Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rating Scandinavian Airlines flight Oslo-Evenes

Norwegian Air Shuttle has taken over the position as the chosen airline for many Norwegian. The reason is mainly a question of price. This Christmas Scandinavian, however, was the cheapest airline and offered a good flight experience, good punctuality, service and even breakfast included on our way up to Evenes Airport.   
Flight facts: 
  • SK 4082: Thursday 20th December 2012:
    Departure Oslo Airport: 8:40 AM - arrival Evenes Airport; 10:20 AM
  • SK 4095: Wednesday 26th Devember 2012
    Departure Evenes Airport:  5:55 PM - arrival 7:40 PM  
Rating Scandinavian Airlines flight Oslo - Evenes: BBBB (3,96 points)
  • Check-in: BBBBB
  • Take-off: BBBBB
  • Hospitality: BBBB
  • Service: BBBB
  • Complementary: BB-
  • Comfort: BBBB
  • Flying time: BBBBB
  • Check-out: BBBBB
  • Duty free goods: N/A
  • Price: B
A Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800. Photo: Andy Mitchell
Scandinavian Airlines in under pressure from Norwegian Air Shuttle. The air carrier co-owned by the three Scandinavian states was saved from bankruptcy earlier this year by the Scandinavian governments. It has agreed to tough cuts to save costs and increase competitiveness in an increasingly hard market. 

When looking for tickets this Christmas I discovered to my surprise that Scandinavian Airlines offered the lowest air fare, but it was by no means cheap. 3584 ($ 641 / € 480)  reminds you of prices of the times before the era of budget airlines. One consolation is that everything is included, well nearly everything.

Evenes airport. Photo: Petterhot
Smooth boarding and disembarkation both ways, and the plane left and arrived more or less on time.

Scandinavian Airlines offered comfortably seating with sufficient leg space. Decent service and hospitality . Coffee and tea were complementary for all travelers and morning travelers are offered complementary breakfast.

Scandinavian is, all in all,  a good alternative for those of you that are willing to pay a little more for your ticket and you can pick your favourite seat and bring one extra suitcase for free.