The plane that flies for flight U22084 departed late from Luton (1 hour behind scheldue) , and as a result, our flight from Tel Aviv delayed to 15:20. Our plane departing Luton :
I took a taxi to the airport at 1:00PM, as I knew about the delay, Normally it's about 20 min by driving but actually there was an accident on the Highway to the Airport, and I arrived to the airport only on 2:00PM (Less than 90 minutes for an International flight from The most secured airport, Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion (TLV)!!!
Some airlines have the check in and the passport control in the old terminal of TLV, Terminal 1. The airlines that use this terminal are Easyjet, Wizzair, Norwegian, UP, and some flights of Arkia, Israir and Pegasus. Terminal 1 also operates the domestic route for Eilat (30 min by flying).
So I hadn't been in Terminal 1 since Terminal 3 opened (2004). This is Terminal 1:
The queue for UP flights and our check-in desk was on the right side:
Passport Control, No line and quite old:
There is a beautiful view of the Runways from Terminal 1, as not as Terminal 3:
The waiting area for the shuttle to the main terminal, Terminal 3:
Privelege Style Boeing 777-200ER (Operated by El Al), EC-MIA, Will be flown to Toronto, Canada (YYZ) later this night:
Israir ATR72 landed from Eilat, Israel (ETH):
A view of the eastern side of Terminal 3, including taxing Air Canada Boeing 787-9, that fly to Toronto, Canada (YYZ) after a delay of 2 hours!
The new concourse, E is by building:
Bye bye Air Canada! Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800, will be flown to Antalya, Turkey (AYT):
Alitalia Airbus A320 landed from Rome, Italy (FCO):
El Al Boeing 737-900ER landed from Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF) and Aegean Airlines Airbus A320, will fly to Rhodes, Greece (RHO):
Turkish Airlines Airbus A320 arrived from Istanbul, Turkey (IST) and Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-300, will be departed soon to a 9 hours flight to Beijing, China (PEK):
A closer looking about the HOT Hainan Airlines plane:
Austrian Airlines Airbus A321 just landed from Vienna, Austria (VIE) , You can also see the Boeing 777-200ER of British Airways that landed from London-Heathrow, UK (LHR):
Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 will be flown to Brussels, Belgium (BRU) and Aeroflot Boeing 777-300ER pushing back for departing to Moscow-Shermeytevo, Russia (SVO):
On the way to our bus gate :
Our flight had a delay again:
Passengers are bording to the bus that will take us to the plane:
Austrian n Brussels Again:
Swiss Airbus A330-300, will be flown to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) soon:
Again Hainan Airlines:
Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, just landed from Istanbul - Sabiha Gocken, Turkey (SAW):
AtlasGlobal Airbus A321 that will be flying soon to Antalya, Turkey (AYT) and also EL AL Boeing 737-800 that landed from Marseille, France (MRS):
Our plane, Airbus A320, G-EZUG (Moscow Livery), ex-2011:
Old Cabin with 186 economy class seats!
Seat pitch were less than Ok for 5 hours flight:
Pushback, you can also see an Airbus A321 behalf of Lufthansa, Landed from Frankfurt, Germany (FRA):
Take off from Runway 26, leaving Tel Aviv:
Bye-Bye Israel :)!!!
Tour in the toilets:
Backward cabin on this A320:
Entering into the Turkish coastline;
A view of Side, 50km east from Antalya, you can see the luxury hotels and their pools:
Overhead Cabin , No screens:
A view of the cabin from my seat:
Istanbul from above!!!
Sabiha Gocken Airport, (SAW), the second airport serving Istanbul, Turkey:
Ataturk Airport, (IST), the main airport serving Istanbul, Turkey:
A view of Corlu and Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, on IST-BCNroute:
Burgas, Bulgaria. Also you can see Burgas Airport (BOJ):
My meal for this 5 hours flight: A "meal deal" - Chicken Sandwich (No pork on flights from/to Israel), San Pallegrino Lemon and Crisps, all this for 8.5 GBP:
Clouds over Hungary:
What a romantic sign!
Turning right after passing Vienna, Austria!
I've decided to buy the models box of easyjet! 1 boeing 737-200 and 1 Airbus A320 with sharklets and the new livery for 13 GBP!
Cabin tour again:
Turning left near dusseldort, by the direction to Luton:
This port is in Rotterdam, Netherlands!
Cabin is preparing to Landing in LTN:
After 4 hours and 45 minutes we landed on Runway 26 in London-Luton (LTN) airport:
Couple of WizzAir and Ryanair Planes:
What a rainny day in the UK, 13 degrees comparing to 34 in Tel Aviv!
Bye-bye easyjet Moscow!!! I will continue to fly with Easyjet even it was such a long low-cost flight!