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A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Introduction

As I mentioned in my previous report ( Moderate Malta: HEL-FRA-MLA-VIE-MUC-HEL (by FlyingFinn76 Dec 11 2011 in Trip Reports) ) I still had the Finnish Independence day available for more travel, so why not do it? The first segment of this trip was the return segment of one earlier ticket (the last three segments of this trip: Painful Spanair: PMI-BCN-TXL-FRA-CPH-HEL (by FlyingFinn76 Nov 16 2011 in Trip Reports) ), a simple HEL-CPH mid morning flight on SK, albeit being operated by a QI CRJ (my sixth distinct carrier on that route - have done it with AY, SK, KF, AND Air Djibouti">DY and DX previously).

I had all kinds of interesting ideas from CPH onwards, but as usual I waited a bit too long to make a booking and most of the good deals were already gone. Eventually I decided to settle for the NextJet 1-stop service CPH-LPI-ORB flight to keep things simple, but yet being able to add two new airports to my log. That flight cost around 80 EUR. Finally a train ticket to Arlanda on SJ from Örebro and the Midnight Boeing on SAS closed the gaps on this trip.

The itinerary for the day:

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As I had some four hours at Copenhagen it left me with spare time to visit the Christmas Market at Tivoli which this year would be having a Russian theme - very convenient for me - getting the Russian atmosphere without having to actually set a foot in that country!

Somewhat later I mentioned this trip to my friend and fellow a.netter from Sweden, Robert a.ka. Parton87 who was planning on doing one more trip before the end of the year. After a bit of coordination he came back with the delightful news that he had booked himself on the same NextJet flights. He would arrive at CPH the previous day and we would meet up there for the Tivoli visit and the joint flight.

Quite surprisingly given my recent luck with schedule changes and flight cancellations there were none for these flights - the only slight anomaly was that when doing OLCI for the midnight flight I noticed that it had been upgraded from the usual 737-600 to a -700 model - a testimony to high loads as many Finns would be taking advantage of the possibility for a long weekend and doing some traveling.

Tuesday 6.12.2011

With my flight departing only at 9.30 and the previous night’s arrival being at a rather humane time for once I don’t have to wake up too early and am not tired at all when the alarm clock kicks me up around a quarter past seven. The normal morning routines follow and then I catch the bus to the airport, being at T1 around 8.30. The place is empty - Fast Track security is of course closed but it doesn’t really matter as there are hardly any people in the regular queues either.

After security it is straight to the lounge for some breakfast - the same agent as my last time here on Saturday morning is indeed on duty and says “So you said you will be here on Tuesday morning and here you are!” - Well, I’m a man of my words. I’m also wished a happy Independence Day.

The agents are celebrating by eating some delicious looking cream cake, not sure where they got it because it is not offered as part of the breakfast spread. Maybe they will bring it out later...

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Anyway after some breakfast and coffee (it being a celebration and all I splurge and pour in some of the vanilla syrup they have, so delicious!) I hear the boarding announcement and join the queue at bus gate 13A, directly opposite the lounge (nice!). Now the loads for this flight looked very high when I checked already last week and I am sure there will be a number of op ups. For sure the desk has around ten new boarding passes so I go there, ask the girl if she possibly has a new seat for me, handing in my home printed OLCI boarding pass. Sure, she hands a new one for 4F back and says “There you go, it is in Economy Extra!” - “Thanks, I was sort of expecting that!”. An op up, and this time not even a useless one, way to go!

Down to the bus and a short ride later we pull in front of the QI CRJ - as expected a number of passengers are surprised by the small plane.

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The plane is OY-RJF, another nice surprise for me as it is a new entry for my log AND a rare CRJ-100(LR) instead of the more common -200 model! This is an ex-LH CityLine bird.

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HEL - CPH
SK1715 Operated by Cimber Sterling
CRJ-100 OY-RJF
Seat 4F
9.35 - 10.09

A rather senior Danish FA on this flight. She is business friendly like Markus would say.

These tiny CRJs aren’t exactly my favorite (the -700 and -900 series are somewhat better) and considering that today’s flight is almost completely full (and thus I get seat mate) it is not exactly comfortable, at least the legroom is okay:

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The cabin configuration is interesting - there are two and half (row 1 has only AC) rows of business class, only one row of economy extra and the rest is economy.

At least the cabin divider is at the right row this time, despite being upside down:

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There are two empty seats in business class, but before take off one man from economy is moved there, his seatmate was a viking around two meters tall and this guy isn’t exactly that small either (mainly on the horizontal axis, though!) and I think they simply couldn’t physically fit together on the two seater  . The FA tells him in clear terms that even though he is sitting in the business class section there won’t be any business class service for him as technically his still in economy, fair enough. The guy doesn’t seem to have any problem with that - hey he got an empty seat next to him so good for him!

Hey, isn’t that a tail of a BT F50, The Baltic Phoenix which apparently just keeps coming back after being retired:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Helsinki_Depature_5.jpg

MA sending in the big guns:

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Flight time is announced as 1h30mins with departure five minutes after SDT.

Must have a 717 in a report:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Helsinki_Depature_8.jpg

No deicing is necessary this morning, the temperature is just barely above zero. Take off is from 22R - yes, there’s definitely snow around here:

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Ahh, the classic SAS cardboard box:

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Let’s see:

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Oh dear, it’s again raw fish - this time in the form of classic Danish style Smørrebrød topped with some salad, shrimps, mayo and the offender - gravlax. Quite tasty after scraping off the fish, the shrimps are excellent. The dessert Tiramisu is very tasty as well.

And of course champers - the FA is a bit surprised as I seem to be the only one ordering it - I explain that the Big Day calls for some celebrations:

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Some snow in central Sweden as well:

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But not over the beautiful fields of Skåne:

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City of Landskrona with Denmark visible in the background:

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The classic 22L approach to Kastrup:

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Our tall shadow:

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So this is the funky Christmas tree - I’ve only seen it lit up in the darkness:

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We get a parking position in the regional apron instead of parking in front of the A pier these Cimber jets so often use, so it is a short bus ride for us to the terminal.

Bye:

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Big sis was parked at this spot the whole day:

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Inside the terminal I head first into the transfer desk to get a boarding pass for the NextJet flight (no OLCI available). I’m a bit surprised when the friendly agents there tell me (the place is deserted so plenty of time for chit chat) that Denmark doesn’t really celebrate its Independence Day - after all it is one of the oldest sovereign nations in Europe so they don’t really see the point - fair enough.

Then it is time to retrace my steps to arrivals and catch the train to the Central station.

