According to my plan, I had to spend 6 days in Italy. Here I got a comedy in several actions but everything was splendid and crazy in good sense of this word. For this period of time I had viewed main and some unusual places in Turin, Genoa and got a car tour through the north of Piedmont with visiting a town-fortress Briancon in Provence. But the final part gave me one doubtable surprise which continued my stay there for 1 day. How could it happen? Read below, it's a nice moment to do it:)
As you see in the head of report, I put there info about the flight with Helvetic Airways. Basically I had a flight with Eurowings from Milan to Hamburg on 6th August at 9:25(in Hamburg I wanted to visit an Airbus factory). On the previous day's evening(5th Aug) I arrived to MXP where I booked a hotel for a night. I saw this decision rather logical because of early departure time. Everything was going nice, I was preparing for departure(yep, in Milan I bought a luggage case for french and italian products, I needed to pack everything accurately).
But when I woke up I saw two controversial notifications: first one reminded me about online check-in, second one showed me my flight had been cancelled. First notification couldn't be true at all because I passed inline check-in. So I decided to check FR24 and I saw this..
The only way I considered to exist was going to the airport. There I could decide everything. So two hours before planned departure time and I was standing face to face with T1 building.. Inside views:
The was a big crowd near EW desks.
The same is true for LH&LX desks..
My flight was the only cancelled that morning..(
Full clutter, nothing more..But I found the desk where the passengers of our cancelled flight were served. So 3 hours between detecting this desk and final decision what to do. Too excessive:( The main thing dissapointed me was the disability of departure that day. While viewing available variants I realized I didn't want to fly with EW and I prefered to choose LX flights via ZRH with 4,5h break. That was my voyage, the time didn't play any role that day that's why I wanted to have a morning walk in Zurich. Moreover, I hadn't visited it by that moment. The flight was put on 7th Aug at 7:10. Eurowings gave me special papers for staying in IBIS hotel.
The room's look:
These papers also gave me an opportunity for 2 meals services and hotel Wi-Fi. The village where this hotel is situated doesn't let you go somewhere out of it if you don't have private transport.
While walking I found this hotel. Also I left here a photo of its typical street.
That moment I had a combined feeling..laugh and sorrow simultaneously. For 2 days I had managed to remove from left side of MXP to the right..)
As a result, I spent one extra day in the village near MXP. My intuition saved my Airbus tour because I put it on 8th Aug and return flight to Italy was planned on 9th Aug..;) I had never overcomed such situations before and I wanna say everything was quiet, without any anxiety. Yeah, it's too terrible when something or somebody breaks your planes but..who cares …
7th Aug, 5 am. I see this building again..
The corridors're lonely this early time, the desk also have too much space in front..
I hope you're getting used to reading my emotional descriptions of each tiny moment, ha-ha. First experience, strong feelings..) Then as usual security control:
And domestic flights zone:
The airport is still "sleeping"..
I continued moving, my gate was A53.
Everything was going on time..
The weather in Zurich was pleasant for morning walks. Only. That period was too hot in Europe, it was too difficult to stay at the street for a long time because of high temperature.
So I took a bus travel at local apron and HB-JVP was waiting its passengers..
The plane was relatively fresh, 8-year aged E190. It even seemed me more attractive than Air Dolomiti's E195.
My seat was 20F:
The panels and overhead compartments are standard for this type.
The pitch was adequate, especially for 35-minutes flight:
Pack of magazines for reading:
Ryanair's 737 in a special Boeing livery:
Taxing started on time, here I could see some regular Malpensa's visitors:
The take-off was completed without delay.
I guess this is Lake Como:
The flight code was LX so the service was represented by the light breakfast contained of local company chocolate and a bootle of water
The flight is too short and you don't have any time to feel its taste. After this "breakfast" I saw swiss lands:
Thanking the cabin crew for this light flight move to the railway station..
Some pics of aircrafts parked near the gates:
I couldn't help mentioning the airline added me some adventures(ha-ha). Moreover, the reason of cancellation was hidden somewhere in uncertainty.
While reaching the final goal..
Of course, my luggage was removed from one plane to another and I took it in final destination(Hamburg).
There're many underground levels..The check-in area of LX was detected.
The time between ZRH and downtown doesn't exceed 15 minutes. Strictly speaking, I found the swiss transport system accurate and correct. Everything was without delays. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about italian transport:(
So here I finish this report. I hope you've been interested in my series. See you soon in report ZRH-HAM and read the conclusion!
Milan - MXP
Zurich - ZRH
As you see, this part of my voyage gave me some interesting and unplanned momemts. EW cancelled my direct flight MXP - HAM and I had to wait a day before departing. Big advantage is getting accomodation and free rebooking for another flight. To sum it up, I think this expirience to be useful for me. I had never had such situations before while traveling alone(I had the cancellations and I also was given a hotel accomodation but I was travelling not alone because of my age that moment). At this moment I'm rather young too and it was interesting to see on myself how I take the decisions in these situations. I also had given a compensation with the AirHelp support because I wanted to see how it works. I chose LX and didn't regret. The 35-minutes morning flight was pleasant as the airline and cabin crew! Commonly I adore morning flights. So the next will be a report of LX flight to HAM operated by Swiss.
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