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A Bit Of This And DAT: CPH-RNN-CPH  
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1730 posts, RR: 30
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9040 times:
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Introduction

Some time ago, I decided to take part in a daytrip to Copenhagen, organised by some guy(s) from a Belgian aviation forum called ‘Luchtzak’.
These folks do 1 or 2 or more trips per year to a Brussels Airlines destination in Europe. Sometimes they do get a special price for this, but not this time unfortunately. Not to worry because at the time of booking, the proposed ‘group’ fare was more expensive than the advertised fare on the website. So the booking was made via the website, costing around € 130 for a dayreturn, first flight out, last flight in.

Although I haven’t been to the city of Copenhagen just yet, the idea of walking in the cold in the city all day didn’t quite appeal to me so I had a look to see if I could squeeze in some Danish domestic flights. Time wise, there were a few destinations on SAS (MD-80!) and Norwegian possible but prices were unfortunately not friendly for my wallet.

Then my eye fell on DAT or Danish Air Transport, a kind of a niche carrier that operates mainly domestic flights and a few international ones. They have a very mixed and colourful fleet in operation, consisting of some ATR’s (42-ers and 72-ers), Saab 340, MD’s and Dash’s. One of their destinations is the island of Bornholm (airport code RNN), to the southeast of CPH. Served multiple times per day, short flight times of 35 mins and very attractive pricing persuaded me to click the ‘Book’ button. Sold for € 89! I deliberately chose a same plane turnaround so I would be able to join the other people in the afternoon for a leisurely stroll through the Danish capital.

To sum it up, my day would look like this:

BRU-CPH on Brussels Airlines A319
CPH-RNN-CPH on DAT ATR42-300
CPH-BRU on Brussels Airlines A319

And on a map (thanks to the excellent Great Circle Mapper, copyright Karl L Schwartz):


Fellow a.netters FLIEGER67, airbuseric, and FlyingFinn76 have also flown this route in the past, but on a different airline. Their reports can be found here:

Danish Sunburn And A German Go-around (by FLIEGER67 Jul 17 2010 in Trip Reports)
A Mad-Dog To Denmark, Bornholm & More On SK/QI/DY (by airbuseric Jun 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Born In... Holm? HEL-CPH-RNN-CPH-HEL (by FlyingFinn76 May 10 2011 in Trip Reports)

I won’t go into detail on the Brussels Airlines flights as these have been covered many times before already. Thus my journey starts off at CPH...

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport - CPH

I don’t have a boarding pass yet - OLCI didn’t work - for the DAT flight so after bidding my fellow daytrippers adieu, I first head off to the transfer desk to sort this matter out. A bit of furious typing later, the SAS lady hands me over 1 boarding pass for the CPH-RNN flight. I ask her about the retun but she says: “I’m sorry, I tried but the system doesn’t allow it”. Fair enough, I’m used to tight connections and not having an onward boarding pass, I’ll manage just fine  

From terminal 2, I head over to the domestic terminal, which is located in the Far West (pun intended) corner of the airport. It is quite a long walk. There is a shuttle bus available though but one has to go landside and look for it, so no, I do the airside walk.

I forgot to mention that during the Brussels Airlines flight, my camera broke down. The problem being the lens that refuses to open. And what is a trip reporter’s worst nightmare? Right, you guessed it...

As I am half an hour early for boarding, I seat myself on a table chair and fumble some with my camera, doing unorthodox things that most likely would void the warranty but suddenly the trick is done and the damn thing is back in operation, just in time...   

A few eateries but not enough seating:


There are no finger gates here, the aircraft are parked adjacent to the terminal building and boarding is done à la Ryanair, a straight walk to your plane.
At the gate, there’s not much going on for the moment:




Outside, there’s this Saab machine which will operate the DAT flight to SGD at around 13h15:


And this Cimber err... SAS CRJ, interestingly wearing a Spanish reg so most likely an ex-Air Nostrum plane?


At around 11h00, I hear the typical howling noise of a propeller plane coming closer. It is the Bornholm flight taxiing in, presumably from it’s 1st or already 2nd run of the day:


Interestingly, a look at the data section on Flightradar24 reveals there’s 1 aircraft performing these short hops to the island:


I wonder what happens if it goes tech?

