Las but not least … time for the fourth part of my trip to Bangkok, Thailand with Qatar Airways. As usual … welcome everybody! Hope you will enjoy this part as well!
- Part 1: MUC > DOH | QR058 | B777-300ER => CLICK HERE! - Part 2: DOH > BKK | QR834 | B777-300ER => CLICK HERE! - Part 3: BKK > DOH | QR833 | A380-800 => CLICK HERE! - Part 4: DOH > MUC | QR059 | B777-300ER => YOU ARE HERE!
Now this time … it is time for #100! My 100th flight in my life and for me a special one. Thankfully I got my favorite aircraft, Boeing 777-300ER for that flight … and she was pretty young! A7-BEW was ferried on September 3rd to 4th 2018 … so when it was time for my flight on September 26th 2018, she was just 22 days in use at QR. :) I am very happy to share that flight once again with you … so hopefully you will enjoy this one as well! :)
General Info Date: September 26th 2018 Flight No.: QR059 Equipment: B777-300ER Registration: A7-BEW (3 weeks old back in September 2018!!) Seat: 42A
Flight time Boarding planned: 12:50 am Boarding actual: 12:48 am Push Back: 01:46 am Departure planned: 01:50 am Departure actual: 02:04 am Arrival planned: 07:00 am Arrival actual: 06:51 am Arrival Gate: 06:59 am *Note: All times are local times!
Pre Flight @ DOH
After my flight from BKK was a little bit delayed, I had about 50 minutes until the boarding for the flight DOH > MUC starts. I used the airport train @ DOH to get into the C D E area where my DOH > MUC flight was getting ready.
When I arrived there, I killed the time by buying some Whiskey and take a look what Doha's duty free offers …. well …. to sum it up, you get in DOH the same things as in every other airport on this planet. :p
There were already a lot of people waiting in a queue when I arrived at my gate … and there were still 5 minutes until boarding was scheduled. Surprisingly 2 minutes before the planned boarding, boarding actually started … :D
Well … once again the aircraft for my 100th flight was standing at a remote gate … so yes … once again a short bus journey from the terminal to my Boeing 777-300ER that day. And here we were again with another bottleneck, as this time the bus frequency wasn’t really efficient. Nevertheless … in the end - I guess - every passenger reached the aircraft. ;)
I waited in the bus to get off last to get a better and more enjoyable view across the B777-300ER engines while there was a queue during boarding. Could stand there for hours!!! <3
QR Business Class looks great …
There were upgrades available for all flights prior to check-in. If I remember right …. the prices were for each segment between 550€ and 750€. Well … if I compare that with my whole flight price, which was at 440€ … umm yeah. :D For a 6h hop? Nah not really, I am still young, I can handle that in Economy Class. :p
View from my windows … QR B787 was getting prepared for a rest.
I guess you have seen it already, the usual Economy Class comfort in B777-300ER with 3-4-3 config.
And here is the cabin during boarding …. everything was - of course - new!
Finally refilling was finished!
More QR B787 action during taxiing.
And … of course B777 action!
I saw my QR A380 - on which I was inbound from BKK - at the Terminal. Thanks for that enjoyable flight and take care of you! :p
For me it was time to get up into the air for my 100th time …. so let's go!
Full thrust …
… and into the night sky!
Again … a wonderful view across Doha!
More pictures from the first few minutes of the flight. Start was very calm … but powerful. :)
Cabin at takeoff.
I felt quite thirsty, so I went to the gallery - thankfully I had 3 seats for my self - and asked for some water. About 10 minutes later a warm snack was served.
Some more whiskey to have a good rest while we headed towards Iraq.
After the snack, I listened to music and fell asleep as most of the passengers. The first time when I woke up we were already over Turkey.
And after another nap … Turkey was behind us.
As usual on these flights, 2 hours before landing in MUC, breakfast was served. Three options were offered: - Scrambled egg with chicken patty and fried potato cubes - Sweet pancake with strawberry compote - Aloo mutter poha moong dal masala
The complete tray with …
… scrambled eggs and chicken patty.
To be honest, for me breakfast on a flight is not really a good option. I prefer to have lunch or dinner during a flight. But this time, the taste was okay … nevertheless, the egg did not look very nice. :D
Anyway … after the meal I felt awake and looked outside the windows. We were almost in Hungary …
… and flew directly over Lake Ballaton.
My usual wing detail picture. ;)
Alps in the early morning hours.
Our flight path shortly before entering German airspace.
No words! <3
Turning around over MUC ….
…. while most of the people headed to school or work!
Allianz Arena from above.
Final approach to MUC with the rising sun in the background …
… and with flaps!
And touchdown …. back home in MUC.
LH A350 was towed to his rest place.
And a few minutes later we reached the Gate at Terminal 1. Same place where I have been a week before …
Post flight @ MUC
Hmm … post flight @ MUC … well I got my luggage quite quickly. One of the reasons was obviously that at 7 am there is not too much action at MUC and the aircraft was not that full. Anyway, the most embarrassing thing was, that it was cold at 7 am local time … compared to BKK … it felt like I arrived in a fridge …. about 20h before that moment I had 30°C and very humid weather in BKK and at that moment I had clear sky and 4°C …. *brrrr*
Despite the cold weather some "Early Birds" welcomed me back home in MUC. :)
Doha - DOH
Munich - MUC
Summary ... well, QR offers as usual a very good service on their flights. I was happy with my selection ... but of course for me it was more important to get my 99th and 100th flight with a proper aircraft.
Anyway, QR is definitely a great option for flights to Asia and Australia from Europe .... and you can still select a seat in advance for free - even in the cheapest flight class!
Overall ... Thailand and especially Bangkok is great! You can get great food, everyone I met was very kind and nice ... very helpful - I really enjoyed it. And even though the holiday was not as I expected in June how it will be .... I really enjoyed it - sometimes shitty things happen in life, but you cannot change it.
Short outlook what might be my next flights. Iit looks like I will take a break until April ... then I will go to China (1000th Formula 1 race in history in Shanghai) ... Shanghai once again where I lived for 5 months in 2013. Looks like I will make a combination with another country, but I am not sure where I will go. At the moment, I am still thinking of Bangkok, as Thai operates BKK > PVG > BKK with their A350! And MUC > BKK > MUC is operated by their B777-300ER in 3-3-3 (!!!) config. Anyway let's see!
Keep flying guys!! :)
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