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by eric
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Is Re-joining *alliance Regional Jet Program
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

SAS Is Re-joining *alliance Regional Jet Program

According to Dagens Næringsliv, the equivalent of Financial Times in Norway, SAS will invest in regional jets from 2006 and have negotiated a deal with its pilots that allows the the company to use a 25% jet fleet.

Should be intresting to see who gets those contracts!

eric

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by eric
Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Is To Be Split Into Four Companies
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

SAS Is To Be Split Into Four Companies

It is "confirmed" that SAS will now become four companies, SAS Braathens, SAS Sweden, SAS Denmark and SAS Intercontinental. It was the result of the extraordinary AGM held tonight in Stockholm. SAS, on the other hand will not confirm it officially before tomorrow. more info; <a href="http://www.afte...

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by eric
Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Bmi Livery

I have a question regarding bmi's livery. After having seen loads of bmi's planes with the old livery very recently I just figured they hadn't been painted yet. But today as my duo flight was leaving its gate at <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> we pas...

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by eric
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Survival
Replies: 63
Views: 5167

RE: SAS Survival

Think it will be hard to see at least SAS Norway to go bust. The reason why you cannot earn bonus points on domestic flights is because the government wanted to open the possibility for other airlines, like norwegian.no to fly the skies. this said, the government subsidises Wideroe for many of their...

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by eric
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Duo Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2063

RE: New Duo Routes

scottishladdie, don't think i put it to clearly. they are probably closing down <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym>-<acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> because of few passengers. those who wish to go to <ac...

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by eric
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Duo Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2063

RE: New Duo Routes

In an article in Norway's biggest broadsheet paper today duo is analyzed by an airline industry analyst at Handelsbanke Capital Markets who says the airline has a niche product for the Nordic region and duo announces here that they will close down <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) ...

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by eric
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Braathens New Name!
Replies: 11
Views: 3135

RE: SAS Braathens New Name!

Qlguy24 <i>The new name of the norwegian company will be SAS Braathens.</i> Actually, this name is just proposed as the company's new name. If it is approved, it will so happen under an extraordinary AGM March 23rd. SAS also owns the entire Braathens, same with Wideroe, although they'll keep their ...

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by eric
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wich Big LCC Will Be The First To Bancrupt?
Replies: 41
Views: 7591

RE: Wich Big LCC Will Be The First To Bancrupt?

The problem with LCC in Europe these days is that the market is saturated. Several of the LCC have been trying to re-negotitate (espc. <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym>) their deals as their overall yield will drop considerably when their new planes starts flying. And several of the bi...

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by eric
Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restart Of DC-10 Programs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3721

RE: Restart Of DC-10 Programs?

i remember watching a program about airline accidents and come to think of it they specifically critized the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's b/c of the third engine. it had to do with the fact that the tail-fin is made of composites and are more prone to damage during a lightning s...

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by eric
Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Airline Alliance
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

RE: Oldest Airline Alliance

tango-bravo. are you a scando? i do believe star-alliance is one of the first "modern" alliances, in the way earning points and redeeming miles across airlines. sas started their alliance in '88 with continental, quickly incorporating the companies it bought into the alliance. it would not have been...

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by eric
Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpolar Routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

RE: Transpolar Routes?

for info; sk was the first airline to fly over the north-pole, cutting down several hours of flight time across to usa. you'll most likely find more info on that on their website,

eric

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by eric
Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Will Provide Service To Iraq?
Replies: 17
Views: 5508

RE: Which Airlines Will Provide Service To Iraq?

SK was also given access to Iraq. They all, at least <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym>, decided that Iraq was to dangerous to fly into. After several airlines were shot at, they all withdrew. <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> the...

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by eric
Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airlines Got Their Names?
Replies: 56
Views: 8523

RE: How Airlines Got Their Names?

Lufthansa - im pretty sure its from Luft (air) and hansa (which were the name of german trademens in the 17, 18, and 19th century. So basically a continuation of that. But I may very well be wrong. SAS - Scandinavian Airlines System, a consortium of SAS Norway, SAS Denmark, SAS Sweden started under ...

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by eric
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duo Airways
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

RE: Duo Airways

I'm off flying with Duo tonight, hoping my flight will be as good as the last one. Flying one of the legs where the cabin factor is low, osl-edi. the service, i hope, will be excellent as usual.

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by eric
Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does An Airplane Cross The Ocean?
Replies: 21
Views: 8107

RE: How Does An Airplane Cross The Ocean?

aw, thanks a lot. so i take it they store the seats in luggage room (or whatever its calles)?

thanks

eric

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by eric
Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does An Airplane Cross The Ocean?
Replies: 21
Views: 8107

How Does An Airplane Cross The Ocean?

How does an airplane cross the ocean? I mean those planes who's range can't make it across the ocean? Say a plane from Airbus that is to be delievered in America? I've seen the photos of the A380 hybrid that Airbus use for transport, do they dismantle in Europe and send over like furniture from IKEA...

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by eric
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand Wants To Pay Airbus With Shrimps...
Replies: 18
Views: 4388

RE: Thailand Wants To Pay Airbus With Shrimps...

this is another common mistake. airbus does not want to change planes for shrimps it was simply a "threat" put forward by the Minister; they believe the tax imposed on the shrimps is unfair and is simply using it as a threat to get the tax lowered again. if airbus does not get the deal it is a huge ...

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by eric
Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS First Airline With "voice Check-in"
Replies: 1
Views: 3847

SAS First Airline With "voice Check-in"

With SAS it is now possible to check in by using a voice activated. They will do the same procedure as when check in manually except it is done on the phone. Another innovative tool taken in use by SAS for cost-cutting. They should not be far from turn-around. The chances of SAS being consumed by Lu...

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by eric
Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing Prices Of Non-refundable Tickets
Replies: 19
Views: 3168

RE: Changing Prices Of Non-refundable Tickets

what you all are referring to is called yield management, a profit maximizing tool developed for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> by SABRE (an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> company gone independent in 2000). It was highly successful for years, it involves...

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by eric
Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duo Airways, Excellent Company
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

RE: Duo Airways, Excellent Company

kl911 when the only other companies who remotely will fly you that route takes more than 5 hours, edi-ams-osl, edi-lhr-osl, edi-cph-osl and robs you of in excess of £200 pounds its a good deal. i'm not willing to put my life on the others. but for everyone on this site using a business product, or e...

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by eric
Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duo Airways, Excellent Company
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

RE: Duo Airways, Excellent Company

thats the excellent part of them. they are, but everything i low-cost compared to their prices. i was so amazed that a company like that exists today.

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by eric
Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian Airlines New Routes
Replies: 11
Views: 4223

RE: Scandinavian Airlines New Routes

sas is to be split into 10 companies. sas intl, sas norway, sas sweden, sas denmark, then all the other existing companies. its to create more competition. but management won't be changed too much, seeing it is already a management in each respective country. braathens, one the companies is too beco...

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by eric
Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Duo Airways, Excellent Company
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Duo Airways, Excellent Company

i know this belongs to trip reports, but i reckon more people will read this. i shall try to post one soon. seeing it is my first post it may seem as blatant advert but i just had my first flight on duo, the sell-out maersk. and it was THE BEST i've had in years. i've flown alot on both sas and ba, ...

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by eric
Mon Aug 02, 1999 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oxygen On The DC10
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

RE: Oxygen On The DC10

The oxygen masks in the FC cabin on DC-10s fall out of the seat back in front of them just like in the main cabin. There is one extra O2 mask per seat grouping, ie. if the configuration is 2-2-2 then each than each pair of seats will have a total of three masks. This serves three functions: 1) so th...

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