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Scandinavian Retro: BMA-OSL-GOT-CPH-ARN  
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

This is a trip report covering a few intra-Scandinavian flights I did in June this year.

This trip started with me wanting to fly with the Swedish regional airline Skyways, preferably on one of their Fokker 50's, a type I hadn't flown on since the 90's.

Already last summer, I tried to log them on a ARN-BGO flight, but that time I ended up in a Carpatair SAAB 2000, which I was quite glad about back then, as I was thinking I'd get plenty of opportunities to fly Skyways in the future.

And so came the future, and one of Skyways' sister companies went bankrupt, the Danish regional airline known as Cimber Sterling. One of their routes was CPH-NRK. The void created on this route when they went bankrupt was quickly filled by Skyways, who decided to route some of their KSD-CPH flights via NRK.
I had long been eying ARN-KSD-CPH-ARN as a daytrip, and now with the intermediate stop at NRK I finally decided to make a booking. I booked ARN-KSD-NRK-CPH as two tickets on the Skyways webpage, for a total of about 110 EUR. To get back from CPH to Stockholm I decided on an evening SAS flight, booked as a youth ticket for 60 EUR. Flights were booked for June 20th, and the equipment was F50 on JZ and A321 on SK.

The booked routing, showed with the help of Great Circle Mapper:


Then, only a week or so later, news came that Skyways also had gone bankrupt. I managed to get the money spent on my bookings back, as they were booked with a credit card. This meant that I had a lone CPH-ARN booking that I needed to do something with. I pondered the idea of flying flyBe's BMA-CPH service, but a simple Stockholm-Copenhagen-Stockholm routing didn't sound exiting enough for me, considering the CPH-ARN flight was scheduled for 21:00, which meant I had the whole day ahead of that to reach CPH, and I could squeeze in a couple of more flights during that time.

I soon settled on another flyBe route out of BMA, to OSL. It was priced at 359 SEK, or about 40 EUR. Out of OSL I decided on one of Widerøe's few international routes, OSL-GOT. This is probably the most boring route in the WF network, but since it's probably the easiest way for me to log WF and one of few WF routes that grants EuroBonus points, I decided to book it for the quite steep youth price of 75 EUR.

So to connect the dots, the third SK-group youth-ticket of the trip was booked on GOT-CPH, 60 EUR for the flight, scheduled on an A319.

The new routing, again showed with the help of GCM:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/9a028259.gif

Noteworthy is that with this routing, I'd leave a Swedish airport in the morning, before returning to Sweden mid-day and then leave again, only to fly back to Sweden the same evening. That's a first for me.

Luckily, none of these airlines went bankrupt before the day of my departure, so as the day arrived I was ready to go!

June 20

I got dropped off at BMA rather early, 1½ hours before my scheduled departure time at 10:50.

Why, thank you!
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LH promoting their newish ARN-Berlin route on a bus:
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BMA curbside:
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The check-in hall wasn't very busy as I arrived:
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FIDS:
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I quickly got checked in at the desk, I asked for a window seat which was granted without any problems. I received a credit-card sized BP, which is standard for BMA.

Security was quick with only a couple of more people wanting to get through as well. I soon found myself in the duty free store.

As I had almost an hour to kill before boarding (why did I arrive so early when this is a City airport?), I decided to buy a bottle of fanta and then just sit down somewhere and listening to some music, waiting for boarding.

Unlike my last time at BMA ( To A City On City Airline: BMA-GOT-BCN-ARN (by deltamartin Aug 25 2011 in Trip Reports) ), I even managed to remember to snap a photo of the gate area! Here it is, in all its glory:
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Soon enough, it was time for boarding (which pretty much means queuing up to go through a door at BMA) and I was let out on the apron after scanning my BP.

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BE5661
BMA-OSL
ATR-72
OH-ATI

I walked to the stand where our aircraft is parked, and I find the ATR-72 OH-ATI waiting for me, still in full FinnComm livery.
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As I entered the cabin I was greeted by the Finnish female FA. The other FA was standing mid-cabin, he was also Finnish.

At this time, there were practically no telling that this was a flight from Sweden to Norway. It was a Finnish-registered plane in full FinnComm livery, with a “IN NORTHERN SKIES WITH FINNAIR” sticker on it's fuselage, operating with a Finnish crew under a British brand.

Soon after I sat down on my seat 12D, boarding was completed, with a very light load of around 15-20 passengers, on this 68-seat aircraft.
The passengers were spread around the aft half of the cabin.

View out my window:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/dfab065f.jpg

The dark blue leather-ish seat was comfortable and with a pretty good amount of legroom.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/58587d00.jpg

Cabin view:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/adecc3c0.jpg

The safety demo was manual but with a recorded voice.

