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Hello And Good Bye LH Italia! ARN-CPH-MXP-ARN  
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

This tripreport covers my recent trip to Milano.
The reason for this trip was simple, to fly Lufthansa Italia before they are gone, so I started looking at some fares from Stockholm on their last days of operation in late October, since I would be on a break from school by then. The fares were great at 49 EUR to MXP, but problem was the timing of the flight, which required a night spent in Milano, something which I wanted to avoid since I wanna make it a day trip. So what I did was that I started to look at fares to ARN from MXP. Fares were the same, and since the flight left MXP at 17:30, I had plenty of time to reach MXP the same day.
When thinking of how to get to Milano, I realized that easyJet, an airline I hadn't flown, has quite alot of operation at both CPH and MXP, so I checked for a flight from CPH to MXP, and on the 25th of October they had a perfectly timed departure at 11:25 with arrival at 13:30, for about 30EUR. To get to CPH I chose the morning DY departure, since they were about 20 EUR cheaper than SK, at 30 EUR. I quickly booked all three flights. I later added Speedy Boarding on my EZY flight.

The night before departure I did OLCI on my LHI flight and printed out a boarding pass for my U2 flight. Too bad DY don't offer online check-in.

25th of October

I'm being driven to ARN by my mother, and while being on the final straight to the terminals, I get an SMS from Norwegian, telling me that my flight is delayed by 10 minutes, and have a new departure time of 8:50, no biggie, I still have enough time at CPH for my transfer.

I'm dropped off at ARN T2 and head into the terminal. It's quite alot of fog out today, classic October weather.

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I head inside and choose my seat for the flight and print out my boarding pass at a self service kiosk.

Landside T2:
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Mine is the only flight posting a delay:
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I decide that there is not much to do landside so I head through security to get airside. A short 2 min queue and a quick security check and I'm through.

I don't really like airside of T2. It has low ceiling, it's crowded, it's narrow and some gates has far to little seating. Luckily it was recently announced that they will upgrade parts of ARN, T2 included.

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Although, if you leave the main gate area and walk towards the non-schengen part, there is a rather nice area right before the passport control.

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When waiting, i notice that the departure time has been pushed forward an additional 10 minutes. After five minutes, another five minutes is added, and our new departure time is 9:05. Still no need to be worried about my connection at CPH. Should have a good 40 minutes there before the gate for my EZY flight is closed.

My gate without a plane.
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Sooner or later, our aircraft arrives and the passengers from the previous flight disembarks. Our boarding is called before the last disembarking passengers hasn't even left the jetway. I guess they want a quick turnaround to reduce the delay as much as possible.

My aircraft arriving in the fog.
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And at its place before docking to the jetway. No bump on the fuselage roof, so no inflight internet today.
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DY3195
ARN-CPH
Boeing 737-800
LN-NOJ “Tycho Brahe”

I head down the jetway and since I'm seated at row 21 I board via the rear stairs. Always nice to walk on the tarmac next to the plane.

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Tycho Brahe will do the honors of transporting me to CPH today.
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I greet the FA at the back galley, he answered me so low and quick that I couldn't figure out what Scandinavian country he was from.

The plane felt rather new, but it wasn't new enough to have the Sky Interior. Too bad, I've flown with it it once, when all overhead lockers are closed the cabin feels really roomy.

I take my seat and luckily I get three seats for myself.

View from the seat.
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Is it just me or does that winglet look real good?
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LN-NOJ features the slimline recaro seats, also found on DY's newer aircrafts with the Sky Interior.

The seat is kind of hard but not too uncomfortable, the legroom is rather nice actually, especially for a LCC.
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Cabin view from my seat.
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The women seated on the window seat across the aisle from where I am seated seems to be working for DY, since the cabin crew recognizes her and chat with her a couple of times throughout the flight. My thoughts are confirmed when I spot a DY ID card hanging around her neck.

When boarding is completed, the safety demo is showed on the fold out screens in the ceiling. It's on Norwegian so I'm guessing this plane is based in OSL.
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The load is about 50% on this morning flight.

When the demo is complete, a FA comes over the PA and say that we have missed our slot time, and have received a new one, but we'll have to wait at the gate for another 25 minutes! Now I am really worried, I do some quick math in my head and if we push back in 25 minutes, I will have 15 minutes in CPH for my transfer, tops! And that is not good since I will have to be going from one end of CPH to the other, to reach the low-cost pier F that EZY is using (DY is using the A-pier, I believe it's because they did not think the savings was enough to justify a move to the F-pier, and that the F-pier is unable to offer transfer passengers with hold luggage, which DY wants to).

Luckily, only a couple of mins later, we receive info that we were allowed to leave earlier, cutting our delay with 20 mins. Phew!
I should also mention that they did offer to check up gate info and any other relevant info for people connecting at CPH. I was gonna take advantage of this but when we left earlier than first estimated I did not bother.

So we pushed back and the engines was started, and we started cutting through the fog to get moving. While taxing to our takeoff runway 19R I spotted the daily (soon to be 5x weekly) UA/CO 757 to EWR. It was barely visible through the thick fog.

After pushback.
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While taxiing, with the sun burning through the fog.
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We made our way to the runway and after watching an untitled Saab 2000 taking off ahead of us it was our turn.

We made a very powerful takeoff, to leave the fog behind us.

Once we have taken off and started climbing, we immediately leave the fog and our aircraft is exposed to the sunlight, above a sea of fog. A very beautiful sight. ARN's ATC tower reaches above the clouds and looks down on the fog.

