Scandinavian airline SAS has brought back its popular status match scheme for Gold tier UK resident members of the British Airways Executive Club. SAS will automatically offer Gold membership of its EuroBonus loyalty scheme to travellers holding the same membership tier of BA's Executive Club.
Qualifying members need first to register their details with SAS (this can be done on the carrier's website) and fly four times in business class by June 30. The airline calculates flights on a one-way basis so that would mean making two return trips to Scandinavia or maybe one return long-haul trip via Copenhagen, for example, to the US or Asia.
Passengers must also prove they are active BA Executive Gold members by sending SAS copies of a recent (January, February or March) statement. Once travellers have qualified they will be upgraded.
The EuroBonus scheme is ideal if you travel regularly to Scandinavia and use other Star Alliance carriers like Lufthansa, Swiss, United and SIA for short or long distance flights.
For more information go to flysas.com
Report by Alex McWhirter