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A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:50 pm

VLM and the Fokker 50

Hoi, dear readers,

the Fokker 50 is still not that much covered in my log, VLM airlines will be a new entry.
So, time to bring it together with another day around Europe.
With the VLM leg quickly booked, it was not that easy to reach my departure airport RTM from STR.
Finally I´ve found an acceptable way connecting a flight to DUS with a train ride to RTM.
Only a few hours after reached home from

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/130958/

it was time to go for another ride to the airport.



Friday, 25.07.2008
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) - DUS (Düsseldorf-Rhein-Ruhr)
Duration: 40 minutes

Service AB 6835 operated by airberlin Airbus A319 D-ABGC
Scheduled: 07.00 // 08.05
Actual: 07.20 // 08.00
Gate: 331 Seat: 24A
Load factor: around 70%
Fare: 40,04 EUR per AB leg

History:
01.06.2005: Delivered to Independence Air/US
20.04.2006: Further to airberlin
Leg no. 39 on the A319 and the first on this machine

Boarding time was printed for 06.15 am, check-in was done manual the day before in DUS.
That means no need for an early arrival at STR, no time to wait at security and at the gate around boarding time.
The female agent called me to the desk. Any problems?. Not that really, an equipment change from the new built A319´s to the older machines
with only 24 rows. I was checked in for seat 25A.
As usual with AB, boarding started not that early, around 25 minutes prior to departure by bus.
With some AB A319´s flown lately I´ve nevertheless hoped for a new reg.
It seems I was lucky today, one of the ex-Indy birds waited on the apron, not bad for the first flight of the day.

Early morning at STR:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08001.jpg

A new reg!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08002.jpg

Three friendly females in service on these machine.
The cabin fitted with the blue grey leather seats, clean, comfortable, good legroom.
A friendly welcome from the captain during boarding and further to a departure from runway 07.
Newspapers, magazines, drinks and snacks on offer, all for free.
The FO was once more to hear inflight, but less detailed. Therefore no flightlevel or route information.

How I like these colours:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08003.jpg

Nice weather on the whole route, looks like a hot upcoming day.
Touchdown on runway 05L and bus deboarding.

Arrived at DUS:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08004.jpg

Further with the not always properly working DUS-Skytrain to the airport station, by regional train to Duisburg,
with Deutsche Bahns ICE International to Utrecht and by the NS IC service to Rotterdam Centraal.

DUS-Skytrain:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08005.jpg

Unbelievable but true, 14.-- EUROS for the whole tour from DUS airport to Rotterdam Centraal
and these together with an upgrade to First Class while they had some problems with the climatization.

Some pics from Rotterdam:

De Doelen:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08006.jpg

Climbing up some clock tower?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08008.jpg

Down by the river:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08012.jpg

Fantastic architecture:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08015.jpg

A historic ship:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08016.jpg

Contrasts:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08017.jpg

The netherlands architecture institute:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08018.jpg



Friday, 25.07.2008
RTM (Rotterdam-Zestienhoven) - HAM (Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel)
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Service VG 257 operated by VLM airlines Fokker 50 OO-VLE
Scheduled: 17.45 // 19.00
Actual: 17.45 // 18.55
Gate: 6 Seat: 12D
Load factor: around 60%
Fare: 78,50 EUR

History:
27.10.1988: Delivered to DLT/Germany
17.03.1994: In service with VLM
01.01.2001: Back to LH Cityline
01.05.2007: Again in service with VLM
Leg no. 3 on the F50 and the first on this machine

The airport is well connected with the train station by a frequently running bus service, EUR 2,40 oneway.
So, pretty early at the airport, around 4 pm for the 5.45 pm departure.
Some spotting from the outside, but it was so hot this day, that I´ve decided to go airside and enjoy the climatization.

Transavia:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08021.jpg

VLM:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08022.jpg

Check-in was done the day before online.
Some heavy clouds coming up, but I was lucky again, it remained dry till my departure.
RTM is a small building with a restaurant and limited seating spaces, overcrowded till two, so it seems fully booked HV flights to
Heraklion and Faro boarded and quiet and comfortable thereafter.
Only short ways to go, a quick security, so a mostly biz place with several departures to London, LCY with VG and also LHR with KL.
Not bad at all.
No VG arrival on the screen prior to my flight, but three F50´s parked on the apron together with a KL Cityhopper machine.
That sounds like one of these will be mine.

Great apron view:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08023.jpg

One departure earlier to London-City, pax boarded the first parked plane and when the crew arrived and opened the door at the second one,
I´am nearly sure that this will be my ride.
Ontime boarding, bus service to the plane.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08025.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08026.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08027.jpg

Also at VG, the gate agent picked up my self-printed sheet and gave me a classic boarding pass.
A real good looking machine.
Bright hard, brown leather seats with alu armrests, comfortable. Some oldfashioned details clearly visible, lights, vents and else.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08033.jpg

Two very friendly female FA´s.