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Climbing over the sea of clouds.
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Service begun soon after the seatbelt sign is turned off. I decide on a muffin and a bottle of sparkling water for about 5 EUR. I forgot to take a picture since it was still “early” morning!

The skies were overcast for most of the flight.

There weren't much words from the cockpit for this flight. The cabin crew consisted of two males and two females, all somewhere in between youngish and middle aged.

Sooner or later we begin descent and reach the Danish coast and the clouds are all gone!
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Descending with our beautiful winglet, with Avedøreværket in the background.
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We did a very hard touchdown on runway 04L. I mean hard, probably the hardest one I've experienced so far.

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A quick taxi followed to gate A4.

Flyvergrillen, famous CPH spotting place.
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My seat.
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As my gate for the EZY flight were to close in exactly 30 mins after I stepped into the terminal, I wasn't in a rush but neither did I have time to stroll around. So what I did was to leisurely walk towards the lowcost F-pier, where easyJet currently is the only operator.

Why, thank you!
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CPH shopping district.
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Some nice tails from different corners of the world.
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Maybe some day...
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Boring corridor leading to the low cost gates.
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Hmm, maybe you will be my ride to MXP?
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After around 15 mins I had arrived to the F-gates.

Impression of the gate area wasn't too bad. It was rather roomy and lots of natural light thanks to the big glass wall towards the apron where the planes park. There aren't any real facility's here, but that's really to be expected on a lowcost terminal. The largest negative aspect I could think of was the lack of seating. There were far from enough benches.

Non-schengen gates:
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Schengen area:
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Indeed, the EZY plane I spotted earlier will be my ride.
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At my gate F7 they were already letting people into the holding pen. A short two minute queue and I showed my boarding pass and passport to the gate agent and I was allowed in a smaller holding pen for passengers with Speedy Boarding.

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There was one man there before me so I would be second for boarding.

Another EZY plane at the neighboring gate.
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We stand there for a few minutes and another 10-15 passengers with speedy boarding arrived, and soon we are allowed to board the aircraft.

EZY2656
CPH-MXP
Airbus A319
G-EZDN

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The one passenger ahead of me goes to the first stairs, so naturally I'm first at the rear stairs.

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I greet the FA arriving in the back galley at the same time I reach the top of the stairs. The cabin crew is Italian and consisting of three middle aged females and a middle aged male.

I decide on the same seat I had on my previous flight, so 21A it is.

View from my seat:
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The seat was rather hard, not too comfortable. The legroom wasn't good but somewhat better than expected.
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I get another gentlemen sitting in my row, and no one ever sits down in the aisle seat, and yet this man remains seated in the middle seat. And me being the shy Swede that I am, I did not ask him to move there either. Oh well, I wont complain as long as I have my window.

The load is rather good at 80-90%.

The safety demo is done manually with a recorded voice. We soon push back and taxi to take off on runway 04R. The captain is also on the speaker, saying that it's raining down in Milan, and is expected to do so for the entire day.

The terminal we just left:
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We take off after this SK MD87:
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As I watch the SK MD take off I notice it turning its nose to the right after take off, so I realize that it's quite a lot of crosswind today, I guess that explains the hard landing a little less than an hour earlier.

And it's indeed confirmed once we begin our takeoff roll. The Airbus plane is being shaken left and right like it's a small prop aircraft.
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The SAS A319 retrojet as seen during our take off roll. Would love to fly it some day.
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Despite the shakiness we manage to leave the runway behind and begin our climb.

SQ taxiing:
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Seated on the left hand side of the aircraft I get some nice views over the CPH terminals.
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After take off we did a right hand turn and headed south.

I kinda like this picture:
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It seems like only Copenhagen is seeing the sun today, as soon the skies got overcast and it remained so for the entire flight.
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Shortly after the seatbelt sign had been turned off the BOB round started, I was gonna buy a “Menu 2”, which was a sandwich, boxer chips and a bottle of soda or water included for 7.50 EUR. But when the cabin crew reached my row they just passed without looking at me, I noticed they doing the same thing a few roads ahead of me, so they had to back down. Anyway, I stopped them when they brought the cart back to the galley, so no biggie really, as they still had what I wanted in stock.
I decided on a ham and cheese sandwich with salt and vinegar chips and a bottle of water.

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Since I received my “food” rather late compared to everyone else, the trash collecting round was started rather early for me, as I still wasn't finished, so I gave them the little I was done with thinking they would collect the rest later on. Well, that didn't happen as there were never a second trashcollecting round. I tried to reach them my trash a couple of times but they just passed quickly, probably not noticing me.
Anyway, it was a little annoying but I just put my trash on the floor and handed it to them when they did a trashcollecting round when descent had started.

The flight progressed smoothly, I spent most of the time reading. The easyJet in flight magazine was nice with some interesting articles.
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I also read a magazine I grabbed at ARN, that was published by Arlanda and it was about Arlanda, but I noticed a little mistake they made, as after every article about a something outside of Stockholm, they write how you can reach it from ARN. And for a short article about Rwanda, they have written, translated from Swedish; “Brussels Airlines flies from Arlanda via Brussels to Kigali in Rwanda”, thing is that SN don't fly to ARN, they fly to BMA.
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Cabin view during flight:
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Soon though, the flight deck announced that we were gonna land soon and descent was started. He also confirmed that it was indeed still raining in Milan.

