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User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Do SAS still have their Boeing737-600's?

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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2084 times:


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6642 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Oh yes, they have an almost 50 strong fleet of 736s, 73Gs and 738s, mostly 736s, all new.

To a large extent they replaced the former DC-9 fleet. SAS operated up to 61 DC-9s during the last 34 years.

The last SAS DC-9 made its last SAS renenue flight on 7th January this year making its 70,014th landing. And then it was sold and will probably fly many more years on another continent.

Had it not been for the new noise rules in Europe from 1st April, then who knows when the SAS DC-9 would have retired?

If the SAS 737NGs prove equally successful as the DC-9 (and why shouldn't they), then they should retire from SAS in year 2032.

In the meantime a load of SAS MD-80s will retire and be replaced by much more new 737NGs and A321s. But those MD-80 may still last many years.

Preben Norholm

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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

My sister who works for SAS as a FA told me, maybe a year or maybe even longer ago that SAS really wasn't that excited about the 736 anymore and that they wanted to replace them by the A320. It seems as if they have solved the problems they had with it since I havn't heard anything about an order for Airbus besides the A321.
I really wanna fly on those birds once! I once was booked on a 736 from FRA to ARN but the flight was cancelled so I had to fly on a MD-80...


User currently offlineFBWless From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

I flew on a SAS 736 this past weekend and I wasn't that impressed. There was a report here earlier that SAS wasn't happy with the 736 because it is unstable in cruise and I thought it was obvious that this is true.

I also flew a Dash 8-Q400 and while it was not as spacious as the 736, it was much more stable in cruise.

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 day ago) and read 1901 times:

SAS have many B737's in different versions.

SAS have ordered A340 and A321, and some time agor there were some speculations that SAS would replace the B737 with Airbus aircraft in order to get a more Airbus fleet. Lufthansa operates Airbus and is SAS closest partner.

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

SAS ordered the 737NG's to replace all of their DC-9's. But when they decide to eventually replace their MD-80's, I wouldn't be suprised to see an A320 order...

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4171 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Any word on how the Dash 8-Q400 currently performs? Have heardthat they still have a number of problems with them.


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User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

the -400 is still having pretty nasty dispatch reliability problems, as the fact of the matter is, they just aren't very well built/designed a/c. Though from what I've heard its a godd ride with great fuelburn. (this is all second hand information from magazines and QX people)

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User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

SAS operates the 737-600 into Prague...I see it now and then...great looking plane...I really want to fly one, but i have no excuse to go to Scandinavia, despite the fact that I would love to.  Sad

User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 19 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I have never been on SAS or thier Gorgeous 736. I do hope to see more airlines aquiring the 736, my personal favourite 737.

-Are SAS happy with the Cargo hold of the 736?

-I heared that one of the main reasons SAS went for A321 was that they were unhappy with that cargo hold of the 738, any info on that?

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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

There will be definitely no new orders from SAS regarding the 736.It turns out to be a lot more expensive to operate than expected,being very close to the DC-9-41 that it replaced when it comes to fuel consumption per seat/kilometer.
The combination of a wing with a span longer than the length of the fuselage and an inadequate yaw damper results in poor flight characteristics in cruise,especially if there is just the slightest hint of turbulence.Many passengers and even flight attendants have been airsick,some of the latter have been flying for 23 years without being sick.Now they can be sick for up to 4-5 times a year!
There are also great costs with maintenance of the whole 73NG fleet in SAS.Main problem is corrosion in the main gear wheel wells since there are no main gear doors to cover the well during operation in wet and slush conditions.
There were plans to start replacing the MD-80's from 2004,but this will now start in 2006-7 at the earliest,more likely than not the replacements will be various versions of the Airbus narrowbodies.The palletized baggage holds on the Airbus are a lot more practical than the 73NG's,and one of the reasons SAS chose the A321 instead of the 739.

"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1677 times:

Two MD-87 out of operation March 2002.
LN-RMX and LN-RMY is now out of SAS operation. RMY is going to operate for Aereomexico in the future. New reg.no. will be N216AM.

User currently offlineFsimmer From Norway, joined Jun 1999, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1669 times:

They pass my office window several times a day with the 737-600

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 867 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1664 times:

Yes, tyvärr*! unfortunately*
It´s too cramp for pax and one to many smoke-alarms in the cabin


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User currently offlineFsimmer From Norway, joined Jun 1999, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1666 times:

They really are uncomfortable on cruise. I flew their 736 from SVG-CPH and vice versa, also from OSL to SVG, and all flights, I felt that mother nature was playing with the plane, throwing the tail back and forth up and down. Probably the worst plane I've ever flown on.


User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1657 times:

But there are two windows in the lavatory in the forward part of the cabin....nice touch!

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1645 times:

But that dont help on the flying comfort.....who cares if there are windows on the lavatory when puicking due to air sickness..

User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1630 times:

I have to say that this is new to me. Actually all my flights on SAS 736s has been as comfortable as on any other SAS aircraft (I fly with SAS at least twice every week). There might have been slight turbulence now and then, but nothing that has made me aware of anything unnormal going on. I have never seen anyone being sick due to turbulence on a 736 nor have I heard anyone complain about the aircraft. Of course I might just be one lucky guy, but I find it hard to believe that I should be the only one to 'miss all the fun'!

User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

I thought it was due to Boeings slow delivery of the 737NG's that caused SAS to go to Airbus for its new planes.
If I remember correct, SAS placed some orders with Boeing before the Airbus orders were placed, and those planes haven't been delivered yet!

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

I flew on SAS 737-600 from Stockholm to Moscow last year and did not find them uncomfortable in any way.
Not many other european operators of the 600 series so was glad to get a trip on one,

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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

SAS didn't order the Airbus A321 because they where unhappy about the cargo hold in the B738, because they don't fly on the same routes. The B738 are mostly used for domestic flights and the A321 is used for European flights and in the triangle EKCH-ESSA-ENGM.
CPH-R: I have heard the same.


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

I've flown on them alot, and I like them! Only problem is that when I sit by the window, the top of the window is so low, I have to really bend down to be able to look out. But I guess it's the same on most aircraft..
My current altitude record was in a SAS 736, FL 410 on a flight BRU-ARN.


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

All in all, the DC9s are real workhorses!

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