Tallinn Tier Point Run – AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki
In this trip report:
- 400TP to Go…
- 2am at a Birmingham Coach Station and Heathrow Airport
- The new The Cathay Pacific Lounge at Heathrow
- AY3126 Heathrow to Helsinki
- Helsinki Airport Finnair Gate 22 Lounge
- AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn
- Exploring the old town of Tallinn
- Hotel Ulmestie
- Back to Tallinn Airport
- AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki
- The Finnair Gate 39 Premium Lounge
- AY381 Helsinki to Heathrow with an Airbus A350
- A Delayed Ride Home
- 200 Tier Points down… Let’s Tallinn that again!
NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines, 13D, Economy Class
20 Tier Points Earned, 750 Avios Earned (500 Base + 250 Tier Bonus)
Heading aboard the plane, the state of this ATR was a lot nicer than the one I was aboard the day before. Namely because the seat I was meant to be in was there, but also, brighter lights too.
The cabin itself – much brighter that the previous ATR. No yellowing lights here… much more arctic whites.
Let’s talk about headrests. On the back of the headrests, there’s the branding…
There’s a message on the headrests, and some global co-ordinates.
Where do those global co-ordinates lead to?
I’ll give you a hint:
Should had guessed – Helsinki Airport.
A better view of that Nordica CRJ-700.
With the ATR loaded, it was time for our little ATR to be de-iced.
The problem with de-icing fluid – it wrecks your view. But on the other hand, flying without de-icing the plane would NOT be a good idea!
A short taxi, and it was the turn of our ATR to take to the air
Get shot of that de-icer!
Unlike the day before, this flight was smooth into the air and smooth in flight. For those of us who were trying to grab 20 minutes sleep between flights – this was much appreciated.
Outside, it was cold as the plane left Estonia.
With the flight under 20 minutes, there was no point carrying out a service (I doubt you could to be honest – with 68 passengers aboard the plane).
Glasses and cups for an ATR. But if you’ve seen how tight an ATR’s Galley is, you’d be surprised what you could squeeze in.
Cabin in flight
The seating was comfortable for a short-haul flight – at least the noise of the props didn’t sound so loud to where I was sat last.
AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki – Geven Seating.
Soon it was time for our plane to descend, and with a bump, the ATR landed at Helsinki Vantaa Airport.
The little ATR did another fast taxi around Helsinki Airport, stopping at the hard stands where the Turboprop planes depart from – near the cargo ramp
FedEx plane on the cargo ramp
With the plane parked it was time to leave, and head to the waiting and warm shuttle bus back to the terminal.
It took a few minutes to fill up
Overall: Again, a simple A to B hop with little service aboard it. At least the crew were friendly when greeting and disembarking passengers… and it wasn’t as bumpy as the day before. As far as 20 minute flights go – that’s all you can ask for.
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