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Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:49 pm

Hello and welcome to my third report for this year. This time I will cover my short hop to Bergen on SAS in Economy Class. As always, the report will be accompanied with a lagom amount of pictures, that I hope you’ll enjoy!

Background

Having just returned from my two week holiday in Turkey [”Flying It Fake” On SAS, ARN-DLM in ”C” (pics)], I was starting to feel a bit bored again. This mainly due to the fact that most of my friends at home were either working or away on holiday as well. And to make matters worse, my mother had decided on engaging her annual summer projects, such as attempting to renovate the bathroom or laying new floor in the living room. So naturally, she didn’t want to have me sitting around at home all day, since I’m very unwilling of taking part in these ”projects”.

With another six weeks left of the summer holiday, my options for where to spend them were rather limited. I could either have do as I’ve always done, i.e spend them at my somewhat ”troubled” relatives down in Morocco [TAP Portugal, And The Moroccan Travesty (pics)]. Or I could pay a visit to some good old friends to the family, in western Norway. With the latter being the most obvious choice, I decided on giving them a call. Turns out that they were more than happy to have me over for as long as I pleased, so with that in mind I began my search for a ticket.

Booking

There are many options to choose between when traveling from Stockholm to Bergen, with SAS and Norwegian operating daily flights, and Finnair operating their 4x weekly service. Since it’s the middle of the summer season, looking for fares on DY and AY would be pretty pointless since they’d probably cost €90 or more, which is way too much for a 1h 20m flight, in my opinion. Instead my eyes were kept on SAS, as they offer cheap last-minute fares to all their destinations in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, with ticket prices starting at €45.

After a quick search on SAS’s website, I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47. Since it was the middle of the night, not wanting the risk of not finding the fare again in the morning, I decided on sneaking out mom’s credit card from her purse and booked the flight in an instance. I also managed to find myself a cheap 1st Class train ticket to ARN for €14 with breakfast included. All in all, with a total price of €61 not bad considering I booked on such short notice.

July 13th 2011

I woke up around 6am after having only slept for three hours. Not good considering the fact that I had a long day of traveling ahead of me. Unable to fall back asleep, with two hours before leaving the house, I got up from bed and did some last-minute packing. When that was done, I headed downstairs for a shower, and a quick breakfast before leaving my house at 8am.

As I left the house, I began my 10 minute walk to the train station where my train to Arlanda via Sala would leave at 8.14am. Soon I arrived to the station, and after a quick wait my train arrived bang on time. The train ride to Sala was pretty uneventful, I managed to sleep for almost the entire duration of the 36m ride. Sadly though as we began arriving to Sala, the train conductor came over the PA announcing that the InterCity train to Arlanda was delayed by 30 minutes. This didn’t come as a surprise since these trains are delayed in 90% of the cases. I didn’t worry much though since I’d still have plenty of time to kill on Arlanda, and in case I would miss my flight SAS would re-book me on the next one (As a part of the SJ-SAS cooperation).

Soon my train arrived at 9.32, 33 minutes late. I was able to board the train, and make my way over to the 1st Class car as it was located at the rear end of the train. On my way, picked up my pre-ordered breakfast bag from the bistro car.


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My pre-ordered breakfast bag.

The bag consisted of a cheese sandwich, blueberry yoghurt, OJ, coffee, and an apple. It didn’t taste too well, the sandwich was dry and lacking content, apple was very hard and sour, the OJ and yoghurt tasted rather okay, but the coffee was terrible. It had a very thick and dark tar-like texture, and a very bitter taste. It really was that kind of coffee that could give you severe diarrhoea after only a few sips, so I decided not do drink it. I don’t really see why SJ offer this as an optional extra, since you can get these items for the same price from the Bistro.

The train ride was pretty uneventful, however there was a man and his whiny wife sitting at the row opposing me. They were both heading to ARN, and the wife wasn’t too happy about the delay. So she decided on taking out her aggressions on whining, and making bad comments about the people around her. Hence saying some pretty nasty things about me, when taking a picture of the breakfast bag. I decided not to bother since she would probably miss her flight anyway.

At the airport

With our train being half an hour late, we had to go at a reduced speed due to meeting trains as we were going on a single-track railway. This resulted in an overall delay of 60 minutes, which was good as it meant me getting a full refund on the ticket. Soon I arrived to ARN, I quickly made my way up the escalators to SkyCity and continued to the SAS concourse at Terminal 5. As I had checked in the day before, I only had to go by one of the self-service kiosks to print out my BP and luggage tag. When I swiped my statusless Eurobonus card at the machine, my booking quickly appeared on the screen, and I was able to get the tag. My request for a printed BP was however denied, since I had chosen EB card as identification at gate. This wasn’t a big deal, since I don’t like paper boarding passes anyway, just a waste of paper really, and besides you have the risk of loosing them. I also recall this being a cost cutting measurement from the airline.

After printing out my tag, I went to drop my bag off at one of the counters. The line was very long, and it took me nearly 20 minutes until I could dump my bag on the belt. Since I was very tired, I didn’t bother on taking any pics of the departure area. Instead I headed direct to security. The security lines turned out to be as long as the ones for check in, and to make matters worse I ended up behind a family from central asia, consisting of 5 adults and 8-10 children, all of them traveling with oversized pieces of hand luggage, and all of them wearing metal objects.
I don’t recall ever encountering such a disorganised heap of passengers before, not even the fly-once-a-year half-drunk typo holiday crowd could beat them in terms of time consumption at security. It took nearly 20 minutes for them to clear security, and most people in the line seemed very annoyed by this. I just remember the face of the security officers, nearly loosing their patience close to just letting them pass without the scan. Each one of them had to go through the detector like five times. Luckily my stress levels were kept surprisingly low, and I managed to stay alive during this whole process.


