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Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:53 pm

Vilnius on the "less known small Lithuanian airline"



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Laba diena, dear readers,

there is one country in the baltics still to cover in my flightlog.
And going to Lithuania sounds much better on an also Lithuanian airline.
The usual nightly timetable search shows me a nice surprise,
well, more about it later.

Coming in from EDI the last time

Scotland, Of Course, To Catch The Embraer 195 (by FLIEGER67 Aug 8 2010 in Trip Reports)

it is one and a half week later now, to go for flying again.



Monday, 19.07.2010

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Service airberlin AB 8754 operated by LGW/Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter
Scheduled: 06.30 // 07.40


The usual OLCI work, close to a flight is not that easy this time.
Booking is done by lastminute.de. This company, with the best offer for my flight, some 50.00 Euro´s,
shows a reference number on the confirmation, but it isn´t ok for ab´s system.
Talking with a nice female agent doesnt help, but calling the airline directly solves the problem.
Another code works well and the window last row, 19F is me, two for me, in the end.
Boarding 06.00 am on the paper, 03.45 am on the cellphone alarm.
Ontime at the airport, T3 security looks better than T1 and T2 and five minutes later I´am again in the well known gate area.
The early morning screen with my flight from gate 331
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An empty gate with comfortable seaters
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Boarding by bus, only some minutes later. Ready to go for a new registration, or not?.
The early morning apron
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And this is my plane, D-ABQI, the second newest Dash8-400 in the LGW fleet.
Since 06.08.2009 in service, one of 10 and indeed a new registration for me.
Leg no. 13 on type.
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These propeller looks like pretty new
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Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, ask anyone of the other pax, if they notice it?.
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The nose with a Contact Fokker 100 close by
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Doing a pretty nice chat with another pax on the apron, me securing pictures and therefore
I´am mostly the last to board, it seems he want to be also the last pax.
So, before the FA calls us in, I decide to go and he told me that he don´t turn right after boarding,
no, to the left, on the jumpseat, while his son is the FO on our flight.
The weather is really nice, sunny and 12 degrees at 06.30 am, ontime, love it.
50 minutes to go for Malpensa with a load close to 60%.
A couple of italians on board, but mainly biz travellers.
Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain with a very friendly and detailed welcome during boarding.
A real special departure from runway 07 today.
We´re heading slow in the usual entrance direction, but turning faster around, taking one of the runway 25 highspeed exits 1/3 down 07 with a company 737 on the runway, ready to go and departing after a couple of seconds.
A sharp right turn after departure close to the airport follows
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Two young and friendly female FA´s on this plane today, doing a manual safety demo.
A nice city, at least for me
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How to dig a mountain, Holcim plant Dotternhausen
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A view to the modern style cabin, dark blue leather seats, clean, good legroom.
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And the airberlingroup safety card
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Looks well known for me
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Service is free coffee/water and sandwich.
Blue and red colours
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What about ZRH from above, dedicated to Hannah/Infodesk
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Lakes not far from Zurich
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Mountains above the clouds
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Turning for finals into MXP
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Gear down
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The central taxiway, with a couple of orange birds after touchdown on the 3920 meters runway 35R at 07.25 am, 15 minutes ahead to schedule.
Light clouds here and 22 degrees.
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My seat, comfortable recline also in the last row
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Now, where is the nicer weather, Germany or Italy?
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Air Italy with the 767
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And Cargoitalia with the MD11
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In the terminal and further out in the public.





Monday, 19.07.2010


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Service V9 402 operated by Star 1 Airlines
Scheduled: 10.30 // 14.00



