Review of CSA flight Amsterdam Prague in Economy

Airline CSA
Flight OK 619
Class Economy
Seat 17F
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 23 Sep 13, 19:55
Arrival at 23 Sep 13, 21:20
OK 42 reviews
By 4082
Published on 12th December 2013
Dear flight-reporters,

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

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A330 is some kind of beautiful when this close

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767 vs 737s

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Always have to see MD11 when at AMS ..

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.. as well as this Fokker on the roof

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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

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Arkefly 767 pushing back

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This one really made me impressed

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Qatar 777 arrived from Doha

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One of many blue 737s around

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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.

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Gate B35 for us, let´s head there

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SAS and Transavia Boeings as visible from airside

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Portugalia Fokker 100, never seen that one before

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Lufthansa´s nice 737 classic

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Finnair A320

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At our gate

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It just took few moments and this guy appeared on scene

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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.

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When entering aircraft we were welcomed in czech and offered newspapers. I like CSA cabins, they feel modern and clean

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View from my seat

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Our aircraft was OK-NEO, Vueling A320 next to us

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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..

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Nice CSA cabin with also good load, maybe around 90%. It was monday evening flight

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Swiss A321 parked next to us

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Gate B35 after we pushed-back

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When taxiing it was possible to see these guys in the distance

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Cabin before take off

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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

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Above beautiful layer of clouds

En route to Prague

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City down here is Utrecht I guess

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CSA´s in-flight magazine

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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..

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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

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And sadly this nice trip was all over…

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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.
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Cabin crew7.0

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

Information on the route Amsterdam (AMS) Prague (PRG)

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