Travel Alert: Strike by Pilots of SAS April 2019 Continues to Cause Disruptions

The operations of Scandinavian Airlines System — which is more popularly known as SAS — have been substantially disrupted by a strike of its pilots in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which has led to hundreds of cancellations of flights and thousands of delays; and directly affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

The strike started yesterday, Friday, April 26, 2019 and is expected to continue until the end of the day on Monday, April 29, 2019 — resulting in thousands of passengers being inconvenienced, as greater than 70 percent of the entire schedule of flights of the airline has reportedly been canceled.

Flights which are…

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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…

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Iberia, SAS Restructure in “Fight for Survival”; Other European Airlines Cut Jobs and Assets

International Airlines Group — which was formed by the merger of Iberia and British Airways — has announced a restructuring of Iberia which will eliminate a minimum of 4,500 jobs, downsize its fleet of aircraft by 25 percent and reduce capacity by 15 percent; while SAS Group plans to eliminate greater than 7,000 jobs and sell off assets of Scandinavian Airlines System, or SAS. Both airlines are struggling just to survive. International Airlines Group cites…

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Yet Another Airline Declares Bankruptcy and Ceases Operations

If you are a passenger on Scandinavian Airlines — also known as SAS — anytime in the immediate future, be aware that your flight may be delayed or even canceled due to Cimber Sterling declaring bankruptcy and ceasing operations effective immediately, resulting in the cancellation of all flights. The owners of Cimber Sterling — a low-cost airline based in Denmark — reportedly withdrew financial support from the airline, which…

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100% EuroBonus Earnings on Economy Flights are Returning

Beginning on May 4, 2012, the EuroBonus frequent flier loyalty program will introduce a number of changes. One of the most important changes is that you will always enjoy 100 percent point earnings on economy flights with Blue1, Widerøe and Scandinavian — or SAS — Airlines. EuroBonus members will be able to earn at least three times as many points on the lowest priced economy class airfares as a result of this policy change — and…

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The Flying Mega FT Do

Both the US/transatlantic portion and the European leg of the flying mega do are now open for booking.

For those who’ve missed the previous The Gate post and the latest thread in Community Buzz, this will be a great cant miss event for all Flyer Talkers. Here’s the short version:
USA/transatlantic part

  • Chicago party hosted by United
  • Party flight to Newark
  • Newark party hosted by Continental
  • Party bus to JFK
  • Party flight to Frankfurt
  • flights back are included in the special fare

European part

  • Champagne breakfast
  • Charter flights to  Toulouse (via Oslo), with Randy & a team of slaves moderators serving onboard
  • Party at Oslo hosted by SAS
  • Exclusive Airbus tour
  • Charter flight to Frankfurt
  • Dinner
  • Frankfurt all-day event hosted by Lufthansa
  • 15,000 frequent flyer miles for the charter flight (select FFPs only)
  • more

The time to secure your place is now. The USA/transatlantic bit is optional (but sounds like so much fun). All you need to know in order to book is in the first 4 posts of the mega do thread.

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The Flying Mega FT Do

Mega doesn’t seem big enough to describe the Do being arranged by a team of FlyerTalkers.

It starts with festivities in Chicago hosted by United, then a party flight to Newark. More activities hosted by Continental, then a cross-town trip to JFK for the intercontinental party flight. This is just day one of the Star Alliance Mega Do.

To follow there are more activities at 3 more airports in 3 countries in Europe over the following 3 days, involving Lufthansa, SAS and Airbus, charter flights with two aircraft flying in tandem, Randy and some moderators as your flight attendants, and more.


Special fares for the charter and party flights, as well as connecting flights to and from this flying do have been arranged. There will even be miles credited on the charter flights, at least to some frequent flyer programs.

The first bookings (for US and trans-atlantic flights) start today. Check the current do thread to see what you need to do to participate in the FT do that surely will be talked about for years.

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