Countering some contrails during descent:
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Only views of the Alps I got during this flight:
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We flew through some really thick and low clouds and soon we landed on runway 35L.

Thick clouds.
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SQ taxiing for takeoff while we are on final approach.
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We did a slow breaking, since our terminal (T2) was next to the end of the runway anyway.

Cargo apron and ATC tower:
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Terminal 2, easyJet land:
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We taxied to a stand right next to the terminal. We still had to take a bus ride though.

Indeed it is quite wet here:
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I quickly made my way through the baggage reclaim hall into the arrival hall. I had decided to not visit Milan town this time, as my layover wasn't too long, and the weather wasn't the best to explore the town, so I'll defenetly come back some day to do a proper visit!

As you see on the pictures, the arrivals hall wasn't too charming, so I went outside to the shuttle bus who would bring me over to terminal one.
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Normally, I wouldn't mind a busride around an airport, but as this bus was covered entirely by an ad, it was very blurry when watching out the windows, so that wasn't really much fun.

After some minutes of busriding we arrive at the trainstation outside T1.

The bus that brought me to T1, note the ad covering all the windows.
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I walk through the trainstation and end up in a funky room you have to walk through to get to the terminal.
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When I arrive in the terminal I take the escalators to reach the check-in hall.
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First impression of the terminal is rather decent. High ceiling and it has a few nice areas.

Part of one of the check in halls, the queues is for Emirates and Qatar.
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I decide to head to a self service kiosk to get a proper boarding pass. I had checked in online the previous day and were assigned to seat 5A, which I decided to keep.

After check in I did a little tour around the terminal, looking at the various check in halls and such.

Some nice tails:
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Terminal exterior:
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Thai taxiing:
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And taking off in the distance:
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The new C-concourse, not open yet.
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After a little while, I decided it was time for lunch. As I was in Italy after all, I decided on pizza, although from a fast-food restaurant. ¼ pizza, a 0,4 liter drink, and two side orders for 8.50 is decent value, at least for an airport restaurant.
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When I was finished with my food I decided to go airside, which is downstairs. There were no queue at security with plenty of rows open, so I was through in no time.

T1 airside was rather boring in my opinion. There was the standard shopping mall.
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And then some very boring walkways (although with rather nice views of the apron).
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And finally the gate area. Note the buckets collecting rain water leaking in.
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As I still had quite a lot of time on my hands I decided to take out my laptop and getting started with this trip report.
I could connect it to power thanks to the oneworld charging point. Thank you oneworld! Even though I'm not flying with any of your airlines until January.
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The FIDS announce that our gate will be A11, which is squeezed in between two other gates in the corner of this concourse, which makes it impossible to see our plane, other than the tail.

The gate squeezed in between two others:
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The tail of our plane:
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Sooner or later boarding time came closer, and I gathered my stuff and went to the gate to wait the last couple of minutes.
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Boarding was first called for business class passengers, *A gold members and passengers seated in rows 15-25.

Shortly thereafter general boarding was announced, and I went down the jetway after showing my BP to the gate agent.

LH3714 operated by Lufthansa Italia
MXP-ARN
Airbus A319
D-AKNJ “Milano”

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When entering the aircraft and after greeting the male FA in the galley, it went quite slow to get down the aisle, so I peeked into the cockpit. The Italian pilots seemed to have quite a lively discussion as only Italians can! (not aggressive, just lively)

Soon the flow down the aisle was resumed and I was soon at my seat 5A, after asking the Italian gentlemen at the aisle seat to stand up so I could get in.

View from my seat, with a beautiful Alitalia 777 landing:
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The load on this flight was good, I did not see any open seats in economy.

As this was quite far forward in the cabin this row had business class legroom, which is definitely nice for this almost 2½ hour flight.

The seat itself was very comfortable.
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It was a manual safety demonstration in both Italian and English. There was also some recorded Swedish announcements playing a couple of times throughout the flight.

We begin taxiing towards runway 35L, the same runway I landed on a few hours earlier, so I guess a runway change took place some time during the day.

Turning into the active runway:
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We take off and a turn to the right, pointing us north, follows.

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We are soon inside the thick clouds, once again.
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The seatbelt sign stays on for what feels like a very long time, I believe it was due to some turbulence. Did not feel to bad for me though. Maybe they just wanted people to sit down during meal and drink service to make it quicker?

Cabin view:
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Climbing away from the clouds:
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I got to see the Alps at one time this flight aswell:
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Sun settling behind the clouds:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04128.jpg

I had read some old tripreports with LHI, and that they served hot meals in economy section aswell, but I didn't really know if this was still the case. Well, it turned out it was still the case.

I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04138.jpg

We also got an apricot pastry as dessert.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04143.jpg

The drink run was made after the meal service, I decided on apple juice and some sparkling water.

All of this was really impressive, I payed under 50 EUR for a 2½ hour flight within Europe, and I get a meal included.

The only thing I could complain on regarding the meal service is that it took quite some time before they collected our trash, so we had to sit with our tray tables down for a while. Did not bother me that much though. And I guess if they would have collected it earlier the ones in the back wouldn't be done with their meal yet.

When the trash was collected I decided to look through the In flight magazines. I say magazines, since they had both the standard LH magazine, and a smaller one for LHI, which mostly contained articles about the LHI destinations.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04112.jpg

The LH magazine was really nice with lots of interesting articles.

