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SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:33 pm


I just saw for the first time two new SAS Airbus 340s at Newark today. They look absolutely stunning. The color scheme is unusual in that it looks different depending on the light conditions. Very elegant!

I was curious what people think of the scheme.
When it first came out, there was negative criticism, and i didn't like it either, but with time, and espeically after seeing it LIVE, it has grown on me
what do you think?
 
Air Taiwan
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:40 pm

I LOOVE the colours!! Very elegant indeed!


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Zander
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:17 pm

Yesterday's Copenhagen-flight from Newark was cancelled and that was probably the reason why you saw two A340s at the same time there.
Somebody who knows why it was cancelled?

About the colours then....I think it looks amazing.
One of the most elegant plane flying around now.

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Filip549
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:21 pm

i like it very much(i wonder why sas change collers all the time)
 
Qantas737
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:26 pm

Filip, I wouldnt say that SAS change colours all the time. The older livery has been around for quite some time now.
 
rabenschlag
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:38 pm

i completely agree. for me, the A343 is the most elegant bird in the SAS livery is the most elegant one. so this is a stunning combination. but wait to see the interior: light, bright colours, looks very roomy and clear. and have a look at that bathroom...


http://www.sasflightops.com/gallery/A340/A340_09.htm

i cant wait to get on one of them.....


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OH-LZA
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 7:35 pm

They sure are nice looking birds.

Alexander Holst
 
hkg82
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 7:45 pm

The new SAS livery is superb, I think it's much better than the old bland one. The 'SAS' name really stands out, and the colour scheme that they use is such that it looks different depending on the light. It took a while for the new livery to grow on me, but now I love it. I hope to see it in person one day!!

 
alpere1
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 7:50 pm

I think it's a great colour scheme, absolutely stunning on an A340, I'd say it's the most elegant plane in the smartest clothes!!
 
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 7:51 pm

The colors are beautiful !
 
flying-b773
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:04 pm

i love the orange engines....cool cfms..... anyway, i personally think tt the A343 is juz nice in terms of size and length... cool dude..
 
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:26 pm

btw, the reason the flight from Newark was canclled, was due to severe turbulence that the outbound aircraft experienced. According to two online newspapers, 7 passengers were injured, and there might have been some damage to aircraft itself, which is probably why they had it stay at Newark.
 
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:53 pm

CPH-R:
7 passengers injured?

This is not so common - does anyone has more information about the incident? From which newspapers you read it? Swedish-Danish-Norwegian are also OK  Big grin
 
Jan Mogren
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 9:35 pm

The engines are actually raspberry-red.
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CPH-R
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 10:23 pm

Treq
http://www.expressen.se/article.asp?id=105710 - for a small article in Swedish.
 
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 10:26 pm

The crew told passengers to fasten their seat belts because of the turbulence. 5 of the injured were crew, while 2 passengers who hadn't fastened their belts were injured.....
 
Zander
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 10:34 pm

The reason why it was cancelled was what I thought then. Thanks for the info.

Alex
 
Skystar
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Sun Apr 21, 2002 11:16 pm

This photo here (as posted by Air Taiwan) really does accentuate the beauty of the A340s form, and the SK colours in the right light. It captures the tension of takeoff, as the A340 glides into the sky.


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I like the bmi 330s as well. These liveries are fresh and make our skies just that bit more interesting.


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RE: Who Designed The Livery?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 11:45 pm

Anyone know who designed the SAS livery?
 
LN-KGL
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The Newest SAS Design

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:09 am

Silverstreak, use the added link and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You'll names and companies involved in the development of the new SAS design.
http://www.scandinavian.net/company/newsfacts/press/980924ceng.asp

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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:21 am

Boy I feel bad saying this since everyone here seems to think it's such a great look but I still don't like their livery.. for all the reasons I didn'tlike it in the first place.

-The colours themselves are meaningless and represent nothing about Scandinavia (at least to my feeble North American knowledge).. but I guess it can rightfully be argued that it doesn't have to..

-The font on the fueslage is totally different and clashed with the bold font on the tail. I suppose this is considered innovative, I just think it looks mismatched. The old "Scandianvian" script was just fine... so either go with the old in full or with the new in full (font for fuselage and tail)

-The grey/off white(?) fuselage colour doesn't blend well with the white/grey (?) "Scandianvian Airlines" script on the fuselage.. sometimes in photos you can barely read it. In fact the "Scandinavian Airlines" wording is really too thin and small to read easily. From a marketing perspective I don't think that would be beneficial for self promotion but the term "SAS" is well known so I guess it doesn't matter all that much.

-The red engine - ok I'll give in here.. at first I thought they looked ugly but I must admit now they are appealing to me.. and really only because of the A340 where they are very distinctive..

...so I am coming around on this but it's a long slow pull  Smile Smile Smile No offense to anyone out there especially the SAS fans. Regardless of how I feel they look I still know they are an excellent airline and I'd fly them any day if I was lucky enough to.
 
Zander
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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:51 am

Skystar,
Thanks for your compliments to my photo : )

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RE: SAS Airbus 340s

Mon Apr 22, 2002 9:58 am

The livery is fabulous.
Clean, crisp, light. Very Scandinavian.
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