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Goodbye Braathens  
User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1201 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5180 times:
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Sadly another proud Airline-name is put to rest

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/business/article1760303.ece

BRAATHENS will always be a symbol of a great airline (at least for me)  weeping 

Scooter


"We all have a girl and her name is nostalgia" - Hemingway
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User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4994 times:


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We're gonna miss her.....


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3359 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4979 times:

Finally, SAS should have done this when they bought Braathens. Now SAS is SAS in all the Scandinavian countries Big grin

Although Braathens was a great airline should they RIP!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4942 times:

What a shame.

Mange takk Braathens for flying me many times

Micke/  cry 



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4864 times:
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What many feared would happen has now happened.


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4822 times:

Hi!

Well just a few days ago I saw the new revamp SAS/Braathens at LIS, very SAS with very "foggy" Braathens titles. Indeed it's the final end of a great airline from Norways. In September 2005 I had the chance to fly from LIS to OSL with BU, I'm very glad I flew both planes with FULL BRAATHENS livery, LN-TUI LIS/OSL and LN-TUK OSL/LIS.
I found out in my addic an old JP Airline Fleets from 1980 and I noticed the following BU planes that passed via LIS during that year on the way to Madeira and Canarias Islands:

LN-SUA - Halvdan Svarte - 737-205C - Built in 1971
LN-SUB - Magnus den Gode - 737-205 Advanced - Built in 1979
LN-SUG - Harald Halfagre - 737-205 - Built in 1969
LN-SUI - Haakon den Gode - 737-205 Advanced - Built in 1975
LN-SUM - Magnus Lagaboter - 737-205 Advanced - Built in 1977

Maybe some of our norwegian enthusiasts know about these names, surely they were famous people, I guess "den Gode" means "the Great" right?
Great memories I have from those Braathens 737 Classics at LIS!
Regards


User currently offlineLNTUA From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

The Braathens name's are from old Norwegian Kings LN-B, 734 or 735. Or their daughters LN-T, 73G...

Braathens S.A.F.E, I will never forget  tombstone 



Fly the Norwegian way...
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
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Quoting LNTUA (Reply 6):
The Braathens name's are from old Norwegian Kings LN-B, 734 or 735. Or their daughters LN-T, 73G...

Braathens S.A.F.E, I will never forget

Like your username  Smile



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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Isn't Braathens the first European airline to fly the 767 ?

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 998 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 5):
Maybe some of our norwegian enthusiasts know about these names, surely they were famous people, I guess "den Gode" means "the Great" right?

"Den Gode" actually means "the good".

BU, a proud airline, a shame to see the name go into history.

This colorscheme was awesome, with the shiny belly:


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User currently offlineLNTUA From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 7):

Thanks  Smile  Smile  Smile



Fly the Norwegian way...
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Hi!

I remember when I started has a "true enthusiast" that Braathens was known has "Braathens SAFE" and SAFE meant - "S(outh)A(merican)F(ar)E(ast)" - a norwegian airline that had in mind to fly in South America and Far East!!! SAS blocked it for sure!!!
Regarding the expression" den Goode" beeing a portuguese I think I was trying to use the root-language from latin...I'm sorry I was wrong...but beeing good makes me feel more peacefull..."good" is much more peacefull than "great" indeed!!!
Raggi, you picked up a great picture of that BU 737 LN-BRA in FAO...a usuall "client" to our most southern part of Portugal, Algarve, bright colours, shinny sun and of course very warm water at the beach!!!
Regards


User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Quoting LNTUA (Reply 6):
The Braathens name's are from old Norwegian Kings LN-B, 734 or 735. Or their daughters LN-T, 73G...

I think the Norwegian division of SAS should continue on with the same naming convention as that of Braathens for it's fleet. I recall that there were the most meticulous woodcarved pieces portraying each king hanging on the bulkhead in the cabin of each aircraft when these operated for Braathens. I do not think this would necessarily interfer with the imminent change of branding.

Other than that I think it makes sense to brand SAS in a uniform way. I'm just surprised that this action did not come earlier.


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

Quoting Scalebuilder (Reply 12):
Other than that I think it makes sense to brand SAS in a uniform way. I'm just surprised that this action did not come earlier.

In addition to the name (those of a well known Norwegian shipowner family), the Norwegian public was very touchy about the removal of the Norwegian flag from the fin. Hence, the flag re-appeared on the aft fuselage and on the nose.
Due to historical events, the Norwegians do not look nicely at the Swedes. They had nicknamed SAS "Svensk Alle Sammen", all Swedish.
For these reasons, I assume that SAS Norge will kept its identity for a while.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 11):
I remember when I started has a "true enthusiast" that Braathens was known has "Braathens SAFE" and SAFE meant - "S(outh)A(merican)F(ar)E(ast)" - a norwegian airline that had in mind to fly in South America and Far East!!! SAS blocked it for sure!!!

