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DUB-HEL-DUB With EI :) (kinda Long-ish W/pics)  
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

This is my first trip report. Myself & 5 other students were chosen to travel to Finland for 2 weeks work experience, along with 8 other students from a different class. An exciting piece of news in itself, but also WE WOULD BE FLYING WITH EI!!! I concealed my delirium in the classroom as only a true plane-fan-in-the-closet can when I heard that information, & applied for my Gold Circle membership STAT! I was so happy, as I hadn't flown EI since 2004!!

So on the 2nd of April I turned up to the airport @ 1.30pm, where I found fellow students freaking out over overweight bags. I slinked away with my wonderfully underweight 19.7kg suitcase with the cries of "I'M PUTTIN SOMETHIN IN YER CASE!!" ringin in my ears. Other students had turned up @ 12.30pm, to get an early start on the drinking, a great idea I thought, & rather wished I had done that too. We checked in at the awesome T2, where I had not been since leaving MIAspotter off in February .   

Security went without any problems, apart from one of our girls who needs to be surgically removed from her mobile phone, which of course set the walk-through machine off. Youth of today, & all that.   

I dashed off for a wander in the new terminal. There was a Porsche & Audi R8 there for some reason; I was too lazy to take any pics, but I had a good look. Shops were ok, if out of my budget. Why can't Penney's or Dunne's be @ the airport!? Anyway. The Slaney bar is cool, with a window looking out at the apron all on one side, where I saw EI-DVM! The retrojet, what a little beauty!

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I was starvin, so headed upstairs to check out what was on offer. Two nice places called Flutes (which kind of cracked me up) & Harvest Market caught me eye, although I couldn't really afford it....so it was onto an even nicer restaurant called Burger King. The poor girl workin that day was new I think, she kept makin loads of mistakes & I had to wait ages for my food. But we've all been there, so I didn't complain.

I went back to the bar to try to catch up with the imbibing. 2 Jack Daniels later, it was time to head to the gate. YAY!

Some en-route spotting:

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Flight no: EI 628

Aircraft: Airbus A320-214

Entered service: 13th May 2005

Seat:    can't remember...but it was a window one!

Reg: EI-DEN

Name: St.Kieran/Cíarán

Cruising: FL350

The flight was around 80-90% full.

The only exterior pic I managed to take of poor Cíarán (I have a cousin called Cíarán-funny)

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Our class study a module called Ready For Take Off where we learn basically how to become cabin crew. So when we were boarding, we were joking with the really drunken fellas from the other class travelling with us, who were trying to sit in the emergency rows, "Sorry, only ABP's can sit derrrr hahahaha" The ccm's ears pricked up at this, & from then on it was love, joking back with us "Do yis want a job?" And then some advice "Do yis wana know the truth? Don't do it!".   I was too busy gawking into the beautiful A320 cockpit to see as much as I could....

I was really struck by how nice the A320 interior was, even for Y, with the panels at the top of the cabin, and the nice seats. With 174 seats, the A320 seemed cosy & not as endless looking as..say..an FR 738. And it was nice to finally have an understanding that the barking dog was the PTU! Scared the crap out of me first time I ever heard it.

EI-CPE, who flew me to LHR in 2004  http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kierno84/Photo1206.jpg

ETD was 17.00, but we were holding @ 28 for 20 mins....with an LH Airbus creeping towards us, but we got out first.

Over Scotland:

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The Cara 75th Anniversary special magazine was in the pocket in front, which I nabbed for somebody  . I also yoinked the safety card. In order to explain my klepto behaviour to my seatmate, I blamed it on my boyfriend (sorry Christian-but kind of true  ) and said it was for him but it was ok, turned out she was a plane nerd too! Grand job, we had a great ole chat about the Dreamliner, washed down with some more beverages.

Me on my first A320!

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A girl from my class believed us when we told her that the clouds outside the window was the snow of Finland to be seen already.   

Shouldn't there be a cheap safety instruction sticker clamped there in your face?

