Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Check in at Oslo Central station offered from August 2009

(Source: Aftenposten, May 24th 2009) Tired of stand in line to get your boarding card and baggage tags? From August 2009 Scandinavian Airlines will offer their travelers additional check-in machines at the Airport Express terminal at Oslo Central Station and in Drammen. Then you may go directly to baggage drop when arriving at the air terminal.

It is only SAS that will introduce this service this summer. The airline hopes that they will make it more convenient for air travelers and reducing lines for check-in at the airport. The airline has plans to extend this service to additional railway stations, hotels, and buss stations. I sincerely hope that other major airlines will offer same service to use travelers.

Today both Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle have check in machines at Oslo Airport, and this option is increasingly popular with travelers. With touch screen technology it is getting more user friendly and convenient, reducing stress levels at the air terminal. The only bit I still find troubling is to fasten the tag correctly.

And the good thing is that you may use the spare time to enjoy a meal or some retail therapy at the airport.

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