Flight: SK899 ARN-BGO
Departure: 12.35
Arrival: 13.55
Duration: 1h 20m
Seat&Class: 3A Economy
Aircraft&Reg: Boeing 737-4Y0 LN-BRE



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Various shops at T5 airside.

At 11.50am I was through security, and free to stroll around in the T5 tax-free mall. I had around 15 minutes before my flight would board, so I decided to have look around in the tax-free mall for another five minutes before heading to gate 6A where my flight was departing. With not much to see around the mall, I headed straight for the gate instead and did some spotting along the way.


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Turns out that my gate is located right next to Sweden’s only Starbucks Coffee.

I arrived at gate 6A at exactly 12.05pm, only to find out that the aircraft hadn’t arrived yet despite the flight being scheduled to board at this exact time. No announcements were made either, and I was really starting to hope that we’d might have a cancellation. The fact is that, when I made the booking the flight was said to be operated by a B738, but when I got the e-ticket issued it said B734. The B737-Classics is perhaps my least favourite type, and I’ve had some pretty bad experiences on the B734 as a child, i.e seated at windowless rows and ruptured eardrums.

Soon though, I noticed a SAS Norway B734 rolling in towards our gate, and it turned out to be the aircraft operating my flight.


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My aircraft at gate.

At 12.15pm boarding was called, and by the time the gate area was already packed with people. Since I was to be seated on the third row, I waited until last to board.


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View of the crowded gate area.

Around 10 minutes later most people had already stepped onboard the aircraft, so I made my way to the jetway handing the friendly agent over my EB card, that was swiped and I was handed over a small piece of paper with my seat number printed on it. I really wish this was the norm on all SAS flights, not having to use a printed BP. I thanked the agent and walked down the jetway as the last person.


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Entering the aircraft, note the lack of ”poem”.

As I stepped onboard this well aged B734, I was greeted by the friendly norwegian crew consisting of three female and one male flight attendant, all of them senior as is the case with all SAS crews. The cabin was fitted in 1980’s style Recaro seats (Believe it or not, they actually made them back then!), and I was quickly able to make my way over to seat 3A. A woman was already occupying the aisle seat, but the middle was to remain empty for the entire flight. Load today was 70% in Economy and 0% in Economy Extra, no cabin divider but still row 1 was blocked.

When I first sat down in my somewhat uncomfortable vintage Recaro seat, I was blown away by how great the legroom was. I estimated it to be at least 36 inches, which is more than enough for this short hop, hence me being 6ft tall.


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Great legroom!

Very soon, doors were closed, slides armed and the crew began the manual safety demonstration as the aircraft pushed back. The CFM-56 engines screeched into life as we began our taxi to runway 01R/19L, followed by a quick and powerful takeoff.


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Leaving the gate.


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Spotting anyone?


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Takeoff


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Climbout.


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Soon reaching cruising altitude.

With the aircraft being at such light load, we were quickly able to pass 10 000 feet. Soon the seatbelt sign was turned off, and the crew sprung into action. I too decided to spring into action by running down to the lavatory for a customary visit.


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View of the old B734 lavatory. No faux leather, wooden armrests or fancy mirrors this time! Oh, and sorry about the awkward position.


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Cabin view.


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Cruising altitude of 36 000 feet.

As I made my way back to the seat, the crew had already parked their BOB trolley by my row. Feeling rather stuff after having eaten breakfast twice this morning, I decided to spurge out my last 20 SEK on a cup of coffee. Just for the sake of the report.


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In-flight catering for this flight.

The coffee tasted pretty well, and with three re-fills it was well worth the money. I guess BOB isn’t too bad after all, but still they should’ve offered the coffee for free as is the case with all other airlines in the SAS-group. One thing that I found rather amusing was the fact that the crew announced the service offerings for Economy Extra as well, despite being no pax there on this flight.

I spent the remainder of this short flight watching some sitcoms on my Macbook, while from time to time having a peak out the window to enjoy the spectacular views of the scenery as we cruised over the ”Norwegian Alps”.


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Yawn, another ”artistic” headrest cover shot.

Very soon, the captain came over the PA announcing that we would shortly commence our descent and approach to Bergen Flesland airport, followed by a crew announcement kindly advising us to stove away all our and hand luggage, keeping the tray tables up and the seats in an upright position. So I quickly put away my belongings under the seat in front of me, and enjoyed the beautiful views of our approach, followed by a smooth landing.


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Coming in over the city of Bergen.


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Some nice views as we came in on our final approach.


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Touchdown!


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Helicopters operating shuttle traffic between the mainland and the oil platforms.

The landing was followed by a quick taxi to gate 27, and soon the aircraft was docked to the jetway and the herd of passengers eager to get off the plane, were set free. The cockpit door remained closed during the whole de-boarding process, so without bothering to stay onboard I decided to leave the aircraft rather quickly.


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My closest shot of the cockpit!


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Leaving the aircraft at gate 27.

