My last trip before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic took me to Los Angeles in December 2019. Before my return flight with SAS to Stockholm I had some time to spend in the Star Alliance Business Lounge in Los Angeles. I was really looking forward to it, because this airport lounge is considered one of the best Star Alliance Gold Lounges in the USA.
Every year I try to escape the mulled wine bustle at the German Christmas markets, but also the dull December weather. This time there was a great offer with SAS Plus to Los Angeles. On the one hand I was able to get some sun, on the other hand my Star Alliance Gold status was almost renewed thanks to the good yield of frequent flyer miles. So I flew to Los Angeles on St. Nicholas Day 2019 in SAS Plus in the Airbus A330-300. In the following Tripreport you will find out what service and equipment you can expect from SAS in the Premium Economy on long-haul flights.
The flight with Turkish Airlines Comfort Class in the Boeing 777-300ER was one of my first error fares. Thanks to this pricing error, I flew from Istanbul to Los Angeles in the comfortable Premium Economy of Turkish Airlines. Whether the detour to Istanbul was worthwhile, you will find out in the following trip report.