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SAS, Stockholm And The A.net Meeting!  
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9785 times:

SAS, Stockholm and the A.net meeting





Background:
September 2011, plans where made in the pipline of realising another A.net meeting in Stockholm Arlanda airport. After a rather successful meet in Frankfurt a few months prior it was no brainer that I would make this meeting as well. Soon fellow Belgian member and friend Nils (Sultanils) contacted me and we decided to fly together to the A.net meeting in Stockholm. After reading a lagoon of reports and limited choice the airline would be SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Nils and I would fly the MD82 to Stockholm and I would fly back a few days later on the Boeing 737-600. Both of them would be new types on the list for me. Nils would be continuing on to Tallinn with a bunch of other A.netters the next day. You can read his report here.
To And From The ARN.meet: BRU-ARN-TLL-AMS-BRU (by sultanils Jan 16 2012 in Trip Reports)


Pre-departure:
A few months later I got informed that my flight to Stockholm has changed aircraft from an MD-82 to a Boeing 737-600 as well. Not great news, but not bad neither since my Boeing 737NG flights are rather limited in the log (only flew Privatair, Continental and Southwest with 737NGs). Time fast forward to the rather mild winter of 2012, exactly 24 hours in advance I got a text message on my phone that I was welcome to check in. Not having an Internet connection I had to wait to get home. I soon selected seat 17A for my flight to Stockholm. The next morning I received some tips from Nils where I could park and avoid the bribe-high parking rates in Brussels. Not long after I got a phone call from my hotel telling me my room and if I wanted Breakfast in the morning. I found this to be a nice touch. After a relaxed morning 14:30 approached fast and it was soon time to hit the road towards Brussels airport. The drive was uneventful and an hour and 15 minutes later I parked the car in Zaventem-village, some 5kms away from BRU. Quite a modern station it has IMO.



10 minutes later I was on the bus towards the airport and by 16:15 I was inside the terminal, a quick picture of my bus

Leaving Brussels airport
Day 1: 13 January 2012
I quickly made my way up to the departures hall where Nils was awaiting me. After a quick meet and greet we proceeded to the A-terminal which is used for the shengen departures in BRU. During the classical long walk Nils and I took the oppertunity to talk about all kinds of aviation and non-aviation related items. After the security check point we found a Jet Airways mock-up of it’s Business class. Pro or contra?? Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.



At the A-gates we could already see LN-RML, a SAS MD-82 parked gate A45. Unafortunaly It was not our plane, but the plane to Copenhagen as SK1593 due to depart 15 minutes prior to us.



Around 16:45 another SAS plane taxied in whom just arrived from Stockholm Arlanda as SK1589. It came it right next to her Danish sister a bit prior to schedule. As planned it was a Boeing 737-600 registered SE-DNX and christened ‘Torvald Viking’. In an hour she would depart again as SK1590 to Stockholm with 2 A.netters on board. Here she is.



Soon it was time to explore the traffic and the airport a bit, let’s start with the modern looking A-pier in Brussels.



the classical FIDS shot, Some delays out there. But thankfully SK1590 is operating on time.



There was not much to see anymore outside due to nightfall but I was able to manage to make a quick picture of the Lufthansa Embrear 195 that was bound for Munich at 17:30 as LH2291. D-AEBD was operating this flight. I’ve been on this particular airframe before in December 2010 between Brussels and Munich, you can read a full review here.
Lufthansa, There Is No Better Way To Fly! (by MSS658 Jul 5 2011 in Trip Reports)



When I returned back to gate A47 I noticed the boarding was in progress for our flight without hearing any announcement or whatsoever. Soon I noticed Nils was not in the gate area anymore and had boarded. Well, we for sure did not want to miss our flight to an official A.net meeting due to talking with each other and loosing track of time  . At 17:20 I was cleared on board of my first flight of 2012.

1. SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight SK 1590 from Brussels to Stockholm Arlanda
Friday, January 13 2012.
Brussels (BRU/EBBR)- Stockholm Arlanda (ARN/ESSA)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 1590 (bmi International Airlines 3838)
Boeing 737-683 SE-DNX (LN: 270) “Torvald Viking” Economy 17A.
Built and delivered to SAS Scandinavian Airlines on 28 April 1999 (Leased out to Air Europa (EC-INT) and flyGlobespan (G-CDRA))
17.45-17.40 (Gate A47; wheels up on runway 25R at 17.48)
20.00-20.02 (Gate 15,; wheels down on runway 01L at 19.55)
Announced flying time: 2 hours 10minutes
Cruising Altitude: FL 390
Load factor: 60% in Y
Routing: EBBR-AMS-SPY-DHE-TALSA-MIRNA-TRS-ESSA

Personal statistics
156th flight registered
1st flight in 2012
1st flight on SAS Scandinavian Airlines
17th flight on the Boeing 737
5th flight on the Boeing 737NG series
1st flight on the Boeing 737-600
1st flight on SE-DNX

I was welcomed by a rather senior male and female flight attendant. The magic chocolate box appeared soon and the crew was very thankful for it, I soon made my way down to seat 17A. After making tons of US domestic flights I was really enjoying the very relaxed atmosphere when boarding the plane. When I got settled in I noticed it had started to rain outside, hence the blur on the pic.