A view to the good loaded apron this morning
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Star 1 Aero doesn´t offer online-check-in, it´s a somewhat special company.
No ticket dealer on the german market offers flights with that airline.
So, booking is done directly for some 50.00 Euro´s.
Where to go for check-in?. 1/1/A sounds not really well known.
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In fact, it means terminal 1, check-in area 1 with no individual counter on the screen and later gate area A.
Check-in 1 is in use this morning for Windjet to Catania, Vueling to Barcelona and a number of holiday flights to Tunisia and Turkey. You know what it mean.
A thousand of people around with bags a plenty, it seems they spend the whole rest of the year at they´re vacation destination.
And with no dedicated counter it was not the really welcoming experience here at MXP.
Walking around. Is there any sign for Star1 to see?.
Any sign?. Two of the females working the Vueling flight reading papers with the Star 1 logo,
so let me stay there.
And, thats the point, exactly two hours prior to departure, they start the check-in.
Done with no bag to check, in a couple of seconds, the female agent is nice and my usual question produces 26A, we will see.
Looks more like a industrial building, but that´s the terminal
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99% on the centerline
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Conti at the gate
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A06 for me
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No change, that´s Star1 aero
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Looks like fashionable
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The tower
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Something red on touchdown
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Karthago to Tunisia
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That´s it on the taxiway
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Coming closer
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Heading to my gate, it is LY-STG, a 737-700 in service with german Hamburg-International and also Hamburg-Chile from 27.10.1999 and with Star1 since 25.06.2009.
Leg no. 28 on type for me.
The one and only plane in the fleet, strange to secure the whole schedule this way.
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To the finger
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Turkish Tailwind subs Tunis Air
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Whynot?
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Boarding is only a little late.
Hold short at 35L
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And departure from 35R, it is 10.40 am, ten minutes behind schedule, still cloudy, with 22 degrees.
The duration is 2 hours 10 minutes.
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Three nice, good looking females on this service, doing also the safety demo manually.
Pillows and blankets on offer, a nice gesture.
Lakes in direction Switzerland
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Cabin view, the load is around 70%, some italians, but mostly lithuanian people with big shopping bags on the way back home.
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Cockpit crew seems from Lithuania, a detailed welcome during boarding, again inflight and once again short to approach, good job.
"Jusu saugumui", sure, no question
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Not the best cabin impression from my seat 26A, three for me here.
Dark blue leather, very low legroom and somewhat dirty
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Innsbruck
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South of MUC
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The menue card, BOB here, but the FA´s served also water for free
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Clouds above the Czech republic, flightlevel 36000 feet
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And also above Poland
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Better close to Vilnius
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On approach
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And finals
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Touchdown on the 3200 meters runway 02 at 2.00 pm local, ontime, that means 1.00 pm in Germany.
Also here 22 degrees and it´s cloudy
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That´s what I call a uneven runway
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My worn out seat
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Registration shot
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Heavy clouds above the plane
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Bye-Bye
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The nose
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Stored planes in the background
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If there is a train service to the city , than I will do it!
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7 minutes only, we will see
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On that machine?
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No way, that´s it, modern and clean, 2.50 Litas one way,
payable by the conductor on the train
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Any idea why the people call Vilnius the city of thousand churches?
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Neat streetlife
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The old city hall
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Church tower view
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The castle tower ahead
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The cathedral
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And the clock tower
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A real big church
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The entrance
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The castle
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The modern museum
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Side entrance to the cathedral
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A nice old building
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The church
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And the tower
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Nice indoor garden
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Now back to the train station
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Tower detail
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Oldfashioned trolley buses with the train station on the top of the hill
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Nice engine comparison
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To the airport?. Not here, Oro Uostas is the place to go!
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The good loaded express to Klaipeda
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Nice diesel engines
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The train back at the airport station
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Monday, 19.07.2010



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Service LH 3255 operated by Lufthansa
Scheduled: 19.55 // 21.05




