SAS is def not becoming a LCC. I just have the feeling they are doing the right thing - this is what flying (in Europe) will be like in the future. Paying for your food, oneway tickets, self CKIN, booking on the internet and overall simplified travel by air. Don't get me wrong, I wished flying and the airline business would be as it was 10 or 20 years ago... But we cannot change this anymore.
Here a few arguments why SAS is way away from being a LCC:
- FFP EuroBonus
- Star Alliance member
- IATA carrier (interline agreements)
- own station/sales staff worldwide
- own technical service
- network carrier
- codeshare agreements
- C/Y/M cabin
- e-services such as ETKT, TP
, Internet CKIN etc.
- a real airline name showing the company's origin (Scandinavian Airlines)
- etc, etc, etc, the list would go on