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Monday, September 21, 2015

Barcelona-Lisboa with Portugalia Airlines

September 2015

Lately, I've been flying a lot on this small airplane - the Embraer 145. From a passenger point of view, the Embraer 145 is a nice airplane if the flight time does not extend too much. For a 1:40 flight like this one, it's still OK. The small bins of this Embraer mean that many cabin trolleys don't fit inside them and have to go as carry on baggage in the bulk with a "Delivery at Aircraft" tag.

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Barcelona-Lisboa

We departed with a clear day, providing a great view over El Prat airport after the typical sharp left turn when departing from runway 25L.

Barcelona Airport


And now, some Spanish landscapes after reaching cruise altitude...



Halfway to Lisbon, it's usual to pass abeam Madrid Barajas airport.

Such a huge airport!

Madrid

Still on our way

And the final approach over beautiful Lisboa...

Montijo Air Base and 'Vasco da Gama' Bridge




Runway 03 in sight

'Cristo Rei'

'25 de Abril' Bridge

After landing, and on our way to the parking ramp, a nice view of one of TAP's flagships.

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And finally, a beautiful Falcon 7X which unfortunately recently had a ramp incident, in Lisbon Airport.

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