SAS to launch SFO in 2013

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  1. SK2868
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    " SAS starting 08APR13 will start Copenhagen – San Francisco service, with 6 weekly operation on board Airbus A340-300 aircraft. Reservation for this new flight is now open. In addition, the Star Alliance member from 01APR13 will increase Copenhagen –Newark service from daily to 10 weekly."

    http://airlineroute.net/2012/07/04/sk-sfoewr-s13/
     
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    I don't believe this before the plane actually takes off. I suspect another SAS IT-mistake, even if the flights are bookable.

    There is still no official info from SAS yet, and usually they would like to announce new routes thenselves and not through Airli eroute
     
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    I have to admit I'm a little skeptical myself, but both the SFO and evening flight to EWR are both loaded in the booking systems and is bookable. Really strange that there's no official announcement from SAS.

    So now the question is: if true, where will the aircraft come from or what routes will be cut
     
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    From what I hear, news should come tomorrow.....
     
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    Another *A route to Europe from SFO. Me like it!
     
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    Of course airlines don't announce it via airlineroute (me) first, I'm only posting it the moment it's loaded in the GDS. But is it really a system glitch? may be.

    Some airlines choose to load new flights into GDS prior to announcement, some doesn't. However, even the press release isn't always telling the truth
     
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    If SAS announce SFO we can be sure there will be a global financial meltdown or best case that SAS are bankrupt. How many times have they announced this route before and not started it?
     
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    Would love to see this actually happen.
     
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    Well great news if this holds true, also excited to see the evening departure to EWR coming back again thrice weekly. Hope we don´t see them axe Bangkok now.
     
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    It is great if it's an expansion. Not so great otherwise
     
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    No new aircraft is coming in, I think this means a closure of BKK
     
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    I agree, still not enough cuts in order to fly 9 more weekly flights
     
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    Oh, I just put in an order to sell all my stock holdings. SAS announcing SFO surely means another global financial crisis is imminent! :p
     
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    Actually it might be enough as CPH-BKK requires between 1,5 and 2 aircrafts, while 6x weekly CPH-SFO and 3x weekly CPH-EWR should require about 1,5 aircrafts.
     
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    I think this is great news from SAS, and I do look forward to flying into San Francisco on the SK 340 :)

    I really hope this does not mean that they will axe my regular route to BKK though, as TG`s service level IMHO is close to appalling in C on the Scandinavian routes...
     
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    I really hope that SAS won't axe BKK. That could be the second downside to this other great news. The first being that they continue to force me through CPH. I'd rather have ARN or OSL than CPH as the start! Don't like CPH!
     
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    Great news!
     
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    I agree, OSL is a great airport, great architecture, new/refreshed restaurants/shops opened this spring. And ofc the cozy SAS Lounge. It's also open during the worst snowfalls. Go OSL! :)
     
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    It seems to be official that BKK was the on to go to fit in SFO with a 11 AC strong long haul fleet. BKK will be seasonal from April 13, when SFO is launched :(

    Luckily it seems they did not cancel BKK altogether :rolleyes:

    Wonder if this means the SFO to will be seasonal?

    For me SFO flights in the summer and BKK in the winter is perfect, so as long as the y keep both I am quite happy :)
     
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    Glad they are going to SFO and not LAX!
     
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    SFO is fine but LAX is easier for me to get to
     
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    It seems that SK901/902 will operate 4 times a week, in the period 3rd of june to 17th of october,not three as perviously reported. SAS will then serve CPH-EWR 11 times weekly in summer 2013.

    Source: airlineroute dot net (I cannot post a link due to member regulations)
     
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