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FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:55 pm

FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 to Växjö

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Hej, dear readers,

and welcome to another scandinavia story. This time Smaland in southern Sweden and the city of Växjo
together with a plane/train combination was the thing to do.
Some three weeks after my arrival from Norway
Snow Escape: KKN-OSL-FRA On SAS And Norwegian (by FLIEGER67 Jul 28 2009 in Trip Reports)

I was once more ready to go.





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Friday, 26.06.2009
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) Light fog, Temperature 14 degrees
TXL (Berlin-Tegel) Cloudy, Temperature 19 degrees
Duration: 55 minutes announced
1 hour, 5 minutes actual

Service AB 6528 operated by airberlin
Scheduled: 08.10 // 09.25
Actual: 08.10 // 09.15
Gate: 333 Seat: 29A
Load factor: Around 90%


Well, STR-TXL is by far now the most covered route in my log.
And I need to do it again with the main flight around these trip departing from TXL in the late morning.
AB has the best connection to my service, the fare was ok, so quickly booked.
Scheduled equipment was a 737-700, well covered in my log, but nevertheless welcomed and much more interesting, from my point of view, like the narrow body airbus machines.
Online check-in was the thing to do as always on AB´s website late Thursday evening.
A quick look to STR´s homepage showed me something non expected. It seems AB going well on the second daily STR-TXL service,
the flight was changed to the A320, the most covered machine in my log. But, its flying for fun, so accepted.
Row 25 was the last on the seatmap, not real fitting with my experience on that AB machines.
Arrived by car at around 07.00 am in the morning, no need to hurry.
Passed security at T3 without any time to wait and checked my gate. No plane to see yet.
The flight was announced inbound early also from TXL and arrived pretty well ontime.
Parallel line up for 07 departures today, the first time that I saw this at STR.
The pilot announced later some congestions and traffic reductions due to the foggy weather conditions, well that´s summer in Germany!.

Nothing special, but nice named "Tübingen":
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My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901003.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901004.jpg

To the gate:
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Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901006.jpg

See you later, SK!:
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The plane had to wait some five minutes on the apron due to other planes on the taxiway and finally pulled in to gate 333.
It was D-ABDO, the announced A320, one of 30 in AB´s fleet and delivered at 08.03.2007.
Lucky me, with several flights done on type from AB a new entry for my log and leg no. 47 on type.
Boarding started and you know, row 25 was not the last on the A320. I´ve changed to 29A with the whole row empty, but finally another male pax
took the aisle seat.
Two female, two male FA´s, ok, but not especially friendly.
The cabin fitted with bright grey leather seats, good legroom, ok so far.
Cockpit crew was from germany. The pilot with a friendly welcome during boarding. The FO as pilot flying with more detailed informations inflight.
Departure fom the 3345 meters runway 07, the usual route east of FRA-ERFand LEJ. Flightlevel nearly 39000 feet.

Out in the blue:
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A free bread roll, together with coffee, beverages and magazines/newspapers on offer. Not bad.
Some curves prior to touchdown at TXL. Finally done at the 3023 meters runway 08L and only a short way to taxi to the stand near the new terminal extension,
mainly used by AB.

Leaving the runway at TXL:
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Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901011.jpg

Ground handling was not that professional. At first they cant bring the rear stair in a proper position to the plane.
All pax deboarded at the front exit till the rear door opened. The first bus departed only light loaded, the second was packed till 150%
and the ride lasts only seconds, around the planes front wheel to the terminal entrance.
Well arrived at TXL, that was it.
And looking forward to the next, more special one.







Friday, 26.06.2009
TXL (Berlin-Tegel) Cloudy, Temperature 19 degrees
VXO (Växjö-Smaland) Sunny, 25 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes announced and actual


Service FlySmaland 2Q 391 operated by AvitransNordic
Scheduled: 11.20 // 13.00
Actual: 11.30 // 12.50
Gate: D73 Seat: 10A / Free seating
Load factor: Around 40%



No counter or gate on the screen for my next flight, so time to walk around.
From previous experiences I´ve know that my flight will be handled at terminal D. So it was, short thereafter was a desk announced,
but no one there when I arrived. After some ten minutes time for another view on the screen and noticed a desk change,
but also there no staff, no sign for my flight.
Around one hour prior to departure they finally staffed the desk and a nice female called for pax to Växjö.
I´ve received a hand written boarding pass, a long time ago since that happend last.
Quickly through security without any time to wait, to spot my planes arrival.
This service was originally operating from THF and changed with the closure of THF to TXL.
What kind of pax will use that flight, I´am really looking forward to see it.
Boarding time comes and goes, no plane yet.