Soon my neighbour appeared in the aisle seat, she was a woman in her late 40’s travelling to Sweden for the weekend, later on it would become relevant how I knew this. load was about 60% the most middle seats stayed free.



Soon the doors where closed and we where fully ready for a 2hrs 20 minutes trip to Stockholm, due to darkness and rainfall pictures where hardly possible to make. However Pushback was 5 minutes early, at 17:48 Scandinavian 1590 to Arlanda was ready to depart from runway 25L
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hta6vqlxcU0



Brussels by night



And Northbound towards Amsterdam...



Soon we broke trough the cloud layers towards the beautiful open skies, my camera acted a bit funny so my apologies for the rather bad pic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W3GAbHKwI0



Soon a nightmare for an A.net trip reporter occurred above the dutch skies. My camera was still working thankfully, but my pen ran on empty. Thank goodness my neighbour was kind enough to let me borrow hers. Back outside the evening was settling in



After leveling off at 39 000feet the BOB-service began. Since it was already 18:30 I decided to go for their Scandinavian TAPAS plate for 7 EUR. Which is steep as each airline’s BOB. However the choices seemed to be generous. The taste of the Tapas was rather average, the olives where sour and there where a few things in there which did not match my personal taste. The wine was on the house however.



A quick peek of the safety card indicates we are still flying a Boeing 737-600 to Sweden tonight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osCAMdiG1oA



“Torvald Viking” is still equipped with the older seats, they look wel-used but still where comfortable. The legroom was sufficient as well.



After the trays where cleared and I went up to row 22 where Nils was sitting, and had a small chat for a while. A quick view of the cabin, Business was empty while Economy Extra and Economy where half full.



At 19:30 our decent in the cold Swedish airspace began towards Stockholm Arlanda, there was not so much to see outside. Nice to see the seat recline position in a different place however



And the cupholder as well.



After some time the suburbans of Stockholm came into sight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osCAMdiG1oA



Soon at 19:55 after a windy approach Elda Viking made a nice and textbook landing on runway 01R.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpFLUtJjFpY

A quick bad picture of the Jumbo Hostel.



A few minutes later we came to a halt at gate 15.



I returned the pen to my neighbour and soon Nils and I exited the plane, but we did not left without the traditional front office shot.



After thanking the crew we proceeded our way into the terminal and continued our conversation.   Arrival in Stockholm Arlanda airport
After a small walk we found ourselves soon in the Skycity where we where met by users Makeree and Robert (Partron87). Later on we where supposed to meet up with Lee (AlwaysOnAPlane) and Palmjet who where supposed to come in from London City airport on British Airways cityflier. Later we where informed both still where in London. I will let Lee do the talking on how that story became a fact.
ARN Meeting: The Highs And Lows. (by AlwaysOnAPlane Jan 20 2012 in Trip Reports)
Back in Stockholm the 4 of us enjoyed some dinner before heading towards our hotels. here is my MR Bean Pasta



After a great dinner with great company it was time to go to my hotel. Well I was smart enough that I forgot to make my homework on where my hotel was, I soon found out this was not such a great idea. Apparently there is only 1 hourly bus that ran there, being already 23:00
I was not in the mood to wait 45 minutes for the next bus. I decided to take the taxi. Well, the driver did not know the place. After some phone calls and 200SEK lighter in the Wallet I arrived in a residential area about 5kms away from Arlanda. Since the reception was closed the key was in a box near the building I could find my room. Once inside I was glad to find my room in a good condition. Here is the bed



and bathroom



At around 23:45 I called it a night and went to sleep under the Scandinavian skies.

Day 2: Saturday, 14 January 2012

The alarm went off at 7:30, after washing I enjoyed some great breakfast in my fridge. Well actually It wasn’t so great and tasteful was a different word as well.



At 9:00 I was ready to go, here is the exterior of my hotel. The reception was only open from 14:00 to 16:00 So I pretty much had to find my own way to make it down to Arlanda again.



After some searching, busrides and cabrides I made it back to the Skycity at around 10:00. In the distance I could see a big group of people, some faces which where familiar. Soon I had the pleasure meeting all kinds of faces behind these magnificent Trip reports and seeing a handfull people whom I had met earlier in Frankfurt this past July. To start off with the Tradtional picture of the Thai 747-400 bound for Bangkok as TG0961



Soon a hanfull of us went out to the Caravelle of-airport. Thanks to members Photophil and Airkas1 for offering us a ride we made it there. The visit was very great and interesting to see as well. Here are some pics.
The Caravelle herself



“Under the wing, you know!!”



The Cabin



The flight deck



And a close up of the yoke:



After a few hours of fun it was time to head back to the airport, When I arrived a few decided on spotting. I declined on going and went back to the skycity around 12:00. The rest of the group seem to have left, assuming they where already past security waiting on their Estonian Airlines flight to Tallinn I settled in for some Japanese, quite ok IMO



While eating I got a phone from Nils letting me know where everybody was. After finishing my Japanese dish I went to the bar upstairs. At the time the majority had already left towards their Estonian SAAB to TLL. In the bar I was able to meet fellow members Lee (AlwaysOnAPlane), Palmjet, Mark (ba319-191) and Jonas (LH4116). We had some more talking between the various airlines and we where making arrangements for the evening in Stockholm. Here is another one of the Exotic mix here in ARN. Ethiopian Boeing 757-200 to Rome and Addis Addeba as ET0703.



