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Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:41 pm

My last spotting trip to DUS had been way back in 2002, I was long overdue a return. Nicole (future Mrs BA319-131) was going shopping for our short break next week, this gave me a free day

21.06.08 BA936 767-336ER G-BZHC 4A
2nd Flight on this aircraft & 26th 767 Flight
SCH DEP 07:25 SCH ARR 09:50
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I arrived at T5 just after 6am, still feeling quite tired having got up at 5. The weather in London was pretty poor this morning, according to the BBC, DUS was looking the same, not what I wanted, this is June!!!

Used the self service check-in machine, had a quick look at the seat map and noted someone was in 2A so I moved back a row to 4A, hoping 3A would remain empty.

Despite the terminal looking relatively busy, the customary passport/ticket and security check took no time.

Once through I headed to the North Galleries, not having been in this one before. Whilst just as nice, it is much smaller than the South one, I think I prefer the south one more, just feels more roomy, at least to me.

Here are a couple of shots.
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Breakfast snack
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After grabbing papers and some breakfast I decided to go for a walk and inspect the shops a little better & get a first hand glance a the Asus E PC that everyone is raving about, looks ok but I'm going to get a black one I think.

I was looking at pens when I heard final boarding for BA936, I though that was odd since it was only 7am however I decided to head to the gate, last thing I wanted was to miss the flight!

Heading down the jetty
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Upon arrival at the aircraft door, I was met by 2 male crew, both seemed pretty friendly. Once seated they came around offering water or OJ, I took some OJ. This is not something usual on BA Club Europe though it should be to be honest. I imagine they offered as there were only 3 of us in Club this morning, that said I've been the only person in Club before and the girl spent most of the flight shut away in the galley!

The captain came over the PA and said the usual hello's and advised he hoped to push off early this morning since we were all aboard.

Outside
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Push was actually just behind schedule and it took quite a while for us to reach the runway, whilst heading out the crew came around offering refills though we all declined.

Captain advised that departures had been pushed back to one every three minutes because of the poor weather, though he still expected us to arrive on-time in DUS.

Our turn came, BZHC headed onto 09R and began it's roll, wheels left the ground at 07:55, we quickly disappeared in to the murk -- hence no photo's.

Crew were released and began swift service for breakfast, numerous offerings for re-fills, extra rolls etc were offered, good service from this crew.
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Soon we began to descend, some cloud but looking better than London

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Wheels touching down at 09:46 local time, a short taxi to gate B03, the finger pier docking at door 2 unlike Heathrow where door 1 was used.
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Passport control was quick and painless, before I knew it I was on the deck.

Managed 42 new planes, so a good day was had.

I had hoped to show a couple of pictures but Photobucket has been playing up tonight, took me ages to get the pictures to show, but it just won't play ball with the other ones!!

An hour before departure I decided it best to head down and check in, the plane had yet to arrive though so I was expecting a delay.

Terminal picture
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Air Berlin look busy
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Security was easy, no queues then into the BA lounge, bigger than I though it would be, though I imagine the weekday loads are quite busy with suits, here are a few pictures
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Snacks
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View from the lounge
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21.06.08 BA941 A319-131 G-EUPR 3A
5th Flight on this aircraft & 61st A319 Flight
SCH DEP 16:40 SCH ARR 17:05
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Despite being advised by the lounge staff there is likely to be a delay due to the late arrival of the aircraft, boarding was called when I would expect, looks like a quick turnaround.

Departure was from the same gate as the morning, here is the plane
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Greeted at the front door by two female crew, I'd say late 40's early 50's, pleasant enough but not as chipper as this mornings crew.

Club load this afternoon was circa 70%, not bad for a Saturday afternoon. I had the seat free next to me as did the guy in 3F
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Hot towels were offered before push.
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Push occurred just 2 minutes behind schedule, pretty impressive considering the late arrival.
EUPR taxied out to the active, past numerous parked Eurowings CR2's and other bit's and bobs before lining up and releasing the breaks, wheels up at 17:00

Note the AF 343, must have arrived when I left the deck
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Crew were released and began the inflight service, meals were offered
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the tea and coffee, not quite sure what happened to the bar service, rows 1 and 2 were offered bar service then they seemed to forget the rest of the cabin. I'd not touched my meal as I wanted a beer with it, not coffee!! -- In the end I had to ask!! -- I must e-mail a complaint, quite below par, especially after this morning.