We soon started our engines and headed to the runway. One-Two was the runway of choice this morning, which meant a takeoff over the city. Too bad I was seated on the wrong side for views over central Stockholm.

Taxiing:
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Turning on to the active:
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We took off rather powerfully in our ATR.
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I still got some nice views on this side of the plane:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/9b15c207.jpg

The busiest road in Sweden, Essingleden:
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BMA after we banked to the right:
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Drottningholm, the home of the Swedish Royal family:
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It didn't take too long for our little turboprop to reach cruising height. At this time, I soon noticed I was given a very nice overview of Västerås. Picture is dedicated to Jonas, member LH4116.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/ace83756.jpg

The crew preformed a BOB run but I don't bother. I think only 1 or 2 did.

Seat pocket contents:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/ec406391.jpg

Seems like the largest Sauna in the world is in Sweden. Somehow that is very satisfying.
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The flight was otherwise very uneventful, and sooner or later we commenced our descent to Oslo Gardemoen.

Definitely Norway:
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The descent was rather shaky, but soon enough we touched down on Gardemoens 2950 meter 19L.
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We taxied to a stand next to the international gates.
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Parked next to this:
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As people were getting ready to deboard, there was an announcement that we were still waiting for ground workers to make the plane ready for boarding, and bring us a bus to get to the terminal. This was expected to take about 5 minutes.
I did like most others, sat down and just waited.

My seat:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/d8339044.jpg

Soon enough the door was opened and a bus was parked outside. I deboarded as one of the last ones and snapped a couple of photos as I did so.
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A long bus ride followed as we first had to drive from our parking stand to the base of the pier, and then around the entire pier and back to the base, only 20 meters from where we were before we rounded the pier. All this so that we could deboard the bus in a simper manner.

At least we passed some interesting equipment:
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As I stepped in to the terminal I was at the entrance to the baggage reclaim hall, so I have to go up through an elevator and then through a stream of arriving passengers to reach the deserted transfer security checkpoint.

As I arrived at this checkpoint I have to look around for a minute to see if anyone was there, and finally I spotted a guy sitting at a chair in the corner, I greeted him as a way of announcing my presence, and then started to do the security-check-routine, as he walked towards the x-ray.

I'm quickly through and downstairs I go to OSL international airside.
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My time at OSL wasn't too long, I had about an hour before scheduled boarding at that time, so I decided to head to the lounge straight away.

The lounge agent at the SAS lounge complex greeted me, and after showing her my boarding pass and EuroBonus card she welcomed me to the inner sanctum, the Scandinavian Lounge, unlike my last time when I had a voucher that “only” gave me access to the Business Lounge ( Scandinavian Capital Hopping: ARN-OSL-ARN On SAS (by deltamartin Jan 16 2012 in Trip Reports) ).

So once in the lounge I went through the Business part and through the door in to the Scandinavian Lounge.

It was quite busy as I arrived, with many business-type of travelers around, so I was a little cautious at taking pictures.

The lounge was quite nice, with decent food offerings and good drink selection.
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I settled down for some snacks, a glass of sparkling water and a cup of coffee.
I also read a Swedish tabloid newspaper I grabbed at the lounges magazine rack.
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Okay, I'll follow the stream; Must-have-a-717-in-a-report:
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Soon enough it was time for me to head to the gate, as the boarding time was approaching.

Gate 43 was assigned for my flight, and since it was a few more minutes 'til boarding I decided to look what was parked at some nearby gates.

The aircraft assigned for my next flight:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/e4f256d7.jpg

Good lookin' F100:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/6aaa766b.jpg

Even better lookin' MD80 for CPH:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/4e27117f.jpg

Soon after, there was a boarding call and we were let down the jetway and down to the tarmac, after scanning our boarding passes. I had my home-printed A4 BP.

WF328
OSL-GOT
Dash 8-300
LN-WFO

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I was greeted by the middle aged brown haired FA as a boarded the aircraft. She was very nice and polite throughout the flight.

I walked down the aisle and settled down on the last row on the right hand side, at my preassigned seat 13D.

Back galley:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/1afda992.jpg

The dark gray leather seat was fairly comfortable with a good enough legroom.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/837bb66a.jpg

Sadly the window was rather dirty. Here's the view out my window while parked:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/bfc381e9.jpg

Boarding was soon completed, and I had gotten a seatmate, a father with his wife and kid across the aisle.

Cabin view:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/dac02a69.jpg

The load was pretty good at an estimated 75%.

The FA first went through the safety instructions vocally, before showing a demonstration after.

