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GARUDA Business Class .:JAKARTA - GUANGZHOU:. Part 1

GARUDA Business Class .:JAKARTA - GUANGZHOU:. Part 1


Old Jan 12, 12, 8:55 am
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GARUDA Business Class .:JAKARTA - GUANGZHOU:. Part 1

A small group of golfers from Semarang Indonesia playing golf in Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Shenzen

GA231 - SRG - CGK 10/05/2010 A/C Reg: PK-GZI Boeing 737-400
GA898 - CGK - CAN 10/05/2010 A/C Reg: PK-GMH Boeing 737-800NG
GA899 - CAN - CGK 13/05/2010 A/C Reg: PK-GMI Boeing 737-800NG
GA232 - CGK - SRG 14/05/2010 A/C Reg: PK-GZO Boeing 737-400

Not much to report on short sector from Semarang to Jakarta, so I commence the report from Jakarta

ETD : 8:45 ETA: 14:30
Aircraft Registration: PK-GMH
Type: Boeing 737-800NG
Seat : 1F

On arrival from Semarang a representative from Garuda greeted us at T2F Garuda Domestic Terminal and led us to T2E Garuda International Terminal.

Our luggages are checked through from Semarang to Guangzhou, so we just need to collect our boarding passes that have been prepared by the friendly staff of GA.

check in Business Class counter di T2E:

While PK-GMH is being prepared, we enjoy a light breakfast at the lounge:

GA898 was on time, we were on board 15 minutes prior take off.

The seat pitch is roomy although it's not as roomy as GAruda's A330-200

A welcome message from the AVOD, Welcome to Seat 1F "Selamat Datang 1F"

While waiting for the ground clearance from dispatcher, we were served a special juice Martebe a mixture of Markisa (Passion Fruit) and Terong Belanda (Tamarillo), very rich of Vit A and C:

While enjoying the Martebe, we watched the big sister PK-GPI about to serve to HKG

Exactly at 8:47, PK GMH commanded by Captain Muhhamad was pushed back and headed to runway Two Five Romeo (25R), PK GMH taxied thru the new T3, at the end of the taxiway our First Officer informed us that GA898 was told to hold in position due to heavy traffic toward Guangzhou, approx 10 minutes. So they let PK-RME and PK-RMH on domestic flight to pass us.

Good bye Jakarta, a nice view of the wing from seat 1F:

The cruising started unfortunately no display of flight path, so I just watch my favourite show Just For Laughs GAGS:

There were some series of Just for Laugh GAGS, so should be enough for the whole journey to CAN.

Aigner's travel kits were distributed, including noise cancellation headset, to reduce the already-quiet 738 noise.

Some snack plus more Martebe juice:

Followed by luncheon

Here was the menu:

Cabin crews were busy serving Business class pax.

Rainy weather on approach, oh no... we really need a good weather to play golf...

We landed on runway Two Zero Right (20R) at ZGGG , Welcome to Guangzhou ! Nice touch down by Capt Muhhammad despite the weather:

We could see FedEx facility ctr, no so busy, but probably will be busy at night

After clearing immigration we were transported to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Zhongshan Xiaolan, here are some photos of Baiyun Airport including a photo of our aircraft that returned back to CGK

PK-GMH was taxiing on her preparation to fly back to WIII:

to be continued...
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Old Jan 12, 12, 3:45 pm
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Great TR, and Welcome to FlyerTalk! Thank you for all the pictures on an airline that's not often reported on.

Now to click over to Part Two...
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Thanks for the TR!
I hope to see much more on GA here.
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Good to see a report on Garuda!
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Old Mar 19, 12, 10:26 pm
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Good to see a report on Garuda!
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Old Mar 20, 12, 9:54 am
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Wow thanks for the rare insight to Garuda. I remember flying this airline decades ago and I'm glad to see its improvements!
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