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Tallinn (TLL) mini DO : Sat 6th May 2017, plus TLL meetups on other dates

Tallinn (TLL) mini DO : Sat 6th May 2017, plus TLL meetups on other dates

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BA have LHR-HEL-TLL in J/Y for about 235 return, yielding 200TPs and offering the possibility of a ride on the Finnair A350 or a blue & yellow Airbus (for a 130 surcharge). See also this thread for more details and discussion of the fare.

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FAQ

Where to sit on the HEL-TLL-HEL legs?
If the flight is operated by an ATR-72, then at the back because boarding and disembarking is through stairs at the back of the plane. However, for more legroom the first row (which can be row 1 or 2 depending on the ATR) is the best choice. In HEL there will be a bus transfer, in TLL the plane will pull up at the gate and stairs are used to go one level up to the departures and arrivals area (same level).
Seatmaps for Finnair planes can be found here.

Row 1 on the E90 provides the best leg room.

Please note that this flight usually takes between 15 and 22 minutes. During the flight, a crew member walks through the cabin with a basket of chocolates. No drinks are served and the fasten seat belt sign usually remains on for the duration. No chocolates on the ATR72 flights, unfortunately.

Also note that overhead bin space on the ATR-72 is limited and you might be asked to put your luggage under the seat in front of you. They do not offer gate bag check in.

How to get to town?
Information on public transportation has been provided here (courtesy of Valgamaa).

Where to stay in Tallinn?
Information have been provided here.

Where to eat/drink in Tallinn?
Here, here and here

How much time do I need at TLL to go through security?
TLL airport is very small. With fasttrack you can be at the gate within 10 minutes. Boarding for the 6.10am flight is officially 5.30 or so, but it usually starts later than that. AY's ATR usually leaves from gate 5, the E90 left from gate 9. Anyways, it doesn't really matter where it leaves, because the airport is so small.

Do I get lounge access at TLL?
Yes, show your HEL-LHR boarding pass also to get access.
For directions, please use the TLL terminal map.

Do I get lounge access at HEL?
Yes, since your outbound to LHR is in Business Class. The Schengen Lounge for HEL-TLL is located near gates 23/24 (one level up, access with status), the non Schengen lounge between gates 35 and 36. For directions, please use the HEL terminal map.
There are reports of non-status passengers being granted access to the Schengen Lounge at HEL for the TLL bound flight if shown the J boarding pass from LHR to HEL.

TP/avios earnings?
If your ticket is issued by BA, you will earn full TP and avios (+tier bonus)
If your ticket is issued by AY, you will earn full TP and base avios (no tier bonus).
LHR-HEL will earn 80TP each way, HEL-TLL 20 TP each way.
Please use the calculator on BA.com to determine the exact amount of avios earned.

Is it possible to do a back to back (B2B) at TLL?
Yes. You disembark at the same level as departures are. Simply wait in the gate area until the flight is boarding.

When and where can I check in online?
Use the AY PNR to check in online 36h before your flight in the AY App and get a mobile boarding pass.

What time should I get to TLL airport
Slightly earlier than you'd think.


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Meet-ups for future dates

Updated until post #

07OCT17 AY832, AY113 Ameripaige
08OCT17 AY118, AY831 Ameripaige
14OCT17 AY832, AY113 Puqui99 + 3 + Whenitraveltheworld
14OCT17 AY832, AY113 Carofos +1 +Whenitraveltheworld
15OCT17 AY118, AY831 Puqui99 +3
15OCT17 AY108, BA799 Carofos +1 +Whenitraveltheworld
20OCT17 AY832, AY113 Puqui99 + 1
22OCT17 AY107, AY995 Puqui99 +1
29OCT17 AY118, AY831 victairinternational

03NOV17 AY1332, AY1023 florens+1
10NOV17 BA877 florens+1

24NOV17 AY832, AY113 shl +3
25NOV17/ AY114, AY3125 shl +3

08DEC17 AY832, AY113 CaroFos + 3
09DEC17 AY832, AY113 Nufnuf77
10DEC17 AY108, BA799 Nufnuf77
10DEC17 AY108, BA799 CaroFos + 3
23DEC17 AY1336, AY1035 KARFA
24DEC17 AY1036, AY1331 KARFA

03FEB18 AY1336, AY1035 KARFA
04FEB18 AY1036, AY1331 KARFA
23FEB18 BA798 Pilot37
24FEB18 AY1015 Pilot37
25FEB18 AY1036, BA795 Pilot37


Flight times (all local): (times & aircraft type subject to change)

Note that the A350 is going to provide a daily service from 27 March.

BA6036 / AY3126 : LHR 0730 HEL 1220 - Airbus A319 (319)
BA6011 / AY107 : HEL 1345 TLL 1520 - ATR 72 (AT7)
BA6032 / AY832 : LHR 1020 HEL 1515 - Airbus A350-900 (359)
BA6013 / AY113 : HEL 1625 TLL 1700 - ATR 72 (AT7)
BA6080 / AY840 : LHR 1610 HEL 2105 - Airbus A320 (320)
BA6034 / AY834 : LHR 1805 HEL 2300 - Airbus A321 (321)
BA6017 / AY117 : HEL 2345 TLL 0020 - Embraer EMB 190 / EMB 195 (E90), except saturdays: ATR 72