After this we pushed back and headed towards the runway.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/67de5581.jpg

We took off from 19L, the same runway I landed at a couple of hours earlier.
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As this was a turboprop, it didn't take long before the seatbelt sign was turned off and we reached cruise.
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As the coffee was being made in the galley, the FA handed out a Wasa sandwich. She later did a drinks run with coffee and tea available. I didn't have anything but the sandwich though, since I just had coffee at OSL.
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Otherwise the flight was fairly uneventful. During the flight my seatmate moved to the block of 2 empty seats in front of his wife and kid, so I got a 2-seater for myself for most of the flight.

Overhead panels:
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Seat pocket contents:
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Headrest cover:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/be76b442.jpg

I like these details on the barf-bag:
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My seat:
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Soon enough we begun our descent to GOT.

The descent was quite shaky this time also, but not quite as shaky as the one at OSL.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/a37cef18.jpg

We landed from the north on runway 21. This meant a “lengthy” taxi (by non-capital Scandinavian airport standards anyway) to the terminal.
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We soon parked outside of a jetway gate at the international part of the GOT terminal.
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I was one of the last to deboard and I thanked the FA on the way out.
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Our little Dash was too low to use the jetway so downstairs to the apron and the up some stairs to the jetway we went.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/bae1940e.jpg

Two major players on the Gothenburg-Stockholm route pushing back:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/103591da.jpg

A last look of my plane as I head up the stairs:
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A few steps later and I found myself in the international transit area of GOT. As I had home-printed BP's from OLCI for both remaining flights of the day I didn't see the need for me to go landside, so I pretty much went straight to the lounge.

GOT international transit area:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/6aaf6c99.jpg

Lounge entrances:
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At the lounge reception there was an older gentleman to swipe my boarding card, he confirmed my destination as Copenhagen and let me in.

The SAS lounge at GOT was was quite nice, I must say. Similar offerings to the Business lounges at ARN and OSL, and not the hard liquor one can find in the Scandinavian Lounges. But then again, the GOT lounge is marketed as a Business lounge, if I am not mistaken.
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There's a couple of cold dishes and the standard beer and wine on tap.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the lounge offer great views?
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/c4ee24e2.jpg

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AF E-jet, my WF plane and a CRJ900 of SAS operating the earlier CPH flight:
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That winglet looks huge from this angle:
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The lounge don't have its own toilet though, so one has to go out and use the “normal” ones.

When the earlier CPH flight was showing “Final Call” there was an announcement about this in the lounge. As there's only me and one other guy in the lounge at that time, I was thinking that the lounge agent probably thinks I'm on that flight.
And yes, only a minute later he walked up to me to ask if I was going to Copenhagen, I said that I was but on the next flight.

A couple of hours passed, I mostly spent the time by surfing the web and eating the snacks available.
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Soon enough it was time for the inbound flight to land.

When I saw the aircraft for my flight, I saw the very reason that I had chosen this later flight to CPH, rather than the earlier one.
Landing on GOT's runway 21 was OY-KBO, “Christian Valdemar Viking”, or simply, the SAS retrojet.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/4d0a27f6.jpg

I was very glad to see that this bird would operate my flight.

Note the City Airline bird:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/65f23666.jpg

After this I left the lounge, thanking the agent as I did so, and headed to the gate to snap more pictures of this beautiful aircraft.
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SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM:
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10 or so minutes later boarding was called.
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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

SK449
GOT-CPH
Airbus A319
OY-KBO “Christian Valdemar Viking”

I scanned my BP and walked down the jetway.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/917671e4.jpg

Too bad the window in the jetway was dirty:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/0cd43b26.jpg

As I entered the aircraft I was greeted by one male and one female FA, both middle aged. The guy spotted my camera and asked me in Danish if I snapped any nice pictures, I said that I sure did.

Then I made my way down the aisle to my preassigned seat 25A, left hand window seat at the last row.

View out my window:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/d0ba263c.jpg

The seat was the standard SK shorthaul seat. Not overly comfortable but fair enough for a short flight like this.

The same can be said about the legroom:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/6aa19829.jpg

Cabin view:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Oslo%20Goteborg%20Kopenhamn%202012/bb2bfa86.jpg

I also greeted the third FA on this flight, an older Swedish woman working in the back galley.

The flight was rather full, I'd estimate maybe 95%. I got two seat neighbors.

Boarding was soon completed and the safety demo was played on the overhead screens as we pushed back.

When the safety demo was finished I was glad to see an airshow turned on.
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We soon reached the runway, 21 again, where we took off.
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This was a short flight, I again turned down the free coffee, and I mostly enjoyed the view out my window.

Here's Falkenberg:
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Halmstad:
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Helsingborg:
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And as those of you who know the geography around Southern Sweden already knows, passing Helsingborg meant that we were getting close to Copenhagen, and that the descent was imminent.

