Copenhagen-Paris on SAS with SAS Plus (operated by Jet Time): better than a real SAS flight?

If the service is equivalent to that of a real SAS flight, this Boeing 737 Jet Time used between Copenhagen and Paris seemed to me more comfortable than the Airbus of the Scandinavian major.

The final leg of this trip is a SAS flight operated under wet lease by Jet Time, a Danish airline specializing in charter flights. At least it will bring a bit of novelty, and let’s hope the service is up to scratch.

For the record, here’s a reminder of the air routing for this vacation.

You’ll find a summary of this vacation in the United States at the bottom of the page.

Ground experience and boarding

The journey was a little complicated, as inexplicably my flight from Gothenburg disembarked by bus and we were taken to the far end of the terminal, to gate E, where we had to pass through immigration before we could reach our boarding gates.

More than 40 minutes lost between waiting on the plane, disembarking, the bus journey and the controls. This considerably reduced my connection time, especially as the journey from the E to Best gates was very long…but not as bad as if it had been at the A.

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In general, I really enjoy passing through this airport and its shopping area, which I find pleasant, pretty and lively. But here, on the double, it was more of a slalom between the other passengers.

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And so no time for the lounge this time, anyway it’s already been the subject of a large number of reviews here.

I arrive at the gate just a few minutes before boarding is due to begin.

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Priorities are clearly indicated and we’ll start boarding on time.

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As is often the case, passengers in the rear half of the cabin will board through the rear door, via the tarmac, to save time.

The cabin

A touch of novelty here: Jet Time, which operates this flight, uses B737s, and their cabins differ from those of SAS aircraft. We have a 3-3 configuration, no neutralized center seat in SAS Plus (premium eco) as is the norm with SAS, but attractive leather seats in a flattering gray.

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They are also less thin than SAS seats, auguring better comfort.

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In any case, it’s all very pretty.

I settle in and, indeed, the seat proves very comfortable. On the other hand, in terms of width, I have the impression that it’s not as good as the SAS A320s, and that my neighbor and I are likely to rub shoulders.

Legroom is decent, but being in the front row, the partition prevents me from stretching out my legs as if I had a seat in front of me.

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The cabin with its mood lighting is very pleasant.

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Meanwhile, a very useful feature, the SAS application allows me to follow the boarding progress. Even more useful, I think, for late passengers or those who hang around the lounge.

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And we’re ready to leave on time.

The flight and the service

We set off on time, and the climb up gives us a chance to admire the Øresund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark.

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As we’ve already said, SAS Plus is not a business class but a premium economy, so the service provided on board is halfway between economy and business class…bearing in mind that on SAS medium-haul flights, passengers are only entitled to one drink and the rest is buy on board.

Today’s special: cold-smoked salmon with a salad of carrots, broccoli and beans in a yuzu-lime vinaigrette, kimchi cabbage and gochujang mayonnaise, topped with toasted sesame seeds.

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Not very original: in SAS Plus I always use cold-smoked salmon, only the accompaniment varies.

That said, it’s tasty and fresh, with lots of flavor.

I can’t help smiling as I think about the fact that, after dining at Project’s the night before, I’ve bumped into yet another yuzu-loving cook…

All I have to do now is make myself comfortable and enjoy the end of this flight. The advantage of a light dish is that you have enough space to put your iPad next to it.

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An uneventful end of flight, and we begin our approach to Paris.

Descent and arrival

Landing safely at Roissy, we taxi to the very recognizable Terminal 1.

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Then the journey to baggage claim was a real pain, with lots of people blocking the 2nd lane on the conveyor belts and escalators, preventing those who wanted to go faster from moving on.

At last, I’m back to one of the great Roissy classics: we’re told our luggage will be delivered 10 minutes later, then the status changes to “waiting”, then “delayed”, and we only get our bags back after half an hour.

So habitual that I can’t even get angry anymore…

The crew

Very good service, very pleasant and smiling staff.

Bottom line

Uneventful flight, very good service, pleasant cabin….and as always, the hell of baggage delivery at Roissy.

The articles about this vacation in the United States

#TypePost
1DiaryPlanning summer vacation 2023 in the USA
2HotelFairfield Inn by Marriott, North Conway (New-Hampshire)
3HotelAC Hotel by Marriott, Portland (Maine)
4FlightParis-Copenhaguen – SAS – SAS plus
5LoungeSAS Gold Lounge Copenhagen
6FlightCopenhagen-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
7HotelAvalon Hotel – Gothenburg
8RestaurantCarbon, Gothenburg
9LoungeSAS Lounge – Gothenburg
10FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS plus
11LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club lounge, Boston Logan
12FlightBoston – Chicago O’Hare – American Airlines – Domestic First
13LoungeEventyr lounge, Copenhagen
14FlightCopenhagen-Chicago – SAS (operated par Hifly) – Business Class
15HotelThe St. Regis, Chicago
16HotelW Chicago Lakeshore
17RestaurantSignature Room at the John Hancock Center, Chicago
18RestaurantThe Purple Pig, Chicago
19RestaurantObelix, Chicago
20RestaurantCabra, Chicago
21RestaurantMiru, Chicago
22DiaryVisiting Chicago
23LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship Lounge, Chicago O’Hare
24FlightChicago O’Hare – Indianapolis – American Airlines Domestic First
25FlightIndianapolis – Boston – American Airlines Domestic First
26LoungeSAS Lounge – Chicago O’Hare
27FlightChicago O’Hare-Stockholm – SAS – Business Class
28LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Stockholm
29FlightStockholm-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
30HotelScandic Rubinen – Gothenburg
31RestaurantProject, Gothenburg
32FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS Plus
33FlightCopenhagen-Paris – SAS (Operated by Jet Time) – SAS Plus
34DiaryDebriefing summer vacations in the USA
Today’s itinerary
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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