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URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:19 pm

URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional and the SAS B737-600


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Tere, again, dear readers,

my last story shows the inbound legs to Kuressaare and also some location pix:
KLM F70 And The Estonian SF340 To Saaremaa Island (by FLIEGER67 Sep 1 2009 in Trip Reports)

Now it was time to leave Saaremaa with a little bit of more flying around.






Monday, 20.07.2009
URE (Kuressaare-Lennujaam) Wet and windy, Temperature 17 degrees
TLL (Tallin-Lennart-Meri) Cloudy, Temperature 19 degrees
Duration: 35 minutes announced and actual


Service Estonian Air OV 602 operated by Estonian Air Regional
Scheduled: 09.10 // 09.50
Actual: 09.10 // 09.45
Gate: One gate only Seat: 10A
Load factor: 100%


Morning´s view from my room:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902001.jpg

An early departure for me today bound for TLL again.
My flight leaves at 09.10 am , that means breakfast as early as possible, checking my bag and return to the airport.
The friendly guy at the hotel desk called me a cab and only minutes later I was on the way to the so called airport.
Arrived at around 08.00 am with no one else around than me, the woman at the information counter and a friendly girl
who immediatelly after she saw me, opened the counter to check me in for my flights today.
No other pax around so we had a nice conversation about Saaremaa, URE and the weather.
My bag was checked to my final destination, but like yesterday, it was not possible to check in for the further flights from TLL.
She send me to the transfer desk at TLL.

The "massive" board, btw. LFH is german company Luftverkehr Friesland Harle operating these POS flights:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902002.jpg

The counters:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902003.jpg

With some rain here I´ve decided to go to the gate area, another nice guy opened security for me and so I was through in a minute.
URE airport is only a very small building, one part arrivals, one part departures with a small check in area and also a small waiting hall.

The gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902004.jpg

"Impressive" traffic fom Finland:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902005.jpg

Arrival OV from TLL:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902006.jpg

On the runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902007.jpg

Turning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902008.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902009.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902010.jpg

To the stand:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902011.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902012.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902013.jpg

Refueling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902014.jpg

Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902015.jpg

No sign for a delay on the screen and so it was, my machine arrived well ontime from TLL.
It was the scheduled Saab SF340 and lucky me, the other one than yesterday, ES-ASM, from the two planes in the estonian regional fleet.
A machine with a wide history, delivered at 09.11.1988 to Crossair, flying from 28.06.1992 for Business Air, returned to Crossair at 16.07.1992,
further to Prima Air at 22.02.1996, again in service with Business Air from 05.11.1996 and further to Air Ostrava at 06.04.1997.
In service with Slovak Air from 01.08.1998 and back to Air Ostrava at 11.02.2000, from 25.10.2000 with Maxair and from 01.06.2001 with Trygg Flyg,
joined Air Nelson at 01.02.2002 and finally in service with Estonian from 01.09.2007.
Leg no. 5 for me on type and a new registration for my log.
Boarding was called soon thereafter, the rain stopped, and self service to the plane, which was parked on the apron.

The engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902016.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902017.jpg

One neutral friendly female this time. The cabin fitted with the dark blue well used leather seats.

Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902021.jpg

The estonian captain with a friendly welcome during boarding and once more during cruise with weather details.
The FO looks like from the UK, no comment here.
Departure from the 1518 meters runway 17, flightlevel 11000 feet. The sky was cloud covered the whole duration, so no signs to locate the route.

Departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902018.jpg

Kuressaare, my hotel in the background:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902019.jpg

Beneath some sweets no service on this leg.
Approach started, gear down, but for a, so it seems, rather long time, nothing to see than clouds.

Clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902020.jpg

Wheels down:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902022.jpg

Leaving the clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902023.jpg

Finally we leave the clouds and landed immediatelly on TLL´s 3070 meter runway 26 in light rain.
Around the terminal, parked on the apron, and quickly to the terminal entrance while it started more and more to rain.

