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A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:30 am

Hi all,

it's been a while since I wrote a trip report so please forgive me for the lack of style!

My main goal for this trip was to score ''The McDonnell Douglas MD-87''. After a while,
I noticed that SK offered a cheap ticket for BRU-OSL-CPH.
From the moment I booked this trip, I knew new things would approach me and I was totally right!
You'll find out what I'm talking about later in this TR  

So yeah, I booked a ticket for the first of November 2011 (just a daytrip, that's how I like to travel, as much as
flights possible on one day! )

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FLIGHTDETAILS
Route: BRU-OSL
Date: Nov. 1 2011
Aircraft: B737-700
Registration: LN-TUM
Age: 9.9 years
ETD: 11.05hrs
ATD: 11.10hrs


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As usual, I took the train from my town to Brussels Airport which is around 2 hours with the train.
The train station of Brussels Airport is improving and they promised it'll be done in a few months.

I noticed the customs at the airport have a new system where you can scan your ticket and electric
arms will let you continue your journey. Although I saw some passengers struggling with the new
idea, but I passed the ticket control within a blink of an eye  .



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Since it was quite early, I decided to go upstairs and have something to eat.
I bought myself a slice of apple pie and apple juice!


The B pier was filled with (charter)flights to Morocco by RAM.
I counted 5 airplanes! Of course, at the far end of the B pier, the daily Jet Airways A330s were
preparing for their next flight.

After having ''breakfast'', I headed towards my gate.

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A rather quiet A pier if you ask me...

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Yes, some gorgeous cars in the A Pier as usual!

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Now that's what I call good news! I wish them a warm welcome.

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Oh hello there, I spy a SAS tail!

I arrived at my gate and I noticed that only 30 people were waiting to board!
And between them, I saw a pilot waiting for my plane as well.
I had a little chat with him and I found out he's working for CC
and heading towards home after landing at BRU. Also, he told me he had a
career with SK for almost 20 years. He was very talkative and admired my
plans to do a day trip with SK. Later that day he disappeared in the
Business class of the 737-700!

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Boarding went very fluently and fast. My original seat appeared to have no window
So I friendly asked the stewardess standing in the back of the plane to change my seat.
She briefly said: ''First you wait here, plane may get full!'' I looked around me and a minute
later she gave me a better seat with some nice wingview!


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Still connected with the A pier!

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10 minutes after boarding, we were ready for push back.

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So lovely, lots of space and no annoying stinky neighbors!

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A healthy legroom! Later that flight I decided to use the seats next to me as ''legroom''.

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What a gorgeous winglet.

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After a while, some tired looking flight attendants passed my seat and I ordered a muffin and a coffee.
The muffin was alright and the coffee was quite good although a bit pricey.


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The coast of The Netherlands,.

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My type of IFE  

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''Oh stewardess, somebody took a bite of my muffin!''

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After 1h35min we started our descent into OSL. If I remember correctly,
the weather in BRU was way better to say the least!


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Flaps down.

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We Landed safely on Norwegian soil for the first time in my life, and it was the
best landing I've ever had as well. Like we landed in butter.

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Because I was taking loads of pictures during deboarding, I was one of the last
passengers and I noticed one of the pilots got off as well, I decided to slow down even
more to have a conversation with him.


I told him it was a good flight with the best landing in my life so far. It made him smile and
he asked about my plans. When I explained him, he was smiling even more and was very
helpful with getting outside the arrival zone. SK has some nice crew to say the least  .

I decided to stay around the airport since I'd depart from OSL to CPH a few hours later.
I really enjoyed the airport and explored every corner of the terminal.

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I did some spotting when I left the beautiful terminal and saw this old Mytravel bird!

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OSL has a very nice Terminal building!

FLIGHTDETAILS
Route: OSL-CPH
Date: Nov. 1 2011
Aircraft: B737-700 scheduled, turned out to be a B737-400!!
Registration: LN-BRI
Age: 21.4 years
ETD: 16.15hrs
ATD: 16.27hrs


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I cleared the customs pretty early so I decided to have a late lunch, almost dinner.
Since I'm a huge Salmon lover, and Norway is the land of the salmon, I thought it would
be a good idea to have one!

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Yum, doesn't it look tasty?