I’m glad that’s not the case today, at 15 mins prior to STD, boarding is called.


CPH to RNN
DX536
ATR42-300 OY-JRY
STD-STA 12h00-12h35
Y class
seat 8F

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I strategically position myself in the front of the boarding queue to make sure I get a window seat. DAT has a free seating policy. It’s good to see that despite the free seating, people are not rushed and can actually board in a civilized manner. Unlike the boarding scrum often seen with a certain Irish LCC...

The walk to the aircracft is only 30 m or so:




It is indeed quite a colourful show. Mind the sign ‘Don’t walk under the wing’!


Not quite under the wing:


OY-JRY allright:


I take a seat on the right side, next to the wing, which is about the 4th or 5th row, starting from the back. As I do have to get out rather quick in RNN, I figure it’s better to take a front seat on the way back.

The window is dirty and scratched, so my apologies for the photos taken through it, they are not up to my usual standard 


The plane is full. There’s one female FA on duty and she’s friendly enough. After a headcount ‘boarding complete’ is announced and we’re good to go now. As the FA walks her way up and down the cabin a few times I notice the plane shaking and wobbling. And that’s not because the FA is heavily overweight or so 

The leg space and overall seating comfort are acceptable for this short flight, although the seat is rather narrow which is to be expected on this small plane. I do have a seatmate of the opposite sex. She closes her eyes from the moment she sits down until the moment we disembark.


Here’s the Saab again, sideways:


The engines are started and revved up. A droning noise fills the cabin. We taxi off in a forward direction a few minutes after SDT. Later on I will notice that the schedule is not padded much, the actual flight time is announced as 25 mins where the schedules lists this flight’s duration at 35 mins.

The domestic terminal:


An Icelandair B753 coming in:


And Emirates passing by as well. Landings are on 04L today and departures on 04R.






The climbout features some nice views of the Øresund bridge amongst others:




CPH’s cargo area:


The mouth of the Øresund bridge:




We turn right thereafter and set course for Bornholm:


When the fasten seat belt sign is extinguished, I start exploring my surroundings. First stop is the seat pocket:


The magazine is in Danish mostly, but this edition dates from Dec 2012  Wow! Anyone has an idea how regularly they update the magazine?

The square design of the overhead bins makes me think of the ‘80-’90’s...


Meanwhile outside, these Pratt & Whitney PW-121 engines make a helluva noise:


Our route takes us over the Southern tip of Sweden where the last signs of snow are still visible:






To my surprise, the cart comes out and we are treated with coffee or tea and a piece of chocolate, on the house. That’s impressive for such a short flight!




The trash is gathered quickly as the engines spool down and the female captain announces our landing in a lightly clouded Bornholm.


We come in straight from over the sea:




The pilot flying makes the softest landing ever and we backtrack our way to the terminal:




We are the only visitor at this time of the day, the ramp folks guide us into the parking position:


Disembarkation is followed by a short walk to the terminal building. I hold my tongue and don’t crack a joke with the FA who’s at the door saying goodbye. After all, I’m supposed to be back inside this noisy little bugger in no time.


Bornholm Ronne Airport - CPH

No time, that’s what I have. I hastily get inside and make my way to the desk which is conveniently located right around the corner of the arrivals room. I check myself in again and deal with the ordeal of the security screening.


I’m the last person in the holding pen and once more strategically position myself near the gate desk. The boarding process is very simple and straightforward here: the chain is released and without any scanning or check, we are let out and can walk to the aircraft.


RNN to CPH
DX537
ATR42-300 OY-JRY
STD-STA 13h00-13h35
Y class
seat 1F

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Hi again!


A change of FA has taken place so it doesn’t make sense to crack a (stupid) joke about my quick return.
I take the left side bulkhead seat, this time and to my delight, the window is much cleaner this time. Don’t you like the view of this colourful engine? I certainly do.


Here’s another look to the seats. The cabin in general is well used and clean.


