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Greek Hospitality On A Domestic Flight In Sweden  
User currently offlinetobbry From Sweden, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

Welcome to my third report!

I think I've told you before that my goal is to fly all airlines that flies to my home airport, Stockholm Arlanda airport. I'm working hard on it but I still have some flying to do. And there are airlines comming and going.

Well let start this report.

I had a couple of days of from work and I was up for some flying. Since October 22 the Greek airline Minoan Air is flying for the swedish company Flyglinjen between Arlanda (ARN) and Kristianstad (KID). I was thinking of trying them on their first day in Sweden but I didn't have the time that day. I booked my ticket on september 24 and my deparure would be on the 26th. I paid around 56EUR for a oneway ticket. I was thinking about making my return on the returning flight to Arlanda but I decided to go to Malmö (MMX) wich is another town in the southern part of Sweden. The return was on Malmö Aviation (TF) RJ100. The TF flight will not be in this report due to lack of pictures.


Date: 26 september 2012
Route: Arlanda - Kristianstad
Flight: MAV366
ETD: 14:35 (ATD 14:24)
ETA: 15:50 (ATA 15:41)
Seat: 12F
Aircraft: Fokker 50
Flight time: 1hrs 17mins
Registration: SX-BRM
1st flight on Minoan Air
10th flight on Fokker 50

I arrived at Arlanda around 13:00, I didn't want to have to many hours at the airport as I was leaving from the small terminal 3

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6917.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6919.jpg
The small terminal was less than crowded. My gate for to day was 56

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6916.jpg
Terminal 3 is hosting smaller airlines that fly to smaller Swedish towns. Manly on F50, ATR, SAAB 340, SAAB 2000 and ATP

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6913.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6910.jpg
My flight.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6921.jpg
Here is the Fokker. There were 4 crew on-board, 2 in the cabin and 2 on flight-deck. The cabin crew were really happy and gaved us lots of smiles. But I think they were a bit cold as the temperature was around 4 degrees celsius. The cabin crew in the fron started to wave at the camera when she saw that I was taking pictures.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6923.jpg
It was a light load this afternoon, there were 7 of us flying this route today. That explains why I could book a such cheap ticket only a few days before the flight. Flying these smaller airlines in Sweden can be really expensive. You can se the title Flyglinjen on the engine

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6924.jpg
Ciao Bella! (I know, don't shoot me)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6925.jpg
The legroom was great! and the seat was comfortable but it was a bit high. I had to sit in a very uncomfortable way to manage to look out the window.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6928.jpg
Takeoff was from RWY 08.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6937.jpg
This was my view almost all the way to KID. The flight was some turbulence during the cruise and at one time the fasten seat bealt sign was activated and we were told to return to our seats and we weren't allowed to use the toilet.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6940.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6941.jpg
The safety on-board card was brand new and had both Minoan and Flyglinjen written on it.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6945.jpg
This was a surprice! We were given candy before takeoff and i thought that was the catering. But around 15-20 minutes after departure we had this. The sandwich was small but tasty. The catering was from a local café.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6946.jpg
As you can see it wasn't a full flight. Very clean cabin.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6947.jpg
Welcome to Kristianstad. The crew had some trouble pronouncing Kristianstad... Try it your self   (if Swedish isn't your first language)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6949.jpg
The airport is in the middle of nowhere... And from here I have to go by bus and train to MMX

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6950.jpghttp://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk13/tobbry/Airliners/Minoan/IMG_6954.jpg
The return was really great an Malmö Aviation! As they fly to Bromma (BMA) the approach is amazing, flying low over Stockholm City



Thank you for reading this short report covering a Greek airline flying domestic in Sweden.

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

Hey T.! Thanks for putting this together for us. There are plenty of us that were interested in seeing what Minoan is all about.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I think I've told you before that my goal is to fly all airlines that flies to my home airport, Stockholm Arlanda airport. I'm working hard on it but I still have some flying to do.

This is quite a task! Good luck with it!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I arrived at Arlanda around 13:00, I didn't want to have to many hours at the airport as I was leaving from the small terminal 3

Never been to the terminal 3 at ARN. It definitely has a domestic/regional feeling to it!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
But I think they were a bit cold as the temperature was around 4 degrees celsius. The cabin crew in the fron started to wave at the camera when she saw that I was taking pictures.

That's nice. The crew was Greek I gather? Did they only communicate with you guys in English?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
This was a surprice! We were given candy before takeoff and i thought that was the catering. But around 15-20 minutes after departure we had this. The sandwich was small but tasty

That's nice. It confirms my theory that southerners take catering much more seriously than the rest of Europe  .

Thanks again!

Stojan



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

Hi tobbry,

nice short report about your flight on this little airline. Hopefully it won't be gone again soon.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The cabin crew in the fron started to wave at the camera when she saw that I was taking pictures.

  

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Ciao Bella! (I know, don't shoot me)

Good to see they name their planes!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinetobbry From Sweden, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7551 times:

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
This is quite a task! Good luck with it!

Thanks, it will keep me flying for a wile..