I will say the meal was very tasty, especially the potato/pesto 'thing'.
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Trays were cleared and the 2 female crew hid in the galley for pretty much the rest of the flight.

Approach was over London for 27R,
As we descended rain drops splashed the window, welcome home!
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The captain had pre-warned we may have a slight delay due to traffic however wheels touched down at 17:08.

T5 arrival was at the main building which is always nice. Immigration was queue less, got home around about 6.

All in all, a great days spotting, great weather though I did catch a bit too much sun. BA flights were fine, though the return crew were sub par.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed my day as much as me.

Regards

Mark

Future confirmed flights:-

BA LGW-PMI -- 735 (C)
BA PMI-LGW -- 735 (C)
VS LHR-DXB -- 346 (J)
EK DXB-JFK -- 388 (Y)
LX JFK-ZRH -- 332 (F)
LX ZRH-LHR -- 321 (C)
BA LHR-JFK -- 744 (J)
CO EWR-HNL -- 764 (F)
HA HNL-ITO -- 717 (Y)
HA ITO-HNL -- 717 (Y)
HA HNL-OGG -- 717 (Y)
HA OGG-HNL -- 717(Y)
AA HNL-LAX -- 752 (F)
BA LAX-LHR -- 744 (J)
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:50 pm

Here are some of the pictures, used a different format to the others posted.

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http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/210606%20BA%20936/CAPRI025-1.jpg

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Mark
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:07 pm

Hi, Mark,

great pix and story, too.
Sounds you had a good day out there at DUS.
I like this terrace there and also the chance to sit back on the bench and relax.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Nicole (future Mrs BA319-131) was going shopping for our short break next week, this gave me a free day

In my case, I prefer much more your day than Mrs. BA´s, but let me ask Mrs. FLIEGER
about here opinion!.

When I think about our earlier mail discussion regarding the weather,
I hope that the same will happen to me the next days,
bad forecast (not really worse, but also not the best) and not that bad
during travel.

Best regards,
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:25 pm

Hi, Mark, once again,

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Note the AF 343, must have arrived when I left the deck

According to local sources:
Inbound from NRT, fuel stop.

Regards,
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:27 pm

Hi Markus,

Thanks for reading and your comments, always good to have a quailty reader  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
I like this terrace there and also the chance to sit back on the bench and relax.

- Unlike the FRA terrace it is much more user friendly, ie you can bring food/drinks on to the terrance + it has a kisok selling refresments too. I noted many families just having time together with ice cream.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
In my case, I prefer much more your day than Mrs. BA´s, but let me ask Mrs. FLIEGER
about here opinion!.

- I bet I know what she says  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
When I think about our earlier mail discussion regarding the weather,
I hope that the same will happen to me the next days

- Weather is looking good at the moment, fingers crossed it will stay that way.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
According to local sources:
Inbound from NRT, fuel stop.

- Interesting, thanks - I'd have never guessed NRT, I thought they used 77W & 332 on that route.

Best Wishes

Mark
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:42 am

Hola Mark!

Thanks again for this interesting Saturday trip.

Talking about weather I have to tell you that we have had rain until last Thursday so it sems that Brussels is doing a quite good job in harmonizing Europeans.

That being said I see you keep up emptying the plates when on flight, as I told you once, your mother must be really proud.

It is inetersting to see that DUS offers such a nice visitor's terrace, it looks very much like AMS style; when I have been there there are lots of spotters, cameras and booklogs on hand.

Salut!

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:03 pm

Nice report. I agree DUS is very spotter friendly with booth decks offering unique views. If only there was more exotics using the airport. I'm curious why an AF343 would be parked there. Anyone have an idea?
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Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:28 pm

Great report  Smile

It's quite convenient that you've travelled to DUS for the day, and again been to the Galleries Lounges in T5... I'm flying to DUS for the day at the beginning of August, albeit with FlyBe from BHX.  Big grin I'm really looking forward to it now. Haha. Ditto with using the Galleries Lounges in July. Time should go faster  Wink

Great photos both of the flights and at DUS... I just hope I get to see some interesting and new aircraft/airlines for me (which shouldn't be too much trouble!).
 
