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Why Choose CO Over SK?  
User currently offlineMischadee From Sweden, joined Apr 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

So both carriers have their ups and downs. What reasons do I have to chosse either carrier on the ARN-EWR route? Can we compare them somehow?

Don't concider the FFPs you get with skyteam and STAR.

Aircraft type + -?
Flying times +-?
Service +-?
Connections and so on.

Mischa.


ARNiboy
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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Only because of the price.I don't see how CO could have better service on their 757 than SAS on A330. SAS has a really great service on transatlantic routes.

Daniel


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2392 times:


I've heard CO isn't offering a meal service in either class, are they?

I would choose based on price.
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

Well--FF miles is the main reason and the opportunity to connect in EWR to more places than Star Alliance is the main reason. If you negate those and simply look at a traveller that is O&D and not a FF member--then you'd have to go with SAS for better service.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

What does service has to do with the aircraft type?

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Maybe FA's are in a better mood on a widebody where they have more space to move around...  Big grin


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

CO will definately have food. They even have food on US domestics over 2.5 hours if they are at meal times. They have the cheapest catering costs in the industry because their catering is in house, not contracted out.


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineWhiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

There will be food on CO...I can't count the number of times I've nodded off to the rhythmic chant of "Chicken or Beef" somewhere over the atlantic on one of CO's 752's

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

I say SK because typically US carriers trail in service levels. Continentals service is slightly above average for the 'legacy' carriers. I haven't flown on SAS so I can't comment on their service, the only foreign carriers I've flown are Swissair and the old BalairCTA.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I think CO will target the US market for trips to Stockholm with there hub at EWR. SK use ORD as main hub in US with onwards connections with United. T

One big group of pax will be cruise pax wish start there cruises in Stockholm.



User currently offlineMadViking From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

You may fly CO anytime in the U.S. but flying Scandinavian across the Pond would truly be worth any extra expense! See if you can connect through Copenhagen, if allowed, to give you a chance to visit another airport and experience a SAS MD-80/737 type aswell!

Good luck!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

I rather fly SK A333 to EWR than CO´s narrowbody 757ER!

Its that I´m claustrophobic  Laugh out loud

Micke///SE



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

There is no such aircraft as a 757ER.

N


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5126 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Most important: Free drinks..... Imagine buying 6 beers for 5 dollar each.....

SK maybe hasn't many connections to offer in EWR, but how about CO in ARN?
SK can offer connections to almost every place in Europe, and a few Asian destinations.

For me, when I pay a transatlantic fare, I don't want to pay for a beer, when my neighbour gets his coke for free. That pisses me off! I hate it when other persons decide what I should eat and drink.... Why not sell me the same ticket for 30 dollar more and let me enjoy my glass of wine with dinner and a beer later on in the flight?

KL911


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Solnabo,

or is it because you are biased and hate Boeing, as well as America and all American companies ? By the way, there are no such thing as a 757ER.


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1775 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

CO will be picking up customers from States side and take them to CPH. Let us also not forget about their corporate customers that will be buying C tickets (with discounts but still higher price than the Y folks).
I just hope that there will be more legroom than 31 inches in 3rd class.

But given a choise, I 'd go with SAS hands down. Widebody and free drinks makes a lot of difference.. Not to mention lots of Scandinavian beauties to serve me  Smile



Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

CO will be picking up customers from States side and take them to CPH.

I don't think that CO will be taking many people to CPH when SK offers nonstop service from EWR to CPH. If CO starts EWR-CPH, which has been rumored, then possibly, but otherwise, I doubt there would be many (if any) pax flying to ARN just to connect to CPH.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Okey, lets see if I can make it easy for you: B757Whatever. OK?

Cheers

Micke//SE  Insane



Airbus SAS - Love them both
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