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):

Never been to the terminal 3 at ARN. It definitely has a domestic/regional feeling to it!

It's really really boring. But the large window at the end is perfect for spotting towards 19R

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):

That's nice. The crew was Greek I gather? Did they only communicate with you guys in English?

Yes ofcourse, thet were greek and all comunication was in English.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
nice short report about your flight on this little airline. Hopefully it won't be gone again soon.

Thanks. Let's see how long they will be flying. The previous airline on this route was Skytaxi from Poland with SAAB 340.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7140 times:

Hey, T.,

now that´s really something special. A greek registered plane domestic in Sweden. Perfect and no chance to miss this
experience.
Well done and good luck to catch you´re target with all the airlines around Arlanda.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

Nice TR, great to read from such "exotic" airlines...

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I had a couple of days of from work and I was up for some flying. Since October 22 the Greek airline Minoan Air is flying for the swedish company Flyglinjen between Arlanda (ARN) and Kristianstad (KID).

Flyglinjen is a great and very interesting airline...

Beside this Fokker 50 of Minoan Air , Flyglinjen is using Saab 340A from Skytaxi and Jetstream 32's from Avies and AIS Airlines.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The safety on-board card was brand new and had both Minoan and Flyglinjen written on it.

So a Greek airline with safety cards in Swedish and English- but not a single word in Greek?! Very strange...


User currently offlinetobbry From Sweden, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6540 times:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
now that´s really something special. A greek registered plane domestic in Sweden. Perfect and no chance to miss this
experience.
Well done and good luck to catch you´re target with all the airlines around Arlanda.

Thanks Markus! It's hard work getting all airlines att ARN  
Quoting debonair (Reply 5):
Flyglinjen is a great and very interesting airline...

Beside this Fokker 50 of Minoan Air , Flyglinjen is using Saab 340A from Skytaxi and Jetstream 32's from Avies and AIS Airlines.

They are! I have to try the skytaxi also. There's resonable fares ARN - JKG..


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

Hi tobbry, nice report!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
10th Fokker 50 flight

I also have 10 flights aboard the F50, albeit all on an Air Iceland example.  
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Ciao Bella!

Nice pic. I love this angle on the F50! The sharp nose is one of my favorites about this aircraft. Can't get enough of it even though there is a constant flow of F50s into my home airport, RKV, and the final approach path is right outside my window (in fact, 1 F50 is taking off and another landing right now as I write!)

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The legroom was great! and the seat was comfortable but it was a bit high. I had to sit in a very uncomfortable way to manage to look out the window.

Yes, this is the worst thing about the F50 IMO. It has very small and almost square window that looks to be, judging by it's height (or rather lack of height), designed for 5 year old kids to look out of, not people like me who are over 190 cm! It's extremely uncomfortable to look out especially if youhave a seatmate. But, even with it's problems, the F50 will always be one of my favorite aircraft just because I have "grown up with it" along with the 757.  

Good luck to you with flying all the airlines flying into ARN!

Regards,
Sveinn



Flights flown: 284 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 65 - Next flights: BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5894 times:

Hello Tobbry

Great trip report, thanks for sharing! Nice to see some Greek hospitality in the high and northern Scandinavia!
Logging the Fokker 50 seems to be a treat as well nowadays.

Good luck on logging all the airlines operating from ARN

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3311 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

Nice report! Interesting to try a Greek airline flying domestically in Sweden.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The cabin crew in the fron started to wave at the camera when she saw that I was taking pictures.

Excellent, service with a smile (or wave!)



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

Nice and short report, thanks for sharing! Interesting how such a small Greek airline ends in up Sweden!

User currently offlinetobbry From Sweden, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 7):
Hi tobbry, nice report!

Thanks!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 7):
I also have 10 flights aboard the F50, albeit all on an Air Iceland example.

How's the domestic service in Iceland? Are there F50 and smaller aircraft domestic?

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 7):
Yes, this is the worst thing about the F50 IMO. It has very small and almost square window that looks to be, judging by it's height (or rather lack of height), designed for 5 year old kids to look out of, not people like me who are over 190 cm!

Yes, this is very anyoing!!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 7):
Good luck to you with flying all the airlines flying into ARN!

Thanks, working hard on this  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 8):
Great trip report, thanks for sharing!

Thanks!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 8):
Good luck on logging all the airlines operating from ARN

I have to get the ATP soon!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 9):
Nice report! Interesting to try a Greek airline flying domestically in Sweden.

Thanks! Flyglinjen thats sells tickets aren't really an airline, thet just sell tickets. Thay are using different airlines on their routes. To JKG its Skytaxi with an Saab 340, to KID Minoan and to Torsby they use Avies and a J32 (This lso flies to JKG)

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 10):
Nice and short report, thanks for sharing!

Thank you!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 10):
Interesting how such a small Greek airline ends in up Sweden!

Yes it is. Now I'm just waiting for the next dry/wet lease airline  


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4874 times:

Quoting tobbry (Reply 6):
I have to try the skytaxi also. There's resonable fares ARN - JKG..

Looking fwd to a TR soon...


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