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User currently offlinecapicua From Venezuela, joined Apr 2011, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7567 times:

Background

LAN had messed up on both the outbound and the return flights leading to/from my journey to Puerto Williams with DAP last year and so I ended up with a respectable amount in travel vouchers that had to be put to good use before they expired.

My first idea was to go to LAX for some spotting. The chosen route would have looked like a nice inverted checkmark:

GreatCircle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz


Unfortunately I was told at the local LAN office that they could not issue me a return ticket with that routing. Weird - but possible nonetheless, given the foreign exchange restrictions we have here and associated problems for all parties involved.

Then I decided that I should give Easter Island a try. That idea was quickly scrapped though because the time when I could go was the peak of high season and the ticket price way beyond what even my generous vouchers would afford.

So in the end I settled for Punta Arenas (PUQ) in Chile proper with plane changes in LIM and SCL. I wonder what the ticket agent might have thought of this fellow sitting in front of her, who switches the place he wants to fly to from LAX to IPC to PUQ in the blink of an eye… Anyways, the final route looked like this:


GreatCircle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz


The trip

Although the departure wasn’t scheduled until early evening, this was Carnival weekend and a lot of traffic from beachgoers returning home was to be expected. So I left home earlier in the afternoon and arrived at the airport at 3:00 p.m.

Outside the terminal:
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There was practically no queue at the check-in counters and the process didn’t take more than 3 minutes. I had done OLCI in the morning but wanted my paper boarding passes exchanged for proper ones “of flesh and blood”, with stubs to tear off and all. This request was granted with a grin from the check-in agent (perhaps because of the flesh-and-blood remark?).

Check-in:
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Now if you were going to CDG or beyond with AF, the queue would have been this one, extending for again as long behind me:
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As security didn’t look too busy I went airside early. Security was a breeze (for a change) but passport control was a bit slow because of many people travelling with children who had to show travel permits for the kids in addition to the passports. Anyway, after some 20 minutes I was cleared to go. One hour and thirty minutes from home to airside – not bad at all!

Airside:
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FIDS:
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Let’s see what we have here. Conviasa A340-200 being readied for its flight to EZE:
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I wish they could fly our national football team – the Vinotinto – to Brazil in 2014:
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Fancy a trip to Havanna? Conviasa will take you there on a 732:
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Or somewhere closer, maybe PTY or UIO:
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My ride for this segment:
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February 2012
Airline: LAN Airlines (opb LAN Peru)
Flight: LA(LP) 2565
STD/ATD: 18:55/19:10
STA/ATA: 22:45/22:40
Route: CCS-LIM
Registration: CC-CWG
Aircraft: B767-316ER
Seat: 38A

Boarding was called at 18:20 and completed by 18:35. That’s remarkable considering the infamous ILBST and a load factor above 90%. The seat next to mine was one of a very few to remain unoccupied. Before start-up and push-back headphones and newspapers (!) were distributed.

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Captain Pallete then came on the P/A to greet the passengers and inform that the flight time would be 3:36 hours. Pushback was at 19:10 (no explanation about the delayed departure) and take-off finally at 19:30. A seemingly endless string of planes with people returning from the Carnival holiday kept us holding at the threshold for quite some time.

Let’s do the legroom shot meanwhile, shall we?
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Although the cabin in general and also the seats were in pretty good condition and clean, the seat pocket in front of me was almost falling apart. This being near the end of the month, the inflight magazine showed signs of extensive perusal and the safety card could also be replaced sooner than later. Not a good impression.

Cabin during flight:
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About half an hour into the flight dinner was served. A few years back this would have been a hot meal on this segment, but nowadays it is a cold sandwich, a fruit salad and a sweet:
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The sandwich and the fruit weren’t bad at all but left me hungry.

The remainder of the flight went by rather quickly between reading the Peruvian newspaper and watching Clooney’s “Ides of March” on the IFE. We landed in LIM at 22:40, five minutes ahead of schedule. Given the delay on departure, it must have been the winglets that helped us catching up…

While taxiing to the gate the cabin crew came on the P/A to inform about the connecting flights and their respective gates. It’s always good to know where to run to if you have a tight connection. After passing security one more time I had almost two hours until the next flight. Funny that connecting passengers deplaning from a flight they could only have boarded after passing security are screened again immediately after setting foot on Peruvian soil – maybe the local authorities have to be able to prove that every passenger boarding any flight was actually screened.

FIDS:
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As dinner on board had been rather skimpy I thought: When in Peru, do as the Peruvians do – and had a cebiche:
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Can’t recommend it warmly enough. Though I’ve been told that people in Peru usually don’t eat this dish after midday, we were only 12 hours off and I wouldn’t be there at noon… Maybe some fellow A.netters familiar with this can enlighten me. Aeroperu89? Avianca? Checo77?

