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by SASViking
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

AIS Airlines changes it's current GRQ-CPH route to FMO-GRQ-CPH. Flights will be operated twice daily in each direction from September 2nd operated by Jetstream J32 aircraft. That's probably the first time ever that CPH will have a route to Münster/Osnabrück. Link: https://www.routesonline.com/news/3...

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by SASViking
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don't want to be rude to my Swedish neighbours, but they've always been a bit extreme on the "PC-scale" compared to the rest of us :D Well, you do have a point. The political debate in Sweden can be a bit extreme at times. But, to derail the thread a bit, I wish you would to something a...

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by SASViking
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Has flygskam spread in the Nordic area beyond just Sweden to a significant degree ? I'm not talking about just a few idealistic students... but to mean that people aged over 30 with good incomes in Norway, Denmark and Finland are actively choosing the train and domestic flight demand is showing a c...

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by SASViking
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3437

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

Former Danish airline Sterling Airways operated 727s on TATL routes, usually CPH-KEF-BGR/YYZ-Florida/Caribbean. They also operated some "Round the world" charters with their 727s.

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by SASViking
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

What will happen to SAS' regional jet fleet with CR9s? How long will they stay in the fleet,now that Mitsubishi has bought off the CRJ program and intend to end it? Will SAS be looking for replacement types between E2-jets and CS series (or Airbus A220s)? First of all, they don't belong to SAS. All...

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by SASViking
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know how both SAS and Finnair are doing on their respective routes to LAX? SAS has been flying to LAX a few years now, but noticed the flight is not daily this summer. I believe last summer it was served daily. LAX is the remaining route out of ARN besides the bog standard EWR/ORD, so m...

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by SASViking
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB2906 MAD - ARN A346
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: IB2906 MAD - ARN A346

There are a lot of Spanish cruise guests in Scandinavia. UX also operates 787s and A332s on MAD-CPH/ARN during the summer. A few years ago it was normal with several Pullmantur Air 747s at once in CPH/MMX/ARN

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7279

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

JFK-CPH/ARN being cutsurprises me as those were their first routes to the U.S and are known very well both in Scandinavia. Flew both routes numerous times too and were always full (in the winter). One thing is having a full aircraft, it's a whole different story to earn money on it. Norwegian often...

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by SASViking
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

So, in essence, is the airline folding then? I don't see any remaining routes they're still going to be operating after this. What will happen to the CR9s? The CRJ-900's are likely to operate on behalf of LOT like they do on some scale today. Some might also be operated on behalf of other airlines,...

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

aircatalonia wrote:
Nordica is the smallest flag carrier in Europe, right?

I don't think they are THE smallest but they're surely of the smallest, in close competion with Air Greenland, Atlantic Airways and possibly with airlines like Air Moldova etc

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by SASViking
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

The Estonian airline Nordica will end TLL-CPH/VIE/TRD/VNO/KBP by October and transfer TLL-ARN/BRU/WAW to LOT. The new agreement also includes Nordica reducing their involvement in the airline industry, leaving ticket sales, costumer service and the commercial risk to LOT. Link: https://news.err.ee/9...

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by SASViking
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I understand but here it's odd because Belgrade is not a holiday destination (like Greece or Cyprus) and they face competition from both Wizz Air and Air Serbia on the market. Wizz flies out at 06.10 while Air Serbia has departures at 06.35 and 17.00. So they are not after connecting passengers her...

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by SASViking
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I see that DY has revised its ARN-BEG flights on Wednesday and they have a really odd schedule now. ARN-BEG 22.40-01.10 BEG-ARN 01.50-04.25 Why would they do this? Are they doing it because of connecting passengers? Who wants to arrive to Arlanda at that ungodly hour when they have Air Serbia a few...

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by SASViking
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7043

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

aemoreira1981 wrote:
A bit surprised that BOS isn’t first as that’s a same day cycle.

BOS is summer seasonal only. But ORD, IAD, EWR and PEK are also same day cycles. Even MIA even though it's only winter seasonal

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' first A350 will be based at CPH and will be flying on routes to Beijing, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Check-in.dk First "proper" flight is 28 January 2020. SK943 CPH-ORD (currently still listed as operated by an A340). However in December 2019 and ...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10367

Re: SAS new livery?

The image looks like it hints at an all-blue or black fuselage, which could look pretty cool. I always welcome new ideas for a livery, so that prospect excites me. However, no text on that page hinted at a new scheme for the fleet, and it almost seemed like that A350 image was inserted at the end a...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' first A350 will be based at CPH and will be flying on routes to Beijing, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Check-in.dk First "proper" flight is 28 January 2020. SK943 CPH-ORD (currently still listed as operated by an A340). However in December 2019 and ...

