Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), a Star Alliance partner, operates a flight six days per week between Houston and Stavanger, Norway.
The flight is operated by a 44-seat, all Business Class 737 with angled-flat seats in Business Class. Award space is excellent on the route for the next eight months.
The route interests me for its unique aircraft, unique onboard layout, and the fact that it serves the second closest airport to Trolltunga in Norway.
Both directions show a similar pattern of award space. You can book the flight most days between now and the end of April 2016, after which it is mysteriously unavailable for awards.
The flight to Norway leaves at 9:45 PM and arrives the next day at 2:15 PM.
The return to the United States looks very similar.
Since Houston is a United hub, it should be very easy to connect to this flight from throughout North America. Here is a sample itinerary from Los Angeles.
Connections in Stavanger are also very possible. Here are the SAS flights from Stavanger.
Certainly connecting to Oslo or Bergen is very easy.
The place I most want to visit in Norway is Trolltunga. It is 4 hours by bus from Bergen’s airport and 6 hours by bus from Stavanger’s.
Booking the Award
You can book all the award space in this post with any Star Alliance miles by calling the appropriate airline or booking on its website. Here are the award prices for a one way Business Class award (in bold if there are NO fuel surcharges on the award):
- Asiana: 40k miles
- Aeroplan: 45k miles
- Lufthansa: 52k miles
- LifeMiles: 63k miles
- Singapore: 65k miles
- United: 70k miles