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The Quest For Gold: HEL-NRK/ARN-RIX-HEL  
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Posted (4 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10324 times:

Introduction

I never meant to write a TR about this small day trip to Sweden (have been posting many of those recently), but some people requested one so here goes.

The HEL-NRK (Norrköping, a Swedish city of around 85000 inhabitants located some 150 kilometers south of Stockholm) route was initially opened back in 2008 by the Danish airline Cimber Air who had a sort of a mini hub at NRK, offering flights to HEL, CPH and MUC. I flew this route back when it was opened - a very pleasant if heavily delayed short hop onboard a CRJ-200. The main purpose of this route was to act as a feeder to Finnair’s long haul routes - quite ironic considering Cimber’s history as a traditional feeder carrier for SAS flights at CPH. Anyway the route lasted less than a year until Cimber scaled down their operations at NRK -
today only the CPH route remains. Apparently the route did well enough to make Finncomm Airlines to consider reopening it a bit later, and at September 2009 they did just that - introducing six weekly flights onboard their ATR42-500s.

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of this route FC were offering tickets for only 1 EUR (well, with the various fees added it came to a total of 22 EUR, still a bargain) in September 2010 and somehow I found myself booking one for a Sunday midday flight.

I had some significant problems finding any flights back home from Sweden for a reasonable fare so I actually was almost ready to just throw away the FC ticket - after all it was a route and airport which I’d already flown before. This was until I realized that I was one segment short of Baltic Miles VIP (Gold) status plus a thousand miles short for an upgrade award - something which I’d definitely appreciate on my next weekend’s long MAD-RIX flight! So I decided to go forward with the trip after all, flying ARN-RIX-HEL on BT as the return segment which would yield the needed qualifying flight and the necessary miles. The fare was almost 100 EUR, some 30 EUR more than what is usual on this route, but luckily I still had one of my airBaltic VDB vouchers which I used to buy the ticket.

To connect the dots I booked the X2000 high speed train beween Norrköping and Stockholm C - I originally was going to go for a cheaper regional train as the X2000 fare was rather high, but magically it dropped to a more reasonable level a couple of days before departure so I snatched it to have some more time in Norrköping. Besides I’ve never been on that particular train type before so it would be a nice experience (well, not so, read on!). Economy class ticket cost around 32 EUR, 1st class was available for 7 EUR more but I decided it was not worth it for an hour’s ride - I’d rather spend that money on beer in the restaurant car!

Sunday 26.9.2010

I arrive to HEL T2 around 45 minutes before departure. Not many people around at noon on a Sunday, so security is rather effortless and I have enough time for a cup of coffee after successfully avoiding a girl offering me a free Amex Gold - I did get her chocolates though and tried talk her into giving me a free Platinum, now that would be totally worth it - but no dice!

Boarding is from the bus gate 21A and starts around 25 minutes before departure. 10 minutes to wait in the bus for a last minute pax as always (have I ever mentioned how I hate bus boardings for this particular reason?!) but in the end I count 17 pax in the bus and we set off. A short drive later we pull in front of the expected ATR-42. Today the honors will be served by Tango Alpha, FC’s first ATR delivered almost five years ago and one which I have flown three times previously so this will become my fourth ride with her.

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Observant readers will have noticed that contrary to my usual modus operandi I’m among the last pax to board - the reason for this is that I decided to earn some good karma and am carrying the heavy bags of an old lady with a crutch - all the other passengers and ground staff conveniently ignored her even though she clearly has some mobility problems. She’s very grateful, though - more on this later.

HEL - NRK
FC633
ATR-42 500 OH-ATA
Seat 9D
12.19 - 12.38

Free seating as always on FC’s own flights (as opposed to the “Operated for AY” ones) - so I grab 9D after stuffing the old lady’s rather heavy bags in the overhead bin - she takes 9A on the other side of the aisle. With the light load no problem getting a free seat next to me. The legroom is decent for the short hops these birds operate:

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The window is absolutely filthy, sorry for the substandard pics:

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The plane is freezingly cold, this must be its first sortie of the day after the cold night.

Flight time is announced as 1h20mins. Pushback is a minute early, under our own engine power as usually on these ATRs - going backwards on a plane is certainly a small novelty!

