2018-10-09-Scandinavian Jaunt - Ponant Le Champlain · Key Blogs

Scandinavian Jaunt – fly away

Here she is the beautiful workhorse Airbus 340 from Scandinavian Airlines SAS. After a rough start with check-in 24 hours ago ( only 1 seat open in the very last row by the bathrooms), the situation improved today at the counter. It turns out 40 open seats are helpful as I now got a double seat by the window with no neighbor. I am ready to dose off.

Seat assignments – the nightmare these days for clients and travel agents alike

Here is what you need to know!

98% of airlines have now implemented a fee structure where buying a ticket is just that – the entry to fly.

Want a bag? Pay more

Want a meal? Pay more

Want a seat? Pay more

Wantva cocktail? You got it – pay more

๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’บ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’ผ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’บ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’ผ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’บ ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’ผ

It is called a la carte pricing and what’s advertised in the fare is not actually the true cost for your flight. I understand it’s frustrating and please know agents feel the same way.

Pre-selected seats across the pond range from as low as $15 to an average of $40 per seat per flight. Know that paying a fee to chose your seat is still no guarantee as the airline can and will change it at their convenience without much recourse for passengers.

This idea of piece meal charges has now spread to business class as well (thank you British Airways).

On to the actual flight experience. Good news was that boarding started on time and was very efficient.

Here I am in my seat ready to take off. Not much room but with a seat free next to me it is ok.

I’ll be back in touch after landing in Copenhagen. Sleep tight everyone and bon vol!

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