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SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 5:48 pm

Route: Copenhagen - Newark
Airline: Scandinavian Airlines
Flight Number: SK909
Aircraft: Airbus 330-300
Registration: LN-RKH
Seat: 5A (Business)
Distance: 6314 km
Duration: 8hrs 55mins
Date: 30th November 2007


My journey to New York began with the train out to CPH. As I'd already had reserved a seat when booking, 5A, and flights to the US doesn't let you use internet check-in hadn't I been bothered to go online to reserve a seat the day before. No queue in SAS' business class check in and all the information required på the US gov't got registered before I went through the security control using the fast track and found myself a seat in The SAS Business Lounge. When boarding started to flash on the screens I left the lounge and went through the passport control at the C-pier, and then continued to the gates where boarding of course not had begun and the area was crowded with both due to construction work and because SAS' flight to IAD was leaving from the neighbour gate at the same time.

The plane was going to IAD, also a 330-300
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Got onboard, and a F/A took my coat and stowed it away and a pre-departure drink was served where I chose Champagne. Due to a small technical delay, push back was 20 min after schedule. Take off on runway 27R and after a little while snack was served, which was some olives together with some more Champagne (Henriot 1999 as SAS uses in business class on intercontinental flights)
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Gotta love the view from the toilet
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Starter was served. Salad, some cheese and a plate of Raindeer meet
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For the main course did I opt for the pork with risotto and some more red wine
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And the dessert was some sort of cake, which tasted good Smile
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A few cabin photos
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Watch a movie on the AVOD together with some other programmes and tried to do some reading. When we reach Greenland the clouds cleared so I got some nice photos of a snow and ice covered Greenland
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Somewhere over Newfoundland a EK777 passed us a flight level or two below
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About 1,5 hours before landing was there time for a light meal. Even though I was quite full after eating quite a lot of chocolate from the snack bar in business class (which I forgot to take a photo of) did I have a sandwich with some brine-cured salmon, together with some fruit....and another glass Henriot didn't do any damage either Wink
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And to finish it all of did they serve some nice Danish pastries
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Arrived at EWR on time and took around 15 minutes to get through immigration. It would have taken much shorter hadn't been behind 4 Portuguese women that used forever to get through Sad As I only had a carry-on and a back back did I not have to wait for any luggage and neither did the custom officials find the need the search me
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 6:00 pm

Cool report,

How is the new (ish?) seat. I've been looking into taking them but haven't heard anything about the seat.
 
Someone83
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 6:05 pm

The seat is ok and pretty decent. It's not lie-flat but can be put in a 170degree angle, however as this was a day-flight, you don't really need that and I haven't tried them on a red-eye. The seat itself are comfortable, but not the best is class neither the worst, and it's recomended to use "sticky" trousers such as jeans or kakis or you might slide down a little bit.
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 7:32 pm

Interesting TR. Gives me insight into SK's service, although in C class, i mostly travel in Y unless i get upgraded accidentally.

The service seems ok when compared to the likes of AF, BA and LH on C. The food looks alright, i personally think it could have been better. However, i like that cake. It looks tasty.

I guess i could use SK to fly to DEL unless they decide they can't afford to start DEL yet. IAD-CPH-DEL will be my preferred routing. I wonder if they'll have good connection time at CPH.

Any idea as to how transiting at CPH is??

I liked your pics of Greenland and the EK 777 that passed you by. Oh and how i would love to stretch my long legs like you are doing in the pic, on a long haul flight...hehehehe!!!

Thanks for a good TR  Smile
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 7:59 pm



Quoting Mk777 (Reply 3):
Any idea as to how transiting at CPH is??

Quite easy, although it's a rather long walk if you arrive at the tip of the C-pier and your flight leaves from A26 or something, but else do I like it.
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 8:38 pm

Great report, great pictures!!! Big grin

Looks like u enjoyed the whole service.

I see champagne, red wine, whiskey or scotch on your table.... The only way to get through such a long flight...

cheers mate,
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Someone83
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 21, 2008 8:49 pm



Quoting Sleeperseat (Reply 5):
whiskey or scotch

Cognac to be precise  Wink

...and I also had some white wine, and must admit....I was a little tipsy going through immigration Big grin  drunk   champagne 
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 12:19 am

The food service here seems especially (visually) attractive. And plentiful. Wow. Haven't seen or eaten that in awhile. No gloppy sauces. No "ice cream sundaes." Good goin.'
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 12:37 am

That reindeer meat looks good  drool  I need to go to Norway more often.

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 3:37 am

I don't get to see many TRs on SAS that are intercontinental so I was very excited reading this.

I may be flying either SK (via IAD) or KL to CPH next summer. I would be flying in Y so I would love to know what I'd be in for if/when I get on that SK flight.
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 6:32 am

Congratulations on an excellent TR. I have never seen much about SAS, especially a long haul flight. Some very nice pictures.

Well done.
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 8:26 am

Very nice TR and nice photos.

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 10:07 am

Thanks for sharing this nice TR. The pics are great as well. It's rare to read a SK TR here.

Did you change your seat to 5K? On your pics you are sitting on the right side.
Anyway, C-Class on SK looks comfortable and the meals are looking delicious.

Cheers,
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 11:12 am



Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 12):
Did you change your seat to 5K? On your pics you are sitting on the right side

Ooops, that's a typo from my side. I sat of course in 5K.

The flight was also packed in all classes as far as I could see. Business and economy Extra had 100% load factor for sure

I'll put up a few other SK-trip reports in the future, and the return from EWR....which was suppose to be with SK, but that didn't happen.....
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu May 22, 2008 10:43 pm

Dansih patries and Reindeer meat, really great that SAS serve food from the countries they represent!