I'm pretty sure they did fly to all of those places in the early days of aviation after (or perhaps before) WWII. I think it had something to do with the shipping company which owned Braathens and originally set it.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 13):
For these reasons, I assume that SAS Norge will kept its identity for a while.

Well... I think we simply have to say goodbye to Braathens. It is highly unlikely that any airline in Norway will operate under this name ever again. Now we have Norwegian, and I honestly do think that this airline will carry on the national legacy of that of a flag carrier. It does not carry the the flag on any tail, but rather famous Norwegians. I think this airline is gaining momentum, and will be around to stay. We'll see how Norwegians will identify with it. The airline is expanding rapidly, and outside of the "comfort zone" too. But it has yet to be seen if Norwegians will embrace it.

Scalebuilder


User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 8):
Isn't Braathens the first European airline to fly the 767 ?

Braathens took delivery of a 767-200 on 23/03/1984, registration LN-SUV. LN-SUV is now flying for Maxjet as N260MY.

They were just pipped to the post as Britannia Airways took delivery of their first 767-200 on 27/02/1984 G-BKPW. G-BKPW was scrapped May 2006.



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User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Sad to see the Braathens name disappear. RIP


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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Yes, sad to see them go - but just the name disappears at this stage... the special style, proud and way of service they had until SAS bought BRAATHENS S.A.F.E. have been removed since years already...
Good old times and style is really getting rare, at least in Western countries - sad to see!



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

What does Braathens itself mean. Is that the founders name or what?

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7461 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 11):
I remember when I started has a "true enthusiast" that Braathens was known has "Braathens SAFE" and SAFE meant - "S(outh)A(merican)F(ar)E(ast)" - a norwegian airline that had in mind to fly in South America and Far East!!! SAS blocked it for sure!!!



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I'm pretty sure they did fly to all of those places in the early days of aviation after (or perhaps before) WWII. I think it had something to do with the shipping company which owned Braathens and originally set it.

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Founded in the immediate post-World War 2 period by the Norwegian ship owning family, Braathens, the airline initially used DC-4s and then DC-6s to fly replacement crews from Norway to ports in South America and the Far East. When I flew them a lot around the end of the 1980s and in the early 1990s they had become primarilly a domestic Norwegian carrier and later expanded to become a European dhort haul carrier.


User currently offlineLNTUA From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Quoting NA (Reply 19):
What does Braathens itself mean. Is that the founders name or what?

It's the family's last name. They now owns Malmö Aviation...



Fly the Norwegian way...
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3923 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

What exactly is the position of SAS Braathens/SAS Norway within the SAS framework?
Are all SAS flights from Oslo/Norway SAS Braathens flights? Are all LN-registered short-haul aircraft SAS Braathens?

Thanks

Peter



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3359 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 22):
What exactly is the position of SAS Braathens/SAS Norway within the SAS framework?
Are all SAS flights from Oslo/Norway SAS Braathens flights? Are all LN-registered short-haul aircraft SAS Braathens?

SAS Braathens now SAS Norway fly all the domestic flight in Norway and all international routes out of Norway except: All the flights from Norway to Copenhagen which are operated by SAS DK, and 50% of the flights OSL-ARN and the TRD-ARN route, which are operated by SAS SE.

Where the aircraft is registered has noting to do which part of SAS the aircraft is operated by. However all SAS Norway's planes are LN-registered, but SAS DK, SE and IC have many planes that are LN-registered. This is due to tax reasons AFAIK.


User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Sad to see Braathens has now gone. They were one of the airlines I wanted to fly on and last year I nearly did. A pity I didn't take that flight.


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25 FBU 4EVER! : SAS never blocked Braathens routes in the 40's.It was the Government. A short historical background: When practical transoceanic flights appeared on t
26 Breiz : You are right of course, and your historical summary is good, but you must admit that from the 40's, SAS was the government. I do not recall to have
27 Post contains images OHLHD : What a sad day! I am happy to have been on the original Braathens! Will take a minute in summer when going to TOS again to think a minute about them!
28 CRJ900 : I loved flying to the Canary islands with Braathens SAFE's B737-200 in the mid-to-late 1980's. I was always amazed that those small aircraft could fly
29 Post contains links Tango-Bravo : The story of Braathens SAFE's international services to South America and the Far East, proposed and actual, can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.o
30 Post contains images Ptrjong : Thank you.
31 LongHauler : I remember as a young lad, I used to write to various airlines requesting post cards, brochures, literature, etc about their airline. I know ... what
32 AirAmericaC46 : Anybody knows the actual routings of BU into Panama and Caracas? type of aircraft? I would like to hear all the flight logs of A.netters on BU-----rou
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