SAS Go TATL experience?

Old Jan 2, 19, 12:53 pm
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SAS Go TATL experience?

How does SAS in SAS Go (not Go Light) compare to Economy with, say, BA, AA or AY for transatlantic flights? How would you rate their inflight service? Any recent experience flying SAS between Europe and the US west coast?
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Old Jan 3, 19, 3:11 am
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I can't make the comparison, others will chime in. But let me clarify that there is no difference between Go and Go Light on board. This is the same service, same cabin class (the difference is only the checked baggage allowance and points).
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Old Jan 3, 19, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by geosch View Post
How does SAS in SAS Go (not Go Light) compare to Economy with, say, BA, AA or AY for transatlantic flights? How would you rate their inflight service? Any recent experience flying SAS between Europe and the US west coast?
SAS economy class (Go) on transatlantic flights is much better on average than AA and BA in terms of seating/cabin comfort. SK is also somewhat better than AY too in that regards, but AA and BA are bad in various regards including in seating/cabin comfort.
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And upgrades to plus, seems quite reasonable.....
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:33 pm
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One free drink (non-alcoholic) with the meal, no choice of meal, crew can be United style in a bad way. Go with BA, AF or LH.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 1:33 am
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SK GO on TATL is a miserable experience and definitely the worst product out of all European full service carriers. Go with the other guys just like RoyalSwazi says.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by RoyalSwazi View Post
One free drink (non-alcoholic) with the meal, no choice of meal, crew can be United style in a bad way. Go with BA, AF or LH.
And on BA the second meal is a miniature Mars bar and 17.5ml cup of water. Transatlantic economy class is pretty miserable on most carriers by now.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:45 am
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And on BA the second meal is a miniature Mars bar and 17.5ml cup of water. Transatlantic economy class is pretty miserable on most carriers by now.
On LH it isn't too bad, meals are edible in their standard and cognac and Baileys is proactively offered.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
On LH it isn't too bad, meals are edible in their standard and cognac and Baileys is proactively offered.
That's true, of the European carriers, Lufthansa are keeping up the standards in Y.
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Is it worse than a year ago? We go once a year to visit family and last year there was a choice of meal (and I think one alcoholic drink included, but can't recall reliably). Service was fine. Aircraft was oooold. We fly IAD-CPH and are due to book our next trip for February or March. The direct flight with SAS is $750-$1000 while BA with a stopover is just $500. (We have a young kid, so will probably go direct for the convenience.)
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:09 pm
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Is it worse than a year ago? We go once a year to visit family and last year there was a choice of meal (and I think one alcoholic drink included, but can't recall reliably). Service was fine. Aircraft was oooold. We fly IAD-CPH and are due to book our next trip for February or March. The direct flight with SAS is $750-$1000 while BA with a stopover is just $500. (We have a young kid, so will probably go direct for the convenience.)
Service wise there should not have been any cuts in the last year. Though your description sounds like the level a couple of years back. Last year, there was one not upgraded plane, the infamous back up plane LN-RKP. By this summer that should be gone, so only the new and rather (for economy) nice cabins.
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I have only flown SAS Go once to the states, and I wasn't impressed! I will recommend Lufthansa
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:58 pm
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BA have replaced the fun size Mars bar now.

We’re not in 1988 anymore, when on a flight from Rio to Johannesburg South African Airways offered us a choice of duck a l’orange or tournedos in sauce bordelaise in economy... For some reason, that 747 still had the original nine-abreast configuration.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 2:35 am
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We've done SK ARN-ORD and BA ORD-LHR in economy and, if only comparing at a direct nonstop to my final destination, would prefer SK service. It doesn't feel as cheap and surly as BA, and I prefer "cold" Northern European workhorse crews to whatever stupidity/shabiness/inconsistency is offered from BA Mixed Fleet (which ORD is). I hope to never ever see a cabin crew tuck in the back of their too small shirt and then serve drinks with the same hand, without washing, again.

We have done SK Plus ARN-LAX and really enjoyed it - you could always try for the upgrade. I've gotten too old to sit in Economy that long anymore. But for a run to the East Coast, and maybe even to Chicago, I would happily take SAS in Economy if that was the only option.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:41 am
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In terms of regular economy class cabin seating comfort, LH can be way worse than SK and it’s inconsistent in that regard. SK is at least consistent in that regard, and that is why I would generally suggest SK before LH and a bunch of other TATL flying carriers.
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