Lets Tallinn that again! AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki aboard an ATR72-500
In this 200 Tier Point Adventure:
- 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical skills are as bad as my grammatical skills)
- To the Heathrow area
- The Holiday Inn Ariel, London Heathrow
- To Heathrow, Revisiting the Cathay Pacific Lounge
- AY3126 London Heathrow to Helsinki in Business Class
- Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat?
- AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn
- Another walk around Tallinn… and an iPhone 7
- The Hotel Ülemiste
- Back to Tallinn Airport, Tallinn Airport Lounge
- AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki (ATR72-500)
- A quick visit to the Finnair Non-Schengen Lounges
- AY831 Helsinki to Heathrow in Business Class with an A350
- A Train adventure home
- Silver: Done.
NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines, 19A, Economy Class
20 Tier Points Earned, 750 Avios Earned (500 Base + 250 Tier Bonus)
With the Tallinn cold, everyone was making haste to the waiting ATR72.
OH-ATN would be doing the honours this morning.
Boarding the plane, it seems this plane was refurbished to a higher standard than the other NoRRA plane I was aboard a day ago.
The seat again is the Geven Seat – not bad but pitched tightly on this ATR.
Legroom – acceptable for the short segment
ATR72-500 safety card.
There was a short delay due to the crew boarding late, and as such – a delay getting de-iced. None the less, the truck came to prepare us for take off.
With the de-icing complete, our ATR pushed back for the short journey back to Helsinki.
Norica and Air Baltic
The cabin ready to go.
With the safety demonstration complete, our ATR72-500 headed straight for the runway, and up into the sky.
With an early morning flight, all there is to see are the lights below. And on this route – there aren’t that many lights.
At least the flight itself was bump free – which first thing in the morning is never a bad thing.
Although the galley space in the ATR is tight. And I mean tight. Although the new mini galley is even tighter.
The new ATR Mini-Galley. Everything you need to conduct a service aboard an ATR-72 or ATR-42 – Shot at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016.
The approach at that time of the morning was a straight in approach into Helsinki, made with a gentle bump on the ground.
With a quick landing, our ATR72-500 peeled off the runway and headed for the ATR parking lot at Helsinki Airport.
Peeling off the runway
Hello, other ATR!
With the engines shutting down, the cabin remained sealed until ground services were in place… and the bus had pulled up.
With the bus arrived, the door was sprung open…. and everyone headed for the bus.
Overall: Another nice short hop aboard an ATR for the short distance between Tallinn and Helsinki. It’s amazing when you update the interiors of an ATR, it becomes a reasonable place to be… providing they don’t pack in too many seats.
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