SAS A350 First Flight: Copenhagen to Chicago On SAS Plus Premium Economy (Trip Report)
This was probably one of the most emotional flights I’ve taken since it was my first-ever inaugural flight! I was booked on the SAS A350 first flight from Copenhagen to Chicago.
SAS A350 first flight (SK943)
I arrived from Stockholm on an A320neo, and I went straight to the recently upgraded SAS Gold Lounge at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. The lounge is quite big, with a whole new dining area, an all-day barista, relaxation rooms, meeting rooms, phone booths, guest offices, and even a light room!
After snacking a bit at the Lounge, I went through passport control (YES, the lounge is BEFORE passport control, so if you have a tight connection, make sure to check how many people are queuing for passport control, otherwise you might lose your flight! The assigned gate was C37, and SAS was hosting a welcome reception and event at 14:00 at the gate. SAS sent an SMS message to all passengers the day before with the invitation to this event, so I wanted to cover it!
There was food, drinks (refreshments and beer), and SAS and CPH executives gave a speech regarding the Boarding was smooth. Occupancy was about 50%, so it was relatively quick. After takeoff, the service was EXCELLENT. Welcome bags were waiting for us already at the seat. The crew was very friendly and kind. The seats were comfortable, with a nice footrest and recline, a big entertainment screen, and power outlets. The food was amazing (some people might consider it bland, but it was very well prepared!).
Wifi onboard was on trial, so it took a while until the crew it available. BIG shout-out to my new friend Ivar Lundby who I met onboard, another fellow YouTuber that helped me with the GoPro footage you’ll see soon on the channel.
I paid for this trip using my SAS Elite American Express. I wrote about the booking process here.
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Trip report (video)
Flight Details (SK943 CPH to ORD)
- Airline: SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, SK
- Aircraft: Airbus A350-900, Ingegerd Viking, SE-RSA
- Flight Number: SK943
- Seat: 21G
- Class: SAS Plus, Premium Economy
- Origin: Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark
- Destination: Chicago (ORD), USA