Review of Norwegian flight Oslo Stockholm in Economy

Airline Norwegian
Flight DY820
Class Economy
Seat 25A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 13 Aug 17, 17:00
Arrival at 13 Aug 17, 18:00
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By 530
Published on 27th August 2017
Hello everyone! Welcome to the second part of this short itinerary consisting of a round-trip from Stockholm to Oslo over a weekend in August, 2017. This final part includes the short flight back to Stockholm.




Background:

This particular background will not be of ample size, in comparison to backgrounds in other reports from this account. The story went like something along these lines:

It was a regular spring day in Stockholm and I was sitting in my room per usual, the day was ordinary until my dad came and told me we had to book tickets in August for just a single night. Apparently a wedding party of one of my cousins' wedding had been confirmed to take place on August 12, 2017. Talks about the wedding party had been ongoing for an extended period of time, it was confirmed at last which meant it was time to book the tickets after our invitation arrived. The standard options for travelling to Oslo are to take the train or to fly with SAS/Norwegian. My family agreed on flying to Oslo and I therefore searched for flights in August. Norwegian turned out to be the cheaper choice and the tickets were booked without further hesitation. This would be the first trip from our new home in the Stockholm area, the recent ARN-HEL-UME-ARN series was the final series from our previous home in Stockholm.






Note: Pictures used in this report were taken with my phone and camera.



Part 1 - ARN-OSL, DY807, Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, LN-DYC - Here
Part 2 - OSL-ARN, DY820, Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, LN-NGS - You are here





Approximately 27 hours 46 minutes after arriving on Norwegian ground, it was time to drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in order to catch the flight back to Stockholm. My family visited one of my other relatives' home in Oslo for lunch on the day of return, before proceeding to leave the country. The car was started at 14:46 and the length of the ride in terms of distance would be roughly 56km (34,8 miles). Flight DY820 to Stockholm ARN was scheduled to leave Oslo at 17:00 (5:00 PM).
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Driving towards road 150, also known as Ring 3.
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Driving on Ring 3 at 14:54 (2:54 PM).
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Inside a tunnel.
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Inside another tunnel.
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Taking an exit towards the E6 freeway towards Gardermoen Airport after eight minutes on road 150 (Ring 3) in Oslo. On another note, it seemed like a continuation on the two lanes to the left would have taken us to the E18 towards Stockholm.
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On the highly trafficked E6 freeway towards OSL.
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Passing the hotel we stayed at.
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Driving through the northeastern outskirts of Oslo.
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35 kilometres to go (21,75 miles).
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Entering Akershus County.
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Quality Hotel Olavsgaard in the middle of the picture.
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You may have noticed the fact that I have included more pictures from the road to the airport than what's standard on my page, and there is a reason for that difference. Unfortunately I did not manage to include a bonus of the city centre on this series, for that reason I decided to include additional pictures from the drive to the airport where different types of backgrounds can be seen, in order to try to compensate for the lack of bonus pictures in the previous FR.
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Maxbo Stormarknad on the left side, a store for building materials.
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DHL office and warehouse in Berger, Akershus County.
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23,2 kilometres left (14,42 miles).
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A few houses in Frogner.
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Passing Lindeberg in Akershus County.
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Crossed Kløfta, a town in Akershus County.
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Haug farm.
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Approaching Jessheim, a town in close proximity to the airport.
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Taking the E16 freeway towards Gardermoen Airport.
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On the E16.
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Driving to a petrol station in order to refuel the car before returning it to the car rental company.
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At the petrol station.
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Once the refueling process had been completed, we drove to the parking garage for rental cars which would be garage P10 according to signs on the road.
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Inside the parking garage at 15:43 local time (3:43 PM). Scheduled time of departure was set to 17:00 (5:00 PM).
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Returning the car was a breeze. My father parked the car at a return spot, left the keys and we were good to proceed towards the terminal building without having the need to complete any additional formalities.
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Walking to the departures area at 15:47 (3:47 PM).
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To the upper level.
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The airport train station was visible from this spot, on the arrivals level of the terminal building.
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Continuing to the departures level, located a floor above the arrivals section at OSL.
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The check-in area was open and spacious, once again a stark contrast to the airport experience in ARN.
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FIDS.
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Multiple check-in desks lined up neatly.
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A capacious area.
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As soon as I was finished with my blurry pictures of the check-in area, I walked up to a check-in kiosk and printed out our boarding passes before moving up to the next step which turned out to be an automated BP check followed by a customary security control. Multiple kiosks were faulty, leading to long queues behind the functioning kiosks.
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The security check was cleared in 10 minutes, we entered at 16:06 and cleared the checkpoint at 16:16 (4:06 PM - 4:16 PM).
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The gate assigned for flight DY820 to Stockholm was D8 according to this FIDS found after going through security.
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SAS B736.
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HOP! E-190.
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Continuing towards the D gates.
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A customs border had to be crossed before entering gates assigned for international flights.
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Duty-free shopping could be done after passing the customs border.
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Continuing to reduce the distance between us and gate D8.
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The section with the gates was incredibly roomy, another major dissimilarity from the airport experience in ARN.
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At gate D8 by 16:32 (4:32 PM).
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Flight information:

