Buy One Adult Ticket on SAS and Get Up To Eight Kids “Free”!

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One of the absolutely coolest airline promotions for families has returned! From today, May 1, 2018, until May 13, 2018, you can book an adult ticket from the US to Scandinavia on SAS and children ages 2 – 11, as well as infants up to 24 months, can travel with that paid adult for $0 base fare!

 

Buy one adult ticket to Scandinavia on SAS and get up to eight kids “free”

What this promo means is that up to eight children can travel to Scandinavia with a paid adult for just the cost of taxes and fees in SAS Go or SAS Plus class from Boston (BOS), New York (EWR), Miami (MIA), Washington D.C. (IAD), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), and Los Angeles (LAX)— to Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland!

The valid travel dates cover a very wide period of time from August 20, 2018 – March 30, 2019. Travel must be completed by Sunday, March 31, 2019, and there are holiday blackout dates of December 20, 2018 – January 8, 2019. For those not familiar with SAS, SAS Go is their regular economy section.

SAS Plus is essentially their Premium Economy section with more legroom, wider seats, and adjustable headrests and footrests. In SAS Plus, you’ll also get many of the perks of SAS Business including lounge access, SAS Fast Track, two checked bags weighing 51 lbs each, and improved food and drinks onboard.

SAS Plus

Obviously, the exact prices will depend on when and where you want to fly, but you can use their flexible date calendar to spot the cheapest days to fly. Prices for economy seem to start at $200 – $300 each direction for adults, and the taxes/fees for children seem to start at about $10 on the outbound and about $41 – $67 on the return.

For the premium economy SAS Plus tickets, adults can expect to pay about $800+ each way and children’s fees seem to go up by about $10. If you are flying with a whole slew of children or from the West Coast, it could be worth considering that upcharge if you can handle the increased adult price since the kids would then also be in SAS Plus for that relatively long journey.

Why be the parent who just has the kids over for pizza and ice cream when you could be the parent who takes themselves and eight kids to Scandinavia for just $1,100?! Of course, most of us (self-included) probably don’t feel qualified to take eight children across the ocean, but it is cool knowing you could.

Josh and I actually just booked a trip to Scandinavia on SAS in business class using miles a few weeks ago, but if this deal keeps occurring year after year, then in a year or two we will jump on it and take the girls to family-friendly cities such as Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Stockholm for just the cost of the adult ticket(s) + taxes for the kids. Heck, maybe we will even bring along a friend our cousin for them to play with at that price! I like to think of this deal as a “Companion Pass” for kids where you can take up to 8 kids with each paid adult.

Use miles for additional adults to minimize cash outlay

If you want to minimize your cash outlay, consider just paying for one adult to attach the kids to and then the other adult(s) could use miles to fly SAS. Since SAS is in the Star Alliance you can book a SAS award ticket via a partner such as United or Aeroplan. In the case of Aeroplan, you can transfer in Membership Rewards points from cards such as The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit CardThe Amex EveryDay® Credit Card, or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN at a 1:1 ratio. An economy round trip award on SAS will cost you around 60,000 miles in partner programs, so it may not be a good use of miles if cash prices are around $600 each way, but it is an option.

 

There are no promo codes or special links to use to get this SAS deal of buy one adult and get up to eight kids for just taxes/fees. All you need to do is head to the SAS website, make your booking as normal, and the kid’s totals should price out only as just the taxes, assuming you are pricing an eligible trip.

Is anyone plotting out a family trip to Scandinavia?

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Comments

  1. I wish I could get in on this deal! I think my kids are too young to appreciate it, though. Hopefully they’ll have this special in a few years.

  2. Can you book SAS plus using points? If so, how likely would it be for both parents and kids to get seats next to one another?

  3. I know that when I priced this out when all my 5 kids were under 11 it was great deal. Now with one over 11 it isn’t the best. If I payed cash for all 7 tickets it would $2679. ORD to Oslo. There maybe some cheaper dates. This is the economy and it would work out to about $380 per person. Not an amazing deal as you can get to Europe on airlines (not the budget ones) on sale for around 400ish out of O’hare. Just yesterday there was ORD to Lisbon for $430.

    I think it is a great deal if all your kids are under 11.

  4. I can’t get the kids $10 – $25 fare to show. It’s charging me the full adult fare. Do I have to click all the way through like entering all my payment info for the final figures?

    • MT, no it should display correctly without entering your info. I would check your dates, origin, and destination to be sure they are within the parameters. Also be sure there is one adult ticket and the rest selected as children 11 and under. Are all of those parameters correct?

      • Hi Summer!
        After playing around with it, yes, it turned out on some dates they’re charging full fare for the kids – even if they’re not the blackout dates. Also, I found that fare for the adult when flying with children, is higher (inflated to compensate for the kids’ discount??) than the adult fare when not flying with children, even on the same flight, on the same date.
        Either way, the prices are still very very attractive. Thanks for your write-up!!

  5. Because of this post we totally jumped on it and my family (me, hubby and 5 kids) are all headed to Copenhagen at the end of August!! Found an airbnb for $900 for the week and we figure it will cost us a total of 3k for our family of 7 for the week all inclusive! So excited but now just trying to gear myself up for jetlag with the kids as this will be our first huge timezone change trip!! Thanks!!

    • Sara, congrats for scoring a great deal and planning such an adventure! With a full week in one place you will likely be okay enough with the time zone after the first day or two. You don’t need to ever fully adjust – get up a little late and stay up a little late. Enjoy!

    • Sara,
      How did you get that deal? You are saying that for 2 adults and 5 kids you paid 2100 for ORD to Copenhagen on SAS Plus?
      I am seeing 1 adult and 5 kids (all 11 and under) for 1679 lowest price in August out of ORD. With another adult ticket being another $1200.

      I would love to hear how you did it lower.

      • I think the prices may have gone up…they did as I was in the process of booking, …if we did economy we could have gotten the tickets for $1100 but paid the extra for the economy plus so $1500 total. That is just for one adult though. We used our Chase Ultimate Rewards miles for my husbands ticket. So you could probably say that “cost” us more money but I like to just consider it free 🙂

  6. Ah last year when they did it was for kids 12 and under. I wish they wouldn’t have changed it. My oldest is 12.

  7. Just completed this trip, from a promo last year. Premium Economy was excellent and was able to use the lounges in Stockholm and Copenhagen with the fare. Earned 200% A3 miles on the whole trip for 4 which gave us 2 one way free J tickets on Star Alliance and got A3 Silver. Awesome deal! You could also upgrade to Business with cash, but my offer wasn’t accepted.

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