What a surprising offer by Star Alliance member Scandinavian Airlines – the airline sells tickets from Gothenborg to Los Angeles (with a stop on Copenhagen) for as little as €155 (~SEK 1,586). Flights to New York are selling for €166 (~SEK 1,698). A checked bag increases the price by €80 on SAS’ website. This crazy low fare is available for departures in February and March 2022.
Touristic travel to the USA is possible again from November 8, 2021, onwards for fully vaccinated Europeans.
Should you not be able to fly (or not want to fly) later on, you can cancel the flights and get a voucher from SAS worth the amount of money that you spent.
Our availability calendar shows you all flights at the lowest fare for trip up to 28 days. SAS sells tickets for €155, while some online travel agencies in our flight search go as low as €138.
You have to change planes in Copenhagen both ways. Long haul flights are Airbus A350-900 services, with a 3-3-3 seating in their economy cabin.
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This fare can be booked for departures between January 10 and March 31, 2022. On May 2, 2022, all travel has to be completed. The fare expires on November 28, 2021, but we highly doubt it will be around that long. The minimum stay requirement is of 6 days or one Sunday. It shows up for February and March 2022 departures. While availability is good, we expect this fare to be gone within hours.
Google Flights previews flight dates reliably. After finding additional flight dates there you can proceed to SAS website or our flight search, depending on if you want to save some extra bucks. We recommend the former.
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 three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines 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 you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for 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 Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. 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.
SAS issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class T. Star Alliance frequent flyers can earn the following mileage:
- 11,500 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 5,752 Award Miles + 956 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 3,304 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,056 Miles on Miles&More
- 680 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 142 Miles on Etihad Guest