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:44 pm

Hi,

thank you very much for that interesting report.
The BA lounge in DUS looks quite ok for an airport with not so many BA flights and all of them within Europe.

Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 6):
I'm curious why an AF343 would be parked there. Anyone have an idea?

Technical stop on the flight from Tokyo NRT (AF279).

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:54 pm

Hi Mark,

it's always a pleasure to read your C-Class reports, very nice pics once again! Those meals always look quite tasty, especially if you're flying Economy usually.

Nice pic of D-AERK with the "LTUrlin.com" engine Big grin

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Future confirmed flights

Enjoy! And don't get bored flying 717 Big grin

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:10 pm

Hi Mark,

Great report.
I didn't know that BA operated such a big bird into DUS. I would have thought that 320 series would be sufficient for DUS.
Is the 767 a regular bird on this route?
The visitors terrace looks fine, good views on the apron, and some nice birds aswell.

Also you have some very nice flights coming up I see. Will the 717 be a new addition to the log?
Sure it is a nice substitute for the 319, of which you already have soo munch in your log.

Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:38 pm

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):
I didn't know that BA operated such a big bird into DUS. I would have thought that 320 series would be sufficient for DUS.
Is the 767 a regular bird on this route?

BA often send wide-bodies out to various European cities... especially the first and last flights of each day. Guess they can fill them seeing as people on day trips/one day business meetings always catch the first and/or last flight  

I've flown a 767 to FRA and it was 99% full...

Might also add that I'm doing a similar trip in September, but flying with LH from LCY and back into LHR. Should have about 7 hours at DUS to do some spotting.

[Edited 2008-06-23 10:39:00]
 
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Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:47 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
before I knew it I was on the deck.

Which deck did you go to by the way? The one on top of the terminal or the one down by the railway station?
 
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Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:28 pm



Quoting Hywel (Reply 11):
BA often send wide-bodies out to various European cities... especially the first and last flights of each day. Guess they can fill them seeing as people on day trips/one day business meetings always catch the first and/or last flight

I've flown a 767 to FRA and it was 99% full...

Might also add that I'm doing a similar trip in September, but flying with LH from LCY and back into LHR. Should have about 7 hours at DUS to do some spotting.

Thanks, today I flew AMS-ZRH and saw a BA 767 at AMS aswell.
I knew they operated them into AMS, but didn't value DUS as 767 worthy.  Wink

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:11 pm

Hi Mark,
Very nice TR and great to do such a trip. Nice photos also. Nothing better than getting away for the day.

Cant wait until your EK A380 report as I know you will do it justice....


Regards

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:24 pm

Hey Mark!

Great Report and pics. Shame about the crew on the return flight, unacceptable behaviour, especially in J!

Enjoy your flight on LX, although you might be disappointed with the outdated seating on the A332, but i hope the service will make up for it. You should wait and give them a shot on the new A333 in J, or the A343.
 
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:04 pm

Hi All, thanks for reading and the comments left.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Hola Mark!

Thanks again for this interesting Saturday trip.

- Glay you enjoyed Roger  Smile

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Talking about weather I have to tell you that we have had rain until last Thursday so it sems that Brussels is doing a quite good job in harmonizing Europeans.

- I know, it's been all over the place so far this year, thankfully it's looking good for Palma over the next few days  Smile

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
That being said I see you keep up emptying the plates when on flight, as I told you once, your mother must be really proud.

- I hope so....

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
It is inetersting to see that DUS offers such a nice visitor's terrace, it looks very much like AMS style; when I have been there there are lots of spotters, cameras and booklogs on hand.

- It is, and there were a fair few spotters around too, always nice to see.

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 7):
Great photos both of the flights and at DUS... I just hope I get to see some interesting and new aircraft/airlines for me (which shouldn't be too much trouble!).

- Thanks - enjoy your jolly to DUS, all being well you'll have a good day.