Eventually it was time to head to the gate, which for this flight was at the opposite end of the terminal from where we arrived.
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February 2012
Airline: LAN Airlines (opb LAN Peru)
Flight: LA 2639
STD/ATD: 00:35/01:00
STA/ATA: 06:10/06:24
Route: LIM-SCL
Registration: CC-CPI
Aircraft: A319-132
Seat: 23A / 23D


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The crew boarded the plane quite late and so the gate agents had some time to chat (or gossip):
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Boarding was finally called after the STD had gone by. When I reached my row, a lady travelling with two children who had been assigned seats B, C, and D asked me if I would trade my A seat for her sons’ D. Although I had reserved that seat months in advance, this was a night flight and there wouldn’t be much to see outside anyway so I let them have my window seat and took the traded aisle. By the way: the plane was packed – not a free seat to be had.

While still at the gate, the friendly crew handed out headphones and even some gifts for the children on board – a nice touch, don’t you think? Shortly after takeoff sleep overcame me and I only woke up when the flight attendants were preparing the cabin for landing. So no pictures of this segment, sorry!

We landed in SCL shortly before 6:30 in the morning and it was still pitch-dark outside. Then we had to hold on the taxiway for some time because there was no available jetway stand. Eventually we were directed to a remote parking position where we deplaned via stairs and were then bussed to the terminal.

After clearing the very efficient immigration and very thorough customs inspection I was landside at 7:20 and ready to have some breakfast and café to get me revved up again.

SCL landside:
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Although I had 4 hours between flights, I was eager to check in my baggage again in order to be able to roam the terminal more freely. As I already had been handed my boarding pass back at CCS, it was only a short queue at the bag-drop counters.

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The single check-in hall, domestic at the far end, international closer by and LAN Premium check-in behind me at the opposite end:
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User currently offlinecapicua From Venezuela, joined Apr 2011, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

I wonder if this stack made it through the last big earthquake (2010) in one piece:
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FIDS:
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Aha! Gate 27 it is.

I went back airside a good hour before the scheduled boarding time and found the departure hall to be relatively empty. Other flights came and went but one never gets a sense of overcrowding.
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Something for the 737-200 lovers out there (and a salute to our Dutch fellows):
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Eventually my scheduled A320 pulled into the stand:
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February 2012[(b]
[b]Airline: LAN Airlines

Flight: LA 295
STD/ATD: 11:15/11:15
STA/ATA: 14:40/14:30
Route: SCL-PUQ
Registration: CC-BAO
Aircraft: A320-214
Seat: 5A

Boarding was called by row numbers so two queues started to assemble: one for rows 1-14 and one for rows 15-29. The process was relatively orderly but took its time since this flight was again completely full.

Two UM’s were seated in the row right behind me and I must say that both the flight attendant in charge of them as well as the lady sitting right behind me took loving care of these children, which were aged about 5 or 6. The F/A would come by every now and then to check if they were ok or needed anything and the lady – the kids came to call her ‘auntie’ – went out of her way to play games and puzzles with them and keep them entertained. Nice touch.

The cabin:
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Sister ship:
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The legroom shot from a different perspective, pretty tight pitch:
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Lil’ sis’ A318 CC-CZQ beat us to the active…
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…but eventually it was our turn for take-off. After passing the southern outskirts of Santiago one gets a good impression of the Chilean heartland: the Central Valley squeezed in between the Andes and the coastal range, fertile and filled with a seemingly endless patchwork of fields:
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About a half hour into the flight the F/As started with the service run. On offer were a single snack box and assorted beverages. Happy meal, take # 1:
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For a flight lasting 3:20 hours that’s not a lot to munch on, especially during lunch time, but I guess this is a sign of the times in the industry.

Aha! There are some noticeable changes in catering compared to my last domestic LAN flights: the contract with Argentinean sweets manufacturer ‘Havanna’ seems to have expired (so no more alfajores) and now it is ‘Nutra Bien’ who calls the shots snack-wise. And LAN has signed a new marketing contract with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation and their Juan Valdez brand. We weren’t offered just coffee, but were always asked if we would care for some Juan Valdez coffee – on all flights!
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Chile: land o’ lakes (and quakes)…
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…and volcanoes
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Lake General Carrera on the Chilean side, called Lake Buenos Aires on the Argentinean side:
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From the engine towards the right of the picture the Carretera Austral (Southern highway) is barely visible as it passes by Puerto Bertrand:
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User currently offlinecapicua From Venezuela, joined Apr 2011, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

Reaching the Southern ice field near Villa O’Higgins:
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Lake O’Higgins and the namesake glacier:
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Mount Fitzroy and Cerro Torre between the Southern ice field and Lake Viedma over in Argentina:
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Viedma glacier…
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…and Uppsala glacier (this far from Sweden!):
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And finally Perito Moreno glacier, a huge tourist magnet:
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But every flight has to come to an end and even this fantastic scenic tour of the Southern Andes and Patagonia couldn’t last for as long as I wished. Descent started after 3 hours of flight and was rather steep. Some passengers even complained loudly about the earache this quick change from FL360 to sea level was causing them.