Right after engines are started the cockpit crew seems to turn on the heat to full blast, the heaters (not the personal air vents or gaspers like some Dutch people refer to them  ) start pouring out hot air and it soon becomes uncomfortably hot in the cabin - the air vents do not help as the air they spew out lukewarm air at best.

Taxi to 04R takes a while, but there’s no queue so we shoot to the skies barely using up any of the available runway. By the time we start our take off run the heater has been turned down and the air vents are actually producing cold air - a most welcome feeling!

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Somewhere over Korso a lefthand U-turn follows, pointing us towards the southwest. There are clouds everywhere so no views of the ground (apart from a small opening showing me a view of... Turku of all places!) until final approach to NRK.

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Service is cookie cutter FC one - a sandwich with coffee/tea/water or juice. The sandwich is otherwise good, but continuing with the temperature theme on this flight it is partly frozen - I honestly can’t tell whether the mystery meat inside is turkey or ham as it is still so frozen. I suspect the first, though. I guess they even catered the plane the previous night.

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Somewhere over Mariehamn the captain makes a short welcome speech, announcing that we should be landing in half an hour and that the weather in Norrköping is similar to Helsinki, overcast, light winds and eleven degrees.

Descent starts around an hour into the flight with the seat belt sign switched on five minutes later. Once we break the clouds we are already well into our finals with the large bay of Bråviken visible towards the north:

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Rather rural surroundings:

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Landing is on runway 27 after some 1h10mins of flight.

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That looks like a NextJet B1900:

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Many Swedish airport terminals are red - this one is refreshingly blue:

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I continue my task of earning good karma (comes handy if I want to misbehave later on!) and again carry the lady’s luggage out and help her with the walk towards the terminal building. Bye:

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Yes, they are everywhere - despite one of FR’s largest bases, Skavsta/NYO being less than 50 kilometers away they fly here as well:

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I chat with the lady and it turns out she’s a Finn married to a Swede and living in Nyköping. Her husband is here to pick her up so she offers me a ride somewhere, I gladly accept as that means I will gain some time over the bus service I was going to take.

She also offers me a copy of the New Testament wrapped in plastic (!), I try to explain that this is not really my thing and that my view of the world is vastly different, being of the atheistic kind but she doesn’t really grasp the concept and I don’t want to be rude so I grudgingly accept it...

At arrivals we meet his husband who only speaks Swedish - comes handy for practicing my rusty skills in that language and we hop on to their Volkswagen (not before I have to crack the obligatory joke about a Swede committing the unpatriotic act of not driving a Saab or a Volvo!  ) for the 10-minute ride to the city centre.

Norrköping

I get dropped off a block or so from the main street - bid adios and thanks to the kind people and set off for a short exploration of this very Swedish city:

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In addition to Stockholm and Göteborg, Norrköping is the third Swedish city to have trams:

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Is this the BA Galleries LHR T5 lounge?



The very impressive city hall:

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City hall from another perspective:

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The Motala Ström river:

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Cacti art:

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Judging from the thickness, quantity and smell of the foam in this fountain I think somebody pulled the good old “pour a bottle of dishwashing liquid in” prank last night:

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Too bad I don’t have that much time - this looks like a nice place to spend a few hours in. Far too soon I end up at the train station:

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Now in most of the towns around the world the quarters around the station tend to be somewhat... seedy or something, usually offering cheap pizza joints and the like. Well, not here in Norrköping, the station surroundings are much grander. Too bad as I was counting on finding a cheap place to eat here, but no dice. So I end up eating a rather horrible hamburger at the station cafe as I’m not sure if I have enough time to get back to the city for a bite.

Surprisingly the train is only four minutes late - there was an accident a few weeks back on this very same train just before this station where one crashed to a caterpillar (the piece of construction equipment, not the larva) and lately many trains have been delayed due to reduced speeds near the accident side.

Trains and more trains

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X2000 arriving from Copenhagen/Malmö:

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The train is packed - so after getting my e-ticket validated by a conductor I make a beeline for the restaurant car. While walking there I start feeling very nauseous and dizzy - apparently the train’s rocking and tilting motion (to achieve the high speed it tilts on curves) have this effect on me. I didn’t feel it when I was sitting down but while walking along the corridor it feels very bad. Is this a common phenomena on the X2000? I’ve never considered myself subjective to any kind of motion sickness, so this is really weird for me..

