Oh yes, speed is appreciated.
Five hours ago I "landed" in a taxi at ARN
. I went straight to the SAS ticket counter, presented a ticket for tomorrow evening and said: "I want to get home as soon as possible".
The nice lady said that there was a plane leaving in twenty minutes, which I couldn't reach, and then there was the next plane in one and a half hours.
I said: "I can make it in twenty minutes, I am a fast runner". She said that most likely my checked baggage would also make it in twenty minutes, but should it fail, the it would be just over one hour behind me. Ten minutes later I sat on a plane which left exactly on time.
My bag arrived as the first bag on the belt at CPH
just as I arrived at the baggage pick-up.
When did you last time make an international flight between two capital cities, and the time gap between booking the flight and picking up your bag was only 88 minutes?
I think that it is close to a world record. Even if it included a roughly five minutes delay since after push-back we ended up as number four in the take-off queue.
Bravo, well done, Scandinavian Airlines.
The plane was a slooow Mach 0.82 A321.
Happy landing, Preben Norholm