Service together with a sandwich:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08028.jpg

Departure from runway 06, some circling around the clouds after departure, the weather cleared up with good views till HAM.

Inflight:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08029.jpg

Good service, a short weather and arrivals information from the cockpit during approach. It seems the cockpit crew was from Belgium.

Airbus Finkenwerder:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08030.jpg

The harbour:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08031.jpg

Touchdown on runway 05 . I´ve asked for a cabin pic, no problem there, thanked the crew and gone by bus to the terminal.



Friday, 25.07.2008
HAM (Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel) - STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen)
Duration: 50 minutes

Service AB 6663 operated by airberlin Airbus A319 D-ABGA
Scheduled: 20.05 // 21.20
Actual: 20.40 // 21.30
Gate: C07 Seat: 24A
Load factor: around 95%

History:
04.02.2005: Delivered to Independence Air/US
22.04.2006: Further to airberlin
Leg no. 40 on the A319 and the second on this machine

This leg closes the gap between the VLM flight as the main target and my homeport STR.

Kosmos Antonov:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08032.jpg

Private heavy departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08034.jpg

The plane arrived some minutes late from STR, boarding started soon thereafter.

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08035.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08036.jpg

And closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08037.jpg

A new reg.?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08038.jpg

Not today:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/RTM08/RTM08039.jpg

Also on this flight, three friendly female FA´s.
The machine fitted with the grey, blue leather seats, clean, comfortable so far.
A very friendly and funny welcome from the pilot during boarding. The cockpit crew was from Germany.
Departure from runway 15.
Newspapers, snacks and something to drink for free.
The FO as the pilot flying was once more on the speakers inflight, but not detailed.
No flightlevel information, the route was via HAJ.
More clouds south of HAJ, but no problems at all, circled around.
Approach into STR was interesting, we´re passed the city center very low at the northern part´s,
managed a sharp left turn not far from the Daimler factory in Sindelfingen and touched down soon thereafer at runway 07.
Deboarding by bus, on the way back home with a bit more time than yesterday for the next departure the next day.

VLM and the Fokker 50, as the main intention for this trip, very interesing and real recommendable to fly.
The city of Rotterdam offered more than expected, also a place for a short visit.
Not that much to say about the ab services, ontime, good fares, ok so far.
Some confusion at the ab DUS desks when I´ve checked in Thursday afternoon for
STR-DUS and HAM-STR this day, but finally no pproblem at all.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:21 pm

Thanks for another good report.

Looks like you were in my hometown! Next time, don't forget to say hi!
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:31 pm

Hi, AJO,

Quoting AJO" class=quote target=_blank>AJO (Reply 1):
Thanks for another good report.

Thank you.

Quoting AJO" class=quote target=_blank>AJO (Reply 1):
Looks like you were in my hometown! Next time, don't forget to say hi!

Fixed  Smile


Greetings,
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi Markus,

another interesting story and nice pictures. The Fokker 50 has become rare in Europe, but VLM still offers a (nearly) 100% guarantee for that type of aircraft.

As already shown in reports by other users, VLM seems to offer a superb service for short-haul flights with real glass and china - great! Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to try them until now.

The City of Rotterdam looks nice as well.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:12 pm

Very interesting report, Markus. Good to see VLM focuses on quality.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Bright hard, brown leather seats with alu armrests, comfortable. Some oldfashioned details clearly visible, lights, vents and else.

I like these seat colors, a nice contrast to the common gray, blue or black.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service together with a sandwich:

Looks really good - is that a porcelain cup in addition to the real glass?


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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:18 pm

Hello, Christoph

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
another interesting story and nice pictures

Thank you

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
The Fokker 50 has become rare in Europe, but VLM still offers a (nearly) 100% guarantee for that type of aircraft.

Thats it

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
The City of Rotterdam looks nice as well.

Indeed a good place for a city trip.

Greetings,
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:21 pm

Hi, PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
Very interesting report, Markus.

Thank you

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):


I like these seat colors, a nice contrast to the common gray, blue or black.

Also my impression and no problem to do a picture during deboarding to show it!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
Looks really good - is that a porcelain cup in addition to the real glass?

Yep, I was impressed.

Greetings,
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi Flieger, thanks for the nice report and the pics from Rotterdam. I work in Rotterdam and live about 20 km from the city. VLM has just won another award for best regional airline in Europe, I should really give them a try soon!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
De Doelen:

This is actually the Schouwburgplein with the Pathe movie theather. You were with your back to De Doelen when making this picture. I know because I lived in an appartment right next to De Doelen for 5 years.
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:23 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this interesting TR.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
the Fokker 50 is still not that much covered in my log, VLM airlines will be a new entry.

