We flew SAS via Copenhagen to get to America. I’ve flown SAS several times before and think it’s a good airline (although I don’t like how they reduced their baggage allowance for overseas flights to only one bag. Packing for this long trip and to come home after was nearly impossible!). On our first short flight to Copenhagen I chose to bring my own breakfast.
J was rather appalled that I opted for an instant oatmeal breakfast on our first day of vacation. “That’s something people eat because they have to!” I, of course, ate it because I like to. The little cup of hot water I got from the stewardess was the perfect size to mix up my little oatmeal breakfast.
On our longer flight we got a substantial meal (plus one alcoholic beverage free with the meal!). I asked for the fish meal and a little bottle of white wine.
I liked this meal a lot. The salmon was moist and had some kind of quinoa mixture on top, and it came with mashed potatoes and some roasted veggies that included cubes of eggplant, yum. The salad was made of dark greens– no iceberg lettuce here– and the dessert was really delicious. It had a base of crushed digestive biscuits topped with some whipped yogurt-like stuff and a strawberry sauce. That’s a terrible description, but it was sooo good. I also found it interesting that the butter and cream included with the meal were organic products. It’s nice to see that the airline is making an effort to support organic producers.
On the long flight on the way home I also opted for the fish meal, but it wasn’t as good as the first one.
It was some kind of breaded white fish with a creamy sauce. Unfortunately the edges of the fish were really dried out and tough, so I left part of it uneaten. The side dish in the tray– rice with black beans– was pretty boring. There were also no organic products on the flight back to Copenhagen. Overall the food was edible, but for some reason the flight that departed from Europe had much better food. Interesting, no?