Fare Alert: Premium Economy To Europe From $520 Roundtrip

Airfares have been astronomical, but have been coming down a bit. Under $600 would be a very good coach fare of late, but right now it’s possible to travel to Europe roundtrip for under $600 in premium economy on Star Alliance member Scandinavian Airlines. Not only is it a bigger seat but they provide lounge access as well. This fare was first spotted by Thrifty Traveler‘s premium airfare deal alert service.

Fares are available to much of Europe (your choice of destination) from SAS gateways Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington Dulles – with the absolute cheapest being short-ish distances like Chicago – Dublin (which connects in an SAS hub).

Key details of fare basis AUSEUM:

  • Saturday night stay required
  • Travel must be between November 14 – April 30
  • Ticket by October 12
  • $300 change fee
  • There should be a 25% fare discount available for accompanied children age 2-11

This fare earns 125% of flown miles credit to Air Canada Aeroplan; 150% when credited to Virgin Atlantic; 100% credited to United MileagePlus.

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  1. Fantastic find! Just booked a vacation we’d been talking about for April – about $550/person ORD-DUB and back in PE on the overwater legs. The tip on crediting to Air Canada vs. United was helpful, too.

    Interestingly, I COULD NOT book this on the SAS website – it didn’t show the flights. I ended up booking through Expedia per Google Flights, which brings in the risk of dealing with a third party for changes, but it appears these are not all showing up on SAS’s site (it only showed one option out of six).

  2. Completely unrelated question but next week I am flying on finnair from jfk to Delhi, India with stops in Stockholm and then Helsinki. All legs on Finnair. Just wondering if because of this connection between ARN and HEL if will have to clear passport/customs control in Stockholm given the intra Schengen zone flight.

  3. Booked a long weekend over President’s Day, into Amsterdam and out of Copenhagen for $710. Was bookable via Amex Travel. As a bonus, both cities (especially Copenhagen) have decently priced hotels in the two Amex Collections. I always find it a bit of a reach to use the $200 statement credits in many cities, but was a no-brainer here.

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