ushermittwoch
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11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:35 am

Hi!

I am looking at a flight to ORD in March and I have found a reasonably priced flight with SAS, my all time favorite airline.
I can either choose to go directly from DUS via CPH to ORD or I can spend almost 11h (the whole night) at CPH and continue to ARN.
And I am liking that option because I have never been there and I can fly on a 736 on that itinerary.

What do you think?

And how is the SAS 736?

Thanks!
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:51 am

I've flown with SAS and also their B736. They are a great airline.

There's nothing too different of their B736s from their B73Gs and B738s. I'd prefer their A321s due to the drop down LCD screens.

11 hours at CPH would be great. I think its a beautiful city, a pity i never had time to go out of CPH during my transit there. I love Denmark by the way I saw CPH and hopefully I'll have the chance to visit Copenhangen.
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:05 am

I must be getting tired since the idea of going to Copenhagen city didn't even come into my mind!
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:11 am

Hey guys, I've been both to CPH (airport) and Copenhagen the city itself, the airport is interesting in many ways but not for 11 hours. The city is also a rather nice place with a wonderful nightlife, you can take the express train from CPH to the city center, it takes some 15 minutes. Worth a try  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:24 am

You could also take the train across the Öresund bridge/tunnel and visit Sweden
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:01 pm

Go to ARN
If you can spend time in ARN even better because Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The SAS 736 is a delight. SAS configuration is of course classy and everything you'd expect of swedish design, and the shorter lenght seems to suit the bird better than the 700s and 800s. A bit more intimate. See both if u can!
and have a great flight!
u will, your onboard SAS!

 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:43 pm

"everything you'd expect of swedish design"

LOL - What makes you think it is swedish design?
It's a scandinavian airline not a swedish.
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:49 pm

Go to Stockholm instead. Copenhagen is absolutely nothing compared to Stockholm City.

SAS 737:s are superb. The service is fine and the planes also.

If the schedule permits, why not use Germania direct to ARN and then go the next day with the excellent daily SK 945 to Chicago - ORD nonstop.

In Stockholm I assure you that you have lot more going than in Copenhagen. And by the way, you can also get to Stockholm with Ryanair to connect with SAS after an airport switch... just a thought  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:01 pm

SAS-A321

I have swedish family and a lot of friends....ever heard of swedish "quietly assumed superiority?" Afterall, HQ is in Stockholm.
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:07 pm

I would go directly from CPH...

Also Navigator! I am a bit disapointed by your thoughts on Copenhagen, we have loads of Swedish tourists each year, and they seem to really enjoy themselves...

Also many other Swedish airliners.net users recommended CPH and CPH city..

Ah well never mind, I like my city and I love my airport!
There are many shops and large windows, also as was said earlier, the train to downtown CPH will take around 10-15 mins and from the central station you have Tivoli (now closed) and the rest of central CPH!

Your decision, but to be honest the B736 isn't all that different from the MD80's little bit better seats tho, but the A321's and B737/738's are better...

You choice, but What ever you choose you'll love the new A333's that SAS has acquired! Interior goodies and great service, I know THAT part of the trip won't disapoint you!

So what ever you choose have a great trip!!!

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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:20 pm

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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:06 pm

Thanks for all the good suggestions!

I know that SAS wont disappoint me, that's why I am willing to pay the ?50 more than I would for LH or UA with more convenient times!
I really like CPH. Unlike FRA it is easy to get around and the people are helpful.

So is the 333 any better than the 340?
I would imagine they are pretty much the same on the inside. Performance wise I know both of them from other carriers.

On my planned trip I will also get to go on the 321, although I am not too keen on it. But I guess it was just another dull inner-German LH experience.
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So, do they serve a meal between CPH and ARN?
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:53 pm


So, do they serve a meal between CPH and ARN?


I would not call it "meal" but depending on what time you travel you always get something, a snack or a light breakfast with a cookie, orange juice with some peanuts or anything. The "meal" usually contains more ingredients during the early morning hours and the late evening hours, only speaking from my own experience though.
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:01 pm

Go to Stockholm instead. Copenhagen is absolutely nothing compared to Stockholm City.

That's rather funny considering the huge flow of Swedish people coming to Kobenhavn every Saturday evening (ok that's for drinking).

