When the alarm woke me up at 7.30am, I jumped in the shower and finished packing a few things into my suitcase.
I arrived at Heathrow at about about 10.00am for my 10.10am National Express Coach to London Stansted.
I arrived at London Stansted Airport at about 11.15 but I was still too early to check-in. Check-in wasn't due to open until at least 12.30! I entered the Terminal and bloody hell it was busy! I looked at the board for my flight but it said nothing so I went back out to the coach station for a ciggie and to get out of the crowded Terminal!
I went back inside the Terminal at about 11.45am as it started to rain really heavily! I went and sat down in one of the seating areas for about 20 minutes and read the paper! I then noticed on the board that it said to check-in at Zone E on Desks 73-74 so I rushed my way there to make sure that I got number 1.
I arrived there and oh no, there was already a small queue forming!
I made my way to the back and we slowly started to check-in! At least this time I can check-in all on my own as I am now 16! Yippie! When I flew FR to HAU in April, with two friends, one of their dads had to come and sign for us at check-in! There was no need for that this time!
I finally checked in and I got number 7 which was good! I was over by 1kg but that didn't bother the check-in man!
I then made my way through to security and everything went fine! I then purchased some t-shirts from FCUK and 600 Ciggie's from Duty Free! (Not all For Me!)
I had a look around the many shops at Stansted and then I purchased a overpriced sandwich from Starbucks, but it was very nice1 I saved it to eat in the departure lounge whilst I was waiting for my flight to board.
I then got the small shuttle thing to usual Gate 33. (Same as last time.) I was kind of early so I sat and watched many EZY and FR birds land and take-off. I also saw the odd Firstchoice Airways A321. I then got a phone call from my mum who was joking about with me about flying Ryanair! I don't have nothing against them! She then asked me what plane did I have? A Buzz one or not? Suddenly a FR 733 landed and I knew this would be my aircraft to take me to HAU today. I said to her nope its not a Buzz one but its from the Buzz fleet! She just laughed and asked me if I felt nervous? I didn't I was too excited! We said goodbye and I told her that I would text her when I get to HAU.
I thought the plane looked pretty shabby but that didn't bother me! What can you expect for Â£32 return!
We begun boarding and I was one of the first to board! I was welcomed by a very short Indian looking air hostess who was very polite! I took my seat 22F but we were told that we could put our seatbelts on due to they were still refueling the aircraft. That was soon over and we were then told that we could put our seatbelts on. We now didn't have until departure and I noticed no one was sitting next to me yippie! All to myself! The crew closed the doors and begun the Safety Demonstration. Todays flight must have been about 95% full so I was pretty lucky to get a row to myself!
Looking around the cabin, I noticed that it was in a state but it didn't really bother me!
We took off so I put all the arm rests up and layed across the row reading the paper. The air hostess came along and said to me that the arm rests need to be back down as we are going to experience some turbalance! Nooooo! I hate turbalance! The plane rocked and dropped pretty much all flight! This has to be one of the worst flights I have ever taken. I didn't even see no one stand up! The crew didn't even bring out their trollys they just came to your seat if you pressed the button! I couldn't wait to be on the ground! Only about 30 minutes to go I thought to myself! The captain then came on an told the cabin crew to prepare the cabin for landing. He then spoke to us and told us that there is bad weather conditions in Haugesund today so it will be a bumpy landing! After hearing that I just wanted to be on the ground! The whole cabin was quiet! Everyone just looked at eachother!
We came into land and it was raining! The aircraft came down with a huge bump on its side wheels, bounced back up and then back down. Thank god for that!
I then got off of the aircraft via the rear doors and made my way to the tiny airport so I could go through passport control. This only took about 10 minutes and then I went to collect my suitcase and went to meet my mate.
After a wonderful 6 days in Norway, it was time to come home, but not on my own thankfully!
Airline: Ryanair Depart: Haugesund (HAU), Norway 25 - Aug - 04 At 5.45pm Arrive: London Stansted (STN) 25 - Aug - 04 At 6.15pm Flight: FR2255 Aircraft: Boeing 737-300 Duration: 1 hour & 10 minutes
We got the 'Ryanair' coach from Haugesund's city centre which took us directly to the tiny airport in about 20 minutes.
We got off of the coach and rushed to check-in so we didn't have to queue long! I checked in and got charged 380 Norwegian Kroner which is about Â£35 for overweight baggage! Well I did bring alot back! I got number 41 so I was still in the first lot to board.
I went through the 'tiny' security and the alarm went off! Nooo! I had to take my belt off because thats what was setting it off! I then went through to the Duty Free Shop where I purchased some Norwegian Chocolate, 200 Ciggie's and some Armani Aftershave which I love! We then went through to the departure gate and we boared straight away! We walked out onto the tarmac and up to the aircrafts staires, where we was greeted by a very atractive Air Hostess called Zowie. I got talking to her in-flight and she seemed pretty cool! Me and my mate took row 18 E&F so we had a spare seat. The flight was only about 70% full today. The aircraft was G-BZZJ which I also flew back from HAU on in April!
I looked out around us and two aircraft had just arrived, a SAS Fokker 50 and a SAS Boeing 737.
We took off and the crew came around with their trolleys so I purchased a Chicken Salad Roll with a Bottle of water for Â£5.50
The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful.
The crew then came around with Duty Free so I used up the rest of my Norwegian Kroner and purchased a model of a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 which looks wicked!
We had a very smooth landing at London Stansted and we made our way off of the aircraft to collect out baggage and to catch the Coach to London Heathrow. I finally arrived home at about 10.00pm!
Thanks alot fro reading my trip report, all comments are welcome!
Watch out for the next trip report when I fly FR (again!) to Eindhoven at the end of October.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3159 times:
Good report! I'm looking forwards to flying FR BLK-STN on one of their 1p flight deals in Novemeber. Last time I was on an ex-Buzz, but it looks like the scheduling in November switches to 738s on the route!
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