I didn’t spend much time in the terminal as there wasn’t much to see, and besides that place is always packed! Perhaps time for Avianor to consider building a new terminal for BGO. Instead headed straight for the baggage hall where my bag was 3rd off the belt. After picking up my bag, I headed outside and took the overpriced SAS transfer bus into central Bergen, where I spent a couple of hours sightseeing before catching a bus to the remote village of Masfjorden, where I would be spending 18 days with the Bernard Family, our dear friends.

Conclusions

Not much really to say about SAS on such a short flight, but at least I was pleased with the efficient check-in and luggage procedures on the ground. I could imagine them being pretty cost efficient for the airline, hence allowing the passenger to spend less time at the airport.

This was my first flight on SAS Norge (even though they’re not really a separate division of the airline anymore), and the crew were very friendly, offering good service. It would’ve been nice though if SAS did offer free service to their Y costumers on short haul flights, and maybe we’ll might see that in the near future. All in all, it was a good flight, and I wouldn’t hesitate to fly SAS short haul again in the coming months!


That’ll mark the end of this report. I hope you have enjoyed reading it, as well as the pics. Feel free to leave any comments or questions, they’re always appreciated!

//Jonas
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Hey Jonas ,
Another nice fisheye TR   . Kinda is your trademark now !

It does produce some interesting photos. Nice to see more SK reports.

Keep them coming .

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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:30 pm

Hi Jonas,

good report again and congrats finding a doable WiFi connection in Norway. A bit too much fish-eye use in this report, sometimes it's nicer to have a normal angled photo. But quality wise, they're all ok  
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
my mother had decided on engaging her annual summer projects, such as attempting to renovate the bathroom or laying new floor in the living room. So naturally, she didn’t want to have me sitting around at home all day, since I’m very unwilling of taking part in these ”projects”.

Why not? Maybe you could earn some money by helping out mom with the work also?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Since it’s the middle of the summer season, looking for fares on DY and AY would be pretty pointless since they’d probably cost €90 or more, which is way too much for a 1h 20m flight, in my opinion.

90 Euro for 1h20min is not bad in general, of course, with the lowcost operators around it can be found cheaper on several routes, but it's not a bad deal.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Instead my eyes were kept on SAS, as they offer cheap last-minute fares to all their destinations in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, with ticket prices starting at €45.

Not available for the general public afaik but only youth?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The bag consisted of a cheese sandwich, blueberry yoghurt, OJ, coffee, and an apple. It didn’t taste too well, the sandwich was dry and lacking content, apple was very hard and sour, the OJ and yoghurt tasted rather okay, but the coffee was terrible.

That's a hit or miss it seems, iirc you take these breakfast many times before and were satisfied? What's up with the coffee then, did they change brand recently?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I don’t really see why SJ offer this as an optional extra, since you can get these items for the same price from the Bistro.

Apparently people purchase it in advance (you also did), so that is why they offer it?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This resulted in an overall delay of 60 minutes, which was good as it meant me getting a full refund on the ticket.

Hmm, I would rather have ontime operations, because I want to receive a service delivery as expected on booking the ticket and schedule given. But at least it's good to see SJ offering refunds if they fail to deliver their customers according plan.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Turns out that my gate is located right next to Sweden’s only Starbucks Coffee.

I feel special now, I was among their guests in an a.net meeting with our flying Finn  
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
and I’ve had some pretty bad experiences on the B734 as a child, i.e seated at windowless rows

The 737NG (-800s) have also windowless rows.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
No faux leather, wooden armrests or fancy mirrors this time! Oh, and sorry about the awkward position.

You are standing on the toilet seat for this picture?! Can't say I agree with this position, where other people have to use it for neccesary purposes...

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I guess BOB isn’t too bad after all, but still they should’ve offered the coffee for free as is the case with all other airlines in the SAS-group. One thing that I found rather amusing was the fact that the crew announced the service offerings for Economy Extra as well, despite being no pax there on this flight.

It's clear to me, SK in Y does not offer free drinks, so if I want it for 'free', I pay more for a tickets in Y-extra. Apparently the crew makes this clear to everybody (maybe somebody changes to Y-extra on their next flight). But I also think it's a standard text and used on all flights. The majority of passengers didn't notice that Y-extra was empty on that flight, I think.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
After picking up my bag, I headed outside and took the overpriced SAS transfer bus into central Bergen,

Does BGO not offer alternative ways of transport?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
All in all, it was a good flight, and I wouldn’t hesitate to fly SAS short haul again in the coming months!

Haha... good for you. I remember you being totally anti-SAS till recently, but the cheap lastminute fares seems to have changed your mind totally   Happy Flying!

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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:13 pm

Hi Jonas,

I like the fisheye effect of your photos, makes a nice change.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
the report will be accompanied with a lagom amount of pictures, that I hope you’ll enjoy!

The more pics the better for me!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47.

Wow, that's a great deal for a last minute flight, although 90E for a 1hr20 flight would also be acceptable for me.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I also managed to find myself a cheap 1st Class train ticket to ARN for €14 with breakfast included.

Also seems like a good deal considering the length of the journey.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Hence saying some pretty nasty things about me, when taking a picture of the breakfast bag. I decided not to bother since she would probably miss her flight anyway.

Unbelievable, I would have said something rude back!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
which was good as it meant me getting a full refund on the ticket.

Good stuff.

Shame about security and all the problems there, I can imagine how stressed everyone would have been.

Like your shots of the approach into Bergen, gorgeous Norwegian scenery. Hope you enjoyed your stay.

