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Baltic Outlook
June 2017

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Dear guests,

Each week I travel on at least two airBaltic flights within Europe. Just like you, I go through check-in or, if I have no bags, I check in online with three clicks on my mobile phone. Then I walk through security and feel at ease as I reach the departure gate, because I’m sure I’ve made it on time for my next flight. Then boarding starts, and I join the queue. Depending on the airport and the type of aircraft, we board the aircraft directly or first take a short bus ride. The experience is different each time – sometimes I am asked to weigh my bag at the gate because it might be too heavy, and sometimes I am asked to show my passport. But I always hear ‘have a nice flight’ or a similar phrase from the agent. Finally, the cabin crew greets me with a smile, and I take my seat.

News in Brief

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  • We take care of your children if they need to travel alone

 

Maintaining the right balance

Behind the romantic exterior of aviation, there is an immense amount of work going on behind the scenes to ensure that the crew has everything needed so that the passengers can arrive at their destinationin comfort and safety. One of the most essential jobs is balancing the weight of theaircraft. In this interview, Lauris Ābols reveals how important the arrangement of each passenger, suitcase, and piece of cargo is on the airplane, and how he manages to balance his busy work schedule with some free time.

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