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Trip To Norway: SEA-ORD-EWR-OSL With Tons Of Pics!  
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 17826 times:

Hello all,
About a week and a half ago, I made reservations to visit Norway and Finland with my dad, and started a thread about it in nonaviation. I Am Going To Norway On 9/28! (by Thepilot Sep 22 2006 in Non Aviation) This is how we got there...

So the day finally came! The beginning of my trip to Norway and Finland with my dad! The 3:45 alarm clock didn’t sound so bad as a got up and quickly hopped into the shower. Then, my mom and I drove down to Fremont to pick my dad up, and we were off with my beautiful black Labrador Ebony to SeaTac.

My mom dropped us off at the Continental check in (I had checked in online with United), and I got my boarding pass for Oslo. Security was rather easy, and the lines weren’t horribly long at 4:45 in the morning. Our booking was somewhat unique. My dad had booked his flights before me, and when I tried to book the same flights, the 8:00 CO between SEA and EWR was sold out. So I had to use United to get to EWR. So my dad flew CO nonstop to Newark and I went through ORD. One more flight to write about for you anetters!

We took the tram to the North Satellite, and the immediately switched the flow. It was still dark, so I didn’t really care. We went to a small bagel shop in the North Satellite, and I enjoyed a good breakfast. It was finally the boarding moment, and my dad made his way back to the B Concourse (where CO flies out of in SEA), and I boarded. I was quite lucky, as there was no one in the middle seat, and the aisle lady was quite friendly.

Thursday September 28, 2006
United Airlines Flight 534 (Boeing 757-200) (N577UA)
Depart: Seattle International Airport, 6:15am, (Gate N1) (Runway 34R)
Arrive: Chicago O’Hare International Airport, 11:45am (Gate B7) (Runway 9R)
Seat 26F Load Factor: 98% Cruising Altitude: FL350
Wheels Up: 6:22am Wheels Down: 11:47am

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We pushed on time and taxied to runway 34R. Many times during a North flow at SEA, aircraft will take the Quebec taxiway intersection for their departure. We did full length, and we rotated 6,000 feet down the runway. Classic 757 climb up to FL350, taking us over EAT, EPH, MWH, and the rest of Washington. Our movie was Nacho Libre with Jack Black, which I sort of faded in and out of. It took a while before Channel 9 turned on, I listened to that and Reggae musician Sean Paul, who I have taking a liking to.
A note of possible interest: right after be switched to Salt Lake City ARTCC, they had a small scare when they called American 1197 and they didn’t respond immediately. I think it was a callsign confusion, but he answered after about five tries to reach him. That is the benefit of Channel 9, you get to hear all of this stuff that you would be otherwise ignorant to.
We got a drink and a biscuit stick, which wasn’t half bad. For the most part the rest of the flight was smooth, nothing to complain about. We started our descent about 40 minutes out, and I turned Sean Paul off to listen to Channel 9. We descended over a lot of golf courses and high-end real estate. I was able to snap two pictures of airports as we intercepted the 9R ILS. The pilots were fighting a 12 knot cross wind, and it felt like we touched our left wheel down first then our right. Taxied a while to B7, and I went to get a Quiznos. I found a TV monitor and it looks like our flight was delayed 15 minutes. Oh no!

Pictures!!

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Banking out of Mercer Island after departing 34R.

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A crappy picture of Mount Rainier as we pass it.

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The beautiful Columbia River.

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The Missouri River, I think.

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As we began our descent, we passed over this airport. Don’t know its name, but it had a runway 13/31. Any help?

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Here’s another airport that I snapped as we intercepted the ILS for 9R. This should be easier for you guys to identify.

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Pretty rough touchdown, although the pilots had a nasty crosswind to fight.

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KE 744 at the M terminal.

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Parked at gate B7 next to an A319 bound for PDX.

[Edited 2006-09-29 22:39:08]

[Edited 2006-09-29 22:43:00]


From YVR
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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 17827 times:

Thursday September 28, 2006
United Airlines Flight 646 (Airbus A320) (N443UA)
Depart: Chicago O’Hare International Airport, 2:15pm (Gate B1) (Runway 4L)
Arrive: Newark Liberty International Airport, 5:55pm (Gate A17 (Runway 22L)
Seat: 24A Load Factor: 100% Cruising Altitude: FL370
Wheels Up: 2:23pm Wheels Down: 5:47pm

