8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1353 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6289 times:
I know this might have been discussed before, but I was wondering, why is SAS Scandinavian at Heathrow Terminal 3 and not at Terminal 2 with most of the other European carriers.
I thought it might have to do with connections to other Star Alliance members.
If it is, why arent OZ, OS, BD, LO, LH, SA, LX & TP in T3 as well? Is it just because of lack of space to fit all the carriers in? If it is, why did they choose SK over all the other Star Alliance carriers?
Tristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4261 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6280 times:
SAS used to be in T2. I remember flying with them from there on an A300 to ARN in 1981. As I recall they were offered a move away from T2 when T3 was enlarged and accepted it, long before allaince days.
IADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6255 times:
I heard that for some reason SAS , for a long, long time had a large number of connecting pax from UA and AA flights originating in the USA. So SAS moved into T3 , long, long before Star Alliance to make connections easier for a large number of passengers.
Jlb From Denmark, joined Nov 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6070 times:
That actually makes LHR bearable as a connection point for scandinavia-US flights. The funny thing is that AA often have better prices for interlining on SAS to CPH rather than using their alliance partner BA. It's far more convenient for us pax as well, since you don't have to transfer T3 to T4. So I guess everybody are happy, but it still doesn't make any sense to me.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5741 times:
Yes,SAS got a good offer from Heathrow.The move to Terminal 3 came about when SAS started flying 767's on the routes to LHR.The plane was a little too big for comfort at T2 and by replacing 2 narrowbody flights with one widebody,slots were released.In the event,the lower landing fees offered by Heathrow/BAA never really amounted to much,and SAS dropped the 767 flights.