Served with the salmon, and you can't see it on my plate, was some interesting tarmac views of OSL  http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4910/dscf1470y.jpg

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So after enjoying my dinner and laughing secretly with an older couple from the NL, discussing how
EXPENSIVE Norway is, I headed towards my gate and it appeared that this flight was rather full and
on top of that, I got an aircraft change   from a B737-700 to a B737-400. I've been on several B734s
before but this was quite special since SK only has 4 of them in their fleet. Go me!

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we left OSL quite quickly and before I knew it, they were asking me if I'd like something to drink/eat.


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Lots of legroom on this bird... from my experience, how older the bird how larger the legroom.

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It started to get dark and we approached CPH from the East, above water.
The pilot had a light struggle with the plane and we came in pretty fast.

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I really like this on top of the terminal.

So I deboarded and the cabin crew already announced a slight delay for the connecting flight to BRU.
this was my second time at CPH and the first time I used a totally different pier/terminal.
Then I found out my flight would leave just 2 gates away.   

FLIGHTDETAILS
Route: CPH-BRU
Date: Nov. 1 2011
Aircraft: MD87
Registration: OY-KHU
Age: 20.2 years
ETD: 18.10hrs
ATD: 18.13hrs


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For the CPH lovers, I have to disappoint you, I really dislike this part of the terminal....
It's very tiny, almost no place to sit down. I've seen way better parts of CPH.

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My aircraft arrived on time.

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Boarding was quite smoothly and no hassle at all. I really like the configuration of this plane, 2-3.
Also, the interior of the MD87 seemed new, instead of being 20 years old already.
Oh... by the way, I selected a seat exactly next to the engine and when I deboarded the plane at BRU,
I was almost deaf .

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Almost ready for pushback.

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Sorry for the blurry picture :S.

When the cabin lights were turned off, I felt like I was in a submarine! The ''Fasten seatbelts'' sign were turned
on and the lights were illuminated the whole cabin with a stern red light  .

So we were ready to push back and at the end of the pushback, an alarm sounded from the back of the plane.
All passengers were looking at the back alley and I was getting a bit worried as well.
After a while, it disappeared and we started our taxi to the runway.

Take off was rather jerky and another battle to keep the aircraft centered on the runway.
This was one of the first moments in my life I felt scared in an airplane!

It was very dark on the flight back to BRU and I decided to close my eyes a bit.
When I woke up, we were flying above DUS and that means BRU is pretty close.

20 minutes later, we touched down and taxied to our gate. It has been a great pleasure to fly with SAS!
Plus I got a positive aircraft change. Also, I achieved flying on the MD87 before SK would phase them out of their fleet.

Overall:
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Brussels Airport: 8.5/10
Scandinavian Air System: 9/10
LN-TUM: 7.5/10
Oslo Airport: 9.5/10
LN-BRI: 8.5/10
Copenhagen Airport: 7/10
OY-KHU: 8/10


Thanks for reading!

Niek   
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:52 am

Awesome TR!

How long was the MD-80 flight? Forgive me if I didn't see where you wrote that. I see you were seated next to the engine, and a lot of people on here love that. However, being an ex-AAer, I have done a horrid amount of MD-80 flying since I was a child, and usually from DFW to places like ALB (NY), and LAX. I can say I prefer the front much better than back by the engines. I guess the JT8D's sort of lose their luster after a few years. The front off the cabin is SO quiet however.

Also, how does the terminal you departed out of at BRU compare to the terminal used by American carriers? I flew into the "older" terminal at BRU in 2008 and remember seeing a stark difference in the two, at least on the exterior.

Good Job, glad you enjoyed!
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:30 am

Great TR Niek. You took lots of great pictures thanks for sharing.      

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
I bought myself a slice of apple pie and apple juice!

You sure love your apples don't you?

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
''Oh stewardess, somebody took a bite of my muffin!''

Is that from one bite??     

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Yum, doesn't it look tasty?

Yes it does!!!   
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:49 am

Hi Phil, Danny

thanks for your kind words! I really appreciate it  
Quoting 777222LR (Reply 1):
How long was the MD-80 flight?

Yeah it seems I forgot to mention that, it was around 1 hour and 10 minutes.


