BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 61 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10563 times:
Date: 19th May 2006
Departure Apt: MAN
Arrival Apt: CPH
Aircraft: MDD MD87 (LN-RMP)
Flight No: SK1542
Warning, many pics
Well, it was Friday morning, and time for me to attend the weekend CPH meet up
So, upon arrival at MAN, I checked in at the SAS counter, which took all of 2 minutes. I was given my boarding pass and then proceeded to Security. At MAN, id say in T1, the security area is poorly organised, and because of this, I ended up in a line for over 25 minutes.
Well, that aside, after clearance, it was off into T1 departures I went.
I wandered around the terminal, and found out my SAS flight would have a 30 minute delay, due to the late arrival of the inbound flight.
Well, time for some photo taking I thought
I soon became pretty hungry, so went to Boots for a salad and a few other snacks. Then I noticed a mini riot erupting at the information desk, so I captured the moment....
A Monarch flight had been due to leave for TFS at 0700, and when I took the pic at 1300 ish, it still hadn't arrived for boarding, due to the aircraft going "tech" apparently.
Here we go...
I noticed the usual "motor raffle" that is held here in the terminal, so I had a look what was on offer, sure enough I found an Aston Martin, a Ducati bike and a Triumph bike as well
My aircraft arrived about 20 mins before scheduled departure time.
After 25 mins, the aircraft was deemed fit to board, so the SAS staff simply announced this, not by seat row number, but simply "all" passengers could now board!! Needless to say, this caused quite a scramble for the jetway!!
View from my seat
We pushed back about 15 mins after sched departure time, which really, is not so bad after all. We then taxied to 24R for takeoff...
Our route took us to Newcastle, then across the North Sea to CPH.
The at seat service consisted of a buy on board deli, so i purchased a cup of tea, and a mars bar for £2. Pretty soon, we commenced our descent into CPH, amid turbulence.
We landed 10 mins after we were scheduled, so really not a bad experience after all. The flight was good and the crews friendly, and really, that's all I worry about nowadays
BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 61 Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10553 times:
Date: 21st May 2006
Departure Apt: CPH
Arrival Apt: MAN
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (OY-KBF)
Flight No: SK541
Sunday afternoon saw me and the gang arrive into CPH station at around 3pm, ready for our flights home. I checked in, and was informed that the flight was overbooked. The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this. I declined, besides, i'd have missed the last train home if I had taken the detour.
So,after check in, I met Kaz, and we went for a drink in the departures area, before she left me to fly KLM back to AMS and then LHR.
Surprise Surprise, my flight was delayed, however, not all was lost, CPH is not an airport where you can get bored easily, so needless to say, I wandered about for an hour or so
Eventually, my flight was showing as estimated departure time of 1755, some 20 mins late.
I proceeded to the gate (D101) and there she was, the A321 taxi home
We boarded at 1740, in the same fashion as we had done at MAN a few days earlier, and the aircraft was ready for push back at 1805. Takeoff was from 22R, and a swift climb to 35000ft soon followed.
The buy on board was offered again, and i got a small snack. We watched the nose camera on the drop down TV system (what a view!)
Soon our descent commenced, and the camera angle changed from downward, to straight ahead. The view of the runway approaching us was fantastic, and reminded my of my flights on BD A330s
Home at last
Overall, great service, and even tho there were no PTVs on any of the aircraft, I had a great time. the crews were great and the planes very clean inside and out
I can't wait to fly SK again
Hope you liked the report, and as usual comments are welcome......
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10511 times:
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1): I checked in, and was informed that the flight was overbooked. The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this.
Lame. very. lame. Good report Lee, hope to see you this Sept for some bonafied beer drinkin!
Flyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 281 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10405 times:
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1): he agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this. I declined, besides, i'd have missed the last train home if I had taken the detour.
Wait, i'm confused. If they want you to VOLUNTEER to give ur seat away, don't they at least give you compensation? Why would any airline think someone would add connections AND pay 300 euros when it wasn't necessary?
Great trip report! I wish I lived in Europe, I would love to attend some of the meets!
Flyingchoirboy: He sings, he flies, and sometimes he does both at the same time.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10026 times:
Hey Lee, you flew right over me in that A321! I arrived at MAN from FRA a short time before you yesterday and was on the M60 at around 18:30, when your SK 321 came overhead on finals! Little did I realise A.Net was represented on that aircraft!
LO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2388 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9629 times:
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 5): Didn't you know that you can check-in via internet 22 hours before departure?
That didn't work for me. While the rest waited for us to check in before going to Malmo, we tried one of those self check-in machines, and all it said was: "You have a message waiting for you at the check-in counter".
Internet didn't work either.
I think Bev could self check-in for her VARIG flight to LHR, hand luggage only..
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 900 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9496 times:
R u sure the agent did not mean he would give you 300 euros? I like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack? The outward I know about Tea and Mars is a good combination especially if you dunk it!!!!
LO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2388 posts, RR: 24 Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 9252 times:
Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10): like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack? The outward I know about Tea and Mars is a good combination especially if you dunk it!!!!
I'll have my TR from CPH meet ready by Thursday, both ways BOB on SK, in the morning breakfast bag (sandwich -big and tasty, yoghurt, orange juice, tea or coffee) , in the evening sandwiches with wine.. If you want I'll post the pictures...
It comes to a EUR 7-8 per meal...
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11500 posts, RR: 62 Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9036 times:
Great report Lee, I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!! Everytime I've done it on KLM they have paid me 250 Euros and stuck me in a hotel overnight, sounds like the agent was trying to pull a fast one. Great pictures btw, shall we be seeing any of these on A.net in the near future?
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8044 times:
Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter): I soon became pretty hungry, so went to Boots for a salad and a few other snacks. Then I noticed a mini riot erupting at the information desk, so I captured the moment....