Review: SAS Lounge, Paris CDG Airport, Terminal 1

Visited April 2019

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
SAS Lounge, Paris CDG

Where is it?

The SAS Lounge is located in terminal 1 in satellite 7, the satellite used by all SAS departures. The lounge is located airside after the security control. After you have passed through security, make a right turn and pass the small duty free shop you will find the entrance to the lounge in the corner. The transit hall in satellite 7 is small and the lounge is hard to miss.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
The entrance to the SAS Lounge

How do I get in?

Passengers travelling in SAS Plus have access, just like passengers having a EuroBonus Gold, EuroBonus Diamond or a Star Alliance Gold card flying SAS.

Technically you get in also when flying on another Star Alliance carrier, assuming you are travelling in business class or holding a Star Alliance Gold card, but it may be hard to reach the lounge if your flight is not departing from satellite 7 as there is a good chance you will get stopped at security.

What’s it like?

The SAS Lounge at Paris CDG is most likely the smallest in the SAS network (SAS Cafe Lounges excluded). The lounge is definitely not large and it can get very crowded at peak times when there are flights to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo departing roughly at the same time. But although I am sure SAS would be happy to expand the lounge if they could, expanding a lounge at CDG terminal 1 is not something that can easily be done considering the very unusual layout of the terminal.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
The interior

The lounge was completely refurbished and modernised not too long ago and as for the design it is actually rather pleasant with warm colours and lots of wood in the interior. In the past the lounge had the old SAS lounge design in light blue. The large panorama windows provide plenty of natural light and there is also a decent view of the apron.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
Different seating areas

They have really made the most of the limited space, trying to divide the lounge into several different seating areas with some plants used as dividers. So there are both areas with comfortable armchairs and long work desks with power sockets for those who need to get some work done.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
Work desks, with a decent apron view

Food and drinks

A cold buffet is available for self service with cold cuts, vegetables, bread rolls, ham, salmon and of course French cheeses. There are also fresh fruits, cookies, pastries and muffins.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
The self-service buffet area

The selection of food and snacks has actually improved over the years. In the morning breakfast items are offered, although nothing hot.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
Food and snacks

The drinks selection has also improved in the past years and there are now also a standard selection of spirits available, including gin, vodka and whisky, which was not the case in the past. There is also beer and wine, soft drinks and juices, and a coffee machine.

SAS Lounge, Paris CDG
Wine and spirits

Facilities

Free wireless internet is provided. Newspapers can be downloaded to your tablet or smartphone free of charge using the SAS app.

No showers are available and no restrooms. The nearest ones are in the transit hall outside the lounge.

The lounge attendant will usually announce when the SAS flights are boarding, so you can stay in the lounge as long as possible.

Final impression

The lounge is small but they have really made the most of the limited space. And the interior is rather pleasant now after the refurbishment, and you do get a nice apron view. Food and drinks are adequate for a small outstation lounge. The only main issue is the space as it can get awfully crowded at peak times.

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