(FI) Iceland Air Saga (business) class IAD - KEF - AMS August 2012 Last November I booked this trip using Alaska Airlines miles to go to AMS in August 2012 with a three day stopover in KEF on the return. As it came close to departure I learned that there are nearly zero trip reports of Iceland Air Saga class, other than a few random comments on places like tripadvisor.com and airlines.net indicating that its a tad better than domestic two class business/first products. I knew that the seat was not lay flat, but could not determine if amenity kits were provided and the type of headphones offered. Lounges The IAD route utilized the AirFrance departure lounge for both Saga and Economy Confort class which is a very decent smaller lounge with light snacks such as cheese, sandwiches and some smaller deserts. For detailed lounge locations see: http://www.Icelandair.us/information/at-the-airport/lounges/. Iceland Air departs from the gate next to the lounge. The KEF airport features Iceland Air's signature Saga Lounge, that was a decent lounge with the usual drinks plus two types of Icelandic beer and one european beer, plus in a cooler they had the Icelandic Brennivín. In the morning they had pastries, Skyr (national yogurt like product), some sort of headcheese like product on a toast and other snacks. FYI: drinks are expensive in Iceland and it appeared common for younger business travelers to load a few beers in their carryon... On our return for a 4 PM flight the lounge had some small sandwiches, trays of sushi from a store that was consistently restocked (quality was so-so but it was tasty...), soup (good), some sort of Skyr based desert tube, cheese and the headcheese like product on a toast. Overall I found this lounge very good, on par or better than the AirFrance lounge at IAD. The AMS lounge is an unimpressive contract lounge "Servisair Executive lounge 20", hot food consisted of a watery soup, there are two beer taps that were marked out of order. Maybe because it was around noon? It still was a bit better than a domestic lounge, but nothing to get excited about. Water Everyone is offered a bottle of Icelandic water well boarding the plane, additionally all Saga class passagers had water at their seats. Additional water was readily available in Saga Class Seat/IEF The seats are large and spacious with a six plus inch armrest and drink try between seats. The seat spacing makes it difficult for couples to unitize each other's shoulders for sleeping, but would provide ample division between random passengers. Although the seats are not lay flat they do have a good bit of room, retractable foot rest in the seat in front, and are comfortable. The IEF is a touch screen in the seat infront, it had maybe 5 fairly current blockbusters (This Means War, Hunger Games), about 25 or so older classics (Titanic, Rockanrolla (2008 - UK Gangsters)), a few Icelandic movies and shorts. It also had some TV shows, information on Iceland and a traditional detailed flight path tracking map. We were provided with generic noise canceling headphones on the IAD - KEF - IAD routes - however you must be careful they may pass out the non noise canceling version - ask for the better version. On the KEF AMS routes we were provided with basic non noise canceling headphones. Amenity Kit Flights from the US feature an amenity kit in a nice fairly large zippered bag. The bag will become my genearl purpose toiletry bag since its much larger than an old Northwest domestic bag, 2011 AirFrance business class and 2010 CX first class bags. The contents were a pair of socks, an eyeshade, ear plugs, full sized toothbrush and teeny toothpaste and three Soley Organics products. The Soley Organics products were a reviving moister mist, facial moisture, and organic healing cream, all with wild Icelandic herbs. I found these Soley Organics personal products to be quite nice, mostly due to the uniqueness of being from Iceland and being made from Icelandic herbs. They have a nice smell and were something I wanted to use on the plane. I don't use these products at home so I'll probably only continue to use the organic healing cream which seems to be usable as a lip balm.