Even a beer at the restaurant car doesn’t cure all of the sickness even though it certainly helps  . The train makes only one stop at Södertälje - the station is very impressive being located high above the valley on top of a bridge. We reach Stockholm Central pretty much on time - right after stepping off the train I feel much better!

Stockholm Central today resembles Mordor Hauptbahnhof as there are masses of people everywhere and some unfinished construction around. My plan was to take one of the frequent buses to Arlanda to save some money, but when I see that an Arlanda Express train is about to leave in just a few minutes convenience and laziness win over and I splurge 25 EUR for the 20-minute ride, around twice as fast as the buses (and twice as expensive as well!).

I used to frequent these trains a couple of years ago - I don’t think they had this working area back then - complete with power sockets and invididual reading lights:

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Sitting sideways and watching the scenery whizzing past at 200km/h doesn’t make me nauseous at all.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport

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20 minutes later I step off at “Arlanda Norra” serving T5. Quickly upstairs, through security and to the Menzies lounge for some beer and snacks plus of course some great apron views:

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Nice to have some classics still around:

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Dedicated to all the a.net regulars from Baden-Württenberg:

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The winglets look actually quite huge on the -700 - is this the reason no -600 series have them?

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I check the inbound flight status from the RIX airport website - it departed eight minutes late so for once it looks like this flight is going to be on time - it is notorious for being delayed, including having me miss the very same connection the last time I took it: Blue1 In Sweden: HEL-ARN-KLR/OSK-ARN-RIX-HEL (by FlyingFinn76 Sep 10 2010 in Trip Reports)

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A few minutes before five I spot my plane arriving - it is the expected 737-300 (although the OLCI seatmap showed a F50, but then again this is my fifth time flying this route this year and I think only once the OLCI was correct - and it that particular case it really was a Fokker!).

I give it 15 minutes and head to the gate, have the friendly agent to change my seat for a proper window seat (interestingly enough I still had 11D assigned, only that it is an aisle seat on the Boeing and window on the Fokker...) - she changes it to 11F and says boarding should commence in 7 minutes. Just enough time to go a bit further for a plane shot and to check the registration:

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YL-BBL it is, my fourth flight on this particular plane, flew her last less than three weeks ago.

After I head back to the gate boarding starts right away.

ARN - RIX
BT108
B737-300 YL-BBL
Seat 11F
17.37 - 19.31

Load looks light judging from the low number of people in the gate area. Indeed boarding is completed very fast and in the end the load is only around 40% with one pax in business class. I recognize two out of the three female FAs on this flight - quite appropriate for the flight that should mint me gold  .

I liked the old logo on the engines more:

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This plane was previously with Ezy - you can still see some orange paint on the engine cowling:

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Flight time is announced as 50 minutes with pushback three minutes early.

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I’d like to fly a 767 with winglets - well maybe not this particular charter bird, though:

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AY retro A319 pushing back the same time:

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I’ll be flying on this flight up here in January - hope it will still be a 767:

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CA arriving:

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I didn’t know Air Sweden had Airbuses:

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A couple of minutes later we take off towards east from runway 08. The maintenance area/junkyard along this runway always has some interesting planes, this time there are Mad Dogs from Spanair and Alitalia among other ones:

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Bye ARN, see you in November:

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This flight is always good for some nice lighting effects since the sun is setting behind us and has already set in front of us:

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I decide to celebrate with a beer - while signing the credit card slip I notice the pen I’m handed is from a Finnish hotel chain. I comment about this and the FA answers “Yes, we have quite many destinations there.” - “Yes, I know, I know..”.

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It’s a very fast flight, the seat belt sign is switched back on some 35 minutes after take off and we commence our descent towards Riga.

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Before landing connecting gate information is read out - among the more logical VNO/HEL/TLV etc. there is also an announcement for SVG - looks like somebody is as crazy as me regarding routings  . Well, one should never underestimate the lure of cheap fares, I guess...

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Landing is on runway 36 after the promised 50 minutes of flight time.

