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First time flying SAS Economy - ORD->CPH->LHR

First time flying SAS Economy - ORD->CPH->LHR

Old Jul 24, 18, 7:41 pm
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First time flying SAS Economy - ORD->CPH->LHR

It's my first time flying SAS basic economy and I was curious how is it? How does it compare to United coach or other carriers like Swiss? Any tips I should know?

Tom
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Old Jul 24, 18, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by tschapira View Post
It's my first time flying SAS basic economy and I was curious how is it? How does it compare to United coach or other carriers like Swiss? Any tips I should know?

Tom
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For.the TATL segment ORD <-> CPH:
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The hard product is good: 2-4-2 layout means you will have a greater chance scoring either an asile seat or a window seat. I have always had good luck out of EWR bound for CPH, with the last round trip getting rows 20 and 30 windows at check-in (too cheap to pay for seats). Unbelievable legroom in those eats.

Soft product: hit and miss in my opinion.

Overall, SAS.coach > UA coach.

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Old Jul 25, 18, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by tschapira View Post
It's my first time flying SAS basic economy and I was curious how is it? How does it compare to United coach or other carriers like Swiss? Any tips I should know?

Tom
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I agree with above reply. Hard product is good. In terms of service keep your expectations low and there's a 25% chance you might be pleasantly surprised.

Just a tip that SK currently has a summer campaign for upgrades, lowering the minimum bid you have to put in. I'd recommend it for the added comfort and food offered onboard:

https://www.flysas.com/en/fly-with-u...tras/upgrades/
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Old Jul 30, 18, 1:29 pm
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There will be no meal serving from CPH- LHR. Pretty standard everywhere. And they should serve a cold meal, yet should be quite tasty on the 2nd meal on the long haul one.
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Old Jul 31, 18, 5:34 am
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If you are used to UA domestic flights you will be pleased with your SK flight ORD-CPH. The CPH-LHR leg will be nothing to report about; just another 2 hour flight to get you to your destination.

As Star Alliance Gold you will be pleased with the SK lounges at ORD and CPH so the lack of service/meal on the CPH-LHR leg will bo no issue.
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Old Aug 1, 18, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by tschapira View Post
It's my first time flying SAS basic economy and I was curious how is it? How does it compare to United coach or other carriers like Swiss? Any tips I should know?

Tom
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Are you UA G? If you are then UA E+ is better than SK (unless it's the newly configed 777-200) IMO. AFAIK you can get ASR as *G, which is a nice perk - you don't get it for LX or LH. Bring your own bottle to get tap water if you need more than 1 bottle of water (1 bottle of water per person for long haul flights).

As UA S and *G we prefer UA>SK.
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