Checking in at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Terminal 1 is the home of Lufthansa and the Star Alliance airlines, in our case United Airlines. We are directed towards the Z Gates — a level above of Concourse A used for Non-Schengen passport control.
Lufthansa A321 retro jet. The livery was used before on Convair 440 Metropolitan in the 1950s.
The world of Lufthansa.
Big birds at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) control tower.
Terminal 1 A Gates.
Terminal 1 ready for expansion. Pier A-Plus was opened in 2012 as an westward expansion of Terminal 1. It provides more stands for wide-body aircraft like the Airbus A380.
Lufthansa A330 parked in front of brand new gates (not operational yet).
Our United Boeing 777-200 N780UA already at the gate Z25.
United Boeing 767 taxiing for departure and still wearing an old United livery. In the background US Airways Boeing 767 just landed coming from the States.
More Lufthansa tails.
Lufthansa A340-600 landing on an active runway.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 taxiing for takeoff.
Lufthansa A321 leaving the terminal area.
Takeoff from Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Takeoff from Frankfurt Airport runway 25C.
Climbing over the English Channel.
A quick snack as we reach cruising altitude.
The lunch is served.
Monitoring the crossing.
Approaching the Canadian coast.
Over the border of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Petitcodiac River winds towards the city of Moncton.
Saint John Airport (YSJ)
Slowly descending towards Washington, DC.
Landing at Washington-Dulles (IAD)
Landing at Washington-Dulles (IAD) on runway 19L.
Disembarking the airplane with a view of United Boeing 767.
The airport’s terminal complex consists of a main terminal and two midfield terminal buildings.
Dulles is one of the few remaining airports to use the mobile lounge for boarding and disembarkation from aircraft. Strange thing and it was a privilege to use it as it is gradually phased out. That’s why all these terminal photos are smudged a bit, as they were taken aboard one of the “people movers” as they called it.
United tails at midfield terminal.
European fleet at Washington-Dulles (IAD).
More carriers from abroad.
Located 26 miles west of the central business district of Washington D.C. in Chantilly, Virginia, Washington Dulles (IAD) is named after John Foster Dulles, who was Secretary of State under President Eisenhower. The main terminal was designed in 1958 by famed Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and it is highly regarded for its graceful beauty, suggestive of flight.