The airport
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My flight seems ontime incoming from FRA
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Is this soviet style, for sure not what you expect from an airport these days
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Looks more like an ancient train station
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With these big lights
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Or a hotel
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Thats the newer part of the terminal
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Five staff and me at the security check point, no time to wait.
OLCI works pretty well with LH´s website, 24F, the last row window here, again three for me.
Booking is done via Exp.de with a real surprising pricing, only 60.00 Euro´s oneway.
AY to HEL at the gate
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BT to LGW
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The board, BT to Riga with a small delay
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KD-Avia and Skyexpress stored here
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Flylal charters departure
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And the E-Jet to HEL
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The neat terminal
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LH approaching gate A 01
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It is D-ABEK, "Wuppertal" a 737-300 like on my confirmation, in service with LH since 21.11.1991.
One of 33 active examples.
Leg no. 41 on type and a new registration
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Anyone interested to fly more exotic BT subleases?.
The delay for Riga counting up to 8.00 pm in the end.
A crew from Danu Oru Transportas at the gate, a very senior captain, a younger lithuanian looking FO and a, let me say, not that really trusty looking FA.
Also two BT pilots there, doing cell phone calls all the time and really not amused with the delay.
That´s finally the plane to RIX, LY-DOT, Danu Oru Transportas, done that company two years ago on flights to Liepaja, also on a BT sublease.
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Turning for the active runway 20, a quick and powerful departure in the usual arrivals direction.
It is 7.45 pm local or 6.45 pm in Germany, ten minutes prior to schedule, it´s partly cloudy with 23 degrees.
The duration is 1 hour 55 minutes and the load is some 60% only.
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Six for me here, dark grey leather seats, clean, good legroom, a well maintained cabin.
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One male, two female FA´s, biz friendly, but ok in the end.
The safety demo is manual done here.
Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain with a very friendly welcome during boarding.
The FO also very nice, short prior to approach.
Just departed
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The safety card
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and the neat cabin
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The magazine
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That´s LH service on these routes nowadays, no complaint´s with that fare.
A sandwich and a musli bar, free drinks twice.
One of the FA´s walking later also through the cabin asking, if someone like´s a second sandwich.
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Starting the approach not far from Erfurt
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And turning for finals
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Another hazy day in Germany
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My seat with the partial window view only, still reclinable in the last row
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Apron deboarding after touchdown on runway 07L.
It is 8.50 pm, 15 minutes ahead to schedule and it is superb sunny with 27 degrees.
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Bye-Bye
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By bus to the terminal, we will see, if it´s possible to catch the earlier ICE to STR´s main train station. Yes, it seems possible with that early arrival and seems also good, when I know that the very last daily
S-Bahn to STR airport leaves at 11.25 pm.
Well, Deutsche Bahn these days filling the usual summer gap for the german newspapers with
lots of technical issues and passenger complaints.
25 minutes delay on the screen for the earlier train and also 10 minutes for the later one.
Departure 30 minutes late in the end, arrival will be at 11.21 pm.
Done a nice chat with a very friendly Deutsche Bahn girl, it´s important to be in the first coach
to calm down the way as much as possible for the the sub station at Stuttgart.
First class is in front today, well, no try no chance and she immediatelly offers me the first class coach as a delay comparison.
Four minutes to catch the S-Bahn, no problem for me, but for all these older travellers or maybe people with bags or children on the train,
simply no chance to do it.

Back home at around 1 am, that means around 21 hours after the cellphone alarm,
make the most of the day, isnt it?.

AB with nice staff and also nice material on the first leg,
pretty interesting to go on Star 1, not bad and recommendable, also nice staff there.
And LH with these fare, nothing to complain at all.

And now, extented late summer travel ahead, some three weeks to go till the next story:

"Belgrade/Serbia on JAT, what else?"

and if nothing goes wrong, an Serbian espresso together with
another nice A.net colleague.

Anyone here on Facebook, still not on my friends list, send me an inivitation
"Markus Klaus Felger".

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:45 pm

Very cool report! What an interesting airport building. Thanks for the photos and the comments. Looking forward to your JAT report. Are you going to Canada soon?
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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Hi Markus

Great report from one of the new commers. Vilnius looks like a great city, and from seeing from one of the photos, I had no idea Air Baltic served from LGW!

Thanks for sharing and great photos.

Matt
 
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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:55 pm

Hey Markus really nice report. Love the photos of Vilnius, somewhere missing from my log. The airport is really different , like a country house. Was a bit dissapointed with the worn seats on Star1, always wondered how they were .

The main train station in Vilnius reminds me a bit like Belgrades , you will know what I mean.


Thanks again

Philip
 
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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:01 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice to read another report on Star1, as you know a familiar airline for me. They really are a pretty good small carrier, not widely known at all as you put it. Friendly crew and despite the usually quite low fares doesn't have the "el cheapo" nastiness in it.

