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Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:20 am

Hi Guys,

In January I decided to make a quick trip to sun and wanted to try last minute charter flights this time,
in Premium Class if just possible. One week had to be enough this time. My first choice was Krabi (KBV)
in Thailand on Finnair A333, there was a chance to get a flat bed seat like I did last year to LPA:

Full Flat Comfort On Holiday Charter: Finnair A333 (by HELyes Apr 20 2011 in Trip Reports)

Unfortunately no flat bed left for me, all booked...  
Same with Phuket, an other AY's flat bed charter destination. There were other choices like Colombo and Cancun operated by HiFly (332) for AY, Thompson Airways (767) and Thomas Cook Scandinavia (332) to Phuket, Thailand. Finnair's 757 charters were ruled out, too cramped.

Finally I found Thomas Cook Scandinavia (DK) flights HEL-HKT in Royal Class, with a very nice price.
Some from my family flew DK on the same route last winter and they were not impressed but
the Royal Class promised more comfort. The tour operator's hotels left in that point were too fancy
and expensive so I booked one by myself. An extra bonus was an access to a new [email protected]
lounge in the non-Schengen terminal at HEL.

First, metro to the city centre and bus to the airport. In metro I'm adviced to behave myself, I will I promise!
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The first thing to do at the airport: to vote for the next president of Finland. Luckily during the advance
voting period there are polling stations practically everywhere, one at HEL. There were eight choices,
now we know the Speaker of the Parliament, a tsunami 2004 survivor (Moderate Conservative) and
a gay UN peace negotiator (Greens) went through to the second round.
Yes, there's a possibility that on 5th Feb Finland gets an openly gay president married to an Ecuadorian guy,
though he's not the favourite of these two according to the polls.

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Then check in and through security, no queues anywhere this time. The Schengen terminal
doesn't look busy late in the evening, most of the passengers have moved to the non-Schengen terminal.

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Through the passport check to the non-Schengen wing. Finnair's next destination in Asia: Chongqing, China

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The Royal Class ticket gave me an access to the new [email protected] lounge, "a new kind of lounge at HEL".

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It did look and feel homely, at least when half empty:

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Food offerings: salmon and salad tonight, rather basic. Drinks: box wines and tap beer,
hard liquors for sale.

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Cinnamon rolls anyone? Probably freshly baked by a lounge dragon...

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A proper "tea corner", not so typical in coffee loving Finland.

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They had a couple of computers (HEL has a free WiFi though), a playcorner for kids (!) with game consol
and toys, a shower, lockers and souveniers for sale like retro style Ultima Thule glasses used in
Finnair's Business Class. Nice lounge, small and cozy.

Back to the terminal among other common people. There were three long haul flights (HKT, HKG, SIN, BKK)
and a flight to SVX still departing from non-Schengen terminal, so finally I saw some crowds,
but still not too busy.
I'm not a big fan of the new wing at HEL, it has a dull industrial look, I wish they had used more wood or some other warmer materials. The good thing is that there is a lot of space. The best parts are the two lounges and the spa.

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No time for the spa, was tempted though, they had a half price offer for the AY Plus members.

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The gate calling! BKK looks worrying...

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Pale package holiday makers ready for the sun therapy in Thailand. Next to me there was
a Swedish speaking family with a little screaming boy, the mom looked like she was ready to take a taxi home.
Kids under two years of age were not allowed to Royal Class but this little monster was older.
I didn't see them before Phuket though...   

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Boarding time, the Royal Class passengers first.

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Thomas Cook Scandinavia
DK 7701 HEL-HKT
17th January 2012
22:55 (23:40) - 14:25 (14:55)
A330-200
Seat 3D Royal Class


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There were 49 seats in Royal Class, in seven rows (2-3-2). The Sun Class (Economy) looked rather cramped
with 274 seats (3-3-3).