Airline: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Flight no & route: DY820 OSL-ARN

Aircraft: Boeing 737-800

Scheduled time of departure (actual): 17:00 (17:18), UTC +2

Scheduled time of arrival (actual): 18:00 (18:00), UTC +2

Scheduled flight time (actual): 1 hour (42 minutes)

The 738 for today's flight was registered as LN-NGS, having been delivered to Norwegian in January 2014. This fact makes the aircraft considerably newer than the ride I had on the previous flight, LN-DYC, which was delivered in 2010.
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Boarding for flight DY820 to Stockholm was announced at 16:45 (5:45 PM), 15 minutes before our scheduled time of departure.
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To the jetbridge.
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Walking on the jetbridge towards the aircraft.
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This time around, boarding was solely done from the front of the aircraft.
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A lighter traffic jam is encountered upon entering the 737.
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Progressing, but at a slow pace.
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Seated on seat 25A at 16:54 (4:54 PM), I had the identical seat number on the former flight from ARN to OSL.
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Status of boarding: Ongoing.
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Seatback.
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Armrest.
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Boarding was nearly finished at 16:56 (4:56 PM).
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Mood lighting onboard this 737.
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Wing view from seat 25A.
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Safety card, part one.
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Part two.
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N by Norwegian magazine.
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A blurry picture of the menu found in the magazine. Generally speaking, the prices were not the most attractive in the world but fairly normal for Scandinavian standards.
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There was a selection of pictures from some of the menu items, next to the menu.
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Overhead monitor.
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Seat pitch was sufficient for a flight of this length. I am 179cm tall (5'10").
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One copy of DY's barf bag was found in the pocket of the seatback.
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Safety instructions were displayed on the overhead monitors while preparing for pushback, the video was shown in Norwegian and English if my memory is not fooling me.
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Pushback commenced at 17:10 (5:10 PM).
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Three birds on the tarmac, including an Ethiopian Dreamliner.
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Proceeding to the runway.
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Brussels Airlines A319 preparing for flight SN2284 to Brussels.
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Advancing.
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Seconds before lining up with the active runway for departures this Sunday afternoon.
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On the runway.
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Rolling down runway 19L at 17:17 local time (5:17 PM).
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Lifting off.
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Several logistics companies below the winglet, including Marine Harvest Terminal, GF Logistikk and Expeditors International Norway.
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The E16 freeway.
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Sand, an area seen below the aircraft's flaps.
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Sand on the bottom part of the picture with the town of Jessheim visible above Sand.
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Jessheim around the winglet.
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Parts of the Glomma (also known as Glåma) river are exposed on the left side of this picture. It is the longest and largest river in Norway, measuring in at a length of approximately 621 kilometres (384,87 miles).
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16 000 ft and climbing.
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Sarnes, the administrative center of Sør-Odal municipality located in Hedmark County, Norway.
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Connecting to DY's onboard Wi-Fi was a trouble-free experience, for the second consecutive time in a row. I used to struggle connecting to the Wi-Fi network on previous itineraries with Norwegian.
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Tracking my flight, using the aircraft's Wi-Fi connectivity. My friend Martin1405 also tracked my flight, thank you!
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Cartoons were shown on the overhead monitors while cruising towards Stockholm.
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My interactions with the FAs were limited on this short hop but the captain was informative and kept the passengers well informed about the flight (information about the routing, weather, final destination etc).
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Lighting and the overhead panel.
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Ludvika, a town in Dalarna County, Sweden.
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Smedjebacken, another town in Dalarna County, Sweden.
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Ludvika and Smedjebacken.
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Söderbärke, a village/town with less than 1000 inhabitants. Lake Östra Svetan and Västra Svetan can be seen to the left of the populated area. Lake Barken running through Söderbarke can be spotted in the picture, a coherent lake consisiting of two narrow lakes known as Norra Barken and Södra Barken (northern and southern part). Lake Norra Barken can be seen north of the populated section while lake Södra Barken can be spotted south of it.
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Fagersta, a town in Västmanland County.
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Descending.
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Heby, a smaller town in Uppsala County.
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A tip of Ekoln, the northenmost bay of Lake Mälaren.