Happy flying
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:10 pm

Hejsan Jonas,

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
So naturally, she didn’t want to have me sitting around at home all day, since I’m very unwilling of taking part in these ”projects”.

I like projects - though not any projects, but flying projects to be precise. Few days, many flights, you know...

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Instead my eyes were kept on SAS, as they offer cheap last-minute fares to all their destinations in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, with ticket prices starting at €45.

And out of those three, clearly the best option IMHO.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I don’t like paper boarding passes anyway, just a waste of paper really, and besides you have the risk of loosing them

What?
says the boarding pass collector  
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Soon though, I noticed a SAS Norway B734 rolling in towards our gate, and it turned out to be the aircraft operating my flight.

As your flight had Norwegian crew it was apparently the inbound from BGO. Did you see many passengers deboarding the arriving flight?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
One thing that I found rather amusing was the fact that the crew announced the service offerings for Economy Extra as well, despite being no pax there on this flight.

Reading straight from the book...

Stunning pictures of the landing in Bergen!

What's your next trip (report)?

Thanks
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:55 am

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I decided on sneaking out mom’s credit card from her purse and booked the flight in an instance.

If either of my kids did that with out permission, there would have been he** to pay!
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:23 am

Hi Jonas,

Nice report with fantastic photo's. I've yet to log the 734 yet... I hope I can book a flight on one of QF's examples before they leave the fleet.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
After a quick search on SAS’s website, I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47.

Pretty good deal!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Hence saying some pretty nasty things about me, when taking a picture of the breakfast bag. I decided not to bother since she would probably miss her flight anyway.

Some people   

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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:39 am

Cool trip report! Thanks for sharing and cool photos!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Each one of them had to go through the detector like five times. Luckily my stress levels were kept surprisingly low, and I managed to stay alive during this whole process.

WOW...you are FAR more patient than I would have been!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
View of the old B734 lavatory. No faux leather, wooden armrests or fancy mirrors this time! Oh, and sorry about the awkward position.

This might be one of the most awesome photos I've ever seen on a.net! I am impressed that you took the risk that the toilet seat cover wouldn't break......
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:23 am

Nice TR

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
When I swiped my statusless Eurobonus card at the machine, my booking quickly appeared on the screen, and I was able to get the tag. My request for a printed BP was however denied, since I had chosen EB card as identification at gate. This wasn’t a big deal, since I don’t like paper boarding passes anyway, just a waste of paper really, and besides you have the risk of loosing them. I also recall this being a cost cutting measurement from the airline.

SK seem to be at the forefront of reducing waste. I remember last year getting two flights on one boarding pass and think that was pretty revolutionary! Now you don't even need that!
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:07 am

Hi there,

Nice trip report, enjoyed reading it. I like how discriptive you made your short-haul flight. Love the pics as well.


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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:34 am

Hi Jonas!

Great tripreport!
Your photos really are great!
Why did that women on the train whine about you taking a picture of your breakfast? Was she just annoyed and complained on everything?
I would be happy to ride on a SK 734 rather than an -800. I wanna try them before they are gone!
I'll be doing a daytrip to BGO in late august, flying JZ and DY. Kinda looking forward to it now that i read your report!

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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:10 pm

Hello guys, thanks for the replies!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Another nice fisheye TR   . Kinda is your trademark now !

Hehe, perhaps. Although Roni use the fisheye quite a lot... Well he used to  
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
A bit too much fish-eye use in this report, sometimes it's nicer to have a normal angled photo. But quality wise, they're all ok  
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Why not? Maybe you could earn some money by helping out mom with the work also?

She doesn't pay much at all, only €10 for a day's work. Also having to listen to her whining all day... Forget it  
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Not available for the general public afaik but only youth?

Yes, youth under 26 only. Still a few years left for me, but I doubt they'll keep this concept that long.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
That's a hit or miss it seems, iirc you take these breakfast many times before and were satisfied? What's up with the coffee then, did they change brand recently?

They changed brand 18 months ago, some organic jibberish. I don't think it's the coffee itself but more the poor maintenance of the coffee machines, lots of calc makes the coffee go bitter even when it's fresh.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Apparently people purchase it in advance (you also did), so that is why they offer it?

I bought it because they promised extra milage for purchasing this option, clearly the miles haven't showed up but I don't care really since I'm ditching that s*itty company anyway.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Hmm, I would rather have ontime operations, because I want to receive a service delivery as expected on booking the ticket and schedule given. But at least it's good to see SJ offering refunds if they fail to deliver their customers according plan.

Actually I don't care, since I'd get to my destination anywya. Also SJ isn't a company you can trust, so I was glad to have the ticket refunded, and it also cut some waiting time at ARN.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
The 737NG (-800s) have also windowless rows.

Yes, I know that.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
You are standing on the toilet seat for this picture?! Can't say I agree with this position, where other people have to use it for neccesary purposes...

Oh c'mon! People do worse stuff on the toilets... On top of the lid!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
It's clear to me, SK in Y does not offer free drinks, so if I want it for 'free', I pay more for a tickets in Y-extra. Apparently the crew makes this clear to everybody (maybe somebody changes to Y-extra on their next flight).

Highly doubt that, Y-Extra is only for the flexibility and besides who would pay €200 extra for a paper box with food?

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Does BGO not offer alternative ways of transport?

