Hello and welcome to the last trip report in a series of four detailing my November 2018 escapade to Budapest! The previous trip reports can be found here, here and here respectively.
No sections for this trip-report as it'll be shorter than usual, sorry!
Having arrived from my previous flight from Budapest, I traversed the dark and claustrophobic hallways of FRA in no time and made my way to my gate for today, B10:
The gate area had a small cafe; while they did sell Mezzo Mix I decided to go with Pepsi's alternative: Schwip Schwap! While most Germans loathe it in favour of Mezzo Mix or Spezi, I quite enjoyed it and wouldn't mind drinking it again.
With little time to do anything else until boarding I decided to do a little planespotting from the gate. Let's start with this LH A321, D-AIRX (Weimar), which up until 2015 was carrying a retro livery.
Then there's this TK A321 heading to sunnier (albeit sadly closed) climates:
And here's D-AISB - Hameln.
21-year-old "Tübingen" (D-AILP), our plane for today, parks up at the gate @ 3:50pm, and ten minutes later, we begin boarding:
No window seat this time, sadly, which means I'll have to pester the kid next to me to take pictures outside...
Looks like there's wifi on this old plane:
Rain starts to pour as we begin our pushback:
While most passengers fall fast asleep right after take off, I take the time to read some Reddit:
Sandwiches are served at 5pm. I opt for the tried and tested chicken and veggies sandwich one last time (along with a glass (?) of orange juice).
Otherwise not much happens in the remaining half hour before descent and landing. A quick bathroom trip reveals... well... that it's clean. You get the point.
As we descend into BIO, we get to enjoy this lovely sunset:
We land at around 6:10pm, parking right next to a Cityline Embraer heading to MUC:
Bye Tübingen! For a 21-year.old plane you're looking great, both inside and out!
And after picking up my luggage..
...I'm off to catch the bus back to San Sebastian.
Thanks for reading!
Frankfurt - FRA
Bilbao - BIO
Lufthansa: Uneventful flight, great staff - definitely preferred the chicken sandwiches! Decent airline all around. FRA: Not as hellish as some say (although it is a bit drab and cramped), though I haven't a clue if it's even worse with international flights. BIO: My "local" airport, quick and efficient, thought the Calatrava masterpiece/nightmare prevents further expansion and keeps things quite cramped.
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