Bags are stored up front as you can see:


As the new FA does a head count, she asks me if I’m familiar with the safety procedures in the row I’m sitting in, after all, I’m in a bulkhead and exit row at the same time!




After a welcome word from the cockpit - which btw sounds very much the same as on the outbound except for the fact that the words ‘Copenhagen’ and ‘Bornholm’ have traded place - we drive off to the runway.






We hold short for a while before the engines rev up and we start our take off roll. Heck, the noise up front is even worse than in the back; the resonance is most disturbing. Pity I forgot my ear plugs @ home...






The engine proudly shows off it’s vibrant colours in the glistening sun:


After departure, it’s another right turn to align us in the direction of CPH. Bye Bornholm!




The airport terminal as seen from FL***:


The ‘capital’:


The main event on this flight is again the catering round: free tea and coffee and a choc!


25 mins is not a long flying time and before too long, the descent towards CPH is initiated. This could very well be Sweden still but I’m not sure, my geographics is quite bad 




We overfly the locality of Höllviken, south of Malmö, Sweden. Ikea has also a ‘Höllviken’  




After that, we make a dive into the Bay of Köge for our final descent into CPH’s 04L. Doesn’t this feel tropical?


‘Ship ahoy’! Land in sight!




Upon touching down, the engines’ noise dies down which is music to my ears. The taxi to the gate sees some old acquaintances taxiing out:




And what do we have here parked next to the Russians? According to Flightradar24, this is OO-JAP being turned around for a flight to STX. This bird normally does the longhaul charters ex-BRU to some
sunny places like Cancun, Zanzibar, Puerto Plata ,...


10 minutes after landing we make a halt at the same stand we departed from 1,5h ago:


One more shot after disembarkation:


Copenhagen Kastrup Airport - CPH

All pax but me and someone else take the way out to baggage claim. I take the door labeled ‘connecting flights’ and make the long trek all the way back to terminal 3 to catch the metro downtown.

Nice architecture 1...


And nice architecture 2!


What follows next:
... is a nice metro ride where I make a childhood dream come true by playing the train driver,


... an excellent walk through Copenhagen city, in the sun and the cold and in good company,
... a nice and tranquil flight back home on Brussels Airlines.

Conclusion

I’m glad I was able to add this somewhat special carrier to the log. On the plus side there’s certainly the colourful and original livery on this ATR42-320, the onboard service, the price and convenience. The plane was clean and comfortable enough for the short flight. On the down side there’s the almost unbearable engine noise, or am I getting old   

Thanks for reading and if you feel like it, do leave a comment  

Sultanils


In thrust we trust.
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User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8826 times:

Hey Nils, nice to see yet another of your signature flash daytrips. It seems like you went a step further this time by doing a daytrip within a daytrip: I shall call this "extreme daytripping" or a "Sultanils-esque $100 hamburger". I'm glad to see that despite your busy schedule as a scientist and a family man you can still find time to do fun trips like these.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I deliberately chose a same plane turnaround so I would be able to join the other people in the afternoon for a leisurely stroll through the Danish capital.

You even squeezed some sightseeing in! What a full and satisfying day it must have been!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I ask her about the retun but she says: “I’m sorry, I tried but the system doesn’t allow it”. Fair enough, I’m used to tight connections and not having an onward boarding pass, I’ll manage just fine

Bugger. I would have hated the thought of having to hunt down my return boarding passes on a same plane tournaround trip. Nothing you couldn't have handled though  
Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I forgot to mention that during the Brussels Airlines flight, my camera broke down. The problem being the lens that refuses to open. And what is a trip reporter’s worst nightmare? Right, you guessed it...

This is the reason I always carry 2 (or even 3) cameras with me most of the time. My Samsung point-n-shoot in particular is very susceptible to hiccups of this kind. Was it your new camera that did this? Did you figure out what was the cause?

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
It is indeed quite a colourful show.

Too colorful if you ask me... Not my cup of tea. Reminds me of kindergarten.   

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
The ‘capital’:

Very interesting. It looks very Mediterranean (architecture- and layout-wise) from up there. I would have never guessed that this was in Scandinavia. Well... except for the snow.