Copenhaguen is indeed a great town, but I know it mainly by night.  Smile
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:42 pm

About the meal.... have anyone EVER gone on a SAS flight where they didn't serve smoked salmon or shrimpcocktail? I hate seafood, but that's all I ever get when flying SAS....
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:57 pm

Sebolino,
you hit it right between the eye - if you fancy getting something to drink, I'd say stay in CPH unless you fancy leaving a fortune with 'Systembolaget'  Laugh out loud

You can get downtown directly from the airport, and there's plenty of hotels near the Central Station. It will be better in a couple of years, once the metro is extended to CPH, though it's probably going to take a few more years since some NIMBY's have started a catfight with the company and county over wether to put the metro line above or below the ground.
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:15 pm

SAS has wonderful service on trasnatlantic routes and CPH is the most beautiful airport I have ever seen. Go for it!
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:28 pm

I would say go to CPH.
I live in Stockholm, and i must say that Stockholm Airport is boring compared to CPH Kastrup. The plane for Chicago departs from the B pier of terminal five.
There s almost no shopping at all, tax free is rather limited , and the prices are not that good, compared to CPH.CPH has the best shopping in Scandinavia ,also you will see more interesting airplanes at CPH.
Copenhagen is also a very nice city.Stockholm is nice too, but not as nice as CPH. The train ride from Stockholm Airport to city is 180 SEK one way ( 20€) and from Copenhagen Airport to city its 25 DKK one way(3,50€)
So i think you would have a better time in CPH, and it would cost you less.

SAS 736 are really nice.on CPH-ARN they use both domestic and euro configurated 736.If you get to fly on the euro verison the try to get a seat in the first 3 rows.There they have the fixed 2-3 seating,with nice wide seats.If you dont get those try to get a seat on the D-E-F side since the seats are better and slightly wider.
On SAS intra scandinavian flight they serve breakfast on flights that leave before 9 am. After that they only offer drink service.On CPH-ARN flights they will also have small snakcs, like nuts or almonds.They also started with sale of toblerone chocolate and potato chips, so you can buy that if you like.
Be prepared since SAS is cutting down on the cleaning , so you may get a very dirty plane.But they have fabulous crews, so they make up for it.
Their 330 and 340 are the same inside so it really doesent matter which one you fly.The SAS 321 are fabulous. they have drop down screans with camera views.They have the camera on duing take off and landing.real good.Also their A321 are quite roomy

LUFTHANSA:
SAS uses a lot of danish design.A lot of stuff are designed by the danish company Georg Jensen.There is very littel swedish design on SAS.
SAS HQ may be in Sweden ,but there are some danish and norwegian involment aswell  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:31 pm


TWISTEDWHISPER,

Well I hate seafood two, and that might case some trouble on SK flights. However as far as I remember I have been on two flights recently where those kinds of meals were avoided, one flight was a late evening (23:30 or so) flight from FRA to ARN last October, I was served a vacuum-packed tuna sandwich and a "kladdkaka". The second flight without seafood was on the 24th of December from CPH to VIE, the only thing we got was something to drink (soft drinks), wines were available in exchange for payment. That was my first SK trip ever where I was supposed to pay for the drinks.
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:44 pm

I would like to thank all of your Swedes out there for all the positive words on my home town and its airport!

Thanks again!

Boaz...
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:23 am

Both Copenhagen and Stockholm are great cities. I'd stay in Copenhagen if my main concern was to get to point B as fast as possible, but if you have the philosophy that the journey is an important part of the whole picture, then go to Stockholm. You'll get to the city in 25 mins with the express train from ARN (about 25 euros) and there's a lot to do in there, as in Copenhagen of course. However, Stockholm is ranked somewhere on the top 10 list of most expensive cities in the world (Copenhagen too?), so bring your big wallet if you can, and be careful with the bars, money will disappear faster than you think!  Big grin

Since SAS is your favourite airline, you've probably been to Sweden, otherwise, it'll be nice to add a country to your list!  Big grin

Have fun

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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:39 am

Yup, Copenhagen will cost you a pretty penny, though since you are in the EU and not the US (grrrr- stupid Bush!) it may not be quite AS bad. Ive never been to Stockholm, but ive taken the Oresund train three times ( um, a missed Ryanair flight from MMX in '00) and its lovely, but well, nothing to write home about I guess (unless you are from England and its something else entirely to marvel at clean, punctual trains). Kastrup is a gorgeous airport though, one of my favorites, and I really like Copenhagen ( ive been about 4 times, had a Danish bf for a while)- easy to get around and nice enough shops. And the train connect to the airport is good. Easy to wander about in town from the Central Station.