Now whos for a Guinness and a coddle?
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Fri May 23, 2008 5:46 am

Nice report, thanks.

We don't see too many SK TR's so this made a nice change.

Meal presentation looked ok though the main meal looked a bit plain to me.

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Fri May 23, 2008 6:24 am



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 15):
Meal presentation looked ok though the main meal looked a bit plain to me.

I agree with you. The main meal tastet good but looked a little boring. One thing you don't see is that SAS doesn't remove the plastic foil on their cold meal Sad But I've done it myself before taking the photos
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Fri May 23, 2008 7:14 am

Great TR! It was nice to see an airline I haven't seen here frequently, SAS. I also like the look of the meals....a bit different than the meals that so often look like clones of one another.

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Fri May 23, 2008 4:47 pm

Great TR on an airline I will probably never get a chance to fly. Dessert looks delicious!
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Tue May 27, 2008 10:26 pm



Quoting Someone83 (Thread starter):
flights to the US doesn't let you use internet check-in

Strange. Other airlines drive you to check-in online especially if the U.S. is the destination. At least all the extra-information should be possible to enter before going out to the airport.

Quoting Someone83 (Thread starter):
Gotta love the view from the toilet

This is a big bonus.  checkmark  Plus (at LH) the lav' on the A330 is considerably bigger than in the BBJ that PrivatAir is flying for KL.

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 16):
One thing you don't see is that SAS doesn't remove the plastic foil on their cold meal 

How was your overall impression of the service level from the cabin staff ? How attentive were they ? Did they address you by name ?

Quoting Someone83 (Thread starter):
gates where boarding of course not had begun and the area was crowded with both due to construction work and because SAS' flight to IAD was leaving from the neighbour gate at the same time.

Is there another security check involved here ?
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 28, 2008 7:38 am



Quoting HT (Reply 19):
How was your overall impression of the service level from the cabin staff ? How attentive were they ? Did they address you by name ?

Didn't address me by name (SAS don't do this), but the service and attention level was generally good on this flight, so nothing to complain about regarding the crew

Quoting HT (Reply 19):
Is there another security check involved here ?

No, it's just an ID check
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 28, 2008 12:28 pm

Nice report and good pictures  Smile The reindeer looks fabulous Big grin

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 2):
The seat is ok and pretty decent. It's not lie-flat but can be put in a 170degree angle, however as this was a day-flight, you don't really need that and I haven't tried them on a red-eye

I just flew CPH-BKK-CPH with SK in April and I was really impressed by the seat. Slept really well both flights, and compared to the angled seats of both TG and OS it is far superior. I will try to put a TR together from said flights.

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed May 28, 2008 8:08 pm



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 20):
Is there another security check involved here ?
No, it's just an ID check

Good to know. That second check KL is doing at the gate in AMS is just annoying, as no priority is given to Business Class pax.
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Sat May 31, 2008 7:40 pm

Have anyone noticed on photo nr 13 on the right-down side of the slide of bread, that there is a corner of the bread that is visible?


Does anybody know the reason of these? ? ?  Cool
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Sat May 31, 2008 8:54 pm

Quoting Stgs1988 (Reply 23):
Have anyone noticed on photo nr 13 on the right-down side of the slide of bread, that there is a corner of the bread that is visible?


To me this looks like an ordinary slice of bread ...
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:24 pm



Quoting Stgs1988 (Reply 23):
Does anybody know the reason of these? ? ?

Because of an old US (1950's) law forbidding SK to cover the whole open face sandwich with topping in their ads for transatlantic flights, to protect US carriers who at the time was not offering free meals  Wink

So to able to still use their typical Scandinavian open face sandwiches in their ads, the left one corner free from topping Big grin

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm

Very nice report. SK looks like a very nice airline with modern interior and good service.

Quoting Someone83 (Thread starter):
and a plate of Raindeer meet

Rudolph!!! No!!! Just kidding; great to see them serve a local delicacy.

The risotto and pork looks tasty, too.

Beautiful shots of Greenland.

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 25):
So to able to still use their typical Scandinavian open face sandwiches in their ads, the left one corner free from topping

Funny.
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:42 pm

Nice TR

The pics are really good.

Seems that you had a enjoyable flight with SAS to EWR. ¨


Thank you for sharing

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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:36 pm

Jeps

I knew that  wink 


Regards
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:00 am

I just fall in love with all the hardware on SAS Business class.
The design is so Scandinavian and they are made in Scandinavia  Smile

Different glasses are used, even though they are light, but the design is great.
Cutlery looks very nice, polished metal is the one to be.

Even though the overall is not very extraordinary, but I'd say they still put a lot of effort on design and presentation, unlike Business catering products on LH, UA to name a few.

Thanks for the review.
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:59 pm

Cool. Thanks for nice coverage.
From ARN to EWR the menu looks little bit differnt with mostly salomon for starters. But as personel says "SAS is all about Class".
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:12 am



Quoting Nethkt (Reply 30):
Different glasses are used, even though they are light, but the design is great.

The glasses are all from a producer called Orrefors
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:12 pm



Quoting Someone83 (Reply 32):
The glasses are all from a producer called Orrefors

Actually I have a full collection of SAS Business class's Orrefors  Smile Bad me.

Love the glass that they use for RED WINE  Smile
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: SAS A330 CPH-EWR In C

Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:24 pm

Nice TR! Raindeer meat? Sounds...interesting. SAS looks nice

Thanks for posting!
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