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The first impression when I sat down: this seat looks old and feels uncomfortable. But legroom was fine,
was promised 35" and the seat width was ok.

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Soon we heard news from the cockpit: The Danish captain told we would have to wait "for a while",
due some technical issues. Later the purser explained that the problem was with the water tank, meaning
no hot drinks and no water in the toilets during the flight. Probably we needed some extra de-icing too:

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"For a while" ment around 45 minutes, but we were taken care during the delay.
We got welcome drinks (orange juice of sparkling wine) and reading materials, the collection of newspapers
and quality magazines was a nice surprise. There was also an amenity kit waiting on the seat, surprisingly
high quality actually.

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The drink and snack menu, all drinks except champagne run were free in Royal Class. But surprisingly
few passengers ordered more than a beer or wine with the meal:

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The tiny PTV was rather sad, very limited selection of movies and music.

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The IFE control:

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After a while we got the dinner menu, it was in Finnish and English. We were served cold smoked reindeer
with tartarsauce (sorry Rudolph), steak with potatoes or salmon with risotto (steamed rice actually),
cheese and cake.

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The tray arrived, I had to wait for my salmon for a while. The meal was rather tasty, no complains,
I especially liked the reindeer, the warm bread was nice. I was served by a profesional but
not awfully friendly male purser, no smiles. Most of the crew were Finnish, one FA spoke English
to the passengers, Danish probably.

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Sydney style salt & pepper:

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There was one toilet for the Royal Class passengers, I got really interested when I read
where the rest of the toilets were:

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...so I just had to go back to the Sun Class (Economy) and check the "lower deck toilet facilities".
There were five toilets down there and three seats:

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After the meal the cabin became really silent, most passengers tried to sleep. I could't get much out of the IFE,
so I read a bit and tried to find a comfortable position on the seat. But that wasn't easy, my back was aching,
using pillow and blankets help a bit but I couldn't get much sleep. A lady next to me had a similar problem,
she said the seat felt kind of collapsed. To my surprise I was missing those thin Recaro seats on AY and LH...
Thomas Cook Scandinavia, how about installing new seats?

A couple of hours before arriving HKT a breakfast was served. It was nice and fresh, only the coffee was missing and I need my coffeine so bad... Their food service philosophy was explained in four Nordic languages on the box.

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[Edited 2012-01-30 18:40:12]
 
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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:29 am

When I stepped out of the plane I was welcome by the hot humid air. I had a great time in Phuket as always,
I enjoyed the tropical sun and good food, it was just what I needed. I stayed in a friendly little hotel in Northern Patong.

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After the relaxing week I took a minibus to the airport, load factor 115%:

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A busy day at HKT, my check in desk is somewhere there in the distance...

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...and even more packed in the airside. No lounge access here  HKT sure needs more space.

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A lot Finns around, there was a Finnair flight departing to Oulu in Northern-Finland, the flight was operated by Portuguese HiFly (322).

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Our flight.

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Our A332.

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DK 7702 Thomas Cook Scandinavia
HKT-HEL
25th Jan 16:55-23:15 (22.55)
Seat 3D Royal Class

No delays this time. The same a bit dated cabin and the same uncomfortable seat 3D. The cabin was full,
couldn't chance the seat. No amenity kit on this leg.

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Good bye Thailand! The IFE cut itself in every 10 minutes or so for some reason, so I kept the flight map on.

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Welcome drink, wine for the dinner and snacks. I was served by a different male purser this time,
a lot happier guy.

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The dinner, not that impressed: smoked duck with chili apples (too spicy for me), salmon (not that fresh),
cheese and a mudcake (very nice). This time they had coffee available.

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After the dinner some reading, snoozing, drinking red wine, snoozing again...
Suprisingly quickly it was just a couple of hours to HEL and a cold breakfast was served:
shrimp salad (tasty), chicken (dry), pineapple salad, ham (very salty), fruits, warm bread.