Around 15:00 we went our own ways. Jonas soon departed to TLL as well but took the green way via Riga. You can read his story here.
Mother Fokker! And The A.net Meet (pics) (by LH4116 Apr 4 2012 in Trip Reports)

45 minutes later I was back in my hotel. It seems like the owner is an enthusiast as well.



By evening I decided to head up to Stockholm by SJRegional, the trains seemed dated but still where comfortable.



As a train enthusiast as well, I did had to check the Swedish Rail facilities. I did not post everything but here is the Arlanda Express that connects downtown with the Airport



Comfortable seating



even a counter to sit behind.



The train station’s main hall:



While waiting I checked in for my return as well.



Soon I met up with Lee and Palmjet to have some dinner in town, after a long but great walk we finally settled in to some great chinese food. In the meanwhile we where sharing our many good (and not so good) flying experciences. I was glad they payed the extra to get to Stockholm after all.
Appetizer



The main.



After a small walk in Stockholm we both returned back to our hotels. At around midnight I went back to bed.

Day 3: Sunday 15 January 2012
Departing Stockholm Arlanda
After another alarm clock in the morning I settled for another haute-cuisine breakfast. After a nice morning stroll and a busride from Marsta to Arlanda I was back in the airport by 10:30



Back in the terminal I was greeted by a few members and talked and spotted a bit.
TG 961 towards Bangkok.



Arlanda Skycity, the place to be.



SAS, the airline that most of us relied on to take us here



F-GTAK, our visitor from la France. Soon to depart as AF2063 to Paris CDG. I will be there in a few weeks starting a new flying adventure.



By 12:00 we went to the Arrivals hall to meet some more A.netters whom arrived from Riga on Airbaltic. They did look a bit tired, wonder what they where doing? First of all various members started to check in for their return flights home. I quickly verified that the seats next to me where still open.



Soon we where all back in the skycity enjoying some lunch. Rather mediocre hamburger and fries for me today.



After some more time all A.netters started leaving towards their flights over Europe. Here you can find users Martijn (CrimsonNL) and airkas1 going to Ornskoldsvik on Golden Air before returning to Amsterdam. You can read that story here
SAS, The Golden Air Saab And The Anet ARN Meet! (by CrimsonNL Feb 3 2012 in Trip Reports)



One of the many SAS planes departing to somewhere in Sweden



the Maddog, an aircraft that should have been in my log after this trip.



Soon it was time to go myself, joined by fellow A.netter Eric (airbuseric) we went trough security. After that we wen’t trough a huge duty free store. Not conveniently located but I did liked the faux wooded floor.



Eric invited me into the lounge but due to the steep price and the limited time I had before my flight back to Brussels I decided to decline. You can read Eric’s version here.
5 Flights & ARN A.net Meet (incl SF3/737s/F50) (by airbuseric Jan 18 2012 in Trip Reports)

The wood continues throughout the F-Concourse



SK2591 to Brussels seems to be ontime today.



My flight would be leaving from gate 01. This was the best I could get out of the window, After some really close watching I learned that LN-RPE was flying me back home today.



fellow member Martin (deltamartin) flew LN-RPE inbound to Stockholm on friday as well, you can read his full review here.
To The ARN A.net Meet, And Beyond! ARN-TLL-HEL-ARN (by deltamartin Jan 23 2012 in Trip Reports)

Gate 01 has a strange layout, just a few lounge chairs and that’s it. Ok for a half loaded Boeing 737-600 but not for anything bigger than that.



I was still wondering if I would have an open seat next to me, after some looking there was no gate agent. Moments later I heard somebody calling my attention, it appeared to be my seatmate on the flight to Stockholm friday. We had a nice chat about our trips etc...
Soon the gate agent appeared but before I had the chance to even walk up she made the boarding announcement at 16:25 and everybody got up. So far for my question... Thumbs down for SK on this one.

2. SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight SK2591 from Stockholm Arlanda to Brussels
Sunday, January 15 2012
Stockholm Arlanda (ARN/ESSA) - Brussels (BRU/EBBR)
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 2591 (bmi international 3831)
Boeing 737-683 LN-RPE (LN: 329) “Elda Viking” Economy 15F
Built and delivered to SAS Scandinavian Airlines on 28 July 1999. (leased out to Air Europa (EC-ING) and re-registred as OY-KKY and SE-DOT)
16.50-16.47 (Gate 01; wheels up on runway 19R at 16.53)
19.00-18.47 (Gate A45; wheels down on runway 02 at 18.43)
Est flying time: 1hr 56minutes.
Cruising Altitude: FL 380
Load factor: 70% in Y
Routing: Sonkoping-Halmstad-Denmark-Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Brussels.

Personal statistics
157th flight registered
2nd flight in 2012
2nd flight on SAS Scandinavian Airlines
18th flight on the Boeing 737
6th flight on the Boeing 737NG series
2nd flight on the Boeing 737-600
1st flight on LN-RPE

When boarding I gave the the chocolate box to the purser, he was a bit shocked when he recieved the gift. He said this was the first time in his carreer it happened to him. Soon I found my seat 15F. Not so long after an English couple occupied seat 15D and 15E. A view out of the window.



