AirBaltic, NCE to ARN direct

Old Mar 16, 2022, 9:59 am
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AirBaltic, NCE to ARN direct

I noticed that SAS will be using AirBaltic A220s for codeshare direct flights (SK1828) from NCE to ARN on Sundays, but those same flights are not bookable via AirBaltic. Is this unusual? I'm wondering a bit about point earning, but more about taking what clearly seems like a Star Alliance flight using clearly non-Star Alliance metal.
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Old Mar 17, 2022, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by Daner
I noticed that SAS will be using AirBaltic A220s for codeshare direct flights (SK1828) from NCE to ARN on Sundays, but those same flights are not bookable via AirBaltic. Is this unusual? I'm wondering a bit about point earning, but more about taking what clearly seems like a Star Alliance flight using clearly non-Star Alliance metal.
It is not a codeshare, Air Baltic is just becoming a sub contractor for SK. See it as United Express operations.
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Old Mar 17, 2022, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer
It is not a codeshare, Air Baltic is just becoming a sub contractor for SK. See it as United Express operations.
Thanks for the clarification!

Do you know of additional routes that AirBaltic will be taking for SK?
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Originally Posted by Daner
Thanks for the clarification!

Do you know of additional routes that AirBaltic will be taking for SK?
I flew Them recently on CPH-TLL route. Better service then on SK mainline same crappy food in plus but service was faster and more polite then I have been used to on sas, or perhaps just a bit warmer

Overall I was satisfied with the service, even if at first I was worried
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Old Mar 19, 2022, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by Daner
Thanks for the clarification!

Do you know of additional routes that AirBaltic will be taking for SK?
Just flew them CDG-CPH, but cannot say if this is normal service now. Took me awhile to figure out what plane had a 2-3 configuration (A220) and where the exit row was as the SAS app showed the last 4 rows as exit rows (hint: it was row 14). By the way, they only served water, tea and coffee...although the EBD behind me was able to sneak a beer and sparkling wine from them after getting the purser involved.

Edit: I was in Y
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Old Mar 20, 2022, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by Daner
Do you know of additional routes that AirBaltic will be taking for SK?
As noted in another thread, theyve started to appear on domestic Swedish routes from the autumn. Obviously this could change, but I wouldnt be surprised if they start filling in on domestic routes in between international sectors.


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Old Mar 20, 2022, 1:52 pm
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I found these flights that have been serviced with a A220-300 in the last week: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/yl-csd . Possibly just as a short-term wet-lease, though.
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Old Mar 21, 2022, 2:08 am
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Nothing wrong with the A220s though. I've always enjoyed the XFLY operations out of Estonia as well because the staff is just 10.000x better and nicer than the geriatric customer haters from SK.
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