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Guido Merkelbach

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First flights

Published December 18th, 2012

On Friday, Polish airline LOT started a series of first flights with their brand new aircraft, the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner". This widebody aircraft will soon be deployed on long haul flights. But for crew training and marketing purposes and to be able to sort out technical issues of this technically advanced aircraft close to the home base the airline uses the aircraft on several short haul flights within Europe within the next weeks. LOT started flying the aircraft commercially (meaning, with paying passengers) on Friday, December 14th, with a first flight to Prague. The photo here shows the aircraft taxiing at Warsaw after having just returned from the Prague flight. LOT will use the aircraft on several routes, among them to Prag, Munich, Hanover, Vienna, Frankfurt, Kiev, Budapest and Brussels.

Since I was going to visit friends in Munich for the weekend I figured I could use the opportunity and try to use the LOT flight and hope for a seat on the Dreamliner. Luckily, I managed and fl ...

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Off for training

Published November 20th, 2011

I am going back to FRA tonight for training. I will be back end of the week. I appreciate comments during my absence. I will answer any comments after my return.

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