Saturday, June 18, 2011

New non-stop flight to Manchester

Old Trafford, Manchester. Photo by André Zahn 
Norwegian football fans may now rejoice, as from October they can fly non-stop to Old Trafford.

Great breaking news for Norwegian football nuts. Norwegian Air Shuttle will start non-stop flights from Oslo to Manchester from October 2011. There will be three weekly flights, on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday, giving easier access to Premier League for Norwegian fans.
For those of you (including me), that would rather watch paint dry, than watching this peculiar sport, may visit Industrial war museum, Museum of science and Industry or if you traveling with a footballer, The  Manchester United museum. While you're there, you may take a pint as well. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rating Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Geneva-Oslo, June 2011

I traveled with Norwegian flights DY 1602 from Oslo to Geneva June 9th 2011, returning to Oslo June 12th with flight DY 1605. Flights provided average travel value compared to the air fare.

Geneva seen from DY 1605
Rating Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY 1602 and DY 1605: BBBB- (3, 54 points)

Norwegian Air Shuttle operates three weekly flights from Oslo Airport to Geneve-Cointrin airport. I Left with the Thursday flight scheduled to depart 10.05 AM, arriving Geneva 12.40 PM, returning from Geneva Sunday 7.55 PM arriving Oslo 10.30 PM.

Norwegian Air Shuttle offers no complementary goods or services, except entertainment system, available on this flight.
Lac Leman as seen from DY 1605
Crew offered a good selection of hot and cold beverages, snacks, and foods for sale, as well as a limited selection of duty free goods. Comfort on both flights was good, with good space to the seat in front of you. The crew provided very good service to passengers on board.

Departure and arrivals on both flights were delayed with up to one hour. This due to late arriving flight to Oslo Airport June 9th and lost slot on Geneva Airport June 12th.

See full scoreboard from this flight here