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We landed at HEL around 23 PM, it was dark and silent, fresh cold air hit my face outside.
I enjoyed my little break in the sun, Thailand always works with me. The service on DK was ok, I liked their ex-HEL meals, the amenity kit and the new lounge, but the old seat was uncomfortable and the IFE was rather useless IMO. A premium class should provide better comfort. But the sun therapy worked, keeps me going through the arctic winter!

Thank you for reading!

Earlier Trip Reports:

A380 To Cuckoo's Nest: SIN-ZRH-HEL SQ/AY Y&J (by HELyes Jul 27 2011 in Trip Reports)
Smooth Thai Domestic HKT-BKK On A333 Business (by HELyes Jul 18 2011 in Trip Reports)
Full Flat Comfort On Holiday Charter: Finnair A333 (by HELyes Apr 20 2011 in Trip Reports)
HEL-BKK-USM: Escaping The Snow On Finnair & PG (by HELyes Dec 27 2010 in Trip Reports)



[Edited 2012-01-30 18:55:06]
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:32 am

Interesting report!

That salt and pepper shaker is pretty nifty...did it get liberated?
 
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:36 am

Love reading about airlines and routes I have no idea of. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

Saludos,
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:05 am

Looks like a nice quick escape to somewhere warm! Were the tickets well priced?

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
The Royal Class ticket gave me an access to the new [email protected] lounge, "a new kind of lounge at HEL".

Looks cozy. Shamwe it wasn't open when I was in HEL in Ocotber

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):

The drink and snack menu, all drinks except champagne run were free in Royal Class. But surprisingly
few passengers ordered more than a beer or wine with the meal:

Looks like a nice full drinks menu

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Sydney style salt & pepper:

Very cool - do they even fly to SYD?

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):

...so I just had to go back to the Sun Class (Economy) and check the "lower deck toilet facilities".
There were five toilets down there and three seats:

Just like LH A346, although LH don't have the seats down there
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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:32 am

Great TR, I love to read from such "exotic" charter carrier...

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Finally I found Thomas Cook Scandinavia (DK) flights HEL-HKT in Royal Class, with a very nice price.

What is the difference between a standard SunClass and a RoyalClass ticket?Or how much is the upgrade into this cabin?
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:34 am

Nice report. Thanks for sharing!

The lounge in HEL looks lovely. Really warm and welcoming.

I would assume that the aircraft was an ex-Airtours/MyTravel (UK) aircraft as they were the only airline to get the downstairs toilets on the A330 as far as I'm aware. I must say the seats look cramped even in Royal Class. If economy is anything like British charter airlines it would be unbearable for a long flight!

Thanks again for a very nice report.

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:14 pm

Hey there, nice report. Interesting to see another charter report. Such a shame that you didn't get to fly on Finnair's flatbed again. Must've really been a bargain to fly it that cheap on such a long route. DK looked interesting, although the cabin looked really old and worn. Suppose the seats are more premium economy then Business.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
The first thing to do at the airport: to vote for the next president of Finland. Luckily during the advance
voting period there are polling stations practically everywhere, one at HEL. There were eight choices,

I find it quite funny that nearly half of them are called Paavo. Such a shame to see Tarja Halonen leaving.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
The Royal Class ticket gave me an access to the new [email protected] lounge, "a new kind of lounge at HEL".

Interesting. This lounge looks really cool, as if they have copied SAS on the home concept but made it look pretty much identical to a home, as opposed to SAS who only made it look like a faux home. Is this a 3rd party lounge or is it run by Finnair, as I see many OW carriers on the supported list. Is it possible to buy access or is it invitation only?

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Kids under two years of age were not allowed to Royal Class but this little monster was older.

Suppose that's the only good thing about those charter premium classes, as opposed to the legacies. But then again with the airlines struggling to make money, a family with children in Biz is big buck for an airline

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
The tray arrived, I had to wait for my salmon for a while. The meal was rather tasty, no complains,

The food looks really good. Much better then what SAS serve in their Economy Extra on long haul flights.

