Polaris(soft) or SAS Business?

Old Jan 6, 18, 5:45 pm
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Polaris(soft) or SAS Business?

I am flying from ARN-DEN on points April 23rd and I have a choice between SAS Business(70k) or United Polaris(60k). The United flights are not going to be Polaris seats. I am leaning towards the SAS option unless there is a good reason to stick to United and the soft Polaris? Thanks!

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Old Jan 6, 18, 6:15 pm
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I would go with SAS. IIRC their l/h fleet all has their new J cabin.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 6:43 pm
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I would go with SAS. IIRC their l/h fleet all has their new J cabin.
There is one A343 they have on a wet lease that has a different set of seats. From what I have read, though, that is flown mainly ex-CPH, so unlikely to be on this route.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by AirMiles2001 View Post
I am flying from ARN-DEN on points April 23rd and I have a choice between SAS Business(70k) or United Polaris(60k). The United flights are not going to be Polaris seats. I am leaning towards the SAS option unless there is a good reason to stick to United and the soft Polaris? Thanks!
Get yourself a heaping dose of quirky Scandinavian goodness.
Go SAS.
Unless that 10k miles difference is a big deal to you, of course.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 7:06 pm
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I love SAS.

Flew LAX-ARN last year in J and had a wonderful flight. Good food onboard and great service. Seat is also very comfortable.

Here's a review I wrote (disclaimer, it's my blog)--

Review: SAS A330 Business Class Los Angeles to Stockholm - Live and Let's Fly

I would 100% take SAS...

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Old Jan 6, 18, 7:13 pm
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SAS. Food, drink and seats are better than legacy UA C seats.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 8:42 pm
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Well I'll be darned. I've heard terrible things about SAS (and flown them myself) but it must've been coach! Good to know they have a decent biz product.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 9:13 pm
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SAS for sure if it's biz. UA if its coach
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ARN-LAX in SAS business class was probably the best plane ride of my life, although I'm saying this as someone who usually flies in Y.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:19 pm
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Well I'll be darned. I've heard terrible things about SAS (and flown them myself) but it must've been coach! Good to know they have a decent biz product.
Did you miss my post, my dear?
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Old Jan 6, 18, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by AirMiles2001 View Post
I am flying from ARN-DEN on points April 23rd and I have a choice between SAS Business(70k) or United Polaris(60k). The United flights are not going to be Polaris seats. I am leaning towards the SAS option unless there is a good reason to stick to United and the soft Polaris? Thanks!
All but one aircraft in the SAS long-haul fleet feature 1x2x1 in Business, and the one aircraft usually gets assigned to shorter flights such as ORD-CPH.

Personally, I find SAS Business meals and crew service to be far better than UA's. The only nicer thing UA can offer you is an amenity kit (SAS has never provided the best amenity kits).
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Old Jan 7, 18, 6:32 am
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I would recommend SAS @:-)
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Old Jan 7, 18, 7:32 am
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I recommend SAS. I flew a couple of CDG-HKG (via ARN) last year and really enjoyed both the hard and soft product.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 9:14 am
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SAS every single day - even over new polaris.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 9:43 am
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Appreciate all the replies. SAS it is!
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