what a pretty run it was.

good to see you got the E90 on HG, makes a welcome change.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sure it is, the days going shorter soon and it´s the time of the year with usually nice weather conditions around the alps. I´

Markus, that is the joke of the year  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Miss airberlin, well, good choice here

The magazine could do with replacing, it looks like it's falling apart.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s, sure ok from my point of view

Bargain.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about some relaxed weeks at home, food, drinks and TV the whole day around, sitting down my chair till it breaks apart, without any flights or else?.
Oh no, that´s not my life.

I was going to say, that is definitely not you!!

Keep them coming,
Happy flying
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi Markus,

great to read about your train and plane combo!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, this is not a doubledecker plane today!.
No meat for me with one part of the sandwich is cheese only, according to the nice FA ok so far,

I always get hungry when I see a picture of those Niki Sandwiches, It is great of them to serve such quantities on short routes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
A view from the last coach

Wow, that looks great! Train rides in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are always a nice experience. Not only because of the landscapes but also because of the trains themselves. While the cars might sometimes be a tad old, they are most times still more comfortable than in Germany. Often, you also get a nice variety of different cars in just one train. For exapmle, on a Belgrade-Zagreb ride I took in September, there were Slovenian as well as Swiss cars.
 
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Hi Markus,

Another great trip report and one that brings back fond (and funny) memories.

Ouch, that legroom looks tight on Niki.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Welcome to Slovenia, green fields and houses, is there much difference to Austria?

The similarity is noticeable when you travel from coastal Croatia and through Slovenia on the way to Austria.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Preseren Square with at least two of the three bridges

That is the only place that I have ever been given a receipt, showing VAT paid, for going to the WC!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That´s the funicular up to the castle

Nice photos of Ljubljana and the castle. I never made it up there on my visit as it appeared to be undergoing restoration. The results look pleasing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
In the terminal with some planes above

Cute. The cabin service would have left a lot to be desired though. 

The Adria flight looked comfortable enough, but in the photos the aircraft looks positively dwarfed by the jetbridge.

Glad you enjoyed your excursion and thanks for sharing.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:54 pm

Hello Markus!

Thanks for the story! LJU looks like a place worth of visit and Adria seems to be a good choice to go there! Nice with a A-net meeting!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
However I am a bit out of interest with these early morning departures and fullfilled days.



I can understand you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, not that I especially like these under the wing shots, but it confirmed the reg from a nice perspective, isn´t it?



Absolutely!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hey, should I go sometimes on this machine?



I think we can go sometime together! I have been looking on Luxair and their Q400 for a while.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No meat for me with one part of the sandwich is cheese only, according to the nice FA ok so far, together with a full can of coke



Looks good for a "low-fare" airline

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Touchdown on the 3600 meters 34,



It seems to be the most common one! I have never landed on any other runway

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well designed room details



Looks nice, what did you pay for it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
I like these small cargo doors



I agree! Strange that Bombardier put it on the right side instead of the more common left side!


Nice that you took the train instead of plane between VIE and LJU! Not what you expect of you but the views looks amazing and price seems good too.

BTW, how far is it between STR and FRA?

Thanks again!
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:33 pm

Hey, nice to see more comments.


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

You know how to brighten up a cold, dull Sunday. I was particularly looking forward to this, having heard about it from you and Blaz. After seeing your photographs of beautiful Ljubljana and the nice scenery after take off, this city is firmly on my to do list.

Thank you, sure a place to visit.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):
The train combos are always good, what a pretty run it was.

good to see you got the E90 on HG, makes a welcome change.

Some more to come on the trains, you know and sure the E90 was warm welcomed here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Markus, that is the joke of the year

Theory and real life, you know!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

The magazine could do with replacing, it looks like it's falling apart.

Good point.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

Bargain

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 16):

I was going to say, that is definitely not you!!

You know me really well!.


@volvair:

Quoting volvair (Reply 17):


great to read about your train and plane combo!

Thank you.

Quoting volvair (Reply 17):

I always get hungry when I see a picture of those Niki Sandwiches, It is great of them to serve such quantities on short routes.

Good point, sure above average with the other carriers around.

Quoting volvair (Reply 17):

Wow, that looks great! Train rides in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are always a nice experience. Not only because of the landscapes but also because of the trains themselves. While the cars might sometimes be a tad old, they are most times still more comfortable than in Germany. Often, you also get a nice variety of different cars in just one train. For exapmle, on a Belgrade-Zagreb ride I took in September, there were Slovenian as well as Swiss cars.

