Well, I've just come back after four days in Scandinavia - taking 7 flights with SAS. The two return flights, LHR-CPH, plus five others on a very good value Scandinavian Airpass. It was a wonderful, flawless experience.
To sum up, I got my first flights on the MD81, 82, 737-600, DC9-41 and perhaps most importantly of all, the soon to be retired DC9-21 (which, incidentally, an SAS agent told me are to join Baltic Air? Anyone know anymore about this?) To cap it all, my flight back was delayed an hour, due to a tech delay and they substituted an MD83 - a very rare type for SAS - and another first for me. AND, on the way out to CPH, I was upgraded. Boy, was that an experience.
Jumpseat wise, I had two full flights in the cockpit (BG0-OSL, landing with visibility of about a mile, breaking out of cloud at 300'). It was on that flight that the F/O told me about the A321 order. The same crew had been on my flight into BGO (an EXTREMELY picturesque approach), so they invited me up for the whole of this one. The DC9-21 crew also let me up for the whole of the GOT-CPH route and I also got the jump seat into LHR today, 27R. It was a beautiful pleasant day at LHR today, with clear skies, but when we left CPH, there was very heavy sleet and snow, although it wasn't settling. We were parked beside an SIA A340, 'SJK, and needless to say, a few exposures were spent on that. It was a GORGEOUS aircraft. Why, oh why, will they soon be no more . . . *sniffle*.
Anyway, I'll sign off now before I get any more emotional! The basic point is, SAS is an A++ airline and I'd go out of my way to fly with them again.