Star Alliance member Scandinavian Airlines has put a very good price tag on transatlantic crossings from Stockholm, Sweden to Los Angeles. For just €325 (~SEK 3,269), the airline brings you to California with a stop on Copenhagen. For the same price, nonstop flights from Stockholm to Newark are available, as well. You can find flight dates from November 2021 through April 2022.
Touristic travel to the USA should be possible again from November 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 possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. You can also check out online travel agencies, that sell these tickets up to €40 cheaper than the airline.
Flights to Newark are nonstop services, operated by SAS Airbus A330 aircraft. On your way to Los Angeles, you will first fly to Denmark on SAS short haul aircraft, then continue on an A330 or A350 to the United States West Coast.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale until for flights without a specific travel period. This deal is only available for flights departing from Sunday to Thursday. The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days (or a Sunday).
As always, Google Flights (instructions) will be a great help with finding dates that suit you best. You can still book your flight directly on the carrier’s website. But if you want to compare prices and maybe save some extra money, we recommend our flight search.
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 L. A roundtrip via Copenhagen to Los Angeles should earn you the following miles and points on Star Alliance loyalty programs:
- 11,896 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 6,110 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 5,950 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 5,950 Award Miles + 988 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 3,304 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,104 Miles on South African Voyager
- 3,056 Miles on Miles&More
- 3,054 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 680 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 340 Miles on Etihad Guest
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 about €12, 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.
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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