SAS round-trip premium economy flights to Europe starting at $653

Fly to Europe in comfort with this deal: SAS is offering discounted premium economy flights to cities all over the continent.

With this deal, you can book flights to many Scandinavian cities such as Copenhagen and Oslo, or you can visit other popular tourist destinations including Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam or Brussels. The possibilities are endless.


The deal is good for travel dates from November to April, and there are some available routes on Thanksgiving Day. However, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are excluded from this deal.

Fares are also subject to change and this deal is only expected to last for the next couple of days. So, be sure to purchase your flight tickets to Europe as soon as possible.

Deal basics

Airlines: SAS.
Routes: Boston, Los Angeles, Newark, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, New York City to multiple European cities.
How to book: Search through Google Flights for your best dates, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: November 2022 to April 2023, including some routes on Thanksgiving Day; excluding all routes for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Book by: 1-2 days.

Kudos to Scott’s Cheap Flights for finding this deal. Sign up for the site’s Premium membership, which comes with a 14-day free trial and costs $49 a year for discounts of up to 90%. The Elite tier membership has Premium deals, along with premium economy, business class and first-class deals.

Sample flights

This deal lets you fly to a wide swath of European cities from airports all over the U.S. Most of the premium economy fares in this deal hover in the $1,000s, but there are quite a few that fall in the $600 to $800 range.

Here are some of the cheapest SAS flights to Europe we’ve flagged:

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), starting at $653.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), starting at $653 (includes a layover).
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Aarhaus Airport (AAR) in Denmark, starting at $670 (includes a layover).
EWR to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), starting at $694 (includes a layover).
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Zurich Airport (ZRH), starting at $702 (includes a layover).
BOS to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), starting at $703 (includes a layover).
Miami International Airport (MIA) to Helsinki Airport (HEL), starting at $742 (includes a layover).
ORD to Oslo Airport (OSL), starting at $743 (includes a layover).
MIA to CPH, starting at $753.

We recommend using Google Flights to determine your availability. Then, book your tickets directly through the airline’s website. If your flight faces a delay, cancellation or booking change, direct airline reservations tend to be far more reliable than those from third-party booking sites.

For many of these SAS flights, prices on Google Flights are lower than whatever is advertised on SAS’ website. For example, Google Flights shows the fare for a Nov. 21 to Nov. 28 flight to Zurich as $667 because there are many third-party booking options available. The price on SAS’s website for such a trip is $702.


The flight to Zurich departs Chicago at 10:05 p.m. and has a layover in Copenhagen. The returning flight to Chicago leaves Zurich at 10:20 a.m. and also has a layover in Copenhagen.


The airline’s ‘Plus’ premium economy option offers more legroom, a three-course meal and in-flight Wi-Fi, among many other perks. SAS Plus also gives passengers access to the airline’s airport lounge and priority boarding.


None of the available seats on the four flights to and from Zurich had a price tag attached to them, so you could select a seat without paying extra under SAS’ premium economy class.


You also have the option to add more baggage for $85. Keep in mind, though, that the Plus fare already allows one checked bag and one carry-on.


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Bottom line

This SAS deal offers a lot of flexibility, and you can fly to a variety of popular European destinations, including nearly all of Scandinavia. Some of the premium economy fares from the U.S. can hover around $1,000, but large cities like Los Angeles and Chicago tend to offer the cheapest premium economy fares.

Zurich street scene with tram, shoppers and commuters. ANDREW MERRY/GETTY IMAGES

Additionally, with SAS Plus, you can fly to Europe with some comfort since there’s extra legroom, a three-course meal and a few other perks on your flight.