Here’s a picture of my SAS go inflight meal, yes, I tried to make it look “instagramable”, yet it’s not so savory in reality.
To many people’s concern, Airlines nowadays are looking at every way possible to bring in more revenue, thus SAS has now introduced another “improved” service on their long haul intercontinental routes to US and Asia.
SAS now gives SAS Go travelers the chance to upgrade their dining experience by pre-ordering premium menus on long haul flights. Aiming to further enhance the personalisation of the airlines’ on-board experience, the initiative is also in line with the development of the next generation of traveling and a part of SAS’s environmental and sustainability work.
We believe true travelers wish to add that little extra element to their flying experience. Therefore, SAS now introduces the possibility to enhance the dining experience on board, also when traveling in SAS Go.
Starting from November 2018, SAS Go travelers on long haul flights can pre-order a premium menu to upgrade and enhance their dining experience.
This is a continuation of their already claimed-to-be “successful” implementation of pre-ordering on short-haul flights since 2016, they are asking passengers to pay for a practical amount for a much improved meal options when are seated in Go class cabin.
Starting from November, four options will be offered at the price starting from SEK 190 / NOK 190 /DKK 150 / EUR 19 / USD 23.
You may access their menu details as a PDF file here.
Well this is great news for many SAS travellers who has a bone to pick with their catering, since the price to pay here is very reasonable, I would not be surprised if this become very popular among SAS long-haul passengers.
However, there are certain drawbacks on ordering such service:
- As pre-order premium meal is only allowed to be served in Go cabin, so if you choose to pre-order you long haul go class meal, you won’t be able to get courtesy upgrade or upgrade with points at the gate then.
- As for SAS Plus premium economy cabin, you won’t be able to choose such service either, but you will have a 3 course meal included in your service class already here.
- As titled “premium” catering, in practice, the meal would be a combination of Plus meal and Business meal, as the starters and desserts would be the same from Plus cabin offering, while the main course would be leaning towards business cabin offerings.
- The premium menu must be pre-ordered no later than 18 hours before departure on routes from Scandinavia and no later than 24 hours before departure on routes from the US and Asia.
- From 29 October 2018 it will be possible to order these Premium Menus via the SAS website for flights from 5 November 2018.
- Initially there will be only 6 of these Premium menus available per. flight, so you’ll have to be quick.