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Damn these Danish trains are ugly - they always remind me of either leeches or that human flukeworm thingy from the X-Files:

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Copenhagen

I meet Robert at the station and then we hit the Tivoli which has just opened at eleven and is thus quite empty:

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Looks quite faux to me:

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This would look so much better after dark all lit up:

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Hello, how come you are not on my plate:

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This piggy bank is feeling cold (cut):

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Hmm, is this chest from Amsterdam (hint: check out the coat of arms for Amsterdam):

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This pond is kinda small for all these boats:

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Faux snow:

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Hmm:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Tivoli_15.jpg

Oh, I see - awfully clever, isn’t it:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Tivoli_16.jpg

Kalinka:

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In the end we don’t have that much time here - so after an hour or so we head back to the station, grab a quick burger lunch at Sunset Boulevard, Denmark’s own burger chain:

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And catch the train back to Kastrup:

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Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

Robert checks in using one of the SAS (who do 2N’s ground handling here) self service kiosks. After a quick stop outside we head through security and do a little plane watching and some shopping - FI sent in their sole 753:

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Turkish in *A colors:

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The largest and smallest narrowbody in the SAS DK fleet:

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Are you mooning me:

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Brings back memories from our joint flight to BEG back in September:

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Oh, that’s our gate:

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We decide to head to check out the CPH Go low cost sub terminal as Robert hasn’t been there before.

Intermission: CPH Go

Welcome to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport - the award winning airport serving the Danish capital and the wider Öresund region which includes South Sweden as well. We are the largest airport by passenger count in Denmark and the whole of Nordics and have the largest catchment area as well.

ARE YOU:
Fed up with regular airport terminals offering all the frills and charging you an arm and leg for it?
Fed up with slow turnarounds where planes spend valuable minutes hooking up to a jetway?
Fed up with slow boardings where people sit down and do not bother to get up in time for boarding?
Fed up with terminals looking and feeling like shopping malls?
Fed up with terminals where you pay money for services you don’t need like lounges, showers, play areas or sufficient toilet capacity?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, then you’ll just love CPH Go!

Within the last year we have diversified our offering for those of you who are either poor or just cheap (or Scottish) and introduced a dedicated low cost concourse. Join us for this brief tour of this new, soon-to-be-award-winning facility!

The concourse is directly accessible from the main terminal building at Kastrup using this convenient, dedicated walkway:

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If George Lucas will license it cheaply enough we will soon be providing Imperial March as background music instead of the cheesy elevator music you get at other airports!

We have not wasted any precious, expensive construction materials for this terminal - who says corrugated steel and cheap aluminium sheets aren’t good for airport terminals:

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Our terminal is simply beautiful:

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Colorful, open, spacious and not a frill in sight - and that’s a guarantee!

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Notice, almost no seats to be seen anywhere - think of the time and money you will save by queuing for boarding as soon as you arrive here:

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But wait, what do I see here - expensive frills?!

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Go_Terminal_9.jpg

No, not quite - you see our frills are budget friendly and cheap - notice how these toilets are only cleaned once per day:

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And you have to pay yourself for your phonecalls:



DISCLAIMER: Due to governmental regulations we are forced to offer some frills not in your interests - passport control:

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...and customs desk:

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…escalators for persons less able to walk:

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...recycling facilities (we especially appreciate beverage containers with deposits):

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We offer a relaxed schedule so your flights will not be delayed or hampered by other flights:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Go_Terminal_10.jpg

So for all your low cost flight needs there’s simply no place like CPH Go - not a frill in sight - and that’s a guarantee!:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Go_Terminal_15.jpg

Back to our regular scheduled programming...

By the time we get back to the gate boarding has commenced and almost all the other pax are already down in the holding pen:

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After us there’s one or two more pax and then they keep paging for one pax a few time but apparently he never shows up and they unload him from the flight. His first name is “Matti”, a Finnish name (but he could of course be Swedish as well...).

I count a total of 16 pax or almost a half full plane.

A short bus ride brings us in front of our plane, SE-LMR, another new entry for my log:

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That’s a big... propeller hub:

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CPH - LPI
2N334
Saab 340 SE-LMR
Seat 10A
14.15 - 15.13

The cabin staff on this flight is a young, extremely friendly (well, he’s Swedish after all!) yet very professional and courteous male steward. Despite (or maybe because of) being Swedish he speaks excellent English with a definitive Oxfordish sounding note to it, something which I take an instant liking to.

It’s free seating - Robert grabs 8A on the single seat side and I settle for the same seat two rows behind him. Legroom is okay but only after I stuff my back bag under Robert’s seat instead of the one in front of me (which stays empty).

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Seats are the same thick leather ones I already had with my Air Åland flight a couple of weeks ago (see here: Price War To Åland: HEL-MHQ-HEL (by FlyingFinn76 Dec 1 2011 in Trip Reports) ), but for some reason the seat numbering is different. On this bird the last row is 11, on that flight it was 14 (with row 13 missing for superstitious reasons).

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A number of passengers are moved to the back of the cabin for balance purposes, the two Germans who take the A and D seats behind me aren’t exactly happy about it. I get a seatmate across the aisle - I think he’s a Kiwi or maybe from South Africa, a native English speaker for sure but with a weird accent. He apparently thinks its far too cold already here so he tightens his puffy jacket, dons an eye mask and crashes for the rest of the flight, looking quite funny:



A Wideroe duo next to us, going to TRF and KRS (they recently swapped the CPH-TRD and CPH-KRS services around, now WF does KRS and SK TRD with their CRJ-900s):

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Departure is ten minutes late, probably due to waiting for Matti (and potentially unloading his bags as well). No announcement is made about the flight time whatsoever.

That’s OY-RJF (even though you can’t see the reg in this picture) my ride from the morning which just arrived from another sortie:

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The Sterling Christmas plane:

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Take off is from 22R, we hardly use any of the available runway before rotating and disappearing into the clouds:

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Nice lighting effects on initial climbout:

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First half of the flight is completely overcast:

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Service is BOB with cheap prices (Robert bought a coffee for only 15 SEK or around 1.60 EUR!), no menu card (yes, this is SOP for NextJet but still weird), not much takers and an impressive array of accepted currencies (“We accept all the Scandinavian currencies, the Euro, US Dollars and British Pounds” goes the speech):

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Interesting:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Approach_2.jpg

It turns out this plane indeed used to fly with Air Nelson in NZ before. I also didn’t know that this plane is actually based at CPH, judging from that sticker.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Approach_3.jpg

After half an hour or so the clouds disappear and we see the some white stuff on the ground again:

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Soon enough the cockpit crew announces ten minutes to landing and we commence our descent towards the very Nordic looking land
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:45 pm

Soon enough the cockpit crew announces ten minutes to landing and we commence our descent towards the very Nordic looking landscape (lakes, forests and snow):

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Approach_6.jpg

Frozen town of Bestorp:

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Gear down:

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Linköping City Airport on sight:

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Landing is on runway 29, total flight time was 53 minutes.

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Nice lighting effects with the setting sun:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Approach_12.jpg

The terminal:

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This guy is your stereotypical older Swede - not a care in the world:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Approach_14.jpg

The guy is definitely not in a hurry and they don’t let out the LPI bound passengers until the “delivery at aircraft” bags are unloaded, we continuing to ORB are asked to stay put. The two German guys behind me joke about the guy unloading the bags one at a time, “Keine Stress” is their conclusion of his working style...  .

LPI - ORB
2N334
Saab 340 SE-LMR
Seat 10A
15.27- 15.47

There are seven of us continuing to Örebro, I actually thought there would be fewer as Linköping definitely is the more business oriented destination out of these two. Anyway after the pax have left the plane the steward makes another cabin check (including the toilet, I noticed this also on my Air Åland flight, must be some sort of NextJet rule), has a chat with the boys at the pointy end and as a result of that chat reseats a few more passengers towards the back of the cabin.

