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SAS 737-500 Flights 2000/2002?  
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3786 posts, RR: 30
Posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2633 times:

In OAGs from July 2000 and July 2002, there are many SAS flights within Norway as well as some within Sweden showing 735 as the equipment type. Since all of the 737-500s ever to appear on the SAS fleet roster (ex-Linjeflyg) had passed on (to British Midland) by 1995, what is "the story" behind SAS's flights operated by 735 equipment in the 2000/2002 OAGs? There are no indicators, be it a certain range of flight numbers or asterisk denoting that the 735s were operated by a carrier other than SAS.

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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2622 times:

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Thread starter):
Since all of the 737-500s ever to appear on the SAS fleet roster (ex-Linjeflyg) had passed on (to British Midland) by 1995

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This is as recent as March 6 this year. There are 737-500's in SAS' fleet. I'm scheduled to fly on one in June.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2620 times:

Never mind, now I realize what you were trying to say. The 737-500's they have now are ex-Braathens, and that acquisition was in 2004.

So I do not have any answer about 737-500's in 2000/2002.

Although your statement

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Thread starter):
Since all of the 737-500s ever to appear on the SAS fleet roster (ex-Linjeflyg) had passed on (to British Midland) by 1995

is incorrect.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3786 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2):
Although your statement

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Thread starter):
Since all of the 737-500s ever to appear on the SAS fleet roster (ex-Linjeflyg) had passed on (to British Midland) by 1995

is incorrect.

I stand corrected...had overlooked the recent integration of the ex-Braathens/SAS Braathens/SAS Norge fleet into SAS (2009?) which has made SAS a 737-500 operator once again, and a 737-400 operator for the first time. Although...would it be fair to say that, in a sense, SAS Norge lives on as a semi-autonomous division of SAS inasmuch as there is still a large number of 737s that carry Norwegian flag decals in place of the Denmark/Sweden/Norway flags of other SAS aircraft? ...or is it simply a matter of time before the Norwegian flags are replaced by the 3-nations flags?


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Reply 3):
SAS (2009?)

SAS took over Braathens in 2004, so they have had 735's since then.

Quoting Tango-Bravo (Reply 3):
SAS Norge lives on as a semi-autonomous division of SAS inasmuch as there is still a large number of 737s that carry Norwegian flag decals in place of the Denmark/Sweden/Norway flags of other SAS aircraft?

SAS Norge has become just SAS now, so the 735's are just as much of SAS as the A319's based in Denmark.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

The integration of Braathens came in steps:
2002 - May 2004 | Owner SAS Group | Operated as a separate airline | Their own colours with SAS sticker
May 2004 - June 2007 | Owner SAS Group | Operated under the name SAS Braathens | SAS colours with SAS Braathens decals and Norwegian flags | Own AOC CNO with callsign Scanor
June 2007 - October 2009 | Owner SAS Group | Operated under the name SAS Norge | SAS colours with Scandinavian Airlines decals and Norwegian flags | Own AOC CNO with callsign Scanor
October 2009 - | Fully integrated in to SAS, with full SAS colours, AOC SAS, callsign Scandinavian

It is now 18 months since SAS Norge closed down, but still you can see 737s (both 737 Classics and NGs) with the Norwegian flag on them.


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
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Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 5):
May 2004 - June 2007 | Owner SAS Group | Operated under the name SAS Braathens | SAS colours with SAS Braathens decals and Norwegian flags | Own AOC CNO with callsign Scanor

...which led to some interesting "livery-changes" -See the writing on the left cowl.

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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 6):
...which led to some interesting "livery-changes" -See the writing on the left cowl.

The left cowling change happened around two months after I flew on jump seat in SE-DNX

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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3786 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Reminds me... SAS & 737s is a somewhat interesting story... inherit 737-500s from Linjeflyg only to dispose of the entire fleet within about 2.5 years... to take delivery of a large fleet of 737NGs about 5 years later... to become a 737-500 owner once again some 3 years later (with the acquisition of Braathens) to coming full circle back to operating 737-500s about 15 years after taking their first 737-500s...while at the same time introducing 737-400s to their fleet for the first time.

BTW...can anyone confirm...was one of the reasons for SAS's switch from MD-80/87/90s to 737NGs due at least in part to the greater (belly) cargo capacity of the 737s...especially useful for what is (I am guessing) considerable demand for air cargo from OSL and ARN to the more remote points within their respective nations not well-served (if served at all) by rail or highways... or was the decision to go Boeing mainly if not entirely due to McDD's failure to match the more advanced technology of the 737NG series?


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

It was partly due to MDC's failure to not offer a better aircraft than the MD-95 (too short legged) and partly due to the extremely low price they got on the B736. Cargo capacity first came as a reason for choosing the A321 for the Scandinavian triangle (CPH-ARN-OSL-CPH).

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