Unruly child aboard airplane boy
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Kids Travel to Europe For Free — Well, Almost Free — But Hurry

Children and infants up to a maximum of eleven years of age who are traveling with an adult from select cities in the United States to select destinations in Europe will only cost taxes and fees when traveling round trip aboard airplanes operated by Scandinavian Airlines System — which is more popularly known as SAS — but tickets must be booked by Thursday, October 5, 2017 or travel on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 through Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kids Travel to Europe For Free — Well, Almost Free — But Hurry

The itineraries must be between Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, District of Columbia in the United States; and Scandinavia — meaning Denmark, Norway and Sweden — and Finland in Europe.

Additional baggage fees may apply; and other terms and conditions may apply.

Sample Flight Booking — With and Without a Child

Out of curiosity, I decided to see what booking a reservation would be like if an adult traveled with a child round-trip between Newark and Oslo, leaving on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and returning on Wednesday, January 24, 2018…

Kids Campaign 2017
Source: Scandinavian Airline System.

…and sure enough, the total price for both the adult and child was $648.44 — including all taxes and fees.

Traveling without the child cost a total of $597.22 — so in this particular case, a child can travel round-trip between the United States and Europe for only $51.22 in taxes and fees…

…but what if you have a large family?

Kids Campaign 2017
Source: Scandinavian Airline System.

Not a problem, as one adult can take up to eight children from the United States to Europe for a grand total of $1,006.98 — including all taxes and fees.


If you have a child who is no older than eleven years of age and you have always wanted to travel together to Europe, this Kids Campaign offer by Scandinavian Airlines System is for you — and if you have up to eight children, this is especially a potentially good offer of which you should consider taking advantage.

Now, about those passengers who are seated near these families of eight children — especially if even one of those children is out of control on a transatlantic flight — well…that is another topic for another article…

…but I do offer twelve helpful tips for traveling with children

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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