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Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:08 am

"La Primera" is worth a dedication, isn´t it?


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014297_zps757170fd.jpg

The trip in one word:

"Differences"

Hola, amigos,

should we continue the latest story

Espagna LAN Salamanca AirNostrum (by FLIEGER67 Feb 18 2015 in Trip Reports)

right here and right now?.

So it seems and do not forget the vids!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAQXlKtVkME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k83AmB42He8

This way, please!:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=bcn-mad-fra&MS=bm&MR=240&MX=720x360&PM=*

Thanx to once more:

http://www.gcmap.com/


Straight for the hotel right now
by public transport, what works, ok with a couple of minutes to wait
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014200_zps5571f87f.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014217_zpsb4b52a22.jpg
We are at the SB Plaza Europa
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014202_zpsdcfe64fe.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014201_zpsb10cb0bd.jpg
And also a nightly Barcelona city view should be possible
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014203_zps4ccebd5b.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014204_zps49f4856f.jpg
Enjoyable it was
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014205_zps139a4e30.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014206_zps0800ec7d.jpg
And just by surprise a good number of people around on the streets
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014207_zpsb730a6a2.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014208_zps8db58884.jpg
And what´s this?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014210_zps6d11082f.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014209_zps6ab1d3a8.jpg
Dry and chilly it was
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014211_zps39c60f02.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014212_zpsd2338a21.jpg
For Gaudi this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014213_zps69a38eeb.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014214_zps4e0de542.jpg
Nice architecture, definitely
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014215_zps1e240ee2.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014216_zpsec9f337e.jpg
And back for the hotel now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014218_zpse1ef69a9.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014219_zps1c9ba9ec.jpg
Something to read maybe
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014220_zps0ba7fc3c.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014221_zpsa9b0e393.jpg
Up or down?.
Well, the elevator wasn´t right sure, but after an speedy fall down and a couple of minutes at an intermediate stop somewhere, where we better don´t know where, it opened the door and we emerged it, upright and alive!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014222_zpsb3259c51.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014223_zps1d5d6935.jpg
How about the books here?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014224_zps51cf2bc0.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014225_zpsa812a389.jpg
Breakfast, ok, I should spend the whole day here this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014226_zps89babdad.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014227_zps6e64909c.jpg
But in the end, the aeropuerto calls!.


Saturday, 08. Mar. 2014

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The vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXsYDpkkpU


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Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/SAM_3414_zpsugqpc6u7.jpg

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Service VY1021 operated by Vueling Airlines
Scheduled 11.00 - 12.20


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What about all the recorded plane types?:


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And maybe the checked airlines?:


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And sure, the visited countries?:


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This time we fixed the tix directly at the Vueling website at 55.00 Euro´s each.
Interesting to note that during the time of booking the two competitors IB, ok and UX want to see much more for the flight at this date and also VY noticed it. A couple of days prior we see a mail from VY with the offer to switch the flight to another date and an 60.00 Euro´s voucher what is more that we payed in the end.
But, no chance with today´s schedule.
Later we noticed also standby pax at the gate.
Shoud we really do one of these?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014228_zpsea84f9d0.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014229_zps3c5b8ca6.jpg
For example the one at B43 and sure, just the only one here with the low legroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014230_zpsad96b6f2.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014231_zpseb4147af.jpg
Well, so it looks like
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014232_zpsd8718416.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014233_zpsbe1e51e5.jpg
"Vueling the world", some people call it also EC-JFF, an A320 it is, nothing else expected, just leg no. 115 on type and new to the log it is
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014234_zps0736e977.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014235_zps0ce835ab.jpg
Since 07.03.2005 with Vueling, 84 planes are in the actual fleet and there are no special stories to show here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014236_zps3f892634.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014237_zps1b8f6adf.jpg
Cabin crew is all middle aged and ok, one male, three female FA´s. Cockpit crew is from Spain, "Bon vuelo" is what we hear from "El piloto" followed by some very short info inflight. No route or flightlevel details.
Service is BOB and we don´t use a lounge here.
I prefer a 757 any day
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014244_zpsedbafe87.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014242_zpse3374479.jpg
Leaving the "Aeroport de Barcelona–El Prat" for one more sunny ride by "Vueling".
11.00 am, ontime, the 2660 meters "Two-Five-Left", 22 degrees and no duration info
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014243_zps103c627f.jpg
Fresh and well maintained it looks like
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014245_zps6a0d4143.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014246_zps52aa0ba7.jpg
The legroom at 27E is well, non-existent
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014247_zps45ded88d.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014249_zps786454fb.jpg
And the load is 100%, all visible seats are taken
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014248_zps4f5868c0.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014250_zps80cd7e10.jpg
At least there is a magazine and something to eat, as long as you pay for
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014251_zps96f52114.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014252_zps5fd2c1c0.jpg
Upstairs and downstairs
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014253_zpsaea8a0cc.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014254_zps966c82e9.jpg
Cruising for the "Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014255_zps2e19646c.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014256_zps1c35d69e.jpg
How I miss these blue sky
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014257_zpsa5e0a72f.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014258_zpsd9bf4dc9.jpg
Short finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014259_zps9eb43e8d.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014260_zps5291fb46.jpg
Touchdown at the 3500 meters "Three-Two-Right", impressive 30 minutes ahead to schedule at 11.50 am and 16 degrees.
Where the sky is close to non-realistic blue
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014261_zps27ead2f3.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014262_zps133bc1e5.jpg
Bye now to Vueling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014263_zps149ae224.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014264_zps14a6f827.jpg
Ok, ok let´s go now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014265_zpseaaba9ae.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014266_zps38610fd1.jpg
Under the nose, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014267_zps1a3b4f42.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014268_zps1b9d3980.jpg
And now?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014269_zps637d7170.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014270_zps5b387c1a.jpg



