eco
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My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:56 pm



Sky work airlines was in my ToDo list for long time. I couldn't resist to theirs flights to LCY.
Plus their company slogan is more than ambitious:
YOUR PERSONAL WAY TO FLY
Is our claim and motto today, and is at the centre of our service on the ground and in the air. Our goal is to make flying into the special experience that it once was.

Sky work airlines is actually first airline that impressed me so much that I want to write about.

Sky work airlines don't have flights to my home airport (SOF) so I booked Air Malta, Aeagen and Bulgaria air for this trip:
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Sofia airport Тerminal 2
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Lets start with KM:
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18.01.2013
10:30-11:40
KM781 SOF-ATH
Airbus 320 9H-AEO

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Specially for Markus:
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One Kinnie for luxair747SP please:
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Planehuter's meal from BER meeting TP looks better than mine  http://imageshack.us/a/img703/6456/dsc01354fq.jpg

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Qatar and rain for warn welcome
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18.01.2013 12:35-13:25
A3116 ATH-SKG
Airbus 320 SX-DVS

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There was no service because of the turbulence.
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Austrian!
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The White Tower:
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Night bus line 78N leaved me here:
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To Bern!
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Not so many choices today:
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19.01.2013 04:05-06:05
SX 801 SKG-BRN
Dash 8 HB-JIK

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Cant argue with that:
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Everything was just perfect even in every little detail, that's why I felt not like passenger I felt more like guest.
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One more for Markus:


Very tasty
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Very useful:
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Nice small airport:
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And prize for the cleanest airport goes to BRN!
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19.01.2013 07:05-07:50
SX 500 BRN-LCY
Dornier 328 HB-AEV

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My first Dornier.
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Sky Work Airline IFE- Ipads.
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Lipton & croissant = perfect breakfast.
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Favorite view :
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Thank you, Sky work Airlines!
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Next stop - British museum
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After that lunch with gabrielchew

Terminal 4
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At check-in there was new tax for seats with more leg room - 20 pounds.
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19.01.2013 16:45-22:10
FB 852 LHR-SOF
Embraer 190 LZ-PLO

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LZ-PLO (named after city of Plovdiv) newest addition to FB fleet, but still crap legroom unless you pay еxtra 20 pounds. Maybe flyingfinn76 is right and it is some kind of Bulgaria air style.
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Tasty sandwich
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Sky work airlines - beyond my expectations. The best airline in my list.
Air Malta - nice flight.
Аеgean - nothing special this time.
Bulgaria air -young and beautiful female FAs, new E190, but still crap legroom.
 
Widebodyroga
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:24 pm

Hey Eco,

Nice to see a report featuring my two European home airports that was not written by me .

How cool that you got to fly on the special livery of Air Malta. That's one cool plane. Also good call on giving SkyWorks a try. They look pretty good. They are being quite clever flying to SKG at the moment as there is plenty of demand for connections to London (and not only) now that LX (and a bunch of other carriers) left. I never flown on a Dornier. Maybe I should consider giving them a try next time I'm back in Europe. Too bad you didn't get any service on A3 due to the turbulence. I would have liked to see what they offer on this route these days.

Thanks for sharing,

WB
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MH017
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:54 pm

What an interesting route to try out Skywork of Switzerland !

Good to see they didn't disappoint you - indeed service looks real good...

Thanks a lot for sharing; looking forward to your next trippie  

MH017/Pieter
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FLIEGER67
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Hey, A.,

nice pictures and for sure a special routing out of SOF. Definitely out of the ordinary.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):

Specially for Markus:

Thanx.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
One more for Markus:

And again.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):

Lipton & croissant = perfect breakfast.

Count me in this way.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)
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roberts87
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:24 am

Nice little report about some interesting airlines!
Can't argue with your opinion about Skywork, I have some very fond memories of my flight with them as well.
Thanks for sharing!
 
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:06 pm

Hey Alex!

Nice report! Looks like you had a nice selection of flights! GLad you made it back to LHR with the tube all messed up. Is Bulgaria Air making money sending the Ejets to LHR? Would LGW or STN be better? Was the flight full?

