Thursday, August 09, 2007

New food on SAS...

SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, is not doing good enough according the "market" as reported by the news in Sweden. Too bad - out of pure selfish convenience I sure want them to keep their cross Atlantic flights running.

One solution to the problem according to SAS' CEO is to start serving new food... More fish and exotic food...

Ok.

Maybe I'm no food junkie. But I rather be able to gate check my tiny, umbrella stroller when travel with kids to and from Sweden like almost ALL other airlines allow. And not have to fight, cry, yell not having to carry my 10 kg, non-walking infant and tired 3 year old and two hand luggage after a 9 hour flight arriving at Arlanda... at that point, I really don't care about what food I was served..

And how about getting seated together automatically and not have to stress out for weeks before departure day, and then at the check-in counter and then on the plane trying to get the flight attendants to take mercy and keep the family together...

(Even though my plan for the future, when the kids are big enough to feed themselves, is to actively ask SAS NOT to seat the family together. Imagine - 9 hours of not having to care about the pre-teen kids fighting or being bored of flying, 12 rows behind you... Shouldn't be any problems since they seem to think it's perfectly normal to seat toddlers and infants apart from the parents.)

4 comments:

miranda said...

Its one time that I am proud of my kids as they sit glued to the TV for the whole 11 hour flight. Mind you they are 10,14 and 15 now! Virgin does have a great Tv service though,with games and music not to mention the films. In fact my eldest gets cross if the plane lands before she's finished watching the film!
I'm sure your children will be the same.

Anne-Marie said...

Och jag som tycker att SAS serverar bra mat jämfört med många andra flygbolag. Och de serverar fortfarande mat vilket man inte kan säga om alla. Uniteds flygningar här i USA har ju i stort sett ingen matservering alls. Förra gången jag flög med United köpte jag min egen mat på flygplatsen och tog med mig ombord.

JaCal said...

Miranda - let's hope so... They have to get used to it! SAS does have a great entertainment system too. But NO preschool programming... and I rather be able not to have to fight for my stroller.

Anne-Mare - ja, håller med. Och just matkvaliten är ju inte direkt det som avgör vilket flygbolag jag väljer i slutändan. UAs små "lådor" de säljer för $5 är helt, totalt värdelösa...

Marie said...

jag är visst inte ensam om att ha problem med sas. sämre flygbolag o service får man leta efter! jag vet inte hur många gånger de har tappat bort min väska... jag flyger iofs bara inom europa, men här har vi ingen mat på flyget! man kan få köpa en degig macka om man vill... jag fasar för den dagen då jag måste flyga med barn, för jag har sett hur vissa får kämpa att få det som de vill! det ska vist inte vara enkelt... :)