It must be really nice to fly one of these planes on one of these small independent companies that provide a service that some of their big brothers seem to have long forgotten.

I saw one of them in Brussels on Monday when I was there just arrived from THF. TR coming soon.

Keep them coming and enjoy the rest of this summer.

Salut!

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi and thanx for your replys.

Sergio:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 7):
VLM has just won another award for best regional airline in Europe, I should really give them a try soon!

Really worth it!

Quoting Kappel (Reply 7):
This is actually the Schouwburgplein with the Pathe movie theather. You were with your back to De Doelen when making this picture.

Thanx for the local advice, really appreciated.

Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
companies that provide a service that some of their big brothers seem to have long forgotten.

True words

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 8):
I saw one of them in Brussels on Monday when I was there just arrived from THF. TR coming soon.

Hopefully not that long wait, you know, THF is also on schedule and also on SN.

Hope you had a good time there in Berlin.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Hi Markus,

Great read and pix of the day - as always  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With some AB A319´s flown lately I´ve nevertheless hoped for a new reg.
It seems I was lucky today, one of the ex-Indy birds waited on the apron, not bad for the first flight of the day.

- Not a bad start for the day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable but true, 14.-- EUROS for the whole tour from DUS airport to Rotterdam Centraal
and these together with an upgrade to First Class while they had some problems with the climatization.

- Just amazing, so cheap!!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Great apron view:

- Nice to see these F50's all lined up.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service together with a sandwich

- Nice, real glass & china!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A new reg.?:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not today:

- Shame, but how amazing 2 former Indy birds in one day!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Upcoming:
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Sweden (F100/F70/J31/B737)
Germany (A319/D328/A319)
Belgium (B735/RJ85/RJ85/B737)

- See the D328, did mine last week, not got around to the TR yet  Sad

- Wish I could have joined you on the Sweden trip, ph well, we have the THF trip ahead  Smile

Good stuff, thanks Markus.

Kind Regards

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:57 pm

Hi, Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Great read and pix of the day - as always

Thank you

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Just amazing, so cheap!!

True, nearly unbelievable

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- Nice to see these F50's all lined up.

Never saw four 50´s in a row before

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- See the D328, did mine last week, not got around to the TR yet

No problem I will wait for it

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- Wish I could have joined you on the Sweden trip, ph well, we have the THF trip ahead

Hopefully no more changes around the Sweden trip and also around THF, looking forward to it.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:07 pm

Markus, another interesting trip (+report) accompanied by your great pics we so got used to! VG seemed to offer a good service on the short hop, which confirms all the good things ive heard about them. I have been looking to give them a try aswell, but sadly, studies have been keeping me from traveling and will do so for the near future (apart from a short trip to AMS last month, of which i sadly didn't write a TR as I didn't take any pics, despite enjoying a jumpseat ride on ZRH-AMS) Also, the F50 has become quite rare in Europe apart from the Benelux and the Baltics.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable but true, 14.-- EUROS for the whole tour from DUS airport to Rotterdam Centraal
and these together with an upgrade to First Class while they had some problems with the climatization.

 eyepopping 

That's insane! I wouldn't even get a one-way from Zürich to Basel for that, which is a mere 50mins ride!
 
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:21 am

Hi Markus!

Nice new TR and great pics. The VG cabin looks quite comfy. I love the brown leather seats. It gives a little feeling of a business jet.

The cake looks delicious. The service seems to be exemplary.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:24 pm

Hey Markus ,
Nice TR and photos. The DUS skytrain looks cool. Rotterdam is a nice place. I cruised from their last October. The beige leather interior looks nice and comfortable.

Looking forward to the next TR tomorrow  Big grin You know if you went on the same alliance you would be Platinum card by now LOL....

Chat soon

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:08 pm

I tried VG a few weeks ago, not the cheapest but certainly better service than anybody else I can remember on such a flight!

The interior is stunning, isn't it? Definitely an airline I'll be trying again soon!

Nice report  Smile
 
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:36 pm

Hello and thanx for all the new replys.

Sandro:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 12):
VG seemed to offer a good service on the short hop, which confirms all the good things ive heard about them. I have been looking to give them a try aswell,

Definitely worth it!

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 12):
despite enjoying a jumpseat ride on ZRH-AMS

Also not bad

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 12):
That's insane! I wouldn't even get a one-way from Zürich to Basel for that, which is a mere 50mins ride!

I was also surprised when I´ve received that fare offer, but it was true.


Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 13):
. The VG cabin looks quite comfy. I love the brown leather seats. It gives a little feeling of a business jet.

Me too, a nice surprise beneath all that grey leather or blue fabric anywhere.


Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
I cruised from their last October.