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
Qatar and rain for warn welcome

I didn't know QR flew to MLA. I guess they could see all the pax EK was taking

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
After that lunch with gabrielchew

Nice to meet you and Stephan. Hope you enjoyed my choice of restaurant!
http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: LGW-OPO-LGW,LHR-FCO-CTA-LIN-LCY,LHR-AMS-GRQ-SEN,LTN-CPH-LHR-ORD
 
eco
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:58 pm

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
Nice to see a report featuring my two European home airports that was not written by me .

Now its your turn  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
nice pictures and for sure a special routing out of SOF. Definitely out of the ordinary.

Thanks. Next in my To Do list are Adria, JAT, Montenegro, Air Croatia, Blue air and Carpatair

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 4):
Can't argue with your opinion about Skywork, I have some very fond memories of my flight with them as well.

Swiss quality.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
Is Bulgaria Air making money sending the Ejets to LHR? Would LGW or STN be better? Was the flight full?

Bulgaria air flies to LHR because of their SPA and interline agreements (page 107 http://www.air.bg/content/magazine/pdf/481108335.pdf) but I am not sure that this or any other of their routes (except maybe BRU & VAR) is profitable.
The load factor was ~70-80%, because BA flight to Sofia was cancelled.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
I didn't know QR flew to MLA. I guess they could see all the pax EK was taking

My mistake- what I mean was that at ATH there were only rain and one QR plane.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 5):
Hope you enjoyed my choice of restaurant!

I wouldn't mind if our next meeting in London to be there again.
 
dc9northwest
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:57 pm

Hey eco,

Good to see a report featuring the Balkans... and, as a bonus, Skywork--yeah I'm interested in them as well!

Nice report, and good to try KM on your way to London. unusual routing for sure. Also nice to get the Do-328... that airplane has some of the nicer lines in the sky IMO.

Oh, and at least Bulgaria Air has the E-190s, be they with crap legroom. I wish RO did as well! I'm getting tired of their 733s...

Quoting eco (Reply 6):
Blue air and Carpatair

Hehe, quickly, before they go bankrupt! I forget, did you fly RO or QR to Bucharest last summer?

Thanks for your report,

Alex
 
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi Alex,

very nice trip report.
Skywork looks like an amazing little airline and i have to try it out soon too!
Also cool that you had a Kinnie, did you actually like it? 

Thanks a lot for sharing
Cheers,
Johannes
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CaptainRed
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi eco,

interesting report here, enjoyed it very much. And a very cool itinerary you have put together here for a trip to London, nice variety of airlines. I had no idea that Air Malta flies the route from SOF to ATH, for sure interesting.

Both Skywork and London City are still on my to-do list, guess I should try it as well soon. Let's see. Congrats of course to log the Dornier.

Greetings
CaptainRed
 
MSS658
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:09 pm

Hi eco

Looks like you had a good trip, thanks for taking the time to talk about it!
Looks like all airlines where generally good, I'm flying AF to LCY in a few months
The SKG transfer looks interesting as well, too bad i did not opt that for my upcoming trip.

Greetings
Marc
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
EL-AL
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:56 am

Hello,

Very interesting route! Thank you for posting it.

Never saw Bern airport in the winter. Small and very efficient.

Thx, LY
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eco
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RE: My Personal Way To Fly To LCY (KM, A3, SX, FB)

Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:02 am

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 7):
Hehe, quickly, before they go bankrupt! I forget, did you fly RO or QR to Bucharest last summer?

No, please tell me that you are joking. Yes, last summer I flew RO.

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 8):
Also cool that you had a Kinnie, did you actually like it?

It was good.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 9):
Both Skywork and London City are still on my to-do list, guess I should try it as well soon. Let's see. Congrats of course to log the Dornier.

You should try them.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 10):
Looks like all airlines where generally good, I'm flying AF to LCY in a few months

It's in my To Do list.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 11):
Very interesting route! Thank you for posting it.

Thanks I am glad that you liked it.

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