Vilnius is kind of a special place as well, although it really doesn't have that much going for it - it's good for spending a day but anything over it tends to get boring unless you venture out of the city.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about ZRH from above, dedicated to Hannah/Infodesk

Great shot!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not the best cabin impression from my seat 26A, three for me here.
Dark blue leather, very low legroom and somewhat dirty

Hmm, judging from your photo I'm glad I went for the exit row on my flight!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
If there is a train service to the city , than I will do it!

Yep. Inspired by my photo, no doubt?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The castle tower ahead

There's actually quite a good view on top of that Gediminas hill and the tower - did that years ago. If you ever venture back there you should try it!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Looks more like an ancient train station

I love these old classical style Soviet-inspired airport buildings.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thats the newer part of the terminal

Actually that's the "middle aged" part of the terminal - the modern area where the gates nowadays are is the newest, completed a couple of years ago.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It is D-ABEK, "Wuppertal" a 737-300 like on my confirmation, in service with LH since 21.11.1991.

Hey, Wuppertal! I've logged a flight on this one as well!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That´s finally the plane to RIX, LY-DOT, Danu Oru Transportas, done that company two years ago on flights to Liepaja, also on a BT sublease.

Flew with the company two years ago as well, VNT-RIX. I actually visited Liepaja doing RIX-LPX on the same trip, inspired by your report! My flight was on LY-ARI, though. BTW you know it is a subsidiary of DAT, Danish Air Transport. Danu Oro Transportas is the direct Lithuanian translation of that!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Booking is done via Exp.de with a real surprising pricing, only 60.00 Euro´s oneway.

That's a great fare! Nice to see LH still having some of their cheap Baltic one way fares around - I think Baltics were the market where they pioneered these fares a couple of years go.
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:21 pm

Hey, good to follow you´re comments.

@Vio:

Quoting vio (Reply 1):
Very cool report! What an interesting airport building. Thanks for the photos and the comments. Looking forward to your JAT report. Are you going to Canada soon?

Thank you, Montreal is on schedule during the next days.


@Matt:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 2):
Great report from one of the new commers. Vilnius looks like a great city, and from seeing from one of the photos, I had no idea Air Baltic served from LGW!

Thanks for sharing and great photos.

Thank you, you´re latest story is also on the to-do-list.

@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 3):
Hey Markus really nice report. Love the photos of Vilnius, somewhere missing from my log. The airport is really different , like a country house. Was a bit dissapointed with the worn seats on Star1, always wondered how they were .

Thank you, also my impression with the airport.

The main train station in Vilnius reminds me a bit like Belgrades , you will know what I mean.

Yeah, I know!


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Nice to read another report on Star1, as you know a familiar airline for me. They really are a pretty good small carrier, not widely known at all as you put it. Friendly crew and despite the usually quite low fares doesn't have the "el cheapo" nastiness in it.

Thank you and also my opinion with these company.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Vilnius is kind of a special place as well, although it really doesn't have that much going for it - it's good for spending a day but anything over it tends to get boring unless you venture out of the city.

Not that close from Germany like from Finland.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Great shot!

Thanx.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Hmm, judging from your photo I'm glad I went for the exit row on my flight!

For sure a good decision.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Yep. Inspired by my photo, no doubt?

Absolutely!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
There's actually quite a good view on top of that Gediminas hill and the tower - did that years ago. If you ever venture back there you should try it!

Good to know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
love these old classical style Soviet-inspired airport buildings.

Me, too.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Actually that's the "middle aged" part of the terminal - the modern area where the gates nowadays are is the newest, completed a couple of years ago.

Thanx for the further information.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
ey, Wuppertal! I've logged a flight on this one as well!

Hey, another coincidence.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
Flew with the company two years ago as well, VNT-RIX. I actually visited Liepaja doing RIX-LPX on the same trip, inspired by your report! My flight was on LY-ARI, though. BTW you know it is a subsidiary of DAT, Danish Air Transport. Danu Oro Transportas is the direct Lithuanian translation of that!

I know, not a really generous idea with that two company names.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 4):
That's a great fare! Nice to see LH still having some of their cheap Baltic one way fares around - I think Baltics were the market where they pioneered these fares a couple of years go.

