Recent SAS ticket prices from LAX and SFO to Europe posted this week at the lowest I have seen with prices as low as $289 round trip for LAX to Dublin in winter 2020. I was seriously looking to book one of these deals for February 2020 travel. Most low fare tickets I priced showed SAS Go Light T booking code. No issue for me I thought since Aegean Miles + Bonus earns 100% flight miles and elite miles on all SAS deep discount economy booking codes.
Turns out Aegean Miles+Bonus changed their charts for October 2019 to eliminate SAS Go Light economy O and Economy T booking codes from earning miles for Aegean Miles+Bonus members.
I have flown several SAS Go Light tickets in Economy T and Economy O in the past two years. These provided a significant number of Aegean Miles+Bonus elite tier points I earned to qualify for Aegean Miles+Bonus Gold elite status with Star Alliance Gold elite benefits.
Loyalty Traveler – How I earned Star Alliance Gold elite for $1,400 in 15 flight segments (April 4, 2019).
Aegean Miles+Bonus Earn Miles with SAS webpage change
The good news is a FlyerTalk discussion about these recent changes to eliminate SAS Go Light O and T fares from earning Aegean miles is members indicate Go Smart O and T economy class tickets still appear to earn 100% miles.
The ticket price difference for the current SAS fare sale from LAX and SFO to most Europe destinations to upgrade from the lowest price for SAS Go Light economy T booking code tickets at $289 for LAX to Dublin DUB is only $55 more at $344 round trip to book SAS Go Smart T code tickets with the added benefit of one free checked bag included in the fare.
My next SAS ticket for an economy flight from Stockholm and San Francisco will be flown in January with a return flight to Copenhagen in July 2020. I had a sigh of relief when I checked my SAS flights to see they are booked in Go Light economy L booking code and still projected to earn 100% elite and redeemable flight miles.
February 2020 and a cheap SAS GoSmart ticket may still be on when I am working to arrange some days in Zurich, Switzerland.