Thanks for another great report Nils. Any plans for more daytrips in the near future? I'm sure you couldn't stay away from one for too long!  

WideBodyroga



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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8193 times:

Hi Nils!

Great report on this small colorful carrier! DAT seems very nice and provides great service for such a short flight. Also, I love that multi-coloured engine! 

Nice pics of TF-FIX operating the FI 204/205 turn. Sadly, I'm leaving Florida tomorrow (TPA-BOS-KEF with B6/FI) and the only bright spot in it is that the X is operating BOS-KEF. My 14th flight on the -300, all of them on FIX.  

Regards
Sveinn  



Flights flown: 282 - Airlines: 40 - Airports: 64 - Next flights: KEF-BOS-EWR-PBI-TPA/SFB-KEF
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7895 times:

Hi Nils! Nice report on this interesting carrier and route. Seemed like a nice day for flying!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

Hey Nils  

Great report and routing. Always nice to see a not so reported carrier. A very nice daytrip.  

Looking forward to the next reports.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7663 times:

Hi Nils,
A very good idea to use the opportunity to log an airline not flown with before.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
It is indeed quite a colourful show. Mind the sign ‘Don’t walk under the wing’!

It is colourful: I don't know why but I immediately though of Lego  

Not sure that our friend Markus (Flieger67) would welcome that sign. How would he get his trade mark shot?

It is impressive to see a European carrier offer coffee and chocolate on such a short trip. Kudos to DAT.

Thanks for sharing,

Roy / Quokka


User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

Hi Nils !

Nice to see a report on DAT again, not so much covered here. Seems like a nice and cheap outing to Ronne to get a new carrier, new airport and new route.

Service seems okay for such a short flight and nice that the flights weren't that full.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Mind the sign ‘Don’t walk under the wing’!

Walking under the wing was strictly forbidden for passengers when I worked on the ramp at BMA; When flights were boarding we usually had one person making sure people kept clear of the wing. Sorry Markus, we were told it's a safety issue.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Ikea has also a ‘Höllviken’  

A lot of their items have names after places but also regular Swedish words or names. A bit strange for us who understand the language sometimes.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1730 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7380 times:
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Hi all, thank you for your replies so far!

@ widebodyroga

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
Hey Nils

Hello Stojan.

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
It seems like you went a step further this time by doing a daytrip within a daytrip: I shall call this "extreme daytripping" or a "Sultanils-esque $100 hamburger".

Ha ha, I didn’t see it that way yet, but I guess you’re right. A day in a day in a day in a... How far can I go? Nah, this is already crazy enough 

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
I'm glad to see that despite your busy schedule as a scientist and a family man you can still find time to do fun trips like these.

Indeed, thanks to my understanding family members  

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
I would have hated the thought of having to hunt down my return boarding passes on a same plane tournaround trip.

This was a piece of cake for me. Just do your research beforehand so you know exactly where to go and what to do. Works like a charm (until now)!

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
This is the reason I always carry 2 (or even 3) cameras with me most of the time.

 Wow! 3? Isn’t that a bit over the top?

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
Was it your new camera that did this? Did you figure out what was the cause?

No, my ‘older’ one (which btw isn’t that old). I have no idea what went wrong but I’m glad I was able to fix it in time   

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
Too colorful if you ask me... Not my cup of tea. Reminds me of kindergarten.

You should see our house then  

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 1):
Thanks for another great report Nils. Any plans for more daytrips in the near future? I'm sure you couldn't stay away from one for too long!

You’re most welcome. I’ve just returned from the MAN meet, doing some interesting flights (not all) so expect maybe a TR one of these weeks. Also I’m heading to DUB in June and I’m looking for a farewell salute to SAS’s MD-80’s which is starting to get shape, due in May probably. And what about you?

@ SRQKEF

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 2):
Hi Nils!

Hello there Sveinn!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 2):
Great report on this small colorful carrier!

Thanks, my pleasure.

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 2):
Also, I love that multi-coloured engine!

I’m glad I’m not the only 1!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 2):
My 14th flight on the -300, all of them on FIX.