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902024.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902025.jpg

Cargo apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902026.jpg

I like these Saab planes:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902027.jpg







Monday, 20.07.2009
TLL (Tallin-Lennart-Meri) Cloudy, Temperature 19 degrees
ARN (Stockholm-Arlanda) Partly cloudy, Temperature 18 degrees
Duration: 1 hour announced
1 hour, 10 minutes actual


Service Estonian Air OV 683 operated by Estonian Air Regional
Scheduled: 13.00 // 13.15 (One hour time difference)
Actual: 13.00 // 13.10
Gate: 7 Seat: 10A
Load factor: 100%


This service with the long layover at TLL was mainly booked to go for a city visit.
But with these weather conditions it seems not a good idea.
Well, watching the movements and reading my book was the thing to do now.

Rainy arrival:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902028.jpg

City EMB145 from Gothenburg:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902029.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902031.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902033.jpg

AirBaltic F50 some minutes delayed from Riga:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902035.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902036.jpg


At first I´ve checked the transfer desk where a bored female worked my reservation, I´ve called again for seat 10A on the flight to ARN, but much to my surprise the earlier
printed boarding pass shows 10A. It seems the system know my preferences!.
Not that much action here at TLL, but time goes nevertheless quickly forward.
As soon as my gate was announced I´ve checked the registration of the parked plane.
It was ES-ASN, the machine from yesterday´s flight to URE, not bad, both reg´s on one day.

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902034.jpg

My machine?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902037.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902038.jpg

But, when I was back at the gate during boarding time, the girl at the desk walk´s out to the apron and later announced that we had to wait for some minutes due to technical reasons. ES-ASN was towed away and ES-ASM pulled in, the machine from my earlier flight today, but finally a Saab SF340.
Leg no. 6 on type and the second one on this particular plane.

Another one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902039.jpg

Close to boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902040.jpg

Love that engines:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902041.jpg

Boarding was called soon thereafter, it stopped to rain, the plane parked on the apron and self service to the machine.
One very friendly male FA on that service.

Let me go on that heli:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902043.jpg

Military touchdown:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902044.jpg

Departure from runway 26, flightlevel 18000 feet in direction south of Turku, Mariehamn and further on to ARN.
Service was a free bread roll, together with some sweets and free drinks, real good.

Service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902048.jpg

No comment from the captain this time, but he looks like more from the UK than from Estonia,
also like the FO on the earlier flight today.

Inflight:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902045.jpg

Better weather:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902046.jpg

No more clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902047.jpg

Close to ARN:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902049.jpg

The estonian FO as pilot flying with long and very detailed informations in a friendly way during cruise, also once more during approach with the latest weather details around ARN.
Touchdown on the 2500 meter runway 26 well ontime, we´re going beside the SK technical hangars and parked far from the terminal.
By bus to the entrance.

Just arrived at ARN:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902050.jpg





http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/thumb/6/68/SAS-Scandinavian-Airlines-Logo.svg/800px-SAS-Scandinavian-Airlines-Logo.svg.png

Monday, 20.07.2009
ARN (Stockholm-Arlanda) Partly cloudy, Temperature 22 degrees
FRA (Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) Partly cloudy, Temperature 24 degrees
Duration: Two hours announced and also actual

Service SK 673 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 16.50 // 19.00
Actual: 16.50 // 18.50
Gate: F29 Seat: 22F
Load factor: 100%


My bag was checked for FRA, my boarding pass show´s also FRA, so no need to go out in the public.
But also here, with a three hours layover I want to see what ARN offers.
Walking down along the whole terminal area till T2 with good apron views was a real nice thing to do.
Interesting planes especially around the domestic Terminal 3 and a real cramped and oldfashioned Terminal 2 with the one world carriers located there.
The flight to FRA was from Terminal 5 , the newest extension, so walking retour, passed security again and settled down at the far end of T5,
calm and quiet with nice views to the runway with the arriving traffic. Also here, time goes by quick.

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902052.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902053.jpg

Something big:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902054.jpg

Small, but nevertheless interesting:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902055.jpg

Also here:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902056.jpg

My waiting area:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902057.jpg

It seems I should switch the base to ARN for a couple of days:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902058.jpg

Also interesting:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902059.jpg

VO F100:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902060.jpg

Back at the gate where a long line of pax waited till boarding starts, always unintelligible for me with fixed seating, but so it was.
Parked was LN-RPW, the scheduled and warm welcomed B736 delivered to SK at 30.09.1998 and named "Alvid Viking".
One of 15 examples in the fleet. Leg no. 2 for me on type and a new registration.

