The largest airline in Scandanavia, SAS Airlines is the flag carrier for Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The airline is headquartered at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and flies to over a hundred global destinations. Their major hub for intercontinental flights is Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport. SAS Airlines is one of the founding members of Star Alliance, and have their own frequent flyer programme ‘EuroBonus’.
How to Check In
SAS Airlines offer four check-in options: mobile, online, self service kiosk, and at the counter. Online and mobile check-in open 22 hours before departure and closes one hour before. Mobile check-in is available through the SAS iPhone and Android app, via m.flysas.com, or via SMS. For SMS check-in, just add your number when you book. SAS will send you a text 22 hours before departure: reply YES to check in. Self service kiosks are available in Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, Bucharest, Chicago, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Helsinki, London-Heathrow, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oulou, Paris, Prague, Pristina, St Petersburg, Salzburg, St Francisco, Stuttgart, Tampere, Tel Aviv, Turku, Vaasa, Warsaw and Zurich.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Free baggage allowance depends on your ticket type. SAS Go customers can bring one piece of hold luggage weighing up to 23kg, SAS Plus customers can bring two pieces weighing 23kg each, and SAS Business customers can bring two pieces weighing 32kg each. EuroBonus Gold and Diamond passengers can also bring two extra pieces of baggage, while Silver members and Star Alliance Gold members can bring one extra piece free of charge. It’s possible to bring extra baggage, but the charges vary depending on a number of factors. SAS have a baggage calculator which you can use to work out the fees for your route.
Seating – Leg Room, Choosing Seats
Legroom is quite generous. Economy passengers have a 32” seat pitch, economy plus passengers have 38”, and there’s a 61” seat pitch in business class.
There are no hidden fees with SAS.
Meals, Snacks, Drinks
Free tea and coffee are served on all routes. Economy passengers and business class passengers flying within Scandinavia can purchase food and alcohol from the menu. On European flights, business class passengers get a complementary meal and bar service. Food and drink are served in all classes on intercontinental flights.
SAS has a good punctuality record, with 89% of their flights arriving and departing on time.