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Cash+Points tickets can be a good deal

Old Feb 19, 14, 1:43 am
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SAS site says it clearly

* Points can be earned for tickets paid, wholly or partly with points

http://www.flysas.com/en/eurobonus/e...nts/all-seats/
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Old Feb 20, 14, 6:48 am
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I can 'triple' confirm this, I booked P&C in november and earned points. Called my contact inside EB to check if something was wrong, but no - you do earn points! So, EB got my vote in some categories in this years Freddie awards!

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Old Feb 20, 14, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by Silferlood View Post
I can 'triple' confirm this, I booked P&C in november and earned points. Called my contact inside EB to check if something was wrong, but no - you do earn points! So, EB got my vote in some categories in this years Freddie awards!
As I have no real use for EB points anymore, I will book all tickets with P&C and just use 1000 more than I am set to earn. They should slowly diminish whilst saving me money at the same time!
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Old Feb 25, 14, 11:19 pm
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Great catch guys. What are the fares / booking classes for cash+points tickets? In there a way to know this before making the booking?

In other words, any chance such tickets might earn points in another *A program?
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Old Mar 3, 14, 12:00 pm
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My guess would be that C+P will give you points only for EB not other *A programmes.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 9:38 am
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It looks like things have changed. When I checked c+p prices last time on 31st March, it cost 10k points for the cheapest intra-Nordic ticket (for example a ticket that would cost ~80eur if you buy as a regular ticket), which was 2k fewer than a normal Eurobonus ticket. Now it costs 30k!

It's similar for a domestic c+p ticket. The lowest price is now 15k instead of 5k.

Part of Eurobonus 2.0 changes?
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Old Apr 3, 14, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by teekkari View Post
It looks like things have changed. When I checked c+p prices last time on 31st March, it cost 10k points for the cheapest intra-Nordic ticket (for example a ticket that would cost ~80eur if you buy as a regular ticket), which was 2k fewer than a normal Eurobonus ticket. Now it costs 30k!

It's similar for a domestic c+p ticket. The lowest price is now 15k instead of 5k.

Part of Eurobonus 2.0 changes?
Points value have definitely gone down.. long-haul has doubled from 60k to 120k! Typical..
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Old Apr 3, 14, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by SecretGuy View Post
Points value have definitely gone down.. long-haul has doubled from 60k to 120k! Typical..
Yes, but the value per point has also gone up in some cases.

I'm seing 110 000 for a 22000 NOK C oneway to EWR. If this change is permanent, I prefer it to the old system.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:51 pm
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I am lost here.

I just planned for a points+cash trip, trying to "earn status miles" by earning PLUS fares paying partly with points, but this became really interesting:
When buying an "OK" PLUS fare, the fare jumped ridiculously when trying to pay partly with points so that the "base" where it started to deduct points became higher = not attractive anymore??? A glitch? Or is this something SAS has built in order to not buy "too-well-earning" fares from points perspective?

The award charts still show 60k GO and 100k BIZ Nordic-USA and people are reporting increased long-haul points here?
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Old Apr 3, 14, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FFlash View Post
I am lost here.

I just planned for a points+cash trip, trying to "earn status miles" by earning PLUS fares paying partly with points, but this became really interesting:
When buying an "OK" PLUS fare, the fare jumped ridiculously when trying to pay partly with points so that the "base" where it started to deduct points became higher = not attractive anymore??? A glitch? Or is this something SAS has built in order to not buy "too-well-earning" fares from points perspective?

The award charts still show 60k GO and 100k BIZ Nordic-USA and people are reporting increased long-haul points here?
The award tix are the same price, however Go on the Cash+Points combo seem to have doubled. The biz tickets are now "cheaper" (ie. 100k one-way on long-haul to EWR/IAD/ORD). The award tickets (with much less availability) are the same pointprice wise.

It's quite an interesting system, seeing as the points have way higher $$-value when using it to book business tickets on Cash+Points. I would prefer the value to be the same as before on Go though. As long as there was a decent amount of seats left, the price in points on Cash+Points were about the same as with award tickets (which is probably why they changed it in the first place)..
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Old Apr 4, 14, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by teekkari View Post
It looks like things have changed. When I checked c+p prices last time on 31st March, it cost 10k points for the cheapest intra-Nordic ticket (for example a ticket that would cost ~80eur if you buy as a regular ticket), which was 2k fewer than a normal Eurobonus ticket. Now it costs 30k!

It's similar for a domestic c+p ticket. The lowest price is now 15k instead of 5k.

Part of Eurobonus 2.0 changes?
Now 10k for domestic and 20k for intra-Nordic. Are they testing the system?
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Old Apr 4, 14, 2:19 am
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Originally Posted by SecretGuy View Post
Points value have definitely gone down.. long-haul has doubled from 60k to 120k! Typical..
What a rip-off for economy class trips connecting Scandinavia with the US. As of late, it's been relatively easy to get a $400-$600 roundtrip ticket for such trips-- and the trips would even earn miles on these regular paid tickets which have more available space for booking than SK long-haul flights using points. [And the alternative to SK on such TATL trips mostly involve fuel surcharges if using SK points.]
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Old Apr 4, 14, 9:56 am
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/sas-e...l#post22648415

We paid $400 and 28,000 points for the tickets last August when the cash price was $800. (SFO - CPH)
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Old Apr 4, 14, 11:22 am
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Thanks for letting us know!
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Old Apr 11, 14, 9:10 am
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The new price list for Points+Cash is here:
http://j17351-bonusresa.azurewebsite.../pricelist.pdf
Silver gets 10% discount on the points prices, Gold 20% and Diamond 30%
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