Most of our readers will probably appreciate SAS’s current premium economy deal for flights from Europe to the USA. However, if there’s anyone reading our blog, sitting in the United States, this deal is so much sweeter. SAS premium economy flights from Chicago to Dublin currently only cost €496 (~US$513)! Our Irish readers may also want to recommend these flights to any friends or relatives in the US. Make them come visit you!
Our calendar displays all available dates. Simply select the dates that suit you best. You can then be redirected to SAS’ website:
All flights will have a layover, either in Copenhagen or Stockholm. The flights are usually operated with an Airbus A330.
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This deal expires on November 29, 2022 (though seats may sell out before then) and is valid for flights from January 11 through March 31, 2023. To get these prices, you need to spend at least one Sunday in Europe before flying back.
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.
All flights are issued in booking class A. The entire trip should therefore roughly get you:
- 20,715 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 20,595 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 20,595 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 15,451 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 15,446 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 15,446 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 15,446 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 15,446 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 12,876 Miles on Asiana Club
- 12,873 Miles on South African Voyager
- 12,873 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,873 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 12,873 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,873 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 12,778 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 12,000 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 10,300 Award Miles + 1,298 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 10,298 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 10,298 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 10,019 Miles on Miles&More
- 2,668 Miles on Etihad Guest
Hotel prices in Dublin usually start at roughly €60 to €85, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. 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:
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