The warm welcomed B736:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902061.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902063.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902062.jpg

Boarding was called, I was one of the last pax to reach my seat in the very last row, only two dark blue fabric seats here on the SK 736, clean and good legroom.
Three experienced and real friendly female´s on this service.
Departure from the 2500 meters runway 19L, flightlevel 39000 feet, no route information.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902064.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902065.jpg

The scandinavian pilot with short and friendly information´s inflight, once more short to approach into FRA.
No comment from the female FO.
Service was usual SK style, buy on board, nothing for free.
Time goes by rather quick. My seat neighbour was a friendly elder woman travelling to TLV and we had a nice chat about my way doing picture´s and flight details
and here earlier Israel experiences.

FRA skyline:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902066.jpg

Touchdown on FRA´s 4000 meter runway 25L well ontime. Taxi to a finger gate at Terminal 1.
The captain was at the cockpit door during deboarding, always the chance for a office pic, no problem, nice staff here at SK.

The office:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/EST0902/EST0902067.jpg

A really long way to walk back to the main terminal building.
My bag was quick, out in the public to call for the Tourcare shuttle and on the way back home.

Estonia is a recommendable country, lots of more to explore there, for example the Avies J31 service to Kärdla.
Estonian Air regional provides ontime service, friendly staff and interesting equipment, recommendable.
SK with nice staff, a special type of plane, also recommendable.
I will go on all airlines covered here again!.

Next time travel will going to the UK, collecting some aircraft stuff not covered in my log till now.
Hopefully no changes!.

Comments welcome,
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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:48 pm

Hi Markus, welcome again, with another great report out of your hands!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It was the scheduled Saab SF340 and lucky me, the other one than yesterday, ES-ASM, from the two planes in the estonian regional fleet.

You lucky bastard!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It seems I should switch the base to ARN for a couple of days:

Ahum, maybe I've to join then. That ATP looks very appetizing to me, and I want to catch a flight on it.

I noticed that Malmo Aviation will commence flights to AMS from next month, but I checked their website and can't find info. So, if you know how to book such a flight, please let me know. It would be an interesting start of a Sweden tour for me  Smile

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:10 pm

Hi, interesting report with airports and airlines one doesn't get to see everyday. The service aboard these Saabs looks really good- and the livery as well.  
Thanks for sharing!

[Edited 2009-09-08 11:16:03]
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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:45 pm

Thanks Markus for a great conclusion to the Estonian trip.

What I found funny was that despite being tiny, the URE airport still had free Wifi. The wifi.ee plan by the Estonian goverment is working great.

It's sort of funny that many people regard the 736 as a rare plane - due to my history being a loyal SK flyer I think it still is the most covered 737 variant in my log. At one point some years back I was always hoping for an equipment change to score some -700s or -800s on my SK 737 flights  Smile.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Ahum, maybe I've to join then. That ATP looks very appetizing to me, and I want to catch a flight on it.

Well, you can count me in as well. I've been planning on doing the NextJet ATP sometime soon, mabe some of the other *Flyg companies as well while I'm at it. Oh, and if you've never been to BMA, that's a definite must as well!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
I noticed that Malmo Aviation will commence flights to AMS from next month, but I checked their website and can't find info. So, if you know how to book such a flight, please let me know. It would be an interesting start of a Sweden tour for me

Hmmm, is that AMS-BMA? TF is a great little airline, the only problem is that the 3-3 seating on the Avros is just darn uncomfortable. Even on a 1 hour flight like UME-BMA and MMX-BMA I felt very cramped. Their inflight service is very good, which sort of makes up for it, but I'm not sure how a 2 hour flight would feel.

They do quite a lot of charters as well, so hopefully you're not confusing it with a charter flight.
 
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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:37 pm

Hey, good to follow some comments.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
with another great report out of your hands!

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Ahum, maybe I've to join then. That ATP looks very appetizing to me, and I want to catch a flight on it.

