|IcelandAir Saga Class menus|
|IcelandAir flight attendant assisting passengers|
On every seat is a cloth, either to protect the seat or to protect your head I guess, and each one has a different Norse god. We flew four IcelandAir flights during our trip and I kept getting Thor. Perhaps it was a sign?
|Saga Class toiletry kit, sparkling wine, and bottled water|
Our plane took off and we were on our way to Iceland. Each seat in Saga Class and Economy Comfort has an electrical outlet as well as a USB port, which allowed me to charge my iPhone in flight. The video screen is a touch screen and is not always as responsive as one might like, but it works. During your flight you can watch movies, television shows, or listen to music. Unfortunately, the movies and television shows were exactly the same from my last flight in February. You aren't going to catch the latest Hollywood release or even watch a recent episode from your favorite program. However, if you are like many people on a longer flight who like to kick back and fall asleep, you probably won't notice the programming at all.
Shortly after takeoff, the flight attendant passed out the menus and took drink orders. The left side of the menu was wines and the right side was food, while the top half of the menu is in Icelandic and the bottom is in English.
Drinks were distributed along with a small bowl of warm seasoned nuts. Don't know what they used, but my husband loved them and ended up eating his bowl and half of mine. They were good, but clearly he liked them better than I did.
I should mention that our cabin was nearly empty with only the two of us and one other couple a few rows ahead of us. Our drinks were always kept full and we were always attended to during the entire flight.
|IcelandAir vegetarian meal|
I decided to sit back and try to take a nap since I knew I would be exhausted the next day. That never happened and I ended up watching "The Hangover" followed by "The Notebook." With the cabin lights dimmed, I was able to doze off for a short time before breakfast was served. The coffee was nice and strong and the croissants were soft and warm. In between all of this, you could purchase duty free items with the flight attendant.
Overall, the flight was a comfortable one for us in Saga Class, but I do wish the seats were different as you can't push the seat back terribly far. Food was mediocre at best, but that's based on the vegetarian meal. Unfortunately, on our flight from Iceland to Copenhagen, which was a morning flight only one day later, we were served the same exact meal for breakfast. Luckily, we were able to ask the flight attendant if she could grab us a veggie sandwich from coach, which she did, but I wonder why she didn't anticipate this on her own? The flight attendants do work hard to make passengers comfortable, which I will say made up for the bad food. For the price of the tickets, I would have preferred better food and seats and having said that, I would probably save my money and fly Economy Comfort in the future, which is what I plan to do next month. The perks of flying Saga Class, besides the obvious bigger seat, includes business lounge access, more checked luggage, and priority boarding. You'll have to decide for yourself if these items warrant the larger price tag.
Landing at KEF (Keflavik Airport) was an easy landing and we were off the plane relatively fast. My next post will cover exiting the airport and getting to Reykjavik so make sure you come back to read more about our adventure.