SAS provides a consistent product in “Plus” Class and I again was fortunate to enjoy a row to myself on a lightly-filled A320neo flight from the Faroe Islands back to Copenhagen.
SAS A320neo Review – Plus Class (FAE-CPH)
I checked in for my flight online and obtained my boarding pass 24 hours in advance, but stopped by the ticket counter at Vágar Airport to receive a paper boarding pass. At least when traveling internationally, I still prefer to have physical boarding pass just in case something goes haywire on my mobile phone.
There is no lounge at FAE, but the airport itself is quite pleasant and I enjoyed watching my A320neo land while looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows.
> Read More: Vágar Floghavn – Faroe Islands Airport
Boarding began at 12:47 pm and by 1:00 pm boarding was already completed and we were on our way early. Boarding at FAE is via air stairs: there are no jetbridges.
Faroe Islands (FAE) – Copenhagen (CPH)
Wednesday, October 26
Depart: 01:25 PM
Arrive: 04:30 PM
Duration: 2hr, 05min
Distance: 642 miles
Aircraft: Airbus A320neo
Seat: 3A (“Plus” Class)
The flight crew was very pleasant onboard and with only a few passengers in Plus Class, I knew we’d be enjoying quite personalized service on the flight. After a quick manual safety briefing, we backed out and were soon in the air.
The A320neo Plus seat (marketed as premium economy by SAS, through sold as business class by other carriers) is a standard economy class seating in a 3-3 configuration. Legroom was not an issue considering I had an entire row to myself, but would have felt constrained if all three seats in my row were occupied.
USB-A ports built into each seatback provided the only charging ports (a lack of a power outlet was a missed opportunity).
Food + Drink
Lunch was offered after takeoff, starting with a choice of beverage and snacks from the buy-onboard menu. I enjoyed a packet of cashews with a mango and orange smoothie from Froosh and sparkling water from Ramlösa.
The main course was the best airline meal of the trip, including the longhaul flights. It was delivered in a cardboard box with wooden cutlery, but the contents were fresh and flavorful:
Fennel-cured salmon with a potato salad with sweet mustard and dill dressing. Lemon cream, dill flower-infused red cabbage, and nigella seeds
The salmon, potatoes, and cabbage made for a superb combo and the strong dill seasoning gave everything a fresh and herby taste. This was one of my top 10 airline meals of 2022.
Yes, I finished every bite.
I concluded lunch with a cup of coffee and chocolate from Hedh-Escalante.
IFE + Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is complimentary for business class passengers onboard and worked well. The flight quickly flew by as I worked.
Other than, the only in-flight-entertainment is out the window, which was not nearly as picturesque on the way back to Copenhagen as on the way out.
The lavatory was spotless.
Another great flight in SAS Plus with a delicious meal, warm service, and functional wi-fi. I do want to try Atlantic Airways next time, but was happy to fly SAS between Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands on the A320neo.
Next up: SAS A321 business class to Newark.
Let that man sleep in peace lol but wow this trip report keeps on giving:
Just curious, do you ask the crews permission before filming/photographing them?
It depends. Generally always in Europe, due to privacy laws.
Sometimes I am turned down and respect that – once had a very, very good crew on LOT who just did not want to be published.
Wow that salmon dish looked lush..well done SAS!
I realise this was from the buy on board menu, but what a treat compared to other major legacy carriers. Eg British Airways. whose buy on board offerings are absolutely pitiful.
Today I flew air Baltic Gatwick Riga – and their offerings are also excellent
Definitely a step up or 3 from the box meals KLM serves…
I had a similar style dish on an intra-Europe SAS Plus flight, and agree it was lovely (both in look and taste). Mine was chicken instead of salmon.
In terms of the “cold meal” or “half meal” that carriers might serve on such a length flight in the forward cabin, probably the best one I’ve had for some time.
Was there any immigration procedure when you got off in CPH?
There was not — and I was expecting it, like when traveling to Longyearbyen