Good to know, always something interesting for me.


@R.:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
Another great trip report and one that brings back fond (and funny) memories.

Thank you, good to know.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):

Ouch, that legroom looks tight on Niki.

Sure not the most comfortable place here.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
The similarity is noticeable when you travel from coastal Croatia and through Slovenia on the way to Austria.

Good point, so I ´am not the only one with this impression.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):

That is the only place that I have ever been given a receipt, showing VAT paid, for going to the WC!

Sounds like a joke!.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
Nice photos of Ljubljana and the castle. I never made it up there on my visit as it appeared to be undergoing restoration. The results look pleasing.

Sure a place to visit, really nice.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):

Cute. The cabin service would have left a lot to be desired though.

Hah, something to explore soon!.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
The Adria flight looked comfortable enough, but in the photos the aircraft looks positively dwarfed by the jetbridge.

No chance for a better picture from the gate.


@Robert:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

Thanks for the story! LJU looks like a place worth of visit and Adria seems to be a good choice to go there! Nice with a A-net meeting!

Thank you.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

I can understand you!

Thanx again.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

Absolutely!

Good to know.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

I think we can go sometime together! I have been looking on Luxair and their Q400 for a while.

It´s in the books, coming up after the Finland stories.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):


Looks good for a "low-fare" airline

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

It seems to be the most common one! I have never landed on any other runway

Yes, me, too.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

Looks nice, what did you pay for it?

73.00 Euro´s, ok so far from my point of view.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

I agree! Strange that Bombardier put it on the right side instead of the more common left side!

Super strange, isn´t it?.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 19):

Nice that you took the train instead of plane between VIE and LJU! Not what you expect of you but the views looks amazing and price seems good too.

BTW, how far is it between STR and FRA?

Something what I want to do since a longer time.
STR-FRA by ICE city to city a bit more than an hour, by plane 25 minutes, by car, 1 hour 30 minutes, if nothing goes wrong!.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:49 pm

Hi Markus,

Finally I got to know how you spent a great time with Blaž in Ljubljana. What a great story with many beautiful pictures. I should visit Ljubljana sometime.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The guy at the counter recognized me, same with the shuttle bus driver. It seems, that I´am often here.

You are the ambassador, remember?   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
for Ariana to Kabul

Nice catch.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
but it confirmed the reg from a nice perspective, isn´t it?

Definitely. Well done, Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OE-IHF, "Salsa”

Why the name?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hey, should I go sometimes on this machine?

Ask Mr. S., I would say.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The funny safety card

How about the fly being the figurant of demonstrations on the safety card?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
She also walked through the cabin during boarding and offered every passenger personal the actual newspapers.
Miss airberlin, well, good choice here

Could the NIKI girl happen to be that Miss AirBerlin? 


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
the Austria Trend Hotel Beim Theresianum.

Did you consult TripAdvisor before?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
the UNESCO world heritage site, the Semmering-Pass

Good to know.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I remember these guy with the city in the background, thanx to the photographer!

Me too and I remember the photographer as well!   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
In the terminal with some planes above

LJU’s eye-catcher.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
There are 4 CRJ900´s in the actual fleet

Congratulations on catching a new registration of limited JP fleet!


Thanks for sharing. Once again I like the split up.

Best wishes,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:55 pm

Hey Markus ,
Tonight is surely Adria night ! Many thanks for your report. Very nice you got to meet up with a local Anetter. Great photos as usual and nice read.

I saw the FG metal at FRA when I was there nice catch  

Another nice E Jet  

Thanks again .


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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:48 pm

Hey, more comments, nice.

@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Finally I got to know how you spent a great time with Blaž in Ljubljana. What a great story with many beautiful pictures. I should visit Ljubljana sometime.

Thank you.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

You are the ambassador, remember?

Ah, yes I remember!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):
Nice catch.

Also my opinion.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Definitely. Well done, Markus!

Thanx again.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Why the name?

The whole fleet is named by music styles.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Ask Mr. S., I would say.

He confirmed, a story coming up soon.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

How about the fly being the figurant of demonstrations on the safety card?

Good point, Suryo.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Could the NIKI girl happen to be that Miss AirBerlin? 

Well, she looks better than Miss AirBerlin!.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Did you consult TripAdvisor before?

No question.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Good to know.

Really interesting.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Me too and I remember the photographer as well!

Good point again.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

LJU’s eye-catcher.

