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    TXL-LIN-CPH-TXL – Hunting The MD-82 (Y)

    Click here to read the trip report on Airliners.net. — TXL-LIN — Hello and welcome to my 5th trip-report! ***BACKGROUND-INFO:*** Last October, when I read that both SAS and Alitalia had planned to retire their MD-80 family aircraft until the end of the year (2012) I decided to go on another weekend-trip as I have never been on a DC-9 or MD-80 family aircraft. I managed to book a trip with SK from LIN back home to TXL via CPH. The first leg was scheduled to be an CRJ, another new aircraft family for me, the second one on a MD-82. I added a rather standard LH A319 oneway flight…

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    TXL-FRA-MAD-LCY/LGW-MAN-MUC-TXL-DUS-TXL (Y)

    Click here to read the report on Airliners.net. Hello and welcome to my 4th trip-report! ***BACKGROUND-INFO:*** I started planning this trip, because I wanted to celebrate the opening of the new BER airport. I planned to take-off from TXL one last time on June 1st 2012 and return to the new BER airport on the first day of operation, June 3rd. As I was fascinated by the number of trip-reports about 5th freedom flights on intra-European routes I started investigating what routes could be flown on one weekend without having to take some days off from work. After making lots of travel-plans and weighing up which route to take I…

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    3rd TR: STR-TXL And TXL-STR On AB In Y

    — OUTBOUND LEG — Hello and welcome to my third trip report! Click here to read the report on Airliners.net. ***BACKGROUND-INFO:*** As already mentioned in my first TR I fly home to Berlin regulary from MHG or STR. So this time it was STR. Btw the last time before I move back to Berlin in October this year (2011), I booked all flights for this year with C9 (Cirrus Airlines) from MHG. ***PRE-FLIGHT:*** I started my drive to STR around 01:00 PM and parked at the P2 parking-garage. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the terminals: STR terminals: As I had used online-check-in before I just went…

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    2nd TR: STR-CDG-ORY-LCY / LHR-CDG-STR On AF In Y

    — OUTBOUND LEG — Hello and welcome to my second trip report! Click here to read it on Airliners.net. ***BACKGROUND-INFO:*** Before I wrote my first TR in July 2010 which was just a test-run for this TR I read on the General Aviation forums that AF would be deploying the A380 on the CDG-LHR-CDG route, so I was eager to fly the whale on a cheap inter-european flight. As I have never flown into LCY either, and wanted to try it I thought I could combine both flights into one trip. Additionally I have never been to London, so the whole trip seemed to be a great long weekend-trip. I…

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    1st TR: MHG-TXL and TXL-MHG on C9 in Y

    1st TR: MHG-TXL and TXL-MHG on C9 in Y View at Airliners.net Trip Reports Forum. — OUTBOUND LEG — Hello and welcome to my first trip report! ***BACKGROUND-INFO:*** I was born in Berlin and see myself as resident of Berlin, despite the fact that I don’t live there currently. Due to my degree course which is a special form of business administration and is only available at one university in Germany, I am currently living in a small town in northern Baden-Württemberg. (Info: Baden-Württemberg is the state in the South-West of Germany, the capital is Stuttgart.) While living here I usually fly back home once a month for a weekend…