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Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:41 pm

Above the iceberg´s from Svalbard to TOS on SAS

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Hei, dear readers,

welcome to part no. five of my travel experiences around Norway.

Here are the links to the 11 legs done till now:
SAS And Faroe Atlantic Airways: FRA-CPH-SVG (by FLIEGER67 Jun 27 2009 in Trip Reports)
Norwegian´s Logo-Jet And SAS: SVG-OSL-TRD-BOO (by FLIEGER67 Jul 2 2009 in Trip Reports)
Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS (by FLIEGER67 Jul 8 2009 in Trip Reports)
My Arctic Experience: SAS To Svalbard/Longyearbyen (by FLIEGER67 Jul 12 2009 in Trip Reports)

Staying for some hours only on Svalbard with superb weather conditions between -5 und +3 degrees,
there is a lot more to do there, so I need to go back sometimes.

The real friendly girl at my hotels desk was somewhat surprised that my time at Svalbard was that limited,
it seems not that much travelers going the long way up the north and returning the next day!.

Snow around the hotel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902066.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902064.jpg

The local bus runs very close to the departure time to the airport.
I want to walk around and see the surroundings, so this time by taxi, no problem and also not that expensive.
Funny, the taxi driver can´t believe that I am going as a pax that early, he stopped at the staff entrance,
ok for me to start the walk around!.

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902068.jpg

View to Barentsburg:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902069.jpg

How to live at Svalbard:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902070.jpg

Some coal mine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902071.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902072.jpg


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Wednesday, 03.06.2009
LYR (Svalbard-Longyearbyen) Sunny, Temperatur 2 degrees
TOS (Tromso-Langnes) Cloudy, Temperatur 7 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes announced and actual


Service SK 4425 operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Scheduled: 14.45 // 16.20
Actual: 14.35 // 16.05
Gate: One gate only Seat: 27A
Load factor: Around 40 %
Fare: 100,95 EUR


The terminal was open when I´ve arrived, but nobody to see at all.

Into the terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902073.jpg

Short thereafter a very friendly female SK employee approached me and asked if I need to check-in my bag.
No kiosk system here, the classic check-in, she told me that the flight is only low loaded today and she will
secure me a window seat on the side of the plane with the best views during departure.
Really nice and recommendable customer service.
No time to wait at security and some seconds later in the gate area.

Arrival West Air freighter service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902074.jpg

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902075.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902076.jpg

Where to go?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902077.jpg

Departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902078.jpg

Terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902079.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902080.jpg

The terminal is newly built, opened in 2009 and in a modern style. One gate only here.

Awaiting my plane:
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Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902082.jpg

On the runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902083.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902084.jpg

Turning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902085.jpg

To the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902086.jpg

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902087.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902088.jpg

On stand:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902089.jpg

Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902090.jpg

Ground service:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902091.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902092.jpg

My machine was early announced and so it was, nice to follow the touchdown of that wingled fitted 737-800.
LN-RRE, named "Knut Viking", another one of the 13 machines in the SK fleet, delivered new at 24.04.2008.
Leg no. 41 for me on the 737-800 and also a new one for my log.
The plane parked on the apron directly in front off the terminal.
And also the two pilots are fascinated about the weather conditions, doing several pictures around the plane with the mobile´s.
Boarding started, self service to the plane.
Load was indeed very low, good comfort with dark blue leather seats, clean cabin and acceptable legroom on that machine.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902093.jpg

Well designed for the huge number of spanish natives in Scandinavia!:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902113.jpg

2 female, 2 male FA´s in service.
The scandinavian pilot with a short welcome during boarding, later also once more inflight.
Departure from the 2323 meters runway 28, flight level 38000 feet and passing the only land on the way,
Jan Mayen Island and also the northernmost active vulcanoe above sea level, the Beerenberg.

Terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902094.jpg

To the runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902095.jpg

Turning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902096.jpg

On the run:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902097.jpg

Just departed above Barentsburg:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902098.jpg

Marvellous views:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902099.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902100.jpg

Fantastic views:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902102.jpg

More:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902103.jpg

And more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902104.jpg

Going above Svalbard:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902105.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902106.jpg

Longyearbyen bay in the background:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902107.jpg

Frozen bay:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902108.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902109.jpg

Only some blue to see:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902110.jpg

Glacier:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902111.jpg

Broken ice parts:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902112.jpg

Jan Mayen Island:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902114.jpg

More couds near TOS:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902115.jpg


Free coffee and tea, beneath that buy on board service.
We had a stunning approach into TOS, passed the runway on low level, doing a sharp turn above the sea and landed on
the 2392 meters runway 01 with cloudy but thankfully this time, dry weather conditions.

Approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902116.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902117.jpg

Near the airport:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902118.jpg

Passing the runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902119.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902120.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902121.jpg

Leaving the airport:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902122.jpg

Turning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902123.jpg

Touchdown:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902124.jpg

Finger deboarding, no time to wait for my bag.
The well known "Flybussen" waited outside and minutes later I was on the way to the city again.
Accomodation was the Thon Polar hotel around the corner from the "Flybussen" stop.
Well, not that real recommendable, the rooms refurbished, but very small, a building place opposite the hotel,
where also the construction workers used the long daylight.

My room:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902125.jpg

Tromso´s library:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0902/N0902127.jpg

So, back on mainland norway.
SK was real good this time, friendly staff, a comfortable ride, fare was acceptable.

Looking into my schedule for tomorrow, you know, 12 legs done now, with a total of 21 around this trip,
so there should be something more the next day and btw., northbound again!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
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Basefly
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Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:54 pm

Again Fantastic pics..... It is starting to amaze me why we Scandinavians always go south on vacation, when we have such stunning scenery just on our doorstep.....

Looking very much forward to your next legs... keep em coming  thumbsup 
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Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:57 pm

Hi Markus,

Your photos are just breathtaking! Though I prefer warm and sunny destination, I can truly appreciate the beauty of the white snowy landscape.

I am sure that you have become a Norwegian travel expert. If I want to visit Norway sometime, I will PM you.  wink 

Cheers,
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Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:57 pm

Another great installment Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How to live at Svalbard:

This is the summer campsite washroom and kitchen building, the four of us camped on that rather watery piece of land (which fortunately was dry when we were there) during the Airliners.net LYR meet Big grin

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Some coal mine:

That's the coal loader where the mined coal is loaded onto ships.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Just departed above Barentsburg:

Barrentsburg is a little further around the coast, about two bays. You flew pretty much directly over it I think  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Jan Mayen Island:

Wow - excellent picture! I really hoped to see this when I flew up and back, but there was way too much cloud which was a real shame.

Brilliant pictures, I'd love to go back when there is lots of snow, and it must be great for seeing the Northen Lights during early and late winter, when you can still get a bit of daylight too for sightseeing.

Looking forwards to the next part


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Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:59 pm

Great report, I reallylike domestic reports in European countries.
 
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:41 pm

Hey, good to follow some comments.

@Basefly:

Quoting Basefly (Reply 1):
Again Fantastic pics..... It is starting to amaze me why we Scandinavians always go south on vacation, when we have such stunning scenery just on our doorstep.....

Thank you and same with the Germans, too.

Quoting Basefly (Reply 1):
Looking very much forward to your next legs... keep em coming

Coming up soon.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 2):
Your photos are just breathtaking! Though I prefer warm and sunny destination, I can truly appreciate the beauty of the white snowy landscape.

Thank you. According to the season always for me!.

@Dan:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Another great installment Markus!

Thank you.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
This is the summer campsite washroom and kitchen building, the four of us camped on that rather watery piece of land (which fortunately was dry when we were there) during the Airliners.net LYR meet



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
That's the coal loader where the mined coal is loaded onto ships.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Barrentsburg is a little further around the coast, about two bays. You flew pretty much directly over it I think

Good to know.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Wow - excellent picture! I really hoped to see this when I flew up and back, but there was way too much cloud which was a real shame.

It seems, Iwas really lucky with the weather conditions.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Brilliant pictures, I'd love to go back when there is lots of snow, and it must be great for seeing the Northen Lights during early and late winter, when you can still get a bit of daylight too for sightseeing.

A good idea for a real winter break.

@Andrew:

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 4):
Great report,

Thank you.

Greetings,
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:02 am

A really good conclusion to your Svalbard adventure!
Fantastic photos and really well displayed
Looking forward to your next trip report!
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:09 am

Another great report

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
touchdown of that wingled fitted 737-800.
LN-RRE, named "Knut Viking", another one of the 13 machines in the SK fleet, delivered new at 24.04.2008



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well designed for the huge number of spanish natives in Scandinavia!:

LN-RRE is one of 3 737-800 originally destined for Air Europa, which SAS got from Boeing in 2008. The two other are LN-RRF end RRG. All three of them have Air Europa interior, instead of the standard SAS interior and hence also the Spanish writing. Personally I hate these 3 aircrafts as they are much more uncomfortable and and cramped than SAS' other 737-800s

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Jan Mayen Island:

It's probably Bjørnøya, and definately not Jan Mayen. Jan Mayen is situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, much closer to both Iceland and Greenland and it would be a hell of a detour if your LYS-TOS flight went over Jan Mayen  Wink

Jan Mayen btw have Norway's only active vulcano
 
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:19 am

Fantastic pictures again Markus! Thank you so much for posting Big grin

LYR in the sun is a truly amazing experience! You were really lucky with the weather up there  Smile

Looking forward to your next installment!

