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A Mix Of African And Scandinavian:ARN-FCO-CPH-ARN

Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:56 pm

A varm welcome to you and thanks for reading my third trip report!

I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

Well, beck to this report. There is one airline that I have tried to get on for several years now but our schedules have never been in synced. This airline is Ethiopian Airlines. They are flying ARN-FCO-ADD with a 757 and sometimes they are here with the 767. Sometime this summer they will quit the ARN-FCO leg and fly directly ARN - ADD. Arriving around midnight in FCO there's no chance for a "day"trip. Finally one day in April I'd manage to find a date where I was able to try out ET. I did reward my self with a oneway C-class ticket, I have read a lot of good stuff about ET C-class product and wanted to make my own opinion. This ticket was around 100-110€ more expensive then a Y ticket. When this one was booked I had find some way to get back home from FCO. I wasn't that fond of paying to much for this ticket because then it would be a very expensive 20h trip.. Luckily I found a Cimber Sterling ticket FCO-CPH for around 60€, new airline for me so I booked that one quickly. From CPH there's some choices to get to STO but I choose the cheapest and fastest way, Norwegian for 35€.


ARN-FCO
Date: 24 April 2012
Route: Arlanda - Rome(Fiumicino)
Flight: Ethiopian Airlines ET703
ETD: 21:00 (ATD 20:59)
ETA: 00:01 (ATA 23:55)
Seat: 2L
Aircraft: B757-200
Flight time: 2hrs 56mins
Registration: ET-AMK
1st flight on Ethiopian Airlines
7th flight on a B757-200

I arrived at ARN around 19:00 and headed directly to check in. I tried to do OLCI but it didn't work. I walked directly to the Businessclas counter and there I was no 2 in line. The lady in front of me had 5 overpacked bags that she wanted to check in. She was told to put her hand luggage on the scale and it showed 26kg so she had to re-arrange her packing. The check in lady asked if i traveled in C and I told her yes so she took care of me before continuing with the "baglady". The check in went smooth and after showing the card I booked the ticket with I was on my may to the lounge. As ET is a part of Staralliance you can use the SAS Business Lounge at ARN and as I'm an EBG I turned left in the Lounge to the Scandinavian Lounge. The difference between these two are that in the Scandinavian Lounge they serve a light meal and hard liquor. After about 1.5h it was time for boarding



This is the first time I'm boarding a plane flying intra-europe and have to turn left after entering the aircraft.




The seats was very comfortable for this 3h ride



Also the legroom was good even tough ET-AMK has the smallest pitch in ET 757 fleet. It was more then enough for me.



The legroom shot  . And yes the red pants are still with me.



The welcome drink was either water, orangejuice or champagne.

I thought that the crew was a bit confused during the safety brief for example they told us that the aircraft had 4 emergency exits. If you only count one side they had been right... I thought for some seconds that maby this was an bad idea.. But when they apologized for the broken safety video and I understood that they aren't that used to do the manual demo.



After a powerful takeoff the service began.



Starter with shrimps, salmon, a ceasarsalad and of course champagne



I did choose the lamb for main course. It was tasty but salty, but it was really nice with an Ethiopian beer



Dessert with more champagne and beer. I did turn down the chocolate and cheese plate, it was too much food for me.



The old school buttons for the seat

The flight was very nice and the Captain talked a lot to us passenger about the route and football (I think there was a Champions league match or two)? He told us about the results during the flight. Arriving around midnight and leaving noon next day I wanted to have close to a bed. I chose Hilton Rome Airport it was about 10 min walk from T3. As HHonor gold I was upgraded to an executive room.


I woke up around 0900 and had some breakfast, checked out and headed back to the airport. The scandinavian way of going back to ARN wasn't that fancy as the night before but it I would fly a new airline.