Ancient boarding pass:
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Aegean A320:
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Finnair E90:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901014.jpg

Seagle from Slovakia subs OA:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901019.jpg

The board:
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With a partial view to the runways from my place I saw a prop arriving.
And soon thereafter it shows up, on the apron.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901016.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901018.jpg

It was the announced Saab 340, more than ten years ago since I was last on type.
Flying with the now defunct Kendell Airlines on behalf of Ansett from Adelaide to Kingscote/Kangaroo Island in Australia.
The plane was decorated with "Vildanden.no" a virtual airline in Norway using also planes operated by AvitransNordic.
SE-LJT was delivered at 18.01.1991 to Crossair from Switzerland, further at 14.11.2003 to City Air Germany and at 11.03.2005 to Dau Air, also from Germany.
It is in service with AvitransNordic since 29.01.2007, the "newest" one of 12 Saab 340´s in the fleet. .
Leg no. 3 for me on type and the first on that machine.
With twelve pax in the bus and free seating no need to hurry here.
A mix of german and swedish travellers on the plane, no biz pax, some elder tourists and also some workers on the way back home.

Boarding:
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A very friendly and good looking young female FA welcomed us on the plane.
Ever smiling and in a good mood, superb cabin service here on Flysmaland.
The cabin fitted with heavy used, oldfashioned, but nevertheless comfortable leather seats, good legroom.
The A seat means both window and aisle, not bad.

Cabin:
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Again:
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Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901034.jpg

Engines started and with the classic prop sound we rumbled to the 2428 meters runway 08R for a quick departure.

Ready to go:
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Just departed:
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The engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901027.jpg

Well, 1 hour, 20 minutes on that small machine, the maximum distance from my point of view.
I like to fly on that small turboprops but not on longer distances.
One time friendly and detailed informations from the scandinavian pilot, no comment from the FO.
Buy on board service also here.
Cruising at 23000 feet with nice views above Rügen to Sweden.


Sweden?:
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Yes, thats Sweden:
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The weather forecast shows sunny conditions for Växjö but also gusting winds, so it was.
The approach was heavy, the plane jumping up and down, from one side to the other, but finally we made it and
touched down also with a hard bump on the 2103 meters runway 01.

Leaving the runway:
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Only a short way to taxi and parked on the apron.
Self service to the terminal entrance.

Terminal:
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Deboarding:
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Close-up:
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DAT also on the apron:
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Leaving my machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901038.jpg

And again:
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I was quickly out in the public to catch the local bus service that meets all arrivals.
Not that much action, I was the one and only pax, so the friendly female driver asked me for my destination and shuttled me directly to the train station.
Växjö is a small typical swedish village with wooden houses, some lakes around and else, nice for a short stay.

The church:
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The museum:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901043.jpg

Forestry and everything around wood, such as furniture and pre-fabricated wooden houses is the main biz here.
Time now to go by train to Copenhagen airport.
The first leg departed at 15.32 with destination Alvesta on a regional service.

Train no.1:
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The second leg was on the modern swedish high speed train X2000 to Malmö Central at 16.27 and

Train no.2:
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finally at 18.02 on the Oresundstog above the Oresundbridge to Copenhagen airport.

And no.3:
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Nice views to the southern swedish landscape for as low as 24,40 EUR, real good at all.

Leaving Sweden:
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On the bridge:
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Friday, 26.06.2009
CPH (Copenhagen-Kastrup) Sunny and windy, Temperature 23 degrees
STR (Stuttgart-Echterdingen) Thunderstorms, Temperature 21 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes announced and actual

Service SK 667 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 20.05 // 21.45
Actual: 20.05 // 21.25
Gate: D4 Seat: 22F
Load factor: 100%


Well ontime arrived at CPH airport.
The train station is located directly beneath the terminal, real good.
Check-in was done online via SK´s website the day before, I´ve secured, thanx to advice by fellow a.netter Airbuseric seat 22F, between the wing and the engine.
Some two to three minutes at security and no gate on the screen when I was in the gate area.

