SAS is currently having a sale on economy and premium economy tickets between Scandinavia and the United States. There are economy fares available from around $330 roundtrip to New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.
The latter destination is relatively new for SAS, as they’ve only been serving LAX since last spring. Ben had the chance to try the route in business class, though no one on OMAAT has tried it in economy or premium economy yet.
While I would definitely consider booking these flights in economy given the price, it turns out premium economy fares to the US West Coast are also incredibly low at the moment. You can fly roundtrip from Stockholm or Gothenburg to Los Angeles or San Francisco from only $720.
Meanwhile, oneworld and SkyTeam airlines are charging $1000+ for premium economy on the same routes.
Perhaps the best aspect of the sale is that tickets are sold in booking class A. Checking earning rates across Star Alliance, this fare can score you up to 200% of the distance flown, which is up to 11000 miles roundtrip without the bonus.
SAS premium economy looks quite nice after their cabins were refurbished last year.
This deal will not last, and I have never seen premium economy fares on SAS this low. You can book a cheap positioning flight on Norwegian or Ryanair from the rest of Europe and still fly to the US West Coast for under $800 in premium economy. The potential of earning 200% of the distance flown is reason enough to take the trip in my opinion.
Are you planning on taking advantage of this deal? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience in SAS Plus.