No, there's no competition on that route. Then again that price isn't much for the norwegians.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Haha... good for you. I remember you being totally anti-SAS till recently, but the cheap lastminute fares seems to have changed your mind totally   Happy Flying!

Well, I'm still anti-SAS but they have improved slightly, also since I have a proper VISA now I can get stuff from the BOB. Still waiting for them to turn full service, if that'll ever happen.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 3):
Wow, that's a great deal for a last minute flight, although 90E for a 1hr20 flight would also be acceptable for me.

Hello Hannah,
I suppose we have different views on money   I wouldn't have paid that much for flying a LCC.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 3):
Also seems like a good deal considering the length of the journey.

That was a great deal, but mainly due to the extra charges they take for ARN, the ticket normally cost €40.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 3):
Shame about security and all the problems there, I can imagine how stressed everyone would have been.

Yes, people looked pretty annoyed and stressed.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 3):
Hope you enjoyed your stay.

I had some great 18 days there 
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):
As your flight had Norwegian crew it was apparently the inbound from BGO. Did you see many passengers deboarding the arriving flight?

True, it was an inbound flight. I spotted around 50-60'ish pax, the flight wasn't full.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):
Reading straight from the book...

Exactly my thought!  
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 4):
What's your next trip (report)?

ARN-CDG AF Y, will be interesting to see what the service have been cut to  
Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 5):
If either of my kids did that with out permission, there would have been he** to pay!

Well, I had the permission to book that flight, asked the day before. Also the times I use without asking I always pay back.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 6):
I've yet to log the 734 yet... I hope I can book a flight on one of QF's examples before they leave the fleet.

Hey there,
Yes, the B734 is a pretty old type just came to think of it now, lol.

Quoting Burj (Reply 7):
WOW...you are FAR more patient than I would have been!

Hehe, well I've just myself how to be more patient.  
Quoting Burj (Reply 7):
This might be one of the most awesome photos I've ever seen on a.net! I am impressed that you took the risk that the toilet seat cover wouldn't break......

I don't weight that much so I doubt it'd be a problem. Though I didn't think of that when I took the pic.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 8):
SK seem to be at the forefront of reducing waste. I remember last year getting two flights on one boarding pass and think that was pretty revolutionary! Now you don't even need that!

Hey Gabriel,
True! SAS are really the airline of innovations, and I think more airlines will follow. In fact you could even use your credit card as BP (I think).

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):
Why did that women on the train whine about you taking a picture of your breakfast? Was she just annoyed and complained on everything?

Hello Martin,
She said something about how stupid I must be to take a pic of a breakfast baggie, but I don't care really.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 10):
I'll be doing a daytrip to BGO in late august, flying JZ and DY. Kinda looking forward to it now that i read your report!

Thanks! Hope you have a nice trip!  

//Jonas
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:58 pm

Hi Jonas,

How nice of your old family friends to provide you a sanctuary during your mother’s annual summer projects. As you put it aptly, it gave you an opportunity to secure another flight. I really enjoyed your report. You really know how to make a short trip exciting.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47.

That was indeed a bargain compared to € 90 DY or AY would charge.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I decided on sneaking out mom’s credit card from her purse and booked the flight in an instance.

You are a naughty, naughty boy!   


Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I don’t really see why SJ offer this as an optional extra, since you can get these items for the same price from the Bistro.

Perhaps a cross-selling tactic?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Hence saying some pretty nasty things about me, when taking a picture of the breakfast bag

What is wrong with your fellow train passengers? One day they ask you whether you are supposed to be inside 1st Class cabin and the other day they need to swear at you. Pathetic people!  


Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This wasn’t a big deal, since I don’t like paper boarding passes anyway, just a waste of paper really, and besides you have the risk of loosing them

What do you say to that? I love paper boarding passes! Whenever possible, I exchange my printouts with real stubs!  


Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
and to make matters worse I ended up behind a family from central asia, consisting of 5 adults and 8-10 children, all of them traveling with oversized pieces of hand luggage, and all of them wearing metal objects.

Hmm, my last experience before security in AMS was not that bad after all.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The cabin was fitted in 1980’s style Recaro seats (Believe it or not, they actually made them back then!

I did not know that. Look at the designs! It must feel like stepping back in time.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The CFM-56 engines screeched into life as we began our taxi
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
View of the old B734 lavatory. No faux leather, wooden armrests or fancy mirrors this time

You whet my appetite to fly with B734.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Oh, and sorry about the awkward position.

Interesting angle. Do you attend a yoga class by chance?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
One thing that I found rather amusing was the fact that the crew announced the service offerings for Economy Extra as well, despite being no pax there on this flight.

Probably to encourage passengers to fly Economy Extra next time.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Yawn, another ”artistic” headrest cover shot.

But I like it! 


Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
where my bag was 3rd off the belt.

Interesting. Could the luggage have been unloaded according to seat rows?

Thanks for sharing. I love your fish-eye photos.  

Best wishes,
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:58 pm

Hi Jonas,

nice report of a short hop. As has been said, good pictures!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This resulted in an overall delay of 60 minutes, which was good as it meant me getting a full refund on the ticket.

That's good! Here in the UK it's up to each train company to decide on compensation. My region has one of the more generous - 50% back if the train is 30-59 mins late, full refund if it is 1 hour late or more, but all refunds in travel vouchers.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I estimated it to be at least 36 inches

Amazing legroom, and it doesn't look like an exit row either.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I too decided to spring into action by running down to the lavatory for a customary visit.