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After this is completed he takes the mike, announces that it will be a further 20 minutes to Örebro and says “We ask you to sit down with your seatbelt fastened all throughout this brief flight, thank you!”.

The engines are started again and we taxi out after a stop of 12 minutes, quite efficient I’d say!

I guess this is why it is called the “City airport”:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Departure_1.jpg

(Photophil, is any of those your house?)

We arrived during a peak traffic period so a small delay is expected:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Linkoping_Departure_2.jpg

Testing the runway surface friction - by what else than a yellow Saab:

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This time take off is on the opposite direction, 11 and SE-LMR leaves her birthplace (Saab Aviation is based here) for another sortie:

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After take off there’s a lazy left hand turn to point us towards the northwest and Örebro:

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The airport is visible in the middle of this picture:
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The city of Linköping, with the Malmen airbase, their other airport on the top left corner:

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I’m a total sucker for these dusk photos:

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Approaching Örebro over Hallsberg which seems to have quite a large railroad yard:

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Landing is on runway 01 exactly 20 minutes after we left our parking position at LPI:

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Closer to what - definitely not the city of Örebro at least:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_5.jpg

There are quite a few Saabs parked on the apron - there’s a maintenance operation for them here:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_6.jpg

This ex-Northwest/Delta example looks a bit out of place:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_7.jpg

Here everybody is let out to wait for they bags:

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Since we don’t have any me and Robert are the first ones to proceed inside the terminal. This baggage hall seems to be grossly oversized for this small airport:

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And especially for this tiny belt:

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Örebro

A nice reflection of our plane from the control tower:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_11.jpg

The airport:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_12.jpg

TAM seem to be even more random than Blue1 in their route strategy - ORB has been chosen as their Nordic gateway with flight commencing next year:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_13.jpg

There’s no bus connection (anymore) so we head back inside to ask the girl at the infodesk (who isn’t named Hannah by a chance) to call a taxi for us.

The compact check in room:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_14.jpg

Check in desks seem to double as immigration:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_Approach_15.jpg

Soon enough the taxi arrives and after a quick but very expensive taxi ride we are at the central station:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_1.jpg

I have almost three and Robert four hours until our respective trains, so after checking the train schedules we head towards town for some sightseeing and later some dinner. This being Sweden Christmas lights are of course everywhere:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_2.jpg

It’s very handy that this bock at the Olof Palme’s square is made out of greens instead of straw like the famous one at Gävle - should help to avoid arsons:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_3.jpg

The most famous sight of Örebro is the castle which doesn’t look like a fairytale one:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_4.jpg

Reminds me of the old stone apartment houses in Edinburgh actually:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_5.jpg



Never seen a doorbell at a castle before:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_7.jpg

This, apparently is the top nightspot around:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Orebro_8.jpg

It is located on an island in the middle of the stream so I wonder if they get many casualties during rowdy Saturday nights...

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The impressive cathedral:

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Time flies when you have nice company (and are overeating from a salad buffet!), so far too soon we need to head back towards the station. My journey to Arlanda consists of three different trains (fortunately on the same 16 EUR ticket, more on this later). The first one takes me from Örebro to Västerås, the next short hop from Västerås to Sala until finally connecting to an Intercity train down to Arlanda.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Final_1.jpg

My journey has a promising start as the train is bang on time, so I bid Robert farewell and hop onboard.

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Legroom is good:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Final_3.jpg

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Well, it turns out I just missed something interesting - apparently right after my train left the station the police were there to arrest some youngster who had escaped from some sort of juvenile facility. Well, he resisted arrest, fought back and tried to escape and the police apparently shot him in the leg or something like that. Robert saw the whole thing and will probably correct me on this, but interesting nevertheless. That sort of things just didn’t use to happen in Sweden...

Anyway Vesterås just happens to be the hometown (well almost) of a certain vocal a.netter, so 45 minutes later after we stop at the station there I meet LH4116 or Jonas who decided to accompany me during my short stop there.

So we head to McDonald’s for a faux Capucchino (Tack för det!) and some chat, before returning to the station, looking quite pretty in its Christmas outfit (and such a difference to my last time here which was in the middle of last summer!):

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Final_5.jpg

Well, then comes the shock - my train to Sala (which coincidentally is coming from Linköping) is late:

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With a 9 minute connection time at Sala and no time to get a later train to Arlanda in time for my flight things aren’t looking goog. Well I’m not stranded as SJ and SAS have their “connection guarantee” which means that if I miss my flight due to the train being late I will be rebooked to the next service, but since this is already the last flight of the day it means a free hotel stay and the first flight next morning which isn’t exactly good for my plans.

Well, the ticket office at the station is already closed, so I decide to try my luck with the conductor of the train, hopefully they will hold the train at Sala or something.

The train finally arrives, I find the sweet young blonde (Markus would be in heaven here) conductor and explain my situation. She says that they’ve already arranged for a taxi for one passenger to Arlanda and I can share that same taxi, I just need to hurry towards the pick up point in front of the station. Ok, sounds good to me!

So hurriedly we climb up the broken escalator and head towards the taxis. Quite a few taxis there, but after asking around I find the one going to Arlanda, hurriedly bid Jonas goodbye and hop onboard.

The other guy turns out to be on his way to for a night at the Jumbo Hostel before flying to Oslo the next morning at the seven AM flight. Anyway with a warm car and a comfortable leather seat I soon fall asleep, waking up when we are pulling off the motorway towards Arlanda. An hour and chance after leaving Västerås we stop in front of T5 two minutes later than my train was supposed to be there, so a very good salvage operation by SJ - you made one (maybe two, the other guy seems to be fine as well) happy customer today! I just shiver thinking how many hundreds of Euros that taxi ride cost them...

Inside the terminal I see that the 7.00 flight to Oslo is actually cancelled - poor guy, but at least he gets to sleep another hour in the morning...

The rest is routine - through the deserted security check point (the same agents seem to always be on late night duty there), a stiff G&T or two in the lounge (they have the Finnish flag out on the front desk for celebration, nice) and then a sleepy flight home with LN-RNU “Hans Viking”, indeed the -700 subtype and a new one for my log.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/FlyingFinn_photo/Linkoping_Orebro_12_2011/Final_7.jpg

Plenty of pax, but no op up this time - although I had probably the only empty seat in economy next to me so was a happy camper (or sleeper):

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These -700s have good legroom, unlike the -600s and -800s (or maybe it is just because I’m on row 5):

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Conclusions

Another nice action packed day. It started in a very nice way with that op up, although the small CRJs aren’t exactly my favorite birds out there.

NextJet provided two nice short flights, I’m starting to miss the Saab 340 - used to fly those a lot when DC operated them domestically in Finland but nowadays it is just ATRs everywhere. And apparently even Estonian Air Regional is looking to get rid of their Golden Air -operated examples so the Saab birds are getting rarer on the Northern skies too.

Finally good times with a couple of other a.netters plus the Tivoli Russian Christmas Market - that didn’t really live up to what I expected from it, I do prefer the German ones much more. Maybe it would’ve been somewhat different in the night, all lit beautifully lit up with more people in there, but like this it felt more kitsch than hygge.