Impressive, but in your shoes I wouldn’t mind a bit more variation? I guess you can compete well with fellow user FLIEGER67 who has also a fair share of 753’s in his log.

@ roberts87

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 3):
Hi Nils! Nice report on this interesting carrier and route.

Hello Robert, thanks for reading!

@ OA260

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Hey Nils

Hi Philip, how are you?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Great report and routing. Always nice to see a not so reported carrier. A very nice daytrip.

Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed  

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Looking forward to the next reports.

Can you believe I have a backlog now  Wow!

@ Quokkas

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):
Hi Nils,
A very good idea to use the opportunity to log an airline not flown with before.

Hi Roy, how are you doing? Yes, indeed, DAT was something out of the ordinary, if not only for their livery!

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):
I don't know why but I immediately though of Lego

I didn’t think of that yet, but the similarity is there, yes.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):
Not sure that our friend Markus (Flieger67) would welcome that sign. How would he get his trade mark shot?

Hmm, not sure about that. Using a very long telelens perhaps  

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 5):
It is impressive to see a European carrier offer coffee and chocolate on such a short trip.

Agreed, and you know what, the tea was actually very tasty. It wasn’t just your regular black one but I couldn’t place the taste unfortunately.

@ The777Man

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Hi Nils !

Hello Lars!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Nice to see a report on DAT again, not so much covered here. Seems like a nice and cheap outing to Ronne to get a new carrier, new airport and new route.

Thank you, indeed DAT is rather rare here so I thought it might be something of interest here. And good for my log as well of course  

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Service seems okay for such a short flight and nice that the flights weren't that full.

Actually the flights were full. It maybe looks that way because I took the pics prior to anyone sitting in the seat!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Walking under the wing was strictly forbidden for passengers when I worked on the ramp at BMA; When flights were boarding we usually had one person making sure people kept clear of the wing. Sorry Markus, we were told it's a safety issue.

Yeah, I know walking under the wing is forbidden anyway. Usually they cordon of the area with cones or a rope. SAS handling puts an extra sign in as well.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
A bit strange for us who understand the language sometimes.

Any idea what it means?

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineWidebodyroga From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 613 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7310 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
This was a piece of cake for me. Just do your research beforehand so you know exactly where to go and what to do. Works like a charm (until now)!

Usually I'm fairly well organized in this respect too. My paranoia stems from the fact that every time I had a tight connection an unforeseen factor (unannounced construction in the terminal or a security breach incident) threw my (carefully researched) plans out of the window...   

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
  3? Isn’t that a bit over the top?

Usually I carry my SLR (for destination photos and photos inside airport terminals) and my Samsung point-n-shoot for sneaky pictures of take-offs/landings (my SLR is way too noisy for that). Since my Samsung point-n-shoot is rather unreliable (its lens also tends to freeze for no reason) I have my old Canon point-n-shoot as a back up. Fortunately these two are rather small so it's not a big deal carrying them around...  .

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
You should see our house then  

I can certainly imagine .

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
And what about you?

It's been a rather lame Spring for me aviation wise. I have a few United miles to purge so once my summer schedule is known I'll try to plan a couple of daytrips. I'm starting to feel withdrawals already  



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User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7216 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
A bit strange for us who understand the language sometimes.

Any idea what it means?

I don't understand your question...what Hollviken means ? It's a city you over flew on your trip.... 

Some items at IKEA have just random names which is odd to me.

I don't have a catalogue so I can't give you an example.

The777Man



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User currently offlineluxair747sp From Germany, joined May 2010, 508 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7171 times:

Hi Nils,

Great report about your DAT flight!
It seems like they are a nice little airline, and good to see that you even get some service on that short flight!
Looking forward to your next report!

Thanks a lot for sharing.
Cheers,
Johannes


User currently offlineParton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7139 times:

Hi Nils!

Thanks for the nice story Nils! DAT looks like a nice little carrier! Surprising with the coffee and tea service on your flight. I would have guess that was a "no service flight"!