I noticed that Malmo Aviation will commence flights to AMS from next month, but I checked their website and can't find info. So, if you know how to book such a flight, please let me know. It would be an interesting start of a Sweden tour for me

Very nice idea, such a good number of interesting airlines/aircraft around.

@Marius:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 2):
Hi, interesting report with airports and airlines one doesn't get to see everyday. The service aboard these Saabs looks really good- and the livery as well.
Thanks for sharing!

Thank you.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Thanks Markus for a great conclusion to the Estonian trip.

Thank you.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
736 as a rare plane

At least for me, it´s between the 732 the by far lowest counted 737
type in my log.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
Well, you can count me in as well. I've been planning on doing the NextJet ATP sometime soon, mabe some of the other *Flyg companies as well while I'm at it. Oh, and if you've never been to BMA, that's a definite must as well!

With the ATP logged, but both Nextjet and BMA new, very interesting.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
TF is a great little airline,

And something more new!.

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:49 am

Hi Markus!

Excellent report as always and I especially like the aerial pictures of the Stockholm archipelago, brings back nice memories from my childhood.

BMA is very different than ARN; you should check it out sometime.

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:02 am

Markus,

Great continuation of your 'Baltic' trip  Smile

Good to see a good picture of the ATP; guess, this is the only passenger-type still in commercial use ?

Love the 'another one' picture (with the push-back truck) of the Saab 340: in the back-ground, you will see the typical (rounded) Soviet-style Terminal...

Keep those 'off the beaten track' TR's coming; enjoying them greatly, and always inspiring to see what still can be done by flying rare/exclusive aircraft-types and airlines !!!
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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi, nice to follow some more comments.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Excellent report as always and I especially like the aerial pictures of the Stockholm archipelago, brings back nice memories from my childhood.

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
BMA is very different than ARN; you should check it out sometime.

Will do so!.

@MH017:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Great continuation of your 'Baltic' trip



Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Keep those 'off the beaten track' TR's coming; enjoying them greatly, and always inspiring to see what still can be done by flying rare/exclusive aircraft-types and airlines !!!

Thank you and I will do so.
What about London, Canada or Melilla, Spain/Morocco?. Reports coming up soon.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Good to see a good picture of the ATP; guess, this is the only passenger-type still in commercial use ?

I only know SATA, logged in February and Nextjet.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Love the 'another one' picture (with the push-back truck) of the Saab 340: in the back-ground, you will see the typical (rounded) Soviet-style Terminal...

Definitely this side of the airport, especially with the An26 cargo haulers parked nearby,
looks like somewhere in the Sovjet times.

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Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:11 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
Ahum, maybe I've to join then. That ATP looks very appetizing to me, and I want to catch a flight on it.

I noticed that Malmo Aviation will commence flights to AMS from next month, but I checked their website and can't find info. So, if you know how to book such a flight, please let me know. It would be an interesting start of a Sweden tour for me

Very nice idea, such a good number of interesting airlines/aircraft around.

I checked it and only bookable as a return ticket, 359 Euro's. No way for me...  Wow!
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Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:39 pm

Hey Markus ,
Great report and photos. I have seen places and airports I never knew about. Just shows you how interesting Europe is even though we live in it there is so much more to explore.

Thanks again

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi Markus,

Very enjoyable return report, thanks for sharing.

Seems like a good jolly to Estonia, a country still to be visted by me.

Once again, another 736 flight, your second and again, another type still missing from the log, really need to get this sorted!!

Cheers

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:31 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, you can count me in as well. I've been planning on doing the NextJet ATP sometime soon, mabe some of the other *Flyg companies as well while I'm at it.



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Good to see a good picture of the ATP; guess, this is the only passenger-type still in commercial use ?

Welcome to the club!
I am also very, very interested into flights with NextJet ATP's.
As also written earlier, the ATP is also flying with SATA- BUT will be replaced soon with the DASH8 and as already some are delivered, there is no gurantee any longer, that you will fly on one...
And this is also the biggest Problem with NextJet. I couldn't find any route with a ATP gurantee. According to booking figures, the ATP might be exchanged (last minute) into a SAAB 340 or even Beech 1900. A no go for me... BTW: did you know, behind NextJet is also a member of former pop-band ABBA? One reason more to fly...
 
