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Earlier this week, we heard about ridiculously low one-way fares from Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). At first, it seemed like it must be a mistake fare — $99 from the West Coast to Europe is an amazing deal, even compared to prices at budget airlines like Norwegian — but it turns out that the low prices are official, a promotional price as the airline prepares to launch its new LAX service in March.
The discounted fare — advertised at $99 — must be booked by March 6, and travel must occur between March 14 and 25. While the outbound flight is super cheap, the return trip will cost more. We found round-trip fares as low as $411, but it could end up being more depending on your actual itinerary — a cheaper alternative might be to fly home on Norwegian, which has one-way return flights priced as low as $155 in late March and early April, or you could book an award ticket for your flight home.
Route: LAX to ARN
Cost: $99+ one-way in economy
Dates: March 14-25, 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) for $99 one-way on SAS:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) for $411 round-trip on SAS:
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