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  • DRS-CFU-DRS With Air Berlin And Several Spotting Reports

    Part I - Dresden (DRS) and Corfu (CFU)

    After my last real holidays in October 2005 in Turkey and a short weekend trip in May 2006 in Mallorca, my next "long" holidays should take me this time to the Greek island "Corfu".
    Vacation was already booked back in December 05 so that we got a special concession.

    Because youīll find many pics taken at CFU online and the airport is known as "Spotter Eldorado" as well, I was rather looking forward to spend my time on the island with my parents.


    Date: August 15, 2006
    Route: DRS-CFU
    Flight: AB 7636
    Airline: Air Berlin
    A/C: D-ABBD – Boeing 737-86J
    Flight time: 2h 10mins
    Seat: 23F


    One day before my flight I decided to acquire my seat because my parents donīt pay that much attention to be on the airport 2 hours before departure.
    When I phoned to the the Air Berlin hotline I was told that I called to late for acquiring the seat for the flight to CFU. So I could only reserve the seat for the return-flight.

    Some pics taken at DRS prior my flight.


    D-ABBD, Air Berlin Boeing 737-86J The plane which will fly me to CFU.

    [photoid=5804282]

    D-AVRR, Lufthansa, BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85


    OE-LTM, Austrian Arrows, DHC-8-314Q Dash 8


    D-ACHK, Lufthansa Regional, Canadair CRJ-200LR


    N988T, Dassault Falcon 900 Nice bizzer parked on the apron.



    There is nothing special to be mentioned about the flight because it was very uneventful. Only that I find it very sad that no real meal was served on this holiday flight. You only had the choice between two sandwiches. For an EuroShuttle flight it would be okay but for a holiday flight where people spend lots of money is very disappointing.

    Therefore I ordered a so called "Snackbox" for 8€. I decided for Cesars salad which would be a bad decision afterwards.
    Unfortunately this salad was disgusting - I didnīt know that the dressing contains fish...and I hate fish.
    So I wasted 8€ for nothing even my mum didnīt want to eat this salad.

    Gouvia Harbour seen whilst approaching CFU.


    The best spotting locations seen on approach.


    At the of an uneventfull flight a nice hard breaking on rwy 35 followed.
    When I deboarded the aircraft it was already damn hot outside. Approximately 40 degress outside temperature. A great experience after leaving a a cold and rainy Dresden.
    So we were brought by bus to the terminal. At the beginning it was nice little terminal but when you have to divide only two baggage claims with the pax of a full 752 from the UK, it gets very cramped inside....

    While waiting for our suitcases I made these shots through the windows:


    OE-LOF, Niki, Airbus A320-232




    D-AHFP, Hapagfly, Boeing 737-8K5




    G-BYAL, Thomsonfly, Boeing 757-204






    This was part 1. In the next days there will follow some spotting reports from CFU because I have still hundreds of pics on my cards. And I rather want to part the great experience of Corfu with the users of JP.net.

    Philipp

    Remark: Some pics are still in the upload queue. When they got accepted the small pics are updated by the thumbnails.

    Click Here to view my aircraft photos at Planepictures.net
    Click Here to view my aircraft photos at Airliners.net

  • #2
    Very nice report and pictures!

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    • #3
      Can't wait reading the next installment !
      Alain
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      • #4
        As promised - the first spotting report from Corfu.

        Monday, August 21, 2006. As read in the forecast this should be a "British Day".
        Looking forward to my first spotting trip to CFU I got up at about 6.20. For reaching the bus in Roda I had to go across the beach. Ater that I waited aprox. 20 minutes at the bus stop.
        When the bus arrived it was already very full, so that I only found a place next to a priest!!! - Holy Ride....

        The ride to Corfu town took about 1.15h. After the bus reached the bus station I made my way to the downtown. There I looked for the local bus stop for my last drive to Kanoni Hill. While waiting at the bus stop I saw a B738 of KLM passing overhead!

        The pictures:

        LX-LGQ, Luxair, Boeing 737-7C9
        [photoid=5805573]

        G-BNYS, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5805575]

        G-XLAJ, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5805586]

        PH-HZM, KLM, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5805589]

        SX-BGK, Aegean Airlines, Boeing 737-3Y0
        [photoid=5805614]

        OK-TVF, Travel Service, Boeing 737-8FH
        [photoid=5805620]

        G-FJEA, Flyjet, Boeing 757-23A
        [photoid=5805967]

        PH-HZY, Transavia, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5805980]

        HZ-SJP3, Joannou & Paraskevaides, Challenger 604
        [photoid=5806299]

        C-FTAH, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5806312]

        PH-HZB, Transavia Airlines, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5806738]

        HB-JEG, Gem Aircraft, Dassault Falcon 2000EX
        [photoid=5806739]

