Most recent trip: way back in July 2019 CCS-BOG-MIA-BOG-CCS
Cancelled (well, postponed) trip originally booked for mid April: CCS-IST-HAM-IST-CCS and FRA-MAD-FRA
Apples don't grow where I live. They are imported as exotic fruits and sold as green apples, red apples or Gala apples. The green ones are usually too tart, the red ones are mealy and tasteless so I stick with the Galas whenever the craving for apples is strong enough and the wallet full enough. But...Jump to post
That was quick! Thanks to you both, hOMsaR and tjwgrr. I know of the 7 day data storage at flightradar.com. Unfortunately it was only today, on the 8th day, that I had Internet access again. I also tried the statistic data bases mentioned on this site every now and then when such questions arise, bu...Jump to post
Very interesting report. I'd say it's been almost a decade since someone not living in or having ties to the country posts a TR involving CCS. Hearing about Plus Ultra was a bonus. I wonder if the loads on their flights out of the country are as light as the inbound was. The terminal was eerie, it w...Jump to post
Thanks for the trip report. My pleasure, SCQ83! Which was the split between HAV and CCS? I understand PAX originating in HAV never disembark in CCS, don't they? I'd guess that on this particular flight the split was 35% HAV and 65% CCS. In the J cabin only 2 out of 11 pax disembarked in HAV. From p...Jump to post
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UGnet wrote:Was most certainly a DC-8-50 series20 April 1974 12:50 VA781 Mexico City/Caracas
UGnet wrote:Must have been a B707-321 Jump to post22 April 1974 15:20 PA217 Caracas/Rio de Janeiro
Great to have you visiting the forum again. Your TR's are certainly missed! Glad to have brought back some memories of your trip to IST.
Debonair: Thanks for stopping by. IIRC you also took TK 183 not so long ago. I think I read something along those lines in the Travels & Polls forum. When I flew there was no noticeable amount of German pax on board, but maybe the days for touri flights are not midweek. great report as usual! us...Jump to post
Welcome to the continuation of this trip report. Part I ended with my return to Atatürk airport after a long walking tour of Istanbul. Ze ‘Zee’ route: https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9352/Dq75tG.gif Map by GreatCircle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz Once I had retrieved my second carry-on piece ...Jump to post
Great first TR, Toby! Also enjoyed the video. Did I hear music by Davide Martello in the background?Jump to post
Great report so far. Loved your photos...I'm looking forward to part II. Thanks! Part II will be out in a minute. Unfortunately I only spent 1 day in Istanbul on a cruise. What left a lasting impression was Topkapi Palace. However with all the attacks there I am uncomfortable going. Backtracking is...Jump to post
. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/0UWJfb.jpg Background It was again time for a proper holiday in Germany. The big question now was: who to go with? The five contenders of last May (AF, IB, TK, TP, and UX, in strictly alphabetical order) were all still around, plus newcomer Plus Ul...Jump to post
great report and nice pictures of your Andes crossing, beautiful Buenos Aires and those artery-clogging but oh-so-yummy dishes!
I flew on a sister ship of your 787-9 just a couple of months ago, albeit on another continent.
Yeap, it's true: Thanks for the link, debonair. Now what we still don't know is whether TP will actually revert to using their own metal in the foreseeable future or not. The article doesn't give a hint about that. I am shocked to see the B767-300 of EuroAtlantic in such great and modern (B777 styl...Jump to post
Not all my time in Hamburg was dedicated to family commitments though. Seldom have I experienced a longer string of consecutive days with excellent weather in the city by the Elbe than on this occasion, offering a chance to explore new places and revisit known ones. Move over St. Michael’s and TV to...Jump to post
…the trip where layover times kept being eaten away, bite by bite https://imageshack.com/a/img924/8560/nU9OKp.jpg Background Family matters required my presence in Hamburg on a relatively short notice and thus began the frantic search for space on a flight from Caracas to somewhere in Europe and eve...Jump to post
The elevating coat closets were usually found at the 3 L/R crossaisle. There was a pull- up door, and just beneath the lower edge of the upper closet frame, there were buttons that controlled the up/down of the mechanism that raised/lowered the garments and garment bags. There was a mechanical rele...Jump to post
xtra1, I vaguely remember the DC10 centre bulkhead coat closets, here visible in 2 of the pictures. I think you hung your coat on a hanger and drags it up into a ceiling storage area? Now that you mention it and I see it in the picture I seem to remember this as well. I'm just not sure if the coats/...Jump to post
Schweigend, Your post came in while I was writing my last one. Thank you for this report! Especially for the details and a/c regos. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad I could bring back some fond memories from the '80s. Turk223, Spectacular! What a great thing to be able to travel back in time and rea...Jump to post
Roy, What a wonderful trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Wasn't that Markus (Flieger67 or similar)? At one time it seemed that he was in competition with Plane Hunter to see who could upload their weekly trip report first. Yes, but not only these ...Jump to post
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/XdXg5v.jpg My country is finding itself in dire straits and foreign airlines have been – understandably – pulling out of CCS to the tune of Ten Little Injuns . Lacking any remarkable recent trips to report on, I dug very deep into the memory chest a...Jump to post
No significant progress vs. the last update, but still: A: ACA, AEP, AMS, ANF, ARI, ATL B: BBA, BLA, BOG, BRM C: CAI, CAJ, CBL, CCS, CJC, CPO, CTG, CUN, CUR, CZE D: DEN, DFW, DUS E: EZE F: FRA, FTE G: GIG, GRU, GYE H: HAJ, HAM, HOU I: IAH, IPC, IQQ J: JAC, JFK K: KEH, KHS, KNA L: LAX, LGA, LHR, LIM,...Jump to post
Mine would be 3 stops. The route was AMS-LIS-PMB-CUR-CCS, a single flight and a veeery long day.Jump to post
turk223, CollegeAviator, AirAfreak: Brilliant trip report! One of the best I have read this year... Lovely report, thanks very much for sharing this unique experience with us! This is absolutely a one-of-a-kind trip report Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I'm glad you found it interesting. ...Jump to post
dcajet, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Torquemada surely is an odd choice to name an airport afer! There were a few other Torquemadas around but after an inquisitive look into the matter it turned out that the airfield was actually named after that Torquemada. Odd choice indeed. globa...Jump to post
For the return flight we were told to be at the town square by 10:45 am. After sleeping in, a leisurely breakfast and one last stroll about town, I checked out and walked the 50 meters from the lodge to the plaza, where a number of people had already gathered. Contract staff of the airline, equipped...Jump to post
Now the cliché: Southern Pacific Ocean. Island. Welcoming performance. Leis. Hula hoop. Naaah, not so on Robinson Crusoe. Here we’ve got a whole different animal . And the dialect used in paging is also quite different from what you usually hear at other airports… http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2030...Jump to post
. http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9106/w5zQUQ.jpg Ever heard of the Juan Fernández Archipelago? Until a few years ago me neither. These islands off the Chilean coast were ‘discovered’ in the late 16th century by Spanish navigator Juan Fernández. Remaining uninhabited until 1750, for a long time they ...Jump to post
I've been a fan of your reports for quite a while. Thank you especially for this one full of amazing photos and insights to a country not much reported on here. The variety of still operational classics is certainly one of avgeeks heavens.
