SAS Fall Sale

Tracy Stewart, August 02, 2007
Fares from Washington DC:

    Scandinavian Airlines is having a fall sale from most of its US gateways to, you guessed it, Scandinavia. Purchase by August 13 for travel September 10 through December 13. Fares are lower for travel in late fall, or October 29 through December 13.



    • Tampa to Copenhagen, starting from $272 each-way: For travel in early fall (September 10 through September 20), the best we were able to find was about $344 each-way, which comes to $780 round-trip, including taxes. Oddly enough, we found these exact same dates on Orbitz for $736 round-trip, including taxes, with a United/SAS and Lufthansa share.

    • New York to Oslo, starting from $319 each-way: We found $275 each-way, or $655 round-trip, including taxes, for travel on October 3 through October 14. This matches the lowest fare we found on Orbitz for these dates, on Continental.

    • Washington to Stockholm, starting from $345 each-way: Using October 19 through October 29 as our dates of travel, we found a fare of $730 round-trip, taxes included. Meanwhile, on Orbitz, these dates gave us a lower fare of $667 round-trip, including tax, on Icelandair.

    • Los Angeles to Copenhagen, starting from $391 each-way: Departing September 16 and returning September 27, we found $873 round-trip, including taxes. Our follow-up search for the same trip on Orbitz listed a lower fare of $828 round-trip, including all taxes, with Delta Airlines.

    • Seattle to Stockholm, starting from $353 each-way (late fall): We found $798 round-trip, including all taxes, for November 6 through November 13. Orbitz lists $809 round-trip, including tax, as their lowest fare, on a United/SAS share for the same trip.

    • Atlanta to Gothenburg, starting from $272 each-way (late fall): For November 30 through December 11, we found $655 round-trip, including taxes. By plugging in these same dates on Orbitz, we were able to find a lower fare of $585 round-trip, including tax, on a United/SAS and Lufthansa share.

    Typically, these sales offered by SAS are a disappointment and this one is no exception. We found a lower fare on Orbitz in almost every case we checked. Also, why do airlines still bother advertising fares one-way based on round-trip? How hard is it to multiply something by two?  Sheesh.
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