More competition please, to bring the fares down.

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Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:03 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Lakes not far from Zurich

More precisely, from the background to the foreground:

- Brünigpass + Rothorn
- Pilatus
- Luzern
- Vierwaldstädtersee
- Rigi Kulm
- Zugersee
 
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Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:39 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
Thank you, you´re latest story is also on the to-do-list.

What one is that?
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:31 am

Great report Markus. I read it with pleasure. Good to score a new airline, and also VNO looks a cute terminal in it's old style. Much more charm then the newer part, that's for sure.
Great service again on LH, shame no good window in last row on the B733's. Maybe have to look into the Baltics myself someday, to score some interesting metal also.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:13 am

Morgen Markus,

A good early morning read. Nice you caught the AB Dash, makes a welcome change from the Airbuses.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A nice city, at least for me

Tübingen?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about ZRH from above, dedicated to Hannah/Infodesk

What a great shot, thank you. I was on the early shift that day too! I like your pics of STR & INN from above as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Lakes not far from Zurich

Vierwaldstättersee, Rigi & Pilatus - my favourite area, you know

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
payable by the conductor on the train

Not too many places where that's still the case.

I just love the architecture at VNO airport, what a refreshing change from the standard stuff these days. And really interesting regarding the cheap one way fare on LH - is this a sign of things to come?!

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:35 am

Hi Markus,
Thank you for one more entertaining trip report. Baltic countries have been on my must-see-before-I-die list.
VNO seems a nice old medieval city, perfect for a short stay. But i must admit i fell "in love" with the terminal, god i love those old terminals and despite its old neo-classical style, it has something romantic and surreal about it.
Thank you for sharing and looking forward to another trip report
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:59 am

Another super report, and thanks for the pics of Vilnius. Looks and interesting city to visit! And a small airport railway station, are there many trains into the city?

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:14 pm

Hi Markus,

interesting report about a rare carrier. Let's see if it will be more successful than flyLAL. Vilnius looks nice, definitely a nice place to go.


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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:32 pm

It seems like Star has become the new star on A.Net - a second report on this small Lithuanian carrier. Good job BTW. Really interesting report. VNO reminds me a little like BUD's old terminal.

BTW, what does this mean?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A crew from Danu Oru Transportas at the gate, a very senior captain, a younger lithuanian looking FO and a, let me say, not that really trusty looking FA.

Thanks again for taking us with you on your Euro adventures.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:43 pm

Great report. I always enjoy yours and the unique presentation/narrative style.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 5):
Thank you, Montreal is on schedule during the next days.

Well then you must consider a hop over to Ottawa ... it's not far at all from Montreal.
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:54 pm

Hey, good to see all that comments.


@SR4ever:

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 6):
More precisely, from the background to the foreground:

- Brünigpass + Rothorn
- Pilatus
- Luzern
- Vierwaldstädtersee
- Rigi Kulm
- Zugersee

Thanx a lot, now I know it en detail.


@Matt:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 7):
What one is that?

What about the jumbo of the north?.


@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 8):
Great report Markus. I read it with pleasure. Good to score a new airline, and also VNO looks a cute terminal in it's old style. Much more charm then the newer part, that's for sure.

Thank you, VNO is definitely a nice one.

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 7):
Great service again on LH, shame no good window in last row on the B733's. Maybe have to look into the Baltics myself someday, to score some interesting metal also.

Baltics is always interesting from my point of view.


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
A good early morning read. Nice you caught the AB Dash, makes a welcome change from the Airbuses.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
Tübingen?

A little bit more southern side where I live a good number of years of my life.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
What a great shot, thank you. I was on the early shift that day too! I like your pics of STR & INN from above as well.

So you are down there, when I fly above.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
Vierwaldstättersee, Rigi & Pilatus - my favourite area, you know

I know, I know!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
Not too many places where that's still the case.

Also my opinion.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):
I just love the architecture at VNO airport, what a refreshing change from the standard stuff these days. And really interesting regarding the cheap one way fare on LH - is this a sign of things to come?!

With a bit more pressure from the clients, maybe.

