Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has published the seventh addition of its annual SAS Crew Guide, a handily pocket-sized guidebook consisting of flight- and cabin-crew recommendations for accommodation, shopping, dining, sightseeing and nightlife in many of the cities served by SAS and its partner airlines in Star Alliance.
The SAS Crew Guide 2011 contains more than 500 tips from SAS crews and crew members from nine other Star Alliance carriers. Each tip lists a crew member’s favorite hotel, restaurant, shop, sightseeing or local experience in 22 of the cities or regions served by Scandinavian Airlines and its partners.
Cities covered range from global centers such as Beijing, Dubai, London, New York and Tokyo to smaller – but nevertheless interesting – cities such as Turku in Finland and Aalborg in Denmark. This year’s guide also explores the Côte d’Azur region in the South of France, home to the world-famous vacation spots Monace, Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez.
The guide also contains 13 personal profiles by individual crew members of their favorite cities. Another useful innovation in the book is a series of one-page ‘Escape’ mini-features – each accompanied by one or more photos – of crew members’ favorite places in and around several of the cities to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Another nice feature of the mini-guide is a seven-page section near the front of the book containing Top Lists, which range from a stop-press list of places which are so up to date that they only just made the deadline, to various ‘Best of’ lists.
The 352-page SAS Crew Guide 2011 is available for €15 (about $20) at www.sasguides.com.