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 8):
thank you very much for that interesting report.

- Thanks Stefan.

Quoting Whisperjet (Reply 8):
The BA lounge in DUS looks quite ok for an airport with not so many BA flights and all of them within Europe.

- It's pretty good, much nice than the FRA lounge!

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 9):
it's always a pleasure to read your C-Class reports, very nice pics once again!

- Hi Alex, thanks.

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 9):
Those meals always look quite tasty, especially if you're flying Economy usually.

- They sure are, I do enjoy BA's food, I think the empty plates show that  Smile

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 9):
don't get bored flying 717

- I know, 4 in a row!! - Just hope they are all different ones!!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):
Hi Mark,

Great report.

- Thanks Joost  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):
I didn't know that BA operated such a big bird into DUS. I would have thought that 320 series would be sufficient for DUS.
Is the 767 a regular bird on this route?

- This early flight used to be a 757 flight (IIRC) , I guess they decided to use a 767 on it now as the 57's are all based at T1. Given this is a saturday flight, I'd not expect it to be busy but I imagine during the week there are enough suits travelling to make it work + cargo might be good too.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):
Will the 717 be a new addition to the log?

- Afraid not, had 3 flights already, but nice to get some more flights in as the 717 is rare in real terms.

Quoting Hywel (Reply 11):
Might also add that I'm doing a similar trip in September, but flying with LH from LCY and back into LHR. Should have about 7 hours at DUS to do some spotting.

- Enjoy, hope to see a TR.

Quoting Hywel (Reply 12):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
before I knew it I was on the deck.

Which deck did you go to by the way? The one on top of the terminal or the one down by the railway station?

- Terminal, though might do the railway station next time.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Hi Mark,
Very nice TR and great to do such a trip. Nice photos also. Nothing better than getting away for the day.

- Thanks Philip, sure is good to get away and do something relaxing, even if it's just 1 day.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Cant wait until your EK A380 report as I know you will do it justice....

- No pressure then!  Smile

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 15):
Hey Mark!

Great Report and pics. Shame about the crew on the return flight, unacceptable behaviour, especially in J!

- Hi Sandro, thanks for reading. Shame about the return crew, I think they were just disinterested or unorganised, not really sure but it's not often I feel let down by BA, just one of those things.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 15):
Enjoy your flight on LX, although you might be disappointed with the outdated seating on the A332, but i hope the service will make up for it

- Looking forward to this,hopefully I'll be awake enough to enjoy it. The new seats look great - hoping for a 343 sub but unlikely!

Regards

Mark
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:33 pm

Another good report, Mark. DUS is always worth a visit - you don't get many widebodies but an interesting mix of Euro carriers.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Crew were released and began swift service for breakfast, numerous offerings for re-fills, extra rolls etc were offered, good service from this crew.

All the food looks very tasty - but the presentation of the breakfast could be better IMO. The main course container doesn't fit together with the porcelain plate.


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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:13 am

Hey Mark!

Excellent report, as always!

What a nice mix of tropicals you spotted! ... You even caught Rossiya!!!!

Hopefully you'll get to see some more interesting airlines in DXB  Smile


Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:31 pm

Hi Mark,

great report of a great day of spotting. Your pictures are nice - as always!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
26th 767 Flight

Wow, that's impressive. I have only had 2 flights on the 767 so far (both on DL).

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Unlike the FRA terrace it is much more user friendly, ie you can bring food/drinks on to the terrace + it has a kiosk selling refreshments too. I noted many families just having time together with ice cream.



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 16):
Which deck did you go to by the way? The one on top of the terminal or the one down by the railway station?

- Terminal, though might do the railway station next time.

Yes, the viewing decks at DUS are both very nice, probably the best here in Germany (maybe together with TXL, when it is open). The viewing deck by the railway station is located close to the end of the runway, so it offers good views to approaching and departing aircraft.

Meals on BA Business Class seemed to be very good as always.

Regards
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:04 pm



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Another good report, Mark. DUS is always worth a visit - you don't get many widebodies but an interesting mix of Euro carriers.