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Our routing took us over Scotland, Norway & Stockholm. We arrived into HEL after 10pm, where I spotted an AY 757, & the AY Retrojet! Wow, 2 Retrojets in the one day! WIN! Couldn't take a pic though   also saw lots of FC ATRs.
Signage to arrivals wasn't great, or maybe I'm just lazy because I had to walk a bit. the girls were delighted to find a suicide booth (smoking room) @ HEL.

The business class took a taxi to HEL city; us a taxi to Porvoo, whereupon our arrival @ Hotel Sparre after midnight, a group of drunken men thought we were Russian prostitutes and where shouting abuse at us. Ahem.

But that was to be the only bad experience in the town of Porvoo. The people were very friendly & warm, and the students from the local Amisto college organised lots of activities for us in our spare time. I would highly recommend a visit to Porvoo, with it's great cafés, bars, good shopping, beautiful sights, and only an hour by bus from Helsinki.

Porvoo Cathedral

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Porvoo

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My (tidy!) room @ the Hotel Sparre, Porvoo

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Loviisa, where I did my placement in the Degerby Hotel, a much smaller town than Porvoo, but still very pretty.

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The gargantuan 500 room Sokos Presidentti Hotel where I stayed for a weekend in HEL. Nice, but we missed the cosyness of the Sparre!

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We also had the chance to visit the Kongressi travel fair @ the Finlandia Building, which was a great experience. While the other placement students were scrubbing hotel rooms & making beds, we were quaffing champers & eating chocolate at all the stands!

We also visited Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011. It's not that pretty I think, but it doesn't have to be! We only had 2 hours to explore, which we pretty much spent in a restaurant.

Turku Castle

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Soon, after skiing, snow walking, falling in snow, snow bbq's, hangovers and lots of fun, our 2 weeks were over.

Our flight back to DUB wasn't until 22.45   

So we hung around Porvoo til 19.20. I explored more, visiting the old railway station.

We arrived @ HEL around 20.00, very early.

AY advertisement

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Sculpture @ HEL

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AY desks

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Board

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Our flight would leave from gate 37. Walking to it it was hard to see any planes as it was getting dark   The AY lounge was en-route, & I squinted in as I passed by & saw Nordic coolness...and saunas! The most important Finnish thing, after Nokia.I saw a noodle bar in the gate area, headed over, saw the price...€14....& bought a tub of Pringles. There was free wi-fi, but the laptop-less of us used the coin operated internet. There was also another suicide booth..... next door to us was an AY A343, heading to Asia.

Boarding was meant to be 22.15, but didn't happen 'til 22.30. At this stage everyone was exhausted & just wanted to get on the plane!

Some pics

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Flight no: EI 629

Aircraft: Airbus A320-214

Entered service: 13th May 2005

Seat: 16B (Beside my teacher-who yoinked the window seat, but otherwise is cool, & some weird antsy guy, and the token baby kickin the seat behind, but didn't bother me too much.....)

Reg: EI-DEP

Name: St.Eugene/Eoghan

Cruising: FL 360

Flight around 75-90% full

Well, we filed on to this flight much quieter than our outbound. I smiled at a middle aged CCM & she smiled back. Nice!  
We departed on time, with the moon reflecting on our wing, & the gear doors closing with a thump. Ah gear doors, how I missed 'em, from ages of only travelling on 737s! I was very bored on this flight, but too tired to read, so just closed my eyes. I bought a glass of white wine, marvelling at the watery reflection of the shamrock at the bottom of the cup. I bought a bacon bap off the same smiley CCM. "Would you like red or brown sauce?" "Red please." "Brown?" I suppose she couldn't hear me over the CFMs! Ah well, I never tried brown sauce before, so why not on an EI A320?   Was lovely anyway.

We landed on rwy 28 @ DUB on time, around 23.53. Lovely smooth landing. But then....we had to wait an hour for our bags to come off Eugene...he was being greedy & holdin on to em...come on man I wana go to bed!! They did eventually come out, & then my mammy brother & sister all collected me and drove me home!

