GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

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GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017


Postby great dane » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Oi, Europe visit in September, not really fun flights, but as I will do some detours to get on the right types it sort of counts.

Still sorting out the inter-euro itinerary, but quite happy to get two new types for me both on the way there and back (if no nasty plane changes).

Will be hunting some more types a haven't flown on, won't get them all but looking for Bombardier CS300, Sukhoi SSJ, Dornier 328JET, ATR42-600, Bombardier CRJ1000 and (crossing fingers) the mighty Lisunov Li-2 :wacko:

So far the easy bit is sorted, surprised to get JNB-ZRH-VIE on Swiss and GVA-FRA-JNB on Lufthansa at just R8K :Like:
Edit 10 July: Next bit sorted - The long way from Vienna to Athens (VIE-BRU-BMA,ARN-RIX-SKG-KLX-ATH :faceplant:)

Booked so far . . .

Wednesday 6 September 2017
LX289 Jo'burg(JNB) - Zurich(ZRH) Airbus A340-300 Swiss (not too interesting but with the -300 being a dying type, not too bad either :timeup: )

Thursday 7 September 2017
LX1576 Zurich(ZRH) - Vienna(VIE) Bombardier CS100 Swiss (1st new type of the trip, and my first Bombardier C-series flight :cool1: )
OS359 Vienna(VIE) - Brussels(BRU) Embraer 195 Austrian (2nd new type, well the E195 has got its own ICAO code so it counts :Like: )
SN2307 Brussels(BRU) - Stockholm-Bromma(BMA) Suhkoi SSJ Brussels Airlines (3rd new type and one of the target of the trip :dance:
Nightstop will be at the Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda in decommissioned/converted 1977 vintage Boeing 747-200B cn21162.

Friday 8 September 2017
BT106 Stockholm-Arlanda(ARN) - Riga(RIX) Dash8-Q400 AirBaltic (first flight with airline, and first visit to Latvia even if only for 8½ hours)
BT595 Riga(RIX) - Thessaloniki(SKG) Bombardier CS300 AirBaltic (4th new type of the trip with the CS300, and first visit to Greece :good: )

Saturday 9 September 2017
OA084 Thessaloniki(SKG) - Kalamata(KLX) Dash8-Q400 Olympic Air (first flight with airline)
OA237 Kalamata(KLX) - Athens(ATH) ATR 42-600 (5th new type of trip, and despite being fairly new it is fairly rare with only 31 frames build :cool2: )

With 8 flights/22 hours in the air all, in cattle class, on just 4 days I am sure I will enjoy a good 10 days in Greece without airplanes :beer2:

Wednesday 20 September 2017
A3848 Athens(ATH) - Hamburg(HAM) Airbus A320 Aegean (first flight with airline, back 'home' some more R+R with the oldies in Denmark)


Tuesday 3 October 2017
LH1223 Geneva(GVA) - Frankfurt(FRA) Airbus A319 Lufthansa (yawn :negative: )
LH572 Frankfurt(FRA) - Jo'burg(JNB) Boeing 747-8i Lufthansa (6th new type of the trip on what is likely to be the last of the Jumbos :dance: )

/M :bye1:

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017


Postby Bell 407 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:15 pm

GD, this looks like an awesome trip. Some of those new types look very interesting. But hey, great return cost on your flight ticket :cent:

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017


Postby gear up » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:20 am

Really looking forward to this trip report and the pics.. looks like a great itinerary :good: :champion: :beer3:
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