A bit over a week home and the Finn is flying again (even though I thought this was supposed to be my last trip of the year...), this time starting with a helicopter ride on a newly resurrected service between Helsinki and Tallinn, followed by an interesting “operated by” flight for Estonian Air. The route is HEN-CHE/TLL-ARN-HEL.
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:50 pm

Nice day trip there P.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The cabin configuration is interesting - there are two and half (row 1 has only AC) rows of business class, only one row of economy extra and the rest is economy.

Very compact

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Oh dear, it’s again raw fish - this time in the form of classic Danish style Smørrebrød topped with some salad, shrimps, mayo and the offender - gravlax. Quite tasty after scraping off the fish, the shrimps are excellent. The dessert Tiramisu is very tasty as well.

Mmm, sounds/looks tasty. I love smoked salmon

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’m a bit surprised when the friendly agents there tell me (the place is deserted so plenty of time for chit chat) that Denmark doesn’t really celebrate its Independence Day - after all it is one of the oldest sovereign nations in Europe so they don’t really see the point - fair enough.

Same as in the UK. Most people don't even know when St.Georges Day is (I don't) - there's no public holiday either, so nothing to get worked up about. Good to know what Denmark and the UK have something in common (other than our love of bacon)

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

So for all your low cost flight needs there’s simply no place like CPH Go - not a frill in sight - and that’s a guarantee!:

Looks nice an clean, if not a bit sterile and boring. At least it seems to have been built to last, and isn't a nasty prefab building screwed together like in LTN or STN.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Departure is ten minutes late, probably due to waiting for Matti (and potentially unloading his bags as well). No announcement is made about the flight time whatsoever.

I can't imagine it'd have taken long to find an unload his bag.
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:03 pm

Een goede dag Petteri,

A new day, a new report, or so it seems   Backlogs are for pu.. oops, drifting off already! Nice daytrip packed with action: that’s my kind of day. Featuring an amusement park, a missed train connection – and what’s better: some private taxi transport – a shootout you missed out on, 2 a.net meets and so on! How much better can Finnish Independence day get? Btw you do know we have ‘Sinterklaas’ on your national day: the good man who brings gifts to children who behaved themselves in the last year. You don’t have this particular man passing by?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
which this year would be having a Russian theme - very convenient for me - getting the Russian atmosphere without having to actually set a foot in that country!

And what’s a Russian theme: Vodka, matryoshka doll’s,…?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I noticed that it had been upgraded from the usual 737-600 to a -700 model

Are there so many more seats in a -700 series?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’m also wished a happy Independence Day.

That’s a nice touch from the agent. You must be quite familiar with the airport staff by now.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
a rare CRJ-100(LR)

Congrats, is it found anyplace else in Europe as well than with Cimber?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Oh dear, it%u2019s again raw fish

Urgh, who the hell eats raw fish and shrimps in the morning? I’d rather have a sandwich with choco   

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
So for all your low cost flight needs there%u2019s simply no place like CPH Go - not a frill in sight - and that%u2019s a guarantee!

Great intermezzo, I enjoyd that one. Is it a new area at CPH (I’m not up to date here…)?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
looking quite funny:

   Just like a crash test dummy.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
It turns out this plane indeed used to fly with Air Nelson in NZ before.

I wonder how many stops that took to get to NZ and back.

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
(Photophil, is any of those your house?)

well, I dont exactly live that close ... i walk about 25 minutes to the airport (or a bit less then 10min by car)

I hope next time you will stay a bit longer then 12minutes ...  

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:12 pm

Hi Petteri!

Whoa, another action packed day for you as you rightly pointed out at the end of this beautiful TR, congrats! As I already said I'm a particular fan of those small Nordic airlines even if I haven't scored any of those yet. The fact that they fly almost everywhere up there, use unusual planes and seem to resist the merger mania that has caught the aviation industry make them particularly interesting to my eyes, so thanks for flying them.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Service is BOB with cheap prices (Robert bought a coffee for only 15 SEK or around 1.60 EUR!), no menu card (yes, this is SOP for NextJet but still weird), not much takers and an impressive array of accepted currencies (“We accept all the Scandinavian currencies, the Euro, US Dollars and British Pounds” goes the speech):

So here we are: NextJet, small local operator, accepts at least six different currencies on a hop between Denmark and Copenhagen while Germanwings, owned by big mama Lufthansa, accepts only euros on a flight ending up in the land of the British pound. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Soon enough the cockpit crew announces ten minutes to landing and we commence our descent towards the very Nordic looking landscape (lakes, forests and snow):

Great picture, I really love that kind of environment.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
TAM seem to be even more random than Blue1 in their route strategy - ORB has been chosen as their Nordic gateway with flight commencing next year:

You actually mean the Brazilian TAM (and not some other TAM I've never heard of, like Tromsoe Air Muscles)? They must have made this decision on some grounds but choosing Orebro over the likes of CPH, ARN or OSL makes me think that somebody's already thinking about Carnival in Copacabana and not focusing on the job.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The train finally arrives, I find the sweet young blonde (Markus would be in heaven here) conductor and explain my situation. She says that they’ve already arranged for a taxi for one passenger to Arlanda and I can share that same taxi, I just need to hurry towards the pick up point in front of the station. Ok, sounds good to me!

That's great service, well done to the Swedish railways, SAS and the gentle lady conducting the train.

Looking forward to the next TR!

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:27 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Fed up with terminals where you pay money for services you don’t need like lounges, showers, play areas or sufficient toilet capacity?

I was chuckling at that..."No, I don't need sufficient toilet capacity, I'm fine with waiting an hour and a half."
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:01 pm

Hi Petteri!

As usual a very enjoyable tripreport!
Nice to read about your flights on SAS and Nextjet. Agreed that it's rather weird that they don't offer any kind of menu card.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
“There you go, it is in Economy Extra!” - “Thanks, I was sort of expecting that!”. An op up, and this time not even a useless one, way to go!

Nice one!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
So this is the funky Christmas tree - I’ve only seen it lit up in the darkness:

What's so funky about it?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’m a bit surprised when the friendly agents there tell me (the place is deserted so plenty of time for chit chat) that Denmark doesn’t really celebrate its Independence Day - after all it is one of the oldest sovereign nations in Europe so they don’t really see the point - fair enough.

Similar to the National Day here in Sweden then, it wasn't even a bank holiday until like 2005.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
FI sent in their sole 753:

Now that's a bird I wouldn't mind flying.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The largest and smallest narrowbody in the SAS DK fleet:

Largest and smallest narrowbody of the entire SK mainline fleet.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
A nice reflection of our plane from the control tower:

Nice shot!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The most famous sight of Örebro is the castle which doesn’t look like a fairytale one:

I remember visiting that as a kid. I was scared since it was supposed to be haunted.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
LN-RNU “Hans Viking”, indeed the -700 subtype and a new one for my log.

Logged that one a few weeks ago on an ARN-KRN flight. My first time ever on a -700.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
These -700s have good legroom, unlike the -600s and -800s (or maybe it is just because I’m on row 5):

I was seated at 22F, and I'd say it was about the same as a -600 or -800 with the same seats, so it's likely due to you being seated at the front.

Looking forward to your next report!

