Airplane Airbus A340-300 (343) Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has 3 classes on board with total of 247 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||61 - 77||20 - 23||1 - 10||40|
|sas plus||38||18.3||20 - 23||28|
|economy||31 - 32||17.3||30 - 55||179|
Bassinents available in from of 41D and 41E
A comfortable business class seat but the ‘A’ row seats are staggered so that one seat has the console next to the window with the seat by the aisle and the following seat has the seat directly next to the window and the console by the aisle. Those seats that are situated directly by the window have slightly more privacy and better viewing out of the windows as well. The seats that are directly next to the windows are numbered ‘2-4-6....’. Unfortunately, with my having seat #3A, I had my console next to the window and my seat adjacent to the aisle.
I believed in the comment in here and was happy to get the 20B, but as mentioned by another commenter already the whole row 20 has definetly less leg room than the other SAS Plus seats because of the wall as seperation to the business class, luckily the flight was not that full so I could change to21F where I could put my legs completely straigt under 20F (1.82 m), this would be never possible in row 20.
These seats are ok. There's no additional privacy being upfront and I was blinded by a light in the closet in front of 1A that flight attendants kept opening through the whole flight. The seat felt thin but it is wide. I've slept better on other style seats. TV screen was crisp and filled with movies. Service was friendly but it took 2.5 hours to finish dinner. There were at least 3 attendants in business but they would disappear for 30 minutes or more between drinks or food. Food was ok at best and not filling. Breakfast was solid, though rushed.
Row 20 (in PLUS) has several bassinets. If a request for a passenger with an infant comes in, pax seated there without an infant will be re-allocated to another seat! SAS never informs re-seated passengers in such cases.
Wonderful seat, plenty of leg room and a comfortable 11h flight from PVG to CPH. The only disadvantage is the width, it is quite limited.
I flew SK943 CPH-ORD and was disappointed when I found out that I was not flying in the new SAS Business class. There is a configuration of aircraft that is not represented here nor on the SAS website. It is their backup aircraft used often (LN-RKP). The aircraft has old LAN Chile business class seats, that are angle lie-flat, the entertainment is different, and the aircraft does not have Wi-Fi. The business class cabin is 2-2-2-2 and is not quite as nice of an experience as the new SAS cabins. The cabin is very old and worn.
Seat 1D in SAS Business Class is a great seat, it is a fully flat seat. The service was great!
Seat 9H, Flight SK935 CPH-SFO, Oct 2017. Overall good experience, proximity to lavatories/galley (not directly adjacent to seat storage space in between) was no problem for me at all (but I am also not noise-sensitive when I sleep. ;-), very comfortable seats that reclines to complete flatness, massage function in seat (havent tried/used), sufficient leg space for 6 ft. person, easily accessible separate compartment e.g. for shoes/blankets during flight, power outlet (compatible with multiple connector types), 2*USB outlet (havent tried/used), nice big entertainment screen, big movie selection but not too many movie highlights, decent remote control for entertainment system (lacking e.g. a dedicated pause button), decent noise cancelation earphones, WiFi throughout almost entire flight but need crew support to connect ... nothing really to complain about.
Seat 8F, Flight SK936 SFO-CPH, Oct 2017. Overall good experience, proximity to lavatories/galley (not directly adjacent to seat storage space in between) was no problem for me at all (but I am also not noise-sensitive when I sleep. ;-), very comfortable seats that reclines to complete flatness, massage function in seat (havent tried/used), sufficient leg space for 6 ft. person, easily accessible separate compartment e.g. for shoes/blankets during flight, power outlet (compatible with multiple connector types), 2*USB outlet (havent tried/used), nice big entertainment screen, big movie selection but not too many movie highlights, decent remote control for entertainment system (lacking e.g. a dedicated pause button), decent noise cancelation earphones, WiFi throughout almost entire flight but need crew support to connect ... nothing really to complain about.
I would say that row 20 has less legroom due to the proximity of the wall and inability to stick you feet under the seat in front of you as on other rows. Also the LCD screen is noticeably smaller on row 20 than on the other SAS Plus seats as it folds up from the arm rest. All-in-all, I would rate row 20 below the other Plus rows (rows 21-23).
While i agree on the points associated for various other airlines operating A340s, it's not really the case with SAS' A340s. I've sat in the last seat on their route from CPH-SFO and back again a week later. Mainly, the "seats might feel cramped" part on 55 and 54 are NOT true, it's actually the opposite - the airplane is only ever so slightly narrower, but only 3 seats are located to the right - one less than there is up front. The seats on 54 and 55 are noticably wider, and do NOT have limited recline. The recline seems like more than what would be acceptable than if you had someone behind you at all. The only disadvantage is you will be served food and drinks last, so it takes a little while to get there, but it does. In my 2 times i've been in this seat (a few months ago, in April), rows 54-55 should be marked green. I'd happily choose these seats over any other economy seat in the SAS A340 again.
The upgraded cabin has been very successful and is now one of the nicest if not the nicest on the market. Very comfortable and well functional flat seat and good quality entertainment modul. Food was very good too. I will easily choose this option next time too. They had wifi on the plan, but unfortunately I couldn't make it work.
Best seat in economy
After upgrading the interior, the SAS Business Class is second to none. Flatbed, easy access to the aisle for all passengers, good privacy, excellent audio/video systems and even the food seems upgraded compared to previous flights on SAS. Now they only have to fix a better wine list to become really outstanding.
Not very comfortable. Old fashioned. No USB for a phone. The remote for entertainment is in the armrest. Not efficient and difficult using earphone if you want the armrest upwards.
The BC seat recline is 180 degrees. All photos are from the old interior SAS has upgraded the A340-300 to the new interior. Same as in the A330-300
The business class in SAS has now been updated. Seats are of same type as e.g. Austrian. This is in my opinion one of the best BC seats right now in the common carriers. Very wide, comfortable and long. The only "problem" is that you may unintentionally move the seat due to very sensitive touch pad - but this is a complaint on high level. Entertainment system is absolute up to date, enormous selection of movies, music etc. Easy to operate. SAS did on this flight not provide sound dampening earphones, this is still to be improved. Service at SAS is as usual. OK, but not superb, quality of food is agreeable (but there is better in other business class carriers of Western Europe).
This is a good seat with the extra wide aisle. You can stretch your legs out in to it without obstructing.
Row 20A+B and 21A+B and the row in from are extremely noisy due to a hydraulic pump that goes on for 6-7 hours during flight. Avoid these seats for all costs! You ay even damage your hearing!