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Upcoming Scandinavia Trip - Lots Of Questions  
User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1992 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Hello all:

This November I've got a six-day trip to Scandinavia set up. My itinerary is as follows:

ORD-LHR on American
LHR-CPH on British Airways
**two nights in Copenhagen**
CPH-HEL on Finnair
**one night in Helsinki**
HEL-ARN on Finnair
**two nights in Stockholm**
ARN-CPH on SAS
CPH-LHR on British Airways
LHR-ORD on American

I've wanted to see Scandinavia for a long time so I'm understandably very excited about this trip. Originally I was just going to Copenhagen but I couldn't resist the lure of visiting Sweden and Finland (and their respective capital airports) as well.

A few questions...
1.) I booked most of my flights through American Airlines' website and didn't receive seat assignments for any of them except the ORD-LHR and return segments (which makes sense since those are flown on AA metal.) BA and Finnair are oneworld carriers, so can I obtain seat assignments by calling them, or do they follow the very annoying European model of not assigning seats until the day of departure?

2.) I booked the ARN-CPH segment through flysas.com. I didn't see any way to select a seat there either. Can I call SAS to confirm a seat, or will I have to wait until I check in at Arlanda?

3.) The Finnair CPH-HEL flight is an A320 and HEL-ARN is an E170, but SAS didn't list equipment on my itinerary. What equipment typically flies ARN-CPH?

4.) I've flown British Airways shorthaul before so I know what to expect for LHR-CPH and back, but what kind of on-board service can I expect from Finnair and SAS? All three inter-Scandinavia flights are morning flights... will there be any sort of breakfast service in coach?

5.) For viewing, I expect CPH will have the most diverse traffic, but I've also heard viewing from the terminal isn't very good. What about ARN and HEL?

As I said, I'm very excited about this trip and I plan to take a ton of pictures. Whatever advice and answers you all can offer are much appreciated!

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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2520 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5118 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
but what kind of on-board service can I expect from Finnair and SAS?

The nordic countries are great destinations this time of the year.

I just fkew Finnair in the last 2 weeks.. LHR-HEL and back. I really quite liked it.

I undertand that SAS onboard service is really quite minimal now. Quite the contrary on AY
Link to my trip report (with photos). http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/84380/

[Edited 2006-08-27 19:21:51]

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Perhaps to take the train to Malmo from Copenhagen, then see the turning torso and return, railway bridge is located next to CPH.

User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
2.) I booked the ARN-CPH segment through flysas.com. I didn't see any way to select a seat there either. Can I call SAS to confirm a seat, or will I have to wait until I check in at Arlanda?

If I remember right, only Business Class seating is selectable online. Call the US number, and see if they can assign you one.



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3930 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
5.) For viewing, I expect CPH will have the most diverse traffic, but I've also heard viewing from the terminal isn't very good. What about ARN and HEL?

At HEL if you are airside in the terminal you can walk the whole length of it and their are windows all the way. Good viewing.
At ARN you arrive at T2 which has large windows in the airside area, but you can only see the freight ramp from there. But once through security turn left and walk towards T4 and T5. It is indoors all the way. Walk down to T3 which has good viewing, and stop in Sky City which has huge windows out onto the ramp with cafes and restaurants (and McDonalds) with good views.
When you leave on SAS from T5, once through security you can walk the whole length of T5 all three fingers and all with windows.


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

As an aside, Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes usually claim that Iceland and Finland are Nordic, but NOT Scandinavian. The reasoning for this seems murky to me, as an outsider, but just letting you know...

User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
The nordic countries are great destinations this time of the year

Really....in November...? Isn't it already miserable with darkness and possible wet snow especially in Helsinki at that time?

CPH terminal is great in my mind.


User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Just to add- be aware that this part of the world is quite expensive. Seeing the Turning Torso is ok in Malmo, but the train ride over and back from Copenhagen is about $35 (though that is from the Swedish side- may be slightly different from the Danish side) and the TT is a residential building- you cannot enter it at all. Sure its an interesting piece of architecture, but if you have a short time in Copenhagen, then see Copenhagen which is far more exciting than Malmo.

SK- CPH-ARN is a very short flight- 45 minutes flight time. SK have really cut back the service lately so dont expect anything but Buy on Board. May want to get to the airport a little earlier than usual too- CPH is insanity for early morning flights.

Itll be dark and slushy, especially in Copenhagen, but if you are coming from Chicago, then its not like it isnt something you havent experienced before!



Hang on tightly, Let go lightly
User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
BA and Finnair are oneworld carriers, so can I obtain seat assignments by calling them, or do they follow the very annoying European model of not assigning seats until the day of departure?