Another view of Helsingborg, now with Helsingør visible:
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As we begun our descent, connecting information was shown on the overhead LCD's.
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We passed Copenhagen, luckily visible on my side of the aircraft:
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And shortly after, we banked to the left to line up for the 04's at CPH.
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Soon enough we landed on runway 04L.
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A short taxi brought us to one of the D-gates.

Passing some SK equipment:
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And a beautiful PIA 777:
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I stayed put at my seat to deboard as the last one, to be able to snap a few pictures.

My seat:
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Out the wing, I love that SAS logo on the engine:
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Last view of this beautiful aircraft, it was a pleasure flying with you!
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As I entered the terminal I decided to pretty much head straight to the lounge, since my layover at CPH was rather shortish.

D-gate area:
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FIDS:
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At the lounge reception I once again showed my EB card and I was accepted in without any problems, I was directed upstairs to the Scandinavian Lounge.

The lounge was crowded as I arrived, and it remained that way for my entire visit. Other than that, the lounge was huge compared to every other SAS lounge I've been too (which isn't that surprising, really).
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The lounge shown a little wear and tear in the corners but was overall in a good condition. The offerings was pretty much the same as the other Scandinavian Lounges, with decent food options and a good selection of alcoholic beverages.

I first had something to eat at the dining area.
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Then I grabbed some Baileys and a G&T and sat down in a corner with a view over the buzzing terminal.
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Just as I was finished with both of my drinks, it was time to head to the gate, as the boarding time were approaching.

Gate B9 was assigned to our flight, so that's where I was heading.

A nice model of an SAS A340 at the lounge entrance:
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And the real thing:
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Those SK longhaul Airbuses sure are beautiful.

SK lineup at the B-pier, my plane is the third one from the terminal.
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Entrance to the B-pier:
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Why, thank you!
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Must-have-a-second-717-in-a-report:
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Must-have-a-third-717-in-a-report:
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Soon enough I arrived at the gate, where boarding was commenced just a couple of minutes later.

The aircraft assigned for my flight:
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SK414
CPH-ARN
Airbus A321
OY-KBK “Arne Viking”

Down the jetway I went.

Greeted the two FA's in the front galley, and the rest of them spread out in the cabin too.

I sat down on my seat, same seat model as on my last flight.

Last row window seat 36F was mine for this flight.
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View out my window:
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Safety demo played on the screens.

Load was maybe 75%. Three seats for me.

Pushed back and took off from runway 04R, as usual at CPH.
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Camera views are shown on the screens for the rest of the flight:
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Wingtip fences, Malmö and Saltholmen:
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Good view of Øresundsbron after takeoff:
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And also of Malmö:
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The shut-down nuclear plant in Barsebäck:
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Uneventful flight, again didn't bother with the provided coffee.

Some nice views:
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Cabin:
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Some nice views of Stockholm during descent, this is Southern Stockholm, with Ericsson Globe visible:
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Södermalm:
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Stockholm Old Town and central Stockholm:
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Gärdet, Värtahamnen and Lidingö:
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Åkersberga:
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We then banked to the left to line up for runway 26.
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We touched down and taxied to a gate at the end of the A-pier.
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LOT Embraer in a football-livery:
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Parked next to this:
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My seat after the flight:
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Someone made a mistake:
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I deboarded, thanked the FA's.
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Must-have-a-fourth-717-in-a-report:
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And with this my daytrip had come to an end.

To sum things up,

The daytrip was a success in the end, but not in the way I imagined. Too bad that Skyways went bust, but that's the way the industry works. This backup option wasn't the cheapest one but still worthwhile. The highlight was the SAS retrojet, no doubt.

The flyBe Nordic flight ex-BMA was decent enough, but I prefer to fly the larger jets provided on the route ex-ARN with SK and DY. The fare was good though and nice with the empty cabin, let's see if they make any money on the route though.

WF was nice, no complaints at all. I'd like to fly them again, preferably on a more scenic route and in one of their Dash 8-100 or -200.

SAS provided me with a couple of standard SK flight. You know what you will get and you get what you expected.

BMA was nice as usual and did what a City airport is expected to do. At BMA, domestic passengers are mixed with international ones, which is unusual at Sweden. But that might change at ARN in the future as well, hopefully.

A little annoying to have to pass a security check at OSL, even when doing a Schengen to Schengen transfer, but I guess I can't blame that on the airport.

CPH was the standard CPH, the lounge was nice and I wouldn't mind doing a longer layover there in the future!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to read my trip report, every comment and/or feedback is greatly appreciated.

My next report will cover a couple of flights on Estonian Air, a transfer at a Russian airport, and perhaps even a Russian jet.

Martin


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6320 times:

Hi Martin,

very nice report with good pictures! That was an interesting mix of airlines/tyes - congratulations on getting on the special SK A319.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

I managed to get the money spent on my bookings back, as they were booked with a credit card.

