I remember OLT. Flew Bremen - Nürnberg on a Metroliner.
A 45 minutes flight which is now a four hours train ride and way less funny
The F70 at KLM City Hopper was my favorite aircraft, hands down. Spacious, quiet, very stable in the air. Many good rides on them and very fond memories.
The ERJ 145 actually reminded me of the Metroliner or the Saab 2000. Once seated, a funny ride - but not too pleasant.
conaly wrote:Lufthansa NUE-MUC. Has been replaced by surface bus with LH flight number and no signs of ever returning to CRJ900.
I have been a loyal LH customer throughout the past years but what is going on now is beyond belief. One simply can’t go on supporting them. I’ve done eight flights in the past weeks. None of them was great, a few were horrible. To start with, they cut the lounge in my home town. It was nice to have...Jump to post
Rio, Santos Dumont, in the good old Electra days coming in over Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana beaches with the Sugar Loaf in sight plus the Rio - Niteroi bridge. That I will never forget.
I also love Geneva.
From BRE to FRA or to MUC, I don’t recall it exactly. But it was the then oldest aircraft from Lufty, LH: D-AIPA
I met her frequently on the same route. Always with a smile. I’m sure others thought: what a weirdo.
She’s now a Coke can and I have a piece of her as a tag on my keys.
On this occasion I’m happily sharing how Cpt. Schettino gets roasted by the Italian Marine Cpt. De Falco:
Reading this trip report reminded me of many others of yours - and I must say that not only did I enjoy reading your latest edition, I genuinely missed them. Your reports are so carefully written, they contain very nice pictures and really bring the reader to the various places you describe. Congrat...Jump to post
There is a very special flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus on a DHC6 Twin Otter. I don’t know if they’re flying at the moment but at least one of the planes was manufactured back in 1978.
A very very nice flight!
Since there’s a lot of talks around it… they even put the raccoon mask on it It’s nice to see how much they care. The old lady is in perfect shape!
I very much enjoyed the read. Thanks a lot! Never flown on the F-50, only on the 70 and the 100 which are jets, of course. Loved them!
Loved KLM‘s Fokker 70. I also liked the Saab 2000 a lot. Today, Swiss’ Bombardier C-Series (or call it Airbus 220) is what I like the most.Jump to post
Never been to these places. But I can say with confidence that your style of writing made me emotional. Very relatable, very personal. An exceptional trip report that I like a lot.Jump to post
Wow. Some very good songs on your lists, guys!
From the old onboard LH video, I have goosebumps when I listen to
Up where we belong
That's specifically more of a European phenomenon. In other parts of the world such as the Americas or Asia, LCCs tend to use jetbridges often (frequent because it's required in many airports there). Yeah, I'd seen jetbridges connected to regional aircraft from CRJs to ERJs and even ATR72s. That is...Jump to post
Well, yeah. Everything has been said about flying during a global pandemic. But I somewhat get the point. I’m a client that has been loyal for all this years and I want this loyalty to be rewarded. I’m even bringing them money they so desperately need to keep the boat afloat. I expect them to treat ...Jump to post
M564038 wrote:But the single best one I ever had was in, of all places, a place I can’t recall the name of .
You are some lucky guys on the other side of the pond! When it comes to burgers for take away, we have the big two here in Germany: McD and BB. We sure have restaurants and bistros that also offer burgers but not on national level. I do appreciate that we have a diverse offer of Turkish and Arabic k...Jump to post
I find it disgraceful when people can’t just be happy for others. Envy is such a bad human characteristic. I don’t find it unusual when a company rewards its employees with benefits. Typically, that goes alongside with what the company does. When your company sells cars you will get a nice additiona...Jump to post
DL and UA, before the pandemic, had profit making domestic operations. their competition is other airlines aside of few routes. Lufthansa has Rail and Car as competition, putting a fairly hard ceiling on domestic prices. best regards Thomas That’s absolutely true. However, on the typical business r...Jump to post
Just wanted to add two pictures of planes that came to my mind that have a similar design. Not similar but it goes in the same direction: Condor 757: https://aviation.startbilder.de/bild/Flugzeuge~Boeing~B+757-300/78084/eine-boeing-757-300-der-condor-in.html LH 321: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/luf...Jump to post
Look at the global reaction to the first presidential debate. We are a laughing stock, a complete and total embarrassment. I could care less. Most of these countries look down on us anyway because we will never embrace their doctrine of high tax nanny state socialist economy in addition to not liki...Jump to post
The airport closest to my home is pretty small so typically I would go for the legacy carriers, in my case AF, KL, LX and LH. Also, their schedules and flexibility make my life easier. However, just recently, Wizz started offering a direct route to VIE, which otherwise is a flight through one of the...Jump to post
Many thanks! I’m a bit less stupid now
Regards from Germany!
