Stockholm-Gothenburg on SAS in economy (SAS Go): move on, there’s nothing to see

My Copenhagen-Gothenburg trip having been transformed by SAS into a Copenhagen-Stockholm-Gothenburg, I find myself in the Swedish capital for a few hours before reaching my final destination.

As a reminder, here are 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
12FlightCopenhagen-Stockholm – SAS – SAS GO (eco)
13FlightStockholm-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS GO (eco) (here)
14HotelRadisson Blu Scandinavia Gothenburg
15LoungeVinga lounge in Gogeborg
16FlightGothenburg-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
17FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class

And my air routing on this trip…

Lounge, ground course and boarding

I make a quick stop at the SAS Gold lounge at Stockholm airport, which I don’t need to represent here, and which is as pleasant as ever, even if it could do better with the food.

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Arlanda is gradually coming back to life after the COVID (and before the Delta variant), but if only one terminal is open, its activity begins to resemble the old days. While the mask is still supposed to be compulsory in the airport (the only place where it is in Sweden), I’ve noticed that every time I’ve been to a Swedish airport over the past 12 months, nobody wears it (unlike at Copenhagen airport). Following the adage “in Sweden, do as the Swedes do”, I do as the locals do, which is not at all to my displeasure.

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I arrive at the gate just before boarding, which has been delayed by 15 minutes. Nothing to worry about.

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The plane is far from full, and boarding will be fast, with boarding priorities respected.

The SAS A320 Neo cabin

Nothing more to say about this cabin, which you’ve just seen three times in the space of a few days. It’s simple, even frugal (like SAS’s medium-haul service), but the light tones give it a certain luminosity and elegance.

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On the other hand, my seat at the emergency exit gives me more than enough legroom.

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Outside, the weather is always so nice… I really like Scandinavia, but certainly not for its climate.

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I can see from the color of the engine nacelle that the plane I’ve boarded is in the Scandinavian airline’s new livery.

The flight and the service

The unit fills up slowly, and by the time the doors are closed it will be two-thirds empty.

As on my last domestic flights, the “SAS Plus” class (the first 10 rows, a kind of premium economy) will be virtually empty.

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In the seat pocket I find the “Buy On Board” menu (on SAS in economy only coffee is offered) and the Wifi instruction manual. It is free for Gold and Diamond members of the SAS Eurobonus loyalty program and for SAS Plus passengers.

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The plane takes off and we leave Stockholm’s grey skies…

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It’s been a few days since I’ve seen blue skies…

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The service starts quickly and I take the only thing I can get without paying: a coffee.

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We are quickly told that we are approaching Gothenburg, where the weather is a little depressing for mid-September…

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Disembarkation and arrival in Gothenburg

After a very short taxi we land at Gothenburg Landvetter and disembark.

A glance at the aircraft confirms that it’s sporting the new SAS livery, but the weather isn’t ideal for capturing it.

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I quickly arrived at the baggage carousel. The baggage reclaim area in Gothenburg always seems to me like something from another age…

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Just like the airport I’m leaving to get to my hotel…

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Bottom line

There’s nothing more like an SAS flight in medium-haul economy than another SAS flight in medium-haul economy…It’s professional, clean, basic and frugal, pleasant staff. I think 3 flights in one week is enough for you, and I assure you there are no more planned.

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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