New York & Chicago: €542 Nonstop SAS Premium Economy from Stockholm & Oslo

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Star Alliance member SAS has another marvelous premium economy deal! With departure from Stockholm, you can reach Chicago and New York with some extra legroom, one checked bag and lounge access along the way for €542. Free Wi-Fi is also part of the deal.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to SAS with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.

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SAS long haul fleet consists of Airbus A350 and A330 aircraft. The former features a 2-4-2 seating pattern in premium economy, the latter carries a 2-3-2 seating.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale until November 28, 2022 for flights departing in January, March and February 2023. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days (or a Sunday).

Google Flights previews available flights reliably. We recommend booking directly on SAS’ website.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

Tickets for all flight segments are issued in booking class A. To give you an example, flying from Oslo to Chicago via Stockholm (and back) should get you:

  • 17,142 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 17,042 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 17,042 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 12,782 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,782 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,782 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,782 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 12,782 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,780 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 10,652 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 10,652 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 10,652 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 10,652 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 10,652 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,650 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 10,000 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 8,522 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,522 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 8,520 Miles on Miles&More
  • 8,520 Award Miles + 1,000 PQP on United MileagePlus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Since origins and departure airports vary greatly, you might want to use our mileage calculator:

Destination

Hotel prices in New York and Chicago usually start at roughly €75-105, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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, 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 approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The 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.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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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