Nice machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901062.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901063.jpg

Not that long later D4 showed up. Its behind the non-schengen area, only some few gates there.
The first time for me to fly from this part of CPH and a long way to walk to the far end.
Boarding was announced on the screen in the main terminal and I was one of the last pax to arrive there, it´s a finger gate, where you walk down the stairs to the apron
to board the plane.
OY-KFD was my ride to STR, delivered only some three months ago at 21.03.2009 to SK, named "Estrid Viking", one of actually six CRJ-900 in the fleet.
Leg no. 3 for me on type and a new one for my log.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901064.jpg

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901065.jpg

Detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901066.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901067.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901068.jpg

First impression was not as good as expected. The dark blue fabric seats looking not like a three months old machine.
The cabin clean and legroom ok so far, but not that stylish like for example the E70.
Also the two female FA´s not that especially friendly.
The scandinavian pilot welcomed us in a friendly style during boarding.
Departure was from the 3300 meters runway 04R in direction HAM, east of HAJ and FRA to STR.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901069.jpg

Once again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901070.jpg

Weather changes:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901072.jpg

Flightlevel 37000 feet, buy on board service.
The pilot was once more on the speakers inflight with arrival informations for STR.
He announced the, so it seems nowadays, usual thunderstorms around STR, some turbulences when we cant go around the clouds due to traffic restrictions.
Shortly prior to touchdown the runway was visible during a heavy rain curtain, but finally the approach was nothing special and we touched down well ontime on
STRs 3345 meter runway 25.

The runway behind the rain:
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Touchdown:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901074.jpg

Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/S0901/S0901075.jpg

Apron deboarding, by bus to the terminal and with no bag to collect shortly thereafter on the way back home.

So, three new reg´s for my log, one new airport and two not that much covered planes till now.
AB with a good load on the STR-TXL route, ontime, but nothing special.
2Q not that much seen here in central europe and with a rare machine, a interesting experience.
SK acceptable, a new, but somewhat oldfashioned looking plane and only standard friendly staff this time, but punctual service.
I will go on all the three airlines again if fare and timetable fits my needs.

Next time travel will go in northeastern direction.
Kuressaare in Estonia is the target, with flights on KL, some legs on Estonian, on the new CRJ900 or the B735, who knows and also more on the Saab 340 followed by finally SK again.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:29 pm

Hi Markus,

You keeps amazing me with your choice of exotic airline. What a thoughtfully great report!

The CRJ is still on my wish list. I hope I will fly her someday.

Cheers,
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:07 pm

Hey Markus,

That's a great report. Seems like you're starting to catch up - but still a long way to go  Smile. Looking forward for more.

These Swedish virtual airlines are funny, there are a lot of *Flyg ones like Kullaflyg, Blekingeflyg, Gotlandsflyg etc. named after the Swedish regions they fly to, operated by various airlines like 2Q, DC, CF etc. The recently started Wings of Bornholm flying CPH-RNN is also operated by Avitrans.

2Q also used to operate for two virtual airlines in Finland, Wingo and Air Åland - so I've covered a few legs on these Saabs as well...

The CRJ-900 is quite a nifty little (or not so little actually) plane, and it looks very good on the SK livery.
 
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:41 pm

Hey, Suryo and P.
and thanx for the comments.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
You keeps amazing me with your choice of exotic airline.

Always looking for something special, you know.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
The CRJ is still on my wish list. I hope I will fly her someday.

Recommendable.

@P.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
Seems like you're starting to catch up - but still a long way to go

You know, I ´am working on it!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
The recently started Wings of Bornholm flying CPH-RNN is also operated by Avitrans.

Hey, that sounds interesting.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
2Q also used to operate for two virtual airlines in Finland, Wingo and Air Åland - so I've covered a few legs on these Saabs as well...

So, you know what´s going on there.