Good!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As the coffee was being made in the galley, the FA handed out a Wasa sandwich.

Nice, I like those.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
That winglet looks huge from this angle:

Great shot - and I also like the E-jet picture.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

And a beautiful PIA 777:

They used to be even prettier...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My next report will cover a couple of flights on Estonian Air, a transfer at a Russian airport, and perhaps even a Russian jet.

Sounds interesting!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinerogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6236 times:

Hola Martin!

Great combination of airplanes in your report.

I really enjoyed reading it and especially looking at the pictures of such beautiful landscapes.

Great combination to hit the three Scandinavian capitals on their flagship airline with different operators.

Looking forward to reading your Russian report.

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1684 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5987 times:

Martin,

Great TR with some nice pictures thrown in, thanks to the fantastic weather that day !

Especially liked your Stockholm pictures on your return 321 flight  

Looking forward to your OV flights, as it's one of my fav airlines in Europe (is this because of their great looking livery ?)

Cheers,

MH017/Pieter...



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6496 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5663 times:

Hej Martin!

Thanks for a grreat report with great pictures !

Very nice to have pictures of two 777s in there as well! HS-TJS is a regular visitor to LAX now via ICN so it gets around.

I also very much like the pictures on the return flying over Stockholm in the late evening. My sister lives in Akersberga and I went to visit in early June.

Flights look okay; all very short but a nice way to fly around and log different types and airlines. Very nice to get on the SK retro jet which is the color scheme SK had when I was growing up. Flew on Huge Viking 747-200B in that livery ARN-GEN (OSL) - JFK in 1982.....

Very much looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1658 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5594 times:
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Hi deltamartin,

Nice report with many lovely sunny pictures. An exciting routing - for me that is at least - combining the main Scandinavian gateways. BMA is an interesting airport, I’m still trying to figure out a way to combine it in a daytrip including SN in or out. Congrats on flying the SAS logojet as well!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Noteworthy is that with this routing, I'd leave a Swedish airport in the morning, before returning to Sweden mid-day and then leave again, only to fly back to Sweden the same evening. That's a first for me.

That wouldn’t be possible in Belgium.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
LH promoting their newish ARN-Berlin route on a bus

That’s quite a long drive, from ARN to Berlin  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
and I find the ATR-72 OH-ATI waiting for me, still in full FinnComm livery
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
It was a Finnish-registered plane in full FinnComm livery, with a “IN NORTHERN SKIES WITH FINNAIR” sticker on it's fuselage, operating with a Finnish crew under a British brand.

This whole thing still confuses the hell out of me. FlyingFinn also explained this a zillion times but I still don’t get it  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Seems like the largest Sauna in the world is in Sweden. Somehow that is very satisfying.

Is that meant in an ironic way? 

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I like these details on the barf-bag

Yes, although I don’t think people who are really airsick will take notice of that. They probaly just want to open the emergency exit and get out.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
OY-KBO, “Christian Valdemar Viking”, or simply, the SAS retrojet

Yay!   

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Last row window seat 36F was mine for this flight.

That’s exactly the same seat that I choose every time I’ve been on these SK A321’s. Best in the house.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Camera views are shown on the screens for the rest of the flight:

A great feature!

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1091 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5511 times:

Hi Martin.

What an active bunch of Scandinavian Trip Reporters you are - you must sometimes bump into one another!

It was a great little day trip - and nice you could utilise the lounges so well. The food looked rather good in some of them.

I really like the look of BMA. And am I ok in thinking you can use normal city centre public transport to get there? I always like those inner city airport the most.

Thanks

Luke



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

Hey Martin great report .

Lucky for you to get the retro livery .   Love the fruit bowls in the lounge too .

The last shot disembarking the aircraft at ARN is fantastic , what a shot !

Thanks for the nice report.

Philip  


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

Hi everyone!

Thank you all very much for the feedback!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
very nice report with good pictures! That was an interesting mix of airlines/tyes - congratulations on getting on the special SK A319.

Thanks, PH!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Nice, I like those.

Yeah, the perfect snack for a flight of that length.

Quoting rogerbcn (Reply 3):
Great combination of airplanes in your report.

I really enjoyed reading it and especially looking at the pictures of such beautiful landscapes.

Thank you, Roger! Yes, it was very nice with the great weather that day.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 4):
Great TR with some nice pictures thrown in, thanks to the fantastic weather that day !

Thanks, Pieter! Indeed the weather was superb.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 4):
Especially liked your Stockholm pictures on your return 321 flight

Yeah, I was lucky to score such great views.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 4):

Looking forward to your OV flights, as it's one of my fav airlines in Europe (is this because of their great looking livery ?)

I very much like them as well! Only three flights with them yet though, but nothing but good experiences. And their livery sure is stunning!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Thanks for a grreat report with great pictures !