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Reverse thrust:

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We stop next to a company 757 in front of the main pier (but not to a jetway) and walk a short while across the apron and up the stairs on a jetway.

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Riga Airport

I step into the B-pier as a fresh Gold Member (for a while I think about faking an overkill Dutch accent and eating flakes of my own skin but decide to leave that to Mike Myers) - somehow people fail to acknowledge my newly acquired status and nobody wants to kiss the ground I’m walking on nor touch me. Oh well, I guess I need to wait until the flights have posted for that...

The airport is completely packed - there are tons of people everywhere with lots of departing flights within the next hour or so. My next flight is already showing “Go to gate B11” but since that is a bus gate just downstairs from the lounge I decide to hit the lounge for a quick visit.

I tell the lounge attendant “This will probably be me shortest visit ever!” - “Oh, why?” - “Well, my flight is already showing go to gate so it should board in a few minutes - I’ll just have a quick drink!” - “Ok, welcome”. As a side note I’m starting to like the way BT has trained the lounge staff to stand up when a guest enters or leaves the lounge.

I have just enough time to grab some Russian mineral water, a glass of Tullamore Dew and a spinach pastry along with some quality reading material:

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Five minutes later the flight status changes to boarding, I say “I told you it would be fast. Goodbye, see you next Sunday” to the lounge attendant (she stands up again - I could get used to this treatment!) and head downstairs to the newly expanded bus gates area. The place is packed with seemingly full flights to HEL, LPP/KAO and AES leaving from the adjacent gates.

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While waiting for the second bus (the first one has already left) I notice a fellow Finn who is completely wasted with a half-full bottle of vodka on his hand. A gate agent is trying to determine whether he is fit to flight - which I very seriously doubt. He seems to be on the LPP/KAO flight, luckily. I comment to the foreigner in front of me who is looking at the whole ordeal with an expression of disbelief on his face: “Welcome to Finland! Your first time in the country?” - “Yes, is this sort of behaviour common?” - “Well yes, unfortunately it is. Get used to it!” I grin  .

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Soon the second bus arrives and we get whisked to the southern apron where another 733 is waiting. This one is YL-BBJ, another well-known friend for me, this will become my fifth flight with her.

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RIX - HEL
BT327
B737-300 YL-BBJ
Seat 4A
20.19 - 21.05

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Economy class appears to be completely full with the three rows of business class half full as well - I somehow suspect a few of these people are op-ups, though. Actually it would be nice to know how BT handles op-ups - since the flight manifest (or at least the BP’s do not) doesn’t list the pax status in any way. I tried asking this while discussing this matter the other day with some North Hub staff at HEL but they were reluctant to give me any details... Anyway with the heavy load boarding takes a while and we finally leave our parking position nine minutes after the scheduled departure time for a flight time of 40 minutes.

It has become completely dark and none of my photos come up any good so no photos. Not that there’s much to report either, a take off from 36, a calm flight with approach over Kirkkonummi and Espoo to land on runway 04L after 40 minutes or so in the air, followed by a lengthy taxi to the southern apron where this plane will be spending its night, deboarding to a bus and a short ride to T1.

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Conclusions

A perfectly enjoyable half of a Sunday, with a short visit to the very cosy city of Norrköping! I’m glad I scored a ride on the X2000 - even though that motion sickness part was a bit disturbing. Hopefully that was just a one off occurrence - I’m willing to give that train another try on a longer route.

FC provided a perfectly enjoyable flight on this rarer route. I’m still a bit baffled at why they chose NRK airport in particular (can you spell: “new route incentives”?) - the area has some other high profile airports as well, namely LPI and NYO. The latter one would’ve had the advantage of providing some feeder traffic to/from the FR base there - I for one would surely used the route for that particular purpose! Also only six weekly flights with rather awkward timings might be a bit too little for business travelers, but let’s see what happens. They’ve kept it running for a year already, so that’s quite an achievement.

BT was on time for a change, two nice short hops aboard 737s - not bad at all.

And finally, after the flight posts to my account I should finally have reached Gold status in BalticMiles - yay! That should come handy in some upcoming trips - especially the lounge access outside RIX perk.


