Thursday, March 23, 2017

Austrian Business Class (Short Haul)

Short Hauls across Europe on Austrian...

Austrian Airlines 795 and 141
Sofia-Vienna - Frankfurt 
January 2017

After two days in Sofia, it was time to embark on the South African Austrian adventure. 
Thanks to a flash sale by Austrian Airlines, it was possible to travel from Sofia, Bugaria to Johanesburg, South Africa for 900 Euros RT.







While connecting at Vienna Airport I came across this retrojet Airbus 320

Seating on almost all intra-Europe Airbus 320s is 3-3 regular economy seats with a blocked middle seat.




Really tasty Schnitzel was served on the short hop from Vienna to Frankfurt...




Sunday, March 19, 2017

From Seychelles to Frankfurt with Condor Business Class

Condor Airlines 2302
Seychelles to Frankfurt
Boeing 767 - Business Class
February 2017


Condor Airlines recently started a second weekly flight from Germany to the Seychelles. An interesting data point is that the same crew that flies in the plane from Germany is responsible for the flight back after a layover of 14 hours. This is different than other airlines which would have a day or two at the destination.

One-way tickets were pretty affordable at 999 Euros each, a 500 premium to Economy but well worth it on such a long flight. 


Upgrades into Premium Class and Business Class from Economy were available space-pending at the airport, the flight left full in Business and Premium Class (which is a Premium Economy product).

The Business Class product is slightly dated, with a non-lie flat seat that reclines to a 170 degree angle. The seat reminded me of an old TAM or Korean Airbus 330 seat. Still it fulfilled its purpose getting out of Seychelles and avoiding connecting in the Middle East.


When we arrived onboard, our amenity kits were waiting at our seat...



The first row has two seats blocked off as a Pilot rest area



Cute amenity kit that can also be used as a tablet case

Menus were distributed while on the ground...

 



I started off with the appetizers


 Followed by the beef...


My wife had the risotto but wasn't a big fan...

Trio of Desserts for both of us...



After a few hours sleeping it was time for Breakfast...



Travelling Teddy bear with two new friends..







Friday, March 17, 2017

Visiting the Flugwerft Schleissheim Musuem in Munich!

This is not a report about exotic first class cabins, but more of a post for the Travel enthusiast who is interested in unique planes just a short ride on the S Banh from Munich...

The Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim was built originally as a flying base for the  Königlich-Bayerische Fliegertruppen (Royal Bavarian Flying Corps) between 1912 and 1919.


It is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 and admission is just 6 Euros!


You can reach the Musuem by S-Bahn train service route S1 Freising/Airport, to Oberschleissheim station.






The Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search and rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12,000 people were rescued by Do 24s during its flying career. A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937–1945.

 






The Dornier Do 31 was a West German experimental VTOL jet transport built by Dornier.




The VFW-Fokker 614 (also VFW 614) was a twin-engined jetliner designed and built in West Germany

  





The EWR VJ 101 was an experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft. VJ stood for "Versuchsjäger", (German for "Experimental Fighter")

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hot! Poland to Thailand for 381 USD in Business

Lacking plans for the weekend? Trying to recover from St Patrick's Day hangover... 

LOT is offering a super hot deal via their Charter flight division...  Warsaw to Bangkok departing THIS Saturday...




Coach tickets can be had for 61 USD Oneway departing this Saturday, but the real hotness is that Premium Economy is just 233 USD Oneway and Business Class just 381 USD.

Coach


Premium Economy

Business Class

These tickets are bookable at: Charter Flights but sadly do not accrue miles to Star Alliance partners...

LOT Business Class


Photos (C) ShortHairFrancis

These fares are just valid for Saturday's departure but a pretty much a steal at this price...


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