I have found one of the most epicness spotting place on the world on the Instagram profile jal_kana (aviation spotter from Taipei region) in March 2019 and I have decided to the visit this place. My goal destination was Songshan Airport in the heart of the Taipei. Unfortunately I couldn’t reach TSA airport direct from the Europe. Songshan Airport is used only for domestic flights and regional international routes (Japan, China, etc). International long haul flights are operated at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) near Taipei.
Photos from INSTAGRAM: Jal_kana (TPE and TSA Airport spotting)
Carriers and Airports
I have decided for flights with KLM and Air France from Munich for 2 reasons. First reason was a price. I’m based in Prague but the tickets from Prague Airport were too much expensive around 50% more than flights from Munich. Second reason was a carrier. I could choose between flights with KLM + Air France or Air China. I have decided for the KLM + Air France because Air China offered flights only with a long transfer time in Beijing.
I choose Eurolines for my first part of the trip from Prague to Munich. One way ticket from Prague ÚAN Florenc was less than 20 EUR.
Prague bus station, ÚAN Florenc
Munich Airport, Terminal 2
Flight from MUC to AMS was scheduled on the afternoon so I had some time for exploring. I visited observation deck at Terminal 2 with a extraordinary sight on the apron.
My luggage with everything what I need for my trip (camera, battery, chargers, clothes, etc). Bag is in a onboard size and on the side i had mount small travel tripod.
My flight KL 1798 to Amsterdam was scheduled at 5:50 p.m.
KLM and Air France are sending boarding pass via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter and of course by the e-mail.
Gate D11 for the flight KL1798 to AMS
Waiting for the plane
The flight KL 1798 was operated by Boeing 737-800 (PH-BCG).
Row 28 in the back part of the plane
— VIDEO – FULL FLIGHT KL 1798 —
FULL Flight video MUC – AMS
My beast before departure with me on board. Thank you for the photo Radim Hardaway!
Lufthansa, Airbus A350-900
Lufthansa, Airbus A321 (D-AIDE)
Lufthansa, Airbus A319 (D-AILW) in the new livery
Vista Jet, Bombardier Global 6000 (9H-VJO)
Take off from the Runway 08L
Onboard safety card – Boeing B737-800/900
Magazine Sky High (KLM) April 2019
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet
Tips… how to be fit during the flight
SKYTEAM routes map
“Tasty Blue” snack with a drink
Capturing the flight with a GoPro camera
Approach to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Landing at AMS on the runway 36R
Arrival before the sunset
Landed at AMS 19:21 (CET), flight time 1:09
Next flight KL 807, Taipei/Manila, Gate F9
KLM, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Kenya Airways, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, The Great Rift Valley, 5Y-KZA
First Dreamliner in the Kenya Airways fleet
KLM Asia, Boeing 777-200ER, PH-BQH, named: Hadrians Wall
“My” Boeing 777-300ER, PH-BVU, named: Grand Canyon National Park