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solnabo
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About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 9:53 pm

Most of the SAS a/c are named after vikings from the
asa-faith *about 900´th century*!Like Sigurd/Thore/Valle/.....and so on.
Sounds corny even to an scandinavier Smile/happy/getting dizzy)
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sudden
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:00 pm

And to add some more info.....

the person who give the planes there name, is a woman that works at Arlanda (ARN)
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:01 pm

I'm swedish, and I love the Viking names... I think it is a great tradition, and such details help SAS distinguish itself from the many bland carriers out there.
 
Staffan
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:02 pm

Yeah, they are cool, can't wait until they have "Staffan Viking" though!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Have a nice easter!

 
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:07 pm

Well, I'm a Yank who has flown SAS quite a few times and I like the Viking names. There aren't a lot of countries outside Scandinavia that could mimic this, are there?
 
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:33 pm

Staffan...

SAS don't fly any Sessna's! Big grin Big grin
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 12:11 am

That's good, "Sudden Viking" would sound terrible Big grin

 
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 12:15 am

I may change my username to "ThirtyEcho Viking" to show my support for the SAS names.
 
sudden
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 1:01 am

You are sooo right it would sound terrible on a Sessna!!!  Big thumbs up
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voodoo
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:04 am

Is there an actual list of the Viking a/c names on-line?
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GOT
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:19 am

Voodoo:
You can find all SAS info you need plus much more here, including the Viking names. Just click on fleet, select your a/c and press registrations  Smile.

GOT
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:53 am

I thought this was funny:


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They named their 747 "Huge Viking"  Laugh out loud
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transswede
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 4:58 am

"Huge" is an actual Scandinavian name, its only in English that becomes an amusing coincidence...  Smile (or perhaps no coincidence)
 
sudden
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 5:22 pm

Seems like some swedish replyed to this topic, so therefore I say "Glad Påsk till er alla" (Happy easter all of you)
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GOT
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 6:44 pm

Atleast the name "Huge" fitted with the 747, but today the names belongs to one of the smallest a/c in SAS fleet, Q400 LN-RDP  Smile.


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solnabo
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 6:50 pm

Thanks GOT for that website, never heard of it
before............
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 6:56 pm

The use of Viking names is a proud SAS tradition that goes back to the birth of the airline. Why on earth should we change it now??
 
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RE: About SAS "funny A/c Names"!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 7:37 pm

This is the only airline that can use such names to show its Viking history. Sure beats the usual "City Of Billund" variety.

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