Plenty of time after my flight from KUL gave me the chance to walk a little bit around AUH. In the end I was quite tired and went to my gate and killed the time there. It was not possible or lets say it was quite hard to see the activities on the apron from my gate, as it was completely dark outside and so bright inside the terminal.
Flight EY005 was operated by a B777-300ER that day. EY is known for switching the aircraft types quite often on the routing to MUC. But during that time on both daily flights to MUC a B777-300ER was used. Not too bad for me as the B777 is my favourite.
Bording started a little bit late and took almost an hour. Here's a picture of the cabin from my seat.
The flight map was already on my screen.
We departed about 15min behind schedule, but as most of the Gulf Airlines calculate enough time for the flight to Europe, we were right on time. One last look across Abu Dhabi.
Well nothing new … we headed west crossing the Persian Gulf.
Cabin shortly after take off.
Abot 30min into the flight, the cabin crew distributed "Express Snack" to the passengers. The package was filled with two buns and some apple pieces. Both sandwiches were okay - so were the apple pieces.
After the snack we headed north into Iranian Airspace.
I checked the inflight entertainment and as it was a Tuesday Morning …. Monday Night Football took place. Thankfully I was possible to watch the game on the 24h sport satellite channel. I was already able to watch the Monday Night Game of the previous week on my flight from AUH to KUL. So the next few hours were filled!
The next few hours I watched the game and took a nap sometimes. When we crossed Turkey the crew started with the breakfast service. Well - once again there were two choices available … one was omelette - which I took - and the other one? I cannot remember it :)
After breakfast there were about 1.5 - 1 hour left until touchdown in MUC.
Sunrise in the back of us.
Cabin during preparations for landing.
The flight was really quite as most of the passengers slept most of the time. Cabin was completely dark for about 3 hours to let the passengers rest. Just a normal night flight, nothing special - no turbulences or whatsoever.
Post Flight @ MUC
Arriving in MUC is nothing really new to me but they opened the Satellite Terminal 2 in MUC in April 2016. I have never arrived there until that day! We parked next to a LH A350 which - I have to guess - arrived from Delhi. (In September, October LH used the A350 on their MUC > DEL > MUC routes. I think since December they use another A350 on the MUC > HKG > MUC routing. Let's see what comes in the future. LH will bring a few A380 to MUC in 2018, additional destinations and will replace all MUC A340 with A350/A380 in the future.)
One last look onto my EY B777-300ER that day. By the way … another A350 … SQ A350 from SIN joined the action as the LH A350 was already towed to a remote gate.
Thanks for spending your time and reading :)
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