Something else I need to do!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
You know if you went on the same alliance you would be Platinum card by now

In my case, holding a collection of FFP´s with all more or less good feeded accounts!


Tom:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 15):
tried VG a few weeks ago, not the cheapest but certainly better service than anybody else I can remember on such a flight!

Also my impression.

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 15):
The interior is stunning, isn't it?

For sure!

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:43 pm

Nice TR.

The pics are really good.

First time I read a VLM TR. Really interesting actually. VLM seems to be a really good carrier.

Keep the TRs coming  Wink


Thank you for sharing

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:23 am

Great TR! About 3 weeks ago, I was in The Netherlands with People to People. We stayed in Rotterdam instead of Amsterdam. In our hotel, there were a lot of Red Bull AirRace officials. I wish we could have stayed longer. I liked Rotterdam, and now I kinda miss it  Sad Beautiful City!
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:18 am

Markus,
thanks for the report. Nice to see that you also enjoyed the remarkable VG service concept and their Fokker 50! It wasn't bad, huh  Wink
I travelled between Amsterdam and Germany quite often now on ICE services, but never got that 14 euro's fare. My cheapest was a EUR 29 First Class (confirmed) to Dusseldorf lately... Big grin Still nothing to complain about.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:12 pm

Hi Markus,

Thanks for another interesting read and the interesting combination of plane and train. 14 Euros for your train ticket really is unbelievable....and first class as well.

VLM certainly looks a good airline to fly with. If I remember correctly they use to serve LPL-LCY, would sure have been interesting for me to fly this route, but obviously it wasn't profitable. Nice to see a proper cup on the inflight service too

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Climbing up some clock tower?:

Not unless you've got your guide book with you  Wink

Happy flying
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:13 pm

Hello and thanx all for the new replys.

Gabriel:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 17):
. VLM seems to be a really good carrier.

For sure and dont forget to write a story about your upcoming US travel on BA.



Mark:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 18):
In our hotel, there were a lot of Red Bull AirRace officials. I wish we could have stayed longer. I liked Rotterdam, and now I kinda miss it Beautiful City!

I´d love to be there during the Red Bull Air Race.
Saw the headline from your story, time to read it soon.


Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 19):
Nice to see that you also enjoyed the remarkable VG service concept and their Fokker 50! It wasn't bad, huh

Yeah, it wasn´t bad, indeed  Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 19):
I travelled between Amsterdam and Germany quite often now on ICE services, but never got that 14 euro's fare. My cheapest was a EUR 29 First Class (confirmed) to Dusseldorf lately... Still nothing to complain about.

You know, I travel also quite often on the ICE, mostly on STR-FRA and like you,
never seen a fare like this before.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:19 pm

Hey, Hannah,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
Thanks for another interesting read

Thank you

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
and the interesting combination of plane and train. 14 Euros for your train ticket really is unbelievable....and first class as well.

Definitely, never catched such a fare before.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
If I remember correctly they use to serve LPL-LCY,

Me too, I think they served LPL-LCY.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 20):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Climbing up some clock tower?:

Not unless you've got your guide book with you

True words  Wink

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:39 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):
and dont forget to write a story about your upcoming US travel on BA.

Well, I will try to write one, but be aware, I am not as good as you on writing TRs  Wink
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:07 am

Hi, Gabriel,

Quoting B747forever (Reply 23):
Well, I will try to write one, but be aware, I am not as good as you on writing TRs

Thank you, but nevertheless I´am looking forward to your story.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:43 pm

Nice report !

How come you got such a cheap train ticket ?
 
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:05 pm

Hi, Taichen,

Quoting Taichen (Reply 25):
Nice report !

Thank you.

Quoting Taichen (Reply 25):
How come you got such a cheap train ticket ?

Good question.
It seems it was a special online only fare for travel between Germany and the
Netherlands.

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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:32 am

Hi Markus,

A nice report from hyour hand again  Smile
Nice also this time my homecountry is involved, i guess it was just not possible to fly into RTM and make a connex there. There are not that many flights there!
Nevertheless a lovely regional airport with some nice charters every now and then.
Back in 2006 they had a Qantas 747 as charter to bring the Aussie soccerteam into RTM.

Congrats on getting2 new rego's on this day. Something which gets harder and harder for you  Smile

Looking forward to your next reports!
Viele gruesse,
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RE: A Nice Fokker 50 Experience On VLM

Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:24 pm

Hello, Joost,

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
A nice report from hyour hand again

Thank you.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
guess it was just not possible to fly into RTM and make a connex there. There are not that many flights there!

So it was, not easy to connect RTM to my map!.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 27):
Nevertheless a lovely regional airport with some nice charters every now and then.
Back in 2006 they had a Qantas 747 as charter to bring the Aussie soccerteam into RTM.

A 747 at RTM, not bad!

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