SAS examines true cost of business travel

11th Apr 2006

Recent research by Scandinavian Airlines reveals the true cost of doing business abroad.  SAS has begun regular research to canvass more than 500 members of its frequent flier programme, EuroBonus, to gauge members’ views on a range of topics relating to business travel.

The results of SAS’ first Poll of the Month show that 64 per cent of respondents have had to cancel or amend their return travel due to meetings overrunning, or a change to their schedule, with more than half of those travellers incurring an extra cost to their travel bookings.

Lars Ove-Filipson, General Manager SAS UK & Ireland said: “These results demonstrate the necessity of flexible travel.  Today’s business traveller needs the freedom to alter their travel to suit their ever-changing schedule, which is why we introduced flexible one way fares at the end of last year on all our European flights.  Anyone who travels on business knows when a meeting is due to start, but often do not know when a meeting will end and needs the flexibility to be able to change travel arrangements.  SAS’ new pricing structure gives travellers the opportunity to combine low Economy fares one way with the flexibility of Economy Flex or Business Class therefore giving choice and flexibility to the business traveller,” he said.

Travellers from the UK can take advantage of this unique fare structure on all SAS flights to and from Scandinavia, within Scandinavia, and SAS operated flights across Europe.

SAS also offers fantastic one-way fares from the UK to Scandinavia. SAS’ one-way fares start from just £47 one-way including tax.


SAS is conducting regular research amongst its EuroBonus members. The results will be released through regular “Poll of the Month” updates and will include members’ views on a variety of travel-related issues.



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