Love the DAT livery!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I’m sorry, I tried but the system doesn’t

That´s pity but gladly you make it and didn´t missed the flight back! Did the SK Lady have any comments on you going back on the return flight? 
Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Pity I forgot my ear plugs @ home...

Bad idea I guess!?

Thanks again for the story Nils, looker forward even more to my domestic flights in Denmark next weekend!

Greetings
Robert


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5171 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7004 times:

Hi, N.,

finally time now to follow you´re story like we talked about it in MAN.
Good to see you there, definitely.
And also a good story with nice pictures, reminds me to my also shorty visit together with Eric some time ago.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
t is indeed quite a colourful show. Mind the sign ‘Don’t walk under the wing’!

Never, never!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1730 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6893 times:
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@ widebodyroga

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 8):
My paranoia stems from the fact that every time I had a tight connection an unforeseen factor (unannounced construction in the terminal or a security breach incident) threw my (carefully researched) plans out of the window...

That can of course happen anytime, still there are many things to be foreseen but not all of them. I guess my luck will end one day 

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 8):
Since my Samsung point-n-shoot is rather unreliable (its lens also tends to freeze for no reason) I have my old Canon point-n-shoot as a back up

So in fact you only need 2 at max then, your Canon and SLR. The Samsung is worthless anyway then  

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 8):
I'm starting to feel withdrawals already

Oh no, bad sign!

@ The777Man

Quoting The777Man (Reply 9):
I don't understand your question...what Hollviken means ?

Yesn that was my question indeed  

@ luxair747sp

Quoting luxair747sp (Reply 10):
Hi Nils,

Great report about your DAT flight!

Hi Johannes, thank your for reading, I’m glad you liked it!

@ parton87

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 11):
Hi Nils!

Thanks for the nice story

Hello Robert, you’re welcome my friend!

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 11):
I would have guess that was a "no service flight"!

Me too, a nice surprise for sure.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 11):
Love the DAT livery!

You’re not alone, a bit clownesque but it’s certainly different!

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 11):
Did the SK Lady have any comments on you going back on the return flight?

Not at all, I guess they are used to these kind of odds 

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 11):
looker forward even more to my domestic flights in Denmark next weekend!

Where are you going?

@ FLIEGER67

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
Hi, N.,

Hello Markus, how are you?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
And also a good story with nice pictures, reminds me to my also shorty visit together with Eric some time ago.

Thanks and once again you were of inspiration for this little voyage!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
Never, never!.

I would’ve guessed...  

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4271 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Hi Nils,

good to see the story now I'm back home from the meeting.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Fellow a.netters FLIEGER67, airbuseric, and FlyingFinn76 have also flown this route in the past, but on a different airline. Their reports can be found here:

Oh yes, good memory and that was a nice day out. No colourful DAT ATR for me, but another ATR and also MD80 and the 6000th builded Boeing 737   I didn't complain!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I ask her about the retun but she says: “I’m sorry, I tried but the system doesn’t allow it”. Fair enough, I’m used to tight connections and not having an onward boarding pass, I’ll manage just fine

But afaik, you're not a fan of short transfers   Remember that in Scandinavia these short turnarounds at small airports are usually no issue at all. You can rely on the staff, they won't let you behind so easily (I think).

Regards
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineEmek96 From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6810 times:

Hey Nils !

Nice report with nice pictures!
I think DAT is a small but very unique airline,
espacially that they fly to airports wich I didn't
even now before, also their livery and their fleet is special!
I think it would something for the future to fly on them to
log again something really interesting, because they aren't "mainstream" at all !

Thanks again for this report

Elias


User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

Hi again Nils!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Not at all, I guess they are used to these kind of odds

Ha Ha yeah, they probably are 
Quoting sultanils (Reply 13):
Where are you going

I´m flying CPH-AAR-CPH on the ATR72, op by Cimber for SAS

Greetings

Robert


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

Hello Nils

Great report from your side of view, it was a great reading it.
The livery really did impress me! Great to see some colors in the dark danish Winters (ok 27 March was officially spring, but in Western Europe you couldn't see it yet).

DAT looks to not to be bad at all, interesting service and comfortable seating. And it's a great addition to log RNN on the map as well.

