So in August I went with some friends in the baltic countries, after flying with Nordica, and spent some days in Vilnius, it was time to fly back home and this will be with SAS, which is celebrating it’s 70th birthday, with a little stop in the Oslo Star Alliance Lounge.
This flight will be operating with a Boeing 737-700. At the beginning I didn’t know about the celebration of SAS. To come to the Baltic area, I flew SAS twice, and there were nothing about their 70 years celebration.
A bit earlier in the day, I went to the airport which is quite easy to catch from the city. Then after I had my tickets I went to wait my plane at the gate. Unfortunately the Vilnius airport is not so spotting friendly… But anyway, that’s was not a big problem.
Boarding was made quickly, the plane was not 100% full, there were a lot seats which stayed free, especially in the back. For exemple in my row, the middle seat stayed free. That good, which allow to you to have more space. Unfortunately on this flight we are having the uncomfortable Recaro seats (that I really don’t like !).Now we are ready to push back, and to taxi for take off after we had the safety demonstration.
Once in the air, and the seat belt sign off, it was time to discover the 70 Years Celebration goodies, because the flight will be not so long. So as you can can see, there was a spacial magazine, the cups were also tagged, and the head rest. The napkins were all white, and the stewardess was wearing a little badge with the writing of the 70 Years Celebration. The cabin, was the usual one, that we can have on the B737-700 SAS.
Quickly after my little walk we started our decent to Oslo. The weather was a bit different, more cloudy. I really like the skies in Norway, they offer you nice shades of colors and backgrounds. After few turns, we aligned for landing.
The landing was fine, and we quickly reach our parking gate. Then before to disembark I went to greet the pilots, and the rest of the crew. I thanks them a good celebration for their 70 years celebration, and wished them to get better (compare to few years ago). Then I leave the plane, and took a last picture. I really like Oslo Airport with their large windows which allow you to do a nice spotting.
When I arrived in Oslo, I had the opportunity to make a quick try at the SAS Lounge.
The inside, is nice, with comfy seats, and the whole, in warm Scandinavian style. There was also an area for kids, which is good.
There were two buffets, one with food the other one with drinks, but there was nothing crazy at that time. Anyway it always nice to enjoy some food before the next flight especially when you know that the SAS service has on most flight only tea and coffee complementary and the rest on purchase.
To conclude, it was a usual SAS flight, the 70 years celebration give a little something extra, but nothing big but enough to get something a little bit different. But the service was the usual complementary tea and coffee, nothing crazy. But the crew nice and efficient, which was nice, and which made the flight more pleasant.
My impression was that it’s a nice lounge, a little bit small, at the time I’ve visited, there was no many passengers. The offer was not crazy, but it’s still enjoyable especially when you know the onboard service on most flights (T&C complementary and the rest on purchase).