The SAS Lounge in Copenhagen has become my go-to lounge on my monthly flights between the US and Norway. My layovers on the way to Norway are usually short, just enough time to run into the lounge, grab a coffee, use the restroom and head to my last flight. Conveniently located just 30 seconds away from the ‘domestic’ gates (flights to other Scandinavia locations), I can enjoy every drop of my early morning latte and still get to the gate in time.
On my way back to the States, my layover is usually longer — four hours in today’s case. Not enough time to get into the city center; too much time to sit at the gate. So the SAS Lounge is the perfect place to await my international flight back to the US. A morning latte and light breakfast (yogurt, cereal, cheese and luncheon meats, cucumbers and red/green peppers and some fresh fruit is offered) and then I’m ready to plug-in and get online while I watch CNN International News. (The wine and luncheon items are being set out now, about 10:30am.)
This is an expansive lounge — a main area as you enter the lounge with food and beverage; an entire upper level with all the same offerings, and a back area on the main floor that offers quieter areas away from the crowds and also holds the lounge’s meeting rooms. Upstairs are Rest Cabins, which I was offered awhile back when I had a long flight delay.
Take your pick of seating near a fireplace, television or food; sit in a comfy or modern chair or at a snazzy wood table with other travelers. If you have your children with you, there’s a nice big play room at the front of the lounge. There is also a section with numerous Apple computers and a printer to use and desk areas for working. I prefer working in a comfy chair and each section of chairs has ample electrical outlets. Wifi is free and works well.
I will need to go through Passport Control to get to my next gate. Stepping just outside the lounge doors, I can see how long the queue is. Sometimes the queue reaches back almost to the lounge and can take 15 minutes or longer to get through; other times the lines are non-existent. Speaking of Passport Control, I’d better pack up and get moving … I’m homeward bound — relaxed, fed and caffeinated thanks to the SAS Lounge in Copenhagen.
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