A few days before my SAS flight from Oslo to Tromso, I got an email from Scandinavian airlines offering to upgrade my ticket to SAS Plus for a charge of 400 SEK. The offer included access to SAS Fast Track (priority check-in at security) and SAS domestic lounge as well as more comfort and service onboard. Since I was flying to Tromso all the way from Delhi, and had a layover in Oslo for almost 4 hours, I decided to take the offer primarily to have access to the lounge. 400 SEK is not a lot of money and if I had not taken the upgrade, I would have ended up spending the same amount (if not more) on food and drinks at the airport, so I am glad I took the offer.
Here are some of the benefits that come with an SAS Plus upgrade.
1. SAS Fast Track Security
SAS Fast Track Security is a separate line at security control. While there was a long queue at the security control for economy passengers, I was the only one at the SAS Fast Track that made going through security super fast and easy.
2. Access to SAS Domestic Lounge
With an SAS upgrade, I had access to the SAS domestic lounge located within the Domestic Transit Hall at the Oslo airport. I arrived in the lounge in the afternoon and stayed for 4 hours. A salad and soup buffet was being served for lunch along with juices, tea and coffee.
3. Priority Boarding
With an SAS Plus upgrade, you are offered priority boarding for your flight. My flight from Oslo to Tromso was quite full and it was good to enjoy the luxury of being able to board first. Anyway, having flown from Delhi via Paris to Oslo, I was totally exhausted and welcomed priority boarding.
4. Good Seat
The first few rows (I think 8 rows) are reserved for SAS Plus, Euro Bonus Diamond and Gold passengers. I had a comfortable window seat with a cute looking Norwegian from Tromso sitting on the aisle. The middle seat was empty. He was shy and I was exhausted, otherwise I would have definitely made some conversation with him!
5. Meal on the plane
With an SAS Plus upgrade, I was offered a complimentary meal on the plane. It was a delicious traditional Norwegian salad which I quite enjoyed. I was also offered drinks without any charge.