Copenhagen-Paris on SAS in SAS Plus: good flight but catering that eventually bore you

Another uneventful flight on SAS in SAS Plus (Premium Economy) between Copenhagen and Paris, but the lack of variety in the catering did get tiresome in the long run.

This is the last flight of a journey that took me to Vietnam via Norway, with stopovers in Sweden, Denmark and Turkey. For the record, the air routing for this trip :

And at the bottom of the page you’ll find a summary of the articles about this vacation in Vietnam.

Ground experience

Arriving from Oslo, I have a little time to kill on my connecting flight, so I’ll be going to the SAS Gold lounge at Copenhagen airport, a lounge I’ve covered so much here that I won’t do a specific article on it.

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The lounge is as pretty as ever, but the catering is just as limited. Salads and, as the only hot dish, sliced chicken in wraps with a sauce, a bit like a kebab.

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I’ll get to the boarding gate, which is quite far away, just in time for the theoretical boarding time. It’s amazing how this airport seems oversized for its traffic.

Boarding

There’s no rush at the gate, and for a reason: the plane hasn’t arrived yet.

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A 25-minute delay is announced and the aircraft finally arrives.

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Disembarkation (and embarkation, for that matter) will be carried out using the front and rear doors, speeding up operations. In 5 minutes everyone will be out.

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Our boarding can finally begin.Notre embarquement peut enfin commencer.

Boarding priorities and procedures are clearly displayed.

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The cabin

This is the Scandinavian airline’s usual A320/321 cabin, with fairly effective gray hues and a really slim seat that deserves the nickname “ironing board” as much as Lufthansa’s NEK.

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The center seat is not neutralized in SAS Plus, but luckily I won’t have a seatmate.

Legroom is decent, but much less than on the flight I took from Oslo and, I find, less than I’m used to on SAS.

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I also find the seat a little more padded than usual. Maybe it’s because the device is new, or that the Neos has a different configuration from the others…

In 7 minutes, we were all on board and ready to go.

The flight and the service

We take off and say goodbye to the terminal.

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Service begins after a few minutes and we’re served smoked salmon with potatoes in a creamy dill and mustard vinaigrette, Yung cucumber marinated with blackcurrant leaves and a cold-pressed rapeseed oil cream.

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The presentation is fairly basic, but it’s fresh, tasty and good.

Nothing to say except that for as long as I can remember I’ve always had smoked salmon in SAS Plus. The accompaniment varies, but it’s salmon every time. I’ve got nothing against smoked salmon, I love it, but a little variety wouldn’t be a bad thing. In short, it gets tiresome in the long run.

The flight continues without a hitch and we arrive in Paris.

Arrival and disembarkation

We land and taxi to Roissy terminal 1.

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We disembark and I head for baggage claim, another opportunity to admire the original architecture of this terminal.

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Luggage delivery is one of Roissy’s great classics, especially at T1. Initially announced for 15 minutes, then marked as stand-by, the luggage finally arrives after half an hour.

Is Roissy the worst airport for luggage? I’m not far from thinking so.

Bottom line

A classic SAS flight, with limited service but very pleasant staff, a very average catering in the lounge and an interminable wait for baggage at Roissy.

Not the most exhilarating flight of the trip, but I had to get back to Paris.

The articles about this vacation in Vietnam

#TypePost
1Travel diaryPreparing for vacations in Vietnam
2FlightParis-Stockholm – SAS – SAS Plus (A320Neo)
3LoungeSAS Gold lounge – Stockholm
4FlightStockholm-Oslo – SAS – SAS Plus (A320Neo)
5HotelRadisson Blu Airport Hotel – Oslo Gardermoen
6LoungeSAS Gold lounge international zone – Oslo
7FlightOslo-Istanbul – Turkish Airlines – Business Class (A321Neo)
8LoungeTurkish Airlines Miles&Smile Lounge international zone – Istanbul
9FlightIstanbul-Saigon – Turkish Airlines – Business Class (A350)
10HotelRenaissance Riverside Hotel – Saigon
11RestaurantAnan – Saigon
12RestaurantHoa Tuc – Saigon
13Travel diarySaigon city tour
14LoungeVietnam Airlines Lotus lounge (domestic) – Saigon
15LoungeLe Saigonnais lounge (domestic) – Saigon
16FlightSaigon-Hanoi- Vietnam Airlines – Business Class (A350)
17HotelJW Marriott Hotel – Hanoi
18RestaurantGia – Hanoi
19RestaurantTung Dining – Hanoi
20Travel diaryCity tour of Hanoi
21LoungeVietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge (domestic) – Hanoi
22LoungeSong Hong Lounge (domestic) – Hanoi
23FlightHanoi-Phu Quoc – Vietnam Airlines – Business Class (A320Neo)
24HotelSheraton Long Beach Resort – Phu Quoc
25Hotel JW Marriott Emerald Bay – Phu Quoc
26LoungeHoa Sim Business lounge – Phu Quoc
27FlightPhu Quoc-Saigon – Vietnam Airlines – Business Class (A320)
28LoungeLe Saigonnais lounge (international zone) – Saigon
28FlightSaigon-Istanbul – Turkish Airlines – Business Class (A350)
30LoungeIGA Lounge (zone internationale) – Istanbul
31LoungeTurkish Airlines business lounge – Istanbul
31FlightIstanbul-Oslo – Turkish Airlines – Business Class (A321Neo)
32HotelRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel – Oslo
33RestaurantKatla – Oslo
34Travel diaryCity tour of Oslo
35FlightOslo-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS Plus (A320)
36FlightCopenhagen-Paris – SAS – SAS Plus (A320Neo)
37Travel diaryDebriefing of my vacation in Vietnam
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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