@Christian:

Quoting ODAFZ (Reply 10):
Thank you for one more entertaining trip report. Baltic countries have been on my must-see-before-I-die list.

Do it, real recommendable.

Quoting ODAFZ (Reply 10):
VNO seems a nice old medieval city, perfect for a short stay. But i must admit i fell "in love" with the terminal, god i love those old terminals and despite its old neo-classical style, it has something romantic and surreal about it.
Thank you for sharing and looking forward to another trip report

A 100% coincidence, also my feeling when I was there.

@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 11):
Another super report, and thanks for the pics of Vilnius. Looks and interesting city to visit! And a small airport railway station, are there many trains into the city?

Thank you and the trains running not that frequently, but ok for me.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):
interesting report about a rare carrier. Let's see if it will be more successful than flyLAL. Vilnius looks nice, definitely a nice place to go.

Thank you, indeed we will see how they are doing in the future.

@Alex:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
It seems like Star has become the new star on A.Net - a second report on this small Lithuanian carrier. Good job BTW. Really interesting report. VNO reminds me a little like BUD's old terminal.
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
Thanks again for taking us with you on your Euro adventures.

Thank you.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
BTW, what does this mean?

Well, the girl looks more like what I expect to see when I ever need to go somewhere like a red-light-district, not on a plane working for you´re safety, but maybe that´s the style in Lithuania!.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:56 pm

Hey, ac888yow,

Quoting ac888yow (Reply 14):
Great report. I always enjoy yours and the unique presentation/narrative style.

Thank you.

Quoting ac888yow (Reply 14):

Well then you must consider a hop over to Ottawa ... it's not far at all from Montreal.

I was there last year, we will see what the timetable show´s me for the next week at all!.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:35 pm

Hola Markus!

Definitely another interesting one.

I wanted to visit the Baltic countries this summer but family affairs kept me home (I have just paid a visit to the German capital for four days).. anyway reading your reports is another great to travel.

There is only one detail I miss: didn't you go up the church tower this time? Were you afraid to be locked inside again?    

Keep the coming! Really looking forward to this one:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 16):
Next: Skyteam to Canada A343/MD11

my last MD11 was a KLM to YUL.

Salut!

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:23 pm

Hi Markus,

What a nice report of your journey to Vilnius. AirBerlin seems to be on the usual decent standards. I have to admit I've never heard of Star1 before. Looks like a very fine airline with the services they offered on board. I have nothing against old interiors that are slightly worn. Yet this is too much, especially the leg space appears very poor. I do appreciate their affords on the pillow service for the short flight. Probably because they realize the state of their interior.

Your train ride and visit to Vilnius look great. I will love to visit this city soon.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:31 pm

Hi Markus another fantastic TR which reminds me of when I went to Riga back in 2006. The city centre of Vilnius reminds me of that so much, except I went in November and it was bloody freezing! LOL!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Since 06.08.2009 in service, one of 10 and indeed a new registration for me.
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Leg no. 41 on type and a new registration

Why do I have a feeling that the airliners know when you are travelling and will put an aircraft you haven't been on before so that you can the reg to you're log! Haha!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not the best cabin impression from my seat 26A, three for me here.
Dark blue leather, very low legroom and somewhat dirty

Heaven knows how you would have coped if there were people sitting next to you. I can tell you know that I would have had a lot of trouble.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Back home at around 1 am, that means around 21 hours after the cellphone alarm,
make the most of the day, isnt it?.

Without a shadow of a doubt! That's what I call a day trip!

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:08 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.

@Roger:

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
Definitely another interesting one.

I wanted to visit the Baltic countries this summer but family affairs kept me home (I have just paid a visit to the German capital for four days).. anyway reading your reports is another great to travel.

Thank you and the baltics are definitely a place to go.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):
There is only one detail I miss: didn't you go up the church tower this time? Were you afraid to be locked inside again?

Much, too much churches to climb up in Vilnius!

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 17):

my last MD11 was a KLM to YUL.

And this will be my first.


@Tim:

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 18):

What a nice report of your journey to Vilnius. AirBerlin seems to be on the usual decent standards.

Thank you, indeed ab was ok.