Are you really standing on the loo, for the benefit of TR readers?  
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
My closest shot of the cockpit!

That is a great shot, thanks!

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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:08 pm

Hi Jonas,

So you did make it to Norway after all, good for you! Looks like you had a decent flight with SAS, despite your grumblings and prejudices it still is a solid airline. Although I'd really hoped you'd flown with AY, would love to read a report about that tag-on seasonal route.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
with a lagom amount of pictures, that I hope you’ll enjoy!

I think you are overusing that word recently (just like your fisheye lense, cut it down a bit, will ya?) - how about coming up with an English term  .

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Hence saying some pretty nasty things about me, when taking a picture of the breakfast bag. I decided not to bother since she would probably miss her flight anyway.

Come on. Why were you acting like a sheep? The meek shall not inherit the earth - the bold will! So snap back, give 'em hell. That's what I try to do.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This wasn’t a big deal, since I don’t like paper boarding passes anyway, just a waste of paper really, and besides you have the risk of loosing them.

Errr - don't you collect your boarding passes and all kinds of trip memorabilia? I've got boxes full of old boarding passes, other travel tickets etc. stuff and keep adding to these collections.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The B737-Classics is perhaps my least favourite type, and I’ve had some pretty bad experiences on the B734 as a child, i.e seated at windowless rows and ruptured eardrums.

That's bad, but it's not hardly the plane type's fault. And besides many other planes have windowless rows as well.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Soon though, I noticed a SAS Norway B734 rolling in towards our gate, and it turned out to be the aircraft operating my flight.

Interesting, I'd thought that this flight would most certainly be operated by SAS Sweden, just like ARN-TRD and ARN-TOS! Do you know who operates ARN-SVG then?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I really wish this was the norm on all SAS flights, not having to use a printed BP.

Come on! I hate those flimsy receipts - I'll take a proper cardboard boarding pass (and one per flight, thankyouverymuch) any day. Most of the gates at HEL are nowadays equipped with printers that produce these, so you get these when boarding a LH, BT, DY, AB etc. flights in addition to SK/KF.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The coffee tasted pretty well, and with three re-fills it was well worth the money.

I bet if they offered unlimited muffins you'd eaten around ten?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
and I wouldn’t hesitate to fly SAS short haul again in the coming months!

Well well well, a bit of a turncoat, are you?   It wasn't too long ago when you were screaming bloody murder at SAS and cursing and banishing them to eternal damnation. Funny how opinions change - nothing bad at that, but still funny  .

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
Does BGO not offer alternative ways of transport?

Yes. You can walk, take a taxi or rent a car. Or even swim.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
I feel special now, I was among their guests in an a.net meeting with our flying Finn

Cheers, Eric. That was a fun day indeed. There will be Starbucks at HEL this autumn (finally!!) but unfortunately it won't be ready for our meeting in three weeks - so the SAS Lounge will have to do!  
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 8):
SK seem to be at the forefront of reducing waste. I remember last year getting two flights on one boarding pass and think that was pretty revolutionary! Now you don't even need that!

Actually those two things were introduced pretty much around the same time.
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:06 pm

Hi, Jonas,

real detailed story and also interesting pictures, well done.

I´am surprised to see you booking this flight so short in advance with this real good fare.
Nothing like this here available in Germany.

Well, LN-BRE, in a matter of time it seems there will be a couple of more pictures up with her!.

Greetings,
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:36 am

Hi Jonas,

nice report about this short hop - your fisheye pictures even turn a report about a standard SK domestic flight into an interesting one. Good to see you got one of three remaining 734s.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This was my first flight on SAS Norge (even though they’re not really a separate division of the airline anymore)

It's indeed a special situation. The AOC was transferred to SAS in September 2009, but SAS Norge continued to operate as a separate division.


PH
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:12 am

Hi Jonas

Yet another lovely report on one of my favourite airlines. As it happens this one also features my new favourite Airliners.net image: the one of you standing on the lid of the loo to take a picture. That's just brilliant. I wonder what the cleaning crew must have thought when they found the shoe marks...?

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 2):
You are standing on the toilet seat for this picture?! Can't say I agree with this position, where other people have to use it for neccesary purposes...

Well hopefully they'll put the lid up first!
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:15 am

Hi Jonas,

Thanks for this report on your short SK flight intra-Scandinavia. I will not comment on the fish-eye lens, but I am a bit disoriented right now  

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I also managed to find myself a cheap 1st Class train ticket to ARN for €14 with breakfast included. All in all, with a total price of €61 not bad considering I booked on such short notice.

A good deal indeed. And €14 for that lousy breakfast? Better to bring your own sandwiches then...

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
This resulted in an overall delay of 60 minutes, which was good as it meant me getting a full refund on the ticket.

A bit short of cash Jonas?  

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
My request for a printed BP was however denied, since I had chosen EB card as identification at gate.

Does SK also have the fancy BP for mobile phones in swing now?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
The B737-Classics is perhaps my least favourite type, and I’ve had some pretty bad experiences on the B734 as a child, i.e seated at windowless rows and ruptured eardrums.

Oh my, bad memories from childhood... Perhaps you flew with a bad flu?

   Sultanils
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:28 pm

Hi Jonas,

nice little report, good idea to escape these sorts of summer projects   Nice pictures as well, like the fish-eye views out of the window. The approach to BGO is definitely nice.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
After a quick search on SAS’s website, I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47.