The next weekend has me doing another weekend trip hopping across Europe with HEL-TXL-VCE/TSF-SOF-MAD-RIX-HEL as the itinerary.

Happy contrails!

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User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10149 times:

Thanks for posting FlyingFinn76. Enjoyable as always and congratulations on attaining Gold status.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The window is absolutely filthy, sorry for the substandard pics:

I hate to find this also when taking my seat at a window.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
While walking there I start feeling very nauseous and dizzy - apparently the train’s rocking and tilting motion (to achieve the high speed it tilts on curves) have this effect on me.

Yes. My girlfriend reports of this affecting her also when taking the Virgin Trains pendelino back to Scotland.




Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
despite one of FR’s largest bases, Skavsta/NYO being less than 50 kilometers away they fly here as well:

To date, the destination of my only FR flight (STN-NYO). Enjoyable trip to Karlstad to spectate on the World Rally Championship.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
This flight is always good for some nice lighting effects since the sun is setting behind us and has already set in front of us:

The Four photos following this text were amazing.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The next weekend has me doing another weekend trip hopping across Europe with HEL-TXL-VCE/TSF-SOF-MAD-RIX-HEL as the itinerary.

Nice itinerary. looking forward to the write up.


Thanks again for posting
Lee


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10050 times:

Hey, P.,

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

Dedicated to all the a.net regulars from Baden-Württenberg:

In my log for several times now!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

I never meant to write a TR about this small day trip to Sweden (have been posting many of those recently), but some people requested one so here goes.

Good to see you take you´re time to write that story down,
nice pictures, it never fails for me to follow you´re Scandinavian experiences.

Looking forward to the VCE ride, something to do for me also in a couple of weeks, you know,

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: Capital travel on schedule!.
User currently offlineDLBOIFIN From Finland, joined Jun 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9949 times:

Hi,

Nice report again! And congratulations for your new Gold-status, you really deserve it!

I have to say that all the small Swedish cities you've been recently traveling to look really nice compared to similar sized cities in Finland. There really is a striking difference between the two countries!

Looking forward to your next report!

DLBF


User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9575 times:

Hi FlyingFinn,

Another nice report from you, and congrats to your new Gold status with BT, not really surprising judging by the number of your reports here... The FinnComm flight was a real good bargain and the airline looks decent, save for the almost frozen sandwich part.

I liked the photos of Norrköping, even if the city seems very quiet and the streets rather empty.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
She also offers me a copy of the New Testament wrapped in plastic (!), I try to explain that this is not really my thing and that my view of the world is vastly different, being of the atheistic kind but she doesn’t really grasp the concept and I don’t want to be rude so I grudgingly accept it...

Lol. As I told you on FB, happened to me with a Kuran in Algeria. Accepted it without a fuss as it was a nice gift and souvenir.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The next weekend has me doing another weekend trip hopping across Europe with HEL-TXL-VCE/TSF-SOF-MAD-RIX-HEL as the itinerary

Probably exhausting, but a great itinerary nonetheless.

Regards
BrusselsSouth


User currently offlineAirEcosse From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9404 times:

Thanks FlyingFinn76!

Your trip reports are an absolute joy to read and greatly appreciated - keep them up.

AirEcosse.


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3282 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9242 times:

Congrats on getting gold! I think I'll be stuck on Silver with both BA and LH unless I win the lottery this weekend.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I splurge 25 EUR for the 20-minute ride, around twice as fast as the buses (and twice as expensive as well!).

I used to frequent these trains a couple of years ago - I don’t think they had this working area back then - complete with power sockets and invididual reading lights:

I guess with the extra 12.50 EUR, you get nicer fittings - the ARn Express looks nice! I took the X2000 from Gothenburg to Stockholm in August, and didn't notice the funny movement when walking around.

Looking forward to your next report.



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8885 times:

Hi all and thanks for the comments!

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 1):
Yes. My girlfriend reports of this affecting her also when taking the Virgin Trains
pendelino back to Scotland.

Interesting - I've covered a lot of miles on Pendolinos in Finland and never had anything like that happen. They don't tilt that much, at least on the Finnish tracks.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Dedicated to all the a.net regulars from Baden-Württenberg:
In my log for several times now!.