Shortly before landing in PUQ we made a right turn over the choppy waters of the Straits of Magellan to line up for runway 25:
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As the plane was full it took some time for the baggage to come out, but 30 minutes after landing I was sitting in the van to downtown Punta Arenas. Total travel time door to door: 24 hours.

Thank you all for reading and be invited to join me on the return trip and conclusions coming up soon.

Feedback is always appreciated.

Cheers,

C.

And here are a few pictures from ‘down there’:

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Guess which of the Selk’nam indians’ toes you should rub – or, heaven forbid, kiss! – to be lured back to Patagonia:
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One day I went for a ride along the north coast of the Straits of Magellan to Estancia San Gregorio, a former sheep farm. Many of the buildings are lined up along the road, like this shearing shed:
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Opposite the estancia’s facilities the remnants of the former British tea clipper Ambassador rot away on the shoreline. Sad to see such a proud ship in such derelict condition:
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And steamer Amadeo right next to it seems to be bound for a similar fate:
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User currently offlineaeroperu89 From Peru, joined Mar 2012, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7399 times:

Hello capicua

Great TR with excellent pics!

Quoting capicua (Thread starter):
Although the cabin in general and also the seats were in pretty good condition and clean, the seat pocket in front of me was almost falling apart.

Yeah, that looks pretty bad and (as you said it) it didn't make a good impression.

Quoting capicua (Thread starter):
Can’t recommend it warmly enough. Though I’ve been told that people in Peru usually don’t eat this dish after midday, we were only 12 hours off and I wouldn’t be there at noon… Maybe some fellow A.netters familiar with this can enlighten me. Aeroperu89? Avianca? Checo77?

You're right! It's so weird you ate it so late at night   It's not unheard of but I've never eaten ceviche (or remember seen anyone eat it) so late. It's usually served at lunch and you can eat as a main dish or (as I prefer to) as a small entree.

Thank you for sharing your trip with us! Santiago Airport looks really modern and I really enjoyed the pics from the Chilean highlands, they were stunning.

Looking forward to read about the return flight.

Greetings,
Diego


User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

Hola capicua!

Como estas?

Thanks for sharing this super Trip Report! I really enjoyed every letter of it!

Quoting capicua (Thread starter):
Can’t recommend it warmly enough. Though I’ve been told that people in Peru usually don’t eat this dish after midday, we were only 12 hours off and I wouldn’t be there at noon… Maybe some fellow A.netters familiar with this can enlighten me. Aeroperu89? Avianca? Checo77?

As Aeroperu89 told you, it´s not really unsual to eat ceviche at night, but most cevicherías and fish restaurant close at 4 or 5pm and do not serve dinner, because in their words, "they cannot guarantee freshness of the fish".
A ceviche at night is probably either from an older fish, which can be dangerous, or the fish was frozen and later in the day de-frozen, which lowers the quality of the dish.
I invite you to come back to Lima someday, spend here some days and will go eat a damn good ceviche!!

Cheers,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlinecapicua From Venezuela, joined Apr 2011, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6784 times:

Hola Diego,

Quoting aeroperu89 (Reply 3):
Great TR with excellent pics!

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting aeroperu89 (Reply 3):
It's so weird you ate it so late at night

I try to have one whenever I pass through LIM. During the night the connection time is longer and the dish is still pretty much on offer (and ordered by many). On the return flights, which have you being in LIM around noon, the time is too short for a sit-down-meal.

Quoting aeroperu89 (Reply 3):
Santiago Airport looks really modern

I find it very modern too, but it also has its detractors who consider it bland, characterless, IKEA-like.

Quoting aeroperu89 (Reply 3):
really enjoyed the pics from the Chilean highlands, they were stunning.

I agree with you on that 100%. If the weather is good and one is seated on the correct side, the scenery is fascinating. There used to be a check-in agent here at CCS that, upon requesting a window seat, would ask you if you preferred the 'ocean' side or the 'mountain' side. Those in the know chose 'mountain'...


Hola Adam,

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 4):
Thanks for sharing this super Trip Report! I really enjoyed every letter of it!

You're very welcome. That was the idea!

Thanks for the insight into the ceviche/cebiche/seviche (I've seen it spelled all these ways) eating customs.

