Flew from Philadelphia to Frankfort, Germany.
For those who may want some additional information:
170MPH take-off speed
140MPH landing speed
594MPH cruising speed
39,000 cruising altitude
-76F outside temperature
At take-off, there were 61 tons of fuel on the plane (Airbus 340)
There arenít enough gates for the planes. So our plane was parked on the tarmac in a line of planes. There were two portable stairways used to deplane the passengers. Buses then took us to the terminal. Our next plane was at another terminal, so there was a long walk, immigration, and then going through security again. L
Flew from Frankfort, Germany, to Athens, Greece. Holland America Line (HAL) representatives met us (about 25 people from our cruise were on the plane), waited for our baggage, then took us on a bus to the pierís passenger terminal. We boarded the ship just in time for the life vest drill at the lifeboat stations. Some passengers were on a later flight and arrived at the ship one hour prior to leaving the pier. They did not receive their luggage until two days later, at Istanbul.
If people are on a HAL (Holland
America Line) excursion tour, the ship will wait. If people are
touring on their own, and are not back in time, the ship will leave.
The HAL tours are good about getting back to the ship on time. Mom
recalls only one time when a ship we were on had to wait for a tour
getting back late to the ship.
Slide show: http://www.kuhnfamily.com/pictures/Trips/Europe-2007/index.html