A319114
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SAS Or Austrian

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:05 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a trip to China this summer and Lufthansa offered me a nice fare. On the inbound leg however, I have the option to take either SAS or Austrian to Beijing. Actually, I'd love to try them out both, but of course I can only choose one. What do you recommend (in terms of IFE, food, service etc), SAS or Austrian?

Thanks

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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:21 pm

Sorry A319114
I haven't flown on any of the 2 airlines but to me they are both very good carriers from what i hear i hope someone else can help you with the choice .
I just wanted to give you my opinion .
On the other hand can you take one way one 1 and a return on the other ?
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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:59 pm

get more info about the OS flight from the aua.com website. i had a flight to JFK in October and got all information about IFE from the website. dont know if that can be done also at the SAS website, but have a check!

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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:11 pm

SAS:

1 SK1550Y 11JUN SA AMSCPH SS1 1700 1820 /O $ E
2 SK 995Y 11JUN SA CPHPEK SS1 2055 1150 #1/X $ E
3 SK 996B 15JUN WE PEKCPH SS1 1445 1830 /O $ E
4 SK 549B 15JUN WE CPHAMS SS1 1940 2100 /X $ E


Austrian:

1 OS 372Y 11JUN SA AMSVIE SS1 1035 1225 /O $ E
2 OS 63Y 11JUN SA VIEPEK SS1 2010 1125 #1/X $
3 OS 64Y 15JUN WE PEKVIE SS1 1425 1825 /O $
4 OS 377Y 15JUN WE VIEAMS SS1 1945 2140 /X $ E

SK has quite a good Transfer times, with OS you have a 8 hour layover in VIE
Both airlines are good. If you like a layover in VIE choose OS, Otherwise SK

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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:34 am



The www.scandinavian.net (TravelInfo) is informative about the SAS onboard service. On the Austrian site I understand not all of their Airbuses have the IFE in each seat, only one of the A340s is equipped.
If I should choose, the 8 hrs layover is not an alternative. You cant
combine the airliners, out SK and back on OS? Star Alliance fare?

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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Sun Nov 14, 2004 3:39 am

Thanks for the feedback guys! My planned iternary is AMS-PEK, then via land to HKG and HKG-AMS back. For the HKG-AMS flights I'll take LH but I have choice between SK and OS (and of course LH) to PEK.
I think I'll go for SAS, as it would be my first A343 ride and their service looks really promising!
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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:14 am

Take KLM!!!!!! Its a very good airline (you should know that- you are a Dutch).
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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:50 pm

I'm a United Mileage Plus member so my preference would be a Star Alliance member. Also, KLM is much more expensive and to be honest I'm not really too fond of their economy product... Thanks for the tip anyway!
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RE: SAS Or Austrian

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:17 am

The take SAS, I think Austrian is not as good as SAS, also Copenhagen Airport (if its there where you are transfering) is very friendly and transfers are very smooth. SAS´s in-flight service is well know as one of the best. Also, the blonde scandinavian girls serving you....
Well, have a nice flight and stay in PEK.
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