Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has updated its flagship lounges in Copenhagen, with several new elements I look forward to checking out.
First, the lounge will retain its “Fast Track” dedicated security entrance for SAS premium cabin travelers as well as elite members of the SAS EuroBonus program and Star Alliance Gold members traveling on SAS.
My favorite part of the new lounge is that barista-made coffee will be available. Of course a barista is not all that meaningful without great coffee, but I’m hoping for the best.
There’s also a new kitchen-style buffet area that features foods similar to what SAS has traditionally offered in its lounges.
Seating is Scandinavian (some might say Ikea) style. In that sense, the lounge doesn’t look all that much different than before, though the red colored furniture has been replaced with blue colored furniture.
The Apple iMacs are gone in favor of HP desktops. A few private workrooms are also available as well as a kid’s area.
While Copenhagen is not as far north as Olso or Stockholm, by winter solstice the sun will rise at about 8:40 A.M. and set at 3:40 P.M. To compensate for the sun set deficit, the new lounge features a “daylightbooster” section, offering simulated natural light.
Agents will be present in the lounge to assist with flight irregularities.
This update impacts both the business and Gold lounges. I have not reviewed either lounge in nearly a decade. All my recent SAS flying has been via Stockholm or Oslo. The new lounge looks nice and helps to justify the fact that SAS doesn’t really have a real intra-Europe business class onboard.
All images courtesy of SAS / H/T: InsideFlyer.dk