Thank you!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Very nice to have pictures of two 777s in there as well! HS-TJS is a regular visitor to LAX now via ICN so it gets around.

I love the Thai livery, and I must say the 772's are probably the ones that sports it best. Isn't BKK-ICN-LAX going 744 soon though? I hope the new one-stop is doing well!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Flew on Huge Viking 747-200B in that livery ARN-GEN (OSL) - JFK in 1982.....

That's really cool! Huge Viking is one out of two Viking-named aircraft ever in the SAS fleet without a "real" Viking-name. Huge Viking got it because of it being a Jumbo Jet, and the name read in English describes that well! The other one being the Retrojet, Christian Valdemar, which is named after the Danish Crown Prince to-be.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):

Nice report with many lovely sunny pictures. An exciting routing - for me that is at least - combining the main Scandinavian gateways.

Thanks!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
BMA is an interesting airport, I’m still trying to figure out a way to combine it in a daytrip including SN in or out. Congrats on flying the SAS logojet as well!

I'd sure like to log that SN BMA route as well, so do tell me if you ever make a booking!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
That’s quite a long drive, from ARN to Berlin

Oh, you!  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
This whole thing still confuses the hell out of me. FlyingFinn also explained this a zillion times but I still don’t get it

Indeed, the situation is quite confusing! Imagine how weird it would be for the ordinary traveller.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
Is that meant in an ironic way?

It's meant in a way that it's nice to beat Finland in what they are best at.  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
Yes, although I don’t think people who are really airsick will take notice of that. They probaly just want to open the emergency exit and get out.

True, still a nice touch for those who can handle flying though!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 6):
That’s exactly the same seat that I choose every time I’ve been on these SK A321’s. Best in the house.

I must agree, it's very private with the missing rows on the left side of the cabin.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 7):
What an active bunch of Scandinavian Trip Reporters you are - you must sometimes bump into one another!

Haha, yes actually, me and Jonas ran in to each other at ARN earlier this year, when I was going to Northern Sweden via Riga and Tallinn, and he was heading to Berlin.
To Pajala On A Jetstream: KRN-ARN-RIX-TLL-PJA (by deltamartin Feb 19 2012 in Trip Reports)
Ich Bin Ein Berliner & SAS: B736/MD-82, Y (pics) (by LH4116 Feb 24 2012 in Trip Reports)

We also ended up on the same flight on LH Italia last year, we didn't realize that until later though:
Hello And Good Bye LH Italia! ARN-CPH-MXP-ARN (by deltamartin Oct 28 2011 in Trip Reports)
LH Italia, You Won’t Be Missed! ARN-MXP C (pics) (by LH4116 Oct 31 2011 in Trip Reports)

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 7):

It was a great little day trip - and nice you could utilise the lounges so well. The food looked rather good in some of them.

Indeed, I quite like the SAS lounges.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 7):
I really like the look of BMA. And am I ok in thinking you can use normal city centre public transport to get there? I always like those inner city airport the most.

Yes, there's buses available that goes on the same card/coupons as the underground and commuter trains. There's a train/bus combo available to get to ARN on that card too!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Lucky for you to get the retro livery .

Yeah, I am very glad to have logged it!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
The last shot disembarking the aircraft at ARN is fantastic , what a shot !

I'm not really good at photos, but that one I'm happy about!

Martin


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6496 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
The other one being the Retrojet, Christian Valdemar, which is named after the Danish Crown Prince to-be.

Thanks for the explanation ! I was wondering where that name came from.....

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1091 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5217 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
We also ended up on the same flight on LH Italia last year, we didn't realize that until later though:

Jaja. Thanks providing the links - that should burn a few more hours this evening.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 9):
There's a train/bus combo available to get to ARN on that card too!

Really? I always thought it was out of the remit. A few times coming into LHR I have had plenty of time and used the local buses to get home. Takes about 90-120 mins into central London. But that is connected to the Tube so less need.



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User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

Hi Martin

Thanks for the interesting report and the lovely pictures, especially the evening shots. It's also nice to see those pictures from Bromma, looks kind of familiar.

But anyway, what's with the radome of the retro jet? I flew with that bird a while back and then the radome was white in the middle and then black around the edges. Looking at your pictures it now looks grey.

Thanks for posting!

Cheers,
William


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

Hi again!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 11):
Jaja. Thanks providing the links - that should burn a few more hours this evening.

Haha, any time!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 11):
Really? I always thought it was out of the remit.

Nope, just take the "Pendeltåg" (commuter rail) between Stockholm C and Märsta, and then bus 583 (IIRC) between Märsta and Arlanda.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):
Thanks for the interesting report and the lovely pictures, especially the evening shots. It's also nice to see those pictures from Bromma, looks kind of familiar.

