Your last plane journey

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by SwissFan91 » 29 Aug 2015 02:26

YYC - YVR and back with AirCanada.

I was pleasantly surprised that the cabin had entertainment screens in the seat in front on such a small journey (58 minutes flight time).
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Griff » 03 Oct 2015 15:12

Last flights - 25/09-15-03/10/15. Virgin Atlantic 747-400. London Gatwick to Montego Bay.
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by EXTspotter » 31 Oct 2015 10:40

Currently at Ishigaki airport waiting for the boarding of my flight (Japan Transocean Air NU86) to Osaka Kansai. Sad to be leaving such a beautiful island and bringing my Japan trip to a close. I am already planning my return to Japan!
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 28 Feb 2016 10:20

BA1379
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (G-EUXG)
Seat: 6A
Origin: Manchester (MAN) - 08:45
Destination: London Heathrow (LHR) - 09:25

Nice enjoyable journey, free food and drink and should have taken 1 hour and 10 minutes long, only took 40 mins. Now to head to Wembley for the Cup Final!

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by doktorhonig » 15 Apr 2016 05:52

Do we have a "current plane journey" thread as well? I'm on DL144 right now going from SEA to AMS. :)

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 15 Apr 2016 07:11

You can always create one, this topic was created before the planes had WiFi! :lol:

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Translink » 15 Apr 2016 21:31

Trip: DUB - ZRH (Dublin T1 - Zurich)
Airline: Swiss
Flight No: LX401
Date: 12th March 2016
Aircraft: Airbus A321

Return:
Trip: GVA - DUB (Geneva - Dublin T1)
Airline: Swiss
Flight No: LX410
Date: 19th March 2016
Aircraft: Airbus A321

I have to say, though; being used to travelling mostly with Ryanair I HATED flying, but then I was lucky enough to fly with Swiss Air AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Such a great airline; excellent service, nice and clean plane that was not held together by duct tape (*cough, cough* Ryanair), plenty of leg room even in second class, lovely food and surprisingly not that expensive compared to other airlines!I thoroughly enjoyed my flight and I recommend Swiss Air!

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by doktorhonig » 17 Apr 2016 16:37

Pilot wrote:You can always create one, this topic was created before the planes had WiFi! :lol:
I will do that next time. :)

About the Flight(s):
Was going to Seattle via Amsterdam and back.

Trip: VIE-AMS
Airline: KLM
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Notes: Got a nice cake.

Trip: AMS-SEA
Airline: Delta
Aircraft: Boeing 767-400
Notes: You get pretty far up north (see attached image), lots of awesome views of Greenland and Baffin Land. WIFI works pretty nice through the entire flight (probably because most people don't use it)

The return flights were pretty much the same, except that I didn't get a cake when going from Amsterdam and the landing in Vienna was pretty rough.

If someone here gets on a long distance flight with Delta soon, I can only recommend buying the "Delta Global Day Pass" at gogoair.com. Currently you get another day pass for free, so it's only 14$ per flight. This was the least boring long-distance flight I ever had. :)

P.S. It is worth visiting the Boeing factory in Everett!
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 11 Jul 2016 07:08

Okay, so I've done a return trip to London, partially for the forum meet, partially for me having a little break from work.

Outbound (MAN-LHR)
Flight: BA1387
Aircraft: G-EUYI
Seat: 20A
Took about 40 minutes, absolutely no issues other than turning straight back off the runway on getting there as the dispatcher had to forgotten to put our loadsheets in. Then on landing at Heathrow, we had to wait for the Police to escort a Rolf Harris lookalike off the aircraft.

Return (LHR-MAN)
Flight: BA1402
Aircraft: G-EUYK
Seat: 11B
Should have been an 18:10 departure, eventually departed 90 minutes later, as the aircraft had been picking up delays all day. Landed 80 minutes late at Manchester after a nice turbulent Approach, I guess it isn't Manchester without the Wind and Rain :lol: Emergency Exit seat gave me lots of legroom, so that was a plus side, and at least I had chance for a few pints and some food at Heathrow before I left :)

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Chrill » 12 Jul 2016 11:54

Yeah.

Outbound:
Trip: ARN - LGW (Stockholm-Arlanda to London-Gatwick)
Airline: Norwegian
Flight No: D82849
Date: 8 July 2016
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800

Return:
Trip: LGW - ARN (London-Gatwick to Stockholm-Arlanda)
Airline: Norwegian
Flight No: D82858
Date: 11 July 2016
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800

We suffered from a roughly 90 minute delay heading back home to Stockholm. This was caused by bad weather in both Stockholm and London. We did arrive back home only about an hour late thanks to a decent tailwind.
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 25 Nov 2016 18:27

Earlier today.