Hi! I know the tiller is used on the ground for steering the aircraft. Until which speed will it be used on the runway for corrections? Or will the takeoff be aborted when, at low speed, the aircraft doesn’t follow the centerline? Or will the pilots wait until the rudder has enough command? Vice-ver...Jump to post
I have been on a short Swiss Business Class flight on a C-Series from Zurich to Hamburg - and I second your statement: it was a superb service. It was an evening flight after an exhausting day and the crew instantly made me forget about the day. The maître de cabine welcomed me saying: we have a ver...Jump to post
Here in Brazil, we had some fantastic ads in the past, specially from Varig, VASP and Transbrasil. These are in Portuguese, but they are my absolute favorite ones: Varig 60 years (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz1u1KUSsOU VASP mid 80s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aswaRTO3z4 VASP early 9...Jump to post
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtIAeqdoiU A Ju-52 and a 737 over the Frankfurt skyline. That's definitely not Frankfurt nor Boston as the video description implies. Frankfurt is not near the sea or surrounded by mountains and Boston has no snow covered peaks anywhere near it. That is Seattle's skyl...Jump to post
Hi! I was watching a couple of YouTube videos today and I came across this old commercial for Lufthansa: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_perOWRtA74 That’s the cabin I grew up with. I then searched a bit more and found this precious thing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtIAeqdoiU A Ju-52 and a 737 ov...Jump to post
That picture at the beginning of this thread of a 319 landing into Santos-Dumont SDU in Rio is stunning! You absolutely need a bit of perfomance there.
The 319 is the aircraft I’ve been flying the most with.
Many happy landings!
I don’t know if Europe is good example. There have been night trains for decades but with high-speed railway increasing plus relatively cheap (and less travel hours) by plane, this system has been run down with great efficiency. It’s true that one became aware of the fact that not everybody loves to...Jump to post
Swiss - very classy.
The VARIG livery on the Electra
BA - Landor on the 757
London City, LCY, is like the local Ikea on a Saturday.Jump to post
A340. The best-looking aircraft in my opinion. These four small hairdryers on the long tube makes it a very nice sight.Jump to post
One of the very few Business Class cabins for intra-European flights that deserve this name. Looking good!Jump to post
BMI flew the 145 in Europe and I have fond memories of flying on them on the short hop from Bremen to Brussels. They had thick blue leather seats, and everything was a bit worn - but on the nice side.
Both BMI and the route don’t exist anymore.
I think I may never understand what LH's brand strategy is. Hopefully they use this to somehow clear up the mess they currently have. Seems like a weird moment to be trying something like this. This! But as stated here, it’s just another GmbH to avoid collective agreements they have elsewhere in th...Jump to post
I always like your reports and how you pay attention to detail. Actually, your writing style is so consistent and specific one could give it to pupils at school to write an essay about the author. If there was a thread “Reveal Who You Are” I would be most curious to find out who you are. I hope this...Jump to post
I’m German but I grew up in Brazil, in Rio to be more precise. We would fly back to Germany for family visit once or twice a year. During the 80s we would always take Pan Am because my dad worked in American company in Brazil and they had special prices. I don’t recall it exactly and perhaps you guy...Jump to post
We had a similar thread a couple of months ago where I explained the London City, LCY, procedure from a passenger. I was in Frankfurt and we all had boarded on time only for the captain to tell us we would be running 30 minutes late due to a lack of gates in London City. He said we weren’t even allo...Jump to post
That is some great and impressive stuff. Thank you very much for sharing!Jump to post
We know that this changed with Ryanair flying into Hamburg HAM or Frankfurt FRA, for example. Not entirely. In most cases they didn't move to the major airports, they added them. Only there have been a few cases where the minor airport closed and thus they had to move over to the major airport, for...Jump to post
Frankfurt Hahn. Or “Hamburg-Lübeck”. Or “Milano-Bergamo”. To be continued. This is specific to LCC. We know that this changed with Ryanair flying into Hamburg HAM or Frankfurt FRA, for example. My favorite airport in Germany is Munich, MUC. But when you go there to go downtown Munich - well, then t...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:SAS still does that on domestic flights in Denmark. Early morning flights there are bags with a croissant and yoghurt available, rest of the day they have those sealed water cups in a rack next to the gate.
Brown is an important part of the today‘s Swiss livery. Uniforms and relevant parts of the cabin appear in a dark brown color. I find it classy, especially compared to LH‘s boring grey. You may use Google to find out what the German word „kackbraun“ means as it very well describes the color used by ...Jump to post
BRE, Bremen, Germany, saw a Qatar 777.
Usually, the biggest aircraft here is an A321.
https://bre-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=16 ... a&start=15
As shown, Germany offers quite a noticeable selection of airports nobody needs in the middle of nowhere. Local politicians have been wasting money for decades but with the rise of LCCs, they really went crazy because they thought they’d attract millions of passengers. It’s a shame what happened to t...Jump to post
Another one in Europe, Germany to be precise, is Bremen (BRE). You can walk there from the city center in 30 minutes, 15 minutes by bicycle. And don’t forget the streetcar that stops right in front of the terminal - and happens to stop right in front of my office, too. When I have boarding at 5 pm,...Jump to post
Nice report of a somewhat ordinary service! Just out of curiosity and because I do this kind of day trips in another part or the world: You arrived at 9.15am and you left at 5pm. Never been to JFK and never been to NYC either but from what I read and I hear these are busy places. How much time did y...Jump to post
You can't derive anything from an airliner using the full length. We derate thrust to reduce wear on the engines. We almost always can take off using a shorter run but we don't because of wear and tear. True! But how come all aircraft landing and departing are only allowed to use the 2,000 meters w...Jump to post
Quick update: This has been quite an event for the local spotters. If you want to see pictures from an airport you most likely have never heard about and will never hear about again with an aircraft that this airport will never see again, check this out: https://bre-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=16&t...Jump to post