Definitely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 21):

Congratulations on catching a new registration of limited JP fleet!


Thanks for sharing. Once again I like the split up.

Thanx again, Suryo, I will do my best.


@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 22):

Tonight is surely Adria night ! Many thanks for your report. Very nice you got to meet up with a local Anetter. Great photos as usual and nice read.

Thank you and sure a good time in Ljubljana.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 22):

I saw the FG metal at FRA when I was there nice catch  

Another nice E Jet

Feels really special that plane bound for Kabul.

Best wishes retour,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:51 pm

Nice report as usual Markus, thanks! And makes a change to include a nice train journey too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OE-IHF, "Salsa"

Saucy!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hey, should I go sometimes on this machine?

That's a good looking livery, along with the Niki one.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
local train to Wien-Mitte

I don't get why so many people use "Airport Express" (see LHR as well) trains, so much more money to save maybe 5 minutes off the journey...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s

Good price for a long trip in 1st. Was there any refreshment on board? With our fragmented railway network currently, some 1st class trains offer complimentary food / drinks / lounge, others don't. It seems to be pot luck.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Ljubljana feels a lot like Austria.

It does look like a fantastic city to visit, it has moved higher up my must-see list!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Apron view with Regional and Solinair

Good location for a restaurant / cafe, shame about the few movements to see. And with Adria cutting their service to London, just Easyjet left serving us.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
The real Finncom is on schedule, together with the these days well covered 717 to the better end of Finland, like some guys from the north told me!.

Sounds like a good one. When will your next trip without an A.net mini-meet happen?   Always good to meet like-minded people!

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:21 pm

Hey, R.,

Quoting signol (Reply 24):


Nice report as usual Markus, thanks! And makes a change to include a nice train journey too.

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

Saucy!

Hah, good point.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

That's a good looking livery, along with the Niki one.

Sure my opinion.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

I don't get why so many people use "Airport Express" (see LHR as well) trains, so much more money to save maybe 5 minutes off the journey..

Count me in, mostly a rip off from my point of view.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

Good price for a long trip in 1st. Was there any refreshment on board? With our fragmented railway network currently, some 1st class trains offer complimentary food / drinks / lounge, others don't. It seems to be pot luck.

No special service here on this train.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

It does look like a fantastic city to visit, it has moved higher up my must-see list!

Definitely an itneresting place to stay.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):

Good location for a restaurant / cafe, shame about the few movements to see. And with Adria cutting their service to London, just Easyjet left serving us.

And when you see the EZY fare´s for example to CDG, that´s far away from Lo-Co.

Quoting signol (Reply 24):
Sounds like a good one. When will your next trip without an A.net mini-meet happen?   Always good to meet like-minded people!

With the guys from Finland on travel during my visit, there is no mini-meet in Finland, but the next one to LUX is another one with local company!.

Greetings,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi Markus,

Looks like another good trip, nice pictures of Ljubljana, looks like a nice place to visit, another one to add to the list!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Bus boarding, down the stairs for the free apron tour.
And here it is, Niki´s Embraer 190

- I love the Niki colours, they look great, especially on the 190.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom, well I´ve done flights with more of it.

- Tight for sure!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Miss airberlin, well, good choice here

- Indeed, good looking!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
ÖBB´s "Emona" will take me across the alps.
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s

- Sounds like a decent deal, great views of the countryside too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is the modern style terminal extension with the restaurant and terrace on top, where we spend some time chatting and viewing the planes

- Always good to know about viewing areas, though traffic would be quite limited.

Cheers

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:03 pm

Hallo Markus,

Nice to have another trip cleared out of that backlog, although I'm really looking forward to the next one about that funny smelling town in North Finland...  

Some pretty pictures of Ljubljana, looks just like it did seven years ago when I was there. However I reckon a day is just about enough to enjoy the city, I spent a weekend there and got rather bored by the end of it. It is a very nice and beautiful place, there just isn't enough of it! Great that you made it up to the Hrad, that's pretty much the highlight of it and the views are great. I don't think they had that funicular running when I was there - I actually took one of those miniature trains up and walked down...

Also nice for you to hook up with Blaz, something I've done as well albeit on my home turf - nothing like a local guide to give you that extra bit of information and of course to act as an airport shuttle - the airport really is quite far away and the bus schedules are less than optimal.

That train ride looks good, maybe I should do something similar at some point and JP is also still on my TOCATCH list (along with many invitations from Blaz to visit him for some genuine horse burgers...  ).
 
