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SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Mon Mar 20, 2000 10:54 pm

SAS are planing to put in more seats in their 70 oldest planes (dc9 and some MD80's) Some of the planes will get upto 11 new seats  
The airline hopes to earn more money because the a/c then can carry miore pax.
Personaly I don't like this because the pich on some of their MD80 should not decrease. SAS is a scheduled airline, not a charter airline. In my oppinion the pax likes spacious seats/pich good service, food etc..

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Danny
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Mon Mar 20, 2000 10:59 pm

That's a silly idea. I'd rather see them having more flights than putting in some more seats. For a tall guy like me, 6'3 (196 cm), the MD80's are already a little cramped. Especially when the comfy this-plane-is-mine-businessman tips the seat in front of me backwards. It's busted my knee-caps more than once. And if they put some more seats in there, it won't be my knees...it'll be my nuts, and then I'll get angry.
 
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Mon Mar 20, 2000 11:28 pm

Even I having trouble with the SAS Md-80 seat...And I am just 189 cm long. I gonna fly one or two of these things in the summer and I will ask for a Emergency exit seat....One more decimeter of pitch..

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sndp
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Mon Mar 20, 2000 11:59 pm

In contrast with some other companies, as AA and United, who are removing seats, either to please the economy or economy plus passengers, SAS is actually going to put more seats in its aircraft. That is of course a bad idea. If they need more seats because of high demand on some routes, they should, if possible, add flights. By adding seats and decreasing seat-pitch they are only going to loose customers, the old and the new ones, for whom more capacity is needed. If they add more flights, the old customers stay happy because they receive the same seat-pitch and all passengers can enjoy higher frequencies on the routes, a fact bussines-man like very much. But of course, I do not know the SAS-philosophy behind this decision. Maybe the have good arguments for adding seats. At this moment, I think it is a bad idea. I'm feeling sorry for the SAS-customers who cannot choose another company to travel with.
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Danny
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Tue Mar 21, 2000 7:58 am

Lucky enough, there are some regional airlines here in Sweden. We have Malmö Aviation, Skyways and some more I think. They don't cover the whole SAS route-map, but they cover the important ones, like mine - GOT - ARN. So if SAS adds more seats, I'm sorry to say that I'll be flying with Malmö Aviation instead. They might cost more, but it's worth it...since I'll fit in the plane.

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Anton P.
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Wed Mar 22, 2000 3:26 pm

well...they are not gonna keep these planes for long anyway! They DC9s will go in september eh?

I don't think they will lose that many customers..
Imagine what will happen when they've got their new
Dash 8 Q400
737-600/700/800
A321
A330
A340
most of them (long haul fleet) with personal tv and everything..
Last week they decided to "throw in" PTVs and other cool stuff in their new fleet...$400 million SEK = 50 million US dollar
they will definetly get an increase of customers..
...atleast that what a think
 
Danny
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RE: SAS Puting More Seats Into 70 Aircrafts

Wed Mar 22, 2000 7:22 pm

PTV's and other cool stuff in their fleet...which planes? I guess they'll go on the long-haul planes...something I personally think sux. I fly GOT-ARN very often, and it'd be cool if they had PTV's even if it's just an hour-long flight.

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