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In honor of its brand-new A330 service from South Florida to Scandinavia, SAS is offering phenomenal one-way fares, priced at just $99 from Miami to both Copenhagen and Oslo in late September and early October. While your first assumption may be that this is a mistake fare, SAS offered a similar deal shortly after launching LAX service earlier this year, so it does seem that this is intentional.
Note that $99 fares are not available on the return, but round-trips are available (on very limited dates) from $227. You can also fly nonstop on Norwegian’s Dreamliner from Copenhagen to nearby Fort Lauderdale starting at just $180 each way, or you can opt to redeem miles for economy or business class on the return. There’s even some business-class award availability on the nonstop from Oslo to Miami (outlined below) — and SAS’ A330 product is fantastic.
Airline: Scandinavian Airlines
Route: MIA to CPH and OSL
Cost: $99 one-way in economy
Dates: September – October 2016
Booking Link: Expedia
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $99 one-way on SAS:
Miami (MIA) to Oslo (OSL) for $99 one-way on SAS:
Miami (MIA) to Oslo (OSL) for $225 round-trip on SAS:
Oslo (OSL) to Miami (MIA) for 70,000 United miles in business class:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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