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 18):
ave to admit I've never heard of Star1 before. Looks like a very fine airline with the services they offered on board. I have nothing against old interiors that are slightly worn. Yet this is too much, especially the leg space appears very poor. I do appreciate their affords on the pillow service for the short flight. Probably because they realize the state of their interior.

Leg space was really small, I´am lucky to catch the whole row for myself.

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 18):
Your train ride and visit to Vilnius look great. I will love to visit this city soon.

Do it, really recommendable.


@Sandeep:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 19):
Hi Markus another fantastic TR which reminds me of when I went to Riga back in 2006. The city centre of Vilnius reminds me of that so much, except I went in November and it was bloody freezing! LOL!

Thank you.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 19):
Why do I have a feeling that the airliners know when you are travelling and will put an aircraft you haven't been on before so that you can the reg to you're log! Haha!

Yeah, so it seems.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 19):

Heaven knows how you would have coped if there were people sitting next to you. I can tell you know that I would have had a lot of trouble.

Legspace was really small, so the whole row was pretty nice for this one.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 19):
Without a shadow of a doubt! That's what I call a day trip!

Make the most of it, you know.

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Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:56 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 15):
What about the jumbo of the north?.

Duh, how silly of me. Having a brain drain!
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:28 am

Hi Markus!

Very nice report! Vilnius looks very nice! Legroom on Star 1 looks very cramped! About the worst I've seen. How was the legroom on Star 1 compared to the SK 736 you flew on recently ?

Looking forward to your next report!

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:46 am

Excellent report as usual, pictures are great and give a real good feel to the report.
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:26 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Matt:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 21):
Duh, how silly of me. Having a brain drain!

Done it now, great and detailed story.



@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 22):
Very nice report! Vilnius looks very nice! Legroom on Star 1 looks very cramped! About the worst I've seen. How was the legroom on Star 1 compared to the SK 736 you flew on recently ?

Thank you, the SK legroom is for sure much better than on the Star1.


@shamrock321:

Quoting shamrock321 (Reply 23):
Excellent report as usual, pictures are great and give a real good feel to the report.

Thank you, warm welcomed.

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Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:31 am

Hi Markus,

Very nice report and pictures of your flights and of the City of Vilnius which seems to be worth a visit. You really made most out of that day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Pillows and blankets on offer, a nice gesture.

Very nice service for a European flight during day-time.

Regards
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Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:35 pm

Hey, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 25):
Very nice report and pictures of your flights and of the City of Vilnius which seems to be worth a visit. You really made most out of that day.

Thank you and Vilnius is indeed worth the way to go.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 25):
Very nice service for a European flight during day-time.

Also my opinion.

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:47 am

Hi Markus,

Another good read, not sure about the wake up time though, I always hate it when the alarm goes off that early!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
this is my plane, D-ABQI, the second newest Dash8-400 in the LGW fleet.
Since 06.08.2009 in service, one of 10 and indeed a new registration for me.

- Good start to the day.

Vilnius looks like a super city to visit, might suggest a long weekend to the wife.

The shots of VNO are great too, love the old Russian style of things, more like a classic hotel than terminal building.

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Hey, Mark
and thanx for you´re feedback.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 27):
Another good read, not sure about the wake up time though, I always hate it when the alarm goes off that early!

Me, too, but what should you do around these daytrips.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 27):
Good start to the day.

Also my opinion.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 27):
Vilnius looks like a super city to visit, might suggest a long weekend to the wife.

Real recommendable.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 27):
The shots of VNO are great too, love the old Russian style of things, more like a classic hotel than terminal building

100% my opinion, a real surprise there.

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:09 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice trip report to Lithuania, even though you had to get up that early to catch the flight. Vilnius look worth visiting. You amaze me everyitme by how you managed to secure better delas with Expedia or lastminu.de and did it again by catching some new registrations while flying a similar aircraft type.

Thank you for sharing. Now I can have a good night sleep and dreaming of another great destination.

Cheers,
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:30 am

Hey, Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 29):
Nice trip report to Lithuania, even though you had to get up that early to catch the flight. Vilnius look worth visiting. You amaze me everyitme by how you managed to secure better delas with Expedia or lastminu.de and did it again by catching some new registrations while flying a similar aircraft type.