Call AY, they should be able to give you a seat assignment already now.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
5.) For viewing, I expect CPH will have the most diverse traffic, but I've also heard viewing from the terminal isn't very good. What about ARN and HEL?



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 4):
At HEL if you are airside in the terminal you can walk the whole length of it and their are windows all the way. Good viewing.

At HEL, there is a cafe and restaurant called Fly Inn on land side just above the airside of Schengen terminal. You can see the inside of the terminal and -- most importantly -- watch almost the whole of runways 1 and 3 with around 90 % of departing and arriving traffic. You can access the cafe/restaurant with an escalator from departure hall 3 right next to KLM check-in desks. It's the light blue restaurant area above gate 27 in this map:
http://www.helsinki-vantaa.fi/files/...ionalFlights_T2_service_FinEng.pdf

Have a nice time in Helsinki and at HEL!  Smile



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlinePalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1194 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

Landside views from any of the terminals at CPH are practically non-existent. Don't even bother to go to the terminal for spotting or pics. Moreover, there are few shops or food places landside either. Everything is airside.

If you have time, go to the Flyvergrillen - which seems to be an official viewing area at CPH. If you get the free bus to the Domestic Terminal and walk from there, it's about a 25 min walk. There is a CPH spotters website which will give you lots of good info about spotting at CPH.

I've just returned from CPH this evening. Traffic over the weekend was not busy - but certainly steady.

Highlight was the seeing the new SAS retrojet A319 - both on Sat and Sun.

Depending on how long you are in CPH, you should expect to see a large proportion of the SAS longhaul fleet, many of their A321s, heaps of their MD-80s. The Dash 8 -400s of Scandinavian Commuter are extremely frequent.

Other visitors to CPH this past weekend included Blue1 Avro jets, Icelandair 757-300/200, Icelandair Express MD-90, numerous Sterling B737-800s, Flynordic MD-80, PIA A310, Iran Air B747-200, Thai 747-400.

Have fun!



Eastern - Number One To The Sun
User currently offlineChalliday From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4855 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
1.) I booked most of my flights through American Airlines' website and didn't receive seat assignments for any of them except the ORD-LHR and return segments (which makes sense since those are flown on AA metal.) BA and Finnair are oneworld carriers, so can I obtain seat assignments by calling them, or do they follow the very annoying European model of not assigning seats until the day of departure?

Calling AA, BA, or AY Should be your easist option for getting a seat pre-booked. Or, checking in online. Other wise BA and AY will not pre book your seat.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
3.) The Finnair CPH-HEL flight is an A320 and HEL-ARN is an E170

AY a/c are very pleasent to fly in. I only last week flew an a320 and an a321 AY HEL to LHR return.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
4.) I've flown British Airways shorthaul before so I know what to expect for LHR-CPH and back, but what kind of on-board service can I expect from Finnair and SAS? All three inter-Scandinavia flights are morning flights... will there be any sort of breakfast service in coach?

Again flew AY last week. Happy crew, hot meal, bit of telly (with subtitles, no head phones), good leg room. In fact for the two and a half hour flight couldn't find anything to fault them. Even on a short hop with AY you should get something. They don't operate a LCC style service in coach.


User currently offlineMRURUN From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4855 times:

HEL will be slushy too at that time of year, absolutely great viewing from the airside, particularly with those MD-11's about. Might spot a few Tups as well. I found HEL less expensiven than ARN although CPH isnt too bad either. AY have a truly great on board product, they have a well deserved reputation. I doubt that SAS will provide much outside of their BOB product.

Personally, I found HEL to be diverse in terms of aircraft, although CPH will have a more diverse choice of airlines. (Mind you, coming from HEL, you'll have had your fill of MD's)

BA will NOT pre-assign in Euro Traveller, EXCEPT if you are a top tier OW (BA GOLD equiv) card holder, holding a fully changeable Y tix. Same with AY, I cant comment on SAS in that regard. However, what you can do is ring BA in the US and ask them if they can see your AA flt and then request your seat from there, its not gnteed but may be worth a shot.
You may also be able to checkin online, 24 hours prior to your BA flight, however, sometimes this doesnt work if you've been ticekted on AA stock (001).


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4847 times:
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SAS serves a complimentary breakfast in Y on international flights before 9am (I was served that on OSL-CPH some weeks ago, it was tasty - selection of fresh warm bread, cheese, coldcuts, marmelade, yoghurt, orange juice and coffee/tea), after 9am they sell food and drinks - but coffee and tea is free all day.