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by SASViking
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sometimes last minute changes happen. But at that time the Q400s and the F50s had both left the fleet and it was still a few months before the first ATR was delivered. But they had a few Saab 2000s, could it have been one of them? Hmm...when was the first ATR delivred? If it wasn't the Q400 then I ...

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by SASViking
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Maybe someone here can assist me a bit. I've been going through flights I've been on in the last few years. In June 2013 I flew a short flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen with SAS. I found the old confirmation email and it says I was on the CRJ-900, a jet. However I so vividly remember it being a pr...

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by SASViking
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I just booked a flight BEG-CPH-HEL-ARN-BEG on JU and SK and in the ticket it writes there are drinks and a snack on the SK flight. I thought they have gone buy on board or did I miss something? They are buy on Board unless seated in Plus I see that luggage is also included. Does it mean all tickets...

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by SASViking
Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS and Airbus to reseach hybrid and electric aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 673

SAS and Airbus to reseach hybrid and electric aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines/SAS and Airbus have signed a joint MoU for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. According to SAS, on their facebook page, a fully hybrid-electric aircraft with capacity for up to 100 passengers, could be in service by 2030. Link to p...

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by SASViking
Tue May 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7726

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

The Boeing 737-600 was developed in close cooperation with SAS as a replacement for their DC-9-21's

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by SASViking
Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10191

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

There are several cases of this for almost every medium/large airline in the world. Here are some my local airline (SAS) and airport (CPH) SK757 CPH-GDN operated by CRJ-900 SK777 CPH-ATH operated by Airbus A319/A320/A32N/A321 SK320 OSL-HAU operated by Boeing 737-700/800 TP757 CPH-LIS operated by Air...

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by SASViking
Wed May 08, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22892

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

The key point is that Icelandair will not be needing any "combos" of different airplanes if they go for the A321 (including the LR and XLR). That single type can fulfill every one of their requirements with the added bonus of more simplicity and cost savings that only having one airplane ...

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by SASViking
Tue May 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22892

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

The key point is that Icelandair will not be needing any "combos" of different airplanes if they go for the A321 (including the LR and XLR). That single type can fulfill every one of their requirements with the added bonus of more simplicity and cost savings that only having one airplane ...

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by SASViking
Sun May 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know: Will the A350s for SAS be used for route expansion, or replacement of older A340s ? They haven't officially announced anything yet. The only A340 we know will leave the fleet is LN-RKP, that will be replaced by a brand new A330E to be delivered very soon. I think they'll keep some...

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by SASViking
Fri May 03, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

LOT have to be up there too. They announced a new livery back in 2012, together with the delivery of their first 787, but still to this day several aircraft fly around in the old livery

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by SASViking
Thu May 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

https://www.facebook.com/140344030787/p ... 623040788/
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The strike is officially over and it's confirmed by SAS
https://www.facebook.com/140344030787/p ... 623040788/

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by SASViking
Thu May 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

A good sign is that several flights from CPH tomorrow May 3rd now have been assigned gates. Non of these are scheduled to be SAS Ireland, CityJet or Nordica/Regional Jet OÜ. SK452 to OSL SK585 to PMI SK639 to FRA SK402 to ARN SK454 to OSL SK601 to ZRH SK1629 to DUS SK593 to BRU SK2551 to AMS SK565 t...

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by SASViking
Thu May 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

According to several Scandinavian media, a deal is very close. Also Danish TV2 have just reported, live from Oslo, that an announcement is expected "within a couple of hours and that flights are expected to operate as scheduled from tomorrow"

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by SASViking
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

Not really. Might not in Norway, but have a look in the medias, both from Denmark and Sweden. There's an absolute outcry towards Norwegian also on facebook, twitter etc. where the articles about it are shared. Usually when an airline go bankrupt or go on a strike, other airlines try to help the oth...

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by SASViking
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

If one has a ticket on SAS and the flight is cancelled due to the strike, does SAS reaccommodate on other carriers (such as Norwegian)? If it is the case, then it punishes the airline by paying the sky high prices Yes they do, that's an EU law, but I'm sure they would've done it regardless. They us...

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by SASViking
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

And in the news, the opposition (Norwegian Air) has increased its prices for the next few days, and is also removing a lot of flexibility to cancel tickets. https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/04/25/sas-strike-threat-boosts-air-fares/ That is sure to lose Norwegian customer goodwill. Another nail in ...

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by SASViking
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8771

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Geez, spend the night, go out while you're there, and meet some beautiful Danish women already! (Or do the bars/clubs close early in Denmark?) At that time of night, the last bus will already have left, so good luck getting anywhere... (and forget Billund, that place is dead) There are one or two b...