I spent the remainder of the flight reading the magazines and just looking out the window, despite it being overcast for most of the flight, there was a beautiful sunset displaying outside my window.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04145.jpg

Sooner or later, the skies cleared somewhere over Sweden, and some nice nightviews of small towns south of Stockholm were displayed.

Shortly after this our descent were started, and we were treated with some beautiful views over Stockholm City at night.

I'm not a good photographer, and I'm even worse when it's dark, so my photos over Stockholm this evening are all really bad, but I'm gonna upload one of the lousy photos just to give you a little idea of what it was like.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04159.jpg

We also passed Arlanda and did a 180 degree turn to line up for runway 19R, the same runway I left this morning.

Not so much more to say really, we taxied to our gate nr. 5 at the end of the A pier of T5.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04177.jpg

My seat after the flight:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04180.jpg

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04179.jpg

Soon I were out on the curbside, waiting for my father to pick me up and drive me home.
Some Christmas lights up at ARN already:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Milano%202011/DSC04187.jpg

To sum things up,

Norwegian did their job, although a small delay, that didn't matter much in the end. If I would have been delayed for those additional 25 minutes though I would probably have missed my connection at CPH. I think it was good of them to announce that they could check for gate info and such for the passengers connecting at CPH.

easyJet was not the best experience, but they did their job for a cheap price and got me to my destination in one piece and on time. I guess it all came down to the crew that did my easyJet experience to what it was. I could definitely see myself flying them in the future though, if their price and schedule suits me.

MXP was a decent airport, although boring at some corners. Did not see much of T2 but it didn't seem to be the best airport terminal around.

The big winner on this trip was Lufthansa Italia. Too bad that they are going away. A flight for under 50 EUR, with a nice crew, drinks and meal included and on time departure and arrival. Nothing to complain at.

Thanks for reading and comments are always appreciated!
My next tripreport will be some SK longhaul flying with the family, a trip I will be leaving on tomorrow morning. The report should be up in a couple of weeks.

Martin

[Edited 2011-10-28 10:26:27]

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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6671 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7522 times:

Hi Martub!

Nice report with nice picutres!

I remember that kind of weather at ARN in October.....glad I'm not there any more. Certainly don't miss the fall/winter weather in Stockholm.

Glad you made the connection in CPH! It would probably have been very difficult for you otherwise....

It seems the crew wasn't the great on EasyJet. Legroom seems very tight as well,

MXP is an okay termianl but lot of places good for spotting and lots of interesting traffic.

Nice to get a meal on LH Italia!

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7517 times:

Hi Martin,

I appreciate your effort to squeeze in writing your experience with LHI before your long-haul trip. Where are you going to, may I ask?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I later added Speedy Boarding on my EZY flight.

Was it worth it?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Landside T2:

The modern interior is just appealing.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I head down the jetway and since I'm seated at row 21 I board via the rear stairs. Always nice to walk on the tarmac next to the plane.

How nice to see an air bridge being deployed that way to allow passenger to breathe fresh air while boarding from the rear.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Is it just me or does that winglet look real good?

The winglet is just gorgeous!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
cutting our delay with 20 mins. Phew!

That was relieving!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A very beautiful sight. ARN's ATC tower reaches above the clouds and looks down on the fog.

Mysteriously beautiful!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I forgot to take a picture since it was still “early” morning!

You must have been starving. 


Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The one passenger ahead of me goes to the first stairs, so naturally I'm first at the rear stairs.

Good decision and what a nice shot!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
SQ taxiing for takeoff while we are on final approach

Those SQ aircrafts kept chasing you somehow.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The bus that brought me to T1, note the ad covering all the windows.

Ouch! It reminds me of the bus ride on DXB’s tarmac. That darn window advertisements!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Part of one of the check in halls, the queues is for Emirates and Qatar.

Familiar view. Did you meet fellow A.netter volvair by chance?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Note the buckets collecting rain water leaking in.

The rain shower must have been severe.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Thank you oneworld! Even though I'm not flying with any of your airlines until January.

Oneworld was just trying to please a potential customer.   


Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
All of this was really impressive, I payed under 50 EUR for a 2½ hour flight within Europe, and I get a meal included.

Impressive!


Very nice tribute to disappearing LHI. Thanks to you, LHI will always be in remembrance.  

Best wishes,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7484 times:

Nice trip report.

Glad that you made your connection at CPH. It seems that one can manage with very short connections at CPH. I have a itinerary that will take me through CPH in December and have only 45 min there, so I should be fine, right?. Did you have any back up plan if you had missed the connection?

It is sad to see LHI go. Their service seems to be good, even in Y.



Thanks for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7374 times:

Hi, Martin,

for sure a good read together with nice pictures.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

Maybe some day...

That´s a nice place, you know.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I get another gentlemen sitting in my row, and no one ever sits down in the aisle seat, and yet this man remains seated in the middle seat. And me being the shy Swede that I am, I did not ask him to move there either. Oh well, I wont complain as long as I have my window.

These people, same happened to me sometimes last year, unbelievable.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

The one passenger ahead of me goes to the first stairs, so naturally I'm first at the rear stairs.

Love the under the wing picture.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

I kinda like this picture:

Superb.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My next tripreport will be some SK longhaul flying with the family, a trip I will be leaving on tomorrow morning. The report should be up in a couple of weeks.

Good to know, looking forward to that ride.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7359 times:

Hi Martin,

great report, it made a nice evening read.