FCO-CPH
Date: 25 April 2012
Route: Rome(Fiumicino) - Copenhagen
Flight: Cimber Sterling QI362
ETD: 11:40 (ATD 11:47)
ETA: 14:10 (ATA 14:03)
Seat: 3F
Aircraft: B737-700
Flight time: 2hrs 16mins
Registration: OY-MRS
1st flight on Cimber Sterling
9th flight on a B737-700

An uneventful flight to CPH. The only thing that annoyed me was the the lady beside me didn't move to the free D seat beside her. She stayed in her E seat all the way to CPH even tough she was sighing lound about the cramped space. I think she was afraid of flying so I'll give her a break.



Legroom shot



Passing the alps.



Munich airport in the distance



I really enjoy flying over Europe because there's almost always an other aircraft outside the window



The only shot I got on OY-MRS here with my ride to ARN, LN-DYM

CPH-ARN
Date: 25 April 2012
Route: Copenhagen - Arlanda
Flight: Norwegian Air Shuttle DY4162
ETD: 15:30 (ATD 15:29)
ETA: 16:30 (ATA 16:33)
Seat: 31A
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hrs 4mins
Registration: LN-DYM
9st flight on Norwegian
135th flight on a B737-800

This flight is nothing much to write about. A quick 1h flight on a LCC. They have a nice interior and I like the free WIFI (it very very slow)



Landing was on RWY 19L



19L means flying over ARN scrapyard.. The DC8 is still flying.



Bye bye for this time

Conclusion:

The ET flight was one of the best ones I've done in Europe and they have a really good product. It's sad that they are leaving the 5th freedom route to FCO but I'm glad that I finally got on board.

QI and DY are ok carriers as long as the price is right. The seats are very cramped.

If you are still with me i would like to thank you for reading this report!

Tobias
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:40 pm

Great report, nice to read about another one of those famous 5th freedom flights!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
But when they apologized for the broken safety video and I understood that they aren't that used to do the manual demo.

Yeah, but still, they should be able to give a correct manual safety demo in case the video breaks down?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Starter with shrimps, salmon, a ceasarsalad and of course champagne
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I did choose the lamb for main course. It was tasty but salty, but it was really nice with an Ethiopian beer

Impressive meal for a 3 hour flight. I don't most Europe carriers server seperate courses in C on longer flights.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The flight was very nice and the Captain talked a lot to us passenger about the route and football (I think there was a Champions league match or two)? He told us about the results during the flight.

Nice touch?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The only thing that annoyed me was the the lady beside me didn't move to the free D seat beside her. She stayed in her E seat all the way to CPH even tough she was sighing lound about the cramped space. I think she was afraid of flying so I'll give her a break.

Why didn't you suggest she moved to seat D? Perhaps as a non-frequent flyer - who was a bit nervous/afraid - as well - she didn't realise she was allowed to move?
 
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RE: A Mix Of African And Scandinavian:ARN-FCO-CPH-ARN

Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:13 pm

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 1):
Great report, nice to read about another one of those famous 5th freedom flights!

Thanks!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 1):
Yeah, but still, they should be able to give a correct manual safety demo in case the video breaks down?

Absolutley, I cant argue about that.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 1):
Impressive meal for a 3 hour flight. I don't most Europe carriers server seperate courses in C on longer flights.

Yes it was impressive. I even got a amenity kit  .

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 1):
Nice touch?

Yes. He was very happy and int to football I think.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 1):
Why didn't you suggest she moved to seat D? Perhaps as a non-frequent flyer - who was a bit nervous/afraid - as well - she didn't realise she was allowed to move?

I was thinking of that but I chose not to.
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:45 pm

Hi Robert !

Very nice report with nice pictures ! Good that you got to try ET to FCO before they stop the ARN-FCO route.

Meal on ET looks great and I would love to try the beer.

Seat looks exactly the same as the Domestic First class seat on United Airlines which is very familiar to me 

Looking forward to your next report!

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Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:18 pm

Hi

Great trip report, thanks for sharing it. did not now ET ARN-FCO was 5th freedom as well.
Very surprised about the quality of the 757 in J. Looks pretty good, even for longhaul.


Greetings
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:42 pm

Great report!

How great you got to fly on Ethiopian Airlines between ARN-FCO. The cabin on the 757 looks very comfy, and I'm impressed by the high level of service you received on a short intra-European flight.

