SAS passengers will be able to use a simpler method to bid for an upgrade to Plus or Business from April 25.
The new product, called SAS Upgrade, lets passengers decide how much to bid for an upgrade to SAS Plus or SAS Business. The highest bids win the upgrade.
It will be possible to pay for the upgrade with both SAS frequent traveler points and payment cards. Bonus points are also earned on the upgrade.
Flights can be upgraded to SAS Plus within the Nordic region and Europe, and to SAS Plus or SAS Business on long-haul journeys to the USA and Asia.
Bids for an upgrade can be made immediately after booking and up to 48 hours before departure. Passengers will receive notification by email of whether their bid has been accepted 36 hours before departure. Payment for an upgrade is only made once a bid has been accepted. Bids can be amended or retracted up to 48 hours before departure.
Upgrading to SAS Plus provides a range of benefits, including: Fast Track (faster through security), Lounge access (with Wi-Fi, computer workstations, attractive environment, food, beverages, newspapers, etc.), food and beverages on board, as well as more EuroBonus points.
An upgrade to SAS Business provides additional benefits such as a Sleeper seat, a comfort kit, a restaurant experience on board, and even more EuroBonus points.
Other airlines offering a similar bid to upgrade facility include Qantas and Kenya Airways.
It will still be possible to buy upgrades at the airport, from 22 hours before departure.
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