BW or the Germanwings plane?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Good to see you take you´re time to write that story down,

Well, you know it doesn't really take that long for me!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Looking forward to the VCE ride, something to do for me also in a couple of weeks, you know,

I'm actually rereading your report from last year to get an impression - that's what inspired me in the first place! Plus of course some cheap fares on Air Berlin...

Quoting DLBOIFIN (Reply 3):
I have to say that all the small Swedish cities you've been recently traveling to look really nice compared to similar sized cities in Finland. There really is a striking difference between the two countries!

Yeah, I guess the Swedes were already living in cities by the time we learned to build cottages on our fields. And of course no old buildings were blown up in any wars for the last several hundred years over there.

Quoting BrusselsSouth (Reply 4):
I liked the photos of Norrköping, even if the city seems very quiet and the streets rather empty.

Not a bad city. It was Sunday early afternoon, very quiet. I guess it would be somewhat livelier in the summer time. There were a bit more people around the main shopping area, but that wasn't very exciting so I didn't post any photos - you all know the Swedish chain stores I think!

Quoting AirEcosse (Reply 5):
Your trip reports are an absolute joy to read and greatly appreciated - keep them up.

Thank you, will try my best.


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8845 times:

Hi FlyingFinn,

Great report and pictures - very nice (half) day trip. Norrköping looks like a very nice city.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
10 minutes to wait in the bus for a last minute pax as always (have I ever mentioned how I hate bus boardings for this particular reason?!)

Yes, at least one pax always happens to be late.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Is this the BA Galleries LHR T5 lounge?

Amazing - I had thought these silly lamps were unique.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Dedicated to all the a.net regulars from Baden-Württenberg

Thanks - the bird is in my log as well. But at the moment it doesn't seem to be STR-based as ARN is only linked with CGN and SXF by 4U.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I recognize two out of the three female FAs on this flight - quite appropriate for the flight that should mint me gold

Nice - the next step should be that the FA's recognize you.  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
among the more logical VNO/HEL/TLV etc. there is also an announcement for SVG - looks like somebody is as crazy as me regarding routings .

Who knows - A.Netters are everywhere!

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8656 times:

Hi Flying FInn!

Another very nice report to a small town in Sweden with very nice pictures again! Norrkoping looks nice but a bi too quiet for my taste.

I thought cities in Finland looked very similiar ? I have only been to Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku so not too much to compare to.

Congratulations on your new status with AirBaltic, well deserved.

The777Man



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (4 years 21 hours ago) and read 8466 times:
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Hi P,

Another good read, and this seemingly more humerous than normal!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Economy class ticket cost around 32 EUR, 1st class was available for 7 EUR more but I decided it was not worth it for an hour’s ride - I’d rather spend that money on beer in the restaurant car!

- I trust 1st Class does not offer free beer?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The window is absolutely filthy, sorry for the substandard pics:

- Wow, that is dirty!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Is this the BA Galleries LHR T5 lounge?

- Looks like it, perhaps thats where BA sourced them?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
somehow people fail to acknowledge my newly acquired status and nobody wants to kiss the ground I’m walking on nor touch me.

- You'd at least expect some hot Air Baltic chick to give you a kiss or her phone number!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I notice a fellow Finn who is completely wasted with a half-full bottle of vodka on his hand. A gate agent is trying to determine whether he is fit to flight - which I very seriously doubt. He seems to be on the LPP/KAO flight, luckily. I comment to the foreigner in front of me who is looking at the whole ordeal with an expression of disbelief on his face: “Welcome to Finland! Your first time in the country?” - “Yes, is this sort of behaviour common?” - “Well yes, unfortunately it is. Get used to it!” I grin

- Most amusing P!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27027 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (4 years 21 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

Another enjoyable read. The seats on the first flight remind me a bit like those seen on some E Jets, very nice.

Nice to see some photos of NRK. Looks nice.

Congrats on your Gold !  

OA260


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6816 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 hours ago) and read 8320 times:

Hi FlyingFinn,

interesting report with nice pictures. Very good to get an impression of yet another Swedish city. And congratulations on obtaining Gold status.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’m among the last pax to board - the reason for this is that I decided to earn some good karma and am carrying the heavy bags of an old lady with a crutch - all the other passengers and ground staff conveniently ignored her even though she clearly has some mobility problems.
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I continue my task of earning good karma (comes handy if I want to misbehave later on!) and again carry the lady’s luggage out and help her with the walk towards the terminal building.

