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Via Fly4Free Miami – Oslo, and connecting flights to elsewhere in Scandinavia — Stockholm and Copenhagen at least — run about $460 roundtrip in premium economy not merely coach. Think domestic first class seats and upgraded service (.pdf).
How cool is this? It’s a $62 base fare in each direction, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this for coach but this gets you premium economy which is both more comfortable and earns more miles. SAS is a Star Alliance member and partner of United.
Key things to know about this fare:
- Outbound travel to Europe is allowed Sundays through Wednesdays now through May 18 or August 18 through end of schedule.
- Return travel to the US is allowed Monday through Thursday but a Saturday night stay is required.
- 12 month maximum stay
- $300 change fee
To drop the price the additional $40 or more, you need to book via airfare metasearch site Momondo.
Fly4Free also called an SAS $221 roundtrip from Miami in economy an error fare and I don’t think it was. In fact, considering they’ve run $221 economy roundtrips a premium economy price that’s nearly double makes perfect sense.
In fact SAS’ fare basis PLXUSSCX is called “BASIC SEASON MIDWEEK PREMIUM ECONOMY // RESTRICTED FARES” that’s meant to be a deep discount fare.
Copenhagen, copyright: waeske / 123RF Stock Photo
Just in case SAS decides they want to renege on such a deep discount offer for non-stops to Europe, a case of seller’s remorse, I’d wait a few days after buying tickets before making additional non-refundable travel plans around the fare. (In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but there’s not much history with enforcement of that particular DOT statement so I’d still not test it.)
Update: SAS liked this deal on twitter. So please don’t argue this is some sort of mistake, it’s a really great sale fare that their social media team seems pleased is going viral.