Soon boarding was complete and the pushback began a few minutes prior to schedule.
See you soon Stockholm-Arlanda

PH-BCA at gate 12! Soon to depart as KL1116 to Amsterdam with Eric onboard. See you next time in Europe somewhere!



After a quick taxi we where on runway 19R and ready to take of Southbound
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXyGDV8HBYg

Hej da Stockholm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zyoUU_WLA

LN-RPE is equipped with SAS’s latest seats. They are comparable to Lufthansa’s NEK seating. However I found the seat to be quite hard and legroom was pretty limited. The last moments of the flight where really starting to get a bit annoying even.



The seat design



As on the outbound leg, the service was Buy on Board. I opted for the pasta salad which was very tastefull. Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free



Due to our Southern track we where catching up with the sunset, who can say he has witnessed sunrise at 17:30LT  .
inflight video



The rest of the flight passed uneventfull, here is another cabin photo of this semi-loaded Boeing 737-600.



Our decent commenced at around 18:15, not much to see outside due to the nightfall that had commenced already
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baUdHKNvqVI

We flew over the city of Antwerp and quickly waved down to Nils, but no response from on the ground. After a few turns we where lining up for runway02 in Brussels



at 18:43 Scandinavian 2591 touched down on runway 02 ending my first trip of 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLRm-PSDl0

It was quite busy at the A-pier all Eurocarriers where present in Brussels plus a handful Brussels Airlines aircraft as well, we came to a halt at 18:47 at gate A45 Next to us there was an LH Airbus A319 registred D-AILI bound for Munich as LH2293.


Before thanking the crew and disembarking I was allowed to make one quick picture.



at 18:55 I was in the terminal.

Arrival in Brussels Airport
After arriving it was as routine the long walk to the baggage claim, nothing to claim for me off course today. But still a look at the FIDS screen. Bags aren’t out yet Glad I do not have to wait to much.



Soon it was outside and to level 0 where the bus was due to depart from. Once downstairs I could not find any clear indication where my bus was departing from, after asking many people and being sent from here to there I got a bus at 19:40 who took me to Zaventem dorp. When I found my car I noticed a paper in it’s windshield *é$^^à!! Well at least the fee of the parking ticket was half the price than the price I would have paid if I used the airport parking.
At 20:00 I hit the freeway and an hour later I was back home after a successful weekend.


Overall verdict

First of all it was a pleasure to be able to attend an A.net meeting, this one was a very successful one as well. It was great to meeting alot of new faces, it was a pleasure to see some familiar faces as well. Thanks to everybody for the great company and the fun.

But no trip report without talking about the flying part off course:
SAS provided a generally good and punctual service. Too bad the aircraft changed to a Boeing 737-600 from an MD-82 on the outbound, but stuff happens right? On the other hand I don’t have to say to much about them. Decent BOB, Great flight attendants, comfortable seating on the outbound. The newer seats I found less comfortable and they where starting to annoy me by the end of the flight.

Stockholm Arlanda is a nice and clean airport to be in, just the gate handling could improve a bit and at least have a representative available so questions could be answered. Brussels airport on the other side was a bit poor signed on finding the correct bus to take.

Overall Remarks.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines 1590 from Brussels to Stockholm ARN(Total score is 77%):

Departure: 70% (smooth and efficient as usual, no boarding announcements however.)
Aircraft cleanliness : 80% (clean and maintained)
Seat Comfort: 80% (Generous pitch and recline)
Crew: 80% (Nice and friendly)
Catering: 70% (BOB, ok for your money. Quality was average)
Arrival: 80% (efficient, wel signed)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines 2691 from Stockholm ARN to Brussels(Total score is 73%):

Departure: 70% (nice and clean, poor boarding procedure)
Aircraft cleanliness : 80% (Clean and kept clean)
Seat Comfort: 60% (Firm, hard en tight)
Crew: 90% (very nice and got free BOB)
Catering: 80% (decent BOB product, quality of Pasta salad was better IMO)
Arrival: 60% (poor signage at the bus station!!)


As a bonus I would like to give a list of regs I spotted in Brussels and Stockholm ARN

Brussels Airport
D-AIPZ
LN-RML
SE-DNX
D-AIPZ
D-AEBD
OE-LVR
I-DIXA
OO-TCJ
LN-RPE
OO-LTM
EC-OVX
OH-LYF
LN-RPF
D-AILI

Stockholm Arlanda
SE-DNX
OY-VQK
LN-RPS
LN-POP
HS-TGG
LN-RCT
OY-KGT
EC-HKG
LN-RPE
D-AIPH
PH-BCA
LN-RNX
OE-LVB
F-GTAK

Total facts in this trip report
1 New Airline (SAS Scandinavian)
1 New Airport (Stockholm ARN)
1 New type (Boeing 737-600)
2 New registrations (SE-DNX and LN-RPE)

Thanks for reading and viewing this trip report, I hope you enjoyed reading it. As usual, comments and feedback are always welcome

Stay tuned for my next trip report:
To Canada?, on Air Canada off course!

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[Edited 2012-07-29 14:00:38]


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9651 times:

Hoi Marc, great report and nice to finally have it up!  
Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Both of them would be new types on the list for me.

