Inflight Experience on Scandinavian Airlines to Stockholm

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One of the many 757 jets on display :)
Our flight left promptly, yet we did have to hold at the gate for a period of time for the deicing equipment to work it's magic as there was a decent amount of snow falling at departure time.  Adam and myself lucked out and we had 4 seats to ourselves in the center section towards the rear of the plane.  We took off on a northeast pattern right over the frozen tundra of Canada and over Iceland to Sweden.  Watching the inflight map is probably something I will never tire of!  We were served an initial drink and I decided to get the party started with a crrisp Viognier wine.  It was interesting to have the crew speak to me in Swedish.  Perhaps that slight trace of Swedish blood I have in me was shining through?!  Dinner followed which included another round of complimentary wine.  Coffee or tea were served following the meal and shortly thereafter a steward came by with a basket of delicious chocolates.  After this sleep was the plan.  I did sleep for perhaps a couple hours.  I've never been great at the ability to completely crash out on airplanes.  An hour prior to arrival we were served a breakfast which included a sandwich, some yogurt and juice.  
marksreynolds says:
While in Stockholm at Harry B James, our waitress thought I was Swedish because the little Swedish I know, I do speak it very well! Make ya feel good to know you can fit in with the locals :)
Posted on: Jan 31, 2010
itslola says:
i always take ambien w/ me on long flights and it always works. slept 8 out 12hrs flight to auckland last time :)
Posted on: Dec 22, 2009
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The underground tunnel that connects the United terminals at Chicago O'Hare
We arrived a few minutes early at Chicago from Sacramento and I knew that I had a several hours to make the connection on Scandinavian Airlines to Stockholm.  I text messaged my traveling companion Adam to make sure that he was on his way to O'Hare.  I knew that he was also traveling space available out of New Orleans so I was a bit worried he might not make it in time.  He let me know that he was on his way.  I wandered into the corridor connecting the two large United Airlines terminals to see the lights and holiday music that was playing.  The pictures posted should give a good idea of what that experience was like.  I asked around where the SAS flights departed from and turns out I had to take an inter-terminal train to get out to Terminal 5 which is the International terminal.  I waited at the ticket counter for Adam and finally found out that he had already checked in.  I checked i myself and was relieved to get a boarding pass right at the ticket counter.  In most cases you oftentimes will have to wait to be cleared at the gate when you are traveling on a space available basis.  I noticed a food court in the terminal but decided to clear security to meet up with Adam.  It turns out that there was no food for sale past security so I had missed my only opportunity!  It was alright we would soon be eating onboard!
One of the many 757 jets on displa…
One of the many 757 jets on displ…
The underground tunnel that connec…
The underground tunnel that conne…
The underground tunnel that connec…
The underground tunnel that conne…
The underground tunnel that connec…
The underground tunnel that conne…
The underground tunnel that connec…
The underground tunnel that conne…
The underground tunnel that connec…
The underground tunnel that conne…
Star Alliance check in counter at …
Star Alliance check in counter at…
Star Alliance check in counter at …
Star Alliance check in counter at…
Looking towards downtown Chicago f…
Looking towards downtown Chicago …
Some of the many carriers that ser…
Some of the many carriers that se…
The premium SAS lounge.
The premium SAS lounge.
Our ride to Stockholm!
Our ride to Stockholm!
An Airbus A330 named Eystein Viking
An Airbus A330 named Eystein Viking
An Airbus A330 named Eystein Viking
An Airbus A330 named Eystein Viking
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