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OSL-CPH-SEA On SAS C Class  
User currently offlineMountainDew From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12307 times:

Here is a short report from a Seattle flight in January. We visited the Boeing Renton and Everett plants. No pics from the Boeing plants due to photo restrictions.

We where about 10 aircraft enthusiasts on this trip  Smile

OSL-CPH
SAS Boeing 737-600
Economy Extra

Did not take many pics on this flight but here is the salmon meal:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008007.jpg

Flight time appr. 1 hour and departure/arrival on time. We had about 2 hours in Kastrup airport before the connection flight to Seattle.


CPH-SEA
SAS Airbus A340-300
Business

LN-RKG will transport us safe over the Atlantic today:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008011.jpg

Had about 30 minutes delay out of Copenhagen due to slot restrictions. The Captain told us something about new IT systems for ATC.
Picture some time after departure. The A340 climbs 340 feet/min  Smile
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008016.jpg

The inflight service started about 20 minutes after departure:

Drink service:
I had apple juice and a snack (mini red pepper filled with sardines and capers with mozzarella)
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008020.jpg

First course:
Smoked salmon served with horseradish cheese, red onion and capers
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008021.jpg

Main course:
Pork tenderloin filled with apple and prunes served with parsley potatoes, green beans and a creamy sauce.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008022.jpg

The other options where Halibut fish, chicken or vegetarian.

A sweet finish:
Tiramisu and fresh fruit
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008023.jpg

During the flight you can also visit the buffet area and help yourself to cold drinks, coffee, pastries, fruit, ice cream, sandwiches or snacks.

Nice service and the food tasted good  Smile


Two of my travel companions relaxing in the lie flat seats (well... almost flat!)
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008030.jpg

Over northern parts of Canada. Looks pretty cold out there!
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008044.jpg

About 2 hours before arriving Seattle we had choice of open sandwiches from the trolley

- Prawns, mayonnaise, dill and lemon
- Cured beef, liver pate, onion and cress
- Marquis soft cheese & red pepper

Petit fours and fresh cut fruits

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008045.jpg

Flying over the Columbia mountain range before our descent to SEA


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008052.jpg


Landed on time in Seattle and we said goodbye to the nice crew.
The immigration process was quick and most of us had only hand luggage for this short trip. I think we had 2 nights in Seattle before we returned home.
Lived at Sheraton Hotel down town.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008069.jpg

Here is some pics from Seattle. Not allowed to take any pictures inside Boeing plants but very fascinating to see where and how they build our aircrafts
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008089.jpg

First of 50 Boeing 737-800 that will be delivered to Norwegian. LN-NOB:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008225.jpg

I believe the Seattle people are very proud of the city and they should be. Very nice, clean and charming.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008107.jpg

From The museum next to Boeing field:

BA Concorde:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008238.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008240.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008242.jpg

The B-707 used by President Nixon:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008244.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008260.jpg

The first Boeing 747
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008261.jpg

I find it a bit odd that a big company like Boeing will leave historical aircrafts outside like this. I could see a lot of damage from corrosion. Please build an hangar for them  Smile




We did also visit a museum at Everett where they restored old airliners
(Here is a few pics)

The Comet:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008129.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008117.jpg

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http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008127.jpg

First United 727
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008132.jpg

First time I flew a Sea plane. Great to see the city from the air. Next time I visit Seattle I should fly with Kenmore to Vancouver.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008161.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008217.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008173.jpg

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http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008193.jpg




Fun flight from BFI (Boeing Field)
Original 1936 Cabin WACO YKS-6
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008307.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008275.jpg

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http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008303.jpg

After the flight we got a certificate (diploma) from the pilot  Smile


SEA-CPH
SAS Airbus A340-300
Business

Sorry… did not take so many pics on this flight. Late departure and night most of the flight. The dinner picture is blurred so I cant post it.

Just after departure:


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008314.jpg

Meals:

Starter:
Grilled marinated prawns served with mango salsa.

For dinner I had:
Atlantic salmon fillet served with mixed pepper and celery stuffing, sautéed spinach and fish veloute (Sorry, no photo)

Other choices where lamb lion or cheese tortellini

Dessert:
Petit fours (strange name)


On night flights SAS will serve starter, dinner and dessert on one plate. I'm not a big fan of that arrangement!


Very nice breakfast served about 1,5h before landing

Fresh fruit and natural yoghurt with muesli. Hot rolls and bagels with cream cheese cured ham, Swiss cheese and jam
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008325.jpg

Two good aviation friends of me across the aisle
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008324.jpg

I'm very tired. Cant sleep on a/c
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008328.jpg

Crossing over southern Norway while heading for Denmark
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008330.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008317.jpg

Gusty winds in Copenhagen this morning
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008336.jpg

Very friendly and attentive Swedish crew on this flight. On the flight to Seattle we had mostly Norwegian crew onboard.

CPH-OSL
SAS Boeing 737-700
Economy Extra

We had to wait about 2 hours for this flight. Kastrup is a nice airport with a lot of duty free stores and other things.

Cabin:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008349.jpg

Meal:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/lundefredrik/Seattle/SeattleJanuar2008347.jpg

Very sleepy on this last flight but the meal tasted ok.

Landed on time in Oslo and its very practical to live only 10 minutes from the airport. Slept about 15 hours after I found my bed!

Thanks to the rest of the group that traveled together with me. Thanks to the Norwegians living in Seattle/Atlanta that arranged a very detailed SEA and Boeing tour.

Hope you enjoyed this  Smile

Other reports from me:
Norwegian / China Airlines
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/126315/

15 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePhileet92 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12211 times:

GREAT TR!!! glad u enjoyed ur trip to Boeing. happen to see a 787 anywhere?