BA6048 / AY118 : TLL 0610 HEL 0640 - Embraer EMB 190 / EMB 195 (E90), except sundays: ATR 72
BA6031 / AY831 : HEL 0800 LHR 0910 - Airbus A350-900 (359)
BA6010 / AY110 : TLL 1250 HEL 1320 - ATR 72 (AT7)
BA6079 / AY839 : HEL 1400 LHR 1510 - Airbus A320 (320)
BA6012 / AY108 : TLL 1440 HEL 1515 - ATR 72 (AT7)
BA6033 / AY833 : HEL 1600 LHR 1710 - Airbus A321 (321)
BA6029 / AY995 : HEL 1725 LHR 1835 - Airbus A320 (320)
BA6044 / AY114 : TLL 1725 HEL 1800 - ATR 72 (AT7)
BA6035 / AY3125 : HEL 1930 LHR 2040 - Airbus A319 (319)


Possible nested itineraries: (numbers relate to ticket numbers)


Two nested tickets

Saturday
BA6032 / AY832 : LHR 1020 HEL 1515 (1)
BA6013 / AY113 : HEL 1625 TLL 1700 (1)
BA6044 / AY114 : TLL 1725 HEL 1800 (2)
BA6035 / AY3125 : HEL 1930 LHR 2040 (2)

Sunday
BA6032 / AY832 : LHR 1020 HEL 1515 (2)
BA6013 / AY113 : HEL 1625 TLL 1700 (2)
BA6044 / AY114 : TLL 1725 HEL 1800 (1)
BA6035 / AY3125 : HEL 1930 LHR 2040 (1)

Total 400 tier points


Three nested tickets

Friday
BA6032 / AY832 : LHR 1020 HEL 1515 (1)
BA6013 / AY113 : HEL 1625 TLL 1700 (1)

Saturday
BA6048 / AY118 :TLL 0610 HEL 0640 (2)
BA6031 / AY831 : HEL 0800 LHR 0910 (2)
BA6034 / AY834 : LHR 1805 HEL 2300 (3)
BA6017 / AY117 : HEL 2345 TLL 0020 (3)

Sunday
BA6048 / AY118 : TLL 0610 HEL 0640 (1)
BA6031 / AY831 : HEL 0800 LHR 0910 (1)
BA6032 / AY832 : LHR 1020 HEL 1515 (2)
BA6013 / AY113 : HEL 1625 TLL 1700 (2)
BA6044 / AY114 : TLL 1725 HEL 1800 (3)
BA6035 / AY3125 : HEL 1930 LHR 2040 (3)

Total: 600 tier points

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Reports

To Finlonia with Finnair in Business Class (w/pics) by Genius1
By surryson (text only)
By florens (with catering and legroom pictures)
TLL boarding by NoTiersForMe
Vegetarian meals and random pics by NoTiersForMe
Trip report by navylad
AY831 breakfast, AY832 lunch and AT72 legroom by florens
Five hours in Tallinn Finnair from LHR via HEL, including A350 by LondonAndy with lots of photos.

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Old Nov 2, 16, 9:31 am
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Tallinn (TLL) mini DO : Sat 6th May 2017, plus TLL meetups on other dates

Looks like a few people will be in Tallinn on 6th May, let's do a mini-Do while there

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Sounds good! I will be there

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This will be a fantastic trip- looking forward to it!
I think the T3 CX lounge will be a great breakfast location...
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This will be a fantastic trip- looking forward to it!
I think the T3 CX lounge will be a great breakfast location...
If it opens...
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If it opens...
Yeah saw it's still closed. Well, no doubt there will be a plan b, or c
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Hmmmmmm
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I will be there and so will Karfa I believe Can't edit wiki from my phone so if someone could add, please
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Can't edit wiki from my phone so if someone could add, please
Done!

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I will be there and so will Karfa I believe Can't edit wiki from my phone so if someone could add, please
Could someone kindly add me to the wiki too please?
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Done. That A350 seat will be most welcome on the way back!
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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:18 am
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Bugg3r it - done

SEAT:
AY832 1L - Cot/Bassinet
AY113 17A - Exit row
AY118 1D - Front row
AY831 3L

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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:20 am
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I was looking at this itinerary as the times are slightly better. Have to wait until SWMBO gets home to seek permission

Sat, 6 May

07:30 12:20
London (LHR) Helsinki (HEL)
Finnair 3126 Business Class Airbus A319
Average legroom (79 cm)
2h 50m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
Layover in Helsinki HEL1h 25m

13:45 14:20
Helsinki (HEL) Tallinn (TLL)
Finnair 107 Economy Class ATR 72
Operated by Nordic Regional Airlines for Finnair
Average legroom (76 cm)
Propeller plane
0h 35m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
Return flight
Sun, 7 May

12:45 13:15
Tallinn (TLL) Helsinki (HEL)
Finnair 110 Economy Class ATR 72
Operated by Nordic Regional Airlines for Finnair
Average legroom (76 cm)
Propeller plane
0h 30m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
Layover in Helsinki HEL50m

14:05 15:10
Helsinki (HEL) London (LHR)
Finnair 839 Business Class Airbus A320
Average legroom (79 cm)
3h 05m
No Wi-Fi
No in-seat power
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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:33 am
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Great idea, love this city! Even better since my collection year ends on May 8th, so this will be perfect to grab one of these cheap J fares ex LHR to get Gold, since this is no longer possible on QR R fares.

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Can't make these dates, but will be out there for the Spring Bank Holiday
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