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Scandinavian Airlines 737 Heading To North America  
User currently offlineNorwegian737 From Norway, joined Mar 2011, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7343 times:

Just saw this on FlightRadar24:



Scandinavian Airlines flight SK7181, Boeing 737-800 LN-RRF, from Oslo to Camp Springs Andrews AFB, via Reykjavik.
Any idea of what kind of flight this is or who's on it??

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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

Charter flight to Andrews AFB (SK7xxx are Charter flights)

User currently offlineNorwegian737 From Norway, joined Mar 2011, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7310 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
Charter flight to Andrews AFB (SK7xxx are Charter flights)

Well, I know that the SAS charter flights are SK7xxx, I was just wondering what the 'occasion' was, as they don't have a lot of charter flights to North America...


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7309 times:

US Airforce Drill Team going home after a visit to Norway

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6816 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 3):
US Airforce Drill Team going home after a visit to Norway

And they couldn't find a more suitable aircraft to cross the Atlantic? I'm also surprised SAS could spare an aircraft on the verge of the summer season.

Maybe time SAS looked at their fleet utilization.


User currently offlinePelle From Denmark, joined Apr 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6803 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
US Airforce Drill Team going home after a visit to Norway

And they couldn't find a more suitable aircraft to cross the Atlantic? I'm also surprised SAS could spare an aircraft on the verge of the summer season.

Maybe time SAS looked at their fleet utilization.

Well if it's just for bringing a drill team home, isn't the 737 suitable for the job?



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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6629 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
I'm also surprised SAS could spare an aircraft on the verge of the summer season.

Maybe time SAS looked at their fleet utilization.

I believe that SAS have a contract with the Norwegian government to have a couple of aircraft available should they require emergency lift. Maybe they are using one of those?

Government charters also tend to be lucrative, so maybe worthwhile putting on one of their back-up aircraft, as the profit from that flight would offset the costs of a cancellation?


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5923 times:

Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 6):
I believe that SAS have a contract with the Norwegian government to have a couple of aircraft available should they require emergency lift. Maybe they are using one of those?

This is not an emergency lift, and those aircraft that are "reserved" for that are 737-700 AFAIK


User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
And they couldn't find a more suitable aircraft to cross the Atlantic?

Miami Air has been flying Trans-Atlantic DOD charters for several years with their 737-800s.



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User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

It's not like militaries can decide to deboard and take another airline when they are put in a single aisle transatlantic plane without PTVs  


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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
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Quoting babybus (Reply 4):
I'm also surprised SAS could spare an aircraft on the verge of the summer season.

Maybe time SAS looked at their fleet utilization.

I don't think this is a big issue, as the summer season has not started in Scandinavia yet. Also SK has at least one spare AC at OSL at any given time, so SK just put that one into service and then sent LN-RRF to the US for two days.

I'm pretty sure SAS got paid handsomely for this flight.



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 963 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

More than the ordinary Norwegian domestic flights I guess. A number of domestic flights to BGO, SVG and TRD from OSL were cancelled yesterday. If it was due to this TATL flight or had other causes, I don't know.

User currently offlineMUCramp From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

There was also an German Luftwaffe A310 as well as an Bulgarian (Government) A319 crossing the atlantic earlier today. From what I know the were refueling at KEF, too.

User currently offlinejfritz From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

You know everyone of those soldiers will take a 737 across the pond any day over riding on cargo seats in a C-17 or a C-5

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