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Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 20:39
by wallyweb
orudge wrote:my seat ...(kept reclining of its own accord, particularly during takeoff!).
This happens to me everytime I rev my car's engine to 6000 rpm and then pop the clutch. :mrgreen:

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 12:12
by Nordic Dragon
Last plane Journey(s):

Saturaday:

LHR (Heathrow) T5 - Glasgow, British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUUH. Free brekkie on board. Nice.

Then return:
Glasgow - LHR T5, BA Airbus A320, G-EUU*. No fancy food this time round, although a couple of bags of Kent crisps.

Ironically, it was cheaper than easyJet!

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 21:59
by Pilot
So this is a Future plane journey.

On Monday 2nd Feb I will be leaving Manchester for Berlin (Schönefeld) on EZY1897, and returning on Thursday 5th Feb to Liverpool on EZY7228. Really looking forward to this, and I will let you all know how it goes :D

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 27 Jan 2015 23:01
by orudge
21/01/2015
BM1374 (ABZ-MAN)
Embraer 145 (G-RJXM)
Seat 8A

First time flying bmi Regional since they gained their independence from bmi proper (RIP). Very nice, and included quite a good little snack box. Unfortunately, due to some kind of incident at Aberdeen, we were stuck on the plane for about half an hour before taking off, so we were into MAN a bit later than planned.

25/01/2015
BA1316 (LHR-ABZ)
Airbus A319 (G-EUPT)
Seat 5A

First time flying a BA domestic flight since 2012 when I've not been in seat 1A. :( Oh, I tell a lie, I was in 1F on an ABZ-LHR in November 2013 because somebody else had nabbed 1A before me. First time that I've not been in row 1, at any rate. Nae gold card any more (or indeed silver now, I'm just a lowly bronze).

Flight was fine enough though. Arrived a bit early, too!

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 07 Feb 2015 11:38
by Pilot
02/02/2015

EZY1897 (MAN-SXF)
Airbus A320 (G-EZWR)
Seat 14D

First time with EasyJet, seemed nice enough. Departed on time and arrived 15 minutes early, so I couldn't complain. Slight bit of Turbulence at points of the flight, but nothing major.

05/02/2015

EZY7228 (SXF-LPL)
Airbus A319 (G-EZAA)
Seat 14D

Tad bumper than the other flight, but again nothing major. Departed on time and arrived 20 minutes early. Interior of the Aircraft seemed to be much older than on the other Aircraft too, maybe it was one of EasyJet's first A319s.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 18 Jun 2015 22:31
by Dave
EZY2157 London Luton - Amsterdam Schiphol on Monday. 0920 departure but didn't leave til 1020 - then we arrived at 1215 CEST.

EZY8878 Amsterdam Schiphol - London Gatwick today. 1715 departure but wheels left the tarmac at 1805 (and arrived at 1752 BST - TIME TRAVEL!)

Both flights very pleasing - took off, got a couple of beers, drank them, landed.

Luton is a very basic place, but Schiphol is truly vast.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 16 Jul 2015 16:06
by Chrill
DK156 (Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia) from Mytilene, Greece to Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden. Departed 12:45 local and arrived 15:20 local (one hour difference), which was bang on time down to the minute.

Very crowded, as is the norm with these charter airlines. Not much leg room. Very nice staff, though, keeping the mood light.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 16 Jul 2015 20:51
by EXTspotter
Chrill wrote:DK156 (Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia) from Mytilene, Greece to Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden
Are you now an honorary Lesbian? :P

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 17 Jul 2015 01:04
by JamieLei
Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Osaka Kansai. It's always fun flying from the west into Kansai (indeed, I've never flown into Tokyo; my first experience of flying out of it will be in a few weeks), since the flight is 90% Japanese and only 10% tourists, so you get an advance feel of Japan. The only non-Japanese on the flight appeared to be visiting friends or relatives rather than sightseeing. I suppose that it would be like a Japanese person flying into Manchester for a sightseeing run of Britain; it just wouldn't happen unless you had some reason specifically to go to Manchester over London.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 17 Jul 2015 10:11
by Chrill
EXTspotter wrote:
Chrill wrote:DK156 (Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia) from Mytilene, Greece to Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden
Are you now an honorary Lesbian? :P
Most certainly, it is my second visit to the island :mrgreen:

