FA2B
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Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:19 am

Going to be flying from MUC to VLC with Spanair this coming Sunday.
I have heard nothing about them at all, apart from the fact that they've joined Star.
Are they any good? (and safe??)
David
 
ACEregular
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:26 am

I have flown Spanair a couple of times.

19/11/2000 LPA-ACE MD-83 EC-FTS
27/11/2002 NCL-ACE A321 EC-HPM
05/12/2002 ACE-NCL A321 EC-HRG

All of the flights had excellent professional crew and the aircraft especially the A321 were immaculate with generous enough seat pitch. I found the food on board to be of a very good standard and overall I was very pleased and found them to be good value.
 
planemaker
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:16 am

Nothing to worry about at all. enjoy your flight.
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Danny
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:22 am

I flew CPH_BCN_CPH with them on MD83 - pretty good, nothing special though.
 
leviticus
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:25 am

Spanair is a great airline, owned to 98,9 % by SAS. (Or was it 89,9 ?) Anyway. The service is good and they are safe just as any other western European carrier. Happy flying  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
tavve
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 8:58 pm

Spanair is a great airline, owned to 98,9 % by SAS. (Or was it 89,9 ?) Anyway.

Thought the figure was too high and made a five seconds search on internet and found that the correct figure is 49% according to:

http://news.airwise.com/stories/2001/03/984432825.html

It says:

SAS owns 49 per cent in Spanair. The remaining 51 per cent is owned by a group of private investors, including chairman Gonzalo Pascual, who is also one of the main shareholders in Viajes Marsans, one of Spain's biggest travel agencies.
GOT, that's where I live
 
MerC
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:31 pm

According to a SAS Group press release from 03/11/22, SAS owns 94,9% of Spanair.


http://se.yhp.waymaker.net/sas/release.asp?id=79879

http://news.airwise.com/stories/2003/11/1069706397.html
It's Scandinavian
 
tavve
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:14 pm

MerC

Your information is newer than mine so it's probably more correct. Great!!!
GOT, that's where I live
 
gkirk
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:45 pm

Flown them on NCL-PMI-NCL, MD-83 Great airline  Big thumbs up
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heisan67
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RE: Spanair

Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:27 pm

I flew them CPH-MAD-LPA recently using a A321.
The crew was very nice. The food excelent. We were offered hot towels and warm dinner between CPH and MAD, between MAD and LPA the food was cold but still tasty. We even got a candy befor elanding. I flew economy and the only thing I thought was not so good was the seat pitch. It was not very much space between the seats.
 
anxebla
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:37 am

JK is the second (or 3º) airline in Spain.From two years ago they cancel his 767's lease for long haul destinations like Washington and EZE.I don't know why...Air Europe continue with services to CCS and HAV.
Anyway,JK and UX aren't still an alternative to IB.They are small carriers. Maybe there's (some) competition in domestic flights within Spain.That's all.
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pezetaroi
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:13 am

I flew them last september BCN-IBZ-BCN, both flights, delayed. Service... what's that?
I hope your flight departs on time and you get good service...
 
heisan67
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:38 am

I belive Spanair is a OK airline. I've heard some rumors that SAS (the owner) plans to start Spanair service from Spain to Latin America.

Spanair operates many flights withinh Spain and to European destiantions.
 
RNOcommctr
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:22 pm

I flew Spanair in February, 2001 Dulles-Madrid-Malaga (767/MD8_). The service was very good. One odd thing-- the flight attendants put on longish (past the wrist) black leather gloves for take-off and landing. Anyone know why? It seemed quite elegant and classy to me. In Madrid, I noticed lots of black leather, so maybe it's a regional thing.
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StevenUhl777
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:29 pm

I was very impressed with Spanair on my flights in July 2001. Great service, and the 763 on the way to MAD was very nice, updated, and one of the best flights ever.

IAD-MAD 763 (BEST LANDING I EVER EXPERIENCED!!!!)
MAD-BCN MD8x (not sure what series)
MAD-IAD 763

They don't operate the IAD-MAD route anymore, not sure why. Too bad, really, I'd sure consider them again. But, maybe UA will restart it!  Smile

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heisan67
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RE: Spanair

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:51 pm

All flight attendents are to use gloves at take off and landing. This in case of an emergency. Most travelers dont see this, but all FA do this...and in Norway they alwas take their coats on....due to the cold weather outside and evacuation becomes neccesary.