I was just doing the EuroBonus Hong Kong/China status match that I wrote about earlier, and saw that SAS is offering discounts for award tickets originating from Nordic Countries to Europe. These are valid for bookings made between April 10 to April 29 and for travel between October 1 to December 17.
These are fairly good deals, if you have points on SAS’s program. SAS just recently positively enhanced their program by eliminating fuel surcharges on awards that are on their metal. You only pay real taxes. How novel is that nowadays?
If you have points on US airlines’ programs these intra-Europe tickets typically go for 20K to 25K RT in economy and around 40K RT in business class. Some programs i.e. Delta consider some North African countries as Europe.
Here is the small print regarding this offer:
- Transfer flights on domestic are included if nothing else is mentioned.
- Point bargains is always roundtrips.
- You can book this offers online within minutes.
- Point bargains is not available when you mix points and cash.
- Travel must be completed during the period to obtain the discount.
- Children receive a 50% discount on the offer, if nothing else is mentioned.
- Infants travel for free, if you book a seat for your baby – 50% discount.
- Start time for the offers are always UTC time, if nothing else is mentioned.
- Number of award seats available is limited – try to avoid Sunday’s.
- Reservations cannot be changed after booking period is over, then normal award price applies.
- In some cases, there are no direct flights within a zone or between two zones, so you must transit in another zone – which could make the award more expensive.
- You are not allowed to mix classes on these offers, you need to make the reservation in the same class to obtain the discount.
- Business & Economy Extra class seats is available within Scandinavia (no Business class or Economy Extra service on domestic flights onboard).
- The traveler must pay any applicable charges, such as airport taxes.
- Can not be combined with other award discounts/offers.
- EuroBonus general membership conditions apply.