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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:10 am

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Saturday, 08. Mar. 2014
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The vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHFZRAyk9F4
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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/VLC08/SAM_3414_zpsugqpc6u7.jpg

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Service LA 704 operated by LAN Airlines
Scheduled 15.15 - 18.00


Here are all the flights in 2013:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And 2014, too:



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And just by big surprise, 2015!:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=zrh-cdg-ams-zrh-man-ams-zrh-lcy-dub-zrh-str-zrh-bcn-vie-str-cdg-bva-mad-zrh-str-zrh-cdg-lhr-zrh-str-hhn-ajr-lyc-ume-bma-got-ams-str-zrh-lgw-gnb-zrh-lhr-ams-zrh-str-ams-arn-txl-str&MS=bm&MR=240&MX=720x360&PM=*




The early 200 visited airports are here:



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And just to count a couple more!:


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There is no lounge used here.
The one with the two or the other one with the four engines?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014271_zps6ecf3535.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014272_zps671538e0.jpg
Or the one at U70?.
Two or four, they are looking sharp left hand side!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014273_zpsd3402308.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014274_zps1b09cd03.jpg
Closer please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014275_zps812c8266.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014276_zps54fca8db.jpg
787, ok
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014277_zpsfe782967.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014278_zps4156b59a.jpg
Call me "La Primera", simply the first
787-800 in America del Sud, CC-BBA.
New to the log it is and leg no. 4 on type for me.
By now there are 10 examples in the fleet and this one is in service since 31.08.2012.
Here are two stories:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4678db44&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=4775a83d&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014279_zps77e09cd1.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014280_zps6f307b11.jpg
"La Primera", whatever it means, but anyway I don´t mind to fly the very first 787 here in any case
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014281_zps07d45e01.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014282_zpsa9d662aa.jpg
That´s the one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014283_zpscbd64d27.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014284_zpsb44affc9.jpg
Ok, ok, let´s go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014285_zpsf77f2d3a.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014286_zps61192bd6.jpg
Yes, right now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014287_zps29607478.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014288_zpsaac4dcc9.jpg
Boarding now to leave the "Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas" and by the way, ticketing is done via Opodo and the fare is 55.00 Euro´s
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014289_zps89510ecc.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014290_zps2fd3dc0c.jpg
Are you sure, an IB winglet and a LAN plane?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014291_zps3e808dbb.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014292_zps2d2fda47.jpg
You are?. Ok!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014294_zps6fcafc49.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014295_zps11aa787f.jpg
3.10 pm, well ahead to schedule and we are on the way for 2.10 "LAN" hours from the 3500 meters "One-Four-Left" at 18 degrees and clear sky
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014297_zps757170fd.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014298_zps8c76feba.jpg
Yes, mood lighting
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014299_zpsca9c552b.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014300_zpsb010d2b0.jpg
Legroom is ok at 21J/K/L but not that good like in the last row and the load is 90%. Some very few Germans and mostly South American passengers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014301_zpsf52888f1.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014302_zps7f28505c.jpg
Cockpit crew is chilean, "El Comandante" with a nice welcome and some flight details.
Routing is via Logrono-Biarritz-Limoges-Paris at maximum 43000 feet.
Cabin crew working our seat is a middle aged woman, service oriented and nice.
Interior and more details
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014303_zpsa84b64b9.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014304_zps5776a2c5.jpg
The safety card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014305_zpsa3812c38.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014306_zps20d84e6a.jpg