Cheers
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:03 am

Grüzi Markus,

Another great episode of your Nordic Adventure. Although it was just only another 737-800 flight, the scenery is stunning.
Can't wait for the next episodes of this marvelous journey.

Vielen dank,
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:10 am

Wow....amazing pictures, and the SAS logoed winglet only adds to the beauty!

I've always wanted to go up there, one day soon I will.

Was surprised with the low load on the flight, thoughts these flights were always full during the summer months with tour groups.
 
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:37 pm

Awesome trip report! We visited Tromso in December for a few days to see the northern lights and it's certainly nice seeing it in daylight rather than dark most of the day!

Norway really is a beautiful country - very expensive but so beautiful.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:42 pm

Hi Markus,
This is turning out to be one of my favourite series of reports so far. I love Norway and the scenery is just amazing. Makes we want to go back.

Carry on the good work .

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:52 pm

Hello Flieger67,
What a stunning scenery!
Thank you for sharing your pictures!
 
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Hola Markus!

Great scenery, great landscape..... excellent TR once again.

I wonder what you will show next.

Salut!

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:28 pm

Excellent pictures and very nice report! I'd love to go there some time.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:41 pm

Markus,
amazing series of pictures from the North. A quiet and pieceful airport and such a great scenery. I can imagine that you've enjoyed this ride a lot!

Regards,
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:16 pm

Hi Markus,

Wow, the scenery looks amazing. Thanks for sharing these pictures and your story. I would love to go there someday, but in the meantime I am happy to have experienced it through this trip report. The rest of your Norway trip reports have been great too.

Best regards,
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:36 pm

Great report on a destination I have always wanted to go to.
Keep the reports coming!
 
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:08 pm

Hey, good to follow such a number of replies.

@Jack:

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 6):
Fantastic photos and really well displayed

Thank you.

@Someone83:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 7):
Another great report

Thank you and also for your further UX plane informations and the
Bjornoya/Jan Mayen corrections.

@Stein:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 8):
Fantastic pictures again Markus! Thank you so much for posting

LYR in the sun is a truly amazing experience! You were really lucky with the weather up there

Thank you and about the weather, the nice girl at the hotel desks told it me for several times!. She cant believe that I only spend that short time at Svalbard and catched that
perfect weather conditions.

@Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 9):
Another great episode of your Nordic Adventure. Although it was just only another 737-800 flight, the scenery is stunning.

Thank you.

@Joe:

Quoting Gardermoen (Reply 10):

Wow....amazing pictures, and the SAS logoed winglet only adds to the beauty!

Thank you.

Quoting Gardermoen (Reply 10):
Was surprised with the low load on the flight, thoughts these flights were always full during the summer months with tour groups.

Me, too. It seems I wasn´t only lucky with the weather there.

@Noel:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 11):
Awesome trip report! We visited Tromso in December for a few days to see the northern lights and it's certainly nice seeing it in daylight rather than dark most of the day!

Thank you and I remember that story about northern lights at Tromso.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
This is turning out to be one of my favourite series of reports so far. I love Norway and the scenery is just amazing. Makes we want to go back.

Thank you.

@Cpt´n:

Quoting CptRegionalJet (Reply 13):
What a stunning scenery!
Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Thank you for reading and your comment.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 14):

Great scenery, great landscape..... excellent TR once again.

Thank you.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):
Excellent pictures and very nice report! I'd love to go there some time.

Thank you, it´s definitely a place to go.

@Eric:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 16):
amazing series of pictures from the North. A quiet and pieceful airport and such a great scenery. I can imagine that you've enjoyed this ride a lot!

Thank you and hopefully read something about you´re trips soon.

@BZNPilot:

Quoting BZNPilot (Reply 17):
Wow, the scenery looks amazing. Thanks for sharing these pictures and your story. I would love to go there someday, but in the meantime I am happy to have experienced it through this trip report. The rest of your Norway trip reports have been great too.

Thank you for reading.

@LXM83:

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 18):
Great report on a destination I have always wanted to go to.
Keep the reports coming!

Thank you, I will do my best.

Best regards,
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:44 am

Hi Markus,

again a nice report with awesome pics. Are you getting tired of flying? Only a one flight this day? Big grin

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Touchdown:

You can see the whole runway from the last row on touchdown? Were there heavy crosswinds? Or are you already leaving the runway?

Thanks for posting!

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:22 am

Markus!

Such stunning scenery, it's just fantastic! - Thanks for putting in so many pictures, really makes me want to jump on a plane to Norway today!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well designed for the huge number of spanish natives in Scandinavia!:

- Already commented above.

