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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Ameecher » 06 Jan 2014 21:27

22nd December - Edinburgh to Stansted
Today the return back on a particularly noisy and rattly A319 with an italian flag on it and a lot of orange (G-EZIW) - definitely one of the elder statesmen in the fleet, not that any are very old at all!

The half built new security at Stansted is an absolute mess at the minute and horrendously disorganised. They have automated gates to scan your boarding card and then a very large hall with no sort of queuing system which just led to disarray. Then seemingly a shift change happened as my bag was being scanned (it was in the scanner) and I had to wait further minutes from my 40 minute wait prior to having to remove my belt shoes and all. Rubbish, one can only hope they get a few tensabarriers and some staff to marshal the situation.
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by wallyweb » 07 Jan 2014 14:08

SwissFan91 wrote:I am flying trans-Atlantic with AirCanada on Friday. Having never been on a long-haul flight before - what can I expect? The fact that I am in Economy, coupled with the fact I am a hugely pessimistic person, means I am expecting the worst!

What can I expect in terms of food, entertainment etc?
Your pessimism will not be disappointed. If you have flown on other airlines, you have been spoiled. When flying over the Rockies, be sure to look out the window. The view is awesome and it will take your mind off of the other aspects of your flight. 8)

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by orudge » 18 Jan 2014 23:49

SwissFan91 wrote:I am flying trans-Atlantic with AirCanada on Friday. Having never been on a long-haul flight before - what can I expect? The fact that I am in Economy, coupled with the fact I am a hugely pessimistic person, means I am expecting the worst!

What can I expect in terms of food, entertainment etc?
You'll get a meal or two - they may or may not be edible. I seem to recall the entertainment system on Air Canada was pretty good, at least in 2010. Also had power sockets in economy. You could do worse!

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by jvassie » 28 Jan 2014 22:42

Sa. 25th Jan 10:10 London Heathrow [LHR] to Berlin Tegel [TXL] | British Airways A320 seat 6D

Mo. 27th Jan 19:40 Berlin Tegel [TXL] to London Heathrow [LHR] | British Airways A321 seat 1D

Flight home yesterday was briefly cancelled due to an electrical fault in the cabin with the avionics fans, the engineers were able to isolate the fault though and the flight did go ahead, leaving over an hour late.
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Post by orudge » 29 Jan 2014 14:01

Club Europe? How'd you find it? Hope you got your Avios and TPs, if it was a paid flight. :)

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Post by jvassie » 29 Jan 2014 19:08

orudge wrote:Club Europe? How'd you find it? Hope you got your Avios and TPs, if it was a paid flight. :)
Funded via my parent's Avios points :D was nice enough, leg room was more than decent given how tall I am. Seats no different to normal economy on those aircraft though unfortunately. Meals weren't too bad - a mixed meat plate on the way out, and a chicken salad on the way back. The complimentary drinks are always handy too :)
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Post by skippern » 31 Jan 2014 19:07

On January 6th 2014:
Vitoria, Aeroporto Eurico Sales (VIX) - Rio de Janeiro, Santos Dumont (SDU) with Gol G3-1635 - Airbus 319 if I remember correctly

And after a night on lovely Guanabara Windsor Palace hotel, January 7th 2014:
Rio de Janeiro, Aeroporto Jaquarapagua (SBJR) - Vessel Skandi Neptune (SNEP) with 1000702790/0420 (privately chartered by Petrobras), AW139 (yes, it is a helicopter)

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by supermop » 02 Feb 2014 05:31

Last did CMH-MSP-LAX-MEL

Was quite long...

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by andel » 07 Mar 2014 23:00

Stansted to Edinburgh yesterday, A319 I think - Easyjet, seat 3A. Was a nice enough journey.
Edinburgh back to Stansted today - another A319 and seat 3A again. Little bit bumpier but not bad all in all.
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Post by Ameecher » 08 Mar 2014 01:03

How crap is UK arrivals at Stansted at the minute? It's been bad for ages but the temporary set up is dire where you have to go outside the terminal and back in again to access any of the services. Not nearly as bad as the mess that is security though... Edinburgh is a much nicer air port
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Post by LaSeandre » 08 Mar 2014 17:27

My last journey by plane was Glasgow - Amsterdam - Montreal and return with KLM, back in December/January. I actually managed to get a ride on some of the MD-11s before they leave service later this year, and the flights to/from Amsterdam were usual KLM/Cityhopper European fare, with a 737 out and an Embraer 190 back.

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Post by andel » 08 Mar 2014 19:00

Ameecher wrote:How crap is UK arrivals at Stansted at the minute? It's been bad for ages but the temporary set up is dire where you have to go outside the terminal and back in again to access any of the services. Not nearly as bad as the mess that is security though... Edinburgh is a much nicer air port
Its still a mess but its better than it could be - mind you the security was really quick for me, although I only take 30 seconds to be through. EDI is a mess at the moment though, just one long concourse and gates 1 to 4 are all miles from the entrance. I did have a tour airside though on Thurs, as the crew took me around on the truck to avoid a queue.
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Ameecher » 08 Mar 2014 20:19

Yeah unless you are at gates 6 - 9 it's a long old trek. Just never fly by Flybe on one of their Q400 operated routes. Remote stands and a long bus ride to get there, rubbish.
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Post by orudge » 09 Mar 2014 21:57

Flew on Thursday from Aberdeen to Heathrow on BA. A319 (G-EUPA, which I've been on once before it seems), seat 1A. Back today on G-EUPZ. All fine and good, on time, etc. Got lovely views of central London on the way down to Heathrow, and couldn't have asked for nicer weather over the past few days!

