So spring is finally here, and maybe planning fall and winter travel isn’t exactly top of mind right now, but for the next couple of weeks, Scandinavian Airlines is giving you a pretty good reason to plan ahead.
Between Tuesday, May 1, and Sunday, May 13, the Stockholm-based carrier is offering free base airfare in SAS Go (economy) and SAS Plus (premium economy) for children up to 11 years old who will travel with a paying adult. (Unaccompanied minor tickets are not eligible, so no, you can’t ship your kids off to Kirkenes, Norway, no matter how obnoxious they get.)
You and the fam can fly between Monday, August 20, 2018 and Saturday, March 30, 2019, and travel must be completed by Sunday, March 31, 2019. Blackout dates include Thursday, December 20, 2018 through Tuesday, January 8, 2019. And remember: The free kids’ tickets don’t include taxes and fees, and that’s no small consideration. The sample SAS Go round-trip flights we built carried close to $400 in taxes and “carrier-imposed fees”—including a gut-wrenching $300 “international surcharge”—per ticket.
The deal includes flights from any of the airline’s seven U.S. gateways—Boston (BOS), New York (EWR), Miami (MIA), Washington, D.C. (IAD), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), and Los Angeles (LAX)—to destinations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway (even Kirkenes).
To take advantage of the sale, book directly on the SAS website before May 13.