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NEW Cabins on SAS Intercontinental Routes

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Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) announced in late 2014 that they would be initiating a bold update of their upper-tier cabins which had then not been upgraded for five years. The upgrade would affect their existing fleet of A330s and A340s as well as the additional A330s and A350s that will be delivered as late as 2018.

The change replaces the old 2-2-2 seating arrangement with a 1-2-1 which affords every traveler direct aisle access. Each seat has a massage function and offers increased legroom. It is able to fold down fully flat to at least 196 cm or 77 inches. Bedding from Hästens, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most respected bed manufacturers, is available on all long-haul flights.

SAS has gone beyond just changing the seating in its refurbishment. The paneling around each seat creates a mini alcove to afford greater privacy and isolation from the bustle of the cabin. Increased table space allows you to work with greater efficiency to make the best use of your time in the air.

There is an on-demand inflight entertainment system accessible through the 15.4-in HD screens as well as free WiFi. From early 2016, travelers have also been able to use their mobile phones while flying. (IDD charges from your service provider apply).

The upgraded cabins are available on all long-haul flights operating between the capital cities of the three SAS home countries – Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen – to the U.S. cities of New York, Washington, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston. Travelers can also enjoy the luxury from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv, Tokyo and the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Beijing.

Additionally, the cabins are available on flights to Longyearbyen, Reykjavik and Stavanger.

Scandinavians are renowned for their pursuit of excellence. SAS embodies the core qualities of its homeland with punctuality, safety and care at the forefront of its operations. With approximately 800 departures daily, SAS has the ability and experience to deliver. SAS is particularly sensitive to the needs and requirements of frequent travelers. Its initiatives in this segment of the market have secured it a preferred patronage of 60% of such travelers.

Now, as part of the Star Alliance of airlines, SAS is also able to offer smooth transitions to destinations outside its destination map and create a solid foundation to provide immediate alternatives in the rare occasion that a flight is delayed or cancelled. Its recent partnerships with Singapore Airlines and Royal Thai Airlines usher in a new era of increased penetration into the Southeast Asian market and indicate at greater successes to come.

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