LHI looks great with the hot meal and good legroom. Too bad they are going to stop flying (or are they? )

I look forward to the long-haul report, have a great trip!

Blaž



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7355 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Once we have taken off and started climbing, we immediately leave the fog and our aircraft is exposed to the sunlight, above a sea of fog. A very beautiful sight. ARN's ATC tower reaches above the clouds and looks down on the fog.

Great photo - looks nice in the fog

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Impression of the gate area wasn't too bad. It was rather roomy and lots of natural light thanks to the big glass wall towards the apron where the planes park. There aren't any real facility's here, but that's really to be expected on a lowcost terminal. The largest negative aspect I could think of was the lack of seating. There were far from enough benches.

The loco terminal looks better than I imagined

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I get another gentlemen sitting in my row, and no one ever sits down in the aisle seat, and yet this man remains seated in the middle seat. And me being the shy Swede that I am, I did not ask him to move there either. Oh well, I wont complain as long as I have my window.

Ah, so annoying when people do that. Did he stay like that the entire flight?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
SQ taxiing for takeoff while we are on final approach.

My last longhual flight from MXP was on SQ

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I could connect it to power thanks to the oneworld charging point. Thank you oneworld! Even though I'm not flying with any of your airlines until January.

That sign needs updating

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.

Looks much better than my recent evening MUC-HEL flight. No hot food for us



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7170 times:

Hi everyone and thanks for all the comments!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 1):
I remember that kind of weather at ARN in October.....glad I'm not there any more. Certainly don't miss the fall/winter weather in Stockholm.

Hehe, yes indeed the fall weather can be annoying. Up in Kiruna I don't have to worry about fall though, it goes straight from summer to winter! Not really, but the fall is really short up there anyways.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 1):
MXP is an okay termianl but lot of places good for spotting and lots of interesting traffic.

Indeed thats my overall impression of MXP T1 aswell.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
I appreciate your effort to squeeze in writing your experience with LHI before your long-haul trip. Where are you going to, may I ask?

New York  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Was it worth it?

Well, it was 8 EUR, for that I got to choose basically whatever seat I wanted and I got to feel special in my own holding pen, so yeah in this case I'd say it was worth it.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Good decision and what a nice shot!

Thank you!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Those SQ aircrafts kept chasing you somehow.

Maybe they are trying to tell me to fly with one of them some day?  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Familiar view. Did you meet fellow A.netter volvair by chance?

I did not.  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
The rain shower must have been severe.

It wasn't extreme but nothing you'd want to spend alot of time in without proper clothes.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Oneworld was just trying to please a potential customer.

Indeed, I'd say it's a pretty good idea to make the travelers aware of their brand.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
I have a itinerary that will take me through CPH in December and have only 45 min there, so I should be fine, right?

If all flights are on time there shouldn't be any problem! And if both flights are on SK on the same ticket you will not have to worry at all.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Did you have any back up plan if you had missed the connection?

Well, worst case scenario, probably book a last minute youth ticket with SK back to ARN later that day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
That´s a nice place, you know.

That's what I've heard!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
These people, same happened to me sometimes last year, unbelievable.

Indeed very annoying. I guess either they don't realize that it will improve the comfort for both of us or they are just being selfish.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Love the under the wing picture.

Haha, yeah I knew that you would like that one!  
Quoting SloAir (Reply 5):
LHI looks great with the hot meal and good legroom.

Indeed, I was very pleased with their service. A nice experience.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 6):
The loco terminal looks better than I imagined

Yeah, same. It's simple yet dignified enough.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 6):
Ah, so annoying when people do that. Did he stay like that the entire flight?

Yup.   

Martin


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6671 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7117 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 7):
Hehe, yes indeed the fall weather can be annoying. Up in Kiruna I don't have to worry about fall though, it goes straight from summer to winter! Not really, but the fall is really short up there anyways.

My mom is from Sjulsmark (Norrfjarden) and I have been there once in early September so aware of whats that like. We went all the way to Saltoloukkta (sp?) past Jokkmokk and my cousin had her reception there on a mountain. That was in 1987 and the last time I was in Norrbotten.

Have a great trip to NYC! They are expecting snow this weekend........

The777Man



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User currently offlinevolvair From Germany, joined Oct 2011, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6979 times:

Hi Martin,

Great tripreport and a nice farewell for LHI, although I sense it might not yet be the last report about their operation  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

Luckily, only a couple of mins later, we receive info that we were allowed to leave earlier, cutting our delay with 20 mins. Phew!

Wow, lucky indeed that things did not turn out worse.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And for a short article about Rwanda, they have written, translated from Swedish; “Brussels Airlines flies from Arlanda via Brussels to Kigali in Rwanda”, thing is that SN don't fly to ARN, they fly to BMA.

And yet another mistake in a freebie magazine. Albeit not in Lufthansa's.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

Part of one of the check in halls, the queues is for Emirates and Qatar.

This picture seems familiar to me. 3 weeks and one day before you were there I checked in for my TAM flight to GRU at those checkin-desks.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

All of this was really impressive, I payed under 50 EUR for a 2½ hour flight within Europe, and I get a meal included.

...and probably the reason why the operation was not sustainable.

So a some excitement aboard Norwegian, mediocre service on Easy and a nice flight back home on LHI, in total a very interesting daytrip. Thanks for sharing!


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6439 times:

Hi Volvair and thanks for your comments!

Quoting volvair (Reply 9):
...and probably the reason why the operation was not sustainable.