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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi, P.,

great pictures and sure once again a real interesting story. Good company on the way, I like that.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

A rather senior Danish FA on this flight. She is business friendly like Markus would say.

That happens to often these days.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
(or Scottish)

Or southern German?.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

The train finally arrives, I find the sweet young blonde (Markus would be in heaven here) conductor and explain my situation.

I should go more often to Sweden, definitely.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I do prefer the German ones much more.

Tell me when you´re here the next time.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):

A bit over a week home and the Finn is flying again (even though I thought this was supposed to be my last trip of the year...), this time starting with a helicopter ride on a newly resurrected service between Helsinki and Tallinn, followed by an interesting “operated by” flight for Estonian Air. The route is HEN-CHE/TLL-ARN-HEL.

Looking forward to this one, you know.

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Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:37 pm

Always great to read your TR's...

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
It turns out this plane indeed used to fly with Air Nelson in NZ before. I also didn’t know that this plane is actually based at CPH, judging from that sticker.



Nope, not true at all. A closer look to the timetable will unveil, that the a/c is based in Sweden...
Also, the sticker reads "Kopenhamn" - Swedish I do believe (instruction in local language for the catering company).

Side note, the aircraft is nearly 23 yrs old and startet with AIR BREMEN back in 1989!
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:02 pm

Hi there Petteri P, great report!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The place is empty - Fast Track security is of course closed but it doesn’t really matter as there are hardly any people in the regular queues either.

Interesting, so is the fast track only open during the morning peak rush hour, or it it closed for some kind of renovations?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
(it being a celebration and all I splurge and pour in some of the vanilla syrup they have, so delicious!)

Really, that's a nice touch! They don't have that in the ARN lounge, heck they have nothing in that ARN lounge, it's quite shameful really.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
“There you go, it is in Economy Extra!” - “Thanks, I was sort of expecting that!”. An op up, and this time not even a useless one, way to go!

What a great way to start the day! Any op-up is a great op-up.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
a rare CRJ-100(LR) instead of the more common -200 model!

In FFBTT (FlyingFinn Basic Terminology Terms) the 200 model is Ubiquitous!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Hey, isn’t that a tail of a BT F50, The Baltic Phoenix which apparently just keeps coming back after being retired:

Now they're not only notorious for causing sleep deprivation, they're also notorious for being reluctant for retirement. I really hope our flights in January will still be operated by the F50!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Ahh, the classic SAS cardboard box:

It's not classic, it's cheap! They used to have those nice flimsy plastic carton reusable boxes. Either way, on the market they're priced at €25 million.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The dessert Tiramisu is very tasty as well.

Nice to see them introducing proper dessert, hope that also applies for Business Class! Would love to have some Tiramisu on my upcoming SAS flight.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
And of course champers

Too bad that they didn't have the Orrefors glasses. Did you ask for one?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Damn these Danish trains are ugly - they always remind me of either leeches or that human flukeworm thingy from the X-Files:

Well, well, well, not the first time that day you make a bad comment about the trains  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Looks quite faux to me:

Bingo, the f-word! Then again, if you think it's so faux. Why don't you go and experience the real deal! 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Hmm, is this chest from Amsterdam (hint: check out the coat of arms for Amsterdam):

Any info on the contents? Maybe some of that grass  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
If you answer YES to any of these questions, then you’ll just love CPH Go!

Jeez, why not just skip the propaganda, and jump to the conclusion that it's a faux faux faux faux faux faux terminal?  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Service is BOB with cheap prices (Robert bought a coffee for only 15 SEK or around 1.60 EUR!),

Now those BOB prices are justifiable, and I wouldn't mind paying those. Why can't the faux BOB airlines *cough*SAS*cough* have the items priced as such instead?!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
TAM seem to be even more random than Blue1 in their route strategy

Quite many of my old colleagues ended up on that place. Surprised that they haven't received a lawsuit from JJ, having their name and brand stolen.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Anyway Vesterås just happens to be the hometown (well almost) of a certain vocal a.netter, so 45 minutes later after we stop at the station there I meet LH4116 or Jonas who decided to accompany me during my short stop there.

Well I grew up there, and lived there for 15 years so yes it is my home town, since I still go back there every day  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The train finally arrives, I find the sweet young blonde (Markus would be in heaven here) conductor and explain my situation.

Actually, she was a brunette. At least how I remember here. And she wasn't that cute, or well maybe to you  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
indeed the -700 subtype and a new one for my log.

A new reg or a new type? I highly doubt it's a new type for your log, or is it??

Thanks for sharing this report with us Petteri P!
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Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:54 pm

Another very entertaining trip report and simply brilliant how you introduced us to the CPH low cost terminal. Looking at the pictures reminds me to start looking for my winter gear for my upcoming trip to Germany in January.

Cheers from Brisbane,

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:47 am

Hi FF,

Wow, I can't believe that the train company paid you a taxi to take you to your destination. How civilized. It gives passengers such peace of mind to know that they are safe even if they allow short layovers between trains

Reading about Örebro in your TR took me many years back. The very first soccer game I ever attended was a game between AIK Stockholm and Örebro SK at Råsunda several years ago (1997 maybe?). Anyway, that's off topic.

Man, I know you don't like raw fish but the photo of that bad boy made me salivate like a Pavlov's dog.

Very nice TR as always. Congrats on the new airports and registrations. Looking forward to your heli-TR.

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:25 am

Great report as usual. Love the B737 Cimber livery   Pics of Copenhagen look lovely have to add to my list I have only ever transited in CPH a few times and to connect to a cruise ship.

A very nice way to spend the day . Belated Happy Independance  

Regards

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Hi folks,

Lovely to see so many comments, thank you!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 2):
Mmm, sounds/looks tasty. I love smoked salmon

It is actually just salted, not smoked this time.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 2):
Same as in the UK. Most people don't even know when St.Georges Day is (I don't) -

I know, it's in April!   But I know it only because last year I just happened to be in Manchester when they had a parade to celebrate it and I asked somebody what the deal was...

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 2):
I can't imagine it'd have taken long to find an unload his bag.

Well we waited a while at the gate and bus for him so it all adds up.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
Btw you do know we have ‘Sinterklaas’ on your national day: the good man who brings gifts to children who behaved themselves in the last year. You don’t have this particular man passing by?

Yes, I do. He lives in Finland. Because he has to do all the Dutch speaking places on that day he only gets to do his duties back here on the 24th  .

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
And what’s a Russian theme: Vodka, matryoshka doll’s,…?

Well, more like Russian Kitsch and faux buildings with onion shaped domes.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
Are there so many more seats in a -700 series?

Actually there are only eight seats more in the SAS configuration, but I guess it was overbooked by a few so it was worth it.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
Great intermezzo, I enjoyd that one. Is it a new area at CPH (I’m not up to date here…)?

Yeah, they opened that low cost pier a bit over a year ago and it hasn't exactly been a blatant success. Only Ezy flies there as Norwegian said that it is too far away from the terminal, no jetways and too little frills and refused to move. Ryanair promised to introduce flights to CPH once that pier would be complete, but of course they lied and haven't done so - they just resumed flights to MMX across the Öresund and again call it "Copenhagen (Malmö)".

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 3):
Just like a crash test dummy.

