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Short Haul On SAS (MAN-CPH-MAN) In Economy (Pics)

Mon May 22, 2006 12:58 pm

Leg 1:-

Date: 19th May 2006
Departure Apt: MAN
Arrival Apt: CPH
Aircraft: MDD MD87 (LN-RMP)
Flight No: SK1542

Warning, many pics

Well, it was Friday morning, and time for me to attend the weekend CPH meet up 

So, upon arrival at MAN, I checked in at the SAS counter, which took all of 2 minutes. I was given my boarding pass and then proceeded to Security. At MAN, id say in T1, the security area is poorly organised, and because of this, I ended up in a line for over 25 minutes.

Well, that aside, after clearance, it was off into T1 departures I went.

I wandered around the terminal, and found out my SAS flight would have a 30 minute delay, due to the late arrival of the inbound flight.

Well, time for some photo taking I thought 













I soon became pretty hungry, so went to Boots for a salad and a few other snacks. Then I noticed a mini riot erupting at the information desk, so I captured the moment....



A Monarch flight had been due to leave for TFS at 0700, and when I took the pic at 1300 ish, it still hadn't arrived for boarding, due to the aircraft going "tech" apparently.

Here we go...


Ouch!  

I noticed the usual "motor raffle" that is held here in the terminal, so I had a look what was on offer, sure enough I found an Aston Martin, a Ducati bike and a Triumph bike as well 





My aircraft arrived about 20 mins before scheduled departure time.




After 25 mins, the aircraft was deemed fit to board, so the SAS staff simply announced this, not by seat row number, but simply "all" passengers could now board!! Needless to say, this caused quite a scramble for the jetway!!

Legroom


View from my seat


We pushed back about 15 mins after sched departure time, which really, is not so bad after all. We then taxied to 24R for takeoff...










Our route took us to Newcastle, then across the North Sea to CPH.

Safety Card.


The at seat service consisted of a buy on board deli, so i purchased a cup of tea, and a mars bar for £2. Pretty soon, we commenced our descent into CPH, amid turbulence.






We landed 10 mins after we were scheduled, so really not a bad experience after all. The flight was good and the crews friendly, and really, that's all I worry about nowadays  


For details on the meet etc, see The Official CPH Meet Aftermath Thread (by BMIFlyer May 22 2006 in Non Aviation) 


Continued.....

[Edited 2006-05-22 06:00:44]
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RE: Short Haul On SAS (MAN-CPH-MAN) In Economy (Pics)

Mon May 22, 2006 1:02 pm

Leg 2:-

Date: 21st May 2006
Departure Apt: CPH
Arrival Apt: MAN
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (OY-KBF)
Flight No: SK541

Sunday afternoon saw me and the gang arrive into CPH station at around 3pm, ready for our flights home. I checked in, and was informed that the flight was overbooked. The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this. I declined, besides, i'd have missed the last train home if I had taken the detour.

So,after check in, I met Kaz, and we went for a drink in the departures area, before she left me to fly KLM back to AMS and then LHR.

Surprise Surprise, my flight was delayed, however, not all was lost, CPH is not an airport where you can get bored easily, so needless to say, I wandered about for an hour or so Big grin

Eventually, my flight was showing as estimated departure time of 1755, some 20 mins late.


I proceeded to the gate (D101) and there she was, the A321 taxi home  Wink

We boarded at 1740, in the same fashion as we had done at MAN a few days earlier, and the aircraft was ready for push back at 1805. Takeoff was from 22R, and a swift climb to 35000ft soon followed.









The buy on board was offered again, and i got a small snack. We watched the nose camera on the drop down TV system (what a view!) Big grin

Soon our descent commenced, and the camera angle changed from downward, to straight ahead. The view of the runway approaching us was fantastic, and reminded my of my flights on BD A330s  Smile



Home at last








Overall, great service, and even tho there were no PTVs on any of the aircraft, I had a great time. the crews were great and the planes very clean inside and out  Smile

I can't wait to fly SK again  Smile

Hope you liked the report, and as usual comments are welcome......



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Mon May 22, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
I checked in, and was informed that the flight was overbooked. The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this.

Lame. very. lame. Good report Lee, hope to see you this Sept for some bonafied beer drinkin!
 
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Mon May 22, 2006 4:29 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
he agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this. I declined, besides, i'd have missed the last train home if I had taken the detour.