Quoting 777222LR (Reply 1):
I can say I prefer the front much better than back by the engines.

I'll definitely try that the next time, I was 90% deaf after arriving at BRU 
Quoting 777222LR (Reply 1):
Also, how does the terminal you departed out of at BRU compare to the terminal used by American carriers? I flew into the "older" terminal at BRU in 2008 and remember seeing a stark difference in the two, at least on the exterior.

BRU has 2 piers, the A pier and the B pier. The B pier is used by all flights coming outside of the EU or the Non-Schengen
countries. The A pier handles pretty all flights. Also, at the far end of the A pier, SN uses some gates for the daily flights to Africa. You'll have to pass an extra ID check/ Passport check to get there. After all African flights are gone, they use it again for other European flights, mainly Easyjet


 
Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 2):
You sure love your apples don't you?

Haha yeah, quite weird but very tasty!


Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 2):
Is that from one bite??

I was starved you know!


Thanks Phil, Dan for the first two replies! Keep 'em coming.

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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 am

Excellent TR! The food looked absolutely delicious
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:25 am

Nice trip-report, stewardess  

But only 30 pax outbound of BRU? That's like a disaster i could imagine.. why don't they use a smaller plane instead? CRJ? or even 737-600?

The salmon looks oke, although im not a to big fan of it hehe. Guess its a good habit to try the local specialties!

And about the off-centerline t/o, was it windy that day? And if it happens again, don't worry to much because the runway is always wider than it seems+ most take-offs are slightly off-center to avoid hitting the runway lightning to avoid a bumpy take-off.
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:21 am

Looks like you had a nice time  

I booked LED-CPH-LHR specifically on SAS for an extra £30, instead of flying with LH via FRA, as both segments were scheduled to be the MD87. And a week after booking, SAS switched both flights to A321s, damn!
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:12 pm

Quoting finalcut747 (Reply 4):
Excellent TR! The food looked absolutely delicious

Thanks!

Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 5):
why don't they use a smaller plane instead? CRJ? or even 737-600?

SAS already uses their CRJs for 100% 
Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 5):
was it windy that day?

At BRU, almost no wind...
At OSL, a bit
At CPH, I don't know because I never left the terminal.

Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 5):
don't worry to much because the runway is always wider than it seems+ most take-offs are slightly off-center to avoid hitting the runway lightning to avoid a bumpy take-off.

Thanks for that info  
Quoting Hywel (Reply 6):
instead of flying with LH via FRA,

I can't guarrantee SAS is better than LH, personally, I'd prefer Lufthansa for all my flights...

Quoting Hywel (Reply 6):
SAS switched both flights to A321s, damn!

Yeah they change the MD87 a lot, but I got lucky and got it  

Thanks for all the kind words and keep the comments comming!

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 7):
I can't guarrantee SAS is better than LH, personally, I'd prefer Lufthansa for all my flights...

Yes, Lufthansa is normally my first choice. But I decided to give SAS a go for the MD87... which didn't work!  
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:13 pm

Hi photoshooter,

nice report about an interesting day of flying you have put together here. Nice pictures as well. And of course congratulations on logging a MD-87, a ride on the Mad Dogs is always something special.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
What a gorgeous winglet.

Indeed, nice shot.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
I told him it was a good flight with the best landing in my life so far. It made him smile and he asked about my plans. When I explained him, he was smiling even more and was very
helpful with getting outside the arrival zone. SK has some nice crew to say the least

Good idea to tell the pilot that you liked the landing. I think most pilots also like to talk to people who love flying and not just take it as a simple means of transportation. And I can agree with you that SK usually has some very nice crews.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Oh... by the way, I selected a seat exactly next to the engine and when I deboarded the plane at BRU, I was almost deaf

Cool, you got the full Mad Dog experience here   Just a shame you couldn't use the rear stairs.

Greetings
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:20 pm

Hello Niek!

Thanks for the great story! Congratulations to catching the MD87. I love the MD´s too. I dosen´t matter I have many MD flights in my log, I never get tired of them  You seem to have some nice flights with SK, it´s for sure a good airline!

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
SK has some nice crew to say the

I´m might be partial, but I think SK crew are among the nicest  Never met a rude SK crew 
Quoting Mauriceb (Reply 5):
instead? CRJ? or even 737-600?

