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Several people emailed me today to tell me about a promotion that SAS is running, where up to 8 kids fly free from the US to Denmark, Sweden, Norway or Finland
For some reason, people seem to think of me when there are promotions involving lots of kids 🙂
Fine print says:
- Book by January 23rd (Monday)
- Travel between February 7th and April 9th
This is quite a deal!
On the surface, this is a pretty amazing deal! Here is an example of a flight between Chicago and Stockholm
That’s for 1 adult and 8 kids, so 9 people total roundtrip from the US to Europe for $1165.53, or about $129 per person! That’s just about as cheap as it’s possible to fly roundtrip from the US to Europe, though I once (almost) flew British Airways first class roundtrip to Europe for about $80. Even WOW’s fares usually only go down to $99, and that’s one-way! I mean in this situation, over 50% of the fare are taxes and fees which you really can’t escape
But… taking a 2nd look
So I got super excited – and started planning possible spring break trips, but then I took a look at some of the other details. Here are 2 big problems for our family
- The free child fares are only for kids under 12. Since my older 3 kids are 12 and older, we would “only” get 3 free fares, and have to pay for 5.
- The discounted fares are only on SAS metal – they fly from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to New York, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco in the US. If I priced out a CVG-ARN ticket, everything came up full price. So we would need to make our way to one of those locations
So I think that I will pass on this deal, as good as it sounds. I looked at possibly taking 1 of 2 of my younger kids with me, especially since my younger son wants to go to Sweden for his long-distance trip with me this year! But even then, I think using miles may be a better solution.
But It absolutely might make sense for you and your family though, so check it out if you think it will!
If you’re going to book a ticket using this kids fly free to Europe deal on SAS, let me know in the comments!