SAS premium economy flights from Newark to Dublin currently only cost €409 (~US$444)! For €70 (~US$76) more, you can also depart from Chicago. This price includes lounge access, some priority services and two transatlantic crossing with extra leg-room and mileage. Most economy class tickets are more expensive than this offer by the Scandinavian Star Alliance member.
A long layover (roughly ten hours, sometimes overnight) in Copenhagen or Stockholm in at least one direction is necessary to get the lowest fare.
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 (from Chicago) or Oslo (from New York). The flights are usually operated with an Airbus A330, featuring a 2-3-2 in premium economy. Flying SAS premium economy (or SAS Plus) is especially attractive since the fare includes lounge access and priority services.
Flights from to Dublin are marketed as SAS Plus, too. However, you can’t expect any special seating on these trips, but will get a free meal compared to economy class travel.
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This deal expires on January 15, 2023 (though seats may sell out before then) and is valid for flights from March 1 through October 28, 2023. To get these prices, you need to spend at least one Sunday in Europe before flying back.
Our calendar above displays all available dates, as does Google Flights. We recommend that you book your flight directly on SAS’ website.
If you are keen to gather extra segments, you can also find itineraries with two stops each way for the same price. In that case, you would be visiting both Stockholm and Copenhagen before or after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
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 airline 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 of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to 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 from Chicago to Dublin via Stockholm should therefore roughly get you:
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- 15,446 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
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- 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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