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Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:49 pm

Hey, good to follow some more comments.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 8):
I checked it and only bookable as a return ticket, 359 Euro's. No way for me...

Here, too!.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Great report and photos. I have seen places and airports I never knew about. Just shows you how interesting Europe is even though we live in it there is so much more to explore.

Thank you and good point. So much to explore here.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Very enjoyable return report, thanks for sharing.

Seems like a good jolly to Estonia, a country still to be visted by me.

Thank you and Estonia is for sure a place to try.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Once again, another 736 flight, your second and again, another type still missing from the log, really need to get this sorted!!

Yeah, let me know.

@Debonair:

The ATP is indeed a special aircraft nowadays.
With two legs counted here, some more will be nice.
We will se what´s going on in Sweden.

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Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:51 pm

Hola Markus!

Another interesting trip report.

Nice to see those planes that are very rare here in southern Europe.

Love the Saabs and it seems Estonia is a place to visit. I write it down in my notebook for next summer.

Salut!

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Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:13 pm

Servus Markus,

another nice report about a rare carrier and a rare type. I still need to get the Saab 340, but I'll try the Embraer 120 first in a few weeks.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was a free bread roll, together with some sweets and free drinks, real good.

That's odd - free food on that flight, but not on the 735 sector?


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Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:36 pm



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
That's odd - free food on that flight, but not on the 735 sector?

Yes - the Saab flights (officially operated by Estonian Regional) feature free service in economy, unlike mainline OV which is all BOB on the back. Maybe they try to make up for the tiny turboprop which many people find sub par. Obviously not people here on this board, but you know - the great unwashed...
 
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Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Hey, more comments, real nice.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 13):
Another interesting trip report.

Thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 13):

Love the Saabs and it seems Estonia is a place to visit. I write it down in my notebook for next summer.

Definitely a place to visit soon.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
another nice report about a rare carrier and a rare type. I still need to get the Saab 340, but I'll try the Embraer 120 first in a few weeks.

Thank you and I will also do the E120 for the first time in a couple of weeks, hopefully no changes!.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
That's odd - free food on that flight, but not on the 735 sector?



Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 15):
Yes - the Saab flights (officially operated by Estonian Regional) feature free service in economy, unlike mainline OV which is all BOB on the back. Maybe they try to make up for the tiny turboprop which many people find sub par. Obviously not people here on this board, but you know - the great unwashed...

Hey, P.
and thanx for the further details.
Well, always the A.netters!.

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Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi Markus,

Very nice to read about your return flights as well. Two flights on the rare Saab 340 and another one on the also rare B 737-600 isn't bad at all for a day of flying.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was a free bread roll, together with some sweets and free drinks, real good.

Looks quite good indeed.

Regards
Christoph
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:05 pm

Hey, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 17):
Very nice to read about your return flights as well. Two flights on the rare Saab 340 and another one on the also rare B 737-600 isn't bad at all for a day of flying.

Thank you, exactly my feeling after that day of flying around.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 17):
Looks quite good indeed.

Much more than expected.

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:18 pm

Hi markus,

Again a superb report with a nice type for the log. Althouhg not new to the log both the Saab340 and the 736 were nice additions since the amount of legs were still rather low. Even for you  Smile

Thanks for sharing again!
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Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:13 pm

Hoi, Joost,

Quoting DALCE (Reply 19):
Again a superb report with a nice type for the log. Althouhg not new to the log both the Saab340 and the 736 were nice additions since the amount of legs were still rather low. Even for you

Thanx for your nice comment again.
Some more Saab´s or 736´s , also for me, warm welcomed!.

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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:02 am

Hi Markus,

Great report again! Pity that you had to abandon the TLL city visit.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 3):
What I found funny was that despite being tiny, the URE airport still had free Wifi. The wifi.ee plan by the Estonian goverment is working great.

Just as I like it. Compact but efficient.

Cheers,
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RE: URE-FRA: More Estonian Regional And The SAS B736

Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:28 pm

Hey, Suryo,

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 21):
Great report again! Pity that you had to abandon the TLL city visit.

Thanx for your´re feedback.
And TLL is on the list again, sometimes next year.

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