Thanks, William!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 12):
But anyway, what's with the radome of the retro jet?

Not sure, but I guess it's a spare part that comes in a certain color. In the same way one sometimes see an engine cowling in a different color.

Martin


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Hello Martin,

Nice report about intra-Scandinavian flights. Too bad, you missed the opportunity to fly with Fokker 50, luckily a flight with SAS in retro livery made it up to you.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
one of their Fokker 50's, a type I hadn't flown on since the 90's.

I never flew that type.  


Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I received a credit-card sized BP, which is standard for BMA.

Like the one I got from Garuda?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Drottningholm, the home of the Swedish Royal family

Nice!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As I arrived at this checkpoint I have to look around for a minute to see if anyone was there, and finally I spotted a guy sitting at a chair in the corner, I greeted him as a way of announcing my presence, and then started to do the security-check-routine, as he walked towards the x-ray.

What a laid-back sequence. I like it!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Oh yeah, did I mention that the lounge offer great views?

Now you tell me.  



Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
I scanned my BP

I did not know there were self boarding gates as well in GOT. Cool!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
The guy spotted my camera and asked me in Danish if I snapped any nice pictures, I said that I sure did.

   I thought I would have to read that the guy asked you to delete the picture. But hey, it is SAS, not Vueling!  


Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
Baileys and a G&T

I am sure Eric and Gabriel would be happy to join you. 


Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes,
Suryo  



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Hej Martin

Great report, thanks for sharing it with us.both Air Nordic and Wideroe seem to offer a great product. Nice that you got the Dashes as well. That's a nice change instead of the usual B737, A320,...

Good to see the SAS retro as well on the GOT-CPH segment.

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5133 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

Hi, Martin,

sure a good read that late Sunday evening.

And definitely the best to make about these single leg after the Skyways flights gone lost.
Nice pictures also.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

Noteworthy is that with this routing, I'd leave a Swedish airport in the morning, before returning to Sweden mid-day and then leave again, only to fly back to Sweden the same evening. That's a first for me.

Hey, that´s the Tripreporters way, or not?.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

Great report, thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great day of flying.
And your report gets me in the mood for the Swedish flying I'll be doing starting tommorow  


User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Enjoy the trip report on your cute little hops along Scandinavia.
SAS is a nice airlines to travel, have worked for them for 5 years, I know them inside out.
What a quality airlines in term of operation. No wonder THAI learns a lot from them.
This trip report brings many good old memories of SAS for me   I am about to cry now  
Btw, I love it when I saw THAI at CPH, ARN and OSL.
Brgds,
net-hkt



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

Hi Martin,

Looks like I'm not the only one whose trips turn upside down and inside out after booking and end up as something completely different with hardly any trace of the original itinerary! You certainly experienced the best of this with your Scandinavian tour.

Anyway great idea to catch that OSL-GOT flight - I've been eyeing it for years but the normal fares are always very high, so those youth fares are probably the best way to experiencing it.

Also congratulations on catching the SAS retrojet - I so much want to fly with it, well I actually want to fly a SAS A319 as well, those buggers are rare.

I still feel weird seeing those familiar Finncomm planes around Bromma, it is really quite ridiculous that most of them are still flying around in the full FC livery...


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

Hi everyone!
And thanks alot for the further comments!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
Nice report about intra-Scandinavian flights. Too bad, you missed the opportunity to fly with Fokker 50, luckily a flight with SAS in retro livery made it up to you.

Thanks, Suryo! Indeed, "Plan B" turned out nicely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
I never flew that type.

Let's hope they will be in European skies for at least the foreseeable future.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
Like the one I got from Garuda?

Exactly.  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
I did not know there were self boarding gates as well in GOT. Cool!

Well, actually this was an ordinary manned gate but with the scanner turned towards the queue so one scanned for oneself. But there are self-boarding gates at GOT too, at least Malmö Aviation and SAS has it in the domestic part of GOT.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
I thought I would have to read that the guy asked you to delete the picture. But hey, it is SAS, not Vueling!

Yeah, I've never had any issues with phototaking on SAS.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
I am sure Eric and Gabriel would be happy to join you.

My thought exactly.  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):
Great report, thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks, Marc!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):
That's a nice change instead of the usual B737, A320,...

Agreed, although I generally prefer a Jet over a Prop.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 15):

Good to see the SAS retro as well on the GOT-CPH segment.

Yeah, I'm really glad that I logged it.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 16):
sure a good read that late Sunday evening.

And definitely the best to make about these single leg after the Skyways flights gone lost.
Nice pictures also.

Thanks, Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 16):
Hey, that´s the Tripreporters way, or not?.

Indeed it is!

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
Great report, thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great day of flying.