Nils, for some reason that guy reminded me of you, big time!

Quoting photophil (Reply 4):
I hope next time you will stay a bit longer then 12minutes ...

Well I've logged the airport so no need to ever come back!  

I passed through Linköping with a bus last year on my way to Jönköping, coincidentally also on Independence Day (and to hook up with Robert, that's scary...). That bus stopped for less than 12 minutes so my stays are getting longer  
Quoting JL418 (Reply 5):
So here we are: NextJet, small local operator, accepts at least six different currencies on a hop between Denmark and Copenhagen while Germanwings, owned by big mama Lufthansa, accepts only euros on a flight ending up in the land of the British pound. Makes you think, doesn't it?

Yes, beggars can't be choosers. LH has so much momentum that they don't need to chase every penny (or öre).

Quoting JL418 (Reply 5):
You actually mean the Brazilian TAM (and not some other TAM I've never heard of, like Tromsoe Air Muscles)? They must have made this decision on some grounds but choosing Orebro over the likes of CPH, ARN or OSL makes me think that somebody's already thinking about Carnival in Copacabana and not focusing on the job.

Don't believe everything a Finn from Savolax says! This is a Swedish plane maintenance company, apparently specializing on the Saab 340s, Täby Aviation Maintenance or something like that. But their logo does look curiously like the JJ one, that's for sure!

Quoting davidkunzVIE (Reply 6):
I was chuckling at that..."No, I don't need sufficient toilet capacity, I'm fine with waiting an hour and a half."

As long as it is cheap!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 7):
What's so funky about it?

It looks quite odd in the darkness, just standing there lone in the middle of the black grass area between the taxiways, apron and 22L.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
Or southern German?.

Good point!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
Tell me when you´re here the next time.

Here as in Germany? For a proper stay in the beginning of March, in Berlin. For a short airport stay, end of January, also in Berlin Tegel.

Quoting debonair (Reply 9):
Nope, not true at all. A closer look to the timetable will unveil, that the a/c is based in Sweden...
Also, the sticker reads "Kopenhamn" - Swedish I do believe (instruction in local language for the catering company).

Yes, it is Swedish. Thanks for correcting me, I just assumed it meant they had a small base there.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
Interesting, so is the fast track only open during the morning peak rush hour, or it it closed for some kind of renovations?

No, it is open during the weekdays only. And Independence day being a public holiday they follow the Sunday rules and thus are closed.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
What a great way to start the day! Any op-up is a great op-up.

My first trip with SAS back in 2002 ended with an op-up on CPH-HEL. The guy at the gate asked whether I was interested in "a middle seat in business class". That was a hard one, but in the end I went for it. It was a bit cramped, but the free flowing G&Ts made it passable. Then again back then you got them and a cold meal in economy as well.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
I really hope our flights in January will still be operated by the F50!

The latest word is that they will be gone by the summer. The 757s are going sooner.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
Too bad that they didn't have the Orrefors glasses. Did you ask for one?

No, I'm interested in that bubbly nectar, not the glass. Heck I would've drank it straight out of the bottle if needed.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
Bingo, the f-word! Then again, if you think it's so faux. Why don't you go and experience the real deal!

Because that is in Russia.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
Jeez, why not just skip the propaganda, and jump to the conclusion that it's a faux faux faux faux faux faux terminal?

Judging from that empty FIDS you might actually have a point for once.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
Actually, she was a brunette. At least how I remember here. And she wasn't that cute, or well maybe to you

All Swedish girls are blondes. In my memories she was a perfect Swedish blonde, smelled of lavender mixed with a bit of that burnt iron smell the old fashioned brakes in a train have, everything went quiet and an angel choir started chanting when I talked with her, her eyes shining like millions of stars on a quiet, frozen new year's night up in Lapland with just me and her there, in perfect harmony...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 10):
A new reg or a new type? I highly doubt it's a new type for your log, or is it??

Reg.

Quoting bps3458 (Reply 11):
Another very entertaining trip report and simply brilliant how you introduced us to the CPH low cost terminal.

Thanks, it took some effort to come up with that.

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 12):
Wow, I can't believe that the train company paid you a taxi to take you to your destination. How civilized. It gives passengers such peace of mind to know that they are safe even if they allow short layovers between trains

Well, it doesn't happen always, but I guess the airport is a special case. But yes, a bit disoriented but really well handled by SJ, well done.

Quoting Widebodyroga (Reply 12):
Man, I know you don't like raw fish but the photo of that bad boy made me salivate like a Pavlov's dog.

Next time we are on the same plane or lounge I'll let you have mine. As long as you keep your dribbles out of my lap and promise to chew with your mouth closed.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Pics of Copenhagen look lovely have to add to my list

It is a very nice and beautiful city. Just remember everything is very expensive, but then again you are used to the Irish prices (Ireland & Denmark share the top spot on "The most expensive EU country" list) so it might be okay.
 
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Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Nils, for some reason that guy reminded me of you, big time!

Explain yourself young man   

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Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:21 am

Hi FlyingFinn!

Thanks for another great report with very nice pictures !

I had two 2h-flights in the CRJ-200 this past weekend so I'm well aware of the shortcomings of the CRJ-200....Yours seemed not too bad with more legroom I had in the exit row on OO.

I agree that the Christmas market looks very fake but at least you saw that for yourself.

NextJet seemed very good this time and probably because of the very good F/A. Nice that they accept so many currencies!

Just strange that Linkoping has two airports.....Orebro seems very small.....

Very funny story about the low cost terminal in CPH! ! Also amazing to see TAM's logo is almost exactly like TAM in Brazil.

Seems like you had a great independence day with some new registrations, new airports and meeting up with fellow a.netters.

Looking forward to the next report!

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Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:46 am

Hi P.

Another nice trip report, thanks for sharing! Nice to see some new aircraft added in your log. I'm glad you made the midnight boeing to HEL as well! But is it me, or does midnight flyng seems to be popular in Scaninavia  


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Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:33 am

Hi P,

This was a nice little Scandanavian excursion, particularly liked the Christmas market at Tivoli and I think Örebro looks very pretty.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Oh dear, it’s again raw fish - this time in the form of classic Danish style Smørrebrød topped with some salad, shrimps, mayo and the offender - gravlax. Quite tasty after scraping off the fish, the shrimps are excellent. The dessert Tiramisu is very tasty as well.

Now I have to say that looks like a pretty good airline meal, shrimps excluded.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Looks quite faux to me:

Faux maybe, but very eye-catching in all those different colours.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Hello, how come you are not on my plate:

Because he knew you were going to take a picture to put in your report so I could comment on how cute he is!  

I loved your intermission!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
you see our frills are budget friendly and cheap - notice how these toilets are only cleaned once per day:

  

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
(“We accept all the Scandinavian currencies, the Euro, US Dollars and British Pounds” goes the speech):

Impressive for such a short flight up in the Nordics.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
There’s no bus connection (anymore) so we head back inside to ask the girl at the infodesk (who isn’t named Hannah by a chance) to call a taxi for us.

Judging by that picture, I think I'd die of boredom working at an airport that small......