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 4):
I invite you to come back to Lima someday, spend here some days and will go eat a damn good ceviche!!

Thanks for the invititation. I'll keep that in mind as Peru is definitely on my to-do list (so many places to see, so little time...). I guess for Lima alone you would need a few days if you wanted to enjoy all the culinary offerings.

Cheers,
Claudio / capicua


User currently offlinebuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

A wonderful trip report and some fantastic pictures. I truly enjoyed reading this report. Thank you very much for writing this report & sharing it with us.  
Cheers


User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting capicua (Reply 5):
Thanks for the insight into the ceviche/cebiche/seviche (I've seen it spelled all these ways) eating customs.

I never saw it as "seviche"   I personally like to use "ceviche"   It´s kind of a constant fight which spelling is the right one, but I guess both of the are equally popular

Quoting capicua (Reply 5):
Thanks for the invititation. I'll keep that in mind as Peru is definitely on my to-do list (so many places to see, so little time...). I guess for Lima alone you would need a few days if you wanted to enjoy all the culinary offerings.

Definitely! Lima is very very underated by tourist from abroad. Most of them arrive here and depart the next day to Cusco or Paracas- They don´t know what they are missing, because Lima is fascinating. Not only the food, but also the architecture, the parks, the people, drinks, the beach, etc etc.

Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlinePatagon From Chile, joined Aug 2011, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

Hola Claudio,
What a great trip report and wow... you got really nice shots from Patagonia is so rare to get such a clear flight all the way South.
During all the time I have been living in Patagonia (7 years in Puerto Varas as a tour operator) I only had one flight with real good clear sky where I was able to see all the highlights were you mention with great detail.

Quote:
I wonder if this stack made it through the last big earthquake (2010) in one piece.

You won't believe it, the big stack of suitcase did not even move one inch from the place after the earthquake, unbeliving but true.

Well thanks again for sharing your trip report and I hope you enjoyed Patagonia.
Regards


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

what a great report! LAN is really a great airline, only point they should enhance is the catering for the shorter south american flights..., specially on the A319 routes!

Quoting capicua (Thread starter):
Maybe some fellow A.netters familiar with this can enlighten me. Aeroperu89? Avianca? Checo77?

as mentioned before cevicherias are closing pritty early, anyhow I had always from time to time ceviche at night in restaurants like Pescado Capitales, or Amor al Mar etc...

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 7):
Definitely! Lima is very very underated by tourist from abroad. Most of them arrive here and depart the next day to Cusco or Paracas- They don´t know what they are missing, because Lima is fascinating. Not only the food, but also the architecture, the parks, the people, drinks, the beach, etc etc.

LIM is really a great city, specially the night live is great!
Only think I was never a big fan were the beaches... the beaches here in Venezuela are much much better! But yes I am missing LIM just left 2 months ago this great city

Cheers
Avianca



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineaeroflop From New Zealand, joined Mar 2012, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5084 times:

Quoting capicua (Reply 5):
IKEA-like

Whats wrong with IKEA? I love it haha. Too bad there is not IKEA in my country  


User currently offlinecapicua From Venezuela, joined Apr 2011, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Quoting buck3y3nut (Reply 6):
A wonderful trip report and some fantastic pictures.

Thanks for the kind words, buckeyenut. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The report on the return trip is currentlñy in the works.


Hola Patagon,

Quoting Patagon (Reply 8):
you got really nice shots from Patagonia is so rare to get such a clear flight all the way South.
During all the time I have been living in Patagonia (7 years in Puerto Varas as a tour operator) I only had one flight with real good clear sky where I was able to see all the highlights were you mention with great detail.

Yes, I was really lucky. On other flights the weather was good from SCL to PMC and completely overcast from there on to PUQ. You can't have it all it seems.

Quoting Patagon (Reply 8):
You won't believe it, the big stack of suitcase did not even move one inch from the place after the earthquake, unbeliving but true.

Well, then considering that a few roof linings of the terminal hall came down, this stack must be fixed with some strong bolts or lots of crazy glue...

Hi Avianca,

Quoting Avianca (Reply 9):
what a great report! LAN is really a great airline, only point they should enhance is the catering for the shorter south american flights...,

You are absolutely right. I've flown them over the past 12 years and seen the catering (especially on domestic flights) becoming ever more simple. 'Streamlining' I think it's called... Today it is almost unbelievable that they won me over with a two-course meal in economy (!) on New Years' Day 1999.

Hi aeroflop,

Quoting aeroflop (Reply 10):
Whats wrong with IKEA?

I personally love it too, as I like most of Scandinavian desgin. The airport feels airy, well lit and hassle free (save for the compulsory tour through the duty free shops on both departure AND arrivals, but that doesn't have to do anything at all with the design).

Cheers
C.


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