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You could fly premium economy to Oslo through March for less than $800 round-trip

June 02, 2022
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Round-trip premium economy flights to Norway's capital city, Oslo, are available from a handful of U.S. cities for travel starting in August through March 2023.

Flights from New York City start under $600, more than half off the normal price for this route. Also, the other flights in this deal are all around 50% off, if not more, with all flights below $800.

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Deal basics

(Photo by Maremagnum/Getty Images)

Airlines: Scandinavian Airlines and Norse Atlantic Airways.
Routes: New York, Newark, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando and Washington, D.C., to Oslo.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: June-October and August-March. Exact availability depends on the route.
Book by: One-two days.

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting TPG to this deal. You can try SCF for free for 14 days, after which it'll cost $49 per year for a Premium membership, which gets you flight deals up to 90% off. Or you can upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

This deal features flights from nine U.S. airports, including three routes with the lowest-priced premium economy fares we've seen thus far, specifically:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $577, a record-low price for this route.
  • Miami International Airport (MIA), starting at $640.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $654.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)/Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $704.
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD), starting at $743.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $754.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), starting at $761, a record-low price for this route.
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO), starting at $793, a record-low price for this route.
(Screenshot from Scott’s Cheap Flights)

This deal includes flights on Scandinavian Airlines, which you can search availability for via Google Flights. This deal is unique for a few reasons, including that it features availability over the winter holidays — such as this flight from Newark which would transport you to the winter wonderland of Olso for the week of Christmas.

Related: Small and satisfying: Flying premium economy on Scandinavian Airlines’ new A321LR from Washington to Copenhagen

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

In total, this flight would cost just over $635 for the carrier's Plus fare type, which is its premium economy fare type, one step above its economy Go class and just below business class. Passengers who book this fare can modify their bookings for $300 or pay $350 to refund the entire trip.

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(Screenshot from SAS)

Although this flight is on an Airbus 330-300, you can expect similarities to what TPG's Ben Smithson experienced on board an A321LR SAS flight from IAD to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), including slightly more legroom and seat space, some recline, a small amenity kit and a three-course meal. The most noteworthy perk of flying premium economy on SAS though is that Wi-Fi is included, which is rare for premium economy fares.

(Screenshot from SAS)

As mentioned, this deal also includes flights on Norse Atlantic Airways, which is a Norwegian low-cost, long-haul airline launching service on June 14 from JFK to OSL.

It's a new airline, so you have to search routes directly through the airline since its flights do not yet populate on Google Flights. Its cheapest premium economy class is Premium Light, which includes two carry-on bags, two meals, premium boarding and priority check-in. Premium Light fares can be changed for $200 plus any difference in fare.

(Screenshot from Norse Atlantic Airways)

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, be sure to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, including The Platinum Card® from American Express, which awards you 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year. Or try the Citi Premier® Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve, both for 3 points per dollar on airfare, or the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare. Use the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this story for more ways to maximize airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Oslo City Hall. (Photo by fotoVoyager/Getty Images)

Not only does this deal give travelers the opportunity to fly premium economy for half the price, fares from New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale are the lowest priced fares we've seen yet. Plus, this deal highlights flights with holiday availability and gives travelers the chance to try a brand-new airline.

Read more: I just booked a $129 flight to Europe from JFK. Here’s how I did it

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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