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Well I’m not stranded as SJ and SAS have their “connection guarantee” which means that if I miss my flight due to the train being late I will be rebooked to the next service, but since this is already the last flight of the day it means a free hotel stay and the first flight next morning which isn’t exactly good for my plans.

Excellent service here with the taxi that was organised. Thumbs up.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
helicopter ride on a newly resurrected service between Helsinki and Tallinn, followed by an interesting “operated by” flight for Estonian Air

Awww, no nice blue livery for me?

Happy flying
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:04 pm

Hi P.,

I finally found some time to read your latest report! Great stuff as usual!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Oh dear, it’s again raw fish - this time in the form of classic Danish style Smørrebrød topped with some salad, shrimps, mayo and the offender - gravlax. Quite tasty after scraping off the fish, the shrimps are excellent. The dessert Tiramisu is very tasty as well.

Ah, that looks very tasty - especially the fish!  

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I get a seatmate across the aisle - I think he’s a Kiwi or maybe from South Africa, a native English speaker for sure but with a weird accent. He apparently thinks its far too cold already here so he tightens his puffy jacket, dons an eye mask and crashes for the rest of the flight, looking quite funny:

Awesome!   

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
A nice reflection of our plane from the control tower:

Great picture, my favorite one in this report!


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Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:02 pm

Hi all, good to see more comments, thank you!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
Nils, for some reason that guy reminded me of you, big time!
Explain yourself young man

Well he looked a lot like you and had that same, relaxed sporty appearance and demeanor that fit people who are used to running between airport terminals for tight self made connections have.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
I agree that the Christmas market looks very fake but at least you saw that for yourself.

  

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Just strange that Linkoping has two airports.....Orebro seems very small.....

Well the other one is for the Swedish Air Force.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Seems like you had a great independence day with some new registrations, new airports and meeting up with fellow a.netters.

Yes, a very successful day from my point of view.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
But is it me, or does midnight flyng seems to be popular in Scaninavia

Well, it is mainly due to the fact that Finland lies an hour ahead of CET, thus to have any late night connections here from hubs like FRA, TXL, CPH, RIX and ARN makes for some really late arrival times at HEL.

Plus we have no curfews unlike NIMBY-obsessed Central Europe. A little jet engine noise never heard anyone - I thrive on it!

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
Now I have to say that looks like a pretty good airline meal, shrimps excluded.

Yes, it was a good meal just BECAUSE of the shrimps and DESPITE the raw fish  
Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
Judging by that picture, I think I'd die of boredom working at an airport that small......

That might be the case - there are I think three or four daily flights on weekdays there. Of course the winter charters to Thailand (probably with a TuiFly 767) do spice things up.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
Awww, no nice blue livery for me?

Not from the inside, but I'll post one special one for you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 19):
Ah, that looks very tasty - especially the fish!

A shame there was no octopus in it!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 19):
Great picture, my favorite one in this report!

I was pretty happy it came out that good. Certainly a once in a year photo opportunity.
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:38 am

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
this time starting with a helicopter ride on a newly resurrected service between Helsinki and Tallinn

Did i miss out on something ???
Since when is there a heli shuttle again ? Is that Copterline again ?
I was really sad that I missed out on Copterline´s previous scheduled service.
(not that I wanted to be on the S-76 that crashed, though ...)

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Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:43 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Service is BOB with cheap prices (Robert bought a coffee for only 15 SEK or around 1.60 EUR!), no menu card (yes, this is SOP for NextJet but still weird), not much takers and an impressive array of accepted currencies (“We accept all the Scandinavian currencies, the Euro, US Dollars and British Pounds” goes the speech):
Quoting JL418 (Reply 5):
So here we are: NextJet, small local operator, accepts at least six different currencies on a hop between Denmark and Copenhagen while Germanwings, owned by big mama Lufthansa, accepts only euros on a flight ending up in the land of the British pound. Makes you think, doesn't it?

If NextJet's own service is anything like the service on the flights they operate for other airlines they better accept a lot of currencies since they don't accept credit cards..

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Approaching Örebro over Hallsberg which seems to have quite a large railroad yard:

The rail hub is pretty much the only thing that town is known for.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
Just strange that Linkoping has two airports.....

Seems pretty fitting with Linköping being the home of Swedish aviation. 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 20):
Well the other one is for the Swedish Air Force.

And home to Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force museum. Well worth a visit.
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:37 pm

Hi Mannheim,

Quoting MHG (Reply 21):
Did i miss out on something ???
Since when is there a heli shuttle again ? Is that Copterline again ?

Read all about it here: A Chopper To A Fokker: HEN-CHE/TLL-ARN (by FlyingFinn76 Dec 17 2011 in Trip Reports)

Hi Cliff,

Quoting cliffak (Reply 22):
If NextJet's own service is anything like the service on the flights they operate for other airlines they better accept a lot of currencies since they don't accept credit cards..

Really? I contemplated with the idea of getting something from the cart, good that I didn't as I'd paid with plastic. Or attempted to in this case!

Quoting cliffak (Reply 22):
The rail hub is pretty much the only thing that town is known for.

Yeah, seemed to be unnaturally large for such a small place.

Quoting cliffak (Reply 22):
And home to Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force museum. Well worth a visit.

Tack för det, I had no idea they had this thing over there. I've been planning to visit the one at Göteborg but maybe I should make plans for this too.
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:00 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 23):
Really? I contemplated with the idea of getting something from the cart, good that I didn't as I'd paid with plastic. Or attempted to in this case!

I've flown the Flysmaland virtual airline (which is operated by Nextjet but curiously has a Golden Air flight number) a few times and the "sorry, no cards" thing has happened to both me and fellow passengers. Last time one guy was able to convince the FA that he was going to pay for his cup of coffee on the flight back the same evening, so the service does seem to be pretty good.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 23):
Tack för det, I had no idea they had this thing over there. I've been planning to visit the one at Göteborg but maybe I should make plans for this too.

I haven't been there in a while but they have some interesting aircraft, including the J35 testbed (Lilldraken) and the DC-3 that was shot down by the Soviets while conducting a SIGINT patrol over the Baltic in 1952. I guess Malmen may also present some interesting spotting oppurtunities (SK60 and various helicopters)..

Actually I have yet to see "Aeroseum" at Säve but it's quite high on my list of places to visit. I did however get to see the underground hangars at ex-F18 Tullinge before they turned the place into a residential area, impressive stuff despite there not being any aircraft there.
 
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Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:57 pm

Hi again FlyingFinn76

Great story, very nice to read.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
my sixth distinct carrier on that route - have done it with AY, SK, KF, AND Air Djibouti

Now that Air Djibouti flight must have been interesting  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The FA tells him in clear terms that even though he is sitting in the business class section there won’t be any business class service for him

Seems a bit too much to point it out so clearly.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Damn these Danish trains are ugly - they always remind me of either leeches or that human flukeworm thingy from the X-Files:

Totally agree.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
I’m a total sucker for these dusk photos

Thanks for posting them, I love them, too.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
She says that they’ve already arranged for a taxi for one passenger to Arlanda and I can share that same taxi

Impressive service!

Best regards,
LXM83
 
ardian
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:46 am

Great tripreport. I really like your observation skills as they make your tripreports always a fun read (like your 'special report' about Copenhagen Kastrup Airport). I envy you for living in such a beautiful area of the world  
 
parton87
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:53 pm

Hello Petteri!