What an impressive wing
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014307_zpse51363f5.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014308_zps2f8a9c9f.jpg
Looks like pretty good this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014309_zps109c8360.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014310_zpsdbaabe14.jpg
Well, Jamon sounds not that perfectly fitting
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014311_zps87a5974d.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014312_zps5856a259.jpg
Really nice to follow this wing on the way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014313_zps45e9ca3b.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014314_zps141ebf15.jpg
Speedbrakes
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014315_zps1c25a0c6.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014316_zpsa3347842.jpg
The approach was, well, interesting to say the least.
A latin woman with a kid close to two years, so it looks like, in the middle block and the kid doesn´t
see any need to be buckled up for landing.
FA´s walking to the woman for several times, the kid cries so loud and strong for minutes till it throws up and also the mother cries. In the end it wasn´t strapped in at touchdown, won. For sure not the everyday needed experience
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014317_zps2b100948.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014318_zps77e89dc0.jpg
But we made it in the end for the "Flughafen Frankfurt am Main" and the 2800 meters runway "Two-Five-Right" at 16 degrees and also here to my surprise, clear sky
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014319_zps3a8b3baf.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014320_zps6fb653ee.jpg
All more or less happy but nevertheless safely arrived
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014321_zpsac5afc6d.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014322_zpsee462670.jpg
Bye now to "La Primera"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0901/ESPAGNA032014323_zps3e6980e6.jpg
The bag was really fast, the shuttle not, so we needed much more time for the car and for the homebase than ever expected, but we made it also in the end!.

The conclusions:
1.)Vueling BCN-MAD: Calm and well fixed in my seat.
2.)LAN MAD-FRA: Comfortable but not for everyone aboard.

And now?.
Well it seems there is no real need to go for Espagna to catch the sun, Alemagna is good, too!:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/DUS07/DEUMAR2014049_zps00376e72.jpg

Adios companeros,
and always, take care.
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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:57 am

Hi Markus!


Nice report again!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Straight for the hotel right now
by public transport, what works, ok with a couple of minutes to wait

I like your suitcase  


Also, many nice impressions of BCN, maybe we will see there in june.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, Jamon sounds not that perfectly fitting

In general, service doesn't look too good, would be nice to have some hot meal on a flight of this length.


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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:13 pm

The hotel in Barcelona looked really good, what was the name & was it teuer?

At least VY only broke your legs for 30 mins  

I really want to to do this 787 flight! The sandwich looks identical to the ones we had in GRO, some Spanish catering is really crap compared to to others  

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:31 pm

Hi Markus,

good to follow your return trip from BCN. I also was on CC-BBA last year on the MAD-FRA leg, nice coincidence. For sure a great way to travel between Germany and Spain.

Thank you for putting this together
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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:09 pm

Hey Markus  

Another great report. Love the pics from Barcelona. People often say Vueling has tight legroom but your pictures really show it !

Looking forward to the next part.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:29 pm

Hi Markus!

Good to follow your latest travels and the 787. I would feel not so comfortable on that 787 on a longhaul. Legroom seems really limited? But, OK for MAD-FRA or v.v. and definitely the way to do it for people like us! I think the 787-9 will be introduced in a while?

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:42 pm

Hey and good to see these comments.


@E.:

Quoting emek96 (Reply 2):

Nice report again!

Thank you.

Quoting emek96 (Reply 2):
I like your suitcase  


Also, many nice impressions of BCN, maybe we will see there in june.

It should travel definitely more often and good idea with BCN in June!.

Quoting emek96 (Reply 2):

In general, service doesn't look too good, would be nice to have some hot meal on a flight of this length.

True, nothing really special.


@a.:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 3):

The hotel in Barcelona looked really good, what was the name & was it teuer?

