Photo Review: SAS Plus Oslo to Longyearbyen

SAS Plus, Oslo to Longyearbyen


Flight: SK4490
Departure time in Oslo (OSL): 09.45
Arrival time in Longyearbyen (LYR): 12:40
Aircraft: Airbus A320neo
Seat: 8F
Duration: 2h 55m
Date of flight: May 24, 2024
*This is an award ticket using 20K SAS miles + SEK 607 return in SAS Plus, Business Class flight #260

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SAS Business Lounge -Schengen, Oslo Gardemoen Airport

As we were flying outside Schengen, we were able to use the SAS Business Lounge in the Schengen Area (there are no lounges in the Non-Schengen area).

Boarding, Gate F18

Boarding began at 9:24am for the 9:45am flight.

Aircraft, Airbus A320 (SE-RUE)

This Airbus A320 just arrived from Trondheim this morning.

SAS Plus Cabin

Seat map, SAS A320neo from Oslo to Longyearbyen. 

The cabin was from rows 1-9 and all 54 seats were occupied.

Seat 8F

Legroom was okay for my height.

Safety card, wifi card, menu card and air-sickness bag

SAS Eurobonus members with Platinum and Gold status get free wifi while the rest have to pay. 

Sadly, no connection was available on this flight.

Take Off

At 9:54am, we were airborne.


Roast beef with cider mustard potato, lovage cream, apple pickled cabbage with caraway.

Apple juice

Arrival in Longyearbyen Airport

View from my seat 10 minutes before landing.

Around 12:27pm, the captain gave us some flight info updates including the weather in Svalbard which is -1 degree and that we would be landing in 10 minutes. 

We landed in Longyearbyen Airport at 12:36pm.

Bus to the Hotel

The price of the bus ticket to the city is 170 NOK per person.


Flying from Oslo to Svalbard, I thought all the while that it would be a domestic flight. Interestingly, Svalbard is not part of the Schengen (and although a territory of Norway, all flights going there are considered international). So when we headed to the Domestic Area of the Terminal, we were surprised to see our boarding passes were declined, with the screen informing us that we had an international flight. An agent also confirmed the case to us, so with only 15-20 minutes left before boarding, we headed directly to the SAS Business Lounge in the Schengen Area. The flight was okay, again the seats are economy seats (no blocked middle seats), and the meal offered which was roasted beef with potato salad was also good but nothing special. The crew were friendly as usual. Overall, a nice flight.