Well, had a grand flight on EI. I myself currently am restricted to FR most of the time, but what a difference EI are! I mean, you can get nice crew on FR, but just even the interior makes such a difference. The only concerns I had was the timing, leaving @ 17.00, which seems to a be a very busy time, creating delays. There are only 2 flights a week, Tues & Sat, running from Mar 27th - Oct 29th. Both flights were full, good to see.

Thanks for reading, & I'm sorry it's so long!

Also,if you visit Porvoo, say hello to Iina, Miranna & Johanna!

Finland is great & I miss it a lot! I'm down to my last few bits of salmiakki.....


Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
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User currently onlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2740 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

Yay! Aerdingus first TR!!!

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
leaving MIAspotter off in February

Awww, I know  
Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
There was a Porsche & Audi R8 there for some reason

You buy a lottery ticket for like 200 euros and you may (not) have a chance to win it...

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
I blamed it on my boyfriend (sorry Christian-but kind of true

Yeah Yeah Yeah... the ole ¨just blame it on the boyfriend¨ excuse...   

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Me on my first A320!

  and your green top matches the EI green 
Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Shouldn't there be a cheap safety instruction sticker clamped there in your face?

Not on proper, classy airlines.

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Well, had a grand flight on EI. I myself currently am restricted to FR most of the time, but what a difference EI are! I mean, you can get nice crew on FR, but just even the interior makes such a difference.

I know, plain and simple FR is just a flying bus.

It is nice to step into a proper airline cabin from time to time, having that little extra legroom, a somewhat attentive crew, a meal (even if it´s just a sandwich) and free drinks makes a big difference, also not being stressed about if your carry on is just 1cm bigger than stipulated or 0.0005th of a kilo heavier also makes life easier.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
Yay! Aerdingus first TR!!!

  

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
You buy a lottery ticket for like 200 euros and you may (not) have a chance to win it...

Aaaaah. Pity I didn't wager then.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
Yeah Yeah Yeah... the ole ¨just blame it on the boyfriend¨ excuse...   

Hehehe, don't think she was buyin it anyway..... 
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
  and your green top matches the EI green 

I know!! 
Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
It is nice to step into a proper airline cabin from time to time, having that little extra legroom, a somewhat attentive crew, a meal (even if it´s just a sandwich) and free drinks makes a big difference, also not being stressed about if your carry on is just 1cm bigger than stipulated or 0.0005th of a kilo heavier also makes life easier.

God...I can dream...what is....free drinks?

Muchas gracias por readin  



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineMichaelEI From Ireland, joined Jan 2011, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6343 times:

Great TR   Loved every minute of it! Thanks for posting it. It seemed like great craic 
Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Our class study a module called Ready For Take Off where we learn basically how to become cabin crew. So when we were boarding, we were joking with the really drunken fellas from the other class travelling with us, who were trying to sit in the emergency rows, "Sorry, only ABP's can sit derrrr hahahaha" The ccm's ears pricked up at this, & from then on it was love, joking back with us "Do yis want a job?" And then some advice "Do yis wana know the truth? Don't do it!".  

Truth be told, this had me LOL-ing. I love when CC have a joke back  
Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
I was really struck by how nice the A320 interior was, even for Y, with the panels at the top of the cabin, and the nice seats. With 174 seats, the A320 seemed cosy & not as endless looking as..say..an FR 738. And it was nice to finally have an understanding that the barking dog was the PTU! Scared the crap out of me first time I ever heard it.

I think the A320 is very elegant, especially EI's. The cabin always seems airy and cosy, and very bright....as opposed to FR....

Thanks for posting  

Michael


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 3):

Great TR   Loved every minute of it! Thanks for posting it. It seemed like great craic 

Aw, it really was great craic! I didn't want to get off the A320 on the way over, & then I didn't want to leave Porvoo hahaha!

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 3):
Truth be told, this had me LOL-ing. I love when CC have a joke back  

I know, it sets a good mood for the flight.

