SAS low fares SFO to Scandinavia and Star Alliance elite fast-track

San Francisco to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and a variety of cities along coastal Norway reduced prices to $500 to $570 round trip for travel January to April 2018.

SAS-operated flights

SFO – Oslo OSL, Norway $527

SFO – Stockholm, Sweden $527

SFO – Alesund AES, Norway $537

SFO – Bergen BGO, Norway $531

SFO – Copenhagen CPH, Denmark $570

Even better, ticket prices from Stockholm ARN to San Francisco SFO are as low as $341 round trip.

Stockholm ARN – San Francisco SFO $341

Oslo OSL – San Francisco SFO $358

Bergen BGO – San Francisco SFO $358

Stavanger SVG – San Francisco SFO $358

Gothenburg GOT – San Francisco SFO $342

One of the features of Stockholm to San Francisco tickets is the option to schedule the return flight for summer months. Fly Stockholm to San Francisco in March and fly SFO to Stockholm in July.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines $393 round trip

Fri Mar 16 Bergen, Norway BGO – Copenhagen CPH – San Francisco SFO

Thu July 12 SFO – CPH – Bergen, Norway BGO

BGO-SFO $393 Mar16-Jul12 SK

Earning Aegean Miles+Bonus Tier Miles on $342 ticket

Aegean Miles + Bonus Silver elite is earned for 12,000 Tier Miles, if you fly 2 Aegean flight segments. You can also earn Silver elite flying 24,000 Tier Miles without any Aegean flight segments.

ARN-SFO $342 SK Feb8-15

Stockholm ARN to SFO earns 12,146 Tier Miles on a $342 ticket.

  • SFO – Copenhagen CPH 5,473 Tier Miles
  • Copenhagen – Stockholm ARN 600 Tier Miles (minimum earn rate for SK flights exceeds actual 341 flight miles).

Aegean account Tier Miles (2)

Flights from Stockholm to Athens on Aegean are as low as $58 one way. Two segment flights like Copenhagen-Athens-Rome can be $90.

In October, I flew 4 Aegean flight segments Nice-Athens-Sofia-Athens-Prague on two tickets for $77 and $58 to complete my Aegean Gold qualification fast-track component.

Lots of destinations have cheap flights to Stockholm Arlanda ARN or Skavsta NYO providing many opportunities to travel intra-Europe with Aegean one way and back to Stockholm using Aegean and another airline.

ARN-ATH $58 A3 apr8

Make Aegean flights on first trip to Europe and earn Silver elite with return flight on SAS to San Francisco to start 12 month period to earn Gold elite.

Nested ticket strategy

Ticket A: San Francisco to Stockholm $527

  • outbound Thu February 8
  • inbound Mon April 30

Ticket B: Stockholm to San Francisco $370

  • outbound Sun February 18
  • inbound Sat Apr 21

Aegean/Star Alliance Gold Elite

Gold elite requires 24,000 Tier Miles and 4 Aegean flight segments in the 12 months from date you earn Silver elite.

I started my Aegean elite status quest in December 2016 with my first SAS flight Stockholm to SFO. I earned Silver elite July 2016 and flew 4 Aegean flight segments October 2017. I need one SAS round trip flight to earn another 12,000 Tier Miles and qualify for Aegean/Star Alliance gold elite.

Starting from 0 Tier Miles with Aegean Miles+Bonus

Three trips between San Francisco and Scandinavia on SAS earns enough tier miles to earn Silver and Gold elite in 2018 when you add 6 total flight segments on Aegean, 2 for Silver and 4 more for Gold.

You can start from 0 Tier Miles and earn Aegean Gold elite with Star Alliance Gold elite benefits worldwide for about $1,500 in SAS and Aegean airline tickets with this sale.

SAS ticket prices San Francisco to Scandinavia have seemed super high for many months now in the $600s and $700s as Lufthansa, United and Air Canada flooded Scandinavia destinations with cheap $400 round trip tickets.

$530 fares from SFO are nothing extraordinary.

Ticket prices have been down to $340 SFO to Paris on Air Canada in recent weeks.

The main reason I have been waiting for an SAS fare sale is even discount economy class SK booking codes earn 100% flight miles as Aegean Miles+Bonus Tier Miles. I need one round trip ticket between San Francisco and Stockholm to earn Aegean Miles+Bonus gold member status with Star Alliance Gold member benefits, like access to Red Carpet Club while ticketed on UA flights within the USA.

The best value SAS tickets are probably Norway coastal city airports like Alesund, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger in low $500s, if you have a desire to visit in winter or early spring.

I am seriously looking at Scandinavia to SFO tickets that will fly me home to California in spring and take me back to Europe in July.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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