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Award Redemption Looking for space in J EWR->CPH for the fall

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by NJRadioGuy, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. NJRadioGuy

    NJRadioGuy New Member

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    Anybody know how early SAS typically releases award seats in business for Newark to Copenhagen using United miles? I'll need two seats in the late-Sept/early-Oct timeframe, and I'm not seeing anything non-stop in J this far out. We'll be staying in a friend's guest room, and she's asking for as much notice as possible so I can't really leave this to the last minute.

    Also, I have a good healthy balance of Chase UR points, so I'm guessing I should move these to UA and book that way, unless there's a better way via a different program.

    Coming back will be via Helsinki using AAdvantage miles to JFK, hopefully on AY Premium Economy, or failing that, via Heathrow on AA metal.
     
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  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    Just keep checking often probably. I think SAS space is random. Are you set on SAS? Could you fly Lufthansa or Swiss and connect?
     
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  3. NJRadioGuy

    NJRadioGuy New Member

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    I *could*, but SAS offers a nonstop flight, which we both prefer. And quite honestly, I think a lie-flat seat in J on a direct itinerary is the only way my better half will agree to this whole thing.
     
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    It looks like SAS flies twice daily from Newark to Copenhagen... so unless someone grabbed the seats when the schedule opened a few months ago, I'd be relatively confident they opened up eventually. But, eventually could be 5-10 days before departure.

    If you're looking for that advance notice to give your friend - your best bet would be booking what you can now and trying to switch to the non-stop later. I think United still charges $125 per ticket for that...
     
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