I have always been able to select my seat on SAS when checking in online 22 hours before departure on domestic and international flights.

Norway, Sweden and Denmark are physically situated on the Scandinavian peninsula, while Finland is on the "mainland" and Iceland is an island. But toghether they are "Norden" - the North.

 Smile



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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
Can I call SAS to confirm a seat, or will I have to wait until I check in at Arlanda?

I believe your best option is to check in online on the day before the flight.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
What equipment typically flies ARN-CPH?

MD80, B736, B738, A321.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):
For viewing, I expect CPH will have the most diverse traffic, but I've also heard viewing from the terminal isn't very good. What about ARN and HEL?

When you're flying from ARN, you will use terminal 5. Your flight will probably depart from a gate between 1-10. Go to gate 10 and go upstairs. That's one of the best places inside the terminal for viewing airplanes.

The sun only rises at around 8:00-8:30 AM (depending on if you're coming in the beginning or end of November), so if your flight is before that time, you won't see much.

Terminal 5 in the morning in November has a lot of the major European carriers, plus several Scandinavian charter carriers, plus TG and CO. There's usually more variation around 2-3 PM.

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 5):
As an aside, Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes usually claim that Iceland and Finland are Nordic, but NOT Scandinavian. The reasoning for this seems murky to me, as an outsider, but just letting you know...

Americans usually claim that Washington, and not New York, is the capital of the USA. That seems strange to me...

Seriously, Scandinavia is the name of the peninsula where Norway and Sweden are located today. The southern part of Sweden used to belong to Denmark a few hundred years ago, so historically speaking Denmark also had a part of the Scandinavian peninsula and is considered a part of Scandinavia. But to say that Finland is a part of Scandinavia, is like saying that Texas is an island in the Carribean.



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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4786 times:

However, the fact remains that many Finns claim to be Scandinavian, regardless of the geographic facts, the Icelandic to a lesser extent (although their ethnic claim is much stronger, unlike the Finns). While some Texans might believe that Texas is its own country in the middle of the Carribean, and that New York is the capital of the US that still doesn't explain the discrepancy between what the Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and then the Finns and Icelandic say about themselves.

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 12):
but coffee and tea is free all day.

I had to pay 15 kronor when I flew TLL-ARN for a coffee  faint  but it is was great coffee! Estonia=almost Nordic country.

Sukhoi


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 14):
However, the fact remains that many Finns claim to be Scandinavian, regardless of the geographic facts, the Icelandic to a lesser extent (although their ethnic claim is much stronger, unlike the Finns).

Scandinavia is Denmark, Norway and Sweden and together with Iceland and Finland it´s Norden, The Nordic. I´m 100% sure that they learnt that in school in Finland too. There is a minority population in Finland that have Swedish as there mother tongue and the population of Finland where forced to learn Swedish at school until recently. Street names in many cities have both Swedish and Finnish names like the airports in Finland have signs in three languages.

Sukhoi


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Reallllly? Icelandair doesn't seem so sure about Finland- http://www.icelandair.com/home/destinations/flights-to-helsinki/

Wikipedia has coverage about this semantic controversy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia

You can do any web search and come up with lots of indiginous websites touting both Iceland and Finland as being in Scandinavia, whether on the peninsula or not.

Anyway, JSNWW81 will have a lovely time not matter where he technically is going!


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4707 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Thread starter):

5.) For viewing, I expect CPH will have the most diverse traffic, but I've also heard viewing from the terminal isn't very good. What about ARN and HEL?

To add to what others have said, HEL offers an observation deck of sorts above the gate area that has some pretty great views...plus, you can get to it even if you aren't going through security, as it's accessed by a stairway that goes over security/the main gates. Pretty cool.

Too bad you're only getting one night in HEL, it's a really great city.



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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1992 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4701 times:

Thanks to all of you so far, and sorry for starting a debate about what is - and what isn't - part of Scandinavia!

Quoting RedChili (Reply 13):
The sun only rises at around 8:00-8:30 AM (depending on if you're coming in the beginning or end of November), so if your flight is before that time, you won't see much.

Fortunately, my earliest flight is at 9:30am, so everything will be flown during daylight. I don't know if the weather will cooperate, but hopefully I'll be able to see some of Sweden/Finland and the Baltic Sea from the air.

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 12):
I have always been able to select my seat on SAS when checking in online 22 hours before departure on domestic and international flights.

Yes, I think this will be my option too. I called SAS today and they said that Stockholm-Copenhagen flights don't begin assigning seats until the day before departure (unless you're in business class.) I haven't picked my hotel just yet, but hopefully it'll have an internet kiosk so I can get my seat the day before. If not, I can always find an internet cafe.

