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11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!  
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Hi!

I am looking at a flight to ORD in March and I have found a reasonably priced flight with SAS, my all time favorite airline.
I can either choose to go directly from DUS via CPH to ORD or I can spend almost 11h (the whole night) at CPH and continue to ARN.
And I am liking that option because I have never been there and I can fly on a 736 on that itinerary.

What do you think?

And how is the SAS 736?

Thanks!


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

I've flown with SAS and also their B736. They are a great airline.

There's nothing too different of their B736s from their B73Gs and B738s. I'd prefer their A321s due to the drop down LCD screens.

11 hours at CPH would be great. I think its a beautiful city, a pity i never had time to go out of CPH during my transit there. I love Denmark by the way I saw CPH and hopefully I'll have the chance to visit Copenhangen.


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

I must be getting tired since the idea of going to Copenhagen city didn't even come into my mind!
 Nuts



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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Hey guys, I've been both to CPH (airport) and Copenhagen the city itself, the airport is interesting in many ways but not for 11 hours. The city is also a rather nice place with a wonderful nightlife, you can take the express train from CPH to the city center, it takes some 15 minutes. Worth a try  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineANX4fishing From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

You could also take the train across the Öresund bridge/tunnel and visit Sweden

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Go to ARN
If you can spend time in ARN even better because Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The SAS 736 is a delight. SAS configuration is of course classy and everything you'd expect of swedish design, and the shorter lenght seems to suit the bird better than the 700s and 800s. A bit more intimate. See both if u can!
and have a great flight!
u will, your onboard SAS!



User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

"everything you'd expect of swedish design"

LOL - What makes you think it is swedish design?
It's a scandinavian airline not a swedish.



It's Scandinavian
User currently onlineNavigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1181 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Go to Stockholm instead. Copenhagen is absolutely nothing compared to Stockholm City.

SAS 737:s are superb. The service is fine and the planes also.

If the schedule permits, why not use Germania direct to ARN and then go the next day with the excellent daily SK 945 to Chicago - ORD nonstop.

In Stockholm I assure you that you have lot more going than in Copenhagen. And by the way, you can also get to Stockholm with Ryanair to connect with SAS after an airport switch... just a thought  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

SAS-A321

I have swedish family and a lot of friends....ever heard of swedish "quietly assumed superiority?" Afterall, HQ is in Stockholm.


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2330 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

I would go directly from CPH...

Also Navigator! I am a bit disapointed by your thoughts on Copenhagen, we have loads of Swedish tourists each year, and they seem to really enjoy themselves...

Also many other Swedish airliners.net users recommended CPH and CPH city..

Ah well never mind, I like my city and I love my airport!
There are many shops and large windows, also as was said earlier, the train to downtown CPH will take around 10-15 mins and from the central station you have Tivoli (now closed) and the rest of central CPH!

Your decision, but to be honest the B736 isn't all that different from the MD80's little bit better seats tho, but the A321's and B737/738's are better...

You choice, but What ever you choose you'll love the new A333's that SAS has acquired! Interior goodies and great service, I know THAT part of the trip won't disapoint you!

So what ever you choose have a great trip!!!

Boaz...



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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Lufthansa: It's Scandinavian...


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It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Thanks for all the good suggestions!

I know that SAS wont disappoint me, that's why I am willing to pay the ?50 more than I would for LH or UA with more convenient times!
I really like CPH. Unlike FRA it is easy to get around and the people are helpful.

So is the 333 any better than the 340?
I would imagine they are pretty much the same on the inside. Performance wise I know both of them from other carriers.

On my planned trip I will also get to go on the 321, although I am not too keen on it. But I guess it was just another dull inner-German LH experience.
 Smile

So, do they serve a meal between CPH and ARN?



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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2811 times:


So, do they serve a meal between CPH and ARN?


I would not call it "meal" but depending on what time you travel you always get something, a snack or a light breakfast with a cookie, orange juice with some peanuts or anything. The "meal" usually contains more ingredients during the early morning hours and the late evening hours, only speaking from my own experience though.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Go to Stockholm instead. Copenhagen is absolutely nothing compared to Stockholm City.

That's rather funny considering the huge flow of Swedish people coming to Kobenhavn every Saturday evening (ok that's for drinking).

Copenhaguen is indeed a great town, but I know it mainly by night.  Smile


User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

About the meal.... have anyone EVER gone on a SAS flight where they didn't serve smoked salmon or shrimpcocktail? I hate seafood, but that's all I ever get when flying SAS....


Read between the lines.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5980 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Sebolino,
you hit it right between the eye - if you fancy getting something to drink, I'd say stay in CPH unless you fancy leaving a fortune with 'Systembolaget'  Laugh out loud

You can get downtown directly from the airport, and there's plenty of hotels near the Central Station. It will be better in a couple of years, once the metro is extended to CPH, though it's probably going to take a few more years since some NIMBY's have started a catfight with the company and county over wether to put the metro line above or below the ground.


User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

SAS has wonderful service on trasnatlantic routes and CPH is the most beautiful airport I have ever seen. Go for it!

User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 809 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

I would say go to CPH.
I live in Stockholm, and i must say that Stockholm Airport is boring compared to CPH Kastrup. The plane for Chicago departs from the B pier of terminal five.
There s almost no shopping at all, tax free is rather limited , and the prices are not that good, compared to CPH.CPH has the best shopping in Scandinavia ,also you will see more interesting airplanes at CPH.
Copenhagen is also a very nice city.Stockholm is nice too, but not as nice as CPH. The train ride from Stockholm Airport to city is 180 SEK one way ( 20€) and from Copenhagen Airport to city its 25 DKK one way(3,50€)
So i think you would have a better time in CPH, and it would cost you less.

