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by tapclassic
03 Mar 2014, 09:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363260

Re: Replacement of Brussels Airlines' Boeing & Avro RJ fleet

I will miss the Avros, a highlight when someone arrives in BRU. Myy face was surely priceless when I entered a 737-00 in Lisbon, looked out the window, and saw a winglet. It was like "WTF"? For a second I felt insane until I remembered the winglets could be retrofitted, never thougt someone would bo...
by tapclassic
03 Mar 2014, 09:48
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

Great report! Thanks for sharing! But those seats (ouch my eyes!) :) And a very strong aroma, I can tell you. I read in a blog that they used to carry shrimp to HKG and to clean the cargo hold before coming to Europe because the stench was very foul. Crew was nice and they were in the mood for this...
by tapclassic
03 Mar 2014, 09:46
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

Nice report! How was the landing on your morning flight, windy? :) This was the last landing on the Sunday 23th FEB 2014. 40kt crosswind :D http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/12732859623_e8163d6669_z.jpg The morning flight was OK, I saw other (in pics like yours) that required more of the pilot's h...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 19:16
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

Nice report ! I was on the following flight with some fellow luchtzakkers, what a great event ! Strange that you had issues with the booking, I used my MasterCard and had no problem at all... The trouble is that the site requested cards to be "Verified by VISA", and I only have an AMEX besides the ...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 12:25
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

8th more populated country in the world https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2VYwhLsdJuc/UxDMQ4SacdI/AAAAAAAAAX8/b4NvupYYK9g/w1026-h577-no/IMG_4143.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ym67DplYToI/UxDMRzv-CfI/AAAAAAAAAYE/LfWQ7DzTcJE/w1026-h577-no/IMG_4144.JPG Looks like Qantas' canguru from far away...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 12:24
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

Panoramic, got it in one pic. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YKyLjEi4Unc/UxDK2VnuS1I/AAAAAAAAAL8/5I-8AFJdjxo/w1044-h515-no/20140223_113709.jpg Some close ups of neat details. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F6E9hCww28o/UxDLyuJj4TI/AAAAAAAAAT0/Go4PrCRG3us/w1026-h577-no/IMG_4107.JPG https://lh6...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 12:23
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

No way to see Birmingham at all... https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Fi8TzDR-WKU/UxDLHh7VVzI/AAAAAAAAAOM/AjoprztCd1c/w769-h577-no/IMG_4048.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fLLhABANJ3c/UxDLO4JvGkI/AAAAAAAAAO8/2YAg0sjXemU/w769-h577-no/IMG_4056.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ANGyoD4VeGI/...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 12:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

Re: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

More pics: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yHzIlOtogak/UxDKjbqjw-I/AAAAAAAAAJc/oANi8lEPCbg/w769-h577-no/IMG_4013.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gN7tnM4LdIc/UxDLMvlDoNI/AAAAAAAAAOs/yUt0jMampcs/w769-h577-no/IMG_4053.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nVq6h9AMuiE/UxDLN08h02I/AAAAAAAAAO0/...
by tapclassic
01 Mar 2014, 12:19
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh
Replies: 12
Views: 4925

BHX-BHX: Farewell to the DC-10 pax - Biman Bangladesh

23/2/2014 BHX-BHX, 150GBP p\ pax. Biman Bangladesh DC-10-30, S2-ACR. A friend of us told us he was going to travel to the farewell flight weekend of the passenger travel in DC-10. Biman Bangladesh is the last operator of a DC-10 with a cabin fit for passenger transportation. All other pax planes are...
by tapclassic
10 Sep 2012, 11:27
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight

Easyjet does internal flights Madeira-Lisbon, and a few routes to the UK, some ex-GB Airways though those have been cut step by step (LGW).
by tapclassic
08 Sep 2012, 23:30
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight

Poeli wrote:Nice to see a flag carrier competing with the low cost and charters!
A second route to DUS will start in November. Both weekly.
by tapclassic
08 Sep 2012, 19:19
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight

My wife took the Terminal "spot" and taped this beauty, water all over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laFpl5PiDWs https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VSv0WPbu7oE/UEt8VNzjVFI/AAAAAAAAVpo/ruX1F666iy0/s640/IMG_9046.JPG https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vYJayczPu9Y/UEt8nUa1ekI/AAAAAAAAVsc/h2R_uMo1nXM/s...
by tapclassic
08 Sep 2012, 18:50
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Madeira-Funchal - Lufthansa's First Ever flight

Today was Lufthansa's First Ever commercial flight to Madeira-Funchal.
An A320 flew from TXL, what a joy!