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by SASViking
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8771

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

marcogr12 wrote:
Do we know in which other routes in Europe the MD-82 is being used instead of the usual boring A320?

No, it will pretty much fly on any charter route they have, however a good bet would be that it will operate several flights on CPH-RNN-CPH during "folkemødet" from June 13th-16th

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by SASViking
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3469

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

I've had 2 that I found hilarious. The first was on a SAS flight landing in CPH, it was very windy and we had to abort the first landing as it was just a "touch and go" when we finally landed on the second attempt, the F/A announced that it was happy hour at SAS, we got two landings for th...

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by SASViking
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.instagram.com/flydat/p/BwpF ... ii5nafj70e
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Danish Air Transport/DAT (DX) have ferried their MD-82 (OY-RUT) to BOH for painting into a retro livery. The aircraft will return to it's base at BLL on May 3rd.

Picture of the livery on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flydat/p/BwpF ... ii5nafj70e

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by SASViking
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY starts a base at BLL
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: DY starts a base at BLL

https://standbynordic.com/norwegian-opens-base-at-billund/ DY is basing one single 737 in BLL. They will start routes to AGP, PMI, PDL and FAO. This is good news for BLL, but I wonder why no route to IBZ. No airline flies BLL-IBZ and it is a very much wanted destination. Now you have to get all the...

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by SASViking
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14171

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I had a flight on a SAS A321 flying CDG-CPH shortly after the tragic terror attacks in Paris in November 2015. There was only 7 pax on, I was the only one in SAS Plus, which on that flight, was on rows 1-19. The flight was 3 hours late due to an aircraft change, and we was the last flight to depart ...

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by SASViking
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6670

Re: American "A380"

Some medias would call that an "Airbus 747 MAX-8 Dreamliner"...

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by SASViking
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS have fitted a new special panda-sticker on one of their A340s (LN-RKG) to celebrate that they have been announced as the airline of choice for transporting two giant pandas to Copenhagen Zoo. The pandas are a gift from the Chinese President to the Danish Queen Margrethe II. The special panda fli...

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by SASViking
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A war on domestic routes in Denmark could soon be reality. According to Danish media check-in.dk, SAS are currently planning to open CPH-RNN (Rønne/Bornholm) with 3 daily flights. If that happens DAT, who currently have monopoly on the route, will open CPH-AAR to compete with SAS' monopoly (with th...

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by SASViking
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A war on domestic routes in Denmark could soon be reality. According to Danish media check-in.dk, SAS are currently planning to open CPH-RNN (Rønne/Bornholm) with 3 daily flights. If that happens DAT, who currently have monopoly on the route, will open CPH-AAR to compete with SAS' monopoly (with the...

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by SASViking
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inner city airline terminals
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Re: Inner city airline terminals

I was reading about how airlines such as BOAC had central terminals in the city where passengers could check in and be transported to the aircraft . This service stopped in the mid to late 70s . I was wondering whether could this make a come back ? A hassle free way to get to make sure you get to t...

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by SASViking
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12229

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

I like TP, but I'm not so sure the aggressive North American expansion will work out well. For starters, TP lacks a JV with a North American partner, limiting competitive feed opportunities beyond (most of) its USA/CAN destinations. Also, connecting times at LIS have to get much more competitive --...

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by SASViking
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?
Replies: 11
Views: 2024

Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

I'm still wondering to why they operate A330. Knowing that A321 or B737-800 could do the job just fine. It's not like they have lots of traffic that require that many capacity. As mentioned by VSMUT, a LOT of cargo. The items they can produce themselves in Greenland are severely limited. It's mostl...

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by SASViking
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I've flown with SAS more than 250 times in my life (I'm 23) and I've never had a single safety or emergency landing. Why do you fly that much? Does SAS still offer cheap standby fares for young people? Or are you just rich? ;) Most people I know fly only once a year on holiday. SAS offers insanely ...

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by SASViking
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nervous Nordic flier here. Flying from CPH to Athens with SAS on A320 next month. Prior to that the B757 from KEF, a plane I know very well. Anyone flown the Athens route before? How's SAS record with safety and maintenance? SAS, like most major airlines in the Western World, have an excellent safe...

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by SASViking
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 789
Views: 122524

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Whenever I try to analyse the airports in the far south of Sweden, I always come to the conclusion that there are simply too many airports. Along with the major hub of Copenhagen which is connected extremely well via the Oresund bridge by road and rail to southern Sweden and also Goteborg-Landvette...

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by SASViking
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8296

Re: British Airways B77W

I would imagine the 77Ws will be refitted in a very premium configuration. The extra frames are therefore likely to replace super high-J aircraft on some of their longer/high cargo destinations, e.g. LAX, SFO from 2020. The likes of LAS, PHX are probably more likely to see the A350 given they are n...

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