Given the fact that you've flown so much around the US, I'm quite surprised you haven't logged the MD-82 before. It's a quite popular type there, with AA being the biggest operator on the planet.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The next morning I received some tips from Nils where I could park and avoid the bribe-high parking rates in Brussels.

With the gas costs and parking, wouldn't it have been cheaper to take the train to BRU?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.

Yes while the config isn't too good for looking out the window, the seat does however look very comfy in that lounge position  
Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
After making tons of US domestic flights I was really enjoying the very relaxed atmosphere when boarding the plane.

How comes US domestic flights are less relaxed than intra EU?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I decided to go for their Scandinavian TAPAS plate for 7 EUR. Which is steep as each airline’s BOB.

The Tapas looks nice and tasty, but I agree €7 is quite steep. With wine I think it's around €12 or 13, but nice of them to offer it for free.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I returned the pen to my neighbour and soon Nils and I exited the plane, but we did not left without the traditional front office shot.

I must say that SAS are very friendly when it comes to cockpit visits, on most of my SAS flights the crew has been more than happy to invite me over. While on the other carriers I've flown this year, visits have not been offered at all, and the door to flight deck has remained closed.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Once inside I was glad to find my room in a good condition. Here is the bed

I must say that the room looks fairly nice, although with the taxi rides and so on, I think a hotel in Stockholm would've been cheaper. Airport can be reached via public transport for SEK 36, and it takes around one hour.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
after washing I enjoyed some great breakfast in my fridge. Well actually It wasn’t so great and tasteful was a different word as well.

Hmm, I must say that I'm quite shocked to see them serve such an unsubstantial breakfast, heck even offering discount items from the supermarket. Not really Swedish standards, as most hotels here offer a full Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
While waiting I checked in for my return as well.

Were you able to use the SSCI machine at Arlanda Express?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
F-GTAK, our visitor from la France. Soon to depart as AF2063 to Paris CDG.

What a coincidence. I had the pleasure to fly that plane on the very same flight in June of 2008. Perhaps my best Air France flight to date. A very friendly french purser who looked after me well during the flight, and a delicious three course cold meal featuring grilled salmon and Sacher chocolate cake. Very impressive for Economy Intra EU, I must say. Hence my good impression of the airline, which I know isn't the case for you  
Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
They did look a bit tired, wonder what they where doing?

Well we had a rough night with too much alcohol and too little sleep, especially Petteri who thought he was asleep in his own bed, haha.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Soon we where all back in the skycity enjoying some lunch. Rather mediocre hamburger and fries for me today.

I went over to the lunch restaurant next doors and had a very nice Farmer's Steak for SEK 90. I remember those burgers being quite expensive.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The wood continues throughout the F-Concourse

I believe those floors are actually made of real wood, and from what I've heard that wood comes from some rainforest in Brazil. A shame when we've got such great wood in our country.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Gate 01 has a strange layout, just a few lounge chairs and that’s it. Ok for a half loaded Boeing 737-600 but not for anything bigger than that.

It is a strange layout but it makes sense. Gate 1 us mostly used for CPH/OSL flights, and is located in direct proximity to the SAS Lounges. Most CPH/OSL commuters have EuroBonus Gold cards so they wait in the lounge until boarding is called, hence the empty layout of the gate.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I opted for the pasta salad which was very tastefull. Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free

Nice of them to offer it for free this time, and was the wine on the house too?

"Wheels Up!"
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1576 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9171 times:
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Hi MSS658,

Thanks for this nice ‘back to the future’ or ‘blast from the past’ or whatever you like to call it. Sure, quite some meetings have already past since then (err... exactly 1!), but a reminder of this excellent winter meet is surely much appreciated. Nothing really special fligth wise but some good SAS flights are always warm welcomed  

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
A few months later I got informed that my flight to Stockholm has changed aircraft from an MD-82 to a Boeing 737-600 as well.

You were really informed about that? Or rather: you noticed a change in the plane type scheduled  

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The next morning I received some tips from Nils where I could park and avoid the bribe-high parking rates in Brussels.

They are actually not that high, those parking prices. I paid € 21 in Eindhoven lately for a mere 6h parking time. That’s what I call ‘bribe’!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I parked the car in Zaventem-village

Now I see where you were parked. There’s even a much better place closer by and it’s free parking! Give me a call next time and I’ll explain.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
load was about 60% the most middle seats stayed free.

Except for mine of course  

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The wine was on the house however.

You and the gift trick = magic in the making!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
And a close up of the yoke:

It reminds me of something 

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free

  

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
We flew over the city of Antwerp and quickly waved down to Nils, but no response from on the ground.

Sorry for nitpicking but if you flew over Mortsel, I could’ve waved to you, not when overflying Antwerp  

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
When I found my car I noticed a paper in it’s windshield

Bugger. That’s not a nice homecoming...

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6404 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9165 times:

Hi Marc!

Great to see this report finally ! At first I thought you made a special trip tp Stockholm a few weeks ago.....

Good to see that you had a good time although it's the worst time of year to visit; cold and dark.

