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  • #31
    Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
    I see six glasses on your tray in one photo... A much better way to fly than back in baggage.
    Yes, there's an immense difference between flying on business class and economy. The eight hours from Oslo to New York got very short I must say. The same thing can be said about the seven hours back, most of which I slept through.
    Olympus user
    E-PL1, E-M5
    w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

    Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
    MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

    Cruise ships traveled on:
    MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
    MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
    MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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    • #32
      Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

      My wife thinks I am a big baby. She will ride anywhere in coach. But then complains for days how her digestion is upset and how tired and out of sorts she feels. More than 5 hours and I really hate the trip riding in small seats. I have gotten mathematical when figuring if business class is worth it. Since we take short trips loosing a day out of a week's vacation is a big deal. Being able to sleep and move enough to not get stiff & sore and arrive fresh has a real value to me.

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      • #33
        Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
        My wife thinks I am a big baby. She will ride anywhere in coach. But then complains for days how her digestion is upset and how tired and out of sorts she feels. More than 5 hours and I really hate the trip riding in small seats. I have gotten mathematical when figuring if business class is worth it. Since we take short trips loosing a day out of a week's vacation is a big deal. Being able to sleep and move enough to not get stiff & sore and arrive fresh has a real value to me.
        Yes, to me the difference is significant. With flights I have a threshold of about 4-5 hours of when I get fed up with flying coach. I'm rather tall, so I'm by default uncomfortable in coach, no matter what there is simply not enough leg room for me and the seats don't recline much. When I flew back from the US after a semester at Texas Tech just before Christmas 2008, I was completely knackered for two days. That flight was a pain (seven hours EWR - OSL) Too tired to do anything useful like reading, and too uncomfortable to sleep. Then, there are all the annoying people around you many of whom don't fly very often, so they're not familiar with the various dos and don'ts on an airplane. Also, on long haul the food they serve in coach is junk, tasteless and often expensive, you have to pay for it.

        In front of the infamous curtain, there's another world; An so much space, comfortable seats that recline properly, legroom that can be measured in meters, no annoying people (with few exceptions), and great food with as much free champagne, wine and beer as you'd like. There are also no problems getting space for your carry on luggage on business class, this time on SAS I had almost an entire overhead bin for myself, the beauty of being on seats D and E on business. There is also the possibility of taking you glass of champagne with you and walking back on coach on a little "gloat-trip", especially when you know someone back there who are usually very vocal about how business class is a "waste of money..." After a flight on business class, I'm feeling fresh and I can function as usual, wherever I arrive. This time it was a huge difference flying EWR - OSL: First hour-and-half goes away very quick with the ascent to cruising altitude, and serving the evening meal. The next four hours I slept through until the air hostess woke me up to tell me breakfast would be served in 15 minutes time, so that and the descent and approach consumed the final hour-and-half of that flight.
        Olympus user
        E-PL1, E-M5
        w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

        Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
        MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

        Cruise ships traveled on:
        MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
        MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
        MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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        • #34
          Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

          I must say... economy class looks a whole lot better these days....

          I love SAS's Business Class.... perhaps the best way to fly no doubt!

          I've done Business Class from Bangkok several times, and the difference is staggering.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #35
            Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

            Last month I signed up for the "Farewell to the MD80 MegaDO". This event is to celebrate the good old MD80's last flight for SK. The MD80 and the DC9 before it used to be the backbone of SK's fleet, now mostly replaced with B737s and A320s. I have very fond memories of these planes, as we used to go to our apartment in Spain for most of the school holidays when I grew up back in the 90s/early 2000s. SK was usually the most reasonable priced, as you only paid 1/2 fare for kids (untill 16) I remember we usually flew FBU-CPH-ALC then ALC-CPH-FBU back again, from October 1998 onwards it was OSL. Being able to go on a trip to bid this old icon farewell will be a great experience I'm sure. Here's the event program:

            Thursday 19. September
            530PM Registration
            630PM Welcome reception at the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport sponsored by milepoint and Pointshound. A special rate will be available. You don't have to stay at the hotel to participate

            Friday 20. September
            0630AM Mimosa og Bloody Mary breakfast at the Radisson Blu for guest staying, sponsored by The Points Guy
            0730AM Check in at a dedicated counter at Oslo Airport. The hotel is located 100 yards from the terminal
            Bus to the hangar where our MD80 will be parked
            0900AM Departure OSL
            1000 Arrival ARN, parking at the SAS hangars, we will not leave the secure zone, hand luggage to remain on board

            SAS program in the hangar
            1PM The official Farewell to the MD80 Party flight to Copenhagen (normally a 1 hour flight) flight goes north of the arctic circle with a low pass at BOO airport before we head to Copenhagen. Flight time 3 1/2 hours
            430PM Arrival CPH
            Transportation to the Radisson Blu XXX hotel. A special rate will be available.
            630PM Club Carlson program followed by reception

            Saturday 21. September
            Breakfast included
            9AM 90 minutes with SAS Eurobonus moderated by Randy Petersen, The Godfather of Frequent Flyer Miles.
            Program ends

            What's included
            -- 2 chartered flights on the MD80
            -- Upgraded catering on board, including alcohol
            -- 5000/10.000 Eurobonus Basic Points or 5000/10.000 United Mileage Plus miles for Economy/Business. (not confirmed)
            -- All meals and receptions
            -- Exclusive access to all events and giveaways.
            -- Transportation to Radisson Blu downtown Copenhagen
            -- All taxes and fees

            What's the cost:
            Economy Class: 649USD
            Business Class: 19999USD


            Though, it is in this livery I remember them:
            Olympus user
            E-PL1, E-M5
            w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

            Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
            MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

            Cruise ships traveled on:
            MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
            MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
            MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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            • #36
              Re: SK - Scandinavian Airlines

              In a few years time SAS will renew their intercontinental fleet, today they announced that the Airbus A350-900 will replace the A340-300s they already operate on IC-routes:



              They will also add four A330-300 Enhanced to the fleet as well
              Olympus user
              E-PL1, E-M5
              w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

              Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
              MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

              Cruise ships traveled on:
              MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
              MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
              MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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              • #37
                Do you prefer small or large?

                SAS - LN-RCX & OY-KBD - B737-800 & A340-300 by Tom McNikon, on Flickr
                View more photo's at my Flickr photostream blog

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                • #38
                  This will be the "new look" of SAS new aircrafts and their different classes:

                  http://www.adressa.no/forbruker/article9752912.ece
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                  Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                  Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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                  • #39
                    The new BUSINE$$ CLA$$ seat for Scandinavian Airlines.... (PS: I'm also writing a blog entry on these seats, which I will post in the next day or so..)

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    • #40
                      Does anyone know anything or have any information on the aircraft in the background here?

                      It's supposedly taken at Stockholm Arlanda..... is it still in use, or what is it used for now?

                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                      Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

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                      • #41
                        PS: To the previous post.....

                        https://www.planespotters.net/photo/...-caravelle-iii

                        How awesome would it be IF this aircraft SE-DAF Sven Viking would have been preserved in a better way than in the image behind this link.

                        Is it still there?
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                        Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                        Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      • #42
                        I truly find it odd that there is no interest in maintaining this amazing aircraft. It would be awesome in some historical aviation museum - anywhere.

                        Anywhere else than sitting on a runway being neglected.... it's just too beautiful to be thrown away like that.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                        Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                        Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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