In short-stay in CPH if you really want to take that flight- maybe catch a film and have some dinner and do a smidge of shopping- but I cant see how it would be worth it to cross over to Malmo...
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:50 am

"CPH to VIE, the only thing we got was something to drink (soft drinks), wines were available in exchange for payment. That was my first SK trip ever where I was supposed to pay for the drinks."

Of the topic, but:
Strange, I have not read about this in the newsletters I get from SAS and can not find it on their homepage. Maybe they made an experiment. Are you sure you did not flew Austrian codeshared with SAS?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This link shows the services in Europe

http://www.scandinavian.net/EC/Appl/Home/FrontDoor/0,3479,LNG%253Den%2526SO%253D88CA130233764DB4_BF5FB90A71F0B985%2526MKT%253DAU,00.html

[Edited 2004-01-15 17:55:46]
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:30 am


"Are you sure you did not flew Austrian codeshared with SAS?"

Absolutely positive ! It was an SK B 737-600, flight SK 695 at 14:40 from gate 8C on Christmas eve. I was surprised to but as you say it might just have been a "Christmas experiment" (maybe the chefs had the day off  Laugh out loud ? CPH Was deserted !) and they just thought that the 20 pax on board (bad loads) would be satisfied with a coke each.


 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:38 am

Living in Germany I can tell you that I wont just go out for a drink in Scandinavia!
I am not that rich...
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:58 am

I have been in both Stockholm and Copenhagen. Both cities have a lot to offer but people in Copenhagen are nicer and there's a lot more to do at night. If you are looking for museums and that sort of stuff, then Stockholm is the place to go. And remember, in Copenhagen, you get to see the little mermaid!

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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:24 am

Leviticus

Hehe...man.... tuna is fish, hence, I don't eat it  Wink/being sarcastic Kladdkaka is nice though  Big thumbs up

Also, if you ever go to Copenhagen during the summer, be sure to take a stroll down the "Strøget"... nice beer (Carlsberg)... nice women (both Danish and Swedish by the way) and nice over all atmosphere...

Ushermittwoch
Have a lovely stay in Copenhagen  Wink/being sarcastic Do come to Stockholm or GOT next time, I'll buy you a beer!  Big thumbs up
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:04 am

If you have the option of going to both CPH and ARN then do so! It seems that I do not have to convince you that SK is THE airline.
On CPH-ARN they serve their new (well not that new anymore either) inner-scandinavian product, which is actually more cute than useful but it shows that the airline still "loves" their passengers eventhough they need to save money.
On my various flights with SK I got to fly the MD-80's, 737-800 and the A321 but never the 736 (but good that I will fly to Sweden a few times this year yet) and I never got disappointed. My best experience was on a flight from ARN to MMX when I sat down and then my sister was the F/A on that flight...  Big thumbs up

Max
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:09 am

I flew CPH -ORD on the 3rd of January this year, and the 343 was quite comfy, but IMO the seats were rather hard.. ( I flew coach )
there is no difference between their 343s and the 333s, except for takeoff thrills... =)
friendly FAs, decent food, PTVs

have a nice flight!


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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:23 am

Raggi - looks like we were on the same plane - SK943 on Jan 3rd  Big grin
 
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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:22 pm

cool, why didn't you say hi??  Big grin


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RE: 11 Hours At CPH Reasonable?!

Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:49 pm

If I only had 11 hours, I'd take CPH. My last time there was back in 1985 so I cant say how things are now, but back then it only took about 10 minutes by cab to get from CPH to Tivoli Gardens. Customs and passport control were fast and friendly, and I had pleanty of time to sightsee, eat and even get a good nights sleep on a 14 hour layover. I hope things are still that way.