SAS Gold lounge in Copenhagen: very attractive but insufficient catering

It’s time for me to leave Copenhagen for Goteborg via Stockholm. And of course my first stop at the airport was the SAS Gold lounge.

For the record, all the articles relating to this Scandinavian journey:

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1HotelMoxy Paris CDG (no article, look at our previous articles on Moxy Paris CDG )
2FlightParis-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
3FlightZurich-Stockholm – Swiss – Business Class
4HotelMiss Clara by Nobis – Stockholm
5RestaurantRestaurant Nisch – Stockholm
6RestaurantRestaurant Sturehof – Stockholm
7FlightStockholm-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS GO (eco)
8HotelMoxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen
9RestaurantRestaurant The Shrimp Copenhagen
10RestaurantRestaurant Marv & Ben Copenhagen
11LoungeSAS Gold lounge in Copenhagen (here)
12FlightCopenhagen-Stockholm – SAS – SAS GO (eco)
13FlightStockholm-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS GO (eco)
14HotelRadisson Blu Scandinavia Gothenburg
15LoungeVinga lounge in Gogeborg
16FlightGothenburg-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
17FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class

Location of SAS Gold lounge in Copenhagen

Once through security, cross the duty free area, turn left towards the part of the airport that handles non-Schengen flights, and walk for a while.

Given the size of the airport, it’s not too much of a walk once you’re in the terminal, but given its central location it can be a bit of a hike afterwards to get to a distant gate.

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Please note: for passengers travelling to destinations outside the Shengen area there is no other SAS lounge after passport control. This is a factor to be taken into account in the safety margin to be allowed for when leaving the lounge to board. There is, however, a Priority Pass lounge for holders of the eponymous card.

Who has access to the SAS Gold lounge in Copenhagen?

In fact, the lounge has two distinct sections.

On the ground floor is the SAS Business lounge, open to SAS and partner airline passengers traveling in Business (or SAS Plus for medium-haul), which Olivier has already introduced you to.

On the second floor is the SAS Gold lounge, open to all SAS and Star Alliance partner airline passengers with equivalent Star Alliance Gold status, whatever their class of travel.

I’m traveling in economy but I’m Star Alliance Gold thanks to my SAS Diamond status, so I’m going to join the latter.

SAS Gold lounge setting

It is therefore located on the first floor, and partly on the mezzanine above the Business lounge.

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There’s an “open space” for people who want to work. There are tables of 6, equipped with sockets, but also areas for seclusion.

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A local speciality: light therapy booths… when you see little or no sunlight for half the year, it’s good for your health and morale to be exposed to something like daylight.

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Then there’s a large catering area with every possible setting…

In lounge mode…

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Sitting at the table…
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Sitting at the counter…

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On a stool…

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And to complete the picture, there are more conventional lounge and relaxation areas.

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A very large lounge for SAS, but on the scale of Copenhagen airport, which is its main hub. Above all, a very pleasant and welcoming lounge, like many of the airline’s lounges, with its Scandinavian style, which I really like.

Catering at the SAS Gold lounge

It’s early in the morning (7:00 a.m.), so the breakfast buffet is in place. Very basic and lacking in variety.

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In the end, it’s rather disappointing. It seems to get better during the day, as I noticed in Stockholm the difference between my own rather rudimentary morning buffet experience and the more interesting one a friend had at lunchtime. But I’m simply stating what I’ve experienced.

As far as I’m concerned, a cup of tea and a glass of water will be more than enough, and I won’t be staying long, taking the opportunity to visit this airport I hadn’t seen before.

Bottom line

A beautiful lounge, bright and pleasant with that incomparable Scandinavian style that avoids any false notes.

For the rest, the catering is below what you would expect from such a place.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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