Greetings,
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:58 pm

Hey Markus,
Another nice report, You love Scandinavia it seems. I have never been on a SAAB. Always wanted to do the BA DUB-LDY one but never did. SK sometimes run those CRJ's into DUB also. Im not a fan though after being on a few. I found it quite small for my liking.

Thanks for nice read and pics.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:42 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks again for this unusual TR.

Is there any route around Europe you have not flown yet? I think all the possible one are a piece of cake to you and you always come up with something different, sometimes from villages I have never heard of.

SAAB planes? I have seen some around Central Europe, I think these are the planes that LX flies between Zürich and Lugano, aren't they?

Looking forward to the next surprise in your next trip.

BTW, I am flying home on Thursday in a much covered route: TXL-LHR (BA) followed by LHR-ZRH-BCN (LX).

Salut!

Roger
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:21 pm

Hello, Phil and Roger and thanx for you´re comments.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
I have never been on a SAAB. Always wanted to do the BA DUB-LDY one but never did.

Also not that much Saab´s here covered and DUB-LDY, that sounds indeed interesting.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Is there any route around Europe you have not flown yet? I think all the possible one are a piece of cake to you and you always come up with something different, sometimes from villages I have never heard of.

And still a lot more to do!.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
SAAB planes? I have seen some around Central Europe, I think these are the planes that LX flies between Zürich and Lugano, aren't they?

Definitely Saab machines on that route.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
BTW, I am flying home on Thursday in a much covered route: TXL-LHR (BA) followed by LHR-ZRH-BCN (LX).

Good to read about. I was also in Spain last week, checking out BCN´s new T1 and something more.

Greetings,
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:24 pm

Hey Markus,

Geat TR!

Saab 340 flying is pretty rare and I've never heard of that airline!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
traffic reductions due to the foggy weather conditions

- Fog, it's June!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve received a hand written boarding pass, a long time ago since that happend last.

- Yikes, don't recall ever having one, think I need to get out more!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Saab 340, more than ten years ago since I was last on type

- Yes, 17 for me  Sad

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The dark blue fabric seats

- Somehow I expected blue leather seats in these planes.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So, three new reg´s for my log, one new airport

- Result, makes the day worth it.

Looking forward to the next TR  Smile

Best Wishes

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:01 am

Hej Markus!

Very interesting report! I have never heard of FlySmaland!

Keep up exploring these small and less common airlines and routes in Europe!!

Thanks!

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:59 pm

Servus Markus,

very interesting review, nice to see a Saab 340 report. I'm not a fan of smaller planes, but the Saab 340 and the Embraer 120 still made it onto my to-do list.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The dark blue fabric seats looking not like a three months old machine.

What do you mean? Did they still brand new or already quite worn?

Btw - do you have a new camera?


PH
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:04 pm

Hey, some more comments!.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Geat TR!

Thank you.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Fog, it's June!

Well, thats summer in Germany!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
- Yikes, don't recall ever having one, think I need to get out more!

For sure, a real surprise.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Yes, 17 for me

A long time ago.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Somehow I expected blue leather seats in these planes.

Me, too.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
Looking forward to the next TR

11 to go now, you know!.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 8):
Very interesting report! I have never heard of FlySmaland!

Keep up exploring these small and less common airlines and routes in Europe!!

Thank you and you know, I will do my best!.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
very interesting review, nice to see a Saab 340 report. I'm not a fan of smaller planes, but the Saab 340 and the Embraer 120 still made it onto my to-do list.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
What do you mean? Did they still brand new or already quite worn?

Shocking worn and definitely not like a three months old machine.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
Btw - do you have a new camera?

No way, still the oldfashioned and hopefully strong going Pentax.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:17 pm

Hi Markus!

One more question; how much did you pay for TXL-VXO ? You usually put that in the reports.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi, Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 11):
One more question; how much did you pay for TXL-VXO ? You usually put that in the reports.

45,95 EUR, a real good fare, isn´t it?.

Some comments around my german website forced me to stop that fare details.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:34 pm

Great report Markus, nice to see some from Sweden.

Also nice to see the X2000 covered in a report, did you take any pics of the interior? And did you travel in F class or Y class on the X2000?

