Being part of my trip from Brussels to Beijing I flew the A320 from Brussels to Copenhagen in SAS Plus followed by SAS Plus A340-300 from Copenhagen to Beijing to cross the border at Dandong and visit North Korea. I already flew 2 stretches with Aegean, so this trip will earn me Aegean Miles+Bonus Silver status from the single trip to Beijing.
This is an Intra-European flight. With SAS this means that you will have the same seats as Economy passanger. The middle seat is not blocked. SAS Plus passengers enjoy:
- Lounge access
- Fast Track & Priority boarding
- Free snacks and drinks on the flight (SAS Go passengers pay for food and drinks on the flight)
My flight started at Brussels Airport. I was finally able to visit the famous “The Loft by Brussels Airlines” lounge. I must say, it is quite nice but it tends to get pretty busy after 18 o’clock.
After visiting The Loft by Brussels Airlines Lounge I went to the gate to board. I was pretty surprised how much leg room I had on my seat 4A for being an economy seat [Several frequent travellers complain about SAS not having different seats for business passengers]. At least I could stretch my legs. This was not the case when I flew Aegean Airlines (Economy) to Athens last week.
After take-off we received something called “Fritata” with spinach and an ice-cold chicken salad in a cube made with horseradish and rosehip. I don’t know if this is Danish food but for me it was like crap and I didn’t eat it after I tasted it. I think SAS food is a hit-and-miss, as the breakfast of my return flight from Copenhagen to Brussels was decent. Unfortunately no pictures of the (bad) food, only the box off the breakfast, oops. Smoothie was a bit strange, not my cup of tea.
Before landing we received a small box with three Swedish pralines. They were quite nice.
Overall conclusion: In-flight benefits of Business class for Intra-European flights with SAS is a nice extra when you book a flight as a long-haul Plus passenger, you’ll get the most benefits by ground services. If you’re a Star Alliance Gold member it is not worth being a business class passenger unless you’re in for the miles or you get it additionally with your SAS Plus ticket.