This report is the English version of my recent native French opus. After nearly two months away, time has come to fly back to the “Red Island.” This report relates the first leg of my homeward routing to Madagascar.
Once the TT car returned, I make my way to the check-in area. TLS airport has already been presented by Icare and so have I in my previous TLS-PRG FR.
AF check-in area is in Hall C as Hall A faces major works.
AF is proud to promote an unmanned procedure.
I check-in an print both my boarding pass and luggage tags.
I head to the Sky Priority line as FB Silver members are welcome. The lady in charge is a lovely agent, not only because she accepts my overweight luggage. Would have a machine?
It is time to walk to the security check.
An advert for a new wildlife park 50 miles from Toulouse. A place worth the visit.
The departure post.
A map of TLS.
The security check is held by a very polite staff.
You are welcomed once airside, as if the landside area was not the airport.
Perfumes on one side;
Alcohol and Tobacco on the other side.
Let’s walk in this bright terminal. I am not welcome to the lounge this time.
Some souvenirs from the « Pays d’Oc »
You can find the same over-priced items when you visit the A380 plant nearby.
Spirit of Toulouse…
… Spirit of Namibia, undelivered yet.
The Beluga has not moved since my last visit.
Our A319 is being loaded.
He is a real teenager now, aged 14.
The time has come to go to gate.
I bet it is not my plane.
Gate 42 is in the newest part of the airport. Although the area is very bright, it is not spotter-friendly. But the traffic is very little.
The main change is this area is related to the hung adverts. The Rolls Royce ones have been removed for Pratt and Witney. Thus, which ones am I gonna chose?
A hurrying passenger.
The non Schengen destinations depart straight ahead. Therefore, I turn left.
The boarding gates are in a semi-circular building. The main building is on the right.
Downstairs you board by paxbus ; upstairs are the jet bridges.
The front landing gear.
Germania A319 to Dubrovnik.
Our gate 42.
First shot from seated in the aircraft : an AF bro.
Further away, zizijet and another bro.
The pitch is fine for a short flight.
Air France magazine had been delivered one day early.
We drive to the take off position. Air Philippines et Durian Air in the Airbus delivery area.
Air 007 debriefing Germania and TAL (Tassili Airlines).
Ready to take off.
This white bird stands always there to say good bye. ;)
Here we go !
TAL and TK at Hall D.
From left to right : a BA A380 (another one is being produced), the blue tailed A380 belonging to some Middle East fellow, Concorde, A300 and Caravelle.
South of France countryside.
As we fly northward, the sky is more and more cloudy.
Coffee and biscuits
With a glass of water.
The clouds are thick.
During the descent, one may see the openfields surrounding Paris.
A lovely city. No doubt Saraoutou knows it.
Castle or abbey ?
AA and EY-AF.
The unloading can start.
We are on time.
The most unpleasant part of the trip is starting right now.
The luggages are expected at 3.24. The delivery will start 20 minutes late. ADP is improving !
A few shots while waiting.
It is time to walk to Terminal 2A.
To be continued…
Toulouse - TLS
Paris - CDG
We arrived on time.
The crew did the job.
Being 2 in a row of 3 makes the flight much more comfortable.
TLS is a pleasant place to be as the staff attitude has improved.
The long lasting wait for the luggages in CDG is a really shame for one of the world major airports.
Thanks for reading this first experience in English. Hope no one is hurt ;)
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