Thanks for sharing!

Best,

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Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:59 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Hi Robert !

Tobias  
Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Very nice report with nice pictures ! Good that you got to try ET to FCO before they stop the ARN-FCO route.

Thanks! Yes I'm glad I'd manage to try them. The thing is now that I want to fly with them again... 
Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Meal on ET looks great and I would love to try the beer.

The beer was tasty!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 4):
Great trip report, thanks for sharing it. did not now ET ARN-FCO was 5th freedom as well.
Very surprised about the quality of the 757 in J. Looks pretty good, even for longhaul.

Thanks! I think it is a 5th freedom.. Correct me if I'm wrong  .

Quoting 767747 (Reply 5):
Great report!

How great you got to fly on Ethiopian Airlines between ARN-FCO. The cabin on the 757 looks very comfy, and I'm impressed by the high level of service you received on a short intra-European flight.

Thank you! I would love flying on the longhaul and yes they have a great intra-europa product!
 
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:55 pm

Nice report Tobias!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

That sounds like a good hobby!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I tried to do OLCI but it didn't work.

Same as my experiences with ET - the OLCI never worked - seems like they need to fix it

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The only thing that annoyed me was the the lady beside me didn't move to the free D seat beside her. She stayed in her E seat all the way to CPH

You should have suggested she moved. An awful lot of people don't realise they are allowed to move.
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Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm

Hey, Tobias,

really good to follow you´re experience on ET, something not yet logged here till now.
I like these oldfashioned 757´s, really good stuff. Also interesting pictures, well done.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):

I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

Now that´s a mission, good luck for the next examples.

Greetings,
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Wed May 02, 2012 7:16 pm

Hi Tobias

What an interesting report. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Ethiopian look rather good. What always surprised me with ET is that no two aircraft seem to have the same cabin layout or cabin design. Do you by any chance know if the seats on your aircraft were from its previous owner or is that the actual ET design?

Cheers,
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Wed May 02, 2012 7:56 pm

HI Tobias,

Great and interesting report. Many thanks.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

Always good to have a goal in mind... it reminds me a little bit of 777man! It is an interesting idea...

Will you share all the airlines you have flown out of ARN with thus far?


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Wed May 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing. Sad to read that ET is leaving this route. I missed that.. When will be the last flight?
I saw that it is possible to book the ET flight on SK flight number and thus combining it with a inbound flight on SK or any other carrier which allows to be booked with SK on half return basis, i.e. LH or BT...
 
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Wed May 02, 2012 10:31 pm

Hey Tobias, great to have you back on the TR forum. A nice and enjoyable report from you this time, and I hope you'll keep posting us some more of them 
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task.

Hehe, well that's quite an impossible task I'd say. Have you booked any flights on the small regionals yet?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
This ticket was around 100-110€ more expensive then a Y ticket.

Hmm still quite steep I'd say. A friend of mine who flew the same route in Y a few weeks ago told me that it was also possible to upgrade Y tickets to C using cash. Price was around $100. A shame that he found out after the flight, otherwise he'd have done it right away  
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
From CPH there's some choices to get to STO but I choose the cheapest and fastest way, Norwegian for 35€.

Now why DY? SAS are usually around €50 for the same route which is a lot better value since you get to use the lounge in CPH, etc.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The lady in front of me had 5 overpacked bags that she wanted to check in.

Was she flying C or a *G member?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The difference between these two are that in the Scandinavian Lounge they serve a light meal and hard liquor.

Food is the same in both lounges, but drinks are different indeed. But I'd say that the furniture in the Scandinavian Lounge is worlds ahead of the Business Lounge, really can't stand those worn out blue armchairs they have there.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
The welcome drink was either water, orangejuice or champagne.

How come you didn't opt for the Champagne as pre-departure drink also? = to get the most bang for your buck 
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Legroom shot

Interesting that the safety card is SAS branded. Any reason for that?

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Munich airport in the distance

Ah now that's a recognizable shot! Really shows also how far off the airport is from the city. They should really build that Maglev line since the S bahn simply takes too long!