Yo´re really quick with your stories! I´m still working on my trip to BRU last year in August and you travel a lot more then I do! I´ve have to speed up I think!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
She is business friendly like Markus would say.

Not that common among Danish F/A´s

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Finnish Independence day available for more travel, so why not do it?

A nice way to celebrate the independence day! But maybe some domestic flights would be more suitable 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
row of economy extra and the rest is economy

You told me about. For sure a interesting configuration

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
just keeps coming back after being retired:

Like some of my colleagues at work.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
MA sending in the big guns:

Great! I would love to fly that one world bird one day

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
definitely snow around here

Beautiful pictures!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Some snow in central Sweden as well:

But not at my place back then. The first real snow came this night. Around 20cm, great!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
The classic 22L approach to Kastrup:

Nice. I did the same approach the day before 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Denmark doesn’t really celebrate its Independence Day - after all it is one of the oldest sovereign nations in Europe so they don’t really see the point - fair

It´s almost the same in Sweden. But we have started to celebrate a little more in the recent years.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Damn these Danish trains are ugly -

And always late:P

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Looks quite faux to me

Believe it looks better in dark!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Brings back memories from our joint flight to BEG back in September

It was for sure a interesting flight. I´m glad we did it!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
We decide to head to check out the CPH Go low cost sub terminal as Robert hasn’t been there before

Thanks for the sightseeing! But I think I will avoid it in the future!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
ARE YOU:
Fed up with regular airport terminals offering all the frills and charging you an arm and leg for it?
Fed up with slow turnarounds where planes spend valuable minutes hooking up to a jetway?
Fed up with slow boardings where people sit down and do not bother to get up in time for boarding?
Fed up with terminals looking and feeling like shopping malls?
Fed up with terminals where you pay money for services you don’t need like lounges, showers, play areas or sufficient toilet capacity?

he he, this is great! I love your humor!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
dons an eye mask and crashes for the rest of the flight, looking quite funny:

I didn´t notice this. I think my attention was on the pure red jacket:P

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
This guy is your stereotypical older Swede - not a care in the world

Well, maybe I´m not that Swedish! I was felt stressed just seeing this guy 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Check in desks seem to double as immigration

Small airports you know 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Well, it turns out I just missed something interesting - apparently right after my train left the station the police were there to arrest some youngster who had escaped from some sort of juvenile facility. Well, he resisted arrest, fought back and tried to escape and the police apparently shot him in the leg or something like that. Robert saw the whole thing and will probably correct me on this, but interesting nevertheless. That sort of things just didn’t use to happen in Sweden...

It´s correct from what I saw and read in the newspaper 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
The other guy turns out to be on his way to for a night at the Jumbo Hostel before flying to Oslo the next morning at the seven AM flight. Anyway with a warm car and a comfortable leather seat I soon fall asleep, waking up when we

Pity about the fuss with the train. But SJ handle the situation very well I have to say. Not every time they do so.

Thanks for a nice day of flying together Petteri! We will soon do it again! Looking forward to that

Gott Nytt År!

Greetings
Robert
 
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:33 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for the additional comments. Sorry for the lateish reply, though.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 25):
Now that Air Djibouti flight must have been interesting

There are too many airlines in this world...

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 25):
Seems a bit too much to point it out so clearly.

Yeah, maybe she did it to make sure that other pax understood that it wasn't an upgrade, otherwise somebody could've started to complain and demand the same.

Quoting ardian (Reply 26):
(like your 'special report' about Copenhagen Kastrup Airport)

Well, you have to spice up your stories every now and then, makes things much more interesting!

Quoting ardian (Reply 26):
I envy you for living in such a beautiful area of the world

I think most places on earth have lots of beauty. There are lots of beautiful views in the Low Countries too!

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 27):
Yo´re really quick with your stories! I´m still working on my trip to BRU last year in August and you travel a lot more then I do! I´ve have to speed up I think!

Well I'm with you here, please speed up!  

But I just like to do these reports when the memory is still fresh on your mind, helps with the details and everything.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 27):
A nice way to celebrate the independence day! But maybe some domestic flights would be more suitable

Well domestic flying in Finland doesn't hold too many surprises for me anymore, done all the current routes and airports and I like to do something new on each trip I take.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 27):
Thanks for the sightseeing! But I think I will avoid it in the future!

Yeah, it isn't exactly a nice place. But sure if you can find a cheap flight why not. Especially for flying to CPH it should be fine as you don't have to spend any time there.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 27):
Pity about the fuss with the train. But SJ handle the situation very well I have to say. Not every time they do so.

Yep, no complaints from me.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 27):
Thanks for a nice day of flying together Petteri! We will soon do it again! Looking forward to that

See you in two weeks!
 
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi FF,

Another great report, thanks for continuing to take the time to write up!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
straight to the lounge for some breakfast

My first thought, is that a beer with breakfast, before I realised there were no bubbles - apple juice it is  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
only one row of economy extra

So how did the Y+ service differ from Y and C? Free food but not as good as the business meal? (the salmon looked good though, shame you wasted it   ) Slightly more legroom, or not if they adjust the marker between classes?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
And of course champers

Has to be done - I had some myself on AF in Y last week.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Damn these Danish trains are ugly

Agreed. They also have the same trains in Belgium.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Tivoli

Did they sell Gluhwein in souvenir mugs or plastic cups there?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
faux

Lol  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Intermission: CPH Go

Very good. Does anything actually use that sub-terminal? As the FIDS appears empty. Waiting for FR?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
police apparently shot him in the leg

I'll bet he was hopping mad... Influence of the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", young offenders, police shootouts? Good job that Robert was safe though.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
taxi

Good that SJ provide that option, would it also exist if you were travelling on another airline? Or take your chances on a later train and a kind agent?  

Thanks again!

signol
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:19 pm

I was at Tivoli a year ago on my birthday, and it was snowing!
FlyingFinn76, abrelosojos
 
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RE: A Tivoli, Saab, Shootout And Taxi: HEL-CPH-LPI-ORB

Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:23 pm

Hi P.,

All the best for The New Year 2012.

I have not read your report in the right sequence, but still I had a great read and some good laughs about your CPH Go covering and your George Lucas recommendation.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
getting the Russian atmosphere without having to actually set a foot in that country!

Or Islamic atmosphere like fellow A.netter Burj said.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
the same agent as my last time here on Saturday morning is indeed on duty and says “So you said you will be here on Tuesday morning and here you are!” - Well, I’m a man of my words. I’m also wished a happy Independence Day.

That is how I know you. Always in the mood for celebration! 


Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
An op up, and this time not even a useless one, way to go!

Congratulation!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
(mainly on the horizontal axis, though!)

  


Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
and the offender - gravlax

What is wrong with gravlax?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Hello, how come you are not on my plate:

‘Catch me if you can,’ He might whisper to you.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Thread starter):
Service is BOB with cheap prices (Robert bought a coffee for only 15 SEK or around 1.60 EUR!), no menu card (yes, this is SOP for NextJet but still weird),

From such good looking flight attendant, I would buy anything.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 1):
A nice reflection of our plane from the control tower:

Beautiful picture!


Cheers,   

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