- Thanks PH. True, not may WB machines, but a nice mix of euro NB action - though AB are getting pretty dominant I note.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
the food looks very tasty - but the presentation of the breakfast could be better IMO. The main course container doesn't fit together with the porcelain plate.

- Good point, not really noted that point.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 18):
Hey Mark!

Excellent report, as always!

- Thanks Roni  Smile

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 18):
What a nice mix of tropicals you spotted! ... You even caught Rossiya!!!!

- Thanks, some good spotting indeed - we even see the Rossiya @ LHR these days.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 18):
Hopefully you'll get to see some more interesting airlines in DXB

- Yep, gonna be a busy few hours before that flight  Smile

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 19):
Hi Mark,

great report of a great day of spotting. Your pictures are nice - as always!

- Hi Christoph, thanks for reading & your comments  Smile

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 19):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
26th 767 Flight

Wow, that's impressive. I have only had 2 flights on the 767 so far (both on DL).

- Thanks, the 767 is my most flown wide body, have at least 1 more 767 flight this year, a -400, a new sub type for me  Smile

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 19):
The viewing deck by the railway station is located close to the end of the runway, so it offers good views to approaching and departing aircraft

- Must try this one next time, good for landing shots subject to runway in use.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:31 am

Great pics! Ah, the memories! I did DUS-LHR back in September 2006 and I remember how disappointed I was that my flight was going to be in a 763ER and it ended being in an A320. Thanks for sharing your pics with us!
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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:43 pm

Hi Mark,

saw the report already a while ago, forgot to reply  Wow!

So, I can inform you that I enjoyed the reading, and even more the pics. Sorry to read that your return flight service was below average, and especially when flying upfront, you don't want to be 'forgotten'. That's indeed, very sad  Angry
Did you already complain to BA and did you get an answer?

btw, nice pics from DUS. This airport offers quite unique spotting possibilities, for European standards  Wink

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:59 pm

Hi Mark!

Interesting TR with great pics. The food looks very good. Time to make my own experience with BA now. I will fly BA in October and visit LHR's new T5.

Nice pics from the observation deck. The weather looks better than expected, right?

Looking forward to your next TR.

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:20 pm

Great spotting report as always.

Love your pics.

Just curious, how many spotting flights have you done??


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:08 pm



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
Hi Mark,

saw the report already a while ago, forgot to reply

So, I can inform you that I enjoyed the reading, and even more the pics

- Thanks Eric  Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
Did you already complain to BA and did you get an answer?

- You know, I got distracted and forgot.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 22):
btw, nice pics from DUS. This airport offers quite unique spotting possibilities, for European standards

- True, great place, love it!

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 23):
Interesting TR with great pics. The food looks very good. Time to make my own experience with BA now. I will fly BA in October and visit LHR's new T5

- Thanks for reading Stefan, look forward to seeing tour TR later in the year.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 23):
The weather looks better than expected, right?

- Very true, was expecting rain.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 24):
Just curious, how many spotting flights have you done??

- No idea to be honest, hundreds though - thanks for reading, good to see you back.

Regards

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Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 25):
No idea to be honest, hundreds though

Wow, wish that I also could do so many flights.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 25):
good to see you back.

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:16 am

Mark - Another very enjoyable report. Nice to see some pictures of the North Galleries I hadn't seen any pictures of the lounge before yours.
You should have complained about the poor service on the return,a lazy crew by the sound of it , very unlike BA although they are not immune to it unfortunately.  thumbsdown 

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RE: Spotting In DUS C/o BA

Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:31 am



Quoting Comeflywithme (Reply 27):
Mark - Another very enjoyable report. Nice to see some pictures of the North Galleries I hadn't seen any pictures of the lounge before yours.

- Thanks for reading this one too!  Smile I think I might be the first person to post pix of the North Galleries, part of this may be it seemed to be closed on most initial T5 visits.

Quoting Comeflywithme (Reply 27):
You should have complained about the poor service on the return,a lazy crew by the sound of it , very unlike BA although they are not immune to it unfortunately

- I had planned to but just forgot. You are right, lazy crew and as you correctly point out, BA are not immune to them nor are most other carriers out there - all airlines are as good as the crew on the day, dangerous!

Regards

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