Thanks, Robert! Indeed it was a great day.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
And your report gets me in the mood for the Swedish flying I'll be doing starting tommorow

Oh glad to hear it! Enjoy Sweden!

Quoting nethkt (Reply 18):
Enjoy the trip report on your cute little hops along Scandinavia.

Thanks, net-hkt!

Quoting nethkt (Reply 18):
SAS is a nice airlines to travel, have worked for them for 5 years, I know them inside out.
What a quality airlines in term of operation. No wonder THAI learns a lot from them.
This trip report brings many good old memories of SAS for me I am about to cry now

Glad to hear that you like SAS and that you've worked for them. Today I'd say that SAS could also learn a lot from THAI.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 18):
Btw, I love it when I saw THAI at CPH, ARN and OSL.

Me too, the great looking daily 744 at ARN is stunning.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Looks like I'm not the only one whose trips turn upside down and inside out after booking and end up as something completely different with hardly any trace of the original itinerary! You certainly experienced the best of this with your Scandinavian tour.

Indeed, it was a first time for me that my plans changed this drastically.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
Anyway great idea to catch that OSL-GOT flight - I've been eyeing it for years but the normal fares are always very high, so those youth fares are probably the best way to experiencing it.

Indeed the fares is quite high, the youth ticket at 80 EUR is also very expensive for being such a short hop within the SAS group.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

Also congratulations on catching the SAS retrojet - I so much want to fly with it, well I actually want to fly a SAS A319 as well, those buggers are rare.

Thanks! Yeah they only got 4 of them, I have flown one once previously. but this was before the time I logged regs so I don't know which one. I was even at that time aware about the retrojet though, and was hoping to fly that one, but at that time I got one in the standard livery.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):

I still feel weird seeing those familiar Finncomm planes around Bromma, it is really quite ridiculous that most of them are still flying around in the full FC livery...

Agreed, I think I saw 3 BE ATR's at BMA that day, two in FC livery and one albino...

Martin


User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1118 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3870 times:
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Hi Martin!

Another great report with great pictures, you sure got some nice views during your flights!
Too bad you didn't get to catch Skyways before they went bust though..
Lounges look nice, expecially the one in GOT, what a perfect view.
Congrats on catching the SAS retrojet

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
BMA curbside

Sure doesnt look like a terminal from the outside

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
At this time, there were practically no telling that this was a flight from Sweden to Norway. It was a Finnish-registered plane in full FinnComm livery, with a “IN NORTHERN SKIES WITH FINNAIR” sticker on it's fuselage, operating with a Finnish crew under a British brand.

Now that's a nice mix there

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
One-Two was the runway of choice this morning, which meant a takeoff over the city. Too bad I was seated on the wrong side

That sure happens to me a lot!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
BMA after we banked to the right

Nice overview

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Otherwise the flight was fairly uneventful. During the flight my seatmate moved to the block of 2 empty seats in front of his wife and kid, so I got a 2-seater for myself for most of the flight.

Always nice to get a whole row (in this case 2 seats) to yourself even on the shorter flights

[quote=deltamartin,reply=0]I like these details on the barf-bag

Haven't seen that before haha very creative

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
That winglet looks huge from this angle

It sure does, great shot there!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The guy spotted my camera and asked me in Danish if I snapped any nice pictures, I said that I sure did.

That was nice of him

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
and I mostly enjoyed the view out my window.

Great overview of each city

Looking forward to your next report!

Take care,
Brendan


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Hey Brendan!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):

Another great report with great pictures, you sure got some nice views during your flights!

Thanks! Yeah, especially of the Swedish southwestern coast on the GOT-CPH leg.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):
Lounges look nice, expecially the one in GOT, what a perfect view.

Yup, the views were great, I wouldn't mind spending more time at that lounge.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):
Congrats on catching the SAS retrojet

Thanks! I'm really glad about that.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):
Now that's a nice mix there

But confusing for the average traveller! :P

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):
Always nice to get a whole row (in this case 2 seats) to yourself even on the shorter flights

Couldn't agree more.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):

That was nice of him

Indeed, the SK crews are usually quite laid-back, which is nice.

Martin


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Nice report Martin - looks like you had a nice day with all your lounge stops! Shame Skyways went bust though, ruining your original plans.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
At this time, there were practically no telling that this was a flight from Sweden to Norway. It was a Finnish-registered plane in full FinnComm livery, with a “IN NORTHERN SKIES WITH FINNAIR” sticker on it's fuselage, operating with a Finnish crew under a British brand.

That set up might confuse quite a few people.



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Hi Gab!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 23):
looks like you had a nice day with all your lounge stops! Shame Skyways went bust though, ruining your original plans.

Indeed the day was nice, but yeah would've been nice to log Skyways too.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 23):
That set up might confuse quite a few people.

Yeah, confusing for sure.

Martin


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