I'm rooting for an A321 on the ARN-CPH route... I've flown MD80s plenty of times, but never on a "stretch" A320.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 9):
If you have time, go to the Flyvergrillen - which seems to be an official viewing area at CPH. If you get the free bus to the Domestic Terminal and walk from there, it's about a 25 min walk. There is a CPH spotters website which will give you lots of good info about spotting at CPH.

I have heard about the Flyvergrillen and was planning to stroll over there, probably the morning that I arrive (I'll be fighting jetlag after my redeye to LHR, so the cold morning air should help wake me up!) Do you have the URL for the CPH spotters' website?

A few new questions:
-- I can't pick my seats yet (except on Finnair which was able to assign them to me), but which side of the aircraft should I try to sit on. I'm hoping to have good views during landing at CPH, HEL and ARN, but I wasn't sure which direction winds typically blow from and from which direction we'll approach each airport.

-- I'm flying from ARN to CPH on a Monday morning, arriving at 11:25am. My outbound flight to LHR (connecting onward to Chicago) is at 1:30pm. Since I have bought two different sets of tickets, I'll have to claim my luggage at CPH, exit the secure area, and re-check my bags with British Airways. Is two hours enough time?

-- Are all three nations (Denmark, Sweden, Finland) outside of the Schengen treaty area? I'm hoping to get lots of new stamps in my passport, but I wasn't sure who is and isn't Schengen up in that neck of the woods.

Thanks again for all your advice!


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4665 times:

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 5):
As an aside, Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes usually claim that Iceland and Finland are Nordic, but NOT Scandinavian. The reasoning for this seems murky to me, as an outsider, but just letting you know...

What CRJ-900 already said and I'll also add that the Finnish language has pretty much no similarities to Norwegian, Swedish and Danish (which are quite similar to one another). I can't speak for Iceland though.

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 19):
Are all three nations (Denmark, Sweden, Finland) outside of the Schengen treaty area? I'm hoping to get lots of new stamps in my passport, but I wasn't sure who is and isn't Schengen up in that neck of the woods.

You will get a stamp in CPH, not sure about entering Finland from Denmark, but I know entering Sweden from Denmark you won't even go through a checkpoint. Basically you'll get one stamp that's good for Denmark, Sweden and Norway I believe.

Another note, prepare yourself to see the finest women Europe has to offer. When you get back to the US you probably will be turned off American women for quite a while. They don't hold a candle to Scandinavian women, not even close. Big grin

Kris



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User currently offlinePalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1194 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

For CPH spotting - try http://cphaviation.homepage.dk/

Cheers



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User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 11):
HEL will be slushy too at that time of year, absolutely great viewing from the airside, particularly with those MD-11's about. Might spot a few Tups as well.

Tupolevs are becoming very rare at HEL, too, since after starting code-sharing with AY both Pulkovo from LED and Aeroflot from SVO have to use western aircraft on the code-share routes.

Then again Severstal Aircompany flies a Yakovlev Yak-40 from PES (Petrozavodsk, Russia) to HEL on Mon, Wed and Fri arrivint at 1.30 pm, departing at 2.30 pm.

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 11):
Mind you, coming from HEL, you'll have had your fill of MD's

AY does not fly any MD80/90s anymore, only Blue1 in Finland has them (3 of them, I think).

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 19):
Are all three nations (Denmark, Sweden, Finland) outside of the Schengen treaty area? I'm hoping to get lots of new stamps in my passport, but I wasn't sure who is and isn't Schengen up in that neck of the woods.

All of those countries are INSIDE the Schengen area so there is no passport control while flying between them. If they don't stamp you (which they should, since you are not a Schengen citizen) when you land at Denmark from the US, just ASK to get your passport stamped. I've done that at AMS and they are happy to do it. Big grin



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

Quoting MRURUN (Reply 11):
Same with AY

AY should be able to assign seats nowadays.



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3930 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 19):
Are all three nations (Denmark, Sweden, Finland) outside of the Schengen treaty area? I'm hoping to get lots of new stamps in my passport, but I wasn't sure who is and isn't Schengen up in that neck of the woods.

When you enter and leave CPH you will go through passport control. The rest of your trip you will not see a passport officer. In fact travelling HEL-ARN on AY recently I did not even show my passport to anyone, not even the AY staff.
Arriving in CPH and HEL the best viewing is to stay in the terminal before you go out through security. At ARN you arrive in T2 which is not so good because its viewing windows point the wrong way, but on dep go airside as soon as possible and you have lots of space.
If you want to stay in ARN on arrival try walking to T5 and going upstairs to the cafe. You can see quite a lot from here.
I was trying to decide which side of the aircraft to sit for an ARN arrival, but there is no real pattern. On balance, try the left hand side. If you land on 26 you will taxi past the whole airport going to T2.


