Frankfurt part 1
I’m back from a wonderful trip to Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My intention with the trip was to fly a lot and spend time at various airports around Europe.
The trip started 06.00 am August 8, the day after my birthday. Good thing I hadn’t spend the whole night partying. Instead, I got a good nights sleep before my flights.
I was driven to the local airport, KRS/ENCN, Kjevik in Kristiansand by my dad 🙂 It’s not a very big airport, just one runway and not very busy. Some daily flights to Oslo, and some other Norwegian cities, as well as a Widerøe flight to Copenhagen and a KLM Cityhopper to Amsterdamm. In addition, there are some charter flights throughout the year to various tourist destinations in Europe.
SK208 to Oslo was my flight and was operated by SAS and a WiFi equipped Boeing 737-800. We took off before schedule and landed almost 20 minutes early. I was served a light breakfast meal during this flight.
In Oslo, I had a good 3 hours until my flight to Frankfurt. That time was spent in the Scandinavian Lounge in the international terminal, having some more breakfast (that little roll I was served on the plane wasn’t much) and surfing the web on my iPad. After a while, a friend of mine texted me, saying he was also in Oslo airport, so I went out of the lounge, met him and brought him back in with me into the lounge, because I can bring one guest with my Star Alliance gold card (if the guest is flying SAS, Widerøe or partner, or a Star Alliance member the same day, which he was)
Boarding was announced, and I walked to the gate. No upgrade this time, but the two seats next to me were unoccupied which was nice. This flight, SK4755 was operated by a Boeing 737-700 with retrofitted winglets which look amazing on that aircraft if you ask me 🙂 SAS intra-european economy is a pretty boring experience, free coffee and tea, but other than that you have to purchase food and snacks from their “CloudShop” I went for the cranberry muffin (30 NOK = 5 USD) to go with my free cup of tea.
We landed early in Frankfurt on runway 25L, and we had to taxi all the way around the departure end of runway 25C, where I witnessed the Boeing 747-8i taking off! WOW! What a start to my trip to this busy airport.
This is all I have for you tonight! More pictures will be uploaded soon and I will also include some text on what it was like for me to watch the 787 take off for the very first time.
Posted on August 12, 2012, in aviation and tagged aviation, boeing, frankfurt. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
This sounds like the making of a great journey. You know my favorite part was the “good 3 hours” until your next flight. And you made the most of them. Truly enjoying the journey, when so many sit in airports and complain. Oh… and meeting a friend. And… seeing the 747-800 too! Okay… three favorite things. Maybe the cranberry muffin could be 4. 🙂
Looking forward to more of the journey!
Thank you for the comment! I love spending time at airports, and if I have time, I usually choose flights with the longest layover. Not just to enjoy the time at the airport, but to make sure I make my connection too. 🙂 But 3 hours spent at an airport is 3 hours well spent in my book!
Meeting a friend, seeing the 747-8, so many great moments from my trip 🙂 Oh yes, the cranberry muffin was deliiiicious 🙂 I can’t wait to share the rest with you!
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