Wow, that's a pretty good deal, especially since it is still summer and high travel season.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
It would’ve been nice though if SAS did offer free service to their Y costumers on short haul flights,

Yes, agree with that, at least some water or free coffee would be nice, but still, SAS is a rather solid airline for these intra-European flights.

Again thank you for sharing your trip
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:52 pm

Hi LH4116,

Nice read and some really original photos. Thanks for sharing.

It seems like you had a enjoyable intra Scandinavian flight on SK. The seat pitch looks amazing, indeed. As for (the luck of) complimentary meals/drinks, I personally think it's not a problem on such a short hops.

Regards,
SPLTA
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:16 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
What is wrong with your fellow train passengers? One day they ask you whether you are supposed to be inside 1st Class cabin and the other day they need to swear at you. Pathetic people!  

Hi Suryo,
I've no idea what's the matter with these people. Some people really make a big deal about 1st Class on trains, so pathetic!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Interesting angle. Do you attend a yoga class by chance?

Hehe, at the moment no. But maybe in the future  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 12):
Interesting. Could the luggage have been unloaded according to seat rows?

I guess it could've done with me being among the last to get my bag checked in.

Quoting signol (Reply 13):
That's good! Here in the UK it's up to each train company to decide on compensation. My region has one of the more generous - 50% back if the train is 30-59 mins late, full refund if it is 1 hour late or more, but all refunds in travel vouchers.

Yes, that's the EU regulations. All train operators in Europe must follow these rules. You also have the option to get cash in refund, but for that 1hr delay gives 25% cash and 2hr give 50%.

Quoting signol (Reply 13):
Are you really standing on the loo, for the benefit of TR readers?  

I'm afraid so  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
So you did make it to Norway after all, good for you! Looks like you had a decent flight with SAS, despite your grumblings and prejudices it still is a solid airline. Although I'd really hoped you'd flown with AY, would love to read a report about that tag-on seasonal route.

Hey P,
I actually flew AY back on the 757, great flight, great airline!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
I think you are overusing that word recently (just like your fisheye lense, cut it down a bit, will ya?) - how about coming up with an English term  .

I quite like that word, and sadly the closest translation of the word is "just perfect", but that still isn't 100% correct.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Errr - don't you collect your boarding passes and all kinds of trip memorabilia? I've got boxes full of old boarding passes, other travel tickets etc. stuff and keep adding to these collections.

Nah, used BP's make me kind of depressed. I tend to throw them away as soon as possible.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Do you know who operates ARN-SVG then?

I've no idea, but I'm guessing it could be SAS Norge.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
I bet if they offered unlimited muffins you'd eaten around ten?

Like they have in the Scandinavia Lounge?  I'd probably managed 2, maybe 3 on a good day.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 14):
Well well well, a bit of a turncoat, are you?
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 15):
Well, LN-BRE, in a matter of time it seems there will be a couple of more pictures up with her!.

Hello Markus, thanks for reading!
Hehe, hope you'll have some nice flights!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
It's indeed a special situation. The AOC was transferred to SAS in September 2009, but SAS Norge continued to operate as a separate division.

Hello PH, thanks for reading!
I see, so I guess that's why the keep claiming them being the only profitable part of the airline.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 17):
That's just brilliant. I wonder what the cleaning crew must have thought when they found the shoe marks...?

Hi William, thanks for stopping by.
Haha, well my shoes didn't leave any marks (I think)  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 19):
Yes, agree with that, at least some water or free coffee would be nice, but still, SAS is a rather solid airline for these intra-European flights.

Yes, some free service would've been great. But the BOB is fine, I just don't like how they're raising the prices every month.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 18):
A good deal indeed. And €14 for that lousy breakfast? Better to bring your own sandwiches then...

Hoi Nils,
The price for the ticket itself was €10 and the optional breakfast was €4. Next time I'll eat breakfast at home or pack some sandwiches  
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 18):
A bit short of cash Jonas?  

Not really, but it's nice knowing that you don't have to pay for the transfer back home.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 18):
Does SK also have the fancy BP for mobile phones in swing now?

Well, that requires a fancy phone... You know the rest 
Quoting SPLTA (Reply 20):
It seems like you had a enjoyable intra Scandinavian flight on SK. The seat pitch looks amazing, indeed. As for (the luck of) complimentary meals/drinks, I personally think it's not a problem on such a short hops.

True on short hops like this one it wasn't a big problem. But for longer flights like ARN-MAD 4hrs, it would've been a hell!

//Jonas
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:30 am

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 21):
I see, so I guess that's why the keep claiming them being the only profitable part of the airline.

That's interesting considering that SAS' Norge division has been facing tough competition from Norwegian.


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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:20 pm

Hi Jonas,

thanks for sharing with us your flight! That was a very nice read indeed. You see, I'm toying with the idea of flying to Bergen for a couple of days in September, out on BA and back on Norwegian, so your TR really rang a bell inside my head.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
After a quick search on SAS’s website, I managed to find a cheap last-minute flight for the next day for only €47.

That's truly great! Does SAS offer such low prices frequently and are they available also for non-Scandinavian routes?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I also managed to find myself a cheap 1st Class train ticket to ARN for €14 with breakfast included.