The X2000 is a great train, in fact better than flying, and the prices are rather cheap for an F ticket Big grin

I did actually post a report on the X2000 train, but it wasn't accepted in the TR forum, but it was however accepted in the non-av

enjoy! Trip Report: Train to Gothenburg, 1st Class (pics) (by LH4116 Jul 10 2009 in Non Aviation)

Strange that you didn't ride on the X2000 all the way to CPH, how comes?
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:34 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
Some comments around my german website forced me to stop that fare details.

Sorry, didn't know that. It was always intersting to know how little you usually paid. I appologize if I caused any problems.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:38 pm

Hey, good to follow some more comments.

@Jonas:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 13):
Great report Markus, nice to see some from Sweden.

Thank you and you know I love you´re country.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 13):
Also nice to see the X2000 covered in a report, did you take any pics of the interior? And did you travel in F class or Y class on the X2000?

Cheapo Y!.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 13):
I did actually post a report on the X2000 train, but it wasn't accepted in the TR forum, but it was however accepted in the non-av

Now I know where it is gone, I´ve saw it but dont mentioned the switch to Non-av.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 13):
Strange that you didn't ride on the X2000 all the way to CPH, how comes?

That was simply the cheapest connection.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Sorry, didn't know that. It was always intersting to know how little you usually paid. I appologize if I caused any problems.

No problem at all. Some people cant belivee that I always catch that good fares.
I will post the real bargains in my next stories.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:36 am

Hi Markus,

Good to catch up on yout latest TR and nice to have a continuation of the Scandanavian theme. It never ceases to amaze me what little gems you manage to come up, airlines some of us have never heard operating routes I never knew existed. And of course it's always nice to have a plane / train combination and to see some pictures of the bridge that only recently you saw from the air.

Great stuff, thanks!

Happy flying
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:46 am

Hi Markus,

thanks again for another interesting TR. You wrote that your next trip would go to Estonia, but your Flag shows Italy. Busy flying?  Smile

I'm a bit backwardly with reading and writing TRs, but I miss a Canadian story from your hand, right?

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:30 pm

Hey, good to follow some more comments.

@Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
Great stuff, thanks!

Thank you.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
amaze me what little gems you manage to come up, airlines some of us have never heard operating routes I never knew existed

You know, always my intention to catch something new or not that much covered here.


@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 17):
thanks again for another interesting TR.

Thank you.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 17):
Busy flying?



Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 17):
but I miss a Canadian story from your hand, right?

Definitely, Estonia, the UK, Canada, more UK, something from Spain, well a lot to do these days  Wink

And hopefully something to read from your hand also soon.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:52 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
Definitely, Estonia, the UK, Canada, more UK, something from Spain, well a lot to do these days Wink

And hopefully something to read from your hand also soon.

I see, busy times. Same here. I have to post TRs about MAN on LH, LHR/JFK on BA. But I'm short of time. Next is my birthday and Tuesday I will start my first ride to Asia. I'm flying to HKG and BKK on LH and TG in Y and C. Then comes autumn with hopefully some time to post some new TRs.  Big grin

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:49 pm

Hello Markus and thanks for sharing another great report! I would love to try out the S340 myself some day, as well as SK (either the MD80 or 736) You seen to have done quite some nice trips! I flew on the TF-FIZ some time back, great machine indeed  Smile

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:54 am

Hello and good to follow some more comments.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 19):
see, busy times. Same here. I have to post TRs about MAN on LH, LHR/JFK on BA. But I'm short of time. Next is my birthday and Tuesday I will start my first ride to Asia. I'm flying to HKG and BKK on LH and TG in Y and C. Then comes autumn with hopefully some time to post some new TRs.

Best wishes around you´re birthday and good luck for the upcoming Asia trip.
Looking forward to some interesting stories.

@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 20):
Hello Markus and thanks for sharing another great report!

Thank you.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 20):
I would love to try out the S340 myself some day, as well as SK (either the MD80 or 736)

Everything recommendable and dont miss a story for us!

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:07 pm

Hi Markus,

Very nice report, covering a really interesting route (TXL-VXO) of which I didn't even know that it existed. The train rides are nice for a change.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, STR-TXL is by far now the most covered route in my log.