Trip: MAN-FUE (Manchester to Fuertaventura)
Airline: Ryanair
Flight Number: FR3805
Aircraft: EI-DWR
Seat: 30A

Bumpy ride most of the way, but not too bad otherwise

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by EXTspotter » 26 Nov 2016 11:48

Thursday

Ponta Delgada (PDL) - Lisbon (LIS) - London Heathrow (LHR)

Azores Airlines/SATA and BA

Had a holiday in Lisbon and the Azores; it was really great and was able to ride 2 of only around 40 still airworthy Airbus A310s - including one which was slightly older than me... Like a time-warp on the inside!
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 28 Nov 2016 17:10

And, I flew back from Spain earlier.

From: Fuertaventura (El Mattoral)
To: Manchester (Ringway)
Airline: Ryanair
Flight Number: FR3806
Aircraft: EI-EKR (Boeing 737-800)
Seat: 30A

Mostly smooth ride, only a touch of Turbulence. Strangest Approach I've ever had into Manchester though!

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 07 Dec 2016 22:43

Expect a lot of Spam from me on here over the next few days... Maybe a few double posts... I'm sorry!

Earlier today (7/12)
From: Amsterdam (Schipol)
To: Berlin (Tegel)
Airline: KLM
Flight Number: KL1833
Aircraft: PH-BXD
Seat: 23E

Enjoyable journey with KLM, first time flying with them, so cannot fault them! Tegel is an issue, the Buses to Berlin seem to be rather busy, however, Brandenburg was supposed to be open by now

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Post by Pilot » 10 Dec 2016 20:17

Earlier today (10/12):
From: Berlin (Schönefeld)
To: Geneva
Airline: EasyJet
Flight Number: U2 1596
Aircraft: G-EZDT
Seat: 16F

Probably the best ever Landing I have experienced! So soft, despite visibility and wind issues on approach

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Ameecher » 12 Dec 2016 08:46

Heathrow to Colombo A330-300

Colombo to Singapore A330-200.

Both of Sri Lankan airlines, first leg was lovely, got to sleep really easily, good was surprisingly good (for an airline) but my god, the second leg was terrible. Seats were incredibly uncomfortable, I'm glad that was the short hop. My back is now ruined.
I was not expecting such a difference in cabin between the two aircraft.
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 12 Dec 2016 16:40

Thanks for breaking up my posts Ameecher! :D

Earlier today (12/12):
From: Geneva
To: Rome (Fiumicino)
Airline: Vueling
Flight Number: VY6945
Aircraft: EC-MAO
Seat: 27F 8B

First time with Vueling, and what to say? Aircraft was generally okay, though the seats were closer together (even closer than an EasyJet or Ryanair). I ended up being reallocated a seat, no reason given, so instead of having a Window Seat near the back of the plane, I had a middle seat near the front. A little annoyed, but the views I got instead made up for it!
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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Pilot » 14 Dec 2016 18:58

Another one :D

Earlier today (14/12):
From: Rome (Fiumicino)
To: Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Airline: Alitalia
Flight Number: AZ324
Aircraft: EI-DSA
Seat: 22A

Another first time with an Airline, was lovely really! Was interesting when I got to Fiumicino today though, as it took all of 1 minute to go through security... In other words, the Airport was dead!

Anyways, on Friday (or maybe Saturday) I shall be posting my last one in here for a bit :lol:

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Re: Your last plane journey

Post by Ameecher » 16 Dec 2016 12:29

Singapore to Hanoi with tiger air, a320 but could have been a 319. Very smooth flight would fly tiger air again.

Would not arrive as an international arrival at Hanoi again. 2 hours to get through passport control. Not because I was shifty or anything, the actual checking of the passport took about 30 seconds, should have been longer but my passport photo is from when I was 18 and I have beard now. Just an excruciatingly long queue.
Then a bus to the city centre cost me 40p
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Post by orudge » 16 Dec 2016 16:17

Pilot wrote:Enjoyable journey with KLM, first time flying with them, so cannot fault them! Tegel is an issue, the Buses to Berlin seem to be rather busy, however, Brandenburg was supposed to be open by now
It was supposed to be open when I visited Berlin back in July 2012 - when we booked the flights it was indeed under the new "BER" code rather than "TXL". About a month before we were due to fly, they then delayed the opening indefinitely...

I hope you're collecting some frequent flyer miles by the way (although admittedly you get close to sod all in discount economy on most European airlines these days). Over time they ought to build up, especially if you do some long-haul flying.

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