Great that at least you got to fly on one new type and also got two fly on two different aircraft.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineokapi From France, joined Jun 2006, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9138 times:

Thanks for this great report. I really like the wooden floor at ARN.
A pity you could not get on the mad dog as these are becoming less and less frequent in Europe nowadays. I've never been on the 736 but I guess it's not too bad either. The €7 food could be a cool idea but they really need to improve overall quality. At least the bottle of wine was free of charge.
Gosh! The Caravelle!!! What a mighty aircraft. A pity none are flying anymore for enthusiasts...

I look forward to read more TRs from you again.

Cheers!


User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 450 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9077 times:
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Hey Marc

that's a nice trip report you've got there! I regret I wasn't there, looked like a pleasant meeting. This time I wouldn't have been the only Belgian at an Airliners.net meeting haha!

I like the pictures and the trains over there sure look better than ours. A pity to hear those BRU-ARN flights are not fully loaded. I think it's cheaper to put a CRJ900 on that route though!

Thanks for this nice trip report and keep them coming.

Niek  



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6643 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8712 times:

Hi Marc,

interesting report about your SK trip and the meeting.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Pro or contra?? Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.

Contra, totally!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Since it was already 18:30 I decided to go for their Scandinavian TAPAS plate for 7 EUR. Which is steep as each airline’s BOB. However the choices seemed to be generous. The taste of the Tapas was rather average, the olives where sour and there where a few things in there which did not match my personal taste. The wine was on the house however.

I don't think it's overprized, but the quality should be better.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I-DIXA
OO-TCJ
LN-RPE
OO-LTM
EC-OVX
OH-LYF

As a registration manic, I'd suggest you saw I-BIXA and OH-LXF.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
OY-VQK

OY-VKG, maybe?


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8689 times:

Hello Marc, nice report!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
September 2011, plans where made in the pipline of realising another A.net meeting in Stockholm Arlanda airport.

When I saw the topic title I thought you might a side trip to Stockholm from the Berlin meet or something. But this was about the Stockholm  
Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The drive was uneventful and an hour and 15 minutes later I parked the car in Zaventem-village, some 5kms away from BRU. Quite a modern station it has IMO.

Good to know those places. You can park for free in Hoofddorp village for free as well, and take a short ride to Schiphol to avoid the Schiphol parking fees.


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8665 times:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Hoi Marc, great report and nice to finally have it up!

Hi Jonas, thanks!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Given the fact that you've flown so much around the US, I'm quite surprised you haven't logged the MD-82 before. It's a quite popular type there, with AA being the biggest operator on the planet.

Have done a handfull MD88s on Delta!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
With the gas costs and parking, wouldn't it have been cheaper to take the train to BRU?

but saving me 2hours as well!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Yes while the config isn't too good for looking out the window, the seat does however look very comfy in that lounge position

Still have my own opinion on that one!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
How comes US domestic flights are less relaxed than intra EU?

The hassle boarding, F/As making 20 announcements how to stow bags, that all has to be seated ASAP, ... just look at my many US domestic reports!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
I must say that SAS are very friendly when it comes to cockpit visits, on most of my SAS flights the crew has been more than happy to invite me over. While on the other carriers I've flown this year, visits have not been offered at all, and the door to flight deck has remained closed.

I've been lucky on 85% of my flights (worldwide). And beside TAP and LH, which other did you flew?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
I must say that the room looks fairly nice, although with the taxi rides and so on, I think a hotel in Stockholm would've been cheaper. Airport can be reached via public transport for SEK 36, and it takes around one hour.

or just the Arlanda sky city as well

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Hmm, I must say that I'm quite shocked to see them serve such an unsubstantial breakfast, heck even offering discount items from the supermarket. Not really Swedish standards, as most hotels here offer a full Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

Fact!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Well we had a rough night with too much alcohol and too little sleep, especially Petteri who thought he was asleep in his own bed, haha.

well Palmjet, Lee and I where suspecting that would be one of the largest activities

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
I went over to the lunch restaurant next doors and had a very nice Farmer's Steak for SEK 90. I remember those burgers being quite expensive.

Ummm... Wasn't that Mcdees you went (and then ate that in our resto).

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
I believe those floors are actually made of real wood, and from what I've heard that wood comes from some rainforest in Brazil. A shame when we've got such great wood in our country.

Good to know!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
It is a strange layout but it makes sense. Gate 1 us mostly used for CPH/OSL flights, and is located in direct proximity to the SAS Lounges. Most CPH/OSL commuters have EuroBonus Gold cards so they wait in the lounge until boarding is called, hence the empty layout of the gate.

Hmm, makes sense in that case  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 1):
Nice of them to offer it for free this time, and was the wine on the house too?

Yup

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
Thanks for this nice ‘back to the future’ or ‘blast from the past’ or whatever you like to call it. Sure, quite some meetings have already past since then (err... exactly 1!), but a reminder of this excellent winter meet is surely much appreciated. Nothing really special fligth wise but some good SAS flights are always warm welcomed

Hi Nils, better late than never  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
You were really informed about that? Or rather: you noticed a change in the plane type scheduled

Actually you informed me

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
They are actually not that high, those parking prices. I paid € 21 in Eindhoven lately for a mere 6h parking time. That’s what I call ‘bribe’!

Fact!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
Now I see where you were parked. There’s even a much better place closer by and it’s free parking! Give me a call next time and I’ll explain.