        OK-TVF, Travel Service, Boeing 737-8FH
        [photoid=5806745]

        C-FTAH, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5806881]

        OH-LBO, Finnair, Boeing 757-2Q8
        [photoid=5806930]

        PH-HZM, KLM, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5806953]

        9H-AEN, Air Malta, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5806955]

        G-BXKA, Thomas Cook Airlines, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5807614]

        PH-HZY, Transavia, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5807899]

        G-OOAH, First Choice Airways, Airbus A321-211
        [photoid=5808874]

        C-FTAE, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5809078]

        G-XLAA, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5809082]

        G-MIDO, bmi British Midland, Airbus A320-232
        [photoid=5809120]

        G-BNYS, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5809667]

        G-SUEW, MyTravel Airways, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5809672]

        G-XLAJ, Excel Airways, Boeing 737-8Q8
        [photoid=5810678]

        G-VKNH, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-3Y0(ER)
        [photoid=5812158]

        SX-BGK, Aegean Airlines, Boeing 737-3Y0
        [photoid=5812163]

        SX-BGK, Finnair, Boeing 757-2Q8
        [photoid=5814424]

        G-MONS, Monarch Airlines, Airbus A300B4-605R
        [photoid=5814448]

        LX-LGQ, Luxair, Boeing 737-7C9
        [photoid=5814882]

        G-OOBA, First Choice Airways, Boeing 757-28A
        [photoid=5814886]

        G-OOBA, First Choice Airways, Boeing 757-28A
        [photoid=5816193]

        EC-JSL, AirClass Airways, Boeing 737-33A
        [photoid=5816207]

        G-JMCD, Thomas Cook Airlines, Boeing 757-25F
        [photoid=5816318]

        9H-AEN, Air Malta, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5816323]

        PH-HZM, KLM, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5816337]

        G-OOAH, First Choice Airways, Airbus A321-211
        [photoid=5818426]

        G-BXKC, Thomas Cook Airlines, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5818430]

        G-FTDF, MyTravel Airways, Airbus A320-231
        [photoid=5818557]

        G-OZBE, Monarch Airlines, Airbus A321-231
        [photoid=5819319]

        G-MONC, Monarch Airlines, Boeing 757-2T7
        [photoid=5819751]

        G-MONC, Monarch Airlines, Boeing 757-2T7
        [photoid=5820001]

        PH-MPF, Martinair, Airbus A320-232
        [photoid=5819784]

        G-OOOX, First Choice Airways, Boeing 757-2Y0
        [photoid=5820006]

        G-OOOX, First Choice Airways, Boeing 757-2Y0
        [photoid=5820025]

        G-OOAU, First Choice Airways, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5820465]

        G-BXKC, Thomas Cook Airlines, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5820519]

        9H-AEF, Air Malta, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5820699]

        HZ-SJP3, Joannou & Paraskevaides, Challenger 604
        [photoid=5820704]

        G-FCLF, Thomas Cook Airlines, Boeing 757-28A
        [photoid=5821462]

        G-BXKC, Thomas Cook Airlines, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5821492]

        G-FCLF, Thomas Cook Airlines, Boeing 757-28A
        [photoid=5821532]

        G-BOPB, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5824210]

        G-BOPB, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5824216]

        G-MIDO, bmi British Midland, Airbus A320-232
        [photoid=5824219]

        G-MONK, Monarch Airlines, Boeing 757-2T7
        [photoid=5825678]

        G-OZBE, Monarch Airlines, Airbus A321-231
        [photoid=5825689]

        G-BXKA, Thomas Cook Airlines, Airbus A320-214
        [photoid=5827597]

        G-BOPB, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5827603]

        LX-LGQ, Luxair, Boeing 737-7C9
        [photoid=5829464]

        LX-LGQ, Luxair, Boeing 737-7C9
        [photoid=5829925]

        G-DHJH, MyTravel Airways, Airbus A321-211
        [photoid=5829932]

        EC-JSL, AirClass Airways, Boeing 737-33A
        [photoid=5830874]

        G-JOEM, MyTravel Airways, Airbus A320-231
        [photoid=5831588]

        PH-HZM, KLM, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5831795]

        PH-HZM, KLM, Boeing 737-8K2
        [photoid=5832069]

        G-BNYS, Excel Airways, Boeing 767-204(ER)
        [photoid=5834473]

        G-MONK, Monarch Airlines, Boeing 757-2T7

        [photoid=5834474]

        I hope you like the pics....
        More are of them are coming soon.

        Philipp

        Click Here to view my aircraft photos at Planepictures.net
        Click Here to view my aircraft photos at Airliners.net

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        • #5
          Boy ! It was WORTH WAITING FOR. Thanks for those delightful pictures and let's cross our fingers the location won't be ruined.
          Alain
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