Good job!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I chat with the lady and it turns out she’s a Finn married to a Swede and living in Nyköping. Her husband is here to pick her up so she offers me a ride somewhere, I gladly accept as that means I will gain some time over the bus service I was going to take.

Nice!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
She also offers me a copy of the New Testament wrapped in plastic (!), I try to explain that this is not really my thing and that my view of the world is vastly different, being of the atheistic kind but she doesn’t really grasp the concept and I don’t want to be rude so I grudgingly accept it...

Sometimes you simply have to accept a present to make someone happy.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
CA arriving:

Interesting to see that they still use the 772 to ARN despite the large A330 fleet.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I didn’t know Air Sweden had Airbuses:

They have two veterans, former Gulf Air and SriLankan/Mihin Air birds. One is operating in full Travel Service colors.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8229 times:

Thanks for the new comments - always appreciated!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 9):
Norrkoping looks nice but a bi too quiet for my taste.

Yeah, I was actually somewhat surprised how quiet it was outside the main shopping area (and even that wasn't exactly Times Square caliber!).

Quoting The777Man (Reply 9):
I thought cities in Finland looked very similiar ? I have only been to Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku so not too much to compare to.

The nicer parts of Finland do look like it. But there are lots of medium sized cities and towns around Finland which should be declared as crimes against architecture - horrible concrete architecture from the 50's onward - and in many cases there were built on the sites of some nice wooden buildings which were shamelessly razed to the ground (or bombed to smithereens in the war on some cases).

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Another good read, and this seemingly more humerous than normal!

Was it? It was shorter than my usual epics so maybe is felt more like that  .

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- I trust 1st Class does not offer free beer?

Bingo! Only coffee, muffins and the like are included in the price - and I'm not Jonas, consuming my money's worth chocolate muffins would probably kill me.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- Wow, that is dirty!

Yeah, FC works these babies hard, they can do up to 10 short segments per day to regional airports in Finland with the splendid Finnish weather often adding to the wear and tear.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):
Interesting to see that they still use the 772 to ARN despite the large A330 fleet.

In not too distant past they were mostly operating an old 767 with the occasional triple seven, I'm not sure if those birds are still sent over.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8217 times:
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Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 13):
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):
Interesting to see that they still use the 772 to ARN despite the large A330 fleet.

In not too distant past they were mostly operating an old 767 with the occasional triple seven, I'm not sure if those birds are still sent over.

- The J class legroom on those CA 777's is not good either, flew one PVG-PEK a few years back, I'd not want to do PEK-ARN or back in it!



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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2477 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (3 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8182 times:

Hi P.,

Congratulations on your Gold status.

It was very kind of you by helping out the old lady. I am surprised that none of the FC agents on duty felt called upon to follow your example. What goes around, comes around, I would say. Even if you got rewarded in a different way.

Somehow I am wondering why no other airline is equipping the B733 with wing-lets. These birds simply look more elegant that way.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

Thanks for another great trip report flying around the north. Thanks also for the photos in and around Norrköping.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The window is absolutely filthy, sorry for the substandard pics:

Don't you hate that, the seat you choose has a dirty window.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
While walking there I start feeling very nauseous and dizzy - apparently the train’s rocking and tilting motion (to achieve the high speed it tilts on curves) have this effect on me. I didn’t feel it when I was sitting down but while walking along the corridor it feels very bad. Is this a common phenomena on the X2000? I’ve never considered myself subjective to any kind of motion sickness, so this is really weird for me..

What size gauge train track is it. Trains in my area around Brisbane use a narrow gauge 3ft6" so they sway as they go around bends.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

I have just enough time to grab some Russian mineral water, a glass of Tullamore Dew and a spinach pastry along with some quality reading material:

Russian mineral water wound be, and Tullamore Dew; I have never heard of them. I guess being so far away that is why I have never seen them in the shops.

Found your trip report by searching for Cimber Air; and as you write such good trip reports I had to keep reading.