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 3):
I think the A320 is very elegant, especially EI's. The cabin always seems airy and cosy, and very bright....as opposed to FR....

True!!    cramped.com on FR 737, the extra seats & narrower fuselage methinks.

Quoting MichaelEI (Reply 3):
Thanks for posting  

Thanks for reading Michael!  



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

Hi aerdingus,

nice report, it seems like you had a great time there in Finland  
And EI, certainly a nice airline. Never got to fly with them, but they are on my to-fly list as well, they sometimes have some very good fares (I guess competition with FR is strong).

Thanks for writing up your first report, which is hopefully not the last one...
CaptainRed


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6182 times:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 5):
nice report, it seems like you had a great time there in Finland  

Hi CaptainRed, thanks I certainly did!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 5):
(I guess competition with FR is strong).

Very very strong, but not a bad thing, but for me most of the time FR win out  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 5):
Thanks for writing up your first report, which is hopefully not the last one...

Thanks for reading! I really enjoyed it. Might do some retrospectively...  



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6182 times:

Congratulations on the First TR from aerdingus!

cracking little read!, for me its a tight one but the A320 comes a close second to the BabyBus 319! nice to see you had a classy experience for once instead of the whole cattle shed experience on FR!

Nice Pics of HEL, id love to go someday! guess id better get cashing in a few shares   lol

and yes' im certain that aer lingus took the paint scheme from your top, a perfect match i would say!  

Fingers Crossed for another installment! until the next time aerdingus' Keep Flyin

Darryl



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Hi Aoife
That wasn't so hard to write now was it   Nice report, loved the added humour & great photo's too.

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
where I saw EI-DVM! The retrojet, what a little beauty!

Saw her land twice today, only my 2nd & 3rd time to see her.

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
We departed on time, with the moon reflecting on our wing,

Now where have I heard that before?  

Thanks for posting.


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6154 times:

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 7):
Congratulations on the First TR from aerdingus!

Thank you! It only took 6 years.....

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 7):
cracking little read!, for me its a tight one but the A320 comes a close second to the BabyBus 319! nice to see you had a classy experience for once instead of the whole cattle shed experience on FR

Cheers! Must get on an A319 at some stage then.

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 7):
Nice Pics of HEL, id love to go someday! guess id better get cashing in a few shares   lol

Yep...Ireland's not cheap but Finland was v.expensive.

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 7):
and yes' im certain that aer lingus took the paint scheme from your top, a perfect match i would say!

Hahaha, I love EI so much I try to blend in & become part of the plane.

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 7):
Fingers Crossed for another installment! until the next time aerdingus' Keep Flyin

Thanks, I'll certainly try!



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

Lol yeah i know what you mean im the same with BA no matter how many folk knock em n no matter how much their CC strike n what have you they will always be my first choice! makes you proud to be british! lol


mmm now u come to mention it FR fly to DUB from NCL! could this be my next little jaunt???  


Darryl



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 10):
mmm now u come to mention it FR fly to DUB from NCL! could this be my next little jaunt???  

Noooooooooooo this is strictly an anti FR thread hahaha (joking)



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User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6043 times:

Lol *ducks as aerdingus throws a table*

hey cheap n cheerful! well almost you cant knock it for a short break! im sure it will have to be with the beer prices in DUB   lol



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6027 times:

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 12):
hey cheap n cheerful! well almost you cant knock it for a short break! im sure it will have to be with the beer prices in DUB   lol

Ha, you think that's expensive! Try HEL....



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User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

go on then enlighten me!

how much would i have to splash out on a beer in helsinki?

Darryl



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5966 times:

Quoting NCLflysBA (Reply 14):
how much would i have to splash out on a beer in helsinki?

Hmmm, well €5 for a bottle, €10 for a glass of wine!!



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

OMG ill need a bloody bank loan lol.. best start saving up for the interest payments lmao  

Darryl



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

Great first TR!

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Loviisa, where I did my placement in the Degerby Hotel, a much smaller town than Porvoo, but still very pretty.