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Sat May 05, 2012 8:35 am

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 7):
Nice report Tobias!

Thank you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
Hey, Tobias,

really good to follow you´re experience on ET, something not yet logged here till now.
I like these oldfashioned 757´s, really good stuff. Also interesting pictures, well done.

Thanks!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 9):
What an interesting report. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Ethiopian look rather good. What always surprised me with ET is that no two aircraft seem to have the same cabin layout or cabin design. Do you by any chance know if the seats on your aircraft were from its previous owner or is that the actual ET design?

Thank you! The seats are ET and not the previous owners. Harmony airways (previous owner) C-class looked like this. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ethio...-Airlines/Boeing-757-28A/1407530/M

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 10):
Great and interesting report. Many thanks.
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 10):

Will you share all the airlines you have flown out of ARN with thus far?

One of my rules are that it doesn't have to be a flight to or from ARN, as long as the airline flies to ARN it counts. For example. IB flies MAD-ARN, but if I'm on a IB flight between BCN-MAD it counts  
The airlines I have caught so far is:
SK, LH, AF, JZ, EW: Swiss International Airlines (Switzerland)">LX, DY, NVR, TK, BT, TG, OS, BA, OK, AB, UA(CO), CA, PC, DC, TP, VV, KF, YV, DL, FI, BJ, OV, LO, WINDROSE AVIATION, DK, 4U, ET, EW, SU, U2

Quoting reifel (Reply 11):
Thanks a lot for sharing. Sad to read that ET is leaving this route. I missed that.. When will be the last flight?
I saw that it is possible to book the ET flight on SK flight number and thus combining it with a inbound flight on SK or any other carrier which allows to be booked with SK on half return basis, i.e. LH or BT...

Thank you. I think the last flight is on the 16 of June. ET is a part of star alliance and also do codeshare with SAS.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hey Tobias, great to have you back on the TR forum. A nice and enjoyable report from you this time, and I hope you'll keep posting us some more of them

Thank you Jonas. Many of my flights never becomes TR but I'll try to write one more in the near future  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hehe, well that's quite an impossible task I'd say. Have you booked any flights on the small regionals yet?

Not yet... But Nextjet and the ATP is a mission. At the same time it's hard to book a flight to VXO or AJR when you can go out in Europe for the same price  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Hmm still quite steep I'd say. A friend of mine who flew the same route in Y a few weeks ago told me that it was also possible to upgrade Y tickets to C using cash. Price was around $100. A shame that he found out after the flight, otherwise he'd have done it right away

It was worth it  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Now why DY? SAS are usually around €50 for the same route which is a lot better value since you get to use the lounge in CPH, etc.

At the time of booking I could go with CIMBER to BMA but it was a 4h layover in CPH and I wanted to be home as fast and as cheap as possible. That's why I choose DY. The SK lounge wasn't worth the extra time and money..

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Was she flying C or a *G member?

Neither! She just had a lot of bags.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):

How come you didn't opt for the Champagne as pre-departure drink also? = to get the most bang for your buck

That option wasn't on the tray...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 12):
Interesting that the safety card is SAS branded. Any reason for that?

It's the inflight magazine with a SAS ad.
 
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Sun May 06, 2012 3:36 pm

Hello Tobias!

Finally got around reading this report, it was a very interesting read since I will, as you know, fly ET myself in a 1½ months.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

Good to have such a project! Good luck with it!  
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Sometime this summer they will quit the ARN-FCO leg and fly directly ARN - ADD

Mid-June, I'll fly the route on June 13, just a couple of days before they change it.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Luckily I found a Cimber Sterling ticket FCO-CPH for around 60€, new airline for me so I booked that one quickly.

Great idea to fly them, considering that they aren't around anymore...

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
Also the legroom was good even tough ET-AMK has the smallest pitch in ET 757 fleet. It was more then enough for me.

Does indeed look very nice!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
but it was really nice with an Ethiopian beer

Interesting, I must remember to try it if they serve it in Economy too!

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
An uneventful flight to CPH. The only thing that annoyed me was the the lady beside me didn't move to the free D seat beside her.