All CRJ´s belong to SK Denmark. So therefore all CRJ flights are out of CPH

Greetings
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi Niek,

This is the way to spend Monday evening. Reading your entertaining trip report. Good to know you did not experience any last minute equipment change on your MD-87 leg.  


Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
but I passed the ticket control within a blink of an eye   .

Not that surprising though.  


Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
After having ''breakfast'', I headed towards my gate.

Oh dear, did you have enough breakfast that day?

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
and a minute later she gave me a better seat with some nice wingview!

Kudos to her!

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
The coast of The Netherlands,.

That’s the island of Terschelling.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Yum, doesn't it look tasty?

Mmm and it came with rice. I like it this way.   


Thank you for sharing.

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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:27 pm

Hey Niek, nice report! Congrats on logging the M87 and making me jealous  That salmon doesn't look bad either!

Nice daytrip for sure!

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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi Niek.

Really good way to spend a day, well actually the best way to spend a day.

Good that you got the Mad Dog. The SK seats on those old birds are just like an old comfy armchair.

Really enjoyed your pictures, especially as the sun is setting as you make way to CPH.

Cheers, Lee.
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:41 pm

Hi Niek,

Thanks for the great report, SAS is an airline that has intrigued me for a while... still waiting for the right moment to fly them.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
My main goal for this trip was to score ''The McDonnell Douglas MD-87''.

Well what a brilliant goal, I should try this sometime...  
Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
I bought myself a slice of apple pie and apple juice!

Apple overload.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
What a gorgeous winglet.

I quite agree.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
SK has some nice crew to say the least  

Always nice to see!

Thanks again, great pictures too.

Regards,
Daniel.
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:21 pm

Nice trip report! I've never managed to get on an MD anything but the MD-87 has always intrigued me   Nice to see how friendly the SK crew are and even the off-duty pilot from another airline.
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:44 am

Hey Niek

Great work you have got there! Funny how SAS seems to have different interiors for each type of aircraft!
Quite jealous about the MD87 you managed to catch on your CPH-BRU leg. Was going to have it to ARN, but then the downgrade came :p

Greetings
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:21 am

Interesting read, thanks!

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
My main goal for this trip was to score ''The McDonnell Douglas MD-87

That seems to betting a common Airliners.net goal  
Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
My original seat appeared to have no window

Our worst nightmare!

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
The muffin was alright and the coffee was quite good although a bit pricey.

Yeah, the SK coffee is pretty good. I believe it's free nowadays.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Aircraft: B737-700 scheduled, turned out to be a B737-400!!

That's a great positive equipment change!

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Yum, doesn't it look tasty?

It sure does!
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:43 pm

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 9):
nice report about an interesting day of flying you have put together here. Nice pictures as well. And of course congratulations on logging a MD-87, a ride on the Mad Dogs is always something special.

Thank you for your kind words!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 9):
Good idea to tell the pilot that you liked the landing. I think most pilots also like to talk to people who love flying and not just take it as a simple means of transportation. And I can agree with you that SK usually has some very nice crews.

Haha yes, it made him blush. He was pretty young, I guess he was in his early 30's.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 9):
Cool, you got the full Mad Dog experience here Just a shame you couldn't use the rear stairs.

Yeah a shame indeed but that's due to the ''one exit only'' policy at BRU  .

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 10):
Thanks for the great story!

No, thank you for reading it!

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 10):
All CRJ´s belong to SK Denmark.

Nice, thanks for the information. They're replacing the MD's no?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 11):
This is the way to spend Monday evening.

Haha yes, it's something else then sitting in fron of the television I guess. I'm glad you liked it!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 11):
Oh dear, did you have enough breakfast that day?

Well I had a sandwich or two when I left home heading towards our tiny trainstation.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 11):
That’s the island of Terschelling.

Ah yeah... I should have known. I saw it was an island but I was too afraid to just guess! Thanks!

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 12):
and making me jealous

Yeah actually, this whole idea was based on making you jealous Martijn 
Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 13):
The SK seats on those old birds are just like an old comfy armchair.

Well it was alright for an hour but yes, I've seen better seats so far  
Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 13):
Really enjoyed your pictures, especially as the sun is setting as you make way to CPH.

