Welcome to a new short series of two flight reports! This short series will cover my short visit to Copenhagen, Denmark in late-October.
Background: This trip to Copenhagen was a completely spontaneous trip that wasn't really planned. It basically turned out like this, on one random day in October I told my dad I hadn't tried Norwegian (DY) yet. He thought I had flown with them but that wasn't the case even though they operate a decently sized hub at Arlanda. I also told my dad I had never been to Denmark even though it's so close to Sweden. We later looked for flights and hotels and booked a short trip to Copenhagen with Norwegian Holidays. There were 6 flights to Copenhagen with Norwegian on this date (28 Oct) and 14 flights with SAS. There was also one flight with Ryanair from Skavsta Airport, that airport is roughly 115 km from our home. Our flight to Copenhagen would be a morning flight, departing at 08:40 AM local time. This would probably be my last trip by plane of the year.
Part 1 - DY3195 ARN-CPH Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP(WL) LN-NGH Delivered Dec 2012 - You are here
Part 2 - DY4154 CPH-ARN Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP(WL) LN-DYG Delivered Dec 2010 - Coming soon
My and my dad left our home at 06:04 AM local time and soon entered the E4 motorway towards Arlanda Airport. It was a rather chilly morning and the sun slowly went up. Only one piece of hand luggage would accompany us on this flight.
The road changes to a 2-lane road for each direction when you approach Arlanda, they should make it a 3-lane road (each direction) until Arlanda Airport at least.
14 minutes passed on the motorway and we took the exit towards Arlanda Airport. We would park our car at the ALFA parking this time.
We arrived at the ALFA parking after a 20-minute quick drive from our home.
We found a spot right next to one of the bus stops in a matter of seconds, normally we have to look around for a few minutes.
Sunrise at 06:30 AM.
One of the free shuttle buses took us to Terminal 5 and we had no bags to drop off, our BPs were issued quickly through these check-in kiosks.
The main FIDS in Terminal 5, I never manage to get decent shots of FIDS' at airports for some reason.
Qatar Airways check-in desks at T5.
SAS check-in desks. The airport seemed rather busy at this time, probably because of school holidays.
We were requested to go through security upstairs like last time, the lines upstairs are usually shorter. Security was very organised and efficient as usual.
Duty-free shopping, almost everything at Arlanda is overpriced and I never buy anything here.
Our flight would depart from gate 15A according to this FIDS found after clearing security.
View from the windows adjacent to my gate.
Time for some boring spotting at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
My ride arriving from Copenhagen. LN-NGH delivered in December 2012.
It arrived at the gate at 08:10 AM and would have a 30-minute turnaround before heading back to Copenhagen.
Airline: Norwegian Air Shuttle
Flight number: DY3195
Scheduled time of departure: 08:40
Actual time of departure: 08:46
Scheduled time of arrival: 09:50
Actual time of arrival: 09:37
Scheduled flight time: 1h 10 minutes
Actual flight time: 51 minutes
Aircraft and reg: Boeing 737-800 LN-NGH
The gate area.
Shortly afterwards boarding began at 08:20 AM for one of six Norwegian flights heading to Copenhagen on this day.
I made my way into the aircraft and settled down on seat 8F.
Seat pitch was decent for a short flight like this.
Boarding was efficient and the cabin started to fill up rather quickly, the final estimated load factor was at 75%. This particular plane had BSI with these overhead screens.
Overhead bins together with blue lighting.
Boarding was completed fairly quickly and the crew made some final checks before pushing back at 08:35 AM.
The safety video was playing on these overhead screens while we made our way to runway 19R. All of the announcements were made in English and Norwegian or Swedish.
The cabin was dimmed for departure.
Pushback was done at 08:38 AM, two minutes prior to our scheduled time of departure.
SAS B738 looking good in the morning sun.
Finnair A321 taxiing out for the second morning departure (AY644) to Helsinki.
Traffic ahead of us.
Holding short of runway 19R.
On runway 19R waiting for take-off clearance.
Blasting out of runway 19R at 08:46 AM.
Schenker logistics AB warehouse visible moments after departure.
The town of Märsta.
The tray table which I wouldn't use on this flight.
The safety card of this B738.
The Norwegian in-flight magazine.
The overpriced menu, I would never buy anything from this menu even though these prices are normal for Scandinavia.
My dad was asleep at this point, or he actually fell asleep once we took off. I was just enjoying the wingview from my seat and at the same time the flight attendants were walking down the aisle asking passengers if they wanted to buy anything. A good amount of passengers ordered coffee. The FAs on this flight were decent, they offered a few smiles here and there and did their job in an efficient manner but nothing more than that.
They played some cartoons on these overhead screens, I remember watching this cartoon before but I don't remember its name.
List of their tail fin heroes.
Norwegian offered free Wi-Fi on this flight (no limit), this is much better than any kind of PTV system IMO. I managed to track my flight, check instagram etc…..
Tracking my own flight through FR24…
Closing in on Denmark.
The Danish city of Helsingør (Helsingör in Swedish). This city is very close to the Swedish city/town of Helsingborg.
Soon after passing Helsingør we initiated our descent into Copenhagen. The captain told us the weather would be pretty good today, mostly sunny.
Landing on runway 04L at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup.
We had a quick taxi to our gate and I barely managed to get any decent shots.
Arrived at our gate.
Walking through the jetway to the terminal.
We later went to Burger King to have some 'breakfast'.
Taking the Copenhagen Metro to our hotel.
I guess that's it for this FR, thank you for taking your time to read this FR :).
Tourism bonus from Copenhagen:
Spotting bonus from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, I managed to do some spotting at CPH the day before we left.
Icelandair B753 arriving from KEF.
Another SAS A343.
Singapore Airlines B772.
Another Norwegian B788.
LH B733 arriving from Frankfurt.
Emirates B77W arriving from Dubai, this daily service will be replaced by a 2-class A380 from December this year.
I really hope to fly on one of these from Stockholm-Arlanda one day, hopefully next year.
See you on the next one :).
Stockholm - ARN
Copenhagen - CPH
In the end Norwegian got me from point A to point B safely and on-time. The flight was very standard but smooth at the same time. FAs were decent.
Cabin comfort - Clean cabin with BSI and overhead screens, decent seat pitch with decent seat comfort.
BOB - Decent selection but overpriced IMO (not unusual in Scandinavia though).
Entertainment - The played some cartoons on the overhead screens which was quite nice and reminded me of my younger days, they also had free Wi-Fi onboard which was a big plus (took a while to get it to work though). Wi-Fi and the wing view was everything for me. I could also track my flight on FR24.
On-time performance - Departed 6 minutes late but landed 13 minutes early, perfect on-time performance.
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