That's likely true. Too bad for us passengers though!

Quoting volvair (Reply 9):
So a some excitement aboard Norwegian, mediocre service on Easy and a nice flight back home on LHI, in total a very interesting daytrip

Good summary of my daytrip!  

Martin


User currently offlineknightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6381 times:

Hi Martin,

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed that. I have to say Norwegian looks really good in those pictures of yours. The cabin looks very new and displays an attractive combination of colours.

As for your experience with Easyjet, well not much to say really but it was interesting to see some pics of the inside of Copenhagen's low-cost terminal. It would be interesting to know what the criteria are for a carrier wishing to use the facility.

Milan looks much better than expected. Was it clean or is the dirt just not visible in your pictures? I'm asking because Rome Fiumicino is a right old filthy, unattractive rat hole.

LHI offered quite a decent product by the looks of it, pity really.

I any case, thanks again for posting.

William


User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 720 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Hi Martin,

nice little day trip you have put together here and a great idea to have another LH Italia flight before they are gone (or maybe not, let's see). Looks like you haven't paid very much for these flights, well done.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My aircraft arriving in the fog.

Nice picture.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
but we'll have to wait at the gate for another 25 minutes!

Oh dear, that's bad considering your tight connection. Glad everything worked out in the end for your, would have been quite an expensive trip otherwise.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A very beautiful sight. ARN's ATC tower reaches above the clouds and looks down on the fog.

Again a very nice shot. Lifting fog like this usually makes for great pictures, even though more often this weather is only good for massive delays.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The one passenger ahead of me goes to the first stairs, so naturally I'm first at the rear stairs.

Good idea, that's what I usually do as well. With everybody rushing to the front stairs and take their seats up front you usually have plenty of seats to choose in the back.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And then some very boring walkways (although with rather nice views of the apron).

Interesting colors here.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.

Always great to get a warm meal on a intra-European flight, very nice.

Thanks again for taking the effort to write this report for us, was a good read.
CaptainRed


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27304 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6218 times:

Hey Martin ,
Great report. Loved the photos. Always wanted to try Norwegian. Nice to see a final LH Italia TR. I loved the meal offering. Some nice metal at MXP also .

Thanks for the nice read.

Regards


OA260  


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1788 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6179 times:

Hello Martin,

I thoroughly enjoyed your 'goodbye' report on LH Italia. Isn't it cool to experience a full carrier's service with a LCC price? Too bad LH Italia are bailing out. Now you have seen for yourself what their competition has to offer (easyJet).

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I get an SMS from Norwegian, telling me that my flight is delayed by 10 minutes

A nice touch to ben informed this way. Even more so since DY is a LCC. You did not have to pay for the text message  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I head down the jetway and since I'm seated at row 21 I board via the rear stairs. Always nice to walk on the tarmac next to the plane.

I had this concept as well on my latest EI flight when deboarding: jetway straight into the terminal + rear stairs onto the tarmac and into the terminal. I prefer the latter  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
and that the F-pier is unable to offer transfer passengers with hold luggage, which DY wants to

A new concept as well: connecting flights on DY? They send your bags through to final destination then? Aren't they a poin-to-point carrier like FR, EZY?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I get another gentlemen sitting in my row, and no one ever sits down in the aisle seat, and yet this man remains seated in the middle seat.

Strange as to why he sat down next to you and not on the aisle seat...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
we manage to leave the runway behind

  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
thing is that SN don't fly to ARN, they fly to BMA

How right you are!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Note the buckets collecting rain water leaking in

Are you sure they aren't trash cans? Was there really water in them?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Did not see much of T2 but it didn't seem to be the best airport terminal around.

T2 is a real shack, believe me...

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

Hi everyone and thanks for the additional comments, I appreciate it!

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 11):
Was it clean or is the dirt just not visible in your pictures? I'm asking because Rome Fiumicino is a right old filthy, unattractive rat hole.

I wouldn't say it was fresh but it was certainly no filthy, unattractive rat hole!  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
Looks like you haven't paid very much for these flights, well done.

Thanks, I was lucky enough with the timings so that these three flights could become a daytrip.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 12):
Glad everything worked out in the end for your, would have been quite an expensive trip otherwise.

Not too bad actually, since SK offers last minutes youth tickets for about 50 EUR per leg. Ofcourse, the money I spent on the EZY and LHI flights would be thrown away though.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
I loved the meal offering

Indeed I was positively surprised, especially for an economy flight within Europe.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
Isn't it cool to experience a full carrier's service with a LCC price?

It's great!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
A nice touch to ben informed this way. Even more so since DY is a LCC. You did not have to pay for the text message

Nope, 'twas free.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
I had this concept as well on my latest EI flight when deboarding: jetway straight into the terminal + rear stairs onto the tarmac and into the terminal.

Yeah, luckily it's quite common at ARN. They do it most of the time in the domestic terminal 4 and international T2. Never seen it done on T5 though, ARN's main international gateway.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
A new concept as well: connecting flights on DY? They send your bags through to final destination then? Aren't they a poin-to-point carrier like FR, EZY?

They do offer some connections, not sure to what extent though.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
Are you sure they aren't trash cans? Was there really water in them?

Well, there was water dripping out from the ceiling down in to the buckets, you be the judge!  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 14):
T2 is a real shack, believe me...

Glad I was just arriving there then!

