Premium economy round-trip flights to Europe for less than $1,300

Stroll through Stockholm’s Old Town or tour Westminster Abbey with this deal: Multiple airlines are offering round-trip premium economy flights to Europe for less than $1,300.

With this deal you can fly to London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Geneva and other European destinations at a discount. Premium economy tickets to these cities can otherwise cost more than $1,500.

Travel dates for these discounted flights are January-March 2023. As some of the featured cities are some of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, flights will almost certainly fill up and prices will change too. So get this deal as soon as possible.

Sunrise view of London in autumn. KARL HENDON/GETTY IMAGES

Deal basics

Airlines: Icelandair, SAS, Scandinavian Airlines and United Airlines.
itineraries: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and other cities to various European destinations.
How to book: Search for the best dates with Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: January to March.
Book by: The next one to two days.

Kudos to Scott’s Cheap Flights for flagging this deal. The Premium membership costs $49 per year and offers discounts of up to 90% and comes with a 14-day free trial. The Elite membership also scouts premium, business class and premium deals.

Sample flights

While you can fly to places like Stockholm and Amsterdam from many U.S. cities, the cheapest fares are mainly found on the West Coast – many of which are less than $1,000.

Here are some flights we’ve bookmarked:

  • Scandinavian airlines: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Heathrow Airport (LHR), from $746 (including a stopover in Stockholm).
  • Scandinavian airlines: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Bergen Airport (BGO), from $827 (including a stopover in Copenhagen).
  • SAS: LAX to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), from $870 (including a stopover in Copenhagen).
  • Icelandair: Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), from $967 (including a layover in Reykjavik).
  • Scandinavian airlines: Miami International Airport (MIA) to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), from $1,290 (including a stopover in Copenhagen).
  • United: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Geneva Airport (GVA), from $1,197.

When booking your flights, we recommend that you check availability with Google Flights and then purchase your tickets directly from the airline of your choice, as airlines are more reliable in the event of a cancellation, delay or booking change.

If you’re flying from Chicago and want to visit London during the week of February 24, the 4pm SAS flight is the cheapest option.

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As for return flights, the SAS flight on March 3 at 9:55 a.m. has the best price; all other options available for that day cost nearly $6,000.


Please note that Google Flights sometimes shows lower prices than advertised on the airline’s website due to third-party options. In this case, Google Flights said the cheapest flight available from London to Chicago was $714, but if you were to book on the SAS website, it’s actually $746. The $714 sticker price comes from a third-party booking site.


Since these deals to Europe are for premium economy, you will notice fewer restrictions compared to basic economy. SAS Plus Smart fares include seat selection, one personal item, carry-on and checked baggage. The rate also includes priority boarding, free Wi-Fi and a 3-course menu.


If you want to add another checked bag, SAS charges an additional fee of $85 each way, so you end up paying $170 to check in two bags for your trip.


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It boils down

Flying to Europe can be quite pricey, but many of the deals fall under $1,000 for premium economy, making them worth booking. In addition, premium economy does not have the same restrictions as basic economy, so you can also fly comfortably to Europe.


With this deal you can explore Scandinavia or choose a holiday to London or Geneva. There is so much to see and do in Europe, you can’t really go wrong with any of the options available.

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