Thank you. SB Plaza Europa, just some 75.00 Euro´s, pre-season it was. Located between the airport and the city.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 3):
At least VY only broke your legs for 30 mins  

I really want to to do this 787 flight! The sandwich looks identical to the ones we had in GRO, some Spanish catering is really crap compared to to others

Good point with VY and for sure something to do with the LAN this way.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 4):
good to follow your return trip from BCN. I also was on CC-BBA last year on the MAD-FRA leg, nice coincidence. For sure a great way to travel between Germany and Spain.

Thank you for putting this together

Thank you and this is indeed a nice coincidence.


@P.:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Another great report. Love the pics from Barcelona. People often say Vueling has tight legroom but your pictures really show it !

Thank you and true words with VY.


@E.:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 6):
Good to follow your latest travels and the 787. I would feel not so comfortable on that 787 on a longhaul. Legroom seems really limited? But, OK for MAD-FRA or v.v. and definitely the way to do it for people like us! I think the 787-9 will be introduced in a while?

Thank you, me, too with these machine long haul but for the MAD-FRA-MAD routing it´s definitely good in comparison to other offers. Coming in autumn, as far as I know.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:34 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Under the nose, you know

LOL. A nice variation on a theme.

Hi Markus,

Nice to see another report online.

With comments in several trip reports about Vuelig'seat pitch being tight, I wonder if it is an essential rite of passage for every dedicated aviation enthusiast. Still, the flight gets you to where you want to be.

Good that you were able to catch La Primera and at a reasonable price. Again, the seat pitch looks tight, OK for a short hop but I wonder how one would feel after crossing the Atlantic from the South.

Thanks for sharing.
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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:29 am

Markus.

Nice read and impressions from ¨Espagna¨ lol, nice to see pictures from my ¨homebase¨

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And what´s this?

Looks like Museu Maritim Drassanes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Fresh and well maintained it looks like

Yeah until you get onboard and the cabin is thrashed and filthy.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
CC-BBA.

Good catch! this was my bird on the same flight, always nice to catch a special reg or livery.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"La Primera", whatever it means, but anyway I don´t mind to fly the very first 787 here in any case

It means ¨The first¨ and actually the nose says ¨Primer 787 en America¨ ¨First 787 in America¨ since LA started operating the Dremaliner before UA.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What an impressive wing

It is indeed, the 787 sure is nice to travel on, but I want to compare it with the A350, maybe something for you as well? Qatari to Doha?

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 8):
Again, the seat pitch looks tight, OK for a short hop but I wonder how one would feel after crossing the Atlantic from the South.

The pitch looks a bit tight, is not uncomfortable but yeah, on the longer sectors it could be quite cramped.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Hey Mr Tripreporter,

Perfectly fine to follow a new story of yours. Vueling, well experienced it again last week and LAN, need to experience that one yet - but it is in the planning for at least this year!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
84 planes are in the actual fleet

Quite an impressive number, clearly shows how much this airline has grown in the last years.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The legroom at 27E is well, non-existent

No surprises here... Exit row is the way to go here, € 16 is a lot but worth it on this airline.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Under the nose, you know

Now that is something different  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Call me "La Primera", simply the first
787-800 in America del Sud, CC-BBA.

Cool. Now I see where your title comes from.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:13 pm

Hey, more comments, nice.

@E.:

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 8):
LOL. A nice variation on a theme.

Just for a change!.

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 8):


Nice to see another report online.

With comments in several trip reports about Vuelig'seat pitch being tight, I wonder if it is an essential rite of passage for every dedicated aviation enthusiast. Still, the flight gets you to where you want to be.

Thank you and true words with the Vueling.

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 8):

Good that you were able to catch La Primera and at a reasonable price. Again, the seat pitch looks tight, OK for a short hop but I wonder how one would feel after crossing the Atlantic from the South.

Also my opinion, but not only by LA these days.


@C.:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

Nice read and impressions from ¨Espagna¨ lol, nice to see pictures from my ¨homebase¨

Thank you.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

Looks like Museu Maritim Drassanes.

Good to know.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

Yeah until you get onboard and the cabin is thrashed and filthy.

True words here, definitely.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

Good catch! this was my bird on the same flight, always nice to catch a special reg or livery.

Perfect to know.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):
It means ¨The first¨ and actually the nose says ¨Primer 787 en America¨ ¨First 787 in America¨ since LA started operating the Dremaliner before UA.

