welcome to this report. After few months this one is about to cover my returning flight from Amsterdam where I went for a few days trip with my girlfriend in September this year. To get to Amsterdam we flew with Czech Airlines in business class and you can find the report here:
I thought of writting returning flight report as well, but with having only few shots and nothing too exciting to write about I decided to stick with outbound flight report only. Now with no travels to report I think I can give it a go and post this report with a delay of some months.
We spent about 48 in Amsterdam and it was time to head back home. On flight to Amsterdam we got a bargain upgrade to business class, but only for one leg. This time we had to fly economy, but I was still looking forward to try Czech Airlines economy class.
We took a direct train from Amsterdam Centraal station to Schiphol airport. It only took about 20 minutes to get there. We arrived something over 3 hours before our scheduled departure, which was fine as I wanted to have look at Schiphol´s Panorama Terrace. Honestly said I was never able to watch widebodies from close distance - clearly because there is not a lot of this traffic anywhere close to where I live. This time I knew I was going to enjoy some beautiful views around the airport and thats how it really was.
After having a quick look around airport we arrived at the terrace and there were lots of beauties to see..
This A380 was one of the first to see
A330 is some kind of beautiful when this close
767 vs 737s
Always have to see MD11 when at AMS ..
.. as well as this Fokker on the roof
Fokker F70 cockpit. When entered this aircraft, there was some ATC playing. I initially thought if its not live ATC to what´s going on outside but unfortunately it wasn´t
Arkefly 767 pushing back
This one really made me impressed
Qatar 777 arrived from Doha
One of many blue 737s around
Time ran quickly and some two hours prior to our departure we went inside to get our boarding passes. I checked us in through mobile a day before just to get us window seats. I wanted to use check-in kiosks at the airport to print our boarding passes, but was unable to find any machine which we could use with CSA ticket. Then I found on the internet there is no way to check-in at kiosk at AMS. So we had to go to check-in desk to get our passes. Fortunately there were only 4 people ahead of us.
After that we returned to terrace for few more moments, but nothing interesting was happening around except of KLM B747 start-up close to us.
Check-in area. We headed to security some 80 minutes to departures, everything went quite quickly. I was off without any trouble, but for some reason people at security didn´t like something at my girlfriends bag so they inspected things she had with her for few minutes.
Gate B35 for us, let´s head there
SAS and Transavia Boeings as visible from airside
Portugalia Fokker 100, never seen that one before
Lufthansa´s nice 737 classic
At our gate
It just took few moments and this guy appeared on scene
Our A319 arrived just on time. Boarding started some 5 minutes earlier than planned. We were first economy passengers to get onboard with only 2 business pax boarding ahead of us.
When entering aircraft we were welcomed in czech and offered newspapers. I like CSA cabins, they feel modern and clean
View from my seat
Our aircraft was OK-NEO, Vueling A320 next to us
Legroom was some kind of painfull even for this short flight. That was probably the biggest disappointment of the evening. I´m far from tall but here I really wasn´t feeling comfortable. Can´t imagine flying this one somewhere like to Abu Dhabi for example..
Nice CSA cabin with also good load, maybe around 90%. It was monday evening flight
Swiss A321 parked next to us
Gate B35 after we pushed-back
When taxiing it was possible to see these guys in the distance
Cabin before take off
Take off video here. It was beautiful take off from RWY24 as few moments later we got above the clouds. It was a nice view to see. Also nice sounds of PTU when landing gear is going up
Above beautiful layer of clouds
En route to Prague
City down here is Utrecht I guess
CSA´s in-flight magazine
Few minutes after take off it got dark outside and there was nothing to watch. Onboard service started as well and I went for a beer which was very good. I don´t have very much to say about FAs as I simply don´t remember their work really well to be honest
Overally I felt well onboard except of the bad legroom. For the whole flight I read in-flight magazine, mainly an article about Munich where CSA wanted to get more passengers. Paradoxically they announced they are going to stop operating PRG-MUC route just about two months later..
As it was dark outside, there was really not anything to take pictures of. It didn´t take long and we gently landed on Prague RWY30.
Heading for our stand as Chariots of Fire were played in aircraft
And sadly this nice trip was all over…
We got away quickly enough to catch one of last busses to Prague center and then we continued to Brno on bus as well. We arrived home after midnight - although being tired, but really happy about our Amsterdam trip.
Amsterdam - AMS
Prague - PRG
Another enjoyable flight with Czech airlines. Although not a lot of nice words being said about them, I´m happy to fly them, for my purposes its more than enough. I like their cabin looks. Also FAs did their job. Catering was only basic, but I couldn´t ask for more on such a short flight.
Amsterdam airport was great - easy to reach and offers great spotting oportunities. Prague airport is one of my favourite but this time we left it as quickly as possible.
I´m feeling like next year we are definately going to fly CSA much more
1 LIKESLIKE TO THANK THE AUTHORTHANKS ! FLIGHT-REPORT LIKED
Flight-Report is a free website hosting more than 500 000 pictures and 17 000 reviews, without ads, this website can't exist. We understand that ads can be annoying, this is why we only display a maximum of 2 non-invasive ads per page.
To continue using Flight-Report, we invite you to add Flight-Report to your blocker's "white list".