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I walked to gate B1, and low and behold, there was no airplane. Our flow time came and passed, still no airplane. Finally, an hour later, our airplane arrived and then, after boarding, we just sat on the plane at the gate for 25 minutes, not moving. We then taxi to runway 4L, and took off over Lake Michigan. We passed right over DTW, but there was a cloud that prevented me from getting a picture!  banghead  Anyway, right over Pennsylvania, we got put in the holding pattern for 50 minutes. I heard all of this through Channel 9.
Around and around we went in the holding pattern, and CO 1049 diverted to Stewart Field because of fuel! Finally, we went through the millions of vectors for the ILS 22L approach. We had a bumpy ride over Teterboro, and we touched down very roughly in a 15 knot crosswind. We taxied to gate A17, the United 93 gate  tombstone , and I walked to the Air Train for my connection to C122!
Many people had missed their flights because of the delays, but I had a long layover so I was lucky. Anyway, as I was walking past the security checkpoint, I put my hand in my pocket to take out my cell phone, and I hear, “TAKE YOUR HAND OUT OF YOUR POCKET!!!” I spun around, and a TSA agent was pointing at me. “WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET?!” “My cell phone.” “SHOW ME!” I pull out my cell phone, and he yells, “GO!” and I continue on to the C terminal.
After clearing security, I met up with my dad at C122, and we went and got some really good teriyaki. We charged my laptop at the gate, waiting for our pencil that would fly us over the pond!  duck 

Pictures!!

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Just sitting at B1 next to a 735 bound for DCA.

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On upwind out of 4L. Lots of construction going on. What is it for?

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If it is that hard to tell, I love airport overviews. This one was about 4 miles out of O’Hare. Know it?

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Cruising just before we were put in the dreaded holding pattern.

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Another patron of the holding pattern underneath us.

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Probably my best shot of the day. An overview of Teterboro on final for 22L.

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The Manhattan skyline…

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Another rough touchdown, but there is more to piloting than just a smooth touchdown.

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Parked at gate A17, same as United 93.



From YVR
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 17824 times:

Thursday September 28, 2006
Continental Airlines Flight 38 (Boeing 757-200 (Winglets!)  cry  Wink (N57111)
Depart: Newark Liberty Airport, 8:45pm (Gate C122) (Runway 22R)
Arrive: Oslo Gardermoen Airport, 9:50am (Gate 53) (Runway 19R)
Seat: 16F (exit row!) Load Factor: 70% Cruising Altitude: FL330
Wheels Up: 9:01pm Wheels Down: 10:07am

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Our 752 arrived about an hour late from Cleveland to take us across the pond. Everyone was crowding around the gate, waiting for boarding to begin. Finally, it did, and we took our seats. The flight was relatively empty, with a load factor of around 60-70%. The flight attendants were very kind and helpful, and we even got free pillows and a blanket!
We taxied past many other CO airplanes, and scooted on over to 22R. My dad thought it would rotate in 4000 feet! Ha! It rotated at about 6.5-7000 feet. We made a few right turns and got a beautiful downwind view of EWR. This is my first flight on a 752 with winglets, and you could really feel the raw power of the 752. Amazing!
After we were cruising, we got served drinks and a full meal! Holy crap! A full meal on a US Airline?! It consisted of a small piece of chicken, a small salad, a bread roll, and a Milano cookie. It tasted pretty good, especially because it was my first full meal since Korean Air LAX-ICN. After dinner, we hit a little bit of turbulence, which was consistent for a lot of the flight. I tried to sleep on multiple occasions, but the maximum sleep I got was about 20 minutes. However, there were many, many starts out which were beautiful to look at.
After three movies, none of which I watched, we began our descent into Gardermoen. We came in over some beautiful lakes and fjords, and while on base, I got a good view of the airport. We turned about a three-mile final, and neither the flaps nor the gear was down. So the pilot immediately dropped the gear, put down all the flaps, and we smoothly touched down on the yellow 19R. We taxied to gate 53, next to a Norwegian Air Shuttle, and we deplaned. The jetway was amazing, just like ICN, and immigration was very easy. My dad and I hopped on the Flytoget into Oslo central, and walked to our hotel, the Rica Grand Hotel.

Pictures!!

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Our 752 wing view. Note the sexy winglets.

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Banking out over New Jersey.

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The landing light illuminating our powerful engines.

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Sunrise over the Atlantic. I just woke up, also.

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One of the beautiful fjords of Norway, while turning towards Gardermoen.

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Short final over some beautiful country.

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Touchdown on 19R! Note the yellow runway edge markings.

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Cargo ramp!

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Side view of the terminal.

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Control tower of OSL.

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Gate 53, our gate.

