SAS Plus on the Airbus A330-300 to Los Angeles

Sitz in der SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330

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.

Flughafen Stockholm (Terminal 5)
Stockholm Airport (Terminal 5)

After a short night at the airport hotel, I took the shuttle bus to Terminal 5 at Stockholm Airport early in the morning. Unfortunately, not all of the check-in counters were manned, so it took a little longer to check in my luggage. Thanks to Fast Track at the security check, I was able to make up for the longer waiting time.

Board SK939 to Los Angeles

After a hearty breakfast in the SAS Gold Lounge (Link zur Lounge Review) I went through passport control and then to departure gate F58. The number of passengers in the waiting area already suggested that the Airbus A330-300 was not really fully booked. Thanks Rob from robisintheair.de I had the information that my seat next to me was blocked in SAS Plus and therefore there was a good chance that it would remain free.

SAS Gold Lounge Stockholm
SAS Gold Lounge Stockholm

Boarding started on time, and first the passengers of SAS Business, SAS Plus or SAS Premium Economy and status customers were asked to board. Since I still had to download a few series to my laptop, I didn't use priority boarding and was almost one of the last passengers to board.

Boarding SAS Airbus A330-300 in Stockholm
Boarding SAS Airbus A330-300 in Stockholm

SAS Premium Economy in the Airbus A330 – cabin and seat

The SAS Plus cabin in the Airbus A330-300 is separated from Business Class directly after the second door. In total, SAS installed 56 Premium Economy seats in eight rows in a 2-3-2 configuration.

Sitzplan SAS Airbus A330-300 (Quelle: seatguru.com)
Seat map SAS Airbus A330-300 (Source: seatguru.com)

Apparently there was a seat change at short notice, and so the seat next to me was still occupied. However, since the Premium Economy cabin was only 50% full, I took the opportunity and simply sat down two rows forward in 25H.

SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330
SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330
Blick aus der SAS Plus in die Economy Class
View from SAS Plus into Economy Class

The seats in SAS Plus are covered with a gray fabric and comfortably padded. In the first Premium Economy row (row 20) there is an adjustable leg rest and in the following only a footrest. The distance between the seats is very large at 96 cm and the seat is also sufficiently wide. The table was hidden in the armrest and was a bit small. Nevertheless, I was able to work on my laptop without any problems. So that you don't run out of electricity, there was a universal socket for each seat and a USB port on the monitor.

Sitz in der SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330
Seated in SAS Premium Economy on the Airbus A330
Sitzabstand in SAS Plus
Sitzabstand in SAS Plus
Kabine der SAS Plus in der Airbus A330
Cabin of the SAS Plus in the Airbus A330
Ausreichend Platz zum Arbeiten
Sufficient space to work

SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330 – Service

Service began about 45 minutes after takeoff with a round of drinks. Here I was free to choose from the drinks menu in the SAS Plus and ordered a sparkling wine to properly celebrate the start of my short holiday. I was also asked what I wanted to drink with the meal. I ordered a red wine and got two bottles of Italian Syrah. Well then cheers!

Getränke in SAS Plus zum Beginn des Fluges
Beverages in SAS Plus at the start of the flight

For lunch I had a choice of fish and chicken. I chose the chicken which was served with barley and vegetables. There was also a potato salad and a juicy carrot cake.

Warme Speise in der SAS Premium Economy
Hot meal in SAS Premium Economy

A light snack was served about five hours before landing. In addition to fresh fruit, there was a kind of wrap with cheese and ice cream. The Swedish lingonberry ice cream was really fruity and very tasty!

Schwedisches Preiselbeereis als Snack
Swedish cranberry ice cream as a snack

Another snack was served as we flew over the snow-capped Rocky Mountains near Salt Lake City. There was a piece of smoked salmon with bulgur salad. I also ordered a non-alcoholic beer. The American-style wheat beer is specially brewed for SAS by the Mikkeller brewery and filled into these stylish cans.

Snack in SAS Plus: Räucherlachs mit Bulgursalat
Snack in SAS Plus: smoked salmon with bulgur salad

Each seat also had a pillow, a slightly better blanket, a 0.5 liter bottle of still water and an amenity kit. The amenity kit in SAS Plus consisted of a toothbrush, a sleep mask and earplugs.

SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330 – Entertainment

The monitor in the front seat offered a good selection of films, series, music and games. 61 films were available, which could be filtered according to different categories. A targeted search, e.g. B. to German soundtrack, was not possible. A great addition was the display of the two external cameras installed in the aircraft. So I was able to follow the start in Stockholm from the perspective of the cockpit.

SAS In-flight Entertainment
SAS In-flight Entertainment
Onboard Kamera im SAS Airbus A330
Onboard Kamera im SAS Airbus A330

SAS also offers WiFi on long-haul flights to the US and Asia. This can be used free of charge by passengers in SAS Plus and SAS Business. Unfortunately, the Airbus A330-300 that I flew to Los Angeles was the only aircraft not yet equipped with satellite technology. Pity!

Approaching Los Angeles

After a flight of about 12 hours, we landed on time at Los Angeles International Airport. That ended a great experience in the SAS Plus.

Anflug auf Los Angeles
Approaching Los Angeles

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Evaluation of the SAS Plus in the Airbus A330-300
  • Service
  • Seat
  • Entertainment
  • Cleanliness
  • Beverages
  • Essen
  • Price-performance
4.1

Summary

The SAS Plus is definitely worth the surcharge compared to Economy Class. The service is friendly, the range of food and drinks is extensive and the seat is comfortably padded. The price-performance ratio is right in my opinion!

Christian

My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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