Examining the new at AIX18 – Into Hamburg
- Other airports exist other than Heathrow
- Did I mention I hate suitcases? Off to Birmingham Airport
- FlyBe BE7109 Birmingham to Hamburg
- Into Hamburg
- The IBIS Budget St Pauli
- Aircraft Interiors Expo – A look back at the coverage
- The Crystal Cabin Awards 2018
- Back to Hamburg Airport
- FlyBe BE7110 Hamburg to Birmingham
- Home James
- Innovation is key. Also being prepared
I got off the plane – carrying the annoying suitcase (and by deity – it was annoying at this point), and got on the shuttle bus.
Thankfully, Hamburg Airport actually knows how to handle passengers, and had two buses on standby.
We had a bit of a wait on the way to the terminal – as the Emirates flight to Dubai had pushed back and was taxing by.
Once clear, our bus headed to the Non-Schengen Arrivals at Terminal 1.
With a short ride, arrivals was soon in sight.
Our bus parked at the Non-Schengen doors, where passengers were released.
Passport control was dealt with quickly, and as I had no luggage to pick up – I was through to the arrivals section pretty fast.
With me in arrivals, and the bag in one hell of a sorry state, I made my way to the S-Bahn and purchased 9am ticket for all day travel (as I intended to head to the Hauptbahnhof later to do a bit of snack shopping for the next few days (as well as having a dirty currywurst)… and also, the Airport and Hauptbahnhof are the only places guaranteed to be open on a Sunday).
I headed downstairs to the waiting train, and got on. Ticket in hand and in the flip-down seats, the train headed off into Central Hamburg
And this is an important thing when travelling in Hamburg or any city where there is no gated controlled to travel zones – please, please, please buy a ticket. On the train I was on – ticket inspectors boarded – and they were fining people left, right and centre who didn’t buy a ticket.
So do the right thing – pony up. It’s only 1) fair and 2) legal.
Meanwhile, the bag was looking… sorry for itself.
After reaching the central station, I swapped trains for the U-Bahn to St Pauli.
A few AIX shows have taught me to board the train at the back to get the optimal exit at St Pauli.
At St Pauli, I escaped and followed the throng of people to the exit.
Some were heading to the Dom fair – me? I was heading to my digs in St Pauli – The Ibis Budget.
Next: The IBIS Budget St Pauli.
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