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Road 263, Hjälstaviken to the left of it (lake and wetland) and parts of Lake Mälaren on the right hand side of road 263.
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The E18 freeway.
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Lake Mälaren with four bridges crossing it. Two bridges are used for the E18 freeway, one bridge is used as a walkway/smaller road while the last bridge is a part of Mälarbanan (railway tracks).
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Approaching Bålsta.
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Different angles of the bridges.
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The town of Bålsta, located in Uppsala County. The Stockholm commuter train extends to Bålsta, making Bålsta one of few commuter train stations outside the Stockholm area,
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Returning to clouds.
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Reflection of our ride.
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Lining up with runway 01R.
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Descending through the cloud layers.
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The northern tips of Upplands Väsby are spotted after descending through the clouds.
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Lake Oxunda.
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The E4 freeway.
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The E4 with parts of Stockholm Nord Logistikcenter (Stockholm North Logistics Center).
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Flying over Lake Fysingen.
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Moments before arrival.
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Landed on runway 01R at 18:00 (6:00 PM).
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Taxiing towards Terminal 5.
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Multiple SAS birds.
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Thomas Cook Scandinavia A333 and a SAS B738.
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Novair A321NEO.
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SAS A320NEO and an Air China A333.
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Lufthansa A321.
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Primera B738.
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Titan Airways B752.
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Turkish Airlines A321.
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Company 737-800.
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We waited for the pictured 737 to leave, before lining up with our gate.
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Parked up at Terminal 5 by 18:09 (6:09 PM).
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The disembarking process could be handled from both sides of the aircraft, being seated at row 25 meant disembarking from the rear a "natural" option for us.
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Leaving the 737 at 18:14 (6:14 PM).
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Towards the terminal building, which is nowhere near as fancy as the building in OSL.
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Regine Normann was featured on the tail of LN-NGS, a former Norwegian novelist and story writer.
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Walking towards the exit.
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Before continuing to the parking shuttle buses, my family decided to pay a visit to the WCs. The queues were long for most toilets, resulting in a longer-than-usual toilet visit.
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After the lengthy visit to the WCs, we continued to the bus stop on the arrivals level of Terminal 5 in order to take the yellow shuttle bus to the BETA parking lot.
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We arrived at the correct bus stop in the parking lot at 18:53 (6:53 PM).
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Leaving the parking lot at 18:57 (6:57 PM).
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On road 273.
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Continuing on road 273, now having a motorway/freeway standard.
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On the E4 towards Stockholm C at 19:04 (7:04 PM).
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Shortly after entering the E4 freeway, we approached a lighter traffic jam.
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Advancing through the traffic, at slow speeds.
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Slowly passing Rosersberg, a locality in the northern outskirts.
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19:09 (7:09 PM).
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The flow started moving at a regular pace after a short distance of just 4,5 km (2,8 miles).
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Driving through InfraCity, a business park and an area for shopping in the northern outskirts.
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Leaving the E4 in order to connect to road 267.
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Driving on road 267 towards the E18 freeway.
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Joining the E18 at 19:24 (7:24 PM).
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On the E18 towards Oslo.
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Leaving the E18 after seven minutes on the freeway.
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We made it home by 19:36 (7:36 PM), the ride from the airport had totaled at 39 minutes. Thank you for taking your time to read this FR :). Have a good one, see you!
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Verdict

Norwegian

7.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Oslo - OSL

9.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness10.0

Stockholm - ARN

6.8/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

Another short hop with Norwegian, this time from Oslo to Stockholm.

Cabin comfort - Seat pitch was sufficient for a short leg like this one.

Cabin crew - I barely had any interaction with the crew on this short leg, but the captain was informative throughout the flight. He made sure the passengers were informed about various aspects regarding the flight.

Entertainment - Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. In addition, cartoons were running on the overhead monitors.

Meal/catering - Almost everything is BOB, I think water on cup can be served for free if requested (I have taken notice from other DY flights but I am not entirely sure if it applies to all occasions). The menu offered a few snacks and drinks to choose from.

Information on the route Oslo (OSL) Stockholm (ARN)

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