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:53 pm

Hi Markus
Thanks for posting another great trip report, nice to the see the EI in the background at FRA & a flight to DUB on the FIDS at LJU, looking forward to the next report  
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:24 pm

Hi, good to see more comments.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):
Looks like another good trip, nice pictures of Ljubljana, looks like a nice place to visit, another one to add to the list!

Thank you, sure a place to go.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):

- I love the Niki colours, they look great, especially on the 190.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):

- Tight for sure!

So it feels like.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):

- Indeed, good looking!

You know my opinion.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):

- Sounds like a decent deal, great views of the countryside too.

And comfortable, too.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 26):

- Always good to know about viewing areas, though traffic would be quite limited.

If you need some Regionaljet´s, that´s sure a place to go.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):

Nice to have another trip cleared out of that backlog, although I'm really looking forward to the next one about that funny smelling town in North Finland...

Thank you and I only need to say one word about the upcoming story: Pulp!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):

Some pretty pictures of Ljubljana,

Thanx again.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):
Great that you made it up to the Hrad, that's pretty much the highlight of it and the views are great.

Sure it is.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):

Also nice for you to hook up with Blaz, something I've done as well albeit on my home turf - nothing like a local guide to give you that extra bit of information and of course to act as an airport shuttle - the airport really is quite far away and the bus schedules are less than optimal.

Nothing´s better than local company, also in this case.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):
hat train ride looks good, maybe I should do something similar at some point and JP is also still on my TOCATCH list (along with many invitations from Blaz to visit him for some genuine horse burgers...

Good to know.


@Mark:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 28):

Thanks for posting another great trip report, nice to the see the EI in the background at FRA & a flight to DUB on the FIDS at LJU, looking forward to the next report

Thank you and more to come soon.

Greetings,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:14 am

Hi Markus,

Many thanks for your latest addition. Mr S only scheduled 2 plane rides and 1 (6 hrs!) train ride? That surprises me a bit. Sure there were VIE-LJU flights available, but to what price? Any way, the train ride makes a nice change and apparently it was quite scenic as well. Very nice of Blaz to show you around his hometown, Ljubljana seems well worth a visit.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
However I am a bit out of interest with these early morning departures and fullfilled days.

Markus, are you not feeling well?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The surprise from OLCI is confirmed. It´s an A320 on schedule, but the seatmap shows the E90 and also the screen, no complaints here

Looks stunning in the sliver colors! I always wonder with Niki what that thing with that fly is: do you know what it stands for or is it just there for ‘decoration’ purposes?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
on the run for Ariana to Kabul

Not the most attractive of destinations, Kabul…

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
If there are not the, so it seems, usual train station subjects around, begging for money and puking behind the next corner.

Yuck…

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Wooden floor and flat screen TV

Very stylish!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
S5-AAO

Is S5 the reg label for Slovenia?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Oh no, that´s not my life, just 4 days to go till a visit to the nordics.

I guess you are already feeling better. I hope you enjoyed your 717 ride.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:11 pm

Hi, Nils, good to see you´re comment.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Many thanks for your latest addition. Mr S only scheduled 2 plane rides and 1 (6 hrs!) train ride? That surprises me a bit. Sure there were VIE-LJU flights available, but to what price? Any way, the train ride makes a nice change and apparently it was quite scenic as well. Very nice of Blaz to show you around his hometown, Ljubljana seems well worth a visit.

Thank you. Sure there are frequent flights on the VIE-LJU route, but the fare is horrible expensive in comparison to the flighttime, so the train fit´s perfectly for me.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Markus, are you not feeling well?

There are some changes from time to time, you know.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Looks stunning in the sliver colors! I always wonder with Niki what that thing with that fly is: do you know what it stands for or is it just there for ‘decoration’ purposes?

Not sure with the fly, seems for decoration only.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Not the most attractive of destinations, Kabul…

Sure it is.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Yuck…

Friday night around the train stations, not the place to be.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Very stylish!

And well worth the money.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

Is S5 the reg label for Slovenia?

Yes it is.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):

I guess you are already feeling better. I hope you enjoyed your 717 ride.

Definitely and also the Finncomm flights.

Greetings,
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:38 am

Hi Markus !

Thanks for a great and enjoyable report with nice photos!

Niki looks a bit tight on the lregroom; good that the flight wasn't too long......

The view from the train is amazing! I took the train from LYS-GVA-ZRH-INN-MUC in the summer of 1984 it there were some stunning views as well.

