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Short Haul On SAS (MAN-CPH-MAN) In Economy (Pics)  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11266 times:

Leg 1:-

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...


Ouch!  

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!!

Legroom


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.

Safety Card.


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  


For details on the meet etc, see The Official CPH Meet Aftermath Thread (by BMIFlyer May 22 2006 in Non Aviation) 


Continued.....

[Edited 2006-05-22 06:00:44]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11256 times:

Leg 2:-

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 Big grin

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  Wink

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!) Big grin

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  Smile



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  Smile

I can't wait to fly SK again  Smile

Hope you liked the report, and as usual comments are welcome......



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 11214 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!


User currently offlineFlyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 281 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11108 times:
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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!

-Scott



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11099 times:

Lee,
Great pics !

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
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.

Actually it should have been quite the other way round with those 300 EUR !
Strange, but maybe caused by the fact that SK is not codesharing on LH's FRA-MAN flight ? But then that's SK's problem ...

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
proceeded to the gate (D101)

Gate "D101" upper level = "D1" lower level.
So I departed 4 hours earlier from the same gate (D1) on my SK flight to FRA ...

Holger



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10998 times:

Very nice report.  Smile Didn't you know that you can check-in via internet 22 hours before departure?


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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10886 times:

Good read Lee. We met for the first time at the A380 meet the day before. Wish I'd have gone to the CPH meet too!

Maybe I'll do a mini-report of my first A.Net meet at LHR last week. Well, what I can remember of it!  drunk 

Sean



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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10729 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!  Smile


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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10332 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..

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 10203 times:
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Great pics of SAS! That's great SAS has the A320 in their fleet; its such a nice aircraft.

User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 10199 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!!!!

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10077 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10):
R u sure the agent did not mean he would give you 300 euros?

Positive, he said I would need to pay 300 for the re-route  Sad

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10):
I like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack?

Was ok, just some pringles and a cuppa!



Lee



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User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10070 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 4):
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
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.

Strange. SAS have asked me to volunteer before, and offered me money. I wasn't able to though because I had a connection flight to make at my destination.



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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9955 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...

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9739 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?

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9649 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!!

Me too...

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
sounds like the agent was trying to pull a fast one

Better luck next time  Wink

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
Great pictures btw, shall we be seeing any of these on A.net in the near future?

Who knows  silly 


Lee



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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9324 times:

Nice report and great pics. Very nice meeting you btw.  Smile

// Matt


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2407 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9042 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):

Positive, he said I would need to pay 300 for the re-route

Hmmm very strange indeed! According to new EU regulations, it is the airlines' problem when overbooking an aircraft, and remaining passengers should be given compensation by the airline.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8834 times:
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Good report Lee, hope you had a good w/end.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!!

-Me too, I'm sure they got that wrong, it can't be right!!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8820 times:

Great read Lee as per usual! I like the pics too.

Seems you're a bit of a CPH fan these days!  Wink



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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8747 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....

LOL!!

Great report.



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