SAS (which intends to quit Star Alliance and join SkyTeam) has another marvelous premium economy deal from several European cities. You can reach Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, and San Francisco with some extra legroom, a checked bag, and lounge access along the way starting at only €587.
More combinations are possible at the same price, but they may require a long layover in Scandinavia or even an overnight stay. There are likely more options available with different origins in Europe and destinations in North America, such as Toronto and Washington, DC.
Here are some of the highlights of this deal:
- Malaga – Miami at €587
- Milan – Miami at €592
- Paris – New York at €604
- Amsterdam – Miami at €620
- Dublin – Chicago at €621
- Amsterdam – New York at €623
- Milan – Chicago at €636
- Geneva – Miami at €687 (~CHF 650)
- Milan – Los Angeles at €695
- Paris – Los Angeles at €707
- Paris – San Francisco at €707
- Brussels – Los Angeles at €711
- …and more
Flights at the lowest fare are available between December 1 and April 30, 2024. Feel free to select your preferred route and dates, and we’ll redirect you to SAS’ booking site. Alternatively, you can also book on OTAs through the Travel-Dealz.com flight search:
SAS’ long-haul fleet consists of Airbus A350, A330, and A321 aircraft. The first features a 2-4-2 seating pattern in premium economy, the second carries a 2-3-2 seating, while the A321 offers a 2-2 configuration.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale until November 28, 2023 for flights departing between December 1 and April 30. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days (or a Sunday). Google Flights previews available flights reliably. We recommend booking directly on SAS’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
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SAS has announced that it will leave the Star Alliance to join SkyTeam. The date of the switch is unknown. Should your flight take place after the switch, you probably won’t be able to earn any miles at any Star Alliance program.
Since origins and departure airports vary greatly, you might want to use our mileage calculator:
Hotel prices in the USA usually start at roughly €80-130, depending on the city and hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.
The Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
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