I was pleasantly surprised that the cabin had entertainment screens in the seat in front on such a small journey (58 minutes flight time).
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (G-EUXG)
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!
Flight No: LX401
Date: 12th March 2016
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Trip: GVA - DUB (Geneva - Dublin T1)
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!
I will do that next time.Pilot wrote:You can always create one, this topic was created before the planes had WiFi!
About the Flight(s):
Was going to Seattle via Amsterdam and back.
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Notes: Got a nice cake.
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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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.
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 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
Trip: ARN - LGW (Stockholm-Arlanda to London-Gatwick)
Flight No: D82849
Date: 8 July 2016
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Trip: LGW - ARN (London-Gatwick to Stockholm-Arlanda)
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.
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!
From: Fuertaventura (El Mattoral)
To: Manchester (Ringway)
Flight Number: FR3806
Aircraft: EI-EKR (Boeing 737-800)
Mostly smooth ride, only a touch of Turbulence. Strangest Approach I've ever had into Manchester though!
Earlier today (7/12)
From: Amsterdam (Schipol)
To: Berlin (Tegel)
Flight Number: KL1833
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
From: Berlin (Schönefeld)
Flight Number: U2 1596
Probably the best ever Landing I have experienced! So soft, despite visibility and wind issues on approach
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.
Earlier today (12/12):
To: Rome (Fiumicino)
Flight Number: VY6945
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!
Earlier today (14/12):
From: Rome (Fiumicino)
To: Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Flight Number: AZ324
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
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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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...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
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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