Martin


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3024 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

Hi Deltamartin,

nice little day trip you had there. Shame the weather didn't cooperate, but looks like a good flight with LHI. A shame they are closing, I might have used them myself next month, but if they had to drop their fares considerably to attract passengers, it can't have been worth it.

Thanks again

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

Hi Martin

Thanks for sharing your last LH Italia trip, so sad they are gone. Actually surprised you got a hot meal in Y.

DY and EZY seams to be decent to on your legs!


Thanks for sharing and greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

Hej, Martin!

Wow, the expected "Goodbye Luftwaffe Italia" reports are starting to come online, kinda like the Air France A388 reports last summer (and some Scotsmen having just about sobered enough to post theirs this year...). Still, a very nice report of what looks like a successful daytrip to Malpensa and back.

Oh yes, congratulations on catching LHI the first and the last time. It wasn't a bad carrier by far, compared to the Italian competition it probably was the best out there - a shame the standards in Italy are nowadays so low (this must have something to do with Ryanair and their numerous routes ex- and intra-Italy!). Especially the economy product was light years ahead of competition and exceptional value for money - I still regard my 70 EUR CDG-MXP-LIS as one of the best value tickets I've ever gotten!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
When thinking of how to get to Milano, I realized that easyJet, an airline I hadn't flown, has quite alot of operation at both CPH and MXP, so I checked for a flight from CPH to MXP,

They did fly ARN-MXP for a while - looks like it wasn't performing very well as only the ARN-GVA route remains nowadays?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Too bad DY don't offer online check-in.

Yeah, tell me about it. I find it to be very annoying and weird as well.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Mine is the only flight posting a delay:

Doesn't that make you feel special?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Is it just me or does that winglet look real good?

Nope, it is not you. It does look good!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Once we have taken off and started climbing, we immediately leave the fog and our aircraft is exposed to the sunlight, above a sea of fog. A very beautiful sight. ARN's ATC tower reaches above the clouds and looks down on the fog.

Ahh, Stockholm seems to be quite vulnerable to these kind of fogs. A few times when I've landed on the 01s (i.e. coming in over the city centre) teh whole city has been covered in pea soup fog apart from the tops of a few of the tallest buildings. I think that has always been in October-November, so must be a seasonal thing!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
CPH shopping district.

Heh, very appropriate as I just passed through there a while ago - am writing this from the Servisair Lounge at CPH!  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
There aren't any real facility's here, but that's really to be expected on a lowcost terminal. The largest negative aspect I could think of was the lack of seating. There were far from enough benches.

Yeah, that terminal looks quite horrible. Never departed from there but I arrived once with easyJet - not a place I'd like to spend any time in. It sort of surprises me actually - I mean surely it would generate additional revenue for the airport to have some retail outlets there - I wouldn't consider those as "frills", not by a long shot. And how much does a row of seats or a dozen actually cost?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
G-EZDN

What do you know - I flew HEL-CDG-BCN with that very same bird last year!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
He also confirmed that it was indeed still raining in Milan.

Once again The Alps are the great weather divider over Europe. Just the wrong way around this time - usually the good weather is down south  .

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

And finally the gate area. Note the buckets collecting rain water leaking in.

The quintessential Malpensa experience! Despite it being a relatively new airport and terminal it is frankly quite a horrible dump - another thing I can't understand. It is like they deliberately wanted to build a crap terminal instead of a nice one.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.

Hey, that looks very good!


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

Hi again and thanks for thr further comments!

Quoting signol (Reply 16):
Shame the weather didn't cooperate, but looks like a good flight with LHI.

Indeed, the day turned out to be rather nice after all.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Actually surprised you got a hot meal in Y.

Yup, me too. Positively surprised!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
I still regard my 70 EUR CDG-MXP-LIS as one of the best value tickets I've ever gotten!

If your flights had the same standard as mine it must indeed have been great value!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
They did fly ARN-MXP for a while - looks like it wasn't performing very well as only the ARN-GVA route remains nowadays?

I remember reading somewhere that ARN-MXP was one of few routes that usually perfomed well for LHI, so I guess their strategy actually worked well here, eliminating the need for EZY on that route.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
Yeah, tell me about it. I find it to be very annoying and weird as well.

Hopefully introduced some day!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
Doesn't that make you feel special?

Haha yes.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
I mean surely it would generate additional revenue for the airport to have some retail outlets there

My thoughts exactly.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 18):
The quintessential Malpensa experience! Despite it being a relatively new airport and terminal it is frankly quite a horrible dump - another thing I can't understand. It is like they deliberately wanted to build a crap terminal instead of a nice one.

Indeed, one must think that when building a new terminal the main objective is to make it a good one!

Martin


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Hi Martin, great report!

Yeah turns out we were on that same LH Italia flight, hehe. Think I've might spotted you, the guy with the camera, right? Wasn't too sure if it was you, but then again anyone with a camera around the neck at an airport should be taken for granted as an a.nutter   Look forward to seeing you in January!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
When thinking of how to get to Milano, I realized that easyJet, an airline I hadn't flown, has quite alot of operation at both CPH and MXP, so I checked for a flight from CPH to MXP

Interesting, so Easyjet have ceased their flights from ARN to MXP?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
To get to CPH I chose the morning DY departure, since they were about 20 EUR cheaper than SK, at 30 EUR. I quickly booked all three flights. I later added Speedy Boarding on my EZY flight.

That's a pretty good deal. Although if you were in for the miles, perhaps SK would've been the better choice...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Too bad DY don't offer online check-in.