Water cannon salutation and all!


And the take-off:
by tapclassic
10 Jul 2012, 09:58
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2012?
Replies: 180
Views: 62377

Re: Where will you fly in 2012?

sn26567 wrote:
tapclassic wrote:One of the best travel plans I've seen in a while.
Your travel plan to the Baltic States isn't bad either.
Unfortunately could not find any good schedules to fly into Lithuania.
Belarus with Belavia was almost booked, but price and VISAs made it unfeasible.

The 753 is the reason we booked this.
by tapclassic
10 Jul 2012, 00:11
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2012?
Replies: 180
Views: 62377

Re: Where will you fly in 2012?

15 SEP AMS-LIS TP669 LIS-PIX TP1817 Pico island (Azores islands). Nice vulcano. 19 SEP HOR-CVU SP588 Sata Air Açores , Dash 8 , Horta to Corvo , a very remote island. 24 SEP CVU-PDL SP589 to Ponto Delgada 27 SEP PDL-LIS TP6602 (Sata) LIS-AMS TP668 Dr Strangelove, I'm envious! Will you get the A310?...
by tapclassic
09 Jul 2012, 20:05
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2012?
Replies: 180
Views: 62377

Re: Where will you fly in 2012?

My summer trip (all newbies are bold) 02.08 | DE 4887 - FNC 17:45 → FRA 22:50 - Boeing 757-300 03.08 | FR4372 - HHN 07:20 → RIX 10:40 - 737-800 05.08 | BT 327 - RIX 19:35 → HEL 20:40 - 737-300 07.08 | OV 618 - HEL 06:35 → TLL 07:05 - Saab 340 09.08 | SK 8401 - TLL 07:75 → ARN 07:55 - Emb170 09.08 | ...
by tapclassic
09 Jul 2012, 20:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: LIS 09/07/2012 First Emirates flight to Portugal EVER
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

LIS 09/07/2012 First Emirates flight to Portugal EVER

This beauty took off 45 minutes ago:



And the landing:



It was the first Emirates flight to Portugal EVER
by tapclassic
15 Aug 2011, 19:20
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: LIS-ATH-LCA-*ECN*-SAW-AMS-BOR-LIS/FNC with TP/A3/PC/HV/KL/AF
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: LIS-ATH-LCA-*ECN*-SAW-AMS-BOR-LIS/FNC with TP/A3/PC/HV/K

Indeed, a well-written trip report with many excellent photographs :)! The plane with the red tail standing next to the airbus A319 operated by Easyjet is a Boeing 737-800 operatig for the Egyptian carrier Midwest Airlines. The company isn't seen regularly in Western Europe. I think you can compary...
by tapclassic
14 Aug 2011, 22:50
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: FNC-LIS-MAD-CIA-FCO-NCE-TLS-LIS-FNC
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: FNC-LIS-MAD-CIA-FCO-NCE-TLS-LIS-FNC

sorry, couldn't find the 2 red tail paint jobs. :oops: looks Asian to me, probably a special paint job as with Airasia, Dragonair or so. I suppose one of our friends will respond immediately with a more obvious answer. Maybe a cargo company with a new livery? I have no clue, either :( => correctio,...
by tapclassic
14 Aug 2011, 10:29
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: LIS-ATH-LCA-*ECN*-SAW-AMS-BOR-LIS/FNC with TP/A3/PC/HV/KL/AF
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: LIS-ATH-LCA-*ECN*-SAW-AMS-BOR-LIS/FNC with TP/A3/PC/HV/K

..he Mercure (flew one once, many many years ago...). ..s! WOW!!! Can you comment on that? Do you have pics? It was in the 1970es, on a business trip to Aix-en-Provence. I flew AF from BRU to ORY (Paris Orly) and from there IT (a Mercure of Air Inter) from ORY to MRS (Marseille). No pics unfortunat...