Quoting MountainDew (Thread starter):

Totally agree

-phileet92


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12127 times:

Loved this report. Thanks for the pics @ Seattle!!

I miss SAS  Sad



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User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11921 times:

Thanks for visiting Seattle. Come back any time. Great trip!

User currently offlineFly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11800 times:

Awesome trip report! Looks like a fun trip!

User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11777 times:

Very nice trip report. I liked your pictures of the trip as well. It looks like you had an excellent aviation themed holiday. Yes, Seattle is a very nice city. I live there about 10 years ago and hope to move back up there soon.

Cheers,

Jim



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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11492 times:

Truly a great TR!

It's not very often we se a SAS longhaul report.
The Economy extra meal looked nice, but by considering the high fare they should at least serve the meal on a tray, like AF does in Y. The C seat looked really nice and comfy, i especially liked the picture with your two friends, it really looked cozy. The food looked nice, though they should might consider giving up the tray. Did you get bothered by getting you meal served on a tray instead of individual table set-up?

Seattle looked like a nice city, i've always wanted to go there.

Thanks for a good report.



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User currently offlineMatt From Canada, joined May 1999, 700 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11433 times:

Excellent report and nice photos.

I have a question regarding the crews on the CPH-SEA and SEA-CPH flights. You mentionned that on the way to SEA, the crew was mostly Norwegian and on the way back mostly Swedish. Given that the flight operates out of CPH, I would have thought that the crew was mostly Danish. Does that mean that those flights are operated by ARN- and OSL-based crews as well? An how does this work in terms of language qualifications?

Thanks again for the report!



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 11328 times:



Quoting Matt (Reply 7):
I have a question regarding the crews on the CPH-SEA and SEA-CPH flights. You mentionned that on the way to SEA, the crew was mostly Norwegian and on the way back mostly Swedish. Given that the flight operates out of CPH, I would have thought that the crew was mostly Danish. Does that mean that those flights are operated by ARN- and OSL-based crews as well? An how does this work in terms of language qualifications?

The reason for this is because SAS' intercontinental flights (all the 330/340 operated flights) are operated by SAS International which has crew from all the Scandinavian countries. SAS (mainline) is diveded into 4 companies. SAS Norway, SAS Denmark, SAS Sweden and SAS International. The three first are responsible for flights within and to/from the respective countries using crew and aircrafts based in each separate country. The exception to the rule is SAS International that operated the 330/340 routes (SK9xx-series) from ARN and CPH, are using a mix of crew from all the three countries


User currently offlineMatt From Canada, joined May 1999, 700 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11219 times:



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 8):
The reason for this is because SAS' intercontinental flights (all the 330/340 operated flights) are operated by SAS International which has crew from all the Scandinavian countries. SAS (mainline) is diveded into 4 companies. SAS Norway, SAS Denmark, SAS Sweden and SAS International. The three first are responsible for flights within and to/from the respective countries using crew and aircrafts based in each separate country. The exception to the rule is SAS International that operated the 330/340 routes (SK9xx-series) from ARN and CPH, are using a mix of crew from all the three countries

That makes sense in that it provides a crew with a mix of language qualifications. Would you say that many of them speak Danish, Swedish and Norwegian? Or two of the above? I wonder if English becomes the lingua franca for crew members on board in such cases. Or are the languages mutually comprehensible to a certain degree?

Thanks again for the quick reply!



Next flights: YQM-YYZ-YOW v.v. / YQM-CUN v.v. / YQM-YUL-YWG v.v. / YSJ-YYZ-SEA-SFO / SFO-YYZ-YOW-YQM / YQM-YYZ-MUC-TXL /
User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11187 times:



Quoting Matt (Reply 9):
Or are the languages mutually comprehensible to a certain degree?

Yes. Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are very similar languages, and most people understand each other, at least those who are used to work in a multi-Scandinavian environment. You just speak slightly slower, in addition to change a few word that you know are totally different, and try not to use local slang

I am a Norwegian student living in Copenhagen at the moment, and would say I speak a slightly modified Norwegian when I'm speaking to Danes, and the same applies when I'm speaking to a Swede. Although we feel that it is a big difference, most Danes aren't able to tell the difference between Norwegian and Swedish......


User currently offlineRadiogaga From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11097 times:

Is that a Boeing tattoo on your arm?

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10879 times:
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Nice report and pix, SAS J class looks not to bad, food looks ok too!

The pictures from Boeing look great, really wan't to visit that place.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineMountainDew From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10871 times:

Hi!

Thanks for all the feedback.

Answer to some of the questions:

I liked the meal service better on the cph-sea sector than sea-cph. I guess they put the starter, dinner and dessert on the same tray to save time on night flights. I dont like that and passangers should be able to choose between fast meal or "slow" meal.

Most Scandinavians do not have problems to understand each other. The Norwegian, Swedish and Danish languages are quite resembling just like Someone83 stated above.

Yes it is a Boeing logo on my arm  Smile


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 766 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10762 times:
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Quoting MountainDew (Reply 13):
Yes it is a Boeing logo on my arm

Hmmm.. You really must like your Boeings  Wink

Nice report with great pictures! Love the ones from the museum, but I would like to see that Concorde under a roof!

I am to not a big fan of SK's night service meals on one tray, but their breakfast cart is really nice  Smile

Most SK crews understands Danish, Norwegian and Swedish but the will answer any request in their own national tongue Big grin

Cheers
Stein



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User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10628 times:

I can't believe you flew an Airbus when you are such a Boeing fan!  Wow! Why not a nice BA 747?

Just kidding. Great trip report. The food does look good. Sorry you couldn't sleep. I love visiting SEA and going to the Everett factory. I went twice last year!

Thanks for posting,
Matt


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