Greetings
MArc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6546 times:

Nice report Nils...cool to do a domestic flight in such a small country. DAT seem like a reasonable little airline

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
One of their destinations is the island of Bornholm (airport code RNN), to the southeast of CPH. Served multiple times per day, short flight times of 35 mins and very attractive pricing persuaded me to click the ‘Book’ button. Sold for € 89!

Sounds like a good choice!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
CPH to RNN
DX536
ATR42-300 OY-JRY
STD-STA 12h00-12h35
Y class
seat 8F

Very colourful!



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1730 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6494 times:
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@ airbuseric

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
Hi Nils,

good to see the story now I'm back home from the meeting.

Hello Eric, thanks for your comments.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
No colourful DAT ATR for me, but another ATR and also MD80 and the 6000th builded Boeing 737

I thought you flew a CRJ-200 or so on that route but I’m quite wrong. I wouldn’t think a large aircraft like a Boeing would be able to land at RNN, but apparently, yes.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
But afaik, you're not a fan of short transfers

No not a fan, but sometimes these things just come like that  

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 14):
You can rely on the staff, they won't let you behind so easily

I hope so. I’d rather not experience that and just have a fluent transfer/connection by myself.

@ Emek96

Quoting Emek96 (Reply 15):
Hey Nils !

Hi Elias, thank you for your reply.

Quoting Emek96 (Reply 15):
Nice report with nice pictures!

Thanks!

Quoting Emek96 (Reply 15):
I think DAT is a small but very unique airline

Same opinion here. Especially the livery is let’s say... unique 

@ parton87

Quoting parton87 (Reply 16):
I´m flying CPH-AAR-CPH on the ATR72

Be prepared and bring some ear plugs lol!

@ MSS658

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Hello Nils

Hi Marc, how are you?

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Great report from your side of view, it was a great reading it.

Thanks, my pleasure.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
The livery really did impress me!

I wouldn’t say it’s ‘impressive’, it’s colourful  

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
DAT looks to not to be bad at all, interesting service and comfortable seating.

My thoughts exactly!

@ gabrielchew

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 18):
Nice report Nils

Hi Gabe, thanks my friend.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 18):
cool to do a domestic flight in such a small country.

True, although I wouldn’t exactly call Denmark small. Ever been to Belgium   

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 18):
Very colourful!

Ha ha, you noticed!

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6816 posts, RR: 77
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6468 times:

Hi Nils,

great report with lovely pictures! Fantastic idea to try this nice little colorful airline on this short hop. You certainly inspired me to have a look at this service. DAT would be a new airline for me - and I haven't been on the ATR 42-300 yet!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Although I haven’t been to the city of Copenhagen just yet, the idea of walking in the cold in the city all day didn’t quite appeal to me so I had a look to see if I could squeeze in some Danish domestic flights.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
One of their destinations is the island of Bornholm (airport code RNN), to the southeast of CPH. Served multiple times per day, short flight times of 35 mins and very attractive pricing persuaded me to click the ‘Book’ button. Sold for € 89! I

Excellent deal.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
As I am half an hour early for boarding, I seat myself on a table chair and fumble some with my camera, doing unorthodox things that most likely would void the warranty but suddenly the trick is done and the damn thing is back in operation, just in time...

Ah, good to hear you could solve the problem.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
And this Cimber err... SAS CRJ, interestingly wearing a Spanish reg so most likely an ex-Air Nostrum plane?

  

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
It is indeed quite a colourful show.

I really like it.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Meanwhile outside, these Pratt & Whitney PW-121 engines make a helluva noise:

Even the newer ATR versions are noisy, so yes, I can imagine how it felt. I really need to get onto the ATR 42-300.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
Hi Philip, how are you?

Not bad thanks  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 7):
Can you believe I have a backlog now  

See its always the way . There is a saying here in Ireland . ''Its either a feast or a famine''. Enjoy your feast of TRs and get writing  


User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Great report Nils about your DAT-trip !