What a fantastic report, Oliver. A real Schmankerl ! You managed to convey all the excitement of flying in premium class without any "entitlement" attitude. Thanks for taking us along that experience, the only part of which I am likely to share for now is the jog through Frankfurt's city p...Jump to post
Nice report and pictures, KruegerFlaps.
K approached and asked, "Djawannasnack?" in a curt fashion, followed by an equally brusque, "Joosawarda?"
Nice conclusion to your holiday trip, KruegerFlaps. Ravensthorpe airport looks really utilitarian. But getting just twice-a-week service probably doesn't justify a fancy terminal. You mention that the airport is 30 km out of town. Seeing that the terrain is relatively flat, it could have been built ...Jump to post
Moin, moin KruegerFlaps! A very nice series of reports on your pre-holiday flying spree! This one reminded me of the only flight I took on a Beech 1900D, a domestic hop with Avior Airlines some 15 years ago. Thanks for sharing with us these trips on smaller turboprops to unheard of destinations. Dub...Jump to post
Hi NearMiss! Great debut on the forum and congrats on your first TR! Wonderful pictures of Pucón and environs. They brought back fond memories of my last visit there some years ago. Nice pictures also from the termas geométricas - and those nalcas... And the terminal Here's a general view from Arauc...Jump to post
LH 1 HAM-FRA A319
LH 3 HAM-FRA A319, A321
X8 10 PUQ-WPU DHC-6
M5 11 LKE-KEH DHC-2
LH 22 HAM-FRA B727
RG 8943 CCS-GRU-GIG B762
AV 9548 BOG-CTG A320
Thanks for this very informative report, Zolagola! I'm always keeping an eye on AB for possible future trips to Germany. Now that LH struck their tent at CCS other ways need to be found. Taking AB from CUR to DUS looks like a valid option. The meals in Y look quite good, but was it worth to pay 18 E...Jump to post
Moin, moin, HGL! A nice daytrip you had there. Great how you managed to create three comprehensive TR's out of these relatively short hops. Will we also get a report on the longhaul flights? D-CIRI, although painted in BA livery and serving a route marketed as BA CityFlyer, is operated by MHS Aviati...Jump to post
Hi Matthew! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. It looks like you had two nice flights with TAP. Oh yes, they definitely were. While always keeping an open mind for new possibilities as long as LH don't come here, I'll propbably settle for this routing as "standard procedure". Lookin...Jump to post
Hi William! Great to have you back here as well, albeit following this new trend of "hub-and-spoke" we are seeing more often now: in the past you clicked on a report on Airliners.net and had a report right there, non-stop service. Now it's a one-stop thing where you first go to A.net and t...Jump to post
Hi Lars! Welcome back to the forum after a longer hiatus. I already wondered if you ran out of new 777's to report about... Thanks for the report on LX in Y long haul. They seem to keep passengers (and cabin crew) entertained with larger and smaller meal services, seeing that every couple of hours o...Jump to post
Hi AirCbp! I'm writing just to add that contrary to expectations, TAP announced its Winter schedule and is keeping CCS - LIS three or four times a week. Thanks for the update. Let's hope that they stick around long enough for my next trip to Europe, probably only in 2-3 year's time. Hola Eddie, Dude...Jump to post
Hey Debonair! Nice TR! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Tap seems to have been improved a lot after Atlantic Gateway Consortium took over the management; especially the meals on the European sectors! I can't speak for times past since this was my first trip with TAP, but in general it w...Jump to post
Hi Lychemsa, Very nice report. Flight looks very acceptable. Thanks. Yes, the flights were pretty good. I had no idea people actually read what I say. Never assume that. Maybe not all people read every post, but some will certainly have read a post or two. @ DCAjet: What a joke chavismo has made of ...Jump to post
Moin moin HGL, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's a long way to go shopping (and then you have to go all the way back) but sometimes you can find good bargains in Peek & Cloppenburg. Believe me, it would be much easier to shop here if the basic things I bought were available. I c...Jump to post