SAS will start up Stavanger - Houston all business class on a wet lease in August

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  1. HerrO
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    It is now confirmed that the route will open up.

    And in a plane with on C-class.

    It will start August 20th and fly 6 times weekly in a B737-700 in a pure C class setup with 44 seats. It is a wet lease that SAS is using.

    Link to danish article
    Link to press release

    /Henrik
     
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    I wonder if any of the major North American airlines would follow.
     
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    Emirates will follow with a A380 departure :)
     
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    Just wanted to add a picture of the seats and some aircraft info:

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    You think you are joking but Emirates is going to start flying to Norway soon according to their expansion plan. Not sure how empty those A380s will be, but don't think they care with the government pockets behind them.
     
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    I am happy to finally see something like this from SVG directly to IAH. I know there is a huge volume between the two but not sure if there is that much of traffic in C. Don't get me wrong, I follow support this, but I think a more standard configuration of the plane would have helped ensuring it's always filled up.
     
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    I guess it all depends on the price per seat on the 44 tickets per departure. If to expensive companies still will route them via AMS, LHR, FRA etc. So April 29th will be a interesting day where they load in the prices.

    /Henrik
     
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    I do wonder what points you earn and if there is gonna be any awardseats on this flight?
    :D
     
  9. HerrO
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    My guess is that it will be a route with good chance of availability for awards as it is 44 seats per departure.. So a OK option to get to/from US in C.
     
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    There is a reason why they use a C-class only plane here. The volumes of C-class travellers between Norway and Houston is someone's surprisingly high
     
  11. HerrO
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    Just saw the EB earning table was updated with the Stavanger-Houston route:

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    Now the prices are ready in the ticket system. Did a quick look at the first flight out of Stavanger:

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    What do you say on this - is this a fair price for a direct all business class flight?
     
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    Nope! You can do that trip for half the price via Frankfurt if out of pocket. If a company is paying, they must be having some real money they like to hide from the tax man and just spend all around :)
     
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    Remember that there is a big Oil & Gas exhibition in SVG around the time of the inagural flight.

    The price of Business Saver on SVG-IAH-SVG is 29.817kr (roughly €3600) if you look on other dates.
     
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    That was also why SAS have been in a hurry to get the route started up to that event - very well mean that the price will go down slightly more than what is seen now.

    Br,
    Henrik
     

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