Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Low Cost To Magyarország On DY  
User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7459 times:

Szia!

Welcome to my trip-report. This time I’m headed for my Nagymama (grandmother) in Hungary, with the fast growing Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian. I´m not a big fan of this budget carrier but I had to be in Budapest at lunch-time so DY was my only option. At first I was looking on LH via MUC. Actually LH was 30 euro cheaper then DY:D
Since the flight departed ARN at 9.30 am I had to go to Stockholm the day before. To get a little more sleep I was looking for a room at one of the airport hotels but no rooms were available. When looking around I noticed that all hotels in Stockholm was full. Everything from hostels to Grand Hotel! I was told later that it was a doctors-congress and there were 23 000 doctors in Stockholm during the weekend!
So the only option I had was to stay at my Cousins house in southern Stockholm meaning a very early start and then by Metro and commuter train to ARN.

Monday 30-08-2010
I arrived to Arlanda´s Terminal 2 just after 7.00 am. Terminal 2 is Arlanda´s low-cost terminal with airlines like Air Berlin, Nikki, Easyjet, Germanwings and of course, Norwegian.

Many of these low-cost airlines depart very early in the morning so the terminal was quit empty when I arrived. Self-service machines was only for domestic flights so I had to check-in manual. Only one couple in front of me in the line so check-in was quick, After I ate a overpriced breakfast in the departure-hall before going to the gate.

Security was also quick with not many people. I took a second cup of coffee and sa down looking on A/C taxing to the active runway-01L.

According to my ticket boarding should start a 09.00 so a quarter to nine a went for the gate which today was Gate 63 to see my A/C arrive.
When getting my booking-confirmation it showed a 737-800 so I was very surprised to see a 737-300 standing at the gate! Last I flew the -300 was back in 2001 HEL-BUD on Malév.

The A/C today was LN-KKX. In service with Norwegian since 2006. Delivered new to Sobelair 1998 as OO-SLK and moved to Air New Zealand in 2001 as ZK-NGN.



Flight details
Flight: DY3963 op with Jettime
Dep time:09.30am
Arr time:11.45 am
Load: 120 of 148

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010010800x600.jpg

Boarding started ten min late at 09.10. By the door we was greeted by Purser Jens and in the back were his colleagues Trine and Joakim. The two guys was Swedish and Trine was Danish.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010012800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010015800x600800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010016800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010019800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010018800x600.jpg


The load today was 120 pax so quit a good load with 28 seats left. I was assigned 13B, a middle seat in the row aft of the over-wing exit. I notice that the exit-row on the other-side was all free so I ask Trine if I could move which was OK. The only bad things with this was that there is no window-seat on this row! So not the best views outside.
Boarding was quick and we started taxing to the active runway which had been changed now from 01L to 08, a less used runway here at ARN.
We hold for a couple minutes before the crew giving take-off power and we went like a rocket down the runway and then start a very steep climb. These 737´s are really powerful!

At 10 000 feet the seat-belt sign was turned of and the crew started their cabin-service. BOB here on DY. I bought a sandwich and a cup of coffee for 75 SEK- around 7 Euro. The three F/A´s was all nice and very friendly.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010036800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010037800x600.jpg

Some cabin pics:

Seatback



Advertisement on the overhead-lockers
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010030800x600.jpg

Forward entry door:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010038800x600.jpg

Safety card:


Inflight magazine:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010040800x600.jpg

We cruised at 36000 feet

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010039800x600.jpg

After 1h50 min in-flight we started our descent towards Budapest- Ferihegy 1 airport.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010055800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010057800x600.jpg

Passing runway 31R:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010059800x600.jpg

A/C at Ferihegy 2:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010061800x600.jpg

Landed on runway 31L and then a short taxi to Terminal 1. Ferihegy 1 is the old airport build in 30's. It´s nowdays a low-cost airport with the newer one- Ferihey 2 on the other side of the runways.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010065800x600.jpg

Parked next to a Wizzair A320. Notice the old terminal-building http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010072800x600.jpg

Leaving the A/C
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010074800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010073800x600.jpg


Ferihegy 1 is served by airlines like Wizzair, Ryan, Easy, Jet2, DY and so on. Ferihegy 2 is dominated of the national carrier Malév and also most major European airlines and there also a Delta service to JFK.

The airport had been refurbished quit recently but it feels very old and cramped. When several flights departs in the same time it quit chaotic specially at the check-in area.

