Review: SAS A340-300 Plus (Premium Economy) Flight

SAS Plus Premium Economy Seat

After flying the A320 in SAS Plus/Business from Brussels to Copenhagen I rested an hour in the Copenhagen SAS Lounge, took a shower, by asking a shower key at the reception and proceeded to my gate to board. Premium Economy with SAS earns you a good amount of miles with Star Alliance and boosts you to attain a Star alliance status.

Showering before take-off is just one of the best things!

After showering I had the possibility to take some drinks and snacks.

SAS Plus passengers enjoy:

  • Lounge access (except a few cities do not grant lounge access: PEK, HKG, …)
  • Fast Track & Priority boarding
  • Amenity kit, water, slightly better meal on A340
  • More legroom
  • Bigger screen
  • Free use of in-flight Wi-Fi

I had a seat at 22A. The flight was not full and the seat next to me was free, which is great to store some stuff or use the table when finishing your food.

After take-off and a quick refreshing with a hot towel, I opened the amenity kit to see what’s inside. It is very basic.First, drinks are served and the flight attendants tell you to order your drink for your meal at the same time. The food was not really good.After dinner, I took the pillow and blanket for a nap. Before sleeping, I tested the Wi-Fi which was slow but at least it worked.

About 2 hours before arrival they served breakfast, which wasn’t much better than the dinner.Afterwards, another hot towel was handed out. During landing, we had a smoggy view over Beijing.

Overall experience was average and may only be worth it for travellers without Star Alliance Gold card to benefit Lounge access and priority ground handling. Comfort is not much better than SAS Go (Economy) seats. In fact, on an empty flight like this one, it might even be comfier on SAS Go as you can lay down on multiple seats. The amenity kit is very basic and the food is not that good.

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