Take the Whole Family to Northern Europe — Kids Fly (Almost) Free on SAS for a Limited Time
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Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is offering one of the more unusual deals we've seen in recent memory. If you book a round-trip ticket between the US and Scandinavia and Finland, you can take along up to 8 kids (12 and under) with you for only the cost of the taxes and fees associated with each extra ticket. This means that you can take the whole family along with you on a trip to Northern Europe for essentially the cost of just one adult ticket.
In order to take advantage of this deal, you must book your tickets by January 23 and travel between February 7 and April 9, 2017. You can book a reservation with two adults on it as well, but the total number of people on the reservation can't exceed 9. In theory, a family with two parents can bring up to 16 children for free if each parent was booked on a separate reservation. Talk about the ultimate field trip!
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Stockholm for $1,146 round-trip for 1 adult and 8 kids:
Newark (EWR) to Oslo (OSL) for $1,285 round-trip for 1 adult and 8 kids:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $1,368 round-trip for 1 adult and 8 kids:
Miami (MIA) to Helsinki (HEL) for $1,468 round-trip for 1 adult and 8 kids:
Maximize Your Purchase
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If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Dan's Deals