SAS 736 are really nice.on CPH-ARN they use both domestic and euro configurated 736.If you get to fly on the euro verison the try to get a seat in the first 3 rows.There they have the fixed 2-3 seating,with nice wide seats.If you dont get those try to get a seat on the D-E-F side since the seats are better and slightly wider.
On SAS intra scandinavian flight they serve breakfast on flights that leave before 9 am. After that they only offer drink service.On CPH-ARN flights they will also have small snakcs, like nuts or almonds.They also started with sale of toblerone chocolate and potato chips, so you can buy that if you like.
Be prepared since SAS is cutting down on the cleaning , so you may get a very dirty plane.But they have fabulous crews, so they make up for it.
Their 330 and 340 are the same inside so it really doesent matter which one you fly.The SAS 321 are fabulous. they have drop down screans with camera views.They have the camera on duing take off and landing.real good.Also their A321 are quite roomy

LUFTHANSA:
SAS uses a lot of danish design.A lot of stuff are designed by the danish company Georg Jensen.There is very littel swedish design on SAS.
SAS HQ may be in Sweden ,but there are some danish and norwegian involment aswell  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2650 times:


TWISTEDWHISPER,

Well I hate seafood two, and that might case some trouble on SK flights. However as far as I remember I have been on two flights recently where those kinds of meals were avoided, one flight was a late evening (23:30 or so) flight from FRA to ARN last October, I was served a vacuum-packed tuna sandwich and a "kladdkaka". The second flight without seafood was on the 24th of December from CPH to VIE, the only thing we got was something to drink (soft drinks), wines were available in exchange for payment. That was my first SK trip ever where I was supposed to pay for the drinks.


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2330 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

I would like to thank all of your Swedes out there for all the positive words on my home town and its airport!

Thanks again!

Boaz...



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Both Copenhagen and Stockholm are great cities. I'd stay in Copenhagen if my main concern was to get to point B as fast as possible, but if you have the philosophy that the journey is an important part of the whole picture, then go to Stockholm. You'll get to the city in 25 mins with the express train from ARN (about 25 euros) and there's a lot to do in there, as in Copenhagen of course. However, Stockholm is ranked somewhere on the top 10 list of most expensive cities in the world (Copenhagen too?), so bring your big wallet if you can, and be careful with the bars, money will disappear faster than you think!  Big grin

Since SAS is your favourite airline, you've probably been to Sweden, otherwise, it'll be nice to add a country to your list!  Big grin

Have fun

johan



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User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2499 times:

Yup, Copenhagen will cost you a pretty penny, though since you are in the EU and not the US (grrrr- stupid Bush!) it may not be quite AS bad. Ive never been to Stockholm, but ive taken the Oresund train three times ( um, a missed Ryanair flight from MMX in '00) and its lovely, but well, nothing to write home about I guess (unless you are from England and its something else entirely to marvel at clean, punctual trains). Kastrup is a gorgeous airport though, one of my favorites, and I really like Copenhagen ( ive been about 4 times, had a Danish bf for a while)- easy to get around and nice enough shops. And the train connect to the airport is good. Easy to wander about in town from the Central Station.

In short-stay in CPH if you really want to take that flight- maybe catch a film and have some dinner and do a smidge of shopping- but I cant see how it would be worth it to cross over to Malmo...



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User currently offlineCopenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2478 times:

"CPH to VIE, the only thing we got was something to drink (soft drinks), wines were available in exchange for payment. That was my first SK trip ever where I was supposed to pay for the drinks."

Of the topic, but:
Strange, I have not read about this in the newsletters I get from SAS and can not find it on their homepage. Maybe they made an experiment. Are you sure you did not flew Austrian codeshared with SAS?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This link shows the services in Europe

http://www.scandinavian.net/EC/Appl/Home/FrontDoor/0,3479,LNG%253Den%2526SO%253D88CA130233764DB4_BF5FB90A71F0B985%2526MKT%253DAU,00.html

[Edited 2004-01-15 17:55:46]

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2425 times:


"Are you sure you did not flew Austrian codeshared with SAS?"

Absolutely positive ! It was an SK B 737-600, flight SK 695 at 14:40 from gate 8C on Christmas eve. I was surprised to but as you say it might just have been a "Christmas experiment" (maybe the chefs had the day off  Laugh out loud ? CPH Was deserted !) and they just thought that the 20 pax on board (bad loads) would be satisfied with a coke each.




User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Living in Germany I can tell you that I wont just go out for a drink in Scandinavia!
I am not that rich...



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25 AR385 : I have been in both Stockholm and Copenhagen. Both cities have a lot to offer but people in Copenhagen are nicer and there's a lot more to do at night
26 Post contains images TWISTEDWHISPER : Leviticus Hehe...man.... tuna is fish, hence, I don't eat it Kladdkaka is nice though Also, if you ever go to Copenhagen during the summer, be sure to
27 Post contains links and images Godbless : If you have the option of going to both CPH and ARN then do so! It seems that I do not have to convince you that SK is THE airline. On CPH-ARN they se
28 Raggi : I flew CPH -ORD on the 3rd of January this year, and the 343 was quite comfy, but IMO the seats were rather hard.. ( I flew coach ) there is no differ
29 Post contains images Danny : Raggi - looks like we were on the same plane - SK943 on Jan 3rd
30 Post contains images Raggi : cool, why didn't you say hi?? raggi
31 Skip7966 : If I only had 11 hours, I'd take CPH. My last time there was back in 1985 so I cant say how things are now, but back then it only took about 10 minute
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