SAS has announced a promotion, which allows you to earn quadruple flights and points in their frequent flyer program, Eurobonus, when flying with SAS or Wideroe. This promotion is valid for flights between October and the end of January, no matter when they were booked.
You’ll be credited the basic points as always + thrice that amount as status points. Only the basic points can be used for awards, however. The additional status points are merely useful to reach or renew a frequent flyer status.
This opens new possibilities to reach the Silver or Gold status through segments.
Star Alliance Gold Status for €407
For the gold status at Eurobonus (Star Alliance Gold) you usually either need 45 flight segments or 45,000 status points. Since the credits are quadrupled, 12 flights or 11,250 status points on SAS flights are now sufficient.
We have selected two ways for you below, how you can get the Star Alliance Gold status at a rather cheap price:
12 Segments Within Europe
Basically, there are different options for how you can get the 12 segments cheaply:
- 6 nonstop round trips
- 3 round trips with 1 layover in each direction
- 2 round trips with 2 layovers in each direction
The price per segment is usually the lowest for the last two options. A round trip flight with a layover (4 segments) is available on many routes for around €140. With two layovers, however, you usually have to pay €200.
We picked out an example for you, from Frankfurt to Umeå in the north of Sweden. The connection
FRA-CPH-ARN-UME-ARN-CPH-FRA has six segments and costs €203.50. You can book it directly on the SAS website:
Two of those round trips would get you 48 qualifying flights (
2 x 6 x 4 = 48) and thus the Star Alliance Gold status. Cost: €407 (+ whatever staying at Umea costs).
Premium Economy to North America
On long-haul flights, it is easier to earn miles than segments. A sweet spot for the quadruple bonus points are flights from Germany to the USA in premium economy. This is due to the fact that a segment from Germany to Scandinavia in SAS Plus already regularly earns 1,500 points – after quadrupling, this means 6,000 status points.
With the routing
BER-ORD-CPH-OSL-BER in SAS Plus, you’d get 13,750 x 4 = 55,000 status points. This means that you are already well above the 45,000 points required for gold status. The whole thing can be booked directly on flySAS.com for €1,057:
Getting a Star Alliance Gold status has rarely been easier. The promotion with quadruple segments & points already enjoyed popularity in the spring of 2021 and is now back again.
Of course, there is no perfect time for mileage / segment runs, but two trips within Europe can be done on two weekends if necessary. It makes more sense, of course, to plan a short vacation in Umea, Gothenburg, etc.