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 17 Jul 2015 16:33
by big_reagan
I flew from Indianapolis (IND) to Fort Myers (RSW) and back for spring break earlier this year. We flew on Southwest Airlines on a Boeing 737-300.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 20 Jul 2015 11:37
by Phreeze
300 ? isn't that an older one?

we flew from Luxembourg (LUX) to Rhodes (whatever) with Luxair on a 737-800 (wow so much "Headspace" in those 800s!)...row13...and back in row14 (emergency exit, yeah, i asked for, as i'm tall)

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 20 Jul 2015 11:52
by Chrill
Phreeze wrote:300 ? isn't that an older one?

we flew from Luxembourg (LUX) to Rhodes (whatever) with Luxair on a 737-800 (wow so much "Headspace" in those 800s!)...row13...and back in row14 (emergency exit, yeah, i asked for, as i'm tall)
A quick Google reveals the 300 was delivered between 1984 and 1999. Southwest retrofitted their Boeing 737-800s in 2008 with new hardware, software and instruments. They are phasing them out but won't be done until 2020 :)

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 21 Jul 2015 12:40
by orudge
My last plane journeys:

BA - ABZ - LHR
Airbus A320

Sat on the right hand side (I'd usually be sat on the left) - nice views of central London as we approached Heathrow. We then stayed overnight in the Thistle hotel near Terminal 5, and got to have a go on the parking pods. :)

BA - LHR - SOF
Airbus A321

Not so much in the way of views, as I recall, but a nice enough flight. Got a pretty good cooked breakfast on the flight (after having had a cooked breakfast in the airport!).

Austrian Airlines - SOF - VIE
Fokker (lol) 100

Great view all the way from Sofia to Vienna, following the Danube for much of the journey. Was having fun trying to figure out where we were flying over - nice to see Belgrade, Budapest and Bratislava from the air!

BA - VIE - LHR
Airbus A319

Fine, except BA mysteriously lost our seating assignments and moved us back about 10 rows, and then, after we'd been happily settled for 5-10 minutes with our relatively small backpacks in the overhead locker, some guy comes on with a stupidly massive suitcase and then, oh dear, he can't fit it in the locker. So they ask us to remove our bags and put them in front of our seats, impeding our legroom when we were a) on the plane first and b) brought sensible sized bags! Grrr. :evil:

BA - LHR - ABZ
Airbus A320

Again, a fine enough trip - some nice views coming into Aberdeen, including flying over basically the whole route of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, which is starting to take shape. :)

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 28 Jul 2015 11:47
by Phreeze
i HATE people who don't know what a "HANDbag" is...damn it ! It's not a trolleybag,it's not a suitcase, it's not a portable bowling-track...

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 28 Jul 2015 20:34
by doktorhonig
orudge wrote: Austrian Airlines - SOF - VIE
Fokker (lol) 100
They are getting rid of the Fokkers soon, so "lucky" you, hehe. :lol:

Oh, and I think they should not allow hand luggage with wheels. If you're not able to carry it all the way, it's not hand luggage.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 29 Jul 2015 09:09
by Phreeze
+1 ;)

Luxair got rid of the Fokkers after a plane crashed years ago. they had problems with the speed indicator which was freezing all the time and malfunctioning then. (iirc)

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 29 Jul 2015 12:08
by orudge
The Fokker we were on was fine enough - first Fokker I'd been on since 2007 or so with KLM.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 09 Aug 2015 19:08
by JamieLei
Tokyo Haneda - Frankfurt
B747-8

Frankfurt - London Heathrow
A321

The B747-8 I genuinely couldn't tell apart from the B747-400 I took out. If it was quieter, I couldn't tell. The Malaysia Airlines A380 I was on 2 years ago certainly had a noticeable difference, but this one didn't.

Re: Your last plane journey

Posted: 09 Aug 2015 23:40
by supermop
JamieLei wrote:Tokyo Haneda - Frankfurt
B747-8

Frankfurt - London Heathrow
A321

The B747-8 I genuinely couldn't tell apart from the B747-400 I took out. If it was quieter, I couldn't tell. The Malaysia Airlines A380 I was on 2 years ago certainly had a noticeable difference, but this one didn't.
I find 787s quiet, and basically everything else indistinguishably loud. Maybe slightly worse if its an obviously clapped out 2nd or 3rd hand plane, but generally all 747s, 57s, 67s, 77s, and airbuses up to and including the a380 sound more or less the same to me when I am sitting aft of the wings.