That really annoys me. I think they're doing it on purpose, i.e so that people miss their flights as they have to take the de-tour around the self-service kiosk.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I'm being driven to ARN by my mother,

I wish my mom could drive me to ARN, haha. Lucky man!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My aircraft arriving in the fog.

Looka more like it's *emerging* from the fog  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The seat is kind of hard but not too uncomfortable, the legroom is rather nice actually, especially for a LCC.

I actually found those seats pretty comfortable. Same model as you find on LX, AY, etc...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Maybe some day...

Fancy looking entrance, way fancier then at ARN lol!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I had decided to not visit Milan town this time, as my layover wasn't too long, and the weather wasn't the best to explore the town, so I'll defenetly come back some day to do a proper visit!

Yeah the weather was really s**t, not nice at all to get all soaked. Also you didn't miss much by staying at the airport.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
T1 airside was rather boring in my opinion. There was the standard shopping mall.

Hey, look that's me! Right in the middle between those two women with the trolley. I was heading though the tax-free shop, following the signs to the lounge.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Boarding was first called for business class passengers, *A gold members and passengers seated in rows 15-25.

Only Swedes on that flight it seemed.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As this was quite far forward in the cabin this row had business class legroom, which is definitely nice for this almost 2½ hour flight.

That's very nice. Yes the legroom in the front rows was really good. Sat on row 4 on my outbound, and could easily do a 5 hr flight with that legroom.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I got served chicken with potatoes and cooked vegetables with some bread.

Wow, that looks great! Food appears to be of much better quality and quantity then that rubbish I was served. I kind of regret not asking for a Y meal, lol.

Thanks for sharing!
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

Hi Martin,
A good session of flying you had going on here, really nice.

Your pictures from the ARN departure in the fog/mist are really good. I love effect of the sun trying to burst through.

Good that you made your CPH connection without any sprinting around the airport.

The LHI Y service looks really good, as you say, a hot meal in economy is very good standard.

Thanks for the write up.
Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Hi again and thanks for the feedback!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Think I've might spotted you, the guy with the camera, right?

That's me!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Interesting, so Easyjet have ceased their flights from ARN to MXP?

I believe so, yes. Not sure if it's seasonal or removed alltogether.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
I wish my mom could drive me to ARN, haha. Lucky man!

Haha, well, my parents don't live too far away from ARN though, only like 15 minutes by car.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Also you didn't miss much by staying at the airport.

I asked my mother what there was to do In Milan if I would go into town, and the only things she came up with was that shopping mall and the cathedral, and since both of them was covered in your report I guess it didn't matter much that I stayed at the airport!  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Hey, look that's me! Right in the middle between those two women with the trolley. I was heading though the tax-free shop, following the signs to the lounge.

Haha, now thats a coincidence.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 20):
Wow, that looks great! Food appears to be of much better quality and quantity then that rubbish I was served. I kind of regret not asking for a Y meal, lol.

Haha, indeed it was rather nice.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 21):
Your pictures from the ARN departure in the fog/mist are really good. I love effect of the sun trying to burst through.

Yeah there was some rather nice scenes.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 21):
The LHI Y service looks really good, as you say, a hot meal in economy is very good standard.

Indeed. It was a positive experience.

Martin


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6938 posts, RR: 77
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5116 times:

Hi Martin,

nice report with good pictures! You were lucky with that tight connection! LH Italia's product looks fine, too bad it doesn't exist any more.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I kinda like this picture:

Yes, that's where I prefer to see them. In Germany they want to build them almost everywhere after the overhasty agreement on the nuclear phase-out.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As I was in Italy after all, I decided on pizza, although from a fast-food restaurant. ¼ pizza, a 0,4 liter drink, and two side orders for 8.50 is decent value, at least for an airport restaurant.

I remember having a really good pizza there, too.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

Hi Martin,

Nice report and good you managed to log LH Italia before it was too late. The seem to offer a good product, the hot meal looks nice and i just love those classy headrests with the discreet Italian flag.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And me being the shy Swede that I am, I did not ask him to move there either. Oh well, I wont complain as long as I have my window.

I'd probably be the same! Strange that he didn't want to move though.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
But when the cabin crew reached my row they just passed without looking at me, I noticed they doing the same thing a few roads ahead of me, so they had to back down. Anyway, I stopped them when they brought the cart back to the galley, so no biggie really, as they still had what I wanted in stock.

Sounds like the crew on ezy weren't that attentive then.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
so my photos over Stockholm this evening are all really bad, but I'm gonna upload one of the lousy photos just to give you a little idea of what it was like.

I think it's not bad at all  

Happy flying
Infodesk   



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 25, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

Hi again and thanks for the additional feedback!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 23):
You were lucky with that tight connection!

Indeed, would have been annoying if I'd have missed it.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 23):
Yes, that's where I prefer to see them. In Germany they want to build them almost everywhere after the overhasty agreement on the nuclear phase-out.

We have quite a few of those in Sweden aswell. Often outside of smaller towns, where you can see them, but no one is disturbed by them. Probably so it will look like the town is powered by wind electricity, even though most if it comes from hydroelectric power stations or nuclear power plants.
But I agree with you, they belong in the sea, or somewhere where they are not disturbing anyone.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 24):
i just love those classy headrests with the discreet Italian flag.

Indeed they do look great, and since they were leather they weren't as flimsy as the paper ones that SK among others use.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 24):
I think it's not bad at all

Thanks!  

Martin


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