"Yes, Sir. On the military track!"
The trip in one word:
God dag, dear readers,
wintertime is gone, at least according to the calendar. What also means looking a bit northern side for more flying, maybe this way:
Thanx to once more:
Ok, the last one was also not really southern side:
An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin! (by FLIEGER67 May 17 2015 in Trip Reports)
Service SK 668 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 06.10 // 07.40
Here are a couple of maps. These are all the flights done till now in 2015:
Back in 2014:
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And long gone, 2013!:
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A tad early, so it feels like this morning, but well, there is some flying ahead. And that means it´s never ever to early. Ok, ok, I know, theory and practice!.
The fare is 66.00 Euro´s managed by Opodo.de.
The "Flughafen Stuttgart -
Manfred Rommel Flughafen" welcomed me for a view to the screens, arrivals and also departures
Just a couple of minutes around security, for the Star lounge and the gate 162 later on, till a bus does what it usually does, shuttle us for the plane!.
This is "Hardeknud Viking" OY-KFK, the CR9 like on schedule. Leg no. 24 on type and new to the log it is.
Spend the night here at the airport and now heading back for the homebase
Delivered at 04.10.2009, all the time with SK
, 11 examples are in the fleet.
A well known machine, so it looks like:
6.15 am it is for "Scandinavian", short after schedule, 1.10 hours ex runway "Zero-Seven". For the fresh, clear sky and zero degrees.
But no rain or snow, that´s most important
Cockpit crew is from Scandinavia, the four-striped-guy with a nice and detailed welcome during boarding and once again inflight later on in a nice style.
No route or flightlevel info at all.
Cabin crew is two female FA
´s, one elder, large, nice, one younger, large, too and nice also too!.
Service is free water, coffee, tea
Blue fabric seats and the legroom is ok.
Load is close to 100%, mostly biz on the way but two for me in 24A, the last row window and yes, there is a window here, but not at the other side of the cabin
Paris, ok, if you send me this way!
Just a couple of minutes later, so it feels like we are at "Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup" and the 3600 meters runway "Zero-Four-Left".
07.30 am, 10 minutes ahead to schedule, 5 degrees and high clouds
To board the red bus for Greenland, or maybe another time!
Yes, it looks like definitely interesting
In the terminal and for a view to the apron with these machines, just for example
Talking about interesting planes!
Ok, ok, let´s go for.....
Service 6I104 operated by Alsie Express
Here we are with the first 200 visited airports:
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And a warm welcome to SGD
and no. 295,
right now I´am at 328, it looks like something more to write swiftly!:
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Sonderborg sounds good, but not on DAT!
Always these red dot DAT machines, patience please, you never know!
No lounge and no, not en Espagna but yes, the all blacks for me
Military style, isn´t it?
Looks like good, just my point of view
That´s the one for me, definitely
Not enough time to catch more pictures...
...till the door at A27 for the apron opened
The sun is back, perfectly ontime
Shiny black, really special it looks like
Under the black wing, you know!
No, I don´t speak danish, tak!
Cockpit crew is from Denmark, the chief on the tarmac, middle aged, greeting pax and saw me taking one or two or more pictures.
No worries, we had a really nice chat about special colours like this one here and it seems he´s proud to work with Alsie.
He´s on the mike later on with a nice welcome again
One picture more, maybe?
Ok, this is OY-CLY, no individual name to notice. Leg no. 32 on type and a new entry to the log. An ATR 72 it is, in the air from 21.07.2008 with Azerbaijan Airlines and since 10.06.2013 with Alsie Express, there are two examples in the fleet at all and there are no incidents to report here
The tix is fixed with Alsie´s website and the fare is 67.00 Euro´s.
Let´s go for a cabin view
Grey, modern style clean seats and I´am in 12F, the last row
The load is just 30 %, mostly biz on the way.
One middle aged female FA
working the cabin, really nice and attentive. Service is free water or coffee.
Call it legroom, no further description needed
And this is standard, at least on this machine, no exit row or something like this
The background is easy and fit´s perfectly to my travel day. This is not the standard plane for the route, no this is the other machine, usually on offer for charters
"Mermaid", interesting callsign, leaving "Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup" at 11.30 am, short after schedule, just 25 minutes from the 3300 meters "Zero-Four-Right" at 8 degrees and clear sky for some airport cruising
Spotless clean it is
I don´t mind to fly something more like this
Ok, the clouds are back
And yes, they are lower than expected
Is this a float plane?
No way, there is also a runway
Just some parts here
True, this might be "Sønderborg Lufthavn"
Touchdown at the 1797 meters "Three-Two" at 12.05 am, short after schedule, 6 degrees and cloudy it is.
Nice staff here and I´am good to go for more pictures
Under the wing, never ever, you know!
Leaving the impressive terminal
By taxi, are you sure?.
Yes, there is no public transport as long as you don´t preordered a shuttle van.
Better not talk about the fare, it´s Denmark!.
Ok, let´s go for the city
And the train station with the end of the line
or maybe the start for me, too
It looks like I´am on the right track via Tinglev and Flensburg for Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof and finally "Flughafen Hamburg"
It fit´s, at least till now
Crossing a couple of bridges
And believe it or not, just hundred hours later I´am where I should be!
Service AB 6663 operated by Air Berlin
Scheduled: 20.25 // 21.35
Here we are with the recorded plane types:
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Do not miss the visited countries:
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It looks like true, "Flughafen Hamburg" finally reached but no chance for a lounge here
This one for me at C7, no sorry, changed to F8, ok
An A320 it is at the gate, leg no. 119 on type,
new to the log. No individual name to notice with D-ABFU, stored since 06/2015 after just some time with AirBerlin an Niki from 06.06.2011. 31 examples are still in the fleet, no stories to show with the plane.
Cockpit crew is from Germany,
the captain with a really nice and relaxed welcome in an experienced style.
The FO with long and detailed infos inflight.
Routing is via HAJ
at 32000 feet maximum.
8.20 pm, short ahead to schedule, "AIRBERLIN" and 55 minutes from the 3666 meters runway "Three-Three" at 2 foggy degrees.
Boarding soon thereafter, well calculated, or simple a risky one, who knows!
Four female FA
's here, two elder, one middle aged, one younger, all ok.
Also ok, but english crisps are definitely better!
60% is the load, biz and leisure well mixed.
Dark grey leathers at 30D/E/F, no complaints this way.
The legroom, as less impressive as it is, especially in comparison to Alsie Express!