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.

Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa A321 retro jet. The livery was used before on Convair 440 Metropolitan in the 1950s.

Lufthansa A321

The world of Lufthansa.

Lufthansa

Big birds at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) control tower.

Frankfurt Airport

Terminal 1 A Gates.

Frankfurt Airport

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.

Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa A330 parked in front of brand new gates (not operational yet).

Frankfurt Airport

Our United Boeing 777-200 N780UA already at the gate Z25.

Frankfurt Airport

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.

Frankfurt Airport

More Lufthansa tails.

Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa A340-600 landing on an active runway.

Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 taxiing for takeoff.

Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa A321 leaving the terminal area.

Frankfurt Airport

Takeoff from Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Takeoff from Frankfurt Airport runway 25C.

Climbing over the English Channel.

United B777

A quick snack as we reach cruising altitude.

United B777
United B777

Atlantic cruise

Cabin atmosphere.

United B777

The lunch is served.

United B777

Monitoring the crossing.

United B777

Approaching the Canadian coast.

United B777
United B777

Overflying Newfoundland.

United B777

Over the border of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Petitcodiac River winds towards the city of Moncton.

Canada

Saint John Airport (YSJ)

Canada

Over Maryland.

United B777

Slowly descending towards Washington, DC.

United B777
United B777

Landing at Washington-Dulles (IAD)

Landing at Washington-Dulles (IAD) on runway 19L.

Disembarking the airplane with a view of United Boeing 767.

Washington-Dulles

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.

Washington-Dulles

United tails at midfield terminal.

Washington-Dulles

European fleet at Washington-Dulles (IAD).

Washington-Dulles

More carriers from abroad.

Washington-Dulles

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.

Washington-Dulles