Thanks for sharing
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Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:55 pm

Hi,

great report, on this lovely A330 (from the outside). Inside indeed a bit dated, but of course, good comfort for a good price. What else do you want to get to your holiday! Meals look sufficient and good to see the drink menu is available as well. Judging from the safety card, the aircraft was a UK Thomas Cook example?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Suppose the seats are more premium economy then Business.

It is not sold as business class either, since it's a charter flight. So you shouldn't expect this to be a 'business class seat'.

Similar cabins are sold in NL on ArkeFly (TUI), called Comfort Class. Definitely interesting to get this product on the longer charter flights.

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Interesting report and route. Nice photos too. The downstairs toilets are a novel idea.

Nice meals and like the lounge also .

Thanks for the insight .

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:58 pm

Thanks for the comments!

Quoting burj (Reply 2):
That salt and pepper shaker is pretty nifty...did it get liberated?

I want avoid too much salt  
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 3):
Love reading about airlines and routes I have no idea of. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

Same here, great how unknown airlines and routes pop up here. Thanks for reading!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 4):
Were the tickets well priced?

I booked only a day before, the last minute price was 675 Euros, a VERY good price from HEL to HKT.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 4):
Very cool - do they even fly to SYD?

No DK charters to SYD, a scary thought on those seats  
Quoting debonair (Reply 5):

What is the difference between a standard SunClass and a RoyalClass ticket?

It seems a regular Royal Class ticket is around 200 euros more, I had a last minute deal, there were only Royal Class seats left then.

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 6):

I would assume that the aircraft was an ex-Airtours/MyTravel (UK) aircraft as they were the only airline to get the downstairs toilets on the A330 as far as I'm aware. I must say the seats look cramped even in Royal Class.

The dowstairs toilets were a surprise, only knew LH 346. Yes the seats looked and felt cramped...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Is this a 3rd party lounge or is it run by Finnair, as I see many OW carriers on the supported list. Is it possible to buy access or is it invitation only?

It's a 3rd party lounge operated by SPP Finland, you can buy access. The supported list looks really mixed, many travel agencies there.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
I find it quite funny that nearly half of them are called Paavo. Such a shame to see Tarja Halonen leaving.

Yes, three Paavo's but no one got through to the second round   Yes, Mrs Tarja Halonen is leaving the office after two terms and 12 years, I voted her both times but it's time to get a new president.


Quoting airbuseric (Reply 8):
Judging from the safety card, the aircraft was a UK Thomas Cook example?

Yes, probably ex-Airtours/MyTravel originally.



[Edited 2012-01-31 10:09:44]
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:16 am

Quoting HELyes (Reply 10):
I want avoid too much salt  

Well you can liberate the salt and pepper shaker without actually USING it...
 
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:29 pm

Quoting burj (Reply 11):
Well you can liberate the salt and pepper shaker without actually USING it...

The shaker wasn't THAT interesting.. I did liberate a couple of extra amenity kits my neighbours left unopened, the kit was better quality than on Etihad's Business Class, tells more about Etihad though IMO  

P.S Sorry lost the photos, I'll try to get them back.

[Edited 2012-02-02 10:52:26]
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Thanks for posting, interesting road. Not an airline that´s featured often here. Service and flight seemed nice. Good to hear you enjoyed Phuket, brings back some memories of my very brief visit in november.
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Hello HELyes

Thanks for your report. This is a rather rare carrier for us to read about here.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
The gate calling! BKK looks worrying...

I'm surprised there's a flight at 05:50 in the morning to KAJ.

Best regards,
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:24 pm

Nice report, I'm always impressed by the number of Scandinavian destinations out of HKT...

