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