Will keep that in mind!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
Except for mine of course

Hah! I remembered that  , well In the return I was one of the fewer ones with the 3-seater occupied!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
You and the gift trick = magic in the making!

Who knows what will come next!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 2):
Bugger. That’s not a nice homecoming...

At least it was 50% of the price that I would have paid in BRU

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Hi Marc!

Great to see this report finally ! At first I thought you made a special trip tp Stockholm a few weeks ago.....

Good to see that you had a good time although it's the worst time of year to visit; cold and dark.

Great that at least you got to fly on one new type and also got two fly on two different aircraft.

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man

Hi Lars,
I know I'm having pretty much of a backlog. Whish I got to see more of the country indeed!

Quoting okapi (Reply 4):
Thanks for this great report. I really like the wooden floor at ARN.
A pity you could not get on the mad dog as these are becoming less and less frequent in Europe nowadays. I've never been on the 736 but I guess it's not too bad either. The €7 food could be a cool idea but they really need to improve overall quality. At least the bottle of wine was free of charge.
Gosh! The Caravelle!!! What a mighty aircraft. A pity none are flying anymore for enthusiasts...

I look forward to read more TRs from you again.

Cheers!

Hey okapi! Thanks for replying.
Well the 737NG is pretty marginal in my log so that compensated it a bit.
It was great to get on the caravelle as well! A real blast from the past!

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 5):
Hey Marc

that's a nice trip report you've got there! I regret I wasn't there, looked like a pleasant meeting. This time I wouldn't have been the only Belgian at an Airliners.net meeting haha!

Hi Niek
Thanks, always welcome to join  
Quoting photoshooter (Reply 5):
I like the pictures and the trains over there sure look better than ours. A pity to hear those BRU-ARN flights are not fully loaded. I think it's cheaper to put a CRJ900 on that route though!

They had some old nasty stuff in Sweden as well! Time will tell if the CR9 would be a better fit!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Hi Marc,

interesting report about your SK trip and the meeting.

Hi PH, thanks!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
Contra, totally!

Can only agree Big grin
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
I don't think it's overprized, but the quality should be better.

Indeed, for the quality I got 7 EUR was alot indeed

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
As a registration manic, I'd suggest you saw I-BIXA and OH-LXF.
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
OY-VKG, maybe?

Haha, would not surprise me! It was dark outside so it was hard to see a few of them!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
Hello Marc, nice report!

Hi Robert! Thanks

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
When I saw the topic title I thought you might a side trip to Stockholm from the Berlin meet or something. But this was about the Stockholm

nop, the real Stockholm Arlanda meet  Smile
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
Good to know those places. You can park for free in Hoofddorp village for free as well, and take a short ride to Schiphol to avoid the Schiphol parking fees.

Isn't Nieuw-Vennep free?

Greetings
Marc

[Edited 2012-07-30 11:33:20]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26508 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

Hey Marc  

Nice report on your trip to the meeting. All that food is making me hungry  

Keep them coming  

Philip  



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8090 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 8):
Isn't Nieuw-Vennep free?

It probably is! But Hoofddorp is closer from my point of view  


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8032 times:

Hej Marc!

Nice to finally see your ARN A.net meet report up! It was as usual a nice read and I'm glad to see you had a couple of nice flights on SAS! Too bad about the change from MD80 to 736, the MD80 is definitely more comfortable and overall a more enjoyable ride. But as you said, these things happen.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I settled in for some Japanese, quite ok IMO

Oh was that at East & West at SkyCity? I love their Yakiniku!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):

fellow member Martin (deltamartin) flew LN-RPE inbound to Stockholm on friday as well, you can read his full review here.

That was indeed the case, and thanks for the mention!  
Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
First of all it was a pleasure to be able to attend an A.net meeting, this one was a very successful one as well. It was great to meeting alot of new faces, it was a pleasure to see some familiar faces as well. Thanks to everybody for the great company and the fun.

I can only agree, was great fun, and nice too meet you!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
On the other hand I don’t have to say to much about them. Decent BOB, Great flight attendants, comfortable seating on the outbound. The newer seats I found less comfortable and they where starting to annoy me by the end of the flight.

You summed up the SAS Shorthaul experience quite nicely!

Martin


User currently offlineLH4532 From Germany, joined Sep 2011, 81 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7894 times:

Hello Marc,

really good to see this Trip Report online. I have been looking forward to it.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.

Have you ever tried them yourself ?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
The magic chocolate box appeared soon

When did you start doing your so called "gift trick" chocolate box ?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
a handfull people whom I had met earlier in Frankfurt this past July

The meeting at FRA last year was very good. We will see us again on August 18th, Marc.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
TG 961 towards Bangkok

I did not know that TG has flights to ARN. How long is BKK-ARN ?

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I heard somebody calling my attention, it appeared to be my seatmate on the flight to Stockholm friday

That is a very nice surprise  .

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
We flew over the city of Antwerp and quickly waved down to Nils, but no response from on the ground.

At least you tried waving.


Thanks for sharing, Marc. I enjoyed reading your TR.


Daniel (LH4532)


User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1693 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7845 times:

Hi Marc

Great report, looks like you all had a good time at the meet in Stockholm.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
After the security check point we found a Jet Airways mock-up of it’s Business class. Pro or contra?? Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.