So you have checked a slice of the Swedish-speaking Finland, Porvoo is really nice in summer. Feeling "radiant" after visiting Loviisa? There is a nuclear power plant in town  
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 15):
Hmmm, well €5 for a bottle, €10 for a glass of wine!!

You have missed all the happy hours   


User currently offlinelegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5768 times:

Nice trip report   My girlfriend (fellow A.netter Noora) was also on your HEL-DUB flight, she also had to wait an hour for the bags to appear! Did you enjoy your stay in Finland? The country really is a fantastic place, a lot difference to good ole Ireland. Also I'm surprised you like the salmiakki, I can't stand the stuff!   

Dave

[Edited 2011-04-19 17:58:27]


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1661 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5422 times:
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Hi aerdingus,

Tnx for giving us your entertaining view on your EI travels to HEL. I have flown them once and must say I cannot fault them: on time performance, smiling crew and good seating comfort. And that all for a decent price, what more do you expect?

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
The retrojet, what a little beauty!

Indeed she is!

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Seat: can't remember...but it was a window one!

Must've been the   , no?

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
with the moon reflecting on our wing, & the gear doors closing with a thump

How idyllic  


Bye,
(Sulta)Nils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinegosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

Nice trip report! It must be cool being in a course that involves trips like that.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3174 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Nice trip report.

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
Shouldn't there be a cheap safety instruction sticker clamped there in your face?

Yeah most airlines don't have the safety sticker plastered in front of your nose.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
I know, plain and simple FR is just a flying bus.

  



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

Quoting HELyes (Reply 17):

Great first TR!

Kiitos HELyes!

Quoting HELyes (Reply 17):
Feeling "radiant" after visiting Loviisa? There is a nuclear power plant in town  

Ha! Really? I knew there was one around somewhere, but not in Loviisa....!

Quoting legoguy (Reply 18):
My girlfriend (fellow A.netter Noora) was also on your HEL-DUB flight, she also had to wait an hour for the bags to appear!

   Wow 2 a.netters on the one flight! And another a.net couple awwwww. Hahahaha! Oh God, yeah was such a pain, we were standin around for 30 mins before EI made an announcement...oh well..shit happens I suppose. Nice welcome back to Ireland....

Quoting legoguy (Reply 18):
Did you enjoy your stay in Finland?

I very much did, we were told (by a Finnish person) that the Finns didn't like to chat, would be disinterested in us....I found them very friendly, welcoming & accommodating.

Quoting legoguy (Reply 18):
Also I'm surprised you like the salmiakki, I can't stand the stuff!   

Yeah, me & my mother are the only Irish I know who like it! Nom! Have you tried the tar cola?

Quoting sultanils (Reply 19):
Tnx for giving us your entertaining view on your EI travels to HEL.

Thanks for reading!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 19):
Must've been the   , no?

Yes...the tea....   

Quoting sultanils (Reply 19):
How idyllic  

Indeed it was, I'm sure I was drivin my teacher nuts gawking over her shoulder but I didn't care!!

Quoting gosimeon (Reply 20):
Nice trip report! It must be cool being in a course that involves trips like that.

Thanks! It really is, out of all the degree course I tried, this one year FETAC has been the best!

Quoting BNE (Reply 21):
Nice trip report.

Thanks for reading!



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

Quoting eicvd (Reply 8):
That wasn't so hard to write now was it

No, was loads of fun to do in the end!!

Quoting eicvd (Reply 8):
Nice report, loved the added humour & great photo's too

Cheers Mark.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 8):
Now where have I heard that before?

Ha ha, I do have to try out me ideas first lol.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 8):
Thanks for posting.

Thanks for readin!



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User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4411 times:

I read the whole of this report with an Irish accent in my head. Good job anyway!  

User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 15
Reply 25, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4403 times:

Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 24):
I read the whole of this report with an Irish accent in my head. Good job anyway!  

Excellent, it worked!! Thanks for readin  



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