Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015

#SPAIN #LAN #Madrid #Salamanca

This dedication goes to airline no. one, best seats in the house, you know!

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The trip in one word:


"We need the sun, definitely!"

Hola, dear readers,

it´s finally time now to continue with the next trip after some amazing nordic travels.

The vids:

For the lights, please.
And also here, the vids:

Snow and sun, maybe?.
And the vids, too:

Is this really more southern side today?:*

Thanx to also this time:

Thursday, 06. Mar. 2014

FRA (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main)
MAD (Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas)

The vid:

Service LA 705 operated by LAN Airlines
Scheduled 19.50 - 22.20

Here are the first 200 visited airports:

Visited airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And just a couple more:

Visited Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And also the checked airlines:

AIRLINES CHECKED auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The recorded plane types, definitely:

PLANE TYPES RECORDED auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the visited countries:

VISITED COUNTRIES auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The Tripreporter 2013 data en detail:

TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

This is 2014 finally:

TRIPREPORTER 2014 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And 2015, maybe?:*

Some silent days around christmas produced this idea!.
FRA is the place to start the trip and the car shuttles us perfectly ontime for Tourcare to spend some relaxed time there.
Onwards for the airport by shuttle to check the screen, the usual biz, isn´t it?.
Ticketing is done by Opodo together with the return, what means 55.00 Euro´s per leg.
Seats are selected online, as ever possible, but it´s anyway worth it to ask for something better during the boarding pass pick up, isn´t it?.
And it´s always interesting to fly intra Schengen with a full passport check, what happened also here.
Commotion around the gate shortly later.
What´s going on here?.
Well, football is not my first profession, but the Chilean national team lost the game two days ago in Stuttgart and now they support the national airline on the way back home. With lot´s of people, mostly women, ahem, asking for pictures and autographs
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Face to face at B46 and no chance to visit a lounge here
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Croatia and Ethiopian also
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But we decided for this one
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And this is CC-BBC, the warm welcomed B787-800, no individual name to notice here, just leg three on type and new to the log it is
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In the air since 07.12.2012, 10 examples are in the fleet right now and there is nothing special to show with the machine here
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Boarding starts pretty well ontime like it should be!.
Leaving the "Flughafen Frankfurt am Main" by "LAN" from the 4000 meters "One-Eight" for the two hours at 7.50 pm, what also means ontime. Clear sky and 12 degrees
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Special point of view to say the least
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Ok, time to go now!
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Pretty well coloured it is
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Any idea about my favourite seat row on a plane?
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Well, maybe the last row?
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Mood lighting, sure with a 100% load
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Cockpit crew is Chilean. "El comandante" with a nice and detailed welcome short prior to departure and once more short and nice during the approach later on.
Routing is BSL-GVA-LYS-TLS at 40000 feet maximum.
Pretty full it looks like
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Something special for us this time?
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The two seater 36A in the last row is usually crew rest area with two fully equiped biz seats, also the legroom is originally biz style.
Trust me with the concerned views from other pax around when we checked all the seat details!.
And also some funny talking with the young and nice male FA serving our seats
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Not a bad idea to stay here tonight
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Or maybe just a little longer?
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And also recline is fully possible
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On the way
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It seems there is something missing here
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And much to fast we are on finals for ...
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... the "Aeroporto Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas".
Touchdown at the 3500 meters "Three-Two-Right", 10.00 pm, 20 minutes ahead to schedule, 14 degrees, clear sky. Welcome to Espagna!.
Collected the boys lugagge, something more this way to follow, out for the public. Not that long to wait for the shuttle and the room at the
"täCH Madrid Airport"
is prepared for us, good to see
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Time to catch some sleep now
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A short but anyway a good night later breakfast is prepared this way
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And that´s me
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Clear blue sky, welcome, but also time to say goodbye now
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On the shuttle back for the airport and the next flight, really?
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No way, back for the next train to Madrid-Chamartin
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And also these strange looking towers
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Renfe it is at 20.00 Euro´s each
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And now we try to go for the train route
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Along a couple of pretty dry looking mountains
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Rural it looks like not that far from Madrid
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Dry?. No way!
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For Avila
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With some snowy mountains in the distance
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Close to Salamanca
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How dry it will be during summertime?
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And finally reached our target to add something new, at least an new and not that easy to catch airport.
Now this is Salamanca
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Just a warm welcomed, yes warm, surprise, remember it´s early March and this fit´s perfectly to our needs
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Now that´s exactly what I´am waiting for, out in the sun for a cup of tea, at least what they call hot tea here in Espagna!
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Historic buildings all around
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Tourists?. No, locals only all the way and lot´s of students
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There is just the one and only public transport connection for the aeropuerto from the main station. Money saving, you know and that should be no problem to be there on time, isn´t it?.
The taxistas know it well!
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More of these historic buildings and the time running faster
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Now that was a real positive surprise here in Salamanca
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And the blue sky above, lovely
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Around the cathedral
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The sun is so super bright here
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Sure, this is the way for the bus station. Really?
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The place for a break
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Ahem, what about a view for the mobile just to see what´s the time right now?.
So late, really?
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Powerwalking, please and finally, yes, we made it some 10 minutes prior to departure, at least the bus departure!
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More to come, hopefully soon!.
The Tripreporter

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