Somehow I always find it a bit counterproductive when an airline has a static display of its business class. When it's in a plane, the seat looks good, but otherwise let's face it, nobody would want to put something like that in their living room. It just looks ugly.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
At the A-gates we could already see LN-RML, a SAS MD-82 parked gate A45. Unafortunaly It was not our plane, but the plane to Copenhagen as SK1593 due to depart 15 minutes prior to us.

What a shame!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
After leveling off at 39 000feet the BOB-service began. Since it was already 18:30 I decided to go for their Scandinavian TAPAS plate for 7 EUR.

Those cold cuts look rather nasty. Like they've been traveling around Europe with the plane all day.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
after washing I enjoyed some great breakfast in my fridge. Well actually It wasn’t so great and tasteful was a different word as well

Now that looks like the epitome of frugal!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
As on the outbound leg, the service was Buy on Board. I opted for the pasta salad which was very tastefull. Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free

Now that looks much better!

Thanks for posting Marc. I enjoyed that.

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7736 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 11):
Hej Marc!

Nice to finally see your ARN A.net meet report up! It was as usual a nice read and I'm glad to see you had a couple of nice flights on SAS! Too bad about the change from MD80 to 736, the MD80 is definitely more comfortable and overall a more enjoyable ride. But as you said, these things happen.

Hi Martin
Thanks, yea wish I did had the M82 indeed!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 11):
Oh was that at East & West at SkyCity? I love their Yakiniku!

Correct

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 11):
That was indeed the case, and thanks for the mention!

My pleasure

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 11):
I can only agree, was great fun, and nice too meet you!

Great meeting you as well

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
Hello Marc,

really good to see this Trip Report online. I have been looking forward to it.

Hi Daniel
Thanks, glad you liked it

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
Have you ever tried them yourself ?

Not yet, but not in a hurry neither. Just the fact of having no window..

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
When did you start doing your so called "gift trick" chocolate box ?

last year on a special TAP flight from Lisbon to Brussels.

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
The meeting at FRA last year was very good. We will see us again on August 18th, Marc.

It will be alot of fun in MUC!

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
I did not know that TG has flights to ARN. How long is BKK-ARN ?

ARN-BKK is 10hrs20mins

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 12):
That is a very nice surprise .

Indeed it was!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 13):
Hi Marc

Great report, looks like you all had a good time at the meet in Stockholm.

Hi William, thanks. It sure was a blast.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 13):
What a shame!

Indeed, however the 736 was new as well.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 13):
Those cold cuts look rather nasty. Like they've been traveling around Europe with the plane all day.

The same opinon that I had about it.


Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 677 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

Hi Marc,

at first I thought, oh cool, another report about the Berlin meet, I wasn't aware that you flew via Stockholm as well. Then I realized it was about the ARN meet   Interesting report nevertheless, thanks a lot for it. Looks like that was another fun meeting there back in January. Great that you could manage to visit the Caravelle, for sure an interesting experience.

As for the flights, looks like two solid rides here with SK, just as expected. That Tapas dish at least looks nice, also I think the price is rather reasonable for it, at least if it included the wine. Just too bad that it didn't taste as you would have expected.

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free

How nice   ...

CaptainRed


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

Hi Captain.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 15):
Hi Marc,

at first I thought, oh cool, another report about the Berlin meet, I wasn't aware that you flew via Stockholm as well. Then I realized it was about the ARN meet Interesting report nevertheless

Haha, yea... I'm having quite a backlog as well. Thanks anyway!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 15):
Looks like that was another fun meeting there back in January. Great that you could manage to visit the Caravelle, for sure an interesting experience.

Only good things could be said about that meeting. Was a great time.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 15):
As for the flights, looks like two solid rides here with SK, just as expected. That Tapas dish at least looks nice, also I think the price is rather reasonable for it, at least if it included the wine. Just too bad that it didn't taste as you would have expected.

I can only agree, had a great time with SAS! just the taste of the outbound tapas could improve and their "NEK" seating was quite hard as well.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 15):
How nice ...

Indeed.


Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1110 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6621 times:
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Hi there Marc,

Nice report on the ARN a.net meet, surely hope to attend the next one wherever it is! SAS looks good and nice to catch the 737-600. Something I still have to do after missing it in the states this summer!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
After the security check point we found a Jet Airways mock-up of it’s Business class. Pro or contra?? Personally I’m not a fan of herringbone seating at all.

Not my taste either but it looks ok

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I decided to go for their Scandinavian TAPAS plate for 7 EUR.

Doesn't look that tasty either!

Quoting MSS658 (Thread starter):
I opted for the pasta salad which was very tastefull. Thanks to the gift trick I got mine for free

Very nice of him

Thanks for sharing!

Take care,

Brendan


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):
Hi there Marc,

Nice report on the ARN a.net meet, surely hope to attend the next one wherever it is! SAS looks good and nice to catch the 737-600. Something I still have to do after missing it in the states this summer!

Goedemiddag Brendan.
Thanks, I was glad indeed about SAS indeed. Maybe a possible Manchester meet.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):
Not my taste either but it looks ok

Just the fact of not having a window...

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):
Doesn't look that tasty either!

Agree

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 17):
Very nice of him

Indeed.

Greetings
Marc



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