Not good-looking:D

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010075800x600.jpg

Commercial for Budapest

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010081800x600.jpg

Monday 06-09-2010
After a week in Hungary it was time to go home.

I arrived at the airport at 10.00 am. Almost two hours before departure. Check-in was a mess. 125 pax checking-in and only one counter is open! I was one of the last in the line so after almost an hour I finally could check-in.

After checking-in I went for the viewing-terrace. Not much action here.

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010171800x600.jpg

Wizzair A320:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010163800x600.jpg

Easyjet 737 just arrived from Dortmund:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010169800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010170800x600.jpg

A metro liner and Ferihegy 2 in distance:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010162800x600.jpg

DHL 757:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010165800x600.jpg

The departure hall:
http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010172800x600.jpg

After some spotting I went security. The gate-ares was also a mess. Very small and hot. All seat occupied.
Thankfully I didn’t have to wait to long before boarding started at 12.00. Boarding from gate 5 and bussed to the A/C.

The A/C serving today was LN-KKF. In service with Norwegian since 2002. Delivered new to KLM 1989. Then flying for KLM and Transavia as PH-HVM until 2002




Flight details:
BUD-ARN
Flight: 3964
Dep time: 12.15
Arr time: 14:25
Load: 125 of 148

Greeted at the door by Purser Kajsa. In the back her´s two male colleagues Kennet and……Gurkan!!!! Gurkan in English is “The Cucumber” !:D I’ve never seen a nickname on nameplate before!
My seat was 12E the same that I moved to on my outbound flight! I´ve was no pleased with since the bad views but no other free windows-seats available

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010173800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010174800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010176800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010177800x600.jpg

Boarding was quick and we taxiing to the active runway, 31L
Again was the take-off fast and we climb very steep, I was getting a little bit nervous that we going to stall:P

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010179800x600.jpg

At 10 000 feet the seat-belt sign was turned off and the F/A´s started their cabin-service
This time I only purchased a cup of coffee for 20SEK-2 Euro´s

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010195800x600.jpg

Cruised at 35000 feet.

Cabin:



Apparently DY have started a cell-phone company:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010190800x600.jpg

Descending:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010205800x600.jpg

In the right corner you can see Stockholm’s city airport Bromma:

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010207800x600.jpg

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010209800x600.jpg

Landed at runway 01L and then taxing to gate 61 at terminal 2

Parked at the Gate!

http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv57/parton87/Ungern1/unger2010215800x600.jpg


Hope you like it! In one week I will go back to Hungary. This time with Malév. Stay tuned

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5155 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7372 times:

Hey, Robert,

pretty nice to follow you´re Norwegian adventure.
You know I´am waiting for that story.
Load is not bad here with DY, not that easy to compare these days for Malev with all that Loco´s.
Interesting to see that pictures from BUD T1, I´ve been there also last year with similar impressions.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):

Hope you like it! In one week I will go back to Hungary. This time with Malév. Stay tuned

A very good comparison, looking forward to it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2416 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
Some cabin pics:

What is the jettime Denmark stuff doing in the seat pocket?


User currently offlineJL418 From Italy, joined Jun 2009, 493 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

Hi Parton87,

thanks for sharing with us your TR. I'm somehow surprised that you found Ferigehy T1 old and cramped, I've never had such an impression but it's been a while since I've been there last, usually I prefer to fly to and from T2a. However, regarding the hotness, I think it must be a common feature of Hungarian public transport: regardless of the season it's always hot.

I'll be waiting for the other trip!


User currently offlineAirEcosse From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

Hi, fantastic trip report and nice pictures, thanks!

p.s. I think you are thinking of the word Gherkin which in English is similar to a cucumber.

Air Ecosse.


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting debonair (Reply 2):
What is the jettime Denmark stuff doing in the seat pocket?



I think the crew was from Jettime and not Norwegian. The never mentioned it but the cockpit crew was danish and also the female F/A. The two male F/A´s speak the very distinctive Malmö-accent-Malmö is very close to CPH. I didn´t saw any Jettime stickers or anything but maybe they have some sort of cooperation?


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
Hi, fantastic trip report and nice pictures, thanks!

p.s. I think you are thinking of the word Gherkin which in English is similar to a cucumber.

Hello! Thank you for you comment!

I´ve heard gurkin but I thought that you can use both words?