Thank you for sharing. Now I can have a good night sleep and dreaming of another great destination.

Thanx a lot for you´re feedback.
Vilnius is definitely worth the way to go.

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Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:18 pm

Nice as usual, and nice to discover a new underground airline Star1 which seems OK !

The Karthago @ MXP is a Nouvelair to MIR or TBJ. Karthago brand exists no more.

At which Flight Level did the Turboprop. cruise on STR-MXP ?
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:10 pm

Hey, Ahmet

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 31):
Nice as usual, and nice to discover a new underground airline Star1 which seems OK !

Thank you and Star1 is indeed a underground airline.

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 31):
The Karthago @ MXP is a Nouvelair to MIR or TBJ. Karthago brand exists no more.

Good to know, dont noticed it.

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 31):
At which Flight Level did the Turboprop. cruise on STR-MXP ?

Sorry, no further information on this flight.

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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:57 am

Hi Markus!

Nice to see that you are stil flying a lot and tell us about your journeys. Nice pictures, remembers me of my two trips to VNO in 2006.

Sorry that I was off for a while. Now I have some holidays, reading TRs here and flying myself a bit. I had six legs last week and four legs at the coming weekend. Another six flights are booked for the end of Sept/early Oct. So: I am back in the flyers scene  

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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:19 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 32):
Thank you and Star1 is indeed a underground airline.

I was surfing their website and i have to say that with a single B737 they are doing a very decent job. I like those tiny airlines that struggle in the business an expand anyway.
 
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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm

Hey, Stefan

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 33):
Nice to see that you are stil flying a lot and tell us about your journeys. Nice pictures, remembers me of my two trips to VNO in 2006.

Thank you, nice to see more visitors at VNO.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 33):
Sorry that I was off for a while. Now I have some holidays, reading TRs here and flying myself a bit. I had six legs last week and four legs at the coming weekend. Another six flights are booked for the end of Sept/early Oct. So: I am back in the flyers scene

Welcome back, good to see you here again with a couple of flights.
You´re flag is definitely interesting.

@Ahmet:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 34):
I was surfing their website and i have to say that with a single B737 they are doing a very decent job. I like those tiny airlines that struggle in the business an expand anyway.

You know, I am also really impressed to follow that one plane operation,, but it works, so it seems.

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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:48 am

Hi Markus!

Thanks for a great trip report to a Lithuanian airport on a Lithuanian airline! I've always wanted to visit Vilnius to explore my family roots. When I lived in Europe for a short time, I almost took Star1 from GRO to visit VNO, but the infrequent service made it impossible to incorporate the flight into my schedule. Hopefully, Star1 can grow at VNO and carve a nice niche market for themselves.

Thanks for taking the time to write this report!

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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:26 pm

Hi, Matt,

Quoting WhereToNext (Reply 36):
Thanks for a great trip report to a Lithuanian airport on a Lithuanian airline
Quoting WhereToNext (Reply 36):
Thanks for taking the time to write this report!

Thanx for you´re nice feedback.

Quoting WhereToNext (Reply 36):
visit Vilnius to explore my family roots. When I lived in Europe for a short time, I almost took Star1 from GRO to visit VNO, but the infrequent service made it impossible to incorporate the flight into my schedule.

Also my opinion, not easy to fit that airline in my schedules and interesting to hear about you´re familiy roots.

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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:49 am

Hi Markus,

Another interesting report about another small European airline.

Star1 looks like a tacky airline.. That legroom is horrible and they use sticky tape to keep the armrest together! At least water's free like it should be.

Vilnius looks like a really nice city, pretty buildings and nice architecture.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Looks more like an ancient train station

You're right about that!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Back home at around 1 am, that means around 21 hours after the cellphone alarm

Super crazy!


Thanks for sharing!


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RE: Vilnius On The Less Known Small Lithuanian Airline

Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:07 pm

Hey, Nicholas,

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 38):

Another interesting report about another small European airline.

Thank you.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 38):

Vilnius looks like a really nice city, pretty buildings and nice architecture.

Absolutely recommendable.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 38):
Super crazy!

And still not enough!.

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