Well that concludes my trip to Norway. I hope you liked it, and your computer didn’t explode from too many pictures. I will post part two of my trip next Monday or Tuesday, and that will be on Finnair between OSL and HEL.

Will



From YVR
User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 17758 times:

To bad that your trip was not to Sweden!  Wink Very nice trip! And my computer did not explode  Smile

User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3118 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 17580 times:

Nice report - too bad you weren't able to take the SK SEA-CPH-OSL routing, which would have saved some time and headache. Eitherway, looks like you had a great experience and took some great pix.

User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 17483 times:

Nice report. Always nice to see people flying UA! Hope you had a good trip.


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 17222 times:

Very good trip report. Looks like a nice journey.

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 2):
Touchdown on 19R! Note the yellow runway edge markings.

All Norwegian airports have yellow markings, to make it more visible during snowy winters.

So are you in Norway now then?

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1960 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16970 times:
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Great report and pictures!

I always enjoy flying in and out of EWR. Its such a nice airport.

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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8578 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16882 times:
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Nice report, look forward to the next segment.

Quoting Thepilot (Thread starter):
Anyway, as I was walking past the security checkpoint, I put my hand in my pocket to take out my cell phone, and I hear, “TAKE YOUR HAND OUT OF YOUR POCKET!!!” I spun around, and a TSA agent was pointing at me. “WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET?!” “My cell phone.” “SHOW ME!” I pull out my cell phone, and he yells, “GO!”

- Sounds like paranoia to me!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23224 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16725 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Thread starter):
Here’s another airport that I snapped as we intercepted the ILS for 9R. This should be easier for you guys to identify.

That'd be DPA.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16637 times:

Excellent report and pictures Will Big grin



Lee



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16585 times:

Excellent report. Great pictures.

You'll have to excuse the TSA morons . . . they can't help themselves, really . . . assmonkeys the lot of 'em.


User currently offlineDSMflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 16354 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 1):
“TAKE YOUR HAND OUT OF YOUR POCKET!!!” I spun around, and a TSA agent was pointing at me. “WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET?!” “My cell phone.” “SHOW ME!” I pull out my cell phone, and he yells, “GO!” and I continue on to the C terminal.

 laughing 

Great report and pictures. I'm looking forward to the next installment.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 16203 times:

Great trip report and pictures. Have any pictures of your stay in Norway??  biggrin  Looking forward to reading your next TR.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 16070 times:

Thank you all for reading and for your replies.

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 13):
Great trip report and pictures. Have any pictures of your stay in Norway?? biggrin Looking forward to reading your next TR.

Yes, I have many, many pictures. We have also started a blog for our trip, which we update frequently. The link is http://www.scanditrip.blogspot.com/ I will post a few good pictures here.



The beautiful Oslo Harbor


thepilot as another captain  Smile


This is a true bilboard, no photoshop.


That's a glacier. What the f**k is that? Signed, the next generation.


Beautiful rainbow on the Flam Railway.


Another waterfall on the Flam Railway.


My dad and I on a fjord boat.

That's all for now. Thanks again!



From YVR
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 16050 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 14):
This is a true bilboard, no photoshop.

Stuff like this seems to be ok in Norway, provided it is written in a foreign language. Weird stuff, I know...

Personally I think it has gone a bit too far, when children's television programmes are interrupted by adverts, including a trailer for some action film where the f-word is used uncensored...

..repeatedly.

But that's ok, because it isn't in Norwegian...  Yeah sure

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 15757 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Thread starter):
I hope you liked it, and your computer didn’t explode from too many pictures

Sure did, and my computer... well we won't go there cry .

VTBDflyer



Fly Thai
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 15613 times:

Thanks again to all those who have read!

Good news, I get to fly twice domestically here in Norway, BGO-TRD on DY, and BOO-OSL on SK (Braathens, I think), in addition to the AY OSL-HEL-OSL trip. So more trip reports! Who hoo!



From YVR
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 15255 times:

Thanks for the great pictures of Norway. I can't believe how measly the CO meals are.

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15010 times:

Hi!

After seeing excelent report I had to drop a few lines, and this is the reason:

1 - I was with my wife and young daughter in Oslo back to September 2005, and I saw some your photos of Oslo Harbour ( taken from the castle...) and inside the FRAM ( also a great museum...) at Bigdoy!!!
2 - I also flew in the same CO 757 from EWR to LIS on the 14th. July, and interesting enough at that time the OSL CO flight was just next to our plane...

Anyway, I had great fun reading your report!!!
Take car and regards


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