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Norwegian airlines now offers direct weekend flights between Helsinki and Dublin all year round. #aerlingus #norwegian #helsinki #dublinMarch 22, 2013
I was searching for a flight home yesterday and was surprised when hipmunk found a direct flight between Helsinki and Dublin. When I saw it was offered by Norwegian Airlines, I headed to kayak.com as they offer a tool for looking up direct flights from any airport. In addition to the usual Aer Lingus schedule (Saturday and Tuesday), I saw that Norwegian offer direct flights on Friday and Monday which is much more sensible for a weekend break. I personally prefer this schedule and have already booked an extra trip with Norwegian. I wonder why the schedule planning team in Aer Lingus couldn’t have offered what the city break consumer wanted on the Dublin- Helsinki route?
Some photos I took in the city of Helsinki, Finland in September 2012. Lots of evidence of the transition from summer to the autumn. This is most clear in the photos of the terraces at Latsipalatsi which were mostly deserted. The most beautiful moment was the impromptu classical concert outside Cafe Java on an evening in which I was on my way to see some friends.
I have read all of the negative reviews of the maps feature of iOS 6. One of the apps that I use frequently is RettiGPS, an app that can tell which bus, train or metro to take to reach a particular destination in Helsinki. For some walking parts, Google Maps is really useful in finding a path to the nearest stop. On the other hand, IOS 5.1.1 did introduce the issue where my speakers and HDMI cable no longer worked with my iPhone 4S and that would be nice to have that active again. Better to wait and see if any other issues come up before upgrading the OS.