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by orudge » 28 Apr 2014 09:06

EXTspotter wrote:Is this turning into the "I haven't been on an A380" thread? In that case, I have; During the summer after Air France recieved their first 2 or 3 and needed to train crews before operating them long haul, they did a load of training flights between Heathrow and Paris CDG. Flying in an A380 for a 30ish minute flight was strange but it was really cool.
It looks like my flight on Qatar Airways to Doha (en routes to the Maldives) in August is being swapped out for an A380 - my first A380 at last. :) Shame it'll only be in Economy! Also we're currently booked into seats 11B and 11C, which will now be business class seats, presumably. The web site won't let us adjust the seat allocation... might have to phone the airline I guess!

EDIT: Now got a pair of seats together on the upper deck, where the layout is 2-4-2 as opposed to the 3-4-3 on the main deck. Result. :)

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Re: Your last plane journey

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by orudge » 04 Jul 2014 19:20

Boo, Qatar's A380 deliveries have been delayed (allegedly because the colour they've been painted is slightly incorrect :roll:) until September at least. So my A380 has turned into an A340. It still has 2-4-2 seating though, which is nice, so we retain a pair of seats. Also, what was meant to be our return A340 flight was changed for a 777-300, which has 3-3-3 seating, except for two rows (row 17 and row 43, right at the back). By sheer coincidence, we were in row 17 on the previous plane, so we got the pair of seats. :)

Still sad that I won't get to go on an A380 yet though (missing out on the upper deck at that). I know, I know, first world problems, etc. ;)

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 27 Aug 2014 15:05

Just back from my Holiday in Alcuida, on the island of Mallorca, here are my flights

Thursday 14th August:
Ryanair, FR 3441 Manchester to Palma de Mallorca, scheduled departure at 0610, actual departure at 0645 onboard Boeing 737-800 (all Ryanair operate) EI-DPJ

Today (Wednesday), 27th August:
Ryanair, FR 3446 Palma de Mallorca to Manchester, scheduled departure at 1045, actual departure at 1145 onboard Boeing 737-800 EI-EKM, nice bumpy ride on approach into Manchester, landing on Runway 05L

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by orudge » 03 Sep 2014 10:17

How's Ryanair these days? Not flown them in years.

My last flights. All in economy, sadly:

ABZ - LHR (BA A320)
Fine enough. An ex-bmi plane though I think, did feel a little more cramped than usual.

LHR - DOH (Qatar A340)
Nice airline, flight on time, plane was relatively ancient though - my seat was somewhat broken, which didn't help (kept reclining of its own accord, particularly during takeoff!). Slightly older in-flight entertainment system, but it was decent enough. If Qatar hadn't been grumpy about the paintwork on their A380 (or whatever the rumours were) then this would have been an A380, with us on the top deck - sad to not have been able to experience that. :(

Hamad International Airport, Doha
We had about an hour to change flights, which involved basically us running all the way - not so fun! Made the flight though (as did our bags).

DOH - MLE (Qatar A320)
Nice plane, seemingly brand new (or close enough). A couple were sat in our seats, didn't seem impressed when we asked them to move (we selected those seats in advance, so that's where we wanted to sit!). Good IFE system. They tried to serve dinner though (on a flight departing at 1am) rather than breakfast before we arrived, which I would have thought more logical. Flight arrived in the Maldives in good time, and we had a lovely time there!

MLE - DOH (Qatar A320)
Pretty much the same as the outbound journey, all very nice. Had much more time to make our connection in Doha, which was good - got some proper food and so on.

DOH - LHR (Qatar B773)
Flight was fine, a bit late departing (and consequently arriving). Much better plane than the outbound flight. Better IFE system, and an extremely good breakfast for economy class (also dinner, but I wasn't really hungry for that having eaten in the airport).

LHR - ABZ (BA A319)
Missed the T4-T5 transfer bus by about 5 seconds (stupid person being slow on the escalator and not moving, or perhaps stupid us for not taking the stairs instead), and then had to wait a good 15 minutes for the next one. Got through security and so on in T5 reasonably quickly though, and got onto our flight to Aberdeen in plenty of time. It ended up delayed by about half an hour due to bad weather or something, but eventually we got home.

Next flights will be ABZ - CDG and back on Air France (Régional) in October.

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 03 Sep 2014 11:31

orudge wrote:How's Ryanair these days? Not flown them in years.
They weren't bad at all. To me it didn't feel much different to the other times I've flown, just no IFE, but I can live without that on a 2 hour 30 min flight. Be nice to see if they add IFE if they go into the Transatlantic business.

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