Hello from 37,000 feet above the ground enroute from Los Angeles to Stockholm! The SAS flight has been incredible (more on that tomorrow) but a friendly warning if you are flying SAS and concerned about your seat assignment: check it and check it often.
I booked this trip last fall and when I did the entire business class cabin was open. I am traveling with my uncle and booked us the “throne” seats 2A and 3A in the new SAS 1-2-1 business class cabin. For photographic reasons, I always prefer a window seat when I fly.
Upon checking in today, we were notified that our seats had been changed to 2D and 2F, a center section of two. Why?
“Oh, we thought you would like to sit together.”
Oh, did you consider that maybe we just wanted two window seats?
Seems like it was LAX ground staff who did this and though I did not raise my voice, I was informed that there was nothing that could be done to reverse this.
So who got our seats? A couple of Scandinavians who did not necessarily appear to be VIPs, but who knows.
The pictures onboard have not turned out as well, but they are still decent and at least I could converse with my uncle during the meal, so there are far worse things that could have happened.
But if you are concerned about your seat assignment, SAS may be one of those airlines that likes to move seats on you so check early and check often.