LHR-ARL-LHR

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I'm finally posting the second part of my LHR-YYZ-LHR While in England my friend (who lives in Frankfurt) and I scheduled to meet up in Stockholm to see somewhere new. I flew SAS MD80 on time out of T3 from LHR-ARN. The MD80 proved to be a very comfortable aircraft and very quiet as I was near the front. My only beef, however, is with the SAS product. The service was with a smile and very professional, but, as you may know, they are now no frills on board. I didn't realize this and was famished. Luckily and kind British woman let you use one of her vouchers that she had. A thrill was flying under a B737 that intersected us very closely above. It was also great to see the development of T5 and the Virgin aircraft already using the new tarmac space. Saw tons of 777's taking off from my window. Great aircraft. Arlanda airport (the new wing) is really, really nice. Very open and bright and very clean. I flew back on an MD80 and my friend on a 735 (I believe) I knew his gate and watched him taxi out in front of us (by two minutes). Very thrilling. The flight back was great. I sat next to an elderly woman with MS and had to help her with her newspapers etc., but that was fine and she was a real card from Ireland. Upon decent over Heathrow we went into their parking alot over London for about twenty or so minutes. FANTASTIC! We were north of London and tons of planes whipping below and above us. We circled three times. We landed so smoothly then right onto the peer at T3, my AC 763 was towed up alongside shortly after. Again, T3 disappointing for viewing. Especially on the outbound. I arrived early with no real facilities. For the busiest international airport in the world and such a diverse clinet base I hoped there would be more viewing facilities. I know that's not what the airport authority is there to provide, but it would've been nice. ARN- 7/10 SAS 6.5/10 sorry, guys, bring back the food as the flight wasn't cheap.
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Nice report again, Stockholm is somewhere I've always wanted to go. Oh and BTW its ARN and not ARL, ARL is in Burkina Faso somewhere!

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Thanks, Mark.
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SAS serve food in Economy FLEX which is like the class in between BIZ and ECO however you might as well pay the full BIZ fare as ECO FLX isnt much to shout about and costs almost as much as BIZ.

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Great report