I almost needed sunglasses to look at the pics of that bright ATR. How many colours can you fit on an ATR? Just ask DAT clearly. I have only seen an ATR42 of theirs in OSL a couple of years back. It almost looks like a lego plane in those colours.

The older ATRs are clearly much noisier than the newer versions - the Virgin ATR72-500 I was on last year was pretty nice actually - not too loud but enough noise to remind me that I was on a prop!

Ditto what Philip says - Looking forward to more of your backlog as well!

Cheers Palmjet



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

Hi Nils!

Nice report with nice pictures as usual!
Good idea to do a little sidetrip to RNN! You just made me curious about going there as well.
I'm not a huge fan of that DAT livery, but it's unique and eye catching for sure!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):

Nice architecture 1...

Despite seeing pictures of that hallway in multiple reports and always being impressed by it, I haven't been there myself! I've just never made my way down to that part of CPH. I gotta do it some time!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
... is a nice metro ride where I make a childhood dream come true by playing the train driver,

Had the same seat on my only ride on the Copenhagen metro, cool experience for sure.  

Martin


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2477 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6296 times:

Haai Nils,

Why did I think that DAT was a Belgian airline? Anyway, what an exciting domestic side trip with ATR42!  


Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
These folks do 1 or 2 or more trips per year to a Brussels Airlines destination in Europe.

Good to learn more about Luchtzak!

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I forgot to mention that during the Brussels Airlines flight, my camera broke down. The problem being the lens that refuses to open. And what is a trip reporter’s worst nightmare? Right, you guessed it...

Broken camera during a trip!   


Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
It’s good to see that despite the free seating, people are not rushed and can actually board in a civilized manner.

Do you read this, dear passengers of that Irish airline?

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
As the FA walks her way up and down the cabin a few times I notice the plane shaking and wobbling. And that’s not because the FA is heavily overweight or so 

Oh yeah! Shake it, baby!  


Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
we are treated with coffee or tea and a piece of chocolate, on the house.

Hit the spot, I assume?   


Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
I check myself in again and deal with the ordeal of the security screening.

You did it again!   


Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
which btw sounds very much the same as on the outbound except for the fact that the words ‘Copenhagen’ and ‘Bornholm’ have traded place -

The shift change is just well thought! One would easily make a mistake by mentioning the two cities in the wrong order, if the crew had to go up and down the whole day.

Quoting sultanils (Thread starter):
Doesn’t this feel tropical?

Tropical enclave of Denmark!


Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!  

Best wishes,
Suryo  



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25 Post contains images sultanils : @ PlaneHunter Hi PH! Thank you I’m glad I’ve been of inspiration, usually it’s the other way around. And yes, go ahead, besides the noise, the f
26 Post contains images Widebodyroga : Give me some credit, Nils! The image quality of my Samsung is vastly superior to my Canon's. Plus it's a much more customize-able camera so it goes w
27 Post contains images RGElectra80 : Nice! Looks like you flew on Lego Airlines!
28 Post contains images adamspotter : Hello Sultanils, Another great report (as usual) accompanied with some very nice pictures (despite the dirty window). What a great idea to squeeze in
29 Post contains images sultanils : @ Widebodyroga Explanation accepted lol @ RGElectra80 @ adamspotter Hello Brendan, good to hear from you and thanks! I realised afterwards that not al
30 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Nils, So, finally I have time to read this latest report of yours. What a cute little carrier DAT is, I adore the bright livery. It looks like a fl
31 Post contains images Sultanils : @ infodesk Hello Hannah, many thanks for your commentary! No problem, I know you’re a busy person Thanks, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. If you want more
32 Post contains images SRQKEF : Of course I would like more variation, but unfortunately FI only have one 753 right now and I'm not scheduled to fly anywhere where other airlines us
33 Post contains images Sultanils : @ SRQKEF Hey come on, no teasers here, tell us Sultanils
34 eastafspot : What a nice story on a cute airline very colorful.Glad to read your camera finally worked right on time. The service is impressive for a such short ho
35 Post contains images Sultanils : @ eastafspot: Hi Léonard, many thanks for your comment! Of course not Not very long, on paper it was 25 mins but I in practice I didn’t have a minu
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