SAS logo, SAS A320 neo from Palma de Mallorca to Stockholm
Flight: SK 1806
Departure time in Palma de Mallorca (PMI): 10:40
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 14:25
Aircraft: Airbus A320 neo "Sol Viking"
Duration: 3h 45m
Date of flight: March 16, 2017
*Revenue ticket, Business Class flight #131
Palma de Mallorca Airport
We arrived at Palma de Mallorca Airport quite early (around 8:30am for our 10:40am flight) since I wanted to take pictures of the lounge.
Check-in, Desk 119
Sala VIP Valdemossa
Aircraft, Airbus A320 neo "Sol Viking"
Boarding, Gate C44
The SAS Plus cabin consisted of rows 1 to 10 with a 3-3 configuration, thus a total of 60 seats.
Everything looked new and fresh so kudos to SAS for this lovely A320 neo 👍
Around 10:37am, the captain came on the PA to welcome us on board and to advise us of our flight time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. Although boarding was completed fairly early, we had to wait for some paper works to be done, thus causing us more delay.
Moments later, the safety demonstration started.
We began our pushback at 10:50am and take off was 12 minutes later.
Minutes after the seatbelt sign was off, the flight attendants gave blankets and pillows to those who requested them, but did not offer willingly.
Around 11:27am, the captain came on the PA again to give us updated flight informations including our arrival time of 2:25pm which is 10 minutes delayed due to strong winds.
Moments later, hot towels were offered.
Around 12:54pm, an announcement was made that duty free shopping would start soon.
Toilet & Lavatory
Not really sure how it would go if all 60 passengers in SAS Plus would use the only toilet all at the same time 😉
Around 2:17pm, the captain was back on the PA and informed us that we would be landing in 10 to 15 minutes, and that the current weather in Stockholm is 7 degrees.
Landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
SAS Plus on this flight being flown by their new A320 neo was a big plus since the aircraft was very new and the seats were much more comfortable than on their old planes. The service was okay although I wish they had proactively offered all the passengers the pillows and blankets. The meal was also okay for Scandinavian standards. Unfortunately, the benefits of booking a SAS Plus ticket were almost gone: no fast track, no lounge access and no priority boarding. The only two things that were delivered: the complimentary meal/drinks and priority baggage delivery. Overall, it was still a nice flight (specially for the price we paid) although I wish SAS would make sure that SAS Plus benefits are being delivered since those benefits are the things that differentiate one class from the other.
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