Ljubljana looks like a very nice city and seems well worth a visit. Great also to meet up with local a.netter there as well!

JP looks okay, great that you got the larger CRJ-900 which must be so much better than the CRJ-200. Nice that you got a sandwich.

Looking forward to your next report!

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:14 pm

Hi, Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

Thanks for a great and enjoyable report with nice photos!

Good to see you here well and posting, thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

Niki looks a bit tight on the lregroom; good that the flight wasn't too long......

Good point.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

The view from the train is amazing! I took the train from LYS-GVA-ZRH-INN-MUC in the summer of 1984 it there were some stunning views as well.

Ah, that sounds also interesting.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

Ljubljana looks like a very nice city and seems well worth a visit. Great also to meet up with local a.netter there as well!

Definitely a place to go.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 32):

JP looks okay, great that you got the larger CRJ-900 which must be so much better than the CRJ-200. Nice that you got a sandwich.

Sure the CR9 was ok and the sandwich, too.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:14 pm

Hi Flieger67

Nice report, JP still missing from my log.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, not that I especially like these under the wing shots

Well, we a.netters also don't particularly like them...  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cabin crew is three young, nice girls. One of them with a ponytail super nice, at least to me.

Sounds very nice! Typical Niki crew!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
6 hours, first class, 55.00 Euro´s, sure ok from my point of view

Wow, I wasn't aware it takes 6 hours from Vienna to Ljubljana.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The fare is a bit steep, booked by Exp.de, 100.00 Euro´s, that´s my final personal limit, not that easy to catch JP oneway with lower prices.

Well, that's indeed a bit steep but still just ok.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 30):
Mr S only scheduled 2 plane rides and 1 (6 hrs!) train ride?

Well, that Mr. S seem to indeed have gotten a bit lazy, hasn't he?

Looking forward to check back on his work soon!
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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Hi, J.,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):


Nice report, JP still missing from my log.

Pretty good to follow you´re reply and thank you.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Well, we a.netters also don't particularly like them...

Interesting!.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Sounds very nice! Typical Niki crew!

So it was.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Wow, I wasn't aware it takes 6 hours from Vienna to Ljubljana

Faster in Austria but really slow in Slovenia.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Well, that's indeed a bit steep but still just ok.

Sometimes you need to do things like this.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Well, that Mr. S seem to indeed have gotten a bit lazy, hasn't he?

Looking forward to check back on his work soon!

Sure the case here, Finland with 8 legs around 2 days is already on the final assembly line.

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:47 pm

Hi Markus ... I'm glad that you had a good time in Ljubljana with Blaž in my second home hmmm or third if I think well ...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I remember these guy with the city in the background

nice to see you ... are you an architect ? heheh black casualness

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
The fare is a bit steep, booked by Exp.de, 100.00 Euro´s, that´s my final personal limit, not that easy to catch JP oneway with lower prices.

unfortunately true but it is not clear to me why ... same OU

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
interesting to follow that mountain scenery around
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 27):
I spent a weekend there and got rather bored by the end of it

Slovenia is a very beautiful country ideal for the city / state break ... Ljubljana is a hour from the Bohinj and Bled lakes or Alps or Kras-region with good food and wines and Postojna cave so P. accept the invitation for horse-burger and with rent a car you will not be bored

Quoting SloAir (Reply 9):
And if there will be any other a.netters traveling via LJU, don't be shy and please let me know, if I'll have time I'd love to show you around.

He is so kind ... right A.net. members ?

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RE: Adria Across The Alps And Nice Company In LJU

Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:03 pm

Zdravo, stipica,

Quoting stipica (Reply 36):
Hi Markus ... I'm glad that you had a good time in Ljubljana with Blaž in my second home hmmm or third if I think well ...

Pretty good to follow you´re reply. Sure that was a good time with Blaz in Ljubljana.

Quoting stipica (Reply 36):

nice to see you ... are you an architect ? heheh black casualness

Well, black, not that I really like black!.

Quoting stipica (Reply 36):

unfortunately true but it is not clear to me why ... same OU

Good point, sure the same here.

Quoting stipica (Reply 36):

Slovenia is a very beautiful country ideal for the city / state break ... Ljubljana is a hour from the Bohinj and Bled lakes or Alps or Kras-region with good food and wines and Postojna cave so P. accept the invitation for horse-burger and with rent a car you will not be bored

Good to know, more interesting places.

Quoting stipica (Reply 36):

He is so kind ... right A.net. members ?

Yes, he is definitely.

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