That´s it, LAN forward!.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

It is indeed, the 787 sure is nice to travel on, but I want to compare it with the A350, maybe something for you as well? Qatari to Doha?

Definitely a good idea.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 9):

The pitch looks a bit tight, is not uncomfortable but yeah, on the longer sectors it could be quite cramped.

Sure also my opinion.


@N.:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):


Perfectly fine to follow a new story of yours. Vueling, well experienced it again last week and LAN, need to experience that one yet - but it is in the planning for at least this year!

Thank you and good to know with LAN.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Quite an impressive number, clearly shows how much this airline has grown in the last years.

Exactly my impression, too.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

No surprises here... Exit row is the way to go here, € 16 is a lot but worth it on this airline.

It feels like definitely worth it here.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Now that is something different

Just for a change!.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):

Cool. Now I see where your title comes from.

Thanx again.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:36 am

Hi Markus,

Another nice TR from you and great that you got on the first 787 delivered to the Americas. Congrats! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.  

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:08 pm

Hi Markus,

great to read another excellent report of yours. I always like reading about your adventures and special flights and routings. Hope to read more from you in the future.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:16 am

Hello Markus,

Another great report, and a nice continuation of your earlier report. Good to see another flight on the 787, seemed like an enjoyable flight. Nice pictures from Barcelona as well!
 
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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:27 pm

Hey, more comments, nice.

@G.:

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 12):

Another nice TR from you and great that you got on the first 787 delivered to the Americas. Congrats! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures

Thank you and more to come.

@M.:

Quoting TxlThfSxf (Reply 13):

great to read another excellent report of yours. I always like reading about your adventures and special flights and routings. Hope to read more from you in the future.

Thank you, still working around the next story.

@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 14):

Another great report, and a nice continuation of your earlier report. Good to see another flight on the 787, seemed like an enjoyable flight. Nice pictures from Barcelona as well!

Thank you and Barcelona is definitely worth one more stay!.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:55 am

Hey Mate,

Thx for very nice report. This route looks like a nice chance to catch the 787 without leaving Europe, maybe next time i'm in Spain. Thank you for posing it, Jonathan
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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi Markus,

Good to read about the second part of your Spanish trip.

Catching the 787 twice was an added bonus. As others have said, not sure how comfortable it would be longhaul. Not only is the legroom tight, but the cabin looks very dark. Your photos create the impression that they've been taken at night, when actually the sun was shining outside.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Something to read maybe

Nice idea, but where's the ladder?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, the elevator wasn´t right sure, but after an speedy fall down and a couple of minutes at an intermediate stop somewhere, where we better don´t know where, it opened the door and we emerged it, upright and alive!

No, definitely a hotel for me to avoid!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The legroom at 27E is well, non-existent

And people think EZY is bad......

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A latin woman with a kid close to two years, so it looks like, in the middle block and the kid doesn´t
see any need to be buckled up for landing.

Not pleasant. I remember a similar experience on EZY once but twice over, for take off and landing.

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi Markus !

Thanks for a nice report again!

The legroom on Vueling looks very tight! Glad it was a short flight for you.

LAN seems okay but too bad with the bad behaving kid next to you.....

Looking forward to your next report!

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RE: Espagna LaPrimera BCN MAD LAN

Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:13 am

Hey, more comments, nice.

@J.:

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 16):

Thx for very nice report. This route looks like a nice chance to catch the 787 without leaving Europe, maybe next time i'm in Spain. Thank you for posing it, Jonathan

Thank you and for sure a good idea.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Good to read about the second part of your Spanish trip.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Catching the 787 twice was an added bonus. As others have said, not sure how comfortable it would be longhaul. Not only is the legroom tight, but the cabin looks very dark. Your photos create the impression that they've been taken at night, when actually the sun was shining outside.

Definitely true and modern world style.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Nice idea, but where's the ladder?

Hah, good point here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

No, definitely a hotel for me to avoid!

Definitely!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

And people think EZY is bad......

Which people?.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Not pleasant. I remember a similar experience on EZY once but twice over, for take off and landing.

Definitely true.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 18):

Thanks for a nice report again!

The legroom on Vueling looks very tight! Glad it was a short flight for you.

LAN seems okay but too bad with the bad behaving kid next to you.....

Looking forward to your next report!

Thank you and more to come, you know.

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