Looking forward to the next enthraling installment.

Best Wishes

Mark
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RE: AF A332 Missing (F-GZCP) - Part 7

Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:36 pm

Excellent series of reports!

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 7):
LN-RRE is one of 3 737-800 originally destined for Air Europa, which SAS got from Boeing in 2008. The two other are LN-RRF end RRG.

I recently flew LN-RRG, and I was surprised to see the spanish writing. What surprised me more was that one of the flight attendants spoke Spanish the whole flight. Found out she was working mostly in the galley, and was on the flight as she could help a small Spanish family that only spoke Spanish. It also seemed that the spanish family had not flown much. During landing, the mother let her 3-4 year old daughter sit in the aisle!

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi Markus,

Great report and lots of fascinating pictures - this flight must have been definitely a highlight of your trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The real friendly girl at my hotels desk was somewhat surprised that my time at Svalbard was that limited,
it seems not that much travelers going the long way up the north and returning the next day!

Well, it's probably only A.Netters who visit this far-away place more or less just for the flight...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No kiosk system here, the classic check-in, she told me that the flight is only low loaded today and she will
secure me a window seat on the side of the plane with the best views during departure.
Really nice and recommendable customer service.

Very nice and personal service. I was surprised to hear that SAS doesn't have their check-in machines at Svalbard. Well, probably they aren't needed there with not too many flights.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Hey, more comments, real nice.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 20):
again a nice report with awesome pics. Are you getting tired of flying? Only a one flight this day?

Thank you. Good point, time to change it the upcoming day!.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 20):
You can see the whole runway from the last row on touchdown? Were there heavy crosswinds? Or are you already leaving the runway?

No crosswinds, final parts of the landing roll.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 21):
Such stunning scenery, it's just fantastic! - Thanks for putting in so many pictures, really makes me want to jump on a plane to Norway today!

Thank you for reading and you´re comment.

@CXfirst:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 22):
Excellent series of reports!

Thank you.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 22):
During landing, the mother let her 3-4 year old daughter sit in the aisle!

Such a behaviour, absolutely unbelievable.

@Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 23):
Great report and lots of fascinating pictures - this flight must have been definitely a highlight of your trip.

Thank you, so it was definitely.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 23):
Well, it's probably only A.Netters who visit this far-away place more or less just for the flight...

 Wink

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 23):
Very nice and personal service. I was surprised to hear that SAS doesn't have their check-in machines at Svalbard. Well, probably they aren't needed there with not too many flights.

Indeed, real good service and with only two flights a day, not really needed.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi Markus

I haven't been on A.net for quite some time and spent the day reading up some of these great reports of yours! Truly amazing!
From far south to far north, what a year for you so far!
Didn't't know SAS flys the 738 up there, but you gotta love those small airports! Too bad these short legs are so expensive... but the scenery sure is worth it! I visited Hammerfest two years ago, unforgettable!

Thanks for the big effort you put in posting these great reports.

Bobby
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:19 pm

Hey, Bobby,

Quoting Amigocharlie (Reply 25):
I haven't been on A.net for quite some time and spent the day reading up some of these great reports of yours! Truly amazing!



Quoting Amigocharlie (Reply 25):
Thanks for the big effort you put in posting these great reports.

Thank your for reading and your warm welcomed comment.

Quoting Amigocharlie (Reply 25):
but the scenery sure is worth it! I visited Hammerfest two years ago, unforgettable!

Coming up soon here!.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:02 am

All I can say is wow!
This gives a perspective of a part of the world I have yet to see.
Such a different environment from what I am used to.
What a beautiful adventure around Norway.
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Hey, DL752,

Quoting DL752 (Reply 27):
All I can say is wow!
This gives a perspective of a part of the world I have yet to see.

Thanx for your reply and Norway is always worth to visit, at least from my point of view.

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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:05 am

Hi Markus,

what a treat! Stunning, just stunning. Incredible landscapes and you were so lucky with the weather to get those shots leaving Svalbard.

Nice to hear of the good check-in service - you certainly were on the right side for all those views.

Loved it. A trip to Norwa next years is looking more and more likely after reading all your reports  Wink

Happy flying
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RE: Above The Iceberg's From Svalbard To TOS On SAS

Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:41 pm

Hey, Hannah,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 29):
what a treat! Stunning, just stunning. Incredible landscapes and you were so lucky with the weather to get those shots leaving Svalbard.

Thank you for reading and indeed the weather was real nice!.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 29):
Nice to hear of the good check-in service - you certainly were on the right side for all those views.

Perfect and personal service there.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 29):
Loved it. A trip to Norwa next years is looking more and more likely after reading all your reports

Sounds interesting.

Greetings,
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