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Calchas, chris1979, gadgetgal jfallesen, offshore_bob, S_W_S, Cymro, nomadic.relief

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To HEL ...
Friday 31 Jan
BA 794 Calchas, gadgegal, jfallesen, nomadic.relief
AY 1362 S_W_S
AY1406 Cymro
... and back
Sunday 02 Feb
BA 799 Calchas, gadhetgal,jfallese
AY 1365 S_W_S
AY1405 Cymro

We've reserved a special place in HEL
Hilton Helsinki Strand Calchas, jfallesen, S_W_S
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:04 am
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A short winter city break over a weekend in Helsinki, so we have something to look forward to after Christmas. No driving on this trip, just chilling out in the city. Probably quite chilly.

Most of us are on BA 794 out (Friday) and BA 799 back (Sunday). Arriving on Saturday is fine as well if you have no annual leave left.

In I class the price was £209 for 160 TPs so a nice few tier points for every £. I think however we are now down to R class seats only which adds a few extra pennies.

The hotel is the Hilton Helsinki Strand.

A programme of events has yet to be devised, but I think there will be a free walking tour on Saturday morning and probably a few drinks in the evenings.

Bring your mittens.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 6:52 am
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Count me in, but that's only because I live here hehe
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:19 am
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Put me down as a maybe, I've been to HEL but never left the airport. I'm just looking at the MAN-HEL AY flights.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:28 am
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Unbelievable!!! Couldn't you have chosen a different weekend??

I am already going to Helsinki that weekend. I wonder if it is a refundable fare? Yet another weekend ruined!!!

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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:45 am
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Unbelievable!!! Couldn't you have chosen a different weekend??

I am already going to Helsinki that weekend. I wonder if it is a refundable fare? Yet another weekend ruined!!!

I picked an afternoon flight home to make it easier for you
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:52 am
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I picked an afternoon flight home to make it easier for you
I feel this is a hollow gesture - which other BA return flight would you have picked that day instead?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:52 am
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I have added a wiki. Please feel free to add as many HEL puns as you can think of.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:05 am
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Welcome! I'll make sure not to travel anywhere that weekend.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:09 am
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Consider me confirmed .

AY 1362 Manchester - Helsinki
AY 1365 Helsinki - Manchester
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Old Sep 16, 19, 2:27 am
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I'm in for a quick trip too - out AY1332 on Saturday, back AY1337 on Sunday.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 2:49 am
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I'm up for this but on the direct AY flights from MUC.

AY1406 (arriving 10.15 p.m.)
AY1405 (leaving 4.20 p.m.)
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Old Sep 17, 19, 8:26 am
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This seems fun. I'm going to play around with flights and see if I can make it work.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 9:37 am
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Not sure you guys want cistavoda around! You will have to endure heavy drinking for 48 hours and will suffer from a massive hangover!

I speak from experience.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Not sure you guys want cistavoda around! You will have to endure heavy drinking for 48 hours and will suffer from a massive hangover!
Only those who sober up ever suffer from hangovers
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Old Sep 17, 19, 1:20 pm
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Tough luck, I'll be warming up in DXB for some CGK travel at that time, so I have to pass.

Wish you all a HEL lot of fun!
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