The same with me - followed by STR-LHR.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
OY-KFD was my ride to STR, delivered only some three months ago at 21.03.2009 to SK, named "Estrid Viking", one of actually six CRJ-900 in the fleet.
Leg no. 3 for me on type

Congratulations to that. I still have to get my first flight on the CRJ 900.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:08 pm

Hi, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 22):
Very nice report, covering a really interesting route (TXL-VXO) of which I didn't even know that it existed.

Thank you and only noticed it by chance!.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 22):
The same with me - followed by STR-LHR.

STR-CDG here!.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 22):
Congratulations to that. I still have to get my first flight on the CRJ 900.

Another one booked on Eurowings new machines.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:42 pm

Hey, nice to see that you have been in Sweden  Smile

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:27 pm

Hi Markus,

Once again a great TR from you on another little known airline! Are you trying to fly on ALL the European airlines?  Big grin
Since I joined Airliners.net you have given me plenty of ideas for interesting flights, on interesting airlines, with interesting aircraft! I think with the shorter days fast approaching its time to check out some of them & part with some money(unfortunately  Sad ) to make some bookings!
Is the FlySmaland flight summer only or all year round operation?
I cant wait for your next TR, keep up the great work with them!

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:29 pm

You seem to like Scandinavia   Great report once again!
What surprises me is that SK has a buy on board program. Being in Star Alliance as a non low cost carrier, I find they should provide a free snack/drink service.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
The CRJ is still on my wish list. I hope I will fly her someday.

Me too. I have only flown on the CRJ 200 so far, but from what I've heard the 900 seems to be a lot more comfortable. It's a nice looking airplane!

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:01 pm

Hey, good to follow more comments.

@Camilo:

Quoting CamiloA380 (Reply 24):
Hey, nice to see that you have been in Sweden

I´ve never been in Uruguay, but definitely, I like Sweden, thank you!.

@Dave:

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 25):
Once again a great TR from you on another little known airline! Are you trying to fly on ALL the European airlines?

Thank you and that sounds indeed like a interesting idea!.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 25):
Since I joined Airliners.net you have given me plenty of ideas for interesting flights, on interesting airlines, with interesting aircraft!

You know, always trying to do my best.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 25):
Is the FlySmaland flight summer only or all year round operation?

Year round till now, but it seems cancelled for the next time.

@Marius:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 26):

You seem to like Scandinavia Great report once again!

Thank you and for sure, I like Scandinavia.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 26):
What surprises me is that SK has a buy on board program. Being in Star Alliance as a non low cost carrier, I find they should provide a free snack/drink service.

Exactly my opinion, but with the bad financial results and the overall situation, we will see if there are any service changes.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 26):
Me too. I have only flown on the CRJ 200 so far, but from what I've heard the 900 seems to be a lot more comfortable. It's a nice looking airplane!

Definitely, another one is coming up on the new Eurowings machines.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:59 am

Markus,
another great report of course, and as mentioned by others, giving ideas to me too. Really good pics again and that Saab 340 is a must for me to fly, you now.
You're welcome about the SK CRJ900 seat advise. I found it too noisy in the back, how do you think? Still great machines though!

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:33 pm

Hoi, Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 28):
another great report of course, and as mentioned by others, giving ideas to me too.

Thank you and good to read you´re reply.
Btw. I´am in immediate need for some greece island pics, what do you think about it?.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 28):
You're welcome about the SK CRJ900 seat advise. I found it too noisy in the back, how do you think? Still great machines though!

Definitely a good looking machine, but also my opinion, it looks better than it feels!.

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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:09 pm



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 29):
Btw. I´am in immediate need for some greece island pics, what do you think about it?.

I'm just back about 24 hours by now, so I think that you've to wait a bit longer so far. And, Southern Germany still sees good weather isn't it? You'll survive a few more days wait  Yeah sure

Stay tuned,
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:01 pm

Interesting report. It always surprised me the large number of small regional carriers that there seems to be in Sweden.
 
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RE: FlySmaland/AvitransNordic Saab 340 To Växjö

Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:36 pm

Hey, more comments, real good.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 30):
Stay tuned,

Will do so  Wink

@Taichen:

Quoting Taichen (Reply 31):
Interesting report. It always surprised me the large number of small regional carriers that there seems to be in Sweden.

Thank you. Definitely true, it seems every community has it´s own airline there.

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