/Robert


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Hey, Robert,

pretty nice to follow you´re Norwegian adventure.
You know I´am waiting for that story.
Load is not bad here with DY, not that easy to compare these days for Malev with all that Loco´s.
Interesting to see that pictures from BUD T1, I´ve been there also last year with similar impressions.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):

Hope you like it! In one week I will go back to Hungary. This time with Malév. Stay tuned

A very good comparison, looking forward to it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)

Hello Markus, thanks for you comment, always nice to hear from you!  

I´m really looking forward to MA, my first flight with them in 9 years. Back in 2001 the service was not that good, a disgusting hot meal with dry bread, I wonder how it´s today?

Greetings Robert


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5551 times:

Nice TR.

Will be flying DY in less than a month so I really enjoyed this trip report.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
Self-service machines was only for domestic flights so I had to check-in manual



Didnt know that. I thought the self-service machines were for both domestic and international flights.



Thanks for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

Hi Robert,

A nice report about Norwegian, an airline which I'm sure to fly more and more in the future with the announcement about opening the HEL base this week (just the announcement, the actual base will open in April - already booked on a couple of inaugural flights, yay!).

Your granny lives close to the Balaton? Your shots in Facebook bring back some good memories from my time there back in 2002.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
To get a little more sleep I was looking for a room at one of the airport hotels but no rooms were available. When looking around I noticed that all hotels in Stockholm was full. Everything from hostels to Grand Hotel! I was told later that it was a doctors-congress and there were 23 000 doctors in Stockholm during the weekend!

Tell me about it. I was once on a business trip to Stockholm and the nearest hotel room they could get me was in Uppsala! Actually it wasn't too bad as Uppsala is a very nice city. I think that was during the Nobel ceremonies.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
When getting my booking-confirmation it showed a 737-800 so I was very surprised to see a 737-300 standing at the gate!

Norwegian seems to be quite flexible in their planes. HEL sees both and the mix seems to be quite random, even though I have a hunch that ARN is generally a -300 and OSL a -800.

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
Check-in was a mess. 125 pax checking-in and only one counter is open!

This is my pet peeve with Norwegian - still no OLCI available. Even the self-service kiosks are few and far between. I sure hope they set some up at HEL in time for the hub opening.

Quoting debonair (Reply 2):
What is the jettime Denmark stuff doing in the seat pocket?

I was wondering about the same thing. I guess they are somewhat short of staff so are using Jettime crews, even though the plane is registered to Norwegian's AOC...


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

Hello!
Thanks for you comment

Quoting parton87 (Thread starter):
Didnt know that. I thought the self-service machines were for both domestic and international flights.

I think you usually can do that but there was some technical problems that day

/R


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

Hello!
Thanks for your comment!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):

A nice report about Norwegian, an airline which I'm sure to fly more and more in the future with the announcement about opening the HEL base this week (just the announcement, the actual base will open in April - already booked on a couple of inaugural flights, yay!).

I´ve heard about that, not good for AY
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 9):
Your granny lives close to the Balaton? Your shots in Facebook bring back some good memories from my time there back in 2002.

Yes she did, just next to it. She lives in the village of Tihany, 10 km from Balatonfüred. Which places did you visit in the Balaton-area?

Greetings
Robert


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 10):
I think you usually can do that but there was some technical problems that day

Oh, okay I see. Hopefully they will work when I try to check in.



Work Hard, Fly Right
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Low Cost To Magyarország On DY
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
Low Cost Red Eye: HEL To BBU And Back Via Detours posted Wed Aug 18 2010 13:52:29 by FlyingFinn76
Low Cost London To And Around SE Asia (Oasis...) posted Thu Aug 16 2007 12:53:29 by Geoffm
Jeddah To Cairo On A Saudia A300 posted Sat Sep 25 2010 22:05:44 by egyptair269
Day Trip To Philly On The Dash-8 (w/pics) posted Sat Sep 25 2010 03:20:09 by SAHSA
Trip To Peru On DL And Taca (Lots Of Pics) posted Wed Sep 15 2010 06:01:54 by buck3y3nut
To Athens On LH A300-600 posted Wed Sep 8 2010 07:30:11 by Kappel
Hong Kong Airlines Shot Hop To BKK On New A330-200 posted Sun Aug 8 2010 10:57:52 by Carfield
To Bangalore On Jet Airways B737-800 posted Wed May 19 2010 01:43:15 by Vivekman2006
Propping Down To Singapore On A Firefly posted Sun Mar 28 2010 07:32:48 by airpearl
Singapore To London On SQ's A380 posted Sat Mar 20 2010 11:04:58 by AI151

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format