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

Nice trip report, the windows where indeed dirty on the HEL-NRK sector.


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

Hello P, as in Platinum – A level that doesn't exist in the BT Programme.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of this route FC were offering tickets for only 1 EUR (well, with the various fees added it came to a total of 22 EUR, still a bargain) in September 2010 and somehow I found myself booking one for a Sunday midday flight.

I also came across those fares, but for some dumb reason I didn't book any. Kind of regret that since there are trains running from my house to NRK every hour.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Economy class ticket cost around 32 EUR, 1st class was available for 7 EUR more but I decided it was not worth it for an hour’s ride - I’d rather spend that money on beer in the restaurant car!

Well those €7 I would've spent on the upgrade, especially when the ticket was so cheap. Quite interesting that the price dropped. Never ever in the history of (*yaya, you know the rest*), have I ever encountered prices to drop on SJ. Perhaps it's because you booked from Finland. Nevertheless €32 is still quite an overprice for such a short ride.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
That looks like a NextJet B1900:

Perhaps you should fly there again next time you chase the Beech?  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
While walking there I start feeling very nauseous and dizzy - apparently the train’s rocking and tilting motion (to achieve the high speed it tilts on curves) have this effect on me. I didn’t feel it when I was sitting down but while walking along the corridor it feels very bad. Is this a common phenomena on the X2000?

This is the case on all my X2000 rides, some with smoother tilt then others. This is mainly due to the poor maintenance of these trains, where they hire a faux subcontractor who makes a s*it job. I actually quite like the tilt, and I've never been sick on those trains... Well except for one time, but that had to do with the coffee  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’d like to fly a 767 with winglets - well maybe not this particular charter bird, though:

8 abreast on a 767, yeesh! Actually had it in VST not too long ago, or well it was around the same time you wrote this report. Quite nice to get a widebody.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I didn’t know Air Sweden had Airbuses:

You have to agree with me that they're a faux airline  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
somehow people fail to acknowledge my newly acquired status and nobody wants to kiss the ground I’m walking on nor touch me. Oh well, I guess I need to wait until the flights have posted for that...

Well, would you look at that. The man who doesn't like to make a big deal out of status  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I have just enough time to grab some Russian mineral water,

Russian... And you drank it.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Actually it would be nice to know how BT handles op-ups - since the flight manifest (or at least the BP’s do not) doesn’t list the pax status in any way.

Now that's quite a silly system. I would've been really pissed if I held a gold card, and they gave away an op-up to some lowball Y bookingclass, fly-once-a-year holiday pax. Oh well, no wonder BT are doing so bad  

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4759 times:

...and another blast from the past, courtesy of Jonas.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
Never ever in the history of (*yaya, you know the rest*), have I ever encountered prices to drop on SJ. Perhaps it's because you booked from Finland. Nevertheless €32 is still quite an overprice for such a short ride.

Well, the whole point of that kind of pricing system is its elasticity - it adjusts prices based on (partly forecast) demand. If there are plenty of empty seats the price goes down, if it is more popular it goes up. Simple as that. It's not a one way street.

It has nothing to do with booking from Finland, North Korea or Albania.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
Perhaps you should fly there again next time you chase the Beech?

Considering the recent developments with the Skyways/Avies deal in Sweden I wouldn't be surprised if these birds are back flying sooner than later!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
This is mainly due to the poor maintenance of these trains, where they hire a faux subcontractor who makes a s*it job.

Stop that faux business - how about expanding your vocabulary a bit?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
I've never been sick on those trains... Well except for one time, but that had to do with the coffee

...or the ten chocolate muffins you had?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
I didn’t know Air Sweden had Airbuses:
You have to agree with me that they're a faux airline

Nothing faux about them.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 18):
Well, would you look at that. The man who doesn't like to make a big deal out of status

What?


User currently offlineParton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Hello Petteri!

I must have missed this nice report from last year!? Well sorry for that!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
1 EUR (well, with the various fees added it came to a total of 22 EUR



You always find these cheap fares!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Is this a common phenomena on the X2000



I was a little bit nervous when I was going on the X2000 the first because many people I know becomes very ill when they ride it but I have never feel anything!

Thanks again!

Greetings
Robert


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