Posted at 3:44 pm , on April 21, 2018
Radisson Blu Plaza is situated very centrally in Helsinki. It is within walking distance to the regional train station, the art museum is just a stone throw away and the esplanade and market hall is within walking distance. During winter, the Christmas market is just around the corner. Kamppi is just nearby; where the central bus station is situated in (it is a shopping centre too). With such a strategic location, how did the hotel fare?
Posted at 8:42 pm , on March 18, 2018
AY412 would be my first turboprop plane in over 30 years! The last time (and also my first) was back in 1986 on a Fokker-27 (which was not something I was fond about). I vaguely recalled the flight being almost like a roller coaster.
ATR-72 is a completely different bid from what Fokker-27 was. Although small and flying in the winter, the plane was fairly steady. The plane is single cabin and configured in a 2-2 seating.
Posted at 8:36 pm , on March 18, 2018
This was the last leg of our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. It was a very short flight on an Airbus A321 which is configured as a single cabin. Seats as usual were arranged in a 3-3 configuration.
Our flight was only about 2/3rd full, hence we were free to switch our seats. As it was winter, my wife moved over to the port side (west facing) to catch the early sunset.
Posted at 12:29 pm , on February 23, 2018
This was just a short stop in the lounge, just before my boarding. Unfortunately, I think I lost my camera here too 😦
Posted at 12:19 pm , on December 25, 2017
QR303 (DOH-HEL), QR302 (HEL-DOH) and QR848 (DOH-KUL)
I decided to lump the review of all 3 flights under one post as these flights offered similar experience using the same type of plane (and hence cabin).
Unlike the A330-200, the A330-300 experience was much better. Unlike the former, A330-300 seats are 180 degree full flat and newer with more storage space allocated. As A330-300 is longer, the Business Class Cabin thus has more seats (30 vs 24 in A330-200) and is not cut off by the galley. Seats are still configured in 2-2-2 making it less attractive than those on Dreamliner and A350-900 (or Qsuites).
Posted at 4:36 pm , on July 18, 2017
With the conclusion of TTOTY Part 1, it is time to plan for TTOTY Part 2. This will be the following route: