U.S.A. – SEK 6,650/ €626 Premium Economy flights with departure from Sweden

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Member of the three biggest alliances, Oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are currently selling discounted tickets for flights from Sweden to various airports in the USA. While British Airways is offering the broader selection of departure and destination airport, Air France, and KLM have the lowest prices, starting at only SEK 6,650/€626 for a return flight from Stockholm to Boston.

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Following SkyTeam now also Star Alliance joined the battle for the best price on Premium Economy Class flights from Sweden to the USA. That’s what we call a fare war. Sounds bad but it’s good for you since you will be the winner, scoring low priced fares!

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From Stockholm to the US Westcoast in Premium Economy for prices far below €700

If you chose to travel with SkyTeam, there are three destination that will get you a very interesting deal:

Here are some of the sweeter deals that Star Alliance is currently offering:

With Oneworld, the most valuable destinations departing from Stockholm (flights from Gothenburg are available at roughly the same prices) include:

All flights consist of one Economy Class segment between Sweden and the carriers’ hubs in Europe and one long-haul flight in Premium Economy to the selcted destination in the United States.

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According to fare rules, these fares require a minimum stay of six days or at least one night from Saturday to Sunday. Further, your maximum stay may not exceed twelve months when traveling with Oneworld. SkyTeam fares will only allow you a maximum stay of 3 months.

Oneworld fares are valid within the following travel periods:

  • December 30th through June 6th
  • August 18th through December 18th

SkyTeam restricted its offer to the times stated below:

  • August 1st through December 15th
  • January 7th thorugh March 31st

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any fare rules for Star Alliance flights. Also no expiration date is mentioned for any of the airlines. In conclusion, this offer will be available until it is sold out or withdrawn by the airlines. At time of writing, most destinations show almost daily availabality in late 2019 and throughout 2020.

Google Flights displays alle fares in question accurately. You can use that to your advantage by retrieving flight dates using its calendar (instructions). You your data to find the cheapest flights via our flight search or directly at on the carrier’s website.

Mileage

Oneworld

British Airways issues tickets in booking class K for short haul flight and booking class T for premium economy segments. Interestingly, the short haul flight takes place in a discounted booking class, while long haul flights yield at least 100% of traveled distance in award mileage. The following example covers a Stockholm to Los Angeles roundtrip:

  • 18,980 on LATAM Pass
  • 18,980 on Finnair Plus
  • 11,790 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
  • 11,790 on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 11,790 on British Airways Executive Club
  • 11,790 on American AAdvantage
  • 11,790 on Iberia Plus
  • 11,790 on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 11,790 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • 11,790 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 11,790 on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 11,790 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 11,340 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 11,340 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 11,340 on Asia Miles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

According to British Airways, all short haul segment are worth 10 tier points each. Long haul segments to U.S. destinations yield 90 tier points in each direction, totaling in 200 tier points for a roundtrip from Sweden. This is a third of what is needed to reach Oneworld Sapphire status.

SkyTeam

Air France/KLM should issue their tickets in booking class A for long-haul flights in Premium Economy, short-haul segments will be in booking class Y. Both will get you an earning rate of 100% with most SkyTeam frequent traveler programs. Same example as above:

  • 21,280 on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 21,280 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 21,280 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 19,360 on Delta SkyMiles
  • 18,880 on Alitalia MileMiglia
  • 16,050 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 16,050 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 14,360 on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 13,220 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 13,220 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 13,220 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 13,220 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 13,220 on Jet Airways
  • 13,220 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 13,220 on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 13,220 on Saudia Alfursan
  • 13,220 on Air Europa Club
  • 13,220 on Korean Air Skypass
  • 13,220 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 12,510 on Virgin Australia Velocity
  • 7,570 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Star Alliance

When flying Star Alliance, your booking class will depend on the carrier you choose. While most of the European short-haul flights will be in booking class Y, tickets for long-haul Premium Economy Class flights will be issued for example in R (United) or N (Austrian, Lufthansa). Here’s what you can expect from a flight to Los Angeles with Austrian:

  • 22,270 on LATAM Pass
  • 15,070 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 14,740 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 14,740 on Miles & More
  • 14,640 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 14,640 on United MileagePlus
  • 14,240 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 13,840 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 13,840 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 13,840 on Asiana Club
  • 13,840 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,840 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 13,840 on South African Voyager
  • 13,840 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 13,840 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 13,040 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 10,170 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 2,570 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 2,390 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 1,990 on Avianca Brazil Amigo
  • 1,590 on Asia Miles
  • 1,590 on TAP Miles & Go
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
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 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 about 12€, you don’t need a visa for entry.

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.

Currency

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.

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Comments (2)

  1. It seems as if Star Alliance also joins the “fare war”.

    E.g. I found STO-BOS with AC for 6873SEK on skyscanner…

    Reply

    • Hi Julian, you are right. Thanks for pointing this out to us! We added Star Alliance to the race for low prices.

      Reply

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