Thanks, nice to hear that   Never expected somebody would like them.

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 14):
SAS is an airline that has intrigued me for a while... still waiting for the right moment to fly them.

Then go and fly with them! Before it's too late.

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 14):
Apple overload.

Haha quite. Apples were in sale!

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 14):
Thanks again, great pictures too.

No, thank you for reading it and enjoying it!

Quoting planejamie (Reply 15):
see how friendly the SK crew are and even the off-duty pilot from another airline.

Indeed. You've got to be lucky though. But the SK crew were doing fabulous!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 16):
Great work you have got there! Funny how SAS seems to have different interiors for each type of aircraft!

Thanks Marc, I'm glad you liked it. Haha yes. Altough, I've had the same interior in all the three planes.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
Our worst nightmare!

Indeed, I almost freaked out when I saw that!   

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 17):
Yeah, the SK coffee is pretty good. I believe it's free nowadays

Oh is it now? That's good news. Back in November, the refill was free and they really asked
to refill my cup, which was very nice of them!

Thanks all for your kind replies and words. Feel free to leave a comment.

Niek  
'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.' - Winston Churchill
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Great TR Niek, glad you enjoyed yourself on your adventure.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
So we were ready to push back and at the end of the pushback, an alarm sounded from the back of the plane.
All passengers were looking at the back alley and I was getting a bit worried as well.
After a while, it disappeared and we started our taxi to the runway.

This isn't an alarm... it's just the engines starting up. The igniters firing to get the engine started (sort of like spark plugs in a car). There are a bunch of threads in Tech Ops about it (Sound Of JT8D... What Is The "Whir"? And NW DC9 (by BR715-A1-30 Sep 20 2007 in Tech Ops), Two DC9 Questions (by DrDeke Nov 15 2006 in Tech Ops), WHOOP-WHOOP Sound On Engine Start UP (by THVGJP Nov 22 2005 in Tech Ops), et al). I don't ever hear it on MD-80s but I always hear it on DC-9s  

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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:45 pm

Thanx for this TR. Glad you liked OSL and SAS

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
Lots of legroom on this bird... from my experience, how older the bird how larger the legroom.

The B737 400's of SAS are by those who fly with SAS often considered to be the most desired aircraft in their fleet, because apparently it is the aircraft type in the fleet with the most generous legroom. Don't know if it's true, but It's what I have heard. It's been a while since I have flown with their 734 myself.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
discussing how
EXPENSIVE Norway is

OSL is proabably the most expensive place to have lunch in Oslo. The pricelevel at the airport is in my opinion shameful
 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:53 pm

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
as much as flights possible on one day!&nbsp Wink

Lucky you, Niek. I guess you had a lot of fun.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
SK has some nice crew to say the least  .

Yeah, they are friendly. I've had the chance to talk with some pilots at PRN.

Quoting photoshooter (Thread starter):
I was almost deaf .

Do you heaaar me now, huh? 

Thanks for sharing this trip report. I'm glad you finally fulfilled your dream — flying with MD87.

Fatmir

 
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RE: A Triangle Flight With SAS! Chasing The MD87

Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Hi all, thanks for the nice replies!

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 19):
Great TR Niek, glad you enjoyed yourself on your adventure.

Thanks Josh! It was a real Scandinavian adventure.

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 19):
This isn't an alarm... it's just the engines starting up. The igniters firing to get the engine started

Thanks for the useful information. Clearly many passengers on board were scared but the crew was laughing it away actually.

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 20):
The B737 400's of SAS are by those who fly with SAS often considered to be the most desired aircraft in their fleet, because apparently it is the aircraft type in the fleet with the most generous legroom.

And I can confirm that. It was a nice flight although 100% full. Weird that there was no A321 on that flight...

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 21):
Lucky you, Niek. I guess you had a lot of fun.

Oh yes, I had loads of fun  
Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 21):
Do you heaaar me now, huh?

Haha! Yeah the worst part was while taxiing.

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 21):
Thanks for sharing this trip report. I'm glad you finally fulfilled your dream — flying with MD87.

No thank you for reading my TR Fatmir   And I hope it's not my last MD87! Thanks.

Thanks y'all for reading my TR and feel free to reply!

Niek  
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