Sunday, 27 April 2014

Trip to Scandinavia! [Part 4]

Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.
Part 3 here.

So, our 2 day trip to Copenhagen and Malmo was over and it was time to head back to Copenhagen airport. We took the train back over the stunning ├śresund bridge and made the short walk from the station in terminal 3 to terminal 2. We used the self service check in machines, straightforward as always, and went straight through security (voted the best airport security in the world). After mooching round the shops, we had a drink at Starbucks and watched the movements on the busy apron:
G-EUUY, our ride home
Copenhagen-Kastrup (CPH/EKCH) to London-Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)
British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUUY
50 minutes before we were called to the gate. I was surprised at how compact Copenhagen airport is, the walk wasn't long at all. We were held briefly in a separate room, and boarding was swift - pushback was actually ahead of schedule! Time for my 61st flight...take off was from rwy04R:
Service onboard was a chicken sandwich or pasta pot. The cabin crew were mistakenly offering the pasta to everyone as an option when it was a vegetarian choice, as a result they very nearly ran out of them for the genuine vegetarians onboard. Thanks to an on time departure and a tailwind, we arrived at Heathrow 25 minutes early on rwy09L. We parked on pier C so we caught the tube-esque shuttle to the main terminal. It took about 15 minutes from plane to car, pretty fast considering the scale of the airport and the automatic passport checks (those silly machines that take a picture of your face!).

Overall, BA were nice to fly with, but not particularly special and given their normal fares probably not worth the extra. Heathrow T5 was pleasant to fly from, no problems there, but we didn't have bags so nothing to lose per say! Denmark and Sweden were great, I particularly liked Copenhagen and I can't wait to return to Scandinavia some time soon!

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