Very annoying, I had the same on my one and only easyJet flight, this fall.

Martin
 
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Mon May 07, 2012 7:47 am

This is one good 5th freedom flight.
I have seen the same carrier 5th freedom BKK-HKG on the 767s, pretty nice service with plenty of food and drink.

Too bad they are ending this service on 16th June. It's actually a nice hop in Europe on the more proper business class service.

The seat is absolutely same stuff on ex United business cradle seats!

Many thanks for sharing!!
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Thu May 10, 2012 4:49 pm

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 14):
Hello Tobias!

Finally got around reading this report, it was a very interesting read since I will, as you know, fly ET myself in a 1½ months.

I know! I don't think you will be disapointed

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 14):
Interesting, I must remember to try it if they serve it in Economy too!

I think that thet do.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 15):
Many thanks for sharing!!

Thanks for reading!
 
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Thu May 10, 2012 10:11 pm

Hi Tobias,

nice ride, nice report! You may have seen I flew ET last year, though I had 3 rides on 767s, all in Y... Nice to see the service at the front of the plane!

And good catch on the Cimber, since they folded unexpectedly.

Thanks again

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Sun May 13, 2012 10:35 am

Quoting signol (Reply 17):
Hi Tobias,

nice ride, nice report! You may have seen I flew ET last year, though I had 3 rides on 767s, all in Y... Nice to see the service at the front of the plane!

And good catch on the Cimber, since they folded unexpectedly.

Thanks again

signol

Thank you! Yes I'm really glad I'd manage to get the Cimber flight!
 
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Sun May 13, 2012 11:00 am

Hejsan tobbry-san,

You certainly had a perfect timing for catching your first flight with Cimber - a few days later and it had folded!

Also great flying with the Ethiopian service while it was still operating via FCO and even in business class. Very nice looking seats there, even though that red color looks a bit... well, you know  . I flew this flight some years ago in economy and the service was excellent, if quite haphazard as it was full of Swedish pax who after learning that hard booze was free tried their best to drink the plane dry! Curiously on that flight most of the pax were continuing to ADD, there were maybe five of us disembarking at FCO...

And yes, that late arrival at FCO is a bit annoying, good for you to stay so close to the terminal.

Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I have a mission and that mission is to fly all airlines that fly to Arlanda (ARN). At the moment I have flown 33 out of 62, but the thing is, new airlines are coming and going so this is not an easy task. But at the same time those things are making my hobby going and going and...

Hah, sounds like my obsessive mission of logging every single domestic flight route in Finland (+ as many of the regional international routes I have a chance as well...). But 62, really? I never realized Arlanda has that many airlines - it is much more than what HEL manages.

But yeah, good luck, especially with Syrian Air (and please do get out of Syria alive!)  
Quoting tobbry (Thread starter):
I did choose the lamb for main course. It was tasty but salty, but it was really nice with an Ethiopian beer

Hey nice, we had this very same beer in an Eritrean restaurant in London back in January! A nice brew.
 
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Sat May 19, 2012 2:57 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Hejsan tobbry-san,

You certainly had a perfect timing for catching your first flight with Cimber - a few days later and it had folded!

Hyvää Petteri-san. Yes I'm really glad I'd manage to get the Cimber!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Curiously on that flight most of the pax were continuing to ADD, there were maybe five of us disembarking at FCO...

I counted 25 pax getting of at FCO. They also had a crew change there.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
And yes, that late arrival at FCO is a bit annoying, good for you to stay so close to the terminal.

Yes, with the taxi fare the cheaper stays in Fumencino would have been almost as expensive as Hilton- Very convenient with a short walk... and a Hilton Gold card  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Hah, sounds like my obsessive mission of logging every single domestic flight route in Finland (+ as many of the regional international routes I have a chance as well...).

Well thats also an obssesion  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
But 62, really? I never realized Arlanda has that many airlines - it is much more than what HEL manages.

Yes 62, but I'll hardly get all of them. Especially not the ones flying to Irak.. But It's an neverending hobby. Here's all the airlines. http://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/flyginformation/flygbolag/

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