Wait, i'm confused. If they want you to VOLUNTEER to give ur seat away, don't they at least give you compensation? Why would any airline think someone would add connections AND pay 300 euros when it wasn't necessary?

Great trip report! I wish I lived in Europe, I would love to attend some of the meets!

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Mon May 22, 2006 4:38 pm

Lee,
Great pics !

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this.

Actually it should have been quite the other way round with those 300 EUR !
Strange, but maybe caused by the fact that SK is not codesharing on LH's FRA-MAN flight ? But then that's SK's problem ...

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
proceeded to the gate (D101)

Gate "D101" upper level = "D1" lower level.
So I departed 4 hours earlier from the same gate (D1) on my SK flight to FRA ...

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Mon May 22, 2006 5:58 pm

Very nice report.  Smile Didn't you know that you can check-in via internet 22 hours before departure?
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Mon May 22, 2006 7:53 pm

Good read Lee. We met for the first time at the A380 meet the day before. Wish I'd have gone to the CPH meet too!

Maybe I'll do a mini-report of my first A.Net meet at LHR last week. Well, what I can remember of it!  drunk 

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Mon May 22, 2006 10:49 pm

Hey Lee, you flew right over me in that A321! I arrived at MAN from FRA a short time before you yesterday and was on the M60 at around 18:30, when your SK 321 came overhead on finals! Little did I realise A.Net was represented on that aircraft!  Smile
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Tue May 23, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 5):
Didn't you know that you can check-in via internet 22 hours before departure?

That didn't work for me. While the rest waited for us to check in before going to Malmo, we tried one of those self check-in machines, and all it said was: "You have a message waiting for you at the check-in counter".

Internet didn't work either.

I think Bev could self check-in for her VARIG flight to LHR, hand luggage only..

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Tue May 23, 2006 1:42 pm

Great pics of SAS! That's great SAS has the A320 in their fleet; its such a nice aircraft.
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Tue May 23, 2006 1:49 pm

R u sure the agent did not mean he would give you 300 euros? I like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack? The outward I know about Tea and Mars is a good combination especially if you dunk it!!!!
 
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Wed May 24, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10):
R u sure the agent did not mean he would give you 300 euros?

Positive, he said I would need to pay 300 for the re-route  Sad

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10):
I like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack?

Was ok, just some pringles and a cuppa!



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Wed May 24, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting HT (Reply 4):
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
The agent asked me if i would like to volunteer to go by another route (CPH-FRA-MAN) but then told me I would need to pay 300 Euros to do this.

Strange. SAS have asked me to volunteer before, and offered me money. I wasn't able to though because I had a connection flight to make at my destination.
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Wed May 24, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 10):
like to try BOB and would like to knowyour comments on your return snack? The outward I know about Tea and Mars is a good combination especially if you dunk it!!!!

I'll have my TR from CPH meet ready by Thursday, both ways BOB on SK, in the morning breakfast bag (sandwich -big and tasty, yoghurt, orange juice, tea or coffee) , in the evening sandwiches with wine.. If you want I'll post the pictures...

It comes to a EUR 7-8 per meal...

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Thu May 25, 2006 10:51 pm

Great report Lee, I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!! Everytime I've done it on KLM they have paid me 250 Euros and stuck me in a hotel overnight, sounds like the agent was trying to pull a fast one. Great pictures btw, shall we be seeing any of these on A.net in the near future?

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Fri May 26, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!!

Me too...

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
sounds like the agent was trying to pull a fast one

Better luck next time  Wink

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
Great pictures btw, shall we be seeing any of these on A.net in the near future?

Who knows  silly 


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Wed May 31, 2006 5:47 am

Nice report and great pics. Very nice meeting you btw.  Smile

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Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:29 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):

Positive, he said I would need to pay 300 for the re-route

Hmmm very strange indeed! According to new EU regulations, it is the airlines' problem when overbooking an aircraft, and remaining passengers should be given compensation by the airline.
 
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Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:31 am

Good report Lee, hope you had a good w/end.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I was very suprised to hear the SAS wanted to charge you for bumping!!!

-Me too, I'm sure they got that wrong, it can't be right!!

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Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:08 am

Great read Lee as per usual! I like the pics too.

Seems you're a bit of a CPH fan these days!  Wink
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Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
I soon became pretty hungry, so went to Boots for a salad and a few other snacks. Then I noticed a mini riot erupting at the information desk, so I captured the moment....

LOL!!

Great report.
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