While planespotting in Arlanda is best when runway 3 is used for landings, there are interesting photos to be had on the days they use it for departures instead.
After spending New Years in Las Vegas (don’t do it for the fireworks – lame!) I had to get home somehow. And since walking would be a bit of a stretch, I found myself right back on a Dreamliner again. I must say, I am a fan. Watching the wings when flying is my favourite form of in-flight entertainment, and the flexy flaps on the Dreamliner are a special kind of impressive.
The flight home from Las Vegas to Copenhagen took a mere 8 hours and 42 minutes, compared to the 10 hours out from OSL (they are roughly the same distance from LAS), but then again, we left LAS with a delay of 3 hours, so perhaps the pilots really stepped on it in order to avoid any EU261 claims. Not that I am complaining in any way.
As usual, I waved to the aeroplane from the windows at the gate. Because I am childish like that. This time I swear I could se the wings flex goodbye. Perhaps I was just sleep deprived and hallucinating.
Farewell, Dreamliner! I will be back. Especially if Norwegian starts flying to Seattle.
A few days ago, I stepped foot on a Dreamliner for the very first time, looking forward to watch the famous Dreamliner wing flex in action on the 10 hour flight from Oslo to Las Vegas with Norwegian. And what a beautiful aircraft it was! What incredible wings! I was glued to the window, watching them bask during take off. Though it was slightly disconcerting watching them wobble their way through an hour of heavy turbulence, the huge engines wobbling right along with them. Even knowing they were build to do just that, it took some getting used to. I ordered a shot of alcohol and watched the first two movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, wishing I were a hobbit.
It was indeed a nice way to end the year. 2017 will start in a similar fashion, flying home again on the Dreamer. It’s going to be a good year.
I can feel it.
Norwegian is an efficient airline. They have a streamlined fleet, flying Boeing 737 and 787 exclusively. And while the Dreamliner is always beautiful, I’m a little challenged by their 737’s. They’re not that pretty.
But the colourful livery helps, as does the fact that almost every Norwegian tail features a Scandinavian hero. Tail Fin Heroes, as they call them. And in recent years they even added some Spanish ones as well. Back in september I saw a tail with a likeness of Spanish author Miguel de Servantes.
Freshly arrived from Malaga.
I love watching the Dreamliner.
I love the slender fuselage and the pointy butt.
I love the long, curvy wings.
They’re easy to photograph, beautiful from every angle.
Even this one.
But they’re especially dreamy when they’re whisking you away from a rainy grey day towards warmer destinations.