The almost Familiar lounge in HEL is great. Looks straight out of IKEA but I really like it. Defnitely something different.
HKT looks like a madhouse. When I was there flying back with AB from HKT to MUC it was soooo empty. Interestingly TG did the check in and we received boarding pass on TG stock. I thought that Codeshare Partner Bangkok Airways would handle the flights.

If you are Priority Pass Member there is a nice feature in HKT which I discovered by luck. After check in we went to passport control, and just before entering the "room" were Passport control is located there is a desk with a priority Pass sign on it. Left from it is a door which I though would lead to a landside lounge.
Actually the lounge is airside, and this is just a a priority door to the passport control. We got an escort, which went with us through the door, passed all the lines on the left and we were allowed to sit down in front of a big desk where the customs boss was sitting and he stamped us out, while the other folks had to queue at the regular booths. Then we were taken by our escort past security and brought to the airside lounge which was quite decent and had nice views. The whole process was soooo nice and stress free, and all that with a regular Priority Pass. Never had this kind of treatment with Priority Pass anywhere else. It's a little off topic, but it could maybe help other people here, and honestly it makes me wonder why Thomas Cook gives not even a lounge access to their premium passengers in comparision with what I experienced.
 
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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:26 pm

Thanks for the comments!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 13):
Good to hear you enjoyed Phuket

I did, it was my 6th visit on the island, something brings me back there. Probably not returning on DK next time though.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 14):
I'm surprised there's a flight at 05:50 in the morning to KAJ.

The reason is the return flight to HEL at 07:30, to bring the pax from KAJ early enough to Helsinki. Probably the 05:50 flight is pretty empty most of the times.

Quoting reifel (Reply 15):

If you are Priority Pass Member there is a nice feature in HKT

Thanks for the information, sounds Priority Pass is really useful at HKT. I remember the lounge you mentioned, it looked so peaceful in the back of the crowded terminal.
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Hi

Great report, thanks for sharing!
DK Royal class seems to be ok for a vacation carrier.
Liked the HKT pictures as well

Greetings
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Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:55 pm

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):
Great report, thanks for sharing!
DK Royal class seems to be ok for a vacation carrier

Thanks for reading!
Yes DK was ok but probably not trying the old seat again  
 
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Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:35 pm

Nice read, thanks for sharing.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Drinks: box wines and tap beer,
hard liquors for sale.

- Hmm, not so great.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Sydney style salt & pepper:

- Odd shape to use, especially as they don't fly to SYD.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
A couple of hours before arriving HKT a breakfast was served. It was nice and fresh, only the coffee was missing and I need my coffeine so bad

- Looks good, odd no coffee was served.

Cheers

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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:51 pm

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Finnair's next destination in Asia: Chongqing, China

AY is going to become a leading Europe-Asia carrier if this keeps up.
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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:33 am

Hope you have great time in my hometown!
Thanks for coming to visit.

HKT sure needs extremem make-over.
I had a chance to look at the new project, looking nice but I think we need something grander!!

I hope to see more and more airlines coming, but first, airport needs to be upgraded!
Thank you so much!!
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RE: Royal(ish) DK A332 HEL-HKT & New Homely Lounge

Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Thanks for the comments!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 19):
Odd shape to use, especially as they don't fly to SYD.

I think they just use random shapes, was a windmill shape on the Helsinki bound flight.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 19):
Looks good, odd no coffee was served.

No water for hot drinks they said.

Quoting swedenflyer (Reply 20):
AY is going to become a leading Europe-Asia carrier if this keeps up.

Good to see a new destination in China for AY, hopefully it works. It seems they want to be careful and not trying to expand too quick, they have said they are happy to be the biggest Asia-carrier in Northern-Europe.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 21):
Hope you have great time in my hometown!

I did as always!

Quoting nethkt (Reply 21):
HKT sure needs extremem make-over.
I had a chance to look at the new project, looking nice but I think we need something grander!!

Oh a new terminal coming? That would be cool, more space and comfort needed indeed.

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