SAS Plus, Oslo Gardermoen – Copenhagen Kastrup, Airbus A320NEO: Simple and efficient

I left the SAS Gold lounge in Oslo about 5 minutes before the departure of my flight to Copenhagen, the gate being just below the lounge.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypePost
1DiaryConference in Paris and weekend in Madrid
2LoungeUnited Club, Boston Logan
3FlightUnited Domestic First, Boston Logan – Washington Dulles, Boeing 737 MAX 9
4FlightScandinavian Airlines Business, Washington Dulles – Copenhagen Kastrup, Airbus A350-900
5LoungeScandinavian Airlines Gold Lounge, Copenhagen Kastrup
6FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Copenhagen Kastrup – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Boeing 737-800
7HotelLe Parchamp, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Boulogne-Billancourt
8FlightTAP Executive, Paris Orly – Lisbon Portela, Airbus A321LR
9LoungeTAP Lounge, Lisbon Portela
10FlightTAP Executive, Lisbon Portela – Madrid Barajas, Embraer 190
11HotelThe Madrid EDITION
12LoungePuerta del Sol Lounge, Madrid Barajas
13FlightTAP Executive, Madrid Barajas – Lisbon Portela, Airbus A320
14FlightTAP Executive, Lisbon Portela – Paris Orly, Airbus A321NEO
15HotelMoxy Paris Val d’Europe
16FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Oslo Gardermoen, Boeing 737-700
17HotelMoxy Oslo X
18LoungeScandinavian Airlines Gold Lounge, Oslo Gardermoen
19FlightScandinavian Airlines SAS Plus, Oslo Gardermoen – Copenhagen Kastrup, Airbus A320NEO
20LoungeEventyr Lounge, Copenhagen Kastrup
21FlightScandinavian Airlines Business, Copenhagen Kastrup – Boston Logan, Airbus A321LR
Today’s itinerary

Boarding

Boarding began 2 minutes before the theoretical time, and via the gates provided for this purpose.

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I appreciate the fact that other groups are blocked at the gate. I was the second on board.

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Cabin and welcome

The SAS cabin on these medium-haul flights is elegant. The welcome was smiling and I did not have a neighbor on this flight.

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Boarding ended 10 minutes before departure, and we left one minute ahead of schedule.

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Service and catering

Service began about ten minutes after take-off.

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A breakfast box was handed out, similar to the one served on my outbound flight from Copenhagen to Paris.

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I ate a few slices of cheese and the yoghurt, which was very good. I washed it all down with a flat white. Simple and effective.

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Arrival and disembarkation

Despite a perfectly on-time departure, we landed ten minutes late in Copenhagen and arrived at the gate 20 minutes late. As the gate we were due to arrive at was still occupied, we had to change to a gate without a jetbridge, and a staircase was positioned. We walked a few meters to the terminal.

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Bottom line

A very solid flight. The service was adapted to the duration of the flight.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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