SAS configured their Airbus A340-300 with three class layout, Business class, SAS Plus (Premium Eco), and Economy class.
The four-engine A340-300 features a wonderfully quiet cabin, a key element for relaxing on long-haul operations.
Seating 275-300 passengers in a typical configuration, or up to 440 travellers in a high-density arrangement, everyone flying can enjoy the extra personal space available in the wide-body twin-aisle cabin.
With wider seats and the possibility of including a wide variety of customised interiors and in-flight entertainment options, passengers can settle in and enjoy their flight.
With enduring appeal to both passengers and businesses, the A340-300 continues to be a popular aircraft.
With such superior levels of space and comfort, time on-board flies by and everyone can reach their destination feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Airbus A340-300 SAS Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number
SAS Fleet Airbus A340-300 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout
SAS operates the A340-300 on medium to long-haul flights, mostly intercontinental flights.
This aircraft has a three classes configuration and it flies with 40 Business Class seats, 28 SAS Plus seats, and 179 Economy Class seats.
The Business Class seats have an additional 3 inches when lying flat, converting from 20” in seating mode to 23” in sleep mode.
SAS has revamped its domestic and European service classes, replacing the Economy, Economy Extra and Business with two new products: SAS Go and SAS Plus.
The new services came into effect on June 2013.
The A340-300 is a species of planes that have slowly become extinct, in favor of more fuel-efficient aircraft like the 787 Dreamliner or A350.
Still, SAS has chosen the A340-300 as the aircraft of choice for many routes to America.
The cabin is slightly larger, with the addition of the mini-cabin in rows 9 and 10.
With 8 more seats, the A340-300 has a total business class capacity of 40 seats, as opposed to the A330-300’s 32 seats.
The configuration and seat are exactly the same: 23-24 inches wide, 61 inches in seat pitch, and 77 inches long in bed mode in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access and fully lie-flat Thompson XL Vantage seats.
Another thing you’ll notice besides the mini-cabin at the back are the 2 lavatories directly in between the 2 business class sections.
Interestingly, the forward lavatory is used only by crew members, which means that all business class passengers must use the 2 lavatories directly in front of row 9.
For this reason, row 1 seats are absolutely unbeatable.
These seats are bulkhead seats, which means tons of extra legroom from a huge footwell (basically an ottoman), and very little foot traffic due to lavatory traffic being at the back of the cabin.
If you need the legroom of bulkhead seats but row 1 seats are all taken, row 9 is also a bulkhead row featuring more legroom.
A warning, however, is that all bathroom and most galley traffic is in your direct vicinity, which may be inconvenient for you.
Nonetheless, it’s still an option.
If you want the most private window seat, you can pick either 2A or 2H.
These seats don’t enjoy the legroom of the bulkhead, but they’re almost as far as you can get away from the foot traffic.
Additionally, the side table partitioning the seat from the aisle offers another layer of separation for optimal privacy.
There are a lot of nuances on the A340-300 that may not seem obvious at all.
Upon further inspection, there are a lot of qualifiers and distinctions that will undoubtedly affect your seat choices.
Passengers traveling with the SAS Go services receive the following benefits: tickets can be changed for a fee, 24-hours money-back guarantee, 1 piece of baggage up to 50 lb/23 kg per person, child discount, internet check-in by SAS app, SMS or at the airport, mobile boarding pass, choose your seat free of charge up to 22 hours before departure at check-in, newspaper, coffee and tea included, free breakfast before 9am on Nordic domestic flights, food and drinks on board for purchase.
Passengers travelling with the SAS Plus service receive additional benefits including: tickets can be changed and refunded for free, 24-hour money-back guarantee, 2 pieces of baggages up to 50 lb/23 kg per person, child discount, internet check-in by SAS app, SMS or at the airport, mobile boarding pass, choose your seat free of charge (front of aircraft), newspaper, coffee and tea included, breakfast always included, food and drinks onboard included, 200% EuroBonus points, access to lounges, access to Fast Track where available.
SAS has teamed up with Google Street View to provide a first hand experience of their new cabin.
For a virtual walkthrough, visit SAS’s site.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340-300 Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-300 (343) SAS Scandinavian Airlines aircraft with 3 cabin classes: Business, economy, sas plus.
Below you will find an interactive seat map of the aircraft cabin with marked drawbacks and features.
This seating chart will help you to find the best seats on the aircraft.
|51 – 58 sm
|1 – 10
|flat bed seats with 180 degree recline
|79 – 81 sm
|30 – 55
|standard seats with 6 inches recline
|20 – 23
|recliner seats with 7 inches recline
Airbus A340-300 SAS Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information
- Audio. All classes of service feature Audio and Video on Demand.
- Video. All classes feature in-seat LCD Personal TVs with Audio and Video on Demand. SAS offers all passengers complimentary headphones, in all classes. Passengers flying in the Business Class can enjoy the entertainment programs on a 15.4” LCD screen while passengers traveling in SAS Plus and Economy Class have a smaller LCD screens, at 12″ and 9″, respectively. For more information regarding the entertainment programs, read SAS Entertainment Catalogue.
- AC Power. All classes of service feature in-seat regular AC Power, available at every seat.
- Internet. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for all passengers in Business and SAS Plus, Wi-Fi is available in Economy however, rates may vary.
- Food. SAS always serves complimentary coffee, tea, and water onboard regardless of the time of day. Depending on the flight, SAS Plus passengers will receive their meals free of charge. All passengers can purchase a large selection of sandwiches, meals and salads, and a variety of carbonated beverages from the SAS CloudShop, Our Café. Passengers can pay with credit card and cash in the following currencies: DKK, NOK, SEK, EUR, USD and GBP. Passengers can also pay with EuroBonus points.
SAS Aircraft Fleet Wide-Body Airbus A340-300 Images Gallery
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