25 Bennett123 : At ARN, there are also some interesting views of Skyways F50 and the Cargo area from near T3.
26 Post contains images DABZF : They use mix of A321 and MD80/2 and throw in a B736 occasionally. As a Finn living in Scandinavia I can confirm this. Finland is part of Nordic count
27 Dstc47 : There is a good aviation museum at Helsinki airport. Not sure if it will be open when you will visit but it is worth checking that out. Downside it is
28 Post contains links DABZF : http://www.suomenilmailumuseo.fi/en/index.html You can take the bus 615T or 615N for few stops from the terminal to get there! Should be open everyda
29 ChrisH : Denmark is not connected to the peninsula. Finns do not call themselves scandinavians, at least i never heard it, and I'm half finnish.
30 MRURUN : WOW, was there in January, and AY wouldnt assign for me! I'd love to have seen a YAK, might be worth another trip!! Do Aero fly the MD80's, I meant t
31 Post contains links UpperDeck79 : Nope, they went to AY's LCC in Sweden, Flynordic: http://www.flynordic.com/menu/aboutflynordic/ourfleet.htm Aero flies ATR-72s: http://www.aeroairlin
32 Post contains images 797charter : Ooh, - is that so, - new to me Ooh, - is that so, - new to me Well yes if you prefer 2-10 degrees centigrade, a lot wind, and a lot of rain - then it
33 Flyboy_se : on the ARN-CPH sector following flights are operated by teh A321 during the weekdays SK401,SK403,SK405,SK407,Sk409,SK413 the rest is operated by the M
34 RedChili : I know that you can find plenty of web sites which would put Finland in Scandinavia, but to get the true story, you should actually get it from the S
35 Post contains links Mika : But then Airside viewing is pretty good (at least to my standards). I took the below photo from the lounge at second floor at CPH. There is plenty of
36 Post contains images Andaman : Could be the WORST month to visit Nordic countries, talking about he weather I hope you visit here in summer too, very different then. Still all (pra
37 Prebennorholm : Afay, you are right. But there is also confusion about that in the Nordic countries, and in Scandinavia. "Scandinavia" is originally the geografic na
38 Post contains images Jsnww81 : Thanks again for all your replies! This is why I love Airliners.net. Keep 'em coming! Do you think SAS will do this for me, even though the tickets ar
39 Afay1 : Thanks! That was how I understood it; there are of course long-standing cultural and political implications to the application of geographic and lingu
40 Post contains images Summa767 : Actually, I misundertood the time to visit. I am now a fan of visiting thr Nordic countries in the Summer, but I am not sure if I would draw up the c
41 PWM2TXLHopper : Norway doesn't just "take the cake" so to speak, but instead bends you over and downright rapes you when it comes to your wallet. When I was making a
42 Post contains images UpperDeck79 : I had this same experience... Was there something wrong in our books? (Where did you go to school, by the way?) True. But wouldn't it be funny that S
43 Joni : As some posters have commented, Scandinavia is the peninsula that contains Sweden and Norway today. In this sense, Denmark wouldn't be a part of Scan
44 WSOY : I beg to differ. If you were flown around blindfolded, and then jumped with a parachute on the soil of any of those countries, I am certain 99% would
45 MMEPHX : Flew BHX-CPH on SAS a couple of weeks ago. Impressed with the service. A Q400, haven't had the opportunity on one of those beauties for a while. A mid
46 Jsnww81 : Thanks for the recommendation. I haven't booked any of my hotels yet - I generally go for the two- or three-star range (I'm not too fancy, especially
47 Post contains links Afay1 : Here are some Copenhagen pics if u are interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashfay/sets/72157594211093965/ (the first 2-3 are from approach to ZRH
48 Joni : Hi WSOY, I didn't mean that Finland would be culturally closer to Germany than Sweden, but that Finland is closer to Germany than Sweden is.
49 DYflyer : I guess one reason for Denmark being part of Scandinavia despite not being on the peninsula could be that we had a union for more than 400 years.
50 Post contains images Prebennorholm : Right, but after all CPH is on an island only ten miles away from the Scandinavian peninsula. BTW, I have heard that the largest Swedish city (or was
51 WSOY : No moro Joni, I'm beginning to question your mapreading skills ever so slightly - sorry. If you mean that the Baltic States (Estonia etc) linked Finl
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