That's a bargain. 14 quids here in UK aren't enough for a single ride on the LHR express and of course no brekkie is to be served.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I didn’t worry much though since I’d still have plenty of time to kill on Arlanda, and in case I would miss my flight SAS would re-book me on the next one (As a part of the SJ-SAS cooperation).

That's a very smart thing to do, the kind of good, time-saving and hassle-reducing things that corporate world seems incredibly reluctant to implement... As usual Scandinavia leads the way.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I don’t recall ever encountering such a disorganised heap of passengers before, not even the fly-once-a-year half-drunk typo holiday crowd could beat them in terms of time consumption at security. It took nearly 20 minutes for them to clear security, and most people in the line seemed very annoyed by this. I just remember the face of the security officers, nearly loosing their patience close to just letting them pass without the scan.

I remember Arlanda's staff as some of the most polite, gentle and ready-to-serve among all the airports I've been to. This must've been quite a challenge for them! I think I'd have gone bonkers, if I were in your shoes or theirs. I'm not a violent person but queueing behind a group of equally clumsy holidaymakers heading to La Romana made my blood reaching lead-fusing temperatures.

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
When I first sat down in my somewhat uncomfortable vintage Recaro seat, I was blown away by how great the legroom was. I estimated it to be at least 36 inches, which is more than enough for this short hop, hence me being 6ft tall.

That's huge! I think it'd be grand even on intercontinental flights...

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
In-flight catering for this flight.

I quite like this shot, made me think at Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning"!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Yawn, another ”artistic” headrest cover shot.

You can yawn on it but I think it's brilliant! That's precisely the kind of picture Flickr users tend to fav often and, incidentally, the kind of shot I always try to do, with scarce success I have to say.

All in all, a great flight and a very agreable dispatch. Keep 'em coming!

Fabrizio
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi Fabrizio, thanks for reading!

Quoting JL418 (Reply 23):
Does SAS offer such low prices frequently and are they available also for non-Scandinavian routes?

Yes, they offer these fares to all destinations in Europe.

Quoting JL418 (Reply 23):
That's a bargain. 14 quids here in UK aren't enough for a single ride on the LHR express and of course no brekkie is to be served.

Normally the price would've been €40, but it they had a summer special and I managed to score a cheap ticket.

Quoting JL418 (Reply 23):
That's huge! I think it'd be grand even on intercontinental flights...

True! I believe intercont get 32 in Y and 38 in Y+

Quoting JL418 (Reply 23):
I quite like this shot, made me think at Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning"!

Hehe, gotta love the Bokeh! 
Quoting JL418 (Reply 23):
You can yawn on it but I think it's brilliant! That's precisely the kind of picture Flickr users tend to fav often and, incidentally, the kind of shot I always try to do, with scarce success I have to say.

I actually happen to be a flickr user lol. But yeah, I really know what you're referring too  

//Jonas
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:58 am

Hello Jonas!

Thanks for the report with some nice pictures! It looks like you have a nice flight on SK!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
As a part of the SJ-SAS cooperation



Interesting, I didn´t know this

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I decided not to bother since she would probably miss her flight anyway.



we can just hope that she missed it 
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
which was good as it meant me getting a full



:D

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I ended up behind a family from central asia, consisting of 5 adults and 8-10 children,



This is never fun! I have experience the same many times 
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
it said B734. The B737-Classics



I would love to fly on SK 737 classics someday!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Entering the aircraft, note the lack of ”poem”.



Do you know if it´s the same on all 737 classics?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
senior as is the case with all SAS crews



I agree. But when i flew on SK HEL-CPH in June their was a male F/A in his mid 30´s. Quite surprising 
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Oh, and sorry about the awkward position.



I love it 
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
offerings for Economy Extra as well, despite being no pax there on this flight.



routine you know 
Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
Some nice views as we came in on our final approach



Very beautiful!

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
overpriced SAS transfer bus



what does is cost?

Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
where I would be spending 18 days with



Sounds quit expensive to spend 18 days in Norway but at least you didn´t have to pay for the accommodation

Thanks again for the report Jonas! Now I will read about your return-flight!

Greetings
Robert
 
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:19 am

Hello Swedish friend!

Thanks for the report on the SAS flight! Only if they provide free drinks/snack!!

Love your position in the lavatory lol
It shows how much effort you pun into writing this report  

Many thanks!
Your friend from Phuket!
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RE: Off To Norway, On A Classic. ARN-BGO SAS Y (pics)

Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:00 pm

Quoting nethkt (Reply 26):
Thanks for the report on the SAS flight! Only if they provide free drinks/snack!!

Hey Man, thanks for reading! Yeah I would really much want SAS to turn back into a full service carrier again.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 26):
It shows how much effort you pun into writing this report  

It didn't take me much time to write the report, haha. Wrote it on the hotel room the night before flying back home  
Quoting Parton87 (Reply 25):
Interesting, I didn´t know this

Hejsan Robert! Oh yes, it's a very good cooperation. Feels very safe to take the train ti Arlanda  
Quoting Parton87 (Reply 25):
Do you know if it´s the same on all 737 classics?

I think that might be the case for all the classics since they are Ex Braathens aircraft.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 25):
what does is cost?

Transfer is around 120 NOK for a 20 minute busride. Filthy expensive if you ask me, but for the norwegians (hence the swedes working in Norway) it might be a different case